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Spokane Tribe opens cultural center on First Friday




The Spokane Tribe of Indians opens their downtown cultural center this First Friday, May 3 from 5 to 8 pm in the skywalk in the Old City Hall above the Olive Garden, 221 N Wall Street. The center displays historical artifacts and information about the Tribe's STEP project and other enterprises. The center will be open weekends through early September. First Friday events feature native American music, appetizers and beverages.

One hot band at the Blue Spark Saturday




Yogoman Burning Band out of Seattle is ready to rock the Blue Spark this Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 pm. You can get more details on facebook, search Yogoman Burning Band.


Music that will send you back in time




The Senders, a four-piece ensemble of longtime musicians, will perform classic rock & roll from the 50s ands 60s at 7 pm this Saturday, May 4 at the Empire Theatre at S. 126 Crosby in Tekoa. The show will feature authentic renditions of your favorite original hits from the glory days of the genre. A rare chance to see this group in a concert setting. The Empire Theatre is a northwest gem, an Art-Deco-styled facility with excellent acoustics and not a bad seat in the house. Admission: $12 for adults, $5 students; accompanied 12 & under free. For more information call 509-284-5173.


Project Beauty Share hosts 4th Annual Beauty Bash TODAY

May is Project Beauty Share Month and Project Beauty Share invites women to help share beauty all month by donating their beauty products to benefit local women's shelters. Project Beauty Share is a year-round initiative to collect beauty and hygiene products and distribute them through local agencies to women whose circumstances do not allow them to afford these items.

Today's Annual Beauty Bash will be at Concept Home, 401 West First Ave, downtown Spokane, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Join your fellow beauty lovers for a cocktail, some light bites, and a brief presentation. In addition to sharing beauty, there will be an opportunity to mingle with representatives from the agencies that benefit from the donations. Admission of $20 entitles you to a ticket for a cocktail and treats to enjoy. Donations of new or gently used beauty and hygiene items will be accepted. For more information on the Beauty Bash, please contact The Make-Up Studio at 509-455-7430.


Spokane Indians holding open tryouts for On-Field Host and Mascots

The Spokane Indians are in need of an On-Field Host and individuals for Team Mascots for the 2013 season. Tryouts are being held on Thursday, May 9 from 4 to 6pm at Avista Stadium. A resume is required, but previous experience is not.

The On-Field Host requires someone who is high-energy and who is comfortable speaking in front of large groups, as they will emcee pre-game, in-game and post-game events while keeping fans engaged and entertained with crowd cheers throughout the game. Team Mascots should also be outgoing individuals who work well with others, including children and fans of all ages. Mascots are asked to perform at every home game as well as making appearances across the Inland Northwest.

The Spokane Indians will open the 2013 season against Everett AquaSox on Friday, June 14. Visit spokaneindians.com for the full season schedule, ticket information and more details, or call 509-343-OTTO (6886).


Northwest Opera this Saturday night

Northwest Opera continues its Spring program this Saturday night, May 4 at 7:30 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2715 S. Ray Street. The show will feature 'Un Bel Diva' based on a Joseph Hayden one-act opera and 'Downtownton Abbey,' an original musical parody of the PBS hit series. Directed by Tim Campbell, Northwest Opera is in its third year presenting highly entertaining productions featuring local talent singing selections from opera to Broadway and from operetta to the silver screen. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 509-327-3598.

Whitworth Choir says (sings) 'Bon Voyage'

The Whitworth Choir 'Bon Voyage' Concert is this Saturday,May 4, 8pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. General admission is $7. Student-Senior fee is $5. For questions, contact Loree Swegle at 509-777-3280 or music@whitworth.edu.

Jazzed for Justice Thursday May 9 at Hamilton Studio

The Center for Justice's hallmark community event and fundraiser- Jazzed for Justice- is back this spring with a new vibe and venue. It will be Thursday, May 9 at The Hamilton Studio, 1427 West Dean at Walnut just west of the Spokane County Courthouse.

The event's musical guest is the acclaimed jazz vocalist Julia Keefe. Julia has been hailed by one local reviewer as a "young jazz diva who has been turning heads with her sweet, sultry singing style and smooth scat runs." A new Hamilton Studio video feature about the Center for Justice will also make its debut. Speakers this year will include former state Senator Lisa Brown, and Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal.

Tickets for the 5:30 pm event are $30 each and will cover appetizers from Feast Catering Company. The no-host bar will include beer from local River City Brewing and wine from Vintage Vines wine and beer shop. Coffee will be provided by DOMA Coffee. Tickets for the event can be purchased at jazzedforjustice.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 509-835-5211.


