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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rockin' B Ranch opens for the season!

Celebrating it's 17th year, the Rockin' B Ranch opens this Friday, June 10. Cowboy Supper shows run every Friday & Saturday, June 10 through October 1 and every Thursday, starting June 23 through Aug. 25.

This year, they feature all new stage shows, like the outdoor Shootout Show, that pits Bad Batum Schragg and sidekick, Moses Jake, against Sheriff Dusty Bicuspid and Skunk Forrester. The audience actively assists in this momentous battle of good versus evil. The theme for this year's Main Stage Show is "How the West was Swung!", a tribute to the Tin Pan Alley, performed by the Riders of the Rockin' B, honoring Western Music in the tradition of such greats as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

The Rockin' B Ranch will also offers three full-length comedies by humorist Patrick F. McManus, starring Tim Behrens, on three special Sundays: McManus In Love on June 19 (Father's Day), Poor Again...Dagnabbit! on July 31, and Scrambled McManus on September 11th (Grandparents' Day). Rockin' Bluegrass Concerts are the 3rd Tuesday of each month, June through September.

The Cantina features nightly specials on Northwest beers and wines. Cowboy Supper shows begin at 5:30pm.

Tickets for the Cowboy Supper Shows are $39 for adults and include all the entertainment and a complete barbecue dinner. Kids 10 and under are $10. Group discounts available. Tickets available online at or at the Box office, 509-891-9016. Rockin' Bluegrass Concert admission is $7.50 available at the door only. The Rockin' B Ranch Barn is 100 yards south of Interstate 90 at Exit 299. Free parking.

21st Annual Grape & Grain Event this Friday!

Grape & Grain, AAF Spokane's annual wine, beer and food tasting is this Friday, June 10 from 6:30 - 10pm at the Lincoln Center. Enjoy tastings from great local wineries and breweries, and fantastic food. There will once again be a silent auction with many great items. The wine and beer tasting revolve around the numerous silent auction tables and hors d'oeuvre tables placed throughout the hall.

AAF Spokane (American Advertising Federation) puts on a number of events each year benefiting great causes like Project Share, TASC (Teens Against Substance Abuse), and college scholarships through the Red Shoe event. The Grape & Grain event & auction is one of AAF Spokane's major fundraising events, and helps fund these other important causes throughout the year.

Individual tickets are $35 for AAF Spokane members and $40 for non-members in advance; $50 at the door. Reserve a table of 8 for $275. Tickets available online at or call 509-328-5855 for more information.

Off to see the Wizard tomorrow night

"The Wizard of Oz", starring Ellen and Margaret Travolta, Jack Bannon and 28 local children as the Munchkins, opens at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre tomorrow night, Thursday, June 9th and runs through June 19th. Performances are at Schuler Performing Arts Center in North Idaho College's Boswell Hall, located at 1000 W. Garden Avenue. Go to for tickets and information.

Live Music at The Park Bench Cafe

The Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park will have live music on Friday evening's all season long. This Friday, June 10, enjoy the sounds of Donnie & Nancy Emerson, bringing their acoustic guitar, percussion and smooth vocals to this special setting. The show runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Cafe offers its usual fare including a new menu item, southwest pork tacos. Additionally for the concert, wine, beer, discounts, free coffee and popcorn are available.

2011 Concert Series at CdA Casino Resort

Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Announces 2011 Summer Concert Series featuring three top acts in their respective genres. The season kicks off July 28th with comedian Ron White, continuing on August 14th with rocker Peter Frampton, and is wrapped up on September 25th by country star Trace Adkins. Come see the greats while you have the chance. Go to

A new look for

The Bing Crosby theatre has a great new website designed by Phillip Sandifur. Go to and check out the new look and the great performances coming up at our wonderful community theatre.

The Judds play Northern Quest

Country icons Wynonna and Naomi Judd have reunited for the Last Encore tour and are coming to Northern Quest Resort and Casino's new outdoor concert venue Saturday June 25th at 7:30 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Symphony at Arbor Crest

Soiree on the Edge will be held at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Saturday, July 9 at 6pm.

