The Banff Film Festival appears at The Bing Nov. 20-22.
We're barreling toward Thanksgiving, so you might want to take the week ahead to go out and have some fun before the family festivities take over. Cruise through out event listings and Staff Picks for great options every day.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Nov. 16
WORDS | It's time once again for the Spokane Poetry Slam at The Bartlett, where you can hear some extremely talented folks do their spoken-word thing, or get on stage yourself and potentially win some cash money.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
LIVE MUSIC | Moon Taxi heads to Sandpoint for a show at The Hive, where the Nashville crew will bring their energetic acoustic guitar riffs to Idaho for a night. Moon Taxi is currently touring in support of their Oct. 2 release Daybreaker, the band’s fourth studio album. Here's a taste of their sound:
THEATER | Spokane only gets one shot to catch Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical when it stops by the INB Performing Arts Center. It's the family story from the animated classic, plus some extra tunes. A mighty fine way to get into the spirit of the season, if you're not ready yet. Resistance, after all, is futile.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
FOOD & DRINK | The only problem (and it's not really a problem) with the Northwest Ale Trail is that you have to travel to partake in all the delicious goodness of the breweries involved. For one night, though, Yelp is making it easier on all Inland Northwest beer lovers by hosting the Beertopia With the Northwest Ale Trail event at The Black Diamond, where you can sample yummy brews from near and far. Thursday, Nov. 19
WORDS | EWU's mighty fine visiting writers series welcomes S.M. Hulse to Auntie's on Friday at 7 pm for a free reading and discussion. Here's a profile we did of Hulse when her debut novel Black River arrived earlier this year.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS | You don't want to miss the Inlander's PowderKeg brew festival or the Snowlander Expo happening Friday and Saturday. Get some screaming deals on winter gear, drink some tasty beverages, and join a prayer circle for some snow!
FILM | Every year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival comes through to show us some insanely beautiful parts of the world, and make us crazy that there's not enough snow to go skiing yet. A perfect pairing for Snowlander, the film fest runs at The Bing all weekend, starting Friday.
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...