Much has been made of how “Good Boys” – an R-rated comedy about a trio of sixth-grade nerds caught up in a misadventure involving drugs, sex toys, beer and slapstick mishaps – looks like a junior varsity version of “Superbad,” or, to cite a more recent precedent, “Booksmart,” but with 12-year-old boys. Those comparisons are fair – and fairly accurate. The comedy, produced by “Superbad’s” writer/producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, hits all the expected marks for raunch and vulgarity, with the bonus that it is also actually kind of sweet.
1National Lentil Festival 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday, Reaney Park, 690 N.E. Reaney Way, Pullman. The 31st annual festival features food, breweries, cooking demos, vendors, sporting events and, of course, a lentil cook-off. Live music from Aaron Cerutti, Clare Dunn, the Talbott Brothers and more. (800) 365-6948. Admission: FREE 2 4000 Holes 30th Anniversary Celebration 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday: 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St. 8 p.m.: The Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St. In the store, there will be performances from Starlite Motel, B Young and Friends and Ball of Destruction, giveaways, snacks and more. Then Fat Lady, Atari Ferrari, Gorilla Rabbit and Chicken, and Blue Canoe will perform at the Big Dipper. (509) 325-1914 or 4000holes.com. Admission: 2 p.m. – Free. 8 p.m. – $8 at the door.
Narrated by 15-year-old Bee Branch, Maria Semple’s epistolary comedy conveys its story of Bee; her brilliant, devoted ex-architect mother, Bernadette; and Microsoft visionary father, Elgin, by way of emails, FBI missives and other correspondence.
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Dear Annie advice column for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Bruce Lee’s daughter has heard enough from Quentin Tarantino, thank you very much. It’s time for the director to be quiet or be apologetic. “He could shut up about it,” Shannon Lee said when asked by Variety about how the director could quell the brouhaha over Bruce Lee’s portrayal in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s summer concert series always features an eclectic mix of performers, and this week’s lineup is the perfect example. “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform Sunday, and Styx, joined by Loverboy, will perform Thursday.
There will be performances at 4000 Holes and the Big Dipper on Saturday to mark the record store’s 30th anniversary. Since opening in 1989, the store has been the place for music fans and musicians to gather, talk shop and check out the newest releases or find a hidden (read: used) gem.
3 Doors Down will headline the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Wednesday.
Within minutes, Briana Randall was breathing deep into a seated mountain pose while sitting astride her mare, Star. From there she began modifying other yoga poses, developing her new practice of horseback yoga.
An active sex life might improve your longevity. That’s the conclusion of a long-running Israeli study of heart attack survivors. Those who had sex more often had better survival rates over the next decade or so.
Clearly financial health is one of the missed opportunities that we physicians should be aware of nowadays. Thus, if you buy something that might or might not help your health, you should take the cost and your finances into consideration.
Carolyn Hax advice column for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Miss Manners advice column for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Today Deep Space Escape - While in deep space, you and your crew wake unexpectedly from your stasis chambers. You have 30 minutes to discover what’s gone wrong and regain control of your spaceship. Can you solve the puzzles and clues in time to survive? Registration at scld.org. Ages 10 and older. Start times are 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Dear Annie advice column for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
It might seem like an unlikely pairing, but Wandering Table hosted a Birds and Bubbles dinner across the corridor at the Yards Bruncheon on Thursday night in Kendall Yards, and the casual gathering was nearly sold out. Yes, the dinner was fried chicken, and assorted side dishes, paired with champagne.
When taking in all the fun in the sun, a refreshing drink is a must, and nothing’s easier than pulling a pitcher from the fridge of a ready-made cocktail that just needs to be poured. Watermelon Sangria is light and crisp with fresh watermelon flavor.