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7 Nights Out

Fri., May 23, 2014

1: Sasquatch Music Festival

The lineup this year has something for everyone, with Outkast (above), The National, Queens of the Stone Age (at right), M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, and dozens more bands.

When: Today-Sunday

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

Cost: Sold out


2: Devil Driver

California-based groove metal band is touring in support of last year’s album release, “Winter Kills.” Along for the ride are WhiteChapel, Carnifex, Revocation, Rivers of Nihil and Fit for an Autopsy.

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

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


3: The Faint

Indie rock stalwarts from Omaha, Nebraska, have launched their Doom Abuse Tour and are bringing it to the Lilac City. With Reptar and Darren Keen

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $28.50 advance, $20 day of show, through TicketWeb


4: ‘Love Letters’

Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon will star in this benefit for Lake City Playhouse and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Two lifelong friends tell the story of their relationship through the letters they’ve written to each other, in this popular play by A.R. Gurney. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is evocative, touching and frequently funny.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and May 30-31, and 2 p.m. May 31

Where: Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $25 through the playhouse box office

INFO: (208) 667-1323 or www.lakecity

5: Spokane Poetry Slam Finals

This slam features the top eight poets from the 2013-14 Spokane Poetry Slam season – Chris Cook, Katie Schmarr, Travis Naught, Danni Kiker-Pruett, Anastasia Aguon, Emily Gwinn, Katie Laughlin and Kurt Olson – to determine who will represent Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California, this August.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $8 advance; $10 door

Info: (509) 747-2174 or

Notes: All ages. Content not censored; discretion is advised.

6: Abbey

Local singer will be performing her cabaret act as a benefit for the Mead High School Theatre Department. Andrew Ware Lewis, longtime Spokane actor and now theater department director, will join Crawford on the stage for a few songs. Gift baskets and silent auction items to bid on in the lobby.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road

Cost: $5

Info: (509) 465-7500

7: Comedian Michael Jr.

Michael Jr., who has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Late, Late Show,” among many others, will perform in this family-friendly event to benefit the Union Gospel Mission.

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $12.50-$15 advance, $18/door

Info: (509) 535-8510


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