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Thu., Jan. 20, 2011

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EWU Band Invitational I - Featuring Eastern Washington University Wind Ensemble and guest high school concert bands, with Andrew Boysen Jr., University of New Hampshire, guest conductor/clinician. Friday and Saturday, evening concerts 7:30 p.m. in Showalter Hall. Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. $5/general, $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241

Spokane Symphony - Featuring guest artist Augustin Hadelich in Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, plus works by Mozart, Ligeti and Brahms. Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., with pre-concert lectures one hour before each performance. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$44. (509) 624-1200

KPBX Kids’ Concert - “The Roots of Ragtime: 150 Years of American and Pan American Music,” with composer/pianist Scott Kirby. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 327-5729

Hog Heaven Big Band - Tunes from the ’20s to the ’40s. Saturday, complimentary dance lessons 6 p.m., dancing 7:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $5/single, $8/couple, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 229-3414

Bill Bolick Jazz Night - Monday. 6 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148

Tuesday Night Music Series - Natalie Rose, jazz, blues, and soul vocals and piano. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537

Kodo - Premiere taiko drumming group from Japan begins its One Earth Tour of North America, featuring traditional dance and elaborate costumes. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$42. (509) 624-1200

Leo Days - Elvis impersonator. Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, U.S. Highway 95, Worley, Idaho. $10-$15. (800) 325-SEAT

Walden Chamber Players - Piano quartet made up of musicians who teach at such prestigious institutions as the New England Conservatory and the Boston Conservatory, part of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series. Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $20/adults, $17/seniors, $10/students. (208) 885-6231

WSU Music Faculty Recital - David Turnbull and friends. Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148


“Choose to Lose”- Improv comedy show where audience members compete to earn the fewest points, 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

Safari Saturday - Fast-paced short-form improv. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045

Jim Jefferies - No-holds-barred Australian-born comic. Sunday, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$21. (877) 435-9849

Impulse Comedy Night - With Russ Rivas and Joe Fontenot. Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Impulse Lounge, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $5. (877) 871-6772


“The Character of a Champion” - Benefit for Christian Youth Theater Spokane, featuring Spokane native Jeremy Affeldt of the world champion San Francisco Giants plus appearances by CYT performers and silent auction for autographed baseballs and other items. Today, VIP reception 6:45 p.m., main program and dessert 7:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $75/reception, $35/main program. (509) 487-6540

“Opus” - Drama about a string quartet which undergoes a series of crises as it prepares for a White House performance. Today-Saturday, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-4, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$22. (509) 455-7529, (800) 325-SEAT

“Of Mice and Men” - Stage version of John Steinbeck’s literary classic set during the Great Depression. Through Jan. 30, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17/adults; $15/veterans and students 13 and older with student ID; $13/seniors 60 and older; $9/children 12 and younger. (208) 667-1323

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” - Bedroom farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti (“Boeing, Boeing”). Through Jan. 30, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $21/adults, $19/seniors 65 and older, $16/students 24 and younger with student ID, $8/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance for shows not near to selling out). (509) 325-2507

The Serviceman’s Canteen/USO Show – Re-creation of ’40s-era USO show, presented as a tribute to troops past and present. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 24 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5. (509) 671-3389

“A Night in the Theatre” - Ignite Community Theatre production of Lawrence Casler’s comedic play. Friday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Foley Library, Teleconference Room, 502 E. Boone Ave.; Saturday, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Free, donations accepted. (509) 330-1066

“Hospitality Suite” - Sandpoint Onstage presents Roger Rueff’s intense drama. For mature audiences. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12.50; tickets available in advance at Eve’s Leaves and Eichardt’s Pub. (208) 265-2083, (208) 263-9555

“Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville” - Gonzaga University will host this fundraising theater production to benefit Our Place Community Ministries, with a silent auction reception and hors d’oeuvres. Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre. $22. (509) 313-6553, (509) 326-7267,


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