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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

As Porky Pig would say, it'll be a great per-per-per-per-per- show.

Guest conductor George Daugherty will lead the Spokane Symphony in a new production titled "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony," with performances at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The concert features a new fusion of on-screen "Looney Tunes" and live-symphony orchestra accompaniment. Animated classics like "What's Opera, Doc?" and "The Rabbit of Seville" will be featured, along with much more. Tickets range in price from $32 to $46 for adults, $14 for children. For tickets, call the Spokane Symphony box office at 509-624-1200 or visit the box office at 1001 W. Sprague between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

West Side Story comes to the North Bank.

The Spokane Civic Theatre's sixth annual in-concert fundraiser features the classic tale of Sharks v. Jets in "West Side Story In Concert." Slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29, the performance will feature a complete on-stage orchestra, more than 25 vocalists, and one-just one-gunshot. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the Civic box office, at 1020 N. Howard, and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

I'm funny. And I approved this message.

The always-timely, always-funny "Capitol Steps" returns to the INB Performing Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 27. These Capitol Hill staffers-turned-comedic entertainers have fun with the latest political headlines, trends and issues. Regardless of whether you're in a red or a blue state of mind, you'll laugh the evening away. Tickets are $25, $33, or $38.50. They are available through the Spokane Arena box office at 720 W. Mallon or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

It will be the elephant in the room.

"The Elephant Man," the stirring dramatic play based on the real-life story of 19th century Englishman Joseph Merrick, opens at the Lake City Playhouse, at 1320 E. Garden Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, at 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 29. Merrick lived with an abnormal-sized head, hand, and feet that prompted the "elephant man" nickname. The play tells the story of his life-long struggle, his friendship with physician Frederick Treves, and his dabblings with British aristocracy. The play runs through Nov. 14, with 7:30 p.m. shows Thursday through Saturday nights and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for veterans and students, and $13 for seniors. For tickets, call 208-667-1323.

BEST thing is, it's all happening tomorrow.

BEST of Spokane Party 2010, Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Living magazine lavish launch party for its "Best Of" issue, is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Food will be from restaurants voted the best by Living readers, and a variety of local wines will be available for tasting. Freeze Models will wear the latest holiday fashions from Finders Keepers, and artists will put on live demonstrations. Dance to Keen Music's DJ or chill in the Bozzi Lounge, designed by Concept: Home. Tickets are $25 each, or $65 for VIP treatment that includes priority access to the red carpet, gift bags, a drink ticket, and exclusive entry into prize drawings. For tickets, go to www.spokanecda.com.

Hey, hey Paula!

Comedienne Paula Poundstone is bringing her self-deprecating brand of comedy to the Bing Crosby Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Poundstone has appeared in HBO specials and has appeared as a guest on a number of talk shows. The regular on the comedy circuit is listed at No. 88 on Comedy Central's list of top 100 comedians of all-time. Tickets are $33 each and are available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

A Bulldog by any other name would smell as sweet.

Three performances of "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend at Magnuson Theatre, in College Hall on the Gonzaga campus. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. GU basketball star Steven Gray takes the stage to play the role of Tybalt, Romeo's rival, during the production, his second acting effort in as many years. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for Gonzaga faculty, and $8 for GU students. For tickets, go to www.gonzaga.edu/theatrearts.

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Best Coast - Formerly of under-indie favorite Pocahaunted, singer Bethany Cosentino connects with multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno to make noisy dreams out of Beatles-esque surf-pop as Best Coast. The duo headlines a Halloween night show at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, at Stage 54, 25 E. Lincoln Rd. Also on the bill is female shoegaze-pop two-piece No Joy, Bay Area surf-rock quartet Sonny and the Sunsets, and Locals Young Professionals. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, through TicketsWest, www.ticketswest.rdln.com; 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St.; Gonzaga University student ticket office, and The Long Ear in Coeur d'Alene.

Tumbledown - MxPx vocalist and bassist Mike Herrera trades out his punk-rock roots for his rootsy-er cowpunk band Tumbledown, which plays a Halloween proper at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, at The Seaside, 230 W. Riverside Ave. Ed Revel and the Butchers open the show. Cost: $8 at the door, 21 and older only.

Halloween Tribute Show - Spokane musicians come together to pay tribute to their influences when Sirens Sisters goes Guns N' Roses, the kitchen staff at the Elk Public House goes Misfits, Small Town Nation goes Offspring, Matt Winters goes Alkaline Trio and Mon Cheri takes on the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, at The Seaside, 230 W. Riverside. Cost: $10, 21 and older only.

