February 28, 2014 in Features

Stage listings

 

Comedy

Uncle D’s Comedy Underground - Stand-up comedy every Thursday. Sign-ups at 7 p.m.; comedy at 8 p.m. Live professional comedy Friday and Saturday nights. 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.

“Improv Comedy at the Lake” - Family-friendly improv comedy made up on the spot based upon audience suggestion. Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Friday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 990-2834.

“I Saw You” - Improvised comedy show where the back pages of your favorite newspapers are the inspiration for comedy. Bring your favorite “I Saw You,” “Cheers and Jeers,” or other classified for use in the show. Friday nights at 8 p.m. in February. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission; $7/children, seniors, students and military. (509) 747-7045.

“I Saw You: After Dark” - The last Friday of the month, Blue Door Players present the adult version of their improv shows. 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Whose Line Is It Anime?” – Anime-inspired comedy and improv presented by KuroNeko Con and Fluffy Bunny Improv. Cosplay is encouraged. The event will also serve as a canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Saturday, 5:30-8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7; $5 with canned food donation. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” - All Safari shows feature short-form improv games based off of your suggestions! Saturday nights at 9 p.m. For information or reservations call (509) 747-7045 or visit http://www.bluedoortheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased night of show. 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.

Goodtymes Comedy - Free comedy every Sunday, 7 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No cover. (509) 928-1070.

Almost Asian Tour - Standup and sketch comedy featuring Christine Medrano, Zac James, Erik Escobar, Alex Davenport, Matt Dargen and a special appearance by the Boone Street Hooligans. Reservations are recommended. Sunday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/advanced; $9/door. (509) 747-7045.

“Ink Blot” - The Blue Door Players will improvise based on audience members’ interpretations of ink blots. Friday nights in March at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, seniors and military. (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. Held the first Friday of every month at 10 p.m. March 7, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5 all seats. (509) 747-7045.

Dance

Contra Dance - Contra Dance at Spokane Woman’s Club every Wednesday evening. Free lessons available at 7 p.m. It’s best to wear comfortable shoes with slick soles for this lively dance form. 7 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5/members and students, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 747-2640.

Folk Dancing - International folk dancing with Karen Wilson-Bell. Meet people with an international outlook, get healthy exercise for the mind and body, learn dances from around the world. No partner necessary. Bring comfortable dance shoes. Every second and fourth Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $3. (509) 327-7962.

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.

Saturday Night Salsa - Spicy Salsa lessons begin at 8:15 p.m., followed by open dancing until 12:30 a.m., Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.

Spokane Shock Jr. Dance Clinic - Open to ages 12 and younger. Participants will learn a dance routine choreographed by Shock Dance Team Director Maggie Kazemba, and will meet, interact with, and be instructed by the Spokane Shock dancers. Each participant will receive a Jr. Shock Dancer T-shirt and be a part of a private autograph session with the Shock Dance Team. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 9-11 a.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. $20. (509) 927-0602.

KPBX Kids Concert - Annual dance party. Dance a jig or step dance to a Celtic jam coordinated by Nacho Celtic Hour host and musician Carlos Alden with the Kelly Irish Dancers and Broken Whistle. This is the 20th birthday year of the KPBX Kids Concerts. Socks or soft slippers are required to dance on the SFCC gym floor. Visit www.kpbx.org. Saturday, 1 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free.

Red Hot Mamas 2014 Macy’s Parade Auditions - Saturday-Sunday at 1 p.m. Wear athletic attire. Casting dancers, twirlers, wheelchair riders and pushers, marchers, Razor scooter tricksters, and more able to briskly march 2.5 miles. All shapes and sizes. www.rhmamas.com or email at rhmamas@aol.com. Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 930-4444.

Masterclass Big Band Swing Dance - Jazz from Glenn Miller to Michael Buble will be played. Saturday, 7 p.m., South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $10/general, children admitted free. (509) 535-0803.

Intro to Bollywood - Bollywood is known for its wonderful musicals, often involving belly dancing or folkloric dancing. Nadiyah will teach belly dance with the flavors of India. No dance experience is needed. 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 I – Introduction to salsa dance class, Thursdays, through March 27, 7-8 p.m., for all ages. 601 W. Riverside Ave. $10/class. (509) 869-2750.

Music

Music Walk - Free event with live performances from local musicians at restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries. Friday, downtown Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.

The Complete Paganini Caprices for Solo Violin - Violinist Rachel Barton Pine presents Niccolo Paganini’s Complete Caprices for Solo Violin. Artistic Director Zuill Bailey will conduct Concert Conversations at 7:30 p.m., followed by performance at 8 p.m. Part of the Bach Festival Classics Concerts Series. Friday, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50/general, $25/students. (800) 325-SEAT.

