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This list is updated weekly with events and suggestions on what to see, hear, do, taste, and where to volunteer in the Spokane area.

May 2015


SEE

“BROADWAY UNBOUND”

Friday, May 8, 7:30pm, $3.00

Whitwoth University, Cowles Auditorium, 300 W Hawthorne Road Spokane, WA

Showcase by the University’s spring Dance and Theatre classes.

Tel# 509.777.3707                        

 

“THEM WAS SHININ’ TIMES! WAGH!”

Saturday, May 16, 3:00pm, FREE

Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave Spokane, WA

Learn about the early fur trade in the Pacific Northwest, circa 1800-1840. Re-enactors in the personas of the fur trade will discuss their research into the clothing, tools, and skills of their roles. A brief video, “Coin of the Realm” will be played showing these roles functioning in the field.

Tel# 509.444.5390

 

THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE

815 W Garland Avenue Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.747.7045 BlueDoorTheatre.com

 

“Music in Your Face”

Every Friday in May 8:00 pm, $7.00

The BDT Players put their comedic twist on this All-Improvised Musical Comedy.  There will be song, storytelling, laughs and merriment.  Whenever music is played our players need to break into song.  You may witness the next musical masterpiece!

 

SAFARI”

Every Saturday, 9:00pm; $7.00

Fast-paced, short form improve show. The format is generally game based and relies on audience suggestions to fuel each scene.

 

“Improv Lab”

First Fridays, 10:00pm; $7.00

“We start out with something new- see how you like it and add you to the fun—YOU joining us on stage!”

 

SFCC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Garland Theatre 924 W. Garland Ave Spokane, WA, 7:15 PM; $5.00

Films are shown at 7:15 PM on six consecutive Tuesday evenings at The Garland Theatre. CCS students, faculty, and staff are admitted free; all others pay a general admission fee of $5.00. Ticket sales help fund next year's festival. For more information, contact Bonnie Brunt at (509) 533-3339, or Gabriel Valenzuela at (509) 533-3472.

Web: http://www.spokanefalls.edu/College/Diversity/FilmFestival.aspx

                May 5: “Butterfly’s Tongue”

                May 12:  “Ip Mahn”

                May 19: “Before Night falls”

                May 26: “Life is Beautiful”

 

SPOKANE FILM SOCIETY

Every Thursday, 9:00 pm, $5.00

Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. Spokane, WA

Thursday, 9 p.m. When was the last time you watched a really great movie and you wanted to sit around and talk with a bunch of friends about it? Come watch some seriously great film, meet some cool people and talk about some interesting ideas as they relate to film. Drink and food specials.

Tel# 509.327.1050

 

“WILD WEST”

May 16 – June 17, Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Manic Moon Studio, 1007 W. Augusta Ave. Spokane, WA

Interpreting the work and lives of “we western folk” in their collaborative, mixed media show, May 16-June 17. Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tel#: 509.413.1901


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HEAR

THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY- CLASSICS 10: SPOKANE’S OWN PATRICIA BARTELL PLAYS PIAZZOLLA

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox,

May 9, 2015, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm and May 10, 2015 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spokane resident Patricia Bartell is an accordion virtuoso par excellence and President of the World Trophy Accordion U.S.A. Organization. Bartell's "hypnotically beautiful tone" (Spokesman-Review) delivers the romance and poignancy that Piazzolla's tango-infused classical music demands. Frank Zappa has never ceased to provoke and grab America's imagination, and Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 will fill Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox with the mighty sounds of the organ.

                Dupree’s Paradise/Frank Zappa

                Astor Piazzolla/Astor Piazzolla

                Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”/Camille Saint-Saens

 

SFCC JAZZ FESTIVAL

Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium

3410 W. Fort George Write Drive Spokane, WA

Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30pm  $15.00

Enjoy a day of great music! Performers include Brian Lynch on trumpet, Eyvind Kang on viola and Kathy Kosins with vocals.

Tel#: 1.800.325.SEAT, Email: jstott@ccs.spokane.edu, web: www.ticketswest.com.

 

THE ROCKET MARKET

726 E 43rd Spokane, WA 99203 7:00 pm; $7.00

Music at the Market: Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series

Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm: Starlight Motel: Bob Gallagher and his wife performing “in a harmony-laden acoustic-pop duet”

Saturday May 30: The Big Kickoff!

5:30 pm: Lyle Morse

6:30 pm: Karrie O’Neill

7:30 pm: Sidhe feat Michael and Keleren Millham

8:30 pm: Tommy G

Web: http://www.rocketmarket.com/PDFDocs/7/7010e2a8a0924aafa8035adf51711e7c.PDF

                      

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DO

SUPER SIMPLE BEADED EARRINGS

Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA

Tuesday May 04, 2015, 1:00 pm,  FREE

Learn how to make simple beaded earrings that will look lovely on you or someone you love. For ages twelve through adult. We’ll be using needles to make the beading easier.

