Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WHAT'S UP TODAY? Two local film premieres and contra dancin'!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Wednesdays are dull. We're all tired from the first two long days of the work week, and Friday's not quite here yet. If you have an itch to get out of the house and stimulate your senses, check out these events, all happening tonight: 

FILM | Check out the premiere of a locally made documentary, Wisdom Earned: A Mountain Climber's Perspective, following local climber Chris Kopczynski's pursuit to summit some of the world's tallest and most challenging peaks. Proceeds from ticket sales ($17) benefit the Dishman Hills Conservancy. The film starts at 7:30 pm at the Bing. 

FILM & MUSIC | Over the past year, the local arts/culture/music blog Collect has collaborated with The Spokane Film Project to create live performance videos of area musicians. The premier features four videos screened for the first time, along with some past material from Collect's and the Bartlett's Secret Show series. See all seven videos at a special premiere event at the Bartlett, starting at 8 pm. It's free and all-ages.

DANCING | This one's a wild card, but it's an event that happens every Wednesday and we think it's ideal for those out there who want to try something new, and meet new people. The Spokane Folklore Society hosts a weekly contra dance series at the historic Spokane Woman's Club, at 1428 W. Ninth. This week's live musician is Pete Sutherland, who, according to the group's website, is a big deal in the New England contra-music scene. The event runs from 7:30-9:30 pm, with a beginners' review of how to dance at 7:15 pm. Admission for non-members of the Folklore Society is $7. 

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's Editor, and has been on staff since 2012. Her past roles at the paper include arts and culture editor, food editor and listings editor. She also currently serves as editor of the Inlander's yearly, glossy magazine, the Annual Manual. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident...