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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First production at Modern Theater Spokane



The newly renamed Modern Theater Spokane, formerly Interplayers, presents 'The Glass Menagerie', opening this Friday, November 7 and running through November 22nd. One of the greatest masterpieces of the American stage in a sparkling new production. Recently revived on Broadway, 'The Glass Menagerie' remains one of the towering classics of World Drama. Go to moderntheater.org for tickets and information.

Nick Schauer & Rachel Aldridge at Laguna Cafe



This Friday, November 7 renowned guitarist Nick Schauer will accompany outstanding jazz vocalist, Rachel Aldridge at the Laguna Cafe, 4302 S. Regal, from 6:30 until 9:00pm. Reserve a table. It fills up fast. Call 509-448-0887.


Peter Pan flies into the Bing this weekend



CYT Spokane presents Peter Pan at the Bing Crosby Theater this Friday, November 7 at 7 and Saturday, November 8 at 3 and 7. Ticketswest has your seats.


The great Larry Ellingson at Barrister Friday



Barrister Winery at 1213 West Railroad Avenue hosts Larry Ellingson and Dan McCann for this First Friday, November 7 from 6 to 10pm. There will be great food by Barrister's famous Bistro Buffet catered by Beacon Hill Events from 6-8pm. There'll be music by 'Lonesome' Lyle Morse from 7-10pm. For table reservations, call the office at 509-465-3591.


'Spokannisters' at Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery



Ever want to empty out your junk drawer into something beautiful for storage, or find a better way to store dry goods in your kitchen than a zip lock bag? For the month of November, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is featuring an exhibit of canisters, that is 'Spokannisters,' porcelain and stoneware, lidded containers meant for containment, from small to large, funky or retro to stylishly modern. The 'Spokannisters' opening receptions are Friday, November 7, 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, November 8 from noon to 4 pm. Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is a locally owned business located at 115 South Adams. Gallery is open most weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm. More information, and image links at www.TracksideStudio.net or call 509-863-9904.


Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Bing



Thrill to the most exciting outdoor adventure films of the year at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Bing Crosby Theater Friday and Sunday, November 21 and 23. (Saturday is officially SOLD OUT) Friday show time, 7pm, Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are available at Mountain Gear, 2002 North Division.


Tall Tales & Totems Show with Jill Smith at the Bozzi Gallery

Jill Smith has been known as a potter forever, but few people know that she also writes. Ever since starting her specialty food company, Buckeye Beans & Herbs, she has written humorous scripts, not only to entertain but also to interject some thoughts on life lessons. This show is the first time she has mixed clay with words. Totems, by nature, tell stories as do the whimsical writings she calls her Far Fetched Fables.

'Tall Tales & Totems', the November show at the Spokane Bozzi Gallery this Friday, November 7 from 5 to 8 pm, will feature the playfully written fables alongside the more serious art of the totems. The 3' to 7' totems illustrate certain parts of the fables, preserved forever in clay. The totems themselves are created from stoneware clay that has been fired either in a high fire kiln, a soda fired kiln or in a raku kiln. Come see the impressions in the clay totems that illustrate such fables as 'Riding Fish', 'A-Green-Ment' and 'The Rabbit In the Moon' fables.

The Bozzi Gallery Collection is located above The Olive Garden in the Old City Hall Building Address: 221 N Wall St Suite 226. Call 509-290-5604 for more information.


November First Friday Fun with the Spokane Symphony

Celebrate November's First Friday (this Friday, November 7) with the Spokane Symphony at 'Symphony With a Splash,' the hot, one of kind concert experience that combines a casual Happy Hour, with live music by The Doghouse Boyz, and a shortened symphony performance into one really great party. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is the place to be this First Friday starting at 5pm with Happy Hour in the swanky lobby of the theater, the Art Deco jewel that is one of Spokane's outstanding art pieces.

Enjoy Happy Hour specials at the no-host bar, a gourmet meal by Beacon Hill for just $12, and visit with friends or colleagues as you enjoy live music provided by blues duo The Doghouse Boyz from 5pm to 6:45pm. The action moves into the theater hall at 7pm when Music Director Eckart Preu conducts the orchestra in a spectacular one-hour performance of beautiful symphonic classical music by Spokane's award-winning orchestra. This entertaining evening wraps up around 8pm, with time to enjoy the rest of your evening.

Ticket prices for all Symphony with a Splash seats are $25. They may be purchased in advance at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Arts Awards winners

Four winners have been honored for their contributions in fostering creative vitality in Spokane. Part of Create Spokane Arts Month, presented by Spokane Arts, the first annual Spokane Arts Awards are a celebration of the imagination, collaboration, leadership and spirit of inclusiveness that the arts uniquely provide our community. Over 80 nominations were received with 41 individual nominees, many of whom were nominated in multiple categories.

The recipients were:

Leadership: Brenda Nienhouse, Spokane Symphony Executive Director
Collaboration: The Mobile Murals Project
Inclusion: Terrain
Imagination (two winners): Marshall McLean, Musician and Todd and Cain Benson, Muralists

Spokane has previously celebrated artist contributions through the City of Spokane Arts Awards, last presented in 2011.

Create Spokane is presented by Spokane Arts, whose mission is to amplify Spokane as the cultural hub and catalyst for the Inland Northwest through arts leadership, advocacy, networking and support. Spokane Arts is a partnership between the Spokane Arts Commission and the 501(c)3 non-profit, Spokane Arts Fund.


Great Gatsby Fundraiser for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre and Sunrise Rotary join forces to present the Great Gatsby Fundraiser to be held at the swanky Coeur d'Alene Resort this Friday, November 7 starting at 5:30 pm. In addition to a fabulous three course meal, you'll have an opportunity to partake in the following activities: A Speakeasy Game Room, Charleston lessons, live jazz piano background music and a roaming sax player, professional vocal performances, as well as live and silent auction items. Auction items include: Dinner with Patty Duke, Fly-fishing Outing and Handcrafted Rod, Pig Roast for 200 People, Specialty Dinners with Local VIPs, Lunch with Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer, a customized song recorded for you, Gonzaga Men's Basketball tickets a CdA Summer Theatre 2015 Season Walk-On Part, and many more.

Cost is $90 per person. For tickets go to cdasummertheatre.com or call 208-660-2958.

Harry von Stark at the Brickwall Gallery

The Brickwall Photographic Gallery, 530 W. Main on the skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block, is featuring photographer Harry von Stark for First Friday Artwalk on November 7. The gallery will be open until 8:30pm on Friday.

The images include photographic series from the removal of Elwha Dams - the largest dam removal project in history. Von Stark says, "My intent for this project was twofold, the historical documentation of the largest dams removal project in history, while crafting artful images from a cold and hard environment perceived emotionless...it has been a personal passion to capture a glimpse of the vanishing marvels of the Industrial Age of Technology."

More information is available at 509-928-7721.


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