Bleed the Sky - With Straight Line Stitch, Flatline and Lazarus A.D. Today. 7:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $12. TW.
David Byrne - Winter Concert Series featuring “Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno” and classic Talking Head songs. Today. 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $35-$62. (509) 464-7073.
WSU Wind Symphony/ Symphonic Band - band music. Today. 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-7236.
Music Convocation - Free admission. Friday. Noon, Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, 512 Fifth St., Cheney. Free. (509) 359-7078.
Saturday Night Bluegrass Thang - Presented by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association. Friday. 7 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. $5, free/children age 14 and younger accompanied by an adult. (509) 466-7018.
UI Jazz Bands and Choir - Friday. 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.
Winter Blessing - Drums, dancers and storytelling. Friday and Saturday. 6 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley. Free. (800) 523-2464.
WSU Music Faculty Artist Series - Shannon Scott, clarinet, in a solo recital featuring the clarinet in chamber works from the turn of the 20th century. Repertoire to include works by Zemlinsky, Reger, and others. Friday. 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/general admission; $5/seniors and students. (509) 335-3970.
WSU Student Recital - Marissa Jones, piano. Friday. 8 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. (509) 335-3970.
Art on the Edge mARTi Gras - Cocktail hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at Brix, Cricket’s and Barrel Room 6 with live jazz music; 6:30 p.m, belly dancing by Sisters of Selket in the Plaza to kick off Cajun Cook-off; 7-9 p.m., Cajun Cook-off; 7-10 p.m., silent auction, 8 p.m. live auction; 8:30 p.m., most spirited revelers contest; 9 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight, dancing to Rule 62. Proceeds benefit the Art on the Edge, a nonprofit organization operated through St. Vincent de Paul that offers free art classes to area youth. Call for ticket info. Saturday. Downtown Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/door. (208) 676-0917.
Blondie – ’70s rock band with Debbie Harry. Tickets available through Northern Quest Casino box office only, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Age 18 and older only. Saturday. 8:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50-$60. (509) 481-6700.
Todd Snider - Folk music, with guest Keith Sykes. Saturday. 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $20. TW.
UI Student Recital - Steev Turner, percussion. Saturday. 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music Recital Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
UI Student Recital - Douglas Torrance, clarinet. Saturday. 1 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music Recital Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Free Concert at St. Gertrude’s - Honoring Saints Benedict and Scholastica - preservers and transformers of culture and founders of the Benedictine Way. Sunday. 2:30-4 p.m., Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho. Free. (208) 962-2072.
UI Guest Recital - Christopher Hahn’s piano, recital includes Feruccio Busoni’s arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659”; Maurice Ravels “Valses nobles et sentimentales”; Alberto Ginastera’s “Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2”; Alexina Louie’s “I Leap Through the Sky With Stars;” and “Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49” by Frederic Chopin. Sunday. 4 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.
Composers Forum - Tuesday. 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, 512 Fifth St., Cheney. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (509) 359-7078.
Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass - Composed by Dan Keberle, a professor of music at Whitworth University. Evening will include a performance by St. Mark’s 50-voice choir. Desserts will be provided. Tuesday. 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.
The World Comes West - The Symphony launches a celebration of Lincoln’s Bicentennial with a musical world tour of immigrant groups coming West – featuring classroom projects onstage and lobby exhibits. Lobby activities and exhibits begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday. 2 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $5/children, $10/adults. (509) 624-1200.
Todd Snyder Live - Folk musician. Tuesday. 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.
Tuesday Night Music - Ol-time, bluegrass, Irish, classic country, and gospel music by Thorn Creek Express, four brothers ages 10-15 of Genesee, Idaho. Tuesday. 6-8 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival - Paying tribute to world rhythms of jazz and will honor jazz great Ray Brown. Wednesday: Latin Rhythms Meet Dizzy Gillespie: The evening’s all-star lineup, presented by Pepsi, will explore both sides of Gillespie. Jon Faddis will lead an all-star band with guest trumpeters in a horn blow out. Vocalist Jackie Ryan will dazzle festival audiences with her jazz and Latin-infused stylings. Closing out the night, will be Jose Rizo’s “Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars.” A dance floor will allow the audience to physically celebrate the music. Next Thursday: “Island Fever Grooves From Brazil and the Caribbean,” The evening performance, presented by Horizon Air, will showcase the jazz sounds of Brazil and the Caribbean. The lineup features: Monty Alexander’s Jazz and Roots, which combines reggae with Alexander’s intense swing; Kenny Barron’s Canta Brazil with Trio da Paz and Anne Drummond on flute; and the Anthony Wilson/Chico Pinheiro band, which features two of the world’s top guitarists. Wednesday-Feb. 28. University of Idaho, Moscow. $22-$32. (208) 885-7212.
