A short week and the end of Pig Out in the Park is no reason to hunker down at home. The weather is just going to get better through the week, and there's plenty of fun to be had. Check out our event listings and Staff Picks for some suggestions, or check out the cheat sheet below:
Tuesday, Sept. 8
LIVE BANDS | Jackie Greene might not be as recognizable a name as many of the folks he's collaborated with through the years — The Black Crowes, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh — but he is one mean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and fully capable of putting on mind-blowing live shows. See for yourself when Greens plays the Bing tonight. Here's a sample:
FOOD & DRINK | Seed expert Bill McDorman of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance rolls into Coeur d'Alene to host a presentation and light meal called Chew on This! - Good Tasting Seeds.
LIVE BANDS | The Pin! hosts a night of seriously hardcore metal when F—- The Facts, Cold Blooded, The Vatican and Rot Monger take the stage. F—- the Facts Topon Das, guitarist and founding member, trades a bloodcurdling series of screams, grunts and howls with fellow vocalist Mel Mongeon, giving the Ottawa crew a boy-girl dynamic out front that helps them stand out in their noisy crowd.
Thursday, Sept. 10
WORDS | Author J..A. Jance is so popular that the mystery author's fans couldn't fit in a typical bookstore signing, so she's taking over the Bing for a chat and reading, as well as signing copies of her latest tome, Dance of the Bones.
LIVE BANDS | Richard Lloyd helped create the template for modern "alternative" rock 'n' roll with his band Television, one of the pioneers from New York's CBGB's and '70s-era punk scene. He's still going strong, and he'll play at The Bartlett Thursday. Read our interview with Lloyd here.
COMEDY | The PETER Comedy Tour stops by the Blue Door Theatre, presenting both an Improv workshop and two feature shows.
Friday, Sept. 11
THEATER | Don't let the Tom Cruise/Hollywood version of Rock of Ages dissuade you from the live event that is Rock of Ages live on stage. It's a big, bombastic show full of familiar hair-metal hits, and it's hard to resist the sing-along vibe as the story goes through its redemptive arc. Rock of Ages opens Friday at The Modern Theater Coeur d'Alene.
COMEDY | If you like your comedy big and boisterous, you'll want to check out the big fat lineup coming to the Fox Theater courtesy of Last Comic Standing Live. Watch for a story in the new issue of The Inlander coming Thursday.
THEATER | Last year, Rerun Theater packed the Big Dipper for a local reenactment of a classic Seinfeld episode. They're doing it again, this time with Friends, on Friday and Saturday night at the Big Dipper.
ETC. | Cigar lovers unite! Northern Quest hosts the big ol' Little Smoke Cigar Festival on Saturday, where cigar makers from around the world come to town to showcase their wares.
COMMUNITY | The Monroe Street Pub Crawl is not just a great way to explore a bunch of killer bars, it's also a fundraiser for Jamaican families in need.