THIS WEEK: Heroes of Dirt, Bach, Biters, Melvins and pigging out all weekend
on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 11:28 AM
In an instant it seems like we've gone from insane heat of summer to fall. Maybe it's the kids going back to school. Maybe it's the break in the smoke. Whatever the reason, it feels like a new season is upon us, so take a gander at our event listings and Staff Picks often to see what's happening all autumn.
Here's a crash course in the week ahead, going into Labor Day weekend:
Monday, Aug. 31
COMMUNITY | Today at Shadle Park, it's Doggie Dip day at the pool! Just be sure to bring your pup a towel, it's chilly outside from 5-7 pm.
FOOD & DRINK | These last gasps of summer also mean, better get to storing your summer veggies. Spokane Valley Library is hosting a free class at 6:30 pm on Pickling Summer Vegetables.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS | It's time for Bach @ Barrister, a new concert series at Barrister Winery where Northwest Bach Festival Artistic Director and renowned cellist Zuill Bailey joins with guitarist David Leisner. Expect a program full of works by Schubert, Leisner, Saint-Saëns and Paganini. Concertgoers will receive an autographed CD with their ticket price. It also happens Wednesday.
FILM | The Garland Theater hosts a screening of Heroes of Dirt, a story about a BMX stunt rider who mentors a teen while trying to pull off the craziest stunts ever done on a bike. It starts at 6:30 pm, and it's free. Here's a look at the flick:
Wednesday, Sept. 2
LIVE BANDS/FESTIVAL | It's opening day of Pig Out in the Park, people! Lots of great music and a ton of grub. Sammy Eubanks and Dimestore Prophets are among Wednesday's bands.
LIVE BANDS | If you like your rock 'n' roll joyously sleazy and unquestionably rawkin!, you'll want to consider the Biters show at The Pin! Here's a sample:
Thursday, Sept. 3
SPORTS & OUTDOORS | REI offers a free class that will come in handy for taking care of your wheels. Bike Maintenance Basics Level 1 is a perfect intro course, and it's free. It starts at 7 pm.
LIVE BANDS | The Spokane Arena plays host to country megastar Tim McGraw, along with Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.
Friday, Sept. 4
VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday, and this month, consider a different kind of visual arts than painting or sculpture. The Spokane Stamp Club is hosting a show of its members incredible collections at the Express Employment Professionals office.
Saturday, Sept. 5
ETC | Greyhound owners unite! The Greyhound Pets of North America Picnic is going down in Coeur d'Alene at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, and you'll meet a slew of really fast, skinny puppies if you go.
FESTIVAL | Schweitzer Fall Fest brings together visual arts, tasty beer and tunes all weekend in North Idaho.
Sunday, Sept. 6
WORDS | Spokane Poetry Slam's monthly all-ages poetry showdown, Bootslam, goes down Sunday night at 7:30 pm at Boots Bakery.
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...