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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Boomer Lifestyle Expo Saturday

Things will be booming this Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 6pm at the Lincoln Center (1316 N. Lincoln) for the Boomer Lifestyle Expo presented by Bozzi Media.

In Spokane alone, 50 residents turn 55 or older every day. And you won't find this distinguished group of 21st Century pre-retirees slowing down any time soon. In general, the over 40 crowd is aging with attitude and the Bozzi Media Boomer Lifestyle Expo brings everything for Baby Boomers under one roof. The Boomer's Lifestyle Expo supports the dreams, desires and needs of Baby Boomers as they enter retirement age and redefine the 'golden years' lifestyle. The Expo is about 'what's next' for people who want to live an active life well after the pressures of work and raising a family wane.

At this event, cement floors, health screenings and pipe and drape boundaries are forgone for creatively designed, inviting spaces celebrating active, healthy, informed and passionate ways of living. Interactive vendors, lively demos, hot-topic presentations and tons of giveaways round out the day.

Presentations Include: RVing and Life on the Road, Grief & Bereavement, Computer Challenges Answered, Organizing Your Home & Your Life, Downsizing & Planning for Retirement and Reverse Mortgage 101.

Complimentary services include: Free Spa Services, Teeth Whitening, Paraffin Hand Dips, Chiropractic Evaluations, Interior Design Ideas, Technology for Your Home, Zumba & Fitness Demos, Art Gallery & Art Demos, Financial Advice, Healthy Lifestyle Options & Ideas...and Enter to win an overnight stay at Marcus Whitman in Walla Walla wine country!

For more information, contact Stephanie Regalado-Hertel at 509-995-6016 or

Kathleen Cavender at Nectar Friday

Enjoy an evening of great jazz at Nectar Tasting Room, Main at Stevens, this Friday night, September 23 from 6-9pm as Kathleen Cavender and Steve Carver entertain.

Spokane's Community Opera Company

Northwest Opera Works (N.O.W.) will present 'Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast' Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th. Directed by Tim Campbell, N.O.W. is Spokane's new community opera company. The ensemble was created to provide local singers the opportunity to perform the classics from operas, operettas and musical theatre that the widest variety of people will enjoy.

The October 7th performance will be at the chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Names, 2911 Fort George Wright Drive at 8pm and the October 8th performance will be at McNalley Hall, Holy Names Music Center, 3010 W. Custer Drive at 2pm.

A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door before each show. For more information, call 509-327-3598.

Civic's 65th Gala Friday

Friday, September 23rd is Civic Theatre's 65th Anniversary Gala as they present the opening night of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.' The show continues through October 23. Go to for information and tickets.

Live Music at Arbor Crest

Arbor Crest's last Sunday Concert of this season is this Sunday, September 25th with 5 Mor playing from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are just $5 at the gate. Go to for more information.

One last look at Cyrus O'Leary's

Cyrus O'Leary's closed last week, but the restaurant will re-open this Saturday, September 24 to hold a special auction to sell its antiques and other furniture. Some of the proceeds will go to charity. This Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm you can get a closer look at a Star Wars character as well as all items up for sale. From the Tiffany style lamps made in New York to the larger than life Superman cut out, everything, even the chairs and tables will be auctioned off this Saturday, starting at 10 am.

The Coca-Cola signs are from the 30's, there's a paper bird from Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante and even a hand carved Mighty Mouse carousel seat. Despite the closing there is a silver lining in this cloud. Part of all the auction proceeds will go to help the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. "Spokane has given us quite a bit in the last 31 years obviously and we've partnered up with quite a few charities over the years and Vanessa Behan is one of the best," Cyrus owner Erikki Oranen said.

The Boys Next Door

Interplayers Professional Theatre presents the comedy 'The Boys Next Door', directed by Troy Nickerson, from September 22 through October 8. Go to for tickets and information.

Cirque Du Soleil releases additional seats

With anticipation growing for the launch of 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour', Cirque du Soleil is releasing additional seats for the Saturday, November 12, 8pm and Sunday, November 13, 4pm performances at the Spokane Arena. The show promises to be a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy, immersing audiences in Michael Jackson's creative world.

Reserved seat tickets are $50, $80, $125, $175 and $250 and are on sale now at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest outlets, or 800-325-SEAT. Ticket discounts are available for groups consisting of 20 or more people by calling 509-777-6253.

