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Thu., Dec. 17, 2009

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Toys for Tots - With Plastic Saints, Buffalo Jones, Freak System, Java Kola. Today, 7 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $7 or donation of new toy worth $10 or more. (509) 244-3279

Holiday Harp Concert - By Leslie Stratton Norris. Today, 7 p.m., Arts and Cultural Center at The Old Church, 405 William St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 667-0651

Midnight Cry - Spokane Christmas band playing family-friendly symphonic rock styled after the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Friday, 7 p.m., Westgate Christian Church, 7111 N. Nine Mile Road; Saturday, 7 p.m., Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St.; Sunday, 6 p.m., Sunrise Church of Christ, 4718 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 720-8478

Ken Davis and Barbie J. - Acoustic variety. Friday, 5-8 p.m., Olive It Cafe, 3402 N. Crestline. (509) 251-2111

“Rock For Food” - Benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Music by Jimmy of London Get Down, Illusion 33, In-Flux and Paid Under Envy. Saturday, 7 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $5/advance, $7/day of show (free with donation of nonperishable food items). (509) 993-1380

Jazz Northwest Benefit Concert - Jazz and Christmas concert to benefit Children’s Village. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $10/adults, $5/seniors and youth 6-17, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 990-0100, (208) 667-1189.

Val Wold - 11-year-old pianist. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Silver Lake Mall. Free. (208) 691-6964

A Celtic Yuletide with Michael Londra - Irish tenor of “Riverdance” fame celebrates the season with An Dochas and the Haran Irish Dancers. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/adults, $18/seniors and students. (800) 325-SEAT

The Osmond Brothers - Christmas favorites. Sunday. 7 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40-$50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Clarion: This Is What Christmas Sounds Like - 18th annual holiday concert by Spokane’s offbeat brass ensemble. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $20-$15/adults, $12/students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. (800) 325-SEAT


The Nutcracker - Annual Spokane Symphony production, with Ballet Memphis. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $21-$39/adults, $14/children. (509) 624-1200

Ruff Revue - Dogs and their owners who “dance” to both Christmas and popular songs, in a variety of holiday costumes. Friday, 11 a.m., East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 625-6693

“Commissioned, A Christmas Story” - Presented by Paradosi Christian Ballet Company, 35-minute production with dance and drama depicting Joseph and Mary’s calling to bring the son of God to Earth. With Belle, Peake Family and others. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14. (800) 325-SEAT

Contra Dance - Presented by the Palouse Folklore Society. Saturday, lesson 7:30 p.m., dance at 8. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. $4/first-timers, $5/Palouse Folklore Society members, $7/nonmembers. (509) 332-0000

“The Nutcracker Ballet” - Presented by Millwood Children’s Ballet Theatre. Saturday., 2 and 7 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $8. (509) 869-5573

Spokane Folklore Society Contra Dance - With Susan Dankovich and music by Crooked Kilt. Wednesday, lessons 7 p.m., dance 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Woman’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $7/adults, $5/students. (509) 747-2640


“Barats and Bereta: Manhood”- Local YouTube favorites explore the male psyche, with opening comics Will Gilman, Lance Paullin and Frank Tano. Not recommended for age 12 and under unless accompanied by adult. Today, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045

Season’s Greetings - Holiday-themed improvisation using audience suggestions. All ages welcome. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/adults, $7/children, seniors and students with ID. (509) 747-7045

Blacklisted: Jazz and Comedy on the Edge - Jazz performances and stand-up comedy. For age 21 and older. Friday, 10:30 p.m., Lion’s Lair, 205 W. Riverside Ave. $5. (509) 456-5678

Safari Saturday - Fast-paced short-form improv. Not suitable for all ages. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045

Jazz and Comedy at Mama’s Thaiway Lounge – Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Mama’s Thaiway Lounge, 5908 E. Broadway Ave. 18 and older; no cover. (509) 270-9740


“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”- The unruly Herdman kids learn the true meaning of Christmas. Today, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $16/adults; $14/seniors; $10/students; $5/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance, if not sold out). (509) 325-2507, (800) 446-9576

“A Little Princess”- Bring a new book for a child to be distributed by Toys for Tots. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10-16. (208) 676-1323

“A Christmas Story” - Holiday comedy. Today-Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 2 p.m. Nye St. Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $12/advance, $15/door. (509) 332-8406

“A Scrooge Christmas” - Adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Theater Arts for Children. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $7/adults, $5 age 12 and younger. (509) 768-3235

A Christmas Carol”- Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho. Friday, 7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $5/person, $20/family. (208) 765-8600

“A Tuna Christmas”- Redneck holiday comedy set in the small fictional Texas town, with two actors each playing 12 characters. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $21/adults, $19/seniors, $14/students, $7/student rush (available 20 minutes before showtime if not sold out). (509) 325-2507, (800) 446-9576

“Nuncrackers” - Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presents a seasonal offering in the “Nunsense” musical comedy series. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Schuler Auditorium, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene. $30. (800) 4-CDATIX, (208) 769-7780

“Merry Christmas, Mr. Marconi” - Presented by the Pend Oreille Players Association. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Players Association Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $12/adults, $10/youth and seniors ($20 with dinner). (509) 671-3389


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