Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
46th annual event. Today and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission good for all three days. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Advance: $4/adults;
at the door: $5/adults, $4/seniors, free/ages 12 and younger.
With special guests Authority Zero and Beautiful Girls. 6:30 p.m., Big Easy Concert House. $11, through TicketsWest.
Showcase of Regional Talent Extravaganza
Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Also features the winners of the Young Artist Competition. 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Auditorium, Coeur d’Alene. $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/youth, through TicketsWest.
“That Championship Season”
Presented by Spokane Civic Theatre. Today-Sunday, Thursday-March 20, March 24-26, March 31-April 2. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $12. 325-2507.
“The Marriage of Fat Kate”
Written for the 1688 carnival season, Philidor’s comic masquerade for oboe band and singers uses an all-male cast (even the bride is a baritone) with members of Allegro’s Royal Band. 8 p.m., The Met. $12-25, through TicketsWest.
Vancouver, B.C., bluegrass/Celtic rock outfit. 7 p.m., Big Easy Concert House. $10, through TicketsWest.
Spokane Chiefs Hockey
Saturday vs. Tri City Americans; Wednesday vs. Portland Winter Hawks. 7 p.m., Spokane Arena. $8-16, through TicketsWest.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sponsored by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Begins on Washington Street near Spokane Falls Boulevard and ends near the Post Street Bridge. Noon, downtown Spokane.
Russian comedian. 8 p.m., Northern Quest Casino. $35-45, through TicketsWest.
64th annual event. Presented by Temple Beth Shalom. “Feast for the Senses: Music, Food and Fun” for dining in or taking out. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 30th Avenue and Perry Street. $12/adults, $6/younger than 12. 623-0372.
World Music Series. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave. $43. 747-8243.
7:30 p.m., Spokane Opera House. $39.50-49.50, through TicketsWest.
Two shows: Thursday and March 23, both at 8 p.m. Thursday’s show is sold out. Special guest is Tech N9ne. 6:30 p.m., Big Easy Concert House. $25, through TicketsWest.
Performing high-energy acoustic roots music with Pacific Northwest flair. 7:30 p.m., The Met. $20/adults, $14/students and seniors, through TicketsWest.
John Reischman & The Jaybirds
Playing bluegrass music. 8 p.m., The Met. $18/adults, $16/seniors, $12/children, through TicketsWest.
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