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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Experience Myth Busters' 'fantastical evening' Friday at the INB

MythBusters is hitting the road and testing their urban myths in front of a live audience at the INB Performing Arts Center for a-once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunity this Friday, January 20 at 8 pm. Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman: Behind the Myths Tour, is an all-new, live show featuring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series, MythBusters.

Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman: Behind the Myths Tour promises to be a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, video of the explosions featured on the television show and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science.

One of the Discovery Channel's most highly regarded and watched series, MythBusters is now in its ninth season. Co-hosted by Jamie and Adam, MythBusters mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation.

Both Jamie and Adam have backgrounds in special effects and production. Jamie owns M5 Industries which produces effects specializing in problematic custom builds. M5 Industries serves as the headquarters for MythBusters. Adam has worked on dozens of commercials building special effects for Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet. Adam also worked with George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic firm where he worked on Star Wars: Episodes 1 & 2, Galaxy Quest, Space Cowboys, A.I., Terminator 3, The Mummy and dozens of commercials.

Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour, Friday, January 20, 8:00pm at the INB Performing Arts Center. Reserved seat tickets are $49.50, $74.50 and $99.50. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Nickelback is coming back!

Hailed as Billboard Magazine's Group of the Decade in 2010, Nickelback will return to the Spokane Arena on Sunday, June 24 in their first North American Tour in two years. Nickelback will be joined on tour by Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Tickets are on sale this Saturday, January 21.

As one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st Century, Nickelback has achieved a prestigious place in music history having sold nearly 45 million albums worldwide. Since their 2001 breakthrough hit song 'How You Remind Me,' Nickelback has sent 20 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts. In 2009, Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback 'Top Group of the Decade.'

Their now classic album, All the Right Reasons, insured Nickelback an indelible place in rock history, having spent a staggering 112 weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200, certified eight-times platinum in the US and having sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. All the Right Reasons spun off seven multi-format singles and made Nickelback the first band in Nielsen BDS history to send five singles onto the CHR charts.

Reserved Seat tickets are $45.00 and $75.00 and go on sale Saturday, January 21 at 10:00am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, or 800-325-SEAT.

Open mike, insert joke, LOL!

Comedian Nick Theisen stands up.

Enjoy some great laughs every Thursday at 8pm at Comedy Open Mike night, upstairs at Uncle D's Comedy Underground in Bluz at the Bend, North 2721 Market Street. Usually a dozen up-and-coming young (and some not so young) comedians, both male and female, take to the stage to entertain you with their stand up comedy. It's a lot of fun for the crowd and for the comedians. If laughter is the best medicine, this is intensive care. Maybe you'd like to stand up. Sign-up starts at 7:00pm every Thursday. You tell a good joke, everyone thinks you are funny. Practice performing, on stage, with the light in your eyes in Uncle D's showroom. Performer, club, and agency owner Don Parkins provides coaching. No ticket charge. Just have your sense of humor on and come ready to laugh.

They also have professional comedy every Friday and Saturday night. This week Uncle D's is featuring Eric Haines. And live music Wednesday (Sammy Eubanks) through Saturday nights downstairs. Go to for all the information.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is actually in Spokane

It's the late 1970's in fictional Gilbert, TX. The Chicken Ranch (brothel)...Miss Mona (proprietress)...the sheriff...everyone just slides under the radar. Until Melvin P. Thorpe (TV reporter) crusades to close the doors on the historical landmark forever! Musical numbers 'Hard Candy Christmas' and 'Texas Has A Whorehouse In It,' led the way to three Tony Awards.

Enjoy this good time country musical on the main stage at Spokane Civic Theatre through February 4th. Go to for tickets and information.

New cookbook features recipes from local favorite restaurants & celebrities

The new Signature Tastes of Spokane cookbook offers the perfect sampling of delectable dishes from locally-owned restaurants, chefs, caterers, farms, markets, wineries, and bakeries in Spokane and the surrounding area. This exciting new cookbook captures the distinct local flavors of the Lilac City's vibrant culinary culture through a collection of over 100 recipes gathered from your favorite local restaurants and kitchens. Overflowing with mouth-watering recipes for drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts, Signature Tastes of Spokane is the must-have guide to the best flavors and sights that Spokane has to offer. Each recipe is featured on a full page with a step-by-step layout complete with restaurant names, addresses, a brief description of the businesses, and black and white photographs. Also featured are the personal recipes of some of Spokane's most notable citizens.

