Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet headline the Fox on Thursday night.
Hello, October! Please be kind with your weather, and bountiful with your entertainment options. I know you will, based on what's already in our event listings and Staff Picks.
Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Oct. 2
FILM | A new film series arrives at the Magic Lantern tonight. Monday Night Movies will present a series of films revolving around health care issues, and the first film, Bending The Arc, is the uplifting story of a team of young doctors in Haiti who battled the medical establishment, dysfunctional governments and patient isolation to ignite a revolutionary global movement for healthcare for the poor.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
LIVE MUSIC | The Slants became unlikely First Amendment warriors over their name, and their case at the U.S. Supreme Court brought them some notoriety. But they really should be known more for their catchy dance-rock, which you can hear tonight at the Big Dipper, along with Nat Park & the Tunnels of Love and Bandit Train. Read our story about The Slants, and give this video a spin:
THEATER | The Broadway musical comedy Something Rotten! kicks of its run at the INB tonight. It runs through Saturday. Check out our story about the show right here.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
LIVE MUSIC | If raucous, horror-tinged, retro rockabilly riffs are your thing — and really, why wouldn't they be? — the Necromantix show at The Pin! is for you. They headline a fat bill that includes the Dead Channels, Wasted Breath, Sweet Rebel D and One Man Train Wreck. Here's a taste of Necromantix:
Thursday, Oct. 5
FESTIVAL | Terrain 10 now includes a preview night with some stellar music and a sneak peak of the art that will be on display to the public for free on Friday. It's well worth the cover charge if you like avoiding crowds.
LIVE MUSIC | Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet is simply one of the best roots-music bands on the planet, experts in Cajun and Creole sounds straight out of Louisiana. It should be an amazing show at the Fox tonight. Dig it:
Friday, Oct. 6
FILM | Between Terrain runs, be sure to hit the Garland Theater for Dan Savage's HUMP Film Festival, a saucy attraction solely for fans of multicultural adult fare on film. The festival also runs on Saturday.
Saturday, Oct. 7
FESTIVAL | Head down to Moscow for the Humble Burger Modest Music Festival, featuring a slew of regional talent playing Saturday and Sunday, headlined by Built to Spill, Finn Riggins and Spokane artists Marshall McLean and Jango.
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...