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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 Street Music Week benefits Second Harvest

It's Street Music week and during the noon hour through this Friday, musicians and other entertainers will be performing on the sidewalks of downtown Spokane, the Garland District and for the first time, downtown Coeur d'Alene. It's a benefit for Second Harvest and every $1 donated provides 5 meals for hungry people. Come listen and donate.

The Fountain Cafe in Riverfront Park has live Music Wednesdays

Today, June 11, The Fountain Cafe continues their Wednesday night concert series for the season, featuring the music of Endangered Species, from 6-8pm. The Cafe offers burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and beverages, including wine and beer. They also offer a special kids menu and ice cream. It's a great time to be sitting in the park enjoying food and music. Find them on Facebook for more information.

Patrick Treadway stars in 'The Foreigner.'

'The Foreigner', starring Patrick Treadway, is one of the laugh-out-loud funniest plays of the 20th Century. It's at Interplayers Thursday, June 12th to Saturday, June 28th. Go to for your tickets.

City of Spokane pools open Monday

Spokane six city pools open Monday for the summer. They are Witter Aquatic Center, 1300 E. Mission (E. Mission & Upriver Dr.); Shadle Aquatic Center, 2005 W. Wellesley (Wellesley & Belt); Liberty Aquatic Center, 1300 E. 5th Ave. (5th & Pittsburg); Hillyard Aquatic Center, 2600 E. Columbia Ave. (Columbia & Market); Comstock Aquatic Center,, 600 W. 29th (29th & Howard); and A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center, 1900 W. Mission (Maxwell & Elm). For hours and more information go to

Remembering Expo Day is Saturday, June 21

Helping to continue the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Expo 74, Remembering Expo Celebration is Saturday, June 21 and will be a great day of fun, activities, music and memories. There will be guided tours of the Expo sites on the hour from 10am - 1pm. Tours meet at the Clock Tower. Lots of great fun and activities all day, including 74 cent hot dogs from 12-5 at the Fountain Cafe. At the IMAX Theater, a panel discussion moderated by KHQ's Shelley Monahan runs from 1:30-3:30pm and participants include former Mayor Jack Geraghty. Live music plays from 2-6pm at the Clocktower meadow. At 8:00pm, The Tops in Blue United States Air Force Touring Ensemble Concert will take place at the Lilac Bowl. Events are Free.

For more information call 509-625-6601 or visit

Don't be late for a very important date...

St. Joseph's Family Center's Mad Hatter Tea Party is Sunday, June 22, from 1 to 4:30 pm, at the St. Joseph's campus 1016 North Superior. There will be a high tea luncheon by Brambleberry Cottage, music by Kathleen Cavender's band, magic with Matt Van Zee, a silent auction with items including fun family packages, night out on the town, sweet heart package, private wine tasting, jewelry, sports packages, and many more. For more information go to

'When in the course of human events...'

Freedom in the Arboretum, a 4th of July tradition since the early 60's, starts at noon this Independence Day at Finch Arboretum. Live music, poetry and very brief talks. And as always, the highlight is the reading of the Declaration of Independence by those attending.

'My Fair Lady' coming this July to Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre

The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre at The Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, presents 'My Fair Lady', July 10-27, Thursdays through Sundays. This show is the standard by which all others are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play and Pascal's movie, 'Pygmalion,' with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, 'My Fair Lady' is a triumphant! Enjoy memorable numbers like 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'Wouldn't it be Loverly?,' 'With a Little Bit of Luck,' 'The Rain in Spain,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Get me to the Church on Time,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face'.

Visit for more information and tickets or call 208-660-2967.

Arbor Crest's Concerts on the Cliff Series

Rhythm Dawgs with Nicole Lewis entertain with rockin' dance tunes this Sunday, June 15 at Arbor Crest's Concerts on the Cliff Series. The show is from 5:30 pm to dusk at Spokane's most spectacular venue. Tickets just $8 at the gate. This Thursday, June 12, Abbey Crawford of the Miss Abbey Trio performs from 5:30-7:30pm. No Cover.

For a complete listing of all the great entertainment at Arbor Crest this summer go to

The Manito Park Bench Cafe Free Friday concerts continue

This Friday, June 13, the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park continues with its Free Friday Concert Series, featuring Trailer Park Girls. Concert runs from 6-8pm. The Park Bench Cafe also opens for its full summer hours this Friday, being open 8am-7pm every day. The Cafe features sandwiches, wraps, soups, espresso drinks, breakfast pastries and much more. So grab your lawn chairs this Friday, have some great food and drink at the Park Bench Cafe and enjoy the Summer music!

Open until 8pm for the Friday summer concert series. Serving beer & wine too during the concerts!

Special Beer Dinner at the Lincoln Center June 20

The Connoisseur's Club at the Lincoln Center presents a special dinner on Friday, June 20 featuring great beers from Mac & Jack's Brewing Company. Dinner runs from 6-10pm. Each of the special five-courses for the dinner will be paired with a Mac & Jack's Beer.

Tickets are $55 and are available at Connoisseur Club members receive a 20% discount on tickets. For more information, call 509-327-8000 or visit

Improv Comedy Night Returns to Nectar Tasting Room

Nectar Tasting Room welcomes the talented and funny Lilac City Improv Troop on Saturday, June 21. Back by popular demand the group will entertain you and make you laugh. "We've had such a fun time with Kevin Benson and his crew," says Nectar owner Josh Wade. "Each time we have them the event sells out and people leave with big smiles on their faces, of course the wine helps too." There are two shows with limited seating availability. Tickets are only $20 per person and include your first glass of wine. Food is also available to purchase. Visit or call 509-869-1572 to purchase your tickets.

Fred Newman performs at the Bing

Spokane Public Radio presents Fred Newman next Wednesday, June 18, 7:30pm for a performance at the Bing Crosby Theater. Fred is known to KPBX audiences as Garrison Keillor's go-to man for every sound effect humanly possible. Come listen to his funny stories and his amazing sounds.

Tickets are $20 and available through Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT. For more information, visit

Legendary announcer Bob Robertson coming back to Spokane Indians broadcast booth

Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson will return to the Spokane Indians Baseball broadcast on 1510 KGA for select games in the 2014 season, beginning with Opening Night against the Eugene Emeralds on Friday, June 13th.

Robertson will be on the air the following dates:
At home against Eugene, June 13-15th
On the road against Vancouver, June 18-20th
On the road against Everett, June 26-28th
On the road against Eugene, July 1-3rd
On the road against Salem Keiser, July 22-26th
On the road against Everett, August 10th & 12th
On the road against Hillsboro, August 20-24th
On the road against Vancouver, August 30-31st & September 1st.

Robertson was in the Indians radio broadcast booth full-time for 12 seasons, from 1995-2006. In 2011, he returned to the booth for select Indians games - the majority on the road. He has earned numerous awards thanks to the time and dedication to the Northwest League. In 2005, Robertson received the Joe Martin Award, which is presented to 'an individual for their outstanding contribution to baseball and the Northwest League.' In 2011, the Indians renamed its press box to the Bob Robertson Press Box. This year, on Saturday, August 30th, the Vancouver Canadians will induct Robertson into the Canadians Broadcast Journalism Hall of Fame.

The Indians are the Short Season Class 'A' affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season, and start as low as $63. Reserve your seats today by calling the Avista Stadium Ticket Office at 509-343-OTTO (6886). Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE!

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