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Inland Empire Blues Society “Empire Awards” Ceremony - Awards in 20 categories, with performances by the Pat Coast Band and the Insomniacs. Today, 6:30 p.m., Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. $12 ($11 for society members) at the door; 21 and older only.
EWU Jazz Dialogue Festival 2009 - Showcase concerts include trombonist Pete McGuinness, Friday, 7:30 p.m. and pianist Benny Green, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Washington University, Showalter Auditorium, Cheney. Each concert $15/door. (509) 359-2241
Idaho-Washington Concert Chorale - “Abundance: A Cornucopia of All Things Choral.” Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Pullman. Advance tickets $12/adults ($15/door), $10/seniors; free/students and age 12 and younger. Bring a nonperishable food donation. (509) 332-3408
Coffeehouse 2009 - Proceeds benefit AAUW (American Association of University Women) Educational Fund. Friday, 7-10 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1861 E. Hawthorne, Colville. $15/adults, $8/children, includes refreshments. (509) 684-6878.
WSU Vocal Extravaganza - Featuring the University Singers, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, Madrigal/Chamber Singers and VoJazz. Friday, 7 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/adults, $5/seniors and students. (509) 335-5647
Mannheim Steamroller - This Christmas music ensemble celebrates its 25th year. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, Star Theatre, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $30-$65. (800) 325-SEAT
Tien Hsieh - Classical piano. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $20/adults, $8/youth. (208) 263-9191
Lonestar - Country. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40-$50. (509) 481-6700, (800) 325-SEAT
Northwest Sacred Music Chorale - Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., Kroc Center Theatre, Coeur d’Alene. $10/adults, $8/seniors and students. (208) 755-6376
KYRS Gala Celebration - Dancing until midnight with music by Hot Club of Spokane (swing/jazz) and Son Dulce (salsa/merengue), with appetizers and beer. Saturday, 7 p.m., Lincoln Center Monroe Ballroom, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $12/advance, $15/door (free/age 12 and younger). (509) 747-3012
Custer’s Grass Band - Tribute to Flatt and Scruggs, bluegrass icons. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, Uniontown, Wash. $10/door. (509) 229-3414
“Jazz on My Mind” - Featuring the NIC Jazz ensemble and Jazz Co. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-7764
Songwriter’s Circle - Featuring Charley Packard, Beth Pederson, Dennis Coats, Emily Baker, Josh Hedlund and James Richard. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191
Cherryholmes - Grammy-nominated family bluegrass band performs with the Spokane Symphony as part of its SuperPops series. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $27-$54. (509) 624-1200
Coeur d’Alene Symphony Fundraiser - Sunday, Royal Tea seating at 2 and 4 p.m. in the lobby mezzanine with conductor David Demand on grand piano; Late Afternoon High Tea and Musicale at 5 p.m. in the Casco Bay Room, featuring Earecka Tregenza on the harp. Sunday, Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Royal Teas, $55/adults, $25/students; High Tea, $65/adults, $30/students. (208) 765-3833
Whitworth Wind Symphony - Fall concert. Sunday, 3 p.m., Whitworth University, Cowles Auditorium. $5/adults, free/seniors and students. (509) 777-3280
Eastern Washington University Chamber Choir - “English Autumn,” pieces from or influenced by the golden age of English cathedral music. Sunday, 7 p.m., St. Augustine’s Parish, 428 W. 19th Ave. Free. (509) 599-7930
Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull frontman/flutist plays unplugged versions of Tull hits. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox , 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $40-$50. (509) 624-1200
Shiloh Sharrard - Teen country singer, benefit performance presented by Palouse Cares. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $10. (208) 882-4127
UI Faculty Recital - Northwest Wind Quintet. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors, at the door. (208) 885-6231
New Horizons Orchestra - Performance by group for beginning adults, featuring the cello section on Bach’s “Courante” and guest vocalist Caridwen Irvine-Spatz on “La Vie en Rose.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, McNally Recital Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Free. (509) 326-9516
Great Big Sea - Canadian folk-rockers. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$35/advance, $30-$40/door. (800) 325-SEAT
WSU Music Faculty Recital - Soprano Emily Sternfeld-Dunn with Alberto Cosano on guitar, Dave Hagelganz on tenor saxophone, Richard Kriehn on violin and mandolin, Keri McCarthy on oboe and Carolyn Merva Robblee on clarinet. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148
Kevin Burke and Cal Scott - Celtic fiddle/guitar duo. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $18/adults, $16/seniors and children. (509) 922-5931
Spokane Folklore Society Contra Dance - Susan Dankovich accompanied by Floating Crowbar. Saturday, lessons 7 p.m., dance 7:30-9:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Pence Union Building multipurpose room, Cheney. Free; partners not required. (509) 389-9922
“Just Move”- Dance concert by the Washington State University Department of Theatre and Dance, showcasing a wide range of styles including jazz, modern, ballet and tap. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Washington State University, Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Pullman. $10/adults and seniors, $5/age 17 and younger. (509) 335-5718
“Family Dinner”- Holiday-themed improvisation using audience suggestions. All ages welcome. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/adults, $7/children, seniors and students with ID. (509) 747-7045
Rod Long - Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grill, 4318 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 443-6500
Jeff Dunham - Comedian-ventriloquist. Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman. $54. (509) 325-SEAT
Safari Saturday - Fast-paced short-form improv. Not suitable for all ages. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045
“The Lion King” - Best of Broadway series. Through Dec. 6, with shows Tuesdays-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. $25-$132.50. (800) 325-SEAT
“Take Me Out” - Gonzaga University Readers Theater Project’s staged reading of the Tony Award-winning play about a professional baseball player who comes out of the closet on national television. Not recommended for children. Today, 7 p.m., and Friday, 10 p.m. Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theater. Free; donations welcome. (509) 994-2788
“String of Pearls” - About a pearl necklace and the lives of the many women who possess it. Contains coarse language and sexual content. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $16 ($8/student rush, available 20 minutes before a performance). (509) 625-2507
“Dearly Departed” - Presented by Spokane Falls Community College Revelers Drama Club. Today through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, SFCC Playhouse, Communications Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $8 suggested donation. Sunday’s performance will be a food bank benefit. (509) 533-3592
“Willy Wonka, Jr.” - Pend Oreille Players Association presents Roald Dahl’s stage adaptation. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/adults; $5/children age 5-12. (509) 671-3389
“In a Grove: Four Japanese Stories” - Presented by the Spokane Community College Players. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center auditorium, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. $4/adults, $3/students, free/age 10 and younger. (509) 533-7387
Debut Promotions Plays - Local playwright Sandra Hosking presents a staged reading of new plays by herself and Tacoma playwright Nick Stokes, featuring Tony and Maria Caprile, Will Lund, Nina Kelly and more. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206
“School House Rock! Live”- Presented by Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $9/adults, $8/seniors/students. (800) 325-SEAT
“Moliere Than Thou” - One-man play by Timothy Mooney. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220
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