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Music

Cowboy Supper Shows 20th anniversary commemorative performances. Shows today and Saturday will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the ticket office opening at 5:30 p.m. Sunday matinee show will start at 3:15 p.m. with the ticket office opening at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.rockinbranch.com or call for reservations. Rockin B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $45.95/general; $16.50/ages 2-10; free/age 2 and younger sitting on parent’s lap. (509) 891-9016.

Christopher Whyte, Percussion WSU Guest Recital. Today, 4:10 p.m., Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Coeur d’Alene Symphony The season opener includes Rossini’s “Thieving Magpie” Overture, Mozart’s “Symphonie Concertante” featuring concertmaster Dr. Philip Baldwin and Principal Violinist Jay Prior; and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $27/adults; $21/senior; $16/students and youth. (208) 765-3833.

Saxophone College: Palouse Jazz Project Faculty recital. Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, Music Room 222, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. All tickets available at the door. (208) 885-6231.

Cello-Palousa Faculty Artist Series with Ruth Boden, cello. All proceeds from the sales of tickets will benefit the School of Music Scholarship fund. Tickets available in the lobby 30 minutes before concert time. Today, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4148.

Spokane Symphony Classics 2: Yang Plays “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” Pianist Joyce Yang plays Franck’s “Symphonic Variations” and de Falla’s enchanting “Nights in the Gardens of Spain.” Also on the program, Hector Villa-Lobos’ “The Enchanted Bird” and Arturo Marquez with “Danzon No. 2.” Opening the evening is a piece by Serbian composer Marko Nikodijevic. 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.

Big Bing Theory Gonzaga’s student-run a cappella group. Saturday, 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb Street, Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330; 4 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8300. Free.

Saxophone College Recital Saturday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. All tickets available at the door. (208) 885-6231.

Chad Bramlet Country music and CD release. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $15/person; $25/couple. (509) 299-3414.

Palouse Country Cowboy Poets Fall roundup with performances by poets Orvil Sears, Darleane Norskog, J.B. Barber and Dave Nordquist, along with musicians Dave Fulfs, Lee Hadwiger, Donna Gwinn and Bodie Dominguez. Sunday, 2 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $8. (509) 229-3414.

Citizens & Saints Christian and worship music, including radio hits like “Made Alive” and “In Tenderness.” Sunday, 7 p.m., Convenant United Methodist Church, 3506 W. Princeton Ave. $10. (208) 661-0851.

The Three Organists Chris Nelson’s recital will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Cesar Franck and Anton Bruckner. Sunday, 7 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10. (509) 838-4277.

Gonzaga Symphony at The Fox Presenting its season opener and conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah. The event will open with Rossini’s Overture to “Semiramide,” followed by Khachaturian’s Waltz from his “Masquerade Suite,” followed by Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival” Overture. The program will conclude with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. The violin concerto will feature acclaimed soloist Kurt Nikkanen. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $13/general; $10/students and seniors. (509) 624-1200.

UI Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults; $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.

UI Recital Jill Terhaar Lewis, voice; Robert Lewis, saxophone; and Gerald Gregory, piano. Master class at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Music Building in room 216. Recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, Music Room 222, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Roger McVey, piano UI Faculty Recital. Thursday, 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.

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.

Contra Dance Spokane Folklore Society holds this community dance. No partner needed, fun for all ages. Potluck at the break, beginner workshop at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road. $10. (509) 747-2640.

“A Global Tapestry of Dance” Presented by Repertory Dance Theatre from Salt Lake City. The program will feature works by dance pioneers Michio Ito and Ruth St. Denis, as well as new works by Melissa Fenley and Israeli choreographer Noa Zuk, and will close with a highly energetic dynamic dance version of Ravel’s “Bolero.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Washington State University, Daggy Hall, Jones Theatre, Pullman. $26/adults; $18/students and children. (208) 883-3267.

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.

“No Clue” Improvised murder mystery/comedy. Today, 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Remix” A comedic mix of traditional scripted theater and improv. Saturday, 7 p.m., 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, 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

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

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

Theater

Northwoods Performing Arts Dinner Theatre Performance of the comedy “Laffing Room Only.” Herb-crusted pork loin dinner today and Saturday and chicken fried steak dinner on Oct. 17-18. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport, Wash. $25/dinner and show; $12/show-only tickets. (208) 448-1294.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” Today-Oct 18. A 2006 Tony Award-winning parody of 1920s musical theatre. Full of mistaken identities, comedic characters, illusions and energetic dance numbers. Performances are today, and Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Whitworth University, Main Stage Theater, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $10/general; $8/seniors and students. (509) 777-4374.

