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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Banff Film Festival comes to Spokane



This weekend the Banff Film Festival, presented by Mountain Gear, comes to the Bing Crosby theater with 3 adventure filled nights, Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 6.

For over 35 years, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has showcased a selection of films from around the world during a nine day Festival that takes place annually in Banff, Canada. A pre-selection committee narrows down 50+ films from over 300 entries. The selected films are then viewed by an international film jury and shown to the public during the Festival which was held from October 29 to November 6, 2011. Spokane is one of the first cities to enjoy the winning films.

Get your tickets at Mountain Gear's retail store, 2002 North Division or online at mountaingear.com. This popular event is expected to be a sell out so get your tickets early.

Fly away with Frank and Twyla

Fasten your seatbelts and fly away with the music of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Tony Award winner Twyla Tharp. Come Fly Away is Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20 at the INB Performing Arts Center. Come Fly Away is the new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra and creative vision of Tony Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. The dancers tell the story of four couples falling in and out of love. Come Fly Away features a number of Sinatra classics, including 'Fly Me to the Moon,' 'My Way,' 'New York, New York' and 'Witchcraft.'

Ticketswest has your seat at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Katherine Nelson charcoals at Art Spirit Gallery in CdA

Coeur d'Alene's Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman, one of the finest in the region, presents the stunning charcoal work of nationally renowned, Katherine Nelson this month through November 26. Autumn hours for the gallery until the Christmas season are Tues.- Sat. from 11:00 am -6:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. You can view the exhibit online at www.theartspiritgallery.com. For more information about the Katherine Nelson exhibit or about the Art Spirit Gallery contact Steve Gibbs at 208-765-6006 or email steve@TheArtSpiritGallery.com.

Spokane Symphony's Nutcracker Ballet

The Spokane Symphony presents its annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring an all new production by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead the orchestra for five performances at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Recently, auditions were held to select a troop of local dancers to supplement the 20 member dance company.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Free entertainment at the Coeur d'Alene Casino

Lots of great free entertainment on tap at Coeur d'Alene Casino this week. Thursday, November 17, PJ Destiny, a one man band, 9pm, no cover.
Friday, November 18, Harmony Clayton, 7pm, free, lounge act; Strictly Business, 7pm, free, lounge act; Four on the floor, a little country and a whole lot of rock, 9:30pm, no cover, lounge act.
Saturday, November 19, Arts & Crafts & Regalia Fashion Show, time TBA, free; Harmony Clayton, 7pm, free, lounge act; Strictly Business, 7pm, free, lounge act; Four on the Floor, a little country and a whole lot of rock, 9:30pm, no cover, lounge act.
Sunday, November 20, Arts & Crafts & Regalia Fashion Show, time TBA, free; Sunday NFL, variety of times, enjoy great food and drink specials all day long.

For more information go to www.cdacasino.com.


Lilac Blind benefit tonight

Delta Gamma Alumnae presents 'Celebrate the Holidays' an annual shopping event tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Augustine's Parish Center, 428 West 19th. A wide variety of vendors will be there including Finders Keepers, aNeMonE, Jigsaw, Madeleine's, CUES, Tangerine, Marnie McCoy Interiors and more.

A $10 entrance fee includes wines, appetizers, and raffle ticket. Proceeds from this event benefit Lilac Services for the Blind.


Beautiful music at the Cathedral

Enjoy the lovely sounds of a 'One Note' recital with Mak Kastelic on the piano/organ and Cody Bray, tenor, as they perform works by Bach, Poulenc, Schumann, Muffat, Mozart, and Dupre. Performance will be held at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist this Sunday, November 20. Music begins at 4pm. Admission free.

No 'Bah Humbug' at the Civic!

