The Spokane Lilac Festival lies just around the corner.
The annual event, climaxed by the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, kicks off next Thursday with the annual Variety Show at The Met.
In keeping with tradition, the variety show features a diverse lineup of mostly amateur entertainment. There’s music, dancing and singing packed into over 20 acts, many of which are local high school students.
The Lilac Festival Variety Show starts at 7 p.m. The dress code requires coat and tie. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $3 for children. Tickets are available at all G&B; Select-aSeat outlets or by calling 325-SEAT.
Also scheduled during the Lilac Festival are a host of other events, including two luncheons.
On Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m., there will be a Lilac Luau Luncheon at the Ridpath Hotel. The Lilac Queen will be present along with her court as will the current president of the Lilac Festival Association, Jack Aronson, and the 1942 Lilac Queen, Bobbee Judd Eddy.
Tickets are $12 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 328-7823 between 8-9:30 a.m.
The All City Civic Military Luncheon happens at the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday, May 16, at noon. Tickets are $10.50 in advance and $12 at the door. For reservations, call 326-3339.