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It Doesn’t Add Up

President Obama dodges accountability for his failures too easily BY GEORGE NETHERCUTT


dangerous cultural trend is emerging from President Obama’s presidency, and it sets an irresponsible tone for all Americans. It’s unaccountability. While he’s not the first to be politically unaccountable, Obama has taken it to new levels. When Obama became president, many Americans had high hopes. Surely this biracial man with his mantra of “hope and change” would set a new tone for the operations of government and serve as an example for all Americans to emulate. Five years of Mr. Obama’s presidency have demonstrated just how mistaken that assumption was, and America has suffered for it. I first came into contact with the president’s lack of accountability while debating current affairs six summers ago with Obama’s Chicago representative and famous author Joseph Ellis on an NPR interview. The discussion centered on the president’s spending plans and my argument that balanced federal budgets were preferable to unbalanced budgets because the national debt isn’t increased. Ellis argued that the only reason I opposed the Obama spending plan was because Obama is of African descent. Incredulous, I objected that policy differences didn’t equal racial bias, and that such an excuse lacked accountability. That was my initial exposure to the series of unaccountable events that would follow.


he latest Obama mismanagement excuse results from the falsification of documents affecting sick and wounded veterans at multiple VA hospitals. The president’s knowledge of excessive wait times and backlogs was evident during the 2008 presidential campaign, when candidate Obama lamented that such VA backlogs were a disservice to veterans and vowed that his administration would fix it. Now Obama is simultaneously outraged about this appalling situation yet complicit by his five years of inaction. Obama inaction equals Obama unaccountability. Benghazi is the ultimate measure of unaccountability because four Americans died there, with little explanation of how it happened. Obama’s assurances that the killers would be brought to justice have rung hollow after 20 months. The evidence of White House involvement in the “video excuse” was ultimately revealed via a federal court lawsuit. The video was a ruse to detract from the ultimate Benghazi obligor — the Commander in Chief. In this case, he was unaccountable for United States personnel in harm’s way. When Internal Revenue Administration officials clearly targeted conservative groups for audit and politically delayed tax-exempt approval, Obama said it was due to lower-level agents in Ohio, in spite of a federal official in D.C. asserting her Fifth Amendment rights and refusing to

explain such breaches. Congress still begs for document production from unaccountable IRS officials. National unemployment levels have stayed frustratingly high since 2008, signaling that Obama economic policies have been unsuccessful. Through his spokesman, Obama has blamed the weather, George W. Bush and Republican intransigence, but not his own policies. Unable to right America’s economic ship, the president resorts to the path of least resistance — unaccountability. When Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, Obama said doing so would unacceptably cross the Obama “red line.” Yet Assad remains in power with little discernible U.S. action. Obama’s policies haven’t deterred Russian President Vladimir Putin in his aggression against Ukraine. Obama’s isolationist policies are masked by pugnacious but empty and unaccountable foreign policy rhetoric. Who can forget the Obama false assurances about keeping your own Send comments to health care policy and your own doctor in spite of Obamacare’s unveiling? Examples of Americans suffering from the breach of that Obama unaccountability abound. The recent VA health care deficiencies (totally governmentrun) likely portend poorly for Obamacare. A friend from Holland recently told me it took six months to get a doctor’s appointment there to receive an injection for his sore knee. Perhaps that’s a vision of Obamacare’s future under a government-run plan like that found in the Netherlands.



he Obama model of excusing mismanagement and incompetence by blaming others and ignoring accountability jeopardizes the very core of America’s value system. America’s way of life embraces a tradition of accepting responsibility, admitting mistakes and pledging atonement — and then being held accountable. With 42 percent of all births being out of wedlock and smaller percentages of Americans even expecting to vote in elections, trends toward unaccountability threaten to undermine American resolve and widen the gap between income groups, as more Americans choose government dependency. Americans are often treated to the Commander in Chief of the United States of America asserting that he learns of his administration’s failures “from the news.” Surely this response cannot placate us. Surely it should outrage us. n


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ertain members of our political class are terrible prognosticators. Tax cuts for the rich? That was supposed to be a rising tide that would lift all of America’s boats. It definitely lifted a select few. The war in Iraq? We’d be greeted as liberators, we were told. Not even close. Obamacare was going to wreck the country. But costs are coming under control and people like it. If these guys were weathercasters, they’d have been fired a long time ago. The next prediction to fact-check is raising the minimum wage. Never mind that George W. Bush raised it or that Mitt Romney recently said he’d raise it; all but one GOP senators recently voted to kill the idea of even talking about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. They predicted it would kill jobs. But consider Washington state’s experience. Here we have the nation’s highest minimum wage at $9.32 an hour, and since February of 2010 we’ve added 218,000 jobs, among the highest rates in the nation. We have a big problem with pay not even coming close to covering too many families’ expenses. Increasing the minimum wage is a powerful solution. It attacks poverty — the Congressional Budget Office estimates that a $10.10 minimum wage would lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty. It gets people and corporations weaned off welfare — if people make more money, they’ll need fewer food stamps, and low-payers like Walmart won’t need public subsidies to help their working-poor employees. It’s a stimulus package — estimates say bumping the minimum wage up to $10.10 would pump an additional $450 billion of consumer spending into our economy every year. And it’s the morally righteous thing to do — people simply can’t live on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. So let’s all watch the experiment in Seattle to see how accurate the predictions of economic apocalypse turn out to be. While D.C. is too busy doing nothing to address our problems, the Seattle City Council just broke through the noise when it voted to enact a $15 minimum wage in the city. While they may not be phasing it in carefully enough, the idea is already spreading, with Chicago and New York taking a closer look. The Seattle Times mentioned Spokane as a potential next stop in the campaign. But it may not even come to that, as Gov. Jay Inslee and Speaker of the House Frank Chopp could introduce a $12-an-hour statewide minimum wage next session. Pay attention, people: Politicians want you to forget, but only one side will be right about raising the minimum wage. 

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hildren flutter with excitement at the end of the school year, envisioning lazy mornings, theme parks, camping and lots of summer fun with friends. As parents, the challenge of juggling work and kids with plenty of time on their hands is real. We can default to stocking the fridge and providing electronic devices for entertainment, or seek out more meaningful activities to push our kids toward personal growth and healthy development. While some kids are chasing down the ice cream truck or riding roller coasters the week after school ends, a select group of girls

will be attending the first-ever “Transformations” empowerment camp in Spokane. This camp, designed to support young girls of color ages 11 to 14, will sustain throughout the year with monthly mentorship. Identifying the need for intervention with preteen and teenage girls of color in the region, YWCA CEO Regina Malveaux conceived the new summer day camp. The one-week event will be held at the YWCA June 16-19 from 9 am-3 pm, and will extend throughout the year with monthly events to keep the girls and mentors connected. The camp was inspired when Malveaux was sought out as a mentor for local black girls struggling with identity and self-esteem. Her conversations with these girls and subsequent interactions with other families in the

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In reference to “Friends and Benefits” (5/29/14): I was a Spokane County planner for 21 years, retiring in 1997. I read with interest the latest episode of the current anti-growth-management county commissioners’ continuing efforts to ignore/sidestep the Washington State Growth Management Act. Their accommodation of Mr. Smart and his property is just another example of how the commissioners, some time after John Roskelley’s tenure as a commissioner, have used a loophole in the GMA. In a nutshell, the process utilized it for the commissioners to expand the County/City Urban Send comments to Growth Area (UGA) boundary to accommodate a development proposal, knowing the state’s Growth Management Hearings (GMH) Board will likely strike down the expansion. The county development permits are then quickly approved before the GMH Board rejects the urban boundary expansion. But the permits are vested, and the development proceeds, contrary to the process set up to manage urban growth in an orderly manner. I am confident that Mary Lou Johnson, candidate for County Commissioner, will do everything possible to support, and not circumvent, orderly urban growth.


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Take the Money and Run A controversial home-automation company closed its Liberty Lake call center less than a year after arriving — so why did GSI use $150,000 of state money to woo it? By Daniel Walters


hen Wendy Smith, industry manager for Greater Spokane Incorporated, first cold-called Vivint about coming to Spokane, it seemed perfect. After all, the alarm-turnedhome-automation company was the fourth-fastest-growing firm in Utah. It had just been purchased for $2.1 billion by a behemoth of a private equity firm and was looking to expand. “We just thought they were a great company,” Smith says. “We thought their corporate philosophy made a lot of sense.” For nine months, GSI pursued Vivint. It set up numerous meetings, negotiated with landlords and finally pulled out a last-resort incentive: $150,000 from the Governor’s Economic Development Strategic Reserve Fund. It worked. On June 6, 2013, festooned with a brightorange Vivint banner that said “We Have An Orange Crush,” GSI made an announcement: A Vivint call center was coming to Liberty Lake, ramping up to 400 well-paying jobs in 18 months. The predicted annual economic impact would be more than $62 million. But Vivint had another side that GSI and other local boosters hadn’t fully investigated. Three days earlier, Nebraska’s

attorney general came to an agreement with Vivint, barring its employees from making a whole host of false claims about its alarm systems, contractual details and competitors. It wasn’t the first time. Vivint has faced multiple attorney general investigations, class-action lawsuits and thousands of yearly Better Business Bureau complaints. A 2012 National Journal exposé, “Meet the Shady Corporation That Allied With Romney While Scamming Customers,” reported Vivint using high-pressure sales tactics and deceptive contracts, and taking advantage of vulnerable seniors. Ultimately, the jobs Vivint brought — far less than 400 — turned out to be fleeting. Last week, citing “reallocation of resources,” Vivint announced that the Liberty Lake call center would close June 27. “They told us it’s all about economics,” says Robin Toth, GSI’s VP of economic development. “They looked like they’re retrenching back into Utah, with a new call center there.” Vivint’s controversial past and its departure from Liberty Lake don’t appear to be directly connected. But both issues touch upon the same theme: Who are we trying to lure to Spokane, and how? ...continued on next page

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Big companies frequently get special incentives from public funds. “In the economic development industry, we would be [the only] one of 50 states if we didn’t do that,” Toth says. Any debate is over the size and recipient of the incentive. Locally, developer Walt Worthy received customized incentives from Spokane for his new hotel. Statewide, Boeing gets billions in tax breaks. When choosing a community, site selector experts come bearing wish lists. “Within the last year, I had a site selector who came to us who wanted $1 million from the county, $500,000 from the city, a waiver of all B&O [taxes], and a waiver of 10 years of property taxes,” says Toth. “That conversation didn’t last very long.” The Strategic Reserve Fund is just one incentive, meant to be used only as a last resort in a larger package. Inspired by a similar fund in Oregon, Avista CEO Scott Morris lobbied hard for its creation, believing the state needed a broader, more flexible economic development tool. It’s illegal for Washington state to give public money directly to private businesses. Instead, the Strategic Reserve Fund channels unclaimed lottery-winning money through groups like GSI to help recruit, retain or expand companies. Mary Trimarco, an associate director at the state Department of Commerce, which operates the fund, says it’s been extremely successful, bringing in far more revenue than it costs. Commerce estimates it’s generated $2 billion in total private investment during its lifetime. During the past six years, GSI has used the fund to channel $1 million of state funding to seven companies. It helped woo Caterpillar, expand Pyrotek and most recently bring in Exotic Metals Forming Company, an aerospace manufacturer. Some count Vivint among the successes. “We were better off for them to have been there,” Liberty Lake mayor Steve Peterson says. “You had 150 jobs that we wouldn’t have had otherwise.” Vivint wasn’t the first incentive-backed call center to fizzle.

In 2008, the ICT Group received $340,000 of Strategic Reserve Funds for a call center in Spokane Valley. After several rounds of layoffs, ICT shuttered that center last year. But Vivint’s local demise was sudden. “People lost their jobs,” says Trimarco. “Our biggest issue is, where do these employees go next?” By the end of June 2013, Vivint had spent its $150,000 incentive within the span of a month. The list of expenses, submitted to GSI for reimbursement, included moving costs, car rental, $94,000 for computers, $1,000 airline tickets, hotel reservations at the premiere Lake Tower at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, more than $11,000 in catering for two job fairs and a $900 bill from Twigs Bistro. It may have to repay some of that money. The state required GSI to include “repayment provisions in the event job creation or investment goals are not met” in its deal with Vivint. Trimarco says repayment of Vivint’s incentive is being pursued. “As this is the first time one of our clients has not met their [Strategic Reserve Fund] obligations, we are trying to resolve it with the company,” Toth says.


Before recruiting Vivint, GSI didn’t look at the Better Business Bureau’s record. It didn’t check for litigation or attorney general settlements. Toth and Smith had heard anecdotes about Vivint’s door-to-door sale tactics, but thought none of it warranted intense investigation. “It didn’t alarm me and I didn’t do any deep research into it,” says Smith. After all, Vivint was under new management, and with any big company, some customers are bound to complain. Instead, GSI focused on vetting Vivint’s financial viability and found it to be very strong. “It took two seconds online to figure out Send comments to this company had an unsavory past,” says former KXLY TV anchor Colleen O’Brien. She reported on Vivint’s past the same day as GSI’s recruitment announcement. “How did you not do this? Are you just this hungry for these large corporations?” It was only after O’Brien’s story that GSI asked Vivint management about the controversy. “They recognized it had been a problem and they told us the steps they were taking,” Smith says. “So what more can they do?” While Vivint hasn’t faced recent state sanctions, its troubles continue. Complaints still stream into the Washington state AG’s office, and in the past 12 months, BBB has handled an even higher number of Vivint complaints. “We have an ongoing partnership with the BBB,” Vivint spokeswoman Jenna Cason says. “We’ve resolved all of those complaints. Vivint prides itself on a 100 percent resolution rate.” (Currently, Vivint is unrated by the BBB.) She blames Vivint’s size and rapid growth for the increasing number of complaints. Other GSI success stories have turned sour: GSI nominated its recruitment of Blue Ray Technologies, also predicted to bring 400 jobs to the area, as the “Economic Development Deal of the Year.” The founder’s history of bankruptcy, debt and state sanction were a matter of public record. In the years since, it’s weathered lawsuits, additional state sanctions, and most recently an FBI investigation for fraud. “That was a long time ago,” Toth says, noting that Blue Ray didn’t get special state incentives. “You can Google anybody now and get information. We are more cautious.” Toth says GSI still doesn’t specifically look into litigation when recruiting companies. But after talking with the BBB, GSI has made at least one change. A new section called “Business Controversy Research” now appears on GSI’s internal assessments of companies interested in Spokane. There, GSI employees can list BBB’s ranking, recent complaints and current alerts. “The bigger companies, you know, I think we’ll take a more serious look, definitely partner with the Better Business Bureau and see if there’s a history of complaints,” Toth says. “Lesson learned.” 


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Spokane Police arrested Donald T. Phillips, 40, for allegedly stabbing to death 49-year-old Sean Oie at the STA bus plaza in downtown Spokane. Police locked down the Peaceful Valley neighborhood during an intense manhunt Saturday that ended when neighbors spotted Phillips and held him until officers arrived.


Two people, including the teen gunman, died Tuesday when the unidentified individual opened fire in a high school gymnasium in Troutdale, Oregon, east of Portland. The shooting comes five days after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University left one student dead.


Fraudulent Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $9.3 million in restitution. Jeffreys had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and other offenses related to years of real estate deals.


Five American troops, including a soldier from the nearby town of Sprague, died Monday in an apparent friendly fire incident in which an airstrike came down on coalition forces. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with blood-splattered zombie extra Kyle Gacusana on the downtown Spokane set of the yet-unreleased zombie TV series, Z Nation. Inslee met with many actors and crew members Thursday as the Syfy show closed down several streets along First Avenue to film a variety of zombie chase scenes for its first episode, set to debut in the fall.



Number of shooting incidents on U.S. school campuses, including Tuesday’s Troutdale shooting, since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.




President Obama signed an executive order extending student loan payment caps to an extra five million borrowers, who may now seek to limit their payments to 10 percent of their income.

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Top of the Heap Spokane Valley bails on county garbage system; plus, homelessness on the rise? Homelessness Rises

The number of homeless people in Spokane rose 12 percent over the past year, ending a three-year decline, according to new data from the city’s annual point-in-time count. A one-day census conducted in January identified 1,149 homeless individuals — including 155 unsheltered people, a 158 percent jump from 2013. Homelessness among families and veterans, however, dropped: The count found 146 homeless families, a 4 percent decrease from last year, and 85 homeless veterans, a 36 percent decrease. This year, the survey also identified 257 homeless individuals with severe mental illness (up 44 percent) and a record-high 238 survivors of domestic violence. Homelessness data collected from the point-in-time count is used to help the city identify service gaps and determine where to direct financial and physical resources. “We made a big investment in establishing relationships with that population over the past 12 to 18 months. Some of what you’re seeing is a result of that engagement with those folks,” says Brian Coddington, the city’s communications director, regarding the higher homelessness numbers. “That’s driving better and more accurate data.” — DEANNA PAN

Garbage Out

In February, it seemed Spokane County had won a major victory for regionalism: The Spokane City Council unanimously decided to cede control of the SPOKANE REGIONAL SOLID WASTE SYSTEM to the county. (The city still owns the Waste To Energy Facility.) But last week, the county suffered a major blow: Instead of sticking with the regional coalition, the Spokane Valley City Council confirmed a decision to contract with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling to handle its garbage. County Commissioner Todd Mielke, however, is highly critical of the Valley’s decision. “They’ve signed a 10-year, no-out, exclusive contract with Sunshine,” Mielke says. “Keep in mind, they did not go out for bid on this.” He says that the county recently offered the Valley a much better last-minute deal that would have saved the Valley $3 million dollars on yard waste and garbage disposal compared to Sunshine’s contract. But it was contingent on approval from the City of Spokane. Several Valley councilmembers said too much time had passed. “Quite frankly, I wish we would have had this last week,” Valley councilman Arne Woodard said at the June 3 council hearing. The new system has to be up and running this November.

Some Valley councilmembers said they felt insulted by the lack of solid information earlier from the county. Spokane Valley wanted shared management of the system, but Spokane County didn’t offer it. “The common thread running through these meetings has been the Valley’s request to be a part of the team, to have a place at the table,” councilman Rod Higgins said at the hearing. “The common response has been to ignore our requests and dismiss us.” Ironically, Mielke says, it was the Valley — under a different council — that once urged the county to move away from shared management. Without Spokane Valley, he says, the price of garbage disposal will be comparatively higher for the remaining partners in the coalition. For now, he’s hoping other members of the coalition will hold fast. Millwood and Liberty Lake held emergency meetings last week to discuss the issue. — DANIEL WALTERS

CdA Police Shooting

Idaho State Police officials have identified the armed man shot and killed Friday by Coeur d’Alene Police officers as THOMAS L. WHITE as detectives continue to investigate how an apparent domestic dispute devolved into a deadly confrontation with police. Investigators say police responded to a domestic dispute call at about 9 pm Friday to learn 28-year-old White had left moments earlier, reportedly carrying a gun. Officers established a parameter and began searching for him when they found him on a neighbor’s deck. “Upon contacting White, shots were fired and White was fatally wounded,” the Idaho State Police report. Investigators report three Coeur d’Alene officers were involved in the shooting, but their names were not immediately released. The Idaho State Police will lead the investigation. — JACOB JONES

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he federal Controlled Substances Act hangs over recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado like a dark cloud. In it, instead of a business opportunity, cannabis is considered among “the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules.” Now, a lawsuit filed against the city of Wenatchee is challenging that oft-cited reason for opposing recreational marijuana: that it’s still federally illegal. A man hoping to open a marijuana retail store in Wenatchee, represented by well-known pot lawyer Hilary Bricken, is suing the city over its requirement that in order to get a city business license, he must follow federal law, effectively banning any marijuana businesses. “Federal preemption,” as it’s called, is a common and powerful refrain in the debate over marijuana policy, with proponents like those in Wenatchee often citing the U.S. Constitution’s “Supremacy Clause” stating that federal law “shall be the supreme law of the land.” But the argument is more complex. Courts have looked at different “prongs” of preemption, including whether it’s impossible to follow both state and federal law and whether a state law gets in the way of Congress’ enforcement of federal law. The results have been mixed. In one California case concerning a state law requiring counties to set up identification card systems for medical marijuana patients, a court upheld the cards, saying they

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didn’t hamper federal law enforcement. But in a similar Oregon case, the state Supreme Court found that the cards were in “positive conflict” with federal law because the system meant Oregon was explicitly allowing something that was federally illegal, creating an “obstacle” to federal law. Wenatchee has not yet decided how it will respond. If it fights, the city could argue that nothing in Initiative 502 prohibits it from banning marijuana, pitting it only against the state’s new marijuana law. Or it could argue that the ban is justified because the drug is federally illegal. In that case, the entire initiative would be at stake and the ACLU of Washington is likely to step in. Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director at the state ACLU and one of the chief authors of Initiative 502, describes the regulation of marijuana as a sort of sub-category of a state’s authority to decide how it will enforce laws — its “police powers.” “It’s well settled that if Washington wanted to just wipe all marijuana laws off the books, it could do that,” Holcomb says. “Washington could make it not a crime for every man, woman

Last week, attorney Hilary Bricken filed a suit against Wenatchee over its marijuana ban.

and child to grow, sell and possess marijuana under state law. The federal government retains the power to enforce its law, but Congress doesn’t have the ability to make a state make anything related to marijuana a crime. … We’re simply changing how Washington state is exercising its police powers when it

comes to marijuana.” Lawmakers in Wenatchee knew the dilemma they faced with the law on their books and remain conflicted. In interviews this week, councilmen on different sides of the issue made the same argument. “Which state laws do you begin to accept and which to you begin to ignore as a local government?” says Wenatchee Councilman Mark Kulaas, who in October voted in favor of exempting marijuana businesses from the business license requirement (the measure failed 4-3). “Are we to start picking and choosing which ones we want to implement?” “I believe what’s at stake is people following the laws of the land,” says Councilman Keith Huffaker, who voted against the exemption and wants the city to fight Bricken’s lawsuit. “I don’t think we should be allowed to choose which laws we want to obey and which we don’t want to obey.” Wenatchee is not alone. Cities and counties across the state have banned marijuana businesses, some specifically citing federal law. Clark County, just across the river from Portland, now has rules on the books regulating where marijuana businesses will be allowed, but they won’t take effect until federal law is changed. Pierce County has a similar law. In January, an opinion from the state attorney general saying he interpreted Initiative 502 to allow cities and counties to opt out bolstered the arguments of those looking for a way to block the businesses. That means Bricken’s client, Shaun Preder, won’t be the last person who qualifies for a state license but can’t open shop because of local laws. Wenatchee, Bricken says, was just “a very good target” for the first fight. “You’ve got councilmen going on the record, literally saying we have to go to [the] federal government to get change before we’ll allow our citizens to participate,” Bricken says. “To me, that is ludicrous given that we voted for this and votes mean something in this country. If we want to preserve the meaning of what a citizen initiative means, Shaun Preder should be able to open his doors.” n


Long Lines The Spokane VA hospital faces “further review” as officials take on lengthy wait lists BY JACOB JONES


ewly released audit figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs show that nearly 1,600 local patients remain on waiting lists at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane because they cannot be scheduled for appointments in the next three months — more than the number of similar patients waiting at Seattle’s VA Puget Sound facilities, which handle three times as many appointments. VA officials report more than 57,000 veterans remain on wait lists nationwide as the department reacts to public outrage over widespread treatment delays and scheduling fraud that may have resulted in patient deaths. Investigators recently interviewed approximately 3,772 VA employees at 731 facilities across the country, finding that 13 percent of staff had been instructed to manipulate appointment dates. “This behavior runs counter to VA’s core values,” the national audit report states. “The overarching environment and culture which allowed this state of practice to take root must be confronted head-on.” The audit report, released Monday, lists Spokane as one of the 112 VA facilities requiring “further review” of scheduling practices and care performance. Overall, the Spokane center’s wait time averaged just 1.26 days for established patients and 28.55 days for new patients, comparable to other centers, but it’s unclear whether those times factor in the 1,593 patients on the local wait list. Audit records show 412 Spokane patients who have spent more than 120 days on the local “Electronic Wait List,” which tracks appointment delays. National records list just five medical centers with more patients who have waited that long. Spokane also had by far the longest regional wait time for providing mental health services to established patients, averaging a six-day wait for appointments. New patients here wait about 27 days for appointments. Those wait times appear to be reflected in a separate VA performance database, called Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning, that tracks patient outcomes by hospital. The Spokane center fell below national averages on mental health waiting periods. The SAIL database also states that Mann-Grandstaff reports one of the highest “acute care” 30-day mortality rates in the country. Much of the national criticism of the VA system stems from allegations that officials with the Phoenix VA Hospital may have manipulated appointment schedules to hide treatment delays linked to patient deaths. The director of the Phoenix hospital, Sharon Helman, previously managed the Spokane center from 2008 to 2010. Helman has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. The Inlander sent Spokane VA officials several questions regarding the new audit findings. While officials acknowledged receipt of the questions, they failed to provide any answers by press time the following day. Spokane VA spokesman Bret Bowers recently defended the center’s care practices in an email, saying staff work to comply with national guidelines on timely care. “The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center would like to recognize and thank all Veterans for their service,” he wrote. “VA’s mission of taking care of America’s Veterans is something all employees and volunteers take very seriously.” 

