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Spotlight: SpokAnimal donation earns tickets to Civic’s latest

Through today, patrons who make a donation to SpokAnimal can see Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Christmas Schooner” for $11.

This offer is good today only through the Civic box office, 1020 N. Howard St. Among the items SpokAnimal seeks are: Purina kitten food, Purina puppy food, high-end treats for Pawsitive Prison Dog Program, chew toys for puppies, dog and cat toys, tennis balls, cat litter and scoopers.

Today’s performance is at 2 p.m.

SpokAnimal at the movies

Speaking of SpokAnimal, the animal care organization is presenting another fundraiser, this time of the cinematic variety.

On Monday, the group will screen two movies at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Up first, at 4 p.m., is Walt Disney’s “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” (G), from 1993. At 6:30 p.m. the hilarious 2000 comedy “Best in Show” (PG-13), directed by and starring Christopher Guest.

Admission is by suggested donation: $15 for the double feature; $4 for kids and $6 for adults for “Homeward Bound”; and $10 for all seats for “Best in Show.”

Sold out cabaret

“Christmas Cabaret” at the Coeur d’Alene Resort sold out its initial run but is adding a show this week to help meet demand.

The show, starring Mark Cotter and special guest Jack Bannon, is produced by Ellen Travolta. The additional show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $25; call the resort business office for ticket information, (208) 765-4000.

Cabaret at Lake City

Meanwhile, Lake City Playhouse will host “Abbey and Friends Holiday Cabaret,” also at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The show, featuring and directed by Abbey Crawford, will also feature Andrew Ware Lewis, Lance Babbitt, Laura Sable, Phoebe Oosterhuis, Aubrey Shimeck Davis, Callie McKinney-Cabe and Cody Bray. Musical direction is by Jim Ryan.

Tickets are $10, available through the box office or online at lakecityplayhouse.org. Lake City Playhouse is at 1320 E. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-1323 for information.

Eubanks inks deal

Spokane bluesman Sammy Eubanks has signed with Spokane’s own Mission Control Records.

Or rather he will sign it, during his performance Saturday at the Knitting Factory.

Eubanks and Mission Control first collaborated on the compilation CD “In Your Honor,” which raised $24,000 for Inland Northwest Honor Flight, which takes veterans to Washington, D.C., to see memorials dedicated in their honor.

According to a news release, Eubanks will record a new album next year, and Mission Control will re-release Eubanks’ previous material.

By the way, Eubanks’ annual Christmas show, featuring Bakin’ Phat, is at 8 p.m. at the Knit, 919 W. Sprague Ave. It’s free for those 21 and older, and $10 for the 20 and younger set. Visit www.sammyeubankslive.com/ for details.



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