June 20, 2014 in Features

Stage listings

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The Lake City Playhouse production of “Guys and Dolls” runs through June 28.
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Summer Solstice Festival Celebrate the beginning of summer with live music, food and beverages. Small vendors with craft items welcome. Music will begin at 6 p.m. with Maxie Ray Mills; Spare Parts will play from 8-10 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Saturday, Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar, 2718 E. 57th Ave. Donations accepted for musicians. (509) 863-9313.

Ken Davis Playing a variety of acoustic music. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.

Ryan Larsen Band Will play country as part of the “Concerts on the Cliff” series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor; no pets; coolers and containers subjected to search. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. $8. (509) 927-9463.

Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour Hosted by the Spokane Riverkeeper. Dana Lyons will sing songs from his latest CD, “The Great Salish Sea.” Matt Krogh, of ForestEthics, will make a presentation on the proposal to increase the number of trains carrying oil through the Pacific Northwest. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Saranac Public House, Rooftop, 21 W. Main Ave. $10/includes two drink tickets. (509) 443-3865.

Kari Marguerite Trio Jazz music; also paintings by Hara Allison. Part of the “Performers on the Patio” series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor; no pets; coolers and containers subjected to search. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Free. (509) 927-9463.


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. Today, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.

Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older with or without a partner. Today, 7 p.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.

Saturday Night Salsa - 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.

“Hansel and Gretel and Other Eclectic Dances” The Spokane Youth Ballet presents its season finale. The first half of the program includes five divertissements – short amusing dances – while the second half features a longer ballet based on the classic fairy tale. This event is suitable for the entire family. Saturday, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12-$23. (509) 624-1200.

Contra Dance The Spokane Folklore Society is hosting the Lady of the Lake kick-off dance. Elixir will be playing traditional Irish, French Canadian and New England tunes. Nils Fredland will be calling. Potluck and snacks at the break. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave., Post Falls. $15/general; free/age 18 and younger. (509) 747-2640.

Contra Dance Lessons available at 7 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes with slick soles. Wednesday, Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5/members and students; $7/nonmembers; free/children. (509) 747-2640.


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.

“Expedition” A summer of improvised fun for the whole family. Friday nights at 8 p.m. Last Friday of the month at 10 p.m. is the adult “After Dark” show. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Cagematch” Teams of improvisers compete and the audience chooses its champion. Saturday nights in June at 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

Goodtymes Comedy Free comedy every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 928-1070.


“The Foreigner” Today-June 28. Charlie Baker needs to get away, so when he arrives at a remote fishing lodge, it seems harmless enough to say he is foreign and speaks no English. But the plan backfires when the lodge’s inhabitants reveal deep secrets and diabolical plans in front of their quiet guest, and what seemed like a serene getaway turns into mayhem. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; early bird show today at 6:30 p.m.; and matinees on Saturday-Sundays at 2 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.

“Guys and Dolls” Today-June 28. A Tony Award-winning romantic musical comedy. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.

“Pirates of Penzance” Today-June 29. A comedic operetta about ineffective pirates, bumbling bobbies and love at first sight. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/advance; $12/door; $5/youth. (509) 447-9900.

Coming up

Paradiso Festival 2014 June 27-28. Kicks off Friday with Bassnectar and Above & Beyond; and continues Saturday with Zedd and Krewella. Must be 18 or older. The lineup includes Alex Metric, Alvin Risk, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Andy C, Armanni Reign, Audien, Booka Shade (DJ Set), Brillz, Bt, Calyx & Teebee, Cash Cash, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie, Claude VonStroke, Cookie Monsta, Dannic, Datsik, Deorro, Dig-Dug & Sidestep, Dirtyphonics, Excision, Flux Pavilion, Fury + Mc Dino, Gabriel & Dresden, HeRobust, Infected Mushroom, Keys ‘N Krates, Laidback Luke, Late Night Alumni, Lindsay Lowend, Liquid Stranger, Manufactured Superstars, Maor Levi, Mat Zo, Milo & Otis, Oliver, Ookay B2B Kennedy Jones, Paper Diamond, Protohype, Sandro Silva, Seven Lions, Sub Focus, Super8 & Tab, Tommy Trash, Tritonal, Truth, Uz, What So Not, Wildstylez, Will Sparks, Wolfgang Gartner, W&W, Zomboy. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George. $180/both days. (800) 745-3000.

“The Mafia Murders” The year is 1930, and someone in the family is out to murder the Godfather. Loyal friends and family have gathered at a speakeasy for a party that turns murderous. Who is out to kill the boss? As questions and clues arise, the audience has a chance to guess the murderer. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre. Reservations are requested. June 27, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $35/per person, includes drink and appetizer. (208) 664-2336.

“Happy” Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre. One-night only staged reading of the play by Robert Caisley. “Happy” has garnered accolades around the country for its smart dialogue and sharp examination of self-deception and contentment. Tickets on sale at BookPeople and at UI Shoup Hall in Moscow. June 27, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main Street, Moscow. $30. (208) 885-6465.

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