THIS WEEK: Craft Beer celebration, Violent Femmes, Iliza Shlesinger and more

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Iliza Shlesinger headlines Spokane Comedy Club this week.
  • Iliza Shlesinger headlines Spokane Comedy Club this week.

We're on the downhill into the second half of May, which is so hard to believe. I've been so distracted playing through the month thanks to all the cool things in our event listings and Staff Picks. That will probably continue. 

Here are some highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, May 16

LIVE BANDS | The legendary Leon Russell comes back to Spokane for a gig at the Knitting Factory. Here's a little sample of the man's tunes: 

FOOD & DRINK | It's the first day of Craft Beer Week, so pop a cold one, read our story about some local homebrewers, then get out there and sample some deliciousness. 

Tuesday, May 17

LIVE BANDS | Speaking of legendary musicians, Violent Femmes aren't classic rockers like Leon Russell, but the weirdo-folk trio certainly have some legendary tunes in their arsenal. The show is sold-out, but where there's a will (and internet) there's a way. Here's our interview with the band, and here's little sample: 

Wednesday, May 18

COMMUNITY | A week's worth of Bike to Work/Everywhere festivities takes a somber turn for a silent ride done in memory of cyclists who died in collisions with motorists. 

FARMERS MARKET | It's opening night of the Kendall Yards Night Market, and we're big fans because it's right outside our front door. But it also has some great produce and lots of nice folks hanging out!

Thursday, May 19

FARMERS MARKET | The South Perry Thursday Market is off and running, too! Did I mention how close we are to full-on summer?

COMEDY | Iliza Shlesinger gets a lot of laughs out of dissecting the battle of the sexes, and was the youngest winner ever on Last Comic Standing (and also the first female winner). She starts a weekend of shows at Spokane Comedy Club tonight. 

Friday, May 20

THEATER | The Spokane Civic Theatre closes down the season with the ol' fave Guys & Dolls, running through June 19.

Saturday, May 21

FOOD & DRINK | No-Li is hosting its Red, White & No-Li Small Batch Festival, a nice way to help wind  down Craft Beer Week.