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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spokane Lilac Festival's 75th Golden Anniversary Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

This Saturday night at 7:45 celebrate 75 years of our Lilac Parade in downtown Spokane..

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Cruzin' the Falls Classic Car Show downtown

Saturday at 10 am Spokane Falls Blvd. between Post and Stevens Streets will be transformed into the Cruzin' the Falls Classic Car Show, hosted by the Spokane Lilac Festival Association Scholarship Program Enjoy great cars, free music and entertainment all day. For more information go to

More Lilacs!

The Lilac Gardens at Manito Park are at their peak right now. Go enjoy this spectacular representation of our Lilac City. The Lilac Garden at Manito is at the west end of the pond, off Bernard street.

Musicfest Northwest if free at the Bing Friday

The Bing Crosby Theater presents the Musicfest Northwest 2013 Festival Highlights Concert. It's this Friday at 7,featuring the best instrumental, vocal and dance performances from Musicfest Northwest's weeklong festival. Best of all, it's free!

Pamela Benton at Laguna Cafe Friday night

Pamela Benton will be playing Friday, May 17th at Laguna Cafe from 6-9 pm. Pamela Benton is a fabulous entertainer. a singer/songwriter, as well as, producer and recording engineer. Pamela is a multi-talented instrumentalist. She sings and plays live on both the electric violin and lead guitar.

You can find more info regarding upcoming performances (events) as they are booked for 2013 at

Step back in time this weekend at the farm heritage show

The annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Show is a favorite for Spokane Valley Heritage Museum executive director Jayne Singleton. The sixth annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Show will be Friday through May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 10200 E. Sprague Ave Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7 through 17, or $15 for families of five.

The show celebrates the area's history with hands-on exhibits. The show's site has no water or electricity - giving demonstrations of similar conditions to how settlers lived. Before Spokane Valley built roads, housing developments and shopping malls, the area was full of berry farms and orchards. There will be a thresher, which volunteers will use to thresh oats. New this year will be weavers and spinners. Old methods of cooking will also be explored, with a display of vintage kitchen utensils and antique aprons.

There will also be ice cream, food vendors and music. For more information, call the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum at (509) 922-4570.

Relay For Life of Coeur d'Alene this weekend

Relay For Life of Coeur d'Alene is this Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 8 am at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. This free family fundraising event for the American Cancer Society includes live entertainment, live/silent auctions, a kids' area with bouncy houses, games and activities, food and more.

Shock vs Voodoo Friday night at the Arena

Come cheer on the Spokane Shock as they play the New Orleans Voodoo this Friday night at 7 in the Spokane Arena. Go to for your tickets.

Small works of art show

Shotgun Studio, 1625 W. Water Ave. in Peaceful Valley presents a small works of art show Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The artists include John Thamm, Darrell Sullens, Jared Anderson, Tom Quinn, Charlie Hamm, Elsie Stewart and Natalie Utley. You can get more information about the show at 509-270-2346.

"Grease" opens Friday at Civic

"Grease," the spirit of the 50's musical, opens Friday and runs through May 17 - June 16. It is directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson, with Music Direction by David Brewster and Choreography by Ali Waid.

In addition to the musical numbers included in the original musical, Spokane Civic Theatre has secured the rights to present the popular songs from the movie version: "Grease," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Sandy," and "You're The One That I Want."

The performance for Sunday, May 19th, is sold out. Limited seating for opening night, Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Don't delay - call and reserve your seats!

Tickets: Adults $29, Senior/Military $27, Students $22/$11. Spokane Civic Theatre Box Office, 1020 N Howard Street, 509-325-2507 or

Fiesta Latina at Lincoln Center

Saturday night from 9 to 1, the Lincoln Center, at 1316 N. Lincoln, presents Fiesta Latina with a live band, karaoke, tango and a buffet from 7:30 to 9. For reservations and information call 509-327-8000.

The Farm Chicks Antiques Show Anticipates Record Breaking Numbers

The first weekend in June, this year June 1-2, marks the date each year in Spokane when thousands of shoppers descend upon the city for the highly anticipated Farm Chicks Antiques Show at the Spokane Fairgrounds. Last year's event drew more than 10,000 visitors and they expect more this year.

The show debuted in the countryside, just outside of Spokane in 2002 and has grown increasingly over the years, due in part to national recognition from popular magazines: Country Living, Country Home, Flea Market Style, Romantic Homes, Flea Market Decor, and most recently, Woman's World.

To learn more about The Farm Chicks Antiques Show, go to

HIStory comes to Spokane

Tickets are on sale now for the Michael Jackson HIStory II Show is Wednesday, July 24, 8:00pm at the INB Performing Arts Center.

The Michael Jackson HIStory II Show is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Jackson fans to witness a concert they may have never experienced in their lifetime, or to relive memories they were lucky enough to make! Being called a musical biography, Michael Jackson HIStory II Show stars celebrated Las Vegas performer Kenny Wiz as Michael Jackson. The show takes fans through a musical history of the King of Pop from his rise with the Jackson 5 through the current decade, featuring over 20 thrilling hits!

Early Bird Special! Ticket buyers who purchase their tickets before Monday, May 27 will receive a $10.00 discount on each ticket! This offer is available on any price level. Ticketswest has your seats at all Ticketswest outlets, at 800-325-SEAT or at

Spokane Parks and Recreation offer Kayak Whitewater Introduction

May 20-24 - $69 - Ages 12+

Learn a new sport this year! FLOW Adventures has put together a course to teach you introductory whitewater kayaking skills through 6 hours of training, May 20-24, through Spokane Parks and Recreation. You will learn basic maneuvering, terminology, paddle strokes, entering/exiting the boat, and work on drills to make you the owner of your new skills. All essential equipment is provided.

Get all the details on this and other programs at

McCurdy Community Room dedicated at Interplayers

Jim and Mary Ann McCurdy have been honored for their years of service to Interplayers Theatre by the dedication of the recently finished McCurdy Community Room. In the same spirit of generosity that the McCurdys showed to the community, Interplayers offers the use of the room to community organizations for meetings or events

Interplayers Board Member Jamie Flannery and Actor-Director Michael Weaver opened the dedication gathering May 10. Weaver remarked, "These are the best two board members Interplayers has ever had." Mary Ann McCurdy responded that the accomplishments resulted "from a team of individuals and organizations that joined in the efforts." Jim McCurdy said "When you see the name McCurdy on the wall, think of a composite character that includes just about every person in town."

Bada Bing is back June 15

The second installment of The Bada Bing! Comedy Series has been set for Saturday, June 15th. This time, 3 award winning professional comedians will take to the stage at The Bing Crosby Theater. Reserved seat Tickets are once again only $15 and will go on sale May 10th at 10AM at all TicketsWest outlets. The show is not recommended for children and beer and wine are available. Local comedian Ken Martin will emcee.

The show will feature Dwight Slade, winner of the prestigious 2008 Boston Comedy Festival, Kelsey Cook, a recent WSU graduate who won Washington State University's "Last Coug Standing" competition and was runner up in the Hollywood Comedy Competition and also Kane Holloway, a Seattle favorite who has performed everywhere from bars and concert halls, to comedy clubs and casinos.

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