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Sunday, February 11, 2018

THIS WEEK: Lilac City Fairy Tales, Buddhist convention, Slim Cessna's Auto Club and more

Posted By on Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM

The Northwest Buddhist Convention stops by Spokane, and hosts an Introduction to Buddhism event Saturday at Hotel RL at The Park.
  • The Northwest Buddhist Convention stops by Spokane, and hosts an Introduction to Buddhism event Saturday at Hotel RL at The Park.

Are you feeling the love of Valentine's Day week? Whether you're hooked up or rolling solo, plenty to do in the Inland Northwest, as you'll see in our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Feb. 12

WORDS | Talk about worth the road trip; Pulitzer-winning author Colson Whitehead is talking at the University of Idaho in Moscow tonight. Read our interview with the man, and start thinking of getting to the Palouse after work.

WORDS | If you can't get to Moscow, Gonzaga is hosting genre-hopping writer Chris Abani as part of its Visiting Writers Series tonight.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

COMMUNITY | Join Spokane Falls Community College as it hosts what is sure to be an interesting discussion of controversial local figure Colonel George Wright. Author Donald Cutler will be on hand to talk about his book Hang Them All: George Wright at the Plateau Indian War, and he’ll be joined by Gonzaga faculty member and Colville tribal member Laurie Arnold, as well as Spokane tribal member Warren Seyler.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

THIS WEEK: 10 Years of Terrain, Terese Marie Mailhot, Donna Donna and more

Posted By on Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:01 PM

The Fly Fishing Film Tour lands in Spokane Tuesday.
  • The Fly Fishing Film Tour lands in Spokane Tuesday.

It's the first full week of February, you've survived your Super Bowl party (or alternate programming) and you're ready to party (or at least get out of the house. We got ya covered, thanks to our event listings and Staff Picks of entertaining options. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Feb. 5

MUSIC | Singer/songwriter Beth Hart is a bit of a vocal powerhouse, and she brings her headlining show to The Bing tonight. Check out this clip of her and guitar dude Jone Bonamassa: 

Tuesday, Feb. 6

EDUCATION | Ever dreamed of starting your own business. The Spokane Community College Small Business Boot Camp could be for you, and it starts Tuesday.

FILM | Serious ski hounds spend the off-season fantasizing and watching mountain movies, so it stands to reason that the fishermen/women in your life will want to check out the Fly Fishing Film Tour Tuesday at The Bing.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

WORDS | Terese Marie Mailhot has written one of the most-anticipated memoirs of 2018, and she's reading at Auntie's tonight. Check out our interview with the Native author right here.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Time's Up Spokane Town Hall to focus on what can be done to address sexual violence

Posted By on Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:48 AM

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For months now, there's been a national focus on sexual harassment and assault, with stories of abuse by well-known celebrities, politicians and media members being brought to light and driving much of the conversation.

But with #MeToo and #TimesUp people around the world have also been sharing their own stories and highlighting the breadth of sexual violence, leading people to talk about what's going on in their own communities, as 14 women did for the Inlander's #MeToo issue in December.

So what can someone do to address these issues in their community? What is already being done? What isn't, but should be?

Lutheran Community Services hopes to answer those questions and move the community conversation forward Thursday, Feb. 8, with its Time's Up Spokane Town Hall, says Erin Williams Hueter, director of victim advocacy and education for Lutheran.

The community sexual assault center has pulled together a broad panel of people who can speak to what's already happening in Spokane County, and talk about what needs to change. Among them are representatives from law enforcement, the judicial system, sexual assault victim advocates, nurses, survivors, and more.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

THIS WEEK: Gruitfest, Original Wailers, First Bite, Miranda Lambert and more

Posted By on Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Miranda Lambert headlines Friday at the Spokane Arena.
  • Miranda Lambert headlines Friday at the Spokane Arena.

