“A Christmas Cabaret” Festive Christmas program produced by Ellen Travolta, longtime Coeur d’Alene resident and veteran actress. The show stars Mark Cotter with special guest Jack Bannon for an evening of music and stories. Shows Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 5 p.m., through Dec. 21. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.
Christmas at the Kroc The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto featuring soloist Karen Hoatson, along with favorite Christmas music, including Mannheim Steamroller arrangements. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults; $15/seniors; $8/youth and students with ID. (208) 765-3833.
“Cool Yule” Let the Hot Club of San Francisco fire up your holidays with a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Washington State University, Pullman. $20/adults; $16/seniors; $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
Cracked Pepper, A Fractured Fairytale Award-winning barbershop quartet presents its sixth annual Christmas show with guest quartets Amore, Q-Topia and IN Harmony. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $10/adults; $5/children; $25/family of four. (509) 953-1231.
UI Jazz Bands and Jazz Choir Concert Friday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and children. (208) 885-6231.
Connoisseur Winter Classics Concert With Zuill Bailey, cello, and Natasha Paremski, piano. Program includes Bach, Britten, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Franck and Massenet. Saturday, 3 p.m., Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. SOLD OUT; Sunday, 3 p.m., performing at private residence, The Terraces, Coeur d’Alene, $50, (509) 924-1132.
Annunciata e Mysterium Spokane Choral Artists’ holiday program features music composed especially for a chamber or chapel choir, including works by Poulenc, Gabrielli, Biebl, Lauridsen and a few surprises. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave.; Sunday, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Lakeside, Coeur d’Alene. $15/advance; $18/door; $12/advance for students; $15/door for students. (509) 251-6296.
Victoria Casteel, Pianist Student recital, accompanied by pianist Erik Jansen. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Spokane Jazz Orchestra Under the direction of Tom Molter, the orchestra will present “Big Band Christmas,” with guest vocalists Nicole Lewis and Jon Brownell, and featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $24-$26.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
UI Choirs Concert UI Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, University Chorus and Vandaleers. Sunday, 3 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Jayson Liljenberg, Trombone Graduate student trombone recital, accompanied by Megan Hubbell. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra with Natasha Paremski Winter program conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, with Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski, as guest soloist. The event will include Weber’s Overture to “Der Freischutz,” Ravel’s “Alborada Del Grazioso,” Dvorak’s “Carnival” Overture and Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $13/adults; $10/seniors and students, all general seating. (509) 624-1200.
Holiday Hamony The Deer Park Middle School choir will present a Yuletide concert. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Holiday Cabaret Take a musical journey through the ’40s with Diane Copeland and Heidi Gnos-Kuban. The duo will perform the sentimental tunes of WWII and the “Great American Songbook.” The Bistro at Interplayers will feature appetizers and desserts, signature food and drinks. Reservations requested. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25-$50. (509) 455-7529.
UI University Orchestra Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.
The Singing Nuns: Christmas Concerts This year showcases “God So Loved the World” with the East Valley High School Strolling Strings. Wednesday and Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W Sprague Ave. $20/adults; $16/students and seniors. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Traditions of Christmas” Thursday-Dec. 23. An 80-person cast performs a visual and musical spectacular of all the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world. The show includes Rockette-style dancing, a trip to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, a USO scene and tribute to the military, a fully staged living nativity and much more. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.; and Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $33/general; $26/seniors and military; $20/children age 12 and younger. (208) 391-2867.
Holiday Harmony Ignite your holiday spirit with Mead High School’s Jazz Choir. Thursday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
UI Student Composers Concert Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
“On a Cold Winter’s Night” Crescendo Community Chorus, Prep Choir, Concert Choir and Adult Choir. Dec. 13, 7 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. $5.
“The Nutcracker” Through Sunday. Presented by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Calif., with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$75/adults; $12.50-$30/ children. (509) 624-1200.
Belly Dancing Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. Red Lantern Room, 1406 W. Third Ave. Free. (509) 838-6688.
Liberty Lake Holiday Ball An elegant evening with a champagne reception, three-course dinner, auctions and live music with dancing. The event is the sole fundraiser for Friends of Pavillion Park. Saturday, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/person. (509) 475-5674.
Holiday Ball Presented by USA Dance. Wear your holiday best and dance to the five-piece Desert Rose Band. Bring an appetizer to share and 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 and Performing Arts brings an evening of holiday cheer featuring local artists performing beloved musical pieces and elaborate dances. Saturday, 7 p.m., University Auditorium, University of Idaho, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $16/adults; $10/age 15 and younger. (208) 883-3267.
