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Saturday, August 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘Good Boys’ is surprisingly sweet comedy about raunchy side of tween boy life

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Much has been made of how “Good Boys” – an R-rated comedy about a trio of sixth-grade nerds caught up in a misadventure involving drugs, sex toys, beer and slapstick mishaps – looks like a junior varsity version of “Superbad,” or, to cite a more recent precedent, “Booksmart,” but with 12-year-old boys. Those comparisons are fair – and fairly accurate. The comedy, produced by “Superbad’s” writer/producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, hits all the expected marks for raunch and vulgarity, with the bonus that it is also actually kind of sweet.
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10 Under $10: Aug. 16-22

1National Lentil Festival 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday, Reaney Park, 690 N.E. Reaney Way, Pullman. The 31st annual festival features food, breweries, cooking demos, vendors, sporting events and, of course, a lentil cook-off. Live music from Aaron Cerutti, Clare Dunn, the Talbott Brothers and more. (800) 365-6948. Admission: FREE 2 4000 Holes 30th Anniversary Celebration 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday: 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St. 8 p.m.: The Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St. In the store, there will be performances from Starlite Motel, B Young and Friends and Ball of Destruction, giveaways, snacks and more. Then Fat Lady, Atari Ferrari, Gorilla Rabbit and Chicken, and Blue Canoe will perform at the Big Dipper. (509) 325-1914 or 4000holes.com. Admission: 2 p.m. – Free. 8 p.m. – $8 at the door.

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Bruce Lee’s daughter says Quentin Tarantino can ‘shut up’ or own up

Bruce Lee’s daughter has heard enough from Quentin Tarantino, thank you very much. It’s time for the director to be quiet or be apologetic. “He could shut up about it,” Shannon Lee said when asked by Variety about how the director could quell the brouhaha over Bruce Lee’s portrayal in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Styx mark eclectic week at Northern Quest

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s summer concert series always features an eclectic mix of performers, and this week’s lineup is the perfect example. “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform Sunday, and Styx, joined by Loverboy, will perform Thursday.
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Bob Gallagher celebrates 30 years of 4000 Holes

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 1:25 a.m.

There will be performances at 4000 Holes and the Big Dipper on Saturday to mark the record store’s 30th anniversary. Since opening in 1989, the store has been the place for music fans and musicians to gather, talk shop and check out the newest releases or find a hidden (read: used) gem.
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Is coconut water worth the cost?

Clearly financial health is one of the missed opportunities that we physicians should be aware of nowadays. Thus, if you buy something that might or might not help your health, you should take the cost and your finances into consideration.
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Family calendar

Today Deep Space Escape - While in deep space, you and your crew wake unexpectedly from your stasis chambers. You have 30 minutes to discover what’s gone wrong and regain control of your spaceship. Can you solve the puzzles and clues in time to survive? Registration at scld.org. Ages 10 and older. Start times are 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
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Birds and Bubbles? Yes, it’s fried chicken and champagne for dinner

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, noon

It might seem like an unlikely pairing, but Wandering Table hosted a Birds and Bubbles dinner across the corridor at the Yards Bruncheon on Thursday night in Kendall Yards, and the casual gathering was nearly sold out. Yes, the dinner was fried chicken, and assorted side dishes, paired with champagne.