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7 Nights Out: The best of the week ahead

1. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

Last time Melissa Etheridge came to town, she was on a bill with Joan Jett and Blondie. This time, she’s touring another feminist rock icon, Pat Benatar. Benatar and her husband, Neil Girado, will dive into their deep catalog of hits, including “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love is a Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker.” And count on hearing Etheridge’s hits “Ain’t It Heavy,” “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights

Cost: $45-$75, through the casino box office and website

Info: (509) 481-2800 or

2. 5 Seconds of Summer

Australian superstars perform their brand of pop punk on the Sounds Live Feels Live tour.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.

Cost: $25-$79.95, through TicketsWest


3. Comedian Jim Jefferies

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has performed around the world, and been featured in seven comedy specials, including “Free Dumb” released in July on Neflix. He brings his the Unusual Punishment Tour to the Fox.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

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

Cost: $39.50-$49.50, through the Fox box office or TicketsWest

Info: (509) 624-1200 or

4. Greg Proops

The standup comic from San Francisco is best known for his on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” He has a standup special called “Live at Musso and Franks” and hit podcast called “The Smartest Man in the World.”

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $20, from the comedy club

Info: (509) 318-9998 or

5. Zakk Wylde

Former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society, Wylde is on tour in support of his first solo release in 20 years, “Book of Shadows II.” Special guests are Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Jared James Nichols.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $25/advance, $27/day of show, through Ticketweb


6. SummerFest

Two events, featuring Kurt Nikkanen, violin, from New York City; Scott Rawls, viola, from Greensboro, North Carolina; Kraig Scott, harpsichord, from Walla Walla, as they join Northwest Bach Festival artistic director Zuill Bailey, cello.

Spokane: 3 p.m. Sunday, Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., $40

Coeur d’Alene: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hagadone Event Center, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, $45

Tickets: Through


7. 38 Special

Veteran Southern rock band brings a three-decade history to Spokane. Listen for hits such as “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” and “If I’d Been the One.”

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $33-$47, through Ticketweb.


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