Monday, June 5, 2017

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

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click to enlarge THIS WEEK: Spokane Pride, Surfer Blood, Elkfest, Def Leppard and more
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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Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. 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 at the University of Utah and University of...