The Flaming Lips headline Saturday at The Knitting Factory. Prediction: Both you and the band will have a ball.
A bevy of entertaining options await those with some adventure in their hearts, and you can find them in our event listings and Staff Picks.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, May 8
FOOD & DRINK | Know what's delicious? Asparagus. The local crop has taken a beating from our recent weather, so you'd better make it count when you buy some. This Farm Fresh Asparagus Cooking class can help.
Tuesday, May 9
LIVE MUSIC | The Celtic-tinged Flogging Molly headline the Knit, joined by The White Buffalo. Here's a little sample of the Flogging sound:
COMMUNITY | The Pantsuit Nation evolved out of Hillary Clinton's supporters last November, and has turned into a massive support group for folks disturbed by the country's direction. Auntie's is hosting a Pantsuit Nation Book Launch and Meetup at 7 pm.
Thursday, May 11
WORDS | Spokane's new storytelling series Pivot hosts its second gathering, this time with the featured artists diving into Secrets at the Washington Cracker Co. Building.
LIVE MUSIC | Rap master Oddisee headlines at The Big Dipper, an excellent show in a small venue that you wouldn't get in most towns. Watch for an interview with Oddisee in the new Inlander. Here's a little sample:
LIVE MUSIC | If tickets are still available, don't be a fool. Go see The Flaming Lips at the Knitting Factory and witness some seriously joyful mayhem.
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...