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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The District Bar opens this week at 916 West First




The District Bar, named for the Spokane Arts District where it is located between the Bing, Fox and Knitting Factory, is a true gastropub that opens this Friday, Feb. 15 serving a variety of delicious appetizers and entrees as well as 18 draft beers, a full menu of cocktails and an impressive wine list.

From beer chili to a variety of burgers and dogs (the 'Bacon Dog' is a thrice-wrapped, deep-fried, beer chili-smothered dreadnought, and the 'Bacon Wrapped Burger,' is an all-beef burger wrapped in bacon, covered in BBQ sauce and topped with fried Walla Walla onions), Chef Gary Evans rounds his two-handed entrees out with fork and knife plates including grilled pork chops made with brown sugar apple cider brine with a bourbon pepper pork jus, and beer braised short ribs seasoned with garlic, horseradish and truffle oil.

The District Bar will be open from 3pm-12am Monday through Thursday and 3pm-2am Friday and Saturday with happy hour (and a happy hour menu) taking place daily from 3:00 until 6:00pm and 10pm-12am Monday through Thursday.

Still time for a special Valentine celebration at CdA's Blackwell Hotel




Located in the heart of downtown Coeur d'Alene within walking distance to the lake, shops and restaurants, Blackwell Hotel is a perfect blend of sophistication and charm. And there is still time to reserve a seat in the dining room or a guest suite for Valentine's Day and weekend.

Their Valentine's Date Night Offering includes Four Course Dinner Service & Hotel Specials. Thursday, February 14th, Friday, February 15th, & Saturday, February 16th. King Rooms are $119-$219/night and include a complimentary bottle of champagne and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries with every hotel reservation one of these three nights. Reservations are required. Call 208-765-7799 or go to www.blackwellboutiquehotel.com/hotel-reservations.html.


Sammy Eubanks plays Bluz at the Bend for Valentine's Day

Enjoy a great menu, door prizes and the legendary bluesman Sammy Eubanks at Bluz at the Bend, 2721 North Market (at Illinois) this Thursday evening, Feb. 14. For more details go to bluznews.com.

Also some seats available at the Lincoln Center for Valentine's Day

The Lincoln Center is presenting a five course gourmet dinner paired with Columbia Valley Wines for Valentine's Day, this Thursday, February 14. The Champagne social starts at 6pm. Dinner will be served from 6:30pm to 10pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Price per person is $45 per person, plus service fee & tax. Call The Lincoln Center for reservations 509-327-8000.

Master Class Bing Band SupperClub Showcase the Saturday

The Master Class Big Band presents a SupperClub Showcase Saturday night, February 16, 6pm, at the Lincoln Center with guests, singer/songwriters Karrie O'Neil and Evan Denlinger. Cocktails, Dining menu, Floor show, Dancing entertainment. Go to lincolncenterspokane.com for tickets and information.

KPBX Recordings & Video Sale this weekend

This Saturday, Feb 16 and Sunday, Feb 17, KPBX Public Radio is having their Recordings & Video Sale at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln Street in Spokane. LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, and 45s & 78s records will be available. Most items will be under $5.

No admission, free parking and refreshments. There will also be live music from 1-3pm. Hours are Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. For more information, visit www.kpbx.org.


Monster Trucks invade the Arena this weekend




For four action-packed shows, motor sports fans will witness six of the world's best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and destruction as the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam returns to Spokane for another year of car-crushing action. This year's truck line-up is showcased with appearances by world champion powerhouse Grave Digger and the Spokane debut of Team Hot Wheels Firestorm, along with Washington's own fan-favorites Captain USA. Shows run Friday, Feb 15 at 7:30; Saturday, Feb 16 Pit Party at 11am, shows at 2 and 7pm; and Sunday, Feb 17 Pit Party at 11am and show at 2pm.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $40 and available through Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT or the Spokane Arena Box Office. $5 adult discount coupons available at your local Ford stores while supplies last.


International Cook-Off and Heart Health Screening

It's Heart Health Month and the Washington State University Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and Pharmacy students invite you to learn more about eating healthy on a budget and preparing healthy meals in a short amount of time. Join them Wednesday, February 20 from 4:30 to 6 pm for fun, food sampling, heart health screenings, and more! The event is at the Riverpoint Campus, Phase I Classroom Building 2nd Floor, 668 N Riverpoint Blvd. It is free and open to the public. More info, contact Terri Rothwell at trrothwell@wsu.edu.

'Next to Normal' playing at Civic

The contemporary rock musical 'Next to Normal' is playing through March 3 at Spokane Civic Theatre. The recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of three Tony Awards, 'Next to Normal' explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. For tickets, show times and more information go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com.

Fore! The Golf Show is this weekend

The 15th Annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show is this Saturday and Sunday, Feb 16 & 17, at the Spokane Convention Center. For all the details go to spokanegolfshow.com and contact Ticketswest for tickets at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

'McManus in Love' at EWU

Get in the spirit of spring this winter with a performance of 'McManus in Love,' a one-man comedy written by nationally renowned humor writer and Eastern Washington University Professor Emeritus Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens.

'Love' follows the hilarious antics of the young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon, as they discover their fear of the dark is child's play compared to their fear of girls!

The show is in the Showalter Auditorium, Saturday, February 23, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds benefit EWU Scholarships. For tickets and information call Jane Noonan at 509-359-2227.

2nd Annual Wild Steelhead Coalition Benefit coming next week

The Spokane Premier of 'Low & Clear', winner of the audience award at the SXSW Film Festival will be at The Lincoln Center of Spokane, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm. This event will raise funds for the Wild Steelhead Coalition and Eastside Steelhead Recovery Efforts and is sponsored by the Silver Bow Fly Shop, www.silverbowflyshop.com and Millsfly Blog, www.millsfly.blogspot.com.

There will be a no-host bar, free parking and lots of raffle prizes. Tickets are $5. For more information on The Silver Bow Fly Shop, call 509-993-3646 or email jmills81@hotmail.com.

Bada Bing! Comedy Series at the Bing




Too Far North Productions has teamed up with the management of The Bing Crosby Theater to produce a new comedy series. Called the Bada Bing! Comedy Series. The shows will always feature two upscale comedians that tour nationally. Also, each bill will feature a local opener. Spokane's own comedian Ken Martin will be the emcee for each performance. The first local opener will be Ed Clark, who has proved to be a stand out at local comedy club open mike nights. This first show's headliners are Kermet Apio and Joe Vespaziani. People may remember Kermet from his recent performance at the INB Performing Arts Center where he opened for Brian Regan. Joe is a past winner of the Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

This first show of the Bada Bing! Comedy Series is at 8pm Friday, March 8th. A second is being set for May 10th. More will follow. Tickets are only $13 and are on sale through Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Each ticket will also have a $2 Theater Restoration fee added. The Bing Theater now has beer and wine available.

Family Room Tour Makes Stop in Spokane

Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author presents a free show of his Family Room Tour at CenterPlace on Saturday, March 2 at 11am. In this free concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates.

Jim Gill is best known for his music recordings and books with musical themes. His latest recording, 'Music Play for Folks of All Stripes,' was named a 2012 Notable Children's Recording by the American Library Association/ALSC. This is Jim's fifth work to receive this honor.

Jim is also a child development specialist. His goal in this session is to emphasize the main connections between music play, literacy, and various domains of early childhood development. Connections between music and early literacy become clear as Jim shares clever word play and rhymes in the context of active movement games.

CenterPlace is located at 2426 N. Discovery Place in the Spokane Valley. This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Early Learning.

For additional information on Jim Gill visit jimgill.com.


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