Sunday, October 15, 2017

THIS WEEK: Alchemous Beasts, VolunBEER, horror movie talk, zombie hikes

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click to enlarge THIS WEEK: Alchemous Beasts, VolunBEER, horror movie talk, zombie hikes
A presentation at Gonzaga on Wednesday night explores women of color in horror films, like Blacula.

The week ahead offers a bevy of entertaining possibilities, so be sure to check out our event listings and Staff Picks when you want to get out of the house. Here are some of the highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Oct. 16

FILM | The Magic Lantern's Monday Night Movies series presents Motherland, a documentary about the busiest maternity hospital in the world.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

COMMUNITY | The Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame honors people vital to athletics in the region with a ceremony at the Spokane Arena.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

COMMUNITY | Head on down to the Davenport Grand for the 2017 Spokane Philanthropy Awards luncheon, honoring various people making a difference in the community.

WORDS | Gonzaga's Gender and Pop Culture Speaker Series kicks off a new season with Biggest Fears, Smallest Screentime: Women of Color in Horror Films, a free presentation at 7 pm at the Jundt Art Museum.

MUSIC | Helms Alee brings the big, bad, fuzzy hard rock from Seattle for a show at the Observatory. They'll be joined by Dark White Light. Here's a little sample of Helms Alee:

Thursday, Oct. 19

THEATER | The Spokane Civic Theatre has some scary, funny hijinks in store at Psycho Beach Party! Read our story about the show and consider a trip to the beach.

COMMUNITY | You can do good while enjoying some delicious beverages at VolunBEER, an event where you can join No-Li Brewhouse at Second Harvest to do a little volunteer work while sipping some suds.

Friday, Oct. 20

WORDS | Talk about an intriguing evening. The Alchemous Beasts Tour pairs poet Maya Jewell Zeller reading from her new  collection Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts, teaming up with Spokane folk musician Liz Rognes on works interrogate the politicization of women's bodies.

Saturday, Oct. 21

VISUAL ARTS | Enjoy delicious treats while you browse cool crafts? POPtoberfest is for you. Check it out at the Window Dressing Pop Up Shop all day today.

SCARES | Prepare to be frightened in the great outdoors as the Haunted Zombie Hike goes down at Riverside State Park.

MUSIC | The Spokane Symphony welcomes pianist Conrad Tao for "Tales of Tragedy," an intricate program also happening on Sunday afternoon.

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Dan Nailen

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...