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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cosby comes to Spokane.

Iconic comedian Bill Cosby will bring his PG brand of hilarious to the INB Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, for an afternoon of above-board comedy. The star of the classic television program "The Cosby Show" and author of "Fatherhood" has an unparalleled skill of keeping it clean and still putting together a show that transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Tickets to see Cosby range in price from $37.50 to $57.50 and are available at the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

For being Siberian, this is pretty hot.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings its awe-inspiring display to the Spokane Arena for a one-day-only show at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Considered one of the top-selling concert acts in the world, Trans-Siberian Orchestra puts on an over-the-top multimedia display that incorporates lasers, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art lighting. Tickets range in price from $25 to $59 and are available at the Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

There is a party in our city.

DJ Lance Rock, human beatbox Biz Markie and all of the furry, fuzzy and otherwise lovable characters from "Yo Gabba Gabba" will come to the INB Performing Arts Center for "Yo Gabba Gabba: There's a Party In My City" on Friday, Nov. 12. Two highly interactive shows, one at 3 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., will feature the Super Friends Music Show, the Dancey Dance and a number of other kid favorites from Gabbaland. Tickets range in price from $20 to $45 and are available at the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

It's time to put this party on ice!

One colossal party on ice is planned at the Spokane Arena when Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 21. More than 50 Disney characters takes to the ice, including the timeless Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and contemporary favorites Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the "Toy Story" trilogy, Tiana and Prince Naveen from "The Princess and the Frog," and many, many more. Shows are slated for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 17-19; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets range in price from $16 to $50 and are available at the Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Big Band will be on hand.

The Spokane Symphony kicks off its 2010-2011 SuperPops Series with its Big Band Salute to the 1940s at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Led by guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and featuring David Mancini on drums, the orchestra will play selections from greats like Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, W.C. Handy, Count Basie and others. Tickets range in price from $25 to $52 and are available at the Fox box office, at 1001 W. Sprague, or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

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. tonight 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.

Bet your barber can't do this.

Spokane barbershop chorus Pages of Harmony will turn the Lincoln Center, at 1316 N. Lincoln, into a true cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, with its show, "A Night of Sweet Harmony." Refreshments and dessert will be provided. Tickets are $22 each and are available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Here's a quartet of reasons to go downtown Sunday.

The Spokane String Quartet takes the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, with the performance "Musical Heritage." The concert will include "Song of the Ch'in," by Zhou Long; "String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56," by Karol Szymanowski; and "String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27," by Edvard Grieg. Tickets for the performance are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for adults. For tickets, visit the Fox box office, at 1001 W. Sprague, or go through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

They'll be seeing Red at the Service Station.

The Nothing and Everything Tour makes a stop at The Service Station, at 9315 N. Nevada, for a show at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. Christian rockers Red headline the four-band show that will include performances by Disciple, Head and Silverline. Tickets are $19 in advance or $22 at the door. For $26.50, a VIP package is available that includes early admission, meets-and-greets with the bands, and special balcony seating. Tickets are available at The Service Station or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Velella Velella - Portland-by-way-of-Seattle-by-way-of-Spokane funktastic foursome is playing its Spokane CD release show for the new album, "Atlantis Massif"-- the band's first album in three years -- with support from Champion Birdwatchers and Dirty Mittens at 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague. Cost: TBA.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers - Constantly touring and ever the crowd pleasers, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers return to town to kick some multi-genre jams on Sunday, November 14 at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, through www.brownpapertickets.com.

Keller Williams - Multi-instrumentalist and one-man-band Keller Williams follows his appearance at Yo Gabba Gabba Live! at the INB with a solo set at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $16 in advance, $20 at the door, through www.ticketfly.com.

The Pomegranates - Fast on the rise, Cincinnati indie-folk outfit the Pomegranates has shared the stage with the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Spoon, and Monemena. Now they're headlining their own tour, which arrive tonight, November 10, at Empyrean Coffee House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: TBA.

Plug In Stereo - Trevor Dahl takes on the moniker Plug In Stereo, where he plays a sinister combination of electronic and acoustic power-pop. See it live when Plug In Stereo comes with Taylor Thrash and My Genuine Find on Monday, November 15, to The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: 8.

