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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sandi Ashton Retrospective Art Show this First Friday

A very special art exhibit will take place this First Friday for artist Sandi Ashton. Ashton is the 87-year-old mother of Wonders of the World owner Pamela Barclay. Ashton is an award-winning artist originally from Phoenix, Arizona and now resides in Spokane who has sold over a thousand paintings in the 1970's and 80's. At the peak of her career, she worked in six mediums. She has also published three books.

Samples of her work in various mediums as well as her books will be on display at a Retrospective Art Show this Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8pm at the Flour Mill, 621 W Mallon. Refreshments will be provided.

Scottish Festival this week

Celebrate all things Scottish this Saturday, August 6 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center with the Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Featuring an international heavy athletic competition, food music, dancing, vendors and more.

Interplayers Keeps 'The Miracle' Going

Patty Duke's 'The Miracle Worker' will be brought back to Interplayers Professional Theatre by popular demand for 12 performances August 26 through September 4. Rebecca Cook has been named associate director of this staging of the William Gibson classic.

All seats are $24 and may be purchased from the Interplayers box office at 455-7529 or through Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Dates for the revival are Aug 26, 27 (2 shows), 28, 30, 31, Sept 1, 2, 3 (2 shows), Sept. 4 (2 shows). The theatre is located at 174 S. Howard Street in downtown Spokane. In a first for Interplayers, the play will be filmed by Hamilton Studio for a potential documentary project. The production is sponsored by the Hotel Ruby.

Music at Manito

The Summer concert series at the Manito Park Bench Cafe continues with week with Michael & Keleren Millham performing this Friday, August 5 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Also at the Cafe this week, quartet Project Joy will perform today, August 3 from noon to 1pm.

Spokane Metro Magazine Summer Party

Spokane Metro Magazine is back and will hold their Summer Party this Thursday, August 4 at the Davenport Hotel Terrace starting at 5:30pm. The evening will be a celebration of the return of magazine since it resumed publication in July. The event is exclusive to Metro subscribers and supporters; however, non-subscribers can still order their subscription before or at the door of the party. The first 150 subscribers will receive an exclusive swag bag, courtesy of Metro. Food and drinks will be served and a DJ and photographer will be on hand. For more information, visit

August Concerts in CdA Park

The Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council is celebrating 15 years of their Summer Concert Series and is inviting the community to enjoy music in Coeur d'Alene Park every Thursday evening running through August. The concerts will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the park at 2195 W. Second Ave. This Thursday, August 4, Los Vigiles will perform; Thursday, Aug. 11 will feature 6 Foot Swing; Thurs, Aug 18 is Sidhe; and Thurs, Aug. 25 The Blisterz will perform. For more information, visit

The Sound of Music in CdA

The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is alive with the Sound of Music, August 11-21. Go to for tickets.

August 11 Shoe event moves to Lincoln Center

'If the Shoe Fits, Wear It' is an event that is raising 1000 pairs of shoes for disadvantaged Spokane kids. Enjoy a great show, models, dancers, fabulous shoes and a chance to help Thursday, August 11, 5:30 to 9:30 at the Lincoln Center. Go to now for your ticket.

First Friday in Spokane

There are lots of events happening all over Spokane for First Friday, August 5.

At the JF Thamm Gallery, 11 S Washington (The Hutton Building), 'Through the Window': 'Art the Hutton' window project. Featuring artists Ildiko Kalapacs, Mikhale Rogers, Vanessa Perez, Ida Brown, Ralph Noll, Nicholas Greigo, Jamaali Roberts.

The French Quarter at 1311 W. Sprague, will have a wine and chocolate tasting. Brad Keeler will be playing, blues/bluegrass.

Kolva Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams Street, Suite A, presents multi media artist Austin Stiegemeier, Persona: 'Persona is a collection of life-sized portrait-stickers.

At Barili Cellars, 608 W. 2nd, enjoy newly released wines, unique colorful paintings and mixed media collages by Emma Jane Kimmell, and live music by Robert Weigle.

Visit for a full list of locations.

Beach Boys catch the wave at Northern Quest

Spokane is Surf City USA this Saturday, August 6 at 7 as the Beach Boys catch a wave at Northern Quest. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Crooner is coming

Michael Buble's Crazy Love Tour comes to the Spokane Arena, Wednesday, August 10 at 8 pm. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Great Jazz Music continues

Nick Schauer performs guitar with Ken Mundel, tenor sax, and King of the Keys, Danny McCollum on the patio at the Red Lion Inn at the Park from 5:30 to 7:30pm tonight, August 3. Happy Hour is 4 to 6pm with half price drinks and food.

