Spokane Symphony With a Splash 3: First Friday of Spring Latin rhythms and visions of Mexico highlight the first half of this program. Eckart Preu, conductor. Friday, 5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 624-1200.
SunBoyz Kickstarter Fundraiser Support local artists with performances by Quarter Monkey and the Rub, along with a DJ, break dancing and ’80s photo booth. Friday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25/general; $75/VIP. (800) 325-SEAT.
(CANCELED, due to illness) “Two Faces of the song Cycle: Lehmann and Poulenc” Randel Wagner, baritone, and pianist Yi-chun Chen performing music by Liza Lehmann and Francis Poulenc. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. (509) 327-4266.
Gold Rush 2014 Fundraiser for Post Falls Senior Center with music by Tuxedo Junction and dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse. Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $25. (208) 773-9582.
Elvis Tribute Dinner Variety Show Featuring six entertainers, including Don Russell as host of the show, recording artist Josie Reagan, vocalist Jamie White, Spokane’s Ray Sutton and Inez Rahman. Headlining is Brad Mitchell with vocals honoring Elvis Presley. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Presented by Northwest Entertainers. Saturday, 6 p.m., Darcy’s Restaurant, 10502 E. Sprague Ave. $35/dinner; $18/show only. (509) 999-6090.
“Foggy Dew Western Revue” Revisit the golden age of radio beneath a western moon and surrounded by the spirited history of the American West. Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band will be performing some of their best-loved songs. Dave McClure, cowboy poet, humorist and author will take the stage with his zany humor and original wit. Saturday, 7 p.m., Ritz Theatre, 107 E. Main, Ritzville, Wash. $12/advance; $15/door. (509) 659-1950.
Shadle Park Highland Dancers and Pipe Band Irish music and dance. Saturday, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. $12/adults; $5/student; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 999-5831.
Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association’s Music Showcase Bluegrass and related acoustic music performed by local and regional bands. Saturday, 7 p.m., Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. $5/adults; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.
Spokane String Quartet Pianist Lydia Brown joins the group for two works by Johannes Brahms. Brown has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist all over the world and is assistant conductor at The Metropolitan Opera. Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults; $16/senior; $12/students. (509) 624-1200.
John Floridis Emmy-winning Missoula-based guitarist and singer-songwriter presents a solo performance to celebrate the release of “Live From 11th and Grant.” Buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. Sunday, 7-9 p.m., Lindaman’s, 1235 S. Grand Blvd. $12/advance; $15/door. (509) 838-3000.
Voice Recital by Kristofer Barber International performer who got his start in Pullman’s Summer Palace and Washington State University’s opera program. Based in Amsterdam, he has performed more than 35 roles in the United States and Europe. At the March 28 concert at 8 p.m., he will perform Handel, Beethoven, Peterson-Berger, Hahn and Hoiby in Bryan Hall. He will also hold a free, public master class on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at WSU in Kimbrough Hall B42. Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.
Blue Water Strangers Bluegrass rhythms. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.
Keola Beamer with Moanalani Beamer Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend: singer-songwriter, composer and guitar master. Keola was one of the first to use Hawaiian slack key techniques to create contemporary music that is also at home on jazz or classical stages. His wife, Moanalani, performs hula as well as chants and traditional Hawaiian instruments. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general; $10/seniors and students. (208) 457-8950.
Del Hungerford, Clarinet, and Rajung Yang, Piano UI Faculty recital. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.
A Night with the Spokane Symphony Enjoy Americana wine, food and music with a special performance by the Spokane Symphony orchestra. This concert combines the sound of the Spokane Symphony with all the amenities of their Chamber Soirees, including food and wine served in an elegant ballroom setting. Call for reservations. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $49. (509) 624-1200.
“Dancers, Drummers, Dreamers” Thursday-March 29. A collaboration between the University of Idaho dance and music departments. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. University of Idaho, Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $10/adults; $8/seniors and students; $1 off with canned food donation. (208) 885-7212.
Friday Night Swing Dig West Coast Swing: Beyond Basics class will be held 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. Saturday, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.
Country Western Gospel Jubilee Music by Rod Erickson. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 704-2739.
“Celtic Spirit” Tea Dance Music by Variety Pak, hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $9/advance; $10/door. (509) 535-0803.
