If you’re around town this weekend you’d better be hungry. And in the mood for some tunes.
Spokane’s PigOut in the Park continues today through Monday in a non-stop (OK they do take the wee hours off) orgy of food and fun.
You can’t beat the music. Local bands perform each afternoon and Monday is an all-locals day headlined by Citizen Swing. But the great stuff is at night.
Beatlemania Live performs tonight; Lydia Pense and Cold Blood takes over on Saturday and Webb Wilder brings his unusual show to the stage on Sunday.
And of course there’s the food. But what more can be said about 40 food booths and thousands of people? Bon appetit!
Change of seasons
Labor Day marks the coming of fall in more than one way. Tonight is the last home game of the season for the Spokane Indians. The first pitch is thrown at 7:05 p.m. at Seafirst Stadium.
The Indians take on Yakima at home before traveling to the Bears’ hometown to finish the series. To celebrate the season finale KKZX and KREM-2 are sponsoring fireworks.
General admission tickets are $3.50 and $2.50 for children seniors and military people with identification. You can also get box seats for $5.50.
Don’t fret though. The Spokane Chiefs play their first exhibition game at home at Eagles Ice Arena at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5. The Chiefs start the regular season in the new Arena on Sept. 30.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates the changing of the seasons with its annual Labor Day Weekend Fall Festival starting Saturday.
Northwest microbrews arts and crafts music and food will come together to soothe the senses. More than 15 breweries will be on hand for tasting - $5 buys a commemorative mug and two beers; $4 buys five “tastes.”
Three-dollar chairlift rides will be offered daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a free arts and crafts show will run at the same time.
Schweitzer is about 20 minutes outside Sandpoint in North Idaho. Call (800) 831-8810 for more information.
Your only opportunity for the arts appears to be “Once Upon a Mattress ” the rollicking musical making its final appearance at The Cutter Theatre this weekend in Metaline Falls.
The play an off-take on the story “The Princess and the Pea ” has enjoyed full-house audiences since opening earlier this summer. It runs Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. for $6. On-site child care is available for $2.50 per child. For reservations call 446-4108.
You’ll have plenty of other things to do if you arrive early; Metaline Falls is holding its annual “Affair on Mainstreet” festival this weekend.
Playfair Race Course opens its horse racing season Wednesday and enjoy it while you can since this year’s season is two months shorter than last. It ends Nov. 27.
The Palouse Empire Threshing Bee is Monday across from the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The annual event will include draft horses mules and turn-of-the-century machinery. The public is invited; there will be a noon meal at the fairgrounds five miles west of Colfax on U.S. Highway 26.
Washington State University’s first fall show “Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy ” opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with a lecture by exhibition curator Lloyd Herman in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium in Pullman.
The show runs through Oct. 15. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays) and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.
The Spokane Arena will be holding its ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Northeast entrance of the building. The event is open to the public.
WSU music professor James Schoepflin will present a faculty recital Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Kimbrough Concert Hall.
The clarinetist will be joined by his wife Nancy Schoepflin as pianist for the concert. It’s free.
The next film in the Spokane Arts Commission’s 1995 “Concatenation” film series is “Glen Tetley ” a portrait of the American choreographer who has created ballets for the world’s most talented dancers. The film is free at 7 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers in Spokane.
, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: PigOut schedule Today Noon Alex Bendini 2 p.m. Muko Jumble 4 p.m. Planet Lounge Orchestra 5:30 p.m. Spokane Jazz Orchestra 8 p.m. Beatlemania Saturday 11 a.m. Rob Vaughn 1 p.m. Group du Jour 2 p.m. Mumbo Jumbo 5:30 p.m. The Val Workman All-Stars 8 p.m. Lydia Pense & Cold Blood Sunday 11 a.m. Finness 1 p.m. Nightwind 4 p.m. Sammy Eubanks 8 p.m. Webb Wilder Monday 11 a.m. Craig Volosing Goodtime Band 1:30 p.m. Men in the Making 3:30 p.m. High Lonesome 5:30 p.m. Citizen Swing