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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Free pizza and a drink from Pizza Rita!

Wow! 2 free slices of delicious Pizza Rita pizza and a drink free this Thursday and Friday. Text the word EDSFUN to the number 90210 and go get some free pizza at by 4 pm THIS Friday, October 19. It's good at three Pizza Rita locations, 5511 N. Wall, 502 W. Indiana, and 201 N. Pines.

Pizza Rita Starts with carefully crafted freshly mixed dough allowed to rise to perfection in the pan, then they add their special pizza sauce made from only fresh packed tomatoes, next they top your pizza with 100% real mozzarella cheese, your choice of the freshest vegetables and tastiest meats. After baking to a golden brown, they deliver it piping hot and deliciously fresh for you to enjoy - every time. Or you can enjoy it by the slice at any of their locations. OK. Hungry for pizza? Text the word EDSFUN to 90210 now!

Come enjoy the Best of Spokane, November 3

It's the best party of the year, celebrating all the best Spokane and Coeur d'Alene have to offer. Saturday, November 3, 7 pm to midnight at the Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 West Riverside.

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine's 'Best of the City' event brings the annual 'Best of' issue to life. The party begins for VIPs on the top floor of the Masonic Center with views of the falls and the best pre-function gathering of the night. It's open to the general public at 7 pm and goes until midnight. Come enjoy award-winning food and cocktails served out of a custom ice luge. Enjoy food sampling from some of the region's award-winning restaurants, taste wines and beers from local wineries and breweries. Three DJs as well as live music and art demonstrations.

Go to bestofthecity/ and order your tickets today for the best party of the year! Sponsored by Mario and Son.

'Jersey Boys' on stage at the INB starting this week

'Jersey Boys,' the 2006 Tony Award winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons, is at the INB Performing Arts Center now through Sunday, October 28. This is the story of how four blue collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they were 30! Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.


The Bing Crosby Theater presents 'Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling' There are five performances, including 2 matinees, now through Sunday, October 21. Go to for tickets and information.

Gonzaga and U of Idaho music professors present Beethoven

Kevin Hekmatpanah, associate professor of music at Gonzaga, and Rajung Yang, assistant professor of music at University of Idaho, will jointly present 'Beethoven's Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano' at Gonzaga on Thursday, October 18, and Wednesday, November 7. The performances, which are free and open to the public, both begin at 7 pm in the University Chapel, located in Gonzaga's College Hall.

'Secret Spokane, Center of the Cold War' at the MAC

For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited on what seemed the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even though events unfolded thousands of miles from here, the Inland Northwest and Spokane were at the center of the crisis. A chain of nuclear missiles surrounding the city were aimed directly at Cuba; the only missiles in the United States' nuclear arsenal capable of hitting the small Caribbean island. Don't miss 'Secret Spokane, Center of the Cold War' a special 50th Anniversary exhibition at the MAC now through October 27 only. The exhibit features a recreated Atlas missile launch control room, historic photos of the nine missile sites that used to ring Spokane and a Nike missile that used to protect Fairchild Air Force Base and its nuclear ready B-52s.

See this once in a lifetime exhibit at the MAC, 2316 West First in Browne's Addition, now through October 27th only. Go to for all the details.

Local Girl's Day Out shopping event is Friday and Saturday

The 2012 Girl's Day Out Shopping Event is being held over two days this year, this Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from 10am-6pm in seven neighborhood districts around Spokane - the SoDo (South Downtown), Davenport, Monroe, Garland, Hillyard, South Perry and East Sprague International District. All the participating businesses are listed on the Girl's Day Out Facebook page, and also in the Shopping Guide which can be found in all the districts. Plus, the Guide will be available in the October 18th issue of The Exchange weekly paper. Stores will be offering special deals and pricing, demos and more. Get an early start on your holiday shopping and support local businesses in Spokane!

Upcoming Fundraisers for Ferris Senior All Nighter

The Ferris High School Senior All Nighter is having an Arts & Crafts Fair and a Wine Tasting & Auction this month. This is the 50th anniversary of Ferris so this year will be very special.

Ferris High School Senior All Nighter's 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 20th, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 21st, 10am to 4pm. Come out and support the 2013 Ferris Senior All-Nighter, as well as many local craftsmen and women by purchasing their homemade treasures. This year the event will be held in both the gym and the new Commons building at the school. Entry fee is $2 and children under 14 are free.

There will also be a Wine Tasting and Auction Saturday, October 27th at Manito Country Club. Tickets are $40 for a single or $75 for a couple. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Ferris Senior All Nighter. The event runs from 7 to 10pm. There will be a silent auction (donation items are appreciated), live auction and raffle, wine tasting from several of the region's top wineries, and a great spread of hors d'oeurves from the chef's at Manito. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. For more information, tickets or donations, contact Julie Beckman at 509-251-4223.

A night of Edgar Allan Poe

Enjoy Lake City Playhouse poetry like you never thought possible! Poe put to music, dance and live performance in readings, modern dance interpretations, musical compositions and a theatrical performance. This Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Lake City Playhouse is at 1320 E. Garden in Coeur d'Alene. Call 208-667-1323 for tickets and information.

Jake Shimabukuro and his ukulele at the Bing Monday at 7:30

It's rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It's even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early thirties. But Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-row) has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music. On the ukulele.

Yes, the ukulele. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force. On an album like his new 'Peace Love Ukulele,' Jake and his 'uke' effortlessly (it seems) mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that's both technically masterful and emotionally powerful...and utterly unique in the music world.

Monday evening, October 22 7:30 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Go to for tickets.

'Laugh for the Cure'

The Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is excited to extend this invitation to have you join us for 'Laugh-for-the-Cure,' on Thursday, October 25, at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. The evening will consist of a plated dinner and two comedians from The Comedy Zone. Table sponsorships and individual ticket sales are available for purchase at

Spokane Cork and Keg, November 10

The Washington Restaurant Association Spokane Chapter presents the Spokane Cork & Keg Festival, Saturday, November 10, 7-10 pm, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley.

Sample hundreds of wines and handcrafted beers from the Northwest and beyond. Enjoy delectable hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Curtis Smith and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Save at the discount wine store.

The cost is $45 per person, $50 at the door. To purchase tickets, and for more information go to or call 509-467-7744.

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