The Spokane Symphony combines two popular concert formats, the Chamber Soirees, a blend of music performed by small ensembles in elegant surroundings, and Symphony on the Edge, performing slightly edgier music. Soiree on the Edge, combines the best of both in the beautiful setting of Arbor Crest winery, located at 4705 N Fruit Hill Rd. There will be food and wine available for purchase or you can bring a picnic basket. Must be 21 and older. Tickets are $20 and available at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox Box office, by phone at 509-624-1200, online at or 800-325-SEAT, and at the Arbor Crest Tasting Rooms at the winery itself and in River Park Square. Must be 21 and older.

This Girls Night Out is the Real Deal

It has been a while but Girls Night Out is back at Real Deals, 12305 East Trent in Spokane Valley. It is still invite only so go to their website at, get your coupon, pass on this email to your friends and plan on being at the store tonight, June 8 from 4-8pm! Never heard of Girls Night Out? Real Deals has door prizes, discounts, lots of new decor to fill your homes, Yummy treats and excellent refreshments! (21 and older please) 509-922-4419

Great wine and great music at Nectar to benefit the Spokane Symphony

Enjoy an evening of fine wine and live music at Nectar Tasting Room, this Thursday, June 9 from 5 to 8pm. Music will be performed by symphony violinists Rachel Dorfman and Amanda Howard-Phillips. Music sets begin at 6pm. Remember to say "Symphony" when you place your order. A percentage of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Spokane Symphony, along with $25 of every $75 Club Nectar membership. Enter to win a fabulous door prize. For more information about Nectar, visit Nectar is located at 120 N Stevens in downtown Spokane.

Live Jazz at Luigi's Italian Restaurant

Starting June 16, enjoy the live jazz every Thursday at Luigi's from 8 to 11:00pm. Next Thursday, hear Nick Schauer on Guitar and Craig Landron on Sax and vocals. Luigi's is at 245 W Main, downtown Spokane.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Brett Dennen - Fresh-faced pop singer Brett Dennen, now four albums into his career, is cool and confident on his April release, "Loverboy." Brennen brings the goods at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: 20, through

Mon Cheri CD Release - Back from a winter hiatus, Mon Cheri is ready to release its anticipated new album, "Swoon" produced by Grammy-winner Kory Kruckenberg, in a show that's opened by Troubadour, and Kevin Long, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. Cost: $10, $15 includes the new CD.

Point Juncture, WA. - Lush indie-pop with influences of dub and psychedelic, PDX quartet, Point Juncture, WA. returns with a new album in tow, which KEXP called their strongest album to date. PJWA comes through with ukulele-led indie-rock septet, IOA, local hip-hop collective Flying Spiders and Team Evil at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5.

The Maine & Augustana - Augustana is touring its latest and self-titled album in a co-headlining tour with The Maine, back from an international run, together rockin' at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $20.

Mark Ward - Spokane singer-songwriter favorite Mark Wark returns to the patio at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Cost: Free.

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If the Shoe fits...wear it!

August 11, 2011 5:30-9:30pm Location TBD

Mermaids of the Lake a local international online newsletter publication announces their first event of 2011, "If the Shoe Fits...wear it!" If you have a Carrie Bradshaw-sized obsession with shoes, then this event is for you. Live runway models will be showing off the newest, HOT fall shoe fashions along with trendy clothes, bags, hats and accessories galore. 12 Local Artists have created a designer shoe along with several decadent chocolate shoes that will be auctioned live that evening. Enter to win the "shoe contest" and win one of several prizes.

Premiering at this event is, Shoes for Kids; a Mermaids of the Lake first ever community shoe drive for underprivileged school age kids, K-12. The goal is 1000 school shoes for 1000 kids. Donations and Live Auction proceeds will used to purchase socks. Tickets are $32.00. Cocktails, appetizers, vendors and more. Attendance is expected to top over 500 guests. To donate shoes, make a contribution or attend the event please contact Genia Seghetti, Mia Bella Eventi at or 509-362-5043.


"My Friends, have you forgotten all that we have done together?"

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 10.

Last Week's Winner, Elaine Jackson, correctly identified last week's flick and won a $20 gift certificate to The Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "Oh, look at the monkey!". Elaine correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".

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