The Bing Crosby Film Festival happens Saturday at, you guessed it, The Bing.
If you haven't scoped out a calendar lately, let me be the first to let you know we hit December this week, so feel free to start panicking about Christmas shopping instead of Thanksgiving prep, and musing on where the year went.
Instead of getting all maudlin, though, maybe you should just go out and play, using our event listings and Staff Picks to figure out a game plan.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Nov. 28
ETC | Go out to Northern Quest and hope they call you to "come on down" and get in on The Price Is Right Live! action. You know you've always wanted to spin the big wheel and play in the showcase showdown.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
FILM | The Garland Theater kicks off its Holiday Film series with the classic Christmas flick Die Hard. Giddy-up, Cowboy! Remember how great this flick is?
Wednesday, Nov. 30
WORDS | Head on out to Cheney to celebrate the release of The Heart of the Rat, the first installation of a new poetry series produced by Willow Springs Books. The anthology’s release is accompanied by a reading from many of the poets featured, including former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, two-time Pushcart Prize winner Ellen Bass, and Spokane poets Maya Zeller and Tim Greenup. Award-winning poets Dorianne Laux and Joe Millar, as well as Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read, will also read at the launch. The party is free.
Thursday, Dec. 1
LIVE BANDS | The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is the jam-happy project of the former Black Crowes singer, and the band kills it live. They're definitely worth a trip to Sandpoint for this gig at The Hive. Here's a taste of their sound:
Friday, Dec. 2
THEATER | Historical drama All Is Calm has quickly become a holiday favorite in these parts, and the Modern Theater Spokane continues its production Thursday-Sundays through Dec. 24.
VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday, people! Get out and check out some killer art, and maybe get some Xmas shopping done in the process.
VISUAL ARTS | Kendall Yards is hosting a two-day Artisan Fest, with lots of goodies for your perusal from local craftsfolk.
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...