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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soiree on the Edge at Arbor Crest tonight at Arbor Crest



Tonight at 7 pm, enjoy the sounds of Soiree on the Edge with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Eckart Preu at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Table seats are sold out for the Spokane Symphony's Soiree on the Edge concert tonight, but there are plenty of seats left on the lawn, so take the short drive to Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in Spokane Valley and bask in the music at 7pm as the sun sets over the city. Pack a picnic and gather friends to enjoy the Symphony at sunset as the orchestra serenades you. Purchase dinner from Toby's BBQ and sample delicious Arbor Crest wines at this 21 and over event. Single ticket prices are $40 for table seating and $20 for seating on the lawn. .

Tickets available at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox or by phone at 509-624-1200. They may also be purchased online or at all TicketsWest outlets.

Bluegrass Weekend at Two Rivers Casino



It's Two Rivers Casino's Bluegrass Weekend. This Friday and Saturday enjoy six different bluegrass bands plus Jim Faddis and One More Ride both nights. The music starts at 5 with headliner Jim Faddis performing at 8. And it's free! Go to two-rivers-casino.com for all the details.


Vintage Spokane this Sunday at Northern Quest



This year's big wine event, Vintage Spokane, returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino, this Sunday, August 4. Enjoy wine tastings from 50 Washington wineries, gourmet cuisine, chef demos and exhibitors. General admission tickets are $45; VIP tickets are $60. The Event will be at the Outdoor Concert Venue from 6-9pm, and VIP admission starts at 5pm.

A portion of the event's proceeds will go to benefit the Spokane Youth Sports Association. For tickets and more information, visit www.vintagespokane.com.


Pat Schilling Photography show at downtown library



For the month of August, the Spokane Public Library, in its Downtown Gallery, will present the photography of Pat Schilling. Pat will be showing his unique images of Spokane, as well as a variety of desert landscapes from the American West. Meet the artist on First Friday, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. For more details and to see Pat Schilling's photos on line go to patschilling.com


Jazz Conspiracy original members reunion Sunday at Arbor Crest



Enjoy jazz at its best at Arbor Crest this Sunday as Jazz Conspiracy presents an original members reunion.. 5:30 to dusk. Just $5.


Pamela Benton performances this week

Pamela Benton will play tonight at Barrister Winery from 6-8 pm and Friday night at Laguna Cafe from 6-9.

The Connoisseur's Club at the Lincoln Center



The Connoisseur's Club is a membership club at The Lincoln Center, designed to satisfy the passions of people who love all things food and wine. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned Oenophile, (wine connoisseur), the Connoisseur's Club is a great value to experience events planned around all things food, wine, spirits, beer and the culinary arts.

Membership in the Connoisseur's Club is $25 per month and includes a bottle of wine each month, tasting notes prepared by our Sommelier, Ryan Biesen, and a food recipe from our Executive Chef specifically paired with that month's wine. The monthly wine is available for pickup around the 1st of each month.

Each membership includes a 20% discount for two people to our quarterly wine dinners, with guest winemakers, wine portfolio managers and other wine experts.

Exclusive first invitations to other Connoisseur Club events, including our quarterly beer dinners, Scotch social(s), case sales, spirit tastings and specialty culinary events.


First Friday at the Spokane Tribe's Cultural Center in Old City Hall

Shawn Brigman, enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians will present a talk about Contemporary Plateau Architecture. As a current candidate in the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Brigman's artful leadership vision is to transform the way we read Plateau architectural space by physically recovering our ancestral architectural heritage built by hand with love, blood, sweat, and tears. Ancestral and contemporary architectural heritage may be linked as one in continuity between past, present, and future.

Contemporary Plateau architecture may also grow and evolve out of place and culture of Indigenous people while being modern in its construction technology (energy efficiency/cultural relevancy). Thus, she advocates Plateau architectural ways of learning, knowing, and being in the built environment disciplines that are native defined, controlled, and self determined.

The space for the Spokane Tribe's downtown cultural center is generously provided by Cotter Ranch Properties which operates the old City Hall Building and many other buildings in the Spokane area. For more information contact Jim Moore at 509-270-3526.

Tinman Gallery the Grimm Brothers Invitational



The Tinman Gallery at 811 W. Garland Avenue presents the Grimm Brothers Invitational,

August 2 - 31 with The Grimm Brothers Artists: Virginia Carter, Larry Ellingson, Dina Fernandez, Jo Fyfe, Ric Gendron, Lila Girvin, Ginny Gould, Jery Haworth, Pete and Kit Jagoda. Karen Kaiser, Mason McCuddin, Patti Osebold, Judy Patterson, Sami Perry, Tom Quinn, Carrie Scozzaro, Jill Smith, Ken Spiering, E.L. Stewart, Birke Tan, Sister Paula Turnbull, Loretta West, Gordon Wilson, Wendy Zupan-Bailey.

