Inland Empire Regional Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing - More than 150 singers from across the region will participate. Entire competition is open to the public. Starts today at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:20 a.m. Finalists will perform in a recital in Bryan Hall on Saturday at 2 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.
WSU Orchestra Festival - Festival activities free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. WSU Symphony Orchestra Concert will be at 12:20 p.m. at Bryan Hall Theatre. Today, Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. (509) 335-4148.
UI Jazz Bands and Choirs - Tickets available at the door. Today, 7:30-9 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students.
Pioneer Day - The German-American Society of Spokane honors the thousands of German-speaking immigrants who settled in the Pacific Northwest. Music by the Concordia Choir of the German-American Society and the Spokane Horn Club. Reservations requested. German-style dinner at 6 p.m., followed by concert at 7:30 p.m. and then dancing to the music of the Good N’ Plenty Band. Saturday, Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15, includes dinner, concert and dancing. (509) 747-0004.
Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron - Nine-time Grammy nominee performs with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble. Saturday, 8 p.m., Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium. $15/general, $10/seniors and students. (509) 777-3796.
SuperPops: Salute to Arthur Fielder - Presented by the Spokane Symphony. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$58. (509) 624-1200.
Lukas Nelson and The Promise of The Real - Tickets available through Ticketfly and at 4000 Holes in Spokane, The Long Ear in Coeur d’Alene, Eichardt’s Pub and Pedro’s in Sandpoint. Saturday, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho. $22.50. (208) 263-9191.
“Fourth Time’s a Charm” - Northwest Opera’s Fall show. Featuring 27 local singers and directed by Tim Campbell, the program features songs from operetta to opera, from the Broadway stage to the silver screen and will entertain all ages. Sunday at 2 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $10. (509) 397-3598.
Spokane String Quartet: Szymanowski Sandwich - Music by Wolfgang Mozart, Karol Szymanowski and Antonin Dvorak. Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
UI Student Recital - Chelsey Caldwell, oboe; with Susan Billin. Sunday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free.
Beethoven Performances - Kevin Hekmatpanah, associate professor of music at Gonzaga, and Rajung Yang, assistant professor of music at University of Idaho, will jointly present Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano. Wednesday. 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, University Chapel in GU’s College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6733.
Veterans Day Program - Selkirk Concert Band and Choir students perform. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Cusick High School, Cusick, Wash. Free. (509) 446-3505.
EWU Repertory Jazz Concert - Andy Plamondon, conductor. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. $5/general, $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.
Uncorked and Unplugged - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Featuring live music, food and pouring from regional wineries and breweries. Event kicks off the co-op’s Tasteful Thursdays events, Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 15-Dec. 20. Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Salute to Veterans Concert - Presented by Shadle Park High School concert and jazz bands. Music from the big-band era and patriotic pieces will be performed. Veterans receive a ribbon and a reception will follow the program. Thursday, 7 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. Free. (509) 354-6735.
Ballroom Dancing - Dance to the five piece combo, Variety Pack, every first and third Friday at 7:30 p.m. All ages, all abilities welcome. Today, Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8. (509) 326-9211.
Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats - International touring group featuring acrobatic displays, feats of daring and balance, Kung Fu, costumes and Chinese comedy. Sunday, 3 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $28/adults, $20/students, $18/age 12 and younger, $14/upper level. (509) 335-3525.
Monday Night Dance - Hear the songs and sounds of yesteryear by John Labbe. Monday, 7 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $3.50. (509) 327-1584.
Senior Citizens Dance - Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Bring a partner or come alone. Farwell Senior Center, 706 W. Garland Ave. (509) 926-0804.
Comedian Paula Poundstone - Presented by Spokane Public Radio. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $36-$40. (800)325-SEAT.
Comedy Open Mike - Sign up by 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 1429 E. Liberty Ave. Free.
“A Christmas Carol - The Musical” - Presented by Christian Youth Theatre. Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol” gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. Shows today and Saturday, Nov. 9-10 at 7 p.m., with matinees at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Advance purchase: $12/adults, $11/seniors and children; at the door: $14/all tickets. (509) 487-6540.
“A Cloud of Victims” - A suspense drama presented by Spokane Community College Players, directed by Adam Sharp. Performances today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; with matinee Sunday at 2 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7387.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” - Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho will present the Broadway stage version based on the animated classic. Shows today and Saturday and Nov. 9-10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 10-11 at 3 p.m. The performance on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. will be held for patrons with special needs and their caretakers. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. In advance: $12/adults, $10/seniors and children; tickets are $2 more at the door; All tickets $8 for Saturday performance at 3 p.m.; All tickets $6 for Nov. 10 performance at 11 a.m. for special needs patrons. (208) 277-5727.
“Nicholas Nickelby” - The Charles Dickens classic presented by the Central Valley Theatre Department. Shows today and Saturday ; Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $11 at the door.
“A Potpourri of Plays” - Ten short comedic plays presented by The Corbin Players. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during intermission. Today, 2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (509) 327-1584.
“Footloose the Musical”- Coeur d’Alene High School Theatre Department will present this pop/rock musical. Shows today and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets available at www.chstheater.org or by calling (208) 769-2999. Coeur d’Alene High School, Fahringer Auditorium, 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $9/adults, $8/students and seniors, $6/CHS students with ASB. (208) 769-2999.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” - This youth production tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Today, 7 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/advance; $12/door; $5/ages 5 to 18. (509) 671-3389.
“Incorruptible” - Interplayers presents this dark ages comedy by Michael Hollinger, directed by Patrick Treadway. Shows today and Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday-Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; and this Saturday-Sunday and 10 at 2 p.m. Talkbacks with the cast are after the performances on Sunday and Thursday. Hot Shepherd’s pie, freshly harvested greens and Our Daily Bread is available at the theatre before each performance for an extra $10, beginning two hours before curtain. Beer, wine and desserts available at the Gallery Bistro. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” - Runs through Nov. 24. Spokane Civic Theatre presents this musical tribute written by Dean Regan, sanctioned by the Patsy Cline Estate. Shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $13-$26. (509) 325-2507 or (800) 325-SEAT.
“Much Ado About Nothing” - The North Idaho College Theatre Department will present this romantic comedy by William Shakespeare. Shows today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.
“Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” - The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents Julie Marie Myatt’s play about life as an Iraq War veteran. Shows today and Saturday; Thursday-Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Playwright Myatt will be part of a talk-back session after the performance on Thursday. University of Idaho, Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $10/general admission, $8/UI faculty, staff and WSU students; free/veterans and UI students with Vandal card. (208) 885-7212.
“Hamlet”- Spokane Falls Community College in collaboration with the University of Idaho’s motion capture department will present this production of William Shakespeare’s classic drama. Directed by Scott Doughty. Shows Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Runs Thursday-Nov. 11 and Nov. 15-18, Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theatre, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $8 suggested donation, Free/SFCC students with ID. Admission on Nov. 11 is $1 with donation of a nonperishable food item. (509) 533-3592.