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As one of the largest cities in Washington, Spokane has a lively cultural and nightlife scene. To find out what's going on around Spokane, pick up a copy of The Pacific Northwest Inlander, a free weekly arts-and-entertainment newspaper. You'll find copies in restaurants, record stores, and bookstores. Also check with the Spokane Arts Commission (tel. 509/625-6050; www.spokanearts.org). Particularly noteworthy are concerts held throughout the year at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. (tel. 509/838-4277; www.stjohns-cathedral.org), a Gothic cathedral with an organ that has more than 4,000 pipes.

Ella's Supper Club, 1017 W. First Ave. (tel. 509/747-8243; www.spokanecenterstage.com), on the third floor of the historic 1909 Odd Fellows Hall, is a jazz bar with live music several nights a week. In the same building as Ella's is the affiliated CenterStage (tel. 509/747-8243), a dinner theater. Also be sure to check the calendar at The Big Easy, 919 W. Sprague Ave. (tel. 509/BIG-EASY; www.bigeasyconcerts.com), downtown's premier venue for touring rock acts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.