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10 Under $10: Cheap fun abounds

Lucas Thomas, a Paiute Indian Tribe fancy dancer, waits for the Grand Entry to start during the 2015 Gathering at the Falls Powwow. COLIN MULVANY (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Lucas Thomas, a Paiute Indian Tribe fancy dancer, waits for the Grand Entry to start during the 2015 Gathering at the Falls Powwow. COLIN MULVANY (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review) Buy this photo

1. Pig Out in the Park 2016 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Sept. 5, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. 37th annual food and music festival with 47 food booths, three adult beverage gardens and nearly 100 free concerts on three stages. Headliners include Too Slim and the Taildraggers (8:30 p.m. Thursday), Sir Mix-a-Lot (9 p.m. Sept. 2), Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad (9 p.m. Sept. 3) and Cowboy Mouth (9 p.m. Sunday) Visit for schedule. Note: Park reconstruction has moved the festival’s central location from the Gondola Meadow. Look for Pig Out in the Imax and Clocktower meadows, and the Lilac Bowl. (509) 921-5579. Admission: FREE

2. North Idaho State Fair 2016 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Annual extravangza of animal exhibits, farm shows, carnivals, rodeos, entertainment and fun continues. (208) 765-4969.

3. Gathering at the Falls Powwow Friday-Sunday; grand entry, 7 p.m. Friday 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Dancers and singers, young and old, come from near and far to showcase their songs and their dance styles for our community. Visit for a full schedule. (509) 325-5502. Admission: FREE

4. Author Keith Quincy 7 p.m. Friday, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. The former Eastern Washington University professor will read from his new fiction book, “Poking Lions.” (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE

5. Steep Ravine 8 p.m. Friday, the Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. San Francisco folk-rock and newgrass quartet is touring the Northwest. Joining them will be Prairie War and Bob Riggs. (509) 747-2174. Admission: $7

6. Coeur d’Alene Classic Boat Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Boardwalk, 115 S. Second St. Most of the vintage boats on display will be mahogany, but models made from other materials may be represented as well. North Idaho has a long tradition of local boat building. A display of classic “woody” station wagons and convertibles will be located next to the main entrance to the Resort. Presented by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. (208) 209-5031. Admission: FREE

7. Lantern Tap House Summer Concert Series 9 p.m. Saturday, Lantern Tap House, 1004 S. Perry St. Music by Josh Hedlund and Justin Landis with Lucas Brookbank Brown opening, $4 Firestone Walker pints. (509) 315-9531. Admission: FREE

8. PEARS 8 p.m. Sunday, the Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave. New Orleans hardcore punk quartet brings its Summer Vacation tour to the West Coast, in support of its latest LP, “Green Star.” Also on the bill are Deadlegs and Wasted Breath. (509) 368-4077. Admission: $8/advance; $10/door

9. Northwest of Nashville 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Monthly roots music showcase features host Jenny Anne Mannan, musician Kevin Morgan, poet Thom Caraway and more. (509) 747-2174. Admission: $7-$10

10. Inland Northwest Rail Museum Grand Opening 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 27300 Sprinkle Road N., Reardan. Ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Tour the museum train, learn local railroad history, visit the rail car restoration center, and enjoy special exhibits, refreshments, model train displays, gift shop, free ride on the two-foot train and more. Located at the Spokane County Fairgrounds for more than 30 years, the museum has found a new home 2 miles west of Reardan. Regular museum admission is $8 adults, $5 ages 5-12 and free for 4 and younger. (509) 796-3377. Admission: FREE

Editor’s note: This article was changed on March 1, 2017 to correct the phone number of the Inland Northwest Rail Museum.
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