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Blue Door Theatre – Improv comedy troupe, Saturday, 1 p.m. at the theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. Auditioners must be 18 years or older and come dressed ready to perform. (509) 747-7045,

“Disney’s Aladdin” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Sunday, 2 p.m., and Monday, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Needed: 25-plus actors ages 8-80. All roles are singing roles; auditioners should bring sheet music or CD accompaniment for a one-minute song and dress comfortably. Auditions may also consist of cold readings from the script. No prior experience required. (509) 328-4886,

Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra – Sunday, noon-6 p.m. at the Domey/Gladish Auditorium, 115 N.W. State St., Pullman. Required excerpts and audition times can be obtained by emailing (509) 332-3308,

“The Foreigner” – North Idaho College, Tuesday-Wednesday, 7 p.m., Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Open to the community; seven parts available with characters ranging in age from late teens to 60s or 70s. Performance dates: Oct. 20-29. (208) 769-3220

“Turn of the Screw” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Sept. 5-6, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507,

Classes and workshops

Paper Craft Class – Students ages 16 and older learn the art of quilling. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. $17 (includes all materials and use of tools). Preregistration required by today. (509) 229-3414,

The Art Coop Classes – Fused Glass Jewelry: Monday, 6-8 p.m., $35-40. Rounder Soldered Pin: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Memory Shadow Box: Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., $45. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

Let’s Paint with Tresia Oosting – Sculpture and mixed media painting classes for ages 4-7. Each week will feature a different project. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001,,

Festival Dance Academy Fall Classes – Classes begin the week of Sept. 6 for ages 4 through adult at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Courses include kinderdance for ages 4-5; pre-ballet for age 6; ballet, jazz/hip-hop, tap and Celtic step dance for ages 7 and up. (208) 883-3267,

Tribal Bellydance Classes – Dance Fundamentals (Level 1): Covers the basic slow and fast dance steps for this format, including posture, body awareness, formations, finger cymbals and combining steps. Six-week sessions start Sept. 7, 6-7 p.m. and Sept. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tribal Combinations (Level 2): Participants refine their technique, learn new variations and explore the improvisational format and formations in greater depth (must have completed one six-week session of Level 1). Twelve-week sessions start Sept. 7, 7:15-8:15 p.m. and Sept. 10, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Malidoma! World Drum and Dance Studio, 403 W. Third Ave. $11 per class or $48 for a six-class card. (509) 838-3507,

Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e (Asian style painting in water media) and Japanese calligraphy classes begin Sept. 15 for six weeks from 10 a.m.-noon at 927 S. Perry St., or 5:45-7 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, 13902 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Winter session begins Nov. 3 and is held for six weeks at the same times and places. Cost is $60 for each six-week session (advance payment requested, $5 charge for late payments). Supply list and registration forms available at both locations. (509) 534-8712

Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop – Presented by Spokane Handweavers Guild, Sept. 17-18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Taught by Diane Mckinnon of Portland Handweavers Guild. Registration is limited; call (509) 534-6217 or (509) 981-6691 for cost and more information.

Christian Youth Theater, North Idaho – Fall session classes for children ages 6-18 begin Sept. 20 and 22 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:15-6:15 p.m. for 10 weeks. (208) 765-8600,,

Robert Krogle Oil Painting Workshop – Two-day “Life Through My Eyes” workshop is Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For intermediate and beginning students with some experience. Includes plenty of painting time, demos and critiques; participants should bring plenty of paint. $190/Coeur d’Alene Art Association members, $225 nonmembers. (208) 676-9132,,


The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Otis Orchards Branch, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316

Call for artists

“Artists in Action” Artwalk – Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., sponsored by the Cutter Theatre and the Affair on Main Street in Metaline Falls, Wash. Artists are encouraged to offer demonstrations of their technique; no fees for participating. (509) 446-4108,

“Artists in Action” Open Studio Tour – Pottery Place Plus is looking for artists to participate in its fifth annual Artists in Action open studio tour Sept. 17-18 at four homes near Manito Park. Artists must demonstrate part of the time. Cost is $25. Call Tori Bailey at (509) 624-5849 or email for applications and more information.

Fall Visual Arts Tour – Applications being accepted for the annual event, Oct. 7-8 in Spokane. Participation invited from galleries, open studios, alternative spaces and businesses; individual artists seeking display space should call Tammy Pruitt at (509) 456-0580, ext. 102, or email Entry deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Registration fee $35; forms available online at and, and at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; and Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington St. (509) 327-6622,

Avenue West Gallery – Seeking new member artists. (509) 838-4999, (509) 922-8570, (509) 456-3178

Call for nominations

Coeur d’Alene Mayor’s Awards in the Arts – The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts. Nominations may be submitted by art organizations, individuals or businesses and must be received by Sept. 6. Nominees may be businesses, organizations or individuals who have, through distinguished service or creative accomplishment, made a significant contribution to the arts in Coeur d’Alene, but need not be based or have residence actually within the city limits. For nomination forms, call Amy Ferguson at (208) 666-5754, download from or pick up at City Hall, 710 Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

Call for filmmakers

Experience Music Project Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival – Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual festival to be screened in Seattle early next year. They must be animated or live-action films of 15 minutes or less, completed after January 2007, in the science fiction or fantasy genres (no horror). Entry fee is $50. Submissions are due by Sept. 15. All submissions are processed through For complete rules, see

Call for musicians

Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25; scholarships available. (509) 326-9516,

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or email to


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