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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Benefit for Chris Shay Sunday at the Roadhouse



Spokane's hottest bands come together this Sunday, April 10 1 pm to 9 pm at the Roadhouse, in a benefit concert for Chris Shay, guitar player with Men in the Making, who has Cystic Fibrosis and has been unable to work for the past year.

Bands Include: Band of Brothers (Brad Walling, Kevin & Chris Shay, Kevin Sprague), The Steve Starkey Band, Sammy Eubanks, Keith & the Hankers, Smash Hit Carnival, and Jam with Men in the Making

If you can't make it to the show but still want to help, click the 'GET TICKETS' button and choose the Donate option.

The Roadhouse is at 20 North Raymond Road, Spokane Valley. This is a 21 and over event. For tickets and donations go to Chris.Shay.Evenbrite.com.

11 artists show new work at Art Spirit



This Friday, April 8 the Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene presents new work by 11 artists and a kickoff to the Art Walk Season with an opening reception from 5 to 8 pm where you can meet the artists: Manel Alvarez, Chris Bivins, Frank Boyden, Lindsey Meyers Carroll, Michael de Forest, Sheila Evans, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelle Lindholm, Laura Nuchols, Richard Parrish and Valerie Seaberg.

Go to theartspiritgallery.com for more information and to see the show on line.


Carrie Underwood coming to Spokane Arena September 4



Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will bring The Storyteller Tour-Stories in the Round to the Spokane Arena on Sunday, September 4. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 8 at 10am, available at the Spokane Arena box office and www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Spokane Bike Swap Saturday at the Fairgrounds



Do you want to buy a new or used bike or have a bike to donate or sell? The Spokane Bike Swap is this Saturday, April 9 from 9am-5pm at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Bike Consignment check-in is Friday, April 8 from 3-8pm. This is a one stop shop to sell, upgrade and buy new or used bicycles and accessories. From kids bikes and road bikes to tandems and tri-bikes, great deals await and over 900 used bikes are expected in the Bike Corral. As you can see in the photo, I got my bike at the Bike Swap, and I can highly recommend it.

If you are interested in selling a bike, register the bike at www.SpokaneBikeSwap.com. Registering early will help expedite bike check-in on Friday. Bike registration is $5 and payable when you check in your bike on Friday and will be waived if you donate a bike. Kids bikes are needed too. Registration fee will be waived on kids bikes with 20 inch rims or smaller and priced $$50 or less. For all bikes that sell, an 8% consignment fee will be assessed.

The goal of the Spokane Bike Swap event is to enhance the biking community by providing an inclusive venue with affordable bicycles that can be used for recreation, health, fitness and transportation. Proceeds from the event will be used to further the efforts of the Friends of the Centennial Trail, a non-profit organization. Admission for the Spokane Bike Swap is $5, children 12 and under, free.


Kris Crocker stars at Civic



Hilarity hits a hole in one as Spokane Civic Theatre opens Fox on the Fairway this Friday, April 8 starring KXLY TV 4 meteorologist Kris Crocker. The show runs through April 30.

Go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com for tickets and more information.


Peter Rivera and the Masterclass Big Band perform at the Lincoln Center April 7



Peter Rivera joins the Masterclass Big Band for 'Crooners & Cocktails' - a new monthly event at the Lincoln Center, sponsored by Nostalgia Magazine. Crooners & Cocktails offers excellent live entertainment each month with dessert included. A dinner buffet option is available (reservations in advance required).

Peter Rivera is considered to be one of the premier singer/drummers of all time. He was the voice of all the Rare Earth hits as well as the man behind the drums. For Crooners & Cocktails, Peter steps on stage to sing from the Great American Songbook, starting a new chapter in his storied musical career.

The MasterClass Big Band combines outstanding High School musicians and vocalists with professional musicians in a swingin' big band setting. By combining professional musicians with high school music students, The MCBB provides the region's best advanced jazz training and performance platforms for students looking to enhance their musical knowledge and accelerate their music careers.

Concert begins at 6:30, doors open at 5:30. For tickets and more information, click here.


