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Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

1 “The Back of the Throat” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of national security? How much have we already given up? This staged reading tells the story of an Arab-American, Khaled, who is visited by two investigators after unspecified terrorist acts have occurred. (509) 838-9727. Admission: $10, online at or at the door

2 Introduction to Ice Climbing Clinic 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Metaline Park, Baseball field off Highway 31, Metaline, Wash. Here’s an opportunity to try this winter activity in a small group setting. No prior experience or equipment needed. Registration required. (509) 999-7614. Admission: FREE, register through Exploring Families via email at

3 Meltdown Music Fest 8 p.m. today, Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Hard rock and metal music with Helldorado, Project Kings, I Hate This City and Invasive. Admission: $5

4 Out Cold Concert Series 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Viking Bar and Grill, 1221 N. Stevens St. Outdoor stage with music from Elephant Gun Riot, Coming Alive, Undercard Spokane, The Lion Oh My, Death By Pirates, Thirion X and The Nixon Rodeo. Outdoor beer garden and sausage cart, paintball, shooting range and giveaways. All ages outside; party continues indoors after 10 p.m. (509) 315-4547. Admission: $10

5 CELLObration Spokane “Bach and Beatles” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, 119 Music Building, Cheney. Hear 60 cellists from throughout the region perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and the Beatles at this annual festival. (509) 359-7078. Admission: FREE; donations gladly accepted

6 Chamber Ensemble Concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Gonzaga University’s College Hall, University Chapel on the third floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. Featured guests River City Wind and String Trio perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and more. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. (509) 313-6733. Admission: FREE

7 Pilgrim’s Free Wine and Beer Tastings Times and days vary, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Noon Saturday, sample wines from Arbor Crest. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, it’s beer from Orlison Brewing in Airway Heights. (208) 676-9730. Admission: FREE

8 Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale Noon-8 p.m., Thursday through Jan. 26, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. The largest RV event in this area returns for its 26th year. Local dealers will bring more than $13 million worth of trailers, campers, fifth wheels and motor homes, plus related travel and camping vendors on display spanning 170,000 square feet of space. (509) 466-4256. Admission: $8 adults (cash only), free for ages 12 and younger. Admission good all weekend.

9 “Inequality for All” 6 p.m. Monday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Community screening of this documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he examines the country’s widening economic gap. A discussion about community action to resolve inequality issues will follow the screening. The Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund will match all proceeds raised by the event for the Second Harvest of Spokane. (509) 993-5785. Admission: $10

!0 Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, downtown Spokane. Annual event celebrating civil rights. March begins at 10 a.m. at the INB Performing Arts Center and ends at River Park Square, where a resource fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a resource fair at the mall. A Children’s Learning Resource Fair will be held at the same time on the second floor of the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 455-8722. Admission: Free

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