The Spokane Fall Folk Festival happens Nov. 11-12 at Spokane Community College.
Never mind those reports of snow in our forecast, just throw on a coat and get out there to enjoy some awesome things going down around town. Peruse our event listings and Staff Picks on the regular; here are some goodies I found for the week ahead:
Monday, Nov. 6
MUSIC | How about a little free show on a Monday night? Collapsing Stars is a Minnesota-based roots-music crew swinging by Hotel RL for a free hour-long set starting at 6 pm. Here's a taste:
FOOD | It's another Fried Chicken & Beer dinner, where you can get your grub on family-style with Adam Hegsted's fried chicken, along with beer from Young Buck Brewing.
COMMUNITY | Spokane Community College hosts Coming Home: How the Humanities Helps Soldiers Find Meaning After War. Sadly, it's an ever-timely subject, and this talk shares stories of the men and women who signed up to serve during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and incorporates experiences and insights from famous writers and philosophers about war and its aftermath. It's free.
Thursday, Nov. 9
WORDS | It's Spokane Is Reading time again, and this time the community is reading A Land More Kind Than Home by author Wiley Cash. Join the discussion at the Downtown Spokane Library tonight.
MUSIC | You might have heard Garth Brooks is coming to town, and playing a bunch of shows. The first one is tonight.
COMEDY | Local funny dude-done-good Dan Cummins swings through for a weekend of shows at the Spokane Comedy Club.
Friday, Nov. 10
MUSIC | Third Eye Blind returns with a bag full of pop-rock hits, headlining the Knit tonight. This is my fave of their tunes, despite the cheesy vid effects:
THEATER | Well f—k me gently with a chainsaw! Heathers The Musicalhits Cheney for some shows at EWU.
Saturday, Nov. 11
FESTIVAL | The Spokane Fall Folk Festival is a big, fat, free awesome gathering of all manner of folk arts, including music, dance, food and more. It's free, and runs Saturday and Sunday at Spokane Community College.
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...