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Hot enough for ya?

Sure, it seems crazy to complain about hot weather in May, given the past few Seattle-like springs we’ve endured. But it’s possible that some of us are ready to escape the heat. Luckily, there’s plenty of hot entertainment to cool us off.

This weekend the Spokane Symphony is performing the five piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven over two days. The guest soloist, Conrad Tao, is a rising star in the classical world. “That Mr. Tao, who gave his first recital at 4, is hugely gifted was evident from the outset,” the New York Times noted in a 2012 review. “His impressive technique allows him to navigate difficult works with ease.”

Also on tap today is a concert by local favorite Cami Bradley, at the Bing. She’s releasing a second CD, “SEAS.” Or enjoy an evening stroll in Coeur d’Alene, as the Second Friday Art Walk is on. At Art Spirit Gallery, Spokane artist Ric Gendron is displaying 30 new works.

At the movies, the big story is “The Great Gatsby,” Aussie director Baz Luhrmann’s take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald tale.

But if the moviehouse air conditioning isn’t enough and you really want to stay cool, head out to Eagles Ice-A-Rena on Saturday for the annual Guns and Hoses charity hockey game, pitting area police officers against firefighters.

Carolyn Lamberson

Features editor

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