April 26, 2013 in Features

Things to do

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“The Great Gatsby”: A Conversation, Music and Movie: Fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony Society. Listen to the piano talents of Kendall Feeney, sip on a beverage, nibble on sweet treats, learn about Spokane in the roaring ’20s from local historians and movie critics, and watch the Robert Redford version of the film. Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $50. (509) 624-1200.
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Spokane Symphony: Dance Mix - This upbeat program spans three centuries of music that grooves. From Mozart’s spirited Serenade for wind octet to a young Peruvian composer’s techno-inspired “Fiesta.” Part of the Symphony with a Splash series (formerly the Casual Classics). Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Mateusz Wolski, violin. Band, bar and banter from 5-6:45 p.m.; musical performance from 7-8 p.m. Today, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $30. (509) 624-1200.

Northwest Opera Spring Show - Featuring “Un Bel Diva,” based on a Joseph Hayden one-act opera, and “Downtownton Abbey,” an original musical parody of the PBS series. Directed by Tim Campbell. Today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.; and May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $10. (509) 327-3598.

Custer’s 38th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale – More than 200 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. Appraisals will not be offered this year. Today, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Spokarnage Roller Derby Tournament - Twenty teams will battle it out on two tracks for three days. Plus, beer gardens, vendors and special activities throughout the weekend. Today: tournament play from 4-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: tournament play at 9 a.m. and regulation bouts begin at 6:15 p.m.; Sunday: tournament play from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., followed by closing ceremonies. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Friday: $10/adults, $8/seniors, students and military; Saturday or Sunday, $15/adults, $10/seniors, students and military; 3-day pass: $25/adults, $20/seniors, students, military. (800) 325-SEAT.

Idaho STAR Spring Opener - Idaho STAR, the state’s motorcycle safety program, will kick off the motorcycle riding season and provide riders with information on how to prevent crashes. Event will include riding demonstrations, handouts, giveaways and information about the factors involved in Idaho’s motorcycle crashes. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Powersports Honda KTM, 2745 E. Seltice Way. Free. (208) 639-4544.

Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Festival (Japan Week) - Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming); Aikido (adapted from samurai combat arts) by Aikido Bushin Gene; Japanese Sumi-e hands-on activities; Inland Empire Bonsai Society demonstrations; Inland Empire Water Gardens and Koi Society; Cosplay Chess demo; Ikebana demo; and flutist Todd Milne. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Gardens at Manito Park, 21st Avenue at Bernard Street. Free. (509) 251-803591.

SFCC International Film Festival – This week’s offering is “Hedgehog” (France) about an 11-year-old girl who makes plans to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through May 21. Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. $4.50/film. (509) 533-3222.

AIDS: An Update, the AIDS Memorial Quilt and More - SCC Conference on Human Rights. Tuesday, 8 a.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-7187.

“Before Lake Powell: Memories of Glen Canyon Archaeology” - From 1958 through 1961, Bill Lipe of Washington State University led crews studying some of the many archaeological sites destined to be flooded by Lake Powell when the Glen Canyon Dam was completed. In this talk, he will draw on his recollections as well as on 50-year-old photos and films to discuss how the archaeological work was done and what was learned before the sites were flooded. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 363-5344.

Sportsman’s Expo RV and Boat Show - Vendors and exhibits featuring fishing gear and tackle, hunting, RVs, campers and ATVs, guides and outfitters, camping, outdoor art, archery, boats and more. Entertainment by Timberworks Lumberjack Show. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Tickets: $8/adults, $6/youth and seniors. (208) 765-4969.

Spokane Shock Arena Football - Hosts the Tampa Bay Storm at 7 p.m. Saturday. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $14-$35. (509) 242-SHOCK.

64th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner - Baked goods, sushi and crafts sale. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. $12.50. Call or email hpumcspokane@gmail.com to reserve tickets. (509) 535-2687.

Hayden Kite Festival - Judging will be from noon-2 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m.. Categories include Best of Show, High Flyer, Best Homemade and others. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m., Broadmoore Park, Broadmoore Estates North of Prairie Avenue and Atlas Road, Hayden. Free. (208) 209-1080.

Kidical Mass West Central Neighborhood - Fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. Join this family-friendly afternoon bike ride of about three miles cycling on anything that rolls. The ride is in conjunction with West Central Neighborhood Days and begins at A.M. Cannon Park near the West Central Community Center. Saturday, 1 p.m., 1603 N. Belt St. Free.

Dancing With The Celebrities 2013 – Sixth-annual benefit with local celebrities as they dance to raise money for CYT-Spokane. Participants are: Anne Mitchell, owner, LLL Talent; Judy Lee, special events coordinator, Catholic Charities Spokane; Katie Steiner, KHQ morning reporter; Melissa Luck, executive director, KXLY; Amber Waldref, Spokane city councilwoman; Ed Hoffman, chaplain, Spokane Police Department; Dave Richardson, executive director, Spokane Humane Society. 7 p.m. Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/standard seating, $25/premier seating. (509) 487-6540.

Spring Masterworks Concert - Led by Timothy Westerhaus, the 52-member Gonzaga University Choir singers will be joined by the Incendo Music Ensemble for the concert. Featuring professional soloists Arwen Myers, soprano, from Portland; Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano, Vancouver, Wash.; Brian Ohnsorg, tenor, Minneapolis; and Kyle Ferrill, baritone, from Moscow, Idaho. Saturday, 8 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $15/adults, $10/students, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 313-6733.

Whitworth Wind Symphony - Spring concert. Sunday, 3 p.m., Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium Mainstage. $5. (509) 777-3280.

Music with Friends Fundraiser - Lake City Playhouse must raise $15,000 to take its production of “K2” to a national competition in Indiana in June. Musical guests include Abbey Crawford, Doug Dawson, Tom Heppler, Patrick McHenry-Kroetch, Jim Ryan, Janelle Frisque, Andrew Ware Lewis and Marianne McLaughlin. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 667-1323.

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - Featuring guest artist Tim Fain. Conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah. Monday,7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12/general, $10/seniors and students. (509) 624-1200.

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