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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hennessey Memorial weekend event features President Lincoln's coffin replica

A replica of the coffin in which president Abraham Lincoln is buried will be on display at Hennessey Funeral Home's Memorial Weekend event, this Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 from 9 to 4 each day. The event is at Hennessey's 2203 North Division location.

The coffin is one of five replicas made 10 years ago by the Batesville Casket Company of Indiana. It was built on the only known surviving 1865 photograph of the one in which President Lincoln is shown lying in state. Four of the five coffin replicas travel the nation for display at funeral homes and the fifth remains as part of the permanent collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

Also at the event will be a re-enactment of Edward R. Morrow interviewing First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, 'Remembering Harry Truman' by Steve Corker, live music by the Spokane Works Brass Band, an antique car show, refreshments and tours of the newly redecorated funeral home.

For more information, call 509-328-2600 or go the hennesseyfuneralhomes.com, click on About Us and scroll to Community Events.

The Northwest Museum is open this Memorial Day

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 from 10am to 5pm. It's the last day for Treasure!, an exhibit that explores the history and technology of many different kinds of treasure hunting. Memorial Day is also the last day to see the beautiful wood block prints and silkscreens of Norma Bassett Hall.

For more information, check out the museum's website at www.northwestmuseum.org. Look for the $2 off museum admission coupon in The Spokesman-Review and the Inlander this week.


ArtFest is next weekend, June 3-5

The biggest art event of the year is coming next weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 3, 4 and 5. It's ArtFest in Browne's Addition's Coeur d'Alene Park featuring music, food, and wonderful art.

Get details at www.northwestmuseum.org.


Little River Band play Northern Quest Tuesday

Little River Band is at Northern Quest Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30. Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia's most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years...the first band to achieve that mark. Come see them at Northern Quest Tuesday.

Get your tickets at northernquest.com.


Special performance of Peter & the Wolf this Friday at the Fox

The Spokane Symphony and Terrain are teaming up again to present 'Uncharted.' This Friday, May 27, the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox will be transformed into an artists' playground for this auditory and visual feast for the senses. Local musicians, performance artists, authors and more will partner with the Spokane Symphony and conductor Eckart Preu to present an unforgettable evening with a performance of Peter & the Wolf. In this Prokofiev favorite, each character was represented by an instrument. In this telling of the tale, the characters are also portrayed by an artist, each of whom are creating an entirely new origin stories for their character. The evening's narrator is radio personality Verne Windham. Performance begins at 7pm.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200 and also at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Andrew Norelli stands up at Spokane Comedy Club

Comedian Andrew Norelli, who has appeared on Comedy Central, Letterman, Kimmel and the Late Late show, is at the Spokane Comedy Club for 5 shows, this Thursday through Sunday, May 26-29. Go to spokanecomedyclub.com for your tickets or get them at the door.

Hey guys! Bring your dolls to the Civic

The Civic Theatre's fabulous production of Guys and Dolls is going on now and runs through June 19. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and information.

Shrek is at CdA's Kroc Center now through Sunday

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho's production of the Broadway hit, Shrek the Musical, is at the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, now through Sunday, May 29. Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production.

Shrek the Musical, is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. With fantastic sets and costumes, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children's book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

Tickets available online at the CYT-North Idaho website: cytni.org or by calling the Box Office at 208-277-5727.


Seussical the Musical at the Bing

CYT presents Suessical the Musical now through Sunday, May 29 at the Bing. Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Come see everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The show plays now through Sunday. For tickets and information go to bingcrosbytheater.com.


Memorial Week Music at Arbor Crest

This Thursday, May 26, master singer-guitarist of hyphenated rock (southern-rock, folk-rock, country-rock), Evan Denlinger performs on the Patio from 5:30-7:30. Baskets by Nancy Hatley and Metal Art by Nick Bradley will be on display. No cover charge.

On Friday, May 27, singer/songwriter Bill Bozly will entertain from the new stage by the Tasting Room Patio and will perform a mix of bluesy folk-rock originals and covers. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, no cover.

This Sunday, May 29, Concert on the Cliff will feature the Spare Parts Band, playing soft rock classics. Music begins at 5:30pm, $8 cover charge.

Food, wine and beer available for purchase. You can save on Sunday Concerts all season long. Arbor Crest now offers punch cards that will give you 20% off any 10 concerts. For more information, visit arborcrest.com.


Julia Keefe this Saturday at Laguna Cafe

Stop in at the Laguna Cafe in their new location at 2013 East 29th Ave this Saturday, May 28, and enjoy the music of Julia Keefe. Music runs from 6:30-9pm, food and beverages available for purchase. For reservations, call 509-448-0887.

Washington Clay Arts Association Summer Social, June 3 and 4

This unique event brings together the Washington Clay Arts Association members from the west side of the state to Eastern Washington and Spokane for their annual summer social. In conjunction with this first time event, the Washington Clay Arts Association, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, and Gonzaga University Art Department/Ceramics department have created 3 unique events.

Two juried exhibitions created through an online juried process and open to all ceramic artists residing in Washington State and a member of Washington Clay Arts Association. 25 one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces were chosen by artist Ryan LaBar for the 'Changing Plains' exhibit at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery. 22 functional ceramic forms were chosen for the 'Taste of Summer' exhibit at Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery. Opening receptions for both of these exhibits, Friday, June 3, from 5-8pm, corresponds with the Washington Clay Arts summer social, being held in Riverside State Park's Bowl and Pitcher Campground, June 3 and 4.

Also, in conjunction with Washington Clay Arts Summer Social, Gonzaga University is hosting a one day ceramics workshop with presenters Ryan LaBar and Donna Flanery working in the ceramics classrooms of the Gonzaga University Art Department, Saturday, June 4 from 9am-4pm. This workshop, presented by Washington Clay Arts and Gonzaga University's Ceramics Department, is free to the public and open to all.


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