OK, so it hasn’t snowed yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start celebrating ski season early. The Inlander’s annual Snowlander Winter Party is upon us again, and we’ll be taking over the Spokane Convention Center with dozens of winter vendors selling gear, as well as several regional breweries offering their best beers and ciders. You’re also guaranteed a free 49° North or Mt. Spokane lift ticket if you’re among the first 2,000 guests on either day. Oh, and there’s live music: The Dapper Devils and the Rub hit the stage on Friday, while Saturday features performances by Kyle Richard, Nat Park & the Tunnels of Love, Blake Braley and Dragonfly; DJ Unifest will also be spinning both days. Even if you’re not into the whole winter weather thing, it’s a soiree you won’t want to miss.
Fri, Nov. 9 from 4-9 pm and Sat, Nov. 10 from 10 am-7 pm • $10/weekend admission; kids 12 and under free • All ages • Spokane Convention Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • snowlanderexpo.com
— Nathan Weinbender