Sunday, November 13, 2016

THIS WEEK: Rock-star physicist, lots of live tunes and more

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click to enlarge THIS WEEK: Rock-star physicist, lots of live tunes and more
The Shook Twins headline The Bartlett Wednesday.

The darkness that comes oh-so-early these days might have you a little disconcerted, but look at it as an opportunity to get out on the town and throw down and still get to bed at a decent hour. Or, if you REALLY love the nightlife, there's all the more to enjoy! Win-win.

Check out our event listings and Staff Picks for some great things going down around town. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Nov. 14

FOOD & DRINK | Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make gluten-free cookies and Mexican Cocoa at a Kitchen Engine workshop.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

COMMUNITY | Help celebrate Spokane Tribe Heritage Day at a day-long party at the Spokane County fairgrounds and Expo Center.

THEATER | More pertinent than ever is Black Boy, a theater production built from the prose of Richard Wright's exploration of growing up in the Jim Crow South. It's worth a trip to Pullman for this Literature to Life event.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

LIVE MUSIC | If you like a little ring-a-ding-ding swing as well as modern pop music, you might want to hit the Fox for Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, a band that takes current hits and twists them into classic sounds. Here's a sample:

LIVE BANDS | The Shook Twins have roots in North Idaho, and Rabbit Wilde brings some bluegrass style from Bellingham. Together, they make up an energetic double-bill at The Bartlett tonight.

Thursday, Nov. 17

WORDS | EWU hosts Lawrence Krauss, a New York Times best-selling theoretical physicist, who will offer a free lecture at The Fox on "A Universe of Nothing."

LIVE BANDS | SubPop fixtures and jaunty indie-rockers The Gotobeds headline a show at The Observatory, joined by locals Loomer and Balonely. Here's a taste of the headliner:

LIVE BANDS | The Big Dipper hosts ye olde punk dudes Guttermouth, along with Get Dead, the Cryptics and Punks in Drublic.

Friday, Nov. 18

COMEDY | Steve Rannazzisi, who you might know from The League or some old Buffalo Wild Wings commercials, brings his standup show to the Spokane Comedy Club.

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. 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 at the University of Utah and University of...