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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2012 Spokane Falls NW Indian Encampment and Pow Wow is this weekend

Just like the Canadian geese who stop at the river next to Riverfront Park every year, the Pow Wow is back at Riverfront Park, this Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. For the last 21 years, the annual event known as the Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment and Pow Wow has been held in Riverfront Park. The Pow Wow's Grand Entry begins at 7 pm Friday night with sessions continuing at 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday. The Pow Wow is free and open to all.

Other attractions are: Indian Art and Craft vendors; traditional Native food stands; traditional dancing and singing contests; and, non-profit and educational booths. The Annual Indian Community Fun Run for Health starts at 9:00 am Saturday at the Lilac Bowl. The Run is one or three miles, is free to participants, and offers T-shirts and prizes. Call Candy Jackson at 509-325-5502 for more info.

Major sponsors include: the Spokane Tribe and STEP; City of Spokane Lodging and Tax Grant; the Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Casino; the NATIVE Project and NATIVE Health Clinic and Kauffman and Associates. Other individuals and small sponsors have also donated to make this event possible.

For more information call Shane Garcia of the NATIVE Project at 509-325-5502.

This is reportedly one hilarious show

'Broad Comedy' is an internationally touring satirical musical show coming to the Bing Friday, August 24 at 8pm. It's getting rave reviews for being very, very funny. It is, however, for mature audiences. Get your tickets now at

Alyse Black Trio Friday night at Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill

Enjoy an evening of music, fashion, and art at the beautiful Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill this Friday, August 24 at 7pm. Featuring soulful jazz music from Alyse Black and guitar and voice from Sidhe, the evening will also feature a preview from Totally Trashed Fashion as well as modern and contemporary art by the river from Christina Deubel and Rebekah Littlefield. Tickets are just $6 available at or 800-325-SEAT.

12th Night on the 25th night

This Saturday, August 25 at 5pm, enjoy a free performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Pavilion Park in Liberty Lake, presented by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

ZZ Top rocking Northern Quest Saturday night at 7

The iconic American band, ZZ Top, will rock the stage as part of the 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup at Northern Quest this Saturday, August 25. Showtime is at 7 pm. Ticket prices range from $35 to $85. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 1-877-871-6772 or by ordering online at

Best known for their chest-length beards, black leather outfits and trademark sunglasses, ZZ Top embodies the spirit of American blues rock. Formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, ZZ Top became known to fans as 'that little ol' band from Texas.' With Billboard hits such as 'Cheap Sunglasses,' 'Sharp Dressed Man' and 'LaGrange,' ZZ Top has produced and released 14 records and sold more than 25 million albums in the United States. Their first two records reflected strong blues roots, while the third album, Tres Hombres, became their first Top-10 album. ZZ Top's eighth album, 'Eliminator,' featured two Top 40 singles, 'Gimme All Your Lovin' and 'Legs.' The album sold more than 10 million copies. ZZ Top's latest album was released in 2003, entitled 'Mescalero'; however, a new album has been recorded and is slated for a Fall 2012 release. ZZ Top has won three Video Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

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. The final 2012 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert is Heart, on Sunday, September 9 at 5 pm.

Tuxedos at Arbor Crest this Sunday

Back by popular demand, Tuxedo Junction will be at Arbor Crest Wine Cellar with their full-bodied Big Band sound. Go to for more information.

Pig Out in the Park is next week!

Don't spoil your appetites for great food and free entertainment. Pig Out in the Park is next Wednesday, August 29 through Labor Day, September 3 at Riverfront Park's Clocktower Meadow and Gondola Meadow.

Spokane's biggest entertainment event offers 100 bands, 3 adult beverage gardens, and 54 food booths serving a total of 255 menu items, nothing over $9.25.

For a complete listing of all the fun go to

The Civic producers have a golden season you will treasure

Season tickets are now on sale for Spokane's nationally award winning Civic Theater...ten great shows including The Producers, On Golden Pond, Treasure Island, Grease and more. Go to for all the details.

This Friday's free concert in Manito Park

This Friday, August 24, the Manito Park Bench Cafe presents Just Plain Darin as part of their free summer concert series. Concerts run from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Great food and beverages available for purchase, along with beer and wine provided by No-Li Brewhouse during the concert.

Next Friday, August 31 is their last concert of the season, so don't miss out!

This weekend's films at the Magic Lantern

Starting this Friday, August 24 through Thursday, August 30 films showing at the Magic Lantern Theater are as follows:

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Farewell, My Queen
The Intouchables
Safety, Not Guaranteed
The Imposter
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

For showtimes, visit

The Dwight Dash is this Saturday

The 2012 Dwight Dash is this Saturday, August 25 at 9 am at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly Street. This beginner level course offers a 5k which starts at 9 am, and a 10k which starts at 9:15. Runners will have the opportunity to enjoy the newly remodeled Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, along with enjoying the natural scenery of Riverside State Park. This unique urban trail run showcases the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex which boasts six full-size natural-grass soccer fields, two full-size synthetic-turf athletic fields, five softball diamonds, one youth baseball field, a skate park, along with a splash pad and playground. The Dwight Dash is a great event which offers challenges to all who participate.

Cost is $19 up until tonight until 11:59pm, $29 after that. Registration still available online at for both the 5k and 10k runs.

You can check in at the registration table located under the shelter near the splash pad at the Dwight Merkel complex on Saturday, August 25, between 7:45am -8:30am (5k check-in will close at 8:30am, and 10k check-in will close at 9:00am).

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