Tel#: 509.444.5390

 

BIKE MAINTENANCE BASICS

Spokane REI, 1125 N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Tuesday May 5, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE

Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. This class is an informative presentation that will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle. No experience necessary. Participants do not need to bring their bikes for this class.

Tel# 509.328.9900

 

INTERNATIONAL & ADVENTURE TRAVEL BASICS

Spokane REI, 1125N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Wednesday May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE

Thinking about an exciting adventure abroad? Curious about what planning the trip might entail? Join our International and Adventure Travel experts to learn the nuances of an international adventure trip. During this class we will cover aspects of pre-planning and preparation, logistics, equipment and apparel selection, adventure travel activities, and resources available to make your next adventure one to remember.

Tel# 509.328.9900

 

GET IN THE GARDEN: ADAPTIVE GARDENING

Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Spokane, WA

Monday May 07, 2015, 6:00 pm,  FREE

Master Gardener Dorene Harter and her team can help gardeners overcome their physical challenges, and get their hands in the soil. You’ll learn about the proper tools, containers, and movements to help you accomplish your gardening tasks.

Tel# 509.444.5395

 

TRAVEL LIGHT

Spokane REI, 1125N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Thursday May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE

Traveling should never be a burden. Join us for practical tips on lightening your load while maximizing the experience. Our adventure travel experts will provide you with tips and tricks to keep you comfortable, well-outfitted, and organized without weighing you down. You'll leave with the tools to critically examine your own packing lists and keep overweight baggage at bay on your next adventure.

Tel# 509.328.9900

 

WASHIGNTON STATE QUILTER’S BEE

Country Homes Christian Church 8415 N Wall St. Country Homes, WA

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, FREE

“Quilt Around the May Pole.” Enjoy a fun-filled day of quilting, door prizes, games and potluck. Open to members and non-members. Contact Patty at quilting.bee@wsqspokane.org for more information.

 

A JAPANESE STORY WITH BOOKMARKS AND ORIGAMI

Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave Spokane, WA

Saturday, May 9, 3:00 pm, FREE

Join students from Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute for a Japanese story and making bookmarks and ornamental origami, suitable for a Mother’s Day gift.

Tel #: 509.444.5390

 

CAMP COOKING BASICS FOR BACKPACKERS

Spokane REI, 1125N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE

Traveling should never be a burden. Join us for practical tips on lightening your load while maximizing the experience. Our adventure travel experts will provide you with tips and tricks to keep you comfortable, well-outfitted, and organized without weighing you down. You'll leave with the tools to critically examine your own packing lists and keep overweight baggage at bay on your next adventure.

Tel# 509.328.9900

 

KIDICAL MASS BIKE RIDE

Chief Garry Neighborhood, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday May 16, 2015, 1:00 pm – 5:000 pm, FREE

Chief Garry neighborhood, 1 p.m. Kids and their families are invited to Kidical Mass, a fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. Join this family friendly afternoon bike ride of about 3 miles cycling on anything that rolls! All types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes, trikes are welcome! Ride through the Chief Garry neighborhood beginning at Chief Garry Park. For more details visit: www.summerparkways.com

 

STATE OF THE SPOKANE RIVER

Spokane REI, 1125N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Thursday May 28, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE

Learn how you can help protect the river, how you can paddle it and how a healthy river means a healthy community for Spokane.

Tel# 509.328.9900

 

CYCLING SOJOURNER WASHINGTON WITH ELLEE THALHEIMER

Spokane REI, 1125N Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201

Friday May 29, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE

Are you cycle touring-curious? Are you a seasoned rider and want to learn more about touring Washington? Do you just want to see fabulous photos of cycling around Washington? If so, this presentation is for you. Ellee Thalheimer, author of Cycling Sojourner Washington, will inspire you to grab your bike and go on a two-wheeled adventure. Using storytelling and photography from all over the state, Ellee will discuss the best places to cycle tour-from little known roads in the Okanagan and the John Wayne Trail to Walla Walla wine country and the iconic San Juan Islands. Ascribing to the philosophy that anyone who can ride a bike can take a bicycle tour, Ellee will answer nuts and bolts questions about planning a trip as well as respond to questions posed by seasoned tourists. This guidebook, the only Washington cycle touring guidebook on the market, give a portion of its proceeds to the non-profit Washington Bikes.

