Monday, January 26, 2015

Versatile flavors, Jekyll & Hyde, and a legendary ska crew in town tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Why don't we consider this week one long pre-party for the Seahawks Super Bowl appearance on Sunday—deal? Great! We have a lot of options for you to consider for the festivities in our event listings and Staff Picks. 

Here are a few highlights I found for Monday, Jan. 26: 

FOOD & DRINK | Santé is hosting an "Eat What You Drink" Cocktail Dinner Monday night, and it sounds awesome. It's a seven-course dinner showcasing flavors and ingredients that show up in the food and cocktail included for each course. OOLA micro-distillery from Seattle is on hand to provide the booze and chat about their goods. Reservations required, so give a jingle quick-like. 

THEATER | Turning the famous story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — two sides of the same man — into a musical might not seem like a natural, but the touring Broadway version of Jekyll & Hyde stopping at the INB Performing Arts Center shows how the drama and deadly actions of the doctor translate well to emotional songs. 

LIVE MUSIC | The Toasters haven’t released a ton of new music of late. Doesn’t matter. These guys are one of the longest-running American ska bands, going all the way back to the early ’80s in New York City, and fans can still hear the classic 2-Tone ska sound whenever they play. Bands like No Doubt and Mighty Mighty Bosstones owe them a huge debt. The Toasters play The Hop! Monday night, along with The Camorra, the Ragtag Romantics and Collateral Damage. 

Here's a taste of The Toasters, via lo-fi video: 

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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...