NIC Parents Band Camp - Parents of band students can learn how to play their child’s instrument. Taught by NIC director of bands Terry Jones. Today, 7-8 p.m., North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3258
WSU Faculty Recital - Ryan Hare, bassoon, and Gerald Berthiaume, piano, perform works by Villa-Lobos, Mignone, Jancourt and Feld. Today, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-8844
Bluegrass in the Cathedral - Benefit for Catholic Charities of Spokane, with Molly & Tenbrooks and The Pandhandle Polecats. Friday, beer/wine social 5:30-7 p.m., music 7-9 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10; beer and wine available for purchase. (509) 838-4277
Evergreen District Barbershop Contest – Annual convention and contest. Friday-Sunday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The Evergreen District of the Barbershop Harmony Society annual convention and contest. Quartet semifinal Friday, 6 p.m.; chorus contest Saturday, 10 a.m.; Show of Champions on Saturday, 8:30 p.m. $20 per session. (509) 994-3016, www.pagesofharmony.org
UI Jazz Bands and Choirs - Featuring Vanessa Sielert, saxophone. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Lionel Hampton Building, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231
Spokane Symphony - “Tango and Other Human Passions,” including Golijov’s Last Round, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, with guest artist Tim Fain. Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.; pre-concert talks one hour before each performance. $14-$44. (509) 624-1200
Lake City Blues Benefit - Inland Empire Blues Society presents the 13th annual event featuring Riverboat Dave and The Furtraders, and Voodoo Church, to benefit Kootenai County at-risk youth through Project Safe Place. Saturday, 6-10 p.m., O’Shay’s Irish Pub and Eatery, 313 Lake Coeur d’Alene Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $10/suggested donation. (208) 676-0772
Washington Idaho Symphony - “From Russia With Love,” season-opening program featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70; Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, with Rajung Yang, piano; and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Gladish Center, Domey Auditorium, Pullman; and Sunday, 3 p.m., Lewiston High School Auditorium. $20/adults, free/children 17 and younger with paying adult ($6 student tickets available 30 minutes prior to performances). (509) 332-3408
IWO Flute Quartet - Featuring professional flutists from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Moscow, Idaho. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Lionel Hampton Building, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231
Chickering Piano Concert - Hear a restored 1920s Chickering piano in a debut public performance, featuring Cynthia Marlette accompanying baritone Max Mendez on classical selections, and Pearl Harwood accompanying Ruth Pratt on cabaret and popular melodies. Sunday, 4-6 p.m., Scharelant Center, 1890 S. Hillcrest Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 664-2827
Spokane Symphony Kick Back Classics - Casual neighborhood concerts performed without a conductor. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music Building 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive; and Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Turning Point Church, 11911 N. Division St. $5. (509) 624-1200
Almishkal - Dance from the Middle East, North Africa, India and beyond, presented by Mystik Dream Dance Company featuring Koreshakti Tribal Fusion. Friday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10/$12. (800) 325-SEAT
Trey McIntyre Project - Boise-based contemporary ballet company spans rock, classical, jazz, bluegrass and folk. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $25/adults, $10/age 15 and younger. (208) 263-6139
StarShooters Square Dance Club Performance - Saturday, 12:30-3 p.m., Silver Lake Mall, 200 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (509) 475-3031
“I Saw You” - Improvised comedy based on newspaper classified ads, suitable for all ages. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/adults, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
“Three Chairs and the Truth” - Improv show featuring Pat Thomas and friends (not suitable for all ages). Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045
Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B – Final shows Friday and Saturday. Doors open 5:30 p.m. with pre-show youth performers; Cowboy Shootout Show at 6:10 p.m.; barbecue beef, chicken, ribs and all the fixings at 7 p.m.; The Riders of the Rockin’ B sing and play cowboy Western music, 8 p.m. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N Idaho Road (75 yards south of Interstate 90 at Exit 299), Liberty Lake. $39/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger, includes tax and gratuity. (509) 891-9016, www.rockinbranch.com
“The Boys Next Door” - Interplayers opens its season with Tom Griffin’s comedy-drama about four mentally challenged men who live in a group home. Through Oct. 8, Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Oct. 8. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. Evening shows $24/adults, $20/seniors and military; matinees $20/adults, $15/seniors and military; all shows, $12/educators/theater professionals, $10/students. (509) 455-7529, (800) 325-SEAT
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” – Spokane Civic Theatre opens its season with the toe-tapping musical comedy about a naïve young woman who sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss. Through Oct. 23, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $29/adults, $27/seniors, $22/students, $10/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance; not available for shows near to selling out). (509) 325-2507, (800) 325-SEAT
“Fiddler on the Roof”- Lake City Playhouse opens its season with the classic musical about Jewish life in 1900s Russia. Through Oct. 9, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $19/adults, $17/veterans and students 13 and older, $15/seniors 60 and older, $9/children 12 and under. (208) 667-1323
“Adoration of Dora”- The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents Lojo Simon’s play about Picasso’s lover, surrealist photographer Dora Maar. Co-sponsored by the UI Humanities Exploration Project. Today-Saturday and Oct. 6-8, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Oct. 9, 2 p.m., University of Idaho, Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $10/adults, $8/UI faculty and staff, free/UI students. (208) 885-7212
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