Sunday, June 24, 2018

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click to enlarge Dead & Company headline The Gorge on Friday. - DANNY CLINCH
Danny Clinch
Dead & Company headline The Gorge on Friday.

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.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

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click to enlarge Neverending Story plays at the Garland Theater Tuesday as part of its summer camp film series
Neverending Story plays at the Garland Theater Tuesday as part of its summer camp film series

In just a few days, June 21, summer is going to be all official, so it's time to step up your recreation game. Use our event listings and Staff Picks to help you out.

Here are some highlights from the week ahead:

Monday, June 18

MUSIC | Northern Quest Resort & Casino kicks off its summer concert series with Little Big Town, bringing the country to the newly redesigned amphitheater in Airway Heights.

Tuesday, June 19

FILM | The Garland Theater's summer camp movie series is off and running, and this week it goes full '80s with The Neverending Story on the big screen.

Wednesday, June 20

FOOD | Join chef Adam Hegsted for an exploration of soft pretzels and beer, two of the most important aspects of the bar life.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

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click to enlarge Josephine Baker (left) stars in Zou-Zou at the MAC Thursday, this week's feature for Movie Night at the Museum.
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.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

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click to enlarge Kyle Kinane headlines the Spokane Comedy Club Thursday through Saturday.
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).

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

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click to enlarge The George Bernard Shaw comedy Misalliance continues its run at the Spokane Civic. - JEFF FERGUSON
Jeff Ferguson
The George Bernard Shaw comedy Misalliance continues its run at the Spokane Civic.

We're heading into May! Get me my shorts and flip-flops and let's find some ways to entertain ourselves this week:

Monday, April 30

MUSIC | The Gonzaga Symphony closes its season with a performance at the Fox featuring double-bass legend Gary Karr.

Tuesday, May 1

MUSIC | Head to the Observatory for the raucous garage-rock sounds of Pink Mexico, joined by Itchy Kitty and Runaway Octopus. Before you go, read our interview with the band.

COMEDY | Tab'z on Broadway, a relatively new club, is hosting comedian Aaron Woodall tonight, so have some laughs while scoping a new scene.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

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click to enlarge Dee Snider, former leader of Twisted Sister, headlines a show in Airway Heights Saturday.
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.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

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click to enlarge Car Seat Headrest headlines the Knitting Factory on Wednesday.
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.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

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click to enlarge Check out an art show and benefit featuring Cats & Wieners at Resurrection Records on First Friday.
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.

Here are some things I found for the week ahead:

Monday, April 2

MUSIC | One hell of a way to start the week is this show at the Bartlett featuring No Joy, Cathedral Pearls and Newman.

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.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

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click to enlarge Kathleen Madigan headlines the Bing on Saturday, doing her excellent standup comedy.
Kathleen Madigan headlines the Bing on Saturday, doing her excellent standup comedy.

As we barrel toward April, let's spend the last week of March raging full-on, mmmkay? For help deciding how, peruse our event listings or Staff Picks. Or read these highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, March 26

SPORTS | It's the regional final for the women's NCAA March Madness weekend in Spokane.

Tuesday, March 27

FOOD & DRINK | Clover and Iron Goat Brewing are teaming up for a beer dinner tonight. Reservations are required, and deliciousness guaranteed.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

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click to enlarge Have a good time, but try to stay out of trouble at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, mmmkay? - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
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:

Monday, March 12

BEER | Beerocracy hosts Total Eclipse of the Tart, a three-hour festival of rare, barrel-aged sour beers.

Tuesday, March 13

WORDS | Join current and former Spokane poet laureates to find your inner poet inspired by the stars. Starstruck: A Poetry Book Project of Astronomical Scale is a project where you'll get to visit the SFCC planetarium tonight before continuing the work next week.

Wednesday, March 14

BENEFIT | Ham on Regal continues its 2018 run tonight, inspired by The Wizard of Oz for this year's show at Ferris High School.

WORDS | Bruce Holbert has written a ripping new novel, Whiskey, and he'll discuss it tonight at Auntie's. Read our interview with Holbert here before you go.

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Spokane Family Holiday Powwow @ Downtown Spokane Library

Sat., Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m.
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