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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rock and Roll at the District Bar this Friday




KXLY's Rick Rydell and his classic rock band URSA are doing a gig this Friday night, April 5 at 6 pm, at The District Bar, 916 West First in downtown Spokane. It's a fundraiser to help Homeless Veterans get off the streets!

The District Bar is getting rave reviews on the food. During Happy hour, which is from 3-6pm, you can enter to win VIP tickets to concerts at The Knitting Factory, plus 10 percent off your tab with ticket receipts from shows at the Bing Crosby Theater and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Fore more information on URSA 4 Homeless Vets, visit www.wherevent.com/detail/URSA-URSA-4-Homeless-Vets.

Spokane Home & Garden Show coming this weekend

The 37th Annual Spring Spokane Home & Garden Show will be Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th at the Spokane Convention Center. The Spokane Home & Garden Show is the oldest running consumer home show in Spokane, and is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Join over 350 booths showcasing their latest products and services for your home and garden. Enter to win great door prizes, attend informative seminars and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs.

Show Hours are Friday 12:00 noon - 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm. Tickets are $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors & Military, and Children 12 & under are Free. Visit www.spokanehomeandgardenshow.com.

You'll love this, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Seattle band Cream Tangerine is at the Bing Crosby Theater, this Friday, April 5 at 6:30, recreating Beatles classics along with Beatles albums in their entirety. It's a dynamic live Beatles music experience presented by World Relief Spokane. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Lord of the Dance Saturday at the INB

Lord of the Dance is this Saturday, April 6 at 8 in the INB Performing Arts Center. It's a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Sirens, a 'tropical mid-life crisis' at Interplayers

Interplayers Professional Theatre presents 'Sirens,' a tropical mid-life crisis, April 4 through 20. Triply talented composer, performer and director Christian Duhamel comes from New York City to guide an expert cast of four. As hapless Sam, Artistic Director for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Roger Welch, returns to Interplayers for the first time since 2010. Sam's hilariously puzzled spouse, Rose, is played by Resident Artist Tamara Schupman ('It's a Wonderful Life'), and famed local opera soprano Dawn Wolski makes her comedy debut as the diva-like Siren and two other roles. Nicholas Witham rounds out the cast as a former rival for Rose's affections. Last seen as a 16-year-old in this season's 'Speech and Debate,' Witham now plays a man in his fifties, who inexplicably still looks astoundingly young.

'Sirens' opens April 4th and plays through April 20th. Performances are at 7:30 Wednesdays through Saturdays, with 2pm matinees on Sundays (April 7th and 14th), and Saturdays (April 13th and 20th). Talkbacks with the cast will occur each Thursday and Saturday.

Go to Interplayers.com for information and Ticketswest for your seats www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


'Treasure Island' a gem of a show at Civic




Enjoy this family adventure story, based on the Book by Robert Louis Stevenson, at the Main Stage of Spokane Civic Theatre this Friday, April 5 through April 21. Directed by Christopher Wooley, the classic swashbuckling tale comes to life in this new stage adaptation. Young Jim Hawkins sets off on the adventure of a lifetime as he searches for the buried treasure of pirate Captain Flint. Sword fights and mutiny abound onboard the ship. Watch out for Long John Silver as he navigates more than the high seas! Curtain Times Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm and Sunday, 2:00pm.

Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


Big Band at the Bing: The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra




This legendary, swing era, Big Band will take the stage at the Bing and transport you back in time. Known as the 'Sentimental Gentleman of Swing', and undeniably one of the best all-around dance bands, they mastered creating smooth, brilliantly composed arrangements at superb dance and listening tempos. Their mark in history reaches far.

Their rich history includes Ol' Blue Eyes. Frank Sinatra's career blossomed with Tommy. Our own Bing Crosby recorded and performed with Tommy Dorsey. Two hundred eighty-six Billboard hits and seventeen number one hits are just a couple of their many accomplishments. In recent years they have preformed for a Presidential Inauguration and continue to sell out venues all over to all ages.

Now you can experience them live. The Arts-Lewis and Clark Music Department presents The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, live at the Bing Crosby Theater, Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm. It's a fund raiser put on by the Lewis & Clark Instrumental Music Parents' Association (LCIMPA).

The Orchestra has given Lewis and Clark Jazz One Ensemble the rare honor of opening the show. They will tackle the difficult music of Radiohead's 'Bodysnatchers', as well as other compositions.

TicketsWest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Michael Bolton at Northern Quest

Spend an unforgettable evening with multi-Grammy winner Michael Bolton at Northern Quest Friday, April 12 at 7:30. go to northernquest.com for your tickets.

Ben & Jerry's Spokane Celebrates Free Cone Day Tuesday, April 9th!




Is there a better way to say thank you than free ice cream? Not if you're Ben & Jerry's! On Tuesday, April 9, from 12 to 8 pm the Ben & Jerry's scoop shop at River Park Square in Spokane will host the 34th annual Free Cone Day.

This year, the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at River Park Square in Spokane has partnered with The First Tee of the Inland NW. This year...Robyn Nance, Derek Deis, Leslie Lowe, Kalae Chock, Jane McCarthy, Michelle Dapper, Katie Boer, Dave Sposito, Molly Allen, Kris Crocker, a number of Spokane City Council Members and the Spokane Shock have already volunteered their arm muscles in support of 'The First Tee' of the Inland Northwest.

The Photogs at Brick Wall Gallery




Beginning April 5th during the First Friday Event the Brick Wall Gallery in the Bennett Block will be presenting a new display of local photographers.

A group of local photographers who gather monthly under the ruberic of 'The Photogs', will be participating in a show for the month of April.

The Photogs is comprised of professional and dedicated amateur photographers working and living in the Spokane area. The work to be displayed is drawn from the personal portfolios of these artists, and covers a wide range of styles and subjects. Portraits, landscapes, nature studies and still-life images, comprise the usual categories, producing unexpected images.

Southside Seniors Roundup Great Talent for Their Annual FUN-Raiser

This Roundup Extravaganza will benefit the Southside Senior & Community Center. Emcee and Auctioneer is Actor Tim Behrens, of the McManus Comedies. The evening features Sam Mazzola of the Riders of the Rockin' B, Countrygrass, Tom McArthur and Leslie Ann Grove. Chef Greg Miley concocts an incredible BBQ dinner. Two unique Auctions, lots of prizes and an all-night Happy Hour!! Transportation to and from Event available. The Western-themed event is open to the community and Laughter is guaranteed or you get your dinner back!

The fun happens Saturday, April 20 starting at 5pm at the Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 East 27th Avenue, Spokane corner of East 27th and Ray St. Cost is $25 per person and includes Auctions, performances and dinner. Call the box office at 509-535-0803.

For more information, visit www.sssac.org.


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