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Jailhouse Rock A homegrown musical finds the humor and humanity in drunk driving, infertility, heroin addiction and even attempted murder By E.J. Iannelli


ore than two decades ago, while still in her early twenties, Kristin Cooper Herby was arrested in Idaho for drunken driving. It was a serious offense, made all the more serious at the time by the judge’s particularly dim view of DUIs. “Because they were seeing so many repeat offenders, they decided to make an example out of me,” she says. As a consequence, Herby was jailed for two nights, sharing a cell with three other women “from completely different backgrounds.” Her cellmates were variously struggling with drug addiction, mental illness, or a legacy of physical abuse. One was incarcerated on an attempted murder charge. “Yet we bonded,” she says. “When you’re in a 12-by-12 [foot]

cell, you talk, and you talk about things you wouldn’t normally talk about to other people. And we realized that we did have a lot in common. We’d all made mistakes. We all had regrets. That’s just part of being a human. We recognized that and ultimately did form this strange bond.” The experience was powerful enough to remain with Herby. The longer it gestated in her mind, the more it seemed like a solid basis for an unconventional musical. She broached the concept with her father, a veteran Coeur d’Alene composer who wrote the music for well-received, locally themed shows like 1706 Front and The GoDevil Boys. ...continued on next page

Tom Cooper and his daughter Kristin Cooper Herby wrote and composed a musical about Kristin’s long-ago run-in with the law. young kwak photo

CULTURE | THEATER “JAILHOUSE ROCK,” CONTINUED... Together they started work on an overarching narrative — in secret, as it happens, since Herby had kept the incident hidden from many family members. Cooper also began to transform his daughter’s “tone deaf” song ideas into stand-alone numbers like “I’m Ovulating,” a comical duet based on Herby’s real-life ordeal with infertility, or “It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy,” a breathless singsong of cheesecake flavors (“apricot, blueberry, passion fruit, eggnog, candy bar”) baked by the dessert company that she ran at the time of her arrest. What ultimately emerged was The Clink, billed by Cooper and Herby as a “jailhouse musical” with the tagline “Four women, four stories, one cell.” “We tried to flesh something out that had momentum and interest and character development, with each of them having the potential to change and having an impact on one another,” Cooper says. “So the first act explores who each of the individuals are, and the second gets more into how they are starting to bond and reveal some inner kinds of turmoil and secrets.” To introduce depth, Cooper and Herby invested characters like the judge with a backstory that makes his sentencing of Fifi, the ingénue character based on Herby, more understandable. In “The Damage,” the judge bitterly sings, “I will not be tolerant / I’ll make certain that they pay” as he sketches the outline of a private tragedy. “In the confines of his chamber, he’s singing this song, and I think it has a tendency to stun the audience because it deals with some very personal stuff,” says Cooper. “I believe these thoughtful songs are the key to the play’s emotional resonance. They open the door for the audience to care about each of the characters and reflect on their own lives.” For now, The Clink is making the regional rounds as

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here must be some guy in a corner office at AMC wondering if the network should just quit while it’s ahead. Breaking Bad’s final season cemented it in television history as an all-time great. Mad Men has aged well and looks to head gracefully into the sunset. And there’s that zombie show, that despite silly writing — presumably done by actual zombies — is raking in record ratings. AMC is a victim of its own success. You just expect gold. If there’s a fault with the network’s new Halt and Catch Fire (Sundays, 10 pm) it’s that the show is handicapped from day one by the fact that viewers will measure it on the Walter White/Don Draper scale of excellence. This drama, set against a backdrop of the early-’80s personal computer boom, is not Breaking Bad. That might be a good thing. HACF features the immaculate production we’ve come to expect from AMC, but is marked by pacing and structure a little different than what we’ve seen on this network. The period setting can be drab sometimes (apparently brown was very popular in 1983), but what sucks you in is the insight the show offers regarding the genesis of the personal computer. It’s not fact-based — the company is fictional — but Steve Jobs, IBM and other real-life elements are name-dropped, making it feel like a true story. Lee Pace plays Joe MacMillan, a hotshot salesman with a sketchy background who manipulates the executives and an engineer (Scoot McNairy) of a mid-sized computer company to reverse-engineer an IBM computer and enter the PC business. To do that, they need a genius programmer. They find her in a young punk rocker (a very

1983: Big computers and brown ties. good Mackenzie Davis), who chugs orange soda, shoplifts for sport and doesn’t give a damn about anything other than writing code. The code — all the technical stuff — is laid on thick. Like most viewers, I don’t have a clue what the hell they’re talking about most of the time. Thankfully, creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rodgers add plenty of ancillary drama, much of it focused on Joe’s personal life, which grows more bizarre by the episode. Keep your expectations in check and you’ll be fine. — MIKE BOOKEY

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John Whalen honors Spokane poetry legend Tom Davis with a new book By Dennis Held


aybe there is something in the water. Maybe Spokane’s recent poetic renaissance can be explained by something as huge and life-affirming as the Spokane aquifer. Whatever the cause, the effects are obvious: poetry flourishes here, both in public performance and in publications: online and in magazines and books. The latest evidence arrives in the form of recognition for the work of Spokane’s John Whalen, who was recently announced as the winner of the Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition. Whalen’s book Above the Pear Trees, dedicated to the late, great Spokane poet Tom Davis, will be published by the press this fall. Kathleen Flenniken, former Washington state poet laureate and Floating Bridge editor, says that Whalen’s ability to blend the “almost abstract” with the achingly concrete stood out for the judges. “We were really impressed with John’s ability to

address the issue of loss, of losing someone close to you, and how that can become a kind of burden for the person left behind,” Flenniken says. The poems in Above the Pear Tree illustrate “the almost surreal way the world feels” after the death of a friend, Flenniken says. Several of the poems in Above the Pear Tree are directly addressed to Davis, who passed away in January of 2013. “I had spent a year writing short stories, and I wanted to get back into writing poetry,” says Whalen, whose story “The Great Laws and Harmonious Combinations and the Fluids of the Air” was one of three winners published in the Inlander’s 2013 short fiction contest. “Tom had moved to Seattle by then, so I decided to write a poem a day, for about two months, and sent them off to him in batches of five or six,” Whalen says. “So the book stands as a kind of testament to Tom’s ability to inspire poetry.”

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Flenniken says the judges were moved by Whalen’s gift for joining the ordinary details of contemporary life to a specific kind of mystery that inhabits his poems. “John is a master of the almost-abstract,” she says. “You never quite know what’s going to happen next: shoes might just start falling from the sky. But there is never any doubt that these are poems by someone who is trying to work through a lot of strong emotions — that’s never obscured, that is always present.” Whalen agrees that this might be his most accessible work to date. His first full-length poetry collection, Caliban, was published in 2002, and In Honor of the Spigot won Gribble Press’s chapbook competition in 2010. “I had been writing in a certain form, what I called syllabic sonnets, for a long time,” Whalen says. “These poems are looser. They’re long, skinny poems that address emotions more directly than I ever had before.” That wasn’t easy for the poet whose writing is usually more reclusive. “I am cautious, even fearful of sentimentality,” he says. Flenniken, noting all the success the region’s writers have experienced as of late, isn’t so sure there’s some sort of poetic magic in the water. “Like John, many of these writers are coming out of Eastern Washington University’s MFA creative writing program, and there are a lot of fine writers who teach there,” she says. In any case, it can’t hurt to drink deeply from Spokane’s poetic waters. n


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An event named “Mozart on a Summer’s Eve Concerts” screams of privilege and blue-hairs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show up to the party on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens at Manito Park. Fun fact: Mozart was a huge proponent of the poop joke. In many of his letters as a young man to family members and friends, his humor proved to be that of a third-grader. He was truly a man of the people, so why many in the younger generation believe his music to be boring is a mystery. Show up to Mozart in the Park JULY 15 AND 16 with beer, snacks, lawn chairs and your homies, and prepare to be amazed by the Connoisseur Concerts Ensemble, soprano Phoebe MacRae, Northwest Bach Festival Artistic Director Zuill Bailey and classical guitarist David Leisner as they perform works by Mozart and more. Lawn seating is $10 and can be purchased at the event. For those wanting to reserve a table, that’s $30 per person and gets you coffee and dessert service. Luna restaurant will cater dinner for table diners who separately request it. See for more information. The space opens at 5:30 pm for early seating.


People in Spokane want to see Prince. They made that clear in this year’s Inlander Best Of readers poll, voting for Prince as the artist they’d most like to see perform. As he isn’t on any venue’s schedule, you’ll have to settle for Bonnie “Prince” Billy playing the Bartlett on JULY 18. Will Oldham’s moniker since 1998, Bonnie “Prince” Billy is essentially the perfect music for those in love with American singer-songwriters. He’s got a big, bushy beard paired with an achingly beautiful, warbling voice, and his music careens from melancholy to despair and back. His show undoubtedly will touch a piece of you you hadn’t thought about in a while. Go to for information and tickets, which start at $23. David Ferguson opens the 8 pm show.

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Currently, there’s no roof on the building, but Hive manager Lara Convery isn’t stressed. She says it’ll be ready for its grand reopening concert AUG. 8, which features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and DJ Logic — as long as everything goes according to plan. Experiencing music each year at the Festival at Sandpoint is simply magical. Sitting on a huge, fuzzy blanket with your wine and cheese and the people you dragged along as the sun shines brightly on War Memorial Field is something that shouldn’t be missed, especially this year. The festival runs AUG. 7-17 and features one of its strongest lineups ever, including the Head and the Heart, Trombone Shorty and Ray LaMontagne. What do you do after the show? That’s what Convery and her business partner Jeff Grady, the Hive’s owner, wanted to answer when putting together the “Aftival” concert series last year. “We wanted a place people could go dance at afterward,” Convery says. This year, four Aftival concerts will take place after Festival at Sandpoint concerts: Dirty Dozen Brass Band/DJ Logic, Moon Taxi (AUG. 9), Big Sam’s Funky Nation (AUG. 15) and Dr. John (AUG. 16). Unlike the Festival at Sandpoint, all Aftival shows are 21 and older. When the Hive reopens, it will include larger bathrooms, two new bars, state-of-the-art sound and lighting rigs and a capacity of nearly 1,000. The biggest change will be the removal of all beams that went through the middle of the space, blocking views of the stage for patrons standing on the second level. That’s why the roof is removed right now, Convery explains; the building support is being transferred to the top, where new beams are being installed. “This place is going to be modern and cool and open with the beams gone,” Convery says. “People will just want to stay up here all weekend.” Go to for more information on Aftival and for the Festival at Sandpoint.

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You don’t have to start a band or be the greatest musician out there, but for those of you who want to learn a musical instrument, what better time than during the summer, when schedules are more open? Check out availability at places like the Family School of Music on the South Hill or Holy Names Music Center; Craigslist also can yield some excellent teachers. You’re never too old to keep expanding your mind and motor skills. There’s the added benefit that you can share your new skill with others. Maybe you’ll start a band after all.


The KYRS festival changed its name to Marmot Fest this year; we think that’s more than appropriate for the Peaceful Valley event. Featuring Oakland-based indie rock band Rogue Wave, local favorites like Angela Marie Project and Folkinception, and the Hoot Hoots, a Seattle indie group that plays here regularly, the event is a paradise for outdoor music lovers. The show, held at Glover Field and run completely on solar power, runs from 1 to 11 pm on JULY 12 and benefits the radio station. Tickets start at $20. See for more. 



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more swilling than most could handle. That said, we suggest a pared-down version of this tour, one that doesn’t take you all day or across state lines. This downtown-centric loop keeps you mostly on cycle-friendly streets and bike trails. Start at River City, then cross the Monroe Street Bridge to hit the Centennial Trail. From there, head east to NOLI BREWHOUSE and sit by the river with a cold pint before riding less than a quarter of a mile to RAMBLIN’ ROAD CRAFT BREWERY. Ensure that your chain is well lubricated, your brain less so, then pedal east on the Centennial Trail, cross the Iron Bridge and make your way to Mallon Avenue. From there, it’s about a mile to IRON GOAT BREWING, where you can drink on their patio. If you think you’ve got it in you, head south about three-quarters of a mile to BUDGE BROTHERS BREWERY and call it a day. Or you could do the whole thing in reverse. It’s a free country. Here’s a tip, though. You can treat this like a rafting trip — get picked up from your final destination by a “support vehicle” that can take all the bikes back. You should be done biking by this point. You’ve earned a rest. Learn more about the Ale Trail at


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One of the early entries into the Inland Northwest craft-brewing boom, Laughing Dog Brewing, is turning nine years old, if you can believe that. The brewery, located just outside Sandpoint in Ponderay, is celebrating nearly a decade making dog-themed brews with a big ol’ party on Saturday, AUG. 23 from noon to 7 pm. The party features live music, food and other activities, in addition to the chance to win a year’s worth of free beer. DRINKS CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE

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Most beers will make you feel good, but not necessarily good about yourself. That’s not the case this summer with the emergence of Riverkeeper IPA from River City Brewing. The brewery recently partnered with the Spokane Riverkeeper and Numerica Credit Union to create Riverkeeper IPA, a full-bodied, Northwest-style ale made with hops and grains from the region. A portion of each keg sold goes back to the Spokane Riverkeeper, a program of the Center for Justice which aims to protect and maintain the Spokane River — making sure you and your kids, and your kids’ kids, can swim and fish in it. So drink up, and remember every beer you don’t drink hurts the river. You wouldn’t want that on your conscience, would you? “We wanted to highlight this work with a linchpin in our beer lineup, because to us, IPAs and the Spokane River are really important,” says River City Brewing co-owner Gage Stromberg. Meanwhile, Orlison Brewing Co. has debuted its Pilsner 37, a crisp, warm-weather beer that now is available in cans. The beer is a partnership with Team Gleason, the ALS-research nonprofit founded by Spokanite and former WSU and NFL star Steve Gleason. Proceeds from the sale of the beer go toward Team Gleason’s efforts to fight ALS. It’s a good beer — and it comes in 16-ounce cans, making for a perfect camping companion.

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It’s no secret that Spokane has gotten a hell of a lot cooler in the past few years, and the folks behind the one-night arts extravaganza Terrain and the brandnew upcoming arts event Bazaar (JUNE 21 on Wall Street in downtown Spokane) have certainly had something to do with that. Ginger Ewing, one of the organizers of these events, says that Terrain has always been about celebrating artists. But Bazaar — an event with 50 artist booths, all with items mostly under $100 — goes one step further: “Over the last few years, we’ve begun to recognize that just as important as celebrating the artists within our community, so is building the kind of infrastructure that supports their ability to be artists within our community,” she says. Ewing says the Terrain team — Inlander commentator Luke Baumgarten, Patrick Kendrick, Diego Sanchez and Brian Estes— aims to create a new kind of arts patron. At Bazaar, a young person can not only become a customer of the arts for the first time, but strike up a relationship with an artist for years to come. “We want people to get comfortable about buying and owning art — not just possessing it, but knowing the story, making it a part of their lives,” Baumgarten says. “We want fewer people saying, ‘Oh, I got that at Pier 1’ and more people saying, ‘Oh, the most amazing artist named Bryan made that.’” Don’t expect some stuffy art fair from Bazaar: In the usual Terrain-style, the event will be hard to miss, with food trucks, a beer garden and a day-long schedule of music. Manatee Commune, who’ll play Capitol Hill Block Party this year, and Emby Alexander headline, with local performers Water Monster, Mama Doll, Mallows, Teen Blonde, Pine League and Cloak & Dagger supporting. It’s all their way of getting people talking about art, interacting with it, shaking the hands of the artists and seeing vital connections made that can support emerging artists. “The more conversations like that happen, the more quickly we believe the scene is going to grow,” Baumgarten says. “Word of mouth is powerful, right?”

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We all put up with the terrible winters here — the icy roads, the shoveling, the nosehair-freezing temperatures — because the summers are absolute heaven. And Art on the Green, the longstanding Coeur d’Alene lakeside art festival held this year on AUG. 1-3 at North Idaho College, is one of those events that gets us through the cold months. If you’ve never been, here’s why you should go: enjoy an easy stroll through the aisles of artist booths, sit on the grassy lawn with an ice cream cone, soak up the sun and the music and then look around: You won’t see one face that isn’t smiling.


With a team of high-flying aerial acrobats, jugglers, belly dancers and a bombastic ringmaster, the Wanderlust Circus is back in town this summer. The Portland based nouveau cirque troupe — who’ll rock the Bing Crosby Theater on JUNE 26 — throws the traditional big top shtick for a spin, twisting together modern performance art with vintage vaudeville and cabaret. This year the all-ages Spokane show pairs up with locals Spokane Aerial Arts.

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We’re not completely sure who to credit for the new paintingand-drinking phenomenon that’s been popping up around Spokane lately, but if you know please tell us: We’d like to give them a huge high five. There’s Pinot’s Palette, Van Gogh and Merlot and Tipsy Muse — and with each, the idea is generally the same. Get together a bunch of friends, sign up for a class where an artist walks you through creating a painting while you sip amazing wines. What we love about this trend is that it requires no experience, and everyone walks away having created their own piece of art in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Oh, and duh: lots of wine. ARTS CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE 




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It’s no secret that Spokane is a hotbed for unbelievable artists — and through the MONTH OF JUNE, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery tips its hat to one of the city’s longest-standing talents: Jon Swanstrom and his art show “Have a Nice Day.” You’ve seen Swanstrom on the kit in a variety of punk bands in the 1980s. He’s a filmmaker and actor and one of the owners of Spokane Vintage Ware-

house. Most recently we’ve enjoyed watching him expand his repertoire as a visual artist, and — miraculously — bring together so many of his other disciplines. He makes pop art adorned with dismembered doll heads, found metal letters and chrome on/off switches. It’s urban art with an edgy sense of humor. And it’s art that could not be made by anyone but Swanstrom.

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Spokane needs a place where kids can make art and get weird, right? Well, now we’ve got one. INK Art Space, spearheaded by Spokane son and celebrated writer Jess Walter, offers after-school classes, weekend and summer workshops where kids can do just that: learn how to be a slam poet, make urban street art, write their manifestos — you name it. INK is just barely off the ground and is holding a happy hour and silent auction benefit on Friday, JUNE 13 at the art space (228 W. Sprague) to raise money to “light up the sign.” Donations will go toward paying things like the power bill at the space, but also purchasing supplies for kids and building sustainability into the organization.


You could argue that there are few galleries in the Inland Northwest that can compete with downtown Coeur d’Alene’s The Art Spirit Gallery — which basically has an amazing show planned every single month. And in JUNE, Sandpoint artist Catherine Earle only further underscores that argument. Earle, a native of Southern France, continually explores issues of life and death in her work — and every piece in this show is exploding with life. Birds soar in full flight, a deer peers through a field of pink flowers. There is no such thing as a boring still life study under Earle’s eye. Flowers, birds, rabbits, pools of water — they all teem with a buzzing, frenetic energy that is hypnotizing.


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You know that scene in Benny & Joon where an adorable young Johnny Depp does a Buster Keaton-style mime routine in the park? A crowd gathers as he kicks and flips his hat. That was shot right in the heart of Riverfront Park. And that means that even without a tour guide, you can experience the real-life charm of that moment and plenty of others in the ’90s classic by creating your own Benny & Joon tour. After you visit the park, head to Peaceful Valley (301 N. Cedar, to be exact) to see the Benny & Joon house. Don’t bother the residents; do marvel at the charm. (Seriously, Peaceful Valley is a wonderland.) From there, make your way up to Main under the Maple Street Bridge, where Joon’s late-night bus breakdown was shot. Up on Garland, stop for a shake at Ferguson’s, where Sam made the rolls dance. It’s since been remodeled so it doesn’t quite look the same, but the milkshakes are as good as ever and you never know when the star of Prom Queen Mutilator might be your server. Of course, Benny & Joon isn’t the only movie ever shot in Spokane. According to the online movie bible IMDb, it’s one of 172 films either set or shot here. So if vintage Johnny Depp isn’t your thing, you still have options. Just across the street from the under-the-bridge spot in Benny and Joon is the house featured in the ’80s wrestling/love story Vision Quest (1509 W. Main). Also in the film: Ferguson’s, Albi Stadium, the intersection of Washington and West First and the Bigfoot Pub on North Division. More recently, Gonzaga and Washington State University appeared in the campustour-rom-com At Middleton and Riverside State Park hosted the team behind the LARPing comedy Knights of Badassdom, including Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. FILM CONTINUES ON PAGE 50 



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Maybe you already know the deal: Every summer, the Garland Theater sets a lineup of movies — one for each week of summer — and tickets are only $1. But this year’s Summer Camp may be the best yet. Recently, the theater not only updated to a digital projector, but also got new seats, new carpet, a new snack menu (hummus and specialty hot dogs, anyone?) and, most important, the ability to allow beer and wine inside the theater. Between the changes and a movie lineup that includes greats like Back to the Future (JULY 5, 8, 10), Fight Club (JULY 12, 15, 17) and Pulp Fiction (AUG. 16, 19, 21), this is going to be good. See the full lineup, dates and times at


If you’ve got little ones to factor into your summer movie plans, consider the more spill-forgiving outdoors as your theater instead. This year’s WEDNESDAY outdoor movies at Riverfront Park ( include Frozen and Up and will offer food trucks and entertainment, including aerial performers, before the movie. Seating opens at 7 pm; movies show at dusk ($5 for the whole evening; free for just the movie). Up on Perry, things get whimsical on Saturdays when the Shop slides all its furniture outside and hosts movies projected up on the wall of Casper Fry as dusk falls. Among this year’s selections: The Princess Bride and The Lego Movie. More information available at the Shop (924 S. Perry) or on its Facebook page.

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Or, rather, send your kid to make a movie. The YMCA offers summer day camps focused on filmmaking at its North, Central and Valley locations from JUNE 16 THROUGH AUG. 29. The camps ($120 for Y members; open to ages 12-18) will introduce students to editing software, green screen and HD film equipment. No experience is necessary. Watch previous camps’ films on the YouTube channel “YMCATeensSpokane” and find more details at


Sure, movies are the great escape from the summer. Slip into the AC and then into another world. But they can also be the chance to get schooled. Keep up with the Magic Lantern (, the Panida in Sandpoint ( and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow ( for chances to see documentaries as they come out this summer. Start with Fed Up, a look at our modern food industry narrated by Katie Couric, now playing at the Magic Lantern.

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You’ve probably already been doing this with your friends, but the Regal Cinemas locations at NorthTown and in Coeur d’Alene at Riverstone are bringing something even better on JULY 10 AND 15. In RiffTrax Live: Sharknado, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett — you know them from Mystery Science Theater 3000 — riff on the amazingly awful Syfy movie live in Minneapolis; the show is then beamed into theaters across the country. More at


It turns out Spokane does have a film scene. Treat this summer as your chance to get to know the people at the center of it by checking out some of their work. First, pop your headphones in for a hike or trip to the gym and familiarize yourself with the Spokane Film Project through their weekly podcast, where they talk local and national filmmaking and review movies. It’s available for free on iTunes or at Then hunker down in a cool place to catch up on Transolar Galactica, a sci-fi web series shot in Spokane by graduates of Eastern Washington University’s film program. The entire first season is available at, and the team has since used Kickstarter to fund a second season. Finally, when AUG. 23 arrives, make your way to Klink’s Resort on Williams Lake, about 15 miles south of Cheney. There, the resort will be screening the winners of its Summer Short competition, which challenges filmmakers to write, shoot and edit a 4-to-7 minute film that includes a few secret criteria they don’t know until they start — all in just 51 hours. Interested in competing? The competition kicks off at Klink’s JUNE 20 at 7 pm. More details at 

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From Pirates of Penzance to the Mud Show.


It’s in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It that the gloomy Jaques utters the famed phrase “All the world’s a stage.” However deep its commentary on the human condition, that statement quite literally gives theater the freedom to leave its brick-and-mortar indoors setting and venture anywhere. Why not see performances in a park, on a patio or aboard a cruise boat, especially now that the weather has warmed? Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will bring their touring performance of As You Like It to Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park on AUG. 23. In their version, the setting is Butte, Montana, in 1917, and the main characters find themselves exiled to logging towns. Performing outdoors in natural light gives the actors an opportunity to use the surroundings — whether it’s a tree or nearby swing set — and connect with the audience, says Susan Dickerson, the organization’s managing director. It also makes the experience more casual. “People will be wandering by, just playing Frisbee, and they stop and watch,” Dickerson says. “We’ve had everything happen from ducks wandering on stage [to] kids really jumping into the action.” As another outdoor perk, spread out a blanket on the lawn and nosh on picnic-basket food all evening, something you would never get away with in an indoor theater. Perhaps you want food and wine served to you during a performance? Coeur d’Alene Cellars is hosting a murder mystery theater dinner party on their patio (JUNE 27, JULY 11, AUG. 15 and 22). Or snack on hors d’oeuvres aboard a two-hour cruise of Lake Coeur d’Alene and watch the comic opera Pirates of Penzance, put on by Opera Coeur d’Alene (JULY 13). For an all-day outdoor theater experience, consider the Northwest Renaissance Festival in Nine Mile Falls for all four weekends in JULY. And catch the Mud Show, in which mud beggars get into an actual mud pit, slosh around and tell fairy tales and classic stories like Beowulf and Hamlet, says festival director Tienne Rogers. “If you’re really lucky, you’ll get there on a day where they’re synchronized swimming,” she says.


Maybe you’ve been rolling around the idea of acting in a local production in your head, but you make excuses not to, mostly because you’ve never auditioned before. Let this summer be the summer you simply go for it. Scott Finlayson, the artistic director for Ignite! Community Theatre, suggests starting out by auditioning for staged readings. “That’s a great way to get your feet wet and let people hear you, and not necessarily have to go full-bore with all the pressure of a fully produced play and memorizing lines,” he says. Ignite! plans to hold auditions for their September show in LATE JULY OR EARLY AUGUST, and Stage Left Theater puts on staged readings as well. If you want to try your hand at memorizing lines, the Spokane Civic Theatre is holding auditions for Fiddler on the Roof in JULY and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in AUGUST. A bit of audition advice from Finlayson: “Go in willingly and remember that the audition starts from the minute you walk in the door.”


Typically, comedy isn’t a ferocious activity. It’s done to create a few laughs and distract people from otherwise drab lives. But EVERY SATURDAY IN JUNE, Spokane’s improvisational comedy club, the Blue Door Theatre, hosts Cage Match, a comedy throwdown for the sake of competition — or as they’re calling it, a “comedy death match.” Multiple teams face off during the preliminary rounds (JUNE 7, 14 AND 21). The audience votes and then the three winners vie for the championship title at the finals (JUNE 28). has ticket details.

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Two young Mormon missionaries. A remote Ugandan village. And the wrath of a brutal warlord. That’s the recipe for the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, written by the creators of South Park. The religious satire has received overwhelming praise and won several Tony Awards since it debuted in 2011, and it’ll be in Spokane AUG. 12-17 at the INB Performing Arts Center. It’s undoubtedly blasphemous, but definitely hilarious. If you don’t feel like watching your kids waste away, staring at a screen all summer, you could shoo them outside. That’s healthy enough. But how about sending them to theater camp, where they can draw out their budding inner artiste? Many local theaters — including Spokane Civic Theatre, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Christian Youth Theater, Interplayers and The Lion’s Share — have five-day camps for kids and teens, which usually culminate in a performance for family and friends.


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At some point you’ll get tired of going to the lake, or at least get tired of the relentless sun heating up your shoulders. When that happens, just know that Spokane’s refreshingly cool and dark theaters have several productions lined up this summer. You can see Legally Blonde at the Civic from AUG. 8-17, a staged reading of The Clink at Stage Left JUNE 13-14 and The Foreigner as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Interplayers JUNE 12-28 and AUG. 7-17, respectively. Each summer the Idaho Repertory Theatre brings performances to the University of Idaho in Moscow. This season they’ve lined up a one-night-only staged reading of Happy at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre on JUNE 27. It’s a play written by playwright and U of I professor Robert Caisley that’s been praised in Chicago and nominated for awards in San Francisco. The IRT youth also will put on performances of the high-energy Tomato Plant Girl on the main campus lawn outside the Hartung Theater on select days from MID-JULY TO EARLY AUGUST. 

Grab some neighbors, friends and family and put on your own backyard theater talent show. You can construct a DIY stage (a back porch with blankets hung as curtains would work just fine), have people perform a scene from their favorite play or movie and then vote for the best, funniest, most terrifying, etc. It’ll probably be equal parts embarrassing and amusing, but that’s how bonding experiences happen, right?

