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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

'The Book of Mormon' now at the INB

The New York Times calls 'The Book of Mormon', "the best musical of this century!" Entertainment Weekly says it is "the funniest musical of all time." And you can see it now through Sunday at the INB performing Arts Center. This musical from the creators of 'South Park' is a nine-time Tony Award Winning Best Musical.

While the Mormon Church doesn't oppose the production, they have issued this statement: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Good Guys are coming to Spokane and bringing their sweet rides

This week you are going to see some amazing hot rods driving around town. They are heading to the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as The Good Guys Rod and Custom Association presents the Great Northwest National car show, Friday through Sunday at the Fairgrounds.

For more information and tickets go to

Tonight is going to be an 'odd' night in Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre presents 'The Odd Couple', a $25 Staged Reading Fundraiser tonight at 7:30 pm at the Kroc Center Auditorium, 1760 West Golf Course Road.

The cast includes Oscar Madison: Todd Jasmin; Felix Ungar: Damon Mentzer; Murray: Dave Rideout; Vinnie: Lanz Edwin Babbitt; Speed: Jerry Sciarrio; Cecily Pigeon: Jorie Jones; and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Christy Rolf.

For information and tickets go to or call 208-660-2958.

Civic is going blonde through this weekend

'Legally Blond' is on the main stage at Spokane Civic Theatre through this Sunday. Go to for tickets and details.

Almost Led Zeppelin at the Bing

Zoso, the 'Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience' is at the Bing Crosby Theater this Saturday night at 7. It's the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Brewsfest returns to Silver Mountain Resort this Saturday

Silver Mountain's annual Brewsfest is scheduled for this Saturday, August 16 from 1-6 pm at the Silver Mountain amphitheater. Three great bands and over 35 different hand crafted beers will be available at this annual mountain top celebration.

The music will start at 1:30 with Gatorloops kicking off a great day of music with his blues and innovative music loops. Nu Jack City is back by popular demand as this versatile band plays a bit from all generations and features a lively horn section. Past crowd favorite, Civilized Animal, promises to rock the crowd to close out the festival. Gatorloops will also be playing in the village after the event.

They are currently are expecting about 18 different breweries and they will be providing 36 different types of beer for people to taste.

Tickets for the event include a commerative Brewsfest mug, six taste tickets and the scenic gondola ride to the top of the mountain. Additional taste tickets may be purchased at the event. Advance tickets are $29.95 and day of event tickets are $34.95. Advance tickets can be purchased online or by calling 208-783-1111. Gates open at 1pm but you can make a day of it by hiking or exploring the expanded Silver Mountain Bike Park. Lodging packages are also available.

For more information, check the website at

Cheryl Custer-Branz CD release show

Folk Pop Singer/songwriter Cheryl Custer-Branz is having a release show for her third CD, 'Letting Go' Thursday, August 21 at Grande Ronde Cellars, 906 W. 2nd Ave from 7-9pm. You can get more info at her website

'Journey to the Top of the World' with Kay LeClaire

Spokane's Kay LeClaire is the first woman over 60 to scale the 7 Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. Her new book, 'Journey to the Top of the World,' geared to young readers, is on sale now. And you don't need to be a 'young reader' to enjoy it; the book is entertaining and inspiring for all ages. You can buy it on her website for $10.95. It's also available at , Aunties Books Store and Mountain Gear. Go to for more information.

Cobra Polo Classic is September 7 with only 100 tickets left!

The 10th Anniversary Cobra Polo Classic Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is Sunday, September 7. Don't miss this fabulous event that combines strength, elegance, speed and fair play with tents, hats (oh so many beautiful hats!) and Champagne. This is the largest charity polo match in the United States, and all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane.

Tickets are $225 per person and $450 per couple. Sponsored tables, which include 10 seats, field and program recognition, are still available for $3,000. Visit for more information.

They are also still recruiting volunteers for this one-of-a-kind event. If you are interested in volunteering, email Callie Bendickson, Volunteer Coordinator, at

Garland Street Fair this Saturday

The 12th Annual Garland Street Fair covering five blocks of the Garland Business District, from Howard Street to Monroe is this Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm. They will have an variety of musicians, food vendors, arts activities and involvement from the Garland businesses. The event features family-friendly vendors and activities from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and will continue until 9:00 pm at a Block Party between Post and Monroe, featuring live entertainment and a Runway Renegades Fashion Show.

Sara Brown Band at Arbor Crest Winery

This Sunday at 5:30 pm the Sara Brown Band entertains at Arbor Crest. Cost is just $8. Go to

Season Preview Night at Lake City Playhouse

Saturday, August 23 is Season Preview Night at Lake City Playhouse, 1320 East Garden in Coeur d'Alene. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:30. There will be beverages and hors d'oeuvres, silent auctions, and awards will be presented to distinguished performers and supporters of Lake City Playhouse.

The show will feature performances from Abbey Crawford, Robby French, Aubrey Shimek Davis, Aaron Baldwin, Amber Fiedler, J.R. Haynie, Dan Bell, Caitlin Duffey, Kalla Mort, Torey Routson, Teri Grubbs, Daniel McKeever, Andrew Ware Lewis and more. These talented performers will sing selections from all of our upcoming mainstage musicals, as well as our brand new Concerts at the Bing series! Enjoy your favorite songs from Les Mis, All is Calm, The Last 5 Years, The Sound of Music, Assassins, Tommy, Rent, Company, and Hair.

Tickets are $15. Get yours and more information at

Beauty and the Vine August 21

Attention ladies! Nectar Tasting Room has organized a night out on the town just for you. Beauty and the Vine is Thursday, August 21 from 6-9pm. This free event is sponsored by Dr. Stiller's Linea Cosmetic Surgery and will be a night of beauty, health tips, and of course wine. Enjoy discounted Botox and Juvederm treatments, chair massages from Sicilia Chiropractic, brow waxes from Sharmaine Nichole Beauty & Barber, and more. Bring a 'wish list' item for Because There Is Hope - Faye's House and receive a free paraffin dip. For a full list of services, 'wish list items' and to pre-register for Botox or Juvederm, visit or call 509-869-1572.

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