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7 Nights Out

1: Buzz Osborne

The Melvins’ frontman plays an acoustic solo set.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Hop!, 706 N. Monroe St.

Cost: $12


2: Three Days Grace

Canadian rockers known for “I Hate Everything About You” and “Animal I Have Become.”

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $28.50/advance, $30/day of show, through TicketWeb

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3: Wanderlust Circus

Acrobatics, gymnastics and hijinks, with special guests Spokane Aerial Arts.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $15, through TicketsWest

Info: (509) 435-1576 or href=””>

4: Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour

The Inland Empire Gardeners host “How Green is My Valley,” this year’s tour of Spokane Valley gardens. Garden-related vendors, music and art, and barbecue lunch available for purchase from O’Doherty’s BBQ.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Peaceful Pines, 12510 E. 21st Ave.; Harmonic Hillside, 3915 S. Pines Road; Scott Park Place, 13710 E. 42nd Ave.; Sleepy Lazy Hollow, 520 N. Glenn Road; Calm Still Waters, 8218 E. Maringo Drive; Quiet Meadows Garden, 17912 E. Mission Ave.; Tranquil Mist Garden, 3510 N. Malvern Road; and Wabi Sabi, 1719 S. Pines Road.

Cost: $12, at most of the gardens during the event or in advance at Blue Moon, Gibson’s, Greenthumb, Judy’s Enchanted Garden, Northwest Seed, Ritter’s and Tower Perennials, or online at

Info: (509) 535-8434 or

5: Honor Flight Fundraiser

Second annual benefit for Inland Northwest Honor Flight, featuring a car show open to all makes and models, military vehicle display and live music by Salty Dog featuring Rick Rydell.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, live music 1-3 p.m.

Where: Egg It On/Even Stevens, 16208 E. Indiana Ave.

Cost: Free

Info: (509) 926-2294 or

6: Remembering Expo ’74

Celebrate the Garbage Goat’s 40th birthday and enjoy free music, 74-cent hot dogs, reminiscing about Expo and looking ahead to the park’s future.

When: Saturday, various activities scheduled throughout the day, including: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free guided history tours leave every hour from the Clocktower; 2-6 p.m., 93.7 Mountain Country in the Park concert; 8 p.m., Tops in Blue, a U.S. Air Force ensemble concert in the Lilac Bowl. Those cheap hot dogs are available noon to 5 p.m. at the Fountain Café and Pavilion Restaurant, and the goat will be feted at 2 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Cost: Free admission

Info: (509) 625-6601 or

7: ‘Cagematch’

Teams of improvisers compete, and the audience chooses its champion.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

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

Cost: $7

Info: (509) 747-7045