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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Exclusive for our readers: Your holiday party or other event is half price at the Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center has agreed to help Entertainment Spokane and How's Business readers celebrate the holidays in big style. If you are a subscriber to Entertainment Spokane or How's Business, The Lincoln Center is offering you half off the room rental for any holiday parties or events. This offer is good for any available dates until the end of February and has to be reserved this month. Some restrictions apply.

So if you were thinking of any kind of holiday party or gathering, or other type of event call the Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000 and mention that you are a fan of Entertainment Spokane or How's Business. The Lincoln Center can accommodate intimate gatherings of a dozen up to formal occasions for hundreds. They have Spokane's only certified sommelier and an incredible Executive Chef. They are conveniently located just north of downtown Spokane at 1316 N. Lincoln, with plenty of free and easy parking. Go to now. Party planning couldn't be easier! And keep reading our newsletters, we get you great offers all the time.

Happy First Friday September

It's First Friday for September this Friday and there are wonderful art opportunities all over town. Go to for a complete list of all the fun.

Sarah Beaty at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

Now through Friday, September 27, the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery at 115 South Adams Street, presents new ceramic sculpture work by Sarah Beaty in a show called 'Weightless'. Sarah Beaty loves working with clay. She feels the poetry of making and strives to embody that poetry into her objects. Sarah engages in the quest for beauty; to make objects that invite to look, touch and enjoy. Now residing in Fort Yukon, Alaska with her family, Sarah is from Chattaroy with a B.A. in ceramics from Gonzaga University, and M.A. from the University of Iowa.

There is an opening reception this Friday, September 6 from 5 to 8 pm.

Modern chamber music at the Bing

'Eclectic Cabaret' brings surprises and modern sounds of chamber music to the Bing this Friday night, September 6 at 7:30. Variety is the spice of the evening as more than twenty stellar professional musicians gather at the Bing Crosby Theater to perform an exciting, diverse program of mostly-modern chamber music, cabaret-style. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

A magical experience at the INB

Tickets are on sale now for the Magic of Jay Owenhouse, coming to the INB Performing Arts Center for two shows Saturday, September 28, 4 pm and 7:30 pm. Enjoy magic and illusions like you have never seen before. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Abbey Crawford's Food! Glorious Food!! This Sunday!

'Food! Glorius! Food!' is a very funny original cabaret written and directed by Abbey Crawford. This show is a Family Friendly Fundraiser for Locomotive Basketball. Don't miss it, this Sunday, September 8, 3:00 pm, at The Big Sky Garden Tavern, 5510 N. Market. Tickets are $15 (Children 12 and under are free) You can get tickets by calling Bob Troester at 509-218-1964. Seating is limited.

Les Miserables coming September 20 to Civic

Get your tickets now for the Spokane Civic Theatre's production of 'Les Miz,' starring Jim Swoboda as Jean Valjean. 'Les Miserables' has been an international sensation for over 28 years, garnering eight Tony Awards and countless other accolades. Civic is thrilled to present this masterpiece as their season opener, directed by Douglas Webster who was in the Broadway cast of 'Les Miz.' The show runs September 20 through October 20. Go to for information and tickets.

Old Orchard Theatre presents Hog Heaven at Greenbluff

Head out to Green Bluff, September 6-15 at Old Orchard Theatre to see Hog Heaven. Performances will be at the Green Bluff Grange at 9809 E Greenbluff Road in Colbert. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm. Sunday matinees are at 2pm. Open seating tickets will be available at the door for $10 cash/check. Advance tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets at
Old Orchard Theatre was created in 1998 as a fundraiser for the Green Bluff Grange scholarship program. All profits are given to college students as scholarships. The theatre is entirely volunteer operated and open to the community.

Simply Dance Studio Friday Night Swing and Saturday Night Salsa

Simply Dance Studio at 820 W. Sprague Avenue, across from the Davenport, presents swing dancing Friday, September 6th starting with beyond basics West Coast Swing lessons from 7:00pm to 7:45pm. If you know your basics come join this class where you will learn some new cool, hip moves and styling.

If you have never danced before or are just getting started, the beginner's class from 7:45pm to 8:30pm is just what you need. Saturday night is Salsa dancing, starting with lessons from 8:15 to 9:15 and dancing 9:15 to 1 am.

Give them a call at 509-892-1480 or visit them online at

Allan Bruce Zee at the Brickwall Gallery

The Brickwall Photographic Gallery at 530 W. Main, on the skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block, will be featuring Allan Bruce Zee for the First Friday Artwalk this Friday, September 6. The show will continue through September.

Allan Bruce Zee's color photographs range from his abstract series, 'Rustscapes', where he reveals the colorful mythology camouflaged in the often overlooked macrocosmic surfaces of rusting cars and trucks, to an expanded vision which interprets nature's landscape and man's imprint upon it.

The gallery also hosting 'Through the Lens of Homelessness: A Photovoice Exhibit,' displaying a dozen photographs portraying life on the streets taken by House of Charity clients themselves. The goal of this exhibit is to bring about awareness of life on the streets. More information available at 509-928-7721.

Spokane Lilac Festival Story 'Pride, Parade and Princesses' on sale

This Sunday, September 8, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Barnes & Noble Booksellers located at the southeast corner of the Spokane Valley Mall (15310 East Indiana) is featuring a Book Fair with a table promoting the Lilac Festival's newly published history, 'Pride, Parades and Princesses.'

The book can also be purchased at Barnes &&Noble's Northtown Store, Auntie's, all three Hastings Bookstore locations and Sacred Heart Medical Center Gift Shop. The books have also been placed in all Spokane libraries and negotiations are underway to place them at the Spokane International Airport, MAC and Riverfront Park Gift Shops. The Spokane Lilac Festival Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is honoring our military, recognizing our youth and showcasing the Spokane region. The Spokane Lilac Festival hosts the largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in the Nation, celebrating 75 years of tradition. For more information please visit or call 509-535-4554.

Spokane HOPE School hosts 2nd annual 'Hoedown for Hope'

Grab your pardners and come on out to HOPE School's annual fundraiser, 'Hoedown for Hope', on Saturday, October 5. The event will begin at 5:00 pm at the Rockin' B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Rd, Liberty Lake. The evening will include live music by Spokane's own Ryan Larsen Band, dinner and dessert by London's Ultimate Catering, and fabulous items offered through raffles and prize packages. Tickets are $55.

HOPE School (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) is a nonprofit preschool for local deaf and hard-of-hearing children, ages 18 months to 6 years old, who wear modern hearing aids and cochlear implants, and whose parents have chosen 'listening and spoken language' communication for their children. Since opening in 2004, they have served over 70 children and trained over 300 graduate student clinicians in our preschool and toddler programs.

For more information on the Hoedown for HOPE event, contact Visit to learn more about HOPE School.

Manito Park Plant sale this Saturday Sept 7

Friends of Manito's Fall Plant sale is this Saturday, September 7, open to the public from 9am to 4pm. Friends of Manito members can come early at 8am. There will be a large selection of plant varieties and back by popular demand are several types of bulbs, from daffodils, crocus, tulips, ornamental onions, to crown imperials.

There will also be Free informative talks and demonstrations starting at 10am, great children's activities and live music. For a listing of demonstrations, music and much more, visit Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Great live music at Lindaman's this Sunday

Lindaman's restaurant on Spokane's South Hill welcomes Ellis, who will be performing this Sunday, September 8. Ellis has an amazing voice and has appeared on 'A Prairie Home Companion.' Ellis' music charted in the Folk Top 100 in iTunes and Folk Top 20 on This tour is supporting her 8th album, 'Wherever You Are,' released this year.

Tickets are $15 and reservations can be made through Brown Paper Tickets at Lindaman's opens at 6pm on this special Sunday, food and beverages are available for purchase until concert starts at 7:00 and again at intermission.

Also at Lindaman's this weekend...on Saturday September 7, Wine tasting from 2-5pm with live music by Michael Millham, $10 cost. And from noon to 5pm, four artists will display their work at the restaurant. Lindaman's is located at 1235 S Grand Blvd in Spokane, next to St. John's Cathedral. For more information, call 509-838-3000.

Organ Recital at St. John's Cathedral

Organist Christopher Nelson is the featured recitalist this Sunday, September 8 at 4:00pm at St. John's Cathedral as part of St. John's Mostly Second Sunday recital series. This is Nelson's sixth annual recital at St. John's. For this recital, Nelson is bringing together four major organ works centering on the Geneva Psalter, the standard metrical resource for Protestant churches for many generations.

Christopher Nelson is organist and music director at Messiah Lutheran Church in Spokane and is a member of the Spokane Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He will repeat the program at Messiah Lutheran on September 15.

Donations are $10 at the door on the day of the recital. For more information, visit, or call 509-838-4277. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is located at 127 E. 12th Avenue, at Grand Blvd. Free parking is available in the lot behind Lindaman's Restaurant.

Suds and Cinema - the Inlander's movie night at the Bing

Next Wednesday, September 11, is the next installment of The Inlander's movie night at the Bing Crosby Theater, featuring the film 'National Lampoon's Animal House'. Enjoy this fun movie along with Beer by Orlison Brewing Company. Movie starts at 7:30 and the beer starts at 6:30. Intermission at 8:30. Cost is $4. This event is not restricted to 21+ patrons. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase, to enjoy inside the theater.

The Avett Brothers coming to Spokane

The Avett Brothers with special guest Nicholas David are coming to the INB Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 19 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale this Friday, September 6 at 10am. The Avett Brothers have been making great folk music for over a decade with 7 studio albums released since 2002. Joining the Brothers on the road is Nicholas David, a finalist on NBC's 'The Voice,' performing alternative soul music.

Reserved seat tickets are $34.50, $39.50 and $45.00 and go on sale this Friday, September 6 at all TicketsWest outlets at or 800-325-SEAT. All tickets are $5.00 higher the day of the show.

Go Chiefs Go!

Tickets to individual games for the Spokane Chiefs 2013-14 regular season are on sale beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 5 via the Chiefs Ticket Office or TicketsWest outlets. Tickets for the 36-game home schedule are available by calling 509-535-PUCK, 800-325-SEAT or by logging on to

Spokane opens the home schedule on Saturday, September 28 as the Chiefs host the Tri-City Americans at 7:05 p.m. The 2013-14 season includes 26 weekend games, with ten on Friday nights, 13 Saturday nights, and three Sunday early (5:05 pm) starts.

Groups of ten or more qualify for a group discount and opportunity to book one of the Chiefs two unique ice-level group areas.

Season ticket packages are now available for pick up at the Chiefs Ticket Office during regular business hours. Ticket packages, including season tickets, weekend plans and mini plans are still available for purchase, with great seats still open.

Tickets for the Chiefs only home preseason game are also currently on sale. The Chiefs host the Americans at Eastern Washington University's University Recreation Center (URC) in Cheney on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:05 pm. Fans can buy tickets via the Chiefs Ticket Office or the URC.

For more information on all Chiefs ticket packages, plans and group options, contact a Chiefs Account Executive at 509-535-PUCK.

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