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Your week

Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, midnight

“The Merry Graingers” premieres tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater.
“The Merry Graingers” premieres tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Your food

Senior correspondent Jim Kershner shares some of his favorite things about cooking with cast iron, along with recipes that will inspire you to dig that pan out of the camping gear. We’ve also got some details on the best cast iron pans for gift giving. Rick Bonino introduces Trickster’s Brewing Company in Coeur d’Alene in his monthly On Tap column. In Fresh Sheet, Lorie Hutson shares three ideas for gifts you can still make before Christmas.

Your fun


Bruno Mars, “Unorthodox Jukebox”

Green Day, “Tré”

Lifehouse, “Almeria”


“The Bourne Legacy”

“Ice Age: Continental Drift”


In theaters

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”


Today: “Syfy 20th Anniversary Special” celebrates the network behind “Warehouse 13,” a “Battlestar Galactica” reboot and Saturday night movies such as “Dragonwasps” and “2-Headed Shark Attack.” 9 p.m., Syfy.

Tuesday: Kristina has a health scare on Christmas on “Parenthood.” 10 p.m., NBC.

Wednesday: “12.12.12 (The Concert for Sandy Relief)” features performances from the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, the Who and Eddie Vedder. 4:30 p.m., HBO; 7:30 p.m. Ion, AMC and HBO.

Thursday: Richard helps calm Bailey’s nerves before her wedding on “Grey’s Anatomy.” 9 p.m., ABC.

Friday: “Magical Mystery Tour Revisited” includes unseen footage and remarks from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in this look at the Beatles’ 1967 film on “Great Performances.” 9 p.m., KSPS and KCDT.

Saturday: Get in the holiday spirit with Will Ferrell, James Cann, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner and Zooey Deschanel with 2003’s “Elf.” 8 p.m., CBS.

Sunday: “The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding” follows preparations, parties and the vows. 9 p.m., ABC.

On stage

“What Child is This,” Christmas Evermore concert series, Wednesday and Thursday, Bing Crosby Theater

The Clumsy Lovers, Thursday, Knitting Factory

Spokane Symphony Holiday Pops, Saturday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater

Around town

“The Merry Graingers” film premiere, Monday, Bing Crosby Theater

BeGin!, Friday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture


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