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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Renoir, McCuddin and others entertain at the MAC





See some of the world's most impressive art at the MAC as they present 'Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest.' Experience works by Degas, Renoir, Glackens, Pissaro, Cassatt, and others now through February 25. You'll also see artwork from MAC and regional collections. There is also a fabulous painting by Mel McCuddin, titled 'Politics as Usual,' that is a must see in this political season. The MAC is at 2316 West First in historic Browne's Addition. Go to www.northwestmuseum.org for all the details.

Cirque's Michael Jackson Tour cancels second performance


Due to logistical reasons, the Sunday, November 13 performance of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour presented by Cirque du Soleil, has been cancelled. The Saturday, November 12 performance has not been cancelled and tickets are still available.

Cirque du Soleil has cited that the time it takes to move the production in and out of a facility, has conflicted with travel time between cities on the tour. These issues are due in-part to the overall size of the production, including the impressive rigging grid, stage and oversized props and animatronics.

Ticket holders for the Sunday, November 13 performance will be contacted by the Spokane Arena Box Office to be offered an opportunity to exchange their tickets for the November 12 performance, or be fully refunded. For more information, visit the Spokane Arena Box Office at 720 West Mallon Ave, or call 800-325-SEAT. Tickets for the Saturday, November 12 performance are on sale now at the Spokane Arena Box Office, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

A performathon Saturday at River Park Square

Come hear Holy Names Music Center's 19th Annual Performathon showcasing its student body performing for seven hours this Saturday, November 5, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the River Park Square Atrium.

Artist Barry Fontenot showing at the Kolva Sullivan Gallery

This photography presentation has a most interesting title: 'Dangerous Excess of Human Knowledge.' The show is in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education, Northwest Regional Conference 2011 Member Exhibition. There is an opening reception Friday, November 4 from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs from November 4 to November 25, Wednesday to Friday - Noon to 4:30pm at the Kolva Sullivan Gallery, 115 South Adams Street, Suite A. For more information call 509-458-5517.

Wine with Chef Klink, Restaurant Rockstar and 'Extreme Chef' Contestant

Meet a real celebrity chef, as SSYP (Spokane Society of Young Professionals) presents Chef LJ Klink, Thursday, November 17, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Marketplace Wine Bar, located inside Spokane Public Market, 32 W. 2nd Avenue, Suite 100.

Chef Klink will talk about his experiences as an unconventional chef and will walk guests through his recommendations on wine and food pairings. Sample wines from Market Place Wine Bar and a spread of appetizers from Spokane Public Market vendors. Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and fun surprises from Chef Klink who is the co-owner of Klink's on the Lake at Williams Lake and the director of the Richland Community College's Culinary Arts Institute in Decatur, Illinois.

The cost is $10 for SSYP members, $20 for non-members (covers your first glass of wine and appetizers). Renewing members and new members may pay their dues at the door ($30 for a 12-month membership.)

Learn more about Chef Klink at luckjunky.com and chefklink.wordpress.com. More information and to RSVP: rsvp@ssyp.org.


Begin next weekend at BeGin at the MAC

Begin new friendships. Begin your love affair with art. Begin your weekend at the BeGin after work party at the MAC, Friday, November 11. To celebrate the new art exhibits, BeGin will run from 6-9pm for extra time to enjoy the exhibitions and special performances coordinated with program partners RiVerSpeAK and Terrain. Friends hook up at this once-a-month party with adult refreshments, live music, snacks and exhibit viewing. There is no charge for BeGin but donations are welcome to help sustain the MAC's unique programs and exhibits. Many thanks to STCU, BeGin's presenting sponsor. For more information go to www.northwestmuseum.org.

Spokane String Quartet to perform Nov. 13 at the Fox

A surprisingly light-hearted quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich and the work of a mature Jean Sibelius highlight a performance of the Spokane String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Listeners accustomed to the dark and somber nature of many of Shostakovich's compositions may be surprised by his String Quartet No. 6, which makes use of Russian nursery rhymes to set the mood. Sibelius' String Quartet in D minor, known as 'Voces Intimae' or 'Intimate Voices,' was written at the prime of his composing career as he was overcoming medical and financial hardship. The result is a work that has been described as 'weighty and serious' but not without some lighter moments. Completing the program is Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5.