Plaza Christmas Ball An elegant and affordable evening of ballroom and swing dancing. Live music by Master Class Big Band. Charleston lesson at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m. Attire is formal or vintage formal; semi-formal is acceptable. Sweet snacks provided. No-host concessions available. Sunday, Coeur d’Alene Skate Plaza, 5685 N. Pioneer Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $18. (208) 661-0262.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Family-oriented blend of the comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were rescued from animal shelters. Shows Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. SpokAnimal is teaming up with Friends of the Bing Crosby Theater for an Adopt a Pet event before and after each performance in the lobby of the Bing. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general; $9/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Short Stacks” Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. All tickets can be purchased at the door. Friday, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.
“Season’s Greetings” The Blue Door Theatre Players will perform a show spinning holiday tales. All ages welcome. Shows Friday nights in December at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, seniors or military. (509) 747-7045.
“Safari” Shows feature short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. For information or reservations, call (509) 747-7045 or visit www.bluedoortheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased night of show. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7.
An Evening with Maria Bamford Known as the hilarious woman with a million voices or the surreal comedian with a million anxieties. Saturday, 9 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $19.50/advance; $22/day of show; $16/standing room only. (866) 468-7623.
“A Celtic Christmas” Dinner Theatre Through Dec. 14. Featuring the Northwoods Performing Arts Chorale. Directed by Mark D. Caldwell. Shows Friday and Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211 (Highway 211 off Highway 2), Newport, Wash. $25/dinner and show; $12/adults for the show only; $10/seniors and children for the show only. Friday’s performance is gala night; tickets $35. (208) 448-1294.
“The Christmas Schooner” Through Dec. 22. This holiday musical follows the Christmas tree’s perilous journey into America’s homes and traditions. Directed by Scott Doughy. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Benefit performance on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30/adults; $28/military and seniors; $22/students; $35/benefit performance. (509) 325-2507.
“Our Town” Through Dec. 14. Even the tiniest details of everyday life in the small town of Grover’s Corners have significant meaning in one of America’s great classic plays. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Friday and Saturday and Thursday-Dec. 14. Lewis and Clark High School presents a story about a girl from Kansas who moves to New York City determined to marry for wealth and power. Shows at 7 p.m. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10/door. (509) 354-7000.
“The SantaLand Diaries” Through Dec. 22. A comedy about a slacker who gets a job as an elf at Macy’s. Will he find good will, or just humiliation and bitterness, as Santa’s helper? Written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello. Contains adult material. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $11-$17. (208) 667-1323.
“A Christmas Carol” Through Dec. 15. Charles Dickens’ classic tale about how it’s never too late to turn your life around. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday and Dec. 14-15. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $8/general; $6/youth. (208) 885-7212.
“A Christmas Carol” Through Dec. 14. StageWest Community Theatre presents a radio adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic holiday tale. Performances will be Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.; and a special dinner theatre performance Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner theatre must be reserved by Tuesday. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/seniors and students; $25/dinner theatre. (509) 235-2441.
Dickens of a Dinner Through Dec. 14. A four-course dinner with a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. $45; Friday’s show is sold out. Showtimes are at 6 p.m., Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. (509) 327-1113.
“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” Through Dec. 15. A sequel to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Timothy Cratchit, formerly known as Tiny Tim, manages the local toy shop and has become a regular Scrooge. As the store’s doors close for Christmas, Tim finds himself in a familiar situation, but this time Scrooge is the ghost who leads Tim through his past, present and future. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 15; and Dec. 14 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12. (509) 342-2055.
Million Dollar Quartet Thursday-Dec. 15. Tony award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the only time. The hits include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hound Dog.” Shows Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT.
“The Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever” Thursday-Dec. 22. The Herdman children are the worst kids in the history of the world. No one is prepared when they invade the church one Sunday and decide to take over the annual Christmas pageant. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general: $10/students. (208) 457-8950.
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Dec. 13-22. Venture through the wardrobe as C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic comes to life. Performances are Fridays 7 p.m.; Saturdays 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 13-22. Presented by the Pend Oreille Players. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $10/advance; $12/door; $5/children. (509) 447-9900.
3 Cs Coeur d’Aleers Christmas Roses A choral concert directed by Rose Dempsey and accompanied by Jeanie Donaldson. Donations for Cancer & Community Charities will be appreciated. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-1002.
UI Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert Dec. 13, 8 p.m., University of Idaho Kibbie Dome, 1000 Stadium Drive, Moscow. (208) 885-6231.