LIVE BANDS | Halestorm are rising stars in the hard-rock scene, always packing a big crowd into whatever venue they're playing. For me, though, the true headliner of Monday's show is Lita Ford, once a bandmate of Joan Jett's in The Runaways and now a solo headliner reclaiming her crown as a metal queen. Dorothy opens the show, which just sold out on Friday, so you'll have to hit Craig's List to get some tix. Here's a clip of all the ladies doing the Runaways' "Cherry Bomb:"
Tuesday, Oct. 18
WORDS | You might think you're sick of election talk, but it's different when it comes from a pro like Pete Wehner, who worked in the George W. Bush White House and has since written for a variety of outlets on politics. It's free, in the Whitworth union building at 7 pm.
FILM | Abide, people, and head to the Inlander's Suds & Cinema showcase of The Big Lebowski, a stone-classic. You don't remember how much you love it? Here's a look:
Friday, Oct. 21
COMMUNITY | She-Tech Spokane is an open house at Startup Central Spokane led by women in industry to support girls interested in STEM education and careers. Get all your questions answered from 6-8 pm, and it's free.
COMEDY | Reel Horror brings a bunch of funny folks together to mock ostensibly scary scenes from horror movies. It's at the newly reopened Ella's Theater.
Saturday, Oct. 22
FOOD & DRINK | Love craft beer? Love Girl Scout cookies? Of course you do! Enjoy the best of both those worlds at the annual Spokane Craft Beer & Cookie Fest at the Girl Scout office. As fundraisers go, this seems dreamy.
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...