Spokane 7 - Entertainment

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1 “Impropera” 7 p.m. Saturday, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. A mash-up of two things that should never meet: improv and opera. Featuring Cynthia Kirkman Romoff, soprano, and Ann Benson, mezzo soprano. (509) 747-7045. Admission: $10

2 Fifth Annual Selkirk International Film Festival 7 p.m. Thursday, Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Washington. Short films from the U.S. and Canada with connections to the local or regional area. The event shows 10 films, each four to 20 minutes in length, and includes comedy, drama, documentary and experimental films. Filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions. Wine, beer and refreshments will be available. Tickets sales benefit the nonprofit Cutter Theatre. (509) 446-4108. Admission: $5

3 Spokane Slam Showcase Fundraiser 7 p.m. today, Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor 402 W. Main Ave. An evening of Spokane’s best slam poets featuring Chris Cook, Emily Gwinn, Kurt Olson and Katie Schmarr. Snacks and beverages will be sold as well as a hat passed, and a percentage of the evening’s sales will be donated to help these great poets on their way to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California. (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE, but donations gratefully accepted

4 Eternal North 8 p.m. today, The Hop! , 706 N. Monroe St. Idaho Falls-based metal band hits the road, along with Turned to Stone, Abode for the Dead and Serpentspire. (509) 328-5467. Admission: $7

5 South Perry Parade and Street Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Grant Park, 1015 S. Arthur St. 15th annual event with vendors, food, dunk tank, arts and crafts, and free kids activities. Live music in the park behind the Lantern Tap House from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with Marshall McLean Band, The Camaros, Prairie War, Cedar & Boyer, Pine League, Von the Baptist and Josh Hedlund. (509) 534-0957. Admission: FREE

6 Hayden Days 2-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. Kicks off Friday with vendors, games, pony rides, dunk tank, spin art, beer garden, and live music and dancing with The Kelly Hughes Band at 7 p.m. Saturday begins with an all-you-can-eat pancake feed from 7-9:30 a.m. at Northern Lakes Fire Department ($7), parade at 10 a.m. along Government Way followed by the Napa Car Show, noon-4 p.m. at the Hayden Ball Field on Honeysuckle Ave.; Hayden’s Got Talent, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Swing Street Band, 7-9 p.m. (208) 209-1080. Admission: FREE

7 Spokane Japanese Obon  Festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Annual Japanese festival including Bon Odori dancing, Spokane Taiko performances, Japanese arts, crafts, martial arts, manga and anime. Everyone is invited to come and dance on the grass at 6 p.m. each night. (509) 534-7954. Admission: FREE; costs for food and games vary

8 Coeur d’Alene Downtown Concert Series 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26, Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. This week: Flying Mammals (original pop/rock) and Runaway Symphony (indie folk rock); Aug. 5: Coeurimba (African rhythms on marimbas). Bad weather moves concert to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops at Third and Sherman. (208) 667-3162. Admission: FREE

9 “Despicable Me 2” 8:50 p.m. today, Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. 8:50 p.m., “Despicable Me 2,” Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG. Aug. 22, 8:10 p.m., “Frozen.” Animated family movies presented by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks and enjoy the show. There will be activities in the park an hour before the movie start time. (509) 688-0300. Admission: FREE

!0 Salsa Fridays

7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. Salsa dancing for those 18 and older, with or without a partner. (360) 550-5106. Admission: $5



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