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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spokane Home & Yard Show this Thursday through Sunday



Spokane's 37th Annual Home & Yard Show presented by Jim Custer Enterprises, will be at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center this Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1. This year's show features over 225 exhibits and demonstrations offering the latest in home and yard related products, services and improvements. This show features innovative ideas all in one location for the public to shop and compare. Landscape attractions featuring flowers, trees, waterfalls and ponds. Step into spring through stunning displays created by Spokane's premier landscapers.

Hours are Thursday & Friday, noon to 8pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Admission is $7, good all weekend. Kids 12 and under free. Thursday is 2 for 1 day, with 2 adult admissions for the price of 1. Enter to win a John Deere Giveaway, featuring a riding lawn mower and products from Pape Machinery.

For more information, visit www.CusterShows.com.

'Honk Jr.' coming to the Bing



CYT presents five performances of 'Honk Jr.', a heart-warming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. It's at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Think of it as 'Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent'



'Nunsense A-Men!' is basically the original 'Nunsense' show with all of the nun characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as 'Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.' It starts Friday, February 27 at Spokane Civic Theater and runs through March 22. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and information.

Alton Brown comes to town



Join Alton Brown LIVE! for the Edible Inevitable Tour Sunday, March 1, 6:30pm at the INB Performing Arts Center. The two-hour show is a unique blend of stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first time...live music. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow at 10am



Presale for Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla starts tomorrow, Thursday February 26 at 10 am. Contact Ticketswest with Promo Code ROCK. The show is Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00pm at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Reserved seat tickets are $35, $55 and $75 and go on sale Friday, February 27 at 10:00am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. For more information visit SpokaneArena.com or DefLeppard.com.

Annual Northwest Bach Festival under way

The 37th Annual Northwest Bach Festival & Series, with Zuill Bailey as Artistic Director, began this week with a celebration of musical events each day in landmark venues in Spokane.

The 2015 Festival will offer four Festival Classics Concerts featuring local and guest artists performing in historic landmarks in Spokane and will also offer a Twilight Tour series of the six J.S. Bach 'Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin' in historic landmarks performed individually by guest violinists Kurt Nikkanen and Soovin Kim. A new feature will be offered, Noon-time Flash-Bach! programs by Zuill Bailey, cello, with 20-30 minutes of music presented free of charge in six various business, government and medical locations in the area.

Festival Film Classics, classic films related to the Festival's music program, will be screened at The MAC - Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Auditorium with introductions about the music. In addition to the two series (Festival Classics and Twilight Tour), the Flash-Bach! free Noon concerts and the Festival films, a special event will be presented, An Elegant Evening in a Historic Home. Various community musical educational and outreach events including a free, open-to-the-public, Bach's Lunch concert are a part of the Festival.

The Festival opened Tuesday with the first of a six-concert Twilight Tour of Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, hosted by Zuill Bailey and featuring Kurt Nikkanen and Soovin Kim, internationally acclaimed violinists, from 6 to 7 pm at historic landmarks, scheduled throughout the Festival. The festival concludes on Sunday, March 8

For a full schedule of the Festival events, go to www.nwbachfest.com.


American Indian Basketry Heritage this weekend at the MAC



Your MAC presents a Special Smithsonian Program on American Indian Basketry Heritage. It's Thursday February 26, 6:30 to 7:30. Then come to the MAC for American Indian basket making workshops open to the public Friday and Saturday February 27 and 28.

Go to yourmacspokane.com for details.

Spokane Symphony Classics feature Schubert and Beethoven

Music Director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony will perform Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony (No. 8)), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, this Saturday, February 28 at 8pm and Sunday, March 1 at 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

A pre-concert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. Tickets are available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200 and at all TicketsWest outlets.


Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival starts today



For 48 years at the University of Idaho, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has brought jazz masters together with elementary, junior high, high school and college students to share and celebrate a truly American art form of music. The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has grown from a one-day event to an amazing four-day experience.

The first University of Idaho Jazz Festival took place in 1967, with a dozen student groups and one guest artist. The Festival continued to grow from there - erupting onto the national stage in 1981, when students and spectators packed in to hear Ella Fitzgerald. In 1984, the Festival's most important relationship took shape when Lionel Hampton joined the excitement in Moscow. Inspired by the enthusiasm of the students, Hampton pledged his support to the Festival and in 1985, the Festival took on his name.

Now having hosted thousands upon thousands of students, spectators, and artists - including Doc Severinsen, Bobby McFerrin, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, The Manhattan Transfer, and countless musicians from around the world - the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is four outstanding days of student performances, workshops, clinics and remarkable world-class evening concerts. The festival starts today and runs through Saturday, February 28. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest.

CdA Blues Festival March 27-29

The 2015 Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival is coming up March 27, 28, and 29 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. For tickets to this premier three day blues show, go to cdabluesfestival.com.



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