Idaho Bach Festival Third annual event. Featuring a rich array of national and regional performers and lecturers on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Friday, noon-2 p.m.: Bach in the Round, University of Idaho Commons Rotunda, free. 7:30 p.m. Friday: Opening Festival Gala Concert, Administration Building Auditorium, $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. 10 a.m. Saturday: lecture by Nathan Olson, followed by performances featuring festival artists, the Idaho Brass Quintet and organist/conductor Timothy Westerhaus, Haddock Performance Hall. 7:30 p.m. Saturday: closing concert, Haddock Performance Hall, University Auditorium; $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (509) 363-3135.
Clay Parkman, bass Student recital. Friday, 3:10 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-8844.
Mike Bryant Concert Local country gospel singer. Friday, 6 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
“The Luminous Soul: Songs of Youth, Love & Passage” Presented by the Gonzaga University Concert Choir. Friday, 7 p.m., St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6733.
Patricia Barber Trio Barber began studying classical piano at age 6. Her most recent album is “Smash,” produced by Concord Records. Today, 8 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $20/general; $15/students with ID and seniors. (800) 325-SEAT.
Spokane Symphony Classics 3: Angels Are Among Us Saturday and Sunday. The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of music director Eckart Preu, will present Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony, Bruckner’s Psalm 150, Tavener’s Song of the Angel and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. Featuring Dawn Wolski, soprano and Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone. 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.
WSU Choral Festival All-day event with final concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-8844.
“Casual Concert in the Chapel” - Presented by the Gonzaga University Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir, including vocal duo Crowell & Hendricks. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Gonzaga University, University Chapel, third Floor College Hall. Free. (509) 313-6733.
Hog Heaven Big Band Tunes from the Great American Songbook by this 16-piece band. Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. $5/single; $8/couple. (509) 229-3414.
Ferris Fall Band Concert Presented by Ferris High School Music Department. Monday, 7 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Free. (509) 354-6034.
Tuesday Night Music Series Instrumentals and vocals by Gefilte Trout. Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
EWMEA Jazz Festival Whitworth Music department hosts this jazz festival for area middle school and high school jazz bands. All day event. Wednesday, Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, Stage 2, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3280.
Pianist Svetlana Nagachevskaya Guest recital. Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.
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. Today, 8 p.m., 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.
“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.
“Family Dinner” Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. Shows Fridays through Nov. 29. 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission; $7/children, seniors, military and students. (509) 747-7045.
“Never the Sinner” Through Nov. 9. Clarence Darrow eloquently defends two young thrill killers in what was considered the “Trial of the Century” in 1924 Chicago. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; with an Early Bird Night on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.; and matinees Saturdays, Sundays and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“Noises Off” Through Nov. 3. This play-within-a-play is persistently interrupted as actors come and go, often at the wrong time and through the wrong doors, while off-stage happenings lead to on-stage chaos. Purchase tickets at www.gonzaga.edu/ theatreanddance or by phone. Performances are Friday at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Nov. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.; and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Nov. 2. Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/general; $10/students and seniors. (509) 313-6553.
(Sold out) “Les Miserables” Through Sunday. “Les Miserables” has been an international sensation for more than 28 years, garnering eight Tony Awards and countless other accolades. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26-$33; a waiting list will be started one hour before curtain. (509) 325-2507.
“It Was A Dark And Stormy Night” Through Sunday. 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 Friday at 7 p.m.; a dinner theater program on Saturday at 6 p.m.; and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/seniors and students; $25/dinner show. (509) 768-2150.
“Little Shop of Horrors” Through Nov. 3. A rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that suddenly becomes a deadly threat. 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” Through Sunday. 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 today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; 3 p.m. matinee Sunday. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/adults; $8/children and seniors. (509) 342-2055.
“Sherlock Holmes” Through Sunday. Directed by Christopher Lamb. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. TAC Theater, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3, Spokane Valley. $10/general; $8/age 12 and younger, seniors and military. (509) 995-6718.
“The Boyfriend” Through Nov. 2. Sandy Wilson’s Jazz Age musical comedy set in the 1920s. Performed by the Coeur d’Alene High School Theater Department. All shows 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene High School, 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $6-$9. (208) 769-2999.
“Lend Me a Tenor” Through Nov. 10. A world famous tenor, a bellhop, a jealous wife, tranquilizers, lingerie and mistaken identities all contribute to the chaos of this fast-paced comedy. 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.
“Second Samuel” Through Nov. 24. This Pulitzer-nominated script deals with themes of love, acceptance and hope. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22. (509) 325-2507.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” Through Nov. 2. A play based on the writings of a young Jewish girl in hiding with her family during World War II. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Discussion with Holocaust expert Bill Proser follows the show Friday. Carla Peperzak, a Nazi resister during World War II, will give a presentation Thursday at 6:30 p.m. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3424.
“Reunion with Murder” Murder mystery dinner theater. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $25. (509) 446-4108.
“Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” A murder-mystery weekend. 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.
Spokane Symphony with a Splash 1: November First Friday Opens with composers as varied as they are eclectic: John Adams, Tan Dun, Aaron Copland and a performance of “Souvenirs d’Amerique (Yankee Doodle)” by the symphony’s own concertmaster, violinist Mateusz Wolski. Eckart Preu, conductor. Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 624-1200.
UI Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs Nov. 1, 7:30-9 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company Performs a fully improvised play and elicits laughs from the audience using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, Pullman. $18/adults; $14/seniors; $9/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
Dinner Dance Presented by The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reservations suggested. Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/dinner and dance or $10/dance only. (509) 327-8000.
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