Spark Central: “Snarky Valentine’s Day Card”

Spark Central invites the community to make snarky valentines day cards.  “Express your squishy, Valentine’s Day feelings with humor, sarcasm and grumpy cat photos.”  This event will happen on Saturday, Feb 11 at 3pm.  Register online, cost: $5.  For more information about Spark Central events, visit their website:

Three Minute Mic at Aunties Book Store, Friday, Feb 3, 8pm

Explore the depths of Spokane’s poetic talent in this fast-paced medium representing diverse perspectives at the iconic Auntie’s Book Store, in the heart of our historic downtown at Three Minute Mic.

“Join us for one of Spokane’s most fun open mic poetry events. Bring poems to share, or just listen and enjoy.”

Each poet has three minutes to read their works, which promises a wide variety of topics and styles.
*This is an uncensored free speech event.

Phantom of the Opera- Live!

Saturday, February 4 , 7:30 pm at the Fox theater

“Don’t miss this season’s Symphonic Film at The Fox, the 1925 classic flick Phantom of the Opera. Watch the great Lon Chaney, Sr. in one of his most memorable roles while the Spokane Symphony performs the soundtrack LIVE. They will be joined by pianist Rick Friend, performing his own musical score to accompany the digitally restored version of the film. This rendition of the literary classic remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept under wraps until the film’s premiere.

Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.”

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SpIFF: Spokane International Film Festival starts January 27th

The Magic Lantern once again hosts the Spokane International Film Festival, or SpIFF, as it is locally known.  This year is the 19th year for SpIFF, which promises to bring world class international films to our wonderful city!  For a full list of movies and showtimes, check the website:

The event starts on Friday, January 27th and runs well into February.  It is hosted at the Magic Lantern, which you can find on this map.

Monster Truck Jam at the Spokane Arena!

Get your adrenaline pumping to the roar of some sweet Monster Truck engines as these beasts jump, spin and smash cars!  This event is not for the faint of heart and remember to bring earplugs because these machines are LOUD!  Check out the video above from Monster Truck Jam 2016!

When: Jan 27 – Jan 29th, Friday, January 27 at 7:00pm / Saturday, January 28 at 1:00pm & 7:00pm / Sunday, January 29 at 1:00pm.

Where: The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena: Map here.

Tickets:  Buy them here!

Poetry Reading: Jane Wong & Quenton Baker: Saturday, January 28th, 7pm

Experience the work of Seattle poets Jane Wong and Quenton Baker as they read and discuss the Poetics of Haunting— “A deliberate, powerful and provocative move toward haunting places.”

Where? Spark Central, which is situated in the upscale Kendall Yards development.

When?  Saturday, January 28th, 2017: 7pm

Gathering of the Geeks at Spark Central: Jan. 21st, 2017

Upper class, exclusive and posh are just a few adjectives to describe Kendall Yards, the neighborhood which houses Spark Central.  On Saturday January 21st at 3 pm Spark Central invites our students and the public to “tinker with robotics, electronics and software with fellow geeks-in-training.”  What a great opportunity to practice STEM-related vocabulary with those who have interest in the field!

Spark Central’s location can be found here.

“Disgraced,” Pulitzer Prize winning drama takes the stage in Spokane

“The Pulitzer Prize winning drama follows the story of a Pakistani American in New York with his American wife.  His life starts to unravel when his Muslim heritage is questioned.  The story climaxes over dinner with friends that turns into a heated debate on prejudice, identity and faith.  This show is for mature audiences.”

$10 at Stage Left Theater

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30, Sundays 2:00

January 13-29, 2017