Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Inlander Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, with more than 70 restaurants from Airway Heights to Coeur d’Alene offering three-course meals for a fixed price. But if you want a little extra entertainment with your dinner, we included some suggestions in the guide and have a few more here:

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

SOMETHING CLASSIC: The Northwest Bach Festival events span multiple weeks, including Zuill Bailey’s performances of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello at six different historic locations around Spokane. The second of the six happens tonight at Luxe. (6 pm, $20, Luxe Ballroom, 1017 W. 1st Ave.)
$18 Fire Artisan Pizza • $28 Scratch Restaurant and Rain Lounge

SOMETHING HIP: The Thermals, a trio of punk rockers out of Portland, are bringing their lo-fi sound and insightful lyrics to the Bartlett. (8 pm, $15, The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague)
$28 Herbal Essence Cafe • $18 Post Street Ale House

SOMETHING THEATRICAL: Interplayers’ latest is a play about an actor. But not just any actor — legendary John Barrymore, portrayed in his final days by Patrick Treadway. This is opening night for Barrymore, with additional performances through the weekend. (7:30 pm, $12-28, Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard)
$28 Europa • $18 Stacks at Steam Plant

SOMETHING TO WHET YOUR APPETITE: Author Tami Parr will be at Auntie’s for a signing, discussion and tasting for her historical book, Pacific Northwest Cheeses. (6:30 pm, free, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.)
$28 Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie • $28 Hills’ Restaurant and Lounge

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

SOMETHING CASUAL: Businesses in downtown Coeur d’Alene host musicians for the monthly music walk, making it a perfect excuse for a before- or after-dinner stroll. (Free, downtown Cda)
The Cellar, 317 Sherman Ave., Cda • Dockside

SOMETHING VIOLENT: Watch local mixed martial arts fighters take to the octagon at Northern Quest. Champ Julianna Pena, now injured, will be making an appearance to support her Spokane teammates. (7 pm, $45-$75, Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd.)
$18 EPIC at Northern Quest • $18 Fai’s Noodle House • $28 Legends of Fire

SOMETHING FUNNY: "Hey girl, I saw you lookin' all fly in your pink tights at the grocery store," or "To all the crappy people who can't drive, I have a serious beef with you... " Blue Door Theatre is taking improv inspiration from the “I Saw You” pages of the Inlander. (8 pm, $7-$9, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland)
$18 Webster’s Ranch House Saloon • $28 Downriver Grill

SOMETHING IRISH-Y: Keith Roberts will be the first to tell you that his band Young Dubliners is not just some Irish band — Roberts is from Ireland, but the rest of the Dubliners are veterans of the Los Angeles rock scene. Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities early when they visit the Knitting Factory, or even earlier as O’Doherty’s hosts a special Guinness night to benefit firefighters. (8 pm, $14, Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague)
$18 O’Doherty’s Irish Grille • $18 The District Bar

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

SOMETHING CIVIC: Celebrate influential women with our own local influential women — a handful of speakers representing politics, the arts, science and more will speak at Boots, and you’ll still have time to get to an early dinner reservation. ($3 pm, free, Boots Bakery & Lounge, 24 W. Main)$18 Saranac • $28 Luigi’s

SOMETHING WONDROUS: Alice in Wonderland doesn’t have to be bright Disney colors, as the steampunk production at Gonzaga shows. And the matinee ends in time for a stroll around campus and an early dinner. (2 pm, $10-$15, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone)
$28 Clover • $18 Stir Eatery & Lounge

SOMETHING EPIC: The Civic and the Spokane Symphony are partnering to bring back Les Mis for just one weekend. Go hear the people sing, then eat a fancy dinner. (7:30 pm, $10-$125, The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague)
$28 Safari Room • $18 Twigs

SOMETHING TO BURN OFF THE CALORIES: Go for a day or evening skate at the Ice Palace during its final weekend of 2014, or take a walk across the falls in Riverfront Park.
$28 Clinkerdagger • $18 Rock City Grill

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

SOMETHING CLASSIC: In one of the four Festival Classics concerts of the Northwest Bach Festival, Piers Lane performs Complete Chopin Nocturnes by Candlelight on piano at St. John’s Cathedral. (5 pm, $25-$50, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave.)
$28 Manito Tap House • $18 Maggie’s on the Hill

SOMETHING HOLLYWOOD: Sure, you could watch the Academy Awards at home, or you could get dolled up, go for an elegant, early dinner and then watch the Academy Awards on the big screen surrounded by the restored opulence of the Bing. ($5 pm, $15, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague)
$28 Palm Court Grill at the Davenport • $18 Bistango

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