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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chris and Marianne Bornhoft star in a TV show Sunday




Local Spokane REALTORS Chris and Marianne Bornhoft are the featured guests on a popular TV show, 'Sweet Retreats' that will air this Sunday, June 8th at 7:30 pm on Comcast Channel 301. The show, hosted by former CBS morning show reporter Rene Syler, is on the Livewell Network, owned by Disney. It was filmed on South Whidbey Island and features vacation rentals.

Laugh with George Lopez Sunday at Northern Quest



The multi-talented television, film, standup comedy and late night television star, George Lopez, will perform two shows at Northern Quest Resort and Casino this Sunday, June 8 at 5 and 8 pm. Don't miss one of the premier comics in the entertainment industry, who is praised by audiences and critics alike for his work in television, film and comedy. Go to northernquest.com for information and tickets.


Catherine Earle show at The Art Spirit Gallery




The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene opens a show of new acrylic paintings by Catherine Earle of Sandpoint. There's an Opening Reception and ArtWalk this Friday, June 6 from 5-8 pm. The show runs through July 5th. Go to theartspiritgallery.com for more information.


Festival of Speed this weekend at Spokane County Raceway




The 2014 Spokane Festival of Speed Vintage Car race is this Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 on the 2.25 mile road race course at Spokane County Raceway. Over 100 Sports Cars, Sedans, and Formula Cars from all over the Pacific Northwest will be there. Go to sovrenracing.org for all the details.


Mark Griffith at the Brickwall




The Brickwall Photographic Gallery, at 530 W. Main on the skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block, is featuring Seattle photographer J. Mark Griffith for June's First Friday Artwalk. Mark's show is titled 'Aerial Artistry' and presents a unique view of the world as seen from above. More information is available at 509-928-7721.

For a more information on First Friday events, visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.


Free Friday Concerts at The Manito Park Bench Cafe

This Friday, June 6 from 6-8pm, enjoy the music of Matt Russell at the Manito Park Bench Cafe. Enjoy great food and beverages at the Cafe during the concert and during regular hours. Pre-season hours at the Cafe are Fridays 9am-7:30pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm. Starting Friday, June 13, the Cafe is open for the season 8am-7pm everyday, and open until 8pm on Fridays for the concerts. The Free Friday Summer Concert Series continues through August 22. Stay tuned for more concert information!

'Shake and Pour' by Gina Fruen at Trackside Gallery




Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery at 115 South Adams is featuring wood-fired rattles and teapots show by ceramic artist Gina Freuen, called 'Shake and Pour' this Friday, June 6 through June 30th. For more information go to tracksidestudio.net.


Good seats still available for Lily Tomlin at the Fox Sunday




Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter this Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox. Her long list of awards includes a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Be sure to see this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Tickets for Soiree on the Edge Series at Arbor Crest on Sale Today




The Spokane Symphony and music director Eckart Preu have teamed up again this summer for two concerts for the Soiree on the Edge Series at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Cliff House. 'Sunset Symphony' is Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm and 'Sunset Serenade' will be Wednesday, August 20 at 8pm. Music selections will be announced closer to the concert dates.

Tickets go on sale today for the two-concert series and is currently only available by subscription. Prices are $70 for table seating under the tent and $35 for general admission on the lawn. Tickets are available at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or by calling 509-624-1200. Visit www.spokanesymphony.org for more information.

Limerick Literary Pub Crawl & Dinner June 16

The Spokane-Limerick Sister City Society's 5th Annual Literary Pub Crawl & Ploughman's Dinner is Monday, June 16. The event will be led by Bagpiper William Clark.
The Pub Crawl begins at 5:30pm at O'Dougherty's Irish Grille, and continues on to the Post Street Ale House, The Satellite Pub, Lucky's Pub and concludes at Herbal Essence Cafe, all downtown Spokane. Enjoy a wonderful evening of readings, music, food, drinks, and great fun.

