Sunday, February 7, 2016

THIS WEEK: Jammy tunes, big cats, chocolate feasts and funny men

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click to enlarge THIS WEEK: Jammy tunes, big cats, chocolate feasts and funny men
Nat Geo Live: On the Trail of the Big Cats is at the INB Performing Arts Center Tuesday.

We have a big week ahead, so shake off that Super Bowl hangover and get to it! Check out all the opportunities in our event listings and Staff Picks, or look at some highlights curated below: 

Monday, Feb. 8

LIVE BANDS | Dr. Dog is a mighty live band who have been out there working on the road for years. They have a brand new album, but you can expect a ton of old tunes, too, when they hit the Knitting Factory Monday night, joined by worthy openers Hop Along. Here's a taste of Dr. Dog: 

WORDS | Whitworth is hosting Dwight Hopkins, professor of theology at University of Chicago Divinity School and term professor extraordinarius at the University of South Africa, for an African American History Month lecture titled “What Is a Christian Black Theology of Liberation?” Should be an intriguing discussion. 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

FILM | National Geographic Live! is back at the INB with an edition called On the Trail of the Big Cats, and Award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter shares his fascinating close-up encounters with tigers, snow leopards, jaguars and cougars. Oh my!

Wednesday, Feb. 10

FOOD & DRINK | Looking for a cheap date for Valentine's Day? Beat the crowd by hitting this Wine & Chocolate Tasting in Hayden, which is completely free!

Thursday, Feb. 11

LIVE MUSIC | Jonny Lang was a child prodigy, and now he's just a mean guitar player with a blues bent who always puts on a good show. He's playing at The Bing Thursday. Here's a sample: 

LIVE MUSIC | Over Sandpoint way, The Hive is going to light up with the jam-happy sounds of G. Love and Special Sauce. Here's a little sample: 

Friday, Feb. 12

FOOD & DRINK | Another day, another option for Valentine's Day. Hit up The Chocolate Affair in Coeur d'Alene, cruising downtown for sample and sips. 

Saturday, Feb. 13

COMEDY | Funny guy Brian Regan stops by Northern Quest Resort & Casino for two shows, but tickets are going fast. Watch for the new issue of The Inlander for an interview with the comic. Here's a taste of his style: 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. 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 at the University of Utah and University of...