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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Offer your support at the Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show

This Friday, October 7th at 5 pm, is the 2nd Annual Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show at the Masonic Temple with 100% of net proceeds benefitting women who could not otherwise afford Thermography. From the epic opening performance, to the moving finale, this fundraising event has something for everyone. There will be vendors, a silent auction, appetizers, and a no host bar. The fun starts at 5pm, fashion show and live auction start at 7pm. Emceed by KXLY's Mark Peterson and Kristi Gorenson, you can count on being entertained. You won't want to miss this event. So bring your friends, wives, husbands, co-workers and come support a great cause, Tickets available at

Music of the Scottish Highlands

Enjoy the vibrant folk music of Scotland as Ferintosh performs this Saturday night, October 8 at 7:30 at the Bing Crosby Theatre. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

Gigantic book sale at the Library this week

Come enjoy a big sale of books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS put on by the Friends of Spokane Public Library at the downtown library, 906 West Main, in the first floor meeting rooms and in the gallery space outside the rooms. Approximately 15,000 items are on sale consisting of a mix of discarded library materials and donations with most items priced at $1.00 or less.

Here's the schedule: Wednesday, October 5 - Friends Member presale 5pm - 8pm ($10 membership fee required). Thursday, October 6 - open to everyone, free, 10am - 5pm. Friday, October 7 - open to everyone, free, 10am - 5pm. Saturday, October 8 - open to everyone, free, 10am - 4pm (special $3 bag-of-books special on Saturday - fill a bag with your choice of books and pay just $3!).

The Friends of the Library hold used book sales annually to raise money for Spokane Public Library. In 2010 the Friends gave the Library $40,308 in support! The primary program they support is summer reading for kids. The Friends of the Library are a 501-c3 organization run solely by amazing and dedicated volunteers. All money raised from the sale benefits the Library. For additional information contact Eva Silverstone, Communications Manager at 444-5307 or call the Library at 444-5336.

Susan G. Komen Fundraiser Benefit, Friday at Millwood Gallery

This Friday, October 7, the Millwood Gallery will hold a Susan G. Komen benefit from 5:30 - 8:30pm. The event is behind The Millwood Gallery, E. 9009 Euclid Avenue and will include fire-pit smores, BBQ Hotdogs, homemade chili and potato salad, wine and live music, by Flat Blastard. There will be a silent auction with 30% sales of all glass art by Teresa's Art Glass and 10% of all sales proceeds from Strut Street Boutique 10 to Susan G. Komen. For more information call Teresa Peluso-Antosyn at 509-927-2222 or go to

Please pass the Merlot

The Lincoln Center presents 'More Merlot Please', a wine makers dinner featuring four of the region's finest Merlots. It's Friday, October 14 starting at 6:00pm. Experience fabulous food and fine wine at this fall's most delicious wine tasting event. Chef Evan Ellison has carefully created a menu to complement the characteristics of four of the region's most popular Merlots. Winemakers will be on site to present their Merlot with one of each of the five dinner courses.

6:00pm - Champagne Social, 6:30pm Dinner

1st course - Gordon Brother's Winery
Baked phyllo wrapped caramelized apple and brie with blackberry Merlot coulis and crostini
2nd course - Barrister Winery
Chilled roasted yellow and red tomato soups with parmesan crisp and mini brioche grilled cheese
3rd course - Walla Walla Vintners
Baby spinach and pomegranate salad: baby spinach, crumbled feta, candied walnuts, pomegranate seed, thin red onions and radish sprouts
Entree - Bookwalter Winery
Coq au vin with merlot poached chipollini onions, crispy pancetta and shitake mushrooms
Dessert - Something Chocolate. Simon Thompson of Craven's Coffee Company will present a special blend of coffee.

Two wine-themed gift baskets will be offered as door prizes valued at $200 each. Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased in advance. Contact the Lincoln Center at 327-8000.

The ultimate girls night out

Here's the perfect girls night out. The Chippendales are coming to Northern Quest, Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30. Need we say more? Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

A free entertaining evening with singers and songwriters

Spokane Songwriters is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to fostering creativity, providing information, and raising community awareness about the craft of songwriting. They meet the first Thursday of every month, and this week they will be at Chairs coffee shop, West 113 Indiana. The open mic runs from 7-7:30pm and then each featured performer plays for about 45 minutes. The website is

This month's cooking classes at Joanie's Magic Spoon

If you're interested in learning some fun cooking techniques in a great setting, check out Joanie's Magic Spoon. This month, Joanie will offer a class on great comfort food...Soups and Chicken & Dumplings on Wednesday, October 12 at 6pm. On Tuesday, October 18, the class is Basics of Baking Bread, which includes basic French bread, sunflower bread, sweet holiday bread and pizza dough.

Classes begins at 6:00pm, held in Joanie's home. The class fee, which includes the food, is $45. The Bread class also includes soup and pizza for tasting. For more information or to register, email at or call 509-624-6564.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Purple and Green - With a flamboyantly gay black man singing soul songs in lime green daisy dukes while his awkwardly experimental white-boy counterpart twists knobs on a laptop, Purple and Green has become the latest hipster media darling in Portland in 2011. And this First Friday, October 7, Purple and Green headline Spokane's ultra-hip Terrain visual arts and live music extravaganza, along with powerhouse locals, including Summer in Siberia, Ocean Is..., Horse Thieves, Wonder Wonder, and more, starting at 6pm at the Music City Building, 1011 W. First Ave. Cost: Free, all ages welcome.

Brandi Carlile - Alt-country folk-rocker Brandi Carlile is back with a new album that was recorded with the Seattle Symphony at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. With her longtime band at her side, Carlile has established herself as a must-see artist whose live show is every bit as good as the recording, if not better. See for yourself when Carlile returns on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30pm at The Knitting Factory Concert House. Cost: $26, through

Zee Avi - Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist and ukulele player, Zee Avi will be swooning listeners with her sweetly serene voice for a show at 7pm on Sunday, October 9, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague. Cost: $10, all ages welcome.

Astronautalis - Easily one of the most dexterous improvisational artists in Northwest hip-hop, and likewise one of the most out-of-the-box rap songwriters in this corner of the country, Seattle's Astronautalis makes his annual visit to Spokane on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30pm at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10, 21 and older only.

Buster Blue - Salt Lake indie rockers with a penchant for the esoteric, Buster Blue plays a Platform Presents Monday night special at 9:30 p.m. on October 10, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

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"Sleeping in the streets and pulling out their hair for someone they never knew. And they think we're mad!"

Name the movie that line appeared in and win two passes to the Spokane Civic Theatre's performance of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' which runs through October 23. 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, October 11.

Last Week's winner, Sheila Benak, correctly identified last week's flick and won a gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "You're a gangster now. You can't learn it at can't have a late start." from the film, 'Carlito's Way'.

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