Things to do
Selkirk International Film Festival - Third annual event. 7 p.m. today, “Smoke Signals,” written by Sherman Alexie, based on his collection of short stories “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”; 8 p.m. Saturday, “Local Shorts,” popular flagship event, screens a diverse slate of locally and regionally produced films with filmmakers on hand to answer your questions; 2 p.m. Sunday, the 1923 silent film “The Grub Stake,” by filmmaker Nell Shipman. Shipman’s film-making is documented by local author Eva Gayle Six in “Jennie’s Tiger,” her 2011 book chronicling the life of Jennie Wooding, a pioneer woman who settled in Tiger, Wash. The author will be on hand for a book signing following the film screening. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls. $7. (509) 446-4108.
SpoCon 2012 - Bringing together people of all walks of life under the banner of science-fiction, science and fantasy to illuminate the possibilities that humanity can achieve. Guests are Peter S. Beagle, Robert Alexander and Mira Grant. Writing contests, workshops, art, costumes. Opens 3 p.m. today; closing ceremony 4 p.m. Sunday. Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40.
Garland Street Fair - 10th annual event. A tribute to Judy Garland and “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring food, live music and entertainment, art, crafts, car show and activities for all ages. A Judy Garland impersonation contest will be held on stage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. , Garland Avenue business district. Followed from 5 to 10 p.m. by the Garland Block Party, with music, fashion show and beer garden. Free. (509) 327-2960.
Rhythm and Brews at the Bend - Music and samplings of micro-breweries near St. Maries. Must be 21 to attend. For information, call The Brickwall Spa and Wine Bar, (208) 245-3560. 3-9 p.m. Saturday, St. Maries. $10.
Pend Oreille County Fair - Thursday-Aug. 19. Professor Bamboozle, Grassville Bluegrass Band, Super Science Show, Family Dance on Friday and Saturday evenings, livestock exhibits, 4-H Western Games, Saturday Market Sale, Hot Apple Pie Contest on Friday, Fresh Huckleberry Dessert Contest on Saturday, Antique Machinery and Tractor exhibits, Car Show on Saturday, Rodeos on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. 419152 Highway 20, Cusick. Gate: $6/age 13 and older; $2/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger; admission is good for all four days; rodeo with a fair button: $6/general, $2/ages 4-12, free/age 3 and younger. (509) 448/1367.
Treasures on Foxwood- Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Victorian Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, arts and more. Tea house will be open both days. Live music both days from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.treasuresonfoxwood.com. 125 Foxwood, two miles north of Diamond Lake off Highway 2, between mile markers 328 and 329, Newport. $4/adults, free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.
Kids Day 2012 - Free kids activities all day in the park include gymnastics, coloring, sports, inflatables, face painting, child IDs, karate demonstrations, bean bag toss, dance teams, craft projects, games, prizes and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 242-2668.
BritBull XVI - All British cars and bikes are invited, including complete, works in progress and for sale vehicles. 18 categories awarded. Presented by Northwest British Classics. Sunday Millwood City Park, Millwood. Registration from 9-11 a.m. (509) 891-7850.
Sensational Summer Festival - Outdoor concert at 6 p.m. presented by Spokane Youth Symphony’s Summer Camp. Come early and picnic with the Youth Symphony families at 4 p.m. Aug. 16, Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 448-4446.