THIS WEEK: Mozart at Manito, a coffee-art throwdown and Big BBQ Battle among the highlights
on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 12:13 PM
A bevy of amazing and entertaining opportunities await your perusal in our event listings and Staff Picks, so get ready to enjoy the cooler temps by getting out of the AC and into the Inland Northwest.
Here are some highlights for the week starting Monday, July 13:
Monday, July 13
SPORTS & OUTDOORS | The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is visiting the South Hill Library Monday night to discuss work done on local trail, give local biking tips and showcase a few different kinds of bikes for aspiring mountain bikers.
Tuesday, July 14
MUSIC EVENTS | You don't have to love classical music to love what you get with Mozart on a Summer's Eve, a lovely night in Manito Park to the sounds of a little Mozart.
FILM | The Garland Theater's Summer Camp film series hits a definite highlight with The Princess Bride, a stone classic. Here's a reminder of the greatness: Wednesday, July 15
MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS | The unmistakable voice of Graham Nash, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, will fill the Bing on Wednesday. Read our interview with the man himself, then consider a jaunt to the show.
LIVE BANDS | The Wednesday night market at Kendall Yards takes it up an awesome notch with the Rock the Nest concert series, this week featuring Mama Doll at 7 pm.
FOOD & DRINK | Doma coffee is hosting a Thursday Night Throwdown at their new coffee lab, featuring latte artists competing and food trucks to feed you between rounds.
Friday, July 17
FESTIVAL | Moscow's Rendezvous in the Park has a little of everything: live tunes, great food and art workshops for kids and adults alike. It runs through Sunday.
COMMUNITY | The Women's Club of Spokane is host to a Monthly Swing Dance night, including lessons and a full night of dancing time.
THEATER | There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't muse on what firebrand journalist and humorist Molly Ivins would make of the current political climate in the country. A couple of folks have turned her work into a night of theater calledRed Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, and you can see it Sandpoint Friday through Sunday.
Saturday, July 18
FOOD & DRINK | I didn't even know there was a Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association, but it does, and it's hosting the first Big BBQ Battle at Northern Quest on Saturday, where local 'cuers will compete for some $15,000 in prizes.
WORDS | Auntie's is hosting a fundraiser for the Spokane Slam Poetry team to help send them to nationals. If you love poetry, or just love supporting local talent as they help put Spokane on the map nationally, get there.
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...