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Combine the talents of Michael Jackson and Cirque d'Soleil and it is one amazing, immortal show. Don't miss it, this Saturday night, November 12 at 8pm at the Spokane Arena. Good seats are still available and Ticketswest has yours at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

100 wines and brews plus hors d'oeuvres at Cork & Keg

The Washington Restaurant Association-Spokane Chapter presents the Spokane Cork & Keg Festival this Saturday, November 12, 7-10 pm at the Mirabeau Park Hotel. Sample over 100 wines and brews, and fantastic hors d'oeuvres. Go to spokanecorkandkeg.com for more information.

GI Holiday Jukebox Show at CdA Resort

The Coeur d'Alene Resort's Shoreline Lounge is being transformed into a 200 seat theatre starting November 25 for The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre's G.I. Holiday Jukebox show. Go to www.cdasummertheatre.com for tickets and information.

Pages of Harmony to salute veterans

Spokane's Pages of Harmony, a 35-man a cappella chorus, performs a nostalgic show of patriotic songs saluting our military veterans, Friday, November 11 at 7pm at the Lincoln Center. Local Pearl Harbor survivors and Radioman author Carol Hipperson are special guests. Tickets: $45 door; $25 advance call 509-325-2925.

Cool and Swingin' at the Fox

Popular singing group Five by Design will return to the Spokane Symphony with an all-new show entitled Cool and Swingin' at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm. This celebration of the great American tradition of Jazz and Swing will be conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and feature legendary jazz sax performer Richie Cole.

There will also be a special after-party that will keep the evening swinging in the lobby of the theater after the concert. Six Foot Swing's Heather Villa and Friends will play their brand of swing-jazz jump-blues for rug cutters and listeners alike. The bar will stay open and feature drinks created especially for the party. Club Maestro members are invited to use their cards to purchase $15 tickets for this concert through the Box Office.

Ticket prices for either performance begin at $25 and are available in advance with personalized service at the Spokane Symphony Ticket Office, located at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets may be purchased online at www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are also available at all TicketsWest outlets www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. The cover charge for the after-party is included in your concert ticket.


45th Annual Crab Feed Benefits Kids

The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane announces the 45th Annual Crab Feed and Auction to benefit three of Spokane's premier child abuse prevention agencies. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children's Home Society of Washington and SCAN will share in the proceeds raised from this annual event. This year's event will be held Friday, December 2nd at 5:30pm at CenterPlace 2426 N. Discovery Place in the Spokane Valley. Sponsors include SCAFCO, DryFly, Itron, D.A. Davidson & Co., Allprint and Luigi's. There is still room for your business to be added to this list. Corporate tables and individual tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dsxc.org. If you are interested in donating auction items please contact Meri Berberet 509-226-2448 or Dianne LaValley 509-747-2058.

Judy Collins at the Bing Thursday

Judy Collins with special guest Walter Parks, perform at the Bing Crosby Theater tomorrow night, Thursday, November 10th, at 8:00 pm (Doors open at: 7:00 pm) For more information call the Bing at 509-227-7638. Ticket for all Ages, $35 in advance. $38 day of show. Tickets available from Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

In-house concert November 17

Bryan Bowers, Caridwen Irvine-Spatz and Greg Spatz will be performing as a trio at a house concert at 808 South Lincoln Street, Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 pm. Bryan is a folk legend and powerhouse singer, autoharp master and storyteller. He will be joined by Greg Spatz, (fiddler for John Reischman and the Jaybirds, bouzouki for Mighty Squirrel, and Spokane Artist of the Year for 2011) and his wife Caridwen Irvine-Spatz for an unforgettable evening of fun and music.

Seats are limited so call the Spatz household at 509- 456-5305 or email Caridwen at caridwenspatz@earthlink.net to reserve yours now. You can find more information about Bryan at www.bryanbowers.com, and more about Greg and Caridwen at www.mightysquirrel.net or www.gregoryspatz.com.

The Bing cranks up the AC for this one

Menopause the Musical comes to the Bing Crosby Theater for two shows only, 7:30 pm, November 29th and 30th. Menopause The Musical is a unique experience in theatre entertainment. It is ALL the words, the jokes, the fabulous songs but staged in a concert format. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the '60s and '70s and '80s. Ticketswest has your seat at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

A party is 'bloeming' at Bloem

Friday, November 18th from 12-9pm and Saturday, November 19th from 9am - 1pm, Bloem (pronounced bloom) will be hosting an in-store open house at their location on the 2nd Floor at River Park Square. They will be serving coffee, tea, Italian sipping chocolate, chocolate samples, and candy samples. Wreaths, centerpieces, and garlands will be on display. This is an opportunity for new and existing customers to experience the wide selection and high quality products that they offer as well as to order these items personally or as gifts for the upcoming holidays at special prices. Orders for the holidays will be taken at this time.

