Monday, August 24, 2015

THIS WEEK: Vision Quest, Coeur d'Con, weekend pow wow and a night of Nina Simone

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:13 AM

As we barrel toward the end of August, and the beginning of another school year for many, it behooves us all to take advantage of the last gasps of summer. And yes, that smoke-filled air puts a cramp in the possibilities, but let's hope it's gone soon. Otherwise, stick to the indoor adventures for the next few days. 

Here are some fine options for the week ahead: 

Monday, Aug. 24

WORDS | Jamie Bianchini spent eight years riding a tandem bike all over the world, to 81 countries, leaving the backseat empty for strangers to hop on and join the fun. He wrote a book about his adventure called A Bicycle Built for Two Billion, and he'll talk about his experiences tonight at Rocket Market at 7 pm. It's free to all. 

Tuesday, Aug. 25

FILM/MUSIC EVENTS | The newly opened Spark Center in Kendall Yards is hosting A Night of Performance and Film Tuesday night. First, local singer Heather Simmons will perform some of Nina Simone's songs, then there will be a screening of the excellent documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? Here's a look at the film's trailer: 

MUSIC EVENTS | Members of the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre tackle the Disney songbook for the Disney Concert by the Lake

Wednesday, Aug. 26

LIVE BANDS | Down Moscow way, a mighty fine live show drops into John's Alley, courtesy of The Quick and Easy Boys, a psych-funk-rock trio that is always a fun show. And they're sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing, so maybe there will be some deals!

Thursday, Aug. 27

FILM | The Garland's Summer Camp film series continues with the Spokane-filmed Vision Quest, the tale of a high school wrestler, a sexy houseguest, and his best friend who was also Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. Here's a reminder: 

LIVE BANDS | Texas legends Asleep at the Wheel play upwards of 250 nights a year, bringing their classic Western Swing sound to classic country fans everywhere. Consider catching Ray Benson and Co. a must-do in your lifetime if you're a fan of roots music. 

LIVE BANDS | The Bartlett is hosting a math-rock fiesta, courtesy of Bearcubbin' and Inlander Band to Watch 2015 Flannel Math Animal. 

Friday, Aug. 28

FESTIVAL | The Gathering at the Falls Pow Wow arrives at Riverfront Park Friday and continues through the weekend. 

Saturday, Aug. 29

THEATER | The Bing hosts The Clink, a Northwest-produced jailhouse musical that should be good for some laughs. 

FESTIVAL | The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is hosting Coeur d'Con, its first ever Comic Con, and it's free! 
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