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Inlanders Guide to First Night 

by The Inlander & r & & r & All First Night events require a First Night button for admission. Buttons are available at businesses listed at


firstnightspokane.org or call 252-5027.





MUSIC





CONVENTION CENTER | Eric Herman 3 -- 3:30PM; 4:30--5PM


CENTERSTAGE | Sarsaparilla Sally's 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CONVENTION CENTER | 11th Hour Festival feat. Auralust, Derby, Vax Lavala, Small Town Nation, If You're Lucky, Unison 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CRESCENT COURT UPSTAIRS | Keeler, Melvin, Morse 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CRESCENT COURT DOWNSTAIRS | Matt DeRyan 7 -- MIDNIGHT


HOLLY MASON | Just Plain Darin 7 -- 9 PM


LC AUDITORIUM | Contemporary Praise Band 7 -- 8 PM; 10 -- 11 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE AUDITORIUM | Celtic Nots, An Dochas, the Haran Irish Dancers 7 -- MIDNIGHT


MASONIC TEMPLE COMMANDER BALLROOM | Rhymes with Orange 7 -- 9 PM


RIVER PARK SQUARE ATRIUM | Rex James 7 -- MIDNIGHT


KRESS STAGE | Thistle n' Thyme 7 -- 10 PM


STA PLAZA | Spokane Youth Symphony 7 -- 10PM


OUR LADY OF LOURDES | Spokane Symphony 7:30 -- 9:30PM


LC AUDITORIUM | Bethel B.A.S.I.C. Gospel Choir 8 -- 9 PM


HOLLY MASON | Chris Brown 9 -- MIDNIGHT


LC AUDITORIUM | Classic Praise 9 -- 10 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE COMMANDER BALLROOM | Ashe 9 -- MIDNIGHT


SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY | Emma's Nasty Apple 9 -- MIDNIGHT


KRESS STAGE | Abe Kenney & amp; Chang Lee 10 -- MIDNIGHT


STA PLAZA | Trailer Park Girls 10 -- MIDNIGHT








VISUAL ARTS





BANK OF AMERICA GALLERY | Inland Empire Bonsai Society, Tom Quinn, Spokane Camera Club ALL NIGHT


BING CROSBY THEATER | Bing Crosby Memorabilia 7 -- 8 PM


CHASE GALLERY | Gallery display ALL NIGHT


COLOR ME MINE | Paint your own pottery ALL NIGHT


DOUBLE TREE ENTRANCE | Spokane Porcelain Artists ALL NIGHT


GOODWORKS GALLERY | Gallery display ALL NIGHT


INTERPLAYERS ENTRANCE | Fabric and Glass ALL NIGHT


INTERPLAYERS GELLHORN GALLERY | Gay Waldman ALL NIGHT


MAIN AND POST | Earlenson Art Glass, street performers, glass blowing, ice carving, fire sculptures ALL NIGHT


KRESS GALLERY | Gallery display ALL NIGHT


RIVERFRONT PARK PAVILION | Creative Memories scrap booking ALL NIGHT


STA PLAZA | Albatross Studio, Lydia Quinones Spinning demo ALL NIGHT








THEATRE





CONVENTION CENTER | Masque Theater 4 -- 4:30PM; 5 -- 5:30 PM


CONVENTION CENTER | Dick Frost magic show 4 -- 4:30PM; 5 -- 5:30PM


BANK OF AMERICA | Spokane Children's Theater 7 -- 9 PM


CENTERSTAGE | Variety Show 7 -- MIDNIGHT


INTERPLAYERS | Snehpets Puppetry 7 -- 10PM


INTERPLAYERS | Masque Theater 10 -- MIDNIGHT








FILM and LITERATURE





CONVENTION CENTER | Kenn Nesbitt 3:30 -- 4PM; 5:30 -- 6PM


CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS | NxNW 48 Hour Film Festival 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CRESCENT COURT | Get Lit! 7 -- MIDNIGHT








COMEDY





CONVENTION CENTER | Brothers From Different Mothers 3:30 -- 4 PM; 4:30 -- 5 PM


CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST | Blue Door Theater 7 -- 9PM


CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST | Brothers From Different Mothers 9 -- MIDNIGHT








DANCE





CONVENTION CENTER | Theater Ballet of Spokane 3 -- 3:30 PM; 5:30 -- 6 PM


809 W. MAIN | Ben Preslee Klein and the Rockabellies 7 -- MIDNIGHT


DOUBLE TREE | Spokane Dance Company 7 -- 9 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE BALLROOM | NW Hula 7 -- 9 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE FALLS ROOM | NW Renaissance Festival 7 -- 9 PM


CONNEXION DEL TANGO | Tango Lessons 7 -- MIDNIGHT


DOUBLE TREE | Spokane Jazz Orchestra 7 -- MIDNIGHT


BING CROSBY THEATER | Theater Ballet of Spokane 7:30 -- 8 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE BALLROOM | Silver Spurs 9 -- 10 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE BALLROOM | Participatory Contra Dancing 10 -- MIDNIGHT


