May 10, 2013 in Features, Seven

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Musicfest Northwest ballet division adjudicator, Peter Christie, from Ballet West in Salt Lake City, coaxes a smile from Megan Styborski, of Spokane, May 16, 2012, at the Gonzaga University Theatre Dance Studio.
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1 Musicfest Northwest 2013 Young Artist Concert: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Young musicians and dancers perform movements of popular concertos, operatic arias or a ballet variation. The concert features ballet, brass, flute, guitar, piano, reed, string and voice division winners of the Young Artist Section of Musicfest Northwest held at Gonzaga University earlier in the week. (509) 227-7638. Admission: FREE

2 West Valley Outdoor Learning Center Open House: Saturday, 10 a.m., 1004 N. Freya St. Explore the brand new Spokane County Water Resource Center, a fun, family-friendly place to learn all about water. Learn about the Spokane Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, take a close look at aquatic bugs, become a water droplet on an incredible journey, make a water creature, and meet some of the animals that make their home in our watershed. (509) 340-1028. Admission: FREE

3 “Beauty and the Beast”: Opens today, through June 2, at Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., and Saturday and June 1 at 4 p.m. June 1 show at 1 p.m. will be signed for the deaf. Belle is dissatisfied with life in a provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced affections of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle’s father, causes the two to meet. (509) 328-4886. Admission: $10

4 Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert: 3 p.m. Saturday, Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. The winners of the Concerto Competition will perform with the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra. (509) 777-3280. Admission: FREE

5 “Product Placement”: Fridays at 8 p.m. through May, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. This live improvised comedy show allows audience members to suggest a product. Then the actors will show you the commercial and how the products will invade your day. Rated TV-PG. Reservations recommended. (509) 747-7045. Admission: $9/general, $7/students/military/seniors

6 “Word To Your Mother”: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. Celebration aimed at raising awareness of issues facing Mother Earth will feature short speeches by local advocates and elected officials, tribal drumming and a round dance performed by the Idle No More Drummers, and a concert at 2:30 p.m. by the Real Life Rockaz and other local bands. Sponsored and organized by the Backbone Campaign, Center For Justice, Coal Free Spokane, Idle No More, The Lands Council, Occupy Spokane, Progressive Democrats of Washington, Save Our Wild Salmon, Sierra Club, Spokane Coalition Builders, Spokane Riverkeeper, Spokane Tribe and Wild Idaho Rising Tide. (509) 844-7841. Admission: FREE

7 Gonzaga Chamber Singers: Saturday, 4 p.m., University Chapel on the third floor of College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. A musical “auf wiedersehen” send-off concert with conductor Timothy Westerhaus before leaving for a tour of Germany and Austria. (509) 313-6733. Admission: FREE

8 SFCC International Film Festival: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. In the Israeli film “Yossi,” a closeted doctor crosses paths with a group of soldiers, one of whom helps the doctor be comfortable with who he is. Presented by Barbara Williamson, SFCC Alliance Club adviser. (509) 533-3222. Admission: $4.50

9 Fire District 8 Fire Service Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Fire Station 81, 6117 S. Palouse Highway. Watch firefighters demonstrate the Jaws of Life extraction tool, check out the firetrucks and station, and see the MedStar helicopter take off and land. A fire engine with nozzle display will be set up for kids. Vendors will be on hand. Admission: FREE

10D.R.U.M. Corps and International Folk Dance Club: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Students from Hayden Meadows Elementary School’s D.R.U.M (Discipline, Respect and Unity through Music) perform their high-energy drumming and dancing, led by teacher Marilyn Griffitts. (208) 457-8950. Admission: $5


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