Brad Paisley - Country music with guests Dierks Bentley and Crystal Shawanda. Next Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $39.75-$49.75. TW.
EWU Jazz Cabaret I - Eastern Washington University students perform. Next Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Gatto’s Pizza Restaurant, 1011 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 359-7078.
TJ Sherrill - SFCC Associated Student concert. Next Thursday. 11:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, Cafe, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Drive. Free. (509) 533-4197.
The Friends of Sironka - Maasai Dance Troupe - The Maasai dance troupe from Kenya and northern Tanzania will perform vocal rhythms and music with dance. Cultural celebration event co-sponsored by The Human Rights Education Institute, NIC Diversity Events, and the NIC Black Student Association for Black History Month. Today. 6 p.m., Human Rights Education Institute, 414 1/2 Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-2359.
Liberty Lake Father Daughter Dance - The Liberty Lake Kiwanis will again host the fourth annual dance, “Daddy’s Little Sweetheart.” Girls of all ages are welcome. Dress is semi-formal. Refreshments and corsages will be provided. Photos will be available for purchase. Saturday. 7-9 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $40 per father/daughter; $15 per additional daughter. (509) 995-4043 or 255-6641.
Ailey II - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the renowned dance company, Ailey II, will perform at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Tickets can be purchased by calling (509) 624-1200 or through TicketsWest. Sunday. 3 p.m., The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $28, $22, $14.
Senior Dance - Includes refreshments. Tuesday. 7-9:30 p.m., Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. Third Ave. $3.50. (208) 773-9582.
Idaho Writers’ League Meeting - Mike Kincaid will present: Working with Lightning Source, print on demand service. Today. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 762-0976.
Fractured Fairytales Storytime - Listen to unique retellings of classic fairytales. Open to all ages. Saturday. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Painting with Words - Creative writing workshop with local author, Beth Bollinger. Learn how to turn true stories into literature. Future classes will include illustrating and creative binding for the stories that you write. Pre-registration is required. Saturday. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Artist’s Tree Gallery and Boutique, 828 W. Sprague Ave. $30. (509) 456-2300.
Storyteller Antoinette Botsford - Chair of the Oral History Project on Orcas Island, Wash., will bring alive “The Bible Quilts of Harriet Powers,” a former Negro slave. Saturday. 2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 229-3414.
StoryTelling Company - Dinner shows with Sandy Compton reading. G-rated show features “Tales of the West” and special musical guests Wild Honey. Reservations requested. Sunday. 5 p.m., Ivano’s Ristorante Italiano, 102 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $6/adults, $4/age 12 and younger. (208) 263-0846.
Fast Moving Water: The Hoh River Story - By Keith Lazelle. Photo exhibit opening, slide presentation, book signing and reception. Monday. 7 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, Building 16, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane. Free. (509) 533-8017.
“Rare Books: A Gonzaga Collection” - Catherine Brown Tkacz, special consultant to the president, will speak as part of the Inspired to Learn: 2008-09 Lecture Series. She will discuss rare books and manuscripts. Begins with a reception followed by a lecture and discussion. Tuesday. 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Foley Center Library, Rare Books Room. Free. (509) 323-5991.
Book Discussion - Tinman Book Club discusses “Love Medicine,” by Louise Erdich. A multigenerational story of two intertwining families on the Chippewa reservation in North Dakota. Wednesday. 6-8 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.
OSG Readers Club - “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” by Thomas L. Friedman. Wednesday. 1 p.m., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Pioneer German Sisters - Inga Jablonsky will read from her book which presents a history of the German Dominican Sisters. Wednesday. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (509) 624-0717.
Poetic Justice: Pick up the Mic - Celebrating Black History Month. Wednesday. 7-9 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Pence Union Building, second floor lounge, Cheney. (509) 359-2205.
Author Sherry Simpson - WSU Visiting Writer Series. Simpson is an associate professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Next Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough 101, Pullman. Free.
“It’s a Date” - Fully improvised show will expose the lives of a group of characters who are all part of an episode of “It’s a Date!” Held Friday and Feb. 27. All ages show. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
Comedian Chris Molineux - High energy and intelligent brand of humor. Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N Market St. $10. (509) 483-7300.
Safari Saturday - Fast-paced and hilarious short form improv. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Saturday. 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.
