The annual PRIDE Parade and Rainbow Festival is on Saturday.
Hopefully many of you got out over the weekend to Volume, First Friday, Art Fest or the myriad other options. Let's keep up the momentum, people! Check out our event listings and Staff Picks —there's more fun to be had in the week ahead.
Here are some highlights for your consideration:
Monday, June 6
WORDS | Authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg drop by the Shadle Library at 6:30 pm to discuss their book Death Ride, A Little Boy's Night of Terror. Maybe leave the little ones at home for this free event.
Tuesday, June 7
LIVE BANDS | The Bing hosts a big ol' concert, the kick off of the Red Kettle Concert Series, this time featuring rising country artists Love and Theft, Mo Pitney and more. Here's a taste of Love and Theft:
Wednesday, June 8
MUSIC EVENTS | The sad news of Prince's death inspired an outpouring of love for his Purple Badness around the world. It continues with a Big Dipper dance party celebrating Prince's birthday, featuring tunes spun by DJ DX Pryme and Big Moe. Be ready to get funky.
WORDS | Political cartoonist Milt Priggee will chat about Cartooning the Evergreen State at the Argone Library. He's a gem, and it will be an entertaining hour for sure.
LIVE BANDS | It's one hell of a folkie double-bill coming to The Bartlett Wednesday night. David Bazan might top the bill, but Laura Gibson is a headliner in her own right. Read our story about her here.
LIVE BANDS | Canadian rockers Black Mountain deliver sprawling rock that touches on everything from metal to psychedelic to chamber-pop, and they're headlining the Bartlett. Here's a sample:
Friday, June 10
WORDS | Heading into PRIDE weekend, check out A Queer Poetry Showcase Friday night featuring Ebo Barton, Tobi Hill Meyer, Elissa Ball and Tara Hardy at the Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ.
FILM | Check out some of the work from EWU's finest film students at The Best of EWU Film, a screening event at the Bing starting at 7:30 pm.
FESTIVAL | Elk Fest kicks off on Friday; watch for the new issue of the Inlander for all the info you need to k
Saturday, June 11
COMMUNITY | It's a Saturday morning party at Riverfront Park, thanks to the annual PRIDE Parad and Rainbow Festival. Join your friends for an art show, beer garden, kids activities and more.
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...