Monday, July 27, 2015

THIS WEEK: Cool workshops, tons of tunes, Art on the Green and KuroNekoCon on the way

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:44 AM

As we shift gears from July to August, there are plenty of great opportunities for getting out and about throughout the region. You can see all the Inland Northwest has to offer in our event listings, and consider what our writers think are must-go options in our Staff Picks

Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, July 27

OPEN MIC | The LeftBank Wine Bar welcomes local singer/songwriters to its Monday Night Spotlight, hosted by Carey Brazil and offering a cash prize to the audience's favorite artist of the evening. 

Tuesday, July 28

WORDS | Auntie's is hosting a Mystery & Thriller Writing Workshop for interested readers and aspiring authors, hosted by author Jenny Milchman and starting at 6 pm. Free to the public. 

FILM | The Garland Theater continues its Summer Camp 2015 film series with the ol' 80s chestnut Dirty Dancing. Here's a reminder of the power of the Swayze: 

Wednesday, July 29

LIVE BANDS | Modern-day honky-tonk hero Whitey Morgan visits Spokane for the first time with a show at The Bartlett. You can read our interview with Morgan right here. And here's a sample of Morgan's style: 

LIVE BANDS | Korby Lenke and Jesse Terry team up for a gig at Chateau Rive. 

LIVE BANDS | And in yet another worthy gig on Wednesday night, Ana Popovic brings some rocking blues style to The Bing for a show. The Sara Brown Band opens the show. 

Thursday, July 30

LIVE BANDS | Meatbodies bring some fuzz-rock goodness to The Bartlett Thursday night, and Loomer opens the show — they are one of our Bands to Watch 2015

SPORTS & OUTDOORS | REI hosts another of its helpful how-to sessions with Getting to Know Your GoPro at 7 pm, a great opportunity to start making sick vids of your skating action. 

LIVE BANDS | Oklahoma country-rockers the Turnpike Troubadours headline The Knitting Factory, and are joined by locals Silver Treason and the Levi Daniel Band open the show. 

THEATER | The Modern Theater of Coeur d'Alene offers a unique musical in the form of the deadly fun Assassins

LIVE BANDS | Jackson Browne is a pretty big name for the Northern Quest Resort & Casino summer concert lineup, and he'll bring his breezy '70s Cali-rock vibe to town on Thursday. 

Friday, July 31

VISUAL ARTS | The annual Art on the Green part in Coeur d'Alene kicks off Friday night, and runs through Sunday at the North Idaho College campus. 

FOOD & DRINK | Thinking about making a major trip and lacking major cash? Check out the Frugal Traveler Series at the Rocket Market, this time discussing how to do Australia on the cheap. 

FESTIVAL | Colville Rendezvous Days offers a perfect reason to get to know the town north of Spokane, with all manner of food, drink and fun. 

Saturday, Aug. 1

FESTIVAL | The Coeur d'Alene Street Fair, with more than 250 vendors, is running at the same time as Art on the Green, and thankfully there are shuttle buses to help us all get around town. 

COMMUNITY | KuroNekoCon, the 7th edition of the anime and Japanese culture festival, is going down Saturday and Sunday at the Spokane Convention Center. 

Sunday, Aug. 2

FOOD & DRINK | Need a quick roadie to clear your head? Head to Sandpoint Sunday for the Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival and Color Run. The pie-eating contest might be something worth training for through the week. 

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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...