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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Bling in the New Year' at The Lincoln Center




The Lincoln Center is having a huge New Years Eve Party again this year. 'Bling in the New Year' with a fabulous wine-paired dinner, dancing, live music and lots of prizes. Join former winemaker Mike Scott and members of the Connoisseur's Club for a wine journey around the globe. Enjoy a 5-course wine-paired dinner created by Executive Chef Steve Jensen and his culinary team, including Moroccan Lamb Stew and Pork Osso Buco. Each course will be paired with a different wine from around the world, including Italy, France, California, Portugal and more.

Over $25,000 in prizing will be given away throughout the evening including gems, diamonds, gift certificates and more. Grand Prize is sponsored by Dodson's Jewelers. Everyone gets a prize! After dinner, Six Foot Swing will perform followed by a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Dinner begins at 6:30 and the fun continues into the New Year! Don't miss this year's 'Bling' at The Lincoln Center. Registration required, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/bling-tickets-8878392511#. For more information, visit www.thelincolncenterspokane.com or call 509-327-8000.

Christmas at the Bing, a community celebration

The first five readers who send an email to info@entertainmentspokane.com win a pair of tickets to this fabulous holiday show Saturday night at the Bing!

They've individually appeared on every major stage in Seattle, Portland and Spokane and they will be gathered into one big holiday gift basket at the first annual CHRISTMAS AT THE BING concert this Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The concert, produced by Davis Arts and Friends of the Bing, will be hosted by Douglas Webster, fresh from his sold-out triumph with the Spokane production of Les Mis. He will be joined by Krista Curry, Jenny Shotwell, Chelsea LeValley, and locals Krista Kubicek and Max Mendez in a program that will mix traditional favorites such as 'O Holy Night' and 'I'll be Home for Christmas' with more contemporary fare such as 'River' and 'The Man with the Bag'. The evening has been programmed by Jadd Davis of Davis Arts with the same versatile flair that made his Fling at the Bing cabaret such a success last January.

Prices for Christmas at the Bing at 7:30 pm are $27 for adults and $17 for kids 14 and under and also include admission to the afternoon events. For tickets visit www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


2014 Northwest Bach Festival holiday ticket discount until December 31




The 36th Annual Northwest Bach Festival presented by Connoisseur Concerts, the first under the direction of its new artistic director, will be held in Spokane February 25 - March 9, 2014. The 2014 Festival is presented by the new Artistic Director Zuill Bailey with a celebration of musical events each day in historic landmark venues in Spokane.

From now until December 31, save on both the Festival Classics Series and the Twilight Tour of Bach Suites. The four-concert Festival Classics Series featuring the headliner artists including Zuill Bailey is $150 instead of $160 ($180 value). The six-concert Twilight Tour of Bach Suites, featuring a different individual suite in a landmark location, is $100 instead of $110 ($120 value).

For more information about the concerts, go to www.nwbachfest.com. To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Civic and Symphony team up for Les Mis at the Fox




Les Miserables Live at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Spokane Symphony and Spokane Civic Theatre have announced that they are teaming up to present two performances of Les Miserables at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox for one weekend only on March 1 and March 2, 2014.

Spokane Civic Theatre presented Les Miserables as its season opener last September. The show's instant popularity with Spokane audiences led to sold-out performances and prompted the Spokane Civic Theatre to add another weekend to satisfy crowds. Before the run ended, Civic's Jim Swoboda, who received raves for his portrayal of Jean Valjean, approached the Symphony to suggest a collaboration to present the show on a grander scale at the much larger Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox with the Symphony's full orchestra. (Civic accommodates 339 people in its hall, while The Fox seats 1600). The Civic's show presented music by fourteen musicians; the Symphony will add the power of its full orchestra with conductor Morihiko Nakahara to accompany Civic's singers and actors.

Tickets are on sale through the Symphony box office, 509-624-1200, Civic's box office, 509-325-2507, or through Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Prices range from $40 to $125. The run will feature one Saturday evening performance and one Sunday matinee. For more information, visit spokanysymphony.org or spokanecivictheatre.org.


