Author Sherman Alexie visits Spokane and Moscow this week.
Monday, July 11
LIVE BANDS | The mighty Wye Oak comes to Spokane, and the Maryland duo always puts on a fine show, whether delivering the older guitar-bass tunes that made their Civilian album a classic, or the more electronic-fueled sounds of recent works like Tween. They play the Bartlett Monday; here's an older tune I love:
LIVE BANDS | Across downtown at The Bing, guitarist Buckethead will be blowing minds with his excellent musicianship and giant bucket on his head.
Tuesday, July 12
MUSIC EVENTS | Class up your week while enjoying a beautiful night under the stars (we hope) when Mozart on a Summer's Eve makes its annual stop at Manito Park for two nights, starting Tuesday.
LIVE MUSIC | If you're over Sandpoint way, get to The Hive for one of the highlight shows of the summer, courtesy of Steve Kimock, leading the band with the clever name Kimock. The guy is a guitar master who's tour in various Grateful Dead offshoots in addition to writing his own tunes on a variety of stringed instruments.
Wednesday, July 13
THEATER | Central Valley High School is hosting the Spokane Valley Summer Theater's production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, which is indeed a musical retelling of Buddy Holly's story.
COMMUNITY | The Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park goes big tonight with a screening of Jurassic World, the monster-sized hit of last summer.
Thursday, July 14
THEATER | The Modern Theater's Spokane branch tackles the classic tale Man of La Mancha, winner of five Tony awards.
WORDS | Sherman Alexie swings by his old stomping grounds for an event at The Kenworthy in Moscow; he'll be at the Bing on Friday. He'll be reading and signing his new book Thunder Boy Jr.
LIVE BANDS | The always awesome Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas swing by Spokane for the third time in about a year, and if you haven't seen them yet, you totally should. Here's a sample of their rocking, retro sound:
Friday, July 15
COMMUNITY | Need an ideal way to introduce your little ones to Lord of the Rings? Hit the free screening of the first movie at the Spark Center Friday night.
Saturday, July 16
VISUAL ARTS | The Garland District has started an Art on the Street series in which prominent local artists do work, yes, on the street outside the Spokane Art School. Watch Karen Mobley do her thing this week between 1-4 pm.
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...