We're barreling into the end of January and toward Super Bowl Sunday, so take advantage of the relatively mild winter (so far) and get out on the town using our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Jan. 29

MUSIC | A quality tribute band can bring some serious fun to your evening (it's true!), and Cash'd Out is one quality Johnny Cash tribute act. The band plays The Pin! Monday night.  Check 'em out:

Tuesday, Jan. 30

VISUAL ARTS | Future Defecations: Riverfront Park Public Restroom Planning Forum is a project of Philadelphia-based artist-in-residence at Laboratory Keenan Bennett. He's using models of radical open-bathroom designs, including one based on Riverfront Park’s topography, to explore how restrooms, once havens for spontaneous encounters between gay men, could, with the right design, again become boundary-breaking social spaces.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

THIS WEEK: STRFKR, sainted beers, Josh Ritter, Jamie Kennedy and more

Posted By on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 1:01 PM

STRFKR headlines Wednesday at Knitting Factory.
  • STRFKR headlines Wednesday at Knitting Factory.


If you're in need of something fun to do, check out event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Jan. 22

MUSIC | Dry Erase is band blending members from Oakland and Berlin to create some glitchy art-rock. They'll be joined at Baby Bar by Peru Resh and Stares. Great way to start off the week.

FILM | Lucky Palouse residents can hit the Palouse Cult Film Revival tonight for a screening of legendarily bad flick The Room. Seeing it with a crowd is the way to go.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

COMMUNITY | In this corner, it's some Rogers High students. And in THIS corner, it's a couple of local judges. It's a verbal showdown at Rhetoric in the Ring IV, the annual fundraiser for Rogers High debate.

MUSIC | It's Northwest of Nashville time again, so get ready to get a hoedown on at The Bartlett, with Jenny Anne Mannan, Laddie Ray Melvin, Bitter Oak, Justin Landis and Liz Rognes.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

THIS WEEK: Troll 2, The M Show, Lilac City Live!, Night Ranger and more

Posted By on Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Cactus Flower continues its run at the Spokane Civic this weekend. - JEFF FERGUSON
  • Jeff Ferguson
  • Cactus Flower continues its run at the Spokane Civic this weekend.

We have ample entertainment options for you in our event listings and Staff Picks, so go give 'em a whirl sometime. Or look below — some highlights of the week ahead!

Monday, Jan. 15

FILM | You lucky ducks on the Palouse have an easy trip to enjoy the Palouse Cult Film Revival screening of Troll 2, a movie that's in close competition with The Room for the worst ever made. It's playing at the Kenworthy in Moscow. Here's a look at the glory that is Troll 2 (fun fact: there are no trolls in the movie, just goblins):

Tuesday, Jan. 16

MUSIC | Three Doors Down managed to have a bunch of hits like "Kryptonite" and "When I'm Gone" well before it became known that Donald Trump was a fan. They even played his inauguration, leading to some awkward video. Now they're playing an acoustic show at Northern Quest tonight.

COMMUNITY | It's time again for the GSL Basketball Rivalry Games to take over Spokane Arena, starting tonight with LC vs. Ferris (aka Rubber Chicken), continuing Thursday with Shadle Park vs. North Central (aka Groovy Shoes) and concluding Friday with U-High vs. Central Valley (aka Stinky Sneakers).

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Services roundup: Spokane poverty doc, coat drive, Homeless Connect

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM


Here's a roundup of some events and donation drives benefitting those in need and connecting people with services through the end of the month.

COAT DRIVE
The winter weather has brought its near-constant chill to the Inland Northwest, and foster families as well as young people at Excelsior Youth Center are in need of winter coats.

To help, the City of Spokane is collecting your donated coats, which don't need to be new, but clean and preferably only lightly worn if used.

In part, Excelsior is hoping for coats for their residential youth, who are doing community outreach by volunteering to shovel snow for people with physical disabilities.

Specifically, the center is looking for Large and Xtra-Large coats for men, and Medium and Large coats for women.  They can be dropped during business hours at the main floor of City Hall.

EVENTS

Savannah Mackey gives Hector Ortiz a haircut at Homeless Connect in 2014. - CLARKE HUMPHREY
  • Clarke Humphrey
  • Savannah Mackey gives Hector Ortiz a haircut at Homeless Connect in 2014.

