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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Siren Songs and Stories' at the Bing Friday



Join three of Spokane's finest female singer-songwriters as they team up to Take Strides Against Breast Cancer in a special benefit performance at The Bing Crosby Theater this Friday night, October 17 at 8. The Angela Marie Project (pictured), the Nicole Lewis Band, and Christy Lee Comrie will perform an evening of rock, and country tinged rock, that features Siren Songs and Stories from a decidedly female point of view. This is an all ages concert with beer and wine available with proper identification. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Bing Comedy Series Presents Felicia Michaels with Charlie Laborte & Tom Meisfjord



Get ready to laugh this Saturday night, October 18 at 8 pm as the Bing Crosby Theatre's Comedy Series presents Felicia Michaels, Charlie Laborte and Tom Meisfjord. Felicia was nominated twice for Funniest Female Comic by the American Comedy Awards; in 1999 she won the award. She has released one album, 'Lewd Awakenings,' on the What Are Records label. She has appeared on such networks as Showtime, MTV, VH1, NBC, as well as appearing twice on ABC's 'Full House.' She was also a Grand Champion on 'Star Search,' where she made her national debut.

Local comedy favorite and longtime friend of Felicia's, Charlie Laborte, will be one of two openers for the nights show. Charlie, who has been doing comedy since 1985 and has worked extensively in Los Angeles, is now the morning floor director for KREM 2 News, a job that he's had since 1999. Opening for Charlie, is another Spokane native, Tom Meisfjord, who has been performing around the Inland Northwest for over five years.

For more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com and for tickets contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


'Spokane is Reading' with Karen Russell this Thursday



Now in its 13th year, 'Spokane is Reading', Spokane's community reading program, is welcoming award-winning 'Swamplandia' author Karen Russell to Spokane for two free presentations on Thursday, October 16, 1:00 pm at the Spokane Valley Event Center and 7:00 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. Doors open 45 minutes to start times. An ASL interpreter will be present at the evening event. More information is available at spokaneisreading.org.


Abbey Crawford Cabaret at Hayden Lake's Clark House



Join cabaret singer Abbey Crawford Friday and Saturday nights, now through November at Hayden Lake's Clark House for exceptional entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 pm for food and drinks, Abbey sings at 7pm. No cover charge. There's a different show each weekend.

Reservations required so book early, the shows sell fast. Call 208-772-3470 for reservations.


Fiddler on the Roof ends Sunday at Civic Theatre



'Fiddler on the Roof' is on the main stage at Spokane Civic Theatre through this Sunday, October 19. Fiddler has captured the hearts of people all around the world for fifty years with its moving score including 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', 'If I Were a Rich Man', and 'Sunrise, Sunset'. Winner of nine Tony Awards.

Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and information.


Blue Man Group at the INB through Sunday



Blue Man Group is at the INB Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19 for six performances including two weekend matinees. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. Don't miss this must-see performance. Go to inbpac.com for more information. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Susan Hardie directs Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Civic



Spokane Civic Theatre presents 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,' directed by Susan Hardie this Friday, Ocotber 17 through November 16. This chilling and riveting drama is from Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

It's a suspense-filled retelling of the classic story of alter egos vying for control on the foggy streets of Victorian-era London. Jekyll brings forth his other self and soon loses control when Hyde meets a woman. A deadly game of horror and violence, this disturbing tale includes underlying humor and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Curtain Times are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm, and Sunday, 2:00pm. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and information.

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane at the INB Oct 22



Jason Mraz and Raining Jane are at the INB Performing Arts Center next Wednesday, October 22 at 8 pm They just released some great seats starting a $25. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


See 'Tommy' at LCP at the Bing



Lake City Playhouse and the Bing Crosby Theatre team up to present the first musical work to ever be billed as rock opera 'Tommy,' with lyrics and music by Pete Townshend. It is the stage adaptation of the Grammy Hall of Fame Award winner for "historical, artistic and significant value" album by English rock band The Who.

'Tommy,' directed by Troy Nickerson, is a profound and powerful story about a 'deaf, dumb and blind kid', named Tommy, and how he touches the lives of the people and the world around him.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Northwest Opera's Barn Aid is not your mother's opera

Northwest Opera's Fall production, 'BARN AID-2014,' harkens to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland putting on a show in 'Our Town' 'Greenacres' and 'Mayberry RFD.' Directed by Tim Campbell, the family-friendly show, written by Fern McMillan, features area artists singing selections from a wide range of musical genres: opera and operetta to more popular, familiar songs, in Northwest Opera style. Prepare to be entertained at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray Street, Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm, Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $10 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 509-327-3598.

