“The Magic Flute” - Mozart’s tangled romantic tale, presented by Spokane Opera. Today-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; family matinee Saturday, 1 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $10-$47; Saturday, up to four children’s tickets for $7 each with purchase of adult ticket. (509) 624-1200, (509) 325-SEAT
Piano Concert - Featuring Washington State University professors Jeffrey Savage and Karen Hsiao Savage. Today, 7:30 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free.
UI Faculty Recital - Leonard Garrison and Kay Zavislak, flute and piano. Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music Recital Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students/seniors. (208) 885-6231
Northwest Bach Festival - Festival Finale with the Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus and soloists. Saturday, 8 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $30/adults, $15/students. (509) 325-SEAT
Bassoonarama Concert - Celebration of the bassoon. Saturday, 4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building, 512 Fifth St., Cheney. Free. (509) 359-7078
Cellobration - Celebration of the cello. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building, 512 Fifth St., Cheney. Free. (509) 359-7078
KPBX Kids’ Concert - “Beatlemania Redux,” featuring the film “A Hard Day’s Night.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729
Winter ParrotFest - Live music celebrating the life and music of Jimmy Buffet. Dress in Hawaiian attire. Saturday, 4-8 p.m., Silver Mountain, Mogul’s, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg. (800) 204-6428
GU Showcase Recital - Gonzaga University student and faculty performers and compositions. Sunday, 2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5/adults, $3/students/seniors. (509) 313-6733
Red Grammer – Singer-songwriter performs pieces aimed at children. Monday, 7 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. (509) 335-3970
Dominique Howard - Neo-soul gospel artist. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Big Foot Bistro, 1810 N. Greene St. Free.
JazzNIC - Featuring the NIC Jazz Ensemble with special guests Don Bukvich, Al Gemberling and Gary Gemberling. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-7764
Spokane Symphony Chamber Soirees - “What Lincoln Should Have Heard,” chamber music from Abraham Lincoln’s era as part of Spokane’s Lincoln Festival. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St., $48-$120, (509) 624-1200 or (509) 325-SEAT; next Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls, $25 (includes glass of wine or sparkling cider), (208) 457-8950 or (509) 624-1200
U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet - Selections ranging from classical to patriotic. Next Thursday, 8 p.m., Whitworth University, Music Recital Hall. Free. (509) 777-3280
WSU Festival of Contemporary Art Music - 20th annual event, honoring founding festival director and music professor Charles Argersinger. Next Thursday, recital of new student compositions, 11:10 a.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall; Faculty Composers’ Concert, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre. Washington State University, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-3970
Choose to Lose - Two contestants compete to lose for a chance at prizes. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/adults, $7/children, seniors and students with ID. (509) 747-7045
Mike Wally Walter and Zac Bell - Saturday-Sunday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market St. $10. (509) 483-7300
Safari Saturday – Fast-paced short-form improv. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/door. (509) 747-7045
“Little Shop of Horrors” - Musical about a plant that comes to life and eats everybody. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $16/adults, $13/seniors/students, $10/children. (208) 667-1323
“Raised in Captivity” - Dark comedy about the burdens carried by adults resulting from their childhood experiences. Today-Saturday and Feb. 5-7, 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Pullman. $12/adults, $10/seniors, $7/children. (509) 335-3898
“The Winter’s Tale” - By William Shakespeare. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre (formerly Russell Theatre). (509) 313- 6551
“Cowgirls” - Musical comedy of mistaken identity. Today, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday-Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 14. Spokane Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $10-$21. (509) 455-PLAY
“The Women of Lockerbie” - Off-Broadway drama about the aftermath of the 1988 Pan Am 103 tragedy in Scotland. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; next Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 22. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $15. (509) 325-2507
“Alexander Who is Not Not Not Not Not NOt NOt Going to Move” - Presented by the Spokane Children’s Theatre. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Through Feb. 15. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/adults, $8/age 18 and younger. (509) 325-SEAT
“Annie” - Touring Broadway retelling of the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35-$49.50. (509) 325-SEAT
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