Sunday, January 28, 2018

THIS WEEK: Gruitfest, Original Wailers, First Bite, Miranda Lambert and more

Posted By on Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 1:01 PM

click to enlarge Miranda Lambert headlines Friday at the Spokane Arena.
  • Miranda Lambert headlines Friday at the Spokane Arena.

We're barreling into the end of January and toward Super Bowl Sunday, so take advantage of the relatively mild winter (so far) and get out on the town using our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Jan. 29

MUSIC | A quality tribute band can bring some serious fun to your evening (it's true!), and Cash'd Out is one quality Johnny Cash tribute act. The band plays The Pin! Monday night.  Check 'em out:

Tuesday, Jan. 30

VISUAL ARTS | Future Defecations: Riverfront Park Public Restroom Planning Forum is a project of Philadelphia-based artist-in-residence at Laboratory Keenan Bennett. He's using models of radical open-bathroom designs, including one based on Riverfront Park’s topography, to explore how restrooms, once havens for spontaneous encounters between gay men, could, with the right design, again become boundary-breaking social spaces.

VISUAL ARTS | If You Really KNEW Me is a photography and video exhibit exploring the effects of human trafficking on local women. The show opens tonight at 6 pm at the downtown Spokane library.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy swings through Spokane for a discussion "Making Mental Health Essential Health" at the Spokane Convention Center. It's free and starts at 6 pm.

Thursday, Feb. 1

BEER | It's Gruitfest again, when a bunch of local breweries hop in the way-back machine and create some pre-hops era beers. It happens at Bellweather Brewing tonight.

THEATER | It's opening night for Coming Home: A Soldiers' Project at Gonzaga. Pick up the new issue of the Inlander for a story about this special project.

FOOD | Get a sneak peek at this year's Inlander Restaurant Week while supporting the good work of Second Harvest at First Bite.

Friday, Feb. 2

BEER | River City Brewing hosts their first First Friday Garage Party, and it happens to be an anniversary party as well. Tunes from Funky Unkle along with beer and pizza are in store.

MUSIC | Miranda Lambert is a legit country superstar, a firecracker performer who writes circles around many of her peers. She headlines the Spokane Arena tonight, joined by Turnpike Troubadours and Jon Pardi. Here's a sample:

MUSIC | The Original Wailers bring the sounds of Bob Marley to The Bartlett tonight. The band features Bob guitarist Al Anderson, and they are a blast, trust me.

Saturday, Feb. 3

CLASSICAL | The legendary Judy Collins comes to Spokane for a show with the Spokane Symphony tonight.
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