2013 Individual World Poetry Slam
Spokane hosts 72 of the top slam poets from around the world for this performance poetry competition. Poets perform in four rounds over two nights of preliminary competition. The top 12 poets compete in finals.
When: Wednesday through Oct. 5; preliminary bouts are 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at various locations, finals are 7-10 p.m. Saturday at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $60 for all access pass; daytime events are free; $7 for preliminary bouts and late night events, $25 for finals
Also: Twenty-one side events, in addition to the competition, are open to the public. They include open mics, panel discussions and workshops.
Call: (208) 340-2750
Inland NW Craft Beer Festival
The festival features 30 Washington and North Idaho craft breweries pouring more than 70 different beers, including a selection of pumpkin beers. Live music and food will also be part of this celebration.
When: 4-8 p.m. today and noon-8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.
Cost: $15 online and $20 at the gate. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and five 5-oz. tastes. Additional tastes are $1.50 each or four for $5. Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted. Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door.
Call: (952) 250-3370
Illusionist is touring the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. You’ll see audience members float in midair, get sawed in half and predict the future. The show also features his new Bengal tigers, Shekinah and Sheena.
When: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Call: (800) 325-SEAT
Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson
Grammy-winning pop rock band behind the hits “Makes Me Wonder” and “Moves Like Jagger” teams up with the Grammy-winning singer behind “Since U Been Gone” and “Stronger.” Joined by special guest Rozzi Crane.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW
Cost: $45.50-$116.30, includes fees
Call: (800) 745-3000
Spokane Jazz Orchestra
Season opener, “Cabaret,” features vocalist Heather Villa and the music of Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to name a few.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Call: (800) 325-SEAT
Arizona-born American pop-rock band scored the big hit “Hey Jealousy” from their major label debut, 1992’s “New Miserable Experience.” The band’s most recent album, “No Chocolate Cake,” came out in 2010.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley
Call: (800) 523-2464
Noted rapper returns to Spokane for the Something Else Tour, with guests Krizz Kaliko, Ces Cru, Stevie Stone, Prozak and Mayday.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.
Call: (866) 468-7623