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Things to do in Spokane: Nov. 13-20

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

The Spokane Symphony Gala and 75th Birthday Celebration on Nov. 19 is a virtual benefit featuring music director James Lowe.  (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review)
The Spokane Symphony Gala and 75th Birthday Celebration on Nov. 19 is a virtual benefit featuring music director James Lowe. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review)

“Cinderella” – Christian Community Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” In-person ticket sales have been put on hold, but livestreams of the performances are available. 7 p.m., Friday and Nov. 20; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 21; 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22. Visit to view the livestream. $15. (208) 930-1001.

Livestream Theatre: “Another One” by Chris Hansen – The story of two trees in a park, Nettle and Taylor. Nettle, a wise old tree, wants to be alone in nature, free of humanity. Taylor, the only sapling planted nearby, attempts to dig into Nettle’s past to open them up to a greater rooted existence between all creatures. When spring comes back around, Taylor works on Nettle just like normal until an event changes their growth forever. Will Nettle hold on to old behaviors? Or will Taylor find a way to change this stubborn old tree and help them to see the world outside the trunk? Presented by Spokane Falls Community College Spartan Theater. Visit to reserve tickets for the livestream. Available Friday, Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. Free; pay what you can. (509) 533-3605.

Lemons of Love Avondale Arts and Gift Fair – Benefiting Lemons of Love to provide care packages for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Featuring raffle baskets and handcrafted wares by local artisans. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-4628.

Holiday Open House – Showcasing new products, holiday décor, gift wrapping, treats, apple cider and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Southern Specialties, 307 E. 18th Ave. (509) 789-0609.

Fall Dance Day – Hosted by the Gonzaga Department of Theatre and Dance. Attend virtual dance classes, meet dance students and faculty, learn more about the dance major and minor and stream the 2020 Dance Presents! concert, featuring original choreography by Kyle Davis, principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Gonzaga Ballet Ensemble. Visit to register. Email Pam Erickson at with questions. Saturday, 1:30-8:30 p.m. Free. (509) 313-6662.

Salmon Nation’s Festival of What Works – A weeklong online celebration of community-led approaches with leaders sharing practical, replicable ideas from individuals or organizations that are contributing to community health in myriad ways: education, economic development, social activism, health, healing, food production, median making, the arts and environmentalism. Panelists include Wade Davis, Portugal the Man, Chief Na’moks, Annita McPhee, Ryan McMahon, Harold R. Johnson, Gerry Oleman, Eden Robinson, Gisele Martin, Don Svanvik and Napaġiak Dalee Sambo Dorough and more. Visit for event schedule details and registration. Sunday through Nov. 22. (604) 721-4461.

Mobius Discovery Center Virtual Gala – An evening of virtual fundraising with a live auction, paddle raise, live science demo and a sneak peek tour of the new Mobius Discovery Center. Families can order a STEM kit for a follow-along experiment during the event. Visit to register or donate. Monday, 6 p.m. free livestream only; $30 livestream and STEM kit. (509) 321-7133.

Zoom Event: “Meet the Author” Book Group – Anthropologist and geographer Gina Rae La Cerva discusses her book, “Feasting Wild,” how “wild food” has been used, its popularity in fine dining and how its harvesting has become a threat to indigenous peoples and the environment. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Let’s Go Snowshoeing! – Join Holly Weiler from the Washington Trails Association for a fun and informative class on equipment, preparation and places to go snowshoeing. Hosted on Zoom. For adults. Register at Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presented by Spokane Public Library. Free.

Virtual Northwest Passage Forum: Edward Humes – Edward Humes addresses the national waste crisis, the environmental consequences of the global supply chain and identifies paths to sustainability. Visit at the time of the event to watch. Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Spokesman-Review. (509) 459-5400.

Broken Mic Online – This open-mic event is Spokane’s longest-running weekly poetry open-mic series. Open to all. All ages. Sign-up at 6 p.m.; event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Readers get 3 minutes each. Visit for more information. Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

Paint and Sip – Explore impressionism with watercolor and Spokane artist Megan Perkins. For more information and to sign up, visit Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $18 members; $20 nonmembers. (509) 456-3931.

Virtual Archaeology Lecture – Laura Tedesco of the U.S. State Department presents “Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage.” Learn about the shared heritage of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan from an archaeological standpoint and what connects these seeming disparate countries. Visit for the Zoom meeting link and additional details. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Spokane Symphony Gala and 75th Birthday Celebration – A virtual benefit featuring music director James Lowe, a performance from Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Pink Martini and a silent auction. Only one ticket needed per household. Add a heat-and-serve dinner entree for $35 and charcuterie board for $20. Visit for details, menu and tickets. Thursday, 7-8 p.m. $75 single-person household; $150 multiperson household. (509) 464-7076.

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