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This is a giant arts and entertainment weekend in Spokane and the weather is going to be fantastic

Northwest Museum's ArtFest is this weekend



The 31st annual ArtFest takes over Coeur d'Alene Park in historic Browne's Addition this Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, with fabulous art in all media, for sale by over 100 area artists. And you can create your own special art in the Make it Art Kids Fair. The free entertainment lineup includes some of the region's best musicians like Nicole Lewis, Chris Reiser, The Step Brothers, Angela Marie Project, the EWU concert Jazz orchestra, Soul Proprietor and more.

Hours are Friday noon-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.

Volume music festival this Friday & Saturday

The Inlander's annual Volume music festival in downtown Spokane this Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4 will feature more than 100 bands from across the Northwest, representing every genre imaginable, from country to hip hop and folk to punk rock. The official event guide is in this week's Inlander. Get tickets at volume.inlander.com and at Inlander HQ in Kendall Yards.

Tony Bennett at the Fox



Seats are still available for the legendary Tony Bennett with the Spokane Symphony this Saturday night, June 4 at 8 at the Fox. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Chronicle Historical Art Show this Friday



This Friday, June 3, from 5-8pm during First Friday, take a walk through history at the Chronicle Building. Centennial Real Estate Investments presents a historical journey of the gothic Chronicle Building and new Chronicle Courtyard. Original blueprints from the 1926 design, movie theater showing film of 1927 construction filmed by W.H. Cowles Jr., historical photographs, artifacts, and tours of the deck where the gargoyles watch over the city and protect the building. Take a selfie with them! Exciting new history making project to be unveiled!

Call Deanne Darlene 509-227-5803 for more information or to share additional exhibits of the Chronicle for the show.


Mary Poppins at Spokane Children's Theatre through June 12

Disney's Mary Poppins is continuing at the Spokane Children's Theater through Sunday, June 12. Enjoy this classic story by author Julian Fellowes, with music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces you to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.

Performances are Friday, June 3 at 7pm, Saturday, June 4 at 2pm, Sunday, June 5 at 2pm, Friday, June 10 at 7pm, Saturday, June 11 at 2pm, and Sunday, June 12 at 2pm.

For more information and tickets, visit www.spokanechildrenstheatre.org or call 509-328-4886. Spokane Children's Theater is located at 2727 N Madelia St, #5.


Barrister Winery Summer music season begins tonight

Today, Barrister Winery kicks off their summer concert season with Nicole Lewis performing on their patio from 6-9pm. Each Wednesday through the summer, Barrister will feature live music with wine and beverages available for purchase. Come early, as limited seating is available.

For a schedule of musical performers, visit www.barristerwinery.com.


Dance the World with the Silver Spurs

Swirling skirts, flicking feet, and boot slapping are part of the evening of dance with Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm at the Spokane Community College Auditorium. Heritage dances from Aregentina, Hungary, the Philippines, the Unites States as well as a ragtime melodrama and a Fair of hoops and ribbons are on stage at the 69th spring concert. An evening guaranteed to make you smile!

Colorful costumes and cultural music make this an evening to remember. Tickets are $12/family, $5/individual, 0-5 years/FREE and available at the door for open seating. Groups of 5 or more non-family may pre-purchase tickets through the mail until June 3 with a check.

Spokane Community College Auditorium is located at East Mission and North Rebecca. Doors open at 6pm, tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or check only. For information call 509-533-9966 or email sdanko@cet.com.

Peter Cetera at Cda Casino June 9



Former Chicago band member Peter Cetera will perform at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Thursday, June 9 at 7pm. For tickets and more information go to cdacasino.com.


This week's music at Arbor Crest

Thursday, June 2, Kosh will be playing classic and contemporary rock covers. Music from 5:30-7:30, no cover. Jewelry display by Carmen Hall. On Friday, June 3, guitarist Steven King performs music ranging from Jazz to Pop. Friday music from 5:30-7:30, no cover. On Sunday, June 5 Root Seller is musical artist playing Americana Roots Rock & Country Blues. Music begins at 5:30 and runs to sunset. There is an $8 cover on Sunday's. Food, wine and beer is available for purchase.

For more information, visit arborcrest.com.


8 Plays by 7 Regional Playwrights

The 28th Annual Playwrights' Festival Forum Opens on Thursday, June 2 in the Civic's Firth Chew Studio Theatre. Don't miss this exciting premiere of never before seen work.

Tickets are $15. Plan to attend twice to see each set of plays and vote on your favorite.

SET A: June 3, 5, 9 and 11
Tango Mike
Blur in the Rear View
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
The Tragic Tale of a Man Who Fell in Love (with a bookcase)

SET B: June 2, 4, 10 and 12
Exile
Fly Fishing at Midnight
Off Course
Zoloft Tango

For more information and tickets go to www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


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