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Budget friendly things to do for the week of April 27, 2017 10 a.m.

1. Indie Bookstore Day 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. All day, celebrating 39 years in Spokane as a locally owned, independent bookstore. Get recommendations for books and signed copies from your favorite authors. Events include bookmarks with graphic novelist Simeon Mills, yo-yo demonstration with poet/musician Chris Cook, board games with Trent Ready, and take a picture Joseph Haeger as Stephen King, a blantant attempt by Auntie’s to lure the famous author to town this fall for his upcoming book tour for “Sleeping Beauties.” Also, attendees will be given first crack at getting tickets to see David Sedaris in Spokane on June 21. For a full schedule, visit www.auntiesbooks.com/. (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE

2. Independent Bookstore Day Noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday,Well-Read Moose Bookstore, 2048 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene. Celebrating with a “Create your own Little Golden Book” craft for children, free beer tasting for adults, a drawing for a free fiction hardcover book (two winners), free logo tote bag with $75 purchase and live music by Buck Storm. Visit www.wellreadmoose.com for event times and more. (208) 215-2265. Admission: FREE

3. Book Release Party 7-9 p.m. Monday, Garageland, 230 W. Riverside Ave. Reading and book signing Erin Pringle’s newest story collection, “The Whole World at Once.” Set within a backdrop of small towns and hard-working communities in middle America, the collection is of intense stories about the experience of loss. www.facebook.com/events/1447142611971043/. Admission: FREE

4. “Cloudburst” 7:15 p.m. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. A 2011 Canadian film that tells a funny road story, similar to “Thelma and Louise.” The two major characters (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker) are lesbians who are over 70. Rather than be separated when one partner’s children seek to place her in a rest home, they decide to escape to Canada where their marriage would be legal. Advisory: sex, nudity, profanity and drugs. Part of the SFCC International Film Festival which continues Tuesdays through May 16. (509) 327-1050. Admission: $5

5. Beatles Cartoon Art Show 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Marmot Art Space, 1206 W. Summit Parkway, and 4-8 p.m. May 5, noon-6 p.m. May 6 and noon-4 p.m. May 7 at Emerge, 208 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Featuring “Yellow Submarine” animator and Beatles Saturday morning TV cartoon series director Ron Campbell. He will be painting, exhibiting and talking cartoons. Featuring artwork of his other beloved cartoon characters including Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. (509) 270-5804. Admission: FREE

6. Jake Ryan 8 p.m. Thursday, the Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave. Vision Quest Tour in support of his latest album, “The Space Cowboy,” with special guest Yung Signal. Also performing: Manwitnoname, McNutt, Mistah Snipe, Risky & Riot, Reality, Treveezy, Dime City, The Have Nots, MDub, Willie B the MC. Purchase tickets online at www.soulfire.guru/tickets. (509) 624-0746. Admission: $10

7. “Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem” 2 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s acting provost and under secretary for museums and research will give a talk about the Hope Diamond, which he studied for more than a decade. Hear Kurin discuss the curse that surrounds this remarkable 45-carat gem, along with the impact the diamond has had across different cultures and societies since it was discovered in 17th century India. (509) 456-3931. Admission: $9

8. “Secret Garden” Friday through May 7, showtimes at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Thursday and May 5-7, 3 p.m. Saturday and May 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. Mary Lennox, known as a difficult child, is sent to live at her uncle’s estate in England after her parents die. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home, and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he’s an incurable invalid. To her surprise, Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the assistance of Dickon, the gardener’s apprentice, Mary brings the garden back to life and discovers Dickon’s amazing ability to communicate with animals. The garden seems to have a magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and to reunite him with his father. (509) 995-6718. Admission: $8-$10

9. Doll Show and Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Hosted by the Spokane, Lilac City Doll Club. Antique, collectible and modern dolls, bears and doll accessories. (509) 838-8487. Admission: $5/general, free/age 11 and younger

10. Spring Dance Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Theatre at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. More than 75 students and faculty work together to present an exciting and entertaining collection of dance performances including ballet, hip hop, modern and jazz styles. This year will be featured the student/faculty research on the choreography and lighting design of American modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller in a student performance of her groundbreaking dance, “Lily.” (509) 313-6553. Admission: $10