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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Spokane Symphony's The Nutcracker at The Fox Dec 3-6

Don't miss this year's production of 'The Nutcracker' with the Spokane Symphony. For the past 37 years, the Spokane Symphony has been collaborating with acclaimed ballet companies and the local dance community to present Spokane's own local production of 'The Nutcracker Ballet.' For this year's production, held at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, they are working with the critically-acclaimed State Street Ballet and 75 local dancers, with vocals by Canterbury Belles from Ferris High School. The Spokane Symphony will be under the direction of Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara.

'The Nutcracker,' set to the music of Tchaikovsky, is the story of young Clara, who is presented with a beautiful toy nutcracker during a holiday party by her godfather. That night, the toy comes to life in Clara's holiday dream. Opulent stage sets, a gorgeous gigantic Christmas tree, and hundreds of colorful costumes will provide a beautiful setting for the Show.

Performances are this Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm; Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm. Tickets available at the Box Office, by calling 509-624-1200 and at or 800-325-SEAT.

The most elegant Christmas display ever!

Christmas Tree Elegance, presented by Spokane Symphony Associates is at the Davenport Hotel and River Park Square now through December 13. This stunning holiday event is a raffle of 18 themed custom-decorated trees with prizes including gift certificates, items and cash valued at $5,000.

Go to for more information.

Campbell House Holiday at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture starts December 19

The Campbell House will be decorated for Christmas this month and there will be activities, crafts, and four living history interpreters. Visitors can explore the beautifully decorated house at their own pace during the holidays. The Campbell House Holidays start on December 19 and run through January 2. (December 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, January 1 and 2) Hours are 12:00 pm to 4 pm (except December 24, closes at 3pm).

Admission to the museum includes the Campbell House. The LEGO sculpture exhibit, Nature Connects: LEGO Brick Sculptures continues through February 7, and several dozen of the 100 Stories are still in the museum. The Campbell House and the Museum are open Wednesdays through Sundays.

For more information, call the museum at 509-456-3931 or check the museum's website at

Spokane First Friday December 4

It's First Friday in downtown Spokane this Friday, December 4 and venues all over town will have art displays and live music.

Artwork by Ric Gendron, Melissa Cole and Samuel White will be on display this month at the Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards, 1206 W Summit Pkwy. Artists' reception is Friday from 5-8pm. Sam White will also have artwork on display at both Express Personnel Services, 331 W Main and Numerica Credit Union, 502 W Riverside. Artist reception will be 5:30-8pm.

Nathan O'Neill will have artwork on display at the LeftBank Wine Bar, 108 N Washington, Suite 105, open from 4-11pm.

Holiday Open House at Steamplant Square, 159 S Lincoln, from 5-8pm.

Artist Christine Deubel will have works on display at Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens. Open from 5-10pm.

For a complete listing of events and venues, visit

Just in time for Christmas at the Art Spirit Gallery

The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene celebrates their 17th Annual Small Works Invitational this month with work from 37 different artists. The opening reception is this Friday, December 4 from 5-8 pm.

Art makes a wonderful gift, and this show has 265 beautiful pieces to choose from. Go to for more information and to see the show online.

Team Challenge Cup single session tickets are on sale

The Team Challenge Cup figure skating competition is coming to the Spokane Arena April 22 through 24. Single-Session Tickets are on sale now at or 800-325-SEAT.

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra Performs Dec 7 at the Fox

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Kevin Hekmatpanah, will perform works by Czech and American composers, including Dvorak, Smetana and Barber on Monday, December 7 at 7:30pm. Guest cellist is Matt Haimovitz.

Tickets for General Admission seating are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with ID. Tickets are free to Gonzaga Students, Faculty and Staff. To purchase tickets, visit the Box Office at the Fox, or call 509-624-1200, or at TicketsWest outlets. For More information on the concert, visit

Santa's Breakfast at Mirabeau Hotel Dec 12 & 13

Spokane Valley's 8th Annual Santa's Breakfast at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center will be Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from 9am to 1pm both days.

The event includes Free Santa's breakfast for kids, a photo with Santa, and Santa's Brunch Buffet at MAX. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank. For reservations, call 509-922-6252.

For more information, visit

Free Carrousel Party hosted by Operation Spokane Heroes Dec 4

Operation Spokane Heroes will be hosting a free Carrousel Party at Riverfront Park for all children of military personnel in the area. All military and their families will be admitted free of charge with ID or in uniform. There will be pizza, and hot chocolate served, along with coffee for the adults. Santa will be there, arriving in a sleigh and handing out toys for the kids. This takes place this Friday, December 4 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Riverfront Park Carrousel.

For more information, visit

Santa and His Sleigh to Make pre-Christmas Pit Stops at Southside Center

Santa invites you and yours for continental breakfast and photos with Santa in his sleigh at the Southside Senior & Community Center this holiday season. Dates are this Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 19, both days from 9 to 11 am. Breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for children; kids under 5 eat free. Framed Photos will be available for purchase.

For reservations, call 509-535-0803. Southside Senior & Community Center is located at 3151 East 27th Ave, just north of the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.

Motorcycle racing at the Fairgrounds

Indoor flat track motorcycle racing returns to the Spokane Fair and Expo Center horse barn on Thursday, December 10, practice at 5:30 and racing at 6:15. Tickets are $10 at the gate.

Hot Club of Spokane at the Bing this Sunday

Hot Club of Spokane's multi-media experience with live music and archival footage, 'Now You Has Jazz,' celebrating the Spokane roots of Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker, is back by popular demand for an encore performance on December 6 at 7pm at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians dedicated to the preservation of jazz, blues, and swing. The evening also includes documentary film segments featuring interviews with Howard Crosby, Julia Rinker and archival footage and photography from Spokane's nostalgic past. Tom McArthur will host and narrate the event, which is presented by the Friends of the Bing and Nostalgia Magazine.

Tickets available through or 800-325-SEAT.

Traditions of Christmas at CdA's Kroc Center

The 2015 Traditions of Christmas extravaganza is at the Kroc Center, in Coeur d'Alene, December 10-23. This show offers the best of the season from Dickens carolers to a Rockette-style kick line, Santa's work shop to a military tribute honoring our vets, and it even features a live nativity. It is quickly becoming a family tradition in our community.

This show sells out almost every year, so get your tickets soon, by calling 208-391-2867 or go to

Pacific Flyway Gallery celebrates 30 years

Pacific Flyway Gallery and Holly's Framing, at 409 South Dishman-Mica Road in Spokane Valley, celebrates 30 years in business with a party, this Saturday, December 5, from 2pm to 5pm.

The gallery is all decked out for this holiday season. Owners Holly and Charles Swanson have a wide selection of fabulous holiday decor, as well as gift ideas from over 80 regional artists. As in past years, the gallery will be featuring their 'Annual Miniature Show' with works from such artists as Linda Besse, Debbie Hughbanks, Marilyn Anderson, Loretta Jenkins, Vicky West, Lee Kromschroeder, Judy Henkel, and Gay Waldman among others.

The phone number is 509-747-0812 and the website is

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