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.

 

September 5-21

THEATER

These Shining Lives by Melaine Marnich, Directed by Matthew Day, Stage Left, for more information go to spokanestageleft.org.

September 19-January 24

EXHIBIT

A T. Rex Named Sue. Mobius Science Center. Discovered in the cliffs of South Dakota was the most complete and preserved T.Rex ever found. Now, some 67 million years later Sue’s found her way to Spokane. Don’t worry she won’t bite. More

September 19–October 19

MUSICAL

Fiddler on the Roof, Spokane Civic Theatre, for more information go to spokanecivictheatre.com or call 509-325-2507.

September 20

WALK

Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Mission Park, 1200 E. Mission, 10am.  Walkers arrive between 9 and 9:30. Register, donate or to learn more at www.outofthedarkness.org or call 888-333-2377.

September 20

RUN

Glow in the Park | A family friendly 5k electric run happening on September 20th at the Spokane Convention Center and Downtown Spokane. Find out more

September 20

FESTIVAL

Fiesta Spokane at Riverfront Park. Part of a month-long celebration. More

September 20

MUSIC

LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends, most people know LeRoy Bell for being a finalist on TV’s the X Factor in 2011, 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com.

September 20

TRAINING

Hands-only CPR is fast, easy to learn and helps save lives. Join the American Red Cross and Premera Blue Cross for this FREE hands-only (compression-only) CPR training. All participants receive 30 minute training and first aid kit at no cost. This is not a CPR certification course. Open to the first 300 people who register. Must be at least 12 years old to participate. www.redcross.org/savealifespokane

September 20-21 

MUSIC

The Spokane Symphony launches its 2014-15 Season with a program of Romantic masterpieces, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org.

September 20-21

ROLLERDERBY

Lilac City Rollergirls, 5:30-9:30pm, Spokane Convention Center Exhibit Hall C, for more information go to spokanecenter.com.

September 21 

MUSIC

Orenda Fink with guests. $8 Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

September 22 

MUSIC

The CRY. (Portland) with guests. $5 Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

September 23

GRAND OPENING

The Grand Opening Celebration of the WSU Connections store is all day Sept. 23! The store is open from 10 am to 6pm. The official ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30pm. Head to the corner of Riverside and Wall to take advantage of special offers. More

September 25

THEATER

Lilac City Fairy Tales: Music and Literature from Local Muses, will feature seven published, award-winning writers, two locally celebrated bands, and a panel of five local arts organizers, 7pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com.

September 26

FUNDRAISER

An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson, Keynote Speaker at Life Services’ 2014 Annual Fall Fundraiser, 7pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com.

September 25 

MUSIC

Salsa night. Salsa lessons at 8pm $5, dancing FREE at 8:45pm. The Big Dipper. More

September 26

FESTIVAL

Bridal Festival, the Bridal Festival is your best resource for wedding planning in the Inland Northwest Spokane Convention Center Exhibit Hall A, for more information go to spokanecenter.com.

September 26 

MUSIC

Tanzer4 Battle of the Bands round 1. $10 advance, $15 DOS. Four bands per night, three nights - all 12 competing for $5,000 in prizes. The Big Dipper. More

September 27

MUSIC

Spokane Symphony Superpops: The King – The Music of Elvis, 8pm, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org.

September 27

HOCKEY

Spokane Chiefs vs Tri-City Americans Bud Light Opening Night, 7:05pm, Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com, ticketswest.com or 509.535.PUCK, for a full Spokane Chief’s schedule go to SpokaneChiefs.com.

September 27 

MUSIC

Same Sky Hip Hop show with Tonsofun and guests Jaeda, Rick Rollin, Deadly D, Wax 808, Abomb and more. $5 Doors at 8pm. The Big Dipper. More

September 28 

RACE

El Katif Shriner’s Duck Race, Riverfront Park. Check-in starts at 11am, race at 12:30pm. After the race, join for the Duck Drop at 2:30pm: the exciting start to the famous El Katif Shriners Duck Race down the Spokane River! Register

September 28

MUSIC

Conor Oberst, Rock/Pop, 8pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com.

September 29

MUSIC

The Bob Curnow Big Band. $8. Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

September 30

MUSIC

Casting Crowns: The Thrive Tour, Christian hit makers Casting Crowns are bringing their Thrive Tour to the Pacific Northwest, along with Grammy Award winner Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets. Star Theater of the Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com.

October 1-31

ARTS MONTH

October 2014 is CREATE SPOKANE: a month-long celebration of local arts and culture across creative industries and arts disciplines. Presented by Spokane Arts. More

October 1

FUNDRAISER

YWCA of Spokane Women of Achievement Impact Luncheon, Spokane Convention Center, 11:30am to 1:30pm. For 32 years, this event has celebrated high achieving women in the community. One of the main goals is to raise awareness of domestic violence in our community. All proceeds benefit the YWCA's services for domestic violence victims. More

October 2-18

THEATER

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, investigate mysterious case of the “Hound of Hell,” Interplayers, for more information go to interplayers theatre.org

October 2

TRIVIA

The first annual Spokane Trivia Championship to benefit Spokane Public Library through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and technology advances. Rhe Bing Crosby Theater, 7pm.  More

October 3

FIRST FRIDAY

Monthly art & retail promotion series, Downtown venues, for more information go to the interactive map or pick up an Inlander.

