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Friday May 06, 2016

Featured Events

Disney's Newsies

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines… Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

First Friday

First Friday showcases visual and performance artists throughout the downtown region.

Spring Release Wine Weekend

  • May 06, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • noon-5 pm
  • Tasting fees may apply
  • Spokane Area Wineries

Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at some of Spokane's finest wineries. New wines will be released and ready to taste at various wineries. Use the Cork District Map to plan your route.

Today's Events

A Bright New Boise

This winner of the 2011 Obie Award puts us in the bleak, corporate break room of a big box store in Idaho where someone is summoning The Rapture. The employee break room is the site where the thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances are put on the table. With great eloquence and compa... More

After Dark

  • May 06, 2016 to December 02, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • 10 pm
  • $7, Reservations recommended
  • Blue Door Theatre
  • 815 W Garland Ave
  • Spokane, WA 99205
  • (509) 747-7045

Join the Blue Door Players on the first and last Friday of the month for improvised story telling like no other. This show will contain adult language and situations - not recommended for those under 16 years old.

Arabian Nights at Azars

  • May 06, 2016
  • 6:30 pm
  • Free show, must purchase dinner
  • Azars Greek Restaurant
  • 2501 N Monroe St
  • Spokane, WA 99205

Enjoy unique cultural entertainment featuring rotating dancers every month. Indulge in delicious Greek cuisine with a Turkish coffee or imported wine as you sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Bill Bozly

Live music in the Nighthawk Lounge.

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bring your coworkers, friends, and family to help make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in the Inland Northwest by raising donations! At the end of the campaign, everyone who participated in the fundraising is invited to a bowling party, which includes free bowling, food, beverages, givea... More

Eclectic Approach

Live music in the Nighthawk Lounge.

Elise Engler: A Year on Broadway

  • May 06, 2016 (Recurring every week day)
  • Mon: 9 am-2 pm, Tue: 9 am-noon & 2-5 pm, Wed-Thur: 9 am-5 pm, Fri: noon-5 pm
  • Free
  • EWU Downtown Student Gallery
  • 404 2nd Street
  • Cheney, WA 99004
  • 359-6802

Elise Engler's exhibit features prints of the 250 blocks of New York's famous street, drawn within a year. An artist's reception will be held on Thursday, April 21 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The exhibit is part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.


  • May 06, 2016 to May 22, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Thur-Sat: 7:30 pm, Sun: 2 pm
  • $22
  • Spokane Civic Theatre
  • 1020 N Howard St
  • Spokane, WA 99201
  • 509-325-2507

Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when they decide to share their diaries with one another, the boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, ... More

Harlem Ambassadors

  • May 06, 2016
  • 7 pm
  • $10/adults, $7/students and seniors, Free for ages 5 and under
  • University High School
  • 12420 E 32nd Ave
  • Spokane Valley, WA 99216
  • (509) 280-7471

The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. Call for tickets or pay at the door. Presented by the Spokane Valley Kiwanis.

Jazz Under the Stars - Auction and Dessert

  • May 06, 2016
  • 6:30-9:30 pm
  • $15/door, $10/advance
  • Central Valley High School
  • 821 S Sullivan Rd
  • Spokane Valley, WA 99037

This fundraising event includes a dessert and silent auction to benefit the Central Valley High School Band programs. Auction items include resort packages, theater tickets, Seahawks items, and other fabulous gift baskets. Come listen to the award winning CVHS Jazz band! Enjoy dessert and bid on g... More

Moorea Bellydance Collective Gala Show

  • May 06, 2016
  • 6:30 pm
  • $10/advance, $15/door
  • Spokane Women's Club
  • 1428 W 9th Ave
  • Spokane, WA 99204
  • (508) 953-7519

A lively evening of professional bellydance and fusion dances from around the globe! Treat yourself, a loved one, or mom (just in time for Mother's Day!) There will be snacks and beverages, and an awesome selection of vendors. 50% of all profits will go to Violence against Women of the Palouse. Don'... More

