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7 Nights Out

1: ‘A Christmas Carol’

Ebenezer Scrooge meets up with three ghosts who give him the chance to change his life in this musical version of the Charles Dickens classic.

When: Today-Dec. 20; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.

Where: Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St.

Cost: $30/adults; $28/military and seniors; $22/students. Bring a nonperishable food donation to the Nov. 28 and 29 performances for $11 ticket price.

Info: (509) 325-2507 or www.spokanecivic

2: ‘All is Calm’

On Christmas Eve 1914, soldiers fighting on the Western Front – from both sides – put down their weapons in a series of unofficial truces. A century later, that story comes to Coeur d’Alene, featuring Jim Swoboda, Zach Baker, Daniel J. Bell and Glenn Bentley and directed by Abbey Crawford – told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

When: Today-Dec. 21; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene (formerly Lake City Playhouse)

Cost: $17-$25, through the theater box office

Info: (208) 667-1323 or

3: Trans-Siberia Orchestra

The orchestra performs its rock opera “The Christmas Attic” live for the first time in arenas across the nation on its Winter Tour 2014. While this 1998 opera features one of the band’s most popular songs, “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live.

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.

Cost: $31-$63.50, through TicketsWest


4: Mötley Crüe

The bad boys of rock head out on what they pledge will be their final tour, with special guest Alice Cooper.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.

Cost: Sold out


5: Spokane Symphony

Guest conductor Michal Nesterowicz will lead the orchestra through Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto. Cellist Edward Arron will tackle the Haydn solo.

When: Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Where: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $15-$54, through the Fox box office, the symphony website or any TicketsWest outlet

Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.spokane

6: Clumsy Lovers

Long-running Canadian outfit has performed its brand of bluesgrassified Celtic rock music in more than 2,500 concerts. The group returns to the Inland Northwest with special guests Acuff and Sherfey.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $14, through Ticketweb


7: Flying Mammals

The Birdsall brothers – Aaron, James and Andrew – plan to unveil some new Mammals tunes this weekend.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls

Cost: $15 general, $10 students and seniors

Info: (208) 457-8950 or

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