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Wednesday, May 25,2011

Enjoy music at Arbor Crest

The Sunday Concert Series at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars begins this Sunday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m. The band Common Ground launches this year's season, playing popular rock songs that are bound to have everyone up and dancing. The cost is $5.00; all guests must be 21 and over; ID is required.

The Thursday on the Patio series at Arbor Crest combines music, art and wine from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first musical group will be Spare Parts, and Sandra Hilson will show her abstract paintings. There is no cover charge; 21 and over. Visit for more information.

Pick up the beat

Malidoma has new drumming classes starting this week, middle eastern, west African and afro Cuban...a great way to relax and have fun making music. Go to for more information.

Art in the Garden this Saturday!

Don't miss this year's "Art in the Garden" art sale, this Saturday, May 28 from 9am to 4:30pm. This wonderful neighborhood event at the home of artist Kay O'Rourke, will display her own work and will feature the work of many local artists, including Debbie McCulley, Marianne Figgins, Karen Mobley, Bob Brown, Gina Freuen, Jill & Sean Smith, Gay Waldman, Hungry Robin Gardner's heirloom tomatoes, and much, much more. O'Rourke's home is located at 3123 W 9th, across from the Finch Arboretum in the West Hills neighborhood. Two new locations in the neighborhood this year featuring more artists are at 3128 W 9th and 3225 W 7th Ave. Free admission. Live music and barbecue.

Kill Me, Deadly at SCC's Lair Theatre

SCC Players are presenting free performances of "Kill Me, Deadly" on stage at the Lair theatre this Thursday through Saturday at 7pm each day. Go to for more information.

Hi Ho. Hi Ho. Snow White at the dwarfs are back!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! It was Spokane Children's Theatre's first title back in 1946 and they're closing their 65th season with a reprise of this classic Grimm fairy tale. Director Cameron Anderson has created an enchanted forest full of fairies, dwarfs, witches and-of course-a princess! Join them at Spokane Masonic Temple 1108 W Riverside. Just three performances left for this show, Saturday, May 28 at 1 pm and 4 pm, and Sunday, May 29 at 1 pm.

Tickets: $10 child $12 adult at or 800-325-SEAT, or at the door, as available. The website is

Live Jazz at Laguna Cafe

Enjoy live jazz with Nick Schauer this Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 9 pm at Laguna Cafe, 4304 S. Regal St. This week Nick is joined by sax player Craig Landron and local guitar favorite Nick Herman. Call for reservations, 448-0887.

There's still time to see The Miracle Worker

Tickets are still available for this Saturday night's performance of "The Miracle Worker" at Spokane Interplayers. Visit

Follow the yellow brick road to Coeur d'Alene

Cd'A Summer Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz June 9 - 19, at Schuler Performing Arts Center in Boswell Hall at North Idaho College. The address is 1000 West Garden Avenue. Go to for tickets and information.

Here comes summer and Art Fest!

It's the start of Spokane's summer! ArtFest is June 3-5 at Coeur d'Alene Park in historic Browne's Addition. Over 140 amazing artisans, live music, food, beer & wine garden, art demonstrations and fun for the whole family! Go to for more information.

An upscale sale for the Symphony

The SSA Upscale Sale is an event to benefit the Spokane Symphony. The Spokane Symphony Associates presents this annual event the first weekend in June to raise funds for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. at 1027 W. 3rd Avenue (SE Corner of 3rd & Madison) formerly Thompson's Auto Sales. There will be also be a preview sale that is open to all for a small fee, on Thursday, June 2, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Sale items include furniture, antiques, silver, jewelry, art, designer clothes, and more. 10,000 pieces of fine china from a professional china matching service will also be featured. Go to for more information.

The Fat Tones play the blues at Northern Quest

Spokane's favorite blues band, The Fat Tones, will rock the stage in the Pend Oreille Pavilion at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 28. Doors open at 8:30pm. Show time is 9pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and available at the Northern Quest Box Office at 481-6700 or $10 at the door. The show is 21 and over.

Dance to the music and enjoy special red, white and blue drink specials in honor of the Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets to this show will also get guests into Impulse, Northern Quest's nightclub, for free after the show. Cover is usually $5.

The Fat Tones have been recognized regionally as a band who takes the sound of blues to a whole different level. Their hit CDs include Struttin' released in 2006, Fifty Bucks and Free Beer released in 2008 and their most recent, "Everybody Must Get Toned" released in 2009. Go to for more information

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Sasquatch Music Festival - With more than 100 bands and an extra day added for the 10th annual Sasquatch Music Festival, the concert sold out in record time. Now spanning four days over the holiday weekend, some of the star attractions at Sasquatch include Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, Gayngs, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, and oodles of other aesthetically indie-rock elites. The hipster procession begins Friday, May 27, and runs each day from noon until Monday, May 30, at The Gorge Amphitheatre. Cost: Sold out.

Modest Mouse - Don't fret if you didn't get tickets to Sasquatch, you can catch some of the cast throughout the week, as a few are playing around town in the next week. Sunday's Sasquatch headliner, Modest Mouse, is playing the Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave., at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, on their way to George. Another Sasquatch band, Portland up-and-comer Talkdemonic opens the show, which is also sold out.

Bright Eyes - Another Sasquatch stomper making stop in Spokane is Bright Eyes, who is back in the frays after frontman and bandleader Conor Oberst returned from his solo outing. Still cryptically celestial, Bright Eyes promises an intense live performance that's sure to be a treat at The Gorge, or at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague, and if you can swing it, both. Cost for the Knitting Factory show is $25, through

Spokane for Tsunami and Tornado Victims - A slew of local musicians and visual artists came together for the Spokane for Japan effort in April. The initiative continues, and has expanded to Spokane for Tsunami and Tornado victims, raising awareness and support for relief efforts for natural disasters both home and abroad. The next installment of this ongoing community collective happens at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln St., with live performances by classical pianist Ayuko Momono, funk-ska favorite Civilized Animal, jazz-funk band The Groove Patrol, reggae outfit Real Life Rockaz, organic hip-hop project Flying Spiders, and soul-rock group Jesi B and the All Rites, plus a visual arts auction, karaoke roulette, and more. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, available through Ticketswest,, with proceeds going to UNICEF and Partners International.

Old 97s - Dallas, Texas, alt-country heroes Old 97s are set to release the sequel to "The Grand Theatre Vol. One," appropriately titled, "The Grand Theatre Vol. 2." Like its predecessor, it's more explorations into garage rockdom and psychedeliactics. Old 97s makes a post-Sasquatch stop on at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at The Bing Crosby Theatre. Cost: $25, through
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"You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?"

Name the movie that line appeared in and win two tickets for the Spokane Civic Theatre's performance of "The Full Monty". 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, May 27th.

Last Week's Winner, Lona Barnum, correctly identified last week's flick and won a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "At first I did not know it was your diary...I thought it was a very sad handwritten book." Lona correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Bridesmaids" and won a $20 gift certificate to The Cathay Inn,

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