THIS WEEK: Chris Cornell, Nick Swardson, Julyamsh powwow and more

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Nick Swardson headlines the Spokane Comedy Club this week.
  • Nick Swardson headlines the Spokane Comedy Club this week.

There's a ton of good things happening this week throughout the area, and you can find more than any person can possibly handle in our event listings and Staff Picks, so check those out!

Here are some carefully culled highlights of the week ahead: 

Monday, July 18

WORDS | It's time for another Spokane Poetry Slam at The Bartlett. It starts at 8 pm, and there's $50 up for grabs for the night's winner. 

Tuesday, July 19

LIVE BANDS | Only the utterly foolish would risk missing what is sure to be one of the best concerts of the summer when The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter team up for a show at Northern Quest. Read our interview with Scott Avett here and listen to one of the tunes from their new album here: 

FILM | Spokane Outdoor Movies drops by Joe Albi Stadium for a screening of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Wednesday, July 20
Chris Cornell
  • Chris Cornell

LIVE BANDS | Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell brings his magnificent pipes to the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox for a solo show that will be acoustic-based, but no less powerful than one might expect from his rock background. 

Thursday, July 21

WORDS | Author Jim Lynch swings by Auntie's for a reading from his new book Before the Wind

COMEDY | The hilarious Nick Swardson kicks off a weekend of shows at the Spokane Comedy Club with a show Thursday at 7:30 pm. 

Friday, July 22

COMMUNITY | The Julyamsh powwow takes over the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for what is likely the largest outdoor powwow in the area, running through Saturday. 

Saturday, July 23

THEATER | Spice up your summer with the CdA Summer Theatre's production of The Music Man

FOOD & DRINK | Offering proof that veggies are good even for us carnivores, the Spokane Vegfest is all day at Spokane Community College. Although you might not be a carnivore after you leave.