1: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
Two sweet old ladies love to serve up a nice glass of wine and arsenic to their guests with just a pinch of cyanide. A love-struck drama critic finds out what his aunts have in the cellar, while dealing with one brother who’s a murderous psychopath and another who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt.
When: Through May 18; 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: $11-$17, at the LCP box office or website
Info: (208) 667-1323 or www.lakecityplayhouse.org/
2: ‘Becky’s New Car’
Becky Foster feels stuck until she is offered a chance at a new life in this romantic comedy.
When: Through June 1; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Where: Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre at Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St.
Cost: $22 general, through TicketsWest
Info: (509) 325-2507 or www.spokanecivictheatre.com/
3: Wylie & The Wild West
Singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman and the original world-famous Yahoo yodeler, Wylie Gustafson leads the musical outfit known as The Wild West. Wylie & The Wild West have played thousands of gigs and performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, The National Folk Festival, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, on “A Prairie Home Companion” and the Grand Ole Opry.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave.
Cost: $20 in advance through TicketsWest
4: Paula Poundstone
One of the favorite panelists on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” returns to Spokane with her quirky perspectives on life. Everything’s open for discussion – including politics, current events, family and her 13 cats. Proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $38-$40 through TicketsWest
Info: www.bingcrosbytheater.com or www.kpbx.org
5: Keb’ Mo’
Three-time Grammy Award winner presents a solo acoustic concert in support of his new album “BLUESAmerica.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman
Cost: $18-$35, through TicketsWest
Info: http://performingarts.wsu.edu/ performances
6: Bloomsday 2014
38th running of the world’s largest timed fun run, a 12K course through Spokane. Open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers.
When: 9 a.m. Sunday. Course closes at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Spokane
Cost: $35/late entry fee through Saturday. No entries accepted Sunday.
Info: (509) 838-1579 or www.bloomsdayrun.org/
Also: The popular Bloomsday 2014 Trade Show runs Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Pick up race packets, register for the race, and browse vendor booths from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. They grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. This Tony- and Grammy-winning smash is presented as part of the 2013-14 Best of Broadway series.
When: Wednesday through May 25. Performances are Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6:30 p.m. and matinees Thursday at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.
Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Cost: $42.50-$152.50, through TicketsWest
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