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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre re-opening at the Kroc Center

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is reopening to produce two big shows this season. The popular theatre announced they were closing in August due to a $150,000 budget deficit. The theater company will produce two shows rather than four as they had in the past. Instead of presenting them at North Idaho College's Schuler Performing Arts Center, the shows will be held at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center which has 400 seats as opposed to 1,100 at NIC. Laura Little, a former executive director of the theater, has agreed to take that job again and will be working with Jadd Davis, who will be the new artistic director.

Symphony with a Splash this Friday at the Fox

Celebrate November First Friday with the Spokane Symphony for a fun evening that kicks off with Happy Hour and live music from local Bluegrass band, Big Red Barn, in the Fox Theatre's lobby starting at 5pm. Drink specials and small plates available for purchase.

Following Happy Hour is a one-hour concert at 7pm conducted by Eckart Preu, and will feature violinist Mateusz Wolski and the works of Aaron Copeland, Henri Vieuxtemps, Tan Dun and John Adams. Thirty lucky ticket-holders will get to sit on stage as the orchestra plays the four compositions.

At the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox, starting at 5pm. Tickets are $25 and are available through Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT, or at the Box Office, and at 509-624-1200. This concert can also be purchased as part of the 3-concert Symphony with a Splash Series for $60.

Shrek the Musical comes to the Bing

'Shrek the Musical' is on stage at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 5. Go to for details on show times. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane's First Friday Artwalk this week

'Sledding on the South Hill (Manito Park)' by Patti Simpson Ward

This Friday, November 1, enjoy great art, music and more for Spokane's First Friday artwalk.

Arbor Crest Winery's Tasting Room in River Park Square features award-winning 'Americana' artist Patti Simpson Ward, who will display her work showing warm and colorful winter and holiday scenes of Spokane and the Northwest. If you grew up in Spokane, you will really enjoy her artwork. Visit Simpson Ward's artwork including more nostalgic works of Spokane and her biography at

The Kress Gallery in River Park Square features whimsical and colorful work by artist Debbie McCulley in oil, acrylic, giclees and mixed media on canvas.

Nectar Tasting Room will have work by Photographer/artist Crystal Toreson on display, featuring a collection of Fine Art Photography titled, 'Journey Through'. Music by Karrie O'Neill and a visit from micro boutique winery, Anelare.

For more information and a detailed listing of participating locations, visit Tomorrow's Inlander also has a complete listing.

Trackside Studio First Friday show

More on Spokane's First Friday...Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is featuring the ceramic works of Gina Freuen, Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore this First Friday, November 1. Themed 'Under 13 Inches for Under $130,' this exhibit features wood, soda and gas fired ceramics in moderate sizes and prices for filling 'Hand Made in Spokane,' holiday shopping needs.

There is an artists reception this Friday from 5 - 9 pm. The gallery will also be open Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm.

Momix: Botanica at the Fox Nov 6.

Next Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm, will be a special performance, Momix: Botanica at the Fox. Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Momix has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. Atistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience. It's dance that meets Sesame Street, that meets Cirque du Soleil.

Ticket prices begin at $28 and $38 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, at 509-624-1200 and also at TicketsWest outlets, or 800-325-SEAT.

NPR's Renee Montagne comes to Spokane Nov 12.

Spokane Public Radio presents host of NPR's 'Morning Edition', Renee Montagne, Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30pm, at the Bing Crosby Theater. Montagne will speak about her illustrious career as a public radio journalist and co-host of the nation's most-listened-to radio news program. The event will be hosted by three local SPR news reporters and moderated by award winning reporter and previous SPR News Director Doug Nadvornick.

Montagne has reported and hosted for NPR since the mid 1980s. She hosted 'All Things Considered' with Robert Siegel for two years, and has been hosting 'Morning Edition' since 2004.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $18 for students. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, or 800-325-SEAT. Ticket proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio and its services.

Two upcoming McManus Comedy Shows next month

'Scrambled McManus,' a comedy by Patrick McManus will be performed by Spokane's own Tim Behrens at the historic Empire Theatre in Tekoa, WA on Saturday, November 16 at 7pm. Favorite tales from the five complete McManus Comedies are part of this evening's show. The show appeals equally to diehard fans and to newcomers to the wacky wonderful world of Pat McManus. Tickets are $17 for adults, $13 for kids under age 17 and are available by calling 509-284-2000 or 509-284-5173.

Tim Behrens will also perform another McManus Comedy, 'A Fine and Pleasant Misery: The Humor of Patrick McManus' on Saturday, November 23, 7:30pm at the Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls, WA. The one-man Show introduces 12 zany McManus characters, from woodsman Rancid Crabtree to daft old Mrs. Swisher. The Billings Gazette said: "Behrens doing McManus is like a cross between Mark Twain and Bill Cosby." Tickets are $17 for adult and $13 for kids under age 17 and are available by calling the box office at 509-534-3632 or email

Heritage Day Celebration Nov. 6

November is National Native American Heritage Month. The Spokane Tribe takes this opportunity to share their Heritage for the 5th Annual Heritage Day Celebration, next Wednesday, November 6 from 10am-2pm at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Admission is free. For further information contact The Spokane Tribe Preservation Department at 509-258-4060 or by email at

Second Samuel at Civic's Studio Theatre

The Firth J. Chew Studio theatre at the Civic presents 'Second Samuel' through November 24. This delightful show will immerse your heart and soul in small town Southern life. Go to for information and tickets.

Disney on Ice is coming to town

Disney on Ice: 'Rockin' Ever After' is at the Spokane Arena Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Columbia Mammoth discussion at Shadle Library

The Spokane Public Library welcome Jack Nisbet, a Spokane-based writer and lecturer, to the Shadle Librarybranch on Tuesday, November 12 at 6 pm to discuss fascinating discoveries and history of the Columbia Mammoth. As with all library programs, this presentation is free.

Contact Shadle Branch Manager Pat Bonner at 509-444-5391 or Communications Manager Eva Silverstone at 509-444-5307 for more information.

Like Warren Miller, but for fly fishing

The Wild Steelhead Coalition presents a fundraiser featuring the new film by Confluence Films called 'WAYPOINTS,' next Friday, November 8th at 7 pm at Northern Quest.

In addition to the show there will be a raffle and giveaways including guided trips, gear, apparel, hats, reels, lines and more. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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