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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spokane Symphony Classics - Eckart's Farewell May 4 & 5



Spokane will say 'farewell' and 'thank you' to our beloved Maestro Eckart Preu for 15 years of beautiful music-making with our Spokane Symphony. Preu has led the orchestra as Music Director and Principal Conductor, and at this concert, Classics 10, he will take his final bow in Spokane. Preu has been named music director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, starting with the 2019-20 season.

This Classics concert will include the unforgettable Concerto of the Mad Queen, performed by composer Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic. Overture to L'amant Anonyme by Joseph Boulogne, and the majestic Alpine Symphony by Strauss. Performances are Saturday, May 4 at 8pm and Sunday, May 5 at 3pm at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. There will be a pre-concert talk with Maestro Preu one hour before each performance, free to all ticketholders.

Don't miss this last chance to experience Eckart Preu's final performances conducting the Spokane Symphony. Tickets available at the box office, or by calling 509-624-1200, at www.spokanesymphony.org or at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Spokane Open House Weekend April 27 & 28



Many Spokane area homes for sale will be open for visitors this weekend as part of the 9th Annual Spokane REALTORS Open House Weekend, this Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Hours are 10am-5pm both days. All participating open houses are listed on SpokaneOpen.com.

Open house visitors may enter a drawing (21 and older; one entry per person, per house) for a $500 cash card. Winner will be drawn and announced on Wednesday, May 1. Enter once at each participating Open House to increase your odds of winning.


Custer's Annual Spring Antique & Collector's Sale this weekend



Custer's 44th Annual Spring Antique & Collector's Sale is this Friday-Sunday, April 26-28 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Shop among thousands of unique items including: kitchenware, industrial, estate and costume jewelry, furniture, primitives, mid-century modern, rustic garden, elegant glass, prints, and more.

Show hours are Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit www.custershows.com.


Pink Martini performs with the Spokane Symphony this Friday & Saturday



The fabulous Pink Martini band, with singer China Forbes and bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale, returns to Spokane this weekend with the Spokane Symphony Pops. Pink Martini's sultry original music and sophisticated take on hits and classics from jazz to pop, has made the Portland-based band a world-wide success. Join them for two shows, accompanied by the Spokane Symphony. Performances are this Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8pm.

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


Final weekend of Fireside Music at Arbor Crest



Arbor Crest's Fireside Music series is coming to a close for the season this weekend, with performances by Isaac Walton this Friday, April 26 and the Catlett Quartet on Saturday, April 27. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm. Wine, beer and food available for purchase.

Stay tuned...Arbor Crest's Summer Concert Series is coming up next month! visit arborcrest.com.


EWU's Get Lit! Festival on now through Sunday



Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within Eastern Washington University. The program is responsible for Get Lit! Festival, the region's only annual week-long literary festival, which has grown over the last twenty years from a single day of back-to-back readings to a seven day celebration of literature that brings a diverse line up of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our talented local literary community. The festival offers free and low cost readings, writing workshops, craft classes, poetry slams, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and more. Get Lit! Programs also runs Writers in Residence, a program that places published authors in local schools to teach 10-week creative writing courses to students who may not normally have access to a creative writing curriculum.

For a listing of events and more information, visit getlitfestival.org.


Jim Gaffigan at the Arena this Sunday

Don't miss funnyman Jim Gaffigan, as he makes a stop in Spokane at the Arena this Sunday, April 28 at 7:30pm. It should be a full crowd, but there are tickets still available. Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane String Quartet at the Bing



Join the Spokane String Quartet season finale, with guest, Spokane Symphony trumpeter Eric Moe, this Sunday, April 28, 3pm at the Bing Crosby Theatre. Moe plays principal trumpet with the Spokane Symphony and is a founding member of the Spokane Brass Quintet. He will perform with the SSQ on Eric Ewazen's Quintet for Trumpet and Strings. The season-finale concert opens with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and concludes with a quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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

Shrine Circus Returns to Spokane Valley with new location

The El Katif Shriners have announced the return of the annual Shrine Circus, celebrating its 64th year and will be held in a new location, across from the New City Hall next to Balfour Park in the Spokane Valley on the corner of E Sprague Ave and Herald Rd. The festivities begin this Friday, April 26 with shows at 3 & 7pm and continue Saturday, April 27 at 11am, 3pm & 7pm. The circus will conclude on this Sunday, April 28 with shows at 1 & 5pm. Tickets are available at box office on site beginning at 9am each day of the show.

The Shrine Circus provides operating funds for the El Katif Shriners, so they can continue to support the Shrine Hospitals. Spokane is fortunate to have one of the 22 Shrine Hospitals in the United States. The El Katif Shriners are also committed to the spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie and perpetuate community involvement. To learn more about the El Katif Shriners, visit www.elkatif.org.


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