May 9, 2014 in Features

Stage listings

 

Music

UI Jazz Bands and Choirs Friday, 6:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.

“Broadway Unbound” A taste of Broadway showcasing talented student actors, musicians and dancers. Friday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $3. (509) 777-3707.

Musha Marimba Concert Featuring 14 students playing marimba music in the Shona style from Zimbabwe. Donations will be accepted with proceeds to help with travel expenses for the students to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. Friday, 7 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

Art Corcoran The 2008 Northwest concerto competition winner and Spokane native has been featured in various projects and musical events around town, including the Spokane Symphony. Part of the Spring Summer Guitar Series. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $12/adults; $7/seniors and students. (509) 326-9516.

Spokane Symphony Classics 10: “Russian Greatness” It doesn’t get bigger or more dramatic than Prokoviev’s “Alexander Nevsky” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” With the Spokane Symphony Chorale and mezzo-soprano Meredith Arwady. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$54. (509) 624-1200.

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Award-winning group out of Nashville playing Southern country and gospel music. Upcoming concerts: Saturday, 7 p.m., New Song Bible Church, 470250 Highway 95 South, Sandpoint; Sunday, 10 a.m., Priest River Community Church, 49 Washington St., Priest River. Free. (800) 482-5659.

Folk, Jazz, and Blues: Songs that Helped Americans through the Hard Times Brad Keeler and Linda Parman will take you on a musical journey of Depression-era music. Saturday, 3 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Harpist Laurie Riley This acclaimed harpist plays traditional, ethnic and contemporary selections from around the world, as well as compositions of her own, on the rare double-strung harp. Two workshops – Techniques for Accurate and Expressive Playing and Getting Up to Speed – will be offered Saturday morning for $20 each. Saturday, 7 p.m., Christ the King Anglican Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave. $15/general; free/age 11 and younger. (509) 342-2617.

Kirtan with Shambhava Bhakti Band These musicians have combined their years of musical and kirtan experience to create a heartfelt sound that flows seamlessly from meditative Sanskrit chants to original English/Sanskrit fusion songs with a classic rockin’ kirtan beat. Light refreshments will be served. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Yasodhara Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. $10. (509) 838-3575.

Spokane Jazz Orchestra: “Latin Divas” The SJO concludes its 39th season with a program dedicated to Latin jazz, featuring local singers Ellie Tappa, Julia Keefe, Jennifer Vigil and Kathleen Gemberling. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $24-$26.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Mother’s Day Concert in the Park Featuring the North Idaho College Wind Symphony and NIC Chamber Singers. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on the NIC campus. Sunday, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-7764.

Whitworth Chamber Ensemble Concert. Sunday, 8 p.m., Whitworth University, Music Building and Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3280.

Dance

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

Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older with or without a partner. Friday, 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.

Contra Dance Held second Saturday of the month, March-May, from 7-10 p.m. No partner required. Beginners lesson at 6:45 p.m. East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road. $10/general; $8/students; free/age 17 and younger. (509) 747-2640.

Folk Dancing Meet people with an international outlook, get healthy exercise for the mind and body, learn dances from around the world. No partner necessary. Bring comfortable dance shoes. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $3. (509) 327-7962.

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

Comedy

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.

“You Need A Hero” A new superhero will be created each week and save the world with audience suggestions. Friday nights in May at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” All Safari shows feature short form improv games based off of your suggestions. Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.

Goodtymes Comedy Sundays at 7 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 928-1070.

Doug Clark’s Roast of the Mayor The Spokesman-Review columnist will roast Mayor David Condon in an evening of mirth, music and mayhem. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Bing, the nonprofit foundation dedicated to bringing better entertainment to downtown Spokane. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10-$20. (800) 325-SEAT.

Theater

“Disney on Stage” Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport, Washington. $25/dinner and show; $12/show-only tickets. (208) 448-1294.

“Honestly, Now” Friday-Sunday. In a tiny hotel on the French Riviera, an American millionaire prepares to throw a lavish party. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/seniors and students. (509) 235-2441.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Friday-May 18. 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 dear aunts have in the cellar, while contending with one brother who is a murderous psychopath and another who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt. 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. $11-$17. (208) 667-1323.

“Wicked” Friday-May 25. Long before that girl from Kansas arrived in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One has emerald green skin and 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. Part of the 2013-14 Best of Broadway series. Shows Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $42.50-$152.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“The World Goes ’Round” Friday-May 25. This musical revue is full of love, drama, music and coffee. Favorite songs including “All That Jazz,” “Maybe this Time,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “New York, New York” make up this evening of music and laughter. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays and May 17 and 24; Early Bird Night is May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.

“Becky’s New Car” Friday-June 1. Becky Foster feels stuck, until she is offered a chance at a new life in this romantic comedy. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22/general. (509) 325-2507.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” At the outset of this play, the audience meets a charming and innocent pair of elderly women who cheerfully poison lonely old men with wine laced with arsenic, then bury their corpses in the cellar. The women gain assistance with their murders from their crazy nephew. When a second nephew discovers the murders, things get complicated. Saturday, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Washington. $15/adult; $12/students and seniors. (509) 284-2000.

Looking ahead

Swing into Summer Performances by Jazz IV Swing Band, Jazz Choir II and the Hamptones. May 16, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Otaku Prom: KNC’s Geek Prom Bust out your suits, your gowns and your cosplay for this third annual KuroNekoCon geek formal. Featuring some of your favorite anime music, modern hits, J-pop, K-pop and geek culture classics. Snacks, drinks and a photo booth available. Prom king, queen and jester will be awarded at the end of the night. May 16, 7 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $5. (509) 251-9143.

“Kilroy Was Here” May 16-25. A musical salute to the G.I. Joes and Jills of the 1940s. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $7.25-$9.25. (509) 995-6718.

“I Read About My Death In Vogue Magazine” May 16-June 1. A feminist satire telling of the events leading up to that fateful day when 1960s feminists read about the death of feminism in various mainstream women’s magazines, and elsewhere. The play is a tongue-in-cheek response to the attempt by mainstream cultural outlets to redefine the women’s movement and feminism, celebrate the mainstream version and then declare feminism dead and done with – at least once a year since 1975. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10/reserved seating. (509) 838-9727.

“Gypsy” May 16-June 15. This musical, based in part on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, takes you back to the era of vaudeville in the early 1920s. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30/adults; $28/military and seniors; $22/students. (509) 325-2507.

The Green Carpet Event: An Evening at Wicked Pre-Show VIP reception to benefit the YWCA of Spokane programs and services provided to help women and children. A special evening including tickets to the national Broadway tour of “Wicked.” Enjoy orchestra level seating, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and few surprise giveaways. Purchase tickets at http://www.ywcagreencarpet.org or http://www.eventbrite.com. May 16, 6 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 326-1190.


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