“An Evening of Theatrical Music” - Aethos Eastern Washington University Faculty Pizazz Concert. Produced by pianist and impresario Kendall Feeney, this event features 14 members of the music faculty performing tango music, songs by Stephen Sondheim, and a fully narrated performance of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale. EWU English Professor Anthony Flinn will join vocal faculty members, Randel Wagner and Steven Mortier, in the narration of the Stravinsky. Today, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/adults, $8/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.
UI Jazz Bands and Choir II - Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-7521.
Piano recital - Kristin Elgersma, a piano professor at University of Idaho, will perform works by Scarlatti, Brahms, George Crumb and more. 7 p.m. today. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 East Nora Ave. Free. (509) 327-4266.
Dayglow - 2012 The E.N.D. (Electronic Never Dies) Tour. Known worldwide as the “World’s Largest Paint Party.” Paint cannons blast partygoers (who are always encouraged to wear white) with colors, while LED screens create a symbiotic visual effect that permeates through to every last person within eyeshot. Performers interact from the stage and inside the massive crowd to further enhance the interactive experience between partygoer and event. At Dayglow, the lines between talent and patron are permanently blurred. Today, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $30-$70. (800) 325-SEAT.
UI Student Recitals - 1 p.m., Chelsae Linehan, euphonium with Cecily Gordon, piano; 7:30 p.m., Derek Kuntz, trumpet; and MaryEllen Rose-Witt, horn. Saturday. University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Free.
Bethany Vivian, Mezzo-soprano - Student recital. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Moscow, Idaho. Free.
University Chorus and Vandaleers -Sunday, 3 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-7521.
Michael Jon Mitchell, Percussion Recital - Student recital. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Free.
SFCC Symphony Orchestra - Under the direction of Shelley Rotz. 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.
SFCC Choral Concert - Under the direction of Nathan Lansing. Tuesday, 7 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.
EWU Vocal Jazz Concert - Mike Saccomanno, conductor. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. (509) 359-2241.
University Orchestra -Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Mark Holt - Each Wednesday in November at “Wines Brews and Spirits” at the Oasis Lounge. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Clearwater Casino and Resort, Highway 12.
SFCC Jazz Night - Under the direction of Danny McCollim and Kevin Woods. Wednesday, 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.
Cheney Jazz Collaboration Concert -Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. (509) 359-2241.
UI Student Composers Concert -Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow.
EWU Percussion Solo and Ensemble Night - Michael Waldrop, director. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. (509) 359-2241.
Celtic Thunder (SOLD OUT) - Today and Saturday. Show “Voyage” explores Irish dance and music. 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40-$55. (509) 481-6700.
“Keepsakes” - Today and Saturday. Dance Theatre in concert featuring dance faculty choreography from Belle Baggs, Mia Seshiki and Melissa Scholten, student choreography, and guest artist piece by internationally renowned improvisational dancer Michael Schumacher. Shows 7:30 p.m. daily. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $10/adults, $9/students, $8/seniors and youth. (208) 885-7212.
Classical Christian Academy’s Royal Raffle and Benefit Auction Dance - Dancing to MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Visit www.ccaroyalraffle.com. Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $50. (208) 777-4400.
Holiday Ball - Presented by USA Dance. Fox trot lessons provided throughout the evening. Refreshments will be served. Wear your holiday best and bring an appetizer to share. Singles, couples, beginners and advanced dancers welcome. USA dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Bonner County Food Bank. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Ponderay Events Center, next to Sandpoint Furniture, Ponderay, Idaho. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.
“Joy to the World” - Festival Dance brings you an inspiring and entertaining evening of holiday cheer featuring beloved musical pieces and elaborately costumed dances. Saturday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho, Administration Auditorium, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. $12/adults, $6/age 11 and younger. (208) 883-3267.
Fourth Annual Gamma Lambda Toy Express Dance - Hosted by the ladies of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. Eta Chapter and the gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Lambda Chapter. Join them in making a difference for the children of the Palouse. This event is open to the public. Entrance fee is a new toy or monetary donation to be donated to Christmas for Kids. DJ UNIQ will be spinning the beats all night long. Saturday, 9 p.m., University of Idaho, Student Union Building Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-7251.
Free Beginning Belly Dance - Designed to provide basic belly dance skills and provide an active venue for all ages and all body sizes. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366.
“The Nutcracker” - Presented by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Calif. Thursday through Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Dec. 8-9 at 2 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$65/general, $16/age 12 and younger. (509) 624-1200.
Senior Citizens Dance - Thursday. 1-3 p.m. Bring a partner or come alone. Listen to the great songs you remember with Marion on the accordion and Wayne on the bass. Farwell Senior Center, 706 W. Garland Ave. (509) 926-0804.
“Family Dinner” - Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. All ages welcome. Today, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors, military 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 are 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Arena Theater on the first floor of UI Shoup Hall. Monday, 8 p.m., Kiva Theater, University of Idaho, 921 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $2 show admission. (208) 885-6465.
“Poor Again … Dagnabbit!”- Show by Patrick McManus recounts his childhood of poverty, his confrontations with wolves at the door, his inspired descriptions of the not-so-Great Depression’s impacts on everything from cars to maggot farming, from school assignments to dating. The show will be filmed to create a DVD. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.
“ Cool Yule” - An all ages, musical holiday show presented by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Shows Saturday, Wednesday-Dec. 8, 12-15, 19-22, 27-29 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. There will also be an 11 p.m. performance on Dec. 31. For tickets or more information, visit www.cdasummertheatre.com. Coeur d’Alene Resort, The Shore Room, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25 plus tax. (208) 769-7780.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” - Musical presented by Lewis and Clark High School. Shows today-Saturday, Thursday-Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Directed and choreographed by Greg Pschirrer; musical direction by Benjamin Bentler and Caryssa Gilmore. For more information, visit www.tigerdrama.com. Lewis and Clark High School, Auditorium, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10 at the door. (509) 354-7043.
“An Unexpected Christmas”- Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Tickets available at Seeber’s Drugstore in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Dates and menus include: today, Gala Night, garlic prime rib dinner by Skeyes the Limit; Saturday, smoked sirloin steak dinner by Owen’s Catering; Tuesday and Thursday, herb roasted chicken by River Catering by Darcie; Dec. 7 and 8, baron of beef roll-ups dinner by Skeyes the Limit. 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 Gala Night.
“The Little Drummer Boy”- Lake City Playhouse presents this holiday musical by Matt Harget. Shows today-Saturday, Thursday-Dec. 8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.
“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” - A holiday musical presented by Spokane Civic Theatre. Directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson. Shows Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through Dec. 21. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $26-$33. (509) 325-2507 or (800) 325-SEAT.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” - Interplayers presents this family classic as a live radio play, written by Joe Landry and directed by Jeffrey Sanders. Shows today-Saturday, Wednesday-Dec. 8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8-9, 15, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adult, $22/senior and military, $15/student. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents this holiday play by Mark Brown. Shows today-Saturday, Thursday-Dec. 8 and 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ignitetheatre.org. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $16-$18. (509) 795-0004.
“An Evening with Georgia O’Keefe” - Sara Edlin-Marlowe, drama instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, will perform at staged reading of Constance Cogdon’s play about the famous American abstract artist. Proceeds will benefit the SFCC Revelers Drama Club’s scholarship fund. Today, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theater, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3222.
A Christmas with C.S. Lewis - Featuring David Payne presented by Moody Radio. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general, $25/door. (800) 325-SEAT.
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