Celtic Thunder Friday and Saturday. Featuring all six Celtic Thunder principals: Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan. Shows at 7 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$65. (877) 871-6772.
“A Christmas Cabaret” Friday-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 for an evening of music and stories. 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.
Shook Twins Sandpoint natives and twin sisters Katelyn and Laurie Shook perform “Home for the Holidays.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12/advance; $15/door. (208) 263-9191.
Lindsey Stormo and Sean Frenette This Portland duo’s musical background stems from classical influences, as well as jazz and folk. The evening of music will be dedicated to the memory of Stormo’s aunt, Dr. Maj StormoGipson. The concert will be a fundraiser for The International Eye Institute, created by Maj and Justin StormoGipson, which provides eye care for impoverished people of South and Central America. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15/general; $10/students. (503) 256-1723.
“Ave!” Celebrate and Rejoice Fourth annual concert presented by Holy Names Music Center, Spokane’s community music school. World premiere performance of William H. Mays’ composition of Psalm 23, “The Lord is My Shepherd,” sung by Andrea Olsen. It will be a concert of works that span the centuries. Reception will follow. All proceeds benefit the HNMC programs and music education outreach in our community. Sunday, 3 p.m., Convent of the Holy Names, 2911 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free; donations accepted. (509) 326-9516.
SFCC Symphony Orchestra Hungarian Dances No. 8 and 9 (Johannes Brahms), Suite No. 2 in B minor, BMV 1067 (J.S. Bach), and Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 (Ludwig van Beethoven). Monday, 7 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $5/general; $2/students and seniors. (509) 533-3720.
Guitar Ensemble Student recital. Monday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
SFCC Choral Concert The Chamber Choir, Chorale, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, women’s barbershop and Vocal Jazz groups will perform a program of varied works by artists including George Frideric Handel and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tuesday, 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.
Pianist Matt Scholz Graduate piano recital. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Christmas at the Kroc Wednesday and Dec. 6. The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto featuring soloist Karen Hoatson, along with favorite Christmas music, including Mannheim Steamroller arrangements. Both shows at 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.
SFCC Jazz Night The Jazz Ensemble takes on such classics as Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia,” John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” and Richard Rodgers’ “My Funny Valentine.” Wednesday, 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.
Angela Hopkin, Percussionist Student recital. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Northwest Bach Pre-Festival Winter Classics Tour Presented by Connoisseur Concerts. Winter classics concert at 7 p.m. with Zuill Bailey, cello; and Natasha Paremski, piano. Varied program including J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and sonatas of Claude Debussy and César Franck. A pre-concert reception and interactive discussion with Bailey and Paremski will be open to ticket holders. Thursday, Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $12. (509) 446-4108.
Dan Navarro Dan Navarro, of the duo Lowen & Navarro, co-writer of the Pat Benatar hit “We Belong,” will be playing a special solo concert at Crossroads Concert Series. Limited seating. Thursday, 6:45 p.m., Bob Rice Photography, 1514 S. Cedar St. $20. (509) 879-1871.
Jubilee Christmas Tour Featuring The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Three of gospel music’s most popular artists unite for an unforgettable evening of music and fun, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. Thursday, 7 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $22-$30. (800) 965-9324.
EWU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Hall Auditorium, 526 Fifth St., Cheney. Free to EWU students; $5/general; $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.
Pianist Shoko Nelson Graduate piano recital, accompanied by UI students Kyle Chandler and Wesley Saunders and UI faculty members Daniel Johnson and Leonard Garrison. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
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.
Spokane Symphony Mini Nutcracker Performance Saturday and Sunday. Nordstrom corridor, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 363-0304.
“The Nutcracker” Thursday-Dec. 8. Presented by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Calif., with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Live music by The Spokane Symphony. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$75/adults; $12.50-$30/children. (509) 624-1200.
“Family Dinner” Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission; $7/children, seniors, military and students. (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.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Thursday-Dec. 7. 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 Thursday and Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 7 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.
“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. Early bird performance Friday at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“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. (509) 325-2507.
“A Christmas Carol” Wednesday-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 Dec. 8, 14 and 15. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $8/general; $6/youth. (208) 885-7212.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Thursday-Dec. 7 and Dec. 12-14. 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. The show is full of tap dancing, high energy musical numbers and all the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. Shows Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10/door. (509) 354-7000.
“A Celtic Christmas” Dinner Theatre Dec. 6-14. Featuring the Northwoods Performing Arts Chorale. Directed by Mark D. Caldwell. Shows Dec. 6-7, 10 and 12, 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. Dec. 6 performance is gala night; tickets $35. (208) 448-1294.
“The SantaLand Diaries” Dec. 6-22. A comedy about a slacker who gets a job as an elf at Macy’s during the holiday crunch. 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.
“Dickens of a Dinner” Dec. 6-14. A four-course dinner with a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. $45; Dec. 6 show is sold out. (509) 327-1113. Showtimes are at 6 p.m., Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. (509) 327-1113.
“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” Dec. 6-15. 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 similar situation as Ebeneezer, but this time Scrooge is the ghost who leads Timothy through his past, present and future. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 7, 8, and 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.
“Short Stacks” Get a sneak peek of new Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Dec. 6, 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.
“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. Dec. 6, 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 Dec. 6-7. Award-winning barbershop quartet presents its sixth annual Christmas show with guest quartets Amore, Q-Topia and IN Harmony. Shows 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. Dec. 6, 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.