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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

There are going to be some serious re-percussions this weekend.

After almost 10 years, Stomp returns to Spokane with its all-ages, all-world percussion show at the INB Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6. The eight-person, award-winning troupe makes drums out of everything-everything except percussion instruments themselves. Matchboxes. Wooden poles. Brooms. Garbage cans. Zippo lighters. Hubcaps. All of those things and more are used to make the rhythm and keep the beat in the energizing show. Tickets are $30, $43 and $49 and are available at the Spokane Arena ticket office, at 720 W. Mallon, and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Must you attend. Attend you must. If you do not, it will be a bust.

Christian Youth Theater-Spokane will premier "Seussical The Musical" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 W. Sprague. This musical breathes life into the classic children's books written by the prolific Dr. Seuss, including "Horton Hears a Who," "Cat in the Hat," and much more. The cast includes 73 kids who have been working hard to put this high-energy show together. Additional shows are planned at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and the weekend of Nov. 12-14. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults and $9 for children. At the door, all tickets are $13. For tickets, call 509-487-6540.

Thankfully, it's November's First Friday.

More than 40 art galleries, retail stores, offices and others locations in downtown Spokane and surrounding neighborhoods will have art on display for the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Concept:Home, at 401 W. First, will be showing the work of Darcy Dury and fundraising for the Spokane Humane Society, $5 donations suggested. At Polka Dot Pottery, on the skywalk level at River Park Square, at 808 W. Main, "Faces of First Night" is planned, where you can paint a self-portrait ceramic tile that will be included in the permanent mural to be installed in the downtown shopping center. At Caterina/Lone Canary Winery, at 905 N. Washington, Doyle Wheeler of Ammo-head Design will be on display, with live music by Kari Marguerite and appetizers from Saunders Cheese. For a complete listing of all events that night, go to www.downtownspokane.org and click the First Friday tab.

And now, here's a First for the Valley.

Wineries and art galleries in Spokane Valley have teamed up to offer the first-ever Valley First Friday Wine Tasting & Art Tour from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Organized by the Millwood Galley, at 9009 E. Euclid, and Nodland Cellars, at 11616 E. Montgomery, the event mirrors the monthly downtown Spokane event, with a mix of food, beverage and great, local art. In addition to the two organizers, participating businesses include Pamee's Art Studio, at 9007 E. Euclid; The Whistle Stop Gallery, at 3007 N. Park; the Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio, at 9017 E. Euclid; and All Rays-N-Shine, at 3207 N. Argonne. For more information on this event, contact Millwood Gallery's Teresa Peluso-Antosyn at 509-927-2222.

You'll need to investigate.

When you see the lineup for this show, whether you want to attend will be no mystery. The Spokane Symphony Chorale is presenting "C.S.I. Spokane: Unusual Composer Deaths" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Conducted by Morihiko Nakahara, the Chorale will play Jean-Baptiste Lully's "Le Bougeois Gentilhomme," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Kyrie, K. 341 (368a)," Carlo Gesualdo's "Moro lasso al mio duolo," Johannes Brahms' "Nanie, op. 82," and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's elegant "Serenade for Strings." Tickets are $10, $20 and $30 and can be purchased at the Fox box office, at 1001 W. Sprague, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets also are available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

'Downtown' comes to the West Plains.

Petula Clark, the sweet-singing 1960s pop star, will play the Northern Quest Resort Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Clark was a BBC radio star during World War II, and in the 60s, she gained international acclaim with hits such as "Downtown," "My Love," and "A Sign of the Times." Tickets are $30 each and are available through Northern Quest at 877-871-6772 or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

KT is no longer on the QT.

Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will bring her thoughtful lyrics and memorable voice to the The Knitting Factory Concert House, at 919 W. Sprague, for a show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. Tunstall burst onto international music scene with her hit "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," which wreaked havoc on the British pop charts before doing the same in the U.S. Opening for Tunstall is Hurricane Bells. Tickets are $18.50 and $20 and are available through the Knitting Factory Web site at sp.knittingfactory.com.

This Sunday afternoon entertainment has strings attached.

The Spokane Youth Symphony takes the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Titled "World of Music," the concert will be the youth symphony's first performance of the 2010-2011 season. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for youth 17 and under. For tickets, call the Fox box office at 509-624-1200.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Josh Ritter - Coming out of a dark pocket of writer's block, Josh Ritter meticulously crafted a story about exploration that center's on an archeologist's encounter with a centuries-old mummy. The theme stretched out over his entire new album, "And So Runs Away The World," along with the Moscow-born-and-bred singer-songwriter and author's forthcoming novel, "Bright's Passage." Ritter returns at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 5, to The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $18.50 in advance, $20 at the door.

Tyrone Wells - California-by-way-of-Spokane singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells comes home for back-to-back shows. First, he plays with Andrew Belle and Crown Point at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost is $13 in advance, $16 day of show, through www.ticketfly.com. Then Wells appears on Whitworth University's campus with support from Pierre Biscaye. That show starts at 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, at the Hixson Union Building at Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. Cost: Free for students.

Sallie Ford - Emerging Portland jazz and blues singer Sallie Ford brings her band, The Sound Outside, making their debut at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, at The Blue Spark, 15 S. Howard St. Cost: TBA.

Camille Bloom - And yet another former Spokie singer-songwriter is coming back to the area as Camille Bloom celebrates the release of her new EP as well as her birthday at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 5, at Empyrean Coffee House, 171 S. Washington St. The Mimmicking Birds open the show. Cost: TBA.

See Me River - Seattle indie-folk-rock band See Me River pays a visit to the A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague, for a Platform Present's show with Terrible Buttons, Mark Ward, and DJ Likes Girls at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 5. Cost: $5, 21 and older only.

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


DiFranco fans will want to Ani up.

Feminist icon and formidable folk singer Ani DiFranco is coming to Spokane as part of the Get Lit! Festival next spring. She is scheduled to play the Bing Crosby Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Tickets aren't available yet to the general public, but you can buy them at www.ticketswest.com with the presale password "AniD." Tickets are $35 in advance and will be $37 at the door.

Tickets go on sale this Friday. No bull.

The Wrangler Professional Bull Riding Classic will buck its way into Spokane Arena Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15. Tickets to see some of the country's toughest cowboys taking on the meanest bulls go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Tickets will be $10, $20 and $30, and will be available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

If you're into Africa, go to Into Africa.

Partners for Progress is holding the Into Africa Auction to benefit its Kopanga Comprehensive Rural Health Project at The Lincoln Center, at 1316 N. Lincoln, Friday, Nov. 5. Mingling and a silent auction start at 6 p.m, with a multicultural-cuisine dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. A live auction emceed by KXLY's ever-popular Mark Peterson starts at 9 p.m. For more information on the event, go to www.intoafricaauction.org.

Here's a vote for local programming.

Local filmmaker Mary Gustafson DeCesare has created a new documentary titled "Courage In Corsets, Winning The Vote in Washington State," and it will air at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, on KSPS (channel 7). Narrated by Kyrsten Weber, the documentary tells the inspiring stories of women whose courage and tenacity won women in Washington the right to vote.

It's time for a Wintervention.

Warren Miller Entertainment, the world's largest action-sports filmmaking company, does it again with his newest cinematographic masterpiece, "Wintervention." This year's movie includes footage from exotic locations such as Antarctica, New Zealand and Austria, as well as domestic sites in California, Utah and Alaska. Narrated by skiing great Jonny Moseley, "Wintervention" will be shown at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 10 and 11. Tickets are $20.50 each and are available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

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