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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mozart at Manito

Connoisseur Concerts presents the 21st annual Mozart On A Summer's Eve, two concerts Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm and Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00pm on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens in Manito Park. Tickets are $25 per person for table seating that includes dessert and coffee from Luna. Lawn seating (dessert, coffee not included) is $10 a person. Tickets available through or 800-325-SEAT. Table and Lawn seating available starting at 5:30pm. So pack your picnic basket and come down to enjoy one of Spokane's best concerts!

The work of artist Sandra J. Ayars

Come celebrate the life and work of the late Sandy Ayars, an SFCC graduate and lifelong artist and graphic designer who passed away on January 14, 2011. The show is at the SFCC Fine Arts Gallery, Building 6, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. The show runs through July 28. Summer gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am - 2pm. Price: Free. For more information call 509-533-3710.

Symphony on the edge

The Spokane Symphony Soiree on the Edge, directed by Eckhart Preu is this Saturday, July 9, at 6 pm at Arbor Crest. Go to for tickets and information.

Eat Burgers at Ron's. Win Prizes.

This Saturday, July 9 Ron's Drive-Inn at 12502 E. Sprague will host a Hot Rod show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a burger eating contest beginning at 2 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels.

Michael J. Dwyer sings this Saturday morning

Michael J. Dwyer performs at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market, Liberty Lake, this Saturday, July 9 from 9am to 1pm.

More great music at the Park Bench

The music continues this week at the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park. On Wednesdays starting today, Project Joy, a Quartet will perform from noon to 1pm and will play each Wednesday at that time through August 10.

Also at the Park Bench this Friday, July 8 Paul Grove performs on the classical guitar. Music is from 5:30 to 7:30pm and the Park Bench Cafe has regular menu items available.

An Evening Under the Stars with Spokane Public Radio

Spend an Evening Under the Stars at Arbor Crest with Spokane Pubic Radio Thursday, July 14 from 6-10pm. There will be Live music, picnic dinner, dancing, star-gazing, & silent auction. Call Spokane Public Radio at 328-5729 for tickets and information.

Steve Miller plays Northern Quest

The Steve Miller band is at Northern Quest 7 pm next Thursday July, 14. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

Urinetown Revival July 15 and 16

Don't judge a book by its cover and don't judge a show by it's name. Urinetown has been so successful that Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene is bringing it back for 2 performances only, Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.

If you liked Evita, Big River, Les Miserables and Westside Story, then you're going to love Urinetown. It's all those and more rolled into one. Don't be fooled by the title, this musical parody is pure fun! It is an over-the-top show guaranteed to entertain!

Billy Currington concert moved to Knitting Factory

The Billy Currington concert scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at the Spokane Arena has been moved to the Knitting Factory Concert House due to logistical reasons. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane. Refunds are available at the TicketsWest Box Office located at 720 West Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201 or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT (7328).

The Billy Currington concert featuring Uncle Kracker will start at 8:00pm on Thursday, July 21 at the Knitting Factory with doors opening at 7:00pm. The Knitting Factory is located at 919 West Sprague Avenue. For more information please visit or

Buddy's coming back

'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' Rock 'n' Roll Musical returns to the Spokane Civic Theatre stage July 22-31. The cast and crew of last season's hit production will reunite once again to bring you all of the same Rock 'n' Roll fun. It's time to RAVE ON!

Proceeds will benefit the Raise the Roof fund towards the much needed and anticipated raising of the Civic fly loft to full capacity. Tickets are on sale at the box office or go to

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Neko Case - Sometimes co-fronting Canadian rockers The New Pornographers, sometimes fronting her own band, perhaps most regionally notorious for braving a treacherous hailstorm on stage at The Gorge Amphitheatre, Neko Case is headlining a concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $31, through

Candlebox - After a decade-long hiatus, Seattle '90s rock powerhouse Candlebox is in full effect with a new album on the way. Listen for new songs when Candlebox appears live at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $23, through

Monuments - Spokane experimental band Monuments takes over at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $3.

Ron Greene - Coeur d'Alene acoustic-soul standout Ron Greene pays a visit to the patio at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Cost: Free.

Buffalo Jones - Local Americana rock-pop band Buffalo Jones provides sounds at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Zola, 22 W. Main Ave. Cost: Free.

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

Grab some "fresh catch" at Deadliest Catch

Looking to grab some sea-fare and make your evening with the Captains from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch a little more memorable? Alaskan Brewing Company has announced that they will host 'Fresh Catch: Brews & Grub' just prior to 'A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers' at the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 24.

Grab a delicious Fish n' Chips meal for only $10.00, participate in fishing-inspired games, win prizes, and try one of Alaskan Brewing's award-winning brews. 'Fresh Catch: Brews & Grub' will start at 5:00pm just outside the doors of the INB Performing Arts Center and is open to guests of all ages! Make it an evening with Alaskan Brewing Company and 'Fresh Catch: Brews & Grub'!

To pre-purchase your $10.00 Fish n' Chips meal for 'Fresh Catch: Brews & Grub', please visit

They've taken crab fishing from the Bering Sea to the small screen, and now Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers are docking their boats and hitting the road. Appearing live at the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 24 are three of the infamous captains from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch; Captain Sig Hansen, Captain Andy Hillstrand and Captain Johnathan Hillstrand.

In this rare, live, interactive event, the Bering Sea's toughest crew swap stories as they take the audience through some of the roughest situations the captains and crew have ever had on the high seas. From the treacherous weather and crew conflicts, to the triumphs of the team, Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers bring the intimate world of crab fishing to a live audience.

The Shock take it outside Saturday night!

The Spokane Shock take on the Utah Blaze this Saturday night, July 9 at 6, outside, at Albi Stadium. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Tribe is at home through Monday

The Spokane Indians baseball team has a home stand tonight through next Tuesday.
Spokane vs. Tri-City tonight, July 6 at 6:30pm
Spokane vs Vancouver, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30pm
Spokane vs. Vancouver, Monday July 11 at 3:30pm.

Go to for tickets and information.


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