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January 6, 2010

Sedaris-ly, we got the scoop on a pre-sale.

Author David Sedaris, who wrote best sellers "When You Are Engulfed In Flames," "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," and "Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim," is bringing his sardonic wit and social criticism to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Tickets to his reading and speech go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. However, you can buy them now through a special pre-sale event that's currently under way. Just go to the website and type in the promotion code "Flames." Tickets are $52, $42.50, $37.50 and $32. Once they go on sale to the general public, tickets will be available at the Fox box office or through Tickets West at http://www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Begin the end of the workweek with BeGin.

BeGin, the monthly after-work party at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, will feature Guest DJ Matt And His DJ Equipment laying down tracks at the Browne's Addition museum, located at 2316 W. First. The party starts at 6 p.m. and goes till 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, featuring adult beverages, music and exhibit cruising. The $7 general-admission entrance fee doubles as a cover charge to the event and includes one free drink. There is free admission for MAC members. For more information on the event and current exhibits, go to http://www.northwestmuseum.org.

Hillyard's comedy club ain't no joke.

Seattle-born comedian David Fulton will bring his fast-paced comedy to Uncle D's Comedy Underground in Bluz at the Bend, at 2721 N. Market, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9. Fulton has a wicked routine that has kept audiences rolling throughout the U.S. and the United Kingdom. After Fulton's routine each night, stay late to rock to The Insomniacs. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door. For more information, go to http://www.bluznews.com.

Small Town Nation hits the big time.

The Knitting Factory Concert House, at 919 W. Sprague, will feature Locals Live, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Bands scheduled to play include Small Town Nation, Hot Lava, In Deeper Oceans and Paid Under Envy. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 day of show. They can be bought in advance from the bands themselves or at the door on the day of the show. For more information, go to sp.knittingfactory.com.

The MAC is ready to Pop.

Bebop over to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, for Family MACFest's "Bebop Pop: Music at the MAC." Big-band music that's bound to appeal to the entire family will play all afternoon. While there, see the "Jumpin' With The Big Bands" exhibit, which opened last month and will be on display till April 24. For Family MACFest and admission to the museum, a special family admission of $15 will be charged. Museum members get in for free. For more information, go to http://www.northwestmuseum.org.

The High Five
from thesomshow.com
by Isamu Jordan

Brandi Carlile - It's a good sign when you can count Elton John among your most vocal fans. Not only has Sir Elton been singing praises of Brandi Carlile's genuine brand of alt-country-folk, he even makes a cameo on Carlile's new album, "Give Up the Ghost," along with Grammy Award-winning arranger composer Paul Buckmaster and Amy Ray of the the Indigo Girls. Carlile brings Katie Herzig for The Give Up the Ghost Traveling show at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $22 in advance, $23 day of show.

Reel Big Fish - Unabashedly mixing and matching various styles of rock with punk and ska, Reel Big Fish represents the third way of ska, still going strong with a new studio album of covers as well as a live album delivered in 2009. RBG also has plans to release a new album of original material. Catch Reel Big Fish with Suburban Legends and One Pin Short at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague. Cost: $17.50 in advance, $19 day of show.

DJ Supervillain - The Sunset Junction makes its resurgence into the scene with a special Som Show Presents open-turntable weekly, Whammy Wednesday, showcasing local wax wizards. Tonight's inaugural Whammy welcomes DJ Supervillain, spinning old school funk, soul, jazz and rare groove records, starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Jan. 6, at The Sunset Junction, 1804 W. Sunset Blvd. Cost: Free.

O'Neill Family Showcase - Also at The Sunset, it's a family affair when several members of the O'Neill clan come together, including Annie O'Neill, Kevin Long, Brandon O'Neill, Curran Long and more. That's at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Sunset Junction, 1804 W. Sunset Blvd. Cost: $5.

Tash - One third of the former Likwit Crew, Tash has struck out on his own to favorable response from underground hip-hop critics. Following his feud with Xzibit, and subsequent breakup with the Alkaholiks, Tash is rumored to be working on a reunion album with the Liks, despite former sidekick J-Ro's relocation from California to Sweden. Get the goods when Tash lands with support from The Bayliens, X-Kid, League 510, Olu Ghost, Bela Union, Rod Mac and St. Cule at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at The Blvd., 230 W. Riverside. Cost: $8; 21-and-older welcome.

