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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Elkfest rocks Browne's Addition this weekend

Elkfest, Spokane's best neighborhood party each summer on the streets of historic Browne's Addition, is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with 13 bands on the Elkfest stage at Pacific and Cannon. Here is the line-up for Elkfest 2013; The Cave Singers, Builders and The Butchers, Pickwick, Bryan John Appleby, Battleme, Terrible Buttons, Flying Spiders, The Grizzled Mighty, Aan, Blake Noble, Folk Inception, Rustics, The Longnecks.

For more information go to the Elk website

Boogie blues this Sunday at Arbor Crest

Boogie blues band Bakin Phat takes the stage at Arbor Crest winery this Sunday, June 9 from 5:30pm to dusk. Tickets are $5 at the door.

You can view all the upcoming Arbor Crest concerts at

Yes Bon Jovi is coming. No the Arena is not really changing its name

Legendary rock band Bon Jovi is coming to the Spokane Arena! They are on their way to Spokane for the first time since 1987 to headline an unforgettable concert at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday, October 6. Tickets will go on-sale this Monday, June 10 at 10:00am.

Tickets will be available at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at or 800-325-SEAT. Ticket prices are $59.50, $99.50, $129.50 and $179.50.

McManus & Me at the Lincoln Center - Father's Day weekend!

Two Father's Day Weekend Performances Celebrate 20 years of McManus Shows with a New One, 'McManus and Me!' starring Tim Behrens, and written by Patrick McManus and Tim Behrens. Pat will be present to sign books before the shows and at intermission.
Dates are Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 16, Father's Day at 5pm. Call Lincoln Center for dinner times, about 1 hour prior to show at 509-327-8000. Tickets are $23 for show only, $43 for sinner and the show. Free ample parking. For more information, visit

H&H Playwrights Weekend at Civic

Spokane Civic Theatre's Playwrights-in-Residence, Sandra Hosking and Bryan Harnetiaux, present and H&H Playwrights Weekend this Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. Sandra presents 'Ordinary Time' and Brian presents a newly re-worked scene from his full length play 'Holding On-Letting Go.' This is a non-ticketed event. Donations are appreciated.

Honor Point Welcomes Warbirds to Felts

Your chance to see, hear and touch a lot of history comes this Saturday, June 8th as Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum helps welcome two WWII Warbirds to Felts Field. 'Grumpy', the world's oldest flying Mitchell B-25 bomber, and a British Spitfire, both owned by Spokane native John Sessions and his Historic Flight Foundation are the premier attractions at this year's Felts Field Neighbor Day.

Honor Point is a Neighbor Day co-host and will have displays from our collection for you to enjoy. The B-25's visit is of special interest because of its new connection to Honor Point. Former 141st Washington Air National Guard Refueling Wing Commander and current Honor Point board member Col. Greg Bulkley, Ret. is getting his rating for 'Grumpy' and helped ferry the aircraft from its home base at Paine Field in Everett to Felts Monday afternoon. 'Grumpy' is on display at Felts all week and will be available for rides this weekend. Reservations can be made by calling Historic Flight at 425-348-3200 or emailing Bookings will also be taken at Felts Field throughout the weekend. This year's Felts Field Neighbor Day open house runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and also includes other historic airplanes, displays from many Felts tenants and rides on other aircraft.

Tours of 'Grumpy' can also be arranged this week at

Kevin Cole Piano and Vocal Concert at CdA's Kroc Center

From Carnegie Hall to Coeur d'Alene: Internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Kevin Cole, who has delighted audiences with a repertoire that includes the best of 20th Century American Music.

His performances, especially his interpretation of Gershwin, have prompted accolades from some of the foremost critics in American music. "When Cole sits down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work. Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today," wrote Howard Reich, arts critic for the Chicago Tribune.

It is rare opportunity to see someone of Kevin's caliber perform in a small venue such as the Kroc Center as in the past he has filled the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and Royal Albert Hall. As a matter of fact, he played Carnegie Hall on May 7th and on June 3rd, he will play in New York again for the Marv Hamlisch tribute sharing a stage with Bernadette Peters, Lucie Arnaz, Michael Douglas, Indina Menzel and more.

This is NOT your typical piano concert as Kevin is a vocalist as well (trained by Judy Garland's vocal coach Hugh Martin). Kevin tells background stories for each piece...he is witty and engaging and a fabulous all around entertainer.

Enjoy this wonderful performance, Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene. Prices: $25 adults, $15 students or $75 for limited onstage seating (includes and autographed CD and invite to meet and greet after the show). For tickets and information call 208-391-2867 or go to

Celebrity Grill Off at Pool World (aka Grill World)

Grill World will again host this year's 'Celebrity Grill Off' event this Thursday, June 6 from 3 to 6pm at the Pool World Central Store, 5701 E Sprague.

This year, three KXLY personalities will show off their culinary talents and compete to win the grand prize of their choice grill from Grill World. Each contestant will cook on quality grills, barbeques and smokers provided by the Grill World department of Pool World.
This year's participants are Kristi Gorenson of KXLY NewsRadio 920 who will cook on a Weber Grill; Mark Peterson from KXLY's Good Morning Northwest will grill on a Big Green Egg, and Keith Osso of 700 ESPN will be using a Traeger Grill. Quality meats and seafood will be provided by Wolf Creek Steakhouse of Spokane (in the Tapio Center).

The Patchin, Lukens & Osso Show of 700 ESPN, will be broadcasting their show live on location during this event.

The Upscale Sale for the Symphony has been extended

The Spokane Symphony Associates' 5th Annual Upscale Sale has been extended 1 day, through this Friday June 7th from 8am to 6pm. You'll find 3,000 square feet of quality items at 1027 West 3rd Avenue between Madison & Monroe.

All items including the large collection of fine china will be 1/2 off. The merchandise donors were so generous that they still have a huge selection of quality new and antique items - furniture, art, carpets, crystal, silver, brass, china, pottery, holiday, books, house wares, designer clothing. These would also be wonderful gifts for your family and friends.

There's a special feature as well, a beautiful Steinway baby grand piano that has been restored with new Steinway parts (at a special reduced price).

All proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

Gay Waldman 'Why We Live Here' to be dedicated at the Convention Center - June 11

The Spokane Convention Center is home to a new mural entitled, 'Why We Live Here,' by Gay Waldman.

A dedication ceremony for this work of art will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 11am at the Spokane Convention Center in the Ballroom Lobby.

This work of art consists of four ten-foot-by-ten-foot, dye-infused aluminum photo panel collages installed over a painted abstract band of color. This work invites reflection of the nature and the seasons of the Spokane River landscape. The Spokane River is depicted by a ribbon of painted color on the wall behind the four photo-collages which depict the seasons through images of nature - lilacs, fall leaves, winter frost, and river rocks.

Waldman has exhibited widely in Spokane and the region, including a gallery exhibition at the Chase Gallery, and numerous festivals including Artfest, Art on the Green, Inland Craft Warnings, Yuletide, Best of the Northwest, Bellevue's Art Fair, and Boise's Art in the Park. Why We Live Here joins the growing family of art works acquired by the Spokane Public Facilities District to enhance the guest experience.

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