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.
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.
Kyle Kinane headlines the Spokane Comedy Club Thursday through Saturday.
A bevy of entertaining opportunities await in the week ahead. Here are a few highlights:
Monday, May 7
MUSIC | Some would consider the blending of Metallica's music with cellos a thing that should not be, but not anyone who's dug into some Apocalyptica, the Finnish crew who rocks "Fade to Black" and more with power belying the classical confines. They headline the Fox tonight; you can read our interview with the band, too. Here's a taste:
FOOD | Fleur de Sel is one of the best restaurants in the region, and they're hosting the One Dinner, a dining series that benefits the Inland Northwest Food Network. Eggs are the centerpiece tonight, along with wine from Dusted Valley and craft brew from Selkirk Abbey.
Tuesday, May 8
FILM | KYRS continues its Hemingway film series with a screening of For Whom The Bell Tolls at Magic Lantern. (If you're thinking of Metallica some more after seeing that title, you're not alone).
Dee Snider, former leader of Twisted Sister, headlines a show in Airway Heights Saturday.
Entertainment options abound as the weather warms, so peruse our event listings regularly to, you know... keep yourself entertained! Here are some highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, April 16
WORDS | It's the Spokane Poetry Grand Slam, a gathering and competition to determine which four poets will represent Spokane in the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago later this year. It's happening at the Bartlett.
Tuesday, April 17
VISUAL ARTS | Join artist and poet Maya Jewell Zeller at Spokane Art School for a block printing class, starting today and running into may.
Wednesday, April 18
THEATER | The oh-so-popular Welcome to Nightvale podcast brings its live show to the Bing Crosby Theater tonight.
Check out an art show and benefit featuring Cats & Wieners at Resurrection Records on First Friday.
Ah, the sweet smell of spring. Gotta love it, right? Lots to do outdoors now that's it's warm (when it's not raining) and lots to do indoors, too. Find something to do in our event listings and Staff Picks.
COMMUNITY | If you have kids in your house enjoying spring break this week, how about signing them up for Kid's Spring Break Cooking Camp at Second Harvest?
Tuesday, April 3
FUNK | Tower of Power is celebrating 50(!) years with their current tour, and it's hard to go wrong when you listen to their funky stuff. Do it at the Fox tonight.
COMMUNITY | North Idaho College hosts a talk on being "Connected in a Divided World." Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport, Washington, is featured.
Have a good time, but try to stay out of trouble at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, mmmkay?
You can find a bevy of entertainment options in our event listings and staff picks, and we recommend you check them out often. Here are some highlights of the week ahead, heading toward St. Patrick's Day on Saturday: