The awesome (and hilarious) Chastity Belt are one of this year's featured bands at Volume Music Festival.
We're hitting June by the end of the week, and while we're most excited about our Volume Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, there's plenty to do between now and then. You can find all manner of things in our event listings and Staff Picks.
Some highlights of the week ahead:
Tuesday, May 30
COMMUNITY | Join the Humanities Washington Think & Drink gang at a new spot, the Magic Lantern, for a what is sure to be a vibrant discussion about whether or not humans should be able to move freely across the planet and live wherever they want. A little history, a little politics, and a lot of great exchanges of ideas.
COMMUNITY | Girls with musical chops of all levels can join in the Downtown Library's Girls Rock Lab Jam Session at 6 pm. It's for kids in grades 3-7, and you need to preregister to jam.
Wednesday, May 31
COMMUNITY | Grab a Beer with Todd Mielke, the CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, who's ready to hear what you have to say over a cold beverage. Thursday, June 1
COMEDY | Margaret Cho is simply one of the funniest people on the planet, and seeing her is a treat every time. Tonight, she headlines Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
LIVE BANDS | Join the Volume Kickoff Party at the Observatory, featuring killer local artists including Mall Walk, The Dancing Plague of 1518, Empty Eyes and Local Pavlov. This show is free, and it's the last place to get a $25 pass for the weekend's festival before the price goes up to $35.
Friday, June 2
LIVE BANDS | Volume kicks off today! 100 bands, 10 stages, two days. Here's a taste of some of the bands:
VISUAL ARTS | ArtFest in Browne's Addition gets underway; it's the start of three days of visual arts and music.
VISUAL ARTS | Wow, it's First Friday, too! Check out some great new art in downtown Spokane as you move between music venues at Volume.
Saturday, June 3
FILM | The Garland Theater hosts a midnight screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a treat no matter what the season. Here's a reminder of the fun:
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...