1 KPBX Kids Concert 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. “Happy Days are Here Again!” with the music of Tin Pan Alley with Spokane area youth choirs. Enjoy the catchy melodies and witty lyrics from music by George M. Cohen, Irving Berlin, The Gershwins and others. (509) 328-5729. Admission: FREE
2 Idaho Family Reading Week Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave. Three events mark family reading week, with free books for kids given away at all three. They include: “Dragons, Fairies, Knights and Princesses” puppet show and crafts, 6:30 p.m. Monday; “What’s in the Box” build-a-book activity, 4 p.m. Wednesday; and “Graphic Novels: Not Just for Superheroes Anymore,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (208) 769-2315, ext. 438. Admission: FREE
3 Pádraig Ó Tuama Poetry Reading 7 p.m. Monday, Whitworth University, Hixson Union Building multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Belfast-based Irish poet, speaker, conflict mediator, and the author of the recent poetry collection, “Readings from the Book of Exile” and an album of Christian lament called “Hymns to Swear By.” (509) 777-3253. Admission: FREE
4 Author Barry Lopez 7 p.m. Thursday, Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center auditorium, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. The noted writer will visit town as the first of Spokane Community College’s 2013-14 President Speakers Series lecturers. His topics include sustainability from a global perspective and ways writing and environmental concerns intersect. (509) 533-7278. Admission: FREE
5 The Man Show Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. A trade show with hundreds of exhibitors including motor sports, outdoors, Mixed Martial Arts fighting, RVs, Longhorn Barbecue competition, tools, automotive, huge beer garden and activities for the whole family. (509) 487-1220. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors and military, free for age 12 and younger.
6 “Almost Not Quite” Fundraiser Party 6 p.m. Friday, nYne Bistro and Bar, 232 W. Sprague Ave. The new LGBT Sitcom “Almost Not Quite” is filming in Spokane and throwing a party at nYne Bar and Bistro. Hosted by Nova Kaine and featuring comedy by Emily Richman. (509) 944-5774. Admission: FREE, but donations will be accepted
7 The Flannel Attractions 9 p.m. Saturday, Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. The Jackson, Wyo., indie folk and bluegrass outfit swings through Spokane while on a Pacific Northwest Tour. (509) 747-6005. Admission: FREE
8 Jazz Concert Combo 8 p.m. Thursday, Whitworth University, Music Building Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Student jazz musicians perform in a jazz combo setting. (509) 777-3280. Admission: FREE
9 Legomania – Mini Figure Madness! 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. Build Lego bases and towers to house our population of mini figures and try your hand at some mini games for a chance to win a mini figure friend to take home. For ages 4-10. (509) 624-5437. Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
!0 St. Vincent de Paul Soup Lunch Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Sample a variety of soups from 30 local businesses, with proceeds to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Warming Center for the homeless. (208) 765-4969. Admission: $10