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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spokane Arena turns 20!

On Thursday, September 4, Boston and Night Ranger officially set in motion the 20th event season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Throughout the year, Spokane can expect to see a variety of incredible promotions and special announcements celebrating 20 fantastic years at the Arena. Guests of the building will notice a few initial decorative additions to the facility, highlighting some of the biggest performers, bands and sporting events the Arena has hosted since 1995. The 20th Anniversary of the Spokane Arena is going to be a celebration like no other.

Upcoming events in the 20th Anniversary Season include Boston with Night Ranger, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Elton John, Blake Shelton, Casting Crowns, Safe in Sound Festival, Disney on Ice, Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Motley Crue, Gonzaga vs. WSU Men's Basketball, General Store presents Wrangler Pro Bull Riding Classic, Monster Jam, 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship-Spokane Regional, AMSOIL ArenaCross and Marvel Universe Live! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the weeks to come.

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Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at the INB this Sunday

Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist for the international super duo Sugarland, plays the INB Performing Arts Center this Sunday, September 7 at 8 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Nectar Tasting Room presents wine and opera

Nectar Tasting Room at Main and Stevens, presents a taste of opera this Saturday night, September 6 at 7. Enjoy some of the most beloved arias and duets from the opera stage while sipping a glass of one of Nectar Tasting Room's featured wines. Visit for tickets and information.

Win free tickets to Cirque Zuma Zuma at the Bing!

Enjoy Cirque Zuma Zuma at the Bing this weekend for free. Be the first to mail us at and win a pair of tickets for Friday the 5th at 8 and a pair for Saturday the 6th at 1. We have 2 pair so there will be four winners.

After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow you at the Bing Crosby Theater Friday September 5 at 8pm and Saturday the 6th at 1pm. Enjoy acrobatic ingenuity and the amazing artistic talents of 120 performers. Ticketswest has your seats if you don't win these!

Nick Schauer at Clover this Sunday

Spokane's guitar guru Nick Schauer performs with world class bassist, Scott Steed this Sunday, September 7. for Clover's Jazz Brunch from 10:30 until 1:30. Clover is a beautiful venue with great food and atmosphere!

Clover is located at 911 East Sharp. The phone number is 509-487-2937.

Larry Ellingsen is up against the wall

'Walls on Walls: New photographic Work' from Larry Ellingson is at the Saranac Art Projects Gallery, 25 W Main Avenue through September 27th. There's an Opening Reception this Friday, September 5 from 5 to 9pm.

Josh DeWeese at Trackside Studio

Noted ceramic artist Josh DeWeese is the featured artist at Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 South Adams, this First Friday through September 30. The opening reception for this exhibit is Friday, September 5 from 5-9pm.

Josh is also demonstrating in the Trackside Studio, his ceramic throwing, building and glazing techniques, Saturday, September 6th from 10am-3pm. A nominal fee of $20 is be being charged to help defray his expenses. If you are interested in attending the workshop, tickets can be purchased through this link or by contacting Trackside at or call 509-863-9904.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo at the Fair

The Spokane County Interstate Fair & Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo is this Friday, September 5th. Stop by the Because There is Hope booth (shown here with Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo Katherine Merck) in the Plaza and at the Grandstand Gate.

They will have a photo booth, Pink merchandise and two Pink Guitars signed by Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert. The drawing to be held at the rodeo on Friday. The Tim McGraw guitar was donated by the Mountain 93.7 and the Miranda Lambert guitar was donated by Anthony Eppers.

Tickets still available $10 for fair admission and Friday Rodeo. Go to for more information.

Preu and Wolski to perform at Touchmark

Touchmark on South Hill welcomes Spokane Symphony Conductor Eckart Preu and Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski to perform in their grand lobby on Monday September 8. Symphony enthusiasts and the public are invited to attend this event, which will include a presentation about the symphony prior to the performance. There is no charge.

Touchmark is on the South Hill at 2929 S. Waterford Drive (off 29th Avenue and Pittsburg Street).

Rockin B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows Continue Sept 12 & 13

The Rockin' B Ranch is celebrating their 20th year with a series of special Cowboy supper shows this summer and are continuing in September and October. Join the Riders of the Rockin' B as they perform great Cowboy music and enjoy lots of great music, great food and great fun. Don't miss it!

This month's shows are Friday & Saturday, September 12 & 13, and next month's shows are Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, at 6:15pm. So come enjoy the Riders of the Rockin' B Ranch!

Tickets and information is available at or by calling 509-891-9016. The Ranch is located at 3912 N Idaho Rd in Liberty Lake, just south of I-90, Exit 299. Parking is free.

Patit Creek Cellars wine & cheese sampling at Urbanna Spa & Salon

Enjoy great wine & cheese, courtesy of Patit Creek Cellars at Urbanna Spa & Salon, Thursday, September 18 from 1-7pm. Patit Creek Cellars, from Walla Walla, now has a tasting room in downtown Spokane across from the Davenport Hotel. This special event at Urbanna, you'll have an opportunity to meet Rachel, the cheese expert, and her husband, Cody, the wine expert. The two will teach how to properly taste the cheeses with wine. 6 Whites and 6 Reds, and imported cheeses. You'll learn great tips on pairing and eating cheeses with wine.

The cost is $15 for the pairing fee, with $10 of that applied to bottle purchase of Patit Creek wine. With this bottle purchase, you will also receive a free tasting of their Ice Wine with a taste of cheese.

For tickets and information, call 509-747-7076. Urbanna Spa is located in the beautiful historic Pinecreek Dairy Creamery at 168 S. Division.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings new Rock Opera to Spokane

'The Christmas Attic' will rock Spokane this year. Rock theater rockstars Trans-Siberian Orchestra will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera 'The Christmas Attic' live for the first time in arenas across the country on their Winter Tour 2014, and will take the stage at the Spokane Arena on Friday, November 21.

Tickets are on sale starting Friday, September 12 at 10am. Reserved Seat tickets are $30.00. $41.50, $52.50 and $62.50 at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at or 800-325-SEAT.

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