April 28, 2011 in Features

Stage listings

 

Events of special interest are marked with a . For more listings, see www.spokane7.com.

Music

The Village Experience - Benefit for local program providing low-income youths with musical instruments and lessons, featuring Don Goodwin’s Instant Superpower jazz orchestra, Groove Patrol and singer/songwriter Suhanna Cree. With wine tasting, chocolates and coffee. Today, 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12.50-$22.50. (800) 325-SEAT

Martha Gallagher - Adirondack harp player. Today, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby, Tekoa, Wash. $12/adults, $5/students, donation/age 12 and younger. (509) 284-2000

University of Idaho Orchestra - Today, 7:30 p.m., University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231

Ludacris - Rapper performs at Washington State University’s Springfest, with this year’s Battle of the Bands winner. Friday, 7 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman. $30/advance, $40/day of show. (800) 325-SEAT

Spokane for Japan - Concert/art exhibit benefit featuring Flying Spiders, Silver Treason, Shenandoah Davis, Horse Thieves, Jesi B and the B Radicals, C-Flow, Bad Penmanship, DJ Stone Toby and Audio Affiliated. Friday, 7 p.m., Nyne Bar and Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave. Minimum $10 donation. (509) 344-9084

Seeking the Elephant - Reunion show by local ’90s alternative trockers, with Koreshakti Tribal Fusion Dancers, Desert Silk Dance Company, Hasni Haddiyah and Chuck Evans. Friday, 7-10 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (800) 325-SEAT

Spring Choral Extravaganza - Featuring the North Idaho College Cardinal Chorale and Chamber Singers. Friday. 7:30 p.m., Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-7764

Ugandan Orphans Choir Concerts - Ten-member choir of five boys and five girls entertains with cultural drumming, dancing and harmonies. Sponsored by the ministry of Childcare Worldwide. Saturday, 10:40 a.m., South Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5607 S. Freya St.; Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer, Spokane Valley, and 6:30 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 417 N. William St., Post Falls; May 5, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Northwest Christian Schools, 1412 W. Central Ave. Free. (800) 553-2328

Jazz JAMathon - Featuring musicans from Eastern Washington University, All City Jazz Ensemble, Master Class Jazz Orchestra and Holy Names Music Center Jazz Factory. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Park Square atrium, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 326-9516

All Cancer Benefit - With gospel/R&B singer Kenny Andrews, former “Gimme the Mike” winner, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Belle Vie, 18507 E. Appleway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10, includes hors d’oeuvres; raffle tickets $1. (509) 226-5042

Opera Coeur d’Alene - “A Grand Night For Singing,” featuring performances by stars from past productions, with wine, champagne, gourmet dinner and silent auction. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., The Coeur d’Alene Resort. $100. (208) 964-4469

Exceptional Praise Gospel Concert - Sponsored by the Black Student Union. Saturday, 6 p.m., Whitworth University, Seeley Mudd Chapel. Free, donations accepted. (509) 777-3280

Concordia Choir - Spring concert by local German choir, with special guests the Liedertafel choir from Kelowna, B.C. Featuring home-cooked, German-style dinner, concert and dancing to the music of an authentic Alpenfolk band from Snoqualmie, Wash. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15; reservations requested by today. (509) 891-0538

Celtic Music and Dance - Albeni Falls Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers of North Idaho. Saturday, 7 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/advance, $12/door. (509) 844-2782

Sing Out Spokane - The Pages of Harmony Barbershop Chorus presents an evening of a cappella music featuring quartets, the Spirit of Spokane Sweet Adeline Chorus and two groups from Central Valley High School. Saturday, 7 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 443-1503, (509) 981-6995

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet – Spokane Symphony SuperPops. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$52. (509) 624-1200

Spokane All-City High School Jazz Ensembles - “Joggin’ and Jazz Concert.” Sunday, 3 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-7073

Whitworth Wind Symphony - Sunday. 3 p.m., Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium. $5/adults, free/seniors and students. (509) 777-3280

Spokane Youth Symphony - Featuring the Youth Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and the Junior Orchestra in Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” plus two concerto winners from the Davenport Hotel competition. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $13/adults, $11/seniors, $9/youth under 18. (509) 624-1200

Whitworth Jazz Ensembles I and II - Sunday, 5 p.m., Whitworth University, Hixson Union Building multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 777-3280

University of Idaho Chorus and Vandaleers - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Lionel Hampton Building, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-7251

Yanni - Greek-born, multiplatinum-selling pianist. Tuesday, 8 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35-$65. (800) 325-SEAT

Dance

Dancing With the Celebrities - Local celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors in annual benefit for Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Featuring Molly Allen, KZZU-FM; Bill Kelly, KHQ-TV; Rick Steltenpohl, Spokane Hoopfest; Ken Sax, Keller-Williams Realty and Shock Fox; Spokane police Capt. Frank Scalise; Spokane Fire Department Capt. Dan Garner; defending champion Sheila Geraghty, Salvation Army; Ali Vincent, “The Biggest Loser”; Linda Bruseth, holistic physical therapist. Vote for your favorite performers with dollars. Semiformal dress. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/$25. (509) 487-6540, www.cytspokane.com

“Poets Up”- Improv comedy inspired by made-up-on-the-spot poems, for all ages. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/adults, $7/children, seniors and students with ID. (509) 747-7045

Pilots”- Improv comedy based on the fictitious TV pilot “Panda M.D. Express,” about a panda who is a doctor and the trials of his tree house hospital, presented by You Don’t Say Media and Blue Door Theatre. Not suitable for all ages. Friday, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045

Cagematch - Monthlong competition between improv comedy teams (not suitable for all ages). Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045

Theater

“Dearly Departed”- Lake City Playhouse presents the comedy about a Southern family gathering for a funeral. Through May 8, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m., 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17/adults, $15/veterans and students age 13 and older with student ID, $13/seniors age 60 and older, $9/children age 12 and younger. (208) 667-1323

“Treasure Island”- Theater Arts for Children presents the stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel. Friday and May 6-7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m.; and May 8 at 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/ages 13 and older, $5/ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718


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