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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Elkfest this weekend in Browne's Addition

The 8th annual Elkfest, is this Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. Enjoy 18 bands, great food and beverages at the Elk, Pacific and Cannon. Go to the website for all the details.

The sale for the Symphony has been extended

The Spokane Symphony Associates' 4th Annual Upscale Sale has been extended 1 day - this Friday June 8 from 7am to 7pm. You'll find 3,000 square feet of quality items at 1027 West 3rd Avenue between Madison & Monroe.

All items including the large collection of fine china will be 1/2 off. The merchandise donors were so generous that they still have a huge selection of quality new and antique items - furniture, art, carpets, crystal, silver, brass, china, pottery, holiday, books, house wares, designer clothing. These would also be wonderful gifts for your family and friends.

All proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

BeGin this weekend at the MAC Friday

This Friday, June 8 is BeGin at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Browne's Addition, which runs from 6 to 8pm. BeGin the weekend with adult refreshments, live music, snacks and view current exhibits. No charge for BeGin but donations are welcome.

Check out all the exhibits currently at the MAC by visiting

Robert Grimes show at The Art Spirit Gallery

Meet Robert Grimes and check out his remarkable artwork from 5-8 on Friday, June 8 the the Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman in Coeur d'Alene. Enjoy ArtWalk with a lively evening of fine art, fine dining and good friends in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Everyone is welcome.

Robert Grimes is a tremendously creative innovator with impeccable craftsmanship. An artist since he completed his first painting at 13, Grimes has the mind of an inventor. His work contains layers on soft wood- organic, mechanical, traditional and progressive - carved, sculpted, folded and painted. Using sanders, saws and drills, dowels, screws and glue, he brings forth images akin to maps and plans, landscapes of the unknown yet somehow familiar. "When I begin a piece, I have no game plan," he said, "I begin with automatic drawings and the results are subconscious. The paintings grow."

Grimes will give an intimate talk in the gallery about his work and process starting at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 9.

This show, which runs through July 7th is sponsored by Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. For more information and to view the show online go to

Vintage Spokane coming June 24!

Spokane's largest summer wine event, Vintage Spokane: A Food and Wine Affair, comes to Northern Quest Resort & Casino Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 6pm. Over 60 Washington wineries will pour delicious wines and gourmet bites will be provided by Masselow's Restaurant. General admission tickets are $45. Limited VIP tickets are $60 (VIP hours are 2-6pm).

For ticket and other detailed information, including a list of participating wineries, visit

Celebrity Grill Off at Pool World (aka Grill World) tomorrow, rain or shine!

Grill World will again host this year's 'Celebrity Grill Off' event this Thursday, June 7 from 3 to 6pm at the Pool World Central Store, 5701 E Sprague.

This year, three KXLY personalities will show off their culinary talents and compete to win the grand prize of their choice of a new Traeger Grill or Big Green Egg from Grill World. Each contestant will cook on quality grills, barbeques and smokers provided by the Grill World department of Pool World.

This year's participants are Robyn Nance, KXLY TV4's Good Morning Northwest co-host, who will prepare Roast Indonesian Spring Rack of Lamb with Mango Chutney and Spice Rubbed Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Herbed Anchovy Amish Butter on a Traeger Grill; Bud Nameck from KXLY NewsRadio 920 will do Baby Back Ribs and an Italian Sausage Appetizer on The Big Green Egg; and Scotty 'Bunz' of Steele of Rock 94 1/2 will grill up Stuffed marinated bacon wrapped chicken breasts and fresh Cajun butter prawns on a Weber Grill. Quality meats will be provided by Spencer's for Steaks and Chops in the Doubletree Hotel.

The Patchin, Lukens & Osso Show of 700 ESPN, will be broadcasting their show live on location during this event.

Sunday Jazz at Geno's

This Sunday, June 10, from 5 to 8pm, the Eddie Haskell Trio will perform at Geno's Italian restaurant, 1414 N Hamilton. The Eddie Haskell Trio is made up of Nick Schauer on guitar, David Turner on bass, and Mike Tschirgi on drums. This Sunday, they welcome outstanding trumpet player, Brendan McMurphy as the Beaver. For more information, call 509-368-9087 or visit

Summer (or not) fun at Arbor Crest

This Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 is 'Music on the Patio' at Arbor Crest, with Abbey Crawford performing and jewelry and glass art by Cindy Dillehay. No cover.

Miss Lee Lee and the Spotted Cats are at Arbor Crest this Sunday, June 10 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. $5 admission for Sunday concerts. Go to for more information.

Films at The Magic Lantern

The following films will be shown at the Magic Lantern Theater starting this Friday, June 8 through Thursday, June 14.

Opening: Darling Companion, God Bless America, The Kid with a Bike, and Sound of my Voice. Continuing: Headhunters, Bully, and Happy. Opening on June 15th is Monsieur Lazhar, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. A Special 50 Hour Slam Encore presentation is Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 and 9:30 featuring all the films.

