Wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime and finds refuge in a convent. This Tony-nominated comedy is based on the hit movie of the same name. Part of the 2013-14 Best of Broadway season.
When: Continues through Sunday; Showtimes 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Cost: $32.50-$72.50, through TicketsWest
‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’
Not your traditional musical. With songs such as “This Side of the Tracks” “Road Kill,” and “The Buck Stops Here,” all about the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, you just might find a new favorite show tune.
When: Friday through April 13. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Where: Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene
Cost: $13.75-$19.75, through the box office, (208) 667-1323
Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival
Local, regional and national acts gather for a weekend of blues performances. Performers include Bakin’ Phat, Sammy Eubanks, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Janiva Magness and Curtis Salgado.
When: Friday through Sunday. Kicks off with a free show by Roberson, BZ & Flores at 4 p.m. Friday in the Whispers Lounge at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. For a complete schedule, see page C4.
Cost: $39/festival and cruise, $27/festival only in advance, $18/blues cruise, $5/rooftop party; tickets are available at 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St., or through the Coeur d’Alene Resort business office
Where: Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene
Info: (208) 765-4000, ext. 21
Contemporary sextet is a Grammy-winning ensemble that, according to its website, combines the “finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $16-$36, available through the Fox box office or any TicketsWest outlet
Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.eighthblackbird.org
In his long career, singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn has explored blues, jazz, rock and folk. This Canadian legend will bring his music to Spokane.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $32.50-$39.50 advance, $37.50-$44.50 day of show, through TicketsWest
Hitmaking country singer from Tennessee is touring in support of his greatest hits collection, “The Journey (Livin’ Hits)”
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of show, thorugh Ticketweb
Tower of Power
Legendary funk/soul band has been going strong since 1968. Their annual tour brings them to the West Plains this weekend.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road
Cost: $45-$65 through the casino box office
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