Anberlin with Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Straylight Run, and There for Tomorrow:
Alternative rock. Today, 8 p.m. The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $17/in advance, $20/day of show. (509) 244-3279.
WSU Student Recital:
The program will feature Tiffany Stephens on percussions. Today, 3:10 p.m. Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-3970.
Pacific Northwest Marching Band Championship:
16th annual event of the best high school bands from the area in preliminary and final competition. Saturday, 9 a.m. Albi Stadium, 4918 W. Everett Ave. (509) 714-1778.
Spokane Farmers’ Market:
Live blues music by Lonesome Lyle Morse. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Avenue at Division Street, behind First Covenant Church. Free admission. (509) 995-0182.
Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike:
Bluegrass music with special guest Steptoe. Sponsored by Advantage America Mortgage. Saturday, 7 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $18/adults, $15/students. (208) 882-4127.
“Chamber Players at the Barn” concert and benefit evening. The concert will feature chamber music performed by members of the Washington-Idaho Symphony as well as an opportunity to talk with them about their work and the Symphony. Saturday, 8 p.m. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. $10. (509) 229-3414.
“Spokane’s Got Talent”:
A musical afternoon of ballroom dancing, acapella music and fun. Featuring Molly Allen of KZZU radio, Robyn Nance and Dave Erickson, KXLY news anchors. These celebrities will be joining the Spirit of Spokane Chorus, quartets and a variety of talent. See who makes it to the finals. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cancer Care Foundation, North Idaho Cancer Center and Teen Closet. Sunday, 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. (509) 227-7638.
Classical music presented by Colville Valley Performing Association. Sunday, 2 p.m. Colville High School auditorium, 154 Highway 20 East, Colville. $15/adult, $28/couple, $5/students, free/ages five and younger. (509) 684-5687.
Paul Grove performs featuring “400 Years of Spanish Music.” Sunday, 4 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $5. (509) 838-4277.
Free concert as part of the citywide “Art From the Heart” celebrating the visual and performing arts. Sunday, 6 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza courtyard, 210 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 964-4469.
Summer Concerts at Arbor Crest:
Maxie Mills, vocals with mandolin. No one younger than 21 allowed and no outside alcohol. Sunday, 3-7 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-9463.
UI University Chorus:
Featuring the Vandaleers. Sunday, 3 p.m. University of Idaho, University Auditorium, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
US Army Jazz Ambassadors Concert:
Premier jazz band from Washington D.C. Call for free tickets. Monday, 8-9:15 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free tickets. (509) 465-7529.
Featured soloists are Vanessa Sielert, alto saxophone; and Vern Sielert, trumpet, husband and wife professors from the university music faculty. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. University of Idaho, University Auditorium, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Frank Sinatra Jr.:
Concert. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley. $35-$45. (800) 523-2464.
Community Holiday Choir:
Featuring the Coeur d’Alene Community Holiday Choir, conducted by North Idaho College’s choral director Max Mendez, as they prepare to perform Handel’s Messiah. Rehearsals every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Latter-day Saints Church, 2801 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 777-0545.
Northwest Wind Quintet:
With Jay Mauchley, piano. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music recital hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Ochos Pies (Eight Feet):
Cuban contemporary music presented by Colville Valley Performing Association. Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Colville High School auditorium, 154 Highway 20 East, Colville. $15/adult, $28/couple, $5/students, free/ages five and younger. (509) 684-5687.
Spokane Symphony Casual Classics – The Anatomy of a Composer: Beethoven’s Second Symphony:
Morihiko Nakahara conducts Beethoven’s “Septet in E flat Major, Finale,” Rossini’s “Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet,” Cherubini’s “Symphony, Mvt. III,” Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Mvt. I” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” Through snapshots of his mentors and contemporaries, we can trace the musical DNA of Beethoven’s Second Symphony and its composer. Today, 8 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $17-$28. (509) 624-1200.
WSU Music Faculty Artist Series:
Featuring Masterworks for Wind Ensemble, Nick Wallin, and Tim Robblee. The program will include Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and some of the late works for wind ensemble by Richard Strauss. Oct. 17. 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/general admission; $5/seniors and students. (509) 335-3970.
Comedian Gabe Rutledge:
Winner of the 2004 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $10. (509) 483-7300.
Comedian Dennis Miller:
Considered to be the best “news anchor” in the 33-year history of “Saturday Night Live.” Sunday, 7 p.m. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $55-$65, TW.
Comedians Mike Wally Walter and Susan Jones:
Doors open at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 – 18, 8 p.m. Uncle’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N Market St. $10. (509) 483-7300.
“The Phantom of the Opera”:
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House. Runs through Oct. 25. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25-$68, TW.
As Oklahoma prepares to unite as a state, two fickle farm girls prepare to unite with their beaus. Now, if they can just figure out which fellas to choose. Enjoy boot-stomping tunes like “The Surrey With the Fringe On Top” and “I Cain’t Say No.” Runs through Oct. 26. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $26/adults, $24/seniors, $16/students, $8/student rush tickets, TW.
Stage One Plays:
Featuring four one-act plays written, directed and produced by students and presented in conjunction with the WSU theatre program. Today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Washington State University, Daggy Hall, Wadleigh Theatre, Pullman. $10/adults, $7.50/seniors. (509) 335-7236.
“Dressed to Kill”:
Mystery dinner theater with audience participation. Come dressed in evening attire from any era. Today, Saturday, and Oct. 24-25, 6:30 p.m. The Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $30. (509) 446-4108.
“Rip Van Winkle”:
A Theater Arts for Children production. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., through Oct. 19. Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $7/general, $5/ages 12 and younger, TW or at the door.
“The Cradle Will Rock”:
Presented by the Whitworth University Theatre Department. A musical satire about union organization and societal corruption. Today, Saturday and Oct. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Cowles Auditorium, Whitworth University. $7/general, $5/students and senior citizens. (509) 777-3707.
“To Kill A Mockingbird”:
Pullman Civic Theatre proudly presents Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Harper Lee. Performances today, Saturday and Thursday through Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Special matinee performance Sunday, 2 p.m. 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $12/in advance, $15/at the door. (509) 332-8406.
“Night of the Living Wake”:
Someone has died. Watch the improvisers celebrate the life of the dead person at this improvised wake. Fridays through Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. All ages shows. Today, 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
“Alice the Musical”:
Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Based on “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 24, call for times. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/ages 18 and younger, TW.
Safari Saturday Presents: The Freedom Association:
A night of hilarious improv with Mark Robbins and Pat Thomas. Second Saturday of every month at 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Saturday, 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.
“Oklahoma!” Benefit Show:
Hosted by Interfaith Hospitality of Spokane and sponsored by The Artisans. Proceeds benefit the mission of the IHS to help the homeless in Spokane. A social hour precedes the event at 6:30 p.m., the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $30. (509) 747-5487.
“Exits and Entrances”:
The story of the relationship between a young actor on the threshold of his career as a playwright and an aging actor who has reached the end of his career on the stage. Runs through Nov. 1, call for showtimes. Tickets $12-$21. Spokane Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-PLAY.
Presented by Coeur d’Alene Academy Drama Department. Thursday and Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; Oct. 18, 2 and 7 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5/adults, $3/students and children; available only at the door.
“Abigail Adams: The Dearest Friend of John Adams”:
Presentation by Janet Evans Worthington. Dessert and coffee available. Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Place, Hope. Free. (208) 264-5481.