EWU Jazz Dialogue Festival - Today and Saturday. Thirteenth annual event featuring middle school, high school and college jazz combos, choirs and bands from across the Northwest to learn the language of jazz, will include more than 70 guest groups from Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. (509) 359-7073.
Tune Tales Music Family Fun Class - Five-week session for children ages 1-5 and their parents/caregivers, Today-Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m., 710 Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45, includes Tune Tales Music CD, coloring pages. (208) 769-2250.
13-Year Celebration and Local Vendor Food Tasting - Health, food and education information. Featuring a vendor taste fair, winemaker tasting, drawings, free gifts and more. For more information go to www.PilgrimsMarket.com. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Anti-Human Trafficking Vigil - January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking occurs every day across the United States, including Spokane. Lutheran Community Services and the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network invites all to join in remembering the 27 million women, children and men who suffer from today’s modern-day slavery. Today, 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Hearth, 920 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 343-5091.
Land, Freedom, Equality: A Palestinian Village’s Non-Violent Struggle - Meet Iyad Burnat, leader of the nonviolent popular resistance in Bil’in, Palestine. Hear first-hand about Bilin’s struggle to regain part of their farmland from Israel when the Separation Wall was placed there, and their continuing nonviolent opposition to the Wall. Sponsored by Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and Veterans for Peace. Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane. Today, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 838-7870.
SCC Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - “Drum Majors for Justice - A Call to Action.” Wednesday, 8:30-10 a.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center Auditorium, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-7378.
“Apollo 13: Mission Control” - A new interactive viewing experience by the creator of “Walking with Dinosaurs.” Exhibit Hall C is transformed into a replica of NASA’s 1970 Mission Control Room, the audience is placed in the middle of the action and asked to help bring three stranded astronauts home. Shows are nightly at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Tuesday-Jan. 19, with matinees Saturday and Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20. , Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $37.50-$52.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
Winter Market - Saturday, Feb. 9 and March 24. 60 vendors. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 1912 Center , 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249.
FIRST Lego League Regional Competition – Saturday and Sunday. More than 400 Spokane area students will compete in the FIRST Lego League Spokane/Eastern Washington competition. This year’s theme is “Senior Solutions,” helping seniors stay independent, engaged and connected. FIRST Lego League teams build and program an NXT robot to interact on a 4-by-8-foot board with missions and research a real world problem. The public is invited to watch between 12:15 and 3:30 p.m. daily. Eastern Washington University, Computing Science/Engineering Building, Washington Street, Cheney 99004. Free. (509) 294-3642.
Silent Auction Fundraiser - A silent auction and buffet to help raise money for the theater. Beverages included with buffet; wine and beer and be purchased separately. Improv group The Star Tacs will perform. Reservations recommended by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, 7 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $30/person, $50/couple. (509) 995-6718.
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