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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Leo and Mona are leaving town Sept. 5. Have you seen them yet?

Don't let Leo and Mona leave town without stopping by the MAC to see them. The spectacular Leonardo DaVinci exhibit is at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture only through Labor Day, Monday September 5. Don't miss this fascinating look at creativity and genius including 60 invention models and 23 replicated masterpieces including the Mona Lisa. Go to for more information.

Thanks to Bill Burke for 32 years of Pig Out in the Park

Legendary Leon Russell performs a free concert at the 32nd annual Pig Out in the Park Friday evening, September 2 at 9:15pm on the Clock Tower stage. about Spokane's biggest food and entertainment event of the year.

I will be emceeing the River Stage this year at Pig Out so come by to hear some great music and say hello! Go to for more information about Spokane's biggest food and entertainment event of the year.

Funky Junk Antique Show and Crafts Market

I just love that name! Come and Junk at the very vintage, very modern, one and only Funky Junk Antique Show & Crafts Market! It's Labor Day Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 3rd & 4th at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, 621 Oak St., Sandpoint, go to for all the details.

Nectar Tasting Room 'Cheers for Charity' partner for September

Nectar Tasting Room has announced the selection of American Childhood Cancer Organization INW for their quarterly Cheers for Charity partnership. Owner Josh Wade says Nectar will be selling support ribbons, donating $1 for every bottle sold the week of September 25 and will host a special awareness day on Friday, September 29. Fundraising efforts and education will happen the entire month of September. Cheers for Charity is Nectar Tasting Room's quarterly partnership with one select non-profit organization.

"September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and everyone is encouraged to join us in our wholehearted support to bring awareness to and raise funds for this great organization," Wade said. "The ACCO offers a network of support for children with cancer and their families living in and travelling to the Inland NW for treatment. ". Contact for more information.

Last Summer Concert at Manito Park Bench Cafe

This Friday, August 26 is the final concert in this free concert series, featuring Donnie & Nancy Emerson. This husband and wife duo has a natural chemistry on stage blending acoustic guitar, percussion and smooth vocals. Performance runs from 5:30 to 7:30, and the Cafe is open for business offering delicious food and beverages. Don't miss Manito Park Bench Cafe's last concert of the season!!

Michael J. Dwyer's busy concert schedule this week

Singer Michael J. Dwyer entertains at the Catacombs, 110 S. Monroe, tomorrow night, Thursday, August 25 at 8; Klink's Williams Lake Resort, this Friday, Aug 26, from 7 to 10pm; Nectar Tasting Room, Main at Stevens, this Saturday, Aug 27, from 6 to 9pm; Tonicx Bar & Patio, 6314 N. Ash, Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

Promenade on Monroe street

The Gallery of Thum at 2910 N. Monroe and several other businesses present the Monroe Street Grand Promenade Art Walk - Friday, August 26.

Kathy Griffin at the INB Sunday

Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestselling author, and Grammy nominee, Kathy Griffin will perform at the INB Sunday, August 28 at 8pm. The concert was originally scheduled August 20, but was moved to this Sunday. Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

Contact Ticketswest or 800-325-SEAT.

Parisian Cupcake now open at 24th and Grand

Spokane's first South Hill cupcake shop, The Parisian Cupcake at 2403 S. Grand is now open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 till 5:00 or until all cupcakes are sold. For more information call 509-868-1358 or go to

Who's got the cutest little baby face?

Inland NW Baby will be hosting their second annual Baby Photo Contest. Entry opportunities include ages 0-5 years. Deadline for entries is September 1.

Winners must be available on October 15, 2011 for the Inland NW Baby Peek-A-Boo Tea from 2:00 to 4:00 pm located at The Avenues, 9320 E Mission, Spokane Valley, WA. The Top 12 will be participating in a calendar shoot with the Top 3 being awarded prizes. Grand Prize winner of a $100 Gift Certificate to Tot Shots will be announced at the tea.

For more information call 509-995-9434, email or go to

African Children's Choir free concert Sept 4

Sunday, September 4th at 10:45 a.m., as part of an international tour, the African Children's Choir will present a free 45 minute concert, in conjunction with the regular Sunday service to follow, at First Church of the Nazarene, N. 9004 Country Homes Boulevard.

Since 1984 the African Children's Choir has reached millions of people across North America and Europe and as far afield as Australia. The children in the choir are selected from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Southern Sudan and most recently, Nkomazi. It targets children whose lives can be changed by the chance to receive the care and quality education that brings freedom from poverty and hopelessness. The children and their ministry help Africa's most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow. Their website is For further information, contact the church office at 509-467-8986.

KPBX presents Cokie Roberts Oct 1

Cokie Roberts will be in town October 1 at 8pm to celebrate NPR 40th Anniversary. They are expecting a packed house at the Bing for Cokie, who not only works with NPR, but also writes best sellers and is a news analyst for ABC.

Tickets are $40 reserved and are on sale now through Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

The High Five from by Isamu Jordan

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson - The oddball pairing of backpack rapper Aesop Rock and folk-freak Kimya Dawson blends wistful sarcasm with dark-hearted delirium. The duo will be performing songs from their upcoming joint album, as well as forthcoming solo records, plus tracks from Aesop's new group side-project, Hail Mary Mallon, as Dawson and Aesop will be joined by his Def Jux co-conspirators Big Wiz and Rob Sonic on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m. at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door, through

Protomen - Specializing in crafting concept albums around the Mega Man video game series, Tennessee nine-piece cadre The Protomen are known for intensely theatrical live shows that have developed a cult following across the U.S. With names like Turbo Lover, The Nightwalker, and Reanimator, the members of The Protomen (some of which are women) paint themselves up like robots, taking their songs on adventures that typically don't end well for humanity. Take a chance at prolonging the survival of the mankind when The Protomen appear on Tuesday, August 30, at 9 p.m. at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague. Also on the bill is Bandit Train and DJ Personbeing. Cost: $10.

Kerrie O'Neill - Loal singer-songwriter Kerrie O'Neill has a staunch following around town, so come early to snag a table when O'Neill sets up shop on Saturday, August 27, on the patio at Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. Cost: Free.

Jesi B. and the All Rites - Idaho's signature funky-soul quartet Jesi B and the All Rites pays a visit to Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, with support from Not Quite Punk and Kari Marguerite and the 76. Cost: $3.

The Return of Flying Spiders - Spokane's hip-hop symphony circustra has added a new ring to its attraction with loopsmaster Dave Doorman. Add that to MJ the Human Beatbox, the recently crowned microphone king Nobe the Freestyle Ninja, and expect an evening of improvisational hip-hop mixed with live instrumentation when Flying Spiders return to Zola, 22 W. Main, on Wednesday, August 24, at 9 p.m. Cost: Free.

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