Old-school blues, the state of women and lots of laughs in town Thursday

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A bevy of cool things are happening in and around the Inland Northwest at all times, and you can find a handy guide to them in our event listings and carefully culled Staff Picks

No time to ponder the possibilities? Here are some highlights for Thursday, March 12: 

COMEDY | If you haven't had the time to read our story about Ryan Tucker and his efforts to stage a live version of (not officially) Seinfeld, you need to do that. Tonight, his vision comes to life as Re-Run Theatre presents "The Contest." 

LIVE BANDS | If rockin' blues is your bag, daddio, then consider a trip to the Palomino Club Thursday night for Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. They've got a retro, harmonica-fueled style going on — here's a silly sample: 
WORDS | Author Julie Neuffer, who wrote Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, drops by Auntie's to discuss her writing and the state of women — a perfect evening during Women's History Month. 

COMEDY | Christopher Titus is a sneaky-funny comic, in that he finds laughs while regaling audiences with tales of a pretty rough upbringing. You might remember him from his defunct TV show, but standup is where the guy made his name. Here's a bit to consider before his show at the Knitting Factory: