Activities in Spokane 3-10 September – Funky Junk Antique Show, Foil Hat Comedy, Josh Firestine, and Wine Classes
Pig Out in the Park (canceled) – A six-day food and music festival featuring 50 food stalls, three stages with live entertainment, a public market, and communal booths. Admission is free until Monday, 11 am-10pm, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.
Ryan Niemiller – Despite being born with ectrodactyly, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed Cripple Threat of Comedy, shares his view of the world from the perspective of the disabled. With topics like dating, job hunting, and acceptance in a world not meant for him, Niemiller approaches the topics in a way that makes you think and laugh. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 15-30 $. (509) 318-9998.
Predictable – combining people and technology for a night of improvisation dictated by the suggestions of the audience and the whims of a predictive algorithm. Rated for general audiences. Friday and September 10, 17, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Blue Door Theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. $ 8. (509) 747-7045.
Free Fox Theater 90th Anniversary Open House – Self-guided tours, Spokane Symphony virtual concerts, book signing by Jim Kershner, refreshments, merchandise, ticket sales and more. Masks required. Friday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. For free. (509) 624-1200.
Steve Belzman Memorial Mural Dedication – Honoring the long-time member of the gallery. The reception starts at 5 p.m. with the ceremony at 6 p.m. Mural by Aaron Smith. Friday at 5 p.m. Avenue West Gallery, 907 W. Boone Ave., Suite B. Free. (509) 838-4999.
Rocket Market Wine Class – A weekly wine class hosted by Kevin Murphy of Rocket Market. Each week features a new theme with wines to try and snacks to pair with. Call or visit rocketmarket.com to sign up. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Tin Foil Hat Comedy – Sam Tripoli, host of the Tin Foil Hat conspiracy podcast, who brings his worldview to the stage in a night of stand-up. Tripoli is accompanied by Joe Rogan podcast regular Eddie Bravo. Friday, 10:00 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. 22- $ 28. (509) 318-9998.
Funky Junk Antique Show – Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring antiques, vintage goods, handcrafted creations, live music, a garden bar, food stalls and more. Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint. $ 5 weekend entry; free from 12 years. (208) 263-8414.
Josh Firestine – Tacoma comedian who draws from his experiences as a husband, father and veteran for a goofy, carefree take on everyday life. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 15- $ 22. (509) 318-9998.
Wine Class: Voyager One Launch – A selection of wines inspired by the 1977 launch of Voyager One. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 15. (208) 277-4116.
Christ Cakes: Youth Bible Study – Discuss scriptures in the context of everyday life. The conversation is accompanied by snacks and sweets. Open to adults aged 18 to 35 years. Mask requirement. For more information, call (509) 325-6810 or visit makingspokanebetter.org. Sunday, 6-7pm The Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana Ave. For free. (509) 325-6810.
Alzheimer’s Association Webinar: “Ten Warning Signs” – Learn how to spot common signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, how to address memory problems, the importance of early detection and the usefulness of a diagnosis, possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and resources for Alzheimer’s disease -Union. Visit alz.org/alzwa/events to register. Tuesday, 4 p.m.-5.30 p.m. Free of charge. (800) 272-3900.
Cooking Class: Pho with Chef Lesa – Learn how to make, garnish and enjoy Pho Ga, a delicious chicken and rice noodle soup. Also make crispy Vietnamese spring rolls filled with shredded pork, noodles and served with nuoc cham sauce and a black rice pudding with coconut cream and fruit for dessert. Wednesday, 5.30pm-7.30pm, The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.
Book People Author Event: Josh Ritter – Josh Ritter discusses his new book “The Great Glorious Goddamn of it All” with guest and host Rainn Wilson. The purchase of the book counts as an entry ticket for the event. Wednesday, 7-8pm Book People, S. Main St. 521, Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
Jamali Maddix – As seen on Taskmaster, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Hate Thy Neighbor, Jamali Maddix goes on tour. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 20. (509) 318-9998.
Northwest Passages Book Club: Sara Pennypacker – Sara Pennypacker talks with Chris Crutcher to discuss her new book and the sequel to Pax, Pax: Journey Home. At the time of the event, visit speaksman.com/bookclub/livestream to see it live. Hand-signed copies of the book are only available from Wishing Tree Books. Thursday, 4 p.m. Free. (509) 459-5400.
AARP Virtual Class: Get Fit, Be Well Basketball and Fitness Clinic – Join the Seattle Storm players and coaches for an invigorating workout and work on your basketball skills from home. This is an opportunity to hone your skills through a series of dribbling, footwork, and defense exercises. You don’t have to be an AARP member to participate. Visit local.aarp.org/spokane-wa/aarp-events to sign up. Thursday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free of charge.
Barbecue and Bands – Broccoli beef skewers with side dishes and your choice of drink, including beer or wine. With live music from Vinyl Instinct. First come first serve. Thursday, 5.30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 15. (208) 277-4116.
Yoga / Pilates Class and a Glass – An evening of yoga and pilates, live music and wine outdoors. All skill levels welcome. One free glass of wine per attendee with additional wine available for purchase. Pilates under the direction of Larkin Barnett. Live music by Chris Kohut and Danny McCollum. Participants are asked to bring their own mat. Thursday, 5:15 pm-8:00pm Northwestern Museum of Art and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $ 35. (509) 456-3931.
Safe Start Northwest Webinar: “Safe Sleep 101” – Learn How To Protect Babies As They Sleep. Read the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Safe Infant Sleep for answers to questions about sleep safety. Visit safestartnw.org for details and registration. Thursday, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free of charge. (206) 582-6191.
Matt McClowry – Detroit comedian who uses his experiences from life with Asperger’s to deliver laconic observations on a variety of modern absurdities in a deep, distinctive void. McClowry recently finished third in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 8- $ 14. (509) 318-9998.
Spokane County Interstate Fair – September 10-19. Interstate fair with rides, rodeos, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, concerts, food stalls, animal shows and more. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley.
Dave Landau – Dave Landau cut his comedic teeth off as a teenager in Detroit at the Second City Conservatory and was a finalist on NBC’s eighth season of Last Comic Standing. September 10th and 11th, 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. 22- $ 30. (509) 318-9998.
Cigars & Stars – Try premium cigars, spirits and canapés accompanied by cigar industry experts with live music and comedy entertainment. September 10, 5:30 p.m. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $ 150-250. (509) 481-2800.