Sunday, September 4, 2016

THIS WEEK: Writing for Hollywood, Little Smoke fest, Restaurant Wars and loving the alien

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click to enlarge A documentary about Leonard Nimoy, made by his son Adam, screens at the Garland Theater Saturday.
A documentary about Leonard Nimoy, made by his son Adam, screens at the Garland Theater Saturday.

You gotta love a short work week, right? Even if it means summer is essentially over, like Labor Day does. Ah well, still plenty of fun to be had indoors and out; check out our Staff Picks and event listings for some great options. 

Here are a few highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, Sept. 5


FESTIVAL | Last call for Pig Out in the Park, people! Catch some live tunes and, you know, pig out and whatnot. 

LIVE BANDS | It's day 2 of the Dave Matthews Band annual stand at The Gorge. One last roadie before the end of the weekend, perhaps?

Tuesday, Sept. 6

COMEDY | Get some laughs at The Observatory with Spokane Comedy's Standup Showdown, where you decide which comic does the best with his four-minute time slot. 


Wednesday, Sept. 7

WORDS | Join former Spokane police officer and author Frank Zafiro at Auntie's for a reading from his new book The Short List
Thursday, Sept. 8

CRAFTS | You've undoubtedly heard about how adults are enjoying coloring books as much as they did when they were kids. What, you haven't? Well, head to the North Spokane Library and join a group doing Adult Coloring for free. 

WORDS | The inaugural Connecting Writers With Hollywood conference kicks off, giving local aspiring screenwriters the chance to learn from some pros in the industry. 

Friday, Sept. 9


DANCE | Get thee down to the Red Dragon Chinese restaurant and get into some Belly Dancing. Doesn't seem a natural for a Chinese restaurant? That makes it all the more special. 

THEATER | It's opening night of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Spokane Civic, so get ready to sing along with your kiddos. 

FESTIVAL | Northern Quest hosts its annual celebration of excellent cigars, paired with wine and beer for two days during the Little Smoke Festival
click to enlarge Freud's cigar is just a cigar, and he would probably enjoy the Little Smoke festival.
Freud's cigar is just a cigar, and he would probably enjoy the Little Smoke festival.

THEATER | Gonzaga opens a play with an intriguing conceit. Freud's Last Session imagines a  conversation between the legendary founder of psychoanalysis and the up-and-coming young Oxford don C.S. Lewis during a visit to Freud's London home on the day of Britain's entrance into WWII. 

Saturday, Sept. 10

FOOD & DRINK | The first-ever Restaurant Wars offers free admission, a bunch of food and food-related vendors and a $17 wristband to sample grub from eight local restaurants, all at Kendall Yards. 

FILM | A special fundraiser for Operation: Dog Tag, the Garland Theater hosts the only screening in the area of For the Love of Spock, a documentary by filmmaker Adam Nimoy about his father Leonard, the legendary Star Trek star. 

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Dan Nailen

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...