Sunday, May 22, 2016

THIS WEEK: Metal and folk tunes, poetry and bird-watching strolls

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click to enlarge Join the Spring Colors Bird Walk on Saturday morning at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Join the Spring Colors Bird Walk on Saturday morning at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

With the long Memorial Day weekend just a few days away, you can get some good-time momentum going by delving into the opportunities in our event listings and Staff Picks

Here are some highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, May 23


COMEDY | The Big Dipper hosts another night of Drink & Debate, when local comics, you know, drink and debate hot topics ranging from the personal to the political to the downright stupid. 

Tuesday, May 24

WORDS | Head over to Spark to take part in the I AM A TOWN poetry project, led by Spokane poet laureate Laura Read, in which locals try to capture the spirit of our town with a few lines. 

Wednesday, May 25


LIVE MUSIC | The Lowest Pair are Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, and together they make harmonies laced with a backdrop of banjo and acoustic guitar. They're celebrating the release of two new albums with this show. Locals Prairie War open the show at The Bartlett. Here's a sample of The Lowest Pair's style:
 
VISUAL ARTS | Get into some diminutive fine art at the Spokane Artist Trading Card Swap at Boots Bakery. 

Thursday, May 26

THEATER | The Modern Theater in Spokane continues its run of The Ladies Foursome, a talkie comedy revolving around four ladies and a round of golf. 

LIVE BANDS | Anvil was well on their way to being metal legends when bad luck and questionable decisions got in the way. The Canadian band's journey made for a great documentary, and now they're playing The Pin!, along with Unleash the Archers and Graveshadow. Here's a sample from their early years: 

Friday, May 27

KIDS | If you have kids you're interested in turning on to theater, consider CTY Presents' production of Suessical, the whimsical dive into everyone's favorite children's author. 


Saturday, May 28

SPORTS & OUTDOORS | Get up early and head to Cheney for the Spring Colors Bird Walk at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, starting at 8 am and led by Spokane Audubon Society member Marian Frobe. 

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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 and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...