1. Elton John
The Rocket Man returns to the Spokane Arena with iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release, “Wonderful Crazy Night.”
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.
Cost: $49-$159, through TicketsWest
Info: (800) 325-SEAT or www.Ticketswest.com/
2. Brian Posehn
Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn has most recently been seen on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy.” Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed “Mr. Show,” he has appeared in sitcoms such as “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Friends.” Posehn has also appeared in several movies, including “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Sex Drive” and “Surfs Up.” In 2008 he headlined the comedy stages at the popular music festivals, Download, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $15-$27, through the club
Info: (509) 318-9998 or www.spokanecomedyclub.com/
Christian metal band returns to the road for “The Unleashed Tour,” with special guests Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Rock music.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: SOLD OUT
4. Spokane Symphony with Altan
Super Pops 5 concert. With their award-winning recordings that range dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan brings traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences. Morihiko Nakahara, conductor.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $28-$62, through the Fox box office, the symphony website or any TicketsWest outlet
Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.spokanesymphony.org
5. Northwest Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’
Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will team with pianist Elizabeth DeMio for an encore performance of this new, Grammy-winning, added after the Spokane premiere quickly sold out. Also on the program: Camille Saint Saens’ Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Holy Names Music Center Auditorium, 3910 W. Custer Road
Cost: $50 through www.brownpapertickets.com
6. Marshall McLean
Spokane singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his latest album, “SoDak.”
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $20 through Ticketfly
Info: (509) 747-2174 or www.thebartlettspokane.com/
7. Allen Stone, Tyrone Wells and Tommy Simmons
National recording artists Allen Stone, Tyrone Wells and Tommy Simmons perform in this iHeartPullman Benefit Concert, which also features a silent auction, food vendors, beer garden and other entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Pullman Regional Hospital. Stone is an American soul musician from Chewelah. Wells, raised in Spokane, has an intimate acoustic sound. Simmons, now a Seattle-based singer-songwriter, is a WSU grad and former ASWSU vice president.
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Washington State University, CUB Senior Ballroom, Pullman
Cost: $25-$100, available through https://aswsu.wsu.edu/iheartpullman/
Info: (509) 335-3591 or https://wsu.edu/
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