An artist's reception is this Friday, August 2nd, 5-8 PM. The phone number is 509-325-1500.

"Let's Play Trucks" at Greyhound Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday



The first annual Inland Northwest Truck Show will be held at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, Idaho on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 10 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. This event is designed to celebrate trucks from the commercial carriers to the hobby truck enthusiasts. Offering a variety of products, vendor booths will be located both inside and outside the Event Center. Ticket prices at the gate are $8 for adults and $5 for children (5-12). Parking is free.

Spokane Scottish Festival is Piping Hot



The 56th annual Spokane Highland Games will be held on Saturday, August 3th from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Spokane County Fair and Expo, 404 N. Havana . The Spokane Highland Games celebrates the traditions of Highland dance, bagpipe and drumming exhibitions, and Heavy Athletic competitions. Special events such as the tug-of-war challenge with participants from the attendees, along with sword demonstrations, historical reenactments, and Scots Gaelic classes will take place throughout the day. Children's "Braveheart style" face painting and games begin at 1 PM. Celtic merchants and clan tents can be visited and blacksmith, cattle, and sheepdog demonstrations will be held.

Adult tickets are $10, $8 seniors and youth, $5 ages 4-10 and children under 4 get in free. For more information, visit www.spokanehighlandgames.org or call (509) 922-3661.

It's free movie night in Riverfront Park tonight featuring Ghostbusters



The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. with live entertainment and food trucks (including The Scoop, Classic Cruisin' Cuisine and Kettle Krazy Kettle Corn) open for evening snacks and treats.

This week's movie is Ghostbusters starting at 8:50 p.m.

Hillyard Festival and Hi-Jinx Parade this Friday through Sunday

Hillyard Heritage Celebrations and the Hillyard community are celebrating the Hillyard Festival and Hi-Jinx Parade this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three days of family fun and continuous free entertainment begin at noon Friday in Harmon Park, located on Market Street between Decatur and Bismark. This is the epicenter of fun with live entertainment, Bingo, a vendor fair, food, soft drinks, cotton candy, crafts, kids games and much more.

Saturdays' parade events kick-off with a breakfast in Harmon Park, served from 7 to 9am by the Hillyard Kiwanis. Parade line-up begins at 8:30am. and the parade begins with classic cars at 9:30am, the Fallen Heroes color guard at 9:45am. The traditional Hi-Jinx Parade starts at 10 am. This year's parade theme is, "Moving at the Speed of Hillyard." Parade entrants can register that morning. Ribbons will be rewarded for the best entries, with the children's' entries being judged by COPS NE. After the parade, the ‘Hot Rods in Hillyard' stage on Market Street for a car show in the Hillyard business district while the festivities continue in Harmon Park.

Continuous live entertainment by the region's most talented musicians is scheduled to change on the hour from Noon to 10pm Friday and Saturday. This year's Saturday headliners include Sammy Eubanks and Britney Comrie, up-and-coming Nashville star and Spokane native. Sunday entertainment begins with an open denominational church service and gospel music at 10am, and continues until the official closing of the Festival at 5pm. The Hillyard Festival booth and the stage will post the performers and schedule. The most up-to-date schedule will be posted online at www.hillyardfestival.org or on Hillyard's Facebook page.

Interplayers first show of the season starts tonight

Interplayers Theatre's first show of the year will light the stage on July 31, as the culmination of enormous bi-coastal effort and extraordinary local effort. The first full Interplayers production will be The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], the outrageous comedy that condenses all 37 Shakespeare plays into 90 minutes of non-stop farce. Ken Urso, who last season directed Always, Patsy Cline and performed as Jules in boom!, will be bring three talented actors who have been rehearsing in NYC for the Spokane production of three separate award-wining plays (also SuperBen July 31 and GayCamp Aug.3.

Costumes are being created in Wisconsin by costume designers Kristin Richgels and Kathy Urso, while props are being assembled in Georgia. Locally, Justin Schlabach is designing the lighting, and the whole Interplayers staff is in high gear to prepare for an ambitious theatre season.

For tickets and more information go to Interplayers.com.

Frank Knapp at the Brickwall

The Brickwall Photographic Gallery is featuring Frank Knapp for the month of August.

Frank's work is gorgeous black and white out of time photography. Also showing is Moscow photographer Charles Bolin.

The gallery will be open until 8:30 this Friday for First Friday Artwalk at 530 W. Main on the Skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block.

For more information call 509-928-7721


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