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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert live-to-film with the Spokane Symphony



One of Tim Burton's most celebrated films, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman's mysterious score played live by the Spokane Symphony. Based on an original story written by Tim Burton, the film was released in October 1993. Morihiko Nakahara conducts.

Performances are this Saturday, November 23 at 8pm and Sunday, November 24 at 3pm at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Tickets available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200, or at www.spokanesymphony.org.


Trans Siberian Orchestra Friday at the Arena



All aboard the Trans Siberian Orchestra for their 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' concert this Friday, November 22, 8pm at the Spokane Arena. An unforgettable show with all new staging and effects that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Holiday Wine Fest this weekend

The twenty one tasting rooms of Spokane's Cork District will be featuring new releases, specials, art, entertainment and food pairings. All tasting rooms open Noon-5pm. Many are open longer.

For more information and a list of participating wineries, visit corkdistrict.blog.


Say hello to Portland Cello Saturday night



Portland's premiere alt-classical group the Portland Cello Project brings a huge ensemble, including brass, percussion, guest vocals by Patti King, and of course, cellos, to the Bing this Saturday, November 23 at 8pm. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate.

Go to bingcrosbytheater.com for more information and tickets.

This week at Arbor Crest

This week's performances for Arbor Crest's Fireside Music Series are Into the Drift, performing classic rock & pop on Friday, November 22 and on Saturday, November 23, One Street Over performs alternative/rock/pop. Music runs from 5:30-8pm both nights, no admission.

Also this weekend at Arbor Crest is Spokane Cork District's Holiday Wine Festival, Friday through Sunday! Visit www.arborcrest.com for details.


The Nutcracker with the Spokane Symphony begins December 5



E.T.A. Hoffman's story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince is brought to life by the Santa Barbara based State Street Ballet and more than 75 local dancers. Tchaikovsky's beloved score is performed live by the Spokane Symphony. The beautiful Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is dressed in the holiday spirit. Morihiko Nakahara conducts and Rodney Gustafson is artistic director.

Performances are Thursday through Sunday, December 5-8. Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200 or at www.spokanesymphony.org.


Urban Cowboy Reunion this Sunday at NQ



Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee's Urban Cowboy Reunion is at Northern Quest this Sunday, November 24 at 7:30pm. Tickets at northernquest.com.


The Shook Twins return to Sandpoint Nov 30

The Shook Twins, formerly from Sandpoint, take the stage for their 'Giving Thanks' concert, Saturday, November 30 at 8pm, at Sandpoint's Panida Theater.

Panida.org has more information and tickets.


Santa Claus returns to River Park Square on Saturday

River Park Square invites the community to welcome Santa Claus back to Spokane for the holiday season and the kick-off event is this Saturday, November 23 beginning at 2pm, with Santa's arrival and tree lighting at 5pm. Free hot cocoa and face painting will be provided and Santa will be available for pictures following the tree lighting. You can also get a photo with Santa from November 23 through December 24.

Colville Tribal member wins national music award



James Pakootas, of the Colville Confederated Tribes was honored on November 2 with a 'NAMMY' at the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards with Best Hip Hop Music Video, featuring fellow tribal members Tony Louie, and Daniel Nanamkin. This honor is his latest of many, having recently been awarded the First People's Fund Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship and the National Performance Network Mentorship Initiative.

The award-winning music video 'Break These Chains' is about overcoming any obstacles or circumstances that may arise in our lives. Powerful lyrics paired with captivating visuals tell a story of elevating our own state of mind, and show how our Native Culture is a pathway to healing. His award-winning video may be found at: bit.ly/36IeI6r.

Custer's Christmas Arts & Crafts show this weekend



Custer's 43rd Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is this Friday through Sunday, November 22-24 at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, and features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the northwest displaying and selling their fine art, hand crafts and specialty foods. You'll find one of a kind jewelry, pottery, fused glass work, metal art, photography, seasonal decor and more.

Hours are Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit custershows.com.


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