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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Get Lit this week!

Eastern Washington University's 13th Annual Get Lit! Festival runs today, April 13 through Sunday, April 17.

Events all over town, including Ani DiFranco performing at the Bing Crosby Theater, this Friday, April 15, sharing her collection of songs and spoken word pieces with her unique talent for blending the personal and political into poetry. Special guest is Animal Prufrock. Showtime is 8pm.

Also at the Bing...on Saturday, April 16, is "An Evening with Tim O'Brien and Brian Turner." As part of the NEA Big Read, O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried, and poet Brian Turner, will share their military experiences in Vietnam or Iraq through their writing and discuss their creative processes. Show is at 8pm.

"In Conversation with Matthew Dickman" will be at the Lincoln Center, Sunday, April 17 from 11:30am-1pm at The Lincoln Center. This notable contemporary poet will offer a reading from his latest book, All-American Poem, and sit for an interview exploring his translation of pop culture into poetry.

For a complete calendar of Get Lit! events, and ticket information, visit

Spokane Symphony presents Schumann at the Fox

Continuing their Classics' series this weekend, the Spokane Symphony will play the works of Schumann, Debussy and Leos Janacek (Keilberth), with Eckart Preu conducting and guest pianist Gabriela Montero. Works include Schumann's Piano Concerto, Janacek's Sinfonietta and Debussy's La Mer. Shows are Saturday, April 16 at 8pm and Sunday, April 17 at 3pm. Tickets available at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Days of Wine are Roses coming to Post Falls.

Leslie Ann Grove sings the Music of Johnny Mercer this Friday, April 15 at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls. Performing with Leslie are Brent Edstrom on piano, Brian Flick on bass, Dru Heller on drums and David Fague on sax. Some of the great songs with lyrics by Johnny Mercer are Moon River, Satin Doll, That Old Black Magic, Charade, among many more. Doors open 6:30pm, concert begins at 7:00. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is at 405 William Street in Post Falls (Take the Post Falls, Spokane Street Exit off I-90 (exit #5) Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $20, and available at the door or call 208-457-8950. Wine and Beer available for purchase.

"You Can't Do That in the Library" this Saturday

Yes you can at this unique fund raising event called "You Can't Do That at the Library!" It's your big chance to break all the rules and eat David's Pizza, drink Steam Plant Grill beer and wine, get loud, dance and just have a great time at the Downtown Library. Six Foot Swing will provide the music. Another attraction is the silent auction of unique and interesting books that the Friends of the Library have set aside all year for this occasion. It's the 5th year for the party and it just gets better and better. The event is a fundraiser for the Spokane Public Library Foundation. We know you're aware of just how critical it is right now to support the library.

Join the fun on this Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library. Tickets are $55.00 each and even include a pass for free parking at River Park Square. Please call for tickets 509-444-5318 or go to to purchase online and pay by credit card (no fees!!).

The Deadliest Catch comes to Spokane. Tickets on sale this week.

A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers from the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch comes to the INB Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 24, at 7:00pm. This will be a live, interactive event as the Bering Sea's toughest crew swap stories about their crab fishing adventures and take the audience through some of the roughest situations the captains and crew have ever experienced, dealing with treacherous weather, crew conflicts and the triumphs of the team. The audience will view never before seen video and take part in a question and answer session with cast members of the Deadliest Catch. Reserved seat tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $75 and go on sale this Friday, April 15 at 10:00am at or 800-325-SEAT.

Jazz this weekend at The Laguna Cafe

This Friday, April 15, great jazz music continues with Nick Schauer on guitar and Eric Moe on trumpet. On Saturday, April 16, Guitarists Nick Schauer and Joe Brasch perform. Shows are from 6:30 to 9pm at the Laguna Cafe, 4304 S Regal. Call 509-448-0887 for more information or reservations.

More great cooking at Joanie's Magic Spoon

Interested in preparing a delicious brunch? A new brunch class will be offered at Joanie's Magic Spoon, featuring make-ahead dishes especially for those weekend brunches. Classes include preparation and tasting. The brunch class is offered next Wednesday, April, 20 at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $45.00. For more information on the class and location, or to register, call 624-6564 or email

Dancefest all day Saturday!

The Inland Northwest Dance Association presents Dancefest 2011 this Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 9pm at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. And best of all it's FREE. Celebrate National Dance Week with dance performances, silent auction, raffle, workshops, health fair, art gallery and dance seminars and dance instruction. Go to for more information.

Metamorphoses winds down at the Civic Theater

Spokane Civic Theatre presents the last few days of "Metamorphoses" in the Firth Chew theatre through Sunday April 17, complete with a swimming pool on stage from Pool World. Got to for tickets and information.

Empire Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness at Northern Quest

Next Saturday, April 23 the Empire Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness will take place at 6pm, Pend Oreille Pavillion at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Doors open at 5pm and finals start at 6pm. Tickets are $35, $25 and $20 and available at Northern Quest.

Sing along to Beautiful Music

Ruby Devine and guests will present an Irish and Scottish sing along with the opportunity to learn and sing along to old favorites. This may turn into a monthly event if there is interest. Ruby Devine's beautiful voice and interpretation will make this special for singers and listeners alike. Today, Wednesday, April 13 at O'Doherty's Downtown, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 456-5985 for more information.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Hed P.E. - Purveyors of the G-punk subgenre, Hed P.E. takes hardcore rapping to a whole other dimension, lacing it with punk and metal instrumentation, and politically charged lyrics. The California wrecking crew sets up shop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $18 in advance, $20 day of show, through

Reverb - Spokane art-noise duo Reverb creates intimate soundscapes and ambient textures that can both sooth and scathe. For fans of Hallelujah Soul Explosion and Oil of Angels, this is a can't-miss bill that includes local favorite The Soul and the Machine and Mirror Mirror at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

Tulsi - Seattle-by-way-of-Spokane rapper Tulsi returns to his roots for a show with fellow wordsmiths C-Flow, The MC Type and Slow Dance at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $8, 21-and-older only.

Kari Marguerite - It's ladies night at The Club with female singer-songwriters -- Kari Marguerite, Liz Rognes, Stephanie Hatzinikolis, Kate Ann Worth, and Suhanna Hamilton -- coming together at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at 416 W. Sprague. Cost: $5, 21-and-older-only.

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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, April 15.

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