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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Stage listings

Heidi Santiago plays Diana, Robby French plays Gabe and Mark Pleasant plays Dan in Spokane Civic Theatre’s production, “Next to Normal.” (Dan Pelle)


“Love Stories” Benefit Concert - Featuring vocalist Ruth Pratt, executive director of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. She will perform with musicians Brian Flick, Pearl Harwood, Tom Shaeger, Craig Catlett and Lyle Morse. All proceeds benefit the library. Reservations recommended by calling (208) 769-2380 or emailing Today, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25.

LeRoy Bell in Concert – Today, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.

Pickwick with Kevin Long and Sera Cahoone - Alternative rock benefit concert for The Bartlett. Today, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/advance, $25/day of show. (800) 325-SEAT.

Janet Johnson – Today and Saturday, 8:30-11 p.m., Ramada Airport Inn, Remington’s Lounge, 8909 W. Airport Drive, Airway Heights. (509) 838-5211.

KPBX Recordings and Videos Sale – Thousands of gently-used LPs, CDs, 45s, DVDs, and VHS movies. A separate balcony area will be set up with classic and like-new music equipment up for bid by silent auction each day. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free admission and parking. (509) 328-5729.

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

Spokane String Quartet: Angels and Demons - Features music by Dmitri Shostakovich and George Crumb, and Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet. Sunday, 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/students. (800) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday Night Music Series – Tuesday, Tom Drade and Friends (Americana, hillbilly blues); Feb. 26, David Roon (Celtic folk). Shows are 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away Tour with Hunter Hayes opening. Country music. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $53.50-$63.50. (800) 325-SEAT.


Ballroom Dancing - Dance to the five piece combo Variety Pack first and third Fridays at 7:30 p.m. All ages, all abilities welcome. Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8. (509) 326-9211.

“Swan Lake” - Performed by Eugene Ballet Company to Tchaikovsky’s score. Romantic music, world-class dancing, beautiful costumes and elaborate scenery all set the stage for the story of a prince’s love for an enchanted princess who is eternally imprisoned as a swan under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Today, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-$40/general, $10-$36/students. (509) 624-1200.

Drum Corps Valentine Dance - The theme is “74 Reasons to Love” in support of Referendum 74. Age 21 and older only. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. $10. (509) 534-0751.

Dance - Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation. Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m., Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.


“I Saw You” - Improvised comedy show where the back pages of your favorite newspapers are the inspiration. 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., through Feb 22, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors, students and military. (509) 747-7045.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias - A mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$55. (509) 481-6700.

“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. through Feb. 23, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/. (509) 747-7045.


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

“Sweeney Todd” – Continues through 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” – Continues through March 3. Contemporary rock musical and 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. Featuring musical numbers “I Am The One” and “I’m Alive.” Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26/general. (509) 325-2507.

“Crimes of the Heart” – Continues through 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-Sunday. Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie’s original novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and easy-to-stage adaptation. When the carefree and careless Peter Pan flies into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy follows her instincts for maternity and adventure, bringing her little brothers along to the magical Neverland to take care of the motherless Lost Boys. Soon the Darling children are swept into Peter’s deadly battle with Captain Hook and his mostly-fearsome pirate crew. With so much excitement, why ever go home again? Today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 1 p.m., Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave., No. 1. $10. (509) 328-4886.

“The Mousetrap” – Today-Feb. 23. Agatha Christie murder mystery. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage. Rated G. 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.

“The Vagina Monologues” - Upcoming productions include: University of Idaho, today and Saturday at 7 p.m. Advance tickets can be obtained at the UI Women’s Center, Eclectica and BookPeople of Moscow. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $10/advance, $15/at the door. (208) 885-2777. Spokane Falls Community College, benefiting the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter and the VDAY 2013 campaign, today, 7:30 p.m., Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, Bldg. 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $5/general admission, $1/students. (509) 533-3199. Washington State University: Thursday-Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., benefitting Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Jones Theater, Daggy Hall, Pullman. $10/advance, $15/at the door. (509) 335-7472.

“The Three Musketeers” – Today-Feb. 24. Theatre Arts for Children presents this play written by John Chambers, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Cameron Anderson. Suitable for a family audience. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $8/students, seniors and military.

“Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” - Performance of play recently selected to compete at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival in Sacramento, Calif., proceeds will help students participate in the festival. The play follows Jenny, a wounded Iraq war veteran drawn to Slab City, a traveler’s oasis in the California desert. With the help of the inhabitants there, Jenny rediscovers what it means to call a place home. Free child care for ages 4-12. If interested, RSVP to Drop-offs also welcome. Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $15/general, $10/UI faculty and staff, free/veterans and UI students. (208) 885-6465.

“The Robber Bridegroom” – Today-Feb. 24. North Idaho College Theatre Department presents this play by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, based on the novella by Eudora Welty. An energetic, bawdy, bluegrass Southern fairy tale set in the 18th century. Directed by Trigger Weddle with Max Mendez as musical director. Choreographed by Brook Bassett. With special arrangement through Music Theatre International. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Not intended for young children or infants. Free and open to the public. North Idaho College, Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-3220.

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

For the Love of Art - Second annual benefit for Interplayers Theatre features a live cabaret show, both silent and live auctions, food, drink and art. Saturday, 7 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25. (509) 455-7529.

“The Force of Habit” - “Preview Night” showcases this comedy/theater fundraiser for Our Place. The story begins with a brother and sister, separated at birth. Felix is brought up by his mother to speak softly, fear thunder and stitch, while Hipolita grows up with her father in a war zone, learning to wield a sword. When they are thrown together when their parents reunite, they are shocked by each other’s ways. For tickets, call or stop by Our Place, 1509 W. College Ave. Thursday, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $25/includes reception with appetizers, wine and silent auction. (509) 326-7267.