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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rockin B Ranch rides off into the sunset after this weekend

This is the last weekend of the season for Rockin' B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows. Saddle up and come out to exit 299 at the state line this Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10, starting at 5:30. Hilarious melodrama, full BBQ dinner, and cowboy trail music. For tickets and more information, visit

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Spokane Symphony this weekend

The Spokane Symphony Classics concert series continues this weekend with a special concert of 'American Wonders,' including George Gershwin's Masterpiece, 'Rhapsody in Blue.' Other selections featured include William Schuman's 'American Festival Overture,' Grofe's 'Grand Canyon Suite,' and Stravinsky's 'Concerto for Piano with Wind Instruments,' with Eckart Preu conducting. Special guest pianist is Andreas Boyde.

Performances are this Saturday, October 10 at 8pm and Sunday, October 11 at 3pm.

Tickets are available through Ticketswest outlets at or 800-325-SEAT or by calling 509-624-1200.

Get some BIG ideas at this weekend's Spokane Home Idea Show

The Spokane Home Idea Show, is at the Fairgrounds this Friday through Sunday, October 9-11 featuring the latest in home improvement ideas. Over 300 booths showcase all sorts of great products and services for inside and outside your home. You can enter to win great prizes, attend informative seminars, and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs.

Cost is Adults $8, Seniors & Military $6, 12 & under free. Show hours are Friday 12 noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. For more information, visit

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at Chateau Rive Thursday night

Dubbed 'the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser' by The Austin Chronicle, Dale Watson recently sat in with Jimmy Kimmel's house band as a guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (ABC) from SXSW. He even played a barn dance for the contetants on ABC's 'The Bachelorette.' A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

Dale and his Lone Stars are at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill tomorrow night, October 8 at 7:30. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Morse Clary & Mary Farrell at Art Spirit Gallery

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene opens a show this Friday of new work by northwest artists and educators, Morse Clary and Mary Farrell. (Pictured is Morse Clary's 'Woodstack Blooms'). The opening reception and ArtWalk is this Friday, October 9 from 5-8. Meet the artists, check out their latest artwork and enjoy a family-friendly evening of fine art, fine dining and good friends in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

The show runs through November 7. To view it online, and to get more information go to

Wisdom Earned coming to the INB October 10 to benefit Spokane Guilds' School

A special showing of the award winning documentary film, 'Wisdom Earned,' will be shown this Saturday, October 10, 7pm, at the INB. This special event will benefit the Spokane Guilds' School and Neuromuscular Center. Half of the funds brought in will go to benefit this non-profit organization dedicated to helping our special need children ages up to three years old.

'Wisdom Earned - A Mountain Climbers Perspective' is a feature length documentary film, based on mountain climber Chris Kopczynski's amazing life story, tells what he learned from climbing to the tops of the world's highest mountains on seven continents, including Antarctica and Mt. Everest twice. The film was written and directed by Lon Gibby and co-produced by Chris Kopczynski and Gibby Media Group Inc.

Tickets are $25 and available at or 800-325-SEAT.

Ringling Bros. Circus begins Oct 8

The circus is coming to town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Built To Amaze! Shows run from Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11. Contact Tickets at or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Central Service Center art dedication October 15

Art work by Coeur d'Alene artists Allen and Mary Dee Dodge will be dedicated at City of Spokane Service Center, 909 North Nelson, Thursday, October 15, 11 am (Meet north of the fence on E. Desmet between Stone and Nelson).

As part of the construction of the Spokane Central Service Center for the City of Spokane, Allen and Mary Dee Dodge were commissioned to create a work of art for the site. The artists will be on site to answer questions about the creation of the art work. The event is free and open to the public.

The artists have created seven steel figures of animal forms with internal supporting structure with enamel sections and base of concrete. Allen and Mary Dee Dodge are well-established in the region with gallery representation with Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene and with a history of public art including a major project at the Waste Water Treatment Facility in Coeur d'Alene.

Art selection and project management for this project was provided by Spokane Arts.

Comedian Kathy Griffin at Northern Quest tomorrow night

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin has been entertaining crowds for more than 20 years with her legendary live standup performances and appearances on television and Broadway. Last year, Griffin made history with her sixth consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for Best Comedy Album, 'Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl'. With that esteemed honor, she became only the third female comedian to ever win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

She will be on stage at Northern Quest tomorrow night, October 8 at 7:30.

Come see the Best of the City next Friday, Oct 16

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine presents the 2015 Best of the City James Bond themed party, 'License to Thrill', on Friday, October 16, 6-11pm at The Lincoln Center. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Gonzaga Symphony with violinist Elmira Darvarova

Monday, October 12, at 7:30 pm, at Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox, Violinist Elmira Darvarova performs Lera Auerbach's 'Violin Concerto No. 2,' commissioned by the Japanese Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and Saint-Saƫns' 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso,' written for the virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasate. The concert begins with Rossini's perennially popular 'Overture to The Barber of Seville,' followed by Tchaikovsky's exquisite 'Sleeping Beauty Suite.'

Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Bing presents Helen Mirren (on screen) in The Audience

Sunday, October 11, at 2pm, The Bing presents Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' as a part of their Stage to Screen series. 'The Audience' has received three 2015 Tony Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley).

General admission tickets are $10 and are available at or 800-325-SEAT.

Lisa Brown & Dr. Deb Harper to speak Nov 4 at Southside Senior & Community Center

Mark your calendars, the Southside Senior & Community Center presents the second offering in its new 'Community Leadership Breakfast Series.' WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown and Dr. Deb Harper will speak on Health Care in Our Community. A served breakfast will precede their remarks. The date is Wednesday, November 4, breakfast served at 8 am. Cost is $25 and tickets are available by calling 509-535-0803. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early. The Southside Senior & Community Center is located at 3151 East 27th Ave. on Spokane's south hill.

Celebrate! An Evening with Peter Rivera at Chateau Rive Oct 23

Any connoisseur of Seventies rock music will certainly remember Rare Earth. Their funky good-time music is still played on classic rock stations across the country and their place in pop music history is firmly cemented. Peter Rivera is the original drummer and lead vocalist behind all of the hits. Wherever these classics are played people inevitably say something like: "I'd know that voice anywhere!"

With Peter on drums and lead vocals, Rare Earth sold over twenty-five million records. Peter recorded over seventeen albums, featuring several top ten hits. The albums 'Get Ready' and the two-record set 'Rare Earth in Concert' went double platinum. 'One World' and 'The Ecology Album' went single platinum; 'Willie Remembers' and 'Ma' went gold.

Peter is at Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill Friday, October 23 at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Morning Star Boys' Ranch benefit Oct 17

On Saturday, October 17, from 6 to 9 pm, Morning Star Boys' Ranch is hosting an amazing night of music, food, wine and friends with the Spokane String Quartet at Barrister Winery, 1213 West Railroad Avenue. In addition to the evening's program great music, food and wine, Mayor Condon will also be present and will be saying a few words about at-risk youth in our community and the work of the Boys' Ranch.

Champagne and appetizer reception, with youth pianist Caleb Hindman performing pieces by Bach and Beethoven, followed by a bountiful fall meal with award-winning Barrister wines, accompanied by Spokane Youth String Quartet playing works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and McLean.

After dinner, the grand event will be the Spokane String Quartet performing Beethoven's magnificent 'String Quartet No. 13, Opus 130.'

Tickets are $150. Contact Don Ciavola at Morning Star Boys' Ranch, 509-448-1202 for information and reservations.

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