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Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
2/25-2/28 •
For more than 40 years at the University of Idaho, the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival has brought jazz masters together with elementary, junior high, high school and college students to share and celebrate a truly American art form of music. The festival has grown from a one-day event to an amazing four-day experience. In 2007 the festival won America’s most prestigious arts award, the National Medal of Arts. This year’s event pays tribute to the world rhythms of jazz and will honor jazz great Ray Brown. Performance times vary. $22-$32. University of Idaho, Moscow; 208.885.7212; www.UItickets.com

Michael Steinberg
3/3 •
University of Idaho’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series features Michael Steinberg, founding editor of the literary journal, “Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction.” His books include “Still Pitching: A Memoir” (a 2003 ForeWord Magazine choice for the Independent Press Memoir of the year); “Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs from Michigan”; “The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction.” He’s currently writer-in-residence at the Solstice/Pine Manor Low-Residency MFA Program in Boston. 7:30 p.m. Free. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; 208.882.7957.

Fireworks
3/3 •
A New York ensemble whose repertoire ranges from Frank Zappa to Stravinksy and beyond. Presented by Auditorium Chamber Music Series. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. University of Idaho auditorium, Moscow; 208.301.1011; Email rohlgren@moscow.com; http://www.auditoriumchambermusic.org

Chef Seminar
3/21 •
Executive Chef Jason Rex of Scratch in downtown Spokane speaks on “Modern twists on classics.” 4-6 p.m. $50. Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, 34715 N. DeMoss Rd., Red Mountain, Benton City, Wash.; 509.588.6082 x 105.

Shakespeare Sundays
3/22-29 •
Presented by the Mirror Theater. An event where the audience does the acting. March 22 and 29, “All’s Well That Ends Well.” Sign in at 1:15 p.m. for the part you would like to play regardless of race, gender or age. Script provided, bring your own costume. $3. Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 111 S. Jefferson at 1st St., Moscow, Idaho; www.mirrortheater.org

B.H. Fairchild
3/25 •
University of Idaho’s Distinguished Visiting Writers program presents award-winning author B.H. Fairchild, author of “The Arrival of the Future,” and “Local Knowledge,” and “The Art of the Lathe.” Free. Book People of Moscow, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho; 208.882.7957.

Tutxinmepu Pow Wow
3/28-3/29 •
10th annual gathering of Northwest Indian tribes, sponsored by the Native American Student Association. Grand entry on Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday activities start at 1 p.m. with closing ceremonies at 11 p.m.; University of Idaho, Memorial Gym, Moscow, Idaho; 208.885.5341.

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