1. First Night Spokane 2016
Celebrate the new year with a family-friendly festival of arts and entertainment, with the theme “Midnight in Wonderland.” More than 150 performances at various venues. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and ends with fireworks at midnight. Buttons available at all Global Credit Union locations, Anytime Fitness, Falco Spokane, Auntie’s Bookstore and River Park Square concierge desk. Kids Night Out event with crafts, crown making, robotics, face painting, live performances and more takes place from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Parade starts at 6:15 p.m. at Spokane Convention Center and opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Event locations are the Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane Convention Center, Doubletree Hotel, River Park Square, Auntie’s Bookstore, INB Performing Arts Center, and outdoors at Riverfront Park with events every hour starting at 7 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service with your button on shuttles every 10 minutes from Riverpoint Campus-South-Green Lot, 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
When: 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday
Where: Downtown Spokane
Cost: $15/advance; $18/on Saturday; kids under 10 are free
Info: (509) 795-8691; www.firstnightspokane.org
2. Spin Doctors
Hitmakers behind the ’90s smashes “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” head to the West Plains for an evening of music and revelry.
When: 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Cost: $25, through the casino
Info: www.northernquest.com or (509) 481-2800
3. Spokane Symphony New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Spokane Symphony and chorale will join the multitudes around the world who celebrate New Year’s Eve with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Info: (509) 624-1200; http://spokanesymphony.org/
4. ‘Frozen:’ singalong party
Musical experience invites audiences of all ages to sit back, relax and “Let it Go” with this interactive singalong screening of Disney’s beloved musical “Frozen.” Spokane singer Nicole Lewis plays Elsa, and she’s joined by Kristoff, Olaf and Anna as they deal with an icy problem.
When: 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $15-$20, through http://friendsofthebing.org/
Info: (509) 534-5805
5. Mirabeau Ballroom Bash
New Year’s Eve party with live DJ and band, door prizes, dancing and more.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley
Cost: $25 in advance; $30 on Saturday
Info: (509) 924-9000 or www.mirabeauparkhotel.com/
6. Orny Adams
Orny Adams has written jokes for Jay Leno and Garry Shandling and has been named by the Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch.
When: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave.
Info: (509) 318-9998 or www.spokanecomedyclub.com/
7. Rockin’ New Year’s Eve
Dancing to Smash Hit Carnival. Table seating, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast, prizes, view of the First Night fireworks.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Hotel RL Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive
Cost: $25, through TicketsWest
Info: (509) 326-8000
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