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Spokane Vintage Swing Festival Today-Sunday. Commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month with three days of music and dancing to celebrate one of the oldest jazz forms. Visit for the full rundown. (509) 919-9162.

Dancefest Dancers will fill the stage with classical ballet, tap, hip-hop, traditional Mexican and German dances. With workshops and master classes for all ages and abilities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Valley High School, auditorium, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-0972.

Steps for Autism 5K Walk/Run All ages and ability levels welcome. Funds raised will remain local. Contact Northwest Autism Center to register. Saturday, 8 a.m., Mirabeau Point Park, Centennial Trail, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 328-1582.

Hayden Kite Festival Registration and judging will be held from noon-2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m. Categories will include Best in Show, High Flyer and Best Homemade. The Hayden Kite Festival is free and open to all ages. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m., Broadmoore Park, Broadmoore Estates (north of Prairie Avenue and Atlas Road), Hayden. Free. (208) 209-1088.

Custer’s 40th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale Today-Sunday. More than 150 dealers with antiques in all price ranges. Have a glass, crystal bowl or vase with a chip in it? Bring it to the sale and have it repaired on site. Today, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24, , Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger; $7 per item appraised, five item limit per person. (509) 924-0588.

Annual Fair Trade Event 2015 Each item is hand-crafted by artisans around the world with a story to share. Hours are Saturday, 2-7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Charity and Justice Committee of St. Joseph’s Parish. St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. Free admission. (509) 926-7133.

Spokane’s Ultimate Model 2015 - Models will showcase the latest trends and styles while connecting boutiques, stylists and makeup artists within Spokane’s community. The top three finalists will be rewarded prizes. For more information, visit Today, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/reserved, $52/VIP. (800) 325-SEAT.

Great Spokane Art Party Artists will have projects set up to make and take home – jewelry, pottery, paint, silk screening and more. Ticket includes three drink tickets and a canvas tote. Supports early childhood care and education at Blueprints for Learning and the Community Building Children’s Center. Saturday, 7 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. $55, $70/with T-shirt or silk screen station. (509) 209-2590.

Get Lit

In Conversation with Walter Kirn and Shawn Vestal Reading, conversation and book signing. Friday, 7-8:45 p.m., Riverside Place, Commandery Room, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $15/general, free/students with ID. (509) 828-1498.

Poetry Salon Onstage conversation with featured poets Rick Barot, Tod Marshall, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Ellen Welcker and Jeremy Pataky; moderated by EWU associate professor Jonathan Potter. All ages. Today, 9-10:30 p.m., the Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 828-1498.

Get Lit! Festival Writing Workshops Each two-hour workshop will include discussion, writing exercises and Q&A. Writers of all levels are encouraged to sign up to work with published authors and writing professionals on various forms of creative writing. Descriptions of each workshop will soon be found at To register, visit Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30/each workshop; $20/workshop for students with ID. (509) 279-7000.

The Round #7: Get Lit Edition Three songwriters share the stage with a slam poet, visual artists creating live and a mix of backing musicians, while the audience sits a few feet away. An evening of high quality collaborative art. Featured musician is Cami Bradley. Tickets available at the Bartlett. Saturday, 8-10 p.m., The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. $10/advance, $12/day of show. (509) 828-1498.

Lost Horse Press Reading An afternoon of readings and music featuring Lost Horse Press authors, including Sam Hamill, Robert Michael Pyle, Melissa Kwasny, Greg Pape, Carlos Reyes, Maya Zeller, Prartho Sereno and Robert McNamara. Featuring music by Leon Atkinson. Sunday, noon-2 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Free. (509) 828-1498.

Regional MFA Reading Graduate students from the University of Idaho, the University of Montana and Eastern Washington University will join together to share their work. Wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Sunday, 2:30-4 p.m., Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. Free. (509) 828-1498.

Inland Northwest Faculty Reading Hosted by Eastern Washington University, this reading celebrates creative writers who are also professors. Participating writers and teachers include faculty from EWU, Whitworth, Gonzaga, North Idaho College, SFCC and SCC. EWU professor Natalie Kusz, author of “Road Song,” will host the event. Poet Laura Stott will receive the Outstanding Alumni award. Sunday, 4:30-6:15 p.m., Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. Free. (509) 828-1498.

Japan Week

Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Festival Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming), Aikido (adapted from samurai combat arts) by Akido Bushin Gene, Japanese Sumi-e hands-on activities, Inland Empire Bonsai Society demonstrations, Inland Empire Water Gardens and Koi Society, KuroNekoCon Cosplay Chess demo, Ikebana demo, and flutist Todd Milne. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Manito Park, Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Gardens at Manito Park, 21st Avenue at Bernard Street. Free. (509) 251-803591.

Sake Tasting Drop in to taste six different sakes with cheese and crackers provided. Age 21 and older. Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $10. (509) 838-1229.

KuroNekocon Cosplay Fashion Show and Neon Nyan Dance Party Suzanku Takio (dynamic drumming) will play 6:30-7 p.m. Come to the dance dressed in your best cosplay costume. Register at Today, 6:30-10 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5. (509) 533-3367.

Nuido: The Way of Embroidery Public viewing of artwork. Today, 1-3 p.m., 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 230-2073.

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