Music, art and books top our list of events to check out this weekend.

The Moscow Community Band’s Summer Concert Series begins today at East City Park, 900 E. Third St., with a performance from 7-8 p.m. Other concerts are set for next Thursday and June 27. Donations are accepted.

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s Sound Downtown starts Friday on New Sixth Street with Matt and Ben Wager at 4:45 p.m. and headliner The Maple Bars at 6. The free concerts continue Fridays through July 26 at Brackenbury Square, between Main and D streets.

The Lewis-Clark Community Band’s summer concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Alumni Court outside Lewiston High School, 3201 Cecil Andrus Way. Donations will be accepted.
Works by Deary artist Gail Siegel will be on display at the Lewiston City Library, 411 D St., Friday through Aug. 31, with a free reception planned for 3-5 p.m. Friday.
Siegel’s acrylic paint on paper and panels resembles encaustic, with its textured surface, according to a library news release.

“Each painting, from her large canvases to small panels, is a journey of building up layers of color, followed by excavation, as she sands back into the surface to reveal what lies beneath,” according to the news release.

Siegel, a native of Detroit, has lived in north central Idaho since 1990 and served as director of the former University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery in Moscow and at Washington State University in Pullman, as director of the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee and WSU Performing Art.

Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Author Alix Christie will share her book “The Shining Mountain” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nez Perce National Historical Park, 39063 U.S. Highway 95, east of Lewiston.
Christie’s debut novel, “Gutenberg’s Apprentice,” was recognized by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Her latest book is based on the story of her Scottish forebears, according to a news release, starting with young Angus McDonald, who in 1838 lands at Hudson’s Bay in northeastern Canada and travels west where he meets Catherine Baptiste, kin to Nez Perce chiefs.

“The world in which they fall in love and establish a family will soon be torn apart by competing claims: between British fur traders, American settlers, and the Native peoples who have lived for millennia in the valleys and plateaus of the Shining Mountains,” according to the news release.

— Inland 360