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Ticket prices include a $2 theater preservation fee. Tickets are available by calling the Fox ticket office at 509-624-1200, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT, or at the door.

The Spokane String Quartet consists of Mateusz Wolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, violins; Jeannette Wee-Yang, viola; and Helen Byrne, cello.

Katherine Nelson at the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene

Colbert artist Katherine Nelson shows her new charcoal drawings in a show titled 'People, Places & Things' at The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene through November 26. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Friday, November 11 from 5:00-8:00 pm in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Downtown ArtWalk. The sponsor is FIRE-Artisan Pizza, 517 Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Watch Katherine demonstrate her charcoal drawing in the gallery from 1-4 on Saturday, November 12. Autumn hours until the Christmas season at the gallery are Tues.-Sat. from 11:00-6:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.

You can see the exhibit online at www.theartspiritgallery.com. For more information contact Steve Gibbs at 208-765-6006.


Gospel music show planned at Mt. Spokane Church

The well-known Spokane Southern Gospel Quartet, FourGiven, will be in concert as part of a special fundraising event on Sunday evening November 13th at Mount Spokane Church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Drive. As Pastors of the Mount Spokane Church, the Reverend(s) John and Barb Tusant, will launch fund-raising efforts for their upcoming two-year commitment to the country of Mongolia, where they will train and teach English to native Junior and Senior high school teachers, and, share the Gospel of Christ.

There is no charge for the concert, it is free-will offering only. For additional information: please call 509-487-7429 or 509-998-6992 or email gsae@gsaespokane.com.

Heritage Program Luncheon Nov. 12

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum's 7th Annual Heritage Program Luncheon on Saturday, November 12, from 11:30 to 1:00pm at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N Pines Road, Spokane Valley WA. Call 922-4570 for reservations or more info. Tickets are available at the museum and at the door. Cost: $20 ($15 Seniors 62+) and includes program & luncheon, dessert & drinks.

The 2011 Heritage Preservation Award will be presented to Maggie Rail for her work in recording cemeteries of Eastern Washington. The program will be presented by John Caskey on the 'Historic Cemeteries of Spokane County'.


The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

KYRS Anniversary Party - Spokane's non-profit community radio station, KYRS, is celebrating eight years on the dial and a jump from 100 watts to 6,800 watts, serving an additional 224,000 listeners in Eastern Washington and Idaho. The KYRS soiree is also the pre-release party for Spokane hip-hop orchestra Flying Spiders' 11-11-11 'Doppelganger EP.' Get an exclusive copy of the album and support community radio with Flying Spiders, Folkinception, and The Nordmans on Saturday, November 5, at 8 pm in the Falls Room at Masonic Temple, 1108 W. Riverside. Cost: $20, kids under 12 get in free, through www.kyrs.org.

They Might Be Giants - After a series of successful children's records, They Might Be Giants is back to playing music for big kids. The band's first adult release in four years, 'Join Us' is a return to TMBG basics. The '90s rock pioneer comes Sunday, November 6, to The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $22, through www.ticketfly.com.

Allen Stone - After his national television live performance debut, Allen Stone is home for an opening slot for California rock band Jack's Mannequin, on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 pm at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $24 in advance, $26 day of show, through www.ticketfly.com.

Duck Duck Suckerpunch - Led by beloved couple Patty Tully and Tim Lannigan, Baby Bar fixtures Duck Duck Suckerpunch hosts LO-FI on Thursday, November 3, at 10 pm at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague. Cost: $5.

Laylah's Drink - Old school rocker Laylah's Drink comes out of the shadows for a show with HOTBOX and Lack of Respect on Friday, November 4, at 10 pm at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.


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