Originally known as the Clemmer Theatre, the Bing Crosby Theater was opened in 1915, riding the first wave of movie palaces. A unique acoustic shell with thousands of lights hang over the stage, complementing the auditorium's atmosphere of old-timey elegance and Illuminating the night sky for attendees who flew in on their old-timey blimps.
Nine ounces of slow-roasted pastrami, melted swiss cheese, and housemade thousand island dressing, all held together between slices of freshly baked marble rye. When diners reach the reuben on Stir's menu, they instantly know it's amazing—either because of its description or because the restaurant— recently under new ownership and management— made sure to include "AMAZING" as part of that description. The sandwich stands out on a menu of upscale gastropub food that also features five different handcrafted gourmet burgers, each of which takes on the tasty identity of a particular city or region and comes with a birth certificate to prove it. Colorful mojitos, martinis, and specialty drinks—including domestic, imported, and locally crafted brews such as No-Li—wash down bites.
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.
Spokane Arena, an expansive venue, fills its enormous seating capacity by hosting nail-biting sports and dazzling music events. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s memorable rock-opera performances combine over-the-top production, skilled musicianship, and a stage made from fruitcake to create a holiday-themed masterpiece. Performing its acclaimed Christmas Trilogy, the theatrical troupe amazes seated audiences with laser lights, emotionally charged compositions, and the ability to load all their equipment into a single stocking.
A stone’s throw from the Spokane Arena, more than 20 high-definition, flat-screen televisions line the walls of The Tailgater Sports Bar, where diners flock to take in a game while enjoying 10 beers on tap and wings doused in one of three sauces. In addition to classic appetizers including jalapeño poppers and fish and chips, the staff flips eight types of third-pound certified Angus burgers, and tops country-fried steak sandwiches with gravy. On select weekends, the bar hosts events where DJs spin top-40 tunes or notable poker players challenge guests.
In 1921, the citizens of Post Falls, Idaho marveled as horses pulled two church buildings to the corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street, combining them and kindling the spirit of collaboration that fuels the structure's current resident, The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center. Here, gothic-revival and vernacular architecture converge, brimming with more than a century of stories and earning a spot in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the building's past and into its present, it has persisted as a haven where the community gathers to socialize, learn, and question suspected witches. These days, the facility hosts activities that strengthen the mind and body, such as fitness classes and cooking courses. An upstairs gallery showcases the work of local artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as works by national artists, and the main-level celebration hall's raised stage and space for up to 200 seats acts as a venue for concerts, weddings, and crowd-surfing practice.