October 11, 2013 in Features

Stage listings

 

Music

“Picture This!” The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents its season opener. 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. Today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 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.

Live Music at Huckleberry’s Today, Talmadge; Saturday, Lady Melvin. Both shows 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.

Life in Color: 2013 Rebirth Tour “World’s Largest Paint Party,” taking the paint party to new levels of production. Performers interact from the stage and inside the crowd to further enhance the interactive experience. No one younger than 16 will be admitted. Today, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $37-$75. (800) 325-SEAT.

Spokane Symphony Classics 2: Welcome to Zuill In the spirit of musical community, the symphony invites Zuill Bailey, the new artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, to play Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Eckart Preu conducts. A preconcert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$54. (509) 624-1200.

“Woven Into Harmony” Hymn-writing workshop and festival led by Adam M.L. Tice, hymn writer, pastor and musician. This workshop is designed for new and seasoned hymn writers. The workshop will run from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a one-hour break for lunch. The hymn festival will go from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Whitworth University, Seeley Mudd Chapel. Free. (509) 777-3214.

“Dedicated To …” Northwest Opera’s Fall program featuring local talent singing selections from opera to Broadway and from operetta to the silver screen. The performance is followed by an original pastiche, “Die Fleder-Nun,” a musical parody of the 1960s TV series “The Flying Nun.” Saturday and Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $10. (509) 327-3598.

Ken Davis Will perform with Gary Shastany on the last day of the Liberty Lake Farmers Market. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.

“Abbey and Friends” A musical revue featuring Andrew Ware Lewis, Emily Cleveland, Phoebe Oosterhuis, Lance Babbitt, Steve Porter, Parker Albin and Kashana Cox. Directed by Abbey Crawford. Musical director Carolyn Jess. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 667-1323.

Pianist Jason Coleman Grandson of the legendary Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer performs. He debuted on the Grand Ole Opry at age 17. Presented by the Shoshone County Community Concert Association. Sunday, 3 p.m., Kellogg Senior High School, 2 Jacob’s Gulch Road, Kellogg, Idaho. $40/adult season ticket includes four concerts; free/children through high school age. (208) 689-3709.

UI Choirs Men’s Chorus, University Chorus, Vandaleers and Women’s Chorus performing. Sunday, 3 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.

The Digital Age The band and tour are a testament to multi-dimensional faith: faith in the music, faith expressed through the music, and faith the musicians had in each other. Purchase tickets at thedigitalagemusic.com. Sunday, 6 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $13.50/online; $15/door. (208) 667-1865.

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra Under the direction of Kevin Hekmatpanah, they will perform a program that includes Strauss’ Four Last Songs and selections from Verdi’s La Traviata. Soprano Arianna Zukerman will be the guest soloist. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $13/general; $10/students and seniors. (509) 624-1200.

UI Concert Band Wind Ensemble. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (509) 363-3135.

Leonard Garrison, flute, and Rajung Yang, piano UI faculty recital. Thursday, 7:30 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.

Dance

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.

EWU Oktoberfest EWU Libraries’ annual fundraiser for the Collection Endowment Fund. This year’s theme is the Roaring ’20s. Saturday, 5 p.m., Eastern Washington University, JFK Library, Cheney. $35/general; $15/students. (509) 359-6915.

Benefit Auction Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project to purchase memorial markers for fallen firefighters. Music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, no-host bar. Dress is business casual. Saturday, 7-11 p.m., Mukogawa Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $15. (509) 998-3617.

Comedy

“No Clue” Improvised murder mystery/comedy. 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.

“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.

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show The Emmy award-winning performer gained esteem for her role as Thelma Harper, also known as Mama, from the “Carol Burnett Show” and the celebrated show “Mama’s Family.” She is bringing back the character that made her famous with brand-new pieces that mix comedy, music and Vicki’s views on the real world. Age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35-$45. (877) 871-6772.

Theater

“Anything Goes” Today-Sunday. This show is a winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy, starring Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. When their ship 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 “Anything Goes.” Today and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Sunday 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.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” Today and Saturday. 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 today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$28. (509) 455-7529.

“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. Today, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $17/advance; $20/door. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Les Miserables” Through 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-Sunday. 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. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee 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.

“An Evening of Murder, Mystery and Comedy” Today-Oct. 19. 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” A play that follows a psychologist coping with the death of her son. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12; $10/online at sandpointonstage.com. (208) 263-9191.

“The Wakefield Mysteries” Today-Oct. 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 and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $8/general; $6/students and seniors. (509) 777-3707.

“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.

“It Was A Dark and Stormy Night” Today-Oct. 27. Foul weather forces several strangers to take shelter at Ye Olde Wayside Inn, but not everyone is what he or she appears to be. Who will survive this dark and stormy night? Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; a dinner theatre program on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 27. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/seniors and students; $25/dinner show. (509) 768-2150.

“Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” A murder-mystery weekend. Meet-and-greet 10 a.m. Saturday with muffins, coffee and tea. You will be given your “Cash Hunt” brochure to help you earn funny-money while exploring Dayton’s public art displays, shops and museums. Wine and cheese social at 5:30 p.m., then arrive in character to the four-course dinner catered and served by The Weinhard Cafe. Mingle, blackmail, bribe and eventually solve a crime. The next morning, share in a continental breakfast and awards presentation for crime solvers, best dressed, best acting and wealthiest player. Check out by 11 a.m. on Sunday. Reservations required. Visit www.weinhard.com. Saturday and Sunday, 235 E. Main St., Dayton, Wash. (509) 382-4032.

Looking ahead

“Sherlock Holmes” Oct. 18-27. Directed by Christopher Lamb. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite #3. $10/adults; $8/children, seniors, students and military. (509) 995-6718.

“Little Shop of Horrors” Oct. 18-Nov. 3. A rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that suddenly becomes a deadly threat to the world’s very existence. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Advance: $18/adults; $16/students, seniors, and military. Door: $20. (509) 795-0004.

“Death by Chocolate” Oct. 18-27. This comedic mystery is the story of a small-time private eye investigating a death in a coffee shop known for its signature drink, Death by Chocolate. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays and Oct. 19. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adults; $8/children and seniors. (509) 342-2055.

Super Souper Fundraiser Concert Soup dinner and live music from Wide River. Oct. 18, 6-9:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $10/person; $25/family. (509) 434-9680.

Phillip Baldwin, violin Faculty recital. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Music Building Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3280.

The Martha Redbone Roots Project An award-winning blend of Native American elements with soul and funk informed by deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, Jones Theatre, Pullman. $20/adults; $16/seniors; $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT.

Moody Blues British classic rockers celebrate the 45th anniversary of their legendary album “Days of Future Past” (1967). The group, including Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and earned 14 platinum and gold albums. The Moody Blues has generated an extraordinary list of hit songs spanning more than four decades, including “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “Question,” “I’m Just a Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)” and “Your Wildest Dreams.” Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $80-$100. (877) 871-6772.

Mark Taylor, saxophone College guest recital. Oct. 18, 7:30 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.

SWINGtoberfest Vintage Swing music with the Solomon Douglas band. Oct. 18, 8-9 p.m., free dance lesson; 9 p.m.-midnight, show. German American Hall, 25 W. Third Ave. $20. (509) 270-8206.


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