The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture landed one of the most engaging walkthrough exhibits touring the world when it opened the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in October. The immersive experience showcases the arc of the Titanic's story, from design to its tragic end. Visitors receive a replica boarding pass for an actual passenger aboard the ill-fated ship to personalize the experience. The exhibit showcases wreckage from the ship, personal effects of its passengers, as well as recreations to show what travel would have been like on the unsinkable ship. Tickets for are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students.
Bluegrass and the Symphony
One of Spokane's greatest treasures are the historic theaters in downtown. You can experience the beautiful restoration of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on March 3, when the accomplished Spokane Symphony plays with the Grammy winning Bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. The band's ability to flirt with string orchestral and party-backing is what led Steve Martin to book them as his backing band. Their Saturday night show ranges from $39 to $86.
Spokane Comedy Club
A major development in Spokane's nightlife is not only the great restaurants found in the Inland Empire but also new entertainment options. The Spokane Comedy Club has been a major get for the city, booking big-name talent — talents like Gary Gulman, who'll be performing on March 1. Gulman has made all of the late-night stops you'd expect a killer comic to make, from Conan to Letterman. And what's great about the Spokane Comedy Club is you can see local comics workshop their material the night before during an open mic.
The region is home to several gambling and entertainment options, run by local tribes. In the West Plains, we have the long-established Northern Quest Resort & Casino and, a little farther down the road, the just-opened Spokane Tribe Casino. In Worley, Idaho, there's also the Coeur d'Alene Casino. Both Northern Quest and Coeur d'Alene Casinos have eateries participating in Restaurant Week.
As Spokane's developed over the years, we've seen the options for shopping grow more and more. Shoppers who've not made a visit to the Lilac City in a while can enjoy stops at plenty of shops throughout the downtown core, including popular brands like Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn and the North Face. Also check out local women's boutique &Kloth, as well as the local vintage and consignment stores, Fringe & Fray and Echo, respectively. You might as well stop by the Spokane stalwarts Boo Radley's and Auntie's Bookstore while you're at it.
One of the best parts of living close to the epicenter of hops is the subsequent breweries popping up across town and nearby. If you want to stick downtown, you can hop around from Iron Goat to Young Buck and then Whistle Punk without even having to worry about a Lyft or Uber pickup. Taste some of One Tree's cider options (pictured). Get away from downtown and hangout at Perry Street Brewing with great local shops plotted along its namesake road.