(Sold out) “A Christmas Cabaret” Festive Christmas program produced by Ellen Travolta, longtime Coeur d’Alene resident and veteran actress, and starring Mark Cotter with special guest Jack Bannon. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.
“Traditions of Christmas” An 80-person cast performs a visual and musical spectacular of all the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world. The show features 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 more. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.; and Monday 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.
Harmony for the Holidays An evening of holiday music and light opera featuring acclaimed vocalists Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy. Benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank. Friday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.
Christmas at the Bing The concert will be hosted by Douglas Webster, who will be joined by Krista Curry, Jenny Shotwell, Chelsea LeValley, Krista Kubicek and Max Mendez. The program will mix traditional favorites with more contemporary fare. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/adults; $12/children age 14 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.
Spokane Symphony SuperPops 3: Holiday Pops Celebration Conductor Morihiko Nakahara and the Spokane Symphony will be joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. This program includes a selection of traditional holiday favorites and a few surprises. Shows are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-1200.
Free Concert for Young Musicians Spokane School of Performing Arts is hosting a free Meet-the-Band concert for children ages 6-16 who are interested in becoming musicians. Strictly Business, a local band, will mix performance time with personal interaction time with the children. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Spokane School of Performing Arts, 501 E. Sprague Ave., Suite B. Free. (509) 721-0396.
Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association Music Showcase Live bluegrass and related acoustic music performed by local and regional bands. Saturday, 7 p.m., Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. $10/general; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.
A Musical Dreamtime Journey Presented by Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan of Drum Brothers celebrating the season of lights and winter solstice. Dreamtime Journey concerts are held without applause, in the round, and by candlelight. Participants are encouraged to bring pillows, pads and/or blankets. Saturday, 7 p.m., South Perry Yoga at the Buddhio, 915 S. Perry St. $12/advance; $15/door. (509) 443-6241.
Belly Dancing Every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Red Lantern Room, 1406 W. Third Ave. Free. (509) 838-6688.
Danceworks’ Christmas Show Friday, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $9. (208) 263-9191.
“Season’s Greetings” The Blue Door Theatre Players will perform a show spinning holiday tales. All ages welcome. 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.
Meghan Flarity Stand-up comedy. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300.
“Return of the Natives” Once a year they return to grace the stage with their comedic genius. Join our featured guests for a night of stand-up, improv and all around good fun. Featuring F. Tyler Burnet, Rick Steadman, Tom Olson and Bob Bledsoe. This show may not be suitable for all ages. Reservations are recommended. Friday, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (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.
Comedian Lux Deveraux Opening will be Freddy Walker with guest comedian Black Mo Fo. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Red Lantern Room, 1406 W. Third Ave. $5. (509) 838-6688.
Uncle D’s Comedy Underground Stand-up comedy every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. No cover. (509) 483-7300.
Gabe Rutledge Stand-up comedy Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300.
Michael Glatzamier Live: Unwanted Presents A night of stand-up comedy, improv and live original music. Known for his amazing ability to make up a song based on a single word suggestion. This show is not suitable for all ages. Reservations strongly recommended. Dec. 27, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $10/door; $7/advance. (509) 747-7045.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Through Sunday. Presented by the Pend Oreille Players. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/advance; $12/door; $5/children. (509) 447-9900.
“The Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever” Through Sunday. 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 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee 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” Through Sunday. Venture through the wardrobe as C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic comes to life. Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3. $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military, and children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.
“Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” Through Jan. 5. The ladies come together to prepare for the annual Christmas pageant in this musical comedy. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; early bird performance on Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$28. (509) 455-7529.
Lilac City Performing Arts Christmas Cabaret Fundraiser A variety show featuring songs, scenes and monologues. Meet the performers, learn about this new theater group and enjoy refreshments. All proceeds fund the next show, “Tape” by Stephen Belber. Today, 7:30 p.m., Luxe Coffee House, 1017 W. First Ave. $15/VIP; $10. (509) 624-5514.
“Sound of Music” Singalong Sing along with Maria and the entire von Trapp family. This screening of the classic Julie Andrews film comes complete with subtitles so that the entire audience can yodel along. Every guest receives a complimentary Bag of Musical Moments, which contains various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. The evening also features a “Sound of Music” costume contest. Sunday, 5 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25. (509) 279-7000.