Monday, September 14, 2015

THIS WEEK: Brian Posehn, Cheap Trick, Saranac Rooftop tunes and Dirty Martinis for Clean Water

Posted By on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:12 AM

We have a big week of highly entertaining opportunities for fun ahead of us, and you can find those options throughout our event listings and Staff Picks. 

Here are some of the highlights for the days ahead: 

Monday, Sept. 14

LIVE BANDS | John Hiatt always puts on an excellent show, drawing on a deep catalog of excellent rock, country, folk and blues including tunes like "Memphis in the Meantime," "Perfectly Good Guitar" and "A Thing Called Love" (made famous by Bonnie Raitt. His band plays The Bing Monday night, with Gatorloops opening. Here's a little taste of Hiatt: 
FILM | Regal Cinemas is hosting a special presentation of Nerdist Presents: The Hive, an avant-garde zombie thriller put together by comedian Chris Hardwick and DJ Steve Aoki. 

Tuesday, Sept. 15

COMMUNITY | Put the Sunday loss behind you and pop up your Seahawks spirit at the Tailgate with Taima, an opportunity to meet the team's mascot and enjoy a little chili. You might remember our story about Taima

LIVE BANDS | Teen Daze and Heavenly Beat join forces for a night of excellent indie-electronic actionat The Bartlett. 

VISUAL ARTS | The Bryan Oliver Gallery at Whitworth opens a new show called The Devil is in the Details, featuring intriguing artwork from Benjamin DeMott, Claire Hedden, Joetta Maue, Andy Messerschmidt and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.
Elizabeth Higgins O'Connor

Wednesday, Sept. 16

BENEFIT | Head to nYne for a KYRS benefit featuring Folkinception and Smackout Pack. This show was slated for the rooftop of the Saranac building, but potential bad weather led to a switch in venue. 

WORDS | Fantasy author R.A. Salvatore drops by Auntie's for a reading and meet-and-greet. Read a little more about Salvatore here

Thursday, Sept. 17

LIVE BANDS | The most excellent Cheap Trick headlines a show at the Spokane County Fair, and they are an awesome live show. Here's a little more about Cheap Trick

LIVE BANDS | The hilarious singer/songwriter Todd Snider headlines a show at The Bing, and don't be late for opener Elizabeth Cook, a fine artist as well. Here's a taste of Snider: 
Friday, Sept. 18

COMEDY | Brian Posehn, a man you've seen on a million TV shows, is a most excellent standup comic and lover of heavy metal. So, it makes sense he's headlining the Knitting Factory

BENEFIT | Love the Spokane River? Love martinis? It's your lucky day! The Dirty Martinis for Clean Water benefit at Riverside Place is raising money for Spokane Riverkeeper and features live tunes, a silent auction and drinks from River City Brewing and Dry Fly Distillery. 

Saturday, Sept. 19

COMMUNITY | It's time once again for the Spokane River Clean-up, so join your fellow water lovers at 9 am at High Bridge Park and make the area along Spokane's greatest resource a big more beautiful. 

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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...