COMMUNITY | Spark Central has been enjoying a month-long birthday celebration, but tonight is special. There's free cake!
FILM | The Garland Theater's Summer Camp series continues with the classic (IMO) Smoke Signals, based on Sherman Alexie's writings. Here's a trailer, if you haven't seen it in a while:
Wednesday, Aug. 23
FILM | Enjoy a Movie with the Marmots at Glover Field as the Peaceful Valley Neighborhood Council screens Benny & Joon for free at dusk.
FESTIVAL | It's opening night of the North Idaho State Fair! We won't quibble over the fact that North Idaho isn't its own state, because we'll take any excuse for funnel cakes and rodeos. It runs through Aug. 27 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
Thursday, Aug. 24
COMMUNITY | The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., sets up shop in Spokane Valley for the next four days.
WORDS | The Spokane slam poetry community is an impressive one, and now you can read some of the poets' works on your own time thanks to the release of Uncensored: Spokane Slam Poetry Collected. Celebrate its release with a party at the Steel Barrel.
MUSIC | The Mike Love coming to Spokane tonight is not the old Beach Boy, but a rising reggae star with some serious skills he'll put on display at the Big Dipper. Here's a taste:
MUSIC | Spokane singer/songwriter Dario Ré celebrates his CD release with a show at the Bartlett tonight. Here's our interview with him about the new songs' inspirations.
Friday, Aug. 25
COMMUNITY | Who doesn't love a Big Bounce House? Not this guy! This 10,000-square-foot bad boy will be set up for three days at Joe Albi Stadium, and features different zones, DJs, basketball hoops and more.
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...