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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Get a kick out of art at The Art Spirit Gallery



The Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene is proud to feature the new works of clay sculptor Michael R. Lee and watercolorist Carla O'Connor. The Opening Reception and ArtWalk is this Friday, August 12 from 5-8 pm. Meet the featured artists and enjoy a lively evening of fine art, fine dining and good friends in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

For over 35 years, Vietnam veteran Michael R. Lee worked as a fire chief during the day, but he soon acquired a much heavier job in the evening. His daughter became ill and required medication throughout the night, and Michael became the nightly caregiver. He soon realized he needed a focus to keep himself awake, so he decided to teach himself to sculpt. He would work long hours almost nightly at the kitchen table, and began to learn that his adventure in clay would serve a purpose beyond just staying awake; it transformed into true artistic expression that would leave on-lookers exclaiming, "Wait, that's clay??"

Michael's personal style soon started to take shape, and he became fascinated with the trompe l'oeil style, French for 'fool the eye.' His first hyper-realistic clay sculptures - 'Government Issue,' a replica of a World War II army canteen in a canvas cover on a web belt, and 'Hard Times,' a replica of a battered leather suitcase, won first place awards at local exhibitions and led the way to his personal style. The boots sculpture pictured were inspired by a pair that were worn by several generations of Clark family cowgirls and cowboys. The show runs through September 3.

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

Ken McComb is on the menu at Spokane Comedy Club Sunday



The Spokane Comedy Club is serving Roasted Ken McComb this Sunday, August 14 at 8pm in celebration of the esteemed Spokane comedian's retirement from 30 years of stand up.

Yes, Ken McComb has decided to call it quits. Having lasted 29 years and 11 months longer than everyone thought he would, Ken has become an indelible part of Spokane comedy and a seasoned veteran of Stand Up in the Northwest. His peers, pupils and friends have decided to send him off with the highest honor a comedian can receive; an hour and 45-minute verbal ass-whooping.

Adam Lee hosts a hilarious assortment of comics including Jay Wendell Walker, Don Parkins, Nick Theisen, Ken's son Ryan McComb, Harry J. Riley, Tony Russell, Michael Glatzmaier, Mika Lahman, Steve Johnson, Greg Beachler, Steven Tye, Jay Mitz, Carl Shaw and Jesse Burtt to do the honors.

Go to spokanecomedyclub.com for your seats.


Iron Chef's Cat Cora at CdA Casino Sunday



Catherine Ann Cora, better known as Cat Cora, is an American chef best known for her featured role as an Iron Chef on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo. She will be at the CdA Casino's Farm to Fork Event starting at the Farmers Market at the front entrance at 10am this Sunday, August 14 and then will do a Celebrity Cooking Show in the Chinook Meadow Sunday evening at 7pm.

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


The Bard is at the Bing Sunday



Enjoy a breathtaking collection of theatrical royalty taking the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon to celebrate William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. The historic show was recorded live and will be screened at the Bing Crosby theatre this Sunday, August 14 at 2pm.

Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Ringo is coming to the Arena's Starr Theatre



Ringo is coming to the Starr Theatre at the Spokane Arena (spelled with 2 R's in his honor). It's Sunday, October 16 at 8pm. He's bringing his All Star Band...and you don't want to miss this one. Seats are going fast. And Ticketswest has yours at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Cobra Polo Classic Coming Up on Sunday, September 11



The Cobra Polo Classic benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is coming up on Sunday, September 11 at the Spokane Polo Club in Airway Heights. This event features a world-class polo match, gourmet food, wine and spirits, a live and silent auction, and much more. Polo players from South Africa, Argentina, England and Canada have all traveled to Spokane to participate in the Cobra Polo Classic. Don't miss your chance to witness a world-class polo match while enjoying an afternoon of indulgence.

All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, which provides temporary lodging for families with children in medical crisis staying in Spokane. Limited seating available. Learn more at www.rmhcspokane.org/events21.


