Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September

A life-size dinosaur at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru Photos by Cheryl Landes The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru is coming to Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho starting Thursday, September 9. The drive-through event features more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, and breathe. The locations and dates are: Yakima Valley SunDome at State Fair … Continue reading Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September

Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

When the Fox Theater opened on September 3, 1931 in Spokane, Washington, the 2,300-seat art deco venue was part of William Fox's growing movie empire. Today, it's known as the Martin Woldston Theater at the Fox, and it's among the best restored movie palaces from the early age of the big screen. Those efforts are … Continue reading Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo by Cheryl Landes In August 2020, 100 years after women permanently won the right to vote in the U.S., the Washington State Histoical Society hosted a video series called the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour. The videos are based on the real-life "Suffrage Special" train that carried Washington State and national suffragists across the … Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Chicken with potatoes, green beans, brussels sprouts, carrots and mushrooms, roasted in a cast iron skillet (photo courtesy iStock) Black Restaurant Week celebrates the culinary talents and achievements of African American-owned restaurants throughout the United States. Different cities and regions schedule this event through the year. This week, it's in the Pacific Northwest. This year's … Continue reading Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Spokane’s Bloomsday race a worldwide virtual event in 2021

The Lilac Bloomsday Association, organizers of the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane, Washington, is hosting a virtual event for 2021 because of continuing restrictions on large gatherings from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 45th annual event, called Bloomsday Worldwide 2021, is open to runners and walkers from everywhere. Here's how it works: Register on the Bloomsday … Continue reading Spokane’s Bloomsday race a worldwide virtual event in 2021