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November 17, 2010

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! tonight, 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. tonight 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.

Yes, this is just like the one you used to know.

The regional premiere of the musical holiday classic "White Christmas" opens at the Spokane Civic Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. show Friday, Nov. 19. Based on the book by David Ives and Paul Blake and featuring the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, the show made famous by Spokane's own Bing Crosby features the classic title track, as well as "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," and other memorable tunes. The show runs through Dec. 19, with 7:30 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday nights through the first two weekends and Thursday through Saturday nights the following three weeks. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. each Sunday of the five-week run. Already going fast, tickets to "White Christmas" are available at the Civic box office at 509-325-2507 and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Rickles tickles your funny bone.

Don "Mr. Warmth" Rickles brings his brand of insult comedy to the Northern Quest Resort Casino for an 8:30 p.m. show Saturday, Nov. 20. Rickles has been making people laugh since his career started in the 1950s, and he's arguably best known for his frequent appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in the 1970s and 1980s. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $55 and $45 and are available through Northern Quest at 877-871-6772 or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Oh gosh, it's Tosh!

"Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event," featuring the caustic wit of Daniel Tosh, comes to the INB Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Tosh is the star of Tosh.0, a Comedy Central show in which Tosh makes fun of blogs, vlogs, tweets, and everything else the Internet has to offer. Tickets are $35 each for this mature-audience-only show, and are available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Symphony have good reason to be thankful.

The Spokane Symphony pays homage to one of the world's most renowned composers with "Classics 4: Beethoven's Fourth Symphony" this weekend at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Featuring conductor David Amado and clarinet player Chip Phillips, The Symphony will perform Bela Bartok's "Divertimento," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto," and Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No. 4." Concerts are set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets range in price from $22 to $44 and are available at the Fox box office at 1001 W. Sprague, by calling 509-624-1200 or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

It's August in November at Lake City.

The Lake City Playhouse is hosting a Readers' Theatre performance of "August: Osage County" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20. The dark comedy written by Tracy Letts opened in Chicago to rave reviews in 2007, then ran on Broadway from about 18 months. Tickets to the show at Lake City Playhouse, at 1320 E. Garden in Coeur d'Alene, are $10 each and are available at the door or in advance by calling 208-667-1323.

There will be an impersonator in your midst.

Master impersonator Dylan Mandlsohn and his repertoire of 75-plus characters will appear at the Spokane Club at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. A comedy veteran who has appeared on "Last Comic Standing" and "Just For Laughs," Mandlsohn impersonates everyone from Rich Little to Eminem. Tickets are $20 each for this show and are available by calling 509-459-4239 or by emailing mbryant@spokaneclub.org. You don't have to be a member of the Spokane Club to attend, but you do have to be 18 years old or older.

Here's a weekend Project you'll enjoy.

Spokane Choral Project, a newly formed ensemble of some of the Inland Northwest's finest choral singers, will make its premier performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the St. John's Cathedral, at 127 E. 12th. Guest conductor Dr. David Brunner will lead the group, and Paul-Gordon Chandler will read and lecture from his book, "Songs In Waiting: Spiritual Reflections On Christ's Birth." The Cathedral also will host an art show by Daniel Bonnell. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and are presently available by calling 509-720-4827.

The High Five
from thesomshow.com
by Isamu Jordan

KYRS 7th Anniversary - Spokane's community radio station, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio, is celebrating its 7th year on the air with a bash that features two local favorites, Son Dulce, performing Salsa music, and The Fat Tones, playing blues. That's Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe St. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, through www.kyrs.org.

Shaman's Harvest - Missouri alt-rock band Shaman's Harvest is known in the wrestling circuit, as the band's tunes have been used as entrance music for WWE personalities, and on the soundtrack for the recent feature film, "Legendary," about two wresting brothers, starring rapper, actor and WWE superstar John Cena. Shaman's Harvest rocks with Ocean's Divided on Friday, November 19, at 9 p.m. at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Xrin Arms - Nevermind the homophonic pun from a name pronounced, "Your In" Arms, California art-noise artist Xrin Arms is a hard-to-the-core emcee who uses his trusty laptop to make beats influenced by 70s soul records. He'll be bringing the chaos on Friday, November 19, at 10 p.m. at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Also on the bill is Guttaface and Spokane's P-Wrecks. Cost: $5.

Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts - Seattle fave Daniel G. Harmann is respected throughout the area for his gifted songwriting. His band scored big love with KEXP with its latest and sixth album. For a dose of indie-pop bliss, check out Daniel G. Harmann and his Trouble Starts band on Sunday, November 21, at 7 p.m. at Empyrean Coffee House, 171 S. Washington St. Cost: TBA.

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

It's a fine time for wine.

The Spokane Winery Association's Annual Holiday Wine Festival features 17 local wineries that will present their best offerings, gourmet food and great gift ideas. Scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 21, the festival is free, though tasting fees may apply. For details and to download a map of wineries, go to www.spokanewineries.net.

Have we got a story for you. Or do you have a story for us.

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is looking for storytellers to participate in the National Day of Listening, on Friday, Nov. 26. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, the MAC will be recording stories told by you, the people of the Inland Northwest. In turn, the museum will post a summary of those stories on the Story Corps' online Wall of Listening. That same weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, The Campbell House opens in all its holiday glory, filled with festive decorations, periodic live piano music and children's activities. A self-guided tour of the house is included with paid museum admission between noon and 4 p.m. those two days, then again the week of Christmas. For more information, go to www.northwestmuseum.org.

It's bound to be Thursday night's MarQuee event.

MarQuee Lounge, at 522 W. Riverside, has renovated part of its club and has created a new upstairs VIP area it's referring to as The Loft. The club is offering a sneak peek at the new space with an event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. For more information, go to www.marqueelounge.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"All I care about is getting out of the Vista View apartments, because there ain't no "vista", there ain't no "view", and there certainly ain't no vista of no view."

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. 19.

Last Week's Winner: Diana Pielli has a Megamind!

Last week's movie quote was, "Our battles quickly got more elaborate. He would win some, I would ALMOST win others!" Pielli correctly guessed that it was from the 2010 comedy "Megamind," which is in theaters now, and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn, at 3714 N. Division.

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