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Brendan Brady as Laurie explaining his departure to Bethany Smith as Jo March in the Lake City Playhouse production of “Little Women.”
Brendan Brady as Laurie explaining his departure to Bethany Smith as Jo March in the Lake City Playhouse production of “Little Women.”


Family Fun at the Symphony The Coeur d’Alene Symphony will perform family-friendly music. Bring the entire family. Shows Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults; $15/seniors; $8/youth and students with ID; free/ages 12 and younger accompanied by paying adult. (208) 765-3833.

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

Live Music at Huckleberry’s Saturday, Abe Kenney; Jan. 25, Convertorz. 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.

Ren E & the Rhythm Section An evening of swing tunes with classically trained singer Renei, accompanied by Tony on bass and Adrian on percussion. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general, $10/seniors and students. (208) 457-8950.

CELLObration Spokane “Bach and Beatles” Hear 60 cellists from throughout the region perform the music of Bach and the Beatles at this annual festival. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, 119 Music Building, Cheney. Free; donations accepted. (509) 359-7078.

Spokane String Quartet: Baroque Duet Guest artists Dawn Wolski, soprano, and Larry Jess, trumpet. Works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Tavener, George Frideric Handel and others. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults; $16/seniors; $12/students. (509) 227-7638.

Spokane Youth Symphony presents “Water” This concert continues a journey through the Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony with the second movement and features “Scene at the Brook,” Dr. Charles Johnson’s arrangement of Edward MacDowell’s “Sea Pieces” Op. 55. The four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphony will perform under the direction of conductors Ruth Boden, Philip Baldwin, Heather Montgomery and John Marshall. Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $16/adults; $14/seniors; $12/age 17 and younger. (509) 624-1200.

Chamber Ensemble Concert Featured guest River City Wind and String Trio performs works by Mozart, Beethoven and others. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, 4 p.m., Gonzaga University’s College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6733.

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


Contra Dance Lessons available at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening. 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.


“Choose to Lose” Improvised game show where contestants choose games for Blue Door players to compete in. The goal? To lose. 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.

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

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

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.


“Little Women” Through Feb. 1. A musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel about the March sisters growing up in Civil War America. 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. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.

“Crazy for You” Through 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. 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” Through Sunday. 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 or at the door. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10/reserved seating. (509) 838-9727.

“Servicemen’s Canteen” Through Sunday. POPA youth actors and singers will stage their annual USO-style tribute program. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5. (509) 671-3389.

“The Rainmaker” Through Sunday. 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 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $14/adults; $13/students, seniors and military. Door: $15. (509) 795-0004.

“The Sparrow and the Mouse” A musical about the life of French singer Edith Piaf. This is a one-night performance by the SFCC Revelers to benefit drama scholarships. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $15/suggested donation; $8/suggested donation for SFCC students with ID. (509) 533-3592.

“Good People” Thursday-Feb. 8. Margie is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. She hopes that an old fling will be her ticket to a fresh start and decides to risk what little she has left in this witty, Tony-nominated drama. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays; matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. performance only on Jan. 25; and an early bird performance on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.

Looking ahead

14th Annual Mid-Winter Dance “Let’s Luau” is sponsored by Service Unit 406, Girl Scout Troops 3377, 2122 and 3322, Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Photos start at 6 p.m., dance from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a photo booth, dancing, refreshments and door prizes. Jan. 24, Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road. $12/couple in advance; $20/couple at the door; $3/per additional person. (509) 939-2281.

“Perfect Wedding” Jan. 24-Feb. 9. A groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with an unknown woman in bed beside him. Presented by StageWest Community Theater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.; dinner theatre performance on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Reservations for dinner theatre performance requested by Jan. 29. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/students and seniors; $25/dinner theatre. (509) 235-2441.