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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Fuel Your Creativity" with Kathleen Cavender

If you are creative, and would like to be more so, here's an opportunity to be inspired. Artist Kathleen Cavender is teaching "Fuel Your Creativity", a course on the creative process: how to engage it and how keep it flowing. It will wrestle with some "demons" like fear of failure and success, etc. The workshop will be held in her studio, 1717 West 10th, four Sundays from 1-5pm, March 13 through April 3. The cost is $160 a person or $300 per couple. Materials included. Seating is limited. Here's what one workshop participant said: "I attended the CAVA workshops with my creativity pilot light in economy mode: I left on fire. Kathleen blends passion with practicality, and her homework/heartwork assignments evoke dynamic, lasting results. A candid and sensitive guide, she fosters vision as well as strategizing, healing as well as hope. And what a great way to connect with kindred spirits. I'm stoked!" Call 509-868-3684 or email Kathleen@kathleencavender for more information.

The Spokane Arena will be buzzing like B's

The 2011 State B Basketball Hardwood Classic is at the Spokane Arena Thursday through Saturday with boys and girls games. Teams are coming from all over the state to participate in this tournament, which is sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires. Single-day Tickets: Adults: $12 Students and Seniors: $10. All-session Tickets: Adults: $28.00. Students and Seniors: $23.00. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Women of Lockerbie at Unity Church

The Unity Players present the Women of Lockerbie, the tale of Pan Am flight 105 over Lockerbie Scotland, this Friday, March 4, Saturday March 5, Friday March 11, Saturday March 12 at 7pm. The show is at Unity Church, 2900 south Bernard at 29th. Tickets are $10. Call 838-6513 or go to for your seats, and for more information.

Lots of laughs at Northern Quest

Comedian Martin Short is coming to Northern Quest Resort and Casino this Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm. Martin Short is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also starred in many popular comedic films such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part 2. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

State theatre festival coming to Civic

Spokane Civic Theatre hosts the Washington State Kaleidoscope Festival March 11 - 13, The State Festival is the first in a series of AACTFest competitions, followed by the Regional and National competitions. Community theatre companies from all over the state of Washington will participate.

Spokane Civic Theatre will be performing their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe at the Kaleidoscope Festival. The schedule is: Friday, March 11 Session 1: 7:00 pm. - $15 (includes two shows). I. Tacoma Musical Playhouse - Drowsy Chaperone II. ACT Richland - Artistic Inspiration. Post-show opening night reception sponsored by Clinkerdagger's in the Civic Main Stage lobby.

Saturday, March 12, Session 2: 2:00 pm. - $20 (includes three shows). I. Richland Players - Wildwood Park II. Spokane Civic Theatre - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. III. Bremerton Community Theatre - All My Sons. Post-show karaoke party sponsored by Charley's on Monroe starts at 9:00 pm. Go to for tickets and information.

Sing along with Grease at CdA Summer Theatre

Join Ellen Travolta and Cd'A Summer Theatre for the Grease Movie Sing-A-Long, a fundraiser for the theatre, Saturday, March 12, 2 pm and 7 pm. $20 general seating. Come in costume and sing along to your favorites: Grease Lightning, Summer Nights, and more. Ellen Travolta will be speaking about her experience working on the movie set of Grease! It's at Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College. Go to or call 208-769-7780 for tickets.

Inland NW Motorcycle Show comes next weekend

The 8th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale is next weekend, Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 at their new location, the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This year, the show will feature over 80,000 sq.ft. of gleaming motorcycles from all over the world, plus lots of accessories. Also this year is Toyota's 'Cash is King' Giveaway, Video Motorcycle Racing, High Ridaz Stunt show and much more. Parking is free. Admission is $10, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and under free. Hours are Friday Mar. 11, 4p-8p, Saturday Mar. 12, 10-8p, Sunday Mar 13, 10a-4p. For more information, visit

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Stacy Clark - Pop singer-songwriter Stacy Clark worked full-time to fund and self-release her first album, and it paid off, eventually leading to a deal on Vanguard Records. Her music has since been picked up by several television networks, retail outlets, movie theaters and hotels. After moving from New York to California, the Buffalo native is catching fire with nearly 500,000 downloads on iTunes and a string of nominations for Orange County's music awards. Catch this rising star when she shines at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost:$7 in advance, $8 at the door, through TicketsWest,; 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe; and The Long Ear, 2405 N. 4th St., in Coeur d'Alene.

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats - Portland singer-songwriter Casey Neill is somewhat of an enigma in his hometown, with legendary stories of his musical origins, but one thing is for sure, when he assembles his backing band takes it on the road, the legend spreads via gravelly vocals and gritty alt-country roots rock, as will be the case when Casey & The Norway Rats headline a show with Silver Treason, The Converters and Horse Thieves, on Thursday, March 3, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Forrest Day - Multi-instrumentalist, singer, rapper, and song writer Casey Neill plays a distinct blend of ska-hip-hop-folk that feeds on a multitude of instruments, all played live with zero sampling. See it live when Casey Neil brings his Norway Rats at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Royal Bliss - Salt Lake City rock band Royal Bliss draws its influences from everything in between Johnny Cash and Snoop Dogg, and its fanbase is just as diverse. Royal Bliss co-headlines with Bobaflex, plus support from Fallen Regiment and Spokane's Oceans Divide on Friday, March 4, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $12, through

Mon Cheri - Local favorite Mon Cheri is back in the saddle after a months-long hiatus. Expect and indie-pop-jazz power party with Mon Cheri and DJ Ben Jorgens at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost is $5.

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LOL Rheannon Hawkins is one funny lady

Rheannon Hawkins' unique style of comedy is a brilliantly hilarious form of storytelling that is based in real life events. Her amazing gift is a clean, witty style of comedy that leaves the audience asking for more. Rheannon can find humor in any situation, she is fearless, bold and above all funny. Rheannon is a firm believer that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade; remind someone to pick up vodka from the store, write everything down and get on stage! She appears regularly at Uncle D's Comedy Underground at Bluz at the Bend 2721 N. Market at Illinois. Thursdays at 8 are open mic nights; shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8. You can reserve your seat by calling 509-483-7300. The website is


"This is why we need to go to a gay bar."

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square. 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 March 4.

Last Week's Winner: Barbara Holace is singing a little song because she won Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Last week's movie quote was, "I'd like to join your posse, boys, but first I'm gonna sing a little song." Barbara correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Toy Story 3" and won a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square.

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