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Walk, bike or ride to Coeur d’Alene. If biking, the North Idaho Centennial Trail is a straight shot to Riverstone, where you can gather your strength during Regal Cinemas’ $1 summer movie series. After Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (JULY 1) or The Croods (AUG. 5), think about where you might want to eat, or stroll through the shops or around the man-made lake before heading down Northwest Boulevard to visit the real lake. A gently sloping, mostly shaded trail along the Spokane River (or a quick car ride) brings you to North Idaho College’s campus, where more shade and an opportunity to take a dip in the water await. Keep going through the park, stopping to play on the swings or to play a pick-up game of basketball. Teens might like people-watching at this popular hub for all ages. Once in town, wander the boardwalk, window-shop, rent watercraft or meander over to the Museum of North Idaho ($3 adults, $1 kids, $7 families) for a little Lake City history. Check out twice-daily Pirate Cruises (adults $32.75; children ages 3-12, $22.75; 2 and under, free), 90 minutes of interactive, swashbuckling fun and great views of the lake. Hungry? Grab a burger at Hudson’s (if you’re old enough to sit at the counter, you’re old enough to try the hot sauce) and then pop across the street to Figpickels Toy Emporium. Or continue east on Sherman Avenue to Roger’s Ice Cream and Burgers. Finally, wrap it up at CdA’s other park — McEuen — where you can play tennis, launch an expedition up Tubbs Hill, jump around in the water fountain or just find a shady spot to relax and enjoy another beautiful day in the city by the lake.

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Parents: How about an affordable, familyfriendly two-day convention where roughhousing and alcohol are prohibited, proper hygiene is encouraged and adult supervision is required for those 18 and under? Kids can bust out the quirky costumes, including weaponry, providing it adheres to strict “peacebonding” guidelines set forth by the KuroNekoCon’s organizers. What’s KuroNekoCon? A 4-yearold annual celebration of anime, manga, gaming and Japanese culture with dancing, role-playing, karaoke and awesome artwork from AUG. 2-3 at Spokane Convention Center. Advance registration means cheaper tickets and is required to do things like perform on stage, swordfight, or play chess on a life-size chessboard. Check out

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entering and after leaving the bouncing area.” As a former chemist (and science teacher), Wenstrom knows a thing or two about germs. And as a mother of three, she likes the convenience of punch cards — $50 for 10 one-hour sessions, otherwise $6/hour for kids 10 and under — and the new climbing structure for toddlers. What are parents doing while the kids navigate six jumping areas in Jump’s 6,200-square-foot facility? Chilling on the couch, surfing the free Wi-Fi, remembering how fun it is to just jump for joy. In Spokane, check out Jump and Bounce at




When you’re a little tyke, simple is good. For parents, clean and affordable is also good. That’s what Jennifer Wenstrom likes about Coeur d’Alene’s Jump for Joy. “They make the kids and adults take off their shoes before you enter the bouncing area,” says Wenstrom, “and they make everyone put on hand sanitizer before

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At 6 pm in the summer it’s still plenty warm out, so parents can chill out about catching a chill from an evening soak, swim or splashing around at the Southside and Northside Aquatics Centers. For just $2-$4, you get two hours in the pool and a spot screen-side for kid-friendly films like The Nut Job. Visit


When did libraries become the cool place to hang out? When they added magic shows, movies, crafting, Lego build sessions, board games, and a chance to win weekly prizes. A sampling: melted crayon art (JUNE 26) or Summer Science Camp (Thursdays, 10:30-11:30) at the Coeur d’Alene Library (; Dr. Seuss Zentangle art project or Cecil the Magician at Spokane libraries (dates and times vary, All free! Oh, and they have lots of great stuff to read, too.





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This is a summer project with a capital P. First there’s the planning: Internet search, go to the library, check out Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, do some doodling. Materials don’t have to be expensive; try Craigslist, garage sales or Habitat for Humanity. Then there’s the building, a family-bonding opportunity in the making. Once done, it will be something that lasts well beyond the long days of summer.


There’s something about train travel that soothes and excites us at the same time. On the scenic train rides run by the Lions Club, little kids can might find a whole new way to play “I Spy” while older kids crack a smile (and put down the cell phone) if “Ma Cutter” and her “gang” happen to board the train and “rob” passengers. All trips start and end in Ione, Washington, with summer schedules coinciding

with local festivals (Down River Days, JULY 26-27; An Affair on Main Street, AUG. 30-31). Tickets cost $10 for children ages 2-12 and seniors 65 and older, $15 for adults. Children under 2 ride free. If you miss summer rides — spots fill fast — train rides continue through early fall. Visit 

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The Walters family had many traditions, but few tasted sweeter than Ice Cream Hill. Every so often, as summer light faded into evening, just before the crickets started chirping, our parents would take us three kids on a hero’s journey of a bike ride, a veritable Tour de France of North Spokane suburbia. At the exact midpoint of that two-mile route came a monster of a hill on Mountain View Lane, stretching as high and far as our grade-school eyes could see. We were undeterred. We’d sweat and grimace and stand up on our little Huffy pedals, pumping our onespeeds as hard as possible, chanting “I think I can, I think I can.” We didn’t stop. We didn’t walk. You see, there was a reason it was called Ice Cream Hill. We knew that if we somehow made it all the way to the top without stopping, Mom and Dad would get us ice cream. And not just grocery store ice cream from the freezer, but truly fancy ice cream, in a cone and everything, from a genuine ice-cream wonderland like McDonald’s. It taught us that timeless

lesson: In this life, if you want to get that ice cream cone you crave, first you’ll have to climb a few hills without stopping. If you aim to create a similar family tradition, it doesn’t have to be in North Spokane. Our suggestion: A loop taking Kendall Yards’ gorgeous new stretch of the Centennial Trail west to cross the Sandifur Bridge into Peaceful Valley, then continuing east to Riverfront Park, under the Monroe Street Bridge, and back to Kendall Yards. First grab breakfast or lunch at Central Food or the Yards. Along the ride, there are plenty of places to pause and see the sights. Watch the osprey swoop off the two telephone pole nests. Gaze across the river, sparkling in the sun, at the Spokane skyline. After ascending down to Sandifur Bridge near People’s Park, and beginning your ascent up the hill toward downtown, the time for delay is over. If — and only if — your children make it to the top without stopping, treat them to a scoop at the Brain Freeze Creamery.


When your brakes break or fixie needs fixing, it’s nice to have the mechanical acumen to quickly respond. You’ve got a few options. One possibility: Every time you want to upgrade, repair or tune up your bicycle, take it to Pedals2People instead of just dropping it off at a bike shop. They’ll help walk you through the process, literally getting your hands dirty, to repair it yourself. Learn by doing. Another possibility: Attend REI’s hour-and-a-half bike maintenance classes. An advanced class scheduled for Thursday, JUNE 12, at 7 pm, will focus on brakes and the drive train, while a JUNE 18 course at 7 pm during Summer Parkways will teach you how to fix a flat. Both are $20 ($40 for nonmembers.) See the schedule at BIKES CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE 

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Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show

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Five Suns Bluegrass Festival

Moses Lake


Soap Lake Powwow

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Watershed Festival- Gorge Amphitheatre



Summer Jam- Gorge Amphitheatre



Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show

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WDFW Free Fishing Weekend

Grant County Lakes


American Power Boat Assoc. Nationals

Moses Lake


Sage-n-Sun Festival



Arcade Fire- Gorge Amphitheatre



2014 Washington Bow Fishing Championship

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Bruno Mars- Gorge Amphitheatre



Soap Lake Hydroplane Regatta

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Grant County Fair

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Jet Ski Races

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Aerosmith & Slash- Gorge Amphitheatre



Paradiso Festival- Gorge Amphitheatre



Jack Johnson- Gorge Amphitheatre



Grand Re-Opening, State Parks Anniversary & Floods Festival Dry Falls Visitor Center



Dave Matthews Band - Gorge Amphitheatre



Los Lobos in Concert

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Eclectic Approach in Concert

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Dave Matthews Band- Gorge Amphitheatre



Moses Lake Fireworks Exhibition

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Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival

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Hot Air Balloon Festival



Festival of America

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Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars & AFI



Smokiam Days Summer Festival

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Farmer Consumer Awareness Day



Royal City Summerfest

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Soap Lake Outboard Regatta

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George Bluegrass Festival



Collin Raye in Concert

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The Grant County Tourism Commission has made its best effort to include all Grant County events. If your event is not listed, please contact us at 800.992.6234. All dates listed are subject to change. Grant County Tourism • P.O. Box 37, Ephrata, WA 98823 • 509.765.7888


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Want a fun little day trip on a lazy summer weekend? Head east to the Hiawatha Trail, a 15-mile section of abandoned railroad in North Idaho. That includes a trek through the St. Paul Pass or Taft Tunnel, 1.66 miles through the Bitterroot Mountains, which can be either thrilling or irritating depending on how you feel about darkness. Take Taft Exit 5 on I-90, about halfway between Missoula and Spokane, to find the trail. Helmets, lights and bikes can be rented at nearby Lookout Pass. Directions and details at


We’ve heard you use that lame excuse for not riding your bike often: “With all the cars on the road, I’m afraid of getting squished.” Sorry. During Summer Parkways that excuse just won’t fly. On JUNE 18, from 6 pm-9 pm in the Manito and Comstock neighborhoods, Summer Parkways will close four miles of roadways for bicyclists, pedestrians, long boarders — any nonmotorized form of transportation. All along the course, there will be physical activity stations: jump ropes, HulaHoops, hacky sack, martial arts and Zumba. Bring your playing cards and streamers, because there will be a bike decorating contest starting at 7 pm. Or hit up Summer Parkways’ street party one month later, JULY 18 from 6 pm-9 pm at Corbin Park.


Thursday Nights From 4 to 9 pm All Summer ...or go for a century!


There are more than 30 miles of mountain bike trails in Camp Sekani and Beacon Hill just a few miles to the east of downtown, perfect for those who prefer a dust thrill to smooth asphalt in their cycling. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance not only helps maintain those trails (volunteer!), they offer regular group rides and skill classes. Read more at


This is only for the nuttiest of bike nuts: 100 miles, much of it over dirt roads, in the dark, with no support or medical assistance. On Aug. 2, a minute before midnight, a group of bike riders leaves from the Elk and sets out on a 100-mile ride. “There’s a really steep climb around 4 in the morning,” says cyclist Hank Greer, remembering a mile-long 500-foot tall hill on Spangle Creek Road. Survive, and come back with plenty of stories. “[Last year] Eric Erickson ran over a porcupine and got a shoe full of quills,” Greer says. Another year, two riders came in together, one narrowly before the other, on a tandem bicycle. Remember: Midnight Century is bring your own bike, lights, water, food, tool kit, pool of endurance and insatiable thirst for adventure. Check out BIKES CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE  JUNE 12, 2014 SUMMER GUIDE 63


Want a ride a little more casual than the Midnight Century? About twice a month, the all-women Belles and Baskets group — made up of everyone from teenagers through 70-yearold women — meet at a coffee shop or bakery, then bike about 10 miles together. Whether they’re cruising down the Fish Lake or Centennial trails or braving downtown traffic, the whole ride is usually spent chatting. Ice cream, coffee and beer often follow. “I hear stories of recent surgeries, marriages, divorces, children, triumph and losses,” founder Betsy Lawrence said at a local TEDx talk last year. To her, starting Belles and Baskets gave many women not only confidence and fitness, but real, genuine friendships that last long after the helmets come off. The schedule varies, so it’s best to call Lawrence at (509) 951-4090 or go to for details. 

Bik es Belles and Baskets ride about twice a month.


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Celebrating 23 Years Saturday, June 14, 2014 of Pride Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival 5th Annual Pride Brunch 9:00am - Noon $8 Adults, $5 Children Start out the morning with our family brunch. Then head down to the parade at noon. nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave.

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Noon - 5:30pm We're celebrating 23 years of Spokane PRIDE! The theme: Out, Lout, & Proud – speaks for itself and we would love to see you and your family there. Hosted by Abbey Crawford. Entertainment, resource and business fair, family area (including a climbing wall, animals, oobleck and lots of bouncies), and a beer garden await you. Bring your family for a afternoon of fun. Everyone is welcome! The festival is at Riverfront Park Gondola Meadows (by the Bloomsday runners), Corner of Post St. & Spokane Falls Blv.

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There’s more to Grand Coulee than the dam.


Take it from someone who grew up in the Grand Coulee Dam area: It’s worth visiting, especially in the summer (and I’m not being paid to say that). The nearest stoplight may be 60 miles away (yeah, really), and the closest thing to “fast food” may be the Safeway deli, but there actually is a lot to do, even for one day or a full weekend. Of course, any angst-filled teen will tell you it’s the worst place in the world, as every teen says about the place where they grew up. But the perspective of adulthood brings a more nuanced, objective view. Plan your trip with some insider knowledge. KNOW THE LINGO: Saying you’re from “the Coulee” is like saying you’re from “New York.” There’s much more to the story. Like New York’s boroughs, the Coulee area is made up of five distinct towns (actually more, but let’s keep it simple): Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, Elmer City and Nespelem. Pro tip: Don’t confuse Coulee Dam with Coulee City, which is 30 miles south on Banks Lake. The area is really divided along geographic lines: Electric City and Grand Coulee are above the dam; Coulee Dam, split in two by the Columbia River, is below. Elmer City is a few short miles downstream. Nespelem, 14 miles away, is the administrative seat of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

2014 SUPERCROSS SERIES Sorry, no more Neil Diamond. PICK YOUR ACTIVITY: The Coulee area is a boater’s paradise, with Lake Roosevelt (i.e., the Columbia River reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam) offering what is unquestionably some of the region’s best boating and water-skiing. Boaters should launch from the Spring Canyon area, managed by the National Park Service. It’s also the primary picnic and beach-going spot in town. Get there before noon if you want to claim your grassy, shaded area for a picnic, especially on a busy weekend. Kayakers and canoeists can enjoy a pleasant afternoon away from bigger boats by paddling in Crescent Bay. Don’t overlook Banks Lake, the man-made reservoir stretching 30 miles to the south through the cliff region that gives the area its Coulee name. Steamboat Rock State Park, surrounded by Banks Lake, is a haven for fishermen in sleek bass boats. It’s also an ideal hiking spot to the top of the plateau, though snakes can give hikers a scare during the high heat of summer. It’s best hiked in the early morning or cool evening closer to sunset. Other short hikes along the basalt cliffs that make up the area are a good way to explore. Near Steamboat Rock, Northrup Canyon is a good bet, with a secluded lake, small forest, historical homestead and possible bald eagle sightings. It’s part of the state park system, so a parking pass is required. Another option is the Candy Point Trail, a fun, elevation-gaining, leg-burning loop beginning and ending in Coulee Dam. Take off from Coulee Dam City Hall and quickly ascend through a narrow ravine, up the basalt rock walls that overlook the Columbia River. Midway is Crown Point, a vista overlooking the entire area with unmatched views (remember your camera). Golfers have an 18-hole option at the Banks Lake Golf and Country Club, though in recent years the greens have had maintenance issues. Bring extra balls, as a wayward shot into the surrounding thick sagebrush will likely leave you searching for too long. People coming from Spokane may want to consider Big Bend Golf and Country Club in Wilbur, 20 miles to the southeast, a better (and cheaper) option on the way to the Coulee. FIND THE FOOD: Dining options are admittedly limited, though what’s in town is varied enough to satisfy most appetites. In Grand Coulee, consider La Presa (meaning “the dam”) for Mexican or Siam Palace for Thai/Chinese. Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grill also is a worthwhile pub-fare option. If you’re in town early enough for breakfast or lunch, Flo’s Cafe is a favorite to meet the locals. LASER LIGHT SHOW: No trip to the Coulee, especially for the uninitiated, is complete without seeing the famed Laser Light Show, projected nightly in summer on the dam’s surface. For locals, 25 years of the same, predictable program, narrated from the standpoint of the Columbia River telling the dam’s history, got a little old. This year the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, unveiled a brand-new light show. Sadly, Neil Diamond songs aren’t featured prominently in this one. Even if you never saw the old show, seeing the new version is worth the trip itself; it’s projected on a surface twice the size of Niagara Falls. Showtimes are at night (after dark), throughout the summer but change between May and September. See GrandCouleeDam. com or call 509-633-9265 for times. DAY TRIPS CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE 


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When attempting to navigate your way through more than 450 courts packed into downtown Spokane, the world’s largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament can feel a bit overwhelming. This year’s Hoopfest (JUNE 28-29) celebrates the event’s 25th anniversary, and there are certain parts you’ll want to fight through the crowds to not miss. The whole weekend kicks off with Cami Bradley, performing in the Clock Tower meadow area of Riverfront Park (JUNE 26, 7 pm). Local talent, check; music in the park, check. A free concert starts the weekend on a great note. Team registration has closed, but for the spectators among the crowds, it’s hard to know which team to watch. The Nike Center Court


features everyone from college and local basketball legends to high-jumping slam-dunkers, while the Muscle Milk High School Elite Center Court hosts players from the region with bright futures in the game. A Hoopfest App will allow you to track your favorite teams and check their schedules. The finals of the Toyota Shootoff (JUNE 29, 3:30 pm) will conclude multiple qualifying rounds that begin Thursday, JUNE 26. One incredibly lucky shooter will walk away with a 2014 Toyota Tacoma, and the rest of us will watch in envy before going off to start practicing our half-court shots for next year. More information and volunteer registration at (JENNA MULLIGAN)

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The boys are back. This May brought about the return of the Spokane Shadow to semi-pro men’s soccer for the first time since 2005. Navy blue jerseys, whistles and penalty kicks are taking over the field at Spokane Falls Community College, where the team plays its home matches. The original Spokane Shadow played from 1996-2005 as part of the United Soccer Leagues; the team has joined the Washington-based Evergreen Premier League for its 2014 season. The league is new, the team is fresh, and the excitement is mounting for the Shadow, who operated as a community soccer club and youth program for the past several years. You can catch local university players such as Nick Hamer and Graison Le (Gonzaga University) both on the field and often for an autograph on your jersey following the match. Tickets are $4 for youth and $6 for adults for weekend games on JUNE 21 and JULY 6, 19 AND 20, and families are encouraged to tailgate in the hours prior to the game. You know what that means. Grab your burger patties and watermelons, streak those cheeks with blue and white face paint, and go celebrate the return of Spokane’s own elite-level team. (JM)

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With all the relaxing by the lake and grilling on the porch this summer, you might be too laid-back by the end of the season. If you need some adrenaline, you can get it in bunches at Coeur d’Alene Casino when King of the Cage, the touring mixed martial arts series, comes to town on Thursday, AUG. 14. These fights feature young, hungry fighters looking to punch, kick and chokehold their way into the upper echelon of cage fighting. When you get out to Worley, you might as well make a night of it. Get a room and have a pre-fight dinner at Chinook, CdA Casino’s excellent restaurant. For tickets and more info visit cdacasino. com. (MIKE BOOKEY)

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Did you forget to train for the Coeur d’Alene Ironman? That’s OK; you can still get in on the outdoor fun. If you’re hankering for some exercise, why not bike to Coeur d’Alene on JUNE 29? Biking there will save you the hassle of trying to find parking. If you’re coming from Spokane, hop on the Centennial Trail starting at Riverfront Park. It’s a bit over 30 miles each way. The official race start time is 6:35 am for the age-group athletes. Whether you bike or drive, get down to Sherman Avenue, a perfect place to watch all the action. It’s close to City Park, one of the best spots to watch the swim. You can see the bike and the run easily from downtown, too. (ELI FRANCOVICH) SPORTS CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE 




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When you head over to Avista Field this summer, of course you’ll want to watch baseball. The Spokane Indians fill the ballpark with seed-spitting, foul-ball-chasing lovers of the game. But with a summer schedule packed with extras from fireworks to live music to your very own free magnet schedule (who doesn’t love free goodies?), baseball is hardly all you’ll be getting at the games. The season opens on JUNE 13 as the Indians take on the Eugene Emeralds, followed by the first of eight fireworks shows that will erupt behind center field this season. Various nights will bring about jersey auctions, baseball hat giveaways, and the postgame Coors Light Concert Series, including performances from the Kelly Hughes Band. Be sure to catch one of the Yoke’s $1 Family Feast Nights scheduled for JUNE 14, JULY 5, AUG. 1, AND AUG. 16. With all that action, there will hardly be time to get bored during the seventh-inning stretch. Ticket packages are on sale, and you can call to reserve your seats (343-6886). The full season schedule can be found at (JM)


Summer is a time for relaxation and maybe for hosting a party or two. With beer and BBQs and the end of the NBA Finals, pump people up by hosting your very own tournaments. Throughout the summer, pick a night each week and have a BBQ-sport night. Maybe organize a summer-long croquet tournament where the loser has to buy next week’s six-pack. Of course, you’re not limited to croquet. Try bocce, horseshoes, badminton or volleyball. Making sure there’s a combination of spectators and competitors is a good way to increase the excitement. (ERIC GAVELIN)


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Beer, hot dogs, air conditioning. Spokane Arena is calling. The Spokane Shock have been playing since March, but you’ve still got time to see them, with three more regular-season home games. There’s even an alcohol-free family section for each game. The Shock take on San Antonio on JUNE 20 (Kid’s Night, with free posters), Arizona on JULY 12 (Hometown Heroes Night, with free banners) and Tampa Bay on JULY 21 (Fan Appreciation Game, with free posters and flags and $1 hot dogs). Tickets start at $14. Visit or call 242-7462. (HEIDI GROOVER) 



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Ever wanted to be a bird? Silver Streak Zipline Tours in Wallace, Idaho, will give you a bird’s-eye view of North Idaho’s Silver Valley. The tour company boasts two zipline courses, with speeds reaching up 55 mph. The tour company, which is in its third year, has an east course and a west course. The east course has four zips ranging from 325 feet to 1,800 feet, while the west course has six zips ranging from 435 feet to 1,100 feet. Bonnie DeRoos and her husband, David, originally bought 250 acres near Wallace in hopes of developing specialty homes. However, after ziplining in Honduras and Mexico, they decided to build a zipline course instead. “It’s very exhilarating,” DeRoos said. “You’re on a platform and you’re about 300 feet above ground and you’re zipping over canyons, trees — whatever that particular line might be.” Silver Streak Zipline Tours’ lines start close to the ground, instead of high up. Still, DeRoos says on some of the lines you travel over trees and canyons. “We have beautiful views. It’s all undisturbed mountainous terrain,” DeRoos said. “We have a lot of wildlife up there. Both courses have a view of Wallace.” The tour is open to all ages, but there is a minimum weight requirement of 85 pounds and a maximum of 250 pounds. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the west course costs $90 and the east costs $80. If you’re feeling particularly zippy, pay $155 and do both in one day. Each course takes between two and two and a half hours to complete. To make reservations call 208-5561690 or email info@silverstreakziplinetours. com. OUTDOORS CONTINUES ON PAGE 76 



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campsites all along Icicle Creek Road. Many of these campsites sit right on the river or various smaller streams. From here there is plenty of hiking. One popular day hike is Colchuck Lake, an intense 8.4-mile hike that takes you from 2,200 feet to 5,600 feet. Colchuck itself is a pristine alpine lake surrounded by gorgeous mountains and glacial ice. Just two hours north of Spokane is Metaline Falls and an excellent 19-mile hike deep in the heart of Colville’s Salmo-Priest Wilderness. While some do this loop in one day, it’s best broken up into a two- or even three-day backpacking trip. The hike takes you into Idaho at points, there are plenty of water sources and the views are spectacular. For specific driving instructions, as well as more detailed advice, make sure to check out the Washington Trails Association website at OUTDOORS CONTINUES ON PAGE 80 

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There’s not much worse in life than paying for something you didn’t have to. So make sure you add Washington state’s free park access days to your calendar. This summer, JUNE 14 (National Get Outdoors Day), AUG. 25 (the National Park Service’s birthday) and SEPT. 27 (National Public Lands Day) are all free park access days. These are the perfect chances to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Note: You still need a Discover Pass on these days for Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands.


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The handful of free access days not enough for you? Go buy the annual pass. It’s only $30 ($35 with transaction and dealer fees). That’s a killer deal. A day pass is $10. The fine for parking without a pass is $99. This pass gives you access to state parks, water

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Own a GoPro, but not quite sure how to use it? Come check out REI’s “Getting to know your GoPro: GoPro Basics” class on JUNE 19 at 7 pm. It’s free and REI’s GoPro experts will help you learn how to navigate the camera’s interface, video resolution options, capture settings and accessories.


Frozen yogurt and Frolf (disc golf) — what could be better? Although it might be a bit impractical to do the two simultaneously, there’s no reason not to try. Spokane’s Riverside State Park Downriver Disc Golf Course sits along the Spokane River. And there’s a Froyo Earth located 10 miles away on North Division Street. Coincidence? We think not. It’s guaranteed to be a good

time; just make sure you bring some napkins. Froyo Earth owner Steve Kraft says, “Peach or angel-food froyo with pom-raspberry sorbet is great for frolfing, rolfing or licking while frolicking.”

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Depending on how you look at it, the Inland Northwest is sort of lacking when it comes to broader zoological experiences. The infamous Manito Park Zoo closed in 1932. In the late 1960s, Spokane city leaders planned for but failed to build a proposed zoo in High Bridge Park. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing — for a mid-sized city like Spokane, supporting a successful zoo would likely prove challenging. Yet there are still many opportunities here to see and learn about wild animals of many species. As many locals know, the closest to a traditional zoo-like experience our region offers is at CAT TALES ZOOLOGICAL PARK in Mead (open Tue-Sun from 10 am-6 pm; $5-$10). The nonprofit sanctuary and zoological training center’s resident tigers, leopards, cougars, bobcats and other felids (it also has two resident bears) all were rescued from dire circumstances — but it’s not the only place to see wild creatures. Depending on the time of day, a careful listener with the windows rolled down, driving along Highway 95 about 12 miles south of Sandpoint, may hear a lowing howl off in the distance. It’s no coyote or dog, but one or more of the canis lupus residents of WOLF PEOPLE. Founded 20 years ago, the North Idaho wolf sanctuary and education center is home to a pack of 23 timber and Arctic wolves and their hybrid offspring. Wolf People founder Nancy Taylor strives to make the public aware of wolves’ oft-exaggerated stereotype as vicious, wild killers by letting them see its semidomesticated residents up close. While her wolves are still wild by definition, they live in massive, secure enclosures and interact with humans daily. Many hang out in Wolf People’s visitor center and store, and travel for education outreach at local schools and businesses. During the summer, Wolf People offers daily tours of its facilities at 10 am and 2 pm ($10/adults, $8/seniors and children ages 3-12). Cat Tales is home to lions, tigers and bears,

but bears also can be seen on the Palouse, at WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY’S BEAR RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION CENTER on the west side of the Pullman campus. While WSU currently doesn’t host formal tours of the bear center, the sloped hillside of the habitat makes it easy to view the bears from the center’s parking lot, says center director Charlie Robbins. Sometimes the lumbering giants come within 3 feet of people beyond the center’s fence, and can also be observed playing, taking a dip in their bear pool or simply lounging around. The ultimate goal is to someday expand WSU’s center into what would be the National Bear Center, broadening its focuses in both research and public education. Furry brown giants, though not bears, also roam Eastern Washington outside of the rural town of Springdale at the WIN-TUR BISON FARM. This summer is the first that the bison ranch is offering public tours and the chance to meet and feed members of its buffalo herd, which just added another member last week when one of its heifers, Poppy, gave birth, says ranch owner Jessie Turney. Win-Tur’s herd now has 16 members including its newest, and as of this writing is still expecting three more calves to be born this summer. This year’s babies will remain visibly small and covered in their “baby fur” through the summer, Turney says. Turney and her husband Drew Winter moved to the Springdale area about 2½ years ago to found the farm after spending several years helping raise bison on Turney’s mother’s 900-acre ranch in Wisconsin. The Win-Tur ranch is significantly smaller, at 26 acres, and Turney says for now their main focus is agritourism as the herd continues to grow. Visitors can take tours of the ranch and shop at a small gift store, but the highlight is getting to meet and feed the bison. “People just love that,” she says.

