Things to do
Spokane County Interstate Fair – Through Sunday. It includes live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/fair/sif for a full schedule. Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St. $10 adults, $7 for seniors and children ages 7-13. Kids 6 and younger admitted free. (509) 477-1766.
Monster Truck Show – Saturday, shows at 2 and 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8-$10, plus gate admission. (800) 325-SEAT.
42nd Annual Odessa Deutchesfest – Through Sunday. Block-long indoor biergarten, live music, authentic German food, parade, vendor fair, arts and crafts, youth garten and more. Sept. 14, (509) 982-0049.
A Dandy BeGin! – Celebrate the spirit of a bygone era. At 5 p.m., bring your bike for a Browne’s Addition Tweed Ride departing from the MAC parking lot. Prizes awarded for the most stylish chap, snappy lass and marvelous mustache. At 6 p.m., it’s BeGin!, with Old Bear Mountain, DJ LOCKE and Bike Fights. Period dress is highly encouraged. Inspiration found here: http://vimeo.com/34718505. Today, 5-9 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free, donations accepted. (509) 363-5311.
Spokane’s Town and Country 2012 Studio Art Tour – Saturday and Sunday. Ninth annual event features 35 artists in six different studios on this self-guided tour around the South Hill. Each studio will have 4-7 artists of varying media, plus music and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.studioarttour.com. Free and open to the public.
Art! on Broadway - Annual event themed “Fine Art and More.” More than 24 artisans with paintings, mixed media art, mosaic glass, art glass, yard art, hand tie-dyed fashion and more. Tacos Tumbras will be on site with Mexican cuisine. Saturday, 10 a.m., Shear Illusions, 807 N. Argonne Road (corner of Broadway and Argonne), Spokane Valley. Free admission; free parking in the southeast corner. (509) 999-3583.
An Old-Fashioned Sunday in Autumn - Sixth annual free fall event features a pie baking contest, silent auction of desserts, entertainment, vintage farm equipment, vintage movies of farming on the Palouse and craft demonstrations. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. Free. (509) 299-3414.
Double Header Demolition Derby - Part of Spokane County Interstate Fair. Sunday, 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6-$8, plus gate admission. (800) 325-SEAT.
Classic Car Show - Second annual invitational of specially selected cars by local car club members, showing until dusk, free admission. A sunset concert by Nobody Famous begins at 4:30 p.m. for ages 21 and older, $5. Sunday, noon, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 927-9463.
“State of the Union” - Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star in this 1948 Frank Capra film about an industrialist who is having an affair with a newspaperwoman and who is asked to run for president; part of The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater’s fall film series “Best of the Political Movie Classics.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 993-1732.
Caring for Kids Luncheon - 16th annual event and the theme is “Kids Under Construction.” Featured speaker is Ray Clary, a Gonzaga University Law School graduate, and a partner with Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, P.C. He lived at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch from 1968-’70 and his firm provides pro bono and reduced-fee work for youth and entities that serve children and families. Social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., program at 12:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Children & Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Thursday, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general, $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.