“Jesuits, Baroque Art, and the New World” A reception and guest lecture by the Rev. Michael Zampelli begins at 6:30 p.m., Magnuson Theater Lobby. The festival concert by Gonzaga University’s Chamber Chorus will welcome a professional ensemble in residence, the Incendo Baroque Ensemble. Students will perform staged dramatic music from Rome and Bolivia, conducted by Timothy Westerhaus. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the University Chapel. Friday, Gonzaga University, University Chapel, College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.
WSU Student Chamber Music Friday, 4:10 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. (509) 335-4148.
Piano Pedagogy Lab School Fall Recital Friday, 6:30 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University, Pullman. (509) 335-4148.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour The band’s multiplatinum “The Lost Christmas Eve” presents holiday-themed songs, both traditional and original, in a rock-opera format. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friday, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $30.50-$60.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
Spokane Symphony Mini Nutcracker Performance Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Nordstrom corridor, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304.
Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Concert An evening of music and dance showcasing the warm Philippine culture and talents of the local Filipino community. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross for Haiyan (Yolanda) Typhoon relief. For tickets or to donate visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ philippines-typhoon-disaster-relief- concert-tickets-9302679565. Saturday, 5-8 p.m., Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $35. (509) 533-5350.
Live Music at Huckleberry’s Convertorz. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.
Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Fall Concert The major work for this concert is the Lord Nelson Mass, one of the greatest works by Franz Joseph Haydn, featuring soloists Dawn Wolski, Aaron St. Clair Nicholson, Debbie Raby and Cody Bray. The chorale is accompanied by The Tedesca String Quartet, Marty Zyskowski, timpani, and trumpeter Larry Jess. Led by Kent Kimball. Tickets available online at nwsmc.org. Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15/adults; $12/seniors and students. (208) 762-9956.
Anna Nalick Anna Nalick is a platinum selling singer and songwriter from California who scored a hit single with “Breathe (2AM).”Saturday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22. (800) 325-SEAT.
Heidi Muller and Bob Webb Webb and Muller are veteran folk performers well known to Northwest audiences who will perform original songs and Appalachian traditional music with vocals, guitars, mountain dulcimers, mandolin and electric cello. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $10/adults, $5/age 12 and younger. (509) 229-3414.
Gonzaga University Wind Symphony Presents works by John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Stephen Bryant, Fisher Tull and Percy Grainger. The Wind Symphony will also collaborate with the GU Percussion Ensemble for this concert. Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $7/general; free/students with ID. (509) 313-6733.
Zac Brown Band Country music with special guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Sunday, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $45-$69.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
SFCC Concert Band with World Drumming Ensemble Monday, 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.
Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older, with or without a partner. Friday nights, 10 p.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.
“Family Dinner” Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. Shows Friday and Nov. 29. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission; $7/children, seniors, military and students. (509) 747-7045.
Michael Glatzmaier Live: Giving Thanks A night of stand-up comedy, improv and live original music. Known for his ability to make up a song based on a single word suggestion. This show is not rated and is not suitable for all ages. Reservations strongly 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.
“A Fine and Pleasant Misery” A one-man comedy written by Patrick F. McManus and starring Tim Behrens. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Woodland Theatre, 120 W. Third Ave., Kettle Falls, Wash. $17. (509) 534-3632.
Bada Bing! Comedy Series Headliners are Dan Cummins and Marc Yaffee. Local rising star Harry J. Riley will open, and Ken Martin emcees. Not recommended for children. There will be a meet and greet in the upstairs lounge before the show. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.
“American Idiot” Friday and Saturday. Direct from Broadway, the musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, the show takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The show contains adult content and strong language. Shows at 8 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT.
“The Fantasticks” A funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, EWU Theatre, Cheney. $10. (509) 359-2459.
“Almost, Maine” Through Sunday. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7387.
“Second Samuel” Through Sunday. This play deals with themes of love, acceptance and hope. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22. (509) 325-2507.
“Nora” Through Sunday. Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play, “A Doll’s House.” The play focuses on the issue of women’s emancipation. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10. (509) 276-2775.
“Inspecting Carol” Through Sunday. SFCC Revelers present the story of a struggling theater company’s attempt to pull off “A Christmas Carol.” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Humanities Building 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3592.
“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. No performance Thursday. Early Bird Performance at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“The Christmas Toy Shop” Through Dec. 15. Presented by Spokane Children’s Theatre. In a quiet town, a mysterious man and his assistant arrive and open a toy shop, immediately capturing the attention of the town folk. Soon, though, it becomes obvious that this is no ordinary toy shop. Performances are Friday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 1 p.m.; Nov. 29, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. The Dec. 14 show will be signed for the deaf. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. $6-$12. (509) 328-4886.
“The Christmas Schooner” Through Dec. 22. This new 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. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30/adults; $28/military and seniors; $22/students. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Second Harvest Friday or Saturday and get your ticket for $11. (509) 325-2507.
Celtic Thunder Nov. 29-30. Featuring all six Celtic Thunder principals: Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan. In addition, the tour features strings, guitar, percussion, whistles, pipes and the eight-piece Celtic Thunder Band. Shows 7 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$65. (877) 871-6772.
“A Christmas Cabaret” Nov. 29-Dec. 21. Festive Christmas program produced by Ellen Travolta, longtime Coeur d’Alene resident and veteran of stage, film and television. The show stars Mark Cotter with special guest Jack Bannon, together for an evening of music and stories. Appropriate for all ages. Shows Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.