January 10, 2014 in Features

Stage Listings

 

Music

Broadway Night at The Bing This cabaret-style performance will feature songs from popular Broadway shows. Friday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/advance; $5/student; $20/door. (509) 227-7638.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Mickey Mouse and his friends Minnie, Donald and Goofy are ready to rock. They will be joined by Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula, Jasmine, Aladdin, Genie, Woody, Buzz and Jessie in this jam session for the entire family. Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $20-$50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Andy McKee McKee first garnered international attention as one of the top finalists at the prestigious National Finger Style Guitar Championships. Since 2001, McKee has released five albums independently and played guitar on Josh Groban’s Grammy-nominated multi-platinum Christmas album “Noel.” Monday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $27. (800) 325-SEAT.

Moscow Food Co-op’s Tuesday Night Music Series This week: Henry C. and the Willards playing blues-infused Americana; Alana Leonhardy will play jazz and country on Jan. 21; Will Fontaine plays acoustic guitar on Jan. 28. Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Dance

Spokane Youth Ballet An original production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Professional guest artists will dance the roles of the Titania and Oberon, Queen and King of the Fairies. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-25. (800) 325-SEAT.

Contra Dance Lessons available at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening. It is best to wear comfortable shoes with slick soles for this lively dance with plenty of movement. Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5/members and students; $7/nonmembers; free/children. (509) 747-2640.

Comedy

“Choose to Lose” Improvised game show where contestants choose games for Blue Door players to compete in with the ultimate goal of losing in order to win prizes. All ages welcome. Friday nights in January at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/children, seniors, military and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Harry J. Riley Stand-up comedy. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300.

Comedy Music Spectacular Tom McTigue, Art Krug, Greg The Greek, Joey Williams and musical guest NYC Pryme. McTigue, originally from Spokane, has been on David Letterman and Comedy Central, and he tours internationally. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Safari” All 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.

Comedian Wanda Sykes One of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America will bring her trademark comedic sass. Her smart, quick-witted style defines her award-winning career as a successful comedian, actress, writer and commentator. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road. $59-$79. (877) 871-6772.

Charlie Murphy Murphy is a top-billed international comedian playing to sold-out audiences around the globe. He has spent the past eight years performing his critically acclaimed stand-up show and solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true talent. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $32. (800) 325-SEAT.

Uncle D’s Comedy Underground Stand-up comedy every Thursday at 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. No cover. (509) 483-7300.

Theater

“The Rainmaker” Through Jan. 19. A stranger promises rain in a drought-stricken town, though he may end up bringing love as well to a family in this heartwarming comedy. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

“Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” Mystery Weekend Meet and greet 10 a.m. Saturday with freshly baked 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, unique shops and museums. Wine and cheese social at 5:30 p.m., followed by four-course dinner catered and served by The Weinhard Cafe. Mingle, blackmail, bribe and eventually solve a crime. Reservations required. Visit www.weinhard.com. Saturday and Sunday, 235 E. Main St., Dayton, Wash. $239/couple per room. (509) 382-4032.

Looking ahead

Don Parkins Stand-up comedy. Jan. 17, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300

Spokane Symphony with a Splash 2: A Mid-Winter’s Friday Hear Movement II of Philip Glass’ rousing Symphony No. 3, Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench, the score for Dan Visconti’s Glitchscape and Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony. Morihiko Nakahara, conductor. Jan. 17, 5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 624-1200.

“Crazy for You” Jan. 17-Feb. 9. This romantic musical comedy is the winner of three Tony Awards, including best musical. Featuring such Broadway hits as: “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You.” Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; “COTA for Kyle” benefit performance on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Holy Names Music Center Outreach benefit performance on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22/students; $28/seniors and military; $30/adults; $40/benefit performance. (509) 325-2507.

“The Back of the Throat” Jan. 17-19. How much privacy are you willing to give up in the name of national security? How much have you already given up? The reading tells the story of an Arab-American who is visited by two investigators after unspecified terrorist acts have occurred. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets at www.spokanestageleft.org or at the door. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10/reserved seating. (509) 838-9727.


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