Things to do
Spokane Vintage Swing Festival - Celebrate the music and dance of the Jazz and Big Band eras with some of the most popular swing bands of Spokane. Free dance lesson from 8-9 p.m., with music from 9 p.m.-midnight on Friday with Hot Club of Spokane and on Saturday with 6 Foot Swing. For all ages. Tickets can be purchased through the Spokane Lindy Exchange website: www.lilaclindyx.com. Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $20/night.
Spokane Women’s Show - Beauty, fashion, health, cooking demonstrations, vendors, lectures, exhibits, live music and entertainment. Today, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5/general, free/registered Race for the Cure racers and children age 12 and younger. (509) 220-0145.
“Safe at Home” Benefit for Transition’s Gate - Keynote speaker will be Jason Hanson, kicker for Detroit Lions who attended Mead High School in Spokane and Washington State University. Friday, Doubletree Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50 for 6 p.m. private reception; $15 for 7 p.m. dessert gala and program.. (509) 993-5162.
Earth Day Spokane - Crafts, childrens activities, music and information. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Avenue between Browne and Division. Free.
MAC Goes Green on Earth Day - Dig in the dirt and help plant “Victor’s Garden,” a sustainable, organic herb garden for chef Victor Azar at Cafe MAC. Learn about alternatives to the resource-hungry plantings found in most residential and commercial landscapes. Take home a tree for your participation. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $15/family, $7/adults, $5/students and seniors. (509) 456-3931.
Earth Day, Remember the Lorax - Celebrate Earth Day. Create Lorax art with earth-friendly materials, find out how to provide animal homes in your own backyard and recycle by making something out of garbage. Saturday, 10 a.m. Outdoor Learning Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive, Spokane Valley. $3. (509) 340-1028.
Guided Tour of Manito Park Trees - Join Spokane County-WSU Master Gardener and tree expert Ed Lester for a free guided tour of Manito Park’s trees, hosted by The Friends of Manito. This tour will focus on evergreens and anything that may be early blooming, such as Cornus mas dogwood or early magnolias. This is the first tour in a four part series. Saturday, 1 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. (509) 456-8038.
South Spokane Fiber Fest - The event includes fiber craft vendors, a used equipment sale and swap, and prize drawings. There will be food items available for purchase. Admission is free. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St., Fairfield.
Race for the Cure - Featuring a 5K fun run or survivor’s walk sponsored by Komen Eastern Washington. Sunday, 9 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5-$125. (509) 279-7000.
Spokane Youth Symphony - Continue their “Happily Ever After” season with “Into Our Imagination,” the Youth Symphony’s third concert of its literary season. The concert will include John Lennon’s “Imagine” performed by all four orchestras prior to intermission. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony will be performed by the senior ensemble after intermission. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $16/adults; $14/seniors; $12/children. (509) 624-1200.
Day of Remembrance (Japan Week) - Traditional observance pays tribute to the incarceration of over more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. Free. (509) 701-70103.
Family Festival (Japan Week) - Activities include origami, calligraphy, toys and trying on yukata. Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute commons, 4320 W. Owens Ridge Road. $1 fee for some activities and foods. (509) 328-2971.