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As the last days of August shorten and the kids prepare to head back to school, attention at the City of Spokane’s pools turns from the two-legged to the four-legged. Before the water drains for winter, several local pools will go to the dogs for the 4th Annual Doggie Dip, benefiting SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks and Recreation Foundation. For $10, owners can bring their well-behaved dogs to the pools for a splash in the water. Proceeds in past years went toward a year-round, dog-friendly locale — SpokAnimal’s High Bridge Dog Park. This year’s Doggie Dip also benefits the shelter in another way, as it wraps up summer-long participation in the nationwide ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. SpokAnimal will celebrate a “Lifesavers” theme all summer as it works to place almost 2,000 pets to qualify for the $100,000 grand prize. Along with that, the shelter — which transitioned to a fully donation- and grantsupported nonprofit at the beginning of the year — is competing with 49 other U.S. shelters to win a $25,000 community engagement grant. Shelters earn points toward that prize by using specific social media hashtags. “[The social media aspect] is a big deal, and we’re trying to do as

many outreach events as we can,” says SpokAnimal director of development Shelley Sharp. At all four Doggie Dip events, local pet lovers can participate in games, photo ops and the chance to win prizes, all while helping nudge SpokAnimal closer to winning the engagement grant, she says. Preregister for Doggie Dip through Spokane Parks & Rec, or pay at the event. Don’t forget: Dogs that attend must have proof with them of an up-to-date rabies vaccination. Doggie Dip dates: Comstock, AUG. 24; Shadle, AUG. 25; Hillyard, AUG. 26; A.M. Cannon, AUG. 27. ANIMALS CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE 


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After many years in the making, the new Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services animal shelter on East Trent Avenue is finally ready to start filling its kennels with local pets in need of homes. A grand opening celebration and building dedication for the new facility at 6815 E. Trent, a former motorcycle dealership, takes place Saturday, JUNE 21, from 10 am-2 pm. Activities planned include self-guided tours, dog training seminars, kids crafts, pet adoptions and even tips on grooming your pet and how to make easy, pet-friendly treats at home. And … free cake. The shelter’s official “leash-cutting” ceremony is set for 9:45 am that morning,

Check out SCRAPS’ new shelter on June 21. and through the day, SCRAPS also will host booths for local animal rescue groups and nonprofits it partners with to help place many of the animals that come through its doors, says development and public relations director Janet Dixon. “We work long and hard with these groups — particularly this time of year it’s kittens needing to be bottle-fed, and we rely on these groups to help us do these things. We couldn’t handle them all on our own,” Dixon says. The new SCRAPS facility is now the main hub for Spokane County residents who need to license their pet, as well as look for lost pets.


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Proof that the slogan “Near Nature, Near Perfect” rings true about the Inland Northwest is evident in the hundreds of bird species that call our region home. Most of us can identify the common robin, and we know an owl or an eagle when we see one, but if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about native birds from local experts, consider a birding field trip with the Spokane Audubon Society. Field trips scheduled throughout the summer are free to attend and open to the public. Before showing up to an event, SAS member Joyce Alonso recommends contacting the trip leader to reserve a spot. Upcoming day excursions that are beginning-bird-watcher-friendly include a JUNE 22 trip to the Indian Canyon area in West Spokane, and a JUNE 28 trip to Mt. Spokane to view subalpine forest species. On AUG. 23, SAS hosts a biking bird trip along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Full details and trip leader contact info is listed at




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Most often it’s by foot or bike, maybe also watercraft, that we explore the region’s awe-inspiring landscapes. This summer, add horseback as a mode of transportation for nature exploration. Close to the city, Spokane Trail Rides ( is a full-service horse ranch that offers many animal and nature encounters, including its private, two-hour trail rides through the James T. Slavin Conservation Area southwest of the city, just west of Highway 195. Ranch owners Jennifer and Jared Hatch have 20 horses in their stables, including gentle, easy-riding draft horses and Blazer horses that are ideal for first-time riders (minimum rider age: 13). Book a twohour ride ($90/person) ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, and don’t forget your camera. The ranch also offers riding lessons for kids and adults. Farther north, experience scenic views up on Schweitzer Mountain from the saddle via Mountain Horse Adventures (, whose guides take riders (minimum age: 8) across the mountain on cross-country ski trails, offering gorgeous views of Lake Pend Oreille and later in the season, huckleberry picking. Two-and-a-halfhour rides ($65/person) are offered twice daily, at 9 am and 1 pm, and reservations are strongly recommended. 

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Before hitting the water, consider taking a class.


Whether you’re skimming over a calm, glassy lake or thrashing through whitewater, the Inland Northwest offers all kinds of ways to get your paddle on. Stan Mrzygod, interim president of the 43-year-old Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club, says paddle sports open up new ways of experiencing and exploring the outdoors. Kayaks and canoes can carry you to entirely new worlds of open water, beach or riverbank not accessible by any road or hiking trail. Mrzygod, who joined the club in 1979, says he and his wife have enjoyed cruising hidden waterways, observing elusive wildlife and making new friends through the local paddling community. When asked about where to hit the water, Mrzygod struggles to narrow it down. “There’s lots of places,” he says. Mrzygod says he considers Upper Priest Lake a favorite for canoe camping along pristine, hard-to-reach wilderness. “There’s fantastic white-sand beach,” he says. “The scenery is just fantastic.” Mrzygod says he had an “emergency situation” in the same area back in 1979, and that convinced him to join the club and brush up on his safety awareness. Safety and technique now make up a large part of the club’s mission. Experienced paddlers lead several canoe and kayaking clinics throughout the summer covering beginning whitewater kayak (JUNE 21 AND 22), moving-water canoe technique (JUNE 28 AND 29) and sea kayaking (JULY 19 AND 20). Classes cost $55. Mrzygod recommends that beginning paddlers take some preliminary safety courses before attempting moving water. He says the Little Spokane River, another of his favorite local spots, can be challenging when water runs high and fast. “I’ve gone swimming there,” he says, “inadvertently.” The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club hosts summer group paddles on Wednesday and Thursday nights, as well as a few longer weekend trips to regional destinations like the Clark Fork or wineries along the Columbia River. Anyone looking to take up paddling can contact the club for information on beginner group outings and equipment rentals. More information can be found at


It’s kind of like those free-floating rubber ducky races, except with an oversized beach ball tumbling 8 miles downstream from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan to downtown Wallace. Participants purchase raffle tickets in hopes of matching the final travel time, which can take about three to five hours — all while dozens of onlookers follow the large, multicolored ball along the riverbank. It’s a bizarre but much beloved annual tradition. This year marks the 73rd running with a threeday carnival in downtown Wallace. The ball hits the water at noon on JUNE 21.


Almost nothing makes me more envious of kids today than the growing popularity of public spray parks and splash pads. Spokane now has 17 of these splash pads across the city, from Manito to Chief Garry Park, with interactive sprinklers, spray cannons and other ridiculously fun-looking accessories. And they’re all completely free. The Discovery Playground at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley has jumping water jets and other spray equipment. The newly opened McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene also has a 12,000-squarefoot spray park with eight water features. Kids never had it so good. For more information on the locations and operations of Spokane splash pads, check out splashpads.


We’re bringing professional golf back to Coeur d’Alene, and you can be part of the gallery for just $20. Follow PGA pros and celebrities as they take on the magnificent Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Community Cancer Fund, dedicated to raising money for cancer care and research right here in the Inland Northwest.


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Enjoying the water doesn’t always require getting wet. Most times it’s nice to just find a spot by the Spokane River and enjoy the view. Take advantage of the nice weather for a picnic at one of the many locations along the Centennial Trail that offer scenic access to the river. Here are a few highlights: Riverside State Park northwest of town with its iconic Bowl and Pitcher recreation area, the newly renovated Huntington Park by City Hall with its upclose view of the raging Spokane Falls, and Mirabeau Falls at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley. The trail also runs out to Lake Coeur d’Alene.


The Palouse River might look a little depressing as it creeps along the ugly, concrete drainage system running through the heart of rural Colfax, but that doesn’t mean local residents don’t take pride in its presence. Each July the small town honors its waters with the Concrete River Festival, a weekend gathering of live music, classic cars, carnival rides and a community parade. The festival celebrates its notorious speed traps with honorary “tickets” for impressive vehicles in the Colfax Cruise Night along Mill Street. A craft fair, 3-mile “color run,” and concert also is scheduled for JULY 19.



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A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Thu from 1-4 pm and 5:30-7 pm; Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 1900 W. Mission (625-6960) Comstock Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Thu from 1-4 pm and 6:30-8 pm; Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 600 W. 29th (625-6960) Hillyard Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Thu from 1-4 pm and 5:30-7 pm; Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 2600 E. Columbia (625-6960) Liberty Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Thu from 1-4 pm and 5:30-7 pm; Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 1300 E. Fifth (625-6960) Northside Family Aquatic Facility: Open daily from 10:30 am-5:30 pm; and Fri from 6 pmdusk. $2-$4/day. 18120 N. Hatch Rd., Colbert (468-5107) Park Road Pool: Open daily

from 1-4:30 pm and 5-8 pm. $1/ swim or $20/25 visits. 906 N. Park, Spokane Valley (926-1840) Shadle Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Thu from 1-4 pm and 6:30-8 pm; Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 2005 W. Wellesley (625-6960) Southside Family Aquatic Facility: Open daily from 10:30 am-5:30 pm; Fri from 6 pmdusk. $2-$4/day. 3724 E. 61st (448-5090) Terrace View Pool: Open daily from 1-4:30 pm and 5-8 pm. $1/swim or $20/25 visits. 13525 E. 24th, Spokane Valley (924-4707) Valley Mission Pool: Open daily from 1-4:30 pm and 5-8 pm. $1/swim or $20/25 visits. 11123 E. Mission, Spokane Valley (922-7091) Witter Aquatic Center: Open Mon-Sun from 1-4 pm. $2-$4/day. 1300 E. Mission (625-6960)

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6/14 Flagday Community Celebration,

6/12 Rob Schneider & Jon Lovitz, CdA

Casino 6/13 Open Mic Comedy Night, Brooklyn Deli & Lounge (ongoing) 6/13 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 6/13 Open Mic Comedy, Red Dragon 6/14 Cage Match, Blue Door Theatre


Fairfield, Wash. 6/14 Hillyard Chalk Art Walk 6/14 Spokane Pride Parade, downtown 6/14 Swamp Stomp Hotrod & Custom Car Show, Swamp Tavern


6/12 Suds & Cinema: Napoleon

Dynamite, Bing Crosby Theater

6/12-14 The Great American Wheat

6/12-18 Hope in Hard Times, North Spokane Library (ongoing)

6/12-18 Hometown Teams, Northern

Pacific Depot Railroad Museum (ongoing) 6/12-15 Budweiser Clydesdales, Spokane Fair & Expo Center 6/13 Bike Prom, Swamp Tavern 6/14 Free State Park Day (Wash.) 6/14 Community Yard Sale, Kroc Center 6/14 Juneteenth Celebration, Liberty Park 6/17 Cultivate Spokane Salon Series, Iron Goat Brewing Co. 6/18 Summer Parkways, Manito/ Comstock


6/12 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA

(Thursdays all summer) 6/13-15 All Wheels Weekend, Dayton, Wash. 6/13-14 Car d’Lane, Downtown CdA 6/14-15 Frontier Days Rodeo, Springdale, Wash.

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Harvest, Ritz Theatre 6/14-17 The Princess Bride, Garland Theater 6/14 Saturday Market Cartoons, The Kenworthy 6/14 Moonlight Movie Series, Sunset Park, Airway Heights 6/16-18 The Croods, Garland Theater 6/18 How to Train Your Dragon, The Kenworthy 6/18 Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: Frozen


6/12 Sunset Dinner Cruise, CdA Resort 6/14 Music, Micros & Barbecue, CdA

Casino 6/15 Swirl Washington, Davenport Hotel 6/18 Latin Cooking, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center


6/12-13 Spokane Street Music Week,

6/12 Eric Taylor, Indie Air Radio 6/13-14 Frivolity, Fun & Fancy, Circle Moon Theater

6/13-15 Cowboy Supper Show, Rockin’ B Ranch

6/13-14 Pend Oreille Chorale & Chamber Orchestra, Sandpoint.

6/14 BOBfest 2014, Riverfront Park

SPORTS & OUTDOORS 6/12-15 USA Gymnastics Trampoline

& Tumbling Elite Challenge, Spokane Convention Center 6/13 Negative Split Glow Run, Downtown Spokane 6/13-17 Spokane Indians vs. Eugene Emeralds, Avista Stadium 6/13 11th Annual Bigfoot Golf Classic, Downriver Golf Course 6/14 Idaho Free Fishing Day 6/14 Color Me Rad, Spokane County Raceway 6/14 Wildlife Viewing Scavenger Hunt, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge 6/14 Youth Fishing Derby, Post Falls 6/18 Hands-On Bike Maintenance, REI


6/12-15 Gypsy, Spokane Civic Theatre 6/12-15 Guys and Dolls, Lake City Playhouse

6/12-18 The Foreigner, Interplayers Theatre 6/13-15 Blithe Spirit, Ignite Theatre

Become a human rainbow at the Color Me Rad run on June 14.

6/13-15 Pirates of Penzance, Pend

Oreille Playhouse 6/13-14 The Clink, Stage Left Theater

6/14 Author Linda Hackbarth, Hastings 6/14 Audiobooks for Summer Family Drives, Indian Trail Library


6/13 Moscow ArtWalk 2014 6/13-15 Palouse Fiber Arts Festival, 1912 Center

6/13 Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk 6/13 Light Up the Sign, INK Art Space 6/13 Sara Joyce, Prichard Art Gallery 6/14 Bloomin’ at the Moon, Manic Moon & More 6/18 Midweek Monet, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center

6/14 The Wordwright’s Workshop, Auntie’s (first Sat.)

6/16 Spokane Poetry Slam, The Bartlett (third Mon.)

6/18 Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce, The MAC


6/14 Thunder From Down Under,

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6/18 Fred Newman, Bing Crosby Theater


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19-25 SCRAPS Regional Animal Shelter

6/21 Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour 6/21 40 Years of Goat, Riverfront Park 6/22 Hillyard Appreciation Day Car Show 6/25 CDA 2030 Celebration, Downtown

6/20 Summer Solstice Fun Run,

Riverfront Park 6/21 Stilleto Sprint, River Park Square 6/21 Honor Flight Fundraiser Car Show, Egg it On 6/21 Pampurrred Pets 10 Year Celebration, Ponderay, Idaho 6/21 Evening in Tuscany, Central YMCA 6/21 Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Celebration, Black Diamond 6/22 Lakes to Mountains Benefit Ride, Coeur d’Alene 6/22 Lands Council Brews Cruise, Ramblin’ Road Craft Brewery 6/22 Mad Hatter Tea, St. Joseph’s

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6/25 Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour, Saranac Public House


6/19 Stand-Up Open Mic, Uncle D’s 6/20 Open Mic Night, Brooklyn Deli 6/20 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 6/20 Open Mic Comedy, Red Dragon 6/21 Cage Match, Blue Door Theatre


6/19-30 Hope in Hard Times, North

Spokane Library (thru June 30)

6/21 Grand Opening Celebration,

Kayaking, Boulder Beach

6/21-25 Spokane Indians vs. Boise Hawks, Avista Stadium

6/21 Sprint Boat Races, Webb’s Slough 6/21 Women Learn to Fly Fish, CdA 6/21 Pig Pen Mud Run, Kootenai



6/20 Artisan Pizza Class, Inland

6/21 Spokane Shadow, SFCC 6/22 FIFA World Cup: USA vs. Portugal,

Creek Derby, Wallace, Idaho 6/21 Summer Solstice Festival, Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar 6/21 Medical Lake Founder’s Day 6/21 Strawberry Festival Vintage & Craft Market, Moran Prairie Grange 6/21 Remembering Expo, Riverfront Park 6/21 Bazaar, Downtown Spokane

6/20 Connoisseur’s Club Beer Dinner,

6/25 Dog First Aid, REI

6/21 Know Your Food Farm Tour,



6/19 Merle Haggard, Northern Quest 6/20 KPBX Kids’ Concert: Vagabonds

6/19 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 6/19-21 Wallace Gyro Days & Lead


6/23-25 Epic, Garland Theater 6/23 Frozen, South Hill Library 6/24-25 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal


Cinemas Riverstone 6/25 Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

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Spokane’s Garbage Goat celebrates 40 years with a bite of cake on June 21.


6/19-20 The Croods, Garland Theater 6/19 How to Train Your Dragon, The

Kenworthy 6/19 Princess Bride, Garland Theater 6/19-21 The Grand Budapest Hotel, Panida Theater 6/20-22 Klink’s Resort Summer Shorts, Klink’s on the Lake, Cheney 6/21-24 Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Garland Theater 6/21 Sandpoint Film Festival Benefit, Panida Theater 6/21 Swim and a Movie: Frozen, Spokane County Aquatic Centers

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Davenport, Wash. 6/21 Vegfest, Spokane Comm. College 6/21 Wine Tasting Class, Vino! 6/24 Sliders & Growlers SpokAnimal Benefit, No-Li Brewhouse


Balkan Brass Band, The Bing 6/23-24 Plaza Concert Series feat. Isaac Pastor-Chermak, 1912 Center


Bing Crosby Theater

6/19-22 Guys & Dolls, Lake City Playhouse

6/19-25 The Foreigner, Interplayers 6/20-22 Pirates of Penzance, Pend Oreille Playhouse

6/20-21 Mary Mary, Heartwood Center 6/21 Ignite! Theatre Open House


6/20-22 Palouse Art Walk, Palouse Grange Hall

6/21-22 Art on the Black Top, 29th Avenue Artworks


6/21 Intro to Sumi-E, Japanese Cultural

Baseball Invitational, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex 6/20 Olympic Day, BoxFit Spokane 6/20 Spokane Shock vs. San Antonio, Spokane Arena 6/21 Chafe150, Sandpoint 6/21-22 Beginning Whitewater

6/21 Miniature Show and Sale, Studio 9 6/21 Dahmen Barn Fundraising Tea 6/21 8th Annual Floriade, Bank Left

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6/23 Sandpoint ArtWalk, Sandpoint 6/21 Eclectic Collection Arts & Crafts Show, Spokane


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6/27 After Dark, Blue Door Theatre

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6/26-30 Hope in Hard Times, North

Spokane Library (closes June 30) 6/26-7/2 Discover Earth, Downtown Library (through Aug. 30) 6/27 Fourth Friday Pub Peddlers, Swamp Tavern 6/28 SHS Beach Party, Ritter’s Garden & Gift


6/26 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 6/28-29 Green Bluff Strawberry

Celebration 6/28-29 Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire, Richland, Wash. 6/28 Spokane Rose Show, Northland Rosarium 6/29 Schweitzer Summer Celebration


6/26-27 Epic, Garland Theater 6/26 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Kenworthy 6/26 Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Garland Theater 6/26-28 Saving Mr. Banks, Panida 6/27 Ghostbusters, Airway Heights

6/27 Wonders of the Wilderness Film

Festival, Cutter Theatre 6/28 Saturday Market Cartoons, The Kenworthy 6/28-7/1 The Big Lebowski, Garland Theater 6/28 South Perry Summer Theater: Big, The Shop 6/30-7/2 Turbo, Garland Theater 7/1-2 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone 7/2 Charlotte’s Web, The Kenworthy 7/2 Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: Up


6/26 Yappy Hour, Pine Street Bakery 6/26 Sandpoint Summer Sampler,

Farmin Park 6/27 Gourmet Grilling, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy 6/27 Great Grillin’ Reds, Rocket Market 6/28 Making Jams & Jellies, Downtown Library 6/28 Making Sauerkraut, Hillyard Library 6/28 Music, Micros & Barbecue, CdA Casino 7/1 Asian Dumplings Class, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy


6/27 Washington Idaho Symphony,

BellTower Ballroom 6/26 Hoopfest 25 Kickoff feat. Cami Bradley, Riverfront Park

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6/27 Blackberry Bushes String Band, Jones Radiator

6/27-28 Paradiso Festival, Gorge Amphitheater

6/28 Summer Sounds feat. Folk Remedy, Sandpoint

6/28 Pat Coast, Clover 6/28 Blake Noble, Republic Brewing Co. 6/28 Scott Reid, Coldwater Creek Wine Bar

6/29 The Everymen, Baby Bar 6/29 The Cronkites, Arbor Crest Winery


6/26 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA 6/26 Camp Cooking Basics, REI 6/27-28 Newport Rodeo 6/27-29 Weekend Fishermens’ Retreat, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center 6/28-29 Hoopfest, Downtown Spokane 6/28 Swimming Clinics, Mission Park 6/28 Zombie Bog Jog, Cowgirl Co-op 6/28 Festival Camping Prep, REI 6/29 Ironman Coeur d’Alene


6/26-28 Guys and Dolls, Lake City

Playhouse 6/26-28 The Foreigner, Interplayers 6/27 CdA Murder Mystery Theatre: The Mafia Murders, CdA Cellars 6/27-29 Pirates of Penzance, Pend Oreille Playhouse 6/27-29 Charley’s Aunt, Masquers Theatre

Monster trucks smash stuff June 27-28 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

6/27-28 Mary Mary, Heartwood Center 6/27 Happy, The Kenworthy 7/2 Dirty Deeds in Dallas or Oil’s Well That Ends Well, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace


6/26-7/2 Expo ’74: Forty Years Later, Downtown Library

6/26-7/2 “Andy Warhol: Photographs” and “Views of Rome”, Jundt Art Museum (thru Aug. 9) 6/26-7/2 Catherine Earle, Art Spirit Gallery (through July 5) 7/1 “Horses” Art Show, Gallery Northwest (through July 30)



6/26 Coeur d’Alene in the 20th Century (lecture), CdA Public Library

6/28 Michael Hiltzik, Spokane Valley

Library (Also 6/29 at North Spokane branch) 7/2 Broken Mic, Neato Burrito (Wed)


6/26 Wanderlust Circus, Bing Crosby Theater

6/27-28 Monster Truck Mash-Up,

Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

6/27-29 Feed the Buffalo, Win-Tur Bison Farm (all summer)

Dakota Columbia Houseboats

Celebrate with the locals at these area events!

June 21 ...................................Sprague Gun Show July 5 .......Junk Nation at Fairgrounds (Davenport) July 12 ..................................... Sprague Hay Days July 18-20.....................Pioneer Days (Davenport) Aug 21-23 ............Lincoln County Fair (Davenport) Pro West Rodeo at the Fair Aug 23-24 ............Buggy Barn Outdoor Quilt Show & Folk Art Sale (Reardan) Sep 19-21 .......................... Odessa Deutschesfest Sep 26-27 ...............................Almira Country Fair Sep 27...............................Harrington Fall Festival

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3-9 7/5-6 Northwest Renaissance Festival, Nine Mile Falls


7/3-4 Turbo, Garland Theater 7/3 Kids’ Summer Movies: Charlotte’s

Choose from a half-marathon or 5K distance for July 6’s Negative Split run.

7/4 Pennant Run, Avista Stadium


7/3 Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic, Uncle D’s (every Thur) 7/4 Open Mic Comedy Night, Brooklyn Deli & Lounge (every Fri) 7/4 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 7/4 Short Stacks, Blue Door Theatre 7/5 Safari, Blue Door Theatre (every Sat)


7/3-9 Hometown Teams, Northern

Pacific Depot Railroad Museum (through July 19) 7/4 4th of July Fun at Mobius Kids


7/3 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA (Thurs) 7/4 Riverfront Park 4th of July

Celebration 7/4 Coeur d’Alene’s 4th of July 7/4 Sandpoint 4th of July Celebration, City Beach 7/4 4th of July Celebration, Moses Lake McCosh Park. 7/4 Liberty Lake 4th of July Fireworks, Pavillion Park 7/5-6 Green Bluff Strawberry Celebration

Web, The Kenworthy 7/3 The Big Lebowski, Garland Theater 7/3 Frozen Sing-A-Long, Pavillion Park 7/5 Saturday Market Cartoons, Kenworthy 7/5-8 Back to the Future, The Garland 7/5 South Perry Summer Theater: Despicable Me 2, The Shop 7/5 Swim and a Movie: Despicable Me 2, Spokane County Aquatic Centers 7/7-9 Rio, Garland Theater 7/8-9 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone 7/9 Kids’ Summer Movies: Hook, The Kenworthy 7/9 Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: Pitch Perfect


7/3 Asleep at the Wheel, Bing Crosby

Theater 7/4 JamShack, Gateway Marina 7/3 Performers on the Patio feat. Isaac Walton Duo, Arbor Crest Winery 7/3 The Good Times Band and a firework display, Conkling Marina 7/3 Chevelle, Knitting Factory 7/5 Summer Sounds feat. Bridges Home, Downtown Sandpoint 7/5 Strictly Business, CdACasino

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7/5 Greg Allman, Martin Woldson

Theater at The Fox 7/5 Flying Mammals, CdA Casino 7/6 8 Second Ride, Arbor Crest Winery 7/7 The Antlers with Yellow Ostrich, the Bartlett 7/9 New Edition with Tony! Toni! Tone!, Northern Quest Resort & Casino 7/5 Stage 2 Stage Music Festival, Arbor Crest Winery 7/9 Eric Bibb, Bing Crosby Theater


7/3 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA 7/4-6 Spokane Indians vs. Vancouver

Canadians, Avista Stadium 7/6 Negative Split, Downtown Spokane 7/6-9 Spokane Table Tennis Club, Southside Senior & Community Center (weekly) 7/6 Spokane Shadow, Spokane Falls Community College 7/6-9 Spokane Badminton Club, West Central Community Center (weekly) 7/7-9 Spokane Table Tennis, HUB Sports Center (weekly) 7/8 Summer Fun Run Series, U-District Physical Therapy 7/8-9 Spokane Indians vs. Tri-City Dust Devils, Avista Stadium


7/3-9 Dirty Deeds in Dallas or Oil’s

Well That Ends Well, Sixth Street


Theater, Wallace

7/4-6 Charley’s Aunt, Masquers Theatre


7/3-9 “Andy Warhol: Photographs”

and “Views of Rome”, Jundt Art Museum (through Aug. 9) 7/3-5 Catherine Earle, Art Spirit Gallery (closes July 5) 7/3-8 Priest Lake Yard & Garden Show, Entree Gallery (all summer) 7/9 Legacy of Expo ‘74, Chase Gallery


7/3 T.W.I.N.E., Spokane Valley Library (ongoing)

7/9 Broken Mic, Neato Burrito. (Wed) 7/9 Creative Fiction for Emerging Writers, Hayden Library


7/3 Tango Night, German American Hall (ongoing)

7/4-6 Palouse Empire Appaloosa Club Show, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center 7/4-9 St. John’s Cathedral Tours, St. John’s Cathedral (weekly) 7/4-6 Feed the Buffalo, Win-Tur Bison Farm (weekly) 7/7 Burleskival 2014 Auditions, Bing Crosby Theater

Visit or the Events section of every Inlander for ongoing gallery exhibits.

