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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Big Country show at the Knit Friday

Get yer' dancin' boots on and come stomp at the next Big Country Show at the Knitting Factory on Friday, August 19. The Vagabonds Traveling Show will take the stage at 8pm followed by The Buck Lopez Band at 9 and Rhythm Junction at 10. Free tickets can be picked up by contacting the bands on Facebook. Join in on the wild evening of country rock, country dancin', and good ol' country partying! Look for The Vagabonds Traveling Show on facebook or call LeAnn Mae Cooley at 509-475-4460 or Deanne Darlene Logan 509-863-6537.

Say Wow! Celebrating the Best of Spokane August 18 and 20

The Spokane Symphony will present a special summer concert on Thursday, August 18 to honor some of the major events that make Spokane great. The Celebration will continue on Saturday, August 20 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox with a free community day featuring live musical performances and family friendly activities.

On Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m., the Symphony will celebrate seven successful Spokane organizations in a concert to honor those organizations and the people who make them great. Those organizations include: Bloomsday, First Night, Hoopfest, Lilac Festival, Musicfest Northwest, Spokane International Film Festival and Unity in the Community.

The concert, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, will include audience favorites, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Vivaldi's Summer from the Four Seasons and an audience sing-along of patriotic songs. To make the concert really fun, they will be showcasing each organization in video presentations during the concert. People are encouraged to wear t-shirts, hats, jackets- anything that represents these great organizations.

All tickets for the concert are $20 and may be purchased at the Fox Box Office, by phone at 509-624-1200, at and at all TicketsWest outlets, or 800-325-SEAT.

The second element in 'Say Wow! Celebrating the Best of Spokane' is a Community Open House and Showcase on Saturday, August 20, from 9am to 4pm at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. It will include free performances, tours of the theater and hands-on children's activities. The performance schedule is as follows:
9am - Blessing and Drum Circle
10:30am - Floating Crowbar - Traditional Irish Music
Noon - Master Class Jazz Orchestra - Big Band Swing
1:30pm - Spokane Civic Theatre 2011-2012 Triumphant Season Musical Showcase
3pm - Big Red Barn - Rhythm and Bluegrass

Footloose at the Civic through Friday

They're dancing up a storm at the Civic. And getting rave reviews. The Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Summer Production of Footloose runs through this Friday, August 19. Go to for information and tickets.

Spokane Symphony under the stars.

The Spokane Symphony performs in Northern Quest's Outdoor Summer Concert Series Saturday, August 20 at 7:30pm. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

This week at the Manito Park Bench Cafe

This Friday, August 19, Maxie Ray Mills will perform at the Manito Park Bench Cafe as part of their free Summer Concert Series. Singer/songwriter Mills' music combines blues, jazz, rock, alternative country and classical guitar. Performance runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Stop by the Manito Park Bench Cafe this Friday for great food and great music!

Free music lesson at Holy Names Music Center

Holy Names Music Center presents their 2nd Annual Community Music Day, Sunday, August 21 from noon to 6. Free Music Lessons in just about any instrument. Plus class demonstrations. Bring a family picnic and enjoy the day. Go to for details.

Pig Out in the Park is on the way!

Save your appetites for great food and great entertainment. Pig Out in the Park is coming to Riverfront Park Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5. 48 food booths with 225 menu items and 82 free concerts. Go to

Funky Junk September 3 and 4 in Sandpoint

Come and junk at the Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 at 621 Oak (corner of 6th and Oak) in Sandpoint. Go to for all the details.

Wiz Bang Workshop

Even the name sounds fun! Join dance instructor Colleen Robinson Tuesday, August 30 from 7 to 8pm at the Vintage Swing Academy at 7 South Howard (second floor). This will be a very fun lesson learning the famous choreography of The Shim Sham Shimmy! This dance is done regularly at most major social events. It was choreographed by Leonard Reed. This lesson is great for any level dancer and is not a partner dance, so don't worry about having a partner. The cost is $12 for non students, $7 for current students. Advance registration is required. Checks payable to Colleen Robinson. Mail it to: 2115 West First Avenue #4 Spokane, WA 99201

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Jonny Lang - Former blues prodigy, now seasoned performer, Jonny Lang's latest album is a collection of live tracks that spans his career, from electric blues to spiritual ballads and you can hear it live when Lang brings his North American tour at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, to The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $30, through

Dovekins - Members of Denver-based Dovekins were shipwrecked when they discovered their esoteric brand of gypsy-folk-bluegass. The quintet is well-known for its raucous live shows, as captured on the crew's new live album. Catch the wave when Dovekins appears at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 22, at The Porch, 1804 W. Broadway. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 dat of show, through Indaba Coffee, 1425 W. Broadway.

The Pharmacy - Seattle indie-punk group The Pharmacy has expanded its lineup and beefed up its sound. Witness the evolution of The Pharmacy with Team Grown ay 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Sam Humans - Portland indie-rock band Sam Humans and Paper Uppercuts appear at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 at Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Flying Spiders - Spokane organic hip-hop collection Flying Spiders completes its three-week streak at The Globe, 204 N. Division, at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Cost: Free.

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