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Palouse Area Garage Sale 2019

The 14th Annual Palouse Area Garage Sale

Saturday, April 27
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Beasley Coliseum

10’ x 10’ spaces for only $25
Load-in date: April 26
Registration begins Monday, March 25



The 14th Annual Palouse Area Garage Sale will be at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday, April 27. You can shop 75 garage sales under one roof! Who knows what treasures you might find? Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and we close at 1:00 p.m.


Jim Gaffigan for 2019 Mom’s Weekend


Join Jim Gaffigan on his new “Quality Time” Tour for WSU Moms Weekend at Beasley Coliseum! Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 22 at 10 am at all TicketsWest outlets including 800-325-SEAT and online at Ticket prices will be $59.50 & $54.50 (WSU staff, faculty and students).

Jim Gaffigan is a three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. 2018 is Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing 13 films slated to release or start production, hitting almost every genre including comedy, drama, thriller, fantasy and animated features. Additionally, he released his sixth stand up special in July while also continuing his international arena and theater tour.

In a groundbreaking move, Gaffigan’s sixth one-hour standup special, Noble Ape, released in theaters and on over 20 major platforms worldwide on this summer, earning rave reviews and a rare 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Though an untraditional distribution strategy, Noble Ape opened as the number one standup comedy, paving the way for to reach wider and more diverse audiences.

Releasing the same day as Noble Ape, Gaffigan voiced the role of Abraham Van Helsing in Sony Picture Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3, opposite Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, and Kathryn Hahn. The film opened number one at the box office and has grossed over $517 million to date.  In a returning role, Gaffigan was also seen in Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2, which opened in April as the sequel to the cult classic, Super Troopers. The film was a huge opening weekend success for Fox and comedy sequels in general, doubling box office estimates.


Gaffigan recently took the first of many upcoming dramatic turns in Entertainment Studio’s, Chappaquiddick, opposite Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Kate Mara. The film follows the story revolving around Senator Ted Kennedy (Clarke) and the tragic car accident that took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne (Mara) in 1969. Gaffigan plays District Attorney Paul Markham, who was on the island of Chappaquiddick during the accident and helped Kennedy with the cover up. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year and released earlier this year, with a  “Certified Fresh,” rating on 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Gaffigan was recently seen in IFC Films/Showtime’s, Chuck, opposite Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman and Elisabeth Moss. The sports drama follows the true story of boxing champ Chuck Wepner (Schreiber) who in 1975 went 15 rounds in the heavyweight world championship against Muhammad Ali. Gaffigan portrays John Stoehr, the ever-loyal best friend of Wepner.

In his first leading role in a dramatic feature film, Gaffigan will soon be seen in Storyland Pictures thriller, American Dreamer, where he stars as a down on his luck Uber driver who makes some extra money by chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town. The film recently premiered to a sold out audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival, with The Hollywood Reporter calling Gaffigan’s performance dark performance, “dramatically satisfying.”

Opening April 2019 after premiering at SXSW, Jim takes the lead in Cold Iron Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s comedy, You Can Choose Your Family. In the film he plays a seemingly normal father of a loving family whose home life is hilariously turned upside down when his 17-year-old son discovers that his dad has a second family. The film is directed by Miranda Bailey and produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, and Amanda Marshall. The Austin American –Statesman called the film, “An absolute emotional joy that will have you crying one moment and laughing the next.”

Gaffigan is currently in production on Amazon Studio’s feature Troupe Zero opposite Allison Janney, Mike Epps and Viola Davis. Details of the plot are currently under wraps, but the screenplay comes from Beasts of the Southern Wild writer and Oscar nominee, Lucy Alibar. He is also currently in production on Entertainment One’s crime thriller, Gut Instinct, opposite Josh Hartnett.  Gaffigan also recently wrapped production on the dramatic thriller, Them That Follow, joining Walton Goggins and Olivia Coleman in a screenplay about a small community in Appalachia where believers handle poisonous snaked to prove their righteousness before god. Gaffigan plays Zeke, the pious, steadfast husband of the community matriarch.


Gaffigan will also co-star with Megan Fox in the HIPZEE produced fantasy Shadow Girl, which follows a young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible. Gaffigan’s other upcoming films include the Bron Studios comedy, Drunk Parent’s (Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek) and the leading role as the voice of “Peng” in Original Force Animation’s Duck Duck Goose (Zendaya, Carl Reiner). He will also be heard in Entertainment One’s upcoming animated feature, Henchmen, opposite James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Thomas Middleditch, and Nathan Fillion.

