An Intimate Conversation with Rick Steves - He will discuss how to learn about the world through travel. Purchase tickets online at www.gonzaga.edu.com. Saturday, 2 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room. $25. (509) 313-3567.
Spokane Boat Show – Today through Feb. 9. Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/adults, $5/ages 5-17, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-1002.
New Shanghai Circus - Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Add-on to the Best of Broadway series. Today, 7:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25/adults, $12.50/children. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Next to Normal” – Today-March 3. Contemporary rock musical addresses one suburban family as they deal with crisis and explore what it means to cope and love. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26/general. (509) 325-2507.
“Peter Pan and Wendy” – Today-Feb. 17. Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie’s novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and stage adaptation. When the carefree and careless Peter Pan flies into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy follows her instincts for maternity and adventure, bringing her little brothers along to the magical Neverland to take care of the motherless Lost Boys. Soon the Darling children are swept into Peter’s deadly battle with Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Performances on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and Sundays on Feb. 10 and 17 at 1 p.m., Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St., Suite 1. $10. (509) 328-4886.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” – Today-Sunday. A hilarious romp through all of The Bard’s plays. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Fundraiser for SFCC’s drama scholarship fund. Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3592.
“Rock of Ages” - Part of Best of Broadway series. Musical features a mix of ’80s rock tunes, including the hits “We Built this City,” “The Final Countdown,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Shows Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Feb. 9 at 2 and 8 p.m., Feb. 10 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT.
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