GU Choir presents Men's and Women's Choruses

The Gonzaga University Choir presents the Men's and Women's Choruses annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 in the University Chapel, located on the third floor of College Hall (502 E. Boone Ave.).

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. To reserve tickets, call 509-313-6733. For more information, contact Timothy Westerhaus at 509-313-6737 or via e-mail westerhaus@gonzaga.edu.


Northern Quest announces outdoor summer concert series




Northern Quest Resort & Casino announces another exciting lineup for the 3rd Annual Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Bad Company with Paul Rodgers - July 7 (Tickets on sale May 8). Poison & Ratt - July 12 (Tickets on sale May 8). Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus with Kenny Wayne Shepherd - July 26 (Tickets on sale May 15). Alan Jackson and Gloriana - August 8 (Tickets on sale May 15). Sammy Hagar - August 17 (Tickets on sale May 22). Martina McBride - August 31 (Tickets on sale May22). Trace Adkins & Brett Eldredge - September 8 (Tickets on sale May 29). And Kid Rock - September 21 (Tickets on sale May 29).

The MasterClass Jazz Orchestra at the Lincoln Center Friday

Enjoy the Big Band sounds of the MasterClass Jazz Orchestra and a Buffet Dinner, this Friday, May 3, 6 to 10pm at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln Street. Cost is $40 per person for Dinner and Show Package (plus service fee & tax) Reservations strongly recommended. For more information contact The Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000.

Lake City Playhouse presents a 'Rent' revival to benefit K2

Lake City Playhouse is presenting a revival of their popular show 'Rent' to benefit their K2 play which is going to a national competition. The show is this Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in an alternate location: University High School, 12420 E. 32nd on Spokane. For tickets and information call 208-667-1323 or go to the website lakecityplayhouse.org.

Gonzaga's One Act Festival this Friday and Saturday

Gonzaga University theatre arts will present the One Act Festival this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in the Magnuson Theatre. This festival, which is free and open to the public, features short plays directed by Gonzaga students. The festival marks the final performances of the school year.

There will be four different performances each night, starting at 7:30 pm. On Friday night, the four shows are: 'Springtime,' 'Crazy Eights,' 'Smitten,' and 'Words, Words, Words.' On Saturday night, the plays will be 'Most Massive Woman Wins,' 'Staging Life,' 'Mere Mortals,' and 'Approaching the End of a Summer.'

The student directors and actors have been working all semester for this final showcase. For more information on Gonzaga theatre arts visit www.gonzaga.edu/theatrearts. For more information on the One Act Festival contact Summer Berry at 509-313-3606 or via e-mail berry@gonzaga.edu.

'Davy Crockett' set to read to kids

CYT-North Idaho's Davy, from their upcoming spring musical, 'Great American Tall Tales,' will be reading to children and performing at the Hayden Library, the Coeur d'Alene Library, and the Liberty Lake Library on Wednesday, May 8. Crockett will read from at 10:30 am in Hayden; 1 pm in Coeur d'Alene and 4 pm in Liberty Lake. Davy Crockett and some of his fellow characters will also perform a musical number from the show and will be available for pictures.

Christian Youth Theater - North Idaho (CYT-NI) will perform, Great American Tall Tales May 17-26 at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W.Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene, ID. It's the story of several school children who meet some of America's most famous folklore characters after getting trapped in a museum overnight during a field trip with their class. With original music, big dance numbers and a humorous yet educational story line, Great American Tall Tales has something entertaining for people of all ages. Seventy-four local school children ages 8-18 make up the cast with an additional 25+ on crew all overseen by 65+ adult volunteers. All of the children are currently taking theater arts classes in CYT's spring session of their after-school theater arts education program.

For details about dates, times and ticket prices including an Old Fashioned Pie Social at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, please visit the CYT-North Idaho website: cytnorthidaho.org. Tickets can be purchased online as well.

The JACC Presents Brian Crain in a Classical Piano Concert

The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center at 405 N William Street in Post Falls, presents pianist Brian Crain, Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm.

Brian was born in Hollywood, California and has been composing music as long as he can remember. Many of his compositions are used in movies and television commercials in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, etc. He has also achieved great success with his two duet albums 'Piano and Cello Duet' and 'Piano and Violin Duet', inspiring tens of thousands of piano, violin and cello players to perform his compositions all over the world.

In 2013 Brian was honored as the Honorary Cultural Ambassador for Yeongwol, S. Korea.

The cost of the show is $20, $15 students (Group Discounts available). For tickets call 208-457-8950 or to purchase tickets online visit www.thejacklincenter.org.


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