The Globe Haunted Hotel Halloween Party - The Globe Bar and Grill get spooked out by outlaw country outfit Sunshine Disaster and DJ Aphrodisiac, along with Dia de las Muertos style art on display starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, at The Globe, 204 N. Division St. Cost: $5, free admission for Odyssey contributors with ticket stubs.

7th Annual Boogieman's Ball - The annual monster mash awards a $1,000 prize for first place costume while ZZU 92.9 FM DJs spin modern hit music at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague. Cost: $10, through www.ticketfly.com, 21 and older only.

For music news, videos, mp3s, artist profiles, and more, visit thesomshow.com.


The resort will be filled for the Gill.

Country-western superstar Vince Gill will play the Northern Quest Resort Casino at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, but if you haven't bought tickets yet, you're too late. The concert is sold out. Tickets are still available for Petula Clark, Don Rickles, and other upcoming shows at the Airway Heights venue. For more information, go to www.northernquest.com and hit the Entertainment tab.

These movie are so old, it's scary.

Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater present the Classic Halloween Movie Series Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 W. Sprague. The movie marathon starts at 6 p.m. with "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Boris Karloff classic "The Body Snatcher." The evening ends with the 1922 silent movie "Nosferatu," which is billed as the first vampire movie. Admission is a donation, with proceeds benefiting Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater. For more information, go to www.mettheater.com.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace has opened for the season.

The Ice Palace is open for skating on Tuesdays through Sundays, through February 28, 2011. Public skating is offered during daytime and evening sessions, and skate rentals are available. Skating lessons for ages 4 & up begin November 6 with six weeks of lessons, skate rental and 5 free admissions for $59. Be sure to pre-register at www.spokaneparks.org. Parents & Tots and Home School Lessons begin November 7th. Five weeks of lessons, skate rental and 5 free admissions for $39, and $18 for a second child. Also available are Winter Day Passes, skate rental, drop-in hockey, ice rental, skate sharpening, and a variety of discounted sessions. For more information, call 509-456-4FUN or visit www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com.

Jazz Nights at Laguna Cafe

Jazz music continues this weekend at the Laguna Cafe, featuring Nick Schauer on guitar and Craig Landron on sax & vocals Friday, Oct, 29. On Saturday, Oct. 30, Nick Schauer will be on guitar and Doug Folkins on bass. Shows are from 6:30 to 9pm. Laguna Cafe is at 4304 S Regal on Spokane's south hill.

Ignite Community Theatre is at the same old haunt.

Ignite Community Theatre partners with the city of Spokane again this fall to offer Riverfront Fright, with a series of Halloween features for kids. Ignite is operating the haunted house at Riverfront Park. In addition, Riverfront Park has a Kids Zone strawbale maze, Ghostly Golf, the SR-2 Ride, and the standard Pavilion fun: IMAX feature and ice skating. The Haunted Pavilion package includes all of those activities at $16 for adults, $14 for students with ID; the haunted house alone is $8 per person, $6 for students with ID. Attractions will be open from 4-8 p.m. tonight through Friday, Oct. 27-29, and from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31. For additional information, go to www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com and look for the Riverfront Fright feature.

And you thought roller coasters were scary.

Silverwood Theme Park has transformed itself into Scarywood Theme Park, with "Haunted Nights" planned throughout October. Enjoy all the haunted attractions, like "Blood Bayou", "Terror Canyon Trail" and "Zombiewood Express". Ride the Timber Terror roller coaster backwards. Scarywood is open from 6-10 p.m. tonight and Thursday, Oct. 27 and 28, and from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30 (closed Halloween night). Cost is $24.95, all ages. Admission includes the haunted attractions and the nightmarish rides. For more information, go to www.silverwoodthemepark.com.

It's all downhill from here!

The Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap will fill the Spokane Fair and Expo Center with ski, snowboards and all the gear you need to shred the gnar. Doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30-veteran swappers know to get there early-and stay open till 5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 31, the swap runs from 9 a.m.-noon. In addition to individual ski enthusiasts looking to peddle old gear, more than 20 ski shops participate in the event, and more than 22,000 items are sold during the two-day event. Admission is $4 per person, with children 12 years old and younger admitted for free. For more information, go to www.skipatrolskiswap.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"I am not a Frankenstein. I'm a Fronkensteen."

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn, at 3714 N. Division! Send your best guess and your phone number to info@entertainmentspokane.com. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, Oct. 29.

Last Week's Winner: Jeff Ables has a Sixth Sense about these things.

Last week's movie quote was, "I never told you, but you sound a little like Dr. Seuss when you're drunk." Ables correctly guessed that it was from the 1999 thriller "The Sixth Sense," which is in theaters now, and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn, at 3714 N. Division.

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