The MAC opens a show dedicated to the art of animals on Saturday.
We are barreling toward a holiday weekend — Independence Day, believe it or not — so let's look ahead at some of the fun you can have as you recover from Hoopfest weekend, or from avoiding downtown all Hoopfest weekend.
Monday, June 27
COMEDY | Take a little jaunt to the North Spokane Library for a free show of Zany Zaniac Comedy from performer Alex Zerbe, who plays in the worlds of comedy, music, circus arts and self-expression.
Tuesday, June 28
LIVE BANDS | Seattle-based BOG, playing the Saranac Commons rooftop as part of the KYRS concert series.
COMEDY | Ralphie May was inspired by meeting comedy legend Sam Kinison years ago, and his own pursuit of laughs has led him to much success, and more than a little controversy, just like his hero. May performs Tuesday and Wednesday at the Spokane Comedy Club.
LIVE BANDS | Time for another edition of NW of Nashville, the monthly hootenanny at The Bartlett hosted by Jenny Anne Mannan and this time including the Powers, Windoe, Lucas Brown and the Brad Keeler Trio.
Wednesday, June 29
COMEDY | Great Ideas: Spokane: Today! collects some of the funniest local minds to create a show "that boldly push the limits of powerpoint and the human mind!" at the Big Dipper.
LIVE BANDS | Boise's mighty Built to Spill are rolling through town to the Knitting Factory as a trio, led by guitar god Doug Martsch, one of the few indie-rock dudes capable of rocking an epic guitar solo among all his killer melodies. Here's our interview with Martsch, and
here's a sample from their latest album:
Thursday, June 30
THEATER | The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre season is off and running, and its first production is a musical-comedy, Peter and the Starcatcher. Read our story about their season here.
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...