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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Adam Lee headlines at Spokane Comedy Club this weekend




Comedian Adam Lee performs this Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8:30pm at the Spokane comedy Club inside the Tailgater, 1221 N. Howard.

The fifth generation in a long line of nomadic performers, Adam Lee was born to make people laugh. In 2001 he took 1st place in the Teen Category of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition. Since then he's been touring theaters and comedy clubs all over the country. With an interactive style, he can be both self deprecating and insulting. Whatever he is, his standup will have you doubled over with laughter.

Call 509-328-9000 for reservations and more information.

Spokane Symphony Casual Classics this Friday

This Friday, April 20 at 8pm, the Spokane Symphony with conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will feature works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann as part of their Casual Classics concert series at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. Tickets can be purchased at the Box office of the Fox at 1001 W Sprague Ave, or by phone at 509-624-1200 or through TicketsWest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

For more concert information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org.


April Smith at the Bing

April Smith and her band The Great Picture Show play the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, April 20 night at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Custer's Spring Antique and Collectors Sale this weekend

Custer's Spring Antique and Collectors Sale is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fairgrounds. Adults $6 good all weekend. In addition to hundreds of booths, the MAC will conduct their Appraisal Days on Saturday and Sunday. So bring you family treasures to see what they are worth. Cost is $7 per item with all proceeds going to the MAC. Go to custershows.com for more information.

Kendall Feeney joins String Quartet for the 'Wild side' of classical music




Pianist Kendall Feeney joins the Spokane String Quartet for an exploration of the 'wild side' of classical music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Spokane String Quartet consists of Mateusz Wolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, violins; Jeannette Wee-Yang, viola; and Helen Byrne, cello.

"I'm drawn to wildness in classical music, which unfortunately sounds like a contradiction in terms," Feeney said. "Wild and classical?" Local audiences have seen that side of Feeney over the years, most notably as artistic director for the Zephyr series of modern classical music from 1991-2003.

Feeney is a member of the piano faculty at Eastern Washington University and director of the EWU Contemporary Music Ensemble. She maintains private studios in Seattle, Spokane and Portland and is also a member of the Tango Band, Tango Volcado and the improvisation band Ultimate Fishstick.

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 at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT or at the door.


You STILL Can't Do That in the Library!

The Spokane Public Library Foundation's 6th annual "You Can't Do That in the Library" is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, 7pm at the Downtown Public Library, 906 West Main. This event features the music of 6 Foot Swing, great food from David's Pizza and new this year, River City Red beer. Am amazing Rare Books auction will also be part of the evening.

Tickets are still $55, and can be purchased by calling 509-444-5318. Additional payment information and event details are available on the website, www.spokanelibraryfdtn.org/events.html.

Local artist of national comic book to do signing at Merlyn's

Wednesday, May 2nd from 5pm to 7pm local artist Colton Worley will be doing a signing of his new comic book 'The Spider' from National comic company Dynamic Comics. Check out these links of his work: coltonworleyartist.blogspot.com/2012/02/spider-advance-preview-from-dynamite.html.

www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37033.

Contact John at Merlyn's if you have more questions, 509-624-0957.


Tana Bachman-Bland at Saranac Friday at 9




The Saranac Siren Series presented by Performance Please continues this Friday, April 20 as Tana Bachman-Bland entertains at 9 pm. And best of all there is no cover charge. The Saranac Public House is at 21 West Main and the website is saranacpub.com.

Free Comic Book Weekend May 5th & 6th

More from Merlyn's. Once again, it's time for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). To maximize the availability of this amazing event, Merlyn's will be running FCBD on both Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. Every year, this weekend is a concentrated taste of the events held in the store year round.

Each person who comes in can choose 2 free comics from the FCBD selection! Check out www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981 for the list of this year's comics. Everything in the store will be 10% off of retail price.

Several amazing local artists will be stopping in to showcase their art and do free sketches for kids. Times TBA. For aspiring artists of all ages and skill levels, they'll again run the Merlyn's Jam Pages, where you can share a sketch to commemorate FCBD. Thanks to the 501st Legion, several famous characters and iconic henchmen will visit. Past guests have included Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Stormtroopers, Bounty Hunters, Jawas, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, the Joker, and even a Starcraft Space Marine. Times TBA.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/events/425093407517216/.


Lost in Yonkers opens at Lake City Playhouse




Neil Simon's 'Lost in Yonkers' opens this Friday, April 20 and runs through May 6 at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden. Go to lakecityplayhouse.org or call 208-667-1323 for more information.

A Night of Stars for Wishing Star Spokane

Wishing Star Spokane Chapter will hold its Dinner and Auction, 'Night of Stars' on Friday, May 18 starting 5pm at Center Pointe Event Facility in downtown Spokane. The event will feature cocktail hour with silent auction items, dinner, live auction items and lots of fun. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to grant wishes for local children. Wishing Star Spokane's goal is to raise $20,000 which will grant four wishes in 2012. They hope this event will be successful and change the lives of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Wishing Star at 509-744-3411 or email aglainson@gmail.com. More information is available at www.wishingstar.org/1568.html.

Andrew Lainson, a previous wish child is heading up the event and being supported by the Spokane Chapter, a group of volunteers who support and promote Wishing Star here in Spokane. Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to life-threatened children in Washington and Idaho. Wishing Star brought hope, joy and strength to 32 children and their families last year. The need is high and Wishing Star is hoping to grant 52 wishes this year. That makes it a wish a week.


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