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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcome to Spokane Leo!

The countdown is nearly finished! Leo is in Spokane at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture starting this Friday, June 3! It's the biggest, most exciting exhibit the MAC has ever offered. Leonardo da Vinci Man - Inventor - Genius opens Friday and runs through September 5 at the MAC. It has 60 invention models and 23 replicated artistic masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Contact Ticketswest for your tickets (MAC members can get theirs at the MAC) Go to for all the details on this historic exhibit. And whatever you do this summer...DON'T MISS IT.

What can Browne's do for you this weekend?

The sun and the arts will shine brightly this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Browne's Addition. It's the official kickoff of summer! ArtFest 2011 takes over Coeur d'Alene Park with over 140 fabulous artists, hours and hours of great free music, and wonderful food. Don't miss it. Go to for more details.

Free country concert at the Knit Friday

The Big Country Show is rockin' The Knitting Factory! Featuring Buck Lopez Band, The Vagabonds Traveling Show, and County Line. A KICKIN' night of Spokane's best country music. Dance your boots and bootys off! Friday, June 3. Doors at 7pm, Show 8pm. 21 and over please. 919 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane. Free tickets available in advance at Harley Davidson, Flamin' Joes, Sherwin Williams (Grand Boulevard), Pho Van (Hamilton), or contact us at Entertainment Spokane 509-838-4080. $7 at the door.

Kathleen Cavender is at Luigi's Friday night

Lady jazz singer Kathleen Cavender entertains at Luigi's this Friday night, June 3 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy Luigi's wonderful Italian cuisine to the sounds of one of the region's top vocalists.

Vintage Spokane coming this Sunday!

Spokane's largest wine tasting, Vintage Spokane: A Food and Wine Affair, comes to the Lincoln Center this Sunday, June 5 from 4 to 7:30pm. More than 50 wineries and delicious bites from the area's best restaurants will be offering samples. Tickets are $60. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Spokane. The Lincoln Center is located at 1316 N Lincoln St in downtown Spokane. For ticket and other detailed information, including a list of participating wineries and restaurants, visit

Urinetown. Don't judge a show by the title

The musical parody "Urinetown" is at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene now through June 19th. Go enjoy this hilarious journey of sarcasm! Go to for more information.

Horse around at the Arena

The "World Famous" Lippizaner Stallions are at the Spokane Arena for two shows, Saturday, June 4 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. The Lippizaners have just finished their 41st Anniversary tour. Over the years more than 23 million people throughout the world have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. You can too! Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT and enjoy this special show.

Fashion Night out this Friday

You are invited to the style event of the season as the Inland Northwest Red Cross presents the first annual Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Fashion Night Out at the Spokane Convention Center this Friday, June 3rd! Preview the best of local fashion as models and firefighters heat up the runway in looks from Finders Keepers, Tangerine, Fringe, and Mountain Gear as you enjoy light appetizers and signature cocktails. There will also be great paid raffle and live auction items available from Pounder's Jewelry, Highlands Day Spa and others. All guests will be treated to complimentary champagne and receive a swag bag full of goodies from local vendors. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Red Cross.

Tickets are $75.00 each and are available for purchase online at or over the phone at 509-321-6055.

Experience Spokane's most spectacular music venue, Arbor Crest

This Thursday, June 2 Arbor Crest Wine Cellars welcomes Spare Parts with pop and rock favorites and artist Sandra Hilson with her abstract paintings.

The Sunday Concert Series at Arbor Crest continues this Sunday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. as Stagecoach West entertains with classic rock, country and standards. The cost is $5.00; all guests must be 21 and over; ID is required. Go to for details.

Follow the yellow brick road to CdA Summer Theatre

"The Wizard of Oz", starring Ellen and Margaret Travolta and Jack Bannon opens at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre June 9th and runs through June 19th. Performances are at North Idaho College's Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center located at 1000 W. Garden Avenue.

The classic tale of Dorothy's adventure to Oz includes many of the songs from the famous MGM musical. Watch the stage come alive with flying monkeys, dancing jitterbugs and a yellow road that will lead you to a shimmering emerald city. The show features Ellen Travolta as the Wicked Witch, Margaret Travolta as Glinda and Jack Bannon as the wonderful Wizard of Oz. The cast also features 28 local children as the Munchkins.

The show runs from June 9th to June 19th with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and matinee shows on Sundays at 2:00pm. Ticket prices: $39.95 for adults, $35.95 for seniors and $25.95 for children (ages 4-12). Sponsors are: Dr. Jeff McDonald, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Love and Peace Notes, Craig Sullivan, Witherspoon Kelly and Pacific Crown. For complete details visit, or call/visit the Box Office to purchase tickets. The phone number is 208-769-7780.

