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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sammy Eubanks every Wednesday at Blues at the Bend

Enjoy the sounds of one of the region's best bands every Wednesday evening starting at 7 pm at Blues at the Bend, 2721 N. Market. Quite possibly the most reputable musician in the Inland Empire, Sammy Eubanks delivers a quality performance every time he takes the stage, playing a variety of Blues, Country and Rock n' Roll Classics all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by many artists and styles, he too demonstrates diversified talent rarely seen in music today. Ever the skillful vocalist and guitar player, he is a leader in the Northwest music scene. Sammy has won multiple awards and recognitions ranging from the Inland Empire Blues Societies' Empire Award for "Best Male Vocalist" to the Inlander Magazines reader voted "Best Local Musician" award for 2007.

First Friday of 2012

This Friday is First Friday…the first one of the new year. Enjoy an evening of wonderful visual art and live performances, including music, dance and theatre all over downtown Spokane. Go to for all the details.

Big band jazz at the INB

Get your tickets now for the big band sounds of the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Saturday, January 14, 8 pm at the INB. This is the most respected and venerable big band on the scene today, so don't miss it. Ticketswest has your seat. 800-325-SEAT or

Cheer for the cheerleaders at the Knit

Here's something to cheer about. Come watch the Spokane Shock Dance Team finals at the Knitting Factory, Wednesday January 18th at 7 pm. Go to for your seats.

The reggae masters are coming to the Knit

The Wailers, the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, bring their Revolution Tour to the Knitting Factory, Friday January 20, at 8 pm. Contact for your seats mon!

IGNITE! Community Theatre presents "Seeds of Change"

Three Nazarene sisters live with the blessings and burdens of their parent's strict religious upbringing. 2 of the sisters, Chastity and Faith, work diligently to keep a decrepit mission kitchen operating while caring for their eldest sister, Joy. When a new neighbor moves in down the hall and a mysterious package of seeds arrives in the mail, the quite confines of the women's existence is stretched to the breaking point.

There will be three Booklight production performances at three different locations. Friday January 6th at 7:00pm, Foley Teleconference Center - Gonzaga Library. Saturday January 7th at 7:00pm, St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 316 E 24th Ave. Sunday January 8th at 2:00pm, Blue Door Theatre - 815 W Garland Ave

Admission to all Booklight Productions is free, donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call 509-795-004 or email to The website is

Silver Mountain Celebrates Jackass Day $11 lift tickets on Friday, Jan 6th

Jackass Ski Bowl on Wardner Peak opened to the public on January 7th, 1968 with a single Riblet chair lift located at the end of an adventurous drive to the Tamarack Lodge. This year, to celebrate our humble beginnings, Silver Mountain Resort is offering retro prices this Friday, January 6th, of $11 plus tax for a day of skiing, snowboarding and a party at Moguls located on the upper level of the Mountain House.

Jackass Ski Bowl operated for just 4 years after which the name was changed to Silverhorn Ski Area. In 1990, the name was changed to Silver Mountain after a major expansion of trails on Kellogg Peak, 4 new chair lifts and installation of the world's longest single stage gondola which eliminated the slow and treacherous drive up the mountain. Today, Silver Mountain Resort is an all-season destination offering 1,600 acres of skiable terrain, nearly 300 luxury condominiums in the base village, Idaho's largest indoor water park and a spectacular new mountain golf course which opened in 2010.

Despite all of the resort's modern amenities, Jackass Day is all about skiing and snowboarding on the mountain. All those willing to share their exploits are invited to do so as they enjoy complimentary cake at 2pm in Moguls. In addition, guests are encouraged to wear or bring their Jackass Ski Bowl and Silverhorn Ski Area logo wear including hats, patches, jackets and posters. For more information, visit or call 208-783-1524.

The Chocolate &Champagne Gala February 24

On Friday, February 24 celebrate Spokane's most decadent event, The Chocolate &Champagne Gala, with no guilt involved! Your support of this event helps thousands of children, individuals and families in our community who have been victims of sexual abuse, rape, neglect and other life altering traumatic events. The Chocolate &Champagne Gala is a benefit for the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center, which provides 24/7 crisis response, counseling, medical and legal advocacy and educational resources.

You will enjoy dessert and confection samplings, champagne, chocolate martinis, coffee, and hearty appetizers; fun with amazing Silent and Live auctions and dance music by the band Eight Tracks. So get your tickets today - seating is limited! Come join us at the Mirabeau Park Hotel for some sweet treats that support a serious (and seriously good) cause. Go to for information and tickets.

Bloomsday 2012 online registration is open. Early Entrants May Win iPad from Strong Solutions

With Spokane enjoying a mild winter, it may be easier than usual for Spokane residents to realize spring isn't far off, and with it the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run. And to help fortify New Year's resolutions to get in shape, early bird registration for Bloomsday is now open at Those who sign up by February 12th will have a chance to win one of two Apple iPads courtesy of Strong Solutions-1718 E. Sprague.

Everyone who enters Bloomsday online through February 12th will be automatically entered in the iPad drawing. The iPad is being offered by Strong Solutions-an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider. Strong Solutions specializes in sales, service and repair of Apple products, also offering classes, in-home and on-site service, consulting and solutions.

Those signing up for Bloomsday will also have the opportunity to add a donation to the Boys &Girls Clubs of Spokane County, which has been selected as Bloomsday's official charity for 2012. Dedicated to inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, Boys &Girls Clubs of Spokane County is making a positive and measurable difference.

Bloomsday '12 will be Sunday, May 6, 2012. Full details of the 36th annual event will be released in early March, at which time printed entry forms will be available at locations throughout the Inland Northwest. Sign up now at

The High Five from Isamu Jordan

Zongo Junction/Turkauz - Brooklyn, NY, Afrobeat and funk band Zongo Junction teams up with 11-piece funk and soul band Turkuaz for a spectral throwdown of rhythm at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10, through

Bobaflex - West Viginia rockers Bobaflex have survived label bankruptcy, multiple lineup changes, having $20,000 in gear stolen, and still they return with a triumphant self-released album, "Hell on My Heart." Feel the brutality when Bobaflex and Royal Bliss co-headline a bill with local support from Jimmy Nuge at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10.

Marshall McLean - Local singer-songwriter favorite Marshall McLean shares the bill with Northwest rock band Ironwood Run in a Platform &Audio Affiliated collaboration at 10 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

BBBandits! - Local indie-experimental upstarts BBBandits!, Wolves in the Woods, and Colourflies bring the noise to The Swamp, 1904 W. 5th Ave, at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 6. Cost: $5.

Seven Cycles - Spokane hard rock fixture Seven Cycles will be tearing the roof off with Red Seas Rise on Saturday, January 8, at Carr's Corner Lounge &Night Club, 230 W. Riverside Ave. Cost: Free.

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