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7 Nights out


Aaron St. Clair Nicholson in concert

Baritone Aaron S. Nicholson made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in “La Boheme,” directed by Placido Domingo. Now artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, Nicholson will perform from a repertoire that runs from Maurice Ravel to Aaron Copland and Randy Newman. He’ll also dive into some opera hits in an intimate setting at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls. A benefit for the JACC and Opera Coeur d’Alene.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls

Cost: $20 general, $15 students and seniors, available through the JACC

Info: (208) 457-8950;


Gonzaga women’s 


The Zags play host to the Cougars of Brigham Young University.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati St.

Cost: $10 for lower level; $8 adult; $5 youth, seniors, upper level

Info: (509) 313-6000 or


In This Moment

Metalcore band, fronted by singer Maria Brink, is on the road in support of the 2012 album “Blood.”

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $20 through TicketWeb

Info: (866) 468-7623 or



All ages performance poetry competition organized by Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets will have three minutes per round to perform their own original work, without the aid of costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Five audience judges, chosen at random, score the work, and the poet with the highest score after two rounds wins the $50 grand prize. This event is open to poets and fans of all ages, but Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. Discretion is advised. Sign-ups at 7 p.m.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave.

Cost: $5 for competitors or spectators

Info: (509) 703-7223 or email


First Friday

More than 30 venues become art galleries in this monthly celebration of art in downtown Spokane.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Downtown Spokane. See Page C11 for a complete list




The Wartime Photographs

of Ansel Adams’

Ansel Adams is well known for his iconic images of the American West and one particular corner of it: Yosemite National Park. During World War II, Adams turned his camera to Manzanar, the California relocation camp that housed thousands of Japanese Americans. The images were first published in 1944 in the book “Born Free and Equal.” The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will display 50 of the photographs beginning this weekend.

When: Saturday through March 29

Where: Jundt Art Museum, 202 E. Cataldo Ave.

Cost: Free

Info: (509) 313-6613


Blue Door Theatre’s

‘Choose to Lose’

Improvised game show where two contestants choose games for Blue Door players to compete in with the ultimate goal of losing in order to win prizes. All ages welcome. Friday nights in January at 8 p.m.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave.

Cost: $9 general; $7 children, seniors, military and students with valid ID

Info: (509) 747-7045 or