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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

It's Valleyfest weekend!



Valleyfest is Spokane Valley's annual celebration of fun, and runs this Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 at Mirabeau Point Park and CenterPlace Regional Event Center.

Lots of activities all weekend long, include a parade Friday night at 7:30, hot air balloons on Saturday and Sunday, entertainment, including Milonga, the Master Class Big Band, Christy Lee and more. A car show, Stuff the STA Bus with children's coats, fabulous food and merchandise vendors, a pancake breakfast Saturday, 5 and 10K runs (Bloomsday second seed qualifiers) and a Duathlon on Sunday, a robotics demonstration, lots of kids activities, TotFest on Sunday and much more.

For a complete list of events and activities, visit valleyfest.org.

Carmen at the Fox this Friday & Saturday



The Spokane Symphony, under the musical direction of Eckart Preu, and Opera Coeur d'Alene, with director Jadd Davis, present Georges Bizet's 'Carmen,' featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Sandra Piques Eddy (pictured above), Dinyar Vania and Jennnifer Welch Babidge, this Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23, 8pm at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

The production is semi-staged, and includes a live orchestra with the Spokane Symphony. For tickets and more information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets also available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Spokane Symphony Extends Contract with Preu



The Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees has announced that Music Director and Conductor Eckart Preu has signed a one-year contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 Symphony season, which will be Preu's farewell season with the orchestra after 15 years.

"Spokane is very fortunate to have benefitted from Eckart's charismatic leadership," said Lorrie Scott, president of the Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees. "His talent, energy and innovation have made an impact in our community and elevated the orchestra's level of musical excellence, ultimately positioning the Spokane Symphony for long-term success."

Maestro Preu, 48, who has been the Spokane Symphony's Music Director since 2004, is the eighth music director since the organization was founded in 1945. Preu will continue in his role through the end of the 2018-19 season, and plans to spend more time in similar conducting positions in other U.S. cities, as well as guest conducting abroad.


Spokane Oktoberfest coming Oct 27-29



Spokane Oktoberfest (formerly at the River), an authentic German event in partnership with the German American Society of Spokane, returns to Spokane bigger and better than ever. The Spokane Valley's CenterPlace Regional Event Center will be site of 3rd annual Spokane Oktoberfest with a community celebration of all things Bavarian. Moving the location allows Oktoberfest to take advantage of inside and outside space, more food options, free parking plus two stages for an expanded entertainment package.

Friday through Sunday, October 27-29 are the dates with festivities beginning Friday at four through midnight, Saturday noon to midnight and Sunday 11am-5pm with Spokesman Review half price family day. Adult admission is $10 or $15 for all weekend with in/out privileges. Children 12 or younger are free throughout the event. Each night at 8pm the event turns into adult only as the music and entertainment kick it up a notch.

Tickets and more information available at www.SpokaneOktoberfest.com.


Z Nation exhibit at the MAC extended through Sept 24



The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Browne's Addition has extended the Z Nation - Behind the Camera exhibit, and will now run through this Sunday, September 24.

For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Earth, Wind & Fire at the INB this Saturday

Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most successful groups of the 70's, play the INB Performing Arts Center for a one-night-only performance this Saturday, September 23 at 7pm. Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Arbor Crest Summer Concert Series winding down

There are only a few concerts left of this year's summer concert series at Arbor Crest. This Thursday, September 21, Sara Brown will perform her blend of Rhythm & Blues from 4:30-6:30. Jewelry by Susan Alvarez will be on display. Admission is $5 at the gate.

And this Sunday, September 24, is the last Sunday 'Concert on the Cliff' of the season, featuring Rock 'n' Roll music by Common Ground, a group of professional musicians and band teachers, (Matt Thistle, Michelle Stafford, Carl Rantzow, Taylor Belote). Music runs from 4:30-Sunset, admission is $10.

For more information, visit arborcrest.com


Spokane Jazz Orchestra this Saturday at the Bing

The great Dee Daniels joins the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for The Sounds of Life, this Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Z Nation Season 4 Premiere Sept 29 at the Garland Theater

Join the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and Z Nation cast and crew members for a very special premiere party, Friday, September 29 from 8-10pm at the Garland Theater. For tickets and more information, go to www.northwestmuseum.org.

Jokes and Jazz tonight at the Bing

Don't miss this debut of your favorite jazz musician's comedic talent. Sammy Eubanks is embarking on new territory and for the first time ever on stage and will surprise you with his funny wit and comedy. Sammy will be joined by Sherrie Martin on stage, tonight, September 20, 6:30pm at the Bing Crosty Theater.

For more information, visit bingcrosbytheater.com.

Wild Kratts - Live at the INB this Sunday



The wildly popular PBS KIDS television show, Wild Kratts, is coming to the live stage, this Sunday, September 24 at the INB Performing Arts Center. Performance times are 1 and 4:30pm.

Animated Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris come to real life in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off 'To the Creature Rescue!' the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal 'wow facts,' the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach's clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

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

Chamber Soiree at Davenport Hotel on Sept 26 & 27

Spokane Symphony Chamber Soirees at the Historic Davenport Hotel are ensembles of virtuoso musicians playing an assortment of baroque, classical and contemporary chamber music. Chamber Soiree concerts are on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in September, February and April, and are available individually, or as part of a three-concert subscription.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 & 27 at 7:30pm, is this first of this season's Chamber Soiree and will feature works by Poulenc, Prokofiev and more. For additional concert information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

YogaJoy Fall Festival this Friday

YogaJoy North will be hosting a Fall Festival this Friday, September 22, 3:30-6:30pm, with a live remote hosted by Molly Allen of KZZU Radio. Stop by 12501 N Division (Suite 5) for this event featuring kids activities, snacks from Taco Del Mar, new fall merchandise, sales items, and demonstrations by yoga and barre teachers.

YogaJoy is a family-friendly business owned by the mother/daughter team of Cher Desautel and Sara Douville located in a beautifully remodeled 2,100 square foot studio between Mel's Gifts and Taco Del Mar in Wandermere West Plaza in North Spokane. The studio offers all levels of yoga and barre 7 days a week, and hosts a variety of workshops.

For more information, visit yogajoynorth.com.


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