7 Nights Out

Seven suggestions for the week of March 27, 2015

1: Dan + Shay

This young country music duo started off with a bang – a debut album, “Where It All Began” that hit No. 1 on the country charts. Their “Where It All Began Tour 2015” continues, with help from Canaan Smith.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $20 day of show, through Ticketweb or at the door

Info: http://sp.knittingfactory.com

2: Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival

Three days of passionate, soulful entertainment with headliners Selwyn Birchwood, Lisa Mann and LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends. Other performers include the Cary Fly Band, Robb Boatsman & Rampage, Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips, Blues Edition, Billie D & The Hoodoos, and Kenny Andrews. Enjoy concerts, a Blues Cruise on the lake, workshops, a gospel brunch and more.

When: Kicks off at 4 p.m. today and continues through Sunday

Where: Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $28 advance, $32 at the door for all-day access Saturday; individual events vary; $29.95 Sunday brunch; Blues Cruise is sold out

Info: Tickets and festival information can be found at cdabluesfestival.com, or by calling (888) 965-5875.

3: ‘This is Spinal Tap’

Rob Reiner directed and appears in this classic mockumentary about this most hysterical heavy metal band of all time. Starring Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest. Presented by KYRS Thin Air Community Radio with live music, a costume contest and trivia.

When: 8 p.m. today

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

Cost: $10

Info: (509) 747-3807 or www.facebook.com/events/ 373314166185127

4: Spokane Symphony Classics 8: Eastern Journeys

The orchestra explores the sounds of the Middle East, with Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran’s interpretation of the epic poem “Shahnameh, the Persian Odyssey,” Mohammed Fairouz’s take on Tahrir Square in his new work for clarinet and orchestra, and Leonard Bernstein’s choral masterpiece “The Chichester Psalms.” Also on the playbill is Ana Lara’s “Angels of Darkness & Dawn.”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday

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

Cost: $15-$54, through the Fox box office, the symphony website or any TicketsWest outlet

Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.spokanesymphony.org/

5: ‘God of Carnage’

Winner of three Tony Awards, this complex comedy is a study of the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct. Conflict takes place as two couples meet to discuss their children’s playground altercation. Once the rum takes over and the queasy stomach kicks in, the gloves come off and diplomacy is thrown out the window. Contains adult themes and language. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.

When: Today through April 12; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $17-$25, through the theater box office or website

Info: (208) 667-1323 or www.themoderntheater.org

6: 56th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral  Show

The show will feature dozens of dealers and displays of precious and semiprecious stones, fossils, specimens, jewelry and more. It will also include demonstrations and children’s activities. Presented by Rock Rollers of Spokane.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley

Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and military, free age 12 and younger and Scouts in uniform; free parking and admission is good all weekend.

Info: (509) 891-6533 or www.rockrollers.org/

7: ‘Of Mice and Men’

The National Theater Live’s Stage to Screen Film Series continues with a filmed Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” starring James Franco and George and Chris O’Dowd, who earned a Tony nomination as best actor in a leading role for his work as Lenny.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

Cost: $15

Info: (509) 227-7404 or www.bingcrosbytheater.com