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Music

“I Remember Christmas” Today-Dec. 21. Ellen Travolta and friends present a new holiday musical revue. The show also stars Jack Bannon, Patrick Treadway, Margaret Travolta and Katherine Strohmaier. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Reserved cabaret-style seating. Purchase tickets at www.cdachristmas.com or call. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (844) 257-9047.

Guy Caillout Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. No cover. (509) 624-1349.

Cab Calloway Orchestra Calloway’s grandson, Calloway Brooks, now leads the legendary band and delivers hot jazz and the snazzy stage style that the original Cab Calloway was known for. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35-$45. (509) 481-6700.

Guitar Ensemble Concert Monday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Celtic Woman All-female vocal ensemble presents “Home for Christmas Symphony Tour.” Shows Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$75. (509) 481-6700.

EWU String Orchestra Concert Baroque music with guest cellist Jennifer Morsches. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. $5/general; $3/seniors and non-EWU students; free/EWU students. (509) 359-2241.

UI University Chorus and Vandaleers Music by the Men’s Chorus, University Chorus, Vandaleers and Women’s Chorus. Tickets at the door. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.

UI Jazz Bands and Choirs Thursday, 6:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors, at the door. (208) 885-6231.

Christmas Concert: Philip Aaberg Grammy and Emmy-nominated pianist and composer brings a night of Christmas music to the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. He’ll perform his blend of classical piano, bluegrass and blues. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 667-1865.

Annual Holiday Concert Featuring performances by the Eastern Washington University Symphonic Choir, Concert Choir and guitar ensemble, offering a variety of seasonal favorites and an audience caroling singalong. The concert will also feature student organist Taylor Giese. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. $5/general; $3/seniors and students. (509) 359-2241.

Dance

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.

“The Nutcracker” Thursday-Dec. 7. This family tradition features the State Street Ballet, 75 local dancers and live music composed by P.I. Tchaikovsky and performed by the Spokane Symphony. Shows are Thursday-Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; with matinees Dec. 6-7 at 2 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25-$75/adults; $12.50-$30/children. (509) 624-1200.

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

“Shatner’s World” The once and (possibly) future Capt. Kirk brings his acclaimed one-man show to Spokane for one night only. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $42.50-$177.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” Continues through Sunday. 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 today at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $27.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“The Thread Men” Today-Sunday. 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 today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 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 today and Saturday’s performances for $11 ticket price. The Dec. 10 performance will be a benefit for Northeast Community Center. 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 a silence, then a song. A remarkable true experience, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. 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.

The Resiliency Project: The Story of Life in Unlikely Places An initiative of Youth for Christ giving youth from West Central and Hillyard a platform to share their stories with the community through music, art, dance and poetry. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (509) 327-7721.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Thursday-Dec. 6. APOD Theatre Productions present a story about a herd of hoodlums hijacking a church’s Christmas pageant. Performances are Thursday and Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Junction Lumber in Potlatch; Mimi’s Bakery in Palouse; Keeney Bros. in Moscow. Visit www.apodproductions.org for more information. The American Legion Log Cabin, 745 Sixth St., Potlatch. $8/adults; $4/children ages 5-11.

“A Christmas Carol” Thursday-Dec. 20. Filled with music, heart and spirit, this holiday classic captures the magic and menace of Dickens’ story. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (No performance Dec. 12.) University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $15/general; $10/seniors, UI faculty and staff; $5/children; free/UI students. (208) 885-6465.

“Our Town” Thursday-Dec. 13. The tiniest details of everyday life in the small town of Grover’s Corners have significant meaning in one of America’s great classic plays. Performances are Thursdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. Washington State University, Wadleigh Theatre, Daggy Hall, Pullman. $10/adults; $8/seniors; $5/non-WSU students and youth; free/WSU students. (509) 335-8522.

Looking ahead

Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s “Christmas at the Kroc” The area symphony’s holiday performance includes many favorite melodies. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $27/adults; $21/seniors; $16/students and youth.

“Short Stacks” Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Dec. 5, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.

Northwoods Performing Arts Dinner Theatre Dec. 5-13. Performance of “Northwoods Christmas Chorale.” Dec. 5 is Gala Night and Garlic Prime Rib Dinner; Dec. 6 and 9, Beef Stroganoff Dinner; Dec. 11-13: Fried Chicken Dinner. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport, Wash. Dinner and show: $25/person; $35/Gala night. Show only: $12. (208) 448-1294.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Dec. 5-Dec. 14. StageWest Community Theatre presents a radio theater program of the classic Christmas tale. Performances are Fridays and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.; and a dinner theater performance on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Reservations required for dinner theatre by Dec. 12. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. $12/adults; $10/seniors; $5/students with ID; $25/dinner theatre. (509) 235-2441.

“The Trumpet of the Swan” The Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama and Instrumental Music Departments team up to present E.B. White’s classic story with storytelling, ballet, theatre and a full symphonic student orchestra live onstage. Performances are Dec. 5-6, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-7000.

“Fruitcakes” Dec. 5-Dec. 14. When a stranger first arrives in town, he thinks the inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. Performances are Fridays-Saturdays and Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $10-$12. (509) 332-8406.

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

Family Dance and Potluck Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music for family fun. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 533-9955.

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