LC AUDITORIUM | Eternal Story in Dance 11 -- MIDNIGHT





OTHER


CONVENTION CENTER | Northwest Hula 5:30 -- 6PM


CAROUSEL | Free Carousel Rides 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CRESCENT COURT UPSTAIRS | Raging Grannies 7 -- MIDNIGHT


CONVENTION CENTER | Kung Fu For Life 3:30 -- 4 PM; 4:30 -- 5 PM


ICE PALACE | Free Ice Skating 7 -- MIDNIGHT


MOBIUS KIDS | Eric Herman & amp; Kenn Nesbitt 7 -- 8 PM


RIVERFRONT PARK CLOCKTOWER MEADOW | Free snowboard rail jam 7 - 10:40 PM


STA PLAZA | Spokane Youth Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo 7 -- MIDNIGHT


MOBIUS KIDS | Dick Frost & amp; Eric Herman 8 -- 9 PM


MASONIC TEMPLE FALLS ROOM | Kung Fu for Life 9 -- MIDNIGHT








FIRST NIGHT PICKS





KIDS NIGHT





Festivities for kids will be back under one roof this year. Kids' Night Out organizers roamed the globe to find the biggest holiday celebrations, so children will explore the seven continents -- yes, even Antarctica has a holiday -- through crafts and artistic traditions. Some highlights:





Heritage Day, celebrated in almost all the countries of Africa, honors the diversity of African traditions. Children will make African-inspired drums, masks and jewelry.





At the Asia venue, children can make Chinese yoyos, dragon masks, Japanese origami and samurai hats to ring in the Chinese and Japanese New Years.





Kids will make their own English crackers -- that's the pull-apart kind filled with candy and charms -- to be "cracked" open on New Year's Day.





--ANN M. COLFORD








Kid's Night Out runs 3pm to 5:30pm at the New Convention Center








11TH HOUR





"Well Jekyl had his Hyde / and Frankenstein his bride / and I fear I've become the two combined." Truer words were never spoken (though wouldn't that be "three combined?"), but just who spoke them will be up to you to find out. This'll be fun, like a rock scavenger hunt: one of the bands in this year's stacked Eleventh Hour teen par-tay penned those words, then threw them over a more or less pop-punky bed. It's up to you to find them. The pop punk mention doesn't give anything away, because even rock opera revivalists Vax Lavala have a bit of Green Dayishness in them.





Unison, the North Idaho Christ Wavers, kick the event off at 7pm, followed by If You're Lucky, each playing half-hour sets. Small Town Nation, the aforementioned Vax Lavala, and Man of Action roundout the locals. The event is headlined by Portland's Auralust.


--LUKE BAUMGARTEN





Eleventh Hour runs from 7pm to midnight at the new Convention Center








GET LIT





Duck in from the rabble and the noise outside with an evening of fiction and poetry in this scaled-back version of Get Lit!, the great literary blowout held each year in April. Though not as star-studded as the spring affair, the First Night edition still boasts some of the finer writers in the region. (Notably absent, however, is this year's National Book Award contender, Jess Walter.) Highlights include Willow Springs editor Sam Ligon, fiction writer and bluegrass fiddler Greg Spatz, and a pair of Gonzaga poets in Tod Marshall and Grace Danborn.





Stick around for the "Mystery Reader" at 10:30 pm. We're not sure if this is going to be somebody reading a mystery story, or just an as-yet-unnamed local reader. Or both. Either way, we're crossing our fingers that it'll be Lee Majors. That guy can make anything sound good.


--JOEL SMITH





Get Lit! runs from 7pm to midnight at Crescent Court Upstairs








VENUES





(Note: All venues for First Night are located in downtown Spokane.)





BANK OF AMERICA GALLERY


601 W Riverside Ave.


BING CROSBY THEATER


901 W Sprague Ave.


CENTERSTAGE


1017 W 1st Ave.


CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST


518 W 3rd Ave.


CHASE GALLERY


808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Lower Level


CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS


808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Lower Level


COLOR ME MINE


808 W Main Ave. # 225


CONNEXION DEL TANGO


122 S Monroe


CONVENTION CENTER


334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.


CRESCENT COURT


707 W Main Ave.


DOUBLE TREE


322 North Spokane Falls Court


GOODWORKS GALLERY


1019 W 1st Ave.


HOLLY MASON


157 S Howard


INTERPLAYERS


174 S Howard St.


LC AUDITORIUM


521 W 4th Ave.


MAIN AND POST


Outdoors, corner of Main and Post


MASONIC TEMPLE


1108 W Riverside Ave.


MOBIUS KIDS


808 W Main Ave., downstairs


RIVER PARK SQUARE


808 W Main Ave.


RIVERFRONT PARK CAROUSEL


Riverfront Park, between Howard and Stevens


RIVERFRONT PARK PAVILION


507 N Howard St. (the big mesh conical structure)


KRESS GALLERY & amp; STAGE


808 W Main Ave., 3rd Floor


STA PLAZA


701 W Riverside Ave.

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