T. Andrew Wahl “Superhero America”: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cashmere Library; 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Waterville Library; 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Omak Library
Examine how history and pop culture have shaped the idea of the superhero during this comic book conversation. Wahl, former features editor for The Wenatchee World, will explain how events and social shifts can be seen in the evolution of the superhero archetype with an interactive multimedia presentation. Wahl heads the journalism program at Everett Community College. He has read more than 20,000 comic books, with a specific interest in American comic books from 1970-85. The talk is free and open to the public as part of the Humanities Washington Speaker Series. For more information, visit ncrl.org or humanities.org.
Free Comic Book Day: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Galaxy Comics
Add some free comic books to your collection during the 18th annual Free Comic Book Day celebration at Galaxy Comics. Participants will receive several free books from a selection of 52 titles including “Avengers,” “Riverdale,” “Doctor Who,” “Justice League,” “Pokemon,” “Casper,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Star Wars” and Disney's “The Incredibles.” For more information, call 663-4330.
Emerald City Horns: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park
Get into the swing of the season with a special Apple Blossom show with Seattle’s Emerald City Horns. The horn-driven band covers the greatest hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s including music by Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Boz Scaggs, Huey Lewis, Temptation, Otis Redding and KC & the Sunshine Band. They have also played at The Bite of Seattle, The Taste of Edmonds, Sound Harley and Angel of the Winds Casino. The show is free. For more information, visit wwrld.us/2Ity4n1.
The Volta Trio: 7 p.m. Saturday at The Merc Playhouse
Enjoy a show from one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier chamber ensembles. The Volta Piano Trio, formerly known as the Icicle Creek Piano Trio, includes Jennifer Caine Provine on violin, Sally Singer Tuttle on cello and Oxana Ejokina on piano. General admission tickets are $20 or $1 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 997-0222 or visit cascadiamusic.org or voltapianotrio.com.
Pybus Art Lovers Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pybus Public Market
Meet local artists and watch as they practice their craft during this annual community arts event. Artists are set up in individual booths to work and interact with the public. Guests can explore tools and materials and learn what inspires their favorite local artists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 888-3900 or visit pybuspublicmarket.org.