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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cirque du Soleil still has a seat for you

Good seats are still available for Cirque du Soleil's 'Quidam' at the Spokane Arena for seven incredible performances now through Sunday, September 16 and it is a show you don't want to miss. This is an amazing performance that I had a chance to see in San Francisco. You will be awed by the spectacular beauty and astounding athleticism. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Art! on Broadway this Saturday

Come see more than 24 artisans at the 2nd Annual Art! on Broadway, this Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 5pm. Located at 807 N Argonne Rd (the Shear Illusions Salon at the corner of Broadway and Argonne Road in the Spokane Valley).

Taco Tumbras will be there with delicious Mexican cuisine. For more information, visit or Find Art! on broadway on Facebook.

Interplayers opens with Always Patsy Cline tomorrow night

Interplayers Theatre will open its 32nd season of live professional theatre with the classic 'Always...Patsy Cline' by Ted Swindley on Thursday, Sept 13, with the gala opening performance on Friday, Sept. 14, starring Cheyenne Nelson singing 27 country favorites and accompanied by Jim Ryan and band. Both performances begin at 7:30. A catered BBQ dinner will be available from 5:30 to 7:00, with dining in both lobbies.

Come meet artist Del Gish at Art Spirit this Friday night

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents a rare showing of notable portraits, landscapes and still lifes by Del Gish through October 6. An Opening Reception where you can meet the artist is this Friday, Sept. 14 from 5-8 pm. Go to for all the details and to see the show online.

Let the fun begin, at the MAC's BeGin

The MAC, at 2315 West First Avenue, presents a special September BeGin! Enjoy live music, drinks and appetizers from 6 to 9pm this Friday evening. The fun includes a bike tour of Browne's Addition's historic homes. Go to for details.

Rockin' and bluesin' at the Knit Saturday night

Three of Spokane's great bands take the stage of the Knitting Factory this Saturday night as Sammy Eubanks (pictured), The Cronkites and Radioface rock the night. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8.

Ralphie May is 'Too Big to Ignore'

Ralphie proves he's TOO BIG TO IGNORE with his record breaking 4th Comedy Central Special and North American tour. Voted one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch, Ralphie spreads his comedic wealth further than ever by tackling topics that will make you think and occasionally squirm. He's at the Bing Crosby Theater Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Entertaining as well as educational, and it's free for We the People

Whitworth presents a Constitution Day Debate: 'First Amendment Gone Wild: What We Dislike But Tolerate', Monday, September 17 at 7 pm, in the Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. The debate is about contemporary politics featuring three Whitworth faculty in the communications studies department: Mike Ingram, Jim McPherson and Erica Salkin. Admission is free. Contact Kathy Fechter, at 509-777-4739 or at for more information.

Ladies Night at Mountain Gear September 19

Climb up to Mountain Gear, 2002 North Division, Wednesday, September 19 at 6 pm for a festive Ladies Night featuring food and beverages and a slide show, 'Climbing in Montenegro,' at 7, by rock and alpine climbing athlete Dawn Glanc. They have a free gift for the first 100 women in the door.

The Producers opens September 21 at Civic

Friday, September 21 is opening night of the Mel Brooks Musical, The Producers at Spokane Civic Theatre. Go to for tickets and information.

Lake City Blues Benefit for Crosswalk features Laffin bones

Crosswalk North Idaho (formerly Project Safe Place) will hold its 14th annual Lake City Blues Benefit, sponsored by the Inland Empire Blues Society, on Saturday, September 22, 3-7pm. O'Shay’s Irish Pub and Eatery (313 E Coeur d'Alene Dr.). This family-friendly event features live music by local blues groups Laffin' Bones (pictured) and Cryin' Shame. The event will include dancing, raffles, games, s'mores, face painting and other family activities. $10 ticket includes a meal (Hot Guinness Beer Banger and beans). Kids under 12 are free (hot dog and chips kid's meal $2). Info at or 208-676-0772.

Go Chiefs Go! Go get your tickets!

Tickets to individual games for the 2012-13 regular season are on sale now at the Chiefs' office and all TicketsWest outlets. Tickets for all home games are available by calling 509-535-PUCK (7825), 800-325-SEAT (7328) or by logging onto

Spokane will open the home portion of the regular season on Saturday, September 29th when they host the Tri-City Americans on Bud Light Opening Night. The Chiefs play a 36 game home schedule, 26 on weekend nights, from September through March. Included in the 26 weekend dates will be 10 Friday nights, 15 Saturday nights and one Sunday.

Walk-up ticket prices range from $10-$20. Students, military personnel and senior citizens all receive a $1 discount on select levels while children under the age of 12 receive a $3 discount.

The Chiefs also offer special rates of up to $5 off the walk-up price for groups of 10 or more fans. A number of party areas, serving groups from 10 to 200, are also available in the Spokane Arena, including two unique ice-level group areas, the Cricket Crease on the east end of the ice, and the Corner located on the northwest end of the building.

Tickets packages, which start as low as $88, are available right now by contacting a Chiefs Account Executive at 509-535-PUCK.

The year 1545 is fast approaching

The first weekend in October, the 5th and 6th, Spokane Entertainer's Guild will transport you back in time to the year 1545 at the Spokane Renaissance Faire 'Tournament of the Golden Apple'. This is a fun fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank at the Cowgirl Coop on the back side of Green Bluff.

Patrons are invited to come take part in the festivities and be submerged into a world where chivalry comes alive with extraordinary wares and crafts, talented singers, storytellers, musicians and shows for all ages. An international court of nobles will vie for the coveted Golden Apple trophy, competing in various events like sword fighting, archery, bocce ball, dancing and of course, jousting. The hours are 11 am to 6 pm Saturday October 5th, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday October 6th.

For more information go to

16th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser

It's time for the 16th annual Chili Cook-Off and Children's Village Benefit at Coeur d'Alene Powersports on Sunday, September 16th from 11am to 3pm. This fundraiser benefits the Children’s Village Foundation where healing children is their goal.

During this event, there will be approximately 26 chili cooking teams preparing their chili for cash prizes valued at $850 and bragging rights for North Idaho's best chili recipe. Attendees can pay $5 to taste all the chili they can eat.

Enter the fundraising raffle to win his and hers Townie Cruiser bikes, Android Tablet, pair of Pelican 8' kayaks, and more. Raffle tickets are $2 each or six for $10. The drawings for these great prizes will be at 3pm.

Families are welcome. There will be activities for everyone - face painting and treats for the kids, a DJ playing your favorite tunes, and door prizes. Please bring all your friends and help support this very worthwhile event.

All chili cook-off proceeds benefit the kids at The Children's Village in Coeur d'Alene, ID. The event has raised more than $45,000 to date. The Children's Village is a local, non-profit organization. Their mission is to care for, advocate and provide a safe, loving, nurturing and healing home for children who have been abused, neglected, homeless, or are in a severe family crisis. You can learn more at or call them at 208-667-1189. Coeur d’Alene Powersports is located at 2745 Seltice Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information about this event, please call Coeur d’Alene Powersports at 866-765-5005 or visit them on-line at

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