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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The amazing Jeff Dunham is at Northern Quest Thursday




Wildly popular ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham will bring his cast of hilarious characters to Northern Quest's Outdoor Concert Venue this Thursday, June 20 at 8:30 pm. According to the concert industry publication Pollstar, Dunham is the top-grossing standup act in North America, and is among the most successful acts in Europe as well. Describing his characters, Time magazine observes, "All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered." Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen.

Go to northernquest.com for tickets and information.

Head for the hills in the Silver Mountain gondola




Silver Mountain Resort opens their high speed gondola this Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 to 5 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:30 to 4 for scenic riders, mountain bikers and hikers. Regular summer operations begin five days a week on June 28.


An exciting new season for Interplayers




The stage is set for a new season of shows at Interplayers Theatre including Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,' 'Our Town,' Patrick Treadway as 'Barrymore,' 'Wait Until Dark' and more. Go to Interplayers.org for all the details.


KPBX Kids' Concerts Turn Twenty

Spokane Public Radio celebrates the 20th anniversary of the KPBX Kids' Concert with a free concert this Friday, June 21 from noon-1pm at the Bing Crosby Theater.

For over 20 years KPBX Kids' Concerts have been bringing different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our region. Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a different musical style. This Saturday's concert is 'Big Bluegrass Birthday' featuring Big Red Barn.

For more information, visit kpbx.org.


Pamela Benton back at Laguna Cafe this Friday

Pamela Benton entertains at Laguna Cafe this Friday, June 21 from 6-9. Check out her new improved website pamelabenton.net.

Matthew Sonntag CD release at the Bing




Singer songwriter Matthew Sonntag presents a CD Release Show of his new album 'Learning Blocks and a Bottle of Gin' at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, June 21 at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Deschutes Brewery Beer Dinner at the Lincoln Center

This Friday, June 21 from 6 to 10 pm enjoy delicious food in a five-course dinner paired with your favorite Deschutes Brewery beers at the Lincoln Center. For reservations and information call 509-327-8000 or go to lincolncenterspokane.com.

Shock versus Utah Blaze this Friday

The Spokane Shock host the Utah Blaze this Friday night at 7 in the Spokane Arena. Ticketswest has your seat at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

1964 The Tribute - A Tribute to The Beatles

Get ready for some great Beatles music this Sunday, June 23 at 7pm at The Bing Crosby Theater. The show is an accurate re-creation of a Beatles Concert Live from songs, voices, instruments, suits, haircuts, down to the Beatle Boots. Rolling Stone Magazine calls 1964 "The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth."

Tickets range from $22 to $62 are available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Just in time for America's Cup 2013, a new book by Spokane's Julian Guthrie




Journalist Julian Guthrie, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, grew up in Spokane and now works in the Bay area for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her second book, The Billionaire and the Mechanic, which is on Amazon.com now, details how billionaire Oracle Corporation CEO and Co-founder Ellison, and Norbert Bajurin, a mild-mannered car mechanic who ran his family's radiator repair shop, set in motion a series of stunning events that would save the struggling Golden Gate Yacht Club and bring the America's Cup back to the United States for the first time in fifteen years-and for the first time ever in San Francisco Bay.

Julian will read from her book at Aunties Bookstore August 15. For more information go to julianguthriesf.com.

Live music continues this Friday at the Manito Park Bench Cafe

Enjoy another great free concert this Friday, June 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 with performance by Brad Keeler. No-Li Beer garden is open at the Cafe every Friday evening.

The Cafe continues to serve great food and beverages like sandwiches, salads, cold drinks, espresso drinks and more. The Cafe is now open every day for the season.

Music at Arbor Crest this week

This Thursday, June 20, Craig Catlett Trio will perform smooth Jazz and Jim Blythe will have furniture on display. No admission, concert runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. On Sunday, June 23, listen to the sounds of Miss Abbey's Red Hot Orchestra, from 5:30 to dusk, $5 admission.

Enjoy great music, great wine in a great setting at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N Fruit Hill Road in Spokane Valley. For more information, visit arborcrest.com. For reserved group table seating, call 509-927-9894.

Mobius Sci-Fi Spectacular at the Bing, Featuring Ghostbusters

Mobius Science Center presents its second installment of their Sci-Fi Spectacular at the Bing! This time the movie Ghostbusters will be shown, along with a science Q and A after the movie, an exhibit, and a visit from the Spokane Ghostbusters. Following the movie and exhibit at the Bing, head over to Mobius Science Center for some hands-on learning. Admission to the science center is included in the price of each ticket.

Don't miss it, this Saturday, June 22 at 11am and 2pm. Cost is $15. Purchase tickets online at Ticketswest.com. For more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com

Bing Cinema Encore Series this Saturday

More at the Bing...Ghostbusters, the classic film will be shown on the big screen at the Bing this Saturday, June 22 at 7pm, $5 admission. This successful blend of comedy and paranormal action, delivers laughs to all ages, featuring a great cast.

Beer, wine, and snacks available for purchase, to enjoy inside the theater.

To the next level, and beyond with your guitar




Get top-notch, one on one guitar instruction. With over 25 years of teaching and performing experience, Nick Schauer can get you to the next level and beyond. He holds a B.A. in music with emphasis on music theory and composition from CWU. This summer is a great time to take lessons as there is a substatial discount. References and testimonials provided upon request. Call Nick at 509-868-2613 or call Holy Names Music Center at 509-326-9516 to register. Be sure to request Nick Schauer as your instructor!

New Event - Spokane on the Rocks




The 1st annual 'Spokane on the Rocks,' a craft distillery and beer tasting event, food, music, place to rest your weary bones, sit in the shade, will be Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 8pm at the Spokane Convention Center & INB Performing Arts Center - the same day as Spokane's biggest hoops event.

For $10 a guest receives one of three options; 3 (three) 1/4 oz. craft liquor sample or 3 (three) 4 oz. craft beer samples or 2 (two) 12 oz. bottles of water or can soda.

Craft distilleries being featured include Dry Fly, Wishkah River, Seattle Distilling, Blue Flame Spirits, Carbon-Glacier Distillery, Bainbridge Island Distilleries, Its 5 Distillery, Sodo Spirits and Project V with more being added as we near the event. Signature cocktails will be available after tasting with the prices ranging from $6 to $8.

A special appearance by Anthony Zaca, the zany Australian, who builds stills for companies and consumers around the country is a can't miss at the event. Rainier Distillers will be bringing a few different stills, including a 20' tall model and will be available to explain the distillery process and how to get started. For more on Anthony visit www.rainierdistillers.com.

Craft breweries attending include No-Li Brewhouse, Iron Goat, Golden Hills Brewing, River City Brewing, Alaska Amber and national brewer Bud Light. More craft breweries will be added as we near the event. Pint craft beers will be a $6 when tasting is done.

Live music will be on the floating stage with two hour sets by The Lovers, Chill Cats, Brown Sugar & Cream and Troubadour. Seating inside the INB Center (where the tasting is) or in the shade along the river and the building. There will even be a cigar smoking area.

Food available for $10 per plate includes a choice of Grilled Bacon Cheddar Burger or Grilled Bratwurst with Onions & Peppers or Grilled Longhorn Spare Ribs.

For more details and ticket information, go to www.SpokaneontheRocks.com or call 509-621-0125. Spokane on the Rocks is produced by Vision Marketing, www.vision-marketing.net.


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