If you haven’t gotten hip to the Spokane Empire in its inaugural season, let us bring you up to speed. They used to be called the Shock, but now are in a different league with a different name. But they can still win games. Oh, and they brought back the Shock’s old coach, Adam “Shack” Shackleford. The Empire comes home to the Spokane Arena with a 2-1 record to face the Iowa Barnstormers, a long-established indoor football outfit that once employed Kurt Warner. You can now get four tickets for just $50 at participating Fred Meyer locations.
Fri, April 1, at 7 pm • $15-$60 • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon • spokaneempire.com
— Mike Bookey