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Thu., Sept. 4, 2014


Spokane Chiefs Hockey - The Spokane Chiefs play in the Western Hockey League, providing quality, affordable family entertainment for its fans. See the Chiefs play at home today at the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena. Check website for promotional events and tickets. Sept. 11, Tri-City vs. Spokane Indians at Eastern Washington University’s University Recreation Center (URC) in Cheney. 3 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22 (discounts for kids/students/seniors/military). (509) 279-7000.

Up, Up, and Away - Join Claudia Hagen, a Fairfield native and former hot air balloon pilot, as she reads from her new children’s book “Our Grandma Flies a Hot Air Balloon.” Book signing follows. 4 p.m. Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield. Free. (509) 893-8320.

Movies at the Market - “The Princess Bride,” 7 p.m., movie shown at dusk. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. Free. (509) 343-2253.


Spokane County Interstate Fair 2014 - Through Sept. 14. This year’s theme is “Ridin’, Rockin’ and Livestockin’. Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Seniors get free admission on Monday; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Sept. 11. Visit for a full schedule. Special events: PRCA Rodeos Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m., $5-8; Doo Wah Riders Sunday at 7 p.m., free; Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Monday at 7 p.m., $25-$35; Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Tuesday at 7 p.m., $15-$25; Jars of Clay and Kutless, Wednesday at 7 p.m., $10-$20; REO Speedwagon, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., $20-$30; Seether, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., $20-$30; Demolition Derby, Sept. 13-14, time TBA, $5-$8. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age six and younger. (509) 477-1766.


“Convo Art” - Fifteen local youth, ages 7 to 19, with the help of two local artists and several workshops, turned a pair of white Converse shoes into a piece of art. Presented by Art Matters Spokane, Operation Healthy Family, Odyssey Youth Center and Youth for Christ. Entertainment by Twin Towers DJ and Paper Cutout Crew break dancers performing at 6 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 1017 W. First Ave. Free admission. (509) 251-3310.

Cirque Zuma Zuma - This performance is positioned as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, fusing culture, acrobatic ingenuity and the amazing artistic talents of 120 performers. 8 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general, $10/age 12 and younger, available at


“High Five” Fifth Annual Hillyard Hippie Happening - Annual event of family fun celebrating harmony, friendship, community and co-existing with our planet. Food, vendors, contests and free live music on two stages including Sister Sunshine & Brother Moonshine, Six Strings and Pearls, Tommy G., Geezer Pimps, Kozmik DreamZz - The Janis Project, Strawberry Fields and Endangered Species. Join us in the best hippie garb and best dancer contests. Search for “Hoodstock” on Facebook for more information. Presented by the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee. 10 a.m. 5000 N. Market St., Hillyard. Free. (509) 216-4819.

Cirque Zuma Zuma - 1 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general, $10/age 12 and younger, available at

Improving Birth Rally - This gathering is part of a nationwide movement to promote evidence-based birth practices, informed decision-making, and respect for the rights and humanity of birthing moms. The Rally to Improve Birth is meant to raise awareness about the maternity care crisis in our country and what we can all do to help. 10 a.m. Franklin Park, 5100 N. Division St. Free. (509) 370-6058.

Spoke-Ed & SpokeFest Packet Pick-up - Pick up your SpokeFest ride packet at REI and join local partners for an afternoon of fun and cycling education. The patio will be filled with the people who know about cycling in Spokane. An REI bicycle technician can assist with a safety tune-up on bikes in preparation for SpokeFest. 1 p.m. REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Latino Americano Festival - Songs, dances, food and more. 6-10 p.m. Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 828-2294.


SpokeFest - Celebrate the joy of cycling, the beauty of Spokane, healthy lifestyles and the environment. Choose a route that fits your ability: 1 mile, 9 miles, 21 miles, or 29 miles. SpokeFest was developed with the nonbicycle enthusiast in mind just as much as experienced cyclists. At the finish line, enjoy live music, food vendors and a group of cycling and sponsor booths. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $20/adults, $15/youth.


Another Day, Another Castle: The Joy of Traveling in Europe - Dennis Bergstrom, retired library branch manager and seasoned traveler, will share a slide show travelogue of his adventures throughout the countries of Europe. 6:30 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.


Fruits - Vegetables - Harvest!: Family Storytime - Let’s celebrate the harvest with stories about the fruits of our gardens. If weather permits, we’ll have story time outside, so bring blankets or beach chairs. 6:30 p.m. East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.


Lunchtime Book Group: “Swamplandia” - Join us for an informal brown-bag lunch and book discussion. This month we will be discussing the Spokane is Reading selection “Swamplandia,” by Karen Russell. Noon. Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave., Meeting Room 1B. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Tween Club: Egg Drop Challenge - Tween club, second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. Just for tweens in grades 4 and up. Join us every month as we make things, play games, and more. Egg Drop Challenge: Using the materials provided, try to build a container that will save Humpty Dumpty from certain death as we drop and launch eggs around the room. Drop it, fling it or launch it, just don’t break it. 4 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Avenue, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Boom! Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book - Blam! Zap! Ka-Pow! Whether comic books are part of your past, present, or future, enjoy this interactive, multi-media look at comics in historical context, presented by Andrew Wahl in participation with Humanities Washington. 6:30 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.


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