Pianist Mark Valenti Master class today at 3:30 p.m. and concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Whitworth University, Music Building Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 777-3280.
Okaidja & Shokoto A musical journey from Africa through the Americas. Their music draws on West African roots to create a fusion of rhythms from Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Peru and the Deep South. Today, 10 a.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash., (509) 229-3414; and 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, corner of Idaho and College, Pullman. (509) 335-8522. Both shows are free.
Terrain 6 210 pieces of artwork, 103 artists, 10 films and 10 bands, showcasing the vibrant, beautiful and culture-rich Inland Northwest. Today, 5 p.m., Terrain, Music City Building, 1011 W. First Ave. Free.
The Alliance An unique concert experience blending progressive rock music and medieval fantasy-themed production. Presented by the Spokane Renaissance Faire at Green Bluff. Today, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12. (800) 325-SEAT.
Nordic Spirit Old-time Scandinavian music with Jane and Jeff Anderson performing in authentic costumes. Scandinavian refreshments available at intermission. Saturday, 2 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $10. (509) 229-3414.
Star Searchin’ 2013 Finals Some of Northwest’s best talent will compete. See actors, models, vocalists, dancers and musicians all sharing the same stage. Saturday, 7 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $15 advance; $18 at the door; free ages 5 and younger. (509) 242-9807.
Caravanseri presents Omar Faruk Tekbilek Turkish world music legend with his son Murat Tekbilek on percussion and renowned kanun player Bahadir Sener. The trio will explore traditional Sufi, Anatolian and Middle Eastern musical soundscapes in Tekbilek’s contemporary global style. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/adults, $15/students. (208) 457-8950.
Ache Brasil Music and dance performance including Brazilian culture, traditions and diversity. Held as part of the Humanitas Festival. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-3525.
Mauchley Duo Recital - Concert by accomplished musicians and educators Jay and Sandy Mauchley. Tickets at the door. Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Blaze & Kelly Concert Presented by Pend Oreille Arts Council. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $16/general; $8/youth. (208) 263-9191.
Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older, with or without a partner. Today, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.
“No Clue” Improvised murder mystery/comedy. Shows Friday nights at 8 p.m. through Oct. 25. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/military, seniors and students. (509) 747-7045.
“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. Friday, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.
Comedy Exhibition Match Spokane versus Seattle improv. Saturday, 7 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $10/general; $8/students and seniors. (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.
Goodtymes Comedy Sunday nights at 9 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-1070.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” Today-Oct. 12. Neil Simon’s coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Jerome as he encounters puberty, the search for identity and the vital importance of family in Depression-era Brooklyn. Shows Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$28. (509) 455-7529.
“Damn Yankees” Today and Saturday. The Washington Senators are a bad team – that is, until Shoeless Joe shows up. Old Joe Boyd makes a deal with Mr. Applegate (aka the devil) and gets to live his dream as a young ballplayer. A musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.
“Les Miserables” Today-Oct. 27. “Les Miserables” has been an international sensation for more than 28 years, garnering eight Tony Awards and countless other accolades. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26-$33. (509) 325-2507.
“Ordinary Time” Today-Oct. 13. One harrowing moment at the office sends a clerical worker on a journey of self-discovery through the medieval world of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.” Written by Spokane playwright Sandra Hosking. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $10/adults; $8/UI faculty and staff, students, and seniors; free/UI students with Vandal card. (208) 885-7212.
“Ax of Murder” Today-Oct. 26. Northwoods Performing Arts murder mystery dinner theater. Fridays and Saturdays with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner seating; walk-ins welcome for show only. Tickets available at Seebers and online at http://circlemoon.webs.com. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. Highway 211 (4 miles off Highway 2, barn on left), Newport, Wash. $25/dinner and show; $12/show only. (208) 448-1294.
“The Counselor” Today-Oct. 12. A play that follows a psychologist coping with the death of her son. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12; $10/online at sandpointonstage.com. (208) 263-9191.
