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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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1 Creepy Hallow NW Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight, through Oct. 31, Northwest Renaissance Festival, 6493 Highway 291. A creepy haunted village in the woods. Village guides will provide safe escort through Creepy Hallow for those who choose to be frightened beyond belief. While you wait for your tour guides, enjoy hot coffee, cocoa, food, tarot and crafts. Trick-or-treating included on Halloween. Site is 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19. (509) 362-2964. Admission: $5

2 36th Annual Spokane Fall Home Idea Show Noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Final major consumer home show of the year – focusing on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. (509) 939-8017. Admission: $8/adults, $6/seniors and military, free/age 12 and younger

3 Washington State Quilters Quarterly Quilting Bee 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Bring everything you need for quilting, either by machine or by hand. Bring a power cord/extension if you are sewing on a machine. Bring a dish to share for potluck lunch as well as your own plate and utensils. Coffee and tea provided. (509) 325-2496. Admission: FREE

4 Create Spokane Open Studio Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, various locations. The public is invited to tour more than a dozen artists’ studios across disciplines to experience the creative process firsthand. Get to know local artists in their element as well as understand what goes into creating a painting, writing a poem, producing a film, etc. A map of the open studios will be available at (509) 321-9614. Admission: FREE

5 Author Karen Russell 1 p.m. Thursday, Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley; 7 p.m. Thursday, the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Sponsored by Spokane is Reading. Karen Russell will read from “Swamplandia!,” her novel set in the weird world of Southern Florida where, among the mosquitoes, there is a strange mingling of ghosts, gators and three siblings whose lives are adrift. (509) 893-8205. Admission: FREE

6 Working Spliffs with Voodoo Church 8 p.m. today, the Big Dipper, 171 S Washington St. The Spliffs mix up reggae with ska, R&B, punk, rock and jazz, while Voodoo Church deals with the blues. (509) 863-8098. Admission: $5

7 University of Idaho Recital 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, Music Room 222, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Jill Terhaar Lewis, voice; Robert Lewis, saxophone; and Gerald Gregory, piano. Earlier in the day, at 10:30 a.m., the three will hold a master class in the Music Building in room 216. Admission: FREE

8 Spokane Symphony  Woodwinds 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Musicians from the Spokane Symphony woodwinds section will present an interactive program for all ages, including demonstrations on how their instruments work and time for questions and answers. (509) 444-5390. Admission: FREE

9 The Three Organists

7 p.m. Sunday, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Chris Nelson will perform organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck and Anton Bruckner. (509) 838-4277. Admission: $10

!0 Oktoberfest Today through Sunday, Litz’s Bar and Grill, 204 E. Ermina Ave. Featuring six bands, 12 German and craft beers on tap and German fare. (509) 327-7092. Admission: $10, includes one drink ticket