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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ring in the New Year with Beethoven and the Spokane Symphony



More than 140 musicians of the Spokane Symphony and Chorale celebrate New Year's Eve with a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. With Eckart Preu conducting, experience Beethoven's masterpiece, with its themes of joy and the brotherhood of man. Since Eckart Preu introduced the custom from his native Germany a few years ago, it has become an exciting part of the holiday festivities in Spokane. Beethoven's masterpiece, sometimes called the 'symphony of symphonies,' is considered by many to be the best and most joyous piece of music ever written.

The concert takes place Saturday, December 31 at 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For tickets and more information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets are also available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Dance in the New Year at 'Puttin' on the Ritz' Gala event New Year's Eve

After the Symphony concert, dance down the street to The Historic Davenport Hotel and ring in the New Year at 'Puttin' On The Riza' Gala event in the Grand Pennington Ballroom and Hall of Doges. Walk the paparazzi-lined runway escorted by gentlemen in tails. The evening includes a plated three-course dinner with salad and dessert served at 9pm. No host bar. Dance to the music of the Master Class Big Band with selections spanning from Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra to Uptown Funk. During band breaks, there will be live entertainment provided by mesmerizing songstress Madeline McNeil. There will be door prizes, Champagne, and an onsite photographer. The celebration continues until 1am. Black tie preferred or Dressy Cocktail. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony.

For tickets, visit www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. For additional event information, visit www.symphonyassociates.org/puttin-on-the-ritz.


Campbell House Holidays are here again!



The Campbell House is open for the holidays in an open house format for selected days this month. Explore the house at your own pace, participate in fun crafts and activities, and interact with living history interpreters. Chat with Mr. Campbell about the silver mines, or even help the cook bake cookies in the kitchen while learning about life during the turn-of-the-century at the Campbell House. This year, living history interpreters will be portraying the cook, the coachman, Mrs. Campbell, and Mr. Campbell.

Campbell House Holidays is open December 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31 from Noon-4pm. There is a $2 upcharge on top of regular museum admissions for Campbell House Holidays. Campbell House Holidays tickets are sold at the museum admissions desk on a first come first serve basis. For more information, call the museum at 509-456-3931.


Best of Broadway on Display at the MAC!



In celebration of WestCoast Entertainment's 30th anniversary season, 15 costumes from some of the most popular touring Broadway musicals are on display at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture through the week of February 19.

The exhibit includes costumes and masks from CATS, Kinky Boots, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Disney's The Lion King.


More at the Northwest Museum



See 'Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science' through January 6, and Linda Hyatt Cancel's landscape paintings through January 1, 2017.

Local artist Chris Bovey's first one-man show, 'My Spokane: A Vintage Look at Spokane Through the Screenprints of Chris Bovey' runs through January 8 in the museum's Helen South Alexander Gallery.

There's a lot to see and do at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Visit with the whole family over winter break for a fun adventure! For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


The Inlander Suds & Cinema Dec 22



The Inalnder's Suds & Cinema this month features National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at the Garland Theater, this Thursday, December 22. Doors open at 6pm and the film starts at 7pm. There's an Ugly Sweater contest with prizes from Horizon Credit Union. Tickets are $5.

This week's musical lineup at Arbor Crest

Enjoy live music this Thursday and Friday at Arbor Crest's Wine Cellars.

Thursday, December 22 - Singer/guitarist and master of covers, Kosh performs.

Friday, December 23 - Just Plain Darin featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Darin Hilderbrand.

Next week's musicians: Thursday, December 29, Lyle Morse and Friday, December 30, Bill Bozly.

Wine, beer and food available for purchase. Performances times are 5:30-7:30, no cover. For more information ,visit arborcrest.com.


2017 Ball Drop New Year's Party



Dress up and ring in the new year at the 2017 Ball Drop New Year's Party at the Classic Marquee, 522 West Riverside. Specialty cocktails, appetizers, friends, drinks, live entertainment and dancing from 7pm to 1am. Go to bozzimedia.com for more information.

Only three chances left to see Traditions of Christmas



The final three performances of Traditions of Christmas are at Coeur d'Alene's Kroc Center this Thursday, December 22 at 3pm and 7pm and Friday, December 23 at 3pm. Go to traditionsofchristmasnw.com for tickets and more information.


Happy Hour Jazz Friday at the Reserve

Calling all jazz lovers. Spend a leisurely Friday afternoon, December 23 from 3 to 6pm at the Reserve, 120 North Wall, for happy hour and the Jan Harrison Jazz Combo.

'It's a Wonderful Life' comes to life on radio - LIVE



It's a Wonderful Life, in a recreation of a 1940's radio program, will be performed on stage at the Bing Crosby Theater by a cast from Spokane Civic Theatre. It's this Friday and Saturday, December 23 & 24 at 6pm. Go to bingcrosbytheater.com for your tickets.


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