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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hoop it up this weekend!

It's the biggest 3 on 3 basketball tournament on the planet this weekend as Hoopfest takes to the streets of Spokane. Come downtown and be a part of this historic event. Go to for all the details.

Quidam by Cirque du Soleil coming in September

Witness the aerial contortions, intensity, power, and grace as Cirque du Soleil's critically acclaimed production of Quidam soars into the Spokane Arena for seven dazzling performances from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16.

Quidam features a spectacular showcase of high-flying performances that are a true testament to the natural beauty of the human body. The sensitivity and powers of concentration unite in perfect harmony in breathtaking acts such as the Banquine, the unique and daring Cloud Swing, Chinese YoYo, German Wheel, Arial Contortion in Silk, Aerial Hoops, Spanish Web and more. The breathtaking contortions and talent of these world-class performers is paralleled by a gripping and engaging storyline of Zoe, a young girl, escaping into the imaginary world of Quidam.

Ticket prices for this event range from $35, $55, $70 and $90 and are on sale now at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, or 800-325-SEAT or at

Discounted tickets are available for groups of 12 or more by calling 509-777-6253. Discounts are also available for children, students, seniors and military personnel.

Smokin' hot blues this Saturday night

The Fat Tones bring their smoking hot blues to Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market, Saturday night, June 30 from 9 until closing.

All that Jazz at Hayden's Copa

The Copa restaurant at 9265 N. Government Way in Hayden presents All That Jazz, a trio of talented musicians who have a great sound, this Friday night, June 29.

Free Fourth of July Concert at St. John's Cathedral

On Wednesday evening, July 4 at 9pm, enjoy bells before the fireworks as Carillonist Wesley Arai, Associate Carillonist at the University of California, Berkeley, will present his third carillon concert at St. John's Cathedral. His program will blend American tunes and patriotic music in virtuosic arrangements. Making his final arrangements for his return to Spokane last week, Arai said, "I'm very excited to return to Spokane to play the Fourth of July carillon concert. The carillon at St. John's is a magnificent instrument and one of the absolute finest I've had the privilege to play."

The St. John the Evangelist carillon in Bishop Cross Tower is one of the finest in the world and one of very few in the Pacific Northwest. The carillon consists of 49 cast bells, cast and installed by John Taylor and Sons of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.

The open lawn on the south side of the Cathedral is the best place to listen to the concert, with lots of room for lawn chairs and blankets. To watch the fireworks, a quick walk around the Cathedral to the closed-off roadway on the north side is worth the effort. For more information, visit, or call the Cathedral at 509-838-4277. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is located at 127 E. 12th Avenue, at Grand Blvd. Free parking is available in the lot behind Lindaman's Restaurant.

Summer Concert Series continues at Manito Park Bench Cafe

Now that the weather is getting better, enjoy a free concert this Friday, June 29 as part of the free Friday evening concerts this summer at the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park. This Friday, enjoy the jazz sounds of the Brent Edstrom Trio. Concert begins at 5:30 and runs through 7:30 and the Park Bench Cafe will be serving great food, beverages and ice cream. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Pat Barclay as the Beav this Sunday

Pat Barclay of Bib Mumbo fame will be the special guest (yes, that's right he'll be the Beav!) this Sunday, July 1 with the Eddie Haskell Trio at Geno's, 1414 N. Hamilton Street from 5 to 8pm.

Jamal Crawford A-PLUS Classic at Spokane Hoopfest

NBA Portland Trailblazers star, Jamal Crawford, has a charity basketball game is this Saturday, June 30, 7:30pm at the Spokane Arena, prior to the Hoopfest party. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The mission of A-PLUS Youth Program is to provide academic preparation, specialized athletic training and civic engagement workshops in an effort to develop the skills necessary for youth to become successful leaders. Spencer Hawes, Nate Robinson, Aaron Brooks, Klay Thompson, Brandon Roy, John Wall, J.R. Smith, among other will be there.