“A Bright New Boise” Today-Oct 19. A dark comedy about a disgraced evangelical, his estranged son, an anarchist artist, the bully store manager of a Hobby Lobby and more lost-soul characters trying to figure out what to believe in. Performances are today, Thursday and Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Hartung Theater, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow. $15/general; $10/UI faculty, staff and seniors; and free/UI students with ID. (208) 882-6465.

“Funeral for a Gangster” Today-Oct. 18. Murder mystery dinner theater. Come dressed for an evening at the speakeasy and figure out whodunit. Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $25. (509) 446-4108.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”Today-Sunday. This comedy centers around two middle-aged siblings in rural Pennsylvania whose lives are disrupted by a visit from their movie-star sister. Performances are 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.

“Fiddler on the Roof” Today-Oct. 19. This timeless musical magically weaves the story of a people steeped in tradition who must come to terms with a changing world. Winner of nine Tony Awards. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30/adult; $28/military and senior; $22/students. (509) 325-2507.

“Les Miserables” Today-Oct. 18. Run extended another weekend. This eight-time Tony Award winner explores the beauty of love and compassion while dealing with social injustice. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17-$25. (208) 667-1323.

“Bash: LaBute in Spokane” Today-Oct. 19. Presented by Stage Left, Crazy Horse Productions and Floating Fourth. Performances of “Medea Redux,” a haunting modern American version of the Greek tragedy, and “Gaggle of Saints,” which explores the darker side of human weakness and frailty. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10/advance. (509) 838-9727.

“The Mousetrap” Today-Oct. 19. An Agatha Christie mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Performances are Fridays-Saturdays and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $12. (509) 332-8406.

“STAGE One” Today-Oct. 18. A festival of one-act plays written and directed by WSU students. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Washington State University, Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall, 1060 E. College Ave., Pullman. $10/general; $5/WSU students with ID. (509) 335-8522.

“Shape of Things: LaBute in Spokane” How far do you go for love? Or for art? What concessions do you make for your lover? And what demands? Presented by Stage Left Theater, Crazy Horse Productions and Floating Fourth. Performance followed by a talk back with the cast, producers and directors of all the LaBute in Spokane shows. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $5/general. (509) 838-9727.

Blue Man Group Thursday-Oct. 19. This group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts combining comedy, music, and technology. With no spoken language, this performance is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. Shows are Thursday and Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 19 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Part of the 2014-15 Best of Broadway season. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Looking ahead

“The In-Between from Classical to Jazz” Soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano). Performing new compositions and arrangements by members of the ensemble as well as works by Andre Previn, Brad Mehldau, Ned Rorem, Edward Hart, Georges Bizet and more. Master class from 4-6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $10/concert or class; $15/both. (509) 326-9516.

Yelena Balabanova, Piano From Russia, through Europe, over to Canada and to Spokane, Yelena Balabanova will present a wonderful program of classical piano works. Her extensive repertoire, original interpretations and imaginative programs make her a remarkable artist. Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free. (509) 327-4266.

Siren Songs & Stories Three of Spokane’s finest female singer-songwriters team up to Take Strides Against Breast Cancer in a special benefit performance. The Nicole Lewis Band, The Angela Marie Project and introducing Christy Lee Comrie for an evening of rock and country rock that features Siren Songs and Stories from a decidedly female point of view. Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Wear Somthing Gaudy” Dance Music by Variety Pak and heavy hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $10/adults; $6/students. (509) 535-0803.

“Great Ideas: Spokane: Today!” A meeting of brilliant minds; a public forum of cutting edge ideas. The speakers are daring; some of them have been ostracized from their academic communities. A parody blending sketch, standup and improv, featuring performances from Kait Copenspire, Tom Olson, Andy Woods, David Honeycutt, Jake Sanders and Matt Dargen. Age 21 and older. Reservations recommended. Oct. 17, 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.

Last Comic Standing The Emmy-nominated laugh-fest returns to NBC for its eighth season with an all-new group of comics. The show’s top contestants will be performing at Northern Quest’s Pend Oreille Pavilion. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35-$65. (509) 481-6700.

“The Polish Book of Karma” Oct. 17-Oct. 19. A reader’s theater production of the play by William Missouri Downs. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5.50-$10.50. (509) 447-9900.

“Bye Bye Birdie” Oct. 17-Oct. 26. A fast-paced and hilarious musical. Performances are Fridays and Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. $7.25-$9.25. (509) 995-6718.

“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” Oct. 17-Nov. 16. A suspense-filled retelling of the classic story of alter egos vying for control on the foggy streets of Victorian-era London. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22. (509) 325-2507.

“The Clink” Oct. 17-Nov. 2. The Northwest premiere of a new musical about driving under the influence and the consequences of that action. Performances will be held at Meadowbrook Hall, 7178 W. Meadowbrook Loop, Coeur d’Alene, Oct.17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. The production will then move to Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third Ave. for performances on Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. The Oct. 26 performance will be a benefit for MADD. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $20. (509) 838-9727.

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