The Young Dubliners headline the Knitting Factory Friday night.
We stick a fork in February this week, and I say good riddance! Bring on spring! But a little cold is no reason to skip out on some of the worthy entertainment options happening around town this week. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
WORDS | Award-winning poet and novelist Kevin Powers stops by Gonzaga for a free discussion on how writing can be a way to sort complex human experiences like war. Powers, an Iraq Veteran, was a National Book Award finalist for his novel The Yellow Birds and has also published a volume of poetry, Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting.
SPORTS | If you love the so-called "sweet science," get thee to the Coeur d'Alene Casino for the House of Fury Boxing night, paying tribute to Moe Smith, who was integral to bringing boxing to the casino and the region more than 20 years ago.
MUSIC | Alt rockers Bully swing by The Bartlett for a show with Melkbelly. Bully’s music is reminiscent of the band’s Sub Pop labelmates Sleater-Kinney and L7. And like those bands, Bully’s songs often feel like deeply personal diary entries set to snarling, accessible rock hooks. Here's a little taste of the headliner:
Friday, March 2
VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday, people! Go look at cool art in Spokane!
MUSIC | It's never too early to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in my world, and the Young Dubliners are here for us all, playing the Knit tonight with Buffalo Jones.
Saturday, March 3
WORDS | Author Kate DiCamillo has won two Newbury Awards, and she swings by the Spokane Public Library tonight to celebrate her new book, La La La: A Story of Hope.
MUSIC | Atmosphere puts on one hell of a show, every time, and you can bet they'll do it tonight for a packed-out Knitting Factory.
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...