THIS WEEK: Scary things, Spokane zines, Super Diamond and more

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Bow before the excellence that is Kurt Russell in The Thing.
  • Bow before the excellence that is Kurt Russell in The Thing.

A bevy of activities are out there for your entertainment pleasure, and you can find them in our event listings and Staff Picks. So handy! Here are some highlights of the week ahead:

Monday, Oct. 9

FILM | For those of us who worship at the altar of Kurt Russell — and I KNOW I'm not alone here — The Thing is canon. It's also a great way to get yourself in the mood for the Halloween season, so go check it out at the Bing tonight. Here's a reminder of the goodness of the John Carpenter classic:


Tuesday, Oct. 10

WORDS | Humanities Washington's Think & Drink returns with "The Divided Library," an engaging conversation about the books and media that give us pause or a different perspective on a culture, religion, or social class to which we do not belong.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

MUSIC | Palehound brings deeply personal indie-rock to the Bartlett. Check out our interview with the band, and here's a video:


WORDS | BuzzFeed writer and author Anne Helen Petersen swings by Auntie's tonight to read and discuss her new book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of Unruly Women. Read our interview with her here.

FESTIVAL | The Individual World Poetry Slam kicks off tonight at venues around the city. Check out our story and go hear some amazing performers.

Thursday, Oct. 12

MUSIC | Billy Ray Cyrus heads to Worley, Idaho, for a show at the Coeur d'Alene Casino. Yes, that's Miley's dad.

Friday, Oct. 13

MUSIC | Screaming Females bring some joyful aggression to Baby Bar tonight. Here's a little sample:


Saturday, Oct. 14

FESTIVAL | Get thee to the Bartlett and get in touch with local zine culture at the Spokane Zine Fest.

MUSIC | Super Diamond brings their super Neil Diamond homage to play with our super Spokane Symphony tonight. Watch for an interview with the band in the new Inlander.