WHAT'S UP TODAY: Poetry, food drives and a big band in a Baby Bar


Happy humpday all ye fellow frozen citizens — you're halfway to the weekend, so you've got that going for you. We have a slew of event listings to help you pass the time until Friday, including some carefully culled Staff Picks. Dive in!

No time for browsing? No problem — here are some of the best of the lot for Wednesday, Nov. 12: 

MUSIC | Did you read our interview with Mike V., leader of New Jersey rock crew The Everymen? You totally should. Then you should make your way to Neato Burrito/Baby Bar for the band's show at 10 pm. It's free! Here's a bit of what's in store: 

WORDS | Same spot, earlier in the evening, it's Broken Mic at the Baby Bar, featuring writers from the new Railtown Almanac of Spokane poetry. You can read our story about the Railtown Almanac right here

MUSIC | The folks at the Big Dipper are combining a great cause with some live tunes, as Shaman's Harvest and Aardvark provide the tunes, and you bring canned food for a Second Harvest food drive and get in for a mere $5. 

ETC | The Spokane Folklore Society hosts a weekly Contra Dance featuring live music and a caller, and it's a cheap night out at $5 for members, $7 for non-members.