Cost is $50 per person, which includes entertainment, collector t-shirts, dinner, and door prizes at each pub. Drinks are additional costs, but at discounted prices. For more information and tickets, contact Society President Kerry Lynch at 509-990-7513 or email at klynchapi@comcast.net.

Monarch's Mantle to play at Luxe Ballroom June 7




Monarch's Mantle presents 'Monarch Arises' this Saturday, June 7, 8:30pm at the Luxe Ballroom, 1017 W. 1st Avenue in Spokane. In addition to Monarch's Mantle performing a number of original songs, the evening will include music from local artists Andy Rumsey, Gabe Knox, and Particlehead.

Monarch's Mantle is an up and coming band that is gaining a following playing at downtown venues such as Luxe Coffee House and on college campuses. The four members grew up in the Inland Northwest, but first got together on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. They returned to Spokane to pursue their dream of changing their generation through their passion for music. The band features Malachi Burrow (lead vocals and piano), his sister Sarah (guitar and vocals), Israel Cody (banjo, percussion and vocals) and Silas French (lead guitar and vocals) creating an alternative folk sound that is loved by many.

Ticket prices for Saturday's concert are $10 per ticket in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Luxe Coffee House or online at www.eventbrite.com/e/monarch-arises-tickets-11500832299.

The Connoisseur's Club at the Lincoln Center




If you like great food and great wine, The Connoisseur's Club at the Lincoln Center is just for you. This is a membership club with great benefits that include one bottle of wine each month along with tasting notes, recipes and suggested food pairings. Membership benefits also include 20% off ticket price to the Club's four quarterly winemaker's dinners (discount on up to 2 tickets for each dinner); discounted wine sales; and exclusive invitations to other culinary and wine-themed events. The Connoisseur's Club is overseen by The Lincoln Center's certified Sommelier, Ryan Biesen and it provides members exclusive benefits and savings related to wine, fine dining, entertaining, specialty foods and culinary events. The Connoisseur's Club has been awarded the Award of Distinction by the Washington Wine Commission three years in a row.

Membership is only $25 per month. Call 509-327-8000 for additional information. Visit thelincolncenterspokane.com.

Manito Park Plant Sale this Saturday

The Friends of Manito will have their big spring plant sale event this Saturday, June 7 starting at 9am. With over 200 plants, including colorful shrubs, vines, perennials and ornamental grasses, this sale is not to be missed! The Plant sale takes place just east of the Gaiser Conservatory, which is 4 West 21st. There will also be lectures and demonstrations throughout the day. Members of The Friends of Manito get an early start at the sale from 8-9am. The sale is open to the public from 9am-4pm.

For a complete listing of available plants for sale and to find out more about joining the Friends of Manito, visit their website at www.thefriendsofmanito.org.

This week's music at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars


Nicole Lewis

This Thursday's Performance on the Patio features the pop country music of Nicole Lewis Trio, and jewelry by artist Kathy LeFrancis, this Thursday, June 5. Concert runs from 5:30-7:30pm. No cover.

This Sunday, June 8, Bakin Phat performs Boogie Blue, starting at 5:30pm to dusk. $8 cover. Tickets are general admission seating. Guests are permitted to bring portable lawn chairs or blankets. For reserved table seating, call 509-927-9463 at least 24 hours in advance. Reservation fees, in addition to ticket price, are: $30 for 4, $50 for 8 or $60 for 10. Must be age 21 and over, valid photo ID required. For more information, visit arborcrest.com.

Spokane Table Tennis players move to the HUB




The Spokane Table Tennis group has begun regular play at the HUB Sports Center in the Spokane Valley. The group plays on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6pm to 9pm. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to drop by, according to John Trevethan, STT president. Cost is $3.00 per evening. There is no membership fee for STT. For additional information, contact Lisa Hagel, STT Manager at 509-768-1780, lisahagel06@yahoo.com or John Trevethan, STT President at 509-928-4125, trevwest@msn.com.


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