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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Valleyfest begins this Friday



Valleyfest is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-25 at Centerplace Regional Event Center and Mirabeau Point Park. The Big Hearts of Gold parade is Friday night at 7:30 on East Sprague Ave from North Gillis Road to Pines Road, with Grand Marshalls Phillip Tyler, President of the Spokane NAACP, and Mark Werner, Spokane Valley Police Chief. Don't miss the Hot Air Balloon Launch, the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk, a really fun car show featuring motorcycles, rat rods, classics, customs and every machine in between, lots of interactive activities for the kids, great live music, and much more.

There will be lots of food, fun and entertainment all weekend long. Go to valleyfest.org for all the details.

New Exhibit at the MAC - Lost Egypt opens Sept 24



Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science is a nationally traveling exhibit opening this Saturday, September 24 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Browne's Addition. This exhibit reveals how archaeologists are using modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt in new ways. Lost Egypt features a 2,300-year-old female human mummy, along with various animal mummies. Through hands-on activities, a wide variety authentic ancient artifacts (including ceramics, bronzes, amulets and art), and guidance from real archaeologists, visitors will have a chance to unearth the mysteries of ancient Egypt, its culture and its people.

"Lost Egypt makes an unforgettable connection between past and present customs, cultures and sciences. This exhibit is particularly inspiring for young people, illuminating the roles they can play as future archaeologists, scientists, engineers, technicians, art conservators, and life-long learners," said John Moredo-Burich, interim executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.

The exhibit will run through January 6, 2017. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Spokane Fall Festival of Homes starts Sept 23




The 12th annual Fall Festival of Homes, presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association, is set for the weekends of September 23-25 and September 30-October 2. This event is the largest new home construction showcase in the Inland Northwest featuring 32 homes from 20 of Spokane's finest builders. This year's event features homes varying in price from $236,900 to $649,900 and are located in neighborhoods throughout Spokane County, plus one home in Pend Oreille County.

Hours are 10am to 5pm daily. For more information, visit www.SpokaneFestivalofHomes.com.


Spokane Public Radio presents Mark & Maggie O'Connor



SPR Presents one of America's musical icons live in concert at the Bing Crosby Theater on Thursday, October 6. Mark O'Connor will perform a collection of works featured in his American Classics teaching series. His wife Maggie O'Connor, also a virtuoso violinist, joins him in duets of a wide range of music.

Tickets are available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. For more details on the concert, visit spokanepublicradio.org.


Oktoberfest at the River this weekend

Celebrate Oktoberfest with German cheer, German beer and food, dancing and singing along the Spokane River downtown at the Spokane Convention Center this Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 23-25. Oktoberfest at the River 2016 is a time to unwind and make new friends, learn new customs and sing a few songs. 30 continuous hours entertainment and fun for the whole family. The well known German tradition, the tapping of the Firkin is Friday at noon, and as German tradition calls for, it will be tapped by the Mayor, David Condon, The Spokesman-Review Publisher W. Stacey Cowles and other dignitaries. Traditional German music by the Alpenband from California will accompany the marching in of the keg and opening ceremony.

There will be an area just for kids and families for all sorts of German themed fun. Arts and crafts projects for all ages along with games for the entire family. On Sunday, Manuela Horn will be performing a kinderfest show with fun dancing and a sing a long for all ages. Also on Sunday, Wiener Dog races will be held in the afternoon around 3pm and there is the River-City Rootbier Garden.

This event benefits the German American Society of Spokane. For more information go to oktoberfestattheriver.com.

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS - $15 Weekend Admission for all three days (wristband - in and out privileges all 3 days). Email info@spokanehowsbusiness.com with your name and contact info.


Get more Entertainment news at The Spokane Entertainment District

From south Riverside Avenue to Second Avenue, Walnut to Howard streets, the Spokane Entertainment District (SED) contains nearly 50 businesses that provide the best arts, dining and entertainment Spokane has to offer. To stay up-to-date on events, specials and entertainment, sign up for the bi-monthly newsletter at spokaneentertainmentdistrict.com.

Here are some of the events this week in the SED:
Comedian Kathleen Madigan - Friday, September 23 - The Bing Theater
The Musical 'Chicago' - Opens Friday, September 23 - Modern Theater Spokane
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live - Saturday, September 24 - The Bing Theater
Just Plain Darin - Wednesday, September 28 - Sapphire Lounge
Comedy@First: Tom Meisfiord with Josh Teaford - Thursday, September 29 - Ella's Theater in the Montvale Event Center


More at the MAC this weekend

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture will hold a special event this Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, and then again on Sunday, October 2. Meet Spokane sculptor Peter Thomas, and help him create sculptures of Ice Age giants for a mammoth-sized Pleistocene display that will be installed in the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture's group entry. This installation will accompany the 'Titans of the Ice Age: Mammoths & Mastodons' exhibit, coming to the Museum in February 2017. Peter works with cardboard, tape, paper and cloth, with metal armature for support. Some of his sculptures are already up in the Museum's group entrance.

Hours for this special event are 11am to 3pm, September 24, 25 and October 2. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Spokane String Quartet opens its 38th Season Sept 25



Join the Spokane String Quartet this Sunday, September 25, 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox as they open the season by saluting 100 years of National Parks in a concert featuring landscape photography of Chip Phillips, principal clarinetist with the Spokane Symphony and award-winning photographer. His images will serve as the backdrop for a breathtaking program: Joseph Haydn's 'Sunrise' String Quartet, Lei Liang's 'Gobi Gloria,' and Mendelssohn's Sixth String Quartet.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, by phone at 509-624-1200 and at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Arbor Crest's Outdoor Concert series ends Sept 29

Arbor Crest's Summer concert series is winding down and there are only three remaining concerts of outdoor music. This Thursday, September 22, Dog House Boyz plays Bluesy Fold Rock from 4:30-6:30, no cover. On Sunday, September 25, Common Ground performs Top 40 favorites from 4:30 to sunset, $8 cover. And the final outdoor concert of the season is next Thursday, September 29 from 4:30-6:30, enjoy the Folk Rock music of Harvey Stanley, no cover.

Food, wine and beer available for purchase. Don't miss the last few weeks of Arbor Crest's outdoor summer concerts! Visit arborcrest.com.

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour this Saturday

Spend an artful day in the Little Spokane River Valley! Delight in the works of professional artists while visiting four artists' studios located within easy distance of one another. It's the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, this Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 5pm.

Information, studio locations, artist listings, driving directions at www.littlespokanestudios.com.

Rockin' B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows Sept 23 & 24

The Rockin' B Ranch will have two of their great Cowboy Supper Shows this Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24. There are only a few weekend performances left this season. The Riders of the Rockin' B's remaining shows are October 14 & 15. In addition to a great barbecue dinner, the evenings include a hilarious outdoor melodrama, cowboy trail music and more.

For tickets and more information, visit www.rockinbranch.com or call 509-891-9016.


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