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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hooping it up in Spokane this weekend!

The world's largest three on three basketball tournament hits the streets of Spokane this weekend as Hoopfest celebrates 25 years! Here is a look at the impressive numbers for Spokane's biggest economic impact event: 2014 Stats as of June 20

6,900 Teams
27,000 Players
458 Courts
497 Brackets
42 City Blocks
3,000 Volunteers
225,000 Fans
14,000 Games
$39 Million Economic Impact
Approximately $1.6 million has been donated by Hoopfest to charities since 1990

Wanderlust Circus tomorrow night at the Bing

Every summer, Wanderlust Circus, from Portland, hits the Endless Road in their little white WanderBus, unfolding their merry show at all their favorite theaters and festivals. For this, the only Spokane show of 2014, the Wanderlust Circus is teaming up with Spokane Aerial Arts for a full evening of world-class variety entertainment tomorrow night, Thursday, June 26 at 7 pm (doors at 6:30). Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Last chance to see 'The Foreigner'




'The Foreigner,' starring Patrick Treadway as Froggy LeSeur, is at Interplayers through this Saturday night only. 'The Foreigner' is the screamingly funny farce that has charmed audiences since it first appeared in 1984, winning the Obie for Best Off-Broadway production. Go to interplayerstheatre.org for tickets and more information.


Sammy Eubanks sings the blues




Sammy Eubanks is playing the blues Saturday night at 9 at Kelly's Restaurant and Lounge at 324 4th street in Newport. An intimate setting to hear one of the greatest blues bands in the country.


Rockin' the Knitting Factory

Chevelle, Black Map and Highly Suspect are at the Knitting Factory, July 3rd at 7:30. Go to ticketweb.com for your seats.

All you need is Greg Allman



Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Greg Allman is at the Fox, Saturday, July 5th at 8pm. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Root Root Root for the Home Team!




The Spokane Indians baseball club is off to its best start in over 100 years. Come cheer them on at their next home stand against Vancouver July 4 through 6th. For more information and tickets go to spokaneindiansbaseball.com.


The Wallace Blues Festival is July 11 and 12



The Historic Wallace Blues Festival presented by Dave Smith Motors is July 11 & 12 in downtown Wallace. There will be blues acts around town, playing afternoon and evenings. This year features 19 acts with the fun starting Friday night July 11th with Sammy Eubanks, Laffin' Bones and Bakin' Phat all playing on 2 different stages.

On Saturday July 12th, there's music all day starting at 11AM and going on 3 stages until midnight. Headliners include The Chris O'Leary Band, David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band, Billy D & The Hoodoos, Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings, Dirty Rice and regional favorites like Sammy Eubanks, The Fat Tones, Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips, Anita Royce & The High Rollers, VooDoo Church, Doghouse Boyz, Brother Music, Jesse Weston and Roberson, BZ Trio and more!

Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased thru all TicketsWest outlets, but also thru 4000 Holes, Daley's Cheap Shots and The Bronco Inn in Spokane; The Long Ear in Coeur d'Alene; and Harvest Foods, The Wallace Inn & The 1313 Club in Wallace.

The ISAAC Foundation Tees it Up to Help Families Touched by Autism



One in 68 kids are touched by autism making the need greater than ever before. The ISAAC Foundation is planning The Aces for ISAAC Golf classic, a fun golf tournament for this very serious mission. The scramble format tournament will be held at Sundance Golf Course on July 26th at 1:00pm. Entry fee includes a round of golf, tournament polo, lunch, cool swag bag, post tournament dinner and live music. Entry fee is $125 per person.

Great sponsorships opportunities are available with lots of impactful ways to build exposure for your donation (billboards, pizza toppers, radio ads).

The ISAAC Foundation provides resources, workshops, and financial grants for interventions and services to families who have children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders living in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene areas.

More information about sponsorships or signing up for the tournament can be found at www.TheISAACFoundation.org or by contacting Holly Lytle at 509-325-1515 or Holly@TheISAACFoundation.org.


First Annual Spokane d'Elegance Auto Show



CCS Foundation showcases some of the region's most beautiful, sophisticated vehicles during its first annual Spokane d'Elegance Auto Show Friday through Sunday, July 11-13, at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Held in conjunction with the Early Ford V8 Club Swap Meet, auto show hours are 11am to 8pm Friday; 8am to 6pm Saturday; and 8am to 2pm Sunday.

Admission to the swap meet is $5 and includes entrance to the Spokane d'Elegance Auto Show. Donations to the foundation are welcome.

The auto show also includes a classic Hollywood-themed dinner and auction, which begins at 5pm Saturday, July 12, at the Fair and Expo Center. During the evening, guests can get mingle among the classic vehicles and bid on both silent and loud auction items, including an original 1965 Ford Mustang, one-of-a-kind travel experiences, family outings, fine dining and more. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at www.ccs.spokane.edu/foundation.

This Friday's concert at the Manito Park Bench

This Friday, June 27, enjoy the sounds of Just Plain Darin at the Manito Park Bench Cafe. Concert runs from 6-8pm and there's lots of great food and beverages including beer and wine available for purchase at the Cafe during free Friday night concerts.

Manito Park Bench Cafe is open for the season every day from 8am to 7pm, and until 8pm on Friday nights.

More music in the park. If you can't make the concert at the Manito Park Bench Cafe on Friday, you can hear Just Plain Darin at the Fountain Cafe in Riverfront, tonight, June 25 from 6-8pm. Food and drinks available for purchase from the Cafe.

Live Music at Arbor Crest this Thurdsay & Sunday

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars welcomes Kari Marguerite Trio who will perform tomorrow, Thursday, June 26 from 5:30-7:30 for a free concert. Hara Allison will have her paintings on display. This Sunday, June 29, enjoy The Cronkites, playing top Rock 'n' Roll covers. Concert begins at 5:30 and tickets are $8. Go to arborcrest.com for more information.

Festival at Sandpoint is August 7-17

The Festival at Sandpoint celebrates its 32nd annual summer concert series, August 7-17, showcasing eight nights of eclectic music under the stars, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, in Sandpoint, Idaho. This season's concerts serves up a stellar line-up of cutting edge artists and classic favorites with headliners The Head and the Heart, Huey Lewis & the News, Nickel Creek, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Ray LaMontagne, and Montgomery Gentry as well as rising stars and local favorites including Mikey & Mattty, Head for the Hills, Pear, The Belle Brigade, Wade Bowen, Chris Webster & Nina Gerber and the Miah Kohal Band.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


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