January 19, 2014 in Features

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“Inequality for All” - Community screening of documentary about America’s widening income gap and shrinking middle class. The Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund will match all proceeds raised by the event for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Spokane to help feed the hungry this winter. A discussion about community action to resolve inequality issues will follow the screening. Monday, 6 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 993-5785.

“Rising From Ashes” - Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six-year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London. Setting out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, this stunningly shot film follows Boyer (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they slowly but steadily learn what it means to be a professional cyclist – how to train, how to compete, how to live the life of a top-level athlete. As they get better and better, the riders of Team Rwanda give their countrymen a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a future. All proceeds will go to Hearling Hearts Northwest’s surgical trip to Rwanda. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. 1-800-325-SEAT.

COTA for Kyle - A benefit performance of “Crazy for You” for Kyle Sipe. Kyle is a local teen born with End-Stage Congenital Heart Disease. All proceeds benefit transplant-related expenses (estimated at $250,000) for Kyle and his family. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cota.donorpages.com/ MiracleMakers/TeamKyleS. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 325-2507.

Black & White Ball - The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents their annual fundraiser. Enjoy socializing and dancing with a live orchestra. Evening of jazz, pop, swing and waltzes performed by members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Saturday, 7 p.m., Best Western Coeur d’Alene , 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-3833.

102nd Anniversary Miss Spokane Scholarship Pageant - Featuring the 2014 Miss and Teen contestants, 2013 titleholders, emcee Dave Sposito and special guest Miss Spokane 1994 Ann Marie Danimus. To be crowned this evening: Miss Spokane 2013, Miss Inland Empire 2013, Miss Spokane’s Outstanding Teen 2013 and Miss Inland Empire’s Outstanding Teen 2013.Tickets may be purchased from any contestant, committee member, by contacting the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization @ miss_spokane_ed@live.com or by phone. Feb. 16, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25, includes commemorative program book, $10/reception. (509) 850-6192.

Spokane Go Red for Women Luncheon - The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon raises awareness for cardiovascular diseases while empowering women to take charge of their heart. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125. (509) 279-7000.

Piping for Princes - Fundraising performance of Albeni Falls Pipes and Drums of North Idaho. There will be Scottish and Irish tunes, Highland dancing, Highland drumming, clogging, singing and introduction to what this group is all about. Money raised will be to purchase uniforms for memorial events. Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15/adults, $12/youth to age 13 and seniors. (208) 772-0833.


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