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Wedneday, March 30, 2016

Garric Simonsen at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

The Kolva-Sullivan Gallery at 115 South Adams presents photographs by Garric Simonsen. The show opens Friday, April 1 with an artist's reception from 5 to 8 pm and runs through April 23. Go to for more information.

Spokane Empire vs Iowa Barnstormers Friday night at the Arena

All aboard! This Friday, April 1 at 7pm it's exciting arena football at the Spokane Arena, as the Spokane Empire take on the Iowa Barnstormers. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Spokane Home & Garden Show this Friday-Sunday

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 or find them on Facebook.

Blooming Artists at Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals at 331 W Main Avenue, a downtown staffing agency and monthly host for First Friday events, has partnered with the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery to host 'Blooming Artists'.

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 Friday April 1, from 5-8pm, each piece will be on display and for sale with 100% of proceeds going to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery for continued support of its wonderful cause. All unsold art pieces will remain on display and will be available for purchase throughout April.

This event was initially inspired by the artwork of 2 1/2-year-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.

For more information call Jeff Rugan, Express Employment, 509-747-6011 or Amy Knapton, Executive Director, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, 509-340-0477.

Arbor Crest TulipFest starts this weekend

It's time to celebrate spring, and Arbor Crest Estate is the place to be! This weekend starts the kickoff to their annual TulipFest, which runs from Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 30 (daily Noon-5pm; Thurs-Fri Noon-8pm). This year's TulipFest Facebook Photo Contest is getting underway and lasts thru April (or as long as the tulips do). Like Arbor Crest on Facebook and take photos of this year's flower display and share the results on their Facebook page. Winning prize is a pair of Sunday Concert Punch Cards.

Live music continues this week at Arbor Crest. On Thursday, March 31, Evan Denlinger returns to share his warm voice and acoustic pop/rock tunes and on Friday, April 1, Isaac Walton brings his blues-infused vocals and guitar back to the Wine Bar. Music runs from 5:30-7:30 both nights and the wine bar is open from 5-8pm offering wine, beer and food for purchase.

Visit for more information.

Spokane Symphony presents Genius Evolution, at the Fox April 2 & 3

Enjoy the musical genius of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.1 as the Spokane Symphony celebrates the Genius Evolution, with Eckart Preu conducting. Other musical selections include Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 and Osvaldo Golijov's Sidereus (starry messenger).

Performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 3pm. Guests can attend a free pre-concert talk with conductor and guest artist one hour before each performance.

For more concert information, visit Tickets available at the Box Office, by calling 509-624-1200 and at or 800-325-SEAT.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the INB April 5 & 6

Live on stage, the smash hit Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to the INB Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including 'Be Our Guest' and the beloved title song.

Performances are at 7:30pm. TicketsWest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Chef's Week PNW starts today

Chef's Week Pacific NW will bring 15 chefs from around the region together to collaborate on delicious meals and hors d'oeuvres at the Washington Cracker Co. building at 304 W Pacific in Spokane. Chefs Aaron Crumbaugh and Jeremy Hansen created Chef's Week PNW to help grow Spokane's food culture and celebrate local talent. Chefs from all over the Pacific NW will come to Spokane and partner with a local chef to share techniques and ideas with attendees.

This event runs today, Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 2. This is a unique event that will include a craft beer day, local distillery day, wine tasting day, homebrew competition, a coffee roasting demonstration, wine pairings and collaboration dinners and more.

For a complete listing of daily events and features, visit

New exhibit at Trackside Studio

Trackside Studio has their annual invitational April exhibit representing regional educators working in ceramics. Opening reception is this Friday, April 1 from 5-8pm and the exhibit runs through April 29.

Jeff Dunham at the Arena April 8

Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is leading up the bus along with his classic characters and heading to the Spokane Arena Friday, April 8 at 8pm for his 'Perfectly Unbalanced Tour.'

Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

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