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Friday, May 14, 2021

KPBX's Kids' Concert this Saturday



Spokane Public Radio invites you to enjoy Sibling Revelry hosted by Verne Windham on KPBX 91.1, this Saturday, May 15 at 1pm. This special concert performed by children and listeners will hear four groups of family performers playing everything from piano, violin, cello, viola, and trumpet in various family ensembles. Not only will listeners hear wonderful music, but they'll also get a glimpse into their family dynamics.

Listen with the whole family tomorrow, May 15, at 1pm on KPBX 91.1 FM. For more information, visit www.spokanepublicradio.org.


Spokane Symphony Spring Concerts Series continues today



Spokane Symphony at Home Presents 'Overtones: Connecting Music, Art & Science', on demand concerts that began in early April. The fourth concert in the series starts today, Friday, May 14, Painting with Music, Words, Light. Musical selections include Haydn's Symphony No. 6 (Le Matin) and since it starts with a depiction of breaking dawn, James Lowe talks with WSU Physics Teaching Assistant Professor Anya Rasmussen about the science of light and the sky. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition will be performed and was inspired by paintings. A local art historian will share ideas with James Lowe about how artists use different techniques to create lighting effects and why styles change over the years. Also, Spokane Poet Laureate and orchestra trumpeter Chris Cook will read Emily Dickinson's There is a Certain Slant of Light.

There is one remaining concert on Friday, May 28. For tickets and more information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org.


The Monkees are coming to town one last time!



The Monkees Farewell Tour makes a stop in Spokane on Friday, September 10 at First Interstate Center, and will feature songs that span the band's entire career. In addition to their hits, their farewell shows will spotlight songs featured on their TV series ('The Girl I Knew Somewhere,' 'You Told Me,' 'Randy Scouse Git,' 'Goin' Down,' and 'For Pete's Sake') as well as music from their feature film 'Head.' Plus tracks from their most recent studio album, 2016's 'Good Times!'

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketswest.com.


Final weekend of Witness to Wartime at the MAC



This is the last weekend to view Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. His drawings and paintings deal with the Japanese American World War II incarceration experience. This exhibit shows his unique and comprehensive visual record of this important time in American history.

Witness to Wartime exhibit ends this Sunday, May 16. For tickets and more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


The Friends of Manito present 'Murder at Manito' book reading May 15



Can Detective Rex Begonia and his partner Ivy Lizei find the murderer of Manito Park's head gardener before the Lilac Festival is ruined? Join local author Chris Bieker as she discusses her first novel, Murder at Manito. Chris will also do a reading from her book inside Gaiser Conservatory, the scene of the crime.

Join the Friends of Manito this Saturday, May 15 at 11am via Zoom. To sign up, visit thefriendsofmanito.org/events/murder-at-manito.


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