Last year, Gaffigan premiered his fifth one-hour stand up special, Cinco, on Netflix who also purchased the exclusive rights to Gaffigan’s four other stand-up specials in an unprecedented deal. The album version of Cinco, Gaffigan’s fifth album, became available in June and during that week Gaffigan had an staggering 6 albums in the top 10 comedy albums list on iTunes. Cinco garnered impressive reviews, with A.V. Club calling Jim, “One of our most intelligent observational humorists” and his third Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.

In 2016 Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, ended their critically acclaimed semi-fictitious television show, The Jim Gaffigan Show, after two seasons on TV Land. Jim and Jeannie who both also served as executive producers and showrunners wrote the series, lauded by The Los Angeles Times as “Fun and Funny,” and People Magazine as “One of Summer TV’s bright spots,”. The single-camera comedy co-starred Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black, and Adam Goldberg and revolved around one man’s struggle to balance fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.

In December of 2014, Gaffigan became one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden and a few months prior, Gaffigan had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia. In 2016, Forbes named Jim as one of the world’s highest grossing comedians. Additionally, streaming site Pandora recently announced that Jim is the most popular comic among its users with over 700 million spins to date.

In 2013, Jim’s first book, Dad Is Fat, was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at #5 on The New York Times Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks.  His second book, Food: A Love Story, was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at #3 on The New York Times Bestseller’s List. Since 2016 Jim has provided regular televised humor commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning.  He and the show received a Daytime Emmy in 2016.

In addition to his own television show, widely popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Jim has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from Portlandia and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to HBO’s cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in all three versions of Law & Order.  On the silver screen, his credits include Three Kings, Hot Pursuit, Away We Go, and 17 Again amongst many others. Gaffigan costarred Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder in Magnolia Picture’s 2015 drama, Experimenter.

Gaffigan is currently on his new Quality Time international arena and theater comedy tour, with dates in Turkey, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

Gaffigan currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Jeannie, and their five children.


The Nutcracker

Celebrate the holiday season with a marvelous journey with Eugene Ballet in The Nutcracker.  Joyful magic ensues as many local young dancers join the company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all through the Snow Kingdom to the Land of Sweets.  You’ll cheer and boo at the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice, as Clara and The Nutcracker win the day.

Andy Grammer for 2018 Dad’s Weekend

Tickets on sale now! All seats are reserved and sell for the same price at $51.50 or $46.50 for WSU staff, faculty, and students. Tickets will be available at any TicketsWest outlet including Beasley Coliseum.
Online at or call 800-325-SEAT.
The first male pop star in a decade since John Mayer to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Andy Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” Andy’s second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple platinum infectious smash hit “Honey, I’m Good,” which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah).” His current single “Fresh Eyes” is Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio, is certified gold, and has become a streaming phenomenon with over 150 million streams. Grammer has made over 30 national television appearances and has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Florence + the Machine, Rachel Platten, Train, etc. He is currently working on his new album, which will debut this year.

The Everly Brothers Experience

In January of 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed (acoustic guitars/vocals) and their partner (drummer in the group) Burleigh Drummond began developing The Everly Brothers Experience show. Since then they have celebrated the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and overseas in iconic clubs, theaters, performing arts centers, casinos, ballrooms, and coliseums. The Zmeds say, “e are not impersonators, Our aim is to honor the aesthetics of their iconic sound and honor their unique place in music history all while having a little fun telling our own personal story,” and they do just that. Growing up with a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (Grease 2 Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continually strive to pay homage to their roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance. The 5 piece band consists of drums (Burleigh Drummond), electric guitar (rotating members), bass (rotating members), and the two singing brothers (Zachary and Dylan Zmed) up front with the signature Everly acoustic guitars. From 1957 to 1962 The Everly brothers sold more than 35 million records and had 35 billboard top -100 singles, 26 in the top 40, and still to this day, carry the record for most billboard charting hits of any American Duo. their success at that time, was only rivaled by Elvis. The Bird Dogs and The Zmed Brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo. » More ...

Distinguished Young Women of Washington

Distinguished Young Women of Washington is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

College scholarships are awarded at the state level ($9,000 last year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1.1 billion nationally). And one representative will advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama where they give away $150,000 in cash tuition scholarships.




Friday, November 4

7:00 p.m.

Beasley Coliseum

Tickets: $54.50

($5.00 discount for WSU staff, faculty, and students)

On sale Monday, August 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley Coliseum box office or TicketsWest outlets


Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor.

Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

Noah recently debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Filmed at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation brings Noah’s unique world-view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. In the special, Noah addresses major domestic and international events of the past year, sharing his outlook on the world today, including terrorism, racial tensions in America and what it was like being African and travelling into the United States during the Ebola crisis.

Noah’s one-man show The Racist at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a sold out run that became one of the most talked about shows at the Festival that year. That same year, Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia as well as many U.S. cities.  He is currently the host on The Daily Show on Comedy Central.