Lentil or M&M? Head to the Palouse on Friday to find out.
As summer slowly slips away, I'd suggest you dive into our event listings and Staff Picks to make sure you take full advantage of what's left of August.
Here are some highlights for the week ahead:
Monday, Aug. 15
SPORTS | You know who's having a heck of a season? Your local Spokane Indians baseball club, that's who. They won the first half of the season, assuring themselves a spot in the playoffs, and they're doing some work in the second half, too. Catch them in a series against Eugene starting Monday.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
LIVE MUSIC | Seattle's Band of Horses makes some magnificent, epic rock sounds on the reg, including on their new album Why Are You OK. Read our story about the band, and mull a show in the great-sounding Fox Theater Tuesday night. Here's a taste of one of the band's older tunes, one near and dear to this Utahn's heart:
LIVE BANDS | Michael Franti and Spearhead always through an uplifting show, where even the most cantankerous soul walks out ready to hug strangers. Don't believe me? Check out his gig at the Knitting Factory Wednesday and see what I mean.
Thursday, Aug. 18
FILM/COMMUNITY | Time for another awesome Suds & Cinema throwdown courtesy of the Inlander, this time offering a stone classic in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Just in time for school, a crash course in history in air-guitar style—lucky you! Enjoy treats of Orlison Brewing, 3 Ninjas food truck, One Tree Cider and Brain Freeze for this outdoor adventure in Kendall Yards. Here's a look, in case you missed the excellence:
LIVE BANDS | It's opening night of the epic Rage-A-Palooza at the Viking, featuring all manner of hard-hitting bands for one sweet price.
Friday, Aug. 19
THEATER | CdA Summer Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid continues, so you can sing along with Ariel, Sebastian and the other critters under the sea to your heart's content.
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...