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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's First Friday at Your MAC

This Friday, April 3, stop by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture to celebrate First Friday starting at 5pm! Experience the MAC exhibits, 100 Stories - A Centennial Exhibition. Enjoy Live Music, performed by Mike Ross, along with an artist demonstration by Dick Ibach. Visit with Dick about his work on display, or pull up a chair for a portrait.

FREE Admission from 5 to 8pm, donations are welcome. Food available for purchase at Cafe MAC. For more information, visit

April Fool's tonight at the Bing

Tonight, April 1 Friends Of the Bing presents on the big screen the 1991 classic, Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs featuring Jodi Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Celebrate April Fool's Day with local comedians Tom Meisjford, Jason Komm, Harry J. Riley and Missy Narrance as they add their comedic commentary. Live tonight starting at 7:30. Tickets available through

The 'Final Two' are at the Bing Monday evening

Enjoy the action of the Final Two, the men's college basketball championship game, Monday, April 6 at 6pm at The Bing on their 30 foot screen. Free admission. Doors open at 5pm. $3 Beer and snacks are available.

Karen Valandra art at VduV Winery this Friday

Karen Valandra is showing her original watercolors as the featured artist the First Friday at VduV Winery, 12 South Scott. Enjoy great wine and the eclectic sounds of their own houseband, Crushpad.

For more information on this First Friday events, visit

The Fox Presents Trace Adkins in Concert

Multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins will perform at The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Wednesday, June 3. Adkins' countless hits made it to the top of the charts and has sold over 10 million albums. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry will keep country's traditionalist flame burning in Spokane with a performance that mixes classic honky tonk with elements of gospel, blues, and rock & roll.

Trace Adkins is known for top hits including 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,' 'Gone Fishin,' 'Ladies Love Country,' 'You're Gonna Miss Me,' and many more. The country crooner is also a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $$1.5 million as the winner of NBC's 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.'

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 3 at 10am and are available at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, by calling 509-624-1200 or at or 800-325-SEAT.

St John's Cathedral Presents Bach Motet this Friday

As part of St John's Good Friday service (12 noon to 2:00pm on April 3), Dr Timothy Westerhaus and the Cathedral Choir at St John's will present 'Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227,' the earliest and most musically complex of Bach's six motets. The Cathedral Choir will be joined by cellist, Cheryl Carney and contrabassist, Kim Plewniak. Fourteen singers from the choir are featured in combinations of trios, quartets, and quintets.

On Easter Sunday, April 5 at both the 8am and 10:30am Festival Eucharists, the Cathedral Brass Quintet and timpani will add to the celebration. Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus' will conclude the services, with music distributed to the congregation for a massed choral ensemble.

Free parking is available in the parking lots behind Lindaman's Restaurant, 13th and Grand Blvd. More information about St John's Cathedral is available at or by calling the Cathedral at 509-838-4277.

Spokane Symphony Announces 2015-2016 Season

The Spokane Symphony will kick off the 2015-2016 season later this year, with fabulous performances planned, including two Soiree on the Edge summer concerts in August at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Great Classics concerts from Russian Adventures, to American Wonders, to Blockbusters and so much in between. Back again is SuperPops, Symphony with a Splash, The Nutcracker, A New Year's Eve celebration featuring the music of Beethoven, and also a special Halloween experience, the showing of the classic film 'Nosferatu,' the 1922 silent film adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, with live soundtrack. And there's so much more!

To view the upcoming season's programs and performances, and to renew or order tickets, visit

Here's a Clue, you can still get tickets

Did you miss out on getting your tickets to 'Clue' at Spokane Civic Theatre? Well, you're in more time! They've added one more performance on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm! Tickets are available through the Civic Theatre box office or online at or 800-325-SEAT.

'Blooming Artists' at Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals, at West 331 West Main, has partnered with the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery to host 'Blooming Artists'. This Friday, April 3 from 5pm to 8pm, each piece of the children's artwork will be on display and for sale with 100% of proceeds going to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. All unsold art pieces will remain on display and will be available for purchase throughout April and May.

Since the beginning of March, the children visiting the Nursery have had the opportunity to draw, paint and color on canvases. The response from the children has been so overwhelmingly positive that Express is prepared to cover almost every inch of their large brick walls with the children's artwork.

This event was initially inspired by the artwork of 19 month old Michael Angelo Rugan, the son of Express Account Manager Jeff Rugan. Canvases for the children at the Nursery have been donated by Susan and Ira Amstadter, owners of Express Employment Professionals and Spokane Art Supply.

Alternative photographic processes at the Brick Wall Gallery

Come and explore alternative photographic processes with Melissa Rackham and Brian Deemy at the Brickwall Photographic Arts Gallery during April's First Friday Artwalk this Friday, April 3. The gallery is located at 530 W. Main on the skywalk in the Bennett Block just east of Macy's. The gallery will be open from 4pm until 8:30pm this Friday.

More information available at 509-928-7721.

This is not your mother's opera company

Northwest Opera's 2015 season will open with 'Innocents Lost: The Grimm Trial of Hansel and Gretel.' This original tale of courtroom drama, good vs. evil, is set to Humperdink's familiar music.

The entertainment begins April 11 at 7:30pm and April 12, April 18 and 19 at 2pm. All performances at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2715 S. Ray Street in Spokane. Buy tickets at the door on the website,, or call 509-327-3598 (Stuart Shawen).

Northwest Opera was organized in 2011 to provide an operatic performance outlet for gonnabes, wannabes, has-beens, and never-thought-it-could-happens, while giving the audience good entertainment and a small insight into the performer's passion for the art.

This is not your mother's opera company. Under the direction of Tim Campbell, highly creative, family-friendly original scripts are performed introducing both singer and the audience to music which is often unfamiliar and often avoided because of the undeserved, mistaken belief that opera is only for the elite. Northwest Opera presents 2 highly entertaining shows per year.

61st Annual Shrine Circus Returns to Spokane Valley

The El Katif Shriners are excited to announce the return of the annual Shrine Circus. The circus is celebrating its 61st year of delighting Eastern Washington families. Audiences will be dazzled by elephants, horses, clowns and more. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the family-friendly 'under the big top' experience.

The Shrine Circus will be welcoming guests in the parking lot of the Spokane Valley Mall. The festivities begin Friday, April 17 with shows at 3pm and 7pm and continue Saturday, April 18 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. The circus will conclude on Sunday, April 19 with shows at 1pm and 5pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at General admission is $10 per person. Reserved seating is $15, VIP tickets are $20 and ringmaster seats are available for $25 per person. Tickets can also be purchased by phoning 509-747-0132.

Spokane Public Radio presents Cokie Roberts May 14 at the Bing

Spokane Public Radio invites you to attend a celebratory 35th anniversary presentation by senior NPR news analyst and bestselling author Cokie Roberts on Thursday, May 14 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio. Roberts will speak at length about her newest book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, as well as about the issues facing our nation today: healthcare, the economy, education, and energy. Aunties Bookstore will also coordinate a book signing at the Bing after her program and have her book available for purchase.

Roberts serves as senior news analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. She has covered Congress, politics, and public policy for more than 20 years at ABC News. In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won countless awards, including three Emmys.

Tickets are $40 and available at TicketsWest locations, or 800-325-SEAT. A Bing Crosby Theater restoration fee will be added to the price of each ticket, and additional fees may apply. More information may be found at or by calling 509-328-5729.

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