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Spotlight: Historic Homes series begins Oct. 16

For the 22nd year, Allegro, Baroque & Beyond will hold its Music in Historic Homes concert series.

The concerts kick off on Oct. 16 and 17 at the Shadle-Veasey House, 1118 W. Ninth Ave. The home was built in 1906 for Eugene Shadle and his wife, Josie Comstock Shadle, who owned The Crescent department store.

Other concerts in the series are:

Dec. 11-12: The Hutton House, 2206 E. 17th Ave., which was built in 1915 for Levi and Mae Arkwright Hutton. The home has been restored to its original condition by Karen and Doug Sonnenborn.

Feb. 5-6: The Kirtland Cutter-designed home at 109 W. Sumner Ave. It was built in 1907 and is being featured in the Historic Homes series for the first time.

April 9-10: The Mack-Kane House, 734 E. 23rd Ave., a four-gabled Craftsman built in 1912. It recently was featured in American Bungalow Magazine.

Concerts are presented four times daily, at 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, or $80 for the series. Series tickets will be available until Oct. 17. To buy tickets, call Allegro at (509) 455-6865 or visit

Kung Fu at the Fox

The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox’s Spotlight Series continues this week with a performance by the Shaolin Warriors troupe.

These Kung Fu masters bring a fully choreographed show to the theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday. According to a news release, the show features many forms of Shaolin Kung Fu as well as a look at the warriors’ lives and their Zen philosophy.

Tickets are $27, $32 and $37 and are available at the Fox box office, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., by phone at (509) 624-1200, online at or via TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or>

Joy of puppets

The Jacklin Arts and Culture Center in Post Falls will host a performance of “Malika, Queen of the Cats,” presented by the Tears of Joy puppet theater.

The story is about a woman in Palestine who rescues a kitten from a tree and is introduced to a community of magical, talking cats. The play, designed for children, helps introduce students to Middle Eastern culture and the power of giving to others.

The performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and will be proceeded by a puppet-making workshop at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for both events are $15; tickets to the performance only are $7.

Tears of Joy has performed for children and adults around the world since it formed in 1971. The group is now in residence at the Winningstad Theatre at the Portland Center for the Arts.

For tickets, call the JACC at (208) 457-8950 or email The JACC is located at 405 N. William St.

Big screen politics

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater will wrap up its fall film series, Best of Political Movies with a double feature on Wednesday.

The Marx Brothers’ 1933 comedy “Duck Soup” will kick off the evening as Groucho, Chico and the gang spoof shady politics and warmongering. The second film, “My Little Chickadee” (1940), is not political per se – W.C. Fields is elected sheriff and that’s as close as it gets. Still, it’s a classic romp that features Fields and Mae West in classic performances.

“Duck Soup” will begin at 7 p.m., followed by “Chickadee” at 8:30. Admission to these birds-of-a-feather films is a suggested donation of $5. The Bing is located at 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Opening delayed

Not so fast.

The planned unveiling of the new Spokane Children’s Theatre at 2727 N. Madelia St. has been delayed because of construction issues.

The new grand opening has been set for Nov. 16. Originally, it had been scheduled for this past Friday.

Tours of the new facility will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a cabaret-style show immediately after the 6:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting. The event will be free, but donations will be accepted

Spokane Children’s Theatre began in 1946 and has a mission to educate children in good theater for their benefit as performers and audience members.

For more information, visit www. http://spokanechildrens