THIS WEEK: Pivot, Pantsuit Nation meetup, Led Zep classical-style and more

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The Flaming Lips headline Saturday at The Knitting Factory. Prediction: Both you and the band will have a ball.
  • The Flaming Lips headline Saturday at The Knitting Factory. Prediction: Both you and the band will have a ball.

A bevy of entertaining options await those with some adventure in their hearts, and you can find them in our event listings and Staff Picks.

Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, May 8

FOOD & DRINK | Know what's delicious? Asparagus. The local crop has taken a beating from our recent weather, so you'd better make it count when you buy some. This Farm Fresh Asparagus Cooking class can help.

Tuesday, May 9

LIVE MUSIC | The Celtic-tinged Flogging Molly headline the Knit, joined by The White Buffalo. Here's a little sample of the Flogging sound:


COMMUNITY | Head over to Spokane Falls Community College for a noon discussion of Whose Land Is It? North Dakota Access Pipeline, a dive into its effect on tribal sovereignty.

Wednesday, May 10

COMMUNITY | The Pantsuit Nation evolved out of Hillary Clinton's supporters last November, and has turned into a massive support group for folks disturbed by the country's direction. Auntie's is hosting a Pantsuit Nation Book Launch and Meetup at 7 pm.

Thursday, May 11

WORDS | Spokane's new storytelling series Pivot hosts its second gathering, this time with the featured artists diving into Secrets at the Washington Cracker Co. Building.

LIVE MUSIC | Canada's Current Swell is hitting the Big Dipper for a headlining show, joined by Hey! Is For Horses and Cattywomp. Read our interview with Current Swell

Friday, May 12

FASHION | The Great PNW clothing company and Rainier beer are teaming up on some new clothes and celebrating with a big ol' party featuring live tunes, DJs, food trucks, beer deals and more.

CONCERT EVENTS | The Spokane Symphony tackles the music of Led Zeppelin. Watch for a story in the new issue of the Inlander to learn how it works when classical meets classic rock.

Saturday, May 13

LIVE MUSIC | Rap master Oddisee headlines at The Big Dipper, an excellent show in a small venue that you wouldn't get in most towns. Watch for an interview with Oddisee in the new Inlander. Here's a little sample:


LIVE MUSIC | If tickets are still available, don't be a fool. Go see The Flaming Lips at the Knitting Factory and witness some seriously joyful mayhem.