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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

McManus is in Love this Father's Day!

Help your Dad celebrate Father's Day in style this year at the Rockin' B Ranch as they present "McManus in Love" written by Patrick McManus and starring Tim Behrens. This show features the hilarious antics of Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon as they begin to grow up. Dad will truly enjoy this delightful comedy. The Billings Gazette reports "Behrens doing McManus is like a cross between Mark Twain and Bill Cosby."

This show is presented in dinner theatre format, this Sunday, June 19, starting 5pm with the pre-show musical group The Blacks. Dinner is served at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. Cost is $39 for adults which includes a complete barbecue dinner; $10 for kids ages ten and under. Beer and wine are available.

Tickets available at or at the box office, 509-891-9016. Rockin' B Ranch is located just off I-90 at exit 299.

Daddy Daughter Dance this Friday

Dad's, start your fathers day off right. Get your dancing shoes on and take your daughter to the Daddy Daughter Dance this Friday, June 17 from 6 to 9pm at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road in Spokane Valley. There will be dancing, soda floats, ice cream, prizes and photos by Leo's. For more information email

3rd Friday at the JACC

This Friday, June 17 is 3rd Friday, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls featuring paintings, photography, sculpture & other regionally hand crafted art. Go to for more information.

Entertainment Spokane to power Spokane Metro mag's entertainment calendar

Starting with the July issue of the newly reincarnated Spokane Metro magazine, Entertainment Spokane will present the entertainment calendar monthly. Pick up a copy and see what's going on.

Stem and Stein event for SAN Friday

Spokane Aids Network presents Stem and Stein this Friday, June 17th, at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $85 for couples. Designated drivers can purchase tickets for just $25 by calling SAN at 509-455-8993.

This event will feature music provided by Hot Club of Spokane, a wide array of Northwest wines, beers and spirits, delicious food, and a silent auction. Support those living with HIV/AIDS in our community and purchase your tickets today!

Go to for tickets and more information.

The grass is bluer at the Rockin'B Ranch this Tuesday

The Rockin' Bluegrass Concert Series kicks off this Tuesday, June 21 with Molly & Tenbrooks and The Panhandle Polecats. Doors open 6:00pm for food service: Pizza, Burritos, Salad, Desserts, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine. 7:00pm: Concert Begins. $7.50 for adults at The Door Only; Kids 10 and under free. It's at The Rockin' B Ranch Barn, 75 yards south of Interstate 90 at Exit 299. Call 509-891-9016 for more information or visit

Buble' is on his way

Michael Buble' is bringing his "Crazy in Love" tour to the Spokane arena August 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10 am. Ticketswest has your seat. or 800-325-SEAT.

Chalk it up for Hillyard

The Hillyard Festival Association to host the 15th annual ChalkArtWalk sidewalk chalk art event on their brand new sidewalks. Registration starts at 10am this Saturday, June 18th on the corner of Olympic Ave. and Market St.

This is a completely FREE event! Cash and prizes are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best designs in 5 age categories, as well as the overall "Best of Show" winner, who receives $100 and a custom-framed picture of their winning entry. This year's theme is "Getting There." Each artist is encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in expressing the theme in their chalk artwork. Judging begins around 2:30pm and will be announced at the registration booth as soon as the scores are tallied. All participants will receive a small assortment of colored chalk, but additional, hand-made, more vibrant colors are available for a minimal cost (as a fundraiser for the Hillyard Festival Association). Artists are encouraged to bring their own chalk, but oil pastels are prohibited, as is surface preparation. The first 100 participants will also receive a free t-shirt featuring the 2010 "Best of Show" winning design to commemorate their participation. Come early, sizes are limited.

Limerick Literary Pub Crawl this Thursday

The Spokane Limerick Sister City Society's 3rd Annual Pub Crawl and Traditional Irish Dinner starts this Thursday, June 16 at 5:15 at Cyrus O'Leary's Pub, moving on to O'Dougherty's Irish Grille, the Blue Spark, the Satellite Pub ad ending at The Onion, where a traditional Irish dinner will be served. A bit of interesting Irish trivia...the novel Ulysses by James Joyce chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16. 1904. This date is now celebrated by Joyce fans around the world as Bloomsday. Don Kardong named the Lilac Bloomsday Race after this long journey! Cost is $50 per person, which includes entertainment, custom t-shirts, dinner and door prizes at each pub. Libations at each pub are in addition, at reduced prices. For more information, contact Kerry Lynch at 509-990-7513.