Win this House! 2728 Bunchgrass Drive, Post Falls ID

Strawberry Celebration June 28 & 29, July 5 & 6 Cherry Festival July 12-13 & 19-20 Peach Festival Aug 16 thru Labor Day Apple Festival Weekends Sept 20 thru Oct 26 DETOUR at Bruce Rd and Peone, see website for specifics on detour. | Just north of Spokane Look for the Greenbluff Growers Signs

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7/12 JACC’s Masquerade Prom, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 7/13 Jacey’s Race, Sandpoint H.S.


7/11 Open Mic Comedy Night, Brooklyn Deli & Lounge (every Thur) 7/11 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 7/11 Open Mic, Red Dragon (every Fri) 7/12 Safari, Blue Door Theatre (every Sat)


Find all these events — and more — at

10-16 FILM

7/10-11 Rio, Garland Theater 7/10 Kids’ Summer Movies: Hook, The

Association Dog Show, Kootenai County Fairgrounds 7/11 Kid’s Safety Day, Spokane 7/12 Unique Goods Market, Sandpoint Community Hall 7/12 Spokane Humane Society’s 117th Birthday


7/10 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 7/11-12 Sandpoint Classic Boat Festival 7/11-13 Post Falls Festival 7/11-13 Chewelah Chataqua, City Park 7/12-13 Green Bluff Cherry Festival 7/12-13 Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival, Newport City Park

7/12-13 Cheney Jubilee 7/12-13 Northwest Renaissance Festival, Nine Mile Falls

Tour, Northern Quest


7/11-13 Cowboy Supper Show, Rockin’


7/11-13 Wallace Blues Festival 7/12 MarmotFest feat. Rogue Wave,

7/10 Back to the Future, the Garland 7/10-15 Riff trax Live: Sharknado, Regal 7/11 The Lorax, Pavillion Park 7/11 Moonlight Movie Series, Airway Heights Sunset Park

7/11 Free Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2, Moses Lake McCosh Park

7/12 Saturday Market Cartoons, The Kenworthy

7/11-13 Inland Empire Kennel

7/10 Happy Together 30th Anniversary

7/12-15 Fight Club, Garland Theater 7/12 South Perry Summer Theater: The Hunger Games, The Shop

7/14-16 Cloudy With a Chance of

Meatballs 2, Garland Theater

7/15-16 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone

7/16 Kids’ Summer Movies: Muppets

Most Wanted, The Kenworthy 7/16 Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: The Goonies


7/11 Margaritaville Grille, Inland

Northwest Culinary Academy

7/12 Sandpoint Beer Fest 7/13 Ice Cream Social, Palouse, Wash.


7/10 Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole

Cowboys, Bing Crosby Theater

B Ranch

The Hoot Hoots, Fly Moon Royalty, Marshall Poole and more, Peaceful Valley Glover Field 7/13 Sammy Eubanks, Arbor Crest Winery 7/13 Opera on the Lake: “Pirates of Penzance,” Lake CdA 7/15 Aaron Embry (of Edward Sharpe), Duke Hogue, the Bartlett. 7/15-16 Mozart On a Summer’s Eve, Manito Park 7/16 Rich Robinson Band, Riverside Event Center 7/16 The Tontons, the Bartlett


7/10 Spokane Indians vs. Tri-City Dust

Devils, Avista Stadium 7/11-12 14th Annual Moto X, Kootenai County Fairgrounds 7/11-13 Cheney Rodeo, Bi-Mart Arena 7/12-13 Hydroplane Races, Ione, Wash. 7/12 Liberty Lake Loop, Pavillion Park 7/12 Hauser Lake Slalom & Wakeboard Tournament 7/12 The Big Kahuna Golf Tournament, Sundance Golf Course 7/12 Spokane Shock, Spokane Arena 7/13 FIFA World Cup Soccer Final, Bing

Crosby Theater 7/15 Summer Fun Run Series, U-District PT


The Cheney Rodeo heads to town July 11-13. 7/12 The Lion in Winter, Meadowinds Castle

7/16 Around the World in 80 Days, Kroc Center

7/10-16 Dirty Deeds in Dallas or Oil’s

Well That Ends Well, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 7/10-12 Tomato Plant Girl, University of Idaho Hartung Theater 7/10-13 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: My Fair Lady, Kroc Center 7/11 CdA Murder Mystery Theatre: A Taste for Wine & Murder, CdA Cellars 7/11-13 Charley’s Aunt, Masquers Theatre 7/11-12 One Act Play Festival, Pend Oreille Playhouse 7/11-13 How to Eat Like a Child, Pullman Civic Theatre


7/11 Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk 7/14 Tiny Reading: RiverLit 15, INK Art Space

7/14 Sandpoint ArtWalk 7/15 Cultivate Spokane Salon Series, the Bartlett


7/11-13 Early Ford V-8 Show, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

7/16 Burleskival 2014 Auditions, Bing Crosby Theater

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Pavillion Park

7/19 Swim and a Movie: The Nut Job,

7/18 Art for the Animals, River’s Wish

Spokane County Aquatic Centers 7/20-23 Monty Python Live (mostly), Regal Cinemas 7/21-23 Shrek, Garland Theater 7/22-23 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone 7/23 The Lego Movie, The Kenworthy

Animal Sanctuary 7/18 SpokAnimal’s Wags to Riches, Mukogawa Institute 7/19 Spokenya, Life Center Church 7/19 Canines vs. Cancer, Greyhound Park & Event Center 7/19 Pets for Vets Car Show, Deer Park 7/19 St. Vincent De Paul Steak Fry, Kootenai County Fairgrounds


7/18 No-Li Brewhouse Tours, No-Li


7/17-19 Hometown Teams, Northern

Pacific Depot Railroad Museum

7/17 Cherry Picker’s Trot, Green Bluff 7/18 Summer Parkways Street Party, Corbin Park 7/20 Mirror Pond Summer Picnic benefit, Manito Park


7/17 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 7/17-20 Rendezvous in the Park, East City Park, Moscow

7/18-20 Concrete River Festival, Colfax 7/18-20 Davenport Pioneer Days 7/19-20 Green Bluff Cherry Festival 7/19 Priest Lake Huckleberry Festival, Priest Lake Golf & Tennis Club

7/19 Deer Park Airfair 2014, Deer Park 7/19-20 Northwest Renaissance Festival, Nine Mile Falls 7/19 Mountain Music Festival, Schweitzer Mountain

Rendezvous in the Park is July 17-20.

7/19 17th Annual Bull-A-Rama, Newport

Brewhouse (Fridays) 7/18 Gourmet Grill Night, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy 7/20 Food Truck Palooza, downtown Spokane 7/20 Inland NW Vegan Society Potluck, Community Building (monthly) 7/23 Knife Skills Class, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy



7/17 Performers on the Patio feat. Gator

Meatballs 2, Garland Theater 7/17 Muppets Most Wanted, Kenworthy 7/17 Fight Club, Garland Theater 7/18 Roman Holiday, Pavillion Park 7/19-22 Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Garland 7/19 South Perry Summer Theater: The Princess Bride, The Shop 7/19 The Spiderwick Chronicles,

Ferguson, the Bartlett 7/18 Flying Mammals, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 7/18-19 Basin Summer Sounds, Ephrata 7/19 Hank Cramer, Cutter Theatre 7/19 Mountain Music Festival ft. Cedar & Boyer, Pretty Broken Things, Marshall McLean Band, Ian McFeron Band, Schweitzer

7/17-18 Cloudy With a Chance of

Loops, Arbor Crest Winery

7/18 Bonnie “Prince” Billie with David


7/19 Disco Quest ‘70s Party feat. KC &

The Sunshine Band, The Village People, Northern Quest 7/19-20 All-Age Rage ft. The Nixon Rodeo, The Lion Oh My, Helldorado, Invasive and more, The Viking Bar & Grill 7/20 Big Mumbo Blues Band, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 7/20 Rendezvous in the Park ft. Hog Heaven Big Band, Washington Idaho Symphony, East City Park 7/21 Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Bing Crosby Theater 7/21 Plaza Concert Series feat. Snake River Six, 1912 Center

SPORTS & OUTDOORS 7/17 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA 7/17 Aloha Race Series, Liberty Lake

Regional Park 7/19 Dirty Dash, Riverside State Park 7/19-20 Tri-Town Float Down, Ione 7/19-21 Spokane Indians vs. Everett AquaSox, Avista Stadium 7/19 Jedermann Gran Fondo, Cheney 7/19 Tiger Tri, Colville, Wash. 7/19 Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run 7/19 Muddy Miles, Kootenai County Fairgrounds 7/19-20 Spokane Shadow, Spokane Falls Community College 7/21 Spokane Shock vs. Tampa Bay Storm, Spokane Arena 7/22 Summer Fun Run Series, U-District PT



7/17-23 Dirty Deeds in Dallas or Oil’s

Well That Ends Well, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 7/17-20 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: My Fair Lady, Kroc Center 7/18-20 Oliver the Musical (CYT N. Idaho), University High School 7/18-20 How to Eat Like a Child, Pullman Civic Theatre


7/18-23 Upcycled Art, The JACC 7/18 8th Annual Vision Seekers Workshop, The JACC

7/21 Sandpoint ArtWalk


7/21 Spokane Poetry Slam, The Bartlett (monthly)

7/23 Broken Mic, Neato Burrito (Wed) 7/23 Creative Fiction for Emerging Writers, Hayden Library


7/17-19 Infusion Conference, Spokane 7/18-20 Feed the Buffalo, Win-Tur Bison Farm (weekly)

7/18-19 Tango & Salsa Dancing, Satori (weekly)

7/18-20 Bead Stampede, Kootenai County Fairgrounds

Connoisseur Concerts Ensemble with Phoebe MacRae, soprano and special guests Zuill Bailey, cello northwest Bach Festival artistic director with David Leisner, classical guitar Reserved table and lawn seating available for picnics beginning at 5:30pm FULL TABLE RESERVATIONS: $240 for a table for eight ($30 per person) includes gourmet desserts and coffee from Luna. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $30 per person for seating at a table for eight with dessert & coffee LAWN SEATING: $10 per person - no food or beverage service. Bring your own chairs or blankets.

Tickets available NOW at all TicketsWest outlets or

CALL 1-800-325-SEAT Online: (key word: Mozart) In the unlikely event of rain, the concert will move to St. John’s Cathedral, Grand Boulevard at 12th Avenue

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7/25 Fourth Friday Pub Peddlers,

Swamp Tavern 7/26-27 Lions Club Excursion Train Rides, Ione, Wash. 7/27 Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration


7/24 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 7/24-27 Canyon County Fair, Caldwell 7/25-27 Julyamsh Powwow, CdA Casino 7/26-27 Down River Days, Ione, Wash. 7/26 Oakesdale Old Mill Days 7/26-27 Northwest Renaissance Festival, Nine Mile Falls 7/26 Glass on the Grass, Riverfront Park


7/24-25 Shrek, Garland Theater 7/25 Despicable Me 2, Mirabeau Park 7/25 National Treasure, Sunset Park 7/26-29 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas,

Garland Theater 7/26 Turbo, Pavillion Park 7/28-30 Kung Fu Panda, the Garland 7/29-30 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone


7/24 Tommy Emmanuel, the Bing 7/24 Bubba Sparxxx, Red Room Lounge 7/25 The Chain Gang of 1974, the Bartlett

7/26-27 Rock Cut Blues Fest, Kettle

24-30 Falls, Wash.

7/27 The Swon Brothers, Clearwater River Casino

7/26 Palouse Music Festival 7/30 Tim McGraw with Kip Moore,

Cassadee Pope, Northern Quest

7/30 Rock the Nest Concert Series, Kendall Yards


7/24-27 Pacific Northwest HOG Rally, Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson

7/24 Aloha Race Series, Liberty Lake 7/25-26 14th Annual Moto X, Kootenai County Fairgrounds

7/25-26 Clayton Rodeo 7/27 Race the River, Riverstone Park 7/27 Bare Buns Fun Run, Kaniksu Ranch 7/27-30 Spokane Indians, Avista Stadium


7/24-27 Dirty Deeds in Dallas or Oil’s

Well That Ends Well, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 7/24-26 Tomato Plant Girl, U. of Idaho 7/24-27 CdA Summer Theatre: My Fair Lady, Kroc Center 7/25-27 Avenue Q, Lake City Playhouse. 7/25-27 Oliver the Musical, University High School 7/25 Musical Cabaret, 1912 Center 7/30 The Empire Sings Flat or May the Farce Be With You, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace

BIG RED BARN FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, June 21-Sept. 27, from 8 am-1 pm. Pioneer Plaza, 605 Morgan St., Davenport, Wash. (280-9896) BONNERS FERRY FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Oct. 31, from 8 am-1 pm. Corner of Hwy. 95 and Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. bonnersferryfarmersmarket. org (208-267-2780) CHENEY FARMERS MARKET, Tuesdays through Sept. 23, from 2-7 pm. Cheney City Hall parking lot, 609 Second St. (235-2223) CHEWELAH FARMERS MARKET, Fridays through Oct. 17, from 11:30 am-5:30 pm. City Park, 600 N. Park St., Chewelah, Wash. (936-4353) CLAYTON FARMERS MARKET, Sundays through Sept 28, from noon-4 pm. Clayton

Summer Reading kicks off in June! Hang out at your library this summer and discover drums, dinosaurs, science, salsa, magic, and more (all free for you, your family and friends!) Watch our website for details.


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Farmers Markets Fairgrounds, 4616 Wallbridge Rd., Clayton, Wash. (2769644) COEUR D’ALENE FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays through Sept. 24, from 4-7 pm. Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208-772-2290) COLVILLE FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays through October, from noon-5 pm. Stevens County Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville, Wash. (732-6619) EMERSON-GARFIELD FARMERS MARKET, Fridays through Oct. 17, from 3-7 pm. Knox Presbyterian Church parking lot, 806 W. Knox. (398-9628) HAYDEN FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Oct. 18, from 9 am-1:30 pm. Corner of Hwy. 95 and Prairie Ave., Hayden. (208-772-2290)

LIBERTY LAKE FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Oct. 11, from 9 am-1 pm. 1421 N. Meadowwood Ln., Liberty Lake. (879-4965) MILLWOOD FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays through September 24, from 3-7 pm. Millwood Community Presbyterian parking lot, 3223 N. Marguerite. (924-2350) MOSCOW FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through October, from 8 am-1 pm. Friendship Square and Main Street, downtown Moscow. moscow. (208-883-7000) NORTHEAST WASHINGTON FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, from 9 am-1 pm. Corner of Main and Astor, downtown Colville, Wash. (6758896)

July Aug. 31

COMEDY PULLMAN FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays through Oct. 22, from 3:30-6 pm. Spot Shop parking lot, 240 NE Kamiaken St. (334-3565) RATHDRUM FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Sept. 13, from 9 am-2 pm. City Park on Hwy. 53. (208-640-9315) RITTER’S FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, July 12-Sept. 27, from 10 am-5 pm. Ritter’s Garden & Gift, 10120 N. Division. (467-5258) SANDPOINT FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Oct. 11, from 9 am-1 pm; Wednesdays, from 3-6 pm. Farmin Park, Third Avenue and Oak Street, Sandpoint. sandpointfarmersmarket. com (208-597-3355) SOUTH PERRY FARMERS MARKET, Thursdays through October, from 3-7 pm. The Shop, 924 S. Perry. (720-8449)

SPOKANE FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays through Oct. 29, from 8 am-1 pm and Wednesdays from 8 am-1 pm. 20 W. Fifth. (995-0182) ST. MARIES FARMERS MARKET, Fridays through Oct. 3, from 3-6:30 pm. Downtown St. Maries, Idaho. (208-245-4381) TUESDAY GROWERS’ MARKET, Tuesdays through October, from 4-6:30 pm. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. moscowfood. coop (208-882-8537) WEST CENTRAL MARKETPLACE, Tuesdays, June 17 to mid-October, from 3-6 pm. A.M. Cannon Park, 1920 W. Maxwell. (7037433) 

Check the Inlander every week — in the paper or at events — for the latest summer event listings.

8/5-6 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal Cinemas Riverstone 8/6 Rio 2, The Kenworthy

7/31 Stand-Up Open Mic, Uncle D’s 8/1 Open Mic Night, Brooklyn Deli 8/1 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 8/1 Open Mic Comedy, Red Dragon 8/1 Short Stacks, Blue Door Theatre 8/2 Safari, Blue Door Theatre 8/3 Live Comedy, Goodtymes


8/1 No-Li Brewhouse Tours, No-Li

Brewhouse (Fridays) 8/6 Cooking Class with Adam Hegsted, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 8/6 Sensational Salmon, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy


7/31 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 8/1-3 Coeur d’Alene Street Fair 8/1-3 Colville Rendezvous Days 8/1-2 Five Suns Bluegrass Festival,


7/31 Performers on the Patio feat. Pink Tango Trio, Arbor Crest Winery

Moses Lake McCosh Park

8/1-3 Kaslo Jazz Fest, Kootenay Lake,

County Fair & Expo Center

8/1 Pocket Park Concert, Liberty Lake 8/1 Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band,

8/2 KuroNekoCon, Convention Center 8/2 Spokane Highland Games, Spokane


7/31-8/1 Kung Fu Panda, the Garland 7/31 Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Kenworthy 7/31 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Garland Theater

7/31 6th Annual International Film

Festival, Cutter Theatre 8/2-5 The Goonies, Garland Theater 8/2 South Perry Summer Theater: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Shop 8/2 The Princess Bride, Pavillion Park 8/2 Swim and a Movie: The Lego Movie, Spokane County Aquatic Centers 8/4-6 How to Train Your Dragon, Garland Theater


Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 8/1 Train, Northern Quest 8/1 Hayes Carll, the Bartlett 8/1-3 Watershed Festival, Gorge Amphitheater 8/2 Summer Sounds feat. the Hoodoo Two, downtown Sandpoint 8/3 The New Old Time Chautaqua, Bing Crosby Theater 8/3 David Raitt & the Baja Boogie Band, Arbor Crest Winery 8/3 Foreigner, Styx, Loverboy; Northern Quest Resort & Casino 8/4 Valerie June, the Bartlett 8/4 Plaza Concert Series feat. Jeanne McHale, 1912 Center



8/5 DellaMae, Chateau Rive 8/6 Maxie Ray Mills, Fountain Cafe 8/6 Rock the Nest Concert Series, The Nest at Kendall Yards


7/31-8/3 Spokane Indians vs. Hillsboro Hops, Avista Stadium

7/31 Aloha Race Series, Liberty Lake 8/2 Lilac City Charity Kickball Tournament, Franklin Park

8/2 Eight Lakes Legs Ache, Spokane 8/2 Long Bridge Swim, Sandpoint 8/2 Midnight Century, Elk Public House 8/3 The Color Run, downtown Spokane 8/3 Pitch for the Cure, Avista Stadium


7/31-8/6 The Empire Sings Flat or May

the Farce Be With You, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 7/31-8/3 Avenue Q, Lake City Playhouse 7/31-8/2 Tomato Plant Girl, University of Idaho Hartung Theater


8/1-3 Art on the Green, North Idaho College

8/4 Sandpoint ArtWalk, Sandpoint 8/6 Midweek Monet, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center

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8/12-13 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal

8/7 Stand-Up Open Mic, Uncle D’s

Comedy Underground (Thur)

8/8 Open Mic Night, Brooklyn Deli (Fri) 8/8 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 8/8 Open Mic, Red Dragon (Fri) 8/9 Safari, Blue Door Theatre (Sat)

Cinemas Riverstone 8/13 Kids’ Summer Movies: How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Kenworthy

8/7 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 8/7-10 Omak Stampede 8/7-10 Festival at Sandpoint 8/8 Schweitzer Huckleberry Fest 8/8-10 Rockin’ the Rivers, Three Forks, Mont. 8/9 Wings Over Sandpoint, Sandpoint 8/9-10 Festival of Quilts, Sandpoint


8/7 The Goonies, Garland Theater 8/7-8 How to Train Your Dragon, Garland Theater

8/7 Kids’ Summer Movies: Rio 2, The Kenworthy

8/8 Moonlight Movie Series: Cloudy

With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Sunset Park, Airway Heights 8/9-12 Labyrinth, Garland Theater 8/9 South Perry Summer Theater: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Shop 8/9 Star Trek: Into Darkness, Pavillion Park 8/11-13 Madagascar, Garland Theater


8/9 Moon Taxi, The Hive Event Center 8/9 Festival at Sandpoint feat. Nickel


8/8 No-Li Brewhouse Tours, No-Li Brewhouse (Fridays)


8/8 Smash Hit Carnival, Coeur d’Alene

8/8 Gazpacho Soup & Sangria, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy

8/13 Sushi 101, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy


8/7 Jonny Lang, Bing Crosby Theater 8/7 Festival at Sandpoint feat. The

Head and the Heart with Mikey & Matty 8/7 Performers on the Patio feat. Spokane Brass Quintet, Arbor Crest Winery 8/8 Arcade Fire, Gorge Amphitheater 8/8 Festival at Sandpoint feat. Huey Lewis & The News with Miah Kohal Band, Sandpoint 8/8 Rascal Flatts, Northern Quest 8/8 Dirty Dozen Brass Band with DJ Logic, The Hive 8/8-9 The Coffey Twins, Circle Moon Theater 8/8-10 Cowboy Supper Show, Rockin’ B Ranch 8/8-10 Bluewaters Blue Grass Festival, Waterfront Park

Creek with Head for the Hills, Pear, Sandpoint 8/9 Bruno Mars, Gorge Amphitheater 8/10 Sammy Eubanks, Arbor Crest Winery 8/11 Robert Cray, Bing Crosby Theater 8/13 Paul Grove, Fountain Cafe 8/13 Mandolin Orange, the Bartlett 8/13 Spokane Symphony Soiree on the Edge, Arbor Crest Winery 8/13 Rock the Nest concert series, The Nest at Kendall Yards


The Head and the Heart play Festival at Sandpoint on Aug. 7.

8/7-9 Spokane Indians vs. Everett

AquaSox, Avista Stadium 8/7 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA 8/7 Aloha Race Series, Liberty Lake Regional Park 8/8-9 14th Annual Moto X, Kootenai County Fairgrounds 8/9 Coeur d’Alene Triathlon 8/9 Lake Spokane Slalom & Wakeboard Tournament 8/9 Swimming Clinics, Mission Park 8/9 Paddle, Splash & Play, Riverside State Park

8/13 The Odd Couple, Kroc Center



8/7-13 The Empire Sings Flat or May the Farce Be With You, Sixth Street

Theater, Wallace

8/7-9 Avenue Q, Lake City Playhouse 8/7-10 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: The Addams Family, Kroc Center

8/7-13 Midsummer Night’s Dream, Interplayers Theatre

8/8-13 Legally Blonde, Spokane Civic Theatre

8/12-13 The Book of Mormon, INB Performing Arts Center

8/7-13 Expo ’74: Forty Years Later, Downtown Spokane Library

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and “Views of Rome”, Jundt Art Museum (closes Aug. 9) 8/7-12 Priest Lake Yard & Garden Show, Entree Gallery 8/7-13 Legacy of Expo ‘74, Chase Gallery 8/7-12 Stacy Pelkie Photography, Cutter Theatre 8/8-13 Upcycled Art, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center 8/8 Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk 8/9-10 Pend Oreille Arts Council Arts & Crafts Fair, Sandpoint 8/11 Sandpoint ArtWalk

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8/7-9 “Andy Warhol: Photographs”


BOUNDARY COUNTY MUSEUM, 7229 Main, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Tue-Sat, 10 am-4 pm. BIRD AVIATION MUSEUM & INVENTION CENTER, 325 Bird Ranch Rd., Sagle, Idaho. Mon-Sat, 8 am-4 pm. CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 420 First St. Thu-Sat, 11 am-3 pm. JUNDT ART MUSEUM, 502 E. Boone Ave. Mon-Sat, 10 am -4 pm. MOBIUS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 808 W. Main Ave. Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun, 11 am-5 pm. MOBIUS SCIENCE CENTER, 811 W. Main Ave. Tue-Sat, 10 am-6 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm. (321-7133) MUSEUM OF ART WSU, Tue-Fri, noon-4 pm. museum.wsu. edu (335-1910) MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO, 115 Northwest Blvd, CdA. TueSat, 11 am-5 pm. museumni. org (208-664-3448)


NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM, 219 Sixth St. Wallace, Idaho. Daily, 9 am-5 pm. THE MAC, 2316 W. First Ave. Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm. NORTH SPOKANE FARM MUSEUM, 6223 W. Ridgeway Rd., Deer Park. Daily 9 am-4 pm; or by appointment. (466-2744) PEND OREILLE COUNTY MUSEUM, 402 S. Washington Ave., Newport. Daily, from 10 am-4 pm. pocmuseum. org (477-5388) SPOKANE LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM, 1201 W. First Ave. Tue and Sat, 10 am-4 pm. police/engage/museum SPOKANE VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM, 12114 E. Sprague. Wed-Fri, 11 am-4 pm; Sat, 11 am-5 pm; Sun, 1-4 pm. (922-4570) 

8/16 Fourth Annual Mutt Strut, Pawpular Companions

8/16 Stride for Strong Bones,

Waterfront Park, Medical Lake 8/16 Lightning Bug Ball, The JACC


8/14-17 Benewah County Fair, St.

Maries 8/14-17 Pend Oreille County Fair, Cusick 8/14 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 8/16-20 Green Bluff Peach Festival 8/16 Unity In the Community, Riverfront Park 8/19-20 Bonner County Fair, Bonner County Fairgrounds. 8/15-17 Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Spokane Fair & Expo Center 8/16 Runway Renegades, Garland District 8/20 North Idaho Fair & Rodeo, Kootenai County Fairgrounds


8/14 Labyrinth, Garland Theater 8/16-19 Pulp Fiction, Garland Theater 8/16 South Perry Summer Theater,

the Shop 8/16 The Croods, Pavillion Park 8/16 Swim and a Movie, Spokane County Aquatic Centers 8/19-20 Dollar Summer Movies, Regal

Cinemas Riverstone



8/15 No-Li Brewhouse Tours (ongoing) 8/15 “Wok Together,” Inland Northwest Culinary Academy

8/16 Ales for Trails, McEuen Park, CdA 8/20 Cooking Class with Chef Bruce Wing, the JACC


8/14 Festival at Sandpoint feat.

