For those of you without enough time in your day to peruse our event listings and Staff Picks for something fun to do this week, we're here to help. Here are some of the highlights from the week ahead:
Monday, Aug. 17
LIVE BANDS | Who doesn't love a free show? Not anyone with any sense. Baby Bar has one for you Monday night, courtesy of touring Oakland bands Daisy World and Healers, along with Mirror Mirror.
ETC | I know more than a few of you are Pokemon fans. Get our your cards and put your skills to the test at a Pokemon Tournament starting at 6 pm at the North Spokane Library. Open to all ages.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
FILM | The hits keep on coming at the Garland Theater's Summer Camp film series. This week, it's Danny and Sandy and the rest of the Pink Ladies in the musical Grease. You know you love it.
COMMUNITY | Celebrate the 25th anniversary of what we all know as "the little red wagon" in Riverfront Park, and meet the artist who made it.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
MUSIC EVENTS | Join the Spokane Symphony for the second of its two Soiree on the Edge events at Arbor Crest Winery. Great music, great views, great wine—not a bad way to spend hump day.
ETC | It's been long, dry summer for area gardeners, but there's still work to be done to make your yard and gardens all they can be. Learn all you could need to know about The Basics of Soil and Composting at a free seminar Wednesday night at the Spokane Valley Library.
FESTIVAL | Sci-fi lovers, unite! Sasquan, the localized name for the 73rd edition of Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, kicks off right here in the Lilac City for four days of panels, readings, autograph sessions and, I'm assuming, light-saber comparisons. Watch for a story about the festival in the new issue of The Inlander.
Thursday, Aug. 20
FILM | Accept no subtitutes in your free outdoor film screenings. The Inlander's Suds and Cinema series takes its bad self outdoors to The Nest in Kendall Yards for a screening of stuntman classic Hot Rod, accompanied by lovely beverages from River City Brewing. Here's a handy guide to why you should totally be there. Dig the trailer:
ETC | If you like thinking big, or just hanging with big thinkers, might we recommend the Think Big Festival in Coeur d'Alene, featuring speakers from Microsoft, Boeing, Harbrick, Johns Hopkins, Tesla, Qualcomm Ventures, UCLA IDEAS Platform, Singularity, Tokyo City University, and more.
Friday, Aug. 21
FOOD & DRINK | Green Bluff continues its Peach Festival, meaning pies, shakes, cobblers — all the best things in life.
VISUAL ART | The Heart of the West Art Show, one of the best annual events dedicated to American artwork, drops by the Coeur d'Alene Resort for the weekend.
FESTIVAL | Down Pullman way, Friday is the kickoff of the National Lentil Festival. Legume fans and their allies are encouraged to check it out.