Once More With Feeling

The Blue Door Theatre is celebrating 20 years of laughs in Spokane in true improv style - they are re-visiting as many previous improvised comedy show formats as possible. There are four Fridays in May and over 50 formats. Expect a fast paced fun walk down memory lane! Rated for General Audiences. ... More

Reading by Thor Hanson

Join acclaimed biologist Thor Hanson for an evening of story and rhyme in celebration of his new children’s book, Bartholomew Quill. Tour the animal kingdom from a crow’s point of view in this whimsical mix of science and poetry. Bartholomew Quill is clever and curious, but he doesn&rs... More

Senior Art Exhibition: The Space Between

The Whitworth University Art Department is proud to present the 2016 Senior Exhibition. An eclectic and engaging selection of works from Art and Graphic Design Majors will be on display. You are also invited to celebrate with this year’s graduating class at an opening reception on April 12 at... More

Whitworth Men's Chorus Spring Sing

  • May 06, 2016
  • 7:30 pm
  • Whitworth Presbyterian Church
  • 312 W Hawthorne Rd
  • Spokane, WA 99218
  • (509) 777-3280

This concert is in Quall Hall at Whitworth Presbyterian Church.

Ongoing Events & Shows

Block Prints and Serigraphs of Norma Bassett Hall

  • May 06, 2016 to May 29, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • 10 am-5 pm
  • $10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students with ID, Free for children under 5. Half price admission on Tuesdays
  • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
  • 2316 W 1st Ave
  • Spokane, WA 99201
  • (509) 456-3931

This will be the first solo exhibition of Norma Basset Hall’s work since her death in 1957, and is the first time that more than sixty of her prints have been gathered for exhibition since being removed from her Rancho del Rio studio more than fifty years ago. Hall was born in Halsey, ... More


  • May 06, 2016 to May 28, 2016 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Thur: 2-6 pm, Fri: noon-8 pm, Sat: noon to 8 pm
  • Free
  • Saranac Art Projects
  • 25 W Main St, Ste 110
  • Spokane, WA 99201
  • (509) 624-8566

An exhibit featuring sculpture and drawings by Juvention Aranda, works on paper by Rachel Smith, clay and photo collage by Lisa Nappa, and prints by Jenny Hyde.The exhibition explores the ultimate fragility of concepts we fabricate to construct our realities.

Dueling Pianos

  • May 06, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • 8:30 pm
  • The Ridler Piano Bar
  • 718 W Riverside Ave
  • Spokane, WA 99212
  • (509) 822-7938

Great performances from great entertainers.

Forager Oracle: Paintings of Neicy Frey

The work of Spokane artist, Neicy Frey will be featured during the month of May Iron Goat Brewery’s new downtown Spokane location. The collection of acrylic paintings, titled Forager Oracle, depicts luscious, larger-than-life mushrooms in their natural habitats. A First Friday artist reception... More

New Moon Art Gallery Eco-Moon Show

The April-May show is called "Eco-Moon" in honor of Earth Day! The art will include elements that are recycled or re-purposed. They will showcase an eclectic collection created from re-used flooring samples. Artisans were given these sample boards and asked to use their own creativity to ... More

Photography Exhibit

  • May 06, 2016 to May 23, 2016 (Recurring every week day)
  • 10am-4pm
  • Free
  • Touchmark Retirement Community
  • 2929 S Waterford Dr
  • Spokane, WA 99203
  • (509) 536-2929

See the world through the lens of Touchmark Retirement Community's residents, family members and staff. If you enjoy photography, you'll enjoy this special exhibit!

River Ridge Association of Fine Arts Venues

The 70+ artists and artisans of River Ridge Association of Fine Arts display their works at the following locations in Spokane: Maggie's and Forza on the South Hill, Park Place in Spokane Valley, United Way Downtown, and Little Garden Cafe and Garland Sandwich Shoppe in North Spokane.

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