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7 Nights Out

Elton John, shown in January 2016, will play the Spokane Arena on Sunday. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Elton John, shown in January 2016, will play the Spokane Arena on Sunday. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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/

3. Skillet

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

Info: sp.knittingfactory.com

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

Info: www.nwbachfest.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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