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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Something BIG is coming our way!

There's a big entertainment announcement coming from the Spokane Arena this Friday. Watch for a Special Edition of Entertainment Spokane first thing Friday morning.

Half price tickets for GU versus Memphis this Saturday!

This isn't the big announcement but starting at 10:00am TODAY, all $65.00 and $75.00 tickets to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic Game at the Spokane Arena featuring the Gonzaga Men's Basketball Team, are just $32.50 and $37.50 for all Seniors, Military Personnel and Students!

These ticket specials are available at the Spokane Arena Box Office located at 720 West Mallon Avenue, all TicketsWest Outlets, or 800-325-SEAT. All Military Personnel and Students much show a valid ID card when purchasing tickets at the Spokane Arena Box Office or at any TicketsWest Outlet. Seniors must be 62-years or older. All special ticket offers end on Saturday, February 5 at 1:00pm.

Save the MAC. Here's how you can help.

The Governor has proposed cutting funding for our museum and closing it, essentially mothballing the artifacts and turning it into a storage warehouse that is not open to the public. We can't let that happen. The MAC, a Smithsonian affiliate, is a major Spokane attraction, contributing as much as $10 million dollars a year to the state economy, welcoming over 85,000 visitors per year. The annual operating budget is $3 million; $1.9 million state funded, $1.1 million raised locally.

A local grass roots organization has been formed to keep our museum open. It's called Save the MAC and you can be a part of it. Go to for information on how you can help.

Vote for the Best in the Inland Northwest

Polls are now open for the Inlanders Best of the Inland Northwest 18th Annual Readers Poll. You can vote online through February 22nd and a paper ballot is in this week's Inlander. The results will be in the March 24th issue. I wonder if there's a category for Best Entertainment E-newsletter? Oh well. Vote now anyway at

River Park Square helps celebrate Spokane Museum Month through February

River Park Square and the MAC have partnered to host the first annual Spokane Museum Month. Through the month of February, with a $20 purchase, patrons of River Park Square can receive a two-for-one admission to the MAC and the historic Campbell House. Museum Month has long been a practice in other cities and the plan is to build and expand the tradition here in the coming years supporting both the Museum and downtown merchants. Go to for more information.

Everyone needs a little chocolate.

The Chocolate Affair, a chocolate competition and tasting will be next Friday, Feb. 11, 5pm - 8pm at the Plaza Shops, downtown Coeur d'Alene. Amateur and professional chocolatiers will be offering samples & competing to be named Top Chocolate Chef of Coeur d'Alene. Each participant is hosted by a downtown shop. Enter to win great prizes, like an overnight stay at the Coeur d'Alene Resort or dinner for two at Beverly's Restaurant or an intimate wine tasting for eight people at the CdA Cellars Winery. Julia Myracle from Chocolate Myracles will be hosted at Barrel Room No. 6, 503 E. Sherman Avenue. Attendees must have a wrist band, tickets are reserved by calling 208-415-0116. A portion of proceeds from wrist band/ticket sales will be donated to the American Heart Foundation. For more information, call 208-415-0116 or visit

HONK! if you love children's theatre

HONK! is the annual Playhouse Prep production at Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene this Thursday, Friday at Saturday, Feb. 3 through 5. Come out and support their young performers. Tickets are $10 Adults and 7$ Children 12 and under. Lake city Playhouse is located at 1320 E. Garden Avenue. Call 208-667-1323 for tickets and information.

Seattle Seahawk great Walter Jones touches down at Northern Quest this Sunday

Former Seattle Seahawk all-pro offensive lineman Walter Jones will be the special guest, and prizes including cash and complete home entertainment units will be up for grabs, when Northern Quest Resort & Casino hosts its annual Big Game Party this Sunday, Feb. 6 in the Pend Oreille Pavilion.

The event is for guests 21 and older. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Camas Club members and $40 for non-members and are available through the Northern Quest box office at 509-481-6700 or through TicketsWest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Visual Arts Tour this Friday and Saturday

Can't wait for the Visual Arts Tour! Many venues, lots of music, lots of fun! Bring a friend or the whole family. Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th. The tour is from 5:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, and many venues open Saturday and Sunday. Full list of venues at or in the February 3 Inlander and Spokesman Review.

