1 Sandpoint Film Festival Noon to 2 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Panida Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. More than 30 short films from local, regional, national and international filmmakers will be screened in three blocks. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Sandpoint cinematographer Erik Daarstad. (208) 263-9191. Admission: block one, FREE; blocks two and three, $5 each, at the door.
2 Vaudeville Tonight!
2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Spokane’s barbershop chorus presents an evening of vaudevillian music. (509) 443-1503. Admission: $10.
3 “A Fierce Green Fire” 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. This film explores the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from conservation to climate change. Discussion between segments with director Mark Kitchell. (509) 328-4220.
4 Capitol Christmas Tree 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree is coming from the Colville National Forest. It’ll pass through the area on its way to Washington, D.C. In addition to its stop in Spokane, it will be at Nov. 1, 2-6 p.m., Newport City Hall from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday; at Colville City Hall 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Republic Schools from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Wenatchee Pybus Market from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. http://capitolchristmastree.com/. Admission: FREE
5 Generation EDM 7 p.m. Thursday, The Hop!, 706 N. Monroe St. Local DJs will spin electronic dance music. (509) 368-4077. Admission: FREE for age 21 and older; $5 for 20 and younger.
6 Spokane GLBT Film Festival Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 1, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m., closing film. Riverpoint, EWU Auditorium, Phase I Classroom Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Fifteenth annual event features 20 short films ranging in length from two minutes to an hour. (509) 216-0366.
7 WSU Orchestra Festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Inaugural festival sponsored by the WSU Symphony Orchestra and Washington chapter of the American String Teachers Association, to benefit junior high and high school students. WSU Symphony Orchestra Concert will be at 12:20 p.m. at Bryan Hall Theatre. (509) 335-4148 Admission: FREE
8 NAACP Panel Discussion 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. This forum examines racial inequalities within educational and criminal justice systems and explores ways to eliminate the “school to prison pipeline” for youth of color. Panelists include: TV’s Judge Joe Brown; Spokane police Chief Frank Straub, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Wendy Bleecker from Spokane Public Schools; Tommy Williams of Operation Healthy Family; Gloria Ochoa from the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs; Kahlil Wilson-Moore, Lewis and Clark High School student; and James Wilburn, NAACP President, Spokane Branch. Admission: FREE
9 “Girl Rising” 5 p.m. Sunday, Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. As part of International Day of the Girl events this month, Eastern Washington University Libraries and EWU Women’s and Gender Studies will co-host a showing this new feature film about nine girls from nine countries who demonstrate powerful energy with their enthusiasm, spirit, and sheer joy. Followed by a panel discussion. (509) 209-2383. Admission: FREE
!0 “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Part of the SpIFF Professor Film Series. An alternately playful and evocative meditation on love, memory and meaning. Participate in a question-and-answer session and learn more of the art and history of film. Hosted by Pete Porter of Eastern Washington University and director of SpIFF; presented by Friends of the Bing Crosby Theater. (509) 370-3449. Admission: $7 general; $2 students with ID.