February 20, 2014 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 

Today

Legomania - Beach Bases - Use your imagination, design and build the ultimate beach base. What characters will be in your base? Add cool construction elements like a water slide or aquarium to your base. Join us and make a splash. For ages 4-10. 4-5 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $8/members, $10/nonmembers. (509) 624-5437.

Ongoing

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 2. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended hours, around holidays, closed on holidays. Special events: Lunch Bunch skating held Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50, includes skate rental; After School Special for ages 17 and younger held Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m., for $4.50, includes skate rental; College Night (ID required) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. for $1, skate rental extra; AAA Discount Night (coupon required for free admission) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., skate rental extra; Thursday Nights, 7-8:30 p.m., $2, skate rental extra. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/ages 13 and older, $3.50/ages 3-12, seniors and military with ID, $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.

“Willy Wonka” - Through March 2. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” presented by Christian Youth Theater. An enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. March 2. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $11-$12. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Alice” - Through March 2. Created from the original text of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, GU’s rendition was written by Devin Devine and produced by seniors Devin Devine, Erin Fitzgerald, Anthony Armstrong and Hannah Hodulik. Alice tells the tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a world of fantasy and derision. Full of magical characters and peculiar situations, a once very curious Alice only longs to go home. Presented by Gonzaga University Theatre and Dance. Show times are Friday-Saturday and Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m., and matinees March 1-2 at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at (509) 313-6553 or purchase online at www.gonzaga.edu/ theatreanddance Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors.

Friday

“Charlotte’s Web” - The classic children’s story of Charlotte, a barn spider who weaves messages in her web to help her friend Wilbur. 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3, Spokane Valley $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

“Changes” Benefit Concert - Seventh annual concert to benefit Spokane Valley Partners’ Food Bank. The theme this year is “Changes.” Music from a variety of styles – classical, popular, jazz, folk and country will be performed by local amateur and professional musiciansKatie Steiner of Q6-News returns as the emcee. Desserts will be served after the show. 7 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Otis Orchards, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. In advance: $10/adults, $5/age 11 and younger; at the door: $12/adults, $7/age 11 and younger. (509) 926-7133.

Saturday

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Kootenay. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.

Meet the Campbells! - The Campbell House comes alive every Saturday from noon-4 p.m. During this living history event set in 1910, visit with Mrs. Campbell and her staff. Activities in the house include games, hands-on art activity, and dressing up in Victorian clothing. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $5/adults, $4/seniors and students $3/children age four and younger. (509) 363-5359.

“Charlotte’s Web” - 4 and 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3, Spokane Valley $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

Love Your Pet Storytime and Craft - Fun stories about pets. Stay to draw a picture of your special pet. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Potters’ Guild Chili Feed - Purchase your favorite handmade chili bowl and enjoy all the chili you can eat. There will also be other handmade pottery items for sale. Cash or check only. For more information, see our Facebook page or call (509) 532-8225. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/general, $5/children age 8 and younger.

Lilac City Roller Girls - “Baking Up a Beating.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at TicketsWest, Lucky’s Irish Pub, Time Bomb and Boo Radley’s. 7 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $12-$15. (800) 325-SEAT.

Sunday

Spokane Chiefs Hockey - Puck drops at 5:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Kamloops. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.

“Charlotte’s Web” - 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3, Spokane Valley $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.

Mardi Gras with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Louisiana’s ambassadors of Cajun music and culture during the Mardi Gras season. Presented by Spokane Public Radio. 7:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $32-$40. (800) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday

Totally Tubular Tuesday - $1 movies at the Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. “Labyrinth,” rated PG, 7 p.m. (509) 327-1050.

Wednesday

National Polar Bear Day Storytime and Craft - They are white and fluffy and oh, so cuddly; and they are the perfect animal to read about in winter. Come hear some charming stories all about polar bears and stay for a fun craft. 10:30 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.


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