Ticket prices are $10 to $500. For tickets and more information, visit

Steam Plant Presents 'HOPfest' this weekend

Spokane's historic Steam Plant at 159 S. Lincoln is hosting the Kustums this Saturday, June 30, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The classic rock band will perform live in the Commons; the show is open to all ages. The Steam Plant Brewing Co. is also offering its beer sampler tray at half off so patrons can try each of the brewery's eleven handcrafted microbrews. All appetizers are half off and pints are $2.75 from 3 to 6pm and during late happy hour from 10pm to close on Saturday, June 30th and all day Sunday July 1st. For more information, visit

Open House at the Saranac

There will be an Open House for Bricklin Newman LLP, an environmental law firm, at their new offices in the Saranac Building, followed by a free showing of 'Green Fire,' the first documentary film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire reveals his extraordinary career as a father of land conservation and the modern environmental movement and the creator of the 'Land Ethic.'

The Open House is Wednesday, July 11 at 5pm in the Saranac Building, Suite 234 and Saranac Roof Garden. The film will be at 6:30pm at the Magic Lantern Theatre in the Saranac Building, 25 W Main in downtown Spokane.

For more information, visit

A benefit rafting trip for the Alzheimer's Association

Row Adventures presents Raft to Remember, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association on Saturday, July 14 on the Clark Fork River. Enjoy a full day of whitewater rafting with professional guides. This special rafting event is a time for people affected by Alzheimer's to come together, share experiences, and enjoy a day on the beautiful Clark Fork River. Gear and lunch are included. No experience required. Minimum age, 5 years. Trip is limited to first 84 guests. Cost is $100 per person, of which $50 goes to the Alzheimer's Association Inland Northwest chapter.

For more information or to register, visit or call 208-770-2517.

Concerts this week at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

As part of their Music on the Patio concert series, this Thursday, June 28, Arbor Crest will feature the music of Pamela Benton who will perform a variety of rock, blues and country. Jewelry by Suzanne Alvarez will be on display. Concert runs from 5:30 to 7:30. Free admission.

For the Sunday concert this Sunday, July 1, Sammy Eubanks will perform. Concert starts at 5:30 and runs to Dusk. $5 admission. So pack a picnic, or purchase food at the event and you can purchase wine from Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. For more information, visit

The Magic of Oz opens tomorrow at Lake City Playhouse

The world premier performance of the 'Magic of Oz' is this Thursday through Saturday only at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden. The story didn't end when Dorothy and the Wizard left Oz! The fourth Witch of Oz shows up in the Emerald City demanding retribution for the merciless treatment of her friends, the Witches of the East and West. Our old friends, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion team up with other Emerald City Residents to fight off this new enemy and restore Princess Ozma to her rightful place as ruler of Oz. Originally written between 1905 and 1913, this story was halted by the advent of movies and Baum's death, don't miss its world premiere performance on the Lake City Playhouse Stage.

For more information go to or call 208-667-1323.

Hot Summer Nights is July 27 at Arbor Crest

Hot Summer Nights is Friday, July 27 and will be the hottest, most magical event in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living history. Sponsored by Tracy Jewelers, this is a celebration of all that's HOT in Spokane: fashion, food, and fun! This big city outdoor party was the talk of the town in 2011 and they are trying to top it this year.

The 2012 theme 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' will have Arbor Crest adorned with fairies, lights, artists and musicians. Guests will find music and art in every nook of Arbor Crest's beautiful grounds. Mischievous fairies and a roving magician will play tricks of many kinds. Challenge a friend to a round of joust in our 25' inflatable jousting arena. Enjoy dinner and wine in the Mario & Son Granite Lounge.

Concerts begin at 7pm and feature Spokane's own Tango Volcado and Peter Rivera, Unplugged. 'Siren Stages' throughout the event will include art, dance, design, fashion, music, movement and more. Featured artists include: Angela Marie, Tana Bachman-Bland, Christina Deubel, Joy Tagliavia-Mizoni and Rachel Dolezal, Stephanie Hatzinikolis, Rebekah Littlefield, Kari Margurite, Nicole Richardson, Ronnie Ryno and more.

Arbor Crest Wine will be available for purchase and they have a mini food truck festival for those who want to purchase dinner and dessert. Choose from Smokin' Romes BBQ, Tacos el Sol, Veraci Pizza and Spokane Cheesecakes.

Tickets for this event are just $20 and will be available through Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

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