Raiders of the Lost Ark plays on the big screen of the Garland Theater Tuesday and Thursday.
August entered with a bang thanks to events like Gleason Fest, and there's even more good stuff ahead to help you take advantage of the last weeks of summer. Check out our event listings and Staff Picks for something that floats your boat.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Aug. 8
COMMUNITY | Every week day, Riverfront Park is hosting a summer Take A Break Series, giving downtown workers and dwellers the chance to chill with some yoga, tai chi, games and whatnot. Why not take advantage this week?
Tuesday, Aug. 9
LIVE BANDS | The soothing synth-pop sounds of Beach House are perfect for summer. The band is playing the Knitting Factory. Read our interview with the band. And here's a sample of their sound:
Wednesday, Aug. 10
COMMUNITY | It's a Star Wars party! BYO lightsabers to the Spokane Valley Library for triva, treats, costume contests and assorted intergalactic fun.
LIVE BANDS | Indie-pop kids Bear Hands drop by The Bartlett for a headlining show. Here's a tune called "2AM:"
VISUAL ARTS | Join some fellow aspiring artists at the MAC for Evening Urban Sketching, a monthly series that helps artists of all levels get the hang of sketching outside.
Thursday, Aug. 11
FILM | The Garland's Summer Camp movie series continues with arguably the best blockbuster of them all, Raiders of the Lost Ark. It plays on Tuesday as well. Remember the awesomeness? Look at this trailer:
FOOD & DRINK | Join the INCA crew for a cooking class at Spokane Community College, this week offering "Perfected Steak" on its educational menu.
Friday, Aug. 12
FOOD & DRINK | It's the inaugural edition of the Spokane Brewers Festival at the Spokane Arena, offering all kinds of tasty treats for sampling, along with music and grub. Look for a story in the new edition of the Inlander later this week. It also runs on Saturday.
Saturday, Aug. 13
COMMUNITY | It's time again for the Garland Street Fair and Car Show, where you can check out some classic rides while dining on local fare and catching live tunes on two stages all day.
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...