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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MAC Madness through March in Browne's Addition.

There is a little MAC Madness going on in Browne's Addition this month. The neighborhood merchants are partnering with the Save the MAC volunteer group to encourage writing letters to the legislature during this budget revision period. The merchants are contributing to the effort with special coupons and food items as a thank you for each letter written. Check it out!

The Elk - Sundays 8-10 pm Letter writing party; $1 off drinks throughout the week.
Italia Trattoria - Saturday and Sunday Brunch 9 am-2 pm. Write a letter while you dine and they will treat you to an Italian doughnut with your a purchase of an entree.
The Avenue - All day Wednesdays $1 off drinks; MAC Special is any two topping medium pizza for $10
Tully's - 7 days a week receive 10% off any barista beverage that is accompanied by a letter. Browne's Addition location only.
Steve's on Cannon Street - 7 days a week - Check out the Save the MAC window display and write a letter to your legislator.
Roberts Mansion - Friday, April 1, 5-8 pm (First Friday): - Tour the Roberts Mansion and write a letter to your legislator.

Go to SavetheMac.org for more information on how you can help save our museum.

Spokane Civic Theatre advances to nationals!

The Kaleidoscope 2011 State Theatre Festival last weekend at Spokane Civic Theatre was a huge success! Our Civic Theatre swept the awards for their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which qualifies them to advance to the National competition! AACTFest11 is a national theatre event that will bring the best community theatre productions from across the Country and the U.S. Armed Services abroad to Rochester, NY, June 20-26, 2011. Go to spokanecivictheatre.com for more information.

Congratulations to our Spokane Civic Theatre! Bravo! Bravo!


The Drama of Mozart at the Fox

Explore the Drama of Mozart with the Spokane Symphony this Saturday, March 19 at 8 and Sunday, March 20 at 3 at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. Music Director Eckart Preu will conduct the Spokane Symphony performing an all-Mozart program. Preu has chosen selections from this multifaceted composer which will include solo parts played by Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski and Principal Violist Nicholas Carper. There will be a pre-concert lecture in the hall one hour before each performance.

The concert will begin with Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture. During his lifetime, Mozart wrote 20 operas, and in the process, revolutionized the art form from static conventions to a wealth of new aria forms and stunning ensembles. The overture was not exempt from this transformation; rather than music completely unrelated to the opera, Mozart manages to convey the intensity of the drama, and hint at its highlights, without giving away the elements of surprise and excitement of the music and the action.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


A miracle of a show

Tickets are on sale now for Interplayers' performance of The Miracle Worker, May 5th through 22nd, starring Sophia Caruso as Helen Keller, directed by Oscar winner for the same role, Patty Duke. Go to Interplayers.com for tickets and information.

Fore! The courses are calling.

Calling all golfers. Here's the news you've been waiting for: Downriver, Esmeralda and Qualchan are set to open Friday, March 18th.

Indian Canyon still has snow that needs to melt before an opening date can be determined. For more information go to www.spokanegolf.org.


Laugh with funny lady Megan Mooney at the Spokane Club

Some people really know how to tell a hilariously funny story. Megan Mooney is one of them. Whether she's telling the story of the pains of bridesmaid dresses and back fat, her suspicion that her niece doesn't play nice with animals, or friends and family's inept gift-giving, Megan knows how to spin a great yarn.

The Indianapolis Star describes Megan as a "sarcastic, smart-ass extraordinaire with a myriad of truly original topics." Megan has performed in the prestigious HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. She has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and recently taped her own Comedy Central Presents for the network.

Catch Megan's show at the Club on Friday, March 18 at 8pm. The show is open to the public; tickets are $20. To reserve, call 838-8511.


Hansel and Gretel are in town!

The Spokane Children's Theatre presents Hansel and Gretel opening this Saturday, March 19 at 1 pm and running through April 3 at Spokane Falls Community College in the Spartan Auditorium. Go to SpokaneChildrenstheatre.org for show information and Ticketswest.com for your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Come on down to the SMACKDOWN

Tickets are on sale this Saturday, March 19 for the main event. Experience the energy, see the lights, and feel the pyro when WWE SMACKDOWN hits the Spokane Arena on Tuesday, May 24. See the drama unfold as Edge, The Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Hornswoggle, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger and more face-off for the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Reserved seat tickets are $60.00, $45.00, $35.00, $25.00 and $15.00 and go on sale Saturday, March 19 at 10:00am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Tops in Chocolate!

The top three winners in last month's "The Chocolate Affair" held in Coeur d'Alene are as follows:
Professional Division, Chocolate Myracles, hosted by Barrel Room #6, whose dark truffles drew raves from the judges.
Non-Professional Division, Carolyn Berry, from Wiggett's Antique Marketplace, who's Mini-Opera Cakes were the talk of the evening
People's Choice, Shawna Leonard from Sweet B Cupcakes, hosted by All Things Irish, who's Chocolate Maple & Bacon cupcakes won over the crowd!