Northwest Opera strives to provide the opportunity for 'wannabes,' 'gonnabes,' 'has-beens' and 'those who don't stand a chance on the stage' to perform in quality productions in front of a live audience. The shows are geared to attract a wide-ranging audience, from opera buffs to those who are 'scared' by the 'O'-word. This is not your mother's opera company: smart, witty scripts (often original) and music (chosen to show off the level of talent of the performer, from opera, operetta to Broadway to movies) are ably directed by Tim Campbell, no stranger to the stage or opera direction.

This is the 8th production of the company which was formed in 2011 under the auspices of Holy Names Music Center.

Rain. A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Northern Quest January 19



The live multi-media spectacular, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles, brings their musical journey through the life and times of the iconic Beatles to Northern Quest's Pend Oreille Pavilion on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale this Saturday at 8:30 am.

The widely loved, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles, has been bringing all things 'Beatles' to captivated audiences for almost 40 years. Rain is widely acknowledged as the first, longest running, and most successful Beatles tribute show in the world. This Broadway hit show offers an experience that takes the audience back in time with the legendary foursome from 'across the pond' and delivers a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to John, Paul, George and Ringo. The current Rain show highlights even more of the Beatles' most loved songs from their vast anthology of hits such as 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'Let It Be' and 'Hey Jude.' This family friendly show will delight both long time Beatles fans and those who have just discovered the amazing music of the original 'Fab Four.' Rain offers a true Beatles experience that shouldn't be missed!

Ticket prices are $25, $35, and $55, and go on sale this Saturday, October 18, at 8:30am. Go to northernquest.com or call 509-481-6700, or toll-free 1-877-871-6772. Box Office hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 8:30am to12:30pm, closed Monday and Tuesday.

March Madness returns to the Spokane Arena

Washington State University and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena announce that tickets for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship - Spokane Regional, taking place March 28 and 30, 2015 will go on sale at 9:00am on Friday, October 24!

The return of the Women's Sweet Sixteen to the Inland Northwest marks the fifth time since 2001 that Spokane has been a named a Regional site for the Women's tournament, having successfully hosted in 2001, 2008, 2011 and 2013. The 2015 Women's Spokane Regional will feature three exciting games over two days of heated competition. Guests at the Spokane Regional will be part of the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight, and will watch one team earn the right to play in the Final Four in Tampa Bay.

For all those interested in buying tickets to the Spokane Regional there's a pretty sweet opportunity available:

All guests who purchase tickets to the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Spokane Regional, will be placed on a priority waiting list giving them the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the next NCAA Men's Basketball Championship hosted at the Spokane Arena. Please note that guests are welcome to select best available seats for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship - Spokane Regional. Seating for a potential NCAA Men's Basketball Championship will be allocated via random drawing. No guarantee or promise of location is made or implied.

All-Session Ticket Packages are $35 and $45 and go on sale Friday, October 24 at 9:00am. Tickets available at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT. 9:00am on Friday, October 24!

Buy Your Nutcracker Tickets Now for Best Seats

This year's performances of the holiday classic, 'The Nutcracker' will be December 4-7 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The Spokane Symphony Orchestra with conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will perform the timeless Tchaikovsky score along with the State Street Ballet, and 84 local dancers.

This magical story is always a favorite for audiences of all ages, but the folks at State Street Ballet are calling this one of their most enchanting productions ever. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters.

Tickets are on sale now at range in price from $25 to $75 for adults; $12.50 to $30 for youth 17 and under. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Harvest Moon & HalloWine Auction Oct 17

The Inland NW Business Travel Association is holding their annual Harvest Moon & HalloWine Auction at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center this Friday, October 17, from 5:30-9pm. A portion of the proceeds from this auction will benefit Northwest North Pole Adventures Spokane Fantasy Flight.

Spokane Fantasy Flight provides a magical trip to the North Pole for some very special children from area shelters and community programs. They are flown to the North Pole for an evening of wonderment and surprises. For more information on NW North Pole Adventures, visit www.nwnorthpole.com.

Tickets are $45 per person and available at inbta.org.

Miranda Lambert to perform at Spokane Arena Feb 12

CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Miranda Lambert performs with Justin Moore, RaeLynn and Jukebox Mafia at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Tickets go on Sale this Friday, October 17, 10am at Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

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