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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade this Saturday

Spokane gets ready for the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade this Saturday, May 20, starting at 7:45pm in downtown Spokane. Hundreds of local and regional floats, bands and marchers will honor our military in this annual parade through downtown Spokane.

Spokane is known as the Lilac City. Every May, Spokane hosts the Lilac Festival, a week-long celebration honoring our military, young people and the beauty of our region. This year's festival is Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21. For a complete listing of events, including the Military lunch, golf tournament, art show, and more, visit And don't miss the Cruzin' The Falls Car Show, with hot rods, classic cars and unique rides along Spokane Falls Blvd.

Kiss Me Kate at Civic opens Friday

Kiss Me Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, opens this Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm on the Main Stage of Spokane Civic Theatre. The show runs through June 11, with curtain times 7:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays.

Go to for more information and tickets.

Don't miss Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Arena Thursday

Grammy award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 'Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017' will be at the Spokane Arena for one night only, this Thursday, May 18. Special guest Chris Lane will open the show.

Concert begins at 7:30pm. For tickets, go to or 800-325-SEAT.

Kori Ailene new album release show at the Bartlett

Spokane singer, songwriter Kori Ailene has an album release show this Friday night, May 19, 8pm at the Bartlett, 228 West Sprague. Go to for more information and tickets.

Improv comedy this Friday at Nectar Catering and Events

Get ready for a night of unexpected outcomes and serious belly laughs, 7pm this Friday, May 19 at Nectar Catering and Events, 120 North Stevens. Enjoy improv comedy, wine and beer with the Improv troupe, 'Hot Legs.'

Go to for tickets and information.

'Circus Rescue' wins 50 Hour Slam

'Circus Rescue' a film by Spokane comedian Adam Lee and his team won the Best Film of 2017 award at the 50 Hour Slam.

You can see all the finalists at and vote for your favorite in the 'viral vote.'

Margaret Cho coming to Northern Quest June 1

Actress, comedian, and musician Margaret Cho performs at Northern Quest, Thursday, June 1 at 7pm. Go to for tickets and information.

Bluegrass Gospel Music concert May 27

Spokane's own Mountain Dew Boys present a Bluegrass Gospel Music Concert on Saturday, May 27 at the Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 East Green Bluff Road, Colbert. It starts at 7pm and the cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 509-979-2612.

Phantom of the Opera coming to the INB June 28

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will have 11 performances at the INP Performing Arts Center, from Wednesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 9. Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production features a brilliant new scenic design, costume design and lighting design, new choreography and new staging. The production boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score, with songs like 'Music of the Night,' 'All I Ask Of You,' and 'Masquerade' will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

For tickets and performance times, visit Tickets also available through or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane British Brass Band performs with EWU Symphonic Band this Sunday at SFCC

The Spokane British Brass Band will be joining forces with the Eastern Washington University Symphonic Band to present a concert entitled 'Masters of Brass XVIII'. The SBBB will be featuring a fantastic Coeur d'Alene High School cornet player (Caden Davis) in 'Carnival of Venice' and his teacher (Jim Phillips) on a solo entitled 'Charivari' and they will combine forces on 'Vivaldi's Double Trumpet Concerto'. Anthony Achille, a Masters student at WSU, will be featured in a Celtic Euphonium solo entitled 'The Green Hill'.

EWU will be performing Percy Grainger's 'Children's March', Eric Whitacre's 'October', and Julie Giroux's 'Khan'. EWU will join with the SBBB in a moving piece, 'Helios' by Jan Van der Roost.

The concert is this Sunday, May 21 at 3pm, in the Music Building Auditorium (#15) on the Spokane Falls Community College Campus, 3410 W. Ft. George Wright Drive.

Celebrate Spokane Navy Week tonight at the INB

As part of Navy Week Spokane, Navy Night at the INB Performing Arts Center will feature the Navy Band Northwest Rock Band, tonight, Wednesday, May 17 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Through musical support, Navy Band Northwest inspires patriotism, elevates esprit de corps, enhances retention and pride in the Naval Service, spreads Navy awareness via public relations while preserving our nation's musical heritage, and projecting a positive Navy image.

For more info, find them on Facebook at

REI at the Movies - Expedition Alaska at the Bing May 18

REI at the Movies, 'Expedition Alaska' is a film that tells the story of a 7-day, non-stop endurance event that took place through the Alaskan wilderness in the summer of 2015. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges and crevasse filled glaciers and paddle countless life-threatening rivers and rapids.

This documentary is the product of the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students travelled to Alaska to work alongside alumni, teachers and professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers and still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen. Once the race was over a team of over 30 students served as editors, producers, music supervisors, audio mixers and graphic designers to create a one-of-a-kind documentary.

The film starts at 7pm, cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students. This film is presented by the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts. For more information, visit

This week's music at Arbor Crest

This Thursday, May 18, Isaac Walton will perform his special blend of bluesy, alt/folk-rock originals and covers. Jewelry by Dona Farsdahl will be on display. Music runs from 5:30-7:30, $5 admission.

On Sunday, May 21, the Martini Brothers will play great tunes by the likes of Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett and more, as part of Arbor Crest's Sunday's 'Concert on the Cliff'. Music runs from 5:30-Sunset, $10 admission.

Wine, beer, and food is available for purchase. The Garlic Truck from the White House Grill will be stationed beside the Tasting Room on Sundays. For more information, visit

Spokane Entertainment District Events

Here are this week's events:

Wednesday, May 17
Odesza - 8pm, Knitting Factory

Thursday, May 18
REI at The Movies 'Expedition Alsaka' - 7pm, Bing Crosby Theater
MOWtown Downtown Event for Meals on Wheels Spokane - 7pm, Barrister Winery
Odesza - 8pm, Knitting Factory
Taming of the Shrew - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre

Friday, May 19
Code in the Dark Spokane 2017 - 6pm, Montvale Event Center
Taming of the Shrew - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre
You Knew Me When - 7:30pm, Iron Goat Brewing
Kiss Me Kate - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre

Saturday, May 20
Free the Jester - 7pm, Knitting Factory
Taming of the Shrew - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre
Kiss Me Kate - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre

Sunday, May 21
Twelfth Night - 2pm, Bing Crosby Theater
Taming of the Shrew - 2pm, Spokane Civic Theatre
Kiss Me Kate - 2pm, Spokane Civic Theatre

Tuesday, May 23
Modest Mouse (SOLD OUT) - 8pm, Knitting Factory

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