Tel# 509.328.9900 Web: http://cyclingsojourner.com/about-me/

 

FLOODS, FLOWERS, AND FEATHERS

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Rd. Cheney, WA 99004

Saturday May 30, 2015, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, FREE

Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about the exceptional wildlife, habitats, and geology of the unique Channeled Scablands landscape. Come join the fun on May 30 at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. In partnership with numerous organizations/agencies we are offering the Fourth Annual Spring Nature Festival with activities for families and individuals of all ages. Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wildflowers, insects, other wildlife, and catch a glimpse of remnants of the ice age floods that created the diverse Scablands habitat. Nature hikes, tours, kids' activities, and informational booths provided by a number of organizations will make for a wonderful spring day outdoors in this remarkable environment.

Tel# 509.235.4723

 

THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE

815 W Garland Avenue Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.747.7045 BlueDoorTheatre.com

 

“Music in Your Face”

Every Friday in May 8:00 pm, $7.00

The BDT Players put their comedic twist on this All-Improvised Musical Comedy.  There will be song, storytelling, laughs and merriment.  Whenever music is played our players need to break into song.  You may witness the next musical masterpiece!

 

SAFARI”

Every Saturday, 9:00pm; $7.00

Fast-paced, short form improve show. The format is generally game based and relies on audience suggestions to fuel each scene.

 

“Improv Lab”

First Fridays, 10:00pm; $7.00

“We start out with something new- see how you like it and add you to the fun—YOU joining us on stage!”


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TASTE

THE ROCKET MARKET

726 E 43rd Spokane, WA 99203 7:00 pm; $7.00

Every Friday in May there’s a DIFFERENT tasting! Cheese and bread/snacks are also served.

May 1: “Beer—New brews and Special Releases”

May 8: “Globally Famous Reds

May 15: “Backyard BBQ Wines”

May 22: “European Wine Adventure”

May 29: “The Best WA State Red Blends Under $20!”

Web: http://www.rocketmarket.com/PDFDocs/f/f6aa3a183e5343eab4f678cd45efa0c2.PDF

Tel#: 509.343.2253

 

ALOHA ISLAND GRILL

1724 N Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205

1120 Francis Ave. Spokane, WA

Serving Hawaiian Dishes in Spokane priced $5-$11, Aloha Island Grill serves breakfast lunch and dinner.

Monroe st. Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Francis Ave Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Monroe Tel#: 855.443.1632

Francis Tel#: 509.413.2029

Email: hufflor@aol.com Web: www.eataloha.com

 

PHO VAN

2909 N. Division St. Spokane, WA

Hours are 10:00am to 9:00 pm

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine ranging from $3.75 appetizers to $13.75 family dinners. Kid friendly, takes reservations, and does take-out.

Tel#: 509.326.6470


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DOING GOOD

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SPOKANE COUNTY
Boys and Girls Club provides "a positive place for kids," while volunteers have the opportunity to instill in children a sense of competence, usefulness, and belonging.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - SPOKANE
Ecumenical nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to bringing the affluent and less affluent together as a community to build decent, affordable housing for all God's people in need.

HOSPICE OF SPOKANE
Hospice of Spokane has served the terminally ill and their families in Spokane County since 1976. As a Hospice volunteer, you will become part of a health care team, consisting of a nurse, social worker, counselors, therapists, and chaplain. Because there are so many ways to serve, you have a choice of how you may use your skills.

SPOKANIMAL C.A.R.E.
You can help us help the animals through: Blankets, towels. Fundraising projects. Adopt or Foster a pet. Tell your friends!

SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY
A non-profit dedicated to celebrating folk arts, especially music and dance. Its site is the place to turn if you want to start or join a band, jam with other musicians, keep in touch with other dancers, or find local open mics.

SPOKANE SOCIETY OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
An innovative group that stimulates business relationships, careers, the community and the economy by connecting the next generation of leaders.

2ND HARVEST
Second Harvest is looking for community-minded individuals to be part of our “core volunteer” program.  If you have dedication, resiliency (and a healthy sense of humor), please consider joining our team of core volunteers. Contact Debbie Clemens for more information at 252-6257 or dclemens@2-harvest.org.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF SPOKANE
Volunteers help with activities such as supervising teens, contributing meals, teaching classes, decorating rooms, tending babies, helping with grocery shopping, providing holiday goodies, sorting and distributing books, or hosting special events.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S FREE RESTAURANT
Located in one of Washington State's poorest neighborhoods, the WCFR emphasizes the social aspects of sharing a meal and provides a safe, dignified setting for women and children. Trained volunteers serve dinners, restaurant style, at shared tables.
 
UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Volunteer at either the Men's Mission or Anna Ogden Hall by serving meals, organizing drives, stocking and sorting donations, adopting a family for Christmas, decorating residential rooms, planting flowers, and more. Donate food, gently used clothing, personal care items, bus tokens, or money


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