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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

'On Golden Pond' opens at the Civic this Friday

The uplifting classic play, 'On Golden Pond' is at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre at the Civic this Friday, March 22 through April 14. Norman and Ethel Thayer return to their summer lake home in Maine for Norman's 80th birthday party. Life on Golden Pond is not the same when teenager Billy Ray, Jr. stays with the Thayers for what will become a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

Popular KXLY TV weathercaster Kris Crocker plays Chelsea Thayer-Wayne, the role that Jane Fonda played in the movie. Go to for more information.

It's all Beethoven this Sunday at the Bing

Three string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven - including one for which he wasn't paid until 25 years after his death - comprise the program for the Spokane String Quartet at 3 pm this Sunday, March 24, at the Bing Crosby Theater.

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Ticket prices include a $2 theater preservation fee. Tickets are available at, 800-325-SEAT or at the door.

Guitars at Holy Names Music Center

Holy Names Music Center presents the Spring Summer Guitar Series Saturday, March 30th, 7 pm at the Holy Names Music 3910 W. Custer Drive at Mukogawa, Go to for more information.

Master Class Big Band Orchestra and Abbey Crawford Friday night

The Master Class big band orchestra presents a 'Supper Club Showcase' with special guest Abbey Crawford and her USO Revue, this Friday, March 22 at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. Dinner from 6-8, Floor Show at 7, Dancing from 8 to10. For reservations call 509-327-8000 or go to

Chihuly at GU's Jundt Art Museum

Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum presents 'Tradition and Transformation in Glass: Chihulys from the Collection,' a selection of drawings, and glass sculpture from artist Dale Chihuly. It's in the Arcade Gallery from April 5 through July 31.

The Jundt Art Museum will display glass works from The Collection of Gonzaga University that include sculpture from the artist's series of macchia, soft cylinders, Persians, seaforms, Indian blankets, cylinders, baskets, floats, and Venetians. Much of Chihuly's work in the collection has been on permanent display since the public dedication of the Jundt Art Museum and Art Center in 1995, including 'The Gonzaga Red Chandelier,' which hangs in the Chancellor's Room.

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

'Hotel Spokane: Hope in the Midst of Despair'

The Spokane Arts Commission announces, 'Hotel Spokane: Hope in the Midst of Despair' a group exhibit of unique works of art created by artist/writer teams. It's in the Chase Gallery in City Hall, April 2nd through July 1.

2013 NW Bach Festival concludes this weekend

This Sunday, March 24, will be the final performance of this season's Northwest Bach Festival. This special concert, a cello recital by Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director Designate of the NW Bach Festival, performing Bach's Complete Suites for the Solo Cello.

Concert is a 3pm at St. John's Cathedral, 127 E 12th Ave at Grand Blvd in Spokane. General Admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased at or 800-325-SEAT or at the Spokane Arena Box Office. For more information, visit

Spokane hopes to Shock the Rattlers

The Spokane Shock home opener versus the Arizona Rattlers kicks off at 7 pm, Friday, April 12 in the Spokane Arena. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

CdA Summer Theatre's new season

Individual tickets for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre's new season go on sale April 10 for shows including 'Big River', 'Mary Poppins', 'Romance/Romance', and '9 to 5 the Musical'. Go to for tickets and information.

Spokane Art School registration now open

Registration is now open for a wide range of art classes for children and adults at Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. Classes are offered in nearly every medium: painting, drawing, charcoal, clay, ceramics, paper cutting, and more. Got to to see a full listing of classes. To register or call 509-325-3001 or email

Sirens at Interplayers

Interplayers Professional Theatre presents 'Sirens', a tropical mid-life crisis, April 4 through 20. Go to for information and Ticketswest for your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Easter Egg Hunt at Simply Northwest

Join in the 2nd annual in-store Easter Egg Hunt at Simply Northwest's retail shop. The Simply Northwest Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs throughout the store filled with $350 worth of prizes for adults and kids. Customers can also enjoy samples of some favorite Northwest foods and see new spring arrivals. The hunt will take place on Friday, March 29 from 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday, March 30 from 10am to 4pm at 11806 E. Sprague Avenue.

For more information call 509-927-8206 or visit

Swing into Summer with the 2013 Junior Lilac Parade

On Saturday, May 11, Spokane's youth will once again fill downtown with music and marching. The Junior Lilac Parade, itself in its 62nd year, will kick off the 75th Spokane Lilac Festival at 10 am.

The Junior Lilac Parade doubles as a competition among regional junior high and elementary school bands for the opportunity to march in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade the following week. While drill and dance teams similarly compete, the participation of numerous children's organizations and clubs from throughout the Northwest makes it the largest children's parade in the nation. Local and county officials, as well as downtown businesses, join in the fun alongside Spokane's favorite mascots - Spike, Butch and Swoop.

Rotaract Club of Spokane, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults, is hosting and organizing the annual event. This year's theme is 'Swinging into Summer.' Parade entry forms can be completed online at until March 30. For more information and the parade route, please visit:

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