“Venus and Adonis” - Originally based on Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid, is a love story filled with dances, huntsmen and even Cupid and his “little cupids.” This production will be fully staged under the direction of Kevin Connell, SJ, and students will perform the solo roles. A corps de ballet, comprised of student dancers, will perform the baroque dances. Shows tonight at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, College Hall’s University Chapel, 128 E. Boone Ave., third floor. $15/adults, $10/seniors and students. 313-6733.
“Portraits”- StageWest Community Theatre will present Jonathan Bell’s play about survivors of 9/11. Directed by Phil West. Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Runs through Feb. 18. 7 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Sixth and Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults, $8/students and seniors ages 60 and older. (509) 235-5742.
“Catfish Moon”- A “Southern Fried” comedy presented by Spokane Civic Theatre. Shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through Feb. 19. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $28/adults, $26/seniors age 65 and older, $20/students 24 years of age and younger with student ID, $10/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance; not available for shows near to selling out). (509) 325-2507 or 1-800-325-SEAT.
“Tuna Does Vegas” - Presented by Interplayers. Written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard. Directed by William C. Marlowe and starring Patrick Treadway and Michael Weaver. Shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $24/general, $20/military and senior, $15/educator and student with ID, $15/groups of 15 or more (available at box office only). (509) 455-7529 or 1-800-325-SEAT.
“The Vagina Monologues” - Presented by Spokane Falls Community College’s Associate Women Students. Shows tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Auditorium, Building 15. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (509) 533-3199.
“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents Ron Bernas’ murder mystery. Shows tonight at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ticketpeak.com/ignite. Spokane Masonic Center, Commandery Room, fourth floor, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $15/adults, $13/seniors, students and military. (509) 795-0004.
“Miss Nelson is Missing!”- Based on Harry Allard’s beloved children’s book, presented by Spokane Children’s Theatre. Shows Saturday and Sunday and Feb. 18 at 1 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. Signing for the deaf will be providing during both performances on Feb. 18. Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $12/adults, $10/children. 1-800-325-SEAT.
“Howard’s Follies”- “Dis-Harmony,” written by Howard Wildin. Presented by Yesteryear Productions. Shows Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Runs Saturday-26. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10.50 all ages. (509) 671-3389.
“The Secret Life of Girls” - A play about teen girls and bullying presented by Pend Oreille Playhouse. Shows Wednesday and Feb. 17 at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5.50/adults, $2.50/youth ages 18 and younger. (509) 671-3389.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”- Theater Arts for Children will present a comical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s French literary class. Directed by Cameron Anderson. Shows Thursday-Feb. 18, 22-24 and March 1-2 at 7 p.m.; March 4 at 2 p.m., West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/ages 13 and older, $8/children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.
“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”- Presented by Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy. Shows Thursday-Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene High School, 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $7/adults, $5/children and students. (208) 676-1667.
“Third”- North Idaho College Theatre Department will present this drama by Wendy Wasserstein, guest directed by Todd Jasmin. Show is recommended for mature audiences due to strong language. Shows Thursday-Feb. 18, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free, seating is limited. (208) 769-3220.
WSU Student Recital - Dillon Robertson, tenor, 3 p.m. today, Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Washington State University Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.
WSU Student Recital - Nick Wilson, percussion; Michelle Scott, bassoon, 4:10 p.m. today, Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.
“Jazz Under the Stars” - Seventh annual jazz concert, dessert and silent auction to benefit the Central Valley Band and Color Guard. Music by the Central Valley High School, Evergreen Middle School and Greenacres Middle School jazz bands. Tonight. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $5/students in advance; $15 at the door. (509) 999-9880.
15th Annual Gospel Explosion - A night of entertainment focusing on spiritual praise. Join Whitworth students and choirs from throughout Spokane for this annual campus celebration of Black History Month, sponsored by the Black Student Union. Tonight. 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Seeley Mudd Chapel. Free. (509) 777-4703.
“ Journeys” - Benefit concert for Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank. Performances by local professional and amateur musicians. Featuring vocal, choral, piano works from classical, popular, country and jazz music. Hosted by KHQ’s George Maupin. Tonight. 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. $10/adults, $5/students, $30/family of four or more. (509) 926-7133.
SAI Musicale - Spring Alpha Iota’s annual Spring fundraiser sponsored by the Moscow-Pullman Alumnae Chapter. Sunday. 3 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 885-7212.
Valentine’s Day Concert - The Whitworth Choir, Whitworth Women’s Choir, and Whitworth Men’s Chorus will perform a special concert. Sunday. 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church’s Quall Hall. (509) 458-4703.
UI Faculty Recital - University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-7212.
Tuesday Night Music Series - Tuesday, Greg Hodapp, Celtic, old time and maritime. 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
UI Guest Recital - Michael LeFevre, guitar. Thursday. 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-7212.
WSU Cantata - “Singing For Justice: Songs of the American Civil Rights Movement” by graduate student Marc Robinson and Dean Luethi, WSU assistant professor of music; performed by the WSU University Singers as part of WSU’s observance of February as national Black History Month. Thursday. 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.
Drum Corps Valentines Dance and Auction - The group formerly known as GADC is hosting this GLBT friendly event. This year’s theme is “One Memorable Night.” Saturday. 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10; $100/table of 8.
Sweetheart Prime Rib Dinner - Dinner will be followed by dancing. Music provided by Desert Rose, a southern rock band from Coeur d’Alene. Saturday. 5-10 p.m., VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave. $45/couple; $25/single. (509) 327-9847.
“ You Gotta Have Heart” - Valentine’s Day dance. Fundraiser to benefit the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. Musicians: Tom Schager - drums; Brian Flick - Bass; Craig Catlett - Saxophone/Clarinet and Chuck Borris - guitar and Ruth Pratt on vocals. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber. Tuesday. 7:30-9 p.m., Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (509) 292-1629.
Comedian Marc Yaffee - Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., Bluz at the Bend, Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300.
“It’s a Date!” - All ages. Blue Door Players will improvise a dating game show. Tonight. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
White Tie Improv - Presented by University of Idaho Theatre. Featuring short and long-form improv using audience suggestions from the University of Idaho’s comedy Troupe. Open workshops to be part of the troupe will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Arena Theater on the first floor of UI Shoup Hall. Saturday. 8 p.m., Kiva Theater, University of Idaho, 921 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $2 show admission. (208) 885-6465.
“Safari” - Improv showcase presented by Blue Door Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturday. 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.
Christian Family Comedian Ken Davis - Best-selling author, comedian and storyteller will deliver an all-ages performance. Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$24. (509) 624-1200.