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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Pompeii: The Immortal City opens this Saturday at the MAC

Pompeii: The Immortal City will plunge you into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, lost for almost 1500 years after being buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. See artifacts and artworks recovered from the site that take you into the world of a first-century Roman city. Then hear the roar of Mount Vesuvius and feel the earth move under your feet as the volcano erupts before your eyes.

Pompeii: The Immortal City opens this Saturday, February 8. For more information, hours and tickets, visit

More at the MAC

Family Day at the MAC is this Saturday, February 8 from 11am-3pm. Explore the MAC's newest exhibits: Pompeii: The Immortal City and Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory. Make paper mosaics or an instrument like those found in Pompeii. Discover ancient Roman innovation and be inspired to build a bridge, an aqueduct, and more. Visit the Create Space to learn about and make your own seismograph.

The Campbell Family's Grand Tour, starting Saturday, February 8 and continuing on Saturdays through May 2. from 11am-12pm. This special Campbell House experience is in conjunction with Paris to Pompeii: The Campbell Family Grand Tour exhibit, which follows the Campbells' year-long tour of Europe in search of the great classics of the western world. Each Saturday starting February 8, the MAC will offer a special guided tour of Campbell House with a focus on describing the Grand Tour, its influence on the Western World and how the Campbells fit into its long tradition. Included with regular admission.

History of Yum: Chocolate with Wine, this Saturday, February 8 from 3-5pm. Enjoy a sweet start to your Valentine's Day activities. Join food historian and college instructor Monica Stenzel in the yummy and informative class on the history of chocolate from Aztec hot to American chocolate bunnies. Reservations needed, $30 non-members; $27 members.

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Spokane Symphony Masterworks concert celebrates Valentine's Day

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Valentine's Day with lovely and passionate music by Debussy and Ravel, this Saturday and Sunday, February 8 & 9 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Music Director James Lowe conducts, and special guest, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti, performs Tomasi's brilliantly difficult Concerto for the Trumpet.

Performances are Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. For tickets and more information, visit Tickets are also available at the Box office or by calling 509-624-1200.

USA Curling Nationals Feb 8-15

The 2020 USA Men's and Women's Curling Nationals are this Saturday, February 8 through Saturday, February 15 at EWU's Recreation Center on the Cheney campus.

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The Lonely - Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison at the Bing this Saturday

It Boy Entertainment of America presents The Lonely - Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison, this Saturday, February 8 at The Bing Crosby Theater. The Lonely delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to the one and only Roy Orbison plus the hits of The Traveling Wilburys and The Everly Brothers. Veteran Mike Demers delivers a spot-on performance of Orbison's signature sound as he leads this group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of an era.

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Nat Geo Live coming to First Interstate February 13

National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World will be at First Interstate Center for the Arts, Thursday, February 13 at 7pm. Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality -and her money - to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers as to what we can learn from how these women ruled.

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Don't miss Decadence! Spokane's Chocolate Festival Friday

Decadence! Spokane's incredible Chocolate Festival is this Friday, February 7 from 4-9pm at the Davenport Grand Hotel. It features more than 30 vendors with samples, seminars and a VIP reception highlighted by a chocolate martini competition...and yes, there will be samples.

Tickets are going fast so don't delay. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Clark and Brasch play for food at O'Doherty's

Doug Clark and Joe Brasch of Trailer Park Girls return to O'Doherty's Irish Grille Wednesday, February 12 for a 6:30-8pm acoustic performance. There's no cover charge but any donations will go to 2nd Harvest food bank to help feed the area's hungry.

This week's music at Arbor Crest

Arbor Crest's Fireside Music continues and this Friday, February 7, Jan Harrison (pictured above) performs. On Saturday, February 8, Justin James is guest artist. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, no cover, and the tasting room is open until 8pm.

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