7 Nights Out

Seven suggestions for the week of September 23, 2016 2:29 p.m.

1. Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

Mick Fleetwood co-founded Fleetwood Mac as a blues band. Now he gets back to those roots playing with his blues combo. | FULL STORY

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

Cost: $43-$78, through the Fox box office or website, or any TicketsWest outlet

Info: (509) 624-1200 or foxtheaterspokane.com

2. ‘Chicago’

Angela Pierson as Velma Kelly in The Modern Theater Spokane’s production of ‘Chicago.’ (Rebecca Moore)
Angela Pierson as Velma Kelly in The Modern Theater Spokane’s production of ‘Chicago.’ (Rebecca Moore)

This classic is a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. The six-time Tony Award and Grammy winner will tackle the roaring ’20s with vaudeville flair. Directed by Abbey Crawford and featuring Quinn Vaira as Roxie Hart and Angela Pierson as Velma Kelly. | FULL STORY

When: Friday through Oct. 23; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Modern Theater Spokane, 174 S. Howard St.

Cost: $24-$30, available online or from the Modern box office

Info: (509) 455-7529 or themoderntheater.org

3. Villalobos Brothers

The Villalobos Brothers headline the fourth annual Humanitas Festival at Washington State University (Courtesy)
The Villalobos Brothers headline the fourth annual Humanitas Festival at Washington State University (Courtesy)

Award-winning virtuoso violinists and vocalists Ernesto, Alberto and Luis headline the fourth annual Humanitas Festival with a concert where Mariachi meets jazz and classical. Contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Washington State University, Pullman

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, through TicketsWest

Info: performingarts.wsu.edu/humanitas

4. Pianist George Winston

George Winston will perform a solo concert at The Panida Theater in Sandpoint on Friday, Sept. 23. (Courtesy)
George Winston will perform a solo concert at The Panida Theater in Sandpoint on Friday, Sept. 23. (Courtesy)

A veteran pianist with more than 15 albums to his name plays a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano and stride piano. He also performs songs from his seasonal favorites.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint

Cost: $25, through TicketsWest

Info: (208) 263-9191 or panida.org

5. Comedian Kathleen Madigan

Comedian Kathleen Madigan will perform at the Bing Crosby Theatre on Friday. (Natalie Bransington)
Comedian Kathleen Madigan will perform at the Bing Crosby Theatre on Friday. (Natalie Bransington)

Madigan, a regular panelist on the now-canceled “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” is bringing “The Mermaid Lady” standup tour to the Bing. | FULL STORY

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $35, through TicketsWest

Info: bingcrosbytheater.com

6. Valleyfest 2016

Classic cars attract attention at Valleyfest, Sept. 20, 2014, at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Classic cars attract attention at Valleyfest, Sept. 20, 2014, at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

The city of Spokane Valley’s family-oriented community event features entertainment on three stages, hot air balloons, a car show and other festivities. The bed races begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday along East Sprague Avenue between Unviersity and Bowdish roads, followed by the Hearts of Gold parade between Pines and University. Visit valleyfest.org for the full schedule. | FULL STORY

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Mirabeau Meadows Par k, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley

Cost: Free

Info: (509) 922-3299 or valleyfest.org

7. Oktoberfest at the River

Hart Rink, with the Concordia Choir Spokane pauses between music sets during performances on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Oktoberfest at the River 2015 in Spokane. The 86-year-old tenor said he immigrated to the US from Germany when he was 20. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Hart Rink, with the Concordia Choir Spokane pauses between music sets during performances on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Oktoberfest at the River 2015 in Spokane. The 86-year-old tenor said he immigrated to the US from Germany when he was 20. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Get your oompah on at Spokane’s celebration of all things Bavarian. Live music, singing, authentic German food, games, root beer garden and steins of Paulaner German beer. Benefits the German American Society of Spokane.

When: Noon-midnight Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: $10 a day, $15 for the weekend, free for ages 12 and younger; free admission from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, and half-price admission Sunday for Family Day.

Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Info: oktoberfestattheriver.com

Note: After 7 p.m., the festival is open to ages 21 and older only