Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Christmas at the Bing is this Sunday
Celebrate Christmas at the Bing this Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm, featuring holiday favorites by Clarion Brass and vocal performances by five Civic Theatre stars Abbey Crawford, Jim Swoboda and more. It's a benefit for Friends of the Bing and Spokane Civic Theatre. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com.
Small Works Invitational at Art Spirit is a great gift opportunity
The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene is showing their 16th Annual Small Works Invitational featuring 31 regional artists with over 160 new works. It's now through January 3rd. Go to
theartspiritgallery.com to see the show on line.
Give the gift of entertainment this holiday!
Looking to purchase tickets for someone, but cannot find the right show or event? A Ticketswest gift card is the answer. Gift cards are available for purchase in $25, $50 or $100 increments which can then be redeemed online or in person at most TicketsWest locations.
www.ticketswest.com for all the details.
Bret Michaels at Northern Quest Sunday
This Sunday, December 21 at 7:30pm multiple gold and multi-platinum artist Bret Michaels takes the stage at Northern Quest. Go to northernquest.com for information and tickets.
Legendary bull 'Bushwacker' to headline 2015 PBR
'ESPN The Magazine' dubbed him the 'baddest body in sports' in 2013, and now the two-time World Champion Bull, Bushwacker, will make an appearance at the Spokane Arena Friday, January 16, 2015 and Saturday, January 17, 2015 for the Wrangler PBR classic. A true force of nature, Bushwacker is a living legend in the bull riding community, with a 96.43% bucking rate.
Contact Ticketswest, pardner!
Gabriel Iglesias comes to the INB February 5
Get ready for an evening of laugher as Gabriel Iglesias comes to the INB for one night only, Thursday, February 5 as part of his Unity Through Laughter Tour. Iglesias' unique form of stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects has made him popular among fans of all ages.
Reserved seat tickets range from $35 to $65 and go on sale Friday, December 19, 10am at all TicketsWest outlets, online at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.
Michael W. Smith at the INB tomorrow night
Ring in the Christmas season with an inspiring night of music featuring one of contemporary Christian music's biggest superstars, Michael W. Smith,
tomorrow night, December 18 at 7pm at INB Performing Arts Center.
Hot Club of Spokane begins recording project to celebrate local music icons
Can you name a Bing Crosby tune that's NOT a Christmas tune? No worries, a lot of people couldn't. Local band Hot Club of Spokane is putting together an album of over a dozen songs that celebrate Spokane's incredible music heritage, focusing on the music of Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. For instance, did you know that Al Rinker composed 'Everybody Wants to Be A Cat' from Disney's 1970 animated film 'The Aristocats'? Al grew up in Spokane! He was a student at North Central High School in the 1920s.
Pre-order the CD and you'll help local musicians stay in business, and you'll receive great music that will make you proud of your local music scene today and Spokane's music heritage of yesteryear.
As a special thank you for helping Hot Club of Spokane complete this project, they have recorded five Christmas songs that you can download immediately for free, including their own version of 'White Christmas,' and a fun rendition of 'Christmas Night in Hillyard,' a tribute to Spokane's historic northeast neighborhood.
Other rewards for kickstarting this important music project include tickets to the CD Release party at the Bing Crosby Theater, to be held on May 2, 2015, just one day before Bing's birthday. The event will feature live performances of the music on the album plus multimedia presentations (including vintage video and audio) that will give you a peek into the early lives of Bing, Mildred, and Al.
Learn more, pre-order the album and tickets to the CD Release party, and watch a quick, comical video of people trying to name Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker songs at Hot Club of Spokane's Kickstarter Page. www.kickstarter.com/projects/hotclubofspokane/hot-club-of-spokanes-cd-celebrates-bing-mildred-an.
New Year's Eve at Wild Dawgs
Wild Dawgs, along with Encore Events, will host the first Cirque du Soir New Year's Eve event on Wednesday, December 31, from 8pm - 2am at 522 W. Riverside in downtown Spokane. The venue, formerly the Marquee Lounge, is the perfect location for this festive, cirque themed, 21 and over celebration. The event will feature cirque style performers from Spokane Aerial Performance Arts, dancing with DJ One and themed entertainment from floor to ceiling in this enormous 2 story location. The 14' tall bar will showcase craft cocktails by Cody Winfrey of Cocktails by Cody. This local mixologist launched himself into libation notoriety with his fairy tale inspired cocktails and will dazzle guests with custom creations to ring in 2015.
The event will be held in partnership with Beyond Pink and a portion of proceeds will help the local 501c3 with their mission of providing thermography grants to women in order to aid in the early detection of breast disease. Beyond Pink hosts an annual designer bra fashion show and a collection of vintage bras will be modeled live at Cirque du Soir.
Admission to Cirque du Soir is $25 and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com or at Wild Dawgs at 102 N. Howard.
Voted Best of Spokane in 2014, Wild Dawgs is famous for their top quality, gourmet dawgs, energetic atmosphere and late night eats. Wild Dawgs has been active in giving back to the community and locals in need. They are excited to support Cirque du Soir, a signature event that can't be missed.
Spokane Symphony performs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony this New Year's Eve
Kick off New Year's Eve at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox as the Spokane Symphony performs a one-hour musical celebration of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, called "the most joyous music ever written!" More than 140 musicians of the Symphony and Chorale take the stage to bring this global phenomenon to Spokane revelers. Eckart Preu brought this popular tradition with him from Germany. Now selling out every year, this concert inspires with the music's themes of freedom and brotherhood. With Eckart Preu conducting, this concert will be a magical performance, Wednesday, December 31 from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
Tickets for adults are $28 and $23. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $16 and are available at the Box Office, Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets are also available at at all TicketsWest outlets.
'Puttin' On The Ritz' for New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve excitement will continue at the Davenport Hotel's Grand Pennington Ballroom with dancing until 1 a.m. 'Puttin' On The Ritz' gala celebration will be carried out with exquisite decorations, big band dance music by Master Class Jazz Orchestra, live entertainment, free dance lessons, midnight champagne toast with celebratory gift bags, hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. A no-host bar is available. The festivities begin at 9 pm. This is the third year as a gala New Year's Eve celebration, 'Puttin' On The Ritz' and black tie is preferred.
Event room rates are listed as 'SSA Puttin' on the Ritz': Deluxe at Davenport Hotel - $189 for double; Deluxe at Tower - $169 for double.
The gala is sponsored by the Spokane Symphony Associates as a fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony. Gala tickets are $85 each. Concert tickets are $28 and $23. Tickets for both events are available at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox,
www.spokanesymphony.org or 509-624-1200. Tickets are also available at all TicketsWest outlets at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.
Special viewing of 'Elf' at the Bing TONIGHT
The Inlander presents a special showing of the holiday classic film 'Elf' at the Bing Crosby Theater, tonight, December 17. There will be raffles, a photo booth and a special appearance by Buddy the Elf...and lots of fun for the entire family.
Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5.
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