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Get in the spirit at The Art Spirit Gallery this Friday

This Friday, November 9 from 5 to 8 pm, The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents an opening reception for artists Morse Clary & Mary Farrell showing 38 new works. Go to for more information.

The Inlander's Snowlander Expo is this Friday and Saturday

The Inlander presents the 'Snowlander Ski and Snowboard Expo and Mega Sale' at the Spokane Convention Center this Friday, November 9 from 4 to 9pm & Saturday, November 10 from 10am to 7pm.

The featured events are:
- Bob Howard's Extreme Trampoline Show: Friday: 6pm, 7pm & 8pm; Saturday: 11am, 1:30 pm, 4pm & 6pm.
- The Mega Sale: lowest prices of the season for Wintersport, Spokane Alpine Haus and Tri-State Outfitters, plus $6,000 in prizes from top snow retailers (drawings every hour).
- Season Pass Photos for the local mountains including: 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane, Schweitzer, Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass.
- Meet the Factory Reps: Over a dozen participating ski/snowboard reps will be featuring the latest gear and snow technology.
- Snowlander Passport: Features exclusive coupons and deals only available at the show.
- Kokanee Lodge Beer Garden: Relax and unwind during the show with Kokanee beer and Arbor Crest wine.

Tickets: $7.00 for both days, children 12 and under free with parent. $2.00 off discount vouchers available at 20 participating Conoco/76 Stations and Alpine Haus, Wintersport & Tri-State Outfitters.

Time for Pot Luck at the Bing!

Next Thursday, November 15, 'Pot Luck', a comedy by Patrick McManus will be performed live by Tim Behrens in a one-man show at the Bing Crosby Theater, starting at 7:30pm.

McManus, one of the most popular humor writers in the country, has penned 23 books which have sold more than 5 million copies. Five of his short humor collections have made the top 10 of the NY Times Bestseller's list. His five one-man shows, all performed by Behrens, have played to more than 450,000 people in 23 states.

'Pot Luck' contains the most bizarre and weirdest of all the McManus Stories. Witness Pat get abducted by space aliens. Hear a ghost story gone wrong when Retch Sweeney gets damp. See why Crazy Eddie Muldoon makes Pat a deep sea diver despite the Muldoons' cows!

The Show will be filmed for DVD release in December! Tickets are $15 and available at the box office or or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokannibals roller derby girls in action Saturday night

It's flat track roller derby at its finest as the Spokannibals take on the Jet City Rollergirls; 7:15 pm, Saturday, November 10 at Roller Valley Skate Center, 9415 E. 4th. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Go to for info and tickets.

Don't miss BeGin at the MAC this Friday

BeGin! The monthly after work gathering is this Friday, November 9 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture starting at 6pm. Live music performed by Wolves in the Woods. Cocktails and snacks available. Galleries will be open for viewing. Admission is complimentary and donations are welcomed.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors coming to the MAC

Gertrude Kasebier was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. Known for her evocative images of motherhood, powerful portraits of Native Americans and promotion of photography as a career for women, will have her photographs featured at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture starting November 17 and continuing through February 9, 2013.

Kasebier was enthralled with the faces of the Native Americans, began taking portraits of them and became sympathetic to their plight. Over the next decade she would take dozens of photographs of Native Americans, some of which would become her most famous images.

Approximately 60 original photographs printed from original glass negatives, pictograph drawings made by the Sioux Indians while in the studio, historic camera and studio equipment will be on display.

For more information, visit

'You're a good man Charlie Brown'

Ferris Performing Arts presents 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' The show runs November 14-17th at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on the 17th. Tickets are $8 presale (Ferris business office) and $10 at the door. Due to the Ferris auditorium remodel, this fun for the whole family musical will be performed in the LC auditorium. For more information contact Mary Cooper at 509-354-6076.

Pamela Benton's CD 'Give Me Wings' debuts

Pamela B. Music is holding a CD Release Party for Pamela Benton's fourth CD 'Give Me Wings' this Saturday, November 10th at nYne Bar & Bistro. The festivities begin at 7 pm. There is no cover charge for this event and Pamela will have the new CD on hand for purchase. Pamela wrote 11 of 13 songs, performed the various instruments including electric violin, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, mandolin, keyboards, etc., and did the vocals, and was the recording engineer and produced the CD.

Rembrandt and Others at Gonzaga's Jundt

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Gonzaga University, the Jundt Art Museum, at 202 East Cataldo, will feature an exhibit of prints, curated from its collection, titled 'A Lyrical Line: Rembrandt and Others' in the Arcade Gallery from November 30 through March 16, 2013.

The museum's exhibitions are free and open to the public from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sundays and University holidays. For more information, contact Karen Kaiser, interim director at 509-313-6613 or via email

Top Runners Storming Spokane Valley this Saturday

Men's and Women's cross country runners are set to compete in the 2012 NWAACC (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) Championships this Saturday, November 10, at Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium in Spokane Valley. The top 12 Men's and Women's community college cross country teams from Washington and Oregon will vie for the championship with the men running their 8000m race at 11AM and the women's 5000m race following at noon. The Community Colleges of Spokane and the Spokane Regional Sports Commission will co-host the championships. Admittance to the event is free and spectators and media are welcome.

Teams competing for the championship title include: Clackamas Community College, Clark College, Everett Community College, Green River Community College, Highline Community College, Lane Community College, Mt Hood Community College, Olympic College, Skagit Valley College, Spokane Community College, SW Oregon Community College, and Treasure Valley Community College.

For more information visit the Spokane Sports commission website at

'A Western View' by Debbie Hughbanks at Pacific Flyway

November's featured show at the Pacific Flyway Gallery, 409 Dishman Mica Road, Spokane Valley, will be recent originals and prints featuring western, equine, animal and natural scenes in acrylics, pastel and color pencil mixed media art works by Debbie Hughbanks. There is a meet and greet with the artist this from 4pm to 7pm. The show runs through the end of the month. Free to the public, for all ages. The gallery is open Tues - Thurs 10am - 5:30pm, Fri 10am - 7pm, Sat 11am - 3pm. Call 509-747-0812 for more information.

A revolutionary concert for kids

On Saturday, November 17 at 1pm, KPBX Kids' Concerts presents 'Music from the Revolutionary War' hosted by Jim Tevenan, Spokane Public Radio Arts Producer, at The Bing Crosby Theater. The concert will highlight the music that was an important part of our nation's fight for independence. In addition, there will be a narration of Revolutionary War history, including images. The music will be examples of what may have been heard on the battleground, around the hearth, or in the fields. With sing-along songs, the concert is sure to be engaging and entertaining for adults, parents, and their kids.

For more information about this concert and other Spokane Radio events, visit or contact Kathy Sackett, Spokane Public Radio Events Director, at 509-328-5729.

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