Wait, what? It's November? Weren't we all just moaning about the heat? Now we're on the fast track to the holidays and end of the year? Hard to believe, but all too true. Better get some fun in before family and work obligations suck up all your weekends. Check out our event listings and Staff Picks for some great options.
Here's a cheat sheet for the week ahead:
Monday, Nov. 2
Flannel Math Animal is part of a night of all-instrumental rock at The Pin!
LIVE BANDS | It's a big fat night of all-instrumental rock going down at The Pin! You'll be amazed at all the styles of music you'll hear, and with no annoying lead singers to hog all the attention from the musicians on stage. The lineup includes Angel Vivaldi, Save Us From The Archon, Odyssey, Flannel Math Animal (one of this year's Inlander Bands to Watch), and Aesh.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
WORDS | It's the return of the National Geographic Live series, a super-cool batch of multi-media science and nature presentation led by folks who dare to do things most of us can't imagine. This edition is The Search for Life Beyond Earth, and is hosted by astrobiologist and world explorer Kevin Hand at the INB Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
LIVE BANDS | Get your indie-bluegrass itch scratched with a show at The Bartlett featuring Pert Near Sandstone and Dead Winter Carpenters. Here's a little taste of the pickin' and grinnin' Pert Near Sandstone is capable of:
VISUAL ARTS | It's First Friday, which means great opportunities to see new artwork at venues all over town. Consider a trip to one of our newest as Garageland hosts La Resistance, a traveling art and music show that this month features Carlton Oakes, Casey Rodgers and the Xperomint debut with Madeline McNeill.
THEATER | The Stage Left Theater hosts its ninth annual Hit & Run event, featuring staged readings of brand new 10-minute plays penned by regional playwrights. You can check it out Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and get a quick dose of serious local talent.
Saturday, Nov. 7
VISUAL ARTS | I checked out the Jubilee International Market last year, and wished I brought more money with me after seeing all the killer crafts available at the weekend event at the First Presbyterian Church.