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Spokane Symphony Master Classes Students have a one-on-one opportunity to learn from symphony guest artist Eddie Arron, cello. Observers are welcome. If your group is interested in participating, please contact janetnapoles@ spokanesymphony.org. For more information visit www.spokanesymphony.org/ education. Today, 3-5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 624-1200.

Tien Hsieh, Pianist Today, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $35/general; $30/seniors and students. (208) 457-8950.

“Lux Aeterena: Eternal Light” Spokane Choral Artists presents Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” Herbert Howells’ Requiem and Brahms’ “Warum ist das Licht gegeben.” Today, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-8446. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More, 515 W. St. Thomas More Way, (509) 466-3811. $15/advance; $12/student; free student admission with paid general admission.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Performing their rock opera “The Christmas Attic” live for the first time in arenas across the nation. Today, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $31-$63.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Fall Concert Beginning its 2014-15 season with the Brahms Requiem. Tickets available online at nwsmc.org. Shows Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $15/adults; $12/seniors and students. (208) 762-9956.

Spokane Symphony: “Haydn & Dvorak” Guest conductor Michal Nesterowicz will wield the the baton as the symphony performs Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto, featuring guest soloist Edward Arron on cello. Shows Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$54. (509) 624-1200.

Country Western Gospel Jubilee Potluck dinner with music by Joe and Rita, The Jubileers and Fred Belknap. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 704-2739.

Live Music With Laddie Ray Melvin. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. No cover. (509) 624-1349.

The Welcome: A Public Listening Veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder present their stories to the Spokane community through works of music, visual and performance art. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Ft. George Wright Drive. Free. (518) 878-8579.

Madrigali!: Songs and Sweets An evening of Renaissance madrigals and desserts with Schola Cantorum, the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers. Conducted by Dr. Timothy Westerhaus. Desserts, tea and coffee will be served. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 200 E. Desmet Ave. $20. (509) 313-6733.

The Music of Love and War Presented by North Idaho College Cardinal Chamber Orchestra, a concert of Baroque music. Sunday, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Coeur d’Alene, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 665-2759.

“The Forgotten Carols” A nurse’s empty life is changed when a new patient recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by minor characters in the nativity story, including the innkeeper and the shepherd. Monday, 7:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Fall Blvd. $13.50-$32. (800) 325-SEAT.

“I Remember Christmas” Nov. 28-Dec. 21. Ellen Travolta and friends present a new holiday musical revue. Reserved cabaret-style seating. Purchase tickets at www.cdachristmas.com or toll free to (844) 257-9047. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25.

Dance

“Let’s Be Thankful” Dance Music by Variety Pak, hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Today, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $10/adults; $6/students. (509) 535-0803.

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. Today, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.

Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older with or without a partner. Today, 7 p.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.

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.

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.

“Family Dinner” Blue Door Theatre Players will improvise a family dinner using audience suggestions. Shows Fridays in November at 8 p.m. Last Friday of the month at 10 p.m. is the “After Dark” show. 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 off of your suggestions. Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

Goodtymes Comedy Free comedy every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. Free. (509) 928-1070.

Live Comedy Stand-up comedy Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nights, 122 S. Monroe St. No cover. (509) 835-4177.

Theater

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” Broadway director Neil Goldberg reimagines the holiday season with more than 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries. Today, 7:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$57.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Bye Bye Birdie” Rock singer Conrad Birdie is about to be drafted. When his manager brings Conrad to Sweet Apple, Ohio, chaos ensues. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m., Mead High School, Theatre, 302 W. Hastings Road. $5/students and senior citizens; $10/adults. (509) 465-7000.

“White Christmas” Irving Berlin’s musical, set after WWII, tells the story of two army buddies and showbiz partners putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m., Ferris High School, auditorium, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $12/door; $10/advance. (509) 354-6006.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama Department will present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival adaptation of the Shakespearean comedy. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-7000.

“The Glass Menagerie” After receiving pressure from his faded Southern belle mother, aspiring poet Tom brings home a gentleman caller to meet his painfully shy sister, Laura. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., The Modern Theater Spokane, 174 S. Howard St. $19-$25. (509) 455-7529.

“The Exonerated” A staged reading of the actual words of six death row inmates who were exonerated. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $10/adults; $5/students. (509) 838-7870.

“Phoenix Rising” Today-Sunday. In the future, a group of experts meets to predict and possibly influence the global future. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene Street. Free. (509) 533-7387.

“Grease! School Version” Today-Sunday. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $5.50-$10.50. (509) 447-9900.

“Don’t Hug Me County Fair” Today-Sunday. A comedy about a small town’s beauty pageant. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. $16-$18. (208) 752-8871.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Today-Sunday. Shakespeare’s plays are performed in reduced, fast-paced format. Shows today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $13-14/advance; $15/door. (509) 795-0004.

“Rashomon” Today-Sunday. Presented by SFCC Revelers Drama Club. Set in feudal Japan, the play tells the story of a violent crime from four different perspectives. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theatre Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3592.

“The Thread Men” Today-Nov. 30. When a psychiatrist becomes trapped in an elevator with a man acting bizarrely, he quickly learns that his decisions may have life-or-death consequences. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10. (509) 838-9727.

“A Christmas Carol: The Musical” Today-Dec. 20. After coming face to face with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, will Ebenezer Scrooge awake with a new outlook on life and give up his selfish and uncaring ways? Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Bring a nonperishable food donation to the Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 performances for $11 ticket price. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30/adult; $28/military and senior; $22/student. (509) 325-2507.

“All is Calm” Today-Dec. 21. In 1914, at the Western front, out of the violence comes silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins a night of camaraderie, music and peace. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17-$25. (208) 667-1323.

“A Fine and Pleasant Misery” A one-man comedy written by humorist Patrick F. McManus that introduces 12 characters, from woodsman Rancid Crabtree to old Mrs. Swisher, from Strange the Dog to a deer on a bicycle. Saturday, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. $20/adults; $8/age 16 and younger. (509) 284-2000.

“Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” Wednesday-Nov. 30. Max the Dog narrates while the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving Whos. Shows are Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Nov. 28 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $27.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

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