Spokane's own Meghan Flaherty at Uncle D's Friday & Saturday




Meghan Flaherty has been doing comedy since she was born, but has been doing it professionally for the past several years, performing in dramatic theater, improv and stand-up comedy all across the country. She brings you an energetic, story-telling, just-a-little-too-honest hybrid of twisted reality and everyday life. Her quick witted and sharp humor will make you glad you decided to skip a movie. Meghan is performing at Uncle D's Comedy Underground at Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market, this Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 starting at 8 pm.


Manito Park Annual Holiday Lights through this weekend

In case you haven't stopped by the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park to see their spectacular holiday lights display, they are open daily through this Sunday, December 22 until 7:30pm.

The Story of 'The Greatest Gift'




Three years ago December of 2010, Don Garves' wife Linda had asked him to wrap one of their framed art pieces as a gift that would be hung on the wall as a decoration for Christmas. He used his Confirmation picture of Christ that was given to him many years prior and started to wrap the picture. Once totally covered he decided he could not cover Christ in wrapping paper, so he started to unwrap the picture. As he did, the picture of Christ was revealed, so they kept the picture partially unwrapped, put a ribbon on it with the tag line of 'The Greatest Gift'. It decorated the wall for two years.

In December 2012 Garves contacted two friends who are business partners in Spokane and told them of 'The Greatest Gift' idea and that he and Linda wanted to share with others. They loved the idea and were super positive about how it would be received. Garves worked with a local artist to create the unique image of Christ and with a special friend created the Unique Christian wrapping paper.

The unique gift is available in several different product variations, framed prints in various sizes, greeting cards, bookmarks, coffee mugs, afghans, key chains, muse pads, pedants. For more information and to order go to www.christthegreatestgift.com.


Harmony for the Holidays at the Bing

Internationally-acclaimed singers Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy will again perform a holiday-themed benefit concert, Harmony for the Holidays, to herald the season and benefit Catholic Charities Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank. Familiar works, well-known holiday carols, and selections from La Traviata & Siete Canciones populares Espanolas will highlight the evening. It's this Friday, December 20 at 8 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater.

What a terrific way to mark the holiday...by supporting those in greatest need within our community and enjoying an evening of beautiful music and entertainment. Treat yourself to a magical evening of holiday cheer, while supporting two Spokane charities that serve the needs of those who are truly less fortunate in our community. You may wish to consider the purchase of additional tickets for others as a special holiday gift.

Contact Ticketswest www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT and go enjoy this show.

Sing along with Julie Andrews to the Sound of Music




The Sound of Music, Third Annual Sing-a-Long at the INB is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film in glorious Technicolor on a huge screen complete with subtitles so that the entire audience can sing along! It's this Sunday, December 22 at 5 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Santaland Diaries at Lake City Playhouse ends Sunday

An out of work slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Kringle's workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Can Santa's helper ever find goodwill, peace, and joy? Find out this weekend at Lake City Playhouse at 1320 E Garden Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, the show runs through Sunday, December 22. For more information call 208-667-1323 or go to lakecityplayhouse.org.

Le Ann Rimes at Northern Quest Sunday




Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes is at Northern Quest this Sunday, December 22 at 7pm. Go to northernquest.com for your tickets.

Holiday specials from artist Tom Hanson




Tom Hanson Arts is offering a selection of framed-signed and limited edition prints for the holidays. Hanson is known for his paintings of fly fishing flys, the perfect gift for fly fishermen on your list. Other images feature Spokane area landmarks. Order prints by December 20th to assure delivery by Christmas. You can see his art at tomhansonarts.com.

For more information email tomhansonarts@gmail.com or call 509-209-4228.

Ballet at the Bing on First Night




Ballet Arts Academy is holding extraordinary performances on New Years Eve, December 31 at 7:45pm nd 9:30pm as an element of First Night Spokane at the Bing Crosby Theatre. This senior dance company is comprised of local young dancers dedicated to the art of classical ballet and modern dance. They welcome all those participating in First Night Spokane to experience the performance at no charge.

The Inlander Give Guide Presents Elf benefiting Catholic Charities




The Inlander's Give Guide, the paper's annual local philanthropy issue, hosts a screening of the holiday film Elf starring Will Ferrell, at the Bing, tonight at 7pm. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities of Spokane.

$5 suggested donation. Tickets on sale at 6pm at Bing Box Office.


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