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Whatever you pick, it can’t be wrong

Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

I have to admit: I’ve got that Spin Doctors song stuck in my head. Not “Two Princes,” although that’s a fun little ditty. No, I’ve got a case of “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” on the brain.

Not sure I’ll be able to kill this little earworm with a trip to Pig Out in the Park on Sunday, when the Spin Doctors take to the Clocktower stage for a free show. But I might. Or I might find a psychedelic “Time of the Season” groove with the Zombies tonight.

It’s good to have choices.

And choices abound this week. Pig Out, of course, is chugging along with more food and music than you can shake a chocolate-dipped cheesecake on a stick at.

Country star Martina McBride is at Northern Quest on Saturday. Wednesday, hitmakers OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles will be at the INB.

If you like things fast and loud, head to Coeur d’Alene’s Silver Beach and watch as hydroplane racing returns to the Lake City after a 45-year hiatus.

Or you can head west into the easy embrace of a longstanding tradition. The Dave Matthews Band is setting up shop at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., for a three-night run. This Labor Day weekend tradition is more than a decade old, and it’s a popular one.

If you like your music with more cello, viola and clarinet, the Spokane Symphony gives you and your family two chances this weekend to enjoy orchestral music for free – Saturday at Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park and Monday at Comstock Park on the South Hill. Pack a picnic and enjoy the unofficial last weekend of summer.

Carolyn Lamberson

Features editor


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