Intro to Belly Dance Classes held Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. through April 29. The Warehouse, 800 N. Hamilton St., upstairs studio. $80/eight classes; or $15/per 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 Nadiyah will teach belly dance with the flavors of India. No dance experience needed. Held Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. through April 24. The Warehouse, 800 N. Hamilton St., upstairs studio. $80/eight classes; or $15/ class. (509) 993-4423.
Folk Dancing Meet people with an international outlook, get healthy exercise for the mind and body and 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.
Greg Kettner and Ken Martin Stand-up comedy. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. $12. (509) 483-7300.
“Ink Blot” The Blue Door Players will improvise audience members’ interpretations of ink blots. Friday and March 28 at 8 p.m.; “Ink Blot: After Dark” adult version on March 28 at 10 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, seniors and military; $7/March 28 10 p.m. show. (509) 747-7045.
“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” All shows feature short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.
Goodtymes Comedy Sunday nights at 7 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 928-1070.
Uncle D’s Comedy Underground Stand-up comedy every Thursday. Sign-ups at 7 p.m.; comedy at 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. No cover. (509) 483-7300.
“How I Learned to Drive” Friday and Saturday. Gonzaga University’s Second Stage Readers Theatre Series presents Paula Vogel’s award-winning play about family, abuse, loneliness, coming of age and independence. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Admission is a suggested $2 donation to RAINN, a national anti-sexual violence organization. (509) 313-6553.
“Beauty is a Beast” Friday-Sunday. Once upon a time there was a royal family of kind and fair rulers whose newborn daughter was born the most beautiful person in the world. Performances at 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $10/advance; $12/door; $5/youth. (509) 447-9900.
“Unnecessary Farce” Friday-April 6. An embezzling mayor plans to meet his female accountant in a cheap motel room, while in the adjoining room, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Advance: $14/adults: $13/students, seniors and military. Doors: $15. (509) 795-0004.
“Suds” Friday-April 13. 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 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $27/general admission. (509) 325-2507.
“Left Overs” Stage Left presents a 24-hour play festival in which playwrights, directors and actors create and produce short plays in a day with lights, sounds, costumes and a cast of 20. The featured writers are all based in the Spokane area, including: Bryan Harnetiaux, playwright-in-residence at Spokane Civic Theatre; Sandra Hosking, playwright-in-residence at Stage Left; Will Gilman, a stand-up comic and regular player at the Blue Door; Ron Ford, a Spokane actor and filmmaker; Paul Ruch, director of Spokane Radio Theatre; and Olivia Brannon, a local playwright. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $5. (509) 838-9727.
“Sister Act” Thursday-March 30. Broadway’s musical comedy smash tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Part of the 2013-14 Best of Broadway season. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival March 28-30. The event begins Friday afternoon with a free performance by Roberson, BZ & Flores in Whispers Lounge from 4-6:30 p.m.; Friday evening at 7 p.m. there will be a Blues Cruise with The Fat Tones and Kenny James Miller Band; Friday at 9 p.m., free after-cruise party with Bakin’ Phat in the Plaza Center Court. Saturday from noon-4 p.m., Roof Top Blues Party featuring two bands on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Terrace; Saturday from noon-3 p.m., free performance by The Doghouse Boyz in Whispers Lounge; Saturday at 4 p.m., Randy Oxford Band, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Janiva Magness, Curtis Salgado and Sammy Eubanks & The All Star Jam will play in the Resort’s convention center; and Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Gospel Brunch with Kenny Andrews at The Dockside Restaurant. Tickets available at 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St., (509) 325-1914. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $39/festival and cruise; $27/festival only in advance; $18/blues cruise; $5/roof top party. (208) 765-4000, ext. 21.
Keola Beamer The Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack-key guitar master performs with his wife Moanalani. March 28, 7:30 p.m., Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, Washington State University, Pullman. $20/adults; $16/seniors; $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
“McManus In Love” March 28-29. A one-man comedy written by renowned humorist Patrick F. McManus. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call (509) 534-3632 or email email@example.com. Woodland Theatre, 120 W. Third Ave., Kettle Falls, Wash. $17. (509) 738-6626.
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” March 28-April 13. This is not your traditional musical. A musical about the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, a stripper on the run, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and doublewides. 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.
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