Calendar of Events

The Downtown Calendar of Events is updated each Monday. Please submit your event at least 30 days in advance. To submit your downtown event for promotion, email info@downtownspokane.net or call 509.456.0580.


 

Through November 30 

THEATER 

The Thread Men, Stage Left, for more information go to spokanestageleft.org

November 17

PERFORMANCE

Spokane Poetry Slam. Every first and third Sunday, spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize.  Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner! All ages welcome. Sign ups, 7pm. SLAM, 8pm. The Bartlett, 228 W Sprague Avenue $5 at the door. spokanepoetryslam.org

November 18

THEATER 

Gaelic Storm chart topping, multi national Celtic band, 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com 

November 19

LESSONS

Dr. Jay Krumbholz will conduct four free singing lesson sessions starting November 5 at 6:30pm at the INB Performing Arts Center. Participants will learn voice management, singing confidence, harmonic chords in the barbershop style, basic sheet music reading, and use of audio learning tracks.  At the conclusion of the lessons, participants and their new friends will be invited to sing YULETIDE FAVORITES with the Pages of Harmony Men's Chorus in a Christmas Cabaret on December 6. www.pagesofharmony.org 

November 19

FILM

BURLESKIVAL THE MOVIE, 7:30pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. A video version of the BURLESKIVAL 2014, which was held in September. $7 advance through TicketsWest and certain performers, $10 at the door

November 19 to 22 

THEATER 

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, various times, Interplayers, for more information go to interplayerstheatre.org

November 20

CONCERT 

Super Diamond.  The Neil Diamond Tribute, 8:30pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

November 20 CONCERT

Fresh off Vans Warped Tour, Los Angeles-based alternative rock band ACIDIC will perform at The Big Dipper. $5 plus a can of food to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

November 21

SANTA!

Santa’s Arrival. Santa makes his official Downtown arrival to light the tree in River Park Square! 509.363.0304 or riverparksquare.com for more information.

November 21 to Christmas Eve

FAMILY

Santa Photos at River Park Square. For hours or more information contact the Concierge Desk at 509.363.0304. Visit RiverParkSquare.com

November 21

CONCERT 

The Green: J Boog, Eli-Mac, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

November 21

MUSICAL 

Cirque Dreams, 2014 holiday stage spectacular, 7:30pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

November 21

CONCERT 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic, 8pm, Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com, ticketswest.com 

November 21 CONCERT Singer Songwriter Showcase at The Big Dipper. 

November 21 to December 20 

THEATER 

A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Spokane Civic Theatre, for more information go to spokanecivictheatre.com or call 509.325.2507

November 21 to 23 

FESTIVAL 

Holiday Wine Festival: area wineries will be open to celebrate the holidays with new releases, barrel tastings, food, drink and entertainment, for more information go to www.spokanewineries.net

November 21 to December 14 

GIVING 

The Tree of Sharing provides holiday gifts to thousands of low income children, women and men in Spokane community, first level of River Park Square, for more information contact River Park Square at 509.363.3040

November 21 to December 14

FAMILY

Find the Grinch Contest. The Grinch is taking over downtown, but where is he? From now through December 14 you can look for the Grinch in downtown locations and have an opportunity to win a Downtown Spokane Prize package! Print your passport online and enter at Auntie’s Bookstore or River Park Square.

November 21 to December 24

HOLIDAY

Holiday Display  and Lights Walking Tour. Spokane is exploding with artistic creativity. Take a stroll through downtown and watch the holidays come to life through eclectic window displays. From small displays to dancing light shows, nothing cuts through the dark like the warm glow of twinkling lights. Use the Downtown Walking Tour map to find out where downtown shines. Plus, vote for your favorite display online at downtownspokane.org

November 22

SYMPHONY 

Spokane Symphony Classics: Haydn & Dvorak, 8 to 10pm, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org

November 22

CONCERT 

Motley Crue: The Final Tour with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper, 7pm, Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com, ticketswest.com 

November 22

CONCERT 

The Clumsy Lovers: Acuff and Sherfey, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

November 22 CONCERT

Smokey Brights, Panes on Paper and Cold Mountain Yeti, $6 in advance, $8 at the door, 7pm at the BIG Dipper. 

