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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Skate away with special pricing on U.S. Figure Skating tickets.

Special presale prices are available for individual-event tickets to the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, to be held in Spokane Jan. 14-24. The presale special offer is available now but ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Until then, get tickets for 10 percent to 33 percent off the retail price for the biggest sporting event to come to Spokane since, well, the last time the Figure Skating Championships were here. To take advantage of the special, use the promotional code "INDIVIDUAL" when purchasing tickets at or at 1-888-SK8-2010. For more information individual events, go to

Want tickets to Larry the Cable Guy? Git-R-Done this Friday.

Dan Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, the man who added the phrase "Git-R-Done" to many American's vocabulary, is gittin' to Spokane for a show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets will be $43.75 each and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16. For tickets, go to or call 800-325-SEAT. Rock 94 1/2 Special Internet Pre-Sale!! Begins this moring, 10/14 at 10am and ends Thurs., 10/15 at Midnight. Password: green. At

Mr. Asner is Mr. President.

You know him best as Lou Grant in "Mary Tyler Moore" or more recently as the voice of Carl Fredrickson in "UP!" Now see the great Ed Asner as one of the nation's greatest presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "Asner as FDR" will be performed at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The one-man show is based on the Dore Schary's play "Sunrise at Campobello," and Asner has received rave reviews for his commanding performance in this show. Tickets are $47, $42, $32 and $27 and are available at the Fox box office and through Tickets West at or 800-325-SEAT.

She's going to light up your life.

Singer-songwriter Debby Boone, best known for her 1977 classic "You Light Up My Life," will play a tribute to Rosemary Clooney with a 3 p.m. show at Northern Quest Resort Casino Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $30 and $25 are available through the Northern Quest ticket line at 509-481-6700 or through Tickets West at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Symphony has Ben there.

The Spokane Symphony isn't on the edge right now - its Symphony on the Edge series is on hiatus - but its performance with pop artist Ben Folds will take its fans close to the Edge, so to speak. Folds joins the Symphony for a high-energy performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Best known as the frontman for the group Ben Folds Five, the talented performer is a pianist and drummer who also is skilled with a guitar and bass. Tickets to this performance are $40 and $35 and are available at the Fox box office or through Tickets West at or at 800-325-SEAT.

What happens in Vegas is coming to Spokane.

"The Rat Pack Is Back," a tribute to Vegas crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop, takes the INB Performing Arts Center stage at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Come see this Vegas favorite as it makes its way north for a one-night-only show. Tickets are $42, $38 and $25 and are available at the INB Performing Arts box office or through Tickets West at or 800-325-SEAT.

Dinnerstein is served.

The Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by New York-based pianist Simone Dinnerstein in playing Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 23" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Dinnerstein returns to Spokane for the first time since a December 2007 performance at which she played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with Gonzaga's symphony orchestra. Led by Gonzaga's Kevin Hekmatpanah, the program also will include the works of Johann Strauss II, Grieg, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the performance and are $9 for the general public, or $7 for seniors and non-GU students. Gonzaga students and staff are admitted free of charge.

Crowder around for Christian rock.

The David Crowder Band concert with guests Seabird and Danyew, originally scheduled for Monday, October 19 at the INB Performing Arts Center has been moved to The Service Station at 9315 N Nevada. Please note that all tickets purchased for the INB performance will be honored at The Service Station doors. The band started at Baylor University in the mid-1990s when it discovered a large number of students at the Christian school weren't going to church. Since then, the band has released nine albums and gained a national following. Tickets are available at or 800-325-SEAT.

The High Five from the by Isamu Jordan

Sunny Day Real Estate - A Seattle band with Spokane roots, pioneering emo band Sunny Day Real Estate has reunited and is recording new material, some of which fans will hear when Sunny Day comes to The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, with The Jealous Sound. Cost: $18 in advance, $20 day of show.

The Hold Steady - Speaking of fresh goods, Brooklyn-based riff-heavy rock quintet The Hold Steady is already hard at work on a new album after the release of its double-disc documentary and live album, "Positive Rage," earlier this year. Check for some new tunes when The Hold Steady comes with Two Cow Garage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to The Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington. Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door; all ages welcome.

Slipknot - Leaders in the new wave of American metal -- combining elements of thrash, metalcore and death metal -- Slipknot's chaotically relentless live show comes back with Deftones at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Cost: $39, $25.

I Am The Ocean - Salt Lake City's semi-experimental post hardcore quintet, I Am The Ocean, brings scream-sung vocals, lengthy jams and shifting tempos, while still retaining enough pop sensibilities to keep the head nods and toe taps in step. For fans of At The Drive-In, catch I Am The Ocean for an all-ages show at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at The Blvd., 230 W. Riverside, with support from Letlive and Faus. Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door; all ages welcome.

The Mojomatics - Hailing from Venice, Italy, the dynamic duo (sometimes trio) that makes up The Mojomatics spits firewater garage-punk that is injected with equal parts rockabilly, glam, Delta blues, and British invasion-era pop. For fans of any of those genres, this is a can't-miss show, and it happens at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague. Cost: $5; 21-and-older welcome.

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George Flett is on the ledger this weekend.

The Tinman Gallery, located at 811 W. Garland on Spokane's North Side, is staging a three-day show for nationally renowned ledger art painter and Spokane Indian George Flett. From 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, Tinman will host an artist's reception. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Flett will be in the gallery for a book signing of "The Ledger Art of George Flett." From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Flett will lead a demonstration and workshop on ledger art. The class is $40, and pre-registration is requested. For more information, call the Tinman Gallery at 509-325-1500.

Sometimes, the blues are beneficial.

The Lake City Blues Benefit rolls into the Coeur d'Alene Casino at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, featuring Rampage, with Hoodoo Udu and Bones, Bolin and Nelson. The concert will raise money for Project Safe Place, a program for at-risk youth in Coeur d'Alene. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Coeur d'Alene Casino and through Tickets West at and 800-325-SEAT.

Here's one Opportunity you won't want to miss.

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum's Fifth Annual Tea & History Program will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Opportunity Presbyterian Church, at 202 N. Pines. The program features local author Jack Nisbet opening a 1926 Opportunity, Wash., time capsule, and the event includes lunch, dessert and beverages. The cost is $15 per person, with proceeds going to benefit the museum. To RSVP, please call 509-922-4570.

Walk to the beat of Different Drummers this Thursday.

Eclectic Gifts, at 23801 E. Appleway in Liberty Lake, is hosting a book signing and wine tasting with authors Don Caron and Lyle Hatcher from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Caron and Hatcher wrote "Different Drummers," which was released this past July. For more information, go to

Masquerade as a supporter of kids.

Nosey Parker will host a masquerade party to support the Pumpkin Ball's effort to raise money for the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Concept:Home, at 401 W. First, and will go until everybody goes home. You will receive a mask at the door in exchange for $10. RSVP at

It looks like the city Chase'd down some great exhibits.

The City of Spokane Arts Departments and the Spokane Arts Commission announced the 2010 exhibition schedule for the Chase Gallery, on the lower level of Spokane City Hall. The commission kicks off the new year with an art-and-artifact exhibit celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Looff Carrousel. Other exhibits planned include the work of Spokane reflections by Paul McKee, Pullman painter Selene Santucci, furniture as art, and photographic expression, among others.

Here's one FurrBall you won't regret finding.

Tickets to Spokane Humane Society's Annual Tux & Tails FurrBall on Saturday, Nov. 7 are now on sale. The second annual event to raise money for the local Humane Society will be held at the historic Davenport Hotel, in downtown Spokane. Tickets are $100 each and are available at or by calling 509-467-5235 x12.

Make-A-Wish for a Hallo-Wine Tasting

The Inland Northwest Business Travel Association (INBTA) is holding their annual Harvest Moon Auction and HalloWine Tasting event, Monday, October 19, 2009, 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Davenport Hotel. The cost is $40 per person, $70 per couple, or $300 per table. The proceeds from the auction will benefit both INBTA and Make-A-Wish Foundation. An added event at this year's auction will be the "Mystery Wine Cork Match". For a donation, attendees can purchase a wine cork with a number on it. The attendee will then "haunt" for the bottle of wine that matches the corresponding cork number. MC's for this year's auction are Dave Cotton and George Maupin from KHQ's Morning News Show! To purchase tickets for this event, please go to

Shaken but Not Stirred.

An event to benefit the Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane will be Friday, October 23, 6-9pm at Grassroots, the new spa at 1303 S Grand Blvd, next to Lindaman's. Enjoy live music with the "Martini Brothers", hors d'oeuvres, signature martinis and other samplings and prizes. Cost is $45 a couple, $25 individual. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit

Who's the best in Spokane?

Find out today as Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine presents their Best Of Spokane/CDA Party at Isabella's, 21 West Main, from 5:30 until 8 pm. Copies of the new "Best Of" issue will be on hand to see who readers chose for Best Restaurant, Best Downtown Shop, Best Jewelry, and even the Most Needed Improvement and Best New Thing Discovered About Spokane as well as 115 other categories. Mix and mingle with the winners, have a drink, some appetizers and meet the editors, writers and advertisers from Spokane's city magazine.

Gather at the Roof today at 4.

The Tin Roof at 1727 East Sprague presents their annual Fall Gathering Event to help you get ready for fall entertaining. They'll be closed all day today until 4pm setting up new items and re-pricing the whole floor. The VIP night from 4pm-8pm is your first look at all the new items and all the sale items, including artwork, lamps, and accessories. The event includes wine, beer and small bites as well as door prizes and special incentives. Call 509-535-4121 for more information.

Stop by Uncle D's for a Laff.

Uncle D's Comedy Underground, 2721 N Market Street, presents Laff Stop comedy competition winner, Chris Curtis, October 16-17. Chris has worked hard crafting a unique, methodical and cynical way of meandering through life's daily situations. He cleverly dissects life on the road, cars, driving, and childhood activities and daily exasperations. They offer a full bar and dinner menu. Doors open at 6:30pm for 8:00 show. $10 admission for the show. Call 509-483-7300 for more information.

The Road to Olympic Gold stops in Spokane.

The Team USA women's hockey team will take on Team Canada on the Spokane Arena ice at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Don't miss this opportunity to see these two teams in a primer for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tickets to the Spokane match are $35, $28 and $15 and are available at the Spokane Arena box office or through Tickets West at or 800-325-SEAT.


"I didn't know Pudge was gonna hit a homer."
Name the movie that line appeared in to receive two tickets to the Team USA vs. Team Canada Olympic Women's hockey match at the Spokane Arena on Friday, Oct. 16! Send your best guess and your phone number to The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Last Week's Winner: Anthony Zundel wasn't ignored!

Last week's movie quote was, "I'm not going to be ignored, Dan." Zundel correctly guessed that it was from the 1987 psychological thriller "Fatal Attraction."

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