The Magic Lantern Theatre is located at 25 W Main, downtown Spokane. Check the website for showtimes and more details, or call 509-209-2383.

John Fogerty at Northern Quest

Legendary American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, John Fogerty, opens the 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Friday, June 15. Showtime is at 7pm. Ticket prices range from $45 to $85 and can be purchased by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 1-877-777-5252 or by ordering online at

One of the most honored and influential musical artists of the past five decades, Fogerty remains a vital part of the present musical landscape. He has etched himself into musical history both as a Grammy-winning solo artist and the former lead singer and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fogerty has been named to two of Rolling Stone Magazines famed lists - both as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists and the 100 Greatest Singers - a very distinct and unique honor. Also, known as one of the greatest songwriters, singers and guitarists of all time, Fogerty was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

All 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts are held on the Outdoor Stage at Northern Quest. This beautiful outdoor venue boasts more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor space which can hold more than 5,000 people and is complete with beverage and food vendors to accommodate guests.

Local musicians take stage for YMCA's partnered production of BOBfest 2012

Anticipation is mounting for Spokane's young musicians to show off their skills at the 15th Annual Battle of the Bands Festival Saturday, June 16 from noon to 6:30pm in spacious Riverfront Park. The park's Clock Tower marks the location where bright lights will saturate an acoustic platform on which bands will compete to earn the crowd's favor.

The Chase Youth Foundation, Hoffman Music, Silhouette Lighting, and Amplified Wax have all partnered with the YMCA of the Inland Northwest to ensure BOBfest 2012 is a success. Twelve bands will vocalize a musical scrapbook where hours upon hours of practicing and writing lyrics will culminate in 15 minutes of fame in the heart of downtown Spokane.

A panel of community leaders will judge bands based on skill, musicianship, and stage presence to eventually select the top performers. The audience is tasked with choosing the best band of the evening, or 'Crowd Favorite.' BOBfest promises fun for all ages in an encouraging music atmosphere. Bands will play at least two original songs during their performance.

SwampFest 2012

This Friday, June 8 at 8pm, Flying Spiders will perform at SwampFest 2012 at the Swamp Tavern, 1904 W 5th Ave in Spokane's Browne's Addition in addition to DJ Supervillan, C-Flow, Freetime Synthetic and Octoninjitsu Freeforce. $5 admission.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens today

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the national chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, opens today giving Spokane a new way to eat tasty burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos in their own backyard. Chipotle is located at 930 N. Division Street and is open Monday through Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm. You can get more information on this unique restaurant at

Supper Club Showcase this Friday

The MasterClass Jazz Orchestra presents another Supper Club Showcase, dine and dance event this Friday, June 8 at the Sons of Norway, 6710 N. County Homes Blvd. Dinner from 4:30 to 8, dance lessons from 6 to 7, dancing 7 to 9. Go to for all the details.

8th annual Stem and Stein

The Spokane AIDS Network presents the 8th Annual Stem & Stein. This event will feature music provided by Six Foot Swing, a wide array of Northwest wines, beers, spirits, delicious food, and a silent and live auction.

The event is Friday, June 22 at the Masonic Temple 1108 West Riverside. Doors open at 6 pm Tickets are $45 each. Purchase online or call 509-455-8993.

Pizza Oven opens new location

Pizza Oven has opened a new, second restaurant at the new Clementine Square at Boone and Hamilton in the former David's Pizza location. The newest food vendor will offer gourmet pizza by the slice. Pizza Oven will bring it's unique flavor to a casual dining/sports bar atmosphere. Their gourmet pizzas will feature a different recipe each week; and they will also offer specialty salads, pastas, Buffalo wings, and garlic bread The new Pizza Oven has 6 taps and several bottled beers.

They plan on having karaoke, live music, and comedy nights throughout the summer.

Owner Matt Rai attended Washington State University and has owned the River Park Square Taco Del Mar since November 2008 along with the original Pizza Oven, also located in River Park Square, since June of 2011.

Hot Summer Nights is BACK!

Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by Tracy Jewelers, is a celebration of all that's HOT in Spokane: fashion, food, and fun. The 2012 theme 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' will have Arbor Crest adorned with fairies, lights, artists and musicians. Guests will find music and art in every nook of Arbor Crest's beautiful grounds. Mischievous fairies and a roving magician will play tricks of many kinds. Challenge a friend to a round of joust in the 25' inflatable jousting arena. Enjoy dinner and wine in the Mario & Son Renaissance Lounge.

Concerts begin at 7pm and feature Spokane's own Tango Volcado and Peter Rivera, Unplugged. Arbor Crest Wine will be available for purchase and we have a mini food truck festival for those who want to purchase dinner and dessert. They will also have a Beer Garden on site to benefit our local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Tickets for this event are just $20 in advance and available at Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact for more details.

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