ADVENTURE CAT GO!
I've met some cool cats in my day, but few as cool as Leon. I met little Leon as I was running the trails outside of Kendall Yards. I noticed a small fluffy thing slinking along the ice and snow, out for a stroll with his human, Megan Ferney, a program assistant at Gonzaga's business school. You can see all of the places that Leon and Megan travel to on Instagram at @leonadventurecat, as they are both avid hikers. Not only is Leon a better hiker and outdoorsman than me, he also has more Instagram followers. (QUINN WELSCH)
The Spokane Civic Theatre announced the lineup for the 2018-19 season for both its Main Stage and Studio Theatre stage over the weekend. Tickets are now available at spokanecivictheatre.com. Here are the basics:
Mary Poppins, Sept. 14-Oct. 14
Elf the Musical, Nov. 23-Dec. 23
You Can't Take It with You, Jan. 25-Feb. 17, 2019
The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time, March 22-April 14, 2019
Young Frankenstein, May 17-June 16, 2019
Bug, Sept. 21-Oct. 4
Constellations, Nov. 9-Dec. 2
The Memory of Water, Jan. 18-Feb. 10, 2019
The Flick, March 1-24, 2019
The House of Blue Leaves, May 5-25, 2019
ON THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST
Some noteworthy new music arrives online and in stores March 16. To wit:
THE DECEMBERISTS, I'll Be Your Girl. First single "Severed" sounds more '80s synth-pop than you'd expect from the hyper-literate Portlanders.
MOUNT EERIE, Now Only. The Anacortes songwriter follows up his brilliant musical obituary to his wife, 2017's A Crow Looked At Me.
SNOOP DOGG, Bible of Love. Snoop Dogg made a gospel album. Check that: Snoop Dogg made a gospel double-album.
YO LA TENGO, There's a Riot Goin' On. Still buzz-worthy after three decades together, this is the New Jersey trio's first new album in five years. (DAN NAILEN)
DON'T BEAUREGARD THAT JOINT!
Our anti-pot Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now the unwitting mascot for a pro-marijuana group. The marijuana advocacy group called #JeffSesh is selling rolling papers featuring the AG's cartoon mug with a fat doobie pinched between his lips. General Jeff's "Old Rebel" Session Papers go for $5 online. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Drug Policy Alliance, according to the group's website. (MITCH RYALS)
IT'S ALSO SUNNY IN SCHOOL
It's hard to imagine Glenn Howerton playing a character other than Dennis from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And the good thing about his new role in NBC's A.P. BIO is you don't really have to. The premise — a bad teacher (Howerton) using his students to advance his own selfish agenda as a weak-willed principal (Patton Oswalt) tries to rein him in — isn't particularly original or complicated. But the reason I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of the season is just as uncomplicated: It makes me laugh. (WILSON CRISCIONE)