Sunday, October 30, 2016

THIS WEEK: Robbie Fulks, Halloween, Genghis Khan and Trevor Noah all coming around

Posted By on Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM

click to enlarge Daily Show host Trevor Noah drops by Pullman on Friday for a standup show.
  • Daily Show host Trevor Noah drops by Pullman on Friday for a standup show.

One last spooky day of October on Monday and we're heading full-on into winter, people. Gird yourself, and get out there and have some fun using our event listings and Staff Picks.

Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Oct. 31

LIVE BANDS | One of the finest from my home state of Utah swings through town as The Moth and the Flame headline a show at The Bartlett, where they'll be joined by Young Rising Sons and 888.

FILM | You have a lot of options for your Halloween frivolity, but if you don't want to walk the neighborhood or hand out candy, let me suggest hitting the movie theater for RiffTrax Live as the funny dudes tackle creepy classic Carnival of Souls. Here's a trailer of the flick that will be mocked heartily on Monday:

Tuesday, Nov. 1

LIVE BANDS | Robbie Fulks is a mighty fine songwriter out of Chicago, capable of blending rootsy blues and folk into compelling tales of life on the fringes. A real treat having him come to town, where he'l be joined at the Bartlett by Marshall McLean. Here's a taste of Fulks:

WORDS | Washington state Poet Laureate Tod Marshall hosts "Poetry to Inspire" at the South Hill Library. Expect some readings and intriguing discussion of the form.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

WORDS | Bestselling author Jack Weatherford shares knowledge gleaned while writing Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, his latest book on the ruthless leader, at a free chat at The Fox. While on one hand calling for the atrocious slaughter of the civilizations he conquered, Khan also was a champion of religious freedom; some of his ideas on the subject later influenced Thomas Jefferson.

LIVE BANDS | A monster bill drops by The Observatory courtesy of Crushed Out, The Smokes and Fancy Boy.

Thursday, Nov. 3

COMMUNITY | The East Side Library hosts a Roald Dahl 100th birthday celebration, so bust out your best Willy Wonka costume and get there!

THEATER | Forget that televised monstrosity of a remake, see the real deal as the Spokane Civic continues its run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show through the weekend.

Friday, Nov. 4

COMEDY | Daily Show host and South African funnyman Trevor Noah comes to Pullman for a live show sure to be both hilarious and timely, considering election day is oh-so-close.

VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday, people! Get out there and see some great art in Spokane!

COMMUNITY | Jump on your Christmas shopping early and get to the Jubilee International Marketplace tonight and Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 5


THEATER | Hit & Run X is the final run for Stage Left Theater's staged readings of short plays by regional playwrights, so get there sometime between Friday and Sunday for some great wordplay.
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