Actor Viggo Mortensen is hosting two benefit screenings of Captain Fantastic and Q&As about the film in Sandpoint this week.
A bevy of fine options for fun indoors and out await your perusal in our event listings and Staff Picks, so get in there and find something good for entertaining yourself.
Here are a few highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Jan. 9
FOOD & DRINK | Start the week with a class, like this on that will teach you how to make the perfect Roasted Chili Salmon.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
LIVE BANDS | Kyle Morton, who you might know from the band he's fronted for a decade, Typhoon, is heading to The Bartlett to headline a solo show. He'll be joined by Anthony D'Amato. Here's a taste of Morton's music:
Wednesday, Jan. 11
FOOD & DRINK | The Wandering Table kicks off its Fried Chicken & Beer nights with Chef Adam Hegsted pairing his tasty fowl with beers from River City Brewing. Spots are limited to give them a jingle and reserve a spot.
COMMUNITY | If one of your New Year's resolutions is clearing some of the clutter and/or reading some great new books, Auntie's has you covered. The store is hosting the Spokane Book Swap tonight, where you can discard some of your weathered tomes and grab some new reads, too.
WORDS | Get some hot writing tips from one of Spokane's brightest literary stars when Sharma Shields leads a Writing Workshop at Spark Central aimed at inspiring submissions for her next edition of Lilac City Fairy Tales. Register in advance to assure yourself a spot.
LIVE BANDS | If you've never seen Wylie & The Wild West, you're missing out on a taste of genuine Western history in the form of this singer, storyteller and Montana rancher. He's also the voice behind that famous Yahoo yodel, in case you didn't know. Here's a little taste of what he'll be bringing to Chateau Rive tonight:
BENEFIT | Head to Sandpoint, perhaps do a little skiing by day, then enjoy An Evening with Viggo Mortensen, who will take questions and screen his flick Captain Fantastic. It's all a benefit to raise money for Panhandle Community Radio and Team Autism 24/7. They'll do it again on Saturday, too.
Saturday, Jan. 14
VISUAL ARTS | Join Harold Balazs and Friends for a panel discussion of the artist's work at Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene.
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...