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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Visit the Campbell House for the Holidays



The halls are decked, crafts and activities await. Household members from 1918 officiate. It's 1918 and The Great War has just ended. Helen Campbell Powell is preparing for her second holiday season without her husband (who is serving in France), the first with their newborn son. The end of the war has brought the family and servants to life with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the upcoming festivities.

Visit the Campbell House, next to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Browne's Addition this month to celebrate the holidays and the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice in historic Campbell House. Explore the house at your own pace, enjoy the Christmas tree and holiday decor, make a craft, compete in a scavenger hunt, and talk with living history characters.

Cost is $2/person with regular museum admission. The Campbell House is open for the holidays from December 18-23 and 26-30 from 12noon-4pm. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org or call 509-456-3931.


Holiday Pops at the Fox this weekend



Spokane Symphony's Holiday Pops is a seasonal tradition for the whole family. This year's holiday celebration will feature critically acclaimed soprano, Lisa Vroman, and Morihiko Nakahara will conduct. The concert will also feature performances with the Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, and a very special out-of-town guest, Santa.

Performances are this Saturday, December 22 at 8pm and Sunday, December 23 at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or by calling 509-624-1200 or at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Spokane Symphony performs Beethoven's Ninth on New Year's Eve

Join the Spokane Symphony and Music Director, Eckart Preu, with the Spokane Symphony Chorale for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Monday, December 31 at 7:30pm. This production will feature more than 150 performers on stage, including four guest vocalists and the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed by Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah. Tickets for this concert are available at Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or by calling 509-624-1200, or at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Puttin' On The Ritz New Year's Eve Gala at the Davenport

After the Spokane Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth, walk down the street to The Historic Davenport Hotel for Puttin' On The Ritz gala celebration to ring in the new year. This special event will be held in the Hall of Doges and Grand Pennington Ballroom, New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, from 9pm-1am. The evening includes a 3-course dinner, plus salad and dessert at 9pm, three no host bars, and Entertainment provided by MasterClass Big Band on two large dance floors. Toast in the New Year at midnight with a glass of complimentary champagne and festive party favors, and more door prize drawings.

Black tie preferred or dressy cocktail. Proceeds from this event support the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available at the Box office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or by calling 509-624-1200. Assigned tables and meal selection at time of ticket purchase.


Thursday Night Live at the NW Museum



Take a break from the holiday shopping at this month's Thursday Night Live at the NW Museum of Arts and Culture in Browne's Addition. This Thursday, December 20 from 5-8pm, the lobby hall will be decorated for the holiday season and they'll be live seasonal music from saxophonist Ron Kieper and his bass player from 5:30-7:30pm.

Learn more about a current exhibit, The Secret Life of an Artifact, in one of two 20-minute gallery talks led by Museum Registrar Brooke Wagner at 6:15 and 7:15. Then see four more exhibitions at your own pace - traditional and contemporary Plateau Indian art, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WWI Armistice, and Modern Masters: Group f/64 photography masterworks.

No-host beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and food items available for purchase at Cafe MAC from 5-7:30pm. Non-members are $5 - that's half-off the regular price of admission. Members are free.

For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Give a unique Spokane gift

Here's a truly unique, Spokane holiday gift idea. Group Coordinators is offering customized gift certificates for their guided Historical Walking Tours of downtown Spokane. And you can add wineries and/or craft breweries for the ultimate adventure. Prices start at $30 per person with a party of 4.

Email Julie@groupcoordinators.com for all the details.

Spokane Symphony adds another show: The Music of Queen - Jan 25

The Spokane Symphony will rock you with the classic music of Queen in this electric symphonic-rock tribute, starring vocalist Brody Dolyniuk as Freddie Mercury. This concert is conducted by Martin Herman. Amped up with a rock band on stage with the orchestra, a glittering light show, and top-notch vocals, Queen's distinct sound is captured in its entirety, with hits like 'Somebody to Love,' 'Under Pressure,' 'We Are the Champions,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' and more, this will be an evening of music to remember.

Performances are January 25 (tickets go on sale Thursday, December 20) and January 26 (sold out) at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. For tickets, visit www.spokanesymphony.org, or contact the box office at 509-624-1200.


Little River Band Jan 11 at the Fox



The Little River Band takes the stage at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox Friday, January 11 at 8pm. Go to foxtheaterspokane.com for your tickets.

Bobby Patterson rings in 2019 at Max



MAX at Mirabeau celebrates New years with the award-winning Bobby Patterson Band. Just $40 per person, and overnight packages are available as well.

Go to maxatmirabeau.com for tickets and more information.


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