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 ofThe 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!
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...