Are you in holiday hyperdrive yet? It only picks up steam from here, so better take some time for yourself or get out and about with some friends. Might I suggest using our extensive event listings and Staff Picks as your guide?
Here's a look at some of the highlights of the week ahead:
Monday, Dec. 12
HEALTH & WELLNESS | Consider some non-holiday soul-strengthening to start your work by taking a Beginner Tai Chi class at the Souls Center. All levels welcome, and you can pay by the class or the month.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
VISUAL ARTS | Adult coloring books are all the rage, as you'll see in an upcoming issue. Get in on the action with Adult Coloring: Christmas Fun at the South Hill Library.
FILM | The Garland Theater's Totally Tubular Tuesday dive into holiday films continues with the some-say-creepy, some-say-classic Polar Express. Here's a reminder of what it's all about:
Wednesday, Dec. 14
LIVE BANDS | If you heard Russ was coming to headline a show at Knitting Factory and thought to yourself, "Who?", well, you're not alone. So I looked the young rapper up, and found this video:
Thursday, Dec. 15
BENEFIT | Local hero Myles Kennedy is headlining a benefit show at The Bing for Future Song, a group dedicated to sharing the power of music with Spokane youth. He'll be joined by some serious talent. And you'll want to read our story about Spokane natives-done-good in the music world before you go.
LIVE BANDS | It's an Itchy Sweater Christmas Party at The Big Dipper, featuring local tunes courtesy of Itchy Kitty, Dark White Light, The Hallows and Lucky Chase.
Friday, Dec. 16
COMEDY | The Blue Door Theatre's annual holiday show is a must-see, so get to Season's Greetings on this final night.
COMEDY | Bob Saget brings his gloriously filthy mind to the Spokane Comedy Club Friday and Saturday. Watch for an interview in the new issue of the Inlander.
Saturday, Dec. 17
THEATER | You have two chances on Saturday to catch the Cirque Dreams Holidaze show, an aerial celebration of the season that will blow your mind.