Spokane Symphony: Virtuosity Required The first Classics concert of the 2013-14 season under the baton of Eckart Preu, with guest violinist Ilya Kaler performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Also featuring Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. Pre-concert talks will be held one hour before each performance. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Opening Night Gala featuring a champagne reception, dinner and auction at the Spokane Club will be held Saturday, 5-7 p.m. with black tie optional. Cost for the gala is $150 and includes concert ticket; or $125 if ticket already purchased at (509) 464-7076. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$54.
Live Music at Huckleberry’s Pamela Benton, Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.
UI Jazz Band and Jazz Choirs Saturday, 5 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Music at the Market Rocket Market hosts the final month of the outdoor concert series: Saturday, Lyle Morse. 7:30 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Sunday Concerts on the Cliff Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Food available for purchase. This week: Singlewide. Reservations taken in advance for table seating. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. General: $5/concert, $40/10 concerts; additional $50/table for eight or $60/table for 10. (509) 927-9463.
Tuesday Night Music Series This week: Gypsydawgs. Shows are 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Alexander Dunn Classical guitarist. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Thursday Concerts on the Patio Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This week: Nicole Lewis with decorative boxes by Shanda Woodward. All seating is general admission. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors with food choices available for purchase. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room patio, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. Free; table seats guaranteed for $20/table of four; $40/table of eight. (509) 927-9463.
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.
Dinner Dance Presented by The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reservations suggested. Today, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/dinner and dance; or $10/dance only. (509) 327-8000.
Dancing in the Valley Sponsored by Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance Club sponsors a night of dancing, including: line, mixers, folk, contra, squares and more. Saturday, 8 p.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 979-2607.
“Before It Is In Theaters” Improvised comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747-7045.
Comedian Ron White Blue Collar Comedy Tour veteran and Grammy-nominated comedian also known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking “Tater Salad.” Today, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75-$100. (509) 481-6700.
“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.
“The Odd Couple” Today-Sunday. Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.
“Damn Yankees” Today-Oct. 5. 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. However, soon thoughts of his wife and home torment the talented star. A musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. 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. (208) 667-1323.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” Today-Sept. 29. The Pend Oreille Players will perform Oscar Wilde’s classic. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10.50/adults; $5.50/students. (509) 671-3389.
“Asylum” Today-Sunday. A play about eight people confined in an asylum sharing their stories. Shows nightly at 7 p.m. Not recommended for children ages 12 and younger. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/general; $5/students. (509) 995-6718.
“Les Misérables” Today-Oct. 20. Les Misérables has been an international sensation for more than 28 years, garnering eight Tony Awards and countless other accolades. Civic is thrilled to present this masterpiece as the season opener. Share in the breathtaking spectacle featuring “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear The People Sing?,” “On My Own,” “ I Dreamed A Dream” and “One Day More.” Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays shows at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays matinee at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26-$33. (509) 325-2507.
Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur Since October 2008, the Richter Uzur Duo has appeared regularly on NPR broadcasts of American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” The concert will feature classical cello and guitar. Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/adults; $15/student. (208) 457-8950.
Andre Feriante and the Bohemian Entourage A blend of Spanish, classical, Flamenco, opera and world music with this internationally recognized Italian guitarist and his new group. Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Hit & Run VII” Sept. 27-28. A staged reading of new short comedic plays by authors from across the U.S. and Canada featuring 22 actors, 10 plays, seven directors in two performances. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online at www.spokanestageleft.org. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $5. (509) 953-9928.
“The Counselor” Sept. 27-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.