For music news, videos, mp3s, artist profiles and more, visit thesomshow.com.


Black is back, but sold out.

Country music star Clint Black is playing the Northern Quest Resort & Casino at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, but if you don't have your tickets, you're too late. The show is sold out. It isn't too late, however, to get tickets to one of the next great acts coming to Northern Quest. Mary Wilson, an original member of The Supremes, will perform with Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Tickets to the Wilson-Coolidge show are $40 and $50 and are available through the Northern Quest events line at 509-481-6700 or through Tickets West at http://www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Cockburn is coming, and ticket go on sale this week.

Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bruce Cockburn will bring his 26 albums worth of music to the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 W. Sprague, on Sunday, May 2, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Jan. 8. Tickets will be $33 in advance and available through Tickets West at http://www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

March to the beat of a very good drummer.

MALIDOMA! World Drum and Dance Studio, at 408 W. Third in downtown Spokane, is offering eight-week classes on different drumming styles from around the world. Join Michael Moon Bear to learn authentic Middle Eastern, West African or Afro-Cuban traditions. All classes start this week, and each eight-week session is $90. No experience is necessary, and drums will be provided. To sign up, go to http://www.malidoma.biz/classes.

Underwood fans will overwhelm Coyote Country's phone lines.

Coyote Country has moved to 99.9 FM and is celebrating with a Carrie Underwood Concert Ticket Giveaway. Country's hottest singer is coming to the Spokane Arena on May 30, and every weekday morning in January, the Jay & Kevin Show will give listeners a chance to win tickets to what likely will be the concert of the year. For more information on the concert, go to http://www.spokanearena.com.

Your date will leap at the chance to see this chick flick.

"Leap Year," the romantic comedy starring the always-adorable Amy Adams, opens in theaters Friday, Jan. 8. For local movie times, go to http://www.regmovies.com, http://www.amctheatres.com or http://www.spokanemovies.com.

SPORTS CORNER
Tapped out of ideas for Thursday?

The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is ringing in the new year with an octagon-shaped ring when Conquest of the Cage returns at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. The event features up to 10 hard-hitting, swift-kicking mixed-martial arts bouts, culminating with a UMMA welterweight title. Ringside seats are $75, and floor seats are $60 for this 18-and-older event. Tickets for the beer garden-21-and-older spectators only, of course-are $50 each. Tickets are available through the Northern Quest Events Line at 509-481-6700 or through Tickets West at http://www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Don't be Shocked in they sell out '10.

Reigning Arena Football League 2 champions Spokane Shock is part of the new Arena Football League One come spring, and the team has announced the schedule for its inaugural season. The Shock will in the first-ever AF1 game at home against Milwaukee on Friday, April 2, kicking off a16-game schedule in which they'll play nine home games. After Milwaukee, The Shock will host: Bossier-Shreveport, April 17; Cleveland, May 1; Utah, May 22; Jacksonville, May 29; Tulsa, June 18; Arizona, July 2; Chicago, July 23. For information on season tickets, go to http://www.spokaneshock.com/tickets.

It could be the ticket to lifting the winter blahs.

The snow sports industry has declared January as Learn a Snow Sport Month. Locally, all five Ski the NW Rockies' resorts (Silver Mountain, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 49 Degrees North, Mount Spokane and Lookout Pass) are offering programs to encourage people of all ages to learn how to ski, snowboard, and have fun on the slopes throughout the skiing season. For more information, go to http://www.skinwrockies.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"We have both kinds of music. Country and western."

Name the movie that line appeared in to receive a $35 gift certificate from Peters and Sons Florists, at 512 E. Pacific! Send your best guess and your phone number to info@entertainmentspokane.com. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, Jan. 8.

Last Week's Winner: Rig Riggins got The Hangover!

Last week's movie quote was, "You probably get this a lot. This isn't the real Caesar's Palace, is it?" Riggins correctly guessed that it was from the 2009 comedy "The Hangover" and won a $35 gift certificate to Peters and Sons Florists.

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