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Arts Calendar


“Amadeus” – Lake City Playhouse, Sunday, 5 p.m. and Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Needed: 12 men and three women; come prepared to read from the script. (208) 667-1323,

“Arsenic and Old Lace” – Pend Oreille Players, Monday-Tuesday, 4 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Must be 21 or younger. (509) 671-3389,

“Servicemen’s Canteen” – Pend Oreille Players, Tuesday, immediately following auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” (see above), Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Must be 21 or younger. A variety of singers, actors and dancers are needed. (509) 671-3389,

Classes and workshops

Hand Drumming Workshops – West African Drumming – Eight-week session begins today, 6 p.m. Middle Eastern Drumming – Eight-week session begins Friday, 6 p.m. Malidoma World Drum and Dance Studio, 408 W. Third Ave. Cost: $90 for each sessions, drums provided (no experience necessary). Register online at or by calling (509) 624-7573.

Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes teach traditional techniques. Thursdays beginning today for six weeks, 10 a.m.-noon at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., or 6-8 p.m. at Spokane Art Supply Too, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $60 for either session. Supply list and registration forms are available at both stores. (509) 534-8712, (509) 892-0353

Tiny Tot Combo Classes – For ages 3-5 or 5-8. Introduces children to jazz, ballet and tap dance with creative and fun movements. Four-week class runs Saturdays through Jan. 30. Class for children ages 3-5 is 10-10:45 a.m., class for ages 5-8 is 11-11:45 a.m. Cost is $39. Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. (509) 625-6200,

World Drumming – Open to all levels; no prior musical training necessary. Saturday or Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Cost is $10. (509) 326-9516,

Intro to Piano – Adults – For ages 18 and older. Participants learn how to play simple melodies. Saturdays through Jan. 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

Kickstart Your Creative Life – Workshop for anyone interested in all manner of creativity – be it art, music, drama, writing, etc. Participants will outline and walk through a few simple steps that will encourage the creative process to flow. Sundays through Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m., 1717 W. 10th Ave. Cost is $60 for all three sessions. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. (509) 868-3684,

Sing From the Heart – Participants gain confidence as they learn musical creativity and self-expression on stage. Classes for ages 12-16 are Tuesdays through Feb. 16, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Classes for ages 6-12 are Thursdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 4-5 p.m. Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost for either session is $115. (509) 625-6200,

Advanced Soapmaking Class – Two-part class will discuss soap coloring, additives, goats milk soap, designing your own recipe, dyes vs. pigments and more. Wednesday-Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap and Supply, 203 N. Stone St. Cost: $45 (includes all equipment and supplies). Class size is limited, call for reservations. (509) 466-7223


The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring 5-10 pages to read aloud and 6-8 copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316

Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

Call for artists

Raw Space Exhibit – Artists in all media are invited to participate in the annual “Raw Space” exhibition, Feb. 5-7 in conjunction with the February Visual Arts Tour. The nonjuried community art event is held at the Fernwell Building, 505 W. Riverside Ave. Applications are at and at or can be picked up at Spokane Art Supply, Chase Gallery, and Pottery Place Plus. Applications and a check for $10 are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Tuesday. (509) 710-0362,

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to
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