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What You Missed Last Night

In Here & Now on January 30, 2009 at 12:04 am


Hot Club of Spokane, playing to an empty ballroom in the basement of the Spokane Masonic Center. For free. Hot Club! Sad. Of course, more people might have been cutting up on the dance floor if the group that hosted the networking event had actually mentioned Hot Club was playing. Instead what we got was an email one day prior that mentioned DJs and music from Think Swing! Too bad, the Masonic Center is a beautiful, historical venue in the heart of downtown, and they had three of its six floors decked out with music, free food from Catered For You and the Glover Mansion (exclusive caterers to no less than The Fox), a chocolate fountain, party decorations, a couple of no-host bars, some DJs and numerous vendors from as far away as B.C.—which is far, considering the event touted itself as being a very local one, hosted by the Masonic Center, the Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Together they form a triumvirate known as PULSE, or People Using Local Services Everyday, according to the email. It was a great idea in a unique space, and it was timed right for a Thursday, between 4 and 7. We hope they do it again—if nothing else, it’s nice to know things like this go on in Spokane.


Magic Flute Tickets GONE

In Here & Now on January 29, 2009 at 11:13 am


1/29-31 The first two people to email us will each win a pair of free opera tickets to see Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Friday night at The Fox. Thank you for playing – and if you didn’t win, please go and see it anyway: Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” an enchanting, whimsical tale involving a serpent, an evil queen, a bird-catcher, a prince and a magical flute. 7:30 p.m. tonight and Friday. There is also a special matinee performance Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets range from $17-$47. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague; 509.624.1200.

Trifecta of Awesomeness

In Here & Now on January 28, 2009 at 11:18 am


1/31 • Cheese, wine and music – everything a body needs to stay happy. Join Spokane Metro this Saturday night for live music by Mon Cheri, Rumi and The Test Dream, wine from Caterina Winery, and cheese from Saunders Cheese Market. 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. FREE wine and cheese with $5 cover at the door. Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington; 509.328.5069.

Speak Easy, Drink Hard

In Here & Now on January 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm
Hello, Lover

February 2009 issue on newsstands now!

2/4 • There will be flappers, and drink specials on bootleg liquor from Dry Fly. And copacetic eats, and music by Kaylee Cole, Spokane’s own indie-rock darling who happens to be the cat’s pajamas. Oh, and it will be FREE. Don’t miss Spokane Metro Magazine‘s “Speak Easy, Drink Hard” celebration in honor of our new February issue at the oh-so-swank MarQuee Lounge in downtown Spokane. Metro staff will be on hand, sporting appropriate 20s attire from Finder’s Keepers, along with the publishing divas from Sizzle and Northwest Woman, and hot-nerd Jimmy Keesee. 6-9 p.m. MarQuee Lounge, 522 W. Riverside; 509.838.3332.

Ladies Who Lunch

In Urban Affairs on January 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm
By UK Illustrator Fiona Wylie

By UK Illustrator Fiona Wylie

In an effort to fill the dearth of social organizations for young women in Spokane, local activist Mariah McKay recently launched the first-ever Spokane Shrinking Violet Society. While Spokane is home to a handful of women’s professional groups, including the Northwest chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, McKay observes these organizations tend to support more mature, established professionals. With SVS, McKay hopes to extend the support and empowerment such organizations offer career women to the growing number of 20- and 30-something young ladies who call Spokane home (McKay says young men who support gender equality are encouraged to participate as well). To this end, McKay and an impressive number of young women filled the dining room Jan. 24 at One World Spokane, a local non-profit organic community kitchen in the up-and-coming East Sprague district. In addition to McKay, local hipster celebrities on-hand for the inaugural meeting included rising singer-songwriting sensation Kaylee Cole and Luke Baumgarten of Inlander fame. The group is planning an informal coordination meeting to plan a series of small group gatherings and discuss ideas, logistics etc. Jan. 29, 6 p.m. at Zola, 22 W. Main Ave. For more information contact McKay at 509.939.0015 or email