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Stephanie Hammett

Stephanie Hammett

Current Position: Reporter

Stephanie Hammett joined The Spokesman-Review in 2020. As an arts and literature reporter, she covers local authors, fine arts and other A&E events for Features. Have any opera-centric or -adjacent story ideas? She’s your gal.

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A&E >  Seven

Arts Wrap: Gonzaga Dance opens 2022-23 season, Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, Gonzaga theater students produce ‘30 Plays in 60 Minutes’, UI theater dept. announces ‘First Bite’ readings

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2022

Gonzaga Dance will kick off the 2022-23 season with a performance featuring artist residency guest Ashley Menestrina at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center’s Coughlin Theater (211 E Desmet) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public, but organizers recommend reserving seats ahead of time. For information, visit gonzaga.edu/ticketcenter or call the box office at (509) 313-2787.

10 under $10

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2022

1 Valleyfest Hearts of Gold Parade – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley. The annual kickoff to Valleyfest will make its way down Sprague Avenue between Gilles and Perrine roads in recognition of those who give back to the community with their “hearts of gold.” This year's parade recognizes new leadership in Spokane Valley schools, with grand marshals Kyle Rydell from West Valley School District, John Parker of the Central Valley School District and Brian Talbott from the East Valley School District. Valleyfest runs through Sunday and will include live entertainment, a multicultural festival, fishing for kids, astronomy at Mirabeau Park and more. For information, visit valleyfest.org. Admission: FREE
A&E >  Seven

10 under $10

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 15, 2022

1 Spokane Valley Farmers Market – 4 p.m. on Friday, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. The Spokane Valley Farmers Market will be held at CenterPlace near the Discovery Playground every Friday through Sept. 16. In addition to local farmers and producers, the event will feature artisans, food trucks, live entertainment, the Kids KERNEL Program and SNAP Market Match. WIC/Senior check are accepted. For information, visit spokanevalleyfarmersmarket.org. Admission: FREE
A&E >  Music

Symphony opens 77th season with pianist Natasha Paremski

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 15, 2022

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra will open their 77th season with guest pianist Natasha Paremski, conducted by music director James Lowe. The program will feature Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique,” Jessie Montgomery’s “Starburst,” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto.
A&E >  Stage

Inland Northwest Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ finds a groove in 1920s Hollywood

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 11, 2022

Returning to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to close their 2022 season, Inland Northwest Opera’s production of “La Traviata” brought Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic tale forward nearly a century to Hollywood and the tail end of the 1920s. Leaning into the aesthetic of the Fox, artistic director Dan Wallace Miller chose to set the production in 1928.

10 under $10: Jamie Ford, INK!, 3 Minute Mic are on the docket

1 “3 Minute Mic” – 7 p.m. Friday, Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Hosted by Chris Cook, local poets are invited to share three minutes of written work. Content will not be censored, although readers are asked to be sensitive to younger audience members. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. For more information, visit auntiebooks.com and call (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE
A&E >  Food

5 meals you could cook in a college dorm

Sometimes, after a long day, when the energy I have left for cooking only extends to hitting a few buttons and waiting, I think back to my college days. But, alas, humans cannot live on ramen alone. So, in the spirit of low-effort dining and quick meals for busy college students, here are five meals you could make with a few ingredients in a dorm room microwave or toaster.

Local artist restores Spokane House murals

For North Idaho artist Shaun Deller, work over the past two summers restoring the murals on the exterior of the Spokane House Interpretive Center in Riverside State Park has been the perfect combination of his two passions: art and history.
A&E >  Music

Symphony Labor Day concerts return to Liberty Lake and Comstock Park

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 1, 2022

The Spokane Symphony’s annual Labor Day concerts are returning to Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park and, for the first time since 2019, Comstock Park. Local group Funky Unkle will warm up the crowd before music director James Lowe and the symphony take over for the evening.

10 under $10

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 1, 2022

1 Pig Out in the Park – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Monday, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Pig Out in the Park returns to Riverfront Park for a weekend of free music and so much food, “you’ll never eat it all!” The festival features 35 public market booths, 50 food booths, 112 free concerts and 250 menu items. Festivities daily through Monday. For information, visit pigoutinthepark.com or call (509) 625-6601. Admission: FREE