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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bada Bing! Comedy Series at the Bing




The Bada Bing Comedy show Friday March 8 at 8 pm at the Bing will feature Spokane's own comedian, Ken Martin as the emcee and Ed Clark as the opening act for nationally acclaimed comedy stars Kermet Apio and Joe Vespaziani. People may remember Kermet from his recent performance at the INB Performing Arts Center where he opened for Brian Regan. Joe is a past winner of the Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

Tickets are just $15 for a night of great comedy. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Symphony's Venetian Masquerade




On Saturday, March 9 from 8pm to midnight is the 2nd Annual Venetian Masquerade benefitting the Spokane Symphony. The Masquerade is in the tradition of the grand Masquerades of Venice with a modern twist.

Enjoy live music by 'The Masked Men of Jazz' featuring Dru Heller and Danny McCollim. You get to dance on the stage at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Ticket price includes snacks and two complimentary drinks. There will be exciting games and prizes and a no-host bar available with a signature cocktail just for this Masquerade. Dress is creative black tie, masks required. The best dressed will receive a special prize!

Tickets are $50 each and available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT, www.spokanesymphony.org or by phone at 509-624-1200. This is a 21 and over event.


First Friday Spokane

Enjoy an evening of great artwork this Friday, March 1 at Spokane's monthly artwalk. Visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php for details.

Riverfront Park's Carrousel Reopens Friday

The historic Looff Carrousel in downtown Spokane reopens Friday, March 1 after annual restoration and facility maintenance has been completed. The Carrousel will be open 11 am to 5 pm, Friday to Sunday, through March 24. Ride tokens cost $2 each or $10 for eight.

SPOMa Opens at the MAC

Spokane Modern Architecture (SPOMa) will open at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture this Saturday, March 2 and runs through November 2.

The 25-year period between 1948 and 1973 saw a tremendous amount of architectural creativity in Spokane. Spokane's mid-century architects changed the face of the city and also received national recognition for their efforts. Their work continues to influence even today. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Spokane Restaurant Week Continues

The first annual Spokane Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, March 3. Participating restaurants all over town will have special fixed price menus for either $18 or $28 during the ten day event. Go to restaurantweekspokane.com for all the details.

Get your tickets for Spokane Civic Theatre's 2013-2014 Season!

The new season line up at Spokane Civic Theatre provides great entertainment, high drama, brilliant musicals, a classic mystery and more. Civic was fortunate this season to receive the rights to produce the musical, Les Miserables, which is the season opener.

The 2013-2014 Starlit Season Line Up:
Les Miserables - September 20-October 20, 2013
Second Samuel - October 25-November 24, 2013
The Christmas Schooner - November 22-December 22, 2013
Crazy for You - January 17-February 9, 2014
The Tempest - January 31-February 23, 2014
The Mousetrap - February 28-March 16, 2014
Suds - March 14-April 13, 2014
The Three Musketeers - April 4-April 19, 2014
Becky's New Car - May 2-June 1, 2014
Gypsy - May 16-June 15, 2014

Season tickets are available beginning Friday, March 1. You can order online at www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


Spokane Jazz Orchestra features Deborah Brown at the Bing




Sensational jazz singer Deborah Brown joins the Spokane Jazz Orchestra at the Bing Crosby Theater, Saturday night, March 9 at 7 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Live Reptile & Animal Day at Mobius

This Saturday, March 2 from 11am to 3pm, get face to face with live reptiles and critters. Learn from local reptile expert, Rasmussen Reptiles, who will be on hand to answer your questions and educate guests about the importance of these unique animals.

See a large variety of animals including pythons, chameleons, geckos, tortoises, monitors, iguanas and more. At the Mobius Science Center, 811 W Main Ave in downtown Spokane. Visit www.mobiusspokane.org.


Jewel coming to Northern Quest Resort & Casino

On Friday, May 31, Jewel will perform her greatest hits at the Pend Oreille Pavilion Stage at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. After 18 years and more than 27 million albums sold, Jewel has established herself in the music industry with her poignant lyrics and soulful renditions of hits such as 'Who Will Save Your Soul', 'You Were Meant for Me' and 'Foolish Games'. Her Greatest Hits Album was released on February 5, 2013 and includes duets with Kelly Clarkson and the Pistol Annies.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1 and are available at the Northern Quest Box Office, 509-481-6700, and online at northernquest.com. Prices are $65, $85, and $135

Miso Fresh Asian Restaurant Opens in Spokane

Miso Fresh Asian has opened in the two former Edo Japan locations at Northtown Mall and River Park Square. Owners Jay Underwood, former Spokane Edo Japan owner, and Stephanie Vigil-Underwood, local news anchor on KHQ, are excited to bring this new concept to Spokane with a menu inspired by Southeast Asian street vendors.

"Miso Fresh Asian will offer unique and savory Asian dishes freshly prepared with many healthy options. We have the ability to customize a meal to an individual's tastes, desires, or dietary requirements. The dishes are cooked individually in stir-fry pans over seven gas-fired ranges right in front of the customers," says Jay Underwood. There will also be some traditional Teriyaki items on the menu.

Visit www.misofreshasian.com.

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra performs at the Fox




The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra featuring Piano Soloist Caroline Hong, will perform an exciting program which includes Rossini's Overture to 'La Gazza Ladra,' Stravinsky's 'Firebird Suite' and Rachmaninoff's 'Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30.' The concert is Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Kevin Hekmatpanah is director.

Tickets are for general admission seating, $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Admission is free for Gonzaga staff and students with I.D. You can purchase tickets at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, by phone at 509-624-1200 or online at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

'Keep Calm and Drag On'

Eastern Washington University's Annual Drag Show featuring Ru Paul's Drag Race Queens is this Thursday, February 28 starting at 7pm at the PUB on the EWU campus. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are on sale at the University Bookstore. $5 general seating, $10 first four rows. All proceeds go to the Spokane AIDS Network.

Taste Spokane to benefit Wishing Star Foundation

Wishing Star's 7th Annual Taste Spokane event will be held on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 10pm at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. This food, dessert, wine, beer and spirits tasting will feature more than 32 local vendors, raffles, live music, more all in support of Wishing Star. This event is age 21 and over.

Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. Admission price includes five taste tokens and a Wishing Star Wine glass. For tickets or more information on the event, visit www.tastespokane.com.

Home & Yard Show starts tomorrow

Jim Custer Enterprises presents the 35th Annual Spokane Home & Yard Show beginning tomorrow, February 28 and runs through Sunday, March 3, held at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. This year's show will feature over 250 exhibits of home improvement ideas and solutions.

Opening day, Thursday, is two adult admissions for the price of one. Parking is free. Hours are Thursday & Friday, noon to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, good all weekend; kids 12 & under free. Visit www.CusterShows.com.


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