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

More Jazz at the Laguna Cafe.

This weekend, jazz continues starting this Friday, Nov. 12 with guitarist Nick Herman and Craig Landron on sax & vocals. Saturday, Nov. 13 will feature Mel Ray on bass and Nick Schilling on guitar. Both shows run from 6:30-9pm at the Laguna Cafe, which is also a great place to eat! Located at 4304 S Regal on Spokane's south hill.

Let the fun begin at the MAC Friday evening.

This Friday night, Nov. 12, at 6pm enjoy BeGin! at the MAC, 2316 West First in Browne's Addition. Live music featuring Jesi B & the All Rites. Enjoy drinks, snacks and friends. Go to www.northwestmuseum.org for more info.

Cemetery Club continues at the Civic Theatre

The Cemetery Club, by Ivan Menchell and directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch will continue at the Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard Street, this Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14. Showtimes are Thurs, Fri & Sat, 7:30pm and Sunday, 2:00pm. Two additional performances have been added, Thursday, Nov 18 & Friday, Nov. 19, both at 7:30pm. For more information , call the box office 509-325-2507 or visit www.spokanecivictheatre.com.

Oh Tannenbaum! Look what's almost here.

The stockings aren't hung by the chimney with care just yet, but Oh Tannenbaum!, is Christmas Tree Elegance 2010 at the Davenport Hotel shaping up to be a great way to celebrate the holiday season. Produced by the Spokane Symphony Associates to support the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Christmas Tree Elegance starts with a tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 30, and culminates Saturday, Dec. 11, with a raffle drawing in which the trees and the great prizes that go with them are given away. Tree viewing on the Davenport's mezzanine level will be daily, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, the following events are planned: Holiday Luncheon with Style Show, Nov. 30-Dec. 3; Gala Dinner Dance, Dec. 3; An Evening With Eckart & Friends, Dec. 5; the Davenport Hotel Holiday Hat Luncheon, Dec. 6. For time and prices for each event, go to www.spokanesymphonyassoc.org.

You won't want to put a cork in it.

More than 100 wines and 30 artisan beers will be available for sampling at the annual Spokane Cork & Keg Festival, set for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, at 1100 N. Sullivan. The event also will feature hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy's Curtis Smith. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, go to www.spokanecorkandkeg.com.

They're crafty. They're coming to town.

The 2010 Inland Crafts show takes to the Spokane Convention Center Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12-14. The 28th annual event features the works of 55 artisans from the six states and British Columbia, as well as workshops and demonstrations hourly. Show hours are noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and is good for the entire weekend. For more information, go to www.inlandcrafts.org.

Sunday is a good day for Sons of Day.

Sons of Day, a band of Russian immigrants who now call Portland home, will play a free concert at the First Church of the Nazarene, at 9004 N. Country Homes Boulevard, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. For more information on the band, go to www.sonsofday.com. For other questions, call the church at 509-467-8986.

Something fishy is in the works on the North Side.

The Sons of Norway, a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving and cherishing Norwegian heritage, will host the 103rd annual Lutefisk Dinner at the Tordenskjold Lodge, at 6710 North Country Homes Blvd., from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Cost is $12.50, or $6.50 for children under 10 years old. Kids under 5 eat free. Reservations are requested at 509-326-9211.

You Simply must stop by.

Simply Northwest, the professional-gift shop located at 11806 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley, has a long weekend of pre-holiday parties in store. From 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Simply Northwest will offer an exclusive sneak peek at its new arrivals for the holiday season. The first 100 shoppers will receive a complimentary gift, and harp artist Nancy Davis will be playing. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, the shop will host a holiday open house. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, join the party pros for a one-hour class that will teach three great ideas for elegant entertaining at a moment's notice. For more on Simply Northwest, go to www.simplynorthwest.com.


"Our battles quickly got more elaborate. He would win some, I would ALMOST win others!"

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, Nov. 12.

Last Week's Winner: Clark Brekke gets Legends of the Fall!

Last week's movie quote was, "I thought Tristan would never live to be an old man. I was wrong about that. I was wrong about many things." Brekke correctly guessed that it was from the 1994 drama "Legends of the Fall," and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn, at 3714 N. Division.

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