Sunday, April 17, 2016

THIS WEEK: Poetry Slam finals, Sufferfest, 4/20, Earth Day and more

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click to enlarge THIS WEEK: Poetry Slam finals, Sufferfest, 4/20, Earth Day and more
Nat Geo Live: Sufferfest comes to the INB on Tuesday.

The week ahead is just brimming with quality entertainment, people. Don't believe me? Check out our event listings and Staff Picks and you'll see. 

Here are some highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, April 18

WORDS | It's the Spokane Poetry Slam Finals, in which the top eight point-earning poets from the 2015-2016 season compete to determine which four will represent Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia, in August. See the local talent bring their best to the Bartlett stage in this showdown — a nice way to continue the literary vibes of Get Lit! Wait, the prize is going to Georgia in August? 

Tuesday, April 19

ETC | The Nat Geo Live! series continues at the INB with Sufferfest, tracking an insane trip hiking and biking some of the Southwest's most amazing places. Read our story about Cedar Wright's journey to make the film here

Wednesday, April 20

LIVE BANDS | Well look at that, it's 4/20. So naturally you should mark it with a massive musical throwdown like the 4-20 Celebration at the Big Dipper, featuring Real Life Rockaz, Flying Spiders and many more. 

Thursday, April 21

FILM | The Magic Lantern hosts a special screening of Trapped, a documentary about abortion clinics and their staffs and the challenges they face from anti-abortion zealots. The movie was at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year; here's a look: 

BENEFIT | OutSpokane is hosting its 7th Annual Dinner fundraiser for Spokane PRIDE at the Palomino, an event that includes an auction, a murder-mystery show and, yes, dinner! 

COMEDY | Tom Segura is one funny dude, and he's doing three days of shows at the new Spokane Comedy Club. Here's a taste: 

Friday, April 22

SPORTS & OUTDOORS | You say you've always wanted to be part of a world record? Head to the HUB and be part of an effort to set the Bubbleball World Record for the longest game of bubbleball EVER!

SPORTS & OUTDOORS | It's Free State Parks Day again, so get outside, people!

Saturday, April 23

COMMUNITY | It's Earth Day in Spokane and, you know, all over Earth, so get in on some of the festivities like the day-long party in Riverfront Park, or the Cleaning from the Corridor community cleanup on East Sprague. 

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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...