Friday, January 9, 2015

High comedy, new art and theater openings and one-night cooking class

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Life is getting back to normal after the holiday bluster, and that means it's a great time to peruse our event listings and Staff Picks to help plan your weekend. 

No time to scroll? Here are a few highlights for Friday, Jan. 9: 

COMEDY | It's a big night at the Knitting Factory, where stoner comic Doug Benson is headlining a show. Read our interview with the host of Doug Loves Movies and Getting Doug with High, and get ready to laugh. 

VISUAL ARTS | If you're heading toward Coeur d'Alene tonight, it's a fine opportunity to check out a new show by artist Harold Balazs at the Art Spirit Gallery. The artist reception starts at 5 pm, or go see Old & New between today and Feb. 7. 

THEATER | Also in CdA, the Modern Theater is opening The Last Five Years, a musical love/breakup story that's already a hit off-Broadway, and slated for a Hollywood film treatment starring Anna Kendrick that opens in February. 

FOOD & DRINK | Dying for Thai, but not willing to spend all your money at restaurants? Consider the Thai-ing to Cook class cost a one-time investment that will bring you pleasure forever. A one-night class tonight will get you savvy in two classic Thai dishes in no time. 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...