EWU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band - Patrick Winters and Don Goodwin, conductors. Today, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Auditorium, Cheney. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.
SFCC Jazz Night - Today, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $5/general, $2/seniors. (509) 533-3720.
WSU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band - Today, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 595-0839.
EWU Fall Choral Concert - Eastern Washington University Choral Concert. Randy Wagner and Kristina Ploeger, conductors. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.
Kenny Werner Quintet - With special guests Randy Brecker and David Sanchez (with Scott Colley and Antonio Sanchez). Friday, 8 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. (509) 533-3741.
Rising Stars - Ferris High School Jazz Orchestra, Big-Band era classics from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Level 3, Kress Gallery. From 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Level 1 at the entrance to Nordstrom, Gonzaga Prep Choir will perform classic carols and at 8:30 p.m. Gonzaga University Jazz 1 Dance Class will perform. Friday, River Park Square Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave.
Holiday Music at River Park Square - Friday: 11 a.m.-noon, Reardan High School; 4-5:30 p.m., Jed Wagner; Saturday: 1-2 p.m., RiverSide Select Choir; 3-3:30 p.m., Brian Surdez; 4-5:30 p.m., Jed Wagner; 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ferris High School; Dec. 8: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cheney High School; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Deer Park High School; 4-5:30 p.m.; Bryan Enrichment Cooperative; 5:30-7 p.m., River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free.
“Sing We Noel” - Christmas concert presented by the 3 C’s Coeur d’Aleers. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-0606.
‘R’ is for Repeal Day – The ABCs of American Cocktail Culture - Featuring art by 20 artists, music from the Terrible Buttons and Cuss Jar, fashion by Glamarita, classic cocktails, and watch silent movies. Friday, 9-11 p.m., Bon Bon, 926 W. Garland Ave., $10. (509) 413-1745.
WSU Holiday Concert - Saturday, 2 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/general, $5/students and seniors, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 335-4148.
James Edmonds Piano Festival - Dr. Jody Graves, director. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. (509) 259-2241.
Messiah Sing-along Concert - Featuring Saint George’s Choir, Northwest Sacred Music Chorale and soloists Dawn Wolski, Patti Blankenship, Tim Campbell and Steve Mortier. Saturday. 7 p.m., Lake City Community Church Auditorium, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 765-3833.
Puddle of Mudd - Rock music. Landsowne and Pope Evil opening. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$20/advance, $25/day of show. (877) 435-9849.
“Ave!”- A celebration of Mary featuring 16th century to modern day music. Reception follows. Sunday, 3 p.m., The Convent of the Holy Names, 2911 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free, donations accepted. (509) 326-9516.
Caroling with the Chorale - Come join the Spokane Symphony Chorale for a night of festivities. Rehearsal for singers starts at 1:30 p.m., public performance at 3 p.m., reception and buffet at 4:15 p.m. and transportation to nursing homes and hospitals at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $35/singers and buffet, $25/buffet only, $10/concert only. (509) 458-8733.
“Welcome All Wonders” UI Choral Concert - A performance by the University of Idaho Vandaleers Concert Choir and University Chorus. Sunday, 3 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Music Building 222, Moscow, Idaho. $5/general admission, $3/students and seniors. (208) 310-1151.
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich’s Festival Overture, Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococco Theme for Cello and Orchestra,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures as an Exhibition.” Cellist Daniel Gaisford will be the soloist. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12/general, $10/seniors and students. (509) 624-1200.
SFCC Symphony Orchestra - Russian Christmas music and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7, Opus 92.” Monday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $5/general, $2/seniors and students. (509) 533-3720.
Kid Rock - With special guest Ty Stone. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $60. (877) 435-9849. SOLD OUT
Allegro Baroque and Beyond - A traditional Christmas program at Patsy Clark’s, featuring soprano Tamara Schupman. There will be four seatings each of the two days, at 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Patsy Clark Mansion, 2208 W. Second Ave. $25. (509) 455-6865.
Pianist Allen James Teague - Wednesday, 3 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5 at the door. (509) 671-3234.
Zeds Dead - With DJ Likes Girls. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$20. (877) 4-FLY-TIX.
