For some people, watching the presidential debate is a private affair. For others, it's a good excuse for a party.
If you are among the latter, there are two "debate watch parties" in the Spokane area for this evening's presidential debate.
Democrats will hold their party at the Obama campaign field office, 239 W. Main, Suite A, in downtown, starting at 6 p.m.
GU College Republicans will hold their party at Coughlin Hall on the Gonzaga campus, starting at 5 p.m.
The debate itself starts at 6 p.m., and is scheduled to go for 90 minutes.