Micros for Mamas

Gibliano Brothers and the Longhorn Barbecue are teaming up to sponsor a Beer Tasting & Silent Auction called Micros for Mamas to benefit Spokane Young Lives. The event is Friday, March 25, at 6:00 PM, located at New Community Church (1003 E. Trent Ave #100). Tickets cost $25 each and include, a commemorative glass, 5 beer samples from local breweries including- Northern Lights, Laughing Dog, Ironhorse, and Golden Hills. Guests will also receive dinner by Longhorn Barbecue, entertainment by Gibliano Brothers, and a chance to bid on a variety of silent auction items.

The event is to raise money to benefit Spokane Young Lives, a local nonprofit organization that mentors and supports teen parents and their children. The funds that are raised will help to supply the essential needs of the child and costs associated with running the local program. This program includes monthly support groups, life skills trainings, parenting classes and a summer camp for the mother and her child.

For further information about Spokane Young Lives or the Micros for Mamas event, contact Shauna Edwards at 509- 570-3921.

LOL - Adam Lee "The Crown Prince of the Walker stand-up dynasty"



Adam Lee is the 5th generation of a long line of nomadic entertainers. His lineage includes Vaudeville Dancers, magicians, a family traveling medicine show, and his father; long lived industry staple Jay Wendell Walker.

Adam grew up around standup comics, ventriloquists and jugglers. The youngest out of five; his upbringing is the inspiration and subject for much of his act. His start in comedy came at the age of three when he got on stage during his fathers set and wet his pants. After that very humorous yet unfortunate incident, he became and on-again-off-again partner during his father's shows, performing sketch comedy and magic at comedy clubs and county fairs.

In 2001 Adam set out on his own, and won the Teen Division of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition at the age of 17. In 2004 he moved to New York City to study theater and political science at a highly regarded university. A year and a half later, after spending all of his parent's money on wine, women and song, he decided to pursue a career in Stand-up full time. Since then he has performed at countless comedy clubs, theatres, radio shows, and public venues all across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information email adamlee.comedy@gmail.com.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

The 6th Annual Sommy Awards - Spokane's independent and only local music awards will be honoring local artists at The 6th Annual Sommy Awards presented by thesomshow.com and Platform Booking. The Sominees were decided by online votes at thesomshow.com. The awards ceremony will be laced with performances by local favorites, including Yarn Owl, Team Growl, MJ the Human Beatbox, Silver Treason, DJ Isis, and a special all-star jam featuring members of The Groove Patrol and Real Life Rockaz. Who will take home a Sommy in 2011? Find out Friday, March 18, starting with the Red Carpet event at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m., at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5 donation, all ages welcome. Proceeds benefit KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

St. Paddy's Day Block Party - Platform Booking has put together a hulk of a show for St. Patrick's Day proper, and it's yet another benefit for KYRS, the two-for-one mashup is highlighted by more than 10 bands playing two venues. The St. Paddy's Day Block Party kicks off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague, with Hollywood singer-songwriter Patrick Dwyer, Bend, Ore. cellist and spoken word artist Third Seven, Northwest-spread orchestral rock band The City We Live In, Spokane's Team Growl, organic hip-hop band Flying Spiders, and DJ Benjamin Jorgens. Meanwhile, upstairs starting at 9 p.m. at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague, is indie-cred-heavy Portland band New York Rifles with locals, punk rock group Yamamoto, all-female punkers Hot Box, experimental rock maintstay Belt of Vapor, and DJ Likes Girls. Cost: $8 donation gets you in to both shows, 21 and older only; proceeds benefit KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

KYRS Benefit - Rounding out a three-day run of KYRS benefits is a folktastic show with Mighty Squirrel, Dead Fiddler's Society and Floating Crowbar, on Saturday, March 19, at Hill's Restaurant and Lounge, 401 W. Main. Cost: $10 donation, free for children under 12. Proceeds benefit KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Del The Funkee Homosapien - California indie-rap pioneer, Del The Funky Homosapien plays a makeup show after canceling his show scheduled in February in Spokane, bringing his touring posse with him, including Bukue One, Zac Hendrix, plus Spokane's Bad Penmanship, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague. Cost: $14 in advance and $17 at the door, through www.theaclubspokane.com; 21 and older only.

Floater - Drawing comparisons to Pink Floyd and Tool, a Portland, Ore., indie art-rock outfit specializing in esoteric, hard-to-pin-down anthems, Floater returns to town for a show at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave., with support from Edisun and In-Flux. Cost: $12 in advance, $14 at the door, through www.ticketfly.com
For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"I wasn't really married to him. It was one big lie. I made the whole thing up."

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 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 March 18.

Last Week's Winner: Mary Rosner is going to "go up there" and get some Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Last week's movie quote was, "When I go up there on 19, I'm gonna take my entire collection of Johnny Cash along!" Mary correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Apollo 13" 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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