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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shrek the Musical opens tomorrow at CdA's Kroc Center

'Shrek the Musical' opens Thursday, August 6 and runs through the 23rd at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. It's presented by the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. Get your tickets and more information at

New book by Harold Balazs at the Art Spirit Gallery

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene has a few of the 24 framed original drawings from the book 'The Family Album' by Harold Balazs and Dirk Stratton. The drawings come down Saturday but the book is still available. Go to for all the details.

Dutch Bros. Fundraiser for KZZU's Ken Hopkins

Kevin & Kerry Parker's Dutch Bros. coffee shops held a fundraiser last week for radio personality Ken Hopkins of the Dave, Ken and Molly show on KZZU, who was seriously injured in a bicycle accident last month. The total raised was $29,148.

To learn more and to help support Ken Hopkins and family, visit

Sammy Eubanks, 'the hardest working man in Spokane show business'

Sammy will be playing at Templins in Post Falls Thursday night, August 6 at 5 pm; Hill's Resort at Priest Lake Friday, August 7 at 8:30; the Garland Street Fair Saturday, August 8 at 2, then back to Hills at 8:30. On to Arbor Crest Sunday, August 9 at 5:30. Get more information at

Wyatt Wood at Manito Park Bench Cafe this Friday

Enjoy the music of Wyatt Wood for another Free Summer Concert at the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park, this Friday, August 7. Concert runs from 6-8pm. Food and beverages available for purchase.

First Friday Spokane

Lots going on all over Spokane for this month's First Friday, August 7. Visit for a complete listing.

Ryan Larsen and Chris Blair perform at Arbor Crest tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, August 6 'Performers on the Patio' will feature the country music of Ryan Larsen & Chris Blair at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Tasting Room patio. Concert runs from 5:30-7:30pm, no cover charge. Jewelry by Suzanne Alvarez will be on display through the evening.

Rebecca Hutchinson at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

This Friday, August 7 from 5 to 8 pm, the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery at 115 South Adams Street, Suite A, is hosting a reception for the August show of featured artist Rebecca Hutchinson. 'Distending Bloom: Sculptural Works by Rebecca Hutchinson' features porcelain and mixed media (paper clay, fiber, and organic material). It opens Friday and runs through August 29.

Rebecca is one of thirteen women from across the globe invited to create work for the National Museum of Women in Washington D.C. in a show 'Organic Matters: Women to Watch 2015.' A Montanan during the summer, Rebecca is a Professor of Ceramics at UMass Dartmouth, and has exhibited extensively in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her sculptural work stretches the bounds of ceramics as it relates to nature and material.

Gallery hours are by appointment. Call 509-458-5517.

Spokane Symphony's Soiree on the Edge coming August 12 and 19

This year's 'Soiree on the Edge,' a two concert series with the Spokane Symphony, returns to Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Wednesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 19. Music Director Eckart Preu and the Symphony will create a sublime sunset experience on each night. Both performances start at 7 pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

For a listing of musical selections for the concerts, visit

The Festival at Sandpoint starts tomorrow!

The next 10 days are filled with great music at this year's Festival at Sandpoint, beginning, tomorrow, August 6 and running through August 16. This year's lineup includes:

Arlo Guthrie, Thursday, August 6
Ziggy Marley, Friday, August 7
Vince Gill, Saturday, August 8
Family Concert, Sunday, August 9
Lake Street Dive, Thursday, August 13
The Devil Makes Three & Trampled by Turtles, Friday, August 14
Wilco, Saturday, August 15
and the Grand Finale with the Spokane Symphony, Sunday, August 16

Visit for concert times, and ticket information.

Rascal Flats and Dean Alexander at Northern Quest

Rascal Flats with Dean Alexander perform on the outdoor stage at Northern Quest Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 pm. Go to for tickets and information.

Nick Schauer and Craig Landron at the Brooklyn Lounge

Nick Schauer on guitar and Craig Landron on sax will be performing at the Brooklyn Lounge this Friday evening, August 7 from 8-10, 122 S. Monroe.

Busy September for the Arena

It's going to be a September to remember at the Spokane Arena. Tim McGraw September 3; Shania Twain September 12; Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach, September 13; Spokane Chiefs home opener versus Tri Cities September 26; and Def Leppard with Stix and Tesla September 30. Go to for information and or 800-325-SEAT for your seats.

Summer cooking classes at Kitchen Engine

The Kitchen Engine in the Flour Mill, 621 West Mallon across from the Arena, is offering some tasty summer cooking classes. BBQ Class featuring Baby Back Ribs, Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce and Jamaican Jerk Slaw, this Sunday, August 9 at 2 pm with Chef Mark Steinmetz. Make the most of your backyard barbecue as you learn some Cool Tips on Hot BBQ skills (indoors or out) to create amazing flavors. Learn 'melt-in-your-mouth' Baby Back Ribs.

And next Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 pm, Tiffany White has a class on Fish Tacos and Mexican Grilled Corn. These tacos feature marinated, pan fried Rock Fish, a Creamy Chipotle Slaw and a fresh Avocado Mango Salsa. Finish the meal off with grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob and a perfectly muddled Cilantro JalapeƱo Margarita.

For more information contact The Kitchen Engine, 509-328-3335 or

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