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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Premier Home Improvement show this weekend

This Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12 the Spokane Home Builders Association presents the Premier Home Improvement Show at the fairgrounds. This 16th annual show features over 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement. Admission is $8 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Get more information at

Comedy downtown, tonight at Ridler's, hosted by Ed Clark

Tonight, April 8 at 8, The Ridler, at 718 West Riverside, presents live, laugh out loud Comedy. I will be hosting a hilarious show featuring Don Parkins and Phil Kop. Come enjoy some great stand up comedy. That's a lot of laughs for five bucks. 718 West Riverside. See you at The Ridler.

New Exhibit at The Art Spirit Gallery

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents new work by 10 Artists, this Friday, April 10 through Saturday, May 2. There is an artists' reception Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Go to for more information and to preview the show online.

A homecoming show with Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis

Friends of The Bing present a homecoming performance by Spokane native, Mead High School graduate, and world-renowned jazz musician, Ryan Keberle, and his band Catharsis, this Friday, April 10, 7:30pm at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Hailed by The New York Times as "a young trombonist of vision and composure", few musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City's abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. Since moving to New York City from Spokane in 1999, Keberle's diverse talents have earned him a place alongside a staggering array of legends, superstars, and up-and-coming innovators including David Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Schneider, and Alician Keys.

Local group, the Brent Edstrom Trio, consisting of Brent Edstrom, Eugene Jablonsky, and Rick Westrick will open for Catharsis.

Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Harry Connick, Jr. coming to the INB July 20

Following a successful winter tour and his second season as a judge on 'American Idol,' Harry Connick, Jr. announced today a 20+ city summer concert tour including a stop at the INB Performing Arts Center on Monday, July 20. The show will feature music from Connick's vast musical catalog, including songs from his most recent releases 'Smokey Mary' and 'Every Man Should Know.' Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of 28 million albums.

Reserved seat tickets are $125, $85, $69 and $50 go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10am at all TicketsWest outlets, at or 800-325-SEAT.

Jazz at the Left Bank

The Lovely Jazz Songstress, Rachel Aldridge and guitar great Nick Schauer will be performing at the Left Bank tomorrow night, Thursday, April 9 from 7 to 10. The Left Bank Wine Bar, at 108 N Washington, is a cool place for jazz. Come enjoy some gourmet pizza and a varied selection of Northwest wines and craft beers with the music.

A memorable music benefit for Mike Lenke

The stars are coming out to the Bing Crosby Theater for incredible Spokane trumpeter Mike Lenke, in a benefit performance, Sunday, April 19 at 6pm. Mike has been having some serious health issues and his fellow musicians have come together for a memorable benefit performance.

Peter Rivera, Kathleen Cavender, Nichole Lewis, Robert Vaughn, Sammy Eubanks, Pat Barclay, Chris Reser, Abbey Crawford, Dave Green, and the Master Class Big Band under the direction of Mark Lee Stephens will perform. Tickets are $20 at the door.

NQ's Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Series shows announced

Northern Quest has announced this year's shows for the 5th Annual Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Series and tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10. Hank Williams Jr, Melissa Etheridge, Blondie, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jackson Browne, Yes, Rascal Flatts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Weird Al Yankovic and Toto. Go to for information.

GU's Senior Art Exhibition

Gonzaga University's Senior Art Exhibition opens Friday, April 17 with a free public reception from 7-9pm at the Jundt Art Museum. This annual presentation, which highlights the work of Gonzaga's graduating seniors, marks the culmination of the Gonzaga art department's Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Participating seniors are required to submit a portfolio of work and share responsibilities for all aspects of the exhibition. A selection of prints, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and sculpture will be displayed in the Jundt Galleries from April 18 through May 9 (graduation weekend). A free public walk-through with the artists will begin at 10:30am on Saturday, April 18.

Free Family Saturday at the MAC April 18

Celebrate Japan with Opening Day of Japan Week at the MAC Saturday, April 18. Participate in a variety of hands-on family fun activities from 11am to 3pm, sponsored by STCU. Try Gyotaku Fish Printing, practice Origami and Japanese Name Writing, and a 1000 Cranes activity, make an Origami Savings Box, and visit the Children's Festival and KuroNekoCon booth. Enjoy Ikebana International, Inland Empire Bonsai Society, Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society Booth, and Martial Arts demonstrations and much more. Music will be performed by Spokane Taiko.

Admission is free. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is located at 2316 W First Ave in Browne's Addition. Visit

The Inlander's Volume 2015 will feature 90+ acts

This year, The Inlander brings more bands than ever to its Volume 2015 lineup, with 90-plus acts performing at eight different venues across downtown Spokane come May 29-30. This year's venues are The Bartlett, nYne, Mootsy's, Red Room Lounge, the Pin, Big Dipper, Neato Burrito and Irv's.

The big acts include brother-sister rock 'n' roll duo White Mystery, Portland rockers the Shivas, Seattle electronic-soul singer Shaprece and a K Records showcase including Northwest hip-hop acts XPERIENCE and more, along with a whole host of incredible regional and local acts.

Pre-order your $20 (plus fees) weekend passes for Volume 2015 at

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, River Park Square April 14

It's that time of the year again! Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop at River Park Square will host Free Cone Day next Tuesday, April 14 from 12-8pm to benefit Embrace Washington. The annual celebration is a way for the company to celebrate and say thank you for another year of support.

Stop by the Scoop Shop, located on the 3rd level of River Park Square and have local guest celebrities serve you a free cone! This year's guest scoopers include Robyn Nance, Stephanie Vigil, Jane McCarthy, Nadine Woodward, Leslie Lowe, Dave Sposito, Ken Hopkins, and more.

"Free Cone Day is one of the most exciting days at Ben & Jerry's," said Kari Conner, owner of the Spokane scoop shop. "Every year we're amazed at the number of people that come out to Free Cone Day and to be able to show our appreciation for the fans in a tangible way is really special".

This year, Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day will be taking donations to benefit Embrace Washington. "We selected Embrace Washington this year because there is a crisis shortage of licensed foster homes in our state," said, Conner, "We want foster parents to feel valued, social workers to feel supported and all children to feel wanted." For more information on Embrace Washington, visit

SPR Goes To The Movies With 2001: A Space Odyssey

Spokane Public Radio and Friends of the Bing present '2001: A Space Odyssey' on Wednesday June 17, 6pm at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. SPR's Jim Tevenan will host and the Movies 101 crew will open with a discussion of Director Stanley Kubrik's films, followed by a presentation of his 1968 classic, '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Critics have repeatedly called Space Odyssey a visual spectacle that needs to be seen on the big screen.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 14 at all TicketsWest locations or by calling 800-325-SEAT. For more information, visit

Women's Show this Friday & Saturday

The 2015 Women's Show is this Friday and Saturday, April 10 & 11 at the Spokane Convention Center. This is the 10th Annual Show, and there will be informative presentations focusing on health, fashion and beauty, lectures, exhibits, live music and lots of entertainment. Title Nine will present a fashion show and there will be a wine, craft beer and cider tasting and lots more.

Hours are Friday 4 to 9pm and Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Tickets will be available at the door, or at

Experience TLC's Long Island Medium In Spokane June 13

Long Island's favorite medium is coming to the Spokane Arena on Saturday, June 13. Theresa Caputo, from TLC's hit show, Long Island Medium, will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts.

Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She helps individuals find closure by connecting them with their departed loved ones. For Theresa, this is not just her job, this is her life. Learn more about Theresa at

Tickets are are $39.75, $49.75, $59.75 and $89.75 and go on sale on this Friday, April 10 at 10am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at or 800-325-SEAT.

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