THIS WEEK: Rent, The Nutcracker, Northwest of Nashville Christmas & more


Rent kicks off the Spokane run of its 20th anniversary tour on Thursday. - CAROL ROSEGG
  • Carol Rosegg
  • Rent kicks off the Spokane run of its 20th anniversary tour on Thursday.

Monday, Nov. 27

MUSIC | Johnny Lang has moved from being a blues-guitar prodigy to a grown-ass man with some serious skills as a performer and songwriter incorporating rock and soul, too. He headlines the Bing tonight. UPDATE: Lang's show has been postponed until April 10, 2018, due to illness. 

COMMUNITY | Head over to Northern Quest for a chance to spin the big wheel on The Price is Right Live!

Tuesday, Nov. 28

MUSIC | A Perfect Circle brings their prog-rock weirdness to the Spokane Arena tonight. Read our interview with the band before you go.

Wednesday, Nov. 39

WORDS | Head over to Gonzaga and join Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and a slew of talented poets for readings from WA129, a collection of Washington-produced and occasionally Washington-themed poetry. It's in the Wolff Auditorium and it's free.

WORDS | Inlander columnist Robert Herold reads from his new book Robert's Rules tonight at Auntie's, so consider the night a literary double-dip.

Thursday, Nov. 30

THEATER | The 20th anniversary tour of Rent starts its run at INB Performing Arts Center tonight. Read our story about this pioneering Broadway musical before the show.

WORDS | Head to Gonzaga for what should be an intriguing talk about "Finding Feminism on the Small Screen: Liberating the Television," starting at 7 pm. It's free at the Jundt Art Museum.

DANCE | The Spokane Symphony's annual run of The Nutcracker starts tonight. It runs through Dec. 3.

Friday, Dec. 1

COMEDY | Microbiography 6 takes stories by Kris Dinnison and Rachel Hamby, and then has them acted out by the Freedom Association crew. It's funny, poignant, and a night unlike any other in town.

VISUAL ARTS | The Kendall Yards Artisan Fest is one of many First Friday stops worth your time tonight. Last First Friday before Christmas, people!

Saturday, Dec. 2

MUSIC | Northwest of Nashville is a monthly twangy treat, and this time it's the Northwest of Nashville Christmas Show at the Bartlett, featuring Jenny Anne Mannan, Chris Molitor, Matt Mitchell (of Folkinception), Scott Ryan and many more. A perfect way to get in the swing of the season right here.