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Spokane Symphony and Spokane Tribe of Indians Exchange Culture in 'Spring Celebration'


Artwork by George Flett (1947-2013), Spokane Tribal member

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, with Eckart Preu conducting, and Members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians invite the community to attend 'Spring Celebration,' a free concert on Friday, May 13 at 6pm in Wellpinit. The event will be held at the Antoine Andrews Memorial Hall on the Spokane Tribal Pow-Wow grounds, located at the intersection of Ford-Wellpinit Road and Sherwood Loop Road, one mile East of Wellpinit's town center.

The performance begins with a student play, Goat Moccasins, narrated in Salish, and features Salish singing by tribal students. The orchestra will play selections from the classical repertoire, including 'Spring' from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, 'Storm' from Rossini's William Tell Overture, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, 'Pastorale.' The evening will conclude with a cultural exchange featuring Tribal Drumming and Dancing.

The event is the culmination of a two year pilot program funded in part by a grant from Getty Education and Community Investment. It is also funded by a grant from Community Strategies Fund at Inland Northwest Community Foundation.

This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Arbor Crest Summer Concerts are Underway

As part of Arbor Crest's Summer Concert Series, this Thursday's Patio Performers feature the bluesy-rock pairing of Jacob Cummings and Ron Greene, this Thursday, May 12 from 5:30-7:30. No cover charge. Jewelry art by Dona Farsdahl will be on display.

Due to the popularity of their Fireside Music Series on Fridays this past winter, Arbor Crest will continue the live music on most Friday evenings through the season, Al Fresco Fridays (Some exceptions on dates when the Estate is reserved for a private party). This Friday, May 13, enjoy the bluesy-folk music of Isaac Walton. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, no cover charge.

This Sunday, May 15, Concerts on the Cliff features the dancing music of Nu Jack City, with their blend of Motown, Soul, Classic Rock, Blues and R&B. Music runs from 5:30-sunset, $8 admission.

Wine, beer and food available for purchase. For more information, visit arborcrest.com.


Pauly Shore at Spokane Comedy Club Friday and Saturday



Renowned comedian Pauly Shore comes to the Spokane Comedy Club, 315 West Sprague, this Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14. Performances at 7:30 and 10:30pm. Go to spokanecomedyclub.com for your tickets or get them at the door.


Allen and Mary Dee Dodge show at The Art Spirit Gallery



Join The Art Spirit Gallery, at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene this Friday, May 13 for ArtWalk and the Opening Reception for Allen and Mary Dee Dodge. Outside the gallery, watch spectacular performances by the young artists of Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities.

theartspiritgallery.com has more details.


Prairie Home Companion comes to the INB Saturday



Be a part of the historic live radio broadcast, one of Garrison Keillor's last as host, as Spokane Public Radio brings Prairie Home Companion to the INB this Saturday, May 14 at 2:45pm. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


The Spokane Youth Symphony performs at the Fox May 15



The winners of the Spokane Youth Symphony Concerto Competition will dazzle you with their talent and stand on the shoulders of giants who have inspired them to pursue their musical gifts. Each year, our students compete for the chance to perform with the orchestra, and the results are always amazing.

This Sunday, May 15 at 4pm, the Spokane Youth Symphony will feature 'Musical Giants'. Music selections include John Williams' Empire Strikes Back Medley, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, and more.

Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Garden Expo this Saturday May 14

The 17th Annual Garden Expo, held at Spokane Community College, 1810 N Greene Street, will be this Saturday, May 14 from 9am to 5pm. This annual event, put on by The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG), will have exotic and specialty plants for sale, lectures, one-of-a-kind garden art, door prizes, children' activities, garden accessories, food and more.

Admission is free. For more information, visit tieg.org.

Live music at Zola this weekend

Sammy Eubanks brings his rocking blues to Zola, 22 W. Main, just a block west of Division this Friday night, May 13. And Saturday, May 14 it's Hot Club of Spokane. For reservations, menus and more information go to zolainspokane.com or call 509-624-2416.

Spokane Civil War Memorial Day weekend



Come and see for yourself the most turbulent times our country has ever endured - the Civil War. Hear the crash and boom of the artillery. Feel the weight of the rifles and packs that the soldiers carried. Meet the fine ladies in their gorgeous dresses. Watch as battles are reenacted, and honor the 700,000 men who died for their beliefs.

Schedule of events: Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29 9am: Camp opens, 11am: Battle, 3pm: Battle, 5pm: Camp closes, 8pm: Lantern walk. Monday, May 30 9am: Camp opens, 1pm: Battle, 1:30pm: Memorial service, 2pm: Event closes.

Admission: Pay once, get in all 3 days. $10 per adult (18 plus), $5 per youth (13-17), FREE 12 and under, $25 for the whole family, FREE active military and family, $5 per person for the lantern walk.

All this at the Deep Creek Civil War Reenactment just outside Spokane, this Memorial Day weekend. From I-90, take exit 277 for Hwy 2 toward Davenport. Drive 13 miles and turn right onto Deep Creek Road. Drive 2.2 miles and arrive at the event location.


Spokane County Raceway this weekend



The roar of engines and squeal of tires come alive this Friday night, May 13 at Spokane County Raceway, 750 N Hayford Rd in Airway Heights. Friday Night it's the Street Wars Opener Street Legal-High School Drags. Gates open at 6pm, racing begins at 7pm.

Saturday night, May 14 watch Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Bike-Sled, JR Dragster, Powder Puff, Trophy, Time Only races. Gates open at 4pm, time trials begin at 6pm.

Tickets are $12 for Spectators, Kids 12 and under free. For more information and advance tickets go to spokanecountyraveway.com.

Kendall Yards Night Market opens May 18



The Kendall Yards Night Market is an independent farmers market, organized by the Kendall Yards community and Greenstone Corporation. Their mission is to support small farms and build community. The market is located on Summit Parkway between Cedar and Adams Alley in the Kendall Yards retail district. Ample free vendor and customer parking is available on adjacent surface lots. The Kendall Night Market was hugely successful during its inaugural year last year.

This year Opening Night is Wednesday, May 18, 4-8pm. Then open every Wednesday from mid-May to mid-October, also from 4-8pm. They average 2,000-,000 visitors each week and have over 50 vendors.

The market has everything you need for dinner and entertainment. Wide of varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, cheese, honey, pastured eggs and meat. Baked goods, pickles, and jams, gorgeous bouquets, and plants. Everything is local, in season, and much is organic. They also host a gathering of street food vendors, from tacos to wood-fired pizza and grass-fed burgers.

For more information go to kendallnightmarket.org.

The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster at Modern-Spokane



The Modern-Spokane, at 174 S Howard Street presents the comedy, The Ladies Foursome, opening this Friday, May 13 and running three weekends through May 29.

During this outrageous round of golf, four women discuss life, love, men, sex, and careers. From the opening tee off to the touching events at the final hole, audiences will enjoy some of the funniest, most outrageous and deeply involving 'golf' exchanges in the history of the game.

Go to www.themoderntheater.org for tickets and more information.

Shrek the Musical is coming to Coeur d'Alene



Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho is bringing, Shrek the Musical, to the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, May 20-29. Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production.

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. With fantastic sets and costumes, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children's book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

Tickets are on sale at the CYT-North Idaho website, cytni.org or by calling the Box Office at 208-277-5727.

Peter Cetera Coming to the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort



Peter Cetera plays at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Thursday, June 9 at 7pm. Pre-sale tickets starting today, May 11 at 10am to Thursday, May 12 at 10pm. Promo code: CDAPETERCETERA. $60 - Reserved. $50 - General Admission.

Public on Sale is this Friday, May 13 at 10am, $65 - Reserved, $55 - General Admission.

Go to cdacasino.com for tickets and more information.

Alice in Chains tickets on sale Friday



Weeks after their sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena with Guns N' Roses, mega-platinum-selling rock band Alice in Chains have announced the first leg of a North American headlining tour will stop at the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 9. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10am, through www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice in Chains has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.


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