George Fricks, Piano - Student recital. Friday, 4:10 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Master Class with Rachel Barton Pine - A child prodigy who began violin studies at age 3, Barton Pine is a virtuosic performer with wide-ranging musical interests from baroque to heavy metal. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 327-8000.

Jason Liljenberg, Trombone - Saturday, 1 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Steinway Piano Gallery Concert - John Pickett is an award-winning composer and active chamber musician who appears frequently with Seattle Symphony members in chamber concerts. He is also a teacher at Central Washington University and director of the CWU Sonatina Festival. The program will consist of works by Debussy, Beethoven, a Pickett original and more. Saturday, 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 327-4266.

Brittany Isaacson, Voice - Accompanied by Erik Jansen, piano. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

An Evening of Elegance - With Navah Perlman, piano, and Zuill Bailey, cello. Catering by Luna with wine and light fare. Directions to the home will be sent with the Letter of Admission for those with reservations made in advance by phone. Part of the Northwest Bach Festival. Saturday, 8 p.m., Kirtland Cutter home of Kevin Hekmatpanah. $100/person. (509) 924-1132.

Down North - Concert celebrating Mardi Gras. Saturday, 8 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Pianist Piers Lane - Presenting the Complete Chopin Nocturnes performed by candlelight. Artistic Director Zuill Bailey will conduct Concert Conversations at 4:30 p.m., followed by performance by Lane at 5 p.m. Part of the Bach Festival Classics Concerts Series. Sunday, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $50/general, $25/students. (800) 325-SEAT.

University of Idaho Choirs - Featuring the Men’s Chorus, University Chorus, Vandaleers and the Women’s Chorus. Sunday, 3 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Jam for Bread - A benefit concert for Crosswalk, the Volunteers of America youth shelter. Serving Crosswalk’s Brewing Hope Coffee in our new “coffeehouse” setting with performances by Heather Villa with Brian Flick, Free Whiskey and Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Vern Windham will emcee. Crosswalk will earmark the funds raised to pay for GED testing. There will also be a raffle of themed gift baskets. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Sunday, 3-5 p.m., Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. $10/adults, $8/students, $12/family. (509) 624-1366.

Grand Standard Time - Veteran performing duo of Amy Johnson and Adam Smith with pianist Hans Nelson perform great songs in American musical history. Part of the Shoshone County Community Concert Association 2014-15 series. Sunday, 3 p.m., Kellogg Senior High School, 2 Jacob’s Gulch Road, Kellogg. $40/season tickets for three-concert lineup. (208) 689-3709.

FourGiven - Spokane-based men’s Southern gospel quartet. Sunday, 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free. (509) 467-8986.

Spokane Youth Symphony Concerto Competition 2014 - Members will perform concerto solos before a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra as featured soloists for the May 18 concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Sunday, 6 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. Free admission, donations accepted. (509) 448-4446.

The Golden Age of Hollywood Meets the Glamour of Broadway - Fundraising event presented by Interplayers Theatre celebrating the music of the 1930s and ’40s, feautring singer Abbey Crawford and Michael Weaver recounting stories of the stars. The evening includes appetizers, desserts, as well as a no-host bar. Guests are encouraged to dress in the fashion of the ’40s. Monday, 7 p.m., Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $50. (509) 455-7529.

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra will present its spring program, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah. The event will open with Beethoven’s majestic and powerful Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. It will be followed by Tchaikovsky’s passionate and dramatic Fifth Symphony. The piano concerto will feature internationally acclaimed soloist Navah Perlman. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $13/adults, $10/seniors and students. (509) 624-1200.

Twilight Tour of Bach Suites at Historic Landmarks - J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello presented by cellist Zuill Bailey. Suites will be performed individually from six different historic landmark venues in Spokane. The selected suite will be announced at each event and not in advance. No-host wine bars at each venue. The scheduled Spokane venues with performances from 6-7 p.m. are: Tuesday, Patsy Clark’s Mansion, 2208 W. Second Ave. Thursday, Davenport Hotel, Elizabethan Room, 10 S. Post St.; March 7, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general.

Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass - Mass composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth professor of music, who will also play the trumpet. Featuring the church’s 50-voice choir and other jazz musicians. Guest preacher is the Rev. Janeen Steer, campus minister at Gonzaga University. Dessert will follow worship. March 4, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

Ian Steiner, Percussion - Student recital. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Room 101, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Melissa Rice-Perez, Clarinet - Graduate student recital. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Fundraiser for Serina Robles - 6-year-old leukemia patient needs a bone marrow transplant in Seattle. Music by Sammy Eubanks, Kathy Colton, Riverboat Dave and the Fur Traders, Shelley Phillips and others. Raffles with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 407 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 704-9007.