Trombone Shorty 8/14 Man Man, Landlady, the Bartlett 8/15-16 Total Fest XIII, Missoula 8/15 Festival at Sandpoint feat. Ray LaMontagne 8/15 Big Sam’s Funky Nation, the Hive 8/15 Black Joe Lewis, the Bartlett 8/15 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood, the Gorge 8/16 Festival at Sandpoint feat. Montgomery Gentry 8/16 Aerosmith with Slash, the Gorge 8/16 Sara Evans, Clearwater River Casino 8/20 North Idaho Fair feat. Dustin Lynch 8/20 Spokane Symphony Soiree on the Edge, Arbor Crest


8/14 King of the Cage, Coeur d’Alene Casino

8/14 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA



8/14 Aloha Race Series, Liberty Lake 8/15-16 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay 8/15 WaCanId Ride, Sandpoint 8/16-18 Spokane Indians, Avista Stadium

8/17 West Plains Wunderwoman Triathlon, Medical Lake

8/18 The Showcase, Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course


8/14-20 The Empire Sings Flat or May

the Farce Be With You, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 8/14-17 Legally Blonde, Spokane Civic Theatre 8/14-17 CdA Summer Theatre: The Addams Family, Kroc Center 8/14-17 The Book of Mormon, INB Performing Arts Center 8/14-17 Midsummer Night’s Dream, Interplayers 8/15 CdA Murder Mystery Theatre: The Mafia Murders, CdA Cellars


8/15-17 Sandpoint Artist Studio Tour 8/16-17 Art & Glass Fest, Arbor Crest Winery

8/18 Spokane Poetry Slam, the Bartlett (monthly)

8/18 Sandpoint ArtWalk 8/19 Cultivate Spokane Salon Series 8/20 Midweek Monet, the JACC

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8/22 Pajama Day at Mobius Kids 8/22 Fourth Friday Pub Peddlers, Swamp Tavern (monthly)

8/23 Childhood Cancer Awareness

Walk, Waterfront Park, Medical Lake 8/23 Post Falls Police Open House 8/23 4th Annual Doggie Dip, Comstock Park 8/25 Free State Park Day, (Wash.) 8/25 4th Annual Doggie Dip, Shadle Park 8/26 4th Annual Doggie Dip, HarmonShipley Park 8/27 4th Annual Doggie Dip, A.M. Cannon Park


8/21 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 8/21-24 North Idaho Fair & Rodeo,

Kootenai County Fairgrounds

8/21-27 Green Bluff Peach Festival 8/21-23 Bonner County Fair, Bonner County Fairgrounds

8/22-23 National Lentil Festival, Downtown Pullman

8/22-24 Gathering at the Falls, Riverfront Park

8/22-23 Airway Heights Festival & Car Show, Sunset Park 8/22-24 Clayton Community Fair, Clayton Fairgrounds 8/23 Millwood Daze



8/21 Pulp Fiction, Garland Theater 8/22 Movies in the Park: Frozen, Mirabeau Park Meadows

8/23-26 Dr. Strangelove, Garland

Theater 8/23 South Perry Summer Theater: Frozen, The Shop 8/23 Klink’s Resort Summer Shorts screening, Klink’s on the Lake


8/22 No-Li Brewhouse Tours, No-Li

Brewhouse (weekly) 8/23 Laughing Dog 9th Anniversary Party, Sandpoint 8/27 Pig Out in the Park, Riverfront Park


8/22-23 JamShack, Gateway Marina 8/22-23 Charlie Butts & the Filter Tips, Conkling Marina

8/21 Bridges Home, Arbor Crest Winery 8/21 Giving Rocks feat. Nixon Rodeo, Project Narwhal, Seven Cycles, Elephant Gun Riot, The Hop! 8/22 Just Plain Darin, Park Bench Cafe 8/23 Summer Sounds feat. Broken Whistle, downtown Sandpoint 8/23 Jack Johnson with Amos Lee, Michael Kiwanuka, the Gorge 8/22-23 Last Chance Band, Roadhouse Country Rock Bar 8/24 Concerts on the Cliff feat. Tuxedo Junction, Arbor Crest Winery

8/25 Plaza Concert Series feat.

Community Band of the Palouse, 1912 Center, Moscow


8/21 Thursday Night Paddles, CdA 8/22-23 Springdale Motorcycle Rodeo 8/23 Spokane River Classic, put in at the McKinstry Station

8/23 Sprint Boat Races, Webb’s Slough 8/23 EWU vs. Sam Houston State, Cheney

8/25-27 Spokane Indians vs. Salem-

Keizer Volcanoes, Avista Stadium


8/21-24 The Empire Sings Flat or May

the Farce Be With You, Sixth Street Theater, Wallace 8/21-24 Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre: The Addams Family, Kroc Center 8/22 CdA Murder Mystery Theatre: A Taste for Wine & Murder, CdA Cellars 8/23 Shakespeare in the Park, Pavillion Park, Liberty Lake


8/21-22 Stacy Pelkie Photography,

Cutter Theatre, Metaline Falls

8/22-27 Upcycled Art, The JACC 8/22-24 Sandpoint Artist Studio Tour 8/25 Sandpoint ArtWalk 8/27 Broken Mic, Neato Burrito

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8/30 Porter Robinson and Giraffage, Lemaitre, Knitting Factory

8/31 Concerts on the Cliff feat. Soul

The Spokane Symphony performs its popular Labor Day Weekend in the Park series, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.


8/28 Stand-Up Open Mic, Uncle D’s Comedy Underground (Thur)

8/29 After Dark, Blue Door Theatre 8/29 Open Mic Night, Brooklyn Deli 8/29 Expedition, Blue Door Theatre 8/29 Open Mic Comedy, Red Dragon 8/30 Safari, Blue Door Theatre (Sat) 8/31 Live Comedy, Goodtymes (Sun)


8/28-30 Discover Earth Exhibit, Downtown Library

8/30-31 Lions Club Excursion Train Rides, Ione

8/30 SpokAnimal’s Rachael Ray 100K Wrap-Up Party, SpokAnimal


8/28-31 Green Bluff Peach Festival 8/28 Riverstone Street Fair, CdA 8/28-9/1 Pig Out in the Park, Riverfront Park

8/29-9/1 Wheat Lands Communities’ Fair, Ritzville

8/30-9/1 Schweitzer Fall Fest


8/28 Dr. Strangelove, Garland Theater 8/29 Brave, Pavillion Park 8/29 Moonlight Movie Series: Free Willy, Sunset Park, Airway Heights 8/30 Saturday Market Cartoons, The Kenworthy


8/29-31 Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland

8/31 Kosh, Coeur d’Alene Casino 8/30 Spokane Symphony: Labor Day

Weekend at the Park, Pavillion Park, Liberty Lake 9/2 Tuesdays with Ray Allen, Trinity at City Beach 9/3 Robert Beadling & Friends, La Rosa Club (weekly) 8/29-31 JamShack, Gem State Club 8/31 Bill Bozly, Coeur d’Alene Casino 8/28 Budapest West, Arbor Crest Winery 8/29-31 Dave Matthews Band, the Gorge 8/29-31 Nova, Conkling Marina




8/28-9/3 Expo ’74: Forty Years Later, Downtown Spokane Library

Proprietor, Arbor Crest Winery 9/1 Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Coeur d’Alene City Park 9/1 Spokane Symphony: Labor Day Weekend at the Park, Comstock Park 9/2 Open Mic, the Bartlett 9/3 Charley Packard, Eichardt’s (weekly) 8/29 Charley Packard, Idaho Pour Authority 8/31 Jam Night with VooDoo Church, Daley’s Cheap Shots (ongoing) 9/1 Nate Ostrander Trio, Zola 9/1 Open Mic, Calypsos (ongoing) 9/1 Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills, Eichardt’s (weekly) 8/28-9/3 Robert Vaughn, Beverly’s

8/28 Coeur d’Alene in the 20th Century


8/29-31 Feed the Buffalo, Win-Tur

(lecture), CdA Public Library

8/28 Priest Lake Yard & Garden Show, Entree Gallery (closing week)

8/28-9/3 Legacy of Expo ‘74, Chase Gallery (through Sept. 26)

8/29-9/3 Upcycled Art, Jacklin Arts &

Cultural Center (through Sept. 5)

8/29-9/2 CREATE Trash Art Exhibit, Cutter Theatre, Metaline Falls

9/1 Sandpoint ArtWalk 9/3 Broken Mic, Neato Burrito


8/28 Tango Night, German American Hall (ongoing)

8/29-9/3 St. John’s Cathedral Tours, St. John’s Cathedral (weekly)

Bison Farm (through Sept. 30)

8/28-29 Spokane Indians vs. Salem-

8/29-30 Tango & Salsa Dancing, Satori

8/28 Thursday Night Paddles, Coeur

8/31 Argentine Tango Lessons, Spokane

8/30 EWU v. Montana Western, Cheney 8/31-9/3 Spokane Table Tennis Club,

9/2 Spokane Moves to Amend the

Keizer Volcanoes, Avista Stadium


Southside Senior & Community Center (weekly) 8/31-9/3 Spokane Badminton Club, West Central Community Center (weekly) 9/1-3 Spokane Table Tennis, HUB Sports Center (weekly)



Constitution, Liberty Park Methodist Church (1st Tues) 

Check the Inlander every week — in the paper or at — for the latest summer event listings.

Labor Day Weekend August 29 - 31, 2014

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Event Contacts

1912 Center,, 208-669-

Friends of Manito, thefriendsofmanito.

Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce,

8 Lakes Leg Aches, All Wheels Weekend,

Friends of Pavillion Park, pavillionpark.

National Lentil Festival, Newport Chamber of Commerce,

2249, 1-800882-6299 Arbor Crest Winery,, 927-9463 Art on the Green,, 208-667-9346 Auntie’s Bookstore,, 838-0206 Bank Left Gallery,, 878-7425

Benewah County Fair,

Bing Crosby Theater, bingcrosbytheater. com, 227-7638



Gallery Northwest, Garland Theater,,

Northeast Washington Fairgrounds,,

Northern Pacific Depot Museum,

Northern Quest Resort & Casino,

Green Bluff Growers,

Harrison Chamber of Commerce, Hoopfest, Idaho Repertory Theatre,, 208-885-6465

CdA Murder Mystery Theater, cdacellars. com

Chateau Rive,, 7952030

Circle Moon Theatre, 208-448-1294 City of Airway Heights (Sunset Park),

Coeur d’Alene Casino,, 800-523-2464

Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce,, 208-664-3194 Coeur d’Alene Ironman, ironmancda. com Coeur d’Alene Resort,, 208-765-4000

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre,

Coeur d’Alene Triathlon & Duathlon,

Color Me Rad/Dirty Dash, colormerad. com

Colville Chamber of Commerce, colville. com

Community Building,, 232-1950

Concrete River Festival,

Cutter Theatre,, 509446-4108

Dahmen Barn,, 2293414

Dollar Summer Movies at Riverstone,

Entree Gallery,, 208443-2001

Festival at Sandpoint,, 888-2654554 Fox Theater,, 624-1200

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Spokane Rose Society,

Northwest Renaissance Festival, nwrf. net


Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds, povn.

INK Art Space, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy,, 208-752-0111

Bonner County Fairgrounds, co.bonner.

CdA Canoe & Kayak Club,


Palouse City Park, Panida Theater,, 208-263-

Ignite Community Theatre,

INB Performing Arts Center,, Car d’Lane,, 208667-5986, 509-447-5812


Gorge Amphitheatre,

Blue Door Theatre, bluedoortheatre. com, 747-7045, 509-765-7888



Pend Oreille Playhouse,, 671-3389

Interplayers Theatre,

Pig Out in the Park,,

Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center,

Priest River Chamber of Commerce,, 455-7529, 208-4578950 Jundt Art Museum,, 313-6611

Kenworthy Performing Arts Center,, 208-882-4127 Knitting Factory, sp.knittingfactory. com, 244-3279

Kootenai County Fairground,, 208-765-4969

Kroc Center,, 208-667-1865 Lake City Playhouse, lakecityplayhouse. org, 208-667-1323

Lands Council,, 8384912

Lavender Festival, povlavenderfestival.

com, 509-671-0295 Lincoln Center, thelincolncenterspokane. com, 327-8000 Lions Club Train Rides, lionstrainrides. com, 877-525-5226 Long Bridge Swim, Magic Lantern, magiclanternspokane. com, 209-2383

Manic Moon Studios,, 413-910 Manito Park,, 625-6200 Masquers Theater,, 246-2611

Medical Lake Chamber of Commerce,, 565-5000 Midnight Century, Mobius Science Center, mobiusspokane. org, 443-5669

Moran Prairie Grange,, 443-2263

Moscow Chamber of Commerce,, 208-8821800


Pullman Chamber of Commerce,, 509-3343565

Pullman Civic Theatre,, 509-3328406 REI Spokane,, 3289900 Rendezvous Days, Colville, Rendezvous in the Park, Moscow, Riverside State Park, riversidestatepark. org, 465-5064

Riverstone Street Fair (CdA), Rockin’ B Ranch, 509-891-9016 Sandpoint Airport Fly-In, 208-255-9954

Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce,, 208-2632161

Sandpoint Classic Boat Festival, Schweitzer Mountain,, 208-263-9555

Silverwood Theme Park,, 208683-3400

Sixth Street Melodrama,, 208752-8871 Spokane Arena,, 279-7000 Spokane Arts Fund, Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club,

Spokane Civic Theatre,, 3252507

Spokane Shock battle San Antonio on June 20.

Spokane Convention Center,

Springdale Frontier Days,

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center,

Stage Left Theater, spokanestageleft.

Spokane County Libraries, Spokane County Parks & Rec,

Summer Parkways, summerparkways.

Spokane Humane Society,

The Bartlett, The Hop! 368-4077 The MAC,,, 279-7000, 477-1766, 4774730

Spokane Indians,, 535-2922 Spokane Parks & Rec, spokaneparks. org, 625-6200

Spokane Poetry Slam,

Spokane Shadow, org


The Art Spirit Gallery, theartspiritgallery. com, 208-765-6006


The Shop, 534-1647 Tiger Tri, Two Rivers Casino, two-rivers-casino. com, 722-4000

Uncle D’s Comedy Underground,, 483-1324 Spokane Shock, Spokane Symphony, spokanesymphony. org, 624-1200

Wallace Chamber of Commerce,wallaceidahochamber. SpokAnimal,, 534-8133

Win-Tur Bison Farm, winturbisonfarm.

Spokane to Sandpoint Relay,

com, 208-753-7151

Washington Idaho Symphony, com n

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JUNE 12th

Comedians Rob Schneider & Jon Lovitz 7 pm R • $45 | G • $35



7 pm G • $20 | R • $35 | GR • $50


Beach Boys, Monkees & Beatles Tribute Band

Kelly Hughes Band & Country BBQ

Catch a Wave & Paperback Writer G • $20

Food 5 pm | Music 9 pm

JULY 4th

Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks, food specials and live music

25th – 27th Julyamsh Powwow Greyhound Park • Post Falls, Idaho • Free

King of the Cage- MMA

SEPTEMBER 19th The Del McCoury Band 7 pm

20 – 21 th


R • $25 | G • $15

Fiddle Contest All are welcome to attend

See website for live music schedule, golf and poker events, spa, hotel and food specials.

Worley, Idaho | 25 miles south of Coeur d’Alene | 1 800 523-2464 | CDACASINO.COM

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A Taste of Rio Adriano de Souza (left), owner of Grille From Impanema, with friend and fellow soccer fan Eduardo Amorim.


Don’t just watch the World Cup; get the flavor of it, too BY LAURA JOHNSON


mericans still don’t quite get the fascination with the FIFA World Cup. But every four years, the rest of the world cares deeply — responsibilities are essentially put on hold across the globe as 31 of the 32 teams are slowly eliminated over a month’s time. This year, the U.S. National Team is in the pickle that is Group G, having to play second-ranked Germany and fourth-ranked Portugal. First, they have to take on a highly skilled Ghana team that has knocked them out of the past two World Cups. The top two teams from each group advance. It will be a major challenge for the 13th-ranked American team to move on, but if they do, they might have a chance to go far. As much as you might love to head south to Brazil for the matches, your best bet to recreate that experience could be to head east to Coeur d’Alene. When we stopped by last week, the tourna-

ment hadn’t started, but the Grille From Ipanema, the area’s only Brazilian restaurant, had World Cup decorations up. Lime-green banners featuring this year’s World Cup logo and the correct spelling of “Brasil” fly high around the ceiling of the main dining room. Owner and major soccer fan Adriano de Souza, originally from Curitiba, Brazil, says he’s more than ready for the tournament to begin. This is a man who, after attempting to stay up and watch every game possible during the 1998 World Cup, was hospitalized due to exhaustion and dehydration. “Brazil is very open. As hosts we will embrace the world, sharing our culture with them,” de Souza says. De Souza is so excited about the tournament being held in Brazil, he’s heading down to watch four matches, along with his brother and their two young sons.

“The last time Brazil hosted was in the ’50s, so we thought, ‘This will never happen again in our lifetime, let’s go for it,’” says de Souza, who has worked as a chef in the U.S. for 15 years and opened his restaurant in 2011. On this day, a group of Brazilians are watching a friendly (a match that’s not part of a formal competition) against Serbia on the bar TV — the Brazilian Globo Channel streaming through the Internet. Portuguese is flying around the room as various calls are made on-screen. It’s lunchtime and the lunch buffet ($10) is open, featuring traditional southern Brazilian foods like white rice, black and brown beans, collard greens, deep-fried bananas and sliced fruits and vegetables. Servers with long skewers carry various churrasco (Brazilian barbeque, $13 for lunch, $22 for dinner), succulent meats like garlic steak, chicken hearts and BBQ beef, from table to ...continued on next page

WHERE TO WATCH Bing Crosby Theater (901 W. Sprague): USA vs. Portugal, Sun, June 22, 3 pm, $5/adults, $3/kids; World Cup final, Sun, July 13, noon, $10/ adults, $3/kids under 14 Borracho Tacos & Tequileria (211 N. Division): All matches during business hours Geno’s (1414 N. Hamilton): All matches, with happy hour food and drink specials during all U.S. games Grille from Ipanema (611 Front Ave., CdA): All matches during business hours Knockaderry (1011 W. Broadway): All matches during business hours USA vs. Ghana Mon, June 16, 3 pm, ESPN USA vs. Portugal Sun, June 22, 3 pm, ESPN USA vs. Germany Thu, June 26, 9 am, ESPN

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Brazil, the host of the 2014 World Cup, has a tasty national cocktail.

“a taste of rio,” continued... table. For dessert there’s cinnamon-glazed pineapple, so delicious it may make you cry. Although de Souza says he will root for the American team as well, Brazil will always have his heart. In his home country, de Souza says it’s a party when the World Cup takes place. There are no pesky open container laws, so everyone is just drinking and barbecuing (similar to what is served at his restaurant), walking around celebrating life and summertime. Because Brazil has won the World Cup a record five times, the country expects nothing less than perfection from its team, especially now since they’re hosting. And if Brazil loses? “Depression,” de Souza says. “No one talks to anybody.” n


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Becoming acquainted with rum’s harder-to-pronounce cousin, cachaça (pronounced “ka-SHAH-suh”), may be a good idea if you want to celebrate like the Brazilian locals hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha (pronounced “kai-peeREEN-ya”), combines sugar, limes, and cachaça — hard liquor distilled from sugar cane — to create a refreshing yet powerful drink. Though similar to rum in that it is made from sugar cane, cachaça is fermented sugar-cane juice, left with a stronger scent and taste after it is distilled. There are many different stories about the caipirinha’s possible origins, some asserting that the cocktail was created by Brazilian sugar-cane plantation workers searching for the most appetizing way to drink cachaça. Others claim it originated while mixing ingredients to treat patients suffering from the Spanish flu. No matter its exact origins, Spokane offers some places to try it for yourself. Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar (214 N. Howard) serves Novo Fogo cachaça and makes caipirinhas (or even strawberry caipirinhas) upon request. You can also sip a caipirinha while catching a match on the TV in the bar at Clover (911 E. Sharp). — FRANNY WRIGHT





Completing the Block Underground 15 opens, brightening a neglected corner of downtown



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BY MIKE BOOKEY he corner of First Avenue and Howard Street had been sitting dark for almost a year, creating a dead spot in an area of downtown Spokane known for its nightlife. That was why Necole Flerchinger and her business partners decided they wanted to bring it back to life. In the spot formerly occupied by the Blue Spark, once a nightlife stalwart, Flerchinger, along with co-owners Ryan Lieuallen and Zach Wirchak, has opened Underground 15. With a new stage and revamped layout, the bar plans on becoming a live music destination for the downtown area, says Flerchinger, who has worked at other area restaurants and bars, including Ugly Bettie’s. When that bar closed, Flerchinger teamed up with Wirchak and decided to open a venue of their own. The place needed some work — the floors, the bar area, the plumbing infrastructure and other modifications. It was hardly a painless process. While working on the remodel just weeks before Underground 15 opened in mid-May, Flerchinger tripped and fell onto a piece of steel, severing six tendons in her arm. She was back on the job site a week later. Last weekend, you could find her behind the bar, making drinks for the after-work crowd — getting better, but still healing, she says. What’s proved to be less challenging for Underground 15 is its location. When the Blue Spark closed, owners blamed the vacant Ridpath Hotel and the street kids who typically loiter around the area as the reason their business had slowed. Flerchinger says that hasn’t been a problem. “We haven’t had an issue at all. The Ridpath is going to open soon, and with [the Red Room] and the Wave, that used to be the heart of downtown,” she says. “It’s unfortunate that we have these little dead spots, so it’s important for business owners to come in here.” Underground 15 currently has live music on Saturdays and intermittently throughout the week, in addition to other events. There’s a limited food menu; it’s a bar first and foremost, with happy hour drinks ($3 well drinks and other specials) throughout the summer. 

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Emma Roberts stars in the adaptaton of James Franco’s short stories.

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The complexities of Fred’s loose-cannon lifestyle are realized with a shock near the end of the film, through which his actions have ranged from intentional car crashes to instigated fights. He interacts with lonesome, promiscuous Emily (Zoe Levin), receiving sexual favors and self-satisfaction by blatantly taking advantage of her inability to say no. Emma Roberts gives the most honest performance as April, both smart and known for her virginal innocence, but included in the party scene alongside her superficially annoying friends. Her home life, guided by a flaky mother and stoned father, offers little reason for ambition. She’s frustrated, misdirected, simply reacting to the action, but is relatable in the honest yet uncomfortable influences of characters in her life. Yet all the while she’s connection any viewer can make with teenage angst. genuinely likeable. Without perpetuating the classic high school film’s Franco plays Mr. B., April’s soccer coach for whom overexaggeration of stereotypes, the assortment of young she occasionally babysits. The boundaries of her relationcharacters from Palo Alto High School try on ship with her coach are blurred and overthe shells of personalities and roles to discover stepped, and she navigates an affair with him PALO ALTO where they fit in. They consistently seem unin a very honest portrayal of denial, eventually Rated R able to voice what they do or don’t want, and Written and directed expressing interest in a man who can take her their pursuits of rebellion often rub against away somewhat from the frustrations of high by Gia Coppola one another in entanglements fueled by drugs Starring James Franco, school. Both Franco and Roberts manage to and alcohol. Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff sidestep cliché in this student-teacher affair, Teddy, played by young newcomer Jack and their interactions seem authentic under Kilmer, is egged on by and often trails behind Coppola’s direction. the eccentricities of his struggling, self-destructive friend Palo Alto is charged with the frustrated silence of Fred (Nat Wolff). Teddy, introspective and mostly welladolescents who seem to act without meaning, unsure of intentioned, is on probation following a drunk driving the boundaries they want to construct in their lives. The charge. His friendship with Fred is destructive but allurstilted action leaves the viewer with sympathy for the ing, difficult for Teddy to avoid. characters who seem stuck within it. 

