State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall speaks at Gonzaga on Tuesday.
The only conceivable way I can think of getting over my blues after Prince's death is to get out in the world and celebrate life. And our event listings and Staff Picks thankfully have a lot of options for just that.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, April 25
COMEDY | The Drink 'n' Debate series continues at The Big Dipper, where some of the funniest folks in town face off to, well, you just read the name of the thing.
MUSIC EVENTS | The Gonzaga Symphony delivers its season finale at the Fox, and will be joined by renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
Tuesday, April 26
WORDS | State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall speaks at a free event at the Greater Gonzaga Guild luncheon about how poetry's reputation limits the literary form's popularity.
LIVE BANDS | It's time for another KYRS Rooftop Concert, this one featuring Boyfriends, Phlegm Fatale and Local Pavlov.
LIVE BANDS | The Bartlett's bluegrass and acoustic-tinged Northwest of Nashville series continues with a night featuring The Holy Broke, Rye River and No Going Back.
Wednesday, April 27
FILM | Get yourself in the running mood for Bloomsday with Suds and Cinema, where the Inlander presents Prefontaine at the Bing. Jared Leto is no joker playing the running pioneer. Here's what's in store:
COMMUNITY | Humanities Washington's Think & Drink series of community discussions returns to Lindamen's for a discussion of political anger, the role of media and also whether things will calm down any time soon.
Thursday, April 28
LIVE MUSIC | Seattle garage punk crew Pony Time heads to the Baby Bar for what is sure to be an epic throwdown, joined by Holy Cows and Peru Rush. Here's our story about Pony Time. And here's a sample:
Friday, April 29
WORDS | Auntie's welcomes author William Finnegan as part of the EWU Visiting Writers Series. He just won a Pulitzer for his surfing memoir Barbarian Days so, you know, nice booking!
Saturday, April 30
BENEFIT | Stage Left Theater hosts Revue!, a fundraiser for the indie theater featuring some stellar show tunes delivered by local talent.
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...