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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Concert for Isaac is this Saturday

The 2nd Annual Concert for Isaac is this Saturday night 7 pm, at the Knitting Factory, featuring Glen Phillips of "Toad the Wet Sprocket" URSA & Civilized Animal. Proceeds go to The ISAAC Foundation to benefit children with autism. Go to for your seats. Thanks to Kosta Panidis for putting this benefit together for the second year!

Harold and friends opens at the Art Spirit Gallery April 13

When Steve Gibbs, owner of The Art spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in Coeur d'Alene invited Harold Balazs to show his enamel art this month, they thought it would be fun to also invite some of Harold's enamellist friends. Within 48 hours 14 of the top enamel artists in the nation had agreed to come. This show will feature the best of the best and brightest enamellists throughout the United States.

The Opening Reception and the season kick off of ArtWalk on lucky Friday the 13th of April from 5-8pm. The show continues through May 5. For more information and to preview some of this impressive work go to


The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans are facing each other in the WHL's Western Conference Semi-Final for the second time in as many years and in a "best of" series for the sixth time ever.

The series begins Friday night in Tri-City at 7:00 with game one. Game two will be played Saturday night before it shifts to Spokane for games three and four next week on Wednesday and Friday. Tickets for games three and four are available by calling the Chiefs ticket office at (509) 535-PUCK (7825) or TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT. The Chiefs also offer up to a $6 discount on tickets for fans who purchase 10 or more seats to any playoff game.

In the Heights coming April 15

The Tony award winning musical In the Heights is coming to the stage of the INB Performing Arts Center, April 15-18. Ticketswest has your seats. Call 800-325-SEAT or go to

Dierks Bently at the Arena April 18

Multi-platinum artist Dierks Bently is bringing his Country & Cold Cans Tour to Spokane, performing live at the Spokane Arena Wednesday, April 18 at 8 pm. Contact Ticketswest.

Lovin' the Lindy

Spokane Lindy Exchange, developed by dance instructor Colleen Robinson, is a three-day dance festival and one of many swing festivals across the country. It takes place in Spokane April 20-22 and will gather visiting and local dancers to experience the music and styles of the region. Friday April 20 from 9 to midnight and 1 am to 5 am Hot Club of Spokane will play for the dancers at Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington. Saturday April 21, Six Foot Swing provides the music again at Center Point from 9 to midnight and 1 am to 5 am. Sunday there will be a Bon Voyage dance at Riverfront Park. The Lindy Exchange is open to the public. For more information on dance times, locations and prices, visit Colleen's website at

Concert band at Rotary Fountain this Sunday

This Sunday at 9:30 am Riverfront Park will host the Medicine Hat High School Concert Band at the Rotary Fountain. The group tours annually around the states, including venues in Vancouver, San Francisco and Hawaii. The group will play several pieces, including "Holst Second Suite", "Vistas" by S. Hodges, "As Summer was just Beginning" by L. Daehn, "A String of Pearls" by Miller/Wasson and a T. Rickett's arrangement of K. Badelt's "Pirates of the Caribbean

Micros from Mamas

Gibliano Brothers and Longhorn Barbeque are sponsoring the second annual Micros for Mamas, a Beer Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Spokane Young Lives. The event is Friday, April 13, at 6:00 PM, located at New Community Church (1003 E. Trent Ave #100).

Tickets cost $25 each and include, a commemorative glass, 5 beer samples from local breweries including- Northern Lights, Budge Brothers, Elysian, Alaskan, 12 String, and Golden Hills. Guests will also receive dinner by Longhorn Barbeque, entertainment by Gibliano Brothers, and a chance to bid on a variety of silent auction items.

The event is to raise money to benefit Spokane Young Lives, a local non-profit organization that mentors and supports teen parents and their children. The funds that are raised will help to supply the essential needs of the child and costs associated with running the local program. This program includes monthly support groups, life skills trainings, parenting classes and a summer camp for the mother and her child.

For further information about Spokane Young Lives or the Micros for Mamas event, contact Shauna Edwards at (509) 570-3921

Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.

Ignite Community Theatre presents "Love Sex and the IRS" April 13 through April 21.

All performances will be in the Commandery Room, on the 4th Floor of the Masonic Center at 1108 West Riverside Ave. $1 parking is available in the lot on the south side of Main St just west of the Masonic Center. Entry to the Masonic Center can be made from both the Riverside and Main sides. Simply locate the elevators and go to the 4th Floor.

For more information call (509) 795-0004 or visit To purchase tickets in advance online visit

There's something for everyone this month at the MAC.

April 13
BeGin! your weekend with live music, cocktails and gallery cruising at this spirited after hours party for all ages. Complimentary admission - donations welcomed. Entertainment by Nude, a 'dream pop' band from Spokane and winner of the 11th annual "Sound Off" at Seattle's EMP. And, a Seven-Two Draw Off

April 14
Know Soil, Know Life Dig It! Lecture Series presents Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations with Professor David R. Montgomery, a Professor of Earth and Space Science at the University of Washington and a MacArthur Fellow. He studies the influence of geomorphology on ecological systems and human societies. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford University (1984) and his Ph.D. in geomorphology from UC Berkeley (1991). David will have copies of his book, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations available after the lecture for signing. In MAC's Eric A. Johnston Auditorium at 4PM followed by a no-host reception. $5-$7 (MAC Members at no charge)

April 21
MAC Art Auction Spokane

April 21, 2012 - The Davenport Hotel
4PM Preview and Quick Finish. 6PM Dinner - Live Music

An artistic way to support the MAC! Annual Art Auction Fundraiser benefits the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and features a wide variety of artists and media. Tickets on-line at $100 per person (includes auction catalog) $40 Catalogue only. Tickets and Auction catalogues also available at the Museum Store through April 14.

April 21
Spring Antique Appraisal Days

April 21 and 22
Saturday 10am-7pm - Sunday 10am - 5pm Benefiting Campbell House restoration.

At Custer's Spring Antique and Collector's Sale Spokane Fair and Expo Here's your chance to bring in special objects that you have been curious about for all of these years!

  • Verbal market evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts.
  • $7.00 per item each item appraised. Appraisal fees benefit the MAC. (Cost of Custer's admission $6 - cash)
  • Each customer having items appraised will receive one 2 for 1 admission coupon to the Museum of Arts & Culture as a thank you!
  • Limit 5 items per person. Hand carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments.
  • For large pieces, bring photos that pay attention to details.
  • Appraisals are conducted on a first come, first served basis.

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