Monty leaves after this weekend

This is the last weekend to see Spokane Civic Theatre's remarkable production of "The Full Monty". The final shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm. Call now because tickets are going fast! Ticket prices are: Adult $28, Senior $26, Student $20, Student Rush $10. Call Civic's Box Office at 509-325-2507 or order tickets online at This is truly a show you don't want to miss.

Fridays are Free Live Music at the Park Bench

Every Friday evening this summer, free live music will be performed at The Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park. Music runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. This Friday, June 17, Paul Grove performs classical guitar. Regular menu items available for purchase. The Park Bench Cafe also has extended hours starting this Saturday, open everyday 8am to 7pm through Labor Day.

George Flett show at Tinman this Friday and Saturday

Tinman Gallery at 811 West Garland is pleased to offer George Flett collectors the opportunity to obtain his new work before he goes on the road. George will be in the gallery for an artist's reception this Friday, June 17 from 5 to 8 pm. He will also be here on Saturday, June 18th for book signing and more art displays. This will be your only chance to see the work he will be taking down to Santa Fe for the SWAIA show in August.

CdA Summer Theatre sings at CdA Resort tonight

Join members of the CdA Summer Theatre cast at the Shore Lounge piano bar tonight, Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm. Visit with some of the 2011 CST cast members & enjoy music by Mark Cotter, Chris Thompson, and more. The cost is free.

Michael J. Dwyer at Left Bank

Singer Michael J. Dwyer performs at LeftBank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington, this Saturday, June 18 at 8PM.

Comedian Brian Posehn at the Bing August 5

Tickets go on sale this Saturday for comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn's show at Bing Crosby Theatre August 5. Brian has most recently been seen on Comedy Central's popular show, "The Sarah Silverman Program" and on tour as one of the original members of the "Comedians of Comedy".

Besides writing and performing on HBO's acclaimed "Mr. Show", he has appeared in sitcoms such as "Just Shoot Me", "Seinfeld", "NewsRadio", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "Friends". Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer", "Sex Drive" and "Surfs Up". In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, "The Last Christmas", and a comedy album: "Live in Nerd Rage". His music video for "Metal By Numbers" has been viewed over two million times on You Tube and My Space. He is a regular on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and was a crowd favorite at the recent Bob Saget Roast on Comedy Central.

Ticket prices: All Ages. $20 Advance; $25 Day Of Show. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Minus the Bear - Seattle math-rock band Minus the Bear is known for catchy melodies and intricate time signatures blended over abstract lyrics, and all of that is reflected on the band's new EP, "Hold Me Down," which features live songs and remixes of tracks from MtB's 2010 full-length album, "OMNI." You can download the new EP from the band's web site to hear recordings of the live tracks, and then really hear them live when Minus the Bear returns at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, to The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $16 in advance $18 day of show, through

Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday is back to its original lineup on its self-titled and fifth release. Take in an evening of angst-ridden rock when Taking Back Sunday headlines a show on Sunday, June 19, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 day of show, through

Stephen Marley - The son of infamous reggae legend, Bob Marley, Stephen Marley is haring "Revelations" on his latest record of the same name. It's a two-part affair, with the sequel coming in the spring. Hear the first installment live when Marley comes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, to the Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $22 in advance, $25 day or show, through

The Sword - Texas metal band The Sword comes through with the ruckus, touring in support of its latest album, "Warp Riders," a concept album that follows the story of a hero called Ereth in a futuristic sci-fi epic on another planet. Get teleported to another level amplified brutality when The Sword arrives at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $15, all ages welcome.

Prof and Fundo - Midwest hip-hop crew Soulcrate brings a couple of its heavyweight rhymesayers, Prof and Fundo, as a part of the Happy Days tour, which lands at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

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