November 23

SYMPHONY 

Spokane Symphony Classics: Haydn & Dvorak, 3 to 5pm, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org 

November 23 to December 23 

NONPROFIT

Santa Express. Kids from the ages 4 to 12 can shop for affordable Christmas gifts, proceeds benefit Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, 707 W Main, 2nd level of Crescent Court.

November 24

CONCERT 

The Forgotten Carols, 7:30pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

November 25

GRINCH

Special event with the Grinch, 10:30am, River Park Square. Two lucky families will have the opportunity to meet the Grinch himself and have their holiday photo taken as he takes over Santa’s chair in Downtown Spokane. Watch out he may steel the Christmas tree!  For more details or to enter to win visit the WestCoast Entertainment website at www.bestofbroadwayspokane.com.

November 26 to 30 

THEATER 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

November 26

KIDS

Kids Night On Broadway. Visit participating Rosauers Supermarket locations from November 4-18 for a “buy one, get one” special ticket offer to “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. A fun family friendly event for the holidays. Activities and goody bags available in the lobby before show-time!

November 27

SPORTS

Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers.  Free Football Sunday, 5:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

November 28 CONCERT Over Sea Under Stone and Lions Beside Us st the Big Dipper. 

November 28 to 29 

ACTIVITY 

Make a Gift Bag! Downtown Library, for more information go to spokanelibrary.org

November 28 to December 24 

HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES

Sponsored by STCU & Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District, catch a ride on a horse drawn carriage downtown at Wall and Main, Fridays 3 to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5pm (Christmas Eve noon to 3pm), for more information contact 509.456.0580.

November 28 to December 18 

ICE SKATING

Free at Riverfront Park with voucher from participating downtown retailers. 

November 28-January 1

LIGHTS

Winter Glow Spectacular. Spokane’s premier holiday lighting festival. Riverfront Park will light up all through the holidays. Kick-off event on Friday November 28. More at www.facebook.com/spokanewinterglow. 

November 29

SING-A-LONG 

Movie: Aladdin, 2 to 4pm, Downtown Library, for more information go to spokanelibrary.org

November 29

MEET THE GRINCH

The Grinch steals the show at Aunties Bookstore. 10am - 
2pm. 

November 29 CONCERT Flying Mammals at the Big Diper. 

November 29

CONCERT 

Eric Hutchinson & Tristan Prettyman, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

The holidays would not be complete without a special family trip downtown for shopping, entertainment and more. With so much happening this holiday season expect to see smiling faces over and over again. We’ve listed some of Spokane’s most favorite downtown events here. Don’t miss out!

December 1 to 25

GRINCHMAS

Stop by Auntie's Bookstore to participate in the "25 Days of Grinchmas" by picking up an "Official Good Deed Tracker Booklet." The tracker is full of suggestions for doing good at home or in your community. Once your heart has grown three sizes by doing at least 3 good deeds, mail a postcard to the publisher and they will donated a book to the Spokane community through First Book! What a great deed you did!

December 1

PLAYTIME 

Build! Construct, build and play with awesome building toys! Every Monday from 3 to 5:30pm Downtown Library, for more information go to spokanelibrary.org

December 2 to December 14 

CHRISTMAS TREE ELEGANCE

Beautifully decorated trees and gifts for raffle at the historic Davenport Hotel & River Park Square, for more information go to www.symphonyassociates.org.

December 3

LESSONS

Dr. Jay Krumbholz will conduct four free singing lesson sessions starting November 5 at 6:30pm at the INB Performing Arts Center. Participants will learn voice management, singing confidence, harmonic chords in the barbershop style, basic sheet music reading, and use of audio learning tracks.  At the conclusion of the lessons, participants and their new friends will be invited to sing YULETIDE FAVORITES with the Pages of Harmony Men's Chorus in a Christmas Cabaret on December 6. www.pagesofharmony.org 

December 4

CONCERT 

Shatner’s World,  We Just Live In It…, 7:30pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

December 4 to 7 

SYMPHONY 

The Nutcracker, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org 

December 5

FIRST FRIDAY 

Monthly art & retail promotion series, Downtown venues, 5 to 8pm, 509.456.0580, for more information go to downtownspokane.net or pick up an Inlander

December 5

FIRST FRIDAY 

 Food Truck Rally on Wall St., for more information go to downtownspokane.net

December 6

MUSICAL 

 Sound of Music Fourth Annual Sing Long, 7pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

December 6

MOBIUS KIDS SANTA BREAKFAST 

Fundraiser, 9 to 11am, Davenport Hotel, for more information go to www.mobiusspokane.org

December 6

CONCERT 

Spokane Jazz Orchestra.  Christmas in NY with guest vocalist Charlotte Carruthers, 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 6

CONCERT 

Pepper: The Movement, New Beat Fund, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

December 6

JINGLE BELL RUN & WALK

 benefits the Arthritis Foundation, Riverfront Park, for more information go to www.SpokaneJingleBellRun.kintera.org

December 6

TEDDY BEAR TEA

 Annual celebration, 11:30am Downtown Library, for more information go to www.spokanelibrary.org or call 509. 444.5300

December 7

CONCERT 

The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts, 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 7

PERFORMANCE

Spokane Poetry Slam. Boots Bakery and Lounge, 24 W Main Avenue. Every first and third Sunday, spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize.  Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner! All ages welcome. Sign ups, 7pm. SLAM, 7:30pm $5 at the door. spokanepoetryslam.org

December 8

CONCERT 

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra: Sung Won Yang, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org 

December 9

LUNCHEON

One of the most popular features of Christmas Tree Elegance has been the holiday luncheons with fashion show featuring local boutiques. The luncheon and tea are held in the Grand Pennington Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel – the luncheon at 11 a.m. for $50 and the tea at 3 p.m. for $35.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 509-458-8733

December 10

CONCERT 

 The Singing Nuns Christmas Concert “King of Kings,” 2pm and 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 10

SPORT

Gonzaga Men’s Basketball vs WUS, 8pm, Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com, ticketswest.com 

December 12

CONCERT 

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide, Christmas from Ireland, 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 13

CONCERT 

Flogging Molly: The Mighty Stef, The Pasadena Band, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

December 13

MUSICAL 

Sing a Long  Movie: Sound of Music, 2 to 4pm, Downtown Library, for more information go to spokanelibrary.org

December 13

KIDS

Kids Day Downtown. Kids, march through downtown on Main from the Downtown Spokane Library in your best holiday theme attire followed by sing along concert and costume awards. Thanks in partnership to the Downtown Spokane Library. Then, music takes over downtown on Wall Street. Come and sing along to your favorites or just watch some of Spokane’s best talent perform live. 3pm.

December 14

READING 

Jan Brett presented by Auntie’s Bookstore New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator, 5pm Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 14

PETS

Paws & Claus – Pet photos with Santa. Bring your cat, dog or other domestic pet to tell Santa their Christmas wishes and have their picture taken! 6 to 7pm, For more information call 509.363.0304.

December 15

CONCERT 

 Down: Orange Goblin, Bl’ast, King Parrot, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

December 15

PERFORMANCE

Spokane Poetry Slam. Every first and third Sunday, spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize.  Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner! All ages welcome. Sign ups, 7pm. SLAM, 8pm. The Bartlett, 228 W Sprague Avenue $5 at the door. spokanepoetryslam.org

December 17

CHILDREN

TEDDY BEAR TEA.  Annual celebration, 2pm, Downtown Library, for more information go to www.spokanelibrary.org or call 509. 444.5300

December 18

CONCERT 

Michael W. Smith Christmas Spectacular, 7pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

December 20 to 21 

SYMPHONY 

Spokane Symphony: Holiday Pops Celebration, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org 

December 26 and 27 

MUSICAL 

RENT presented by Lake City Playhouse & Friends of the Bing, 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheather.com

December 31

SYMPHONY 

Spokane Symphony Associates invites you to Puttin’ On The Ritz, A special celebration to ring in the New Year, for more information go to symphonyassociates.org.

December 31

SYMPHONY 

Spokane Symphony New Year’s Eve Special: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 7:30 to 8:30, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org 

December 31 to January 1 

FIRST NIGHT 

Celebrate the New Year at First Night, for more information go to Firstnightspokane.org

 


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