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 www.paradisofestival.com
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
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 thebartlettspokane.com/
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 www.singingnuns.com/events.shtml
Info: (509) 466-9178 or email email@example.com
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: ironmancda.com; click on the “Spectators” tab for a spectators’ guide
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