The short stories of Hollywood’s everywhere-man make for impressive performances BY JENNA MULLIGAN


mpressively and exhaustingly everywhere in show business, James Franco is multitalented in a way that makes the rest of us feel inferior in the way we use our time. And with an assortment of social media creepiness hitting the Internet recently (seminude selfies, strangerdanger messaging to teenagers), he’s also unquestionably getting weirder. Palo Alto highlights Franco’s versatility, as both the author of the short stories the screenplay was derived from and as a leading actor on-screen. Gia Coppola, of the famed Coppola family of screenwriters, directors and producers, adapted Franco’s stories into the screenplay for the film, which she also directs. Coppola’s debut reflects none of her inexperience as a director, but rather shows off her eye for photography and taste for artistically drawn-out scenes. It’s not overdone or packed with plot-changing

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The last time we saw officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill), they were posing as high school students to bust a teenage drug ring. In 22 Jump Street (they moved across the street), the duo is back, but what could they possibly do to top their last assignment? Duh. Enroll in college. Again, the assignment is to stop a drug ring, but now at a college, while keeping their focus on fighting crime. Thankfully, Nick Offerman (you know him as Ron Swanson) is back as the take-no-crap commanding officer. (MB) Not yet rated


Picking up five years after the original, the isle of Berk has fully embraced the once-rival dragons as pets. And while Hiccup’s father Stoick, the isle’s Viking chieftain, is ready to cede power to his dragon-master heir, Hiccup’s focus lies elsewhere, as he and his dragon best friend Toothless chart the previously unexplored world beyond Berk. Unfortunately, these travels lead to some unwanted discoveries, including the existence of dragon poachers and the tyrant Drago, who controls a dragon army. (SS) Rated PG


Taking place in Poland in 1962, Ida is the story of an aspiring nun, Anna. The graceful 18-year-old hopes to take her vows in the same convent she has lived in since being orphaned. But before her

vows are complete, she is required to meet with an unknown family member that will change her perspective on life. Family secrets from the dark Nazi occupation are revealed and this sends Anna on a journey in hope of finding clarity. At Magic Lantern (MAB) Rated PG-13




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Palo Alto highlights James Franco’s versatility, as both the author of the short stories the screenplay was derived from and as a leading actor on-screen. Gia Coppola adapted Franco’s collection of short stories, all of which focus on a high school in the titular city and the kids (highlighted by Emma Roberts’ performance) and their teachers (most notable Franco). The assortment of young characters from Palo Alto High School try on the shells of personalities and roles to discover where they fit in. At Magic Lantern (JM) Rated R


If it sounds cliché, it probably is. An eccentric, eloquently spoken English teacher (Clive Owen) and an impassive, quiet art teacher (Juliette Binoche) at a high-end prep school immediately clash, but eventually see past each other’s stubborn teaching philosophies and fall in love. Meanwhile, Owen’s character also struggles to keep his job, whilst the school’s students wage the greatest debate of all: Are words or pictures more important? (CS) Rated PG-13

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The new version of Spider Man returns with even more baddies for our favorite former nerd to battle. Balancing both romance with his girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone), as well as the everyday troubles of being amazing, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has a lot on his plate. The birth of a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx) who seems to be stronger than our wayward hero, brings a new revelation. (ER) PG-13


In a movie together again, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (Team Sandlermore, if you will) head to Africa. They play Jim and Lauren, a couple who endure an awful blind date, then somehow end up at the same resort half a world away. Both have kids, which makes things even crazier, right? When Lauren starts falling for these motherless kids, she’s in danger of falling for the whole package. Directed by frequent Sandler collaborator Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy), Blended is full of the sort of silliness Sandler has been taking to the bank with the Grown Ups franchise. (MB) Rated PG-13


Nothing is terribly surprising in Chef’s plot, but its up-to-date narrative ingredients of a food truck, Twitter and the

Internet add a freshness to the overall product that blends nicely with its heart and soul. It’s been more than a decade since Jon Favreau, who directs, writes and stars, has imbued a film with this kind of warmth. As the lead, Favreau plays a chef who once was at the top of the nation’s culinary scene, but is now frustrated in his role as a chef for an insufferable owner (Dustin Hoffman). So the chef sets out on his own, opening a food truck with friends and family. (MB) Rated R


Director Ivan Reitman (who did, among many other things, Ghostbusters) brings us a relatively accurate depiction of the NFL draft and all the backroom shenanigans. Kevin Costner stars as the GM of the Cleveland Browns who, on the eve of the draft, has seen both his personal life and his career wander onto shaky ground. Now, he has to decide whether to take a heralded quarterback as the first pick. (MB) Rated PG-13

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our international military. It’s also a trapped-in-a-time-loop story, similar to Groundhog Day (but more violent and funnier) in which Cruise is an unwilling soldier who keeps getting killed in battle, then waking up to fight again, knowing what’s to come. It’s a little murky in plotting, but big on excitement, with a terrific performance by Cruise. (ES) Rated PG-13


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New York bookstore owner Murray (Woody Allen) and quiet florist Fioravante (John Turturro) team up as an oddly matched pimp/gigolo duo in this film, written and directed by Turturro. The lonely, cash-strapped pair decide to try making money offering sex to lonely, older (albeit gorgeous) women, played by Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis. Somehow it works. At Magic Lantern (CS) Rated R


The girl has cancer, the boy is in remission from cancer; this story can only end badly. As far as teenage cancer love stories go, John Green’s recent young adult novel of the same name isn’t half bad — not nearly as sappy as A Walk to Remember. With Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, Divergent) as the lead for this film adaption, many lovesick teenage girls and their boyfriends will show up for this one. (LJ) Rated PG-13


The issue of obesity has been a muchtalked-about problem in our society for a couple decades now, but it seems like none of the solutions have really stuck. This documentary, narrated by news legend Katie Couric, points the finger for this epidemic at sugar and the people who put it in our kids’ food. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated PG


Finding Vivian Maier recounts the discovery by John Maloof (who co-directed this documentary with Charlie Siskel) of a reclusive photographer’s tens of thousands of mysterious photographs and the filmmakers ensuing quest to discover the artist’s identity. All evidence suggests Maier, who died in 2009, was very private; conjecture suggests she was in some way mentally ill. At Magic Lantern (LW) Not Rated

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Without even attempting to capture the spirit of the sometimes grim, sometimes goofy series of Japanese Godzilla films that ran from 1954-2004, this second Hollywood attempt at a movie about the big, gray lizard with radioactive breath is convoluted in its story lines and plodding in its presentation. The supposed monstrous star of the film is in a supporting role, overshadowed by lots of scientific babble and two other monsters called Mutos who are more interested in making Muto babies than knocking down buildings. Of course, real estate goes down when Godzilla finally goes up against them. But that good stuff is too little and comes far too late. (ES) Rated PG-13 INLANDER COMMENTATOR TAYLOR WEECH


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Wes Anderson’s latest features a narrative structure in which the central story isn’t merely a flashback, but a flashback nesting in a flashback nesting inside another flashback. A woman visits a memorial for a writer; that writer (Tom Wilkinson), circa 1985, describes his encounter as a young man (Jude Law) in 1968 with Mr. Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), owner of the once-glorious Grand Budapest Hotel in the “former republic of Zubowka.” At Magic Lantern (SR) Rated R


Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a family man and construction foreman battling a cold as he drives alone on an at-first mysterious mission. We’re tasked to piece together the source of conflict between Locke and a series of callers (heard but never seen), ranging from his boss to his wife to a hospital in London. But kick out the legs of the plot engine — where Locke is going and why — and what sticks is its stirring portrait of a detail-oriented man trying to stay true to his self-defined code of honor. (KJ) Rated R


As one of the most terrifying and iconic Disney villains, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has had many questions surrounding the origins of her background. This newly re-imagined flick seeks to explain exactly how the fallen fairy became so evil, and why she chose to act out against innocent Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). As cursed child becomes young woman, Maleficent must make drastic decisions to save her kingdom of the Moors, even if it hurts her in the process. (ER) PG


Between its underdog story, charming characters and light (but consistent) humor, Million Dollar Arm has got universal appeal. Jon Hamm stars as reallife sports agent JB Bernstein, who’s

desperate for an outside-the-box idea after striking out with American pro athletes. Bernstein gets the idea to go to India to find young cricket bowlers to convert into baseball pitchers, and soon finds himself as a fish out of water (SS) Rated PG


In this modern western comedy, a timid sheep farmer, Albert Stark (Seth McFarlane), is dumped by his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) after shying away from a gunfight. Soon after, he becomes enamored with the beautiful new woman that arrives in town (Charlize Theron). They spark a romance and she helps him develop his courage. It is not until her husband, an outlaw, arrives for revenge that Albert is inspired to test his newfound courage. (MB) Rated R


This film casts Seth Rogen in a comfortable role as a genial pot-smoker, and a wonderfully wild Rose Byrne in a comfortable role where she’s allowed to speak with her own Australian accent, as Mac and Kelly are forced to contend with the Delta Psi fraternity buying the suburban house next door to theirs. OK premise, awful result. (SR) Rated R


In the latest installment of this Marvel franchise, we open on a nasty future: dark, post-apocalyptic skies and ruined cities left in the wake of the ongoing genocide of mutants and humans by robot Sentinels. The sci-fi Judgment Day has come and the Terminators aren’t even bothering to imprison survivors in the Matrix. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) has a plan to stop the Sentinel war decades in the past, before it even begins. There will be time travel and everything is gonna get fixed. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender. (MJ) Rated PG-13 




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orget Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi. How to Train father, and broke through Astrid’s hard exterior Your Dragon protagonist Hiccup has actually to woo her. The relationships in the first movie transformed his land into a dragon utopia all grew and evolved, but they remain static here. as the series’ second installment begins. While Hiccup encounters a new ally to bond Picking up five years after the original, the with in place of the others, even that happens on isle of Berk has fully embraced the once-rival a very basal level. dragons as pets. And while Hiccup’s father Most troublingly, How to Train Your Dragon Stoick, the isle’s Viking chieftain, is ready to cede 2 thematically undercuts its predecessor. How power to his dragon-master heir, Hiccup’s focus to Train Your Dragon is in large part a critique of lies elsewhere, as he and his dragon best friend macho culture: Rejecting warfare centered on Toothless chart the previously unexplored world stubborn male pride in favor of a caring and beyond Berk. Unfortucompassionate worldview. nately, these travels lead to The sequel’s main theme HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 some unwanted discoveries, seems to be compliance; Rated PG including the existence of Hiccup’s mercy becomes Directed by Dean DeBlois dragon poachers and the hubris. There’s a constant tyrant Drago, who controls Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, echo compelling the charGerard Butler a dragon army. It’s up to acters to follow the rules Hiccup to stop Drago’s or orders. When they’re plans of world domination. defied, trouble occurs. It’s jarring to go from How to Train Your Dragon 2 succumbs to clasrattling the cage of the patriarchy to a message of sic sequel syndrome, sacrificing the storytelling obedience. that made the original compelling in the name There just isn’t enough substance to the of upping the action. Between festive dragon script. Even the humor takes a hit. Basically, races, discovering secret coves of the creatures, there are two oft-repeated jokes in the entire and dragon battles, it delivers much more aerial movie: 1) The dragons sometimes act like cats action than its predecessor, but the characters or dogs; 2) Berk’s female twin Ruffnut swoons suffer as a result. There just isn’t any room for over the hunky dragon-trapper Eret. Ironically, the relationships. In the prior installment, Hicit’s toothless. How to Train Your Dragon 2 executes cup found an identity, went from enemy to best its aeronautical spectacle, but there’s no fire in its friend with Toothless, grew to understand his breath. 

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It Takes Two As just a duo, Black Cobra makes a sound fit for an army By Leah Sottile


rom the very first millisecond of the very first track of every Black Cobra record, the band is breathing fire. Their sound isn’t just aggressive but relentless and seething hot; not just angry, but a bull foaming at the mouth and pawing at the dirt. The Bay Area band combines thundering drums and a rolling tsunami of guitars to create an unmerciful sound — one that’s destructive in the way that heavy music fans live for. And they do it with just two people. These days, the twopiece has become more and more popular in mainstream rock music ...continued on next page

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MUSIC | METAL “IT TAKES TWO,” CONTINUED... — with acts like the White Stripes and the Black Keys bringing attention to duos. When done well, they create some of the most interesting, stripped-down rock music and often attract cultish followings. Look at The Pack A.D., Japandroids, Death from Above 1979 — hell, even Daft Punk is just two guys. Having only two members obviously affects how a band will sound; onstage, it preserves an underground, just-out-of-the-garage quality. Even when Jack and Meg White were at their most famous, they were still just two people jamming onstage. But when rock music gets exponentially heavier and more reliant on technical skills, the field of two-piece bands thins a bit. In rock, duos can be sort of a garagey novelty; in metal, there’s little room for that. The few successful heavy duos out there — Jucifer, early Big Business, Lightning Bolt — have little to hide behind (though one could argue there’s quite a bit of novelty to Jucifer’s wall of amps). With the amount of noise Black Cobra creates on record and onstage, the band has said in interviews that it often shocks people that they’re a duo. “I think people are thrown off by the fact that it’s only two people. A lot of people come up to us after we’re done playing and tell us they heard us from outside or from another room, and when they walked in and saw there was only two people playing, they couldn’t believe it,” guitarist Jason Landrian (formerly of Cavity) told the blog La Ligne à Harde in 2012. Landrian points out that while the two-piece setup might be a selling point for fans of other bands, Black Cobra tries to downplay that it’s just him and drummer Rafa Martinez (of Acid King). “With our records … we don’t want to focus on the fact that we’re a two-piece. We want to focus on the fact that we are a band and we’re playing music,” he said. “Our names are missing on any of our records precisely for that matter, because we didn’t want to be prejudged as a two-piece.” Black Cobra has continually refined their sound since their 2004 debut EP. That might have something to do with their unique influences: classic bands like Napalm Death, but also 19th century German composer Richard Wagner, 1950s lounge acts and classic horror movie directors. After the band famously opened for High on Fire in 2010 in Spokane (a show local headbangers are still talking about), they’ve played to audiences of thousands at festivals like France’s Hellfest and Roadburn in the Netherlands. That’s the only time they seem to wish they were a little bigger. “There have been some times where, it’s been like a festival situation, and the drums are on a riser behind me, that’s when it feels too big for us,” said Landrian in the same interview. “I’m used to [having] Raf right next to me. I mean, he’s 50 percent of the band. … When I have Raf on the stage next to me, it definitely feels comfortable.”  Black Cobra with Wizard Rifle and Losing Skin • Wed, June 18, at 8 pm • $8 • All-ages • The Hop! • 706 N. Monroe • • 328-5467

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Pop/hip-hop group dnk.’s moniker is a combination of its two leads David Davis and Kayla Erb’s names.

Stepping Up Spokane’s own Kayla Erb is taking her rapping game to the big time with dnk. By Laura Johnson


he’s pint-sized and pale, with long, sun-kissed hair and a quiet sensibility, yet Kayla Erb is the larger-than-life rapper for the Nashville pop/ hip-hop act dnk. Listen to the group’s recent self-titled EP, produced by Aaron Sprinkle (OneRepublic, Anberlin) and her inflections hit hard and guttural at times, only to flow freely in the next phrase. It’s all so unexpected. That’s how David Davis, the band’s soulful vocalist, felt

when he first heard her rap. The moment to break out that closeted talent came when everyone taking a commercial pop-vocals style class at Nashville’s Belmont University was required to rap. Davis was a classmate. Performing “Bottoms Up” by Trey Songz with Nicki Minaj, Erb absolutely killed it. “Others were clapping, but I stood up. I looked around and said, ‘Did anyone else see what happened?’” says Davis. “In high school [she gradu-

ated from Mead in 2009] I teased my parents a bunch about quitting singing and rapping,” says Erb last weekend at the Service Station coffee shop, one of her favorite haunts when she lived here. “I kept learning these raps secretly. I didn’t think it was possible that I would be good at it.” Erb and Davis, who hails from Chicago, were friends before that class — running in the same circles as other commercial voice performance majors

with a music business emphasis — but after that classroom performance, Davis asked Erb to rap at his senior recital. In the audience that night was Becki DeVries, now their publisher and brand manager of Kompass/Kobalt Music Group. “She told us we needed to keep rapping and singing together,” Erb says. After graduating last May, the 23-year-olds, already with a publishing deal, jumped headfirst into the music business, writing songs, making YouTube videos of covers and performing more than a dozen shows per month around the city with the band’s three other members. On their current West Coast tour, dnk. will stop here for a couple of shows and school workshops, including a performance at a Spokane Indians game, where Erb used to perform the national anthem. Their catchy music, which would feel right at home in the Top 40, is very transparent. It’s positive, with no profanity included for effect. They talk about knitting, and doing “nerdy things.” “We’re not going to write about what we’re not doing,” Erb explains. The group plans to release another EP next month before heading out on a nationwide college tour. “We’re doing exactly what we want to be doing,” Davis says. “People say, ‘We can’t wait until it happens for you.’ Well, it is happening, right now.” n dnk. at Spokane Indians baseball • Mon, June 16, at 5:30 pm (an hour before the game’s 6:30 start) • $5 and up • All-ages • Avista Stadium • 602 N. Havana • • 535-2922


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ometimes the weirdest things have longevity in the music industry; Lil Jon might be one of the finest examples. The Atlanta rapper and DJ rose to popularity on the international stage as the guy who basically just shouted “YEAH!” and “OKAY!” in Usher songs. No, seriously. The man has been rolling in it ever since. The glitterygrilled yell-rapper has proven to have quite the business acumen: starting a “Zumba Nightclub” series and pairing with some of the finest DJs in the biz to keep his songs on trend. Last year, Jon released the excellent crowdbumping track “Turn Down for What” with DJ Snake — a song that not only proves the man can seriously rock a dance floor, but has one of the best music videos of all time. — LEAH SOTTILE

or anyone interested in serious drinking, Merle Haggard’s music is the perfect accompaniment. With songs like “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “Bar Room Buddies” and “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” he isn’t afraid to talk about the unhappiness and disappointments in life (like being married five times or doing time at San Quentin as a young man). Now 77, Haggard is still out there, writing and performing soulful tunes, singing for the outlaw cowboy set. With his distinctive yodel of a voice and pickin’ on his guitar and fiddle, he’s in every way a living legend, having been awarded every music honor. — LAURA JOHNSON Merle Haggard • Thu, June 19, at 7:30 pm • $55 and up • Northern Quest Resort & Casino • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • • 481-6700

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Pend d’Oreille Winery, Michael DeLalla The Phat House, The Wrong Omar, Sonny Brookbank Red Lion Hotel River Inn, Chris Rieser & the Nerve Red Room Lounge, DJ D3VIN3 Roadhouse Country Rock Bar, Last Chance Band Webster’s Ranch House Saloon (474-9040), Kyle Swaffard Zola, Sammy Eubanks

Saturday, 06/14

J The Bartlett, Cataldo, Scott Ryan Beverly’s, Robert Vaughn The Blind Buck, DJ Daethstar Bolo’s, Nova Boomers Classic Rock Bar & Grill, Inner Sanctum Captain’s Wheel (208-683-1903), Johnny & the Moondogs Carlin Bay Resort, Aftermath The Cellar, New Mud J Chaps, Just Plain Darin Checkerboard Bar, The Wrong Omar, Chelsey Heidenreich Clearwater River Casino (208298-1400), Don Williams Clover (487-2937), Patio Music Series feat. Robbie French

Coeur d’Alene Casino, Bill Bozly, JamShack Conkling Marina, Riverboat Band The Country Club, Karma’s Circle Curley’s, Torino Drive J Downtown Sandpoint, Summer Sounds feat. Bright Moments J Elk Community Park, Elk Days feat. the DBC Band Fizzie Mulligans, Phoenix The Flame (534-9121), DJ Mark Thomas Gateway Marina and Resort, Chairmen of Rock Grande Ronde Cellars, Brent Edstrom Jazz Trio The Hop!, Evergreen, Wicked Obsession, Children of Atom Iron Horse Bar, The Rub John’s Alley, Vial 8 J Jones Radiator, Oooooob, Chisholmism, Ball of Destruction J Knitting Factory, The Fail Safe Project, December in Red, Nixon Rodeo, Helldorado, Seven Cycles, Thirty Three J The Lariat, Coyote Country (formerly Texas Twister) Library Lounge, Big Hair Revolution J Mootsy’s, Swamp Stomp After Party feat. The Coltranes, Hard Time, Nailbastard

NYNE, The Divine Jewels  THE PHAT HOUSE, Open Mic RED LION HOTEL RIVER INN, Chris Rieser & the Nerve RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3VIN3 ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Last Chance Band ROCKET MARKET, Sidhe feat. Michael and Keleren Millham  THE SHOP, Tanner Azzinnaro  SWAMP TAVERN, Swamp Stomp feat. Mirror Mirror, BBBBandits, Gorilla Rabbit and Chicken, Johnny J & the Killer Dillers UNDERGROUND 15, Jay Condiotti with Haley Young


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Sunday, 06/15

ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS, Concerts on the Cliff feat. Rhythm Dogs with Nicole Lewis THE CELLAR, Traveling Keys Dueling Piano Show CONKLING MARINA, Jeff Rowe CURLEY’S, Kristi Keli Band DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church  THE PHAT HOUSE, Show Ponies,

Runaway Symphony ZOLA, Bill Bozly

Monday, 06/16

 AVISTA STADIUM (535-2922), dnk. (See story on page 119) BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Open Mic  CALYPSOS (208-665-0591), Open Mic EICHARDT’S, Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills  THE HOP!, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Arkaik, Gift Giver, Years Since the Storm, FAUS, Verbera, RaisedByWolves JOHN’S ALLEY, Down North  RICO’S (332-6566), Open Mic ZOLA, Nate Ostrander Trio

Tuesday, 06/17

315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS, The Rub  THE BARTLETT, The Brothers Comatose BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BORRACHO TACOS & TEQUILERIA (822-7789), DJ D3VIN3 THE CELLAR, Carli Osika FEDORA PUB, Tuesday Night Jam with Truck Mills JONES RADIATOR, Honyock NYNE, Dan Conrad & The Urban Achievers  THE PHAT HOUSE, Drummers’ Forum feat. Marty Zyskowski, Kenny Sager, T Mike ROCKET MARKET, Been There Done That SPLASH, Bill Bozly

TRINITY AT CITY BEACH (208-2557558), Tuesdays with Ray Allen THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJ Q ZOLA, The Bucket List

Wednesday, 06/18  THE BARTLETT, Joseph, Bristol, Penny and Sparrow BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Reggae Night feat. DJs Tochanan, Poncho, Tara and MC Splyt THE CELLAR, Robby French EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard  FOUNTAIN CAFE (625-6656), Wyatt Wood  THE HOP!, Black Cobra (See story on page 117) with Wizard Rifle, Losing Skin JONES RADIATOR, Sally Bop Jazz LA ROSA CLUB, Jazz Jam with the Bob Beadling Group LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, DJ D3VIN3  THE PHAT HOUSE, T Mike’s Open Mic SOULFUL SOUPS AND SPIRITS, Open mic THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJs Freaky Fred and MC Squared ZOLA, The Boss of Me

Coming Up ...

JOHN’S ALLEY, Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats, June 19 JACKLIN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER, Mom’s Rocket, June 19 KNITTING FACTORY, The Next Big Thing, Austin Webb, Dakota Bradley, Lindsay Ell, June 19

THE VIKING BAR AND GRILL, Jordan Collins, Lee Lester, Ruben Gunion, June 19 REPUBLIC BREWING CO., Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, June 20 THE BARTLETT, Sean Flinn & the Royal We, Loomer, June 20 CHECKERBOARD BAR, Joe & Vicki Price, Sweet Rebel D, June 20 JONES RADIATOR, Seth Hoffman, Kent Ueland, June 21 DOWNTOWN SPOKANE, Bazaar feat. Manatee Commune, Emby Alexander, Mama Doll, Water Monster, Mallows, Teen Blonde, Pine League, Cloak & Dagger, June 21 THE BARTLETT, Blitzen Trapper, Lonesome Shack, June 21 BLACK DIAMOND, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Celebration, June 21 THE HOP!, King Buzzo with Adam Faucett, June 22 KNITTING FACTORY, Three Days Grace, Devour the Day, June 24 THE VIKING BAR AND GRILL, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, June 25 RIVERFRONT PARK, Hoopfest 25 Kickoff feat. Cami Bradley, June 26 THE VIKING BAR AND GRILL, State to State, Flannel Math Animal, Ashland, June 26 GORGE AMPHITHEATER, Paradiso Festival feat. Bassnectar, Above & Beyond, Zedd, Krewella, June 27 - 28 THE HOP!, Witchburn, June 27 JONES RADIATOR, Blackberry Bushes String Band, June 27

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MUSIC | VENUES 315 MARTINIS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208-6679660 ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS • 808 W Main Ave. • 747-3903 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2174 BEVERLY’S • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE BIG DIPPER • 171 S. Washington St. • 863-8098 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BLACK DIAMOND • 9614 E. Sprague • 891-8357 THE BLIND BUCK • 204 N. Division S. • 290-6229 BOLO’S• 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ• 401 W. Riverside Suite 101. • 321-7480 BUCER’S • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 CARLIN BAY RESORT • 14691 Idaho 97, Harrison, • 208-689-3295 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208-6649463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2464 COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR • 20 W. Jerry Ln., Worley • 208-263-6971 CONKLING MARINA • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 208-686-1151 THE COUNTRY CLUB • 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. • 208-676-2582 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 THE HANDLE BAR • 12005 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley • 474-0933 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 IRV’S BAR • 415 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-4450 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208-8837662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LATAH BISTRO • 4241 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 838-8338 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LIBRARY LOUNGE • 110 E. 4th Ave. •747-3371 LION’S LAIR • 205 W. Riverside Ave. • 456-5678 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th • 863-9313 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP • 121 E. Fifth St. • 208882-8537 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 PACIFIC AVENUE PIZZA • 2001 W. Pacific Ave. • 624-0236 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne • 443-4103 PJ’S BAR & GRILL • 1717 N. Monroe St. • 328-2153 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 THE ROCK BAR • 13921 E. Trent Ave. • 43-3796 ROCKET MARKET • 726 E. 43rd Ave. • 343-2253 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SPLASH • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE SWAMP • 1904 W. Fifth Ave. • 458-2337 UNDERGROUND 15 • 15 S. Howard St. • 290-2122 THE VAULT • 120 N. Wall St. • 863-9597 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416

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Packed with comedy, film, and music, the 23rd Annual Spokane Pride Celebration, hosted by OutSpokane, has been building excitement all week for its main event — the Pride Parade, themed “Out, Loud & Proud.” What began as a sidewalk march has transformed into a parade of banners, bicycles, cars and floats bringing together more than 5,000 people each year to express their support for the LGBTQA community through vibrant displays. Rainbows and creativity are encouraged. Post-parade celebrations can be found at the Rainbow Festival at Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park until 5:30 pm, with the official Pride afterparty kicking off at 7 pm at nYne Bar & Bistro. — FRANNY WRIGHT 2014 Pride Parade • Sat, June 14, at noon • Free • Downtown Spokane • • 720-7609​

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Introverted Charlie Baker is depressed and desperate to escape his everyday reality. Hoping to shake any unwanted attempt at conversation, he slips into the false identity of a foreign, nonEnglish-speaking traveler when he retreats to a fishing lodge. But the assumption of his oblivion quickly leads to a wealth of twisted secrets that are spilled within earshot by the characters inhabiting this lodge, turning the reclusive protagonist’s holiday into anything but silent. The Foreigner, written by American playwright Larry Shue, comes to the Interplayers stage under director Carrie Morgan. — JENNA MULLIGAN The Foreigner • June 12-28, showtimes vary • $12-$28 • Interplayers Theatre • 174 S. Howard •


It only happens once a year, so grease up your bike chain and don’t miss the fifth-annual Summer Parkways community street festival. Since its inception, Summer Parkways has grown to attract thousands of Spokanites from all over town — not just those who live in South Hill host neighborhoods Comstock and Manito. There, four miles of city streets are closed to make way for carnival-style games and activities, with the highlight of the annual Bike Decorating Contest. Use whatever materials you have laying around and then some: streamers, pom-poms, flowers, stickers, flags, etc. — CHEY SCOTT Summer Parkways • Wed, June 18, from 6-9 pm, bike decorating contest at 7 pm • Free • Comstock/Manito •



More than 180 elite athletes from around the U.S., including several 2012 Olympians, converge on the Lilac City this weekend to show of their unreal jumping, twisting and flipping skills for USA Gymnastics’ trampoline and tumbling nationals and elite challenge. This is nothing like the backyard trampoline sessions of your youth (nor should anyone consider trying what they see here at home). With events like synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline and tumbling, competition is literally a lot higher — with athletes rocketing up to 30 feet in the air to perform double and triple twisting flips — than the more familiar gymnastics events of vault, beam, bars and floor. — CHEY SCOTT 2014 USA Gymnastics Elite Challenge & Level 5-7 National Tumbling/Trampoline Championships • June 12-14 • Spokane Convention Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. •

WHITWORTH IN THE EVENING. When Eric’s supervisor at Avista recommended Whitworth’s organizational management program, Eric knew it was the perfect fit. “It’s something I can plan around,” he says. The evening classes allow Eric to develop his skills as an employee, while balancing his roles as a husband and father. See how Whitworth can fit your life: • Reduced tuition for adult students • Six bachelor’s degree options • North Spokane or Downtown


Here’s a fun parlor game for the next time you’re out at a local show: Six Degrees of BOBfest, where everyone in Spokane’s current music scene is either an alum or somehow connected to the annual high school battle of the bands. It probably only takes three degrees, really. Now in its 17th year, BOBfest is the place where high school bands from around the region compete and — maybe more important — prove themselves as musicians. This year, the top three bands get to play a show at the Bartlett, among other prizes and recording studio time for the winner. — LISA WAANANEN YMCA BOBfest • Sat, June 14, from noon to 6 pm • Free • Riverfront Park, at the Clock Tower • 507 N. Howard • • 777-9622 x 315

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NO-LI CHARITY OF THE MONTH: No Li is contributing $2 for every flight of craft beer purchased through June to SpokAnimal. No-Li Brewhouse, 1003 E. Trent Ave. (242-2739) 6TH ANNUAL RED DRESS PARTY Gala benefit for the Spokane AIDS Network, hosted by Nova Kaine, and featuring a performance by Le Gurlz, Le Bois and DJ Prophesy. June 13, 7 pm-2 am. $10$15. Club 412, 412 W. Sprague. tinyurl. com/k2mtyua RELAY FOR LIFE CDA Annual fundraiser and awareness walk, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. June 13-14. Post Falls High School, 2832 E. Poleline Ave.