Youth and Teen Improv Classes - Each class will focus on storytelling, mime, environment creation, character development and spontaneity. Beginning/intermediate improv for age 8-12 from 10-10:50 a.m.; Shortform Improv for age 13-17 from 11-11:50 a.m.; Longform improv (instructor approval only) for age 13-17 from noon-2 p.m. Registration required. Classes held Saturdays through March 7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $80/student. (509) 747-7045.
Adult Improv Classes - Eight-week beginning level improv class held Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Introduces students to the basic skills and concepts of improv: creativity, spontaneity, listening, trust. Tuesday. 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $150/one-time fee, $25/per class. (509) 747-7045.
Howard’s Follies’ “The Last Laugh” - Presented by Yesteryear Productions in concert with The Create Art Center. Saturdays through Mar. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sundays through Mar. 8 at 3 p.m. Reservations recommended. The Create Art Center, 900 Fourth St., Newport, Wash. $10/adults, $8/seniors 65 and older and youth 16 and younger. (509) 447-9277.
“Epic Proportions” - Presented by Lewis and Clark High School. Directed by Greg Pschirrer. A comedy about two brothers who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the 1930s Biblical epic, “Exeunt Omnes.”. Runs through Saturday. 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, Auditorium, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $5 at the door. (509) 354-6907.
“The Doctor in Spite of Himself” - Today through Saturday and next Thursday-Feb. 28. By Moliere (translated by Timothy Mooney). A woodcutter is mistaken for a great doctor. Recommended for adult audiences due to sexual humor. 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.
“The Secret Garden” - Presented by the Central Valley High School Theatre Department. Production features a full 20 piece orchestra of student and professional musicians and Victorian costumes. Tickets are available through the Central Valley Business Office, at www.cvsd.org, or at the door. Runs through Feb. 28. 7:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $7. (509) 228-5218.
“The Women of Lockerbie” - In the peaceful hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, a married couple search for a lost son but, instead, find a group of women determined to transform an act of hatred with an act of love. Runs through Sunday. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $15. (509) 325-2507.
“Cinderella” - The classic tale of a young girl and her glass slipper. Friday and Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 28 at 3 and 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/youth and seniors, $10/at the door. TW.
“Frankenstein” - Presented by Spokane Community College. Mary Shelley’s 19th century classic adapted for the stage by R.N. Sandberg and directed by Adam Sharp. Shows: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Mar. 1, 2 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Student Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $5/general admission, $4/students and seniors. (509) 533-7387.
“Love Rides the Rails or Will the Main Train Run Tonight?” - Presented by StageWest Community Theatre. A melodrama written by Morland Cary and directed by Patty Sheen. Evening performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Feb. 28, March. 6 and 7; Daytime performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 and 8. To reserve tickets, call (509) 235-8909. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $10.
“No, No, Nanette” - This swingin’ tap-dancing musical comedy reveals one girl’s mission to Atlantic City for a few kicks before heading down the aisle, featuring the timeless musical numbers “Tea for Two” and “I Want to Be Happy.” Friday-March 1. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $16/students, $24/seniors, $26/adults. (509) 325-2507.
“The Follies” - Adult variety show. Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho. $20. (208) 263-9191.
“The Sunshine Boys” - Friday-March 7. 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $16/general, $13/seniors and students, $10/children. (208) 667-1323.
The Shotgun Affair Murder Mystery Dinner - Dinner and Fun. Saturday. 5-8 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W Hanley, Coeur d’Alene. Tickets $10/each. (208) 765-8800.
“No, No, Nanette” Special Performance - Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and wine, general seating at 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Southside Senior Activity and Community Center. Wednesday. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 325-2507.
“The Belle of Amherst” - Presented by Interplayers Theatre; a play based on the life of America’s greatest woman poet, Emily Dickinson. Performance dates are: Next Thursday , 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 27-28, 8 p.m.; March 1, 2 p.m.; March 4-5, 7:30 p.m.; March 6, 8 p.m.; March 7, 2 and 8 p.m.; March 11-12, 7:30 p.m.; March 13, 8 p.m.; and March 14, 2 p.m. Spokane Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $10-$21. (509) 455-PLAY.
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” - Appropriate for audiences age 13 and older. Gonzaga University presents a reader’s theater version of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play about a heavenly appeals trial where characters ranging from Satan to Mother Teresa argue for or against the repeal of Judas’ damnation. Directed by Gonzaga Prep principal, Kevin Connell, S.J. next Thursday-28. 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Wolff Auditorium in the Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration. Donations accepted. (509) 313-3606.
“Willy Wonka!” - Cataldo Catholic School presents Roald Dahls timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir in a stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, featuring the songs from the classic family film. Next Thursday-Feb. 27. 7-8:30 p.m., University High School, auditorium, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $3/door. (509) 624-8759.