Yvonne A.K. Johnson, Executive Artistic Director, has partnered Spokane Civic Theatre with Second Harvest Food Bank to help families in need put dinner on the table Thanksgiving Day. 11,000 Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area families have asked for help with Thanksgiving dinner. This is why Civic Theatre has chosen this opening weekend to get help to those in need before Thanksgiving. They are helping us apply the lessons learned by Scrooge to ensure that everyone can sit down to a meal this Thanksgiving and give 'Thanks' for the generosity and kindness of others.

For opening weekend of A Christmas Carol, November 18 - 20, get your tickets for only $11 with a food donation to 2nd Harvest!

Eastern gear available at River Park Square kiosk this holiday season

Santa won't be the only one in red and white this holiday season in downtown Spokane! For the first time, Eastern Washington University will offer some of its hottest gear and apparel at River Park Square.

Now through January 1, a kiosk featuring EWU items will be located on the third level of River Park Square in front of the AMC Theatres with IMAX Box Office. Eastern fans will find sweatshirts, sweatpants, youth T-shirts, infant items, National Championship memorabilia, jackets, hats, license plate frames, key chains, flags, holiday ornaments and much more.

If you want to check out the latest EWU gear or pick up a gift for your favorite Eastern fan, you can stop by the kiosk Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm. For extended holiday hours and more information, visit River Park Square at www.riverparksquare.com or the Eastern Washington University Bookstore at www.ewu.edu/bookstore.


Custer's Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts show this weekend

This year is the 35th Annual Custer's Christmas Arts & Crafts show and will be at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, 404 N Havana. Come see over 300 artists and crafters at this great show. Hours are Friday, November 18 from 10am to 9pm; Saturday, November 19 from 9am to 7pm; and Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 5pm. Adult admission is $6, good all weekend. Children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.custershows.com.

2012 Spokane Calendar now available at over 50 Retail Locations

Donald Sewell, an award winning local photographer, recently published his 2012 Spokane Calendar and has made it available in over 50 retail locations. Represented in this year's calendar are images from Riverfront Park, Riverside State Park, Mt. Spokane and several local landmarks. A complete list of the calendar's contents and the retail locations are available at SewellScenics.com.

The 2012 Spokane Calendar shows the dates of the seven major local events including Bloomsday, Hoopfest and the Armed Forces Lilac Parade. This product is made in the USA with 30% recycled content.

Donald has been an avid photographer for over 30 years. He has earned over two dozen awards at the Spokane Interstate Fair and is a popular vendor on the local craft fair circuit with his matted and framed prints. Last year was his first year publishing calendars and they outperformed expectations. The 2012 Spokane Calendar is on track to becoming the bestselling Spokane calendar available.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Rachael Yamagata - Piano songstress Rachael Yamagata is relentlessly in love with life on her new album. It might seem as departure from her typically downtrodden fair, but it still feels natural. Catch the Virginia chanteuse live when Yamagata headlines a show with Mike Viola and Cathedral Pearls on on Sunday, November 20, at 7:30 pm at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $13 in advance, $15 at the door, through www.aclubspokane.com.

Talkdemonic - Portland two-piece beats and violin avant-instrumental duo Talkdemonic recently signed with Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace Recordings, so you know it's worth checking out their late 2011 release on the label of Modest Mouse's famed frontman. Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro set up shop on Saturday, November 19, at 7 pm at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague, with support from The Daredevil Christopher Wright and Dead Serious Lovers. Cost: $8.

Third Seven - Bend, Ore., cellist, singer, and percussionist Third Seven brings his touring cohort Larry and His Flask on a road trip to Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague, with Whiskey Dick Mountain on Friday, November 18, at 10 pm. Cost: $7.

Summer in Siberia - After a stellar performance at Terrain, Summer In Siberia is teaming up again with House of Ghosts for a show on Saturday, November 19, at 10 pm at Mootsy's, 406 W. Sprague. Cost: $5.

Dikes of Holland - Up and coming psychedelic blues outfit from Austin, Texas, Dikes of Holland stomp through The Baby Bar, 827 W. First, with Mecha Shiva and Space Movies for an experimental show on Saturday, November 19 at 10 pm. Cost: $5

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


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