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This is Not a Pipe

In Here & Now on March 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm


Yes, it looks shockingly like a pastel drawing, but don’t be fooled. The chicanery of Spokane über-photographer Dean Davis may resemble fine art, but it is, in fact, a very fine photograph (pictured above) that Davis snapped at Zola (a local hot spot with one of the most deliciously filling happy hours around). See Davis’ remarkable photo technique applied to a bevy of local landmarks in the April 2009 issue of Spokane Metro Magazine. And don’t miss the larger series, dubbed “Spokane Interiors,” on display now through the month of May at Barrister Winery. Spokane Metro invites you to join our staff and to meet Dean Davis during a reception at the winery on Friday, May 1, 5-10 p.m. Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

Just In

In Here & Now on March 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm


4/2 • Spokane Metro‘s April issue: It is here, it is gorgeous, and if you’re not a subscriber, it is available at a newsstand near you. Also, don’t miss our amazing April 2 magazine release party at The Lincoln Center just north of downtown Spokane. We’ll have decadent delicacies from Simply Gourmet, two no-host bars provided by Downriver Grill, and free Mountain Dome sparkling wine for Metro subscribers. Musical guests Cris Lucas and Karli Fairbanks will be on hand, and Metro‘s April cover artist Ed Gilmore will create a “live” painting during the event. Also, Metro shooter Jed Conklin will debut his new project, The Northwest Photo Booth, offering free snapshots for party goers. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln Street.

Behind the Cover

In Show & Tell on March 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm


Spokane Metro cover photographer Rachel Schell walks us through her recent photo shoot (and obligatory cupcake tasting) for our March wedding issue in a video by Spokane photographer (and Schell’s fiancé) Young Kwak. To view click here.

Metro March Release Party

In Here & Now on March 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm


3/5 • It’s here, it’s tonight, and it’s at the Montvale. FREE food from Catacombs, drink specials from Dry Fly, and hot jazz from Hot Club of Spokane. Oh, and you’ll have a chance to win one night’s stay at the Montvale plus dinner for two at Catacombs and two tickets to Interplayers Theatre, just up the street. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Montvale, 1005 W. 1st Ave.

This Just In

In Here & Now on February 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm


On newsstands now! Watch for details of our March magazine release party next Thursday, 3/5, at the Montvale Hotel in downtown’s west end. We’ll be swinging with Hot Club of Spokane and offering FREE food from Catacombs Pub and drink specials from Dry Fly Distilling.

This Weekend

In Here & Now on February 21, 2009 at 2:53 am


2/22 • OMG, Oscar weekend is upon us, and Metro will be attending the Spokane AIDS Network Oscar gala at Northern Quest Casino AND raising a glass (or several) at Heather Hanley’s private Oscar bash at her so-swank pad above Concept :: Home. We’re also planning to drop in on the Earth & People Sustainability Forum at the Community Building, 35 W. Main, from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. This brainstorming event brings together regional leaders, the heads of several prominent national organizations, and every-day so-and-sos like us to envision and articulate economic and cultural recovery projects that could benefit communities in our region and across the country. Help sketch out the potential for innovative programs worthy of government and private funding—infrastructure, education, energy, transportation, affordable housing, agriculture, health & food security, green jobs, vocational retraining and the arts, among others. Also, at some point this weekend we’re going to stop and smell the flowers at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory, where city gardeners have been busy and are now featuring colorful and fragrant displays of spring plants, bulbs and flowers – just what we need to chase away the winter blues.

Where We’ll Be Tonight

In Here & Now on February 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm


2/20 • Join Metro tonight for a little hipster slouching in the backroom at Aqua Asian Bistro (formerly Blue Fish), where Soul Symmetry’s Eric Thorne and Marc Munro will be hosting yet another evening of groovy music for Spokane’s spandex and glitter-clad hordes, plus drink specials and yummy, raw morsels of Japanese origin (you may remember Eric and Marc from Metro’s totally mobbed December event at Rain – good times). Aqua Asian Bistro, 830 W. Sprague.

Where We’ll Be Tonight

In Here & Now on February 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm
P.J. & Co. model Danielle

P.J. & Co. model Danielle

2/17 • Join us tonight at David’s Pizza in the U-District for a little elbow-rubbing with models from P.J. & Co., a local modeling and talent agency. Owner P.J. Trzeciak will screen a new documentary-style video of the agency’s models at work during last year’s Christmas Tree Elegance fashion show at the Davenport. Grab a slice, swill a brew and enjoy the view. 5 p.m. Free. 829 E. Boone; 509.483.7460.

Do This: 4th Annual Sommys

In Here & Now on February 13, 2009 at 11:20 am


2/13 • If you do nothing else this evening, make your way down to The Blvd for the Fourth Annual Sommy Awards, Spokane’s only annual music awards show spotlighting local artists. This year, the public chose the winners through an online ballot at Spokane’s independent music site, Founded by host and award-winning music journalist Isamu Jordan, the Sommys are a point of pride for local artists. Since its inception, the event has become a rare opportunity for the music community—fans, friends and performers—to gather under one roof to celebrate Spokane’s finest talent. In addition to the awards, there will be surprise musical guests. 6 p.m. It’s free, and there’s a red carpet (sponsored by Spokane Metro), so leave the fleece and white sneakers at home. The Blvd, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.


In Here & Now on February 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm


2/11 • Thirsty for knowledge? Stop by the Steam Plant Grill tonight for Spokane Science Café, a monthly open forum with area scientists and researchers in a casual, brewpub setting. Tonight’s discussion on physical activity and health features EWU Professor of Exercise Science Dr. Wendy Repovich with a lecture titled “Are You Really as Fat as Someone Has Said You Are?” Grab a beer, ask questions and wrap your head around some new ideas. Held the second Wednesday of every month. Sponsored in part by Spokane Metro. 6 p.m. Free. Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln; 208.664.2739.

Visual Art Tour-Charley Gurche

In Here & Now on February 6, 2009 at 8:29 am


2/6 • Don’t forget to drop by the Spokane Club lobby on your 2009 Visual Arts Tour and First Friday Art Walk rounds tonight. If the stunning landscape photography of Charley Gurche isn’t enough incentive, then perhaps the live jazz guitarist and free coffee, cider, cookies and the Club’s famous Orange Rolls will do the trick. 5-7 p.m. Free. The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside; 509.838.8511.

Speak Easy, Drink Hard

In Here & Now on February 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm
February 2009 issue on newsstands now

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) and the harmonies of dreamy folk-pop artists Mon Cheri. 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, 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.