The Sextones headline a show Wednesday at The Observatory.
There is plenty to in the Inland Northwest as we approach, ever so slowly, toward full-on spring. Peruse our event listings and Staff Picks, and consider some highlights of the week ahead curated by yours truly:
WORDS | Spark Central is hosting a Silent Writing Party, so join the fun, get some writing done, and keep your mouth shut while Matt Mitchell of Folkinception provides a subtle soundtrack to your work. It's free.
COMMUNITY | Help make your community better, including its cuddly critters, by Knitting for Shelter Pets this afternoon at the CdA library.
Wednesday, March 8
FOOD & DRINK | The Fried Chicken & Beer series continues at The Yards, with chef Adam Hegsted delivering the delicious fowl, and this month Iron Goat bringing the brew.
LIVE BANDS | Reno's Sextones swing by The Observatory for a show that also includes local rockers Fat Lady. Here's a little sample of the Sextones' sounds:
Thursday, March 9
WORDS | Olympia-based author Megan Kruse drops by Auntie's as part of the EWU Visiting Writers Series for a free reading.
FUNDRAISER | Help local poet Fitz get to the Women of the World Poetry Slam by attending this Queer Poetry Fundraiser.
Friday, March 10
MUSIC EVENTS | The Spokane Symphony hosts Beethoven and Brews, where you'll hear a whole lotta killer Beethoven after enjoying a beer garden serving a special edition of No-Li beer.
LIVE BANDS | Shelby Earl is an outstanding Seattle-based singer/songwriter, and she's headlining the Bartlett at a show also featuring Planes on Paper. Watch for a story on Earl in the new issue of the Inlander, and give this a spin in the meantime:
Saturday, March 11
COMEDY | Microbiography V presents a couple of folks — Annie Grieve of Salon Illuminate and Mark Camp of Overbluff Cellars — telling stories from their real lives, then the Freedom Association (Mara Baldwin, Mark Robbins, Pat Thomas) improvising scenes inspired by their stories. Hilarity, we assure you, ensues.
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...