Free Museum Admission for Military Families - National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America are collaborating to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Sept. 2. Participating local museums include: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., (509) 456-3931; Cheney Historical Museum, 420 First St., (509) 235-9015; Post Falls Historical Society, 101 E. Fourth Ave., (208) 262-6533; Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 755-1308. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums. Free.
ArtFest 2013 - 28th annual art fair. Three days of fine music, good food and the popular Make-It-Art children’s hands-on area, and more than 160 fine artists and craftspeople. Noon-8 p.m.; live music until 10 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
“Beauty and the Beast” - Written for Christian Youth Theater. Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Belle’s father causes the two to meet. 7 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. $10. (509) 328-4886.
“Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” - A stage adaptation of the Disney hit film filled with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides. 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/online, $14/at the door, $11/seniors and children age 12 and younger. (509) 487-6540.
Building Opportunities: INL Groundbreaking Celebration - The Lighthouse for the Blind celebrates an expanded facility at INL with carnival games and a beer/wine garden. The expansion will result in employment for up to 100 people who are blind, deaf-blind and blind with other disabilities during the next five years. The event is free to attend and suitable for all ages. 3:30-7 p.m. Inland Northwest Lighthouse, 6405 N. Addison St. Free. (509) 487-0405.
Kinderchoir Children’s Choirs of Spokane - Performing final concert of the season. The Prep Choir and the Concert Choir will be performing. 7 p.m. St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. $5.
ArtFest 2013 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; live music until 10 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
“Beauty and the Beast” - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The 1 p.m. show is signed for the deaf. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. $10. (509) 328-4886.
“Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/online, $14/at the door, $11/seniors and children age 12 and younger. (509) 487-6540.
Spokane Festival of Speed Historic Car Races - Vintage road racing cars will compete in five classes. The Spokane Festival of Speed is a nonprofit organization of area road racing enthusiasts working with race-sanctioning body Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts and is dedicated to the support of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. Gates open 9 a.m. Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $10/general, free/age 12 and younger and all with military ID; Tickets available at TicketsWest or at the gate. (509) 991-3143.
Seventh Annual Spokane Comicon - The Inland Northwest’s only comic book and pop culture convention. This grassroots show features special guests, local artists, variety of vendors selling collectibles, all-ages costume contest at 5:15 p.m., panels, gaming, exclusives, freebies and more. Visit www.spokanecomicon.com. Canned food donations benefit SCC Student Food Bank. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair/Student Center Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. $7/general, free/age 12 and younger; $1 off admission with canned food donation. (509) 262-8923.
16th Annual ChalkArtWalk - The theme this year is “Tolerance.” The first 100 contestants to sign up will receive a free T-shirt featuring last year’s Best of Show winner, Brooke Plastino. A basic selection of chalk is provided free at the registration booth and hair spray fixative, but participants are encouraged to bring their own chalk if they want a greater variety of colors. Oil-based pastels are not permitted. Preparation of surface is also prohibited. New this year is entertainment provided by Tommy G and a vendor fair through 5 p.m. Local merchants will have specials running all day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sidewalks of the Hillyard Historic Business District, Market and Queen in Hillyard. Free. (509) 489-0624.
Trinity Catholic School “Cow Plop” Street Carnival - This year’s theme is “May the Plops Be With You … And Also With You!” Featuring a mechanical bull, pony/horse rides, games, arts and crafts, face painting and two live cows. Pizza available for purchase from Pizza Rita, among other favorite carnival foods. More than 50 cash prizes from $25-$2000. 11 a.m. Trinity Catholic School, 1306 W. Montgomery Ave. Games start at 25 cents. (509) 327-9159.
West Valley Community Days - There will be carnival games, food, vendors, information booths and a bike raffle in Millwood Park at Frederick and Stout. A parade will start at Trent and Boeing Road at 11 a.m. and head north on Boeing, west on Grace Avenue and north on Stout to the park. Proceeds benefit West Valley SCOPE and local nonprofits. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Millwood Park, Frederick and Stout. (509) 477-0629.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer. 5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 242-8291.
ArtFest 2013 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
“Beauty and the Beast” - 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. $10. (509) 328-4886.
Soccer Skills Academy - Soccer Tots will offer a Soccer Skills class for kids, ages 4-8. The course will provide skills training with small sided scrimmages. Kids Sports Spokane, 416 N. Madelia St. $91. (509) 534-5437.