“Enter Fairy Godmother” Today-Oct. 20. Ashenputtel summons her Fairy Godmother. Instead of offering an enchanted pumpkin carriage, the magical matriarch spins three tales about women who make their own happily ever after. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $12. (509) 328-4886.
VeggieTales Live: Happy Birthday Bob & Larry It’s a very Veggie birthday, and you are invited! Join Bob and Larry and the entire VeggieTales crew as they put on the biggest birthday party ever celebrating VeggieTales’ 20 years of stories, songs and fun. The show is filled with silly song favorites and memorable entertainment for the whole family. Today, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-$33. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Bad Girls, I’m Talking about those Bad Girls” A reading of a Christian play written and directed by Stephy Nobles-Beans. Proceeds will benefit Fields of Diamonds House of Blessings. Today, 8 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. $15. (509) 443-5717.
“Costly Desires” An original drama on human trafficking in the sex industry presented by Dry Bones Arts Collective of Seattle and sponsored by Spokane’s Lion’s Share Theatre. The multimedia performance, based on authentic interviews, tells the story of two women caught in the web of human trafficking and those who control them. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general; $12/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Capitol Steps” Musical political satire. The show begins as a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people and places that employ them. The Capitol Steps troupe is a favorite in the Washington, D.C., social circuit, and their reputation for skewering the political right and left with equal glee brings chuckles, rave reviews, guffaws and bipartisan grins all around. Sunday, 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25-$38.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Anything Goes” Thursday-Oct. 13. The show is a winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy, starring acclaimed actress Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. The show includes a host of memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Shows Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 13 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Part of Best of Broadway 2013-14 series. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT.
A Little Night Music: A Silver Celebration Annual tradition benefiting Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen. Celebrating the program’s 25th Anniversary in a silver celebration with fine cuisine, silent and live auction fun with Jeff Owens and live music from the Sammy Eubanks Band. All proceeds from the event are used for program operations, directly impacting the ability to serve nutritious meals to women and children in the Spokane community. Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75/person. (509) 324-1995, ext. 305.
Life in Color: 2013 Rebirth Tour Known worldwide as the “World’s Largest Paint Party,” taking the paint party to new levels of production, technology and talent, Life In Color events are meticulously designed and produced, the refined culmination of years within the electronic music industry. Events now play host to the globe’s most electrifying DJ Talent. Paint cannons blast party-goers (who are always encouraged to wear white) with spectacular colors, while LED screens create a symbiotic visual effect. Performers interact from the stage and inside the crowd to further enhance the interactive experience. No one under 16 will be admitted. Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $37-$75. (800) 325-SEAT.
Fall Round Up and Barn-Raising Fundraiser Country-western concert featuring Wylie and the Wild West. Proceeds benefit the Bonner County Fairgrounds horse barns. Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint. $18/advance; $20/at the door; $5/ages 12 and younger. (208) 263-8414.
“Picture This!” Oct. 11-12. The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents its season opener with some blockbuster selections. Performing “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky/Ravel, Overture to “Candide” by Bernstein, and Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky. The Whitworth Orchestra will be joining for this concert. Shows Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 2 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.
“Murder at the Bing” Presented by Lion’s Share Theatre and Friends of the Bing. See the historic Bing Crosby Theater as you never have before and explore the new renovations while trying to solve a murder. There is nothing like death to make the spectacular new additions and dark old spaces of this historic theater take on a life of their own. Be the first to solve the murder and win a prize. Oct. 11, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $17/advance; $20/door. (800) 325-SEAT.
“The Wakefield Mysteries” Oct. 11-19. This modern adaptation of medieval English mystery plays celebrates the biblical stories of God’s interactions in human history. Drawing on the farcical comedy of the popular theatre of the time, the show blends the humor of human folly with heartfelt religious belief. Shows Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $8/general; $6/students and seniors. (509) 777-3707.