Film festival kickoff, gluten-free baking class and Gabriel Iglesias

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Here are some highlights for fine Thursday, February 5:

FILM | Attention all movie buffs! The Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) is finally here! Experience the unique documentaries, dramas and visual essays crafted by filmmakers from all over the globe! Don't miss the kickoff tonight at AMC River Park Square with Living is Easy (with Eyes Closed) and a reception to follow. You can find most of our extensive coverage of the fest here. And here's a look at the film:
COMEDY | Need some laughs to get you through your Thursday? Gabriel Iglesias has arrived just in time with his Unity Through Laughter Tour performance at the INB Performing Arts Center tonight at 8pm.

FOOD & DRINK | Are you gluten-free? If you are, you know how tough finding gluten-free options can be. Head to Pilgrim's Natural Market at 6:30 pm for Rachel Carlyle Edington's gluten-free baking class