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Best bets in the Spokane area: 10 Under $10

Kuinka heads to the Bartlett on Wednesday for a show with Spokane’s own Mama Doll (Jeremiah Andrick)
Kuinka heads to the Bartlett on Wednesday for a show with Spokane’s own Mama Doll (Jeremiah Andrick)

1. “The Great Ceramic Revival” Friday-May 5, Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. with works by 20 of the top regional clay artists. Reception today, 5-8 p.m., and an informal talk and guided tour with curator Peter Held on Saturday at noon. Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (208) 765-6006. Cost: FREE

2. Pop Punk Fest 6 p.m., Friday, the Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave. Featuring The Home Team, Of Truth, Bleacher Days, The Second After and more. Doors at 4 p.m. (509) 368-4077. Cost: $10

3. Spokane Grand Slam 8 p.m., Monday, The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Featuring Megan Falley. The top poets from the 2017-2018 season (May-April) compete to see who will make up the team that represents Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August. The overall winner will be known as the Spokane Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion and will compete at the Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego this October. The competing poets are Twahan Simultaneous, Katy Shedlock, Misty Grace, Danielle Estelle-Ramsay, Devin Devine, Grayson Davey, Bethany Montgomery, AJ the Wordsmith and Nick Keaty. Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. (509) 747-2174. Cost: $8-$10

4. Best of Broadway New Season Announcement 4 p.m., Monday, INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The event will offer complimentary champagne, desserts and a surprise performance.Reserving a space is required for entry. To reserve a seat, please visit wcebroadway.com/contact/rsvp. Cost: FREE

5. Open Mic 8 p.m., Wednesday, Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. Local comedy. Doors open at 7 p.m. (509) 318-9998. Cost: FREE

6. “Wounds to the Face” April 19-28, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave. A confrontational, avant-garde play written by one of Britain’s most respected playwrights, Howard Barker. The NIC production will be directed by guest Dawn Taylor-Reinhardt. The play examines the connection between appearance and identity. Because this limits seating to about 99 seats, there will be no late seating. The play contains mature themes and language. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Cost: FREE

7. Evening of Mystery with J.A. Jance 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, The Spokesman-Review, 999 W. Riverside Ave. Part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club. J.A. Jance will talk about her work in a conversation with Spokesman-Review Senior Editor Donna Wares. Jance recently released “Duel Before Death,” the latest thriller in the Ali Reynolds series. An afternoon session has been added due to demand. Tickets are required. More information and tickets are available at spokane7tickets.com. Cost: FREE

8. Kuinka 8 p.m., Wednesday, The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Washignton string band hits the road behind the new EP, “Stay Up Late.” With Mama Doll. (509) 747-2174. Cost: $10.

9. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 19-28, Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. The classic Shakespeare comedy, presented by the Ferris High School Theater Department. Presale tickets available at the Ferris business office. Showtimes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through April 27, with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. (509) 354-6000. Cost: $6; $8/at the door.

10. “The Theory of Relativity” 7 p.m., April 19-20, Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. 4th Ave. Presented by Lewis and Clark High School. Told through a collection of songs, scenes and monologues, “The Theory of Relativity” introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks. Showtime is 7 p.m. (509) 354-7000. Cost: $10; $8/students


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