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1 The In-Between from Classical to Jazz 7:30 p.m. today, Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis; her husband, saxophonist Robert Lewis; and their colleague, pianist Gerald Gregory, will perform new original works as well as pieces by André Previn, Brad Mehldau, Ned Rorem, Edward Hart, Georges Bizet and others. (509) 326-9516. Admission: $10

2 36th Annual Quilt  Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. 36th annual quilt show of Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter is also the largest quilt show in Eastern Washington, with more than 500 quilts. The show includes 56 vendors, master quilter demonstrations, and featured quilter Terry Engleman. (509) 879-6636. Admission: $8, good all weekend

3 Celebrate the Arts at the MAC: Super Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. October is Create Spokane, a monthlong celebration of local arts and culture across creative industries and arts disciplines. Liz Bishop will help beginners have a turn at the ceramics wheel, Ric Gendron will give a painting demonstration, and Louis Zody will give an introduction to hand drumming. The Spokane Symphony’s “instrument petting zoo” will be on hand as well. Visit the museum’s historic Campbell House in open house format to enjoy family-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, craft and more. (509) 363-5355. Admission: $10/adults, $7.50/seniors, $5/students w/ID, free/age 4 and younger

4 Authors Elizabeth Austen and Christopher Howell 7 p.m. Saturday, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth Austen will interview EWU professor Christopher Howell, then read from her collection of poetry, “Every Dress a Decision.” Howell will also read from his works. (509) 838-0206. Admission: FREE

5 Bob Curnow Big Band 7 p.m. Monday. Come out and swing with this long-running Spokane big band. (509) 863-8098. Admission: $8

6 Author Brenda  Hillman 7 p.m. Tuesday, Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Hillman has nine poetry collections to her credit, including 2009’s “Practical Water,” which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, and 2013’s “Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire,” a nominee for the National Book Award. Her talk is part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. She’ll do a question-and-answer session earlier in the day, at 2:45 p.m. in Jepson Hall room 103. (509) 313-6681. Admission: FREE

7 Polecat 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Bellingham-based stomp-grass/ Americana/Celtic/reggae/rock band – featuring Spokane natives Karl Olson (percussion) and Aaron Guest (vocals, 12-string guitar) – plays with Communist Daughter and The Holy Broke. (509) 747-2174. Admission: $8/advance; $10/door

8 “Bye Bye Birdie” Opens today; today, Thursday and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Oct. 25 at 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. This fast-paced classic musical centers on a rock star (not named Elvis Presley) being drafted into the Army. (509) 995-6718. Admission: $7.25-$9.25

9 Yelena Balabanova, piano 7 p.m. today, Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., Spokane Valley. From Russia, through Europe, over to Canada and to Spokane, Yelena Balabanova will present a program of classical piano works. (509) 327-4266. Admission: FREE

!0 “No Clue” 8 p.m. today, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Improvised murder mystery/comedy. Shows Friday nights in October at 8 p.m. Last Friday of the month is the 10 p.m. “After Dark” show. (509) 747-7045. Admission: $7

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