Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Day, poetry slams and Beatlemania runs wild

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM

You survived the weekend, but you still have some life in you? Good thing we have a slew of event listings and Staff Picks available to help you plot your next move. 

If you don't have time to look, here are some highlights for Monday, Jan. 19: 

COMMUNITY | It's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, so if you already missed the parade at 10 am this morning, you still have time to catch recitals of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech later in the day. 

WORDS | It's time for Spokane Poetry Slam at the Bartlett, this month featuring Paulie Lipman, a slam vet from Denver who's advanced to the National Poetry Slam eight times. 

LIVE BANDS | Beatlemania might be long gone, but Beatles fanatics keep tribute bands like Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles working hard all year long. They cover all eras of the band, but still probably don't do enough George tunes. Here's a clip of them on Good Morning America, in which you hear their sound, and see George Stephanopoulos's soul die a little inside: 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. 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 at the University of Utah and University of...