October 3

MUSIC

An Evening with Antsy McClain, singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain writes what he knows: The good life, 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com

October 3

MUSIC

Pixies with Special Guest Royal Blood, most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement with their new iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound, 8pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

October 3

THEATER

Bash by Neil Labute, Directed by Jaun Mas, Stage Left Theater, for more information go to spokanestageleft.org

October 3 

MUSIC

Folkinception with Pine League $7 Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 4

MUSIC

KPBX Kids’ Concert: Urban Coyote Bush Band FREE at River Park Square. Ken Raymond, Paul Tapp, and Jim Roberts play folk songs from the Australian Bushland, the British Isles, and Appalachia. All ages are invited to learn a new song or two and sing out. Presented by Spokane Public Radio KPBX 91.1 FM.

October 4

HOCKEY

Spokane Chiefs vs Prince George Cougars, 7:05pm, Spokane Arena, for more information go to spokanearena.com, ticketswest.com or 509.535.PUCK, for a full Spokane Chief’s schedule go to SpokaneChiefs.com

October 4 

MUSIC

Tanzer4 Battle of the Bands round 2. 4 bands. $10 advance, $15 DOS. The Big Dipper. More

October 5

MUSIC

Aaron Carter, This Boy That Girl, Matt Ryan King, Rock/Pop, 8pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

October 7

READING

Story Time every Tuesday and Friday, 10am & 10:30am, Downtown Library, for more information go to spokanelibrary.org

October 8

MUSIC

Cash’d Out, Johnny Cash music, 8:30pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

October 9

Q & A

SPR Presents Dr. Zorba Paster. 7 pm at the Bing. The host of the public radio program Zorba Paster On Your Health comes to Spokane with a Q&A and advice from his book, The Longevity Code. Meet a family doc who respects alternative treatments and talks common sense health. Tickets available through TicketsWest. Proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio KPBX 91.1 KSFC 91.9 KPBZ 90.3.

October 10

FUN-RAISER

Beyond Pink- A designer bra fashion supporting early detection of breast disease, Spokane Convention Center Integra Telecom Ballroom 100AB, for more information go to spokanecenter.com

October 10 

MUSIC

Working Spliffs with Gary Yeoman $5 Doors at 8pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 11 

MUSIC

Tanzer4 Battle of the Bands round 3. 4 bands $10 advance $15 DOS. The Big Dipper. More

October 11&12

MUSIC

Spokane Symphony Classics: Yang Plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org

October 12

MARATHON

Spokane Marathon, Riverfront Park. More

October 12

MUSIC

Carbon Leaf, “Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as ‘ether-electrified porch music’, 7pm, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com

October 15

THEATER

Benefit performance ot Fiddler on the Roof, proceeds support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Spokane. 7:30pm at the Spokane Civic Theatre. General Admission tickets are only $35 each. All money from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the kids enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring program. Get tickets

October 15 

MUSIC

Rags and Ribbons and Kiven (LA) $7. Hailing from Portland, OR, Rags & Ribbons have become known for exploring the balance between joy, regret, desire, and yearning through delicately crafted pop songs. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com. The Big Dipper. More

October 16-19

THEATER

Blue Man Group, The High-Octane Theatrical Experience, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

October 17 

MUSIC

MN Industrial metal band Thira returns to Spokane. $8 Doors at 8pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 17-November 16

MUSICAL

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, A Chilling & Riveting Drama, Spokane Civic Theatre, for more information go to spokanecivictheatre.com or call 509-325-2507

October 18 

MUSIC

Vancouver BC rapper SonReal with guests. $8 Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 20 

MUSIC

The Bob Curnow Big Band $8 Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 22 

MUSIC

Spokane International Film Festival Screening. Doors 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 23 

MUSIC

Burlesque show. The Big Dipper. More

October 24

MUSIC

Allen Stone Bad Rabbits, The BGP, Rock/Pop, 8pm, Knitting Factory Concert House, for more information go to sp.knittingfactory.com or ticketweb.com

October 24 

MUSIC

Tanzer4 Battle of the Bands round 4, finals. The winning bands from the first three nights compete. $10 advance $15 DOS. The Big Dipper. More

October 25

FUNDRAISER

Pumpkin Ball, keeping kids in our community healthy and safe, Spokane Convention Center, for more information go to spokanecenter.com

October 25

FUNDRAISER

Annual Ghost Ball, 7pm to midnight, Riverside Event Center. Appetizers, full no-host bar, dancing, photography, auctions and raffles. Benefiting Elevations - A Children's Therapy Resource Foundation. Costumes encouraged but not required. www.ghostball.org

October 25

MUSIC

Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group delivers classic hits from American Radio Songbook composed of recent leading case from Jersey Boys, 7:30pm, INB Performing Arts Center, for more information go to inbpac.com

October 25-26

MUSIC

Spokane Symphony Classics: Mozart and Strauss, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, for more information go to foxtheaterspokane.org

October 25 & 26

MUSICAL THEATER

Tommy, a profound and powerful story about a "deaf, dumb and blind kid", named Tommy and how he touches the lives of the people and the world around him, Bing Crosby Theater, for more information go to bingcrosbytheater.com

October 29 & 30

MUSIC

Spokane Symphony 4th Grade Music Encounter. Fourth graders in the Spokane region and all fourth and fifth graders in Northern Idaho are invited to attend the Music Encounter concerts. The full orchestra introduces the instruments and their unique sounds in these 50 minute interactive concerts for schools. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. More

October 30

BALL

COSTUME BALL AND AWARDS PRESENTATION Arts Month will culminate in a Costume Ball, a festive way for Inland Northwest innovators to come together and celebrate the creative diversity unique to our region.  At this time, celebrate the Spokane Arts Awards, recognizing the people and organizations in our community providing distinctive contributions to the arts. The Davenport Hotel. More

October 30 

MUSIC

Salsa Night. 45 minute lessons $5, then FREE dancing. Doors at 7:30pm. The Big Dipper. More

October 31 

MUSIC

Tone Collaborative, Bodhi Drip Halloween party. The Big Dipper. More


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