THIS WEEK: Guns N' Roses, Spoon, Pigging Out, Fall Fest and First Friday

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Guns N' Roses headline the Gorge on Sunday, Sept. 3.
  • Guns N' Roses headline the Gorge on Sunday, Sept. 3.

The end of August already? How'd that happen? Snow will be flying any day now. Better get out and about while you can, using our handy event listings and Staff Picks as your guide. Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Aug. 28

MUSIC | One of the most consistently great live bands you'll ever see comes back through in the form of Austin indie rockers Spoon, headlining the Knitting Factory. They'll be joined by rising stars White Reaper, who we interviewed in the latest issue. What a double bill! Here's a little sample from Spoon:


Tuesday, Aug. 29

FILM | The Garland Theater's Summer Camp film series comes to a close with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam's solid attempt at taking Hunter Thompson's classic book to the silver screen. Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp are both in fine form.

MUSIC | If hip-hop is your thing, be sure to head to The Pin! for Mark Battles, headlining a gig that also includes Young Neves and Lee Haze.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

FESTIVAL | It's that time of year again. Time to Pig Out in the Park! It runs through Labor Day.

WORDS | Best-selling mystery author Louise Penny swings by Spokane for a talk and reading from her brand-new novel, Glass Houses. It's happening at The Bing, and it's free if you buy her book from Auntie's, or $5 without buying a copy.

MUSIC | REI hosts the occasional Wednesday in the Woods concert, and you can head to the Bowl and Pitcher for a free show by Smackout Pack at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, Aug. 31

WORDS | Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read reads at Terrain as part of the Snapshot Spokane project.

COMEDY | Cash Levy is one seriously funny dude, and he starts a three-night run at the Spokane Comedy Club tonight. Here's a little compilation of some of his stuff:


Friday, Sept. 1

ART | It's First Friday, people, and it's kicking off a long weekend. No good reason to miss out on all the cool art.

FESTIVAL | It's Fall Fest at Schweitzer, so head to Sandpoint for four days of delicious beverages!

Saturday, Sept. 2

MUSIC | The Spokane Symphony's Labor Day Weekend concerts are in full swing, including one today at Liberty Lake's Pavilion Park.

Sunday, Sept. 3

MUSIC | People going to Guns N' Roses at the Gorge today are SO stoked that Monday is a holiday.

MUSIC | Celebrate Labor Day early by throwing down with Super Sparkle, headlining a show at the Bartlett. Here's their tasty new vid: