Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by Inlander Staff


Spiked Coffee


In case you haven't heard, Tryst (one of the best places in town to get your Internet jones and your coffee jones satisfied at the same time) is now The Spike. Andrew Baucom of Art by Yourself and visual artist Patrick Walsh took over about a month ago with the shared goal of providing a "cultural hub for artists, art patrons, business people and students who frequent the neighborhood." Located in the heart of Railside Center (122 S. Monroe St., to be exact), The Spike offers 100% Fair Trade Organic juice and coffee drinks, nice long hours (7 o'clock in the morning until midnight -- yeah!), rotating visual art exhibits, live music, board games, a private meeting room and of course, wireless high-speed Internet access.


The Spike is having its grand opening this Saturday night at 7 pm with live music, grub and grog, and plenty of good times. Go check 'em out! Call: 838-1614





Pirouette Professionally


If you're a big fan of ballet -- and not just anything that calls itself ballet and wears a tutu -- you can't miss the debut of Spokane's new professional company, Ballet Spokane, this Saturday night at the Met. Artistic Director Janet Wilder (who also helms the Academy of Dance) envisions a company with six to eight professional resident dancers a year, visiting guest artists, and a repertoire of both classics and new choreography. Ballet Spokane already has one principal dancer for the 2003-2004 season in Kari Jensen, who will be introduced to Spokane audiences at the Gala Debut this weekend. Jensen trained at the Marin, Royal Winnipeg and San Francisco ballet schools, and has worked with the Richmond Ballet. The weekend debut includes a reception at 7:30 pm, catered by the Lone Canary Winery, Fotheringham House and Mi Casa, with an 8 pm performance. Tickets are $10. Call: 325-SEAT.





Get Your Kicks...


Route 66, the pre-Interstate that "winds from Chicago to L.A." for 2,400 miles (even if it did last only from 1926 to 1978) has inspired Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes) to write a 32-song musical revue in its honor. Featuring four guys dressed as old-time gas station attendants, then as cowboys, then as California beach bums, the songs at the Lake City Playhouse (Sept. 5-20), set alongside a giant radio dial, will improve your knowledge of geography: "King of the Road," "Long Tall Texan," "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and more. Besides, except for in the title tune, when has either Gallup, N.M., or Kingman, Ariz., ever generated any buzz? (Where else but in Your Friendly Neighborhood Buzz Bin?) Call: (208) 667-1323





Publication date: 09/04/03

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Reunited We Stand
  • Reunited We Stand

    With major provisions of Trump's executive order put on temporary hold, 11 Iraqi refugees reunite with their families in Spokane
    • Feb 16, 2017
  • Working Blue
  • Working Blue

    Spokane police officer under fire for profanity; plus, Tomi Lahren — and her opinions — are coming to town
    • Feb 16, 2017
  • 'Cautiously Optimistic'
  • 'Cautiously Optimistic'

    Spokane Public Schools has seen improvement since committing to reducing suspensions, but the hardest part is yet to come
    • Feb 16, 2017
  • More »

Comments


Comments are closed.

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 7

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

Most Commented On

  • We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

    Why we're filling the streets to protest Trump's inhumane, dangerous policies
    • Feb 2, 2017
  • Obscene Gestures

    Spokane political party leaders hope to harness post-election passion into civil discourse. But so far, there's only been more strife
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Briefs


green zone


marijuana


Comment


do something


Readers also liked…

  • Hopeless for Heroin
  • Hopeless for Heroin

    As heroin deaths continue to rise in Washington state, what can a parent do to save a child from the depths of addiction?
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • 'Like the Light'
  • 'Like the Light'

    The area's only mosque searches for a leader, while others worry about an increase in anti-Islam sentiment
    • Aug 19, 2015

© 2017 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation