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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

Website: inlandnwcraftbeerfestival/


Jay Owenhouse

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.

Cost: $35-$43

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

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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.

Cost: $20-$26

Call: (800) 325-SEAT



Gin Blossoms

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

Cost: $30-$40

Call: (800) 523-2464



Tech N9ne

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.

Cost: $35

Call: (866) 468-7623