Homeless Connect

For the seventh year, the annual Homeless Connect event will bring together dozens of service providers to offer free health and dental screenings, housing assistance, shelter referrals, benefit assistance, court assistance for people with outstanding warrants, help with getting an ID, and more. Last year, more than 300 people came and got help.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

THIS WEEK: The Room lives, Tim Meadows jokes, Diverse Voices Writing Group launches & more

Posted By on Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Pass the Courvoisier, Tim Meadows is coming to do standup at Spokane Comedy Club this week.
  • Pass the Courvoisier, Tim Meadows is coming to do standup at Spokane Comedy Club this week.

It's been a while since many of us have had to endure full work weeks thanks to those Monday holidays. That's no reason to hole up inside when there are good things happening, as found in our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Jan. 8

DANCE | Learn something new in the new year — try Beginner Square Dance Lessons at the Western Dance Center tonight! I once broke a wrist square-dancing in grade school. Lessons clearly would have helped.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

MUSIC | Northwest of New Orleans is back in 2018, with this month's edition of cool jazz featuring Hot Club of Spokane, Max Daniels, Olivia Brownlee and Sarah Berentson at The Bartlett.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

FILM | If you haven't seen The Disaster Artist yet (and you totally should), take advantage of this opportunity to see The Room, the horrible flick that inspired James Franco's movie, playing on the big screen! It really needs to be seen to be believed. Here's a taste, although the trailer (wisely) eschews the dialogue that makes it a camp classic:

FOOD & DRINK | The Wandering Table celebrates a year of its Fried Chicken & Local Beer dinners with a feast featuring Orlison Brewing this time around to accompany Chef Adam Hegsted's tasty grub.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

THIS WEEK: Psychic feed, special Hugs and Die Hard like you've never seen it before

Posted By on Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Can one man do "Die Hard" justice? See for yourself Friday at The Bartlett. - RYAN DEAN TUCKERT
  • Ryan Dean Tuckert
  • Can one man do "Die Hard" justice? See for yourself Friday at The Bartlett.

It's the first week of the new year, your kids are still out of school and maybe your visiting family is still hunkered down in your house. You need some good times, and you can find them in our event listings and Staff Picks. Here are some highlights of the days ahead:

Tuesday, Jan. 2

OUTDOORS | If you're a college student just kicking around til your next semester starts, head thee to Silver Mountain for discounted ski tickets today through Thursday — just $26!

Wednesday, Jan. 3

FOOD/COMMUNITY | The Yards hosts Dinner with a Psychic Medium, where you'll get some tasty grub and be part of a group reading from medium Tesa Harster. Bring the good mojo, people! You don't want to be the one to doom the group.

Thursday, Jan. 4

COMEDY | He tells jokes! He juggles! That's what we call "multi-talented," folks. He's Ivan Pecel, and he's performing at the Spokane Comedy Club.

Friday, Jan. 5

MUSIC | Outlaw country rising voice Autumn Everland headlines a show at Bridgepress Cellars at 5 pm. The show is free, and there are drink and food specials all night.

THEATER | We all know John McClane was a one man gang when he took care of business in Die Hard. Now Ryan Dean Tucker tackles the entire film as Die Hard: The One Man Show. Yippee-Ki-Ay!

Saturday, Jan. 6

MUSIC | The Hugs bring some poppy garage-rock to The Bartlett, and will be joined by Summer in Siberia and Fruit Juice.  Here's a little sample of The Hugs:

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

THIS WEEK: Holidaze, Super Sparkle, New Year's Eve and more

Posted By on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Cirque Dreams Holidaze swings through the INB Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze swings through the INB Wednesday and Thursday.

You did it! You survived another Christmas, and you hopefully have a few days off to goof around with friends and family before the new year arrives. Here are some highlights from our event listings and Staff Picks for the week ahead:

Tuesday, Dec. 26

COMMUNITY | Go check out the life-size gingerbread house at Hotel RL before it goes away. We wrote a story about thing, and it's pretty amazing.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

THEATER | Extend your Christmas fun a bit with the incredible aerial artistry on display with Cirque Dreams Holidaze, tonight and Thursday at the INB.

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