December 24, 2009 in Features

New Year’s Eve has more than just First Night

Photo courtesy of Theatre Ballet of Spokane photo

Theatre Ballet of Spokane performs at the Bing Crosby Theatre next Thursday. Photo courtesy of Theatre Ballet of Spokane
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If you go

Spokane Opera, Diamonds and Divas

What: “Passport to Poland,” black tie gala featuring soprano Dawn Wolski and her husband, Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski, along with pianist Greg Presley and the Spokane Opera Orchestra in works by Chopin, the Strausses, Wieniawski and more (including John Williams’ “Theme From Schindler’s List”). With live and silent wine auctions, dinner and midnight champagne toast (complete guest room packages available).

When: Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.

Cost: $175

Call: (509) 533-1150,

If you go

Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Ballet and Bubbly

What: Pieces from classical to contemporary, including the premiere of “Back to Bacharach” by New York City Ballet’s Charles Askegard, plus new works by Theatre Ballet’s Sara Donally and artistic director Dodie Askegard. Former dancers returning to perform include Leyna Swoboda from San Francisco’s Lines Ballet and Nathan Driftmeyer from Denmark.

When: Dec. 31, chocolate and champagne reception, 6 p.m.; program, 7 p.m. (The program repeats at 9, minus reception, as part of the alcohol-free First Night activities.)

Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $17

Call: TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT,

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