A summertime tradition that’s had a bit of a troubled past announced recently it’s returning again this month. BeGin at the MAC, the museum’s popular after-hours social event, offers gallery browsing, live music, beer, wine and light appetizers. This month’s event features live music by the jazz, blues and swing group Hot Club of Spokane, performing at the outdoor amphitheater. In the past, BeGin was known for being free, but this time regular museum admission applies, unless you’re a MAC member, in which case it’s still free. Don’t let that affect your decision to go. In an era of continuing budget cuts to arts organizations everywhere, every penny counts.