1 BeGin! 6-9 p.m. today, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. The MAC’s Friday after-work party returns. To complement the SPOMa exhibit, the retro band Spare Parts will perform on the front lawn. Bring chairs and blankets. The exhibit galleries will be open for viewing. Bring your ID: No-host bar features a variety of beverages. (509) 363-5344.
2 Free Swim and Ice Cream Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center, 1900 W. Mission Ave. The Spokane Central Lions club will sponsor a swim and ice cream day. This is the club’s fourth year supporting open swim through the Spokane Parks and Recreation Program. (509) 993-3242.
3 Summer Short Lakeside Screenings 8 p.m. Saturday, Klink’s Resort, 18617 W. Williams Lake Road, Cheney. Klink’s Resort hosted its first time-based film festival this year. Competitors spent a weekend in June creating films at the lake, and now it’s time for the premiere in an outdoor lakeside setting. Attendees will have a chance to discuss the films with a judges panel following the screening. Cocktails, beer, wine and movie snacks will also be available for purchase. Family friendly – just bring your lawn chairs. (509) 235-2391 Admission: FREE
4 Paws in the Pool 1-3:45 p.m. Sunday, 4:45-7:30 p.m. Monday, Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. On Sunday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 1-2:15 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 2:30-3:45 p.m. On Monday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 4:45-6 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Registration is requested. (509) 688-0300. Admission: $5
5 Fault Lake Hike Sunday, 8 a.m. This 13-mile round-trip hike sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League leads you to a gorgeous, trout-stocked, high alpine lake in the Selkirks. The trail begins on an old logging roadbed for the first miles, then follows a single-track trail up a mostly gentle slope for another mile or so. The last 1.5 miles are much steeper, have a classic high-country feel with stunted trees and rugged rock, and afford spectacular views out over McCormick Creek and the ridges beyond. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Preregistration required. (208) 265-9565. Admission: FREE
6 Community Music Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. A day of musical fun with free music lessons for the community. Is there an instrument you have always wanted to play? Today is the day to try. Pizza and beverages available for purchase from noon until 2 p.m.. or bring a picnic. (509) 326-9516. Admission: FREE
7 Hip Fest 7 p.m. Saturday, Center of Spokane, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. Two stages, 14 hip-hop artists, drinks and a VIP room. (509) 242-8907. Admission: $8/advance, $10/door
8 Spokane Chiefs Red-White Game Sunday, 1 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. The Spokane Chiefs conclude training camp with their annual Red-White scrimmage. (509) 279-7000. Admission: FREE
9 Summer Concerts at Riverstone Park
Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Riverstone Park, 1805 W. Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy the final concert in this summer’s series with contemporary jazz from Northpoint. (208) 292-1629. Admission: FREE
!0 Harry Potter Party Tuesday, noon, Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Wizards of all ages are invited to discover Platform No. 9 ¾ and to travel to Hogwarts. Muggles are welcome, too. The feature-length film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be screened in the Shirley Parker Storyroom beginning at 3 p.m. after the party. Party activities will include a costume contest, wand making, crafts, games, snacks and prizes. Children under age 6 need to be supervised a person who is at least 14 during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building. (208) 769-2315. Admission: FREE