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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spokane Symphony ramps up for 67th season




Tickets for individual concerts to Spokane Symphony concerts go on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 22 at 10 am at the Fox Box Office, 1001 W. Sprague, by phone at 509-624-1200 or at www.spokanesymphony.org. Get your tickets now and enjoy the passion of this great orchestra.

Better yet, become a Symphony subscriber for less, and win!

The Spokane Symphony Classics season tickets have been offered for 50% off this summer to new subscribers (those who have not subscribed in the last three years). That offer expires at 5 pm on Wednesday, August 29. This offer will not be available at the Parks concert. Plus, some lucky subscriber will win the Golden Ticket! Subscribing to the Spokane Symphony has great benefits this year - beyond experiencing outstanding concerts. The Golden Ticket promotion provides for one person to win two tickets to all Spokane Symphony concerts in the 2012-13 Season. All subscribers are automatically entered in the contest. The deadline for new subscribers to be entered is September 19.

Ed's Mobile Fun Club with another special offer of a $100 Cathay Inn gift certificate




The last time we ran a drawing for a $100 Cathay Inn gift certificate the response was so great we thought you'd like another chance to 'Come on in to the Cathay Inn' for free. This week's offer is a $100 gift certificate for Spokane's best Chinese food! Here's how you enter to win: Text the word EDSFUN to the number 90210 by 5 pm this Sunday, August 19. The drawing will be held and the winner will be notified by text.


It's time for Ragtime at CdA Summer Theatre




The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre presents 'Ragtime' August 16 - 26 in North Idaho College's Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

'Ragtime' paints a powerful and nostalgic portrait of the lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple, and a Latvian Jewish immigrant as they try to make a success in America at the beginning of the 20th century. Interweaving historical figures with fictional characters, the show illustrates poignant issues of the day, from immigration, racism, and politics to industrialization and social upheaval.

The 1998 Broadway production of 'Ragtime: The Musical' received 13 nominations for Tony Awards, winning four. It was then revived in 2009, and nominated for six more. It is widely considered to be one of the finest American musicals written in the past two decades.

Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Get your tickets at www.cdasummertheatre.com.


Free Liangong Chinese Exercise Workshops




This Saturday, August 18, join Doria Cook-Nelson (wife of Craig T. Nelson) for free Tai Chi classes hosted at the Spokane Club, 1002 West Riverside. A class for Instructors is 10:45 to 11:30am, then a class open to the public is 11:45 to 1pm. Sign up today by calling 509-328-9116.


Unity is very entertaining

Unity in the Community is this Saturday, August 18, from 10 to 4 at Riverfront Park. It's the region's largest multicultural celebration with cultural villages, an interactive children's center, music, dancers, art and more. Go to nwunity.org for more information.

The music continues this week in Manito Park

This Friday, August 17, the Manito Park Bench Cafe continues its Free Friday Summer Concert Series, featuring the music of husband and wife duo, Emerson. Music begins at 5:30 and runs through 7:30pm. Great food, ice cream and beverages available for purchase, including wine and beer.

Pow Wow coming to Riverfront Park

Next Friday & Saturday, August 24 & 25, the 2012 Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment & Pow Wow will be held at the Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. More information coming next week.

This week at Arbor Crest

Tonight, August 15 at 5:30pm, Clumsy Lovers, an Irish rock band performs their mix of fiddle & banjo-fuelled, bluegrassified Celtic rock. Opening will be Floating Crowbar. Concert begins at 5:30pm, $20 admission.

Thursday, August 16, Hot Club Trio performs jazz & swing. No charge for concert, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Beaded jewelry by Bobbie van Loben Sels will be on display.

Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19 is the Art & Glass Fest from 11am to 6pm, featuring unique artwork from over 50 artists. Enjoy wine and music. Free admission to the Art & Glass Fest.

This Sunday, August 19, Singlewide will perform rock & roll classics. Concert begins at 5:30pm and runs until dusk. Charge is $5.

For more information on the Arbor Crest Concerts, visit www.arborcrest.com.


Happy Days are coming to an end.




No, we don't mean the end of summer, which is coming to an end soon too. 'Happy Days' at the Spokane Civic Theatre has only three performances left. Tonight, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm on the Main Stage. Get your tickets now at www.spokanecivictheatre.com and enjoy Happy Days! Photo by Chris Wooley.

Laugh and dance at Bluz at the Bend

This Friday and Saturday at 8 pm laugh at the comedy of Kane Holloway & Kelsey Cook in Uncle D's Comedy Underground, upstairs at Bluz at the Bend, 2721 North Market (at Illinois). At 9 pm both nights, dance to the sounds of Charlie Butts & The Filtertips downstairs. For more information go to bluznews.com or call 509-483-7300.

'Equine Impressions' an art show featuring horses




If you love horses, and art, this show is for you. Pacific Flyway Gallery, 409 Dishman Mica Road, Spokane Valley presents 'Equine Impressions' an art show featuring the horse through August 31. The show includes the art of Debbie Hughbanks, Linda Besse, Darrel Sullens, Bev Doolittle, Marcella Rose & more. It's free to the public, and it's for all ages. Go to pacificflywaygallery.com for more information.

Blues and Brews at Silver Mountain Resort

The 19th Annual BREWSFEST at Silver Mountain Resort is this Friday and Saturday. The event has been expanded to two days and will feature live musical performances by 5 bands and 19 regional micro breweries representing over 35 delicious beverages. A weekend pass for both days can be purchased for $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.silvermt.com or call John Williams at 208-783-1524.

Local Artists Raising Funds For Non-Zombie Zombie Film

It's a classic story...boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl...and the Zombie apocalypse hits a small every-town. A non-zombie movie with zombies if you will. Three local artists are raising money to fund 'Love is Dead,' a short film about the longing for love and a little respect.

Derek Landers, Trevor Sullivan and Matt Vielle (LiD Films) are working together to put this film on the big screen. All three partners work in the creative arts field here in Spokane. Derek owns Factory Arts, a freelance graphic design company, Trevor is a graphic artist at Quinn Group Advertising, and Matt is a photographer at Hamilton Studio.

Trevor describes the film as taking place in a "small convenience store with the beginnings of a cataclysmic epidemic just outside. Our main character, the sole attending employee, finally meets his dream girl on the night that everything changes..."

Money is being raised through the end of August through Kickstarter.com: a fund raising site the helps artists securely raise funds for new projects. The goal must be reached for the film to get the funding. You can see the trailer and donate towards the project at kickstarter.loveisdeadfilm.com. Because the living-dead know the pang of love's vulnerability just as much as the living-living.

'Broad Comedy' coming to the Bing August 24

'Broad Comedy' is an internationally touring satirical musical show that is selling out from NY to LA. Original show songs include 'Vaginas Like Us', 'Soccer Mom Ho', 'Saving My Hymen For Jesus' and 'Drunk Dialed Obama'. Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, creative coach, and social activist. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit. She is the creator and headliner of 'Broad Comedy.' It's coming to the Bing Crosby theater Friday, August 24 at 8 pm.

This is what people are saying about 'Broad Comedy': "Fierce, female, fabulous and funny!" -Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues.

"Katie Goodman brought down the house - Brilliant!" -Comedy Central.

"Finally, someone said what we were thinking." -The Huffington Post.

"Hilarious!" -Boston Herald


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