11TH ANNUAL PARADE OF PAWS Community dog walk fundraiser supporting the Spokane Humane Society, open to groups and individuals. June 14, 10 am. By donation and pledge collections. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana. WALK FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA OF SPEECH Proceeds from the walk benefit the research by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Association of N. America. June 14, 9 am. Mirabeau Park, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. secure. DOG GONE DOG RUN 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting local animal rescue groups, with a motorcycle poker run, raffle and live auction, a pet food drive, food/drink, live music and more. June 15, 10 am-4 pm. Cruisers, 6105 W. Seltice Way.

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Advice Goddess All Is Not Flossed

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I’ve gone out several times with a girl I really like, but her breath bothers me enough that I don’t want to kiss her until it improves. (It smells like pepper and socks.) She doesn’t smoke, eat stinky foods, or have an odd diet (beyond not eating red meat), so I’m not sure where this is coming from. I think her feelings might be hurt if I were to say something. What’s the best approach? —Holding My Breath

When you read a book about the horrible chemical weapons used in World War I, you shouldn’t think, “Hey, that reminds me of kissing my girlfriend.” People will tell you that you can just give the girl a hinty-poo in the form of gum or a mint. And sure, Altoids can eliminate persistently bad breath — if the person who has it gets killed in an avalanche of them. But terrible breath that isn’t caused by something a person ate or eats regularly could point to dental problems — issues even “curiously strong mints” can’t fix, not even when combined with a really strong mouthwash, like Lysol Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner. There’s a common misconception — held even by many doctors and dentists — that serious bad breath originates in the stomach, notes the health care research-vetting group the Cochrane Collaboration. In fact, only 9 percent of the cases at an “oral malodor” clinic were caused by things such as gastric imbalances, diet, and sinus infections. But 86 percent of the cases originated orally — most caused by gross microscopic critters relaxing and playing poker on a person’s tongue. Studies find that these microbe meetups can be shut down with tongue scraping, at least for a while, but you can’t just present this girl with a Tiffany’s box with a silver tongue scraper. (“Thinking of you…”) Sure, you may lose her if you say something, but if you don’t, you’ll almost definitely have to ditch her or have your sinuses filled with cement. To break the news, start positive: “I find you totally hot and an amazing person, but I have to tell you: There’s a sort of ongoing issue with your breath, and I’ve read that this can point to dental issues or a need for tongue scraping.” Assuming she isn’t so mortified that she dumps you, this news is likely to send her to the dentist and/or to the drugstore for a tongue scraper. This, in turn, should get you longing to kiss her — a far more enjoyable act once you’re no longer dating a woman who maybe looks like Xena the warrior princess but tastes like Xena’s horse after it’s licked the break room refrigerator.

Out Of Leftover Field

My buddy was hit on by a girl he plays softball with, but he politely told her he is married, and they’ve since become friends. Recently, he set me up with her. She’s actually very cute and nice, but I can tell that she still likes my friend. I feel like a consolation prize. Is that just in my head? Should I let this girl go even though I like her? —Runner-Up People often give their romantic partners food-related nicknames. Maybe yours can be “my little half-eaten muffin that somebody handed the homeless guy.” This woman knows in her rational mind that there’s a big wife-shaped roadblock between her and your friend. The problem is, when she initially turned getting him into a goal, she switched on the human motivational system, which is highly efficient in maintaining a craving but lacks an off switch for easily discontinuing one. As for where this leaves you, well, in game show terms, your friend’s the trip to Bermuda; you’re the set of steak knives. When somebody you want still wants somebody else, the temptation is to chase after them and then tie them to a chair and pontificate on your greatness. That’s the most counterproductive thing you could do. This isn’t to say you have to give up on this girl. Just forgo hot pursuit for lukewarm pursuit. Instead of going whole hog, go one-eighth or one-sixteenth hog. In practical terms, make yourself occasionally available but generally somewhat scarce. She should have the sense that you’re also dating other women, and ideally, you are doing that. A month from now, if she’s still looking at your buddy the way a dog looks at a piece of bacon teetering on a counter ledge, it’s probably time to move on. When your future wife tells the grandkids, “I’ll always remember when I first saw your granddad,” the rest of that shouldn’t be, “Because I’ve still got the hots for the guy who fixed us up.” n ©2014, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (

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ROB SCHNEIDER & JON LOVITZ Live stand-up comedy show featuring the SNL veterans. June 12, 7 pm. $35-$45. Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S Hwy 95. (800-523-2467) STAND-UP COMEDY OPEN MIC Local comedians; see weekly schedule online. Thursdays at 8 pm. Free. Uncle D’s Comedy, 2721 N. Market. EXPEDITION A fast-paced improvised comedy show, rated for all ages. Fridays all summer, June 6-Aug. 29, at 8 pm (no show July 4). $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. CAGE MATCh A team vs. team local comedy championship event, as voted by the audience. Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 (finals), at 9 pm. $7, reservations recommended. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045)


BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES The famous Budweiser horses are open to the public to view from June 10-15, times vary. Free. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. budweiser. com/clydesdales (444-3700) HOPE IN HARD TIMES: WASHINGTON IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION An exhibit on how the Great Depression of the 1930s affected Washington state residents, featuring artifacts, personal accounts, events and programming. Open daily through June 30 during regular library hours. Free. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd. hope-in-hard-times (893-8350) BIKE PROM The Swamp Ride hosts a “Bike Prom” pub crawl ride, inviting participants to dress in their finest. Meets at 8 pm, departs at 9 pm. June 13, 8 pm. Free. Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth. BOOK SALE More than 3,000 titles of gently-used books available, including children’s books. Proceeds benefit the Book Parlor. June 13-14 from 10 am-3 pm each day. Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. (328-6280) CAR D’LANE Coeur d’Alene’s annual classic car show, featuring 1975 and pre1975 model trucks and cars, with a parade, swap meet, winners trophies and more. June 13-14. Free. Downtown CdA. (208-415-0116) KROC COMMUNITY YARD SALE For more information or to become a vendor, visit June 14, 8 am-2 pm. Free. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. (208-667-1865) FLAGDAY CELEBRATION A community celebration including a fun run, breakfast, parades, kids games and booths, craft and food vendors, beer and wine garden, live music and more. June 14, 7 am-noon. Fairfield, Wash. (220-0682) FREE STATE PARK DAY Washington State Parks & Rec open access to all state parks without a Discovery Pass. Upcoming 2014 “free” days include June 14, Aug. 25, Sept. 27 and Nov. 11. (800-833-6388) KOOTENAI ANIMAL ADOPTION FAIR Local social service and animal welfare groups host an adoption event for animals seized early this year during an abuse investigation. Animals needing homes include 39 guinea pigs and 57 rabbits. June 14, 9 am. Free Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Gov’t Way. (208-765-4969)

SPOKANE PRIDE PARADE The 23rd annual LGBTQA community celebration for 2014 is themed “Out, Loud & Proud,” and includes a parade and the Rainbow Festival in Riverfront Park, hosted by OutSpokane. June 14, 12-5:30 pm. Downtown Spokane. CULTIVATE SPOKANE SALON SERIES An informal monthly event for people active in Spokane’s arts, culture and creative industries to meet up and share, learn and connect. June’s event features Spokane Arts Exec. Director Shannon Halberstadt presenting a “State of the Arts Quiz Show” featuring new data about Spokane’s creative economy. June 17, 6-7:30 pm. Free. Iron Goat Brewing Co., 2204 E. Mallon Ave., Ste. B. MONEY CAMP STCU hosts a free financial education session for kids ages 11-14. June 17, 9 am-noon. Free. Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way. (753-0317) SUMMER PARKWAYS An annual summer solstice event, during which 4 miles of streets are closed to motorized vehicles and opened up to bikes, pedestrians, skaters, and other humanpowered transportation. Activities and booths can be found along the designated route through Manito and Comstock neighborhoods. Includes a bike decorating contest for kids and adults at 7 pm at Manito Park. June 18, 6-9 pm. Free.


RIVERSTONE STREET FAIR Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Village hosts a weekly outdoor market and street fair, hosting 200+ vendors of arts and crafts, food, live music, a farmers market and more. Thursdays from 4-9 pm, through Aug. 28. Free. ALL WHEELS WEEKEND The 20th annual car show weekend features hot rods, roadsters, muscle cars, and other classic cars in a show-n-shine event, which also features vendors, entertainment and food. June 13-15. Free. Dayton, Wash. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION A familyoriented event to bring Spokane and surrounding communities together in a harmonious setting; while cultivating, educating and celebrating African American’s emancipation, history and culture. June 14, 11 am-2 pm. Free. Liberty Park, 502 S. Pittsburg. (270-1198) FRONTIER DAYS RODEO The Springdale Rodeo celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. June 14-15, at 2 pm each day. Springdale, Wash. HILLYARD CHALK ART WALK Annual sidewalk art festival and contest in downtown Hillyard; registration from 9-10 am. June 14, 9 am. Free. (484-1700) SWAMP STOMP 4th annual custom car and hot rod show, featuring live local bands, vendors, food, and a bicycle swap meet. June 14, 10 am-5 pm. Free to attend, $10 to show. Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth.


SUDS & CINEMA: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE The Inlander’s movies with beer series continues, showing the 2004 “nerd classic,” with beer from New Belgium Brewing ($3-$4) and a bike raffle. Attendees are encouraged to bike-in, with attended, free bike parking across the street, and an after-party at Post

Street Ale House. Doors open at 6 pm, movie starts at 7 pm. June 12. $4. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Screening of the 1978 classic horror film. June 13, 7:30 pm. $5-$7. Panida Theater, 300 N. First, Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) THE MILKY WAY DOCUMENTARY Documentary covering the sensitive, informative and sometimes challenging treatment of breastfeeding, hosted by Bloom Spokane, Spokane Feminist Forum and Maile Allen. June 14, 2:30 pm. $10. Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave. (209-2383) MOONLIGHT MOVIE SERIES Screening of “Despicable Me 2” at dusk in the outfield of Martella Ball Field at Sunset Park. June 14. Free. Sunset Park, S. King St., Airway Heights. THE PRINCESS BRIDE Screening of the classic (rated PG) as part of the Garland’s 2014 Summer Movie series. June 14 at midnight, June 17 at 7 pm and June 19 at 9 pm. $1. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN A special screening event with proceeds benefiting the Inland Northwest Honor Flight. June 14, 5 pm. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. THE CROODS Screening as part of the theater’s Summer Family Movies series. (Rated PG) June 16-20, daily at 9:30 am. $1. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. LIVING DANGEROUSLY Monday night screenings of the Showtime documentary series on the current and intensifying effects of climate change on Americans. Mondays through June 16 at 7 pm. Free. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main. (208-883-0910) OUTDOOR MOVIES AT RIVERFRONT PARK Outdoor showing of “Frozen” on the big screen, with pre-film performance by Spokane Aerial Performance Arts, movie trivia and local food trucks. June 18, 7-11 pm. $5. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard. (625-6601)

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CIDER TASTING & BARBECUE The owners of Finn River Farm and Cidery of Western Wash. host an educational cider and brandy tasting, with locallymade brats fresh off the grill. June 12, 5:30-7:30 pm. $10. Vintage Vines, 106 N. Evergreen Rd. (227-9463) SUNSET DINNER CRUISE Featuring Montana’s Bitterroot Brewing’s awardwinning portfolio of beers. June 12, 7:30-9:30 pm. $51.75. CdA Resort, 115 S. 2nd Ave. (208-765-4000 x 21) KOREAN FOOD SALE The monthly traditional Korean food sale benefit continues, offering a free dish with an order of four. June 13, 11 am-7 pm. $10/ dish. Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church, 806 W. Knox Ave. (720-9646) TAPAS PARTY TO REMEMBER Cooking class focusing on making Spanish tapas, meant to be shared and ideal for summer-time entertaining. June 13, 6-8 pm. $49. Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene. (5338141) VINO WINE TASTING Fri, June 13 tasting highlights Jones of Washington, from 3-6:30 pm. Sat, June 14 showcases Malbecs from Washington and South America. $10/tasting. Vino!, 222 S.

Washington St. (838-1229) MUSIC, MICROS & BARBECUE The first event of the summer series features live music by Bill Bozly and beer from Seattle’s Elysian Brewing, along with a barbecue buffet ($14). June 14, 5-9 pm. CdA Casino, 37914 S Hwy 95. PINTS FOR PRESERVATION: DEBAUCHERY IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS Spokane Preservation Advocates’ inaugural pub crawl, with drink specials and the chance to learn the history behind some of Spokane’s famous historic buildings. Also includes an architectural scavenger hunt with prizes. June 14, 3-8 pm. $15-$20. O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, 525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. THE JANE AUSTEN TEA PARTY The theater hosts its annual English-style tea. June 15, 11 am. $15, reservations suggested. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St, Metaline Falls. (446-4108) SWIRL WASHINGTON Washington’s premier winemakers and the region’s best chefs converge to offer samples of reds and white wines and food. June 15, 5-8 pm. $75-$90/person. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. (230-4554)


ERIC TAYLOR IN CONCERT Singer-songwriter and master storyteller Eric Taylor performs. June 12, 7:30-11 pm. $20. Indie Air Radio, 1514 S. Cedar St. indieairradio. com (871-1871) HNMC GUITAR SERIES: DORIAN MICHAEL Michael’s original compositions fuse Americana, blues and jazz and also showcase his vocal talents. June 12, 7:30 pm. $7-$12. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr. (326-9516) COWBOY SUPPER SHOW Commemorative cowboy supper performances with a cowboy chuck wagon buffet in celebration of the ranch’s 20th anniversary. June 13-15, July 11-13, Aug. 8-10, Sept 12-14 and Oct. 11-12; Fri-Sat shows at 6:15 pm; Sun show at 3:15 pm. $16.50/kids; $50/adults. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Rd. (891-9016) FRIVOLITY, FUN & FANCY Northwoods Performing Arts presents an evening of eclectic choral music from around the world, directed by Mark D. Caldwell. June 13-14. Dinner and show $25; show only $10-$12. Circle Moon Theater, Hwy 211 off Hwy 2, Newport. (208-448-1294) PEND OREILLE CHORALE & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The local music group celebrates its 40th anniversary by performing baroque, classical, romantic and modern pieces. June 13 at 7 pm, June 14 at 3 pm. Free. First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive St, Sadnpoint. (208-263-0199) BARITONE RANDEL WAGNER A solo vocal concert by the EWU music faculty member, accompanied by pianist Yi-chun Chen. June 14, 7 pm. Free. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. (327-4266) BOBFEST 2014 The 17th annual battle of the bands festival hosted by the YMCA features 12 teen bands competing for the title of best band and crowd favorite. June 14, 12-6 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard.


USA GYMNASTICS TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING ELITE CHALLENGE US gymnasts compete in trampoline and tumbling events, including the level 5-7 national championships. June 12-14.

Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (279-7000) BIGFOOT GOLF CLASSIC Shotgun start scramble, proceeds benefit CCS student athletes. June 13, 1:30-7 pm. $125/person, $500/team of four. Downriver Golf Course, 3225 N. Columbia Circle. (434-5064) NEGATIVE SPLIT GLOW RUNS Train for the Negative Split half marathon and 5K race (July 6) at monthly Glow Stick Runs. June 13 at 8:48 pm. Starts at lululemon (707 W. Main). Free. SPOKANE INDIANS Versus the Eugene Emeralds, games held daily June 13-17; FriSat and Mon-Tues at 6:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $5-$11/single game. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana. (535-2922)


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COLOR ME RAD An untimed 5K fun run, during which participants are sprayed with cornstarch-based powdered dye. A portion of proceeds benefit Peak 7 Adventures. June 14, 9 am. $45-$50. Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Rd. FOOTHILLS SCENIC FIVE A 5-mile, rolling hills course, with 3-mile and 1-mile courses available, followed by a huckleberry pancake breakfast. June 14, 8-11 am. $5-$13. Foothills Community Center, 1102 N. Forker Rd. IDAHO FREE FISHING DAY The annual event is open to both residents and nonresidents to fish Idaho’s waters without a license. June 14. TEEN CLOSET 50 RELAY A 10-leg, 50mile relay race stopping at every high school in the Spokane area, with proceeds benefiting the local nonprofit Teen Closet. $200-$350/team of 5-10 members June 14, 6 am. $200-$350/team of 5-10 members. Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt Spokane Park Dr. teencloset. org (993-5471) WILDLIFE VIEWING SCAVENGER HUNT The Friends of Turnbull host a family scavenger hunt to spot local wildlife at the refuge. June 14, 10 am-noon. $5/ family. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Rd, Cheney. activities (235-4723) YOUTH FISHING DERBY Young anglers ages 5-14 are invited to the annual event, with awards given for several competitions. June 14, 10 am-1 pm. Free, registration required. Falls Park, 305 W. Fourth Ave. (208-773-0539) HANDS-ON BIKE MAINTENANCE REI bike techs share tips and tricks for fixing a flat, changing your bike tube and getting back on the go. June 18, 7 pm. $20/ members, $40/non-members. REI, 1125 N. Monroe.

Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-2507) BLITHE SPIRIT The classic Noel Coward comedy shows what happens when our pasts come back to haunt us. Through June 15, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $13-$15. Ignite Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (795-0004) THE CLINK Staged reading of the play about four women in a single jail cell. June 13-14 at 7:30 pm. $15. Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third. PIRATES OF PENZANCE A comedic operetta presented in a melodramatic style. June 13-29, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm. $5-$12. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave.


COEUR D’ALENE ARTWALK Monthly art showcase throughout downtown galleries and businesses. Second Friday of the month from 5-8 pm. Free. Downtown Coeur d’Alene. LIGHT UP THE SIGN: INK BENEFIT Local artists and writers host a happy hour and silent auction, with wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, in a benefit for INK Art Space, a new arts education nonprofit to mentor young artists and writers. June 13, 5-8 pm. Free admission. INK Art Space, 224 W. Sprague. MOSCOW ARTWALK 2014 The annual, self-guided arts tour kicks off Fri, June 13, showcasing local/regional artists’ work at 30+ downtown businesses. Downtown Moscow. PALOUSE FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL The inaugural event features classes and work-

shops, local vendors, studio tours and more. June 13-15. $55/half-day class, $110/ full-day class. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third, Moscow. palousefiberfestival.wordpress. com (208-882-7700) BLOOMIN’ AT THE MOON Manic Moon’s annual garden party, featuring plants, garden art, henna tattooing, art displays and more, including work by David Young, Gina Corkery and Linnea Tobias. June 14, 10 am-6 pm. Manic Moon & More, 1007 W. Augusta. manicmoonandmore. com (413-9101) MIDWEEK MONET A class designed to let participants relax over a glass of wine while an experienced local artist gives a step by step introduction to acrylic painting. Offered June 18, and Aug. 6 and 20 at 5:30 pm. $40/class. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. (208-457-8950)


AUDIOBOOKS FOR SUMMER FAMILY DRIVES Find ideas of titles to take along that the whole family can enjoy on a road trip this summer. June 14, 2 pm. Free. Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Rd. (444-5395) LINDA HACKBARTH Book signing for “Trail to Gold: The Pend Oreille Route” with local author Linda Hackbarth. June 14, 1-4 pm. Free. Hastings, 101 E. Best Ave., CdA. (208-664-3448) THE WORDWRIGHT’S WORKSHOP Workshops hosted by Spokane Poetry Slam focusing on writing, performance quality, and more. June 14. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. SPOKANE POETRY SLAM Competitive

performance poetry, in which poets are judged by 5 audience judges, chosen at random; winner gets a $50 prize. Held the third Monday of the month at 8 pm; doors open at 7 pm. $5. The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague. (747-2174) LEWIS & CLARK AMONG THE NEZ PERCE American Indian authors Allen V. Pinkham and Steven Ross Evans provide a new look at Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery’s relationship with a single tribe, the Nez Perce. June 18, 6 pm. $5/nonmembers; free/MAC members. The MAC, 2316 W. First. (456-3931)


THERESA CAPUTO LIVE The psychic medium and star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” gives live interactive readings to audience members and shares personal stories about her life and gift. June 12, 7:30 pm. $40-$100. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509-279-7000) THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER Performance by the Australian male revue, in the Pend Oreille Pavilion. Two shows, 7 pm and 10 pm. June 14. $25-$35. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. (481-6700) FRED NEWMAN Best known as Garrison Keillor’s go-to man for every sound effect humanly possible, Newman tells funny stories peppered with amazing sounds, answers audience questions, and teaches how to make your own amazing mouth sounds. June 18, 7:30 pm. $20. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. kpbx. org (509-227-7404) 

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THE FOREIGNER Comedy/farce. June 1228, Wed-Sun; show times vary. $12-$28. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (455-7529) GUYS AND DOLLS Classic musical comedy. June 6-28, Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $14-$20. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave. lakecityplayhouse. org (208-667-1323) GYPSY Comedy/musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, directed by Troy Nickerson. Through June 15, ThursSat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $22-$30.

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surgery for us because the family member was going into crisis and needed to have the procedure done asap. We truly love those people at the VA Hospital! If possible more times than not, they have come through for us. They, no doubt, force themselves to be kind, patient, thoughtful, caring far after their serenity flew out the window. I couldn’t work in that mad house. Who only knows how overworked and understaffed they are? So the guy who wrote the VA put-down in “”Jeers”” can just aim his rocks at someone else — this group of dear dedicated healers and support staff aren’t the problem; they are desperately trying to do their very best for the US disabled

You’re all p****d so whatever I say here isn’t going to change you. Non-elective surgery may have gotten your slots, I don’t know. Do you know how large the territory is that his hospital serves?? (Hint: it’s huge.) But I can see where you would not like what you saw as you being shuffled around. People aren’t perfect. They make mistakes. As a final thought, I humbly shake the hand of every veteran patient of our VA medical system. Ho Ha! And I hug their brave loyal sweethearts. My hat is off to each and every employee of our VA Medical Center. All Departments. This is a free country — our veterans have bought that freedom with their own blood. If you want to publish a critical and sarcastic piece about our local VA Hospital and it’s staff, it’s your constitutional right. I would like to add, however, that I would like to see how you would feel about that same VA Hospital if you had to go to its emergency room in the middle of the night with a veteran relative hell-bent on killing themselves. Having been through it, having called the VA Emergency Help Line several times, I really would not wish that on you or anybody, except that I would be curious as to whether that would change your attitude or not.

Protect Your Children I know that parents love their children and want to do the best for them. I also know that most people have common sense. So, why is it that I am constantly seeing babies and toddlers at outdoor rock concerts? I have seen more than one child crumple into a ball of overwhelmed helplessness when left in front of a blaring speaker. Children are not able to tell us, “Mom, this music is affecting my whole body — it is hurting my ears and vibrating my entire being in a way that is making me scared and overwhelmed — my completely open and delicate senses are being attacked and I don’t feel safe.” Young children have no boundary between themselves and the world, EVERYTHING in their environment is absorbed, they can’t filter out sensations like we can. It makes me sad that people are willing to sacrifice their children’s wellbeing by dragging them to adult entertainment events.

Veteran in Spokane despite short staff, extended hours, cut budgets, high turn over, and that probably isn’t the half of it. They aren’t the bureaucrats either, Dude, try to trust me on this one. Could you work there? They are the better angels of the VA system who are there in spite of the “”BS”” (as you put it.) But for the fact that they are standing their posts, there would be no real health care for our beloved veterans. So, Sir, thanks for serving and I am sorry you are steamed that your procedure kept getting bumped or whatever.


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Surveillance State

A reflection on technology, voyeurism and the men who upskirted me BY JORDY BYRD



don’t know if they saw the mole on my left butt ggressors have always been watching. Cynthia cheek, or the scars on the back of my right thigh from Bowman coined the term “street harassment” a childhood spent sliding into home plate. — the harassment of women in public spaces by I don’t know if the sidewalk chorus of cars and Zippo strangers — in her 1993 Harvard Law Review article. In lighters and flip-flops on pavement muffled the shutter of it, Bowman argued that harassment restricted women’s a camera phone. physical and geographic ability to move. I don’t know why I turned around in time to see “[Street harassment] not only diminishes a woman’s three strangers photographing under my skirt on a public feelings of safety and comfort in public places, but also residewalk, or why they stalked and continued to photostricts her freedom of movement, depriving her of liberty graph me, unwantedly, while an ’80s tribute band played and security in the public sphere,” she wrote. “Jessie’s Girl” at a bar nearby. This harassment — whistles, comments and groping I do know I was photographed again, weeks later by — is a form of surveillance which places men, more often another stranger, while dressed in yoga pants outside my than not, at the helm of power. front door. Smartphones haven’t increased harassment, but techYesterday’s construction worker was equipped with nology has become the new mechanism, says Elizabeth two fingers, a wet tongue and a whistle to harass women Kissling, professor of women’s and gender studies at passing by. Today, his smartphone captures the Eastern Washington University. print of my panties and the wiggle of my walk. “Technology makes women feel even He instantaneously has an online platform more under constant surveillance,” Kissling Send comments to to post my body to thousands. I am forever in says. “The potential of being photographed or motion as an image or gif on websites like Redfilmed adds an extra layer. Women are already dit, yet feel stifled and unsure of how to move aware of the potential for street harassment, because of who is watching. rape and assault. They are already thinking about which Real or perceived, this state of surveillance is part of routes to walk or if they should wear pants in public.” women’s shared experience. Websites like Hollaback! and Stop Street HarassTechnology hasn’t created social voyeurs, but it’s crement have created a positive space for women to occupy ated a slicker medium to spread misogyny and objectify online. The websites allow women to pinpoint dangerous women. It’s created a forum where Elliot Rodger can locations and aggressors, to share testimonials and find post YouTube manifestos about his hatred for the women resources. who didn’t sleep with him just before the killing spree “Technology is a tool, not inherently good or bad,” that left six dead. Kissling says. “On one hand, it’s empowering for people It’s created an online gallery of captured women. that have been marginalized — to have this media we


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control — and it’s given women a place to retroactively fight back.” But the law isn’t always on our side. Voyeurism laws — originally called “Peeping Tom” laws — were targeted toward the man in the bushes outside one’s home. The antiquated language fails to address changes in technology and protect women from being photographed against their will. “No one imagined we would have the capability to stick a camera phone underneath a dress on the subway,” Kissling says. In March, Massachusetts’ Supreme Court ruled it’s not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person’s clothing. Lawmakers reacted with a bill outlawing the practice the next day. Washington state’s Supreme Court also ruled in 2002 that photographing or videotaping up a woman’s skirt in a public place wasn’t illegal. The practice was outlawed the following year and is now a felony offense. Kissling says the harassment will only decrease when legal precedent and social change occur simultaneously. “We live in a culture that teaches young men a sense of entitlement to women,” she says. “The idea of women being on display for ogling and photographing is a piece of that. “Cultural change needs to happen. In the meantime, laws need to be enacted to protect people from invasion of privacy.”


cried at the kitchen sink while washing red lipstick off my flask the night it first happened. I hid the dress in the back of my closet and bathed. I tried to forget. When it happened again, I felt paralyzed. I sat crosslegged in the grass and bit my fingernails. I have grown accustomed to the weight of eyes when I walk into a room, to the heavy pause on hips and lips. I have grown accustomed to unwanted conversation and touching, and I know that I am being watched. But never before had I felt captured. What once was a fleeting, shared, yet unwanted moment in time is now indefinite. A part of me was taken, and I can’t get it back. 

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