Josephine Baker (left) stars in Zou-Zou at the MAC Thursday, this week's feature for Movie Night at the Museum.
After a pause for some vacay and Volume, I'm back with some tips on things to do to keep yourself entertained this week. It's summer, so I know you need that now more than ever. You can always find hot tips in our event listings and Staff Picks; here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, June 11
FOOD | Take full advantage of your garden and the local farmers markets with this Salad Lab Culinary Class, offering advice the on the best way to balance that healthy dinner of yours. It happens at Kitchen Engine.
Tuesday, June 12
DRINK | You might think construction season isn't the best time to do a Monroe Street Pub Crawl, but you'd be wrong. The bars need your business, and it's easier than you think to get to all of them. This one starts at The Hub at 5 pm, and will hit five spots by 8 pm.
MUSIC | Sergio Mendes brings his soulful Brazilian jazz and samba sounds to The Fox tonight. That's a fine way to celebrate the start of a steamy summer. I mean, look at this bit of coolness from his old days:
Wednesday, June 13
FILM | Opening night of this year's Riverfront Park outdoor-movies series is worthy superhero flick Wonder Woman.
MUSIC | Minneapolis feminist punks the Scrunchies headline a show at The Observatory, joined by local rock kids Itchy Kitty and Bar Talk. Here's a sample from Scrunchies' brand new album:
Thursday, June 14
FILM | The MAC is doing Movie Night at the Museum, which this week features the Josephine Baker gem ZOU-ZOU, released in 1934.
MUSIC | Danish indie-rock crew Iceage have made some dramatic sonic leaps in their music, and you can hear the latest when they headline The Bartlett tonight.
Friday, June 15
COMMUNITY | Car D'Alene brings together car lovers of all stripes for events Friday and Saturday. It's a popular event, so I'm going to say: carpool.
MUSIC | I'm exactly the kind of dork who is into the idea of a former Cult drummer "leading" a Cult tribute band called Lil Devil through a set at the Roadhouse in Spokane Valley. See you there.
Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. 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 at the University of Utah and University of...