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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lake City Playhouse benefit with Abbey Crawford




Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d'Alene is having a one night special benefit to send their K2 show to the nationals. This Sunday night, April 28 at 7:30, Abbey Crawford and Friends present a musical showcase. The show is directed by Abbey Crawford and features Patrick McHenry-Kroetch, Andrew Ware Lewis, Doug Dawson, Janelle Frisque, Jim Ryan, Abby Crawford, Tom Heppler, Mary Ann McLaughlin, and others! All proceeds go towards sending regional winner K2 to compete in the National AACTFest. Lake City Playhouse is at 1320 E. Garden in Coeur D'Alene. The phone number is 208-667-1323 Go to lakecityplayhouse.org for all the details.

Come party like a Gatsby with the Spokane Symphony




Join the Spokane Symphony for a Swanky Sunday afternoon party from 3 to 6:30 pm, this Sunday, April 28. 'The Great Gatsby: a Conversation, Music and a Movie.' It's a $50 Fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony Society. Transport back to a time of Ritz and Glamour, all in the perfect setting of Spokane's Art Deco treasure, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Sip on a beverage from the Gin Mill or a cup of Java, and nibble on Sweet Treats. Enjoy Kendall Feeney at the piano. Listen to local historians and film critics set the mood and tell tales of the Roaring 20s. Then enjoy the Robert Redford version of the film under the beautiful Art Deco Sunburst. The afternoon will also include chances to win Symphony tickets and a few more fun surprises.

Get your tickets at the Fox box office or online at www.spokanesymphony.org.


Still time to register for Tom Quinn's cloud painting class

Spokane Art School, 809 West Garland in the Ruby Slipper, presents Painting Clouds in Oil Workshop with Tom Quinn, for ages high school to adult, this Saturday, April 27 from 10 to 2pm. Students will discuss the different kinds of clouds and how they behave under various light conditions, look at how the best artists paint their clouds, have a demonstration of painting a typical cloud formation, and practice painting clouds from photographs. Preregistration is required. There is a $30 class fee.

Visit www.spokaneartschool.net or call 509-325-3001 for more information. To learn more about the art of Tom Quinn visit his website at quinntheartist.com.


Heather Villa and the Villa Blues Trio




Holy Names Music Center presents Heather and the Villa Blues Trio playing jazz and blues tunes from the 20s and 30s Saturday night, April 27 at 7 at 3910 W. Custer Dr. Go to Hnmc.org for tickets and information.


A mother-daughter art exhibit




Miami-born Hara Allison, Owner and Creative Director of STUDIO H Advertising & Design, will exhibit her work at Barili Cellars, 608 West 2nd Avenue, for the month of May, an especially appropriate month given Mother' Day, because Allison will also include works created by her late mother Sonya.

This special mother-daughter exhibit will combine the talents of both artists, showcasing their unique bond created by art. "This Mother's Day is extra special for me," says Allison. "My mom passed away in 1986 at the young age of 46, and I'll be 46 this year. I can't think of a better way to honor her memory than for people to get to view her art-and her heart-up close."


A whimsical, magical art sale this Saturday




Three popular Spokane artists, Wendy Zupan Bailey, Louise Kodis and Virginia Carter present 'Flourishes, Furnishings & Findings' an art sale is this Saturday, April 27 from 10am-5, at Wendy's Studio, 2704 S Stone.

Working with clay, paper and threads, some of Wendy's whimsical sculpted merriments have a vintage appeal, others are animated puppetry and delicate curiosities for those who love the art of the fairy tale. Some of her work can be previewed at www.wendyzupanbailey.com.

Louise Kodis, working with fabrics, will offer flying hot color pieces for the garden, full blown color objects to hang from the ceiling and a celebration of one-of-kind greeting cards. For a sneak preview visit her online at www.louisekodis.com.

Virginia Carter's claywork will bring dreams to the waking hours with her fancy gardens on bowls, platters and cups. Her bird houses will invite species from far away to come nest awhile. Virginia makes one of a kind, whimsical, functional pottery and unique sculptural forms.

The show will also introduce the collaborative work of Louise and Wendy as they present their paper couture, costumed mannequins, girl bags and decorative furnishings.

Get more information at wendyzupanbailey.com.