Visit local galleries, museums, alternative spaces, and businesses! The self-guided art walk, Visual Arts Tour is sponsored by the Spokane Arts Commission and The Inlander with volunteer support from the Downtown Spokane Partnership, Pottery Place Plus, and Spokane Art Supply.

Raw Space at 32 W. Second Avenue!

Spokane Art Supply, Pacific Bridge Development and the Spokane Arts Commission present "Raw Space," a popular non-juried community art exhibit as part of the upcoming Spokane Visual Arts Tour. This newest installment of Raw Space, a temporary gallery project located in vacant buildings and storefronts, will take place at 32 W. Second Avenue, in the Pacific Bridge Development, adjacent to SunPeople Dry Goods.

Open hours will begin on Friday, February 4th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with an artists' reception. Raw Space continues Saturday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 6th from noon-4:00 p.m. Check out for the full list of artists.

Spokane wineries will celebrate ValenWine's Day

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, 18 local wineries will host a special celebration of wine tasting and sweets from Rocket Bakery and others as part of the Spokane Winery Association's First Annual ValenWine Weekend. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb.12-13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information and to download a map to all Spokane Wineries. Tasting fees may apply.

Direct from Loompaland, it's Willy Wonka!

Spokane Children's Theatre presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starting this weekend at Spokane Community College in the Lair Auditorium 1810 N Greene Street at Mission. This candy-colored extravaganza, with a cast of 50 singing and dancing performers, is directed by Kevin Kuban and features actors of all ages, including Sophia Caruso as Veruca Salt, Devyn Seier as Charlie and Charles Fletcher as Willy Wonka. The show opens this Saturday, Feb 5 at 1 pm and runs through Sunday Feb. 20. Tickets are $10 for children, $12 for adults at (800) 325-SEAT, or 800-325-SEAT or at the door, as available! Go to or call 509-328-4886 for more information.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Plain White Ts - When lead singer Tom Higgenson saw a Valentine's Day performance of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, he had an epiphany about the direction for his band's next album. And so the scene was lit for "The Wonders of the Younger," an album that leaps blindly into the void of the unknown. Sliding between pop-punk and acoustic ballads, Plain White Ts brings its dim-lit indulgence for a show with Parachute and Miggs at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 4, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $20, through

Against Me! - Sliding back and forth from ready-radio arena slick and underground grit, Against Me! is back with a new album, "White Crosses," a headslammer that keeps the expected intensity on par with the band's signature anthemic hooks. Catch the melodic madness unfold when Against Me! arrives with Cheap Girls and Fences at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $12.50 in advance, $13 day of show, through

Jason Webley - Seattle accordion phenomenon and tomato enthusiast Jason Webley is playing one last show in Spokane before taking a self-imposed exile from touring. Prepare for an evening of sing-alongs and reckless abandon with Jason Webley, one-man cello-loop station carnival Third Seven and Spokane's organic hip-hop project Flying Spiders at 7 p.m. tonight, February 2, at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague. Cost: $8, all ages welcome.

New Taste Tuesdays - Zola's variety show presented by Platform Booking, New Taste Tuesdays continues with music by local hip-hop circustra Flying Spiders featuring beatbox, horns, violin, and freestyle ninja plus stand comedy, and a bag of surprises starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, at Zola, 22 W. Main St. Cost: Free.

The Toasters - One of the longest running and most-respected ska bands around, The Toasters comes through town for a show at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, through

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"Hey, hey! Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you."

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a pound of Starbucks whole bean coffee and some Starbucks spiff or 2 boxes of Keurig K-cups from Caffe Pazzesco, your coffee at work company. Send your best guess and your phone number to 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, Feb. 4.

Last Week's Winner: Darrin Wittkopp of Music City Spokane Inc. didn't think this question was too hard.

Darrin correctly guessed that it was from the movie True Grit and won one day's free VIP parking, a free Starbucks, newspaper and carwash at Diamond Park 'n Jet.

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