A weekend of laughs with Meghan Flaherty!

Enjoy a great evening of comedy as Meghan Flaherty takes to the stage at Uncle D's Comedy at Bluz at the Bend this Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, shows at 8pm. Meghan recently won a comedy competition at the Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma last month and will bring her great humor to Spokane this weekend. Since Meghan usually packs the house, reservations are recommended. Call 509-483-7300 or visit

For more information on Meghan, visit her website at

Upcoming Fundraiser for NW Coalition on Eating Disorders

The 1st Annual Alyson Hieber Memorial Fundraiser benefitting the Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders will be held this Friday, September 23 from 5 to 11pm, beginning at the home of John & Debbie Hieber. Nearly two years ago, the Hieber's lost their daughter Alyson due to complications arising from a long struggle with bulimia. This evening will be one of remembrance of Alyson and to also raise awareness and resources to ensure that others in our community have access to necessary treatment for eating disorders. All proceeds benefit the Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders (INCED), a non-profit organization comprised of local professionals and community members who have a vested interest in treating eating disorders.

Cocktail hour will be at the Hieber home at 1207 E 54th Ave, with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the 'Longest Drive' contest on the 18th hole of Manito Country Club. Dinner and dancing reception follows at Manito Country Club. For more information, contact Debbie Hieber at 509-999-3029. Cost for tickets is $125 and payment can be mailed to INCED, 910 N Washington, Suite 211, Spokane, WA 99201.

Beauties at the Bing

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater (ABCT) presents its fall classic film series 'Beauties of the '50s and '60s' at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, with the showing of the 1959 Marilyn Monroe classic 'Some Like It Hot,' also starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

That film will be followed on Oct. 11 by the 1956 Elizabeth Taylor classic 'Giant,' that epic story of the Texas oil industry, also starring Rock Hudson and James Dean. The third film will be the 1963 Audrey Hepburn romance and suspense story set in Paris, 'Charade,' also starring Cary Grant.
"We're focusing this series on these great women because - well, they just deserve it," said Bill Stimson, ABCT president. "They are wonderful actresses, beautiful women who made some incredibly memorable films."

The fall series concludes with the ABCT's annual Halloween offerings on Oct. 29 - 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' an animated film narrated by Bing Crosby himself (6 pm), 'Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy' (7 pm) and the 1978 Jamie Lee Curtis version of 'Halloween' (9 pm). The first two offerings are family-friendly, but 'Halloween' is a screamer.

Except for the Halloween films, the curtain goes up at 7 pm with doors to the theater at Sprague and Lincoln opening at 6 pm. A $5 donation is suggested.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Camille Bloom - Former Spokane singer/songwriter Camille Bloom is swinging through with tunes from her forthcoming album in tow. After her annual visit back home, Bloom is heading out for her fifth tour in Europe. While the record, 'Never Out of Time,' is highlighted by a five-piece band featuring cello, Bloom is currently playing a solo set, just a guitar and her fierce vocal talent. Bloom headlines with Spokane singer-songwriter Liz Rognes at on Saturday, September 24, at 7 pm at Nyne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, through

Murder By Death - Cello-laced alt-country is the hallmark of Indiana band Murder By Death. And the group is leading an onslaught of bands of similar ilk, including Portland violin-couched The Hague, and one of Spokane's most popular post-rock bands, Anadonia, along with alt-rockers Diamond Speedboat. It's also the final show for Anadonia, as the band is breaking up. So catch them while you can on Thursday, September 22, at 8 pm, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $11 in advance, $14 at the door, through,

Point Juncture, WA - Portland indie-pop powerhouse quartet Point Juncture, WA., brings tunes from the band's stellar new release, 'Handsome Orders,' paired with off-the-wall indie-rock from IOA, and Spokane hip-hop band Flying Spiders on Thursday, September 22, 8:30 p.m., at Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague. Cost: $5.

Birds on a Wire Mini-Fest - The compact version of Pullman, WA's sprawling folk festival takes shape starting Sunday, September 25, at 6 pm at the BellTower Concert House & Event Venue, 125 SE Spring St., Pullman, WA., with regional favorites Moondoggies, and Spokane anchors Mon Cheri and Horse Thieves, on Tuesday, September 27. Cost: $7 and $8 in advance respectively, $10 day of show; or $25 Mini-Fest passes are available through The event runs through October 2, see web site for the full schedule.

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