Monday, June 5, 2017

THIS WEEK: Spokane Pride, Surfer Blood, Elkfest, Def Leppard and more

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 11:09 AM

click to enlarge The Spokane Pride Parade and Festival is on Saturday.
The Spokane Pride Parade and Festival is on Saturday.

A big week ahead, full of worthy entertainment you can find in our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are just some of the few highlights:

Monday, June 5

MUSIC | Spokane Falls Community College kicks off a series of concerts from its music programs with a show from its concert band tonight (catch the choir on Tuesday, jazz and world drumming on Thursday and the school orchestra June 12.

Tuesday, June 6

MUSIC | Mommy Long Legs, Phlegm Fatale and S1ugs combine to kick up a mighty Tuesday show at The Observatory.

FILM | The Garland Theater's summer camp film series hosts a classic — The Goonies! Tonight at 7.

MUSIC | Zakk Sabbath is the Black Sabbath-loving tribute led by longtime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde. It's going to be heavy at The Pin!

Wednesday, June 7

WORDS | Get into the wonders of Northwest veggies with author Kim O'Donnel and local author Kate Lebo, both foodies of the highest order, in conversation at Auntie's.

MUSIC | Surfer Blood makes beautiful music out of some tragic circumstances, and you can read our interview with frontman J.P. Pitts before their show at The Bartlett. Here's a little sample:

THEATER | David Blaine specializes in death-defying stunts and magic, and you should read our story about the man before checking out his show at The Fox.

MUSIC | Def Leppard deserves your respect, dammit! They're headlining Spokane Arena, joined by Poison and Tesla.

Thursday, June 8

THEATER | Gonzaga and Terrain team up for a production of Waiting for Godot at the Washington Cracker Co. Building.

THEATER | The Spokane Civic hosts the 29th Playwrights' Forum Festival starting tonight, and you can enjoy four one-act shows in one night.

Friday, June 9

COMEDY | Standup comic Fortune Feimster takes over the Spokane Comedy Club for the weekend, so consider the Friday night shows a solid warmup for Pride on Saturday.

FESTIVAL | Elkfest kicks off a weekend of awesome tunes and good times in Browne's Addition today. Wear sunscreen, day drinkers!

WORDS | It's a Willow Springs Books Fundraiser at The Bartlett, featuring authors Sam Ligon, Laura Read, Kate Lebo and Maya Zeller reading from Willow Springs books.

Saturday, June 10

COMMUNITY | It's Spokane Pride 2017 day! Get downtown for the parade and all-day party.

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