January 10, 2014 in Features

What’s happening

 

Public Enemy’s Chuck D Spokane Falls Community College’s Black Student Union is bringing influential rapper Chuck D to campus to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Doors open at 9 a.m. Chuck D will talk about issues of race, rage and inequality. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, Building 15. Free. (509) 434-5120.

Open Mic Poetry Read an original poem or a personal favorite. Signups start at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. “Remember the Word” showcase will feature Mark Robbins, songwriter and lead singer for The Camaros and English teacher at Lewis and Clark High School. Chris Cook will host. Auntie’s Bookstore, Mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Human Trafficking Awareness Candlelight Vigil There are an estimated 27 million children, women and men enslaved in the world today. Human trafficking occurs every day across the United States, including Spokane. Lutheran Community Services Northwest invites you to join the nation in observing Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This is a free family event. Saturday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 343-5091.

35th Premier Bridal Festival Saturday and Sunday. More than 200 booths. Meet the region’s top wedding experts and view the latest colors and styles of wedding attire. Elegant runway fashion shows will showcase styles for brides, grooms, wedding parties and the honeymoon. Sample caterers’ treats and cakes. Sweepstakes and giveaways both days. Stop by the “Man Cave” and relax with food, drink and football on the big screen TV. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with fashion shows at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with fashion show at 1 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $9/advance, $10/door, free/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

The Wordwright’s Workshop Led by Isaac Grambo. A monthly event organized by Spokane Poetry Slam, with a flexible format and a rotating cast of workshop leaders. Anyone with an interest in writing, poetry or spoken word is welcome to attend. Please remember that content and language are not censored. Discretion is advised. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

SCRAPS Volunteer Fair Find out how you can make a difference to an animal at SCRAPS. Saturday, 10 a.m., SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2769.

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