If you’ve been to the Spokane Fall Folk Festival in previous years, then you may be despairing that you’ll miss out on the invigorating, community uplift you’ve come to expect from the festival. Fortunately, the same resilience and innovation that is integral to the many traditional cultures featured at the festival have propelled the Spokane Folklore Society to adapt a safe, virtual format for this year’s program, the festival’s 25th. On Nov. 14, tune in to Spokane Public Radio (KPBX 91.1 FM) from 11 am-1 pm, or the next day from 1-3 pm, for a retrospective of previous festival broadcasting, spanning 2000-2019. Then, check the festival’s website and Facebook page for prerecorded performances of this year’s applicants and a virtual version of the marketplace, where you can shop for unique items from an array of vendors.
Nov. 14-Dec. 30 • Free or by donation • Online; details at spokanefolkfestival.org
— Lauren Gilmore