Devin the Dude - Hip-hop music. Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (877) FLY-TIX.
“The Nutcracker” - Presented by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, California. Friday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$44/general, $16/age 12 and younger. (509) 624-1200.
“The Nutcracker” - Presented by Eugene Ballet. Friday. 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $25/adults, $10/youth age 15 and younger. (208) 263-9191; also Sunday. 3 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $16-$30. (208) 883-3267.
Holiday Ball - Presented by USA Dance. Waltz lesson taught by a professional instructor at 7 p.m., followed by general dancing from 8-10 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Bonner County Food Bank. Saturday. Ponderay Events Center next to Sandpoint Furniture, Ponderay, Idaho. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.
Saturday Night Salsa - Lessons from 8:15-9:15 p.m.; Latin dance until 1 a.m. For all ages. Saturday, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 892-1480.
Beauty and the Beast Formal or Not Dance - Live music by the Canyon River Band. Complimentary finger foods and snacks. Beverages available for purchase. Age 21 and older. Proceeds benefit education and lifestyles initiatives throughout the community and support reducing poverty. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Community Center, corner of Whitman and Seventh, Rosalia, Wash. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. (509) 951-0735.
Fairfield Old Fashioned Christmas - Adults can have drinks and dance to music by Spare Parts at the Community Center from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main. $10. (509) 283-2414.
White Tie Improv - Improvisational comedy performed by UI students. Saturday, 8-10 p.m., University of Idaho College of Education Building, Kiva Theatre, 921 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $2. (208) 885-6465.
“A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”- Gonzaga University Theatre Arts will present this play based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Part of the Second Stage Readers Theatre Series. Shows today-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga College Hall, Harry and Colleen Magnuson Theatre. $2. (509) 313-3606.
“Legally Blonde the Musical” - Today-Saturday and Dec. 8-10 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-6907.
Dickens of a Dinner - Victorian feast with a performance of “A Christmas Carol.” Shows Friday-Saturday and Dec. 9-10 at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. For tickets, call (509) 327-1113. For more information, visit www.lionaround.org. The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. $40 for dinner and show.
“One Bethlehem Night”- Dinner theatre presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Tickets available at Seeber’s Drugstore in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Friday-Saturday, Tuesday and Dec. 9. The Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport, Wash. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show only; $30/person for Friday’s Gala Night. (509) 447-3004.
“A Christmas Carol” - Charles Dickens’ holiday classic presented by Spokane Civic Theatre. Runs through Dec. 18. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $29/adults; $27/seniors and military; $22/students; $11/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance; not available for shows near to selling out). (509) 325-2507.
“Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” - A Yuletide farce by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17, 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17/adults; $15/student and veterans; $9/children. (208) 667-1323.
“The Glory of Christmas” - Musical featuring a 50-voice choir and performances by the southern gospel men’s quartet “FourGiven,” along with dancers and soloists. A light dessert and coffee will be served. Shows on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. $5, includes dessert. (509) 467-8986.
GI Holiday Jukebox - USO tribute show presented by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Shows Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Runs through Dec. 23. Visit www.cdasummertheatre.com. Coeur d’Alene Resort Theatre, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults, $18/children. (208) 769-7780.
“The Things They Carried”- An original stage adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s masterpiece. Shows today-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Eastern Washington University Theatre and Film Department, Cheney. EWU students and one guest admitted free with EWU student ID. All others $10. (509) 359-2459.
“Little Women”- Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows this Friday, Dec. 9 and 16 at 7 p.m.; this Saturday, Dec. 10 and 17 at 4 and 7 p.m.; and this Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general, $8/children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.
Dessert Theatre - Enjoy a variety of desserts and the Christmas musical drama, “Gabriel’s Story.” Reservations are required. Saturday, 7 p.m., Pasadena Park Nazarene Church, 8822 E. Upriver Drive. $5 per person. (509) 926-5858.
Festival of Short Plays - Student-directed and acted plays presented by the Whitworth University Theatre Department. Shows Tuesday and Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Cowles Auditorium and Stage II, Whitworth University. (509) 777-3707.