Community, Benefit

The Lantern Fest

When: Fri., May 30, 8 p.m. 2014

Here’s the gist of this festival — show up, chill out, wait for it to get dark. At an appointed time, you’re given a candle-powered lantern which will send itself skyward, along with the lanterns of everyone else there. The image of all those glowing lanterns floating overhead is supposed to be sublime. The idea is that your lantern represents your regrets and other transgressions and you’re casting them off, easing your burden. The Spokane event (actually in Post Falls) is just one of these festivals taking place across the country.

Mike Bookey

Price: $25-$30