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March 31, 2010

Time flies when you're being entertained.

Entertainment Spokane! turns one year old this week. It's hard to believe, but on Thursday, April 1, it will be one year ago that The Clark Co. launched the Entertainment Spokane! weekly e-newsletter--quickly establishing itself as the premier online source for information on concerts, plays, art exhibits and other fun stuff happening in the Inland Northwest. A special thanks goes out to all of our readers for making this year a success. To see all we've written, go to www.entertainmentspokane.com. If you'd like to put your business in front of the best audience in the market with an ad on Entertainment Spokane! call 509-838-4080 or email info@entertainmentspokane.com.

Cabaret-style seating is available. Obviously.

"Cabaret" takes the stage at the Pend Oreille Pavilion at Northern Quest Resort & Casino Tuesday through Saturday, April 6-10. This Broadway musical racked up Tony Awards when it came out in the late 1960s--and Oscars when it was made into a movie in the early 1970s. Windwood Theatricals, of New York and Paris, is producing this version of "Cabaret," which includes revisions added to the show in 1987. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on weeknights and 8:30 p.m. that Friday and Saturday. Tickets for cabaret-style seating--what else would it be--are $40 apiece and are available through the Northern Quest box office at 509-481-6700. Tickets also can be purchased through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

We're looking at the Glass as being nearly full.

Philip Glass, one of the greatest living American composer, will come to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for a performance of "The Etudes and Other Works For Solo Piano" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 31. Glass has written operas, symphonies, his own compositions and has collaborated with popular artists ranging from David Bowie to Paul Simon to Yo-Yo Ma. Tickets for Glass' show range in price from $17 to $47, with special $14 student tickets available. For tickets, visit the Fox box office at 1001 W. Sprague, call 509-624-1200, or go online to www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets also are available through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com.

Spring has sprung. The art is riz.

More than 40 venues in downtown Spokane will host art exhibits during April's First Friday festivities, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 2. At the Saranac Building, at 25 W. Main, The Transcendence Project features "Blueprint Exhibition: Art/Urban Planning," which includes art that features visionary trends in urban planning. At the Fernwell Building, at 505 W. Riverside, The Edward W. Gilmore Gallery will feature never-before-seen pieces created by Gilmore from his various collections. Gilmore himself will be at the Gallery for the show. For a complete list of venues and art exhibits, go to www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.

Behold! A free production on a Saturday night.

Just in time for Easter, Spokane Dream Center is putting on "Behold Jesus" at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the INB Performing Arts Center. For the 13th year, Spokane Dream Center is hosting this theatrical production that tells the story of Jesus Christ's life. This year, new scenes, music and choreography have been added to the show. The event is free, and no tickets are required. People are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact the Spokane Dream Center at 509-924-2630.

This event of prehistoric proportions is almost here!

Walking With Dinosaurs, the spectacular arena show featuring life-like, life-sized dinosaurs, comes to the Spokane Arena for eight shows from Wednesday, April 7, through Sunday, April 11. Inspired by the award-winning BBC TV series bearing the same name, Walking with Dinosaurs features 15 life-size robotic dinosaurs that weigh a whopping 10 million pounds altogether. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $59.50 and are available at the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, and through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Come home to that Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie the Musical is coming to the INB Performing Arts Center, Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 11. Good seats are still available for this Broadway show through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Enjoy some Swing at the Bing!

Windsong, featuring Andrea Dawson, Max Mendez, Carolyn Jess and Larry Jess, along with Howard Crosby (Bing's nephew and a crooner in his own right) perform a Show Tunes Revue, Thursday April 8, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 for a complimentary wine tasting by Russell Creek Winery and hors d'oeuvres extraordinaire by Sodexo. No admission, but donations accepted for Holy Names Music Center. For more information contact Suzanne Bjork at Holy Names Music Center, 509-326-9516 or via email at suzanne@hnmc.org

The High Five
from thesomshow.com
by Isamu Jordan

Owl City - Adam Young's Owl City project went viral with a slick synth-pop electronica sound. And the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing any time soon. Owl City has clocked 6 million profile views and 25 million plays on Myspace. His "Ocean Eyes" album went gold and the "Fireflies" single is certified platinum. His 2009 national tour was completely sold out and this current tour is looking to do the same. If you were in attendance at Owl City's sold-out show last fall in Spokane, you know to expect full-band accompaniment with strings, synths, live drums and guitar and a genuine good time. It happens again as Owl City plays a sold-out concert at 6:30 p.m. tonight, March 31, at The Knitting Factory Concert House, 919 W. Sprague. Watch video of the last Owl City show in Spokane on The Som Show blog (http://thesomshow.com/blog).

New Originals - Now here's an art show you don't see every First Friday: The New Originals: Collections, Champs, Champagne brings together the personal art collections of a group of like-minded individuals, with a multi-genre mix of live music, where bands -- everything from rock to rap -- will take turns playing the center of a boxing ring. The event, which benefits Community-Minded Enterprises -- also is a local debut for the night's featured artist, Jeremy Vermilion. Overload your sense with the sights and sounds in a truly unique environment at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at Spokane Boxing, 1826 E. Sprague Ave. Cost: $5 suggested donation.

WigBash - Over the years, The Wig Fits All Heads has been many things to many people -- a web site, a PR firm, a booking agency, and a management company. All the while it's been reliable for bringing the annual Wig Bash from Seattle to Portland. This year's WigBash Spokane sees the expected return of Shim, along with Space Opera 77, The Globes and Paris Spleen, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, at Sunset Junction, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd.

The Makers - Local glam rock legends The Makers made it an annual affair to tear down the ceiling at the old beloved B-Side, so it's only fitting that The Makers bring it back to the former home of the B-Side and current location of The Blvd. It'll be just like old times when The Makers headline a show with Magnafluxxx and The Blowouts at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at The Blvd., 230 W. Riverside Ave. Cost: $10, 21 and older welcome.

Red Head Bash - Celebrating all things carrot topped, the Red Head Bash puts a tongue-in-cheek spin on WigBash with a show that features a diverse lineup of folk, blues, and prog rock, with Hey Is For Horses, Whiskey Dick Mountain, and Imperial Sparks, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at Empyrean Coffee House, 171 S. Washington St. Cost: TBA.


Watch them take this Wurlitzer for a whirl.

Friends of the Wurlitzer are presenting a free concert featuring Kenneth Fuller playing Spokane's only community accessible Wurlitzer, located in the First Church of the Nazarene, at 9004 N. Country Home Blvd. The organ, which is being refurbished by the local chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, is the original 1914 organ from the Liberty Theatre in Seattle. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1. For more information, call 509-467-8986.

Think of the Possibilities From The Edge Of The Sea.

Two artists' receptions are planned in two neighboring stores in Spokane's Garland District on Friday, April 2. At the Tinman Gallery, at 811 W. Garland, Spokane artist Lou McKee will open an exhibit titled, "From The Edge Of The Sea." McKee will be on hand from 5-9 p.m. Friday night. At The Ruby Slipper, at 809 W. Garland, Pat Boyd's exhibit, "Possibilities," will be on display, and Boyd will be there from 5-8 p.m. Both artists' works will be in the two stores through April 25.

Apparently, everybody wants a Prairie Home Companion.

Tickets to "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor," which is sponsored by Spokane Public Radio and will stop in Spokane on June 12, are selling quickly. All of the $65 seats in the Spokane Arena's Star Theatre have sold out, but seats remain available at the $55 and $45 levels. For tickets, go to the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, or go through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

SPORTS CORNER
Chiefs will try to put Portland's season on ice.

The Spokane Chiefs have home-ice advantage as they take on the Portland Winterhawks in a decisive Game Seven at 7 p.m. tonight, March 31, at the Spokane Arena. Tickets are still available for this first-round playoff match and range in price from $9 to $18. For tickets, go to the Spokane Arena box office, at 720 W. Mallon, or go through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

It won't be a Shock if they sell out.

The Spokane Shock will kick off the inaugural season of the newly-relaunched Arena Football League with a game against the Milwaukee Iron, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Shock played in the Arenafootball 2 league last year and became national champions while playing consistently to sell-out crowds. The team will try to maintain its winning ways as it joins the AFL, which is starting up again after a one-year hiatus. Tickets are still available for Friday's night game and range in price from $13 to $62. For tickets, go to the Spokane Arena box office or through Tickets West at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it's because they sat there that they were able to do it."

Name the movie that line appeared in to receive two tickets to the Spokane Home Builders Association's Premier Home Improvement Show April 16-18! 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, April 2.

Last Week's Winner: Laurine Logerwell knows John Malkovich!

Last week's movie quote was "Nobody is looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate." Logerwell correctly guessed that it was from the quirky 1999 comedy "Being John Malkovich" and won a 30 minute complimentary session with personal trainer Michelle Levitch at her studio in the lower level of the Bank of America building.

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