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Friday, October 8, 2021

Spokane Valley Arts Council Art Auction this Saturday



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The 14th Annual Spokane Valley Arts Council Artists Showcase Art Auction is this Saturday, October 9 beginning at 5pm. This is the organization's main fundraising event of the year. Many artists will be on hand for the event, with 11 artists either bringing a partially completed work, or will begin a new work and as the evening progresses, the artist's work on their pieces, giving attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle, and visit one-on-one with the artists to ask them questions and discuss their art while they work. Each artist completes their new paintings by 6:30 in time for the art auction to begin. The event takes place at CenterPlace Regional Event Center and the evening includes a silent and live auction, and dinner will be served.

The artists receive a portion of the proceeds, with the remaining funds used to award student scholarships and to commission more monuments and sculptures to further enhance the beauty and culture of Spokane Valley. For more information, purchase tickets, view artwork, or bid from home visit www.spokanevalleyarts.org/art-auction.


Spokane Symphony Masterworks 2 this weekend at the Fox



The Spokane Symphony presents its second Masterworks program of the season: Beethoven's Soul, with James Lowe conducting, and the Spokane Symphony Chorale, this Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 10. This concert will feature lesser known works of Beethoven, but works that reflect his inner life, his struggles with encroaching deafness, and unrequited love and loss. Musical selections include Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song), An die fern Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved arr. Felix Weingartner, and Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op.60. Performances are Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.

For more information and tickets, visit spokanesymphony.org.


Civic Presents: Mark Twain October 15



Civic Presents, a new offering from the Spokane Civic Theater, is Civic's virtual Main Stage, a streaming celebration of our community's creative vibrancy. Filmed live on Spokane Civic Theatre's Main Stage, Civic Presents: Mark Twain premieres Friday, October 15. Mark Twain, portrayed by Patrick Treadway, is an engaging, humorous one-man show crafted from Twain's own words and spirit, celebrating events from the author's life and selections from his works.

Patrick Treadway is an actor, trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, puppeteer and visual artist. His roles include a diverse array of characters - Huckleberry Finn, Captain Hook, Bing Crosby and John Barrymore and many more. He has performed with Actors' Repertory Theatre, American Queen Steamboat Company, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, and as a resident artist with Spokane Interplayers Ensemble.

For more information and tickets, visit spokanecivictheatre.com.


Amy Grant at First Interstate Center October 11



Contemporary Christian Music artist, Amy Grant is coming to the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Monday, October 11 at 7:30pm. Grant's iconic voice became instantly recognizable in both the Christian and pop worlds and over the years, she has sold more than 30 million albums world wide.

For tickets and more information, visit firstinterstatecenter.org.


The Great Pumpkin Fest at Brick West this weekend



Brick West Brewing will be hosting a giant pumpkin patch with sales going to support Generations Alive, a youth empowering non-profit organization. This Friday through Sunday, October 8-10, get a pumpkin for $10 and all proceeds go to charity, and Brick West will donate 5% of beer sales to Generations Alive as well. The entire Brick West plaza will be filled with thousands of pumpkins, bales of hay, photo booth and live entertainment. Plus guess the weight of the giant pumpkin and you can win a prize.

For more information, visit www.brickwestbrewingco.com.




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