Dancing with the Celebrities Saturday night at 7

Join CYT-Spokane at the Bing Crosby Theater this Saturday night, April 27 at 7 for their 6th annual 'Dancing with the Celebrities' benefit. Local celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors as they dance to raise funds for Christian Youth Theater. The audience votes for their favorite contestant by placing dollars into the basket designated for that couple ($1=1 vote, $15=15 votes, etc). For more information and tickets contact CYT at 509-487-6540 or go to cytspokane.com.

Get in the swim at Civic

The Dixie Swim Club opens May 3 in the Studio Theatre at Spokane Civic Theatre. This warmhearted new comedy runs through June 2. Lifelong friends have a lasting impression on us. For thirty-three years, five women have gotten together at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They reminisce about the past, catch up with the present and gossip about the future. True friendships do last forever...

All tickets $21. On sale now at Spokane Civic Theatre Box Office, 1020 N Howard Street, 509-325-2507 or www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


Open House and Behind the Scenes Tour at Interplayers

This Friday, April 26, 6 to 9 pm go to Interplayers, 174 s. Howard Street and visit with the actors you have enjoyed on stage who will be your tour guides backstage, through the scene shop, the prop shop, the wardrobe, the lending library, the green room, the hidden passages.

View memorable archive photos with some of the very actors, directors, and designers you remember. Cash bar and light snacks will be available.


There's a new restaurant at Riverfront Park, the Fountain Cafe

The Fountain Cafe opens April 30 just in time for 2013 Bloomsday time and remain open for the whole summer and early fall, weather permitted. Hours are 11am to 8pm daily.

The phone number is 509-625-6656. You can get more details on facebook at Fountain Cafe.

'Cooking with Love' cooking & mixology class

May's 'Cooking with Love' cooking class is dedicated to Cinco de Mayo and Mexican cuisine. The class will be held at 11712 E. Boone Ave in the Spokane Valley on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 8:30 pm.

The evening starts with a Mexican punch and 'Natchitoches Style Meat Pies' and 'Tuna Ceviche with Avocado & Cilantro' along with 'Tortilla Chips' and 'Homemade Guacamole & Salsa'. During class you will learn how to make a 'Garlic & Pasilla Chile Soup', 'Mexican Spiced Ribeye with Lime Butter', 'Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce', 'Arroz Verde Al Poblano', and a 'Watermelon & Papaya Salad with a Tequila Lime Vinaigrette'. You will also be making 'Salsa Negra with Chipotle' and a 'Chile Cilantro Pesto'. And for dessert, finish with 'Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme'. The cocktail selection will consists of a 'Black Widow', 'Guadalajara Silver', and an 'Iced Caramel Coffee'.

This will be a hands on course, so bring your aprons. Samples of all drinks & foods created will be offered for your enjoyment.

You must be 21 years of age or older. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Class size is limited. RSVP to 509-891-5980 or by email twocookswithlovecatering@gmail.com.

An amazing weekend of pampering and relaxation for women only!

Ahhh. Women's Weekend! Imagine an entire weekend at Camp Four Echoes Girl Scout camp at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Women's Weekend is simply fabulous, relaxing and fun. Indulge, get pampered and enjoy regional wines and gourmet cuisine. It's the weekend after Labor Day, September 6-8, 2013. The Early Bird Discount expires on Mother's Day, May 12, so it's important to register early.

Get a massage or henna tattoo. Canoe, kayak, paddle board, or try belly dancing, toe reading, a scavenger hunt and many more fabulous activities. Or, simply lounge lakeside, sunning and reading a book with your toes in the water. Camp Four Echoes is situated in Windy Bay on 212 acres of beautiful, tranquil forested land with more than one mile of private waterfront so there are plenty of options to keep guests happy, whether it's adventure or pure relaxation.

The package includes accommodations, gourmet cuisine, beverages (wine and beer) and many activities included in the $200 Early Bird price, ($225 after May 12). Some activities have an additional fee, but many are included in the price. In June all registered guests will receive a complete listing of activities to create their own personal itinerary.

Women's Weekend is an annual fundraiser for Girl Scouts, held at Camp Four Echoes, which is owned and operated by the council. Women's Weekend is an annual fundraising event that supports scholarships and camperships for GSEWNI. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character.

Picture yourself in ultimate relaxation mode at Lake Coeur d'Alene and register online today at www.gsewni.org/womensweekend.cfm.


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