by Kara Stermer
Muscle cars are probably the manliest, meanest, and toughest machines ever made. And we praise that. The sound of the car's roaring engine is just as important as the lines on it's body, and the people behind GoodGuys Hot Rod Show are well aware of this. This weekend, from Friday to Sunday, they are putting beauties through '72 on display (American cars made after this cutoff date can be seen on the event's last day) at the fairgrounds. $15 for adults and $6 for kids can get you into this event and let you bask in the greatness of 1,500 rods, customs, muscle cars, and street machines.
Who doesn't love the fair? The excitement of the rides, cuteness of the animals, and greasiness of the food are what people look forward to each year. Down at the Pend Oreille County Fair, one of the events locals love most is the Cusick Rodeo. Brave riders hop on top of seemingly annoyed beasts and try to stay on for dear life. Whatta sight. You can catch the Rodeo on Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.
Kyle Durrie, an artist and printmaker, is on the road again in her Type-Truck for the second time this summer. On Saturday, she and her big van full of vintage printing equipment from the 1870s and 1960 are going to be at Pacific Avenue Pizza in the heart of Brownes Addition. See what your hands are capable of (beyond working some sort of software on your computer) from 8-11 pm.
The All-American Rejects were huge a few years ago when the catchy, poppy, and delightfully pissed off song "Gives You Hell" was on top of the charts. Now, with fresh tunes and a new album entitled Kids in the Street, they are coming back into the spotlight and stopping by the Knitting Factory on Saturday night at 8 pm. Fans of all ages can (for a small fee of $22) belt out their favorite Rejects hits and hear some new favorites during the pop-rock time of their lives.