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2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Open Practice Day March 17



The University of Idaho and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are ready to host eight outstanding collegiate men's basketball teams and start the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship - First and Second Rounds.

All eight teams will practice at the Spokane Arena this Thursday, March 17, beginning at 12pm and running until 7:20pm. These practices are open to the public and admission to the Spokane Arena is free of charge, as is the parking in the Arena lots. Doors open at 11am.

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball, First and Second Rounds are this Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20 at the Arena, featuring six exciting games over the two days. Eight teams compete to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

For more information, visit www.spokanearena.com/ncaa.

Spokane Symphony Classics Series this Saturday & Sunday



This weekend's 'Symphonic Dances' concert features Japanese superstar violinist Sayaka Shoji, returning to Spokane to perform Felix Mendelssohn's influential Violin Concerto, with the Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu, conducts. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, and Michael Abels' Global Warming. Concert goers can attend a free pre-concert talk with Eckart Preu and guest artist one hour before each performance.

Concert times are this Saturday, March 19 at 8pm and Sunday, March 20 at 3pm, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, 509-624-1200 and at www.ticketswest.com. For more information on the concert, visit www.spokanesymphony.org.


Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at Northern Quest March 20



Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen team up and swap songs on acoustic guitars when they perform at Northern Quest, Sunday, March 20. Together they co-wrote 'The Front Porch Song,' which both artists later recorded on their respective debut albums. Lovett, an American country singer-songwriter and actor, has recorded 13 albums and released 25 singles, including the No. 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 'Cowboy Man.' Lovett has earned four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album.

Keen has recorded 18 albums for both independent and major record labels. His songs have been covered by several different artists from different genres, including George Strait, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen and the Dixie Chicks. Keen's music spans many different styles, including folk, country, bluegrass and rock.

For tickets and more information, visit northernquest.com.


The Spokane Home & Garden Show coming April 1-3

This year is the 40th Annual Spring Spokane Home & Garden Show, coming to the Spokane Convention Center Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. This is Spokane's oldest running consumer home show, and is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Over 350 exhibitors will be showcasing kitchens, room additions, windows, doors, sunrooms, fencing, spas, remodeling contractors, landscaping, decks, flooring, home security, basements, solar energy and so much more.

To celebrate their 40th (Ruby) Anniversary, the grand prize, valued at over $4,000, is a beautiful diamond ruby necklace from Clark's Diamond Jewelers, and attendees will have other chances to win more great prizes, from a Free Pizza Pipeline slice to a $50 Numerica Credit Union gift card. Guests can also enter to win a walk-in Greenhouse, courtesy of Ziggy's.

Show hours are Friday 12 noon-8pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors & military, and children 12 & under, Free.

See more at: www.spokanehomeshows.com or find them on Facebook.


Upcoming Music at Arbor Crest

Arbor Crest's Fireside Music series continues and featured artists are Evan Denlinger on this Thursday, March 17 and Karrie O'Neill performs on Friday, March 18. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, and the wine tasting room is open from 5-8 both nights. Wine, beer and food available for purchase.

Visit arborcrest.com for more information.


Comedy Cuts with Nick Theisen Friday nights on KOOL 107.1 Radio



A new two-hour radio program, Comedy Cuts with professional comedian Nick Theisen airs on KOOL 107.1 FM Friday nights from 7-9pm. In addition to great comedy, this fast-paced and hilarious radio show will feature interviews with your favorite comics, live performances, and world news with a slightly different slant and more. Tune in this Friday, March 18 at 7pm.


Bonnie Raitt coming to the INB September 14

Bonnie Raitt brings her soulful, sultry sound to Spokane for one night only, Wednesday, September 14 at the INB Performing Arts Center as part of her 'Dig in Deep' Tour. Performance begins at 7:30pm. Raitt will be joined by her longtime touring band: James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards). Bonnie Raitt's new album 'Dig In Deep' was released to critical acclaim on February 26 of this year.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25 at 10am, and are available at all TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Tickets on sale now for Chris Cornell

Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Cornell is coming to Spokane Wednesday, July 20, 8pm at the Fox. The frontman of three multi-platinum bands and the chief architect of the grunge movement, Cornell has written music for many films, including the Bond franchise's Casino Royale, and Cornell's music has been featured prominently in film, TV and video games.

For more concert information, visit foxtheaterspokane.com. Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com, by calling 509-624-1200, or at the Box office.


Get ready for lots of laughs at Spokane Comedy Club



Comedian Jamie Kennedy brings his humorous show to Spokane this Sunday, March 20. Kennedy has starred in Bowfinger, As Good as it Gets, The Three Kings, and Enemy of the State, and created his own comedy show on WB network, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Doors open at 7pm, show time is at 8.

Also bringing comedy to Spokane this weekend is Sarah Colonna, regular on the hit late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Sarah's performances are this Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, March 17-19 at 8pm and also Saturday at 10:30pm.

For tickets and more information, visit www.spokanecomedyclub.com.

Masters of Illusion coming to Northern Quest March 25

Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. At Masters of Illusion, you'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand, beautiful dancers, and more.

For tickets and more information, visit northernquest.com.


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