Summer picks up steam this week, with tons of options for you to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine, or a dark nightclub. Here are some highlights of the week ahead, drawn from our event listings.
Monday, June 25
FOOD | Even those of us with the blackest of thumbs can typically have pretty good luck growing basil. Which means, naturally, having an excess of basil around. Hit up Kitchen Engine tonight for a class, All About Basil, that will help you figure out what to do with all your herbal goodness.
Tuesday, June 26
WORDS | The Power 2 The Poetry crew is dedicating its monthly open-mic at the Spokane Downtown Library to Pride Month. The fun starts at 6, and it's free.
Wednesday, June 27
SPORTS | The Spokane Indians have another homestand, and they face off against Everett tonight.
Thursday, June 28
COMMUNITY | Head to The McGinnity Room (116 Pacific Ave., a change from North Central High) tonight for a Time's Up Town Hall discussion addressing sexual violence at school and work, and what the community can do to address these problems.
MUSIC | Northern Quest hosts the I Love the '90s tour, featuring Salt n Pepa, Sir Mixalot, Color Me Badd, Young MC and Vanilla Ice. Let's just hope Vanilla Ice plays this one:
FUNDRAISER | The folks behind The Bartlett are going to open a new, bigger venue in Browne's Addition, and they'll reveal details while raising money for the space through auctions, special sales and more at a party tonight at The Bartlett.
BEER | REI is hosting a free chat on Beer Hiking in the Northwest, where Washington-based authors Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood talk about their new guidebook of the same name. Pairing 50 hikes with 50 nearby craft breweries, this guidebook is ideal for hikers and beer enthusiasts alike.
Friday, June 29
MUSIC | Dead and Company are playing the Gorge, so you'll have some beautiful views to consider during their endless jams.
COMEDY | Ron Funches is one funny mofo, and he performs Thursday through Saturday at Spokane Comedy Club. Here's a sample of his style:
Saturday, June 30
SPORTS | It's Hoopfest, people! All over town. Prepare appropriately.
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 and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...