If you're in need of something fun to do, check out event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Jan. 22
MUSIC | Dry Erase is band blending members from Oakland and Berlin to create some glitchy art-rock. They'll be joined at Baby Bar by Peru Resh and Stares. Great way to start off the week.
FILM | Lucky Palouse residents can hit the Palouse Cult Film Revival tonight for a screening of legendarily bad flick The Room. Seeing it with a crowd is the way to go.
Tuesday, Jan. 23
COMMUNITY | In this corner, it's some Rogers High students. And in THIS corner, it's a couple of local judges. It's a verbal showdown at Rhetoric in the Ring IV, the annual fundraiser for Rogers High debate.
MUSIC | It's Northwest of Nashville time again, so get ready to get a hoedown on at The Bartlett, with Jenny Anne Mannan, Laddie Ray Melvin, Bitter Oak, Justin Landis and Liz Rognes.
COMMUNITY | Head to Gonzaga Law School for a screening of The Profanity Peak Pack: Set Up & Sold Out, a documentary about the decimation of one of Washington's wolf packs.
Wednesday, Jan. 24
MUSIC | STRFKR had to cancel their last planned show in Spokane, but they're back to make up for it with a headlining show tonight at The Knitting Factory. Here's a little sample:
THEATER | If you love a jukebox musical, then Motown: The Musical is built for you, packed with 50 Motown classics. It opens its run at the INB tonight.
BEER | Bellweather Brewing kicks of its Year of the Sainted Brewers beer series tonight, honoring St. Veronus, the patron saint of Belgian brewing.
COMEDY | Jamie Kennedy kicks off a weekend of show at Spokane Comedy Club. Fun fact—he acted in the same Spokane-shot movie as Trump porn-star mistress Stormy Daniels! Here's a sample of Kennedy's comedy:
Friday, Jan. 26
MUSIC | Josh Ritter is a local fave (and Moscow, Idaho, native), and a national one as well, and he comes to Knitting Factory for a show with his Royal City Band. Check out our new issue for an interview.
COMEDY | Laughs for a good cause: take in the Broad Comedy show at The Bing, and raise a little dough for Planned Parenthood.
MUSIC | Rough-and-tumble Southern rockers Banditos pull in to The Bartlett for what is sure to be a great show. Check out the new issue for an interview with the band.
Saturday, Jan. 27
MUSIC | The Coeur d'Alene Casino welcomes Skid Row and Great White for a show. There will be a lot of '80s hits happening, so gird yourselves for a serious flashback.
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...