Car Seat Headrest headlines the Knitting Factory on Wednesday.
Consider this an open invitation to browse our event listings and Staff Picks. I'm pretty confident you'll find some fun in there. Here are some highlights I found for the week ahead.
Monday, April 9
OUTDOORS | So you love the outdoors and love turning new people on to great outdoor-rec opportunities? Consider this Trail Building Volunteer Session to help trails at Fishtrap Lake Recreation Area.
Tuesday, April 10
MUSIC | Blues cat Jonny Lang has been in the music game for most of his life, and there's no sign he's slowing down any time soon. He plays The Bing tonight. Here's a taste of his style:
Wednesday, April 11
FOOD & DRINK | The Wandering Table's monthly fried chicken dinners typically team up with a local brewery, but this month it's a twist — a local cidery! Twilight Ciderworks joins the delicious fun.
MUSIC | Car Seat Headrest played the Bartlett a little more than two years ago, and in the time since they've become popular main stage fest headliners and alt-rock darlings. They headline the Knitting Factory this time around, joined by Naked Giants. Here's a bit of Car Seat Headrest:
MUSIC | If you're looking for quality classic rock that doesn't seem to age, Blue Oyster Cult is a good bet. It's worth it to go just to hear "Godzilla."
Thursday, April 12
WORDS | Head to Auntie's tonight for a highly entertaining discussion about hiking in the Inland Northwest, led by long-time newspaper man and guidebook author Seabury Blair.
MUSIC | Joe Jack Talcum is better known as one of the founders and singer/songwriters of '80s punk jokesters the Dead Milkmen. He's headlining at the Big Dipper, joined by Coolzey and Ricky Deschamp.
Friday, April 13
WORDS | The EWU Visiting Writers Series welcomes poet Emily Van Kley to Spark Central tonight for a free reading.
Saturday, April 14
VISUAL ARTS | The first ever Spokane Feminist Art Festival happens today at the Bartlett. It's free and features more than 50 artists and performers.
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...