Nodland's new Bebop will have you boppin'

The release party for Nodland Cellars new vintage of Bebop dry white wine is this Friday, June 3 at 5:30-8:30pm with master musician Paul Grove on guitar and artist Jeannine Fruchi with a series of new paintings. Bebop all night long, fun, friends, wine and food. $5 gets you in and covers your first glass of Bebop! Special release pricing $16 a bottle. Nodlans Cellars is located at 11616 E Montgomery Dr #69 in the Spokane Valley.

Pucker up for KISS tickets

Starting next Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, you have a chance to win tickets to the upcoming KISS concert at the Arena on June 24, with an opportunity to win first, second, third, fourth and fifth row seats. The "Pucker Up for KISS Tickets" contest is a series of 10 challenges that must be completed by participants in order to be entered to win the tickets. For the contest, the challenges will be available on the SCVNGR app. If you don't have an iPhone or Android phone, you can play with your camera phone. The contest ends Friday, June 10. For information and instructions on the contest, and on SCVNGR, visit

Walk the 17 bridges that cross the Spokane River

Come join Spokane Parks and Recreation for the 3rd Annual Spokane Bridge Walk, this Saturday, June 4. The event will have an open ended start time from 9:30 am -10:30 am. A sign-in table will be located at Veteran's Court on the north bank of the Spokane River between Post and Monroe streets.

Bridge Walk is an opportunity to walk, talk and take in the views and bridges of the Spokane River. Participants will walk a relaxed 4.5 mile loop that crosses seventeen bridges in the heart of Spokane. Starting at the historical Monroe Street Bridge, you will make your way through Riverfront Park at your own pace and end at the Rotary Riverfront Fountain. Enjoy this easy-going walk full of fresh air and spectacular views of Spokane. Proceeds from the walk will go towards benefiting Spokane Parks and Recreation Programs. Each paid participant receives a collector pin featuring this year's featured bridge, the "Suspension Bridges."

The cost is $19 per adult (ages 17+), and $12 for youth (ages 5-16). Participants will receive a memorabilia pin, along with a chance to experience one of Spokane's most beautiful natural wonders. Registration is available online at

Here are the bridges you'll cross:
1 Monroe Street Bridge
2 Post Street Bridge
3 North Fork Bridge N
4 North Fork Bridge S
5 Wood Bridge by YMCA 1
6 Wood Bridge by YMCA 2
7 Wood Bridge by YMCA 3
8 Wood Bridge by YMCA 4
9 Wood Bridge by YMCA 5
10 Howard Concrete Bridge S
11 Howard Street Foot Bridge
12 Howard Concrete Bridge N
13 Washington Bridge N
14 Wood Bridge E of Carousel
15 King Cole Foot Bridge
16 Wood Bridge by Inn at Park
17 Don Kardong Foot Bridge

For more information call 509-625-6200 or go to

It's First Friday at the Millwood Gallery

This Friday, June 3 from 5:30 - 8:30pm, with featured artist, Dennis Kruger, will show wood carving/serving boards and hand made furniture. Teresa's Art Glass will showcase new fused glass clocks. The Blue Rooster Affair will cater and Mary Austin will be pouring wine. Special Guest is wine expert Ken Fasules, who will be on hand to talk about some of his favorite wines which will be served. The Millwood Gallery is at E. 9009 Euclid Ave. For more information, call 509-927-2222.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Elkfest - Now in its seventh year, the three-day neighborhood music festival, Elkfest 2011 features a dozen local standouts and a handful of touring headliners, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and running through Sunday night, June 5 on Cannon St., bound by Pacific and 2nd avenues, near the Artfestivities at Coeur d'Alene Park in Browne's Addition. Friday headliners include Seattle rockers Blood Hot Beat and Shim; disco-funk trio Strength headlines Saturday; and Portland songstress Sallie Ford and her band, The Sound Outside, closes out Elkfest at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night. Cost: Free.

Mayer Hawthorne - Stone Throw Records' up-and-comer Mayer Hawthorne and his band, The Country, are playing a free show tonight, June, 1, at 8 p.m., at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave.. Cost: Free.

Neato Baby Music Time - The hipster music night Neato Burrito/The Baby Bar continues with whisper-rock darlings Dead Serious Lovers, Nate Greenburg, Brianna Anderson, and Eric Kegley at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at 827 W. First Ave. Cost: Free.

Union Pulse - Milwaukee alt-country globetrotter Union Pulse makes a stop at The Globe Bar and Grill, 204 N. Division St., with support from Flying Spiders, at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Cost: Free.

Matt Russell - Pop singer-songwriter Matt Russell rounds out a week full of fun, free shows, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. Cost: Free.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit


"Oh, look at the monkey!"

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. 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, June 3.

Last Week's Winner, Deneice Meyer, correctly identified last week's flick and won two tickets to Spokane Civic Theatre's performance of "The Full Monty". Last week's movie quote was "You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?" Deneice correctly guessed that it was from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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