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Spotlight: MAC extends chance to view ‘Seeing Impressionism’

The popular “Seeing Impressionism” exhibit at the MAC has been extended until May 19.
The popular “Seeing Impressionism” exhibit at the MAC has been extended until May 19.

Good news for all you procrastinators. You’ll have even more time to see the “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest” exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

The popular exhibit had already been extended once, and was set to end Saturday. Now, the museum will keep the exhibit another seven weeks, through May 19.

The show, organized in partnership with Tacoma Art Museum, features works by Edgar Degas, William Glackens, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others.

The museum, at 2316 W. First Ave., in Browne’s Addition, is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students (with ID), and free for children 5 and younger.

For more information, visit or call (509) 456-3931.

Museum of North Idaho opens

Speaking of museums, the Museum of North Idaho will open for the season on Tuesday.

The museum, at 115 Northwest Blvd., at the edge of Coeur d’Alene’s City Park, is featuring an exhibit called “Collecting: A Closer Look.” It examines how the museum uses its collection to tell stories and preserve history, and encompasses items from several private collections.

Ongoing exhibits look at the Mullan Road, the Scandinavian influence on the region, the Coeur d’Alene Indians, and the 1910 fire that destroyed 3 million acres of forest in Montana and Idaho.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and will close for the year on Oct. 31. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children 6-16 and free for children 5 and younger. A family rate of $7 is available.

For more information, call (208) 664-3448 or visit>

Met on the big screen

Fans of opera will be able to watch the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s “Manon” live in high definition on the big screen on Saturday.

Soprano Anna Netrebko is making her Met debut as Massenet’s Manon, a country girl who is drawn into a sophisticated yet hollow life in Paris.

The opera will be broadcast at 9 a.m. Saturday at two area movie theaters: Northtown 12 in Spokane and Riverstone Stadium 14 in Coeur d’Alene. The show will run about four hours, with two intermissions.

Tickets are available through For more information, visit the Metropolitan Opera’s website at>

Schedule change

The Spokane Symphony has a last-minute schedule change to a performance in the 2012-13 Spotlight Series. Chanticleer, the male a cappella ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Tickets are available through the Fox box office, at, or via TicketsWest.

On the road again

The Spokane Symphony is taking the show on the road this month.

The symphony will perform at Fairchild Air Force Base at 7 p.m. April 25 in a free concert open only to active duty or retired military personnel. Then the musicians will head east for an April 26 concert in Spokane Valley.

The Valley show will be at 7 p.m. at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave. Tickets to this show will be $5, and will be on sale Tuesday at box office at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox., 1001 W. Sprague Ave., (509) 624-1200, online at or at the door.

The concerts will be presented in a “kicked back” style – meaning no conductor. The musician-led, hourlong program will include works by W.A. Mozart, Maurice Ravel, J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel.

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