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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Dolly with a Travolta-filled cast

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre has 'Hello Dolly' opening this week and running through June 23rd with a Travolta-filled cast. It stars Ellen Travolta and her husband, Jack Bannon, with sister Margaret and daughter Molly Allen in the show as well. And of course, word is that brother John will show up quietly at one of the performances.

Hello Dolly is the first show of a sensational season for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. Other shows coming are 'Ring of Fire', 'Monty Python's Spamalot' and 'Ragtime'.
Go to for tickets and information.

Chris Isaak plays the park

Rocker Chris Isaak will play a show in Riverfront Park on Wednesday, July 25th. Tickets are on sale now at

Vintage Spokane comes to Northern Quest

Spokane's largest summer wine event, Vintage Spokane: A Food and Wine Affair, comes to Northern Quest Resort & Casino Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 6pm. Over 60 Washington wineries will pour delicious wines and gourmet bites will be provided by Masselow's Restaurant. General admission tickets are $45. Limited VIP tickets are $60 (VIP hours are 2-6pm).

For ticket and other detailed information, including a list of participating wineries, visit

Spokane Indians home opener Friday night

Spokane's favorite summertime pastime, Spokane Indians baseball opens at Avista Stadium Friday night, June 15 at 6:30 against the Vancouver Canadians. More than baseball, they're also having a concert by the Kelly Hughes Band.

For more information and tickets go to

The Music Man comes to Sandpoint

Marching onto Sandpoint's Panida Theatre main stage in June, the exuberant joy of Meredith Willson's 'The Music Man' directed by Deborah McShane and produced by Sandpoint Onstage! This beloved, popular musical has entertained family audiences since 1957, and promises to do the same again this summer in Sandpoint. So come one, come all to the little Iowa town of River City, and meet the endearing yet audacious Music Man, the icy librarian he melts and comes to love, and the town who discovers he's given them more than a flim-flam scam - he's given them a heart.

Performances at 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays, June 29 & 30, July 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, with one matinee Sunday, July 8 at 2 pm. Tickets: General admission $15; seniors & students $12; children 12 and under $10. Available at Eichardt's, Eve's Leaves, and at the door.

Solid Gold Dreams presented by Dance Emporium

Dance Emporium presents 'Solid Gold Dreams' their 30th recital anniversary with an 80's theme. Performances feature dancers ages 3 to Adult and variety of levels, featuring tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, step, breakdancing with special guest performances. Saturday, June 16, showtimes: 10am, 1:15pm, 4:30pm; Doors will open a half hour before each show. Each show lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. Admission is free but seating is limited.

See Annie at the Civic while you still can

This is the final weekend for 'Annie' and the 2011-2012 Triumphant Season! If you have not seen 'Annie,' call today to reserve your seats, as tickets are going fast for the last four performances. This is a show Spokane will be talking about for years to come, so don't miss it. Go to or call 509-325-2507 for your seats.

Live Music Friday at the Manito Park Bench Cafe

Enjoy the music of Emerson, a husband and wife duo performing their own blend of acoustic guitar, percussion and smooth vocals, this Friday, June 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Beer and wine available for purchase, along with the great food and beverages offered at the Manito Park Bench Cafe. Concert is free.

Also starting this Friday, the Park Bench Cafe will begin their extended summer hours, 8am to 7pm daily. For Friday concerts, they are open until 7:30pm.

Ruthless, the Musical at Interplayers

Eight year old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off Broadway run (which opened with Brittany Spears in the lead role). Spokane's Tina Denmark will be played by Sophia Caruso, who is just finishing her role as 'Annie' at Spokane Civic Theatre.

The show is directed by Troy Nickerson and runs June 21 through July 8. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Jazz at Geno's Sunday night

This Sunday night, June 17 - The Eddie Haskell Trio is back at Geno's with Special Guest, the Fleet fingered, Casey Wilkinson on the piano as the Beaver, playing from 5 to 8pm. Food specials all day Sunday, too. The place has been packing out, so get there early!

The Music at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Continues

This Thursday, June 14, enjoy a free concert with performance by Craig Catlett and Steven King playing smooth acoustic rock. Artist Don Barron will display hand crafted wooden boxes. Concert is free and runs 5:30 to 7:30pm.

On Sunday, June 17, Six Foot Swing will perform starting at 5:30pm. $5 admission. Wine and food available for purchase. Visit for more information.

First Annual Associated Industries Bright Promise Scholarship Golf Tournament

Associated Industries presents a great day of golf at two beautiful golf courses, July 11 starting at 1pm: MeadowWood Golf Course and Liberty Lake Golf Club, situated next to one another in beautiful Liberty Lake.

The event includes a Four-Person Scramble at these two fine courses, followed by a great dinner and awards reception. Proceeds for this event provide scholarships for Spokane's Best and Brightest Foundation, a Washington State non-profit corporation.

Fees are: Individual Golfer, $125; Foursomes, $500. For information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Westfall, 509-368-1515 or Scholarship dollars generated by this annual event will pay for approximately 50 percent of one year's typical tuition for students who attend one of the Community Colleges of Spokane or who have transferred from one of the Spokane Community Colleges to Eastern Washington University. A.I. Bright Promise Program scholarships are designed to ensure that Inland Northwest companies can continue to attract their fair share of top talent. A website with more information and registration details is located at

How to Succeed in Business runs through Sunday

Lake City Playhouse presents 'How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying' now through Sunday, June 17th. It is directed by Andy Renfrew with music directed by Carolyn Jess and choreography by Ali Waid. Go to for more information, show times and tickets.

Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Opens for the Summer

The gondola will once again be open starting this Saturday, June 16 and will be operating weekends only until July, then it will run Fridays through Mondays until Labor Day. Dad's can ride the gondola free on Father's Day this Sunday when accompanied by one or more of their children. In addition, Silver Mountain will host the 'Bark n' Brew' festival taking place in the gondola village from noon to 7pm.

For complete details on gondola operations, activities, events and the Galena Ridge Golf Course, visit or call 866-345-2675.

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