You can purchase your copy of Signature Tastes of Spokane at the following local stores and restaurants: Auntie's Bookstore, The Kitchen Engine, Tinman Gallery, Hastings, Alpine Bistro & Bakery Co., The Flying Pig, Hills' Restaurant and Lounge, Huckleberry's 9th Street Bistro, J-Walk Bakery & Bistro, Maple Street Bistro, Mizuna, OPA!, Waddell's Pub & Grille, and Waffles Plus. Also available online at and You can follow them on facebook, search 'Signature Tastes of Spokane.'

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour, Feb 9 at the Spokane Arena

Brad Paisley comes to the Spokane Arena Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm with very special guest, three-time CMA Award Winners, The Band Perry, and introducing American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Winter Winemaker Dinner at the Lincoln Center

Chateau St Michelle and Three Rivers Winery present 'Cuvee of Columbia Valley' for the Winter Winemaker Dinner at The Lincoln Center on Friday, January 27.

A champagne social at 6:00 pm will open the evening. A 2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Luxe' sparkling wine will accompany the first course of Salad en Croute. The second course is a savory lobster crepe accompanied by a 2009 Three Rivers Chardonnay. Next on the menu is Haricots Verts and Maytag Bleu Cheese Beef Tenderloin wraps presented with 2008 Three Rivers Merlot. The Entree is Pork Osso Bucco with parmesan mashed potato and roasted carrot trio accompanied with 2008 Three Rivers 'River's Red' Blend. The dinner ends with a Chocolate Waffle Napoleon with Drunken Blackberry Compote and White Chocolate Ganache.

Included in the evening are two themed door prizes including a bottle of 2004 Cristal Brut, an extravagant delight for those that enjoy bubbly.

Seating is limited so guests are encouraged to get their tickets early. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling The Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000. Additional information is available at

Friday night fun on Garland Avenue

Spend a Fabulous Friday Night Out and support local businesses this Friday, January 20, from 6-9 pm at various locations in the Garland District. The event begins at 6 pm at The TinMan Gallery, 811 West Garland Avenue, call 509-325-1500 for event information, Join the authors of Signature Tastes of Spokane, Steven W. Siler and Nicole L. Manganaro for a book signing and sample recipes from the cookbook from Celebrations! A Cookie and Cupcake Boutique, The Garland Sandwich Shoppe, Ferguson's Cafe, Rocket Bakery, and The Garland Pub & Grill.

Then sample drinks at Bon Bon (926 West Garland Avenue) and The Garland Avenue Drinkery (828 West Garland Avenue). Glamarita Clothing and Accessories (901 West Garland Avenue) will be open until 8 pm and offering a 15% off special.

The Blue Door Theatre (815 West Garland Avenue) has a show at 8 pm with discounted tickets. Call 509-747-7045 for information. The Garland Theater (924 West Garland Avenue) is open from 4:30-11:30 pm. Call 509-327-1050 for daily show times.

RV Show & Sale starts this Thursday

The 24th Annual Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale is this Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. See what's new for 2012 with over 13 million dollars of RV's and accessories on display and all on sale, from tent trailers to luxurious models. Special 'One-Time' Show discounts will be offered. Also included in this year's show is the Northern Quest Resort and Casino Cash Machine. 30 seconds to grab all the cash you can.

Show hours are Thursday, noon to 8pm; Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to 8pm; and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Admission is $7, good all weekend. Children 12 and under are free when with an adult. Thursday is Senior Day ($1 off). For more information, visit

The Alexander Technique at Holy Names Music Center

William Conable will offer an introductory workshop on the Alexander Technique Saturday, January 28th from 10-12 at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Admission is $10. All are welcome.

The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support, flexibility, and coordination. It enhances performance and is therefore a valued tool for actors, dancers, and musicians. However, since movement is part of everybody's daily life, it is useful for everyone. For those who experience discomfort, pain, or difficulty in daily activities because of misuses of the body, the Alexander Technique frequently brings relief.

William Conable is an internationally renowned teacher of the Alexander Technique and an active cellist and conductor. He has been teaching classes at HNMC for the past three years. This Winter classes will be offered on Monday evenings beginning January 30th. For the beginner classes will start at 7:30 and for the more experienced student classes will start at 8:30. $150 for 10 weeks. For information about the introductory workshop or the classes, call 509-326-9516.

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