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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Next Women of Country Tour at Northern Quest



Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles headlines a quartet of powerful up-and-coming female country stars when she brings the CMT 2016 Next Women of Country Tour to Northern Quest this Friday, March 4 at 7:30. Joining Jennifer will be Brandy Clark, Lisa Ell and Tara Thompson.

Jennifer Nettles has racked up more than 22 million in worldwide record sales since she exploded onto the music scene in 2004. With eight No. 1 hits and countless accolades and awards, Nettles received a Grammy Award, an ACM and a CMA award for writing her emotionally charged No. 1 platinum hit, 'Stay'.

Brandy Clark won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year for co-writing the Kacey Musgraves' hit 'Follow Your Arrow'. She was also voted 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Clark was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2015 for Best New Artist and Best Country Album for her debut album, 12 Stories.

Lindsay Ell, a 26-year-old Calgary native, is an accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. She has received critical acclaim for her singles 'Trippin' On Us' and 'Shut Me Up', including being named one of Rolling Stone's 10 Artists You Need to Know.

Tara Thompson initially gained buzz performing at some of Nashville's premiere listening rooms and writers' rounds. A fiery East Tennessee native, Thompson is talented, hard-working and friendly. A spunky singer/songwriter, Thomspon delivers a fresh and quirky tongue-in-cheek spin on her life experiences that people relate to and love.

Go to northernquest.com for tickets and information.

Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time at the Bing



CYT presents Mary Poppins on stage at the Bing Crosby Theater continuing this Friday through Sunday, March 4-6 Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Nat Geo's Vince Musi at the INB next Tuesday



National Geographic Live features award-winning photographer Vincent Musi, Tuesday, March 8 at 8 pm at the INB Performing Arts Center. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Inlander Restaurant Week continues through Sunday

The biggest Inlander Restaurant Week ever continues through Sunday March 6, with more than 100 participating restaurants throughout Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene, offering three-course meals, for one fixed price of either $19 or $29.

Now in its fourth year, Inlander Restaurant Week continues to grow and evolve. There are 19 brand new Restaurant Week participants this year, including The Gilded Unicorn, Blackbird, Gaslamp, Table 13, Masselow's, Kaiju Sushi, Browne's Tavern, and The Grand Restaurant.

To see a list of all participating restaurants, visit InlanderRestaurantWeek.com. Reservations are strongly recommended.


The Force is at the Fox this Friday



This Friday, March 4 travel to a galaxy far, far way to hear the fabulous music of Star Wars...it's at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox with the Spokane Symphony orchestra.

You've seen the movies, now experience the music from the films live. The American Film Institute named the Star Wars music '...the best film score of all time.' Thrills are guaranteed and costumes are encouraged. Come spend an evening at this not-to-be-missed event. Tickets are $15 and $30; $10 for Youth 17 and under.

Get your tickets at the Fox Box office or through Ticketswest.


'Maybe baby' opens Friday at Modern Theatre CdA



Modern Theatre's 2015 resident playwright Matthew Harget, brings his romantic comedy about a couple's difficulties trying to conceive a child to the stage.

It opens this Friday, March 4 and runs through Sunday, March 20 at Modern Theatre in Coeur d'Alene, 1320 E Garden Avenue. For tickets and more information go to www.themoderntheater.org.


Spring Arts & Crafts Show this weekend

Custer's 39th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show is this Friday through Sunday, March 4-6 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. This year's show features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the United States covering 78,000 square feet of exhibit space, making this the largest show of its kind in the Inland Northwest.

Hours are Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $7 for adults, good all weekend. Kids 12 and under free. Visit Custershows.com for more information.

NW Bach Festival going on now through Sunday

The 38th Annual Northwest Bach Festival with Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director, is bringing musical excitement with concerts, films, special events and more. Going on now through Sunday, March 6, events will take place at a wide variety of Spokane venues.
For a complete listing of events including special and free events and ticket information, visit www.nwbachfest.com.


Little Women the Musical is a big hit



Little Women the Musical, on stage at Spokane Civic Theatre now through Sunday, March 20 is delighting audiences and getting rave reviews.

This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Upon the advice of a friend, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and more information.


Dog the Bounty Hunter at CdA Casino



Following a sellout event last fall, Dog the Bounty Hunter returns to Coeur d'Alene Casino Thursday, March 10 at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale for the motivational speech, $15 for general admission. Reserved seating is $25 and for those who would like a photo with Dog, the gold reserved tickets are $40. Visit www.ticketswest.com and use promo code CDADOGHUNTER or call 800-325-7328.

March is a BIG sports month in Spokane

WIAA Hardwood Classic Boys and Girls 1B and 2B Basketball Tournament Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5

Held in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 'State B' continues to be a treasured historical event that brings together fans and families from small towns across the State of Washington. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Nordic Challenge 20/30/50k Loppet Sunday, March 6

'Loppet' is the traditional term for a long-distance cross country ski event that can be either recreational or competitive. Mt. Spokane provides stunning views for this long-time family favorite event. Go to Spokanenordic.org for more information.

2016 Washington State Middle School Basketball Championships Friday-Sunday, March 11-13

In its 3rd year, this tournament is proving to be Spokane's fastest growing annual sports event with an estimated 3,000 student-athletes traveling from across the State. This unique tournament at the Spokane Arena is an opportunity for middle school teams to compete against fresh faces from all corners of Washington. Contact Ticketswest.

2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds Friday & Sunday, March 18 & 20

Be there to share the experience with your family and friends at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, hosted by the University of Idaho. With premium media coverage, hosting an NCAA event puts Spokane in the national spotlight. Ticketswest has your seats.

USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier March 18-20 & March 25-27

Not to be outdone by basketball, the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ) takes over the Spokane Convention Center, HUB Sports Center, and Reese Court at EWU for two consecutive weekends. In its 19th year, PNQ Volleyball generates more hotel room stays in Spokane than any other event. Nearly 6,000 players (plus coaches, families and fans) account for approximately 11,000 hotel night stays.

Spokane Chiefs at home March 9, 11, 12

The Chiefs' three final home games of the regular season are March 9, 11, and 12. Call 509-535-PUCK or contact Ticketswest for your tickets. For more information go to spokanechiefs.com.

First Friday Spokane

This Friday, March 4, venues all over town will be featuring art and music for this First Friday. At Barrisery Winery at 1213 W Railroad Ave, the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture presents selections from the Art @ Work program featuring artists Kathleen Cavender, Melissa Cole, Sheila Grubb, Charlie Palmer, Katie Staib, Tom Wakley, Kim Matthews Wheaton, and others. Artists' Reception from 5-7 pm, and live music from 7-10 pm.

For a complete listing of First Friday events, visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.

Two new exhibits open at the MAC

NUUNIMNIX, which means 'Our very own,' in the Nimiipuu language, opened at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Cultulre and runs through June 12,, which is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, established in 1965 to tell the story of the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) people. The park is made up of 38 sites located throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, which includes traditional aboriginal lands of the Nez Perce. This exhibit includes historical elements from the park, clothing, beaded bags, and contemporary interpretations of traditional crafts.

Norma Bassett Hall: Block Prints & Serigraphs. This is the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall's work since her death in 1957. It's the first time that more than 60 of her prints, from her Rancho del Rio, NM studio have been gathered together in more than 50 years. Hall, born in Halsey, Oregon in 1888, studied at the Portland Art Association School and the Art Institute of Chicago. This exhibit explores block printmaking that Hall learned in Europe, and her art from New Mexico, where she became an important part of the development of serigraphy. This exhibit runs until May 29. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


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