Rent kicks off the Spokane run of its 20th anniversary tour on Thursday.
Monday, Nov. 27
MUSIC | Johnny Lang has moved from being a blues-guitar prodigy to a grown-ass man with some serious skills as a performer and songwriter incorporating rock and soul, too. He headlines the Bing tonight. UPDATE: Lang's show has been postponed until April 10, 2018, due to illness.
WORDS | Head over to Gonzaga and join Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and a slew of talented poets for readings from WA129, a collection of Washington-produced and occasionally Washington-themed poetry. It's in the Wolff Auditorium and it's free.
WORDS | Inlander columnist Robert Herold reads from his new book Robert's Rules tonight at Auntie's, so consider the night a literary double-dip.
DANCE | The Spokane Symphony's annual run of The Nutcracker starts tonight. It runs through Dec. 3.
Friday, Dec. 1
COMEDY | Microbiography 6 takes stories by Kris Dinnison and Rachel Hamby, and then has them acted out by the Freedom Association crew. It's funny, poignant, and a night unlike any other in town.
VISUAL ARTS | The Kendall Yards Artisan Fest is one of many First Friday stops worth your time tonight. Last First Friday before Christmas, people!
Saturday, Dec. 2
MUSIC | Northwest of Nashville is a monthly twangy treat, and this time it's the Northwest of Nashville Christmas Show at the Bartlett, featuring Jenny Anne Mannan, Chris Molitor, Matt Mitchell (of Folkinception), Scott Ryan and many more. A perfect way to get in the swing of the season right here.
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...