Make a Night of it!

THERE DOESN’T NEED TO BE A SPECIAL OCCASION in order to enjoy the sights and sounds taking place around the region during this year’s Inlander Restaurant Week! Use this handy list to plan an amazing night out.

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February 23rd

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FEBRUARY 23RD

Lachlan Patterson

Lachlan Patterson was almost the Last Comic Standing. Now the fan-favorite and runner-up on the popular NBC series is selling out stand-up comedy shows all across North America. Patterson will bring his accessible, observational comedy to Spokane Comedy Club for three nights – five shows total – during Inlander Restaurant Week. Feb. 23; 8 pm, Feb 24-25; 8 pm & 10:30 pm, $10-$16, must be 21 with valid identification, Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave., spokanecomedyclub.com


Spokane Empire vs. Green Bay Blizzard

With plenty of casual restaurants to choose from, Inlander Restaurant Week doesn’t have to be a fancy occasion. So put on your orange and black, head out to dinner and then cheer on the Spokane Empire in their home opener against Green Bay. Feb. 23; 7pm, $13-95,  Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., spokanearena.com


International Guitar Night

Four world-renowned guitarists from around the globe join forces to celebrate musical diversity and bring their innovative talents to the stage. Featured guitarists include Lulo Reinhardt, Debashish Bhattacharya, Luca Stricagnoli, and Christian Dozza. Feb. 23; 7:30 pm, $27-$37, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., bingcrosbytheater.com, 901 W. Sprague Ave., bingcrosbytheater.com


Gonzaga Women vs. San Diego

After an early dinner or a late lunch, watch the Gonzaga women’s basketball team take on San Diego. Thu, Feb. 23, at 6 pm. $3-$8. McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati. gozags.com

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February 24th

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FEBRUARY 24TH

Blake Shelton: Doing it To Country Songs Tour

Country music superstar Blake Shelton brings his Doing it To Country Songs Tour to the Spokane Arena. The tour follows the 2016 release of Shelton’s 10th studio album in the week of its release. Feb. 24; 7:30pm. $32.50-72.50. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., spokanearena.com


A Little Night Music

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around traveling actress Desirée Armfeldt and the two men who love her. Both men — as well as their jealous and suspicious wives — agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. Feb. 23-24; 7:30pm, Feb. 25; 2pm, March 2-4; 7:30 pm, $30, Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St., spokanecivictheatre.com

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February 25th

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FEBRUARY 25TH

Spokane Symphony Classics 7: Kaleidoscope of French Virtuosity

What better way to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Ravel’s death than listening to some of his greatest works.  La Valse parodies the waltz, symbol of Austrian-Hungarian imperialism; Rhaposie espagnole is a portrait of Spain painted in four dances; and Boléro is 15-minutes of a simple melody that builds through orchestration, ending in a burst of fireworks. Also on the program are Schmitt’s Tragedy of Salome, which Stravinsky praised as “one of the greatest masterpieces of modern music,” and “Le Soleil” from Richard Dubugnon’s Arcanes Symphoniques. Feb. 25; 8pm, Feb. 26; 3pm. $15-$54. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., foxtheaterspokane.com


Spokane Chiefs vs. Tri-City Americans

Cheer on the Chiefs as they take on the Tri-City Americans at the Spokane Arena. Start your evening with an early dinner or celebrate a victory (hopefully) with a post-game Restaurant Week meal and some local beer. Feb. 25; 7:05pm. $10-23. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., spokanearena.com

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February 26th

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FEBRUARY 26TH

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

This live multi-media show takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band and features the hits you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “ I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude”. Feb. 26; 6:30 pm, $29.50-$49.50, INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., www.inbpac.com


Spokane Chiefs vs. Kelowna

Go ahead and work up an appetite cheering on the Chiefs at this early evening game vs. Kelowna, then fill up at one of the participating Inlander Restaurant Week hotspots. Feb. 26; 5:05 pm. $10-23. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., spokanearena.com

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February 27th

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FEBRUARY 27TH

Titans of the Ice Age: Mammoths and Mastodons

This touring exhibit from the Field Museum of Chicago explores the fascinating ancient history of giant Pleistocene beasts who once roamed the earth, including right here in the Inland Northwest. Show runs through May 7; museum open Tue-Sun, from 10 am-5 pm (until 8 pm on Wednesday). $10-$15 admission. The MAC, 2316 W. First. northwestmuseum.org (456-3931)


Northwest Bach Festival

Running almost exactly with the dates of Restaurant Week, Festival Director Zuill Bailey is back, fresh off his Grammy nomination, leading another ambitious series of concerts. Guests include pianist Piers Lane, harpsichordist John Bodinger and soprano Danielle Talamantes, performing the works of Ellington, Debussy and, of course, Bach. Many events are at Barrister Winery; check nwbachfest.com for details.

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February 28th

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FEBRUARY 28TH

Kinky Boots

With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Feb 28-March 4; show times vary. $32.50-$77.50 INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., wcebroadway.com/shows/kinky-boots

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March 1st

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MARCH 1ST

Adam DeVine’s Weird Life

Workaholics fans of the Inland Northwest rejoice! Adam DeVine’s “Weird Life” standup tour makes its way to Spokane during this year’s Inlander Restaurant Week. Granted, some of you might know him not from Workaholics, but from his roles in the Pitch Perfect movies, as a nanny on Modern Family or from the recent Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. March 1; 8:30 pm Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. 

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March 3rd

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MARCH 3RD

First Friday

Art galleries and businesses across downtown Spokane and beyond host monthly receptions to showcase new displays of art. March 3; 5-8 pm, free, downtownspokane.org


After Dark

Get in a night full of laughs from some of Spokane’s funniest folks at the Blue Door Theatre. This twice-monthly series is a mature audience version of the BDT’s monthly show. Fri, Feb. 24 and Fri, March 3, at 8 pm. $7/person. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. bluedoortheatre.com (747-7045)


Marshall McLean Album Release

The popular Spokane folk musician/songwriter and his band perform a concert celebrating the release of their second full-length record, Sodak. They’re joined by openers Bart Budwig and Jeffrey Martin. Fri, March 3, at 8 pm. $20. All ages. The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague. bartlettspokane.com 

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March 4th

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MARCH 4TH

Brian Posehn

This longtime comedian has a huge resume of TV appearances, YouTube views, festival bookings and more. See him live in Spokane and get ready to laugh your butts off. March 2-4, at 8 pm, also March 3-4, at 10:30 pm. $20-$27. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague. Spokanecomedyclub.com (318-9998)