Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tons of tunes, visiting authors and the first Chef's Week PNW in the week ahead

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click to enlarge Tons of tunes, visiting authors and the first Chef's Week PNW in the week ahead
Chefs Week PNW kicks off its first edition Wednesday night, and features some of the best culinary minds in the Northwest.

We might have a lot of April showers in store as we motor into spring, but that's no excuse for ignoring all the entertaining options in our event listings and Staff Picks

Here are a few options from the week ahead: 

Monday, March 28

LIVE BANDS | The Baby Bar hosts The Blind Pets and Guilt Gift, offering a little rock to open the week. 

LIVE BANDS | Over at The Pin!, Texas metal gods The Sword headline a show sure to melt faces, among other body parts. Royal Thunder opens. Read our interview with the band, and give them a listen here: 

Tuesday, March 29

WORDS | The greatest stamp of approval a poet can receive is undoubtedly that of the The New Yorker. Robyn Schiff, who will read from her newest book of poems, A Woman of Property, as part of Gonzaga’s Visiting Writers Series, got the favorable nod. While the main appearance is at 7:30 pm, at 1:15 pm, she will also take part in a Q&A session at the Hemmingson Center.

LIVE BANDS | The second edition of the Northwest of Nashville series takes over The Bartlett, extending the St. Patty's Day vibe a bit with Irish-tinged tunes from An Dochas, Broken Whistle, Floating Crowbar and the Howling Gael Trio. 

Wednesday, March 30

ETC | We might have a rainy spring, but the dry summer days aren't far away. Learn how to be an Earth-friendly water-user with a free talk on Easy Water-Wise Gardening at the Spokane Valley Library. 

LIVE BANDS | Warren Haynes leads Govt Mule and has been a member of the Allman Brothers Band, The Dead and assorted other crews. He's on a solo tour supporting his bluegrass-tinged Ashes & Dust album. While it might be mellower than normal, expect a good ol' time at The Bing for this one. Here's a sample: 

FOOD & DRINK | Chefs Week PNW kicks off its weekend full of killer culinary experiences at the Washington Cracker building on Wednesday. Read our story on the event for the full low-down. 

Thursday, March 31

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Auntie's feeds the mind every day through readings and talks and all those amazing books. Now it feeds the body, too, with Auntie's Does Yoga starting at 5:15 pm. 

WORDS | Historical nonfiction writer Timothy Egan drops by Auntie's later in the evening to read from his new one, The Immortal Irishman, at 7 pm.

LIVE BANDS | Joanna Newsom brings her winsome, harp-driven sound to The Bing, where she'll be joined by the Fleet Foxes' Robin Peckold for a night sure to be remembered in Spokane for a long time. Read our story about Newsom right here

Friday, April 1

COMEDY | The Spokane Comedy Club has a weekend full of Chris D'Elia, who you might know from his stints on sitcoms Whitney and Undateable if you haven't checked out his standup yet. You should. 

VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday in Spokane, people! Get out there and check out some awesome artwork all over town!

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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...