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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Colville Jazz Festival – Today. Sixth annual event with the Colville High School and Colville Junior High School jazz bands joined by the University of Idaho’s Jazz Styles Big Band, the Hampton Jazz Combo, the Hamptones Vocal Quartet, and the Purvis/Cesaratto Jazz Quintet. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now at the CHS office or House of Music in downtown Colville, or at the door. Visit Colville High School, 154 Highway 20 East, Colville, Wash. $10/adults, $8/students and seniors. (509) 684-7800.

WSU ElectroAcoustic Concert –The world premiere of “Kettle Brew” for percussion and soundscape will be the highlight of this concert. Part of WSU’s annual Festival of Contemporary Art Music. Today, 3 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-1151.

16th Annual Gospel Explosion – A night of entertainment focusing on spiritual praise. Join Whitworth students and choirs from throughout Spokane for this annual campus celebration of Black History Month, sponsored by the Black Student Union. Today, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Seeley Mudd Chapel. Free. (509) 777-4703.

World Relief Benefit Concert - Featuring Beatles tribute band Creme Tangerine. Supporting refugee resettlement programs. Today, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Acuff and Sherfey - Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey headline this Rising Star event with country rock music. Justin Sherfey is the reigning United States Northwest Junior Fiddle Champion and has also placed in the top three in the nation for two consecutive years. He plays the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and many other stringed instrument. Colby Acuff has performed since age 7, and has been in a performing band since age 12. Colby plays guitar, drums and harmonica. He energizes the stage with a powerhouse of vocals. Today, 7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $5. (208) 457-8950.

Winter Dreaming - Benefit concert for Spokane Valley Partners food bank. Homemade desserts follow. Today, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. $10/general, $5/students, $30/family of three or more. (509) 926-7133.

Music for Double Chorus - Spokane Choral Artists and Mid-Columbia Mastersingers perform Poulenc’s “Figure Humaine,” Schumann’s Vier doppelchorige gesange, Palestrina’s “Surge Illuminare Jesus,” Vaughan-William’s Mass in G minor and Mascagni’s Easter Hymn. Today, 8 p.m., St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. on Gonzaga University campus. $20. (509) 251-6296.

Spokane Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – Combining charm, elegance, soaring melodies and astonishing technical fireworks, this is the perfect medium for the artistry of violinist Vadim Gluzman and the exquisite sound of his 1690 “Ex-Leopold Auer” Stradivari. Eckart Preu, conductor. Part of Classics series. Performances Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-$44. (509) 624-1200.

Built to Spill - Boise-based indie rock band. With special guests Finn Riggins. Age 21 and older only. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22. (800) 325-SEAT.

WSU Guest Composers Concert - Featuring the works of Alex Shapiro. Saturday, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-1151.

Douglas Cleveland Organ Concert - An internationally acclaimed organist, his program includes a range of composers from the classic Johann Sebastian Bach to French romantic Alexandre Guilmant to contemporary composers Ken Yukl and David Briggs. Cleveland is the music director at Plymouth Congregational Church and visiting professor at the University of Washington. Sunday, 4 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10. (800) 325-SEAT.

Ferenc Cseszko, Violin; and Rajung Yang, Piano - Faculty recital. Sunday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.

Melody Potratz, Piano - Student recital. Sunday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Tuesday Night Music Series – Tuesday, Dan Maher; folk. 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Chamber Soiree Series - Winter – Tuesday and Wednesday. Delightful evening of fine music in elegant surroundings. Music selections, played by members of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Featuring presentations by the winemaker about the wines being paired with hors d’oeuvres and desserts crafted by award-winning chef Urs Moser. Performances at 7:30 p.m. New location this year. Spokane Club, Georgian Room, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $50/gallery, $120-$130/table, $5/advanced parking. (509) 624-1200.

UI Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs – Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.

PMA Sinfonia’s American Music Recital – Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering – Thursday-Feb. 17. A celebration of music, poetry and art in Ellensburg. Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce (888) 925-2204.

Janet Johnson – Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Ramada Airport Inn, Remington’s Lounge, 8909 W. Airport Drive. (509) 838-5211.

