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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One of the most spectacular concert venues on the planet is right here

Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 North Fruit Hill Road, provides the perfect setting for outdoor concerts Thursday and Sunday evenings through out the summer. And the fantastic venue overlooking Spokane Valley and Spokane is just the beginning. The friendly, attentive service by the Arbor Crest staff and Catered for You make the experience even more enjoyable. And the music is excellent. For complete details on the bands go to the website

This Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 10 pm is the Spokane Public Radio "Evening Under the Stars" benefit concert. Members of the Spokane Horn Club will greet you as you arrive, The Spokane Wanderers will provide music to sip and sup by and the Brian Flick Trio, with singer Ann Fennessy, will entertain on the dance floor as the sun goes down and the stars come out. Tickets are $35 SPR Member/$40 general public. Call 328-5729 for tickets and information.

This Sunday evening, July 17 from 5:30 pm to dusk, Tuxedo Junction entertains with their big band swing sounds. Then on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 pm Al Stewart takes the stage. $25 tent seating, $15 open lawn seating. Call 927-9463 for tickets.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction Friday night

The Spokane "Young Professionals Group" of the American Cancer Society will be hosting its second annual fundraiser at Northern Quest Resort and Casino to benefit the Society's "Camp Goodtimes - East." The event, set for Friday, July 15, 7 to 10 p.m., will feature a bachelor and bachelorette auction, silent auction, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

The Young Professionals Group planning committee has secured 10 bachelors and bachelorettes to take part in the event. Participants range in age from mid-20s to mid 50s. So far they include a wide range of occupations, including: a firefighter, business manager for an architectural firm, financial advisor, bus driver, business owner, account coordinator/marketing specialist, and entrepreneur.

Tickets for the event are $25 per person or $40 per couple, with an additional $5 at the door. For more information, go on Facebook at, or contact Jennifer Kronvall at 242-8303, email

Michael J. Dwyer performs at Left Bank Friday night

Michael J. Dwyer entertains at Left Bank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington, Friday, July 15 at 8:00pm.

Gourmet wining and dining at Nectar this Sunday

Josh Wade's Nectar Tasting Room at Main and Stevens is having their first ever Wine and Dine dinner on Sunday, July 17 from 6 to 8 pm. Guests will enjoy one wine from each of the five Nectar Tasting Room wineries paired with a different course. Call Nectar Tasting room at 869-1572 for more details.

Rustic Elegance Sale Saturday and Sunday

"Rustic Elegance - An Outdoor Show and Sale" will be held in the vintage barn and in the gardens of "On River's Edge, a wedding and event venue" in Chattaroy, July 16 & 17. Local vendors will be selling vintage, antique, recycled, and handcrafted goods for the home, garden, or person. Vendors will bring shabby chic items, hand crafted garden art, farm antiques, handmade soaps, vintage clothing, organic foods, and more.

Attendees will be able to relax in the various gardens near the Little Spokane River while shopping and eating, without the hustle and bustle of the bigger shows. Food and beverages will be available, and family members who tire of shopping can play croquet or drop in a fishing line. Event is at 5312 E. Deer Park-Milan Rd., Chattaroy, half mile east of Highway 2 / Newport Highway. Hours will be from 9 to 4 both days, and there is no charge. For more information, visit the website

Kathleen Cavender's five piece band concert next Wednesday

The five piece Kathleen Cavender band performs their summer concert Wednesday, July 20, from 7 to 9 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 Indian Trail Road.

This week at the Park Bench

This Friday, July 15 from 5:30 to 7:30, enjoy the music of Just Plain Darin at the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park as part of their free summer concert series. Just Plain Darin (Darin Hilderbrand) is a local singer/songwriter who has toured extensively in and around the Inland Northwest. The Park Bench Cafe will be open for food and beverage service during the concert.

Also at the Park Bench Cafe today, July 13, Project Joy, a live quartet will perform from noon to 1pm. The Quartet will also perform regularly at that time on Wednesdays through August 10.

Mello Cello

On Wednesday, July 20th, The Portland Cello project performs at the Bing Crosby Theater at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

Billy Currington moves to the Knit

The Billy Currington with Uncle Kracker concert originally scheduled for the Spokane Arena has been moved to the Knitting Factory. It is Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm.

Spokane Metro launch party August 4

Spokane Metro magazine is back and they're having one of their legendary launch parties to celebrate. It's planned for Thursday, August 4 on the outdoor deck at the Davenport Hotel. More details as they become available.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Yourself And The Air - Chicago trio Yourself and the Air relies on orbital beats, ambient melodies and arresting amounts of reverb on duel guitar to conduct a swirling mist of dream-pop rock. Back from the stratosphere with a new album, "Who's Who In the Zoo," Yourself And The Air lands at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Supporting the show is locals Team Growl and Jacen Magnolia. Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door, through, 21 and older only.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra - Vancouver, B.C., ska-raggae-Latin-Russian-hip-hop-folk outfit The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra does it all, and does it all acoustically, powered by accordion, violin, guitar, upright bass, and djembe. Check out the eclectic collective when Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra comes at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, to The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $8, through, 21 and older only.

Cathedral Pearls - Spokane singer-songwriter standout Karli Fairbanks' newish project, Cathedral Pearls, headlines a show at a newish venue in West Central, The Porch, 1804 W. Broadway Ave. Also on the bill is Scott Ryan and the Binary Marketing Show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. Cost: $5, all ages welcome.

Breathe Carolina - Get on the good foot for Denver electronic duo Breathe Carolina, spilling oceans of vocoded and Autotuned crunkcore on the dance floor at an all ages show that starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $15, through

Watering Hole Wednesdays - Local favorite Horse Thieves sets up shop for a couple of outdoor affairs, first this Watering Hole Wednesday, July 13, at Marquee Lounge, 522 W. Riverside Ave., and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, on the patio at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd. Ave. Both shows are free.

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Coming off a big win last weekend at Albi Stadium, the Spokane Shock play the San Jose Sabercats Saturday, July 16 at 7 pm Spokane Arena. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Spokane Indians are back in town Monday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 20 the tribe plays Boise; games at 6:30. Thursday through Saturday they play Tri-Cities at 6:30 each day. Go to for tickets, schedule and information.


"Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not"

Name the movie that line appeared in and win two tickets to Connoisseur Concerts 21st annual "Mozart On A Summer's Eve", Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm or Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00pm on the lawn east of the Duncan Gardens in Manito Park. Send your best guess and your phone number to The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Tuesday, July 19. (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Last Week's Winner, Lindsey Kempe correctly identified last week's flick and won a $20 gift certificate to The Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "I was downsized. I'm here to make sure that never happens again." from "Larry Crowne".

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