Sandpoint Winter Carnival – Continues through Sunday. For a list of events, visit www.SandpointWinterCarnival.com. (208) 255-1876.
WSU Speaker Series - The Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies at WSU brings together scholars to examine issues of race, gender and sexuality, engage in scholarly work and offer courses “on the cutting edge of the field.” Next talk in the series is “Henrietta Lacks in Context: African American Responses to Medical Discrimination in the 20th Century” by Alondra Nelson, part of the WSU Common Reading, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Smith CUE 203. Washington State University, Compton Union Building, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-6854.
Spokane College Women’s Association presents Jay Richards - Jay Richards directs the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He co-authored, with James Robison, the bestselling “Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late”. Noon Wednesday, Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. $20, reservations required by Sunday. (509) 368-0695.
INCED’s 5th Annual “Be Comfortable in Your Genes” Fashion Show - The event features models of all shapes and sizes to promote real beauty and help dispel the unrealistic standards of beauty in our culture. Hosted by Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders, with emcee Kris Crocker and music by Liz Rognes. 6 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., program and fashion show. Saturday, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/person, $75/two tickets, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Coin Show - Feb. 23-25. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Coin Club. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23, , Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $2/general, free/age 16 and younger. (208) 773-8710.
Polar Plunge - An opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by collecting pledges and plunging into the frigid water of Liberty Lake. Feb. 23, 9 a.m., 3707 S. Zephyr Road, Liberty Lake. Free to the public and $50 fundraising minimum for participants. (509) 299-7117.
“Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole” - In his latest adventure by Judy Schachner, big-eared Skippyjon Jones enters the big tent of the Circus de Ole, where he performs an act of great daring. We will have special visit by Skippyjon Jones himself to greet you, along with treats. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live - Nick Jr. network show for preschoolers. Wednesday, 6 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $26-$46. (800) 325-SEAT.
The Price Is Right Live - The hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to “come on down” to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show. With Todd Newton, the Emmy Award-winning host of the Game Show Network programs “Whammy! The New Press Your Luck” and “Hollywood Showdown.” Register at the venue box office up to three hours before show time for the opportunity to be selected as a contestant in the show. Contestants will be selected in a random drawing, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the show. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $42.50-$52.50. (509) 624-1200.
Spokane’s 35th Annual Home & Yard Show - Thursday through March 3. Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Thursday-Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 28, , Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend; children age 12 and younger free. (509) 924-0588.
Inland Northwest Bride Expo - Fashion shows and displays for DJs, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, venues, bridal attire, cake sampling, flowers, transportation, rental companies, invitations and more. Sponsored by Blackwell Hotel and Storybook Bridal. Fashion Show times are 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 4-8 p.m., Hagadone Event Center, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $5; VIP tickets to enter at 3 p.m. are $25. (208) 664-0219.