On Thursday, August 4, Nick Schauer performs with Rachel Bade-McMurphy/Brendan McMurphy Quartet at the Wine Cellar in Coeur d'Alene from 7:00 until 10:00pm.

Sammy Eubanks at Arbor Crest Sunday Aug 7

Spokane favorite, Sammy Eubanks will perform rock and country classics from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. $5 cover. 21 and over, ID is required.

The 43rd Annual Art on the Green is the place to be August 5, 6, & 7th!

Art on the Green is one of the highlights of summer in Coeur d'Alene. This summer, 135-plus artists, performers and over 500 volunteers come together to present Art on the Green for more than 50,000 people to enjoy. Great art, great music and great food. Free shuttle bus between the festival and downtown Coeur d'Alene.

Art on the Green is an arts and crafts outdoor festival sponsored by Citizens' Council for the Arts, a non-profit corporation of interested volunteers formed to encourage and promote the arts. Fees and commissions help to pay the costs of the festival.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

The Fatty Acids - At the very least, Milwaukee's favorite folk-fusion-psychobilly quartet has a catchy name. And behind the warm and fuzzy veneer is a mesh wiry guitar wails over distorted drums and wavy synths strung across a brass backdrop. The Fatty Acids followed their debut, "Stop Berries, Berries and Berries Berries," with even more ambitious instrumentation and delirious lyricism in the form of their July release, "Leftover Monsterface." Hear it live when the Fatty Acids headlines a show with Portland's New York Rifles and locals Belt of Vapor and Bandits at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague. Cost: $5, 21 and older only.

George Thorogood - With a new album on the way -- his 16th studio album, and 21st overall full length release -- rockin' blues veteran George Thorogood is still Bad to the Bone and bringing his backing band, The Destroyers, to tear down the house with Stones Foxes on Tuesday, August 9, at 8 p.m. at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $26, through

KYRS Spokrawl - If you're up for a pub hopping party the Spokane Party Bus will be your chauffeur for the first annual KYRS Spokrawl: Pub Crawl & Trivia Trek. The fundraiser for Thin Air Community Radio encompasses nine pubs worth of trivia contests, prizes, good cheer. Or, just ride around in the bus and party with laser lit sound system sets by KYRS DJs. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, August 5, at participating bars in downtown Spokane. Cost: $25 pre-sale, $30 night of the event, 21 and older only. For more details, or to register online, visit or call 509-747-3012.

Blue Ribbon Tea Company - Progressive folk couple Bill and Kathy Kostelec's lyrical content contains anything from socially conscious political activism to children's songs. They'll likely be doing a little of both on Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. on the terrace at Rocket Market, 726 W. 43rd. Cost: Free.

Flying Spiders - Spokane's organic hip-hop symphony circustra, Flying Spiders are back on the radar, breaking their short hiatus with another local band that's been dormant this summer, improvisational experimental hip-hop freestyle trio Foot in the Door, tonight, August 3, at The Globe, 204 N. Division. Cost: Free.

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

A legendary Clark is in town tonight!

Legendary Folk Singer & Master Songwriter Guy Clark makes a rare Northwest appearance tonight, August 3, 8 pm at The Bing Crosby Theater. Guy Clark remains a national treasure and folk icon, crafting masterful, poignant melodies and insightful lyrics. Tough, bare-boned and dryly sentimental, his beautiful songs reflect the man himself and display an old-fashioned masculinity that emphasizes honesty, integrity and carefully chosen words. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation's Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, Clark was honored with the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2005. The following year, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum named Guy Clark as its prestigious 2006 Artist-In-Residence. 'Workbench Songs' (2006), released to universal critical acclaim and the delight of his worshipful fans, was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award as Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Ticketswest has your seat at or 800-325-SEAT.


"I want that man! You give him to me now, or I'm gonna take him!"
Name the movie that line appeared in and win a 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 Tuesday, August 9.

Last Week's Winner, Kathleen Stout correctly identified last week's flick and won a gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. Last week's movie quote was "Join me in the forest tonight and confront your fate." from the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2".

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