Jeff Dunham and friends coming to Spokane Arena Friday



Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and heading to the Spokane Arena this Friday, April 8 at 8pm.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Sammy Eubanks at Zola Friday and Saturday



Sammy Eubanks plays at Zola this Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 at 9pm. Go to zolainspokane.com for more information about Zola's menu.

Visit sammyeubankslive.com to learn more about the band.


Home Free this Thursday at the Fox



Home Free is an American a cappella group of five vocalists, Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Chris Rupp. Starting as a show group, they toured around 200 shows a year across the United States. They are at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox this Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm. Prices are: VIP: $125, Orchestra: $37.50, Loge: $31.50, and Balcony: $23.50. VIP Tickets Include best seats in the house, a pre-show Q&A, a photograph & autograph session with the band, pre-show crowd-free merchandise shopping, a signed copy of the new Home Free album, Country Evolution (Deluxe Edition) and an exclusive show laminate & show poster.

Tickets are available at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox Box Office or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets also are available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


International Paddling Film Festival coming to Spokane April 13



Mountain Gear, the Northwest Whitewater Association and the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club present the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival, Wednesday, April 13 at Mountain Gear Headquarters, 6021 E Mansfield (south of Felts Field), Spokane Valley.

Tickets are $10 each and available online at Brownbagtickets.com, the Mountain Gear's retail store at 2002 N Division St, Spokane, or at the door. Space is limited to just 100 so be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Doors open at 6pm with the first of a number of films showing at 7pm. Some special 'vintage' whitewater videos such as 'Great White Hunter' and others will be shown prior.

Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase and a variety of door prizes will be given to those in attendance. Members of the sponsoring NWA, a regional rafting club, and the SCKC, the area's oldest paddling organization, will be on hand with further information about their groups.

Proceeds will go local river access and advocate efforts.

Bill Bozly performs at Arbor Crest April 7 and 8

Arbor Crest's Fireside Music series continues and featured artist is Bill Bozly, playing his bluesy folk/rock music this Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 starting at 5pm. Wine, beer and snacks available for purchase.

Visit arborcrest.com for more information.

Gonzaga Senior Art Exhibition opens April 15

Gonzaga University's Senior Art Exhibition opens Friday, April 15 with a free public reception from 5-7 pm at the Jundt Art Museum. This annual presentation, which highlights the work of Gonzaga's graduating seniors, marks the culmination of the Gonzaga art department's bachelor of arts degree program.

The six participating seniors worked with art faculty to select works they created as Gonzaga students. A selection of prints, drawings, paintings, and photographs will be displayed in the Jundt Galleries from April 16 through May 7, graduation weekend at Gonzaga. A free public walk-through with the artists will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, April 16.

The student-artists featured in the exhibition are: Brooke Bonner, North Bend, Washington; Austin Goo of Honolulu, Hawaii; Sarah Jennings Nix, Fairhope, Alabama; Rebecca Padilla, Arvada, Colorado; Laura Smale, Portland, Oregon; and Hannah Souers of Yakima Washington.

Upcoming lectures at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture


Leno Prestini

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Browne's Addition will have two upcoming lectures. Leno Prestini's World by Presenter Jack Nisbit is Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm. From the late 1920s through the early 1960s, terra-cotta modeler and visionary artist Leno Prestini seemed to channel the entire Inland Northwest into his personal creations. This lecture and slide presentation, by teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbit, examines Prestini's delightfully eccentric and occasionally dark approach to an important local industry, his personal expression, and life in general.

On Saturday, April 16 at 2pm, Salvaging Sunken Spanish Treasure! by Presenter Margaret Weller. Long-time treasure hunter, Margaret Weller, has been salvaging Spanish galleons off the cost of Florida since the 1970s. She worked for many years alongside her husband, the legendary treasure seeker, Bob 'Frogfoot' Weller (now deceased). Margaret will share her amazing experiences of being a treasure hunter, and will show some of the artifacts she recovered. An informal walk-through of the Treasure! exhibit follows the talk, to see some of the Wellers' treasures. The informal tour will also be a chance to ask Margaret questions, and hear more of her interesting and entertaining stories from her very adventurous life.

Each lecture will be held in the Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, $10 suggested donation. No reservation needed, first-come, first-served, limited to 180.

For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


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