Pioneer Day Celebrate the region’s German-speaking immigrants with performances by the German-American Society’s Concorida Choir and the Spokane Horn Club, and a German-style dinner. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15. (509) 747-4626.
“Barn-Aid 2014” Presented by Northwest Opera, featuring area artists singing from a wide range of musical genres: opera and operetta to more popular, familiar songs. Shows Saturday and Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $10/door or reserve by phone. (509) 327-3598.
Spokane Symphony SuperPops 2: Sergio Mendes A hot night of jazz, samba and American and Brazilian pop with the symphony and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated pianist-composer Sergio Mendes. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $26-$62. (509) 624-1200.
Arturo Sandoval Four-time Grammy winning jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will hold a free jazz clinic on Thursday, 5:30 p.m., in the Cowles Auditorium. All elementary, middle and high school students in attendance will receive a free ticket to his concert on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble. Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., free; Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $15/adults, $10/seniors and students, (800) 325-SEAT.
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.
Square Dance and Soup Supper Sponsored by Christian Singles Fellowship. Square dance with easy instruction. Saturday, 5 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10. (509) 326-4232 or