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7 Nights Out

1: Paradiso Festival 2014

Kicks off today with Bassnectar and Above & Beyond; and continues Saturday with Zedd and Krewella. Must be 18 or older.

When: Opens at 5 p.m. today; runs through Saturday night

Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Washington

Cost: General admission is sold out; some VIP packages available, for $300 and $500, through Ticketmaster.

Info: (800) 745-3000 or

2: Hoopfest 2014

The biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world will take over downtown Spokane this weekend, with 450 courts spanning 42 city blocks. Beyond basketball, it’s an outdoor festival with shopping, food and interactive entertainment.

Where: Downtown Spokane

When: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by championship games

COST: Free

Info: (509) 624-2414 or www.spokanehoopfest .net/

3: Cherry Glazerr

L.A.-based garage-rock band trio plays lo-fi dream pop-punk. With Normal Babies, and Joel Jerome.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.

COST: $8 in advance; $10 at the doors

Info: (509) 747-217 or

4: Chevelle

The Chicago-based rock trio will perform a collection of hits from its two-decade career, as well as tracks off the new album “La Gargola.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $22 in advance, $24 day of show, through TicketWeb


5: An Evening with

Grammy-winning country-western swing band has released more than 20 studio albums and has placed more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts, including the top 10 hit “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

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

Cost: $34-$44 through TicketsWest


6: The Singing Nuns Luncheon Concert

The famed singing nuns of Mount St. Michael will perform.

When: Thursday; tours begin at 11 a.m.; lunch at 1 p.m., followed by the concert.

Cost: $15; reservations required. Visit

Info: (509) 466-9178 or email

7: Ironman

Watch as nearly 2,800 athletes swim 2 miles, bicycle 112 miles then cap the day with a marathon.

Where: Downtown Coeur d’Alene, City Beach, Highway 95 south past Setters Road, and Lakeshore/Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive.

When: Racers hit the water at City Beach at 6 p.m.; finish line closes at midnight

Cost: Free to watch

Info:; click on the “Spectators” tab for a spectators’ guide

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