Taste delicious creations by chefs across the city, sip craft cocktails, and try something new. Be wowed by the creativity, innovation, and technique of the culinary arts. Find a class, workshop, or demo or learn about available opportunities in the field. 

Event: May 9
Stage Lights for Our Place

You’re invited to Stage Lights for Our Place, our sole annual fundraiser to bring in support for the emergency relief programs that are accessed by 41,000 folks in need each year! This event is open to the public and will be a fun social evening with appetizers during our silent auction, followed by entertainment and a small live auction. Every penny raised will help Our Place match the needs of our vulnerable Spokane neighbors as they visit our programs throughout the year, searching for support!

Event: Opens November 11
28th Annual Fall Folk Festival

The Spokane Fall Folk Festival is the premier annual multicultural event in the Inland Northwest. Since 1996 the Folk Festival, sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society, has been bringing music and dance from many different traditions to the two-day event each November. This Festival showcases regional musical artists and performing groups who represent cultures from around the globe and has inspired similarly styled festivals. What makes this festival shine is that we advertise our schedules and highlight performers in advance to encourage attendance. In 2023 the festival received the Inlander’s Best Of poll award for 3rd for the Best Arts Festival. Spokane Folklore Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fostering American and International cultures in Spokane.


Graffiti belongs to the streets. And I want to put more than just my name on a canvas. I like to control the destiny of the art I create. Characters, themes of music, love, food, hip-hop. I paint little slices of my imagination. My work has evolved to include unique, emotionally charged themes which are clearly influenced by the culture
that shaped me & made me into an ever-changing artist. I recently moved back to Spokane after being a traveling Chef for 3 years. Signed a lease on an amazing art studio & I’m ready to unpack & start becoming more involved in the community & always thriving Art scene here. I’m always available for the next adventure!!

Event: Opens August 18
Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens | Stage Left Theater and Lilac City Dinner Theater

Step into a cosmic cabaret at Saucy Jack’s, where intrigue and murder play out beneath the glittering facade. As an enigmatic serial killer strikes down cabaret acts with sequined slingback hells, the staff trembles in fear. Saucy Jack himself seems unfazed, more concerned with business than the growing body count.

Meet a diverse cast of characters from downtrodden waitress Booby Shevalle to aspiring saxophonist Sammy Sax, the willing barman Mitch Maypole, and eccentric regular Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff. Amid the chaos, enter Chesty Prospects, a plastic smuggling outlaw, and the sensational Space Vixens. These fierce, disco-powered heroes fight crime and liberate the universe, gracing the bar with their presence.

This cosmic performance is a whirlwind of energy, humor, and campy charm. From singing and dancing to lurex and leather, each twist and turn captivates. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens isn’t just a show – it’s a cosmic escapade that pulls you right into the heart of the action. So, when the Doctor beckons you to join in and embrace your inner Space Vixen, why resist?

Event: August 6
Obon – Japanese Cultural Festival

Obon – a Japanese cultural event honoring our ancestors, featuring Japanese food, artists & dancers. Free entrance~free kids games~charge for Japanese food.
Obon Schedule: 11 am – 4 pm – Japanese Artist Displays & Sales, Kids games, Japanese Bento Boxes, Sushi & Desserts. 4 pm – Brief Buddhist Service. 5 pm Bon Odori Japanese dancing.
Come dance for joy for your ancestors. These dances are easy to follow and led by Izumi and the Spokane Buddhist Temple Bon Odori Dancers.