A dickens of a dinner

The Lion's Share Theatre celebrates the holidays with the return of A Dickens of a Dinner, a victorian feast with a performance of A Christmas Carol. First presented in 1009, a new expanded production of Dicken's classic tale will again take place around diners on December 2,3,9, and 10 at 6:00 pm. The event will take place at the graceful home of The Lion's Share, 1627 N. Atlantic just north of downtown Spokane. Guests will arrive to a Christmas fantasyland with carolers singing and a sleigh ready for holiday photographs. Between courses of a sumptuous meal, the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas will be performed. Six talented actors take on the story and tell it in its entirety. Jim and Joan Becker, co owners of The Lion's Share are hosts for the evening with Jim taking on the role of Scrooge and Joan in charge of dinner. This is the fourth holiday- themed production presented by the theatre. The Lion's Share is Spokane's only ongoing dinner theatre.

Cost of dinner and show is $40 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 509- 327-1113. A $4 discount per ticket will be offered for reservations made before November 24. For more information visit our website at www.lionaround.org.

Honoring veterans with discounted tickets

Christian Youth Theater - North Idaho (CYT-NI) would like to honor veterans by offering them discounted tickets to their upcoming musical, Robin Hood, Friday, November 11, Veteran's Day. The show will be staged at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Road (at Ramsey) in Coeur d'Alene. All Veterans, active and retired, can purchase tickets at the door for $7 a piece, a discount of $5 per ticket for themselves and up to 3 additional family members. Tickets are limited to those available at the door and military ID must be shown. Families with a spouse currently serving overseas can also purchase tickets (up to 4) at the discounted rate with ID.

Robin Hood the Musical, runs at the Kroc Community Theater Nov 11-20 and has a cast of 79 local children and over 20 crew members also local children between the ages of 8-18. For more information about Robin Hood or CYT-North Idaho, visit their website: cytnorthidaho.org or phone the CYT office at: 208-765-8600.

Olive Crest Hosts 6th Annual Dessert & Auction

Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused, neglected and at-risk children in Eastern Washington, will host a dessert and auction on at 6 pm on Saturday, November 19th at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., Spokane. The event features silent and live auctions, an opportunity drawing and brief program.

Tickets cost $25 each and include dessert, wine, beer, and non alcoholic beverages. Tickets are available online at www.olivecrest.org/auction.

State Street Ballet selects local cast for Spokane Symphony's Nutcracker

The Spokane Symphony presents its annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring an all new production by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead the orchestra for five performances at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Recently, auditions were held to select a troop of local dancers to supplement the 20 member dance company. There are 124 dancers from more than eleven ballet studios and almost 50 schools from Cheney to Coeur d'Alene, from Spangle to Deer Park.

Ticket prices range from $22 for adults and $16 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available with personalized service at the Spokane Symphony Ticket Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox or by calling 509-624-1200, or at www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at all TicketsWest outlets at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. They do not recommend purchasing from any other outlets.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Flying Spiders - Spokane hip-hop orchestra Flying Spiders releases its debut, 'The Doppelganger EP,' in force, with all 11 members present for an 11-11-11 party. The album features guests Victor Paul Nash, from PDX darlings Point Juncture, WA, as well as Idaho soul singers Jamal Ali and Jesi B. With a two-part horn section, and a two-part string section, along with piano, bass, guitar, drums, and beatbox, Flying Spiders fuses jazz, classical, rock, funk, and R&B with thought provoking party rap. See it live when Flying Spiders, Third Seven, and MJ the Human Beatbox unveil 'The Doppelganger EP' on Friday, November 11, at 9 pm at Zola, 22 W. Main. Cost: $5, free CD with entry.

Bright Archer - Portland chanteuse Johanna Kunin brings her new Bright Archer outfit to Spokane for a tour in support of her sophomore LP, 'Hidden Systems.' The album features appearances by a veritable who's who in Portland's chamber-pop scene, including members of Point Juncture, WA, Velella Velella, Popular Butchers, Loch Lomond, AgesandAges, and Norfolk & Western, with a wide palette of instruments, including trumpet, viola, violin, cello, vibraphone and auxiliary percussion. Co-produced by PJWA superconductor Skyler Norwood, 'Hidden Systems' is a compelling and exploratory reflection on naturalism and abstract impressionism. Kunin appears as Bright Archer on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 pm at Jones Radiator, with help from Austin Case, and MJ the Human Beatbox. Cost: $5.

Terrible Buttons - Local indie-rock heroes Terrible Buttons anchors a Terrain/Platform Presents Begin Party at The MAC Museum, highlighted by a visit from Portland folk quintet, Y La Bamba. Led by the marvelous voice of Luzelena Mendoza, accompanied by multi-part vocal harmonies, Y La Bamba shares the stage with Terrible Buttons, Et Al, and Tangled Roots Breakers on Friday, November 11, at 6 pm at the Inland Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First. Cost: Free.

Team Growl - Acoustic rogues Team Growl plays a Spark and Shine Records showcase with Sweet Rebel D, Ian Miles, and Lack of Respect on Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 pm at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

LC Megastries - Local bands come together for the Bandz for Canz food drive show with LC Megastries, Mayday Transmission, Fallen Regiment, and Beyond Moral, on Friday, November 11 at 6 pm at The A Club, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: Non perishable food items.

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