Heart to Heart Concert - Enjoy an evening of heartwarming music by special guest vocal artist Steve Green. Accompanied by Dick Tunney at the piano, Green will bring a rich evening of music with new and hallmark vocal numbers from his collection of 33 recordings. Throughout his 27 years of professional music ministry, Green’s music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 13 songs at No. 1, and seven Dove Awards. There will be a private reception with Green at 6:30 p.m. with a photo opportunity. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$45. (509) 624-1200.

Wylie & The Wild West - Performing “Cowboy Love Songs” as part of the “Spokane River Roots” music series show. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $20/advance, $25/day of show. (800) 325-SEAT.


Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance - Today and Saturday. Live music and dancing to the big band sounds of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, by the Avalon Dance Band. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge - North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St. $5. (509)489-3030.

Monday Night Dance - Hear the songs and sounds of yesteryear by John Labbe. Food and drinks are available for a donation. Held Mondays, 7 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $3.50. (509) 327-1584.


“I Saw You” - Improvised comedy show where the back pages of your favorite newspapers are the inspiration for on the spot comedy. Bring your favorite “I Saw You”, “Cheers and Jeers,” or other classified for use in the show. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Fridays at 8 p.m., today through Feb 22, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors, students and military. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari” - Improv showcase. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturdays at 9 p.m., today through Feb. 23, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.


Adult Improv Classes - Eight-week improv class held Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Class will focus on the basic skills of improv. Runs through March 12, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $150/one payment or $25/per class. (509) 747-7045.

“Three Strikes to First” - Written by UI Master of Fine Arts graduate Quinn Hatch. Looking to escape a failing marriage, Matt, general manager for the Seattle Sun Dodgers, finds himself in Peoria, Ariz. He’s in town early putting the finishing touches on player contracts, but despite his efforts, Matt’s varied past is difficult to dodge, especially when an old player has just received the publisher’s green light to write a rather revealing book outlining steroid use on the team. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $10. (208) 885-6465.

“Sweeney Todd” – Today-March 3. A musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. In 1786, Benjamin Barker becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in this sophisticated operetta filled with macabre wit. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.

“Next to Normal” – Today-March 3. Contemporary rock musical, recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of three Tony Awards. This groundbreaking, compelling story addresses one suburban family as they deal with crisis and explore what it means to cope and love. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26/general. (509) 325-2507.

“Crimes of the Heart” – Today-Feb. 24. A moving tale of three sisters escaping their troubled pasts and embracing their futures. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Advance tickets: $18/adults, $16/seniors and military, $12/students, $20/door. (509) 795-0004.

“Peter Pan and Wendy” – Today-Feb. 17. Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie’s original novel with this faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation. Performances on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., and Sundays on Feb. 10 and 17 at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave., Suite 1. $10. (509) 328-4886.

“The Heart of Jimmy Valentine” – Today-10. The Lion’s Share Dinner Theatre presents a touching love story of a small time bank robber in 1910 who meets a girl who could change everything. Enjoy drama, music, poetry and dinner by Catered for You. Evelyn Ainley will perform songs for the season. Hosts Jim and Joan Becker will share poems on love from their own writing. Shows Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. $40/dinner and show. (509) 327-1113.

“The Mousetrap” – Today-23. Agatha Christie murder mystery. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in advance at Eve’s Leaves or online at Panida Theater, Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12/adults, $10/seniors. (208) 263-9191.

“Rock of Ages” - Part of Best of Broadway series. Musical featuring a mix of ’80s rock tunes, including the hits “We Built this City,” “The Final Countdown,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Today at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Howard’s Follies” - A Yesteryear production. 10th annual performance of Howard Wildin’s vaudeville-style show. Today-Feb. 17, Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10.50. For more information, visit or call (509) 671-3389.

“An Evening of Sketches by Carol Burnett” – Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m., StageWest Community Theatre, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults, $8/children and seniors. (509) 768-2150.

“Boom” - Interplayers presents this post-apocalyptic comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt. Today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $15-$28. (509) 455-7529.