WSU Choral Concert - Thursday, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Amanda Vander Woude, Soprano - Graduate recital. March 7, 3:10 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Sara Kochanski, Soprano - Student recital. March 7, 4:10 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Theater

“Barrymore” - John Barrymore, legendary actor and Hollywood star of such classics as “Grand Hotel,” “Dinner at Eight,” “Twentieth Century” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” reminisces about his life, his loves and his battle with the bottle all the while attempting to rehearse a revival of “Richard III.” Performances continue through March 15 on Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Early Bird Night on March 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.

“Willy Wonka” - Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” presented by Christian Youth Theater. Shows continue Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14.50-$15.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Alice” - Through Sunday. Gonzaga University Theatre and Dance presents an original interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To reserve tickets, call the Gonzaga Theatre Box Office at (509) 313-6553 or purchase online at www.gonzaga.edu/ theatreanddance. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. (509) 313-6553.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho production of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most beloved shows. The Old Testament story of Joseph and his eleven brothers is a simple but powerful tale of betrayal and forgiveness. Shows through March 9, Fridays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. ; and matinees on Saturdays-Sundays at 3 p.m. Student Rush tickets for all students with student ID is available by putting their name on a list at the Ticket Office 15 minutes prior to any performance. Family Discount Matinee is 3 p.m. Saturday, all tickets $8. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $8-$14. (208) 277-5727.

“Wit” - A renowned professor of English has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness, she comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Performances continue through March 9 on 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.

“The Mousetrap” - This Agatha Christie murder mystery is well-known for its twist ending and continuous 61-year run on London’s West End. Performances begin Friday and continue through March 16. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; March 5 benefit performance at 6:30 for Lilac Services for the Blind and Spokane Central Lions Club. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $18-$25. (509) 325-2507.

“Les Miserables” - The Spokane Symphony, Spokane Civic Theatre, and Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox present this fundraiser for all three organizations featuring Civic’s original cast accompanied by the Spokane Symphony orchestra. Two performances, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $40-$125. (509) 624-1200.

“Bring It On: The Musical” - Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, the show inspired by the film of the same name, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25-$55. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Tape” - Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon’s new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Mich., and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince gets Jon to admit that 10 years ago he date-raped Amy Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school – only then to reveal that he’s taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he’s invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Presented by Lilac City Performing Arts. Thursday through March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10/pre-sale; $15/door.

“The Compleat Female Stage Beauty” - Presented by the SFCC Revelers Drama Club. Written by Jeffrey Thatcher, the play takes place in 1661 London. The period’s leading actor, Edward Kynaston, exclusively portrays females on stage until King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. Kynaston goes quickly from celebrated actor and secret paramour of the Duke of Buckingham to a has-been who loses the acceptance of the London community. Thursday through March 16. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theater, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3222.

“Noises Off!” – If laughter is the best medicine, then this show is a double dose! This side-splitting farce gives audiences a glimpse behind the curtain as a cast of eccentric actors attempts to put on a play called “Nothing On” – in which nothing goes right. The comedy takes place on an enormous, two-story set that rotates 360 degrees. This arrangement allows the audience to see the play-within-a-play presented from two perspectives – on stage and back stage. Presented by Lewis and Clark High School. Thursday through March 8 at 7 p.m. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10/door, general seating. (509) 354-7000.

“Painting Churches” - Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. Performances are Thursday through March 16 on Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general; $15/students and seniors. (208) 457-8950.

Looking ahead

“Asylum” - Presented by Theater Arts for Children. This play is about eight people in an asylum. It is a heart-wrenching, dramatic performance, not recommended for children age 12 and younger. Encore performance on March 7, 7 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/general, $5/students. (509) 995-6718.

“The Survivor” - This is a play set in the 1940s, Holocaust time. We follow a teenage boy and seven of his friends that learn what it is like to live day by day, worrying about their lives every minute. Shows are March 7-15, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. $7/adults, $5/students and seniors. (509) 354-6551.

“Pride and Prejudice” - Jane Austen play presented by Whitworth Theatre and adapted by Jon Jory and directed by Brooke Kiener. Iconic characters, clever witticism, and multiple marriage proposals what’s not to love? Shows are March 7-15 on Fridays-Saturdays and Mondays-Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $8/adults, $6/students and seniors. (509) 777-3707.


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