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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wake up! It's Spring!

At least it's Spring at the INB Performing Arts Center, as Best of Broadway presents Spring Awakening, winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Wednesday, January 19, at 7:30pm. Entertainment Weekly says Spring Awakening has "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" The New York Times says "Broadway may never be the same again!" Neither will Spokane! Don't miss this exceptional show, but don't bring the kids. It is recommended for mature audiences. For more information visit bestofbroadwayspokane.com . Ticket prices are $30.00, $43.00, and $49.00 and Ticketswest has your seat at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Don't Dress for Dinner but please dress for the show.

Spokane Civic Theatre presents Don't Dress for Dinner, Friday, January 14 through January 30. This hilarious show, written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Thomas Heppler, is a riotous farce dealing with love and marriage. Marital bliss is not on the menu at this hi-jinks-riddled dinner. Bernard and Jacqueline just can't seem to keep their affairs in order, and between the friends, lovers, caterers and angry husbands, comic confusion abounds. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and on Sundays at 2pm. For more information go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com. For tickets contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Mice, Men and Lake City Playhouse

The play based on John Steinbeck's book, Of Mice and Men opens this Friday, January 14 and runs through January 30, at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse, 1320 Garden Avenue. Curtain time on Thursdays through Saturdays is 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are 2pm. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.lakecityplayhouse.org.

You'd be crazy to miss this.

Spokane Symphony presents CSI Spokane: Neurotic Composers featuring works by Beethoven, Duparc, Dvorak, & Mahler. Eckart Preu conducts this Friday, Jan 14, 8pm at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. For more information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org

"Hi, I'm NOT Johnny Cash"

The Knitting Factory Presents Cash'd Out (The Next Best Thing To Johnny Cash), this Saturday, Jan 15. Cash'd Out is a band who's purpose was to create an authentic tribute to the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Doors open at 7:30, show begins at 8:30. Tickets are $10-12. The Knitting Factory is located at 919 W Sprague.

Lots of bull at the Arena this weekend.

The Wrangler Professional Bull Riding Classic is this Friday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Jan 15 at the Spokane Arena. Expect high-octane, nitro-fueled, bull riding excitement with the best and toughest cowboys in the country. Ticket prices are $10, $20 and $30 and available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Cronkites play the Q

The Cronkites, one of the Inland Northwest's premier bands, play a rare live performance this Friday, January 14, 10 pm at The Q in Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Whether playing at local nightclubs, opening for national acts, or performing at weddings and corporate parties, The Cronkites blend music, energy, and humor into their own brand of entertainment for all types and all ages.

There is no cover charge and the show is 21 and over.


Get tickets. Then get to Get Lit.

Tickets are now on sale for Eastern Washington University's 13th annual Get Lit! Festival! The festival will again feature more than 50 events, including: author presentations and readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams and writing contests. Most events are free and open to the public. However, tickets are required for the headlining events. (Note: Maude Barlow at Spokane Community College on Wednesday is free.)

Individual tickets are now available for events featuring Sam Kean, Sena Jeter Naslund (with Nancy Rawles), Tim O'Brien (with Brian Turner) and Matthew Dickman. Each ticket is just $15 for the general public, discounted $5 for military and free for students with a current high school or college ID. Student tickets will be available at college bookstores March 28 through April 8, or at the door as space allows. Festival passes, which will get you in to see all four events, are also available for $45. By purchasing a pass, you will save $20-$25 off individual ticket costs and service fees.

Tickets are available through TicketsWest www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT or at one of the seven outlets around town. Please note that there is a convenience fee at all locations except the Spokane Arena Box Office.

A complete list of participating authors is now available on our website at www.ewu.edu/getlit. You can also call Danielle Ward in the Get Lit! Programs office at 509-359-6977 for more information.


Get in top gear at Whitestone Winery

Next week, Whitestone Winery celebrates Top Gear Tuesday, on January 18, from 5:30-8:30pm. At the Spokane tasting room, Whitestone Winery will show this exciting hit show from BBC television. Whitestone will pair their wines with a "make your own nacho bar." Come down and learn about the wacky fun of this great show all about cars.

The Tasting room is located at 115 South Cedar Street. For more information, call 509-838-2427.


The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Emyprean Closing Party - After a memorable four-year run, a pillar of the all-ages scene, Empyrean Coffee House is closing, permanently. But before the beloved venue calls it quits, Empyrean is hosting a farewell bash featuring several of the local and regional bands who helped define the space as a hub for indie visual, written and aural art. Empyrean's goodbye kiss starts Thursday and Runs until Saturday, with music from a myriad of bands and poets including Karli Fairbanks, Joel Smith, Kevin Long, Mon Cheri, Kurt Olson, Oil of Angels, Hallelujah Soul Explosion, Daniell Estelle, Buddy Wakefield, The Globes (Barsuk Records), and many, many, more, running in the form of a three-day festival kicking off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, picking up at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 14; and ending on Saturday, January 15, starting at 3 p.m. Cost: $5 for Thursday; $10 for Friday; and $15 for Saturday.

Yo! A Club Raps - Local deejays and emcees will be throwing down in a hip-hop improv circus with an open invitation to Spokane breakdancers to hold down the dance floor, guided by grooves provided by DJ Likes Girls. That's at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5, 21 and older welcome.

Broke Hipster - DJ Benjamin Jorgens resurrects his Broke Hipster Night dance party with musical guest Monuments, playing experimental rock starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 14, at the A Club, 416 W. Sprague. Cost: $3, 21 and older only.

Dub Me Tender - DJ Likes Girls closes out a stellar weekend of wheels and steels jams with a Dub Me Tender dubstep set starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, at The A Club, 416 E. Sprague. Cost: $3, 21 and older only.

Mecha Shiva - Area indie act on the rise, Mecha Shiva shares a bill with Dracula and Augmented Muffn at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 at The Grail in Coeur d'Alene. Cost: $5, 18 and older only.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.

SPORTS CORNER
Rockstar Outdoor Hockey Classic Sat. Jan 15 at Avista Stadium

The puck drops at 1pm this Saturday as the Spokane Chiefs take on the Kootenay Ice at an outdoor rink at Avista Stadium. Seats are still available for this unique event. Go to www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"You're messing with my Zen thing, man!"

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, Jan 14.

Last Week's Winner: Anthony Zundel cannot lose.

Last week's movie quote was, "When you take that field today, you've got to lay that heart on the line, men. From the souls of your feet, with every ounce of blood you've got in your body, lay it on the line until the final whistle blows. And if you do that, if you do that, we cannot lose."

Zundel correctly guessed that it was from the classic movie "We are Marshall" and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn.


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