Northwest Guitar Festival 2014 The 23rd annual event runs through Sunday. Friday shows at Eastern Washington University in the Music Building Auditorium are as follows: Noon, James Reid, founder of the Northwest Guitar Festival and the director of the guitar program at the University of Idaho. 2 p.m., 2014 Competition Semi-Final, showcasing the 19 up-and-coming guitarists representing six states. 7:30 p.m., Michael Partington, director of the guitar program at the University of Washington. Saturday show at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive: 7:30 p.m., Mak Grgic: This Serbian virtuoso recently took first prize at the guitar competition “Luigi Mozzani” in Italy. Sunday shows at Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive: 1 p.m., David Feingold, guitar professor at Western Washington University, a composer and performer of classical and jazz guitar. 4 p.m., Giacomo Fiore, an eclectic combination of old and new on both classical and electric guitar. (509) 326-9516.
“Die Fledermaus” An opera workshop performance. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. $10/adults; $5/seniors and students. (509) 335-4148.
UI Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs Friday, 6:30 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.
Alicia Moyer, flute and Jordan Asker, double bass UI student recital. Saturday, 1 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
“The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore DuBois Presented by the Central Lutheran Chancel Choir and other dedicated singers from the community including Heather Parker, soprano; Tom Williams, tenor; Derrick Parker, baritone; Alice Hostetter, organist; and Paul Brueggemeier, conductor. Saturday, 2 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Free. (509) 710-3275.
Logan Daily, composition UI student recital. Saturday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Dave Wickerham 2011 American Theatre Organ Society’s “Organist of the Year.” Performing on the historic 1914 Wurlitzer organ. Saturday, 7 p.m., Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Admission by donation. (509) 466-2664.
Kathy Kallick Band Bluegrass music. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rick Singer Photography, 415 1/2 W. Main Ave. $25. (509) 838-3333.
Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Spokane Symphony Classics 9: Celebrating Strauss: The Beginning and The End The Spokane Symphony honors Richard Strauss with works from the beginning and end of his stellar career. Eckart Preu, conductor. Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$54. (509) 624-1200.
George Winston World-renowned pianist will perform a benefit concert. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Sunday, 2 p.m., Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $20. (509) 446-4108.
University of Idaho Choirs Men’s Chorus, University Chorus, Vandaleers and Women’s Chorus will perform. Sunday, 3 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.
Handel’s Messiah Easter Devotional Audience members will be invited to sing with the choir during selected numbers. Music will be available to borrow. Sunday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13608 E. 40th Ave. Free. (509) 922-0612.
Air Supply Soft-rock duo has seven top-five singles on albums including “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Now & Forever,” and “The Greatest Hits.” Age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$65. (877) 871-6772.
Alisa Jones, piano UI student recital. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
UI Student Chamber Music Series Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.
George Winston: A Solo Piano Concert (SOLD OUT) Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 667-1865.
Luciano Marazzo, guitar UI Graduate Student recital. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Eric Parchen, percussion and Eric Woodard, trumpet UI student recital. April 18, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Friday Night Swing Dig West Coast Swing: Beyond Basics class is from 7-8 p.m. Beginner lesson from 8-8:30 p.m., followed by open dancing until 11 p.m. Friday, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.
Sandpoint Contra Dance Live music by Turning Tide, and caller Emily Faulkner. No dance experience necessary. Singles, couples and families welcome. Bring clean shoes for dancing. Bring a potluck snack to share. Friday, 7-10 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $5. (208) 263-6751.
“Dancin’ Away Tax Day Blues” Dance Music by Variety Pak. Friday, 7-10 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $8/adults; $6/students. (509) 535-0803.
Saturday Night Salsa Spicy Salsa lessons begin at 8:15 p.m., followed by open dancing until 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.
Contra Dance Beginners lesson at 6:45 p.m. No partner required. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road (on Park Road between Mission & Trent). $10/general; $8/students; free/age 17 and younger. (509) 747-2640.
Koresh Dance Company Renowned for their powerful stage presence and high-energy style, this Philadelphia group of 10 dancers has been hailed a vital force to both national and international stages. Saturday, 6 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults; $15/students. (208) 457-8950.
Monday Night Swing Introductory Class Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a drop-in style class. Learn 6-count moves and a variety of other fun steps to get you started dancing. Wear clothes you feel comfortable in allowing freedom of movement, shoes that offer support; high heels not suggested. Mondays in April from 6:30-7:20 p.m., 122 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 919-9162.
Intro to Belly Dance Classes held Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., through April 29. The Warehouse, 800 N. Hamilton St., upstairs studio. $80/eight classes; or $15/class. (509) 993-4423.
Contra Dance Lessons available at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Wear comfortable shoes with slick soles for this lively dance with plenty of movement. Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5/members and students; $7/nonmembers; free/children. (509) 747-2640.
Intro to Bollywood Bollywood is known for its wonderful musicals which often involve belly dance and folkloric dances. No dance experience is needed. Held Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., through April 24. The Warehouse, 800 N. Hamilton St., upstairs studio. $80/eight classes; or $15/ class. (509) 993-4423.
Salsa Social Practice An all-levels, walk-in practice hour. Warm up together, and an instructor will be available to address questions and assist your practice. Held Thursdays in April from 7-8 p.m. Meet on the Sprague entrance at double glass doors between 6:40 and 6:50 p.m. No late entry. Bank of America, 801 W. Riverside Ave. $3. (509) 869-2750.
Uncle D’s Comedy Underground Stand-up comedy every Thursday. Sign-ups at 7 p.m.; comedy at 8 p.m. Live professional comedy every Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; shows start at 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. No cover/Thursday nights; $12/Fridays and Saturdays. (509) 483-7300.
Poets Up! Poetry made up on the spot featuring local poets as well as the Blue Door Players. Friday nights in April at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $76.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” All shows feature short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturdays at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.
Goodtymes Comedy Sundays at 7 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 928-1070.
“Northwoods Unleashed” Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport. $25/dinner and show; $12/show-only tickets. (208) 448-1294.
“A Fine and Pleasant Misery” A one-man comedy written by humorist Patrick F. McManus. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry. $17/adults; $12/children age 16 and younger. (208) 610-2846.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” Tom Stoppard’s retelling of “Hamlet” from the view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, Washington State University, Pullman. $10/adults; $9/seniors; $8/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Suds” Friday-Sunday. When Cindy receives all sorts of bad news on her birthday, her guardian angels arrive to teach her that there is always hope for new love. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $27/general admission. (509) 325-2507.
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Friday-Sunday. A musical about the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, a stripper on the run, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and double-wides. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.
“Les Miserables” Friday-Sunday. A stage production based on Victor Hugo’s novel set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grande Ave., Pullman. $10-$20. (509) 334-0750.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Friday-Sunday. The Tony Award-winning play examines the breakdown of a bitter middle-age couple’s marriage. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $10-$12. (509) 332-8406.
“Wait Until Dark” Friday-April 19. In this white-knuckle Broadway thriller, a psychopath smooth-talks his way into the home of an unsuspecting blind woman who soon discovers she’s harboring a dangerous and illegal prize – one that he’ll do anything to get. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays; Early Bird night Friday at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/seniors and military; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“The Three Musketeers” Friday-April 19. The timeless tale of loyalty, heroism, honor and deception. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Benefit performance for the Spokane Area Youth Choirs on Wednesday. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $18/students; $23/military and seniors; $25/adults. (509) 325-2507.
“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” – Thursday-April 26. A decade after creating “The Laramie Project,” Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project decided to explore the long-term effects of the Matthew Shepard murder on the town of Laramie, Wyo. There will be talkbacks with the audience on April 18, 19 and 25. This play is intended for mature audiences. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, North Idaho College, 880 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.
“Be a Dancer to Beat Cancer” Oldies Dance The 16th annual event to raise funds for American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest’s Get Acquainted Program. The program operates a family day camp three times a year for newly diagnosed children and siblings to have the camp experience and parents will be pampered and given an opportunity to immediately connect with other families going through the same journey. Donations and items are being accepted for silent auction. April 18, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $30. (509) 443-4162.