No-Li Brewhouse Partners with the Spokane Indians Baseball



No-Li Brewhouse's new 'baseball beer', Switch Hitter Golden Ale, debuts in a signature 22-oz. bottle. Only 100 cases of this limited release collaboration brew were created. Switch Hitter Golden Ale was created in cooperation with The Spokane Indians Baseball Club is the 'Single A' Texas Rangers MLB Team. The special edition No-Li Switch Hitter Golden Ale will be sold in select locations throughout Spokane including Winco, Total Wine & More and Trader Joe's.

For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit nolibrewhouse.com, or follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

Garland Street Fair Aug 13

Garland Street Fair is this Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 7pm. There will be arts & crafts, a car show, live music, featuring 18 bands on two stages. Performers include Sammy Eubanks, Kosta La Vista, Hot Club Spokane, Karrie O'Neill, Peter Rivera and and lots more.

Visit garlandstreetfair.com for more information.


Spokane Brewers Festival runs this August 12-13

The first-ever Spokane Brewers Festival takes place at the Spokane Arena this Friday and Saturday, August 12 & 13. This event will feature the best local craft breweries in the region, live music provided by The Inlander, a great selection of local food vendors, and the River City Root Beer Garden. The Spokane Brewers Festival is an all-ages event (minors must be accompanied by a parent) and there is no admission charge to enter the grounds. $7 mugs and $1 tasting tokens will be available.

More information available at www.spokanebrewfest.com.


This week's Music at Arbor Crest

Tomorrow night, August 11, from 5:30-7:30, Ron Green performs at Arbor Crest's 'Patio Performers', playing soulful alt-pop. Ceramic art by JoDee Moody will be on display. No cover for the concert. On Friday, August 12, Spare Parts Duo performs acoustic rock classics from 5:30-7:30, no cover.

On Sunday, August 14, Craig Catlett leads Tuxedo Junction for Sunday's 'Concerts on the Cliff', playing Big Band/Swing music, from Glenn Miller to Tommy Dorsey, to Duke Ellington. Tuxedo Junction Big Band is comprised of 19 all-star musicians and vocalists who play for the love of music. All of their profits, after expenses, are used to fund music scholarships for college students. Concert runs from 5:30 to sunset, $8 cover charge.

Food, wine and beer are available for purchase. Visit arborcrest.com.

Manito Park Bench Cafe's Friday Summer Concert Series Continue

This Friday, August 12, enjoy the music of Laddie Ray Melvin at the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park. Music runs from 6-8pm and food, beverages and beer are available for purchase. Only one more concert left this season on Friday, August 19, so don't miss them!

Band of Horses at the Fox August 16



American rock group Band of Horses is coming to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm. They will be performing songs from their new album, 'Why Are You OK?' and will be joined by special guest The Wild Feathers, a Nashville-based rock band.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, by phone at 509-624-1200 and at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Bike, Kayak and Run in Rathdrum Adventure Race

A great Alternative Triathlon celebrating outdoors in the Inland Northwest takes place in Rathdrum, next month. The Rathdrum Adventure Race features bicycling/mountain biking, kayaking on Twin Lakes, and a forest run. The Race is sponsored by the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce and takes place Saturday, September 10 starting at 8am at the Rathdrum City Park.

On the Short Course, you bike 5.4 miles, kayak for 2.0 miles, and run back to the park for 5.3 miles, the Long Course includes mountain biking 19.7 miles on Rathdrum Mountain, kayaking on Twin Lakes 5.5 miles, and running 5.5 miles.

Registration before August 19 is $40 for the Short Course and $60 for the Long Course. Team registration, $100 for the Short Course and $150 for the Long Course. T-shirts, age category awards and prizes follow the activities. For more information, call the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce at 208-687-2866, or visit rathdrumchamberofcommerce.com or go to active.com.

Barrister Winery Wednesday Summer Concerts

Tonight, August 10, hear Sara Brown perform in Barrister Winery's Tasting Room courtyard at 1213 W Railroad Ave. Music runs from 6-9pm.

Visit barristerwinery.com for a listing of this season's concerts.


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