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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ed's Fun Club goes Italian this week

This week's Ed's Fun offer is Buy One, Get One at half price at Luigi's, 245 West Main. Text the word EDSFUN to the number 90210 and present the text on your phone when ordering. Not valid with other promotions. This summer fun offer expires Saturday, August 18.

It's 8/8 and '8' is tonight at 8 at the Bing

'8' the Play will take the stage at The Bing Crosby Theater tonight, August 8 at 8:00 pm with underwriting from the Hotel Ruby and The Sapphire Lounge. This play chronicles the proceedings around the judicial ruling on constitutionality of Prop 8 in California. Is equality an abstract philosophical principle or a basic human right? Hear stories of personal impact Join the debate.

'8' is directed by Troy Nickerson in memory of the late Dr. David Q. Gigler. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Scout out some jazz tonight

Have a glass of wine and relax to the soothing sounds of the Drew Heller Jazz Trio, they will be bringing the jazz every Wednesday night this month to Scout restaurant, located in the Montvale Hotel at First and Monroe in downtown Spokane.

It's BIG and it opens tomorrow night

CYT-North Idaho opens Big the Musical, tomorrow night at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene. This fun and family friendly musical is based on the popular 80's movie, Big, starring Tom Hanks. With lots of kids, young adults and adults, fun music, great choreography, and a comedic story line, this show has something for everyone!

Big the Musical, is a fundraiser for CYT-North Idaho to raise the necessary funds for their after-school theater arts training program which runs Sept - June. CYT-Idaho's fall session begins Sept 11 and all students between the ages 8-18 will be eligible to audition for the fall musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Show dates and times are: Aug 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7 pm and Aug 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 3 pm.

Don't miss this chance to see the musical that includes the iconic walking piano! This version of the show is new to Northwest after a successful tour of the country. Ticket prices range from $9-$15. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 208- 277-5727.

A face for radio

This Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 at 9 pm, Radio Face entertains at Bluz at the Bend 2721 North Market. $3 cover charge. For more information go to

Enjoy the spirit of art at The Art Spirit Gallery

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents Elaine Green and Cary Weigand with new charcoal drawings and porcelain now through September 8. There is an Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, August 10 from 5:00-8:00 in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Downtown ArtWalk. There is also a Charcoal Drawing Demonstration by Elaine Green on Saturday, August 11 from 1-4 in the gallery.

To view the exhibit online go to The Art Spirit Gallery is open every day from 11:00-6:00.

Arbor Crest music events this week

Tonight is the final 'Symphony Soiree' concert in the three part series, featuring the Spokane Symphony on the lawn of the Cliff House estate at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in the Spokane Valley. Tonight's concert is 'Musical Delicacies' with Conductor Morihiko Nakahara, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Viconti, Mozart and more.

Concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are $30 for table seating and $20 for general admission seating and available at the Box Office at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, or call 509-624-1200.

Tomorrow, August 9, Devon Wade plays acoustic guitar at Arbor Crest for their Free Thursday's on the Patio concert from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Joan E. Schilling will display metal & glass art.

This Sunday, August 12, Sammy Eubanks performs starting at 5:30. Cost is $5 admission and the concert runs to dusk.

These are age 21 and over events.

BeGin at the MAC

This Friday, August 10, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture holds BeGin, featuring the music of alternative singer/songwriter Ryan Darton. A special portion of the evening will inclue a presentation on the best soils for growing wine grapes from Walla Walla expert Dr. Alan Busacca, followed by a Terroir Wine Tasting with 6 local wines ($10). BeGin starts at 6pm and runs through 9pm. Snacks, no-host bar and current exhibits are open for viewing. No admission but donations are welcomed.

Friday music in Manito Park

The Manito Park Bench Cafe continues its Free Friday Summer Concert Series this week with the music of Union Street, the American folk/rock duo of Kevin Schibel and Nick Straight. Great food like sandwiches, salads, ice cream, espresso drinks, lemonade and beer & wine available for purchase. Concert runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Tom Hanson at Angel Gallery in Coeur d'Alene

Artist Tom Hanson will be at the Angel Gallery 423 E. Sherman Ave. downtown Coeur d'Alene this Friday, August 10 from 4pm to 7pm. His work will be on display and there will be a meet and greet the artist event. He will have his easel set up doing some demonstrations and talking about his art. There is a nice selection of his work to checkout, including some of his newest original canvases and giclee prints on paper and canvas.

Interplayers Theatre Presents the 2nd Concert of the Season, Comrades in Arts II

This Friday, August 10 Interplayers Professional Theatre will host the second in a series of concerts established to highlight the songs and talents of local and regional singer/songwriters/performers while raising money for the theater as well. This installment features three accomplished performers and writers playing a mix of Americana, neo-folk, traditional blues, world music and alt country.

First up will be Pat Coast, a native of the Inland Northwest who grew up in Coeur d'Alene and has played the region for years. He has continued to write, and just released his 5th CD, an acoustic solo album called 'Dead Little Towns,' 10 songs of his personal experiences. Coast currently lives in Post Falls with Roxanne, his wife of 29 years, and two dogs.

Truck Mills is a fixture of the Idaho music scene. Every Monday for the past seventeen years, he's led a blues jam session at Eichardt's in Sandpoint, Idaho. He teaches music at a private high school in the area, and plays in bands like Carl Rey & The Blues Gators, Cryin' Shame, and a duo with percussionist Chris Ervin. Critically acclaimed by blues and folk music reviewers, Truck's music has been described as 'soul-stirring,' 'amazing,' 'authentic,' 'warm,' 'crisp and clear.'

Lastly, Ray Roberson will be bringing it on his acoustic resonator and slide guitars. After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, singer-songwriter Ray Roberson returned to the mountains of North Idaho and continued a lifelong musical journey that has taken him throughout the Western states as both a solo artist and a member of the award-winning acoustic blues trio, Roberson, BZ, Flores. He is a scintillating performer and has several recordings available, his latest being 'Mend A Bone', featuring 18 of Ray's own songs.

Interplayers is located at 174 S. Howard Street in Spokane. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Doors will be open at 6:45; tickets are $10 and sold at the box office. Seating is open. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available. All ages are welcome. For more information call 509-455-7529 or email

Stars on the Hill at Arbor Crest

The 'Stars on the Hill Dance' with the Master Class Jazz Big Band Orchestra, is at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Tuesday, August 14, from 5-9 pm. Enjoy an elegant evening of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and music, while dancing at one of Spokane's most beautiful settings. Tickets are just $12 each. For more information go to

Good times with the Baddlands Cycling Club

The 5th Annual River District Criterium Bike Race returns to Liberty Lake's River District on Tuesday, August 14th. This Criterium race is one of the races in the Twilight Series hosted by the Baddlands Cycling Club. River District sponsors the spectator friendly race. This family friendly criterium bike race in the River District community has grown in size to include the popular 'just for fun' kids' races before the adult bike racers take to the course. The race takes place around the award-winning Half Moon Park with racers reaching speeds over 35 mph as they play-out team strategies. Neighbors and visitors bring their lawn chairs to sit and watch the race in the park. Kids play in the park during the races.

Wood fired pizza will be provided by Veraci Pizza. Desserts and refreshments will also be available. Kid's activities including Radical Rick from Extreme Science, prizes and drawings will occur throughout the evening. This event is from 5:15 to 9pm. Parents can pre-register for the kid's races online. In person registration runs from 4:30 to 5pm. All kid racers must be at the starting line by 5pm and have a parent or guardian present. Kids will be grouped by age and size at the starting line. Helmets are required for all racers.

To learn more or pre-register for the race, log onto:

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