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Fri., May 16, 2014, midnight

Music

Garrett Bartley Band Country rock music. Tickets are available at the Ritzville Theatre, Flying Arts Ranch, The Ritzville Chamber Office, Remember When and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. This is an all ages event. Friday, 7 p.m., Ritz Theatre, 107 E. Main, Ritzville. $12/advance; $15/day of show. (509) 659-1950.

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

Folk, Jazz, and Blues: Songs that Helped Americans through the Hard Times Brad Keeler and Linda Parman will take you on a musical journey through the music of Dust Bowl wanderers like Woody Guthrie, the urbane arrangements and witty lyrics of big city jazz and swing, and the comforting soul of the country blues. Saturday, 3 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Riverside Trio String Group Shelley Rotz, violin; Catherine Shipley, viola; and Robert Bottelli, cello. All three are Spokane Symphony musicians, and will play a bit of music, share information about themselves, their instruments and the symphonies they play. There will be a chance for questions. Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Inland NW Bluegrass Music Association Music Showcase Bluegrass and related acoustic music performed by area bands. Saturday, 7 p.m., Trent Elementary School auditorium, 3303 N. Pines Road. $10/general; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.

Musicians Spring Gala Dancers, musicians and lovers of good music are all invited to attend this rousing, reviving and revolving tour de force featuring music by many of Spokane’s finest musicians. Sunday, 4-10 p.m., South Side Senior Center, 2934 E. 27th Ave. $5/admission to show; $11/includes food buffet, no-host bar. (509) 993-7121.

Dancers Drummers Dreamers Summer Tour Kickoff Concert Sunday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Witches’ Night Off Spokane AIDS Network and members of the national touring company of “Wicked” will host an evening of song and dance. In its seven years on the road, the company has raised more than $2 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country. Produced by company members, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $35/general; $70/VIP. (509) 455-8993.

Flute Night Monday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, 119 Music Building, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2241.

Cheyenne Jackson: Great American Songbook The Newport, Wash., native, backed by the Spokane Symphony, will recreate his sold-out Carnegie Hall concert, singing hits from the Great American Songbook, in the tradition of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway spectaculars. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $35-$48. (800) 325-SEAT.

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.

Otaku Prom: KNC’s Geek Prom Bust out your suits, your gowns and your Cosplay for this third annual KuroNekoCon’s Geek formal. Snacks, drinks and a photo booth available. Friday, 7 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $5. (509) 251-9143.

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.

“Young Dancer’s Celebration” and “Storybook Magic” Two free dance concerts performed by Festival Dance Academy students. The “Young Dancer’s Celebration” includes dances to songs including “Robin Hood,” “Sassy Cats,” “Never-Neverland,” “007,” and guest performances by advanced jazz and ballet dancers. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Free. (208) 883-3267.

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.

Michael Glatzmaier Live An evening of stand-up and improvised musical comedy. Friday, 10 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 on audience suggestions. Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

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

Theater

“Project Hope” Ferris Theatre Arts presents a collection of scenes written and directed by students addressing mental illness. Proceeds benefit Frontier Behavioral Health. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Ferris High School, Paul G. Brueggemeier Hall, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $5. (509) 354-6076.

“Anne of Green Gables” APOD Theatre Production presents the classic story of Anne Shirley. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Junction Lumber in Potlatch; Mimi’s Bakery in Palouse; or Keeney Bros. in Moscow. The American Legion Log Cabin, 745 Sixth St., Potlatch, Idaho. More information is available online at www.apodproductions.org. $8/adults; $4/children ages 5-11.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Friday through Sunday. 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 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $11-$17. (208) 667-1323.

“Wicked” Friday through 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 popular. They grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. 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 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://ywcagreencarpet. eventbrite.com. Friday, 6 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 326-1190.

“The World Goes ‘Round” Through 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 Friday at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/military and seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.

“Rapunzel, a Magical Musical” Friday through May 25. Presented by Christian Youth Theater North Idaho. Join 75 local children, ages 8-18, for this original, fun-loving, musical that follows Rapunzel in her adventure to find herself, fall in love, and have a fairy tale ending. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $5-$14. All tickets are $8 at the 3 p.m. show on Sunday. (208) 277-5727.

“I Read About My Death In Vogue Magazine” Through 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. Performances are 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.

“Becky’s New Car” Through 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.

“Gypsy” Friday through 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.

Looking ahead

Sasquatch Music Festival (SOLD OUT) Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut Copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, The Naked And Famous, Cage The Elephant, Rodriguez, Mogwai, Tyler, the Creator, Chance The Rapper, and more. Comedy: Princess Feat. Maya Rudolph, Nick Swardson, Bridget Everett, Eric Andre, Charlyne Yi. May 23-25, Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. (866) 448-7849.

Spring Green Music Festival and Organic Living Fair Music from Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, Vaughn Jensen Band, Tuck Foster and The Mossrites, Jesse Weston Trio, Dimestore Prophets, Michelle Taylor and The Blues Junkies, Bobby Holland and the Breadline, Run From Cover, Jack Rothwell Band, and Pamela Thomas Martin. The fair also features campsites, beer and wine garden, food vendors, drum circles, naturopathic physician checkups, medical evaluations, and hiking. May 23-25, Howell Canyon Estate, 185 Howell Canyon Road, Tonasket, Wash. $75/weekend with campsite; $20/day. (509) 486-0587.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” May 23-June 1. Presented by Christian Youth Theater. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; and June 1 at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $13-$14. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies” May 23-June 1. Presented by the Spokane Community College Players. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center Auditorium, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7387.

Comedian Michael Jr. Union Gospel Mission presents Michael Jr. in an evening filled with laughter and wisdom. Family-friendly event features a veteran comedian who’s appeared on everything from “The Tonight Show” to CNN. May 23, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $12.50-$15/advance $18/door. (509) 535-8510.


 

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