Spokarnage, a three-day celebration and competition, brings roller derby to the Spokane Convention Center this weekend.
A world of fine entertainment options await those who take the time to browse our event listings and Staff Picks. There's truly something for everyone, all ages and interests.
If you need a little help, here are some highlights of the coming week:
Monday, Aug. 10
COMMUNITY | The North Spokane Library is hosting a Star Wars Celebration Monday night from 6-9 pm, including food, games, trivia and a costume contest. A nice way to scratch that Star Wars itch while you want for December.
LIVE BANDS | Brit Floyd, one of several Pink Floyd tribute bands making hay out of flying pigs and instrumental prowess, drops by The Bing tonight at 8 pm.
FOOD & DRINK | Pickling is the new black, and the Argonne Library is hosing a free seminar on Pickling Summer Vegetables, starting at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
LIVE BANDS | Spokane's hip-hop orchestra Flying Spiders takes over the Nest at Kendall Yards during the Wednesday night market. They play at 7 pm.
LIVE BANDS | Washington's own Brandi Carlile brings what is sure to be one of the best shows all summer to the Knitting Factory. Here's a clip from her latest album, The Firewatcher's Daughter:
Thursday, Aug. 13
FESTIVAL | Goodguys Rod & Custom Show will fill the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center with all kinds of classic cars, hot rods, trucks and more, all weekend long.
Saturday, Aug. 15
FESTIVAL | For the 29th year, the huckleberry will be celebrated in myriad ways at the Wallace Huckleberry Festival in North Idaho. A pie-eating contest? Sign me up!
COMMUNITY | It's the Unity in the Community festival at Riverfront Park, a multicultural celebration features performances from local heritage groups, food, kids activities, visual art displays and more.
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...