Aug. 6CLARKSTON — Clarkston’s Alive After Five will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 on Sixth Street downtown here.
The event will feature a variety of vendors and children’s activities as well as live music by Thorn Creek Express of Genesee and Shania Rales. There also will be a performance by the Twin City Twirlers square dance group.
CLARKSTON — Sirens & Sailors, a metalcore band that hails from Rochester, N.Y., will headline an all-ages concert Aug. 9 at the Clarkston Heights Grange Hall here.
Sirens & Sailors was formed in 2005, and members include Kyle Bihrle, lead singer; Doug Court, drums; Todd Golder, guitar and vocals; Jimm Lindsley, guitar; and Steve Goupil, bass. Their sophomore album, “Skeletons,” was released in late 2013.
Other bands playing the show include Carousel Kings of Lancaster, Pa., Deaf To and Ghost Heart, both of Spokane, and Rise & Shine and Dak Sugden, both of Lewiston.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the venue, 2202 Reservoir Road.
Cost is $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.monumentalshows.com.
GENESEE — The vintage music duo Jon & Rand will play a 2 p.m. concert Aug. 9 at Cordelia Church here.
Jon Anderson plays piano while Rand Walker plays guitar, and both provide vocals on singer-songwriter classic tunes.
The free concert is outdoors at the historic church, 1501 Danielson Road.
MOSCOW — Author Stephanie Kallos of Seattle will read from her third novel, “Language Arts,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St.
Books will be available for sale and signing after the reading. Refreshments will be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The Latah County Library District is co-sponsoring the reading.
Kallos’ first two novels were “Broken for You” and “Sing Them Home.”
CLARKSTON — Professor and author Cornell Clayton of Pullman will give a talk titled “Political Incivility and Polarization in America” at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Basalt Cellars here, 906 Port Drive.
Cornell will lead a discussion about the possibility that political incivility threatens American democracy, charting the changes over the last 30 years, according to a news release.
Free copies of “Civility and American Democracy,” co-edited by Clayton, will be available for audience members.
Clayton is director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University in Pullman, and also serves as the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government at WSU. He’s an author and has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at institutes and universities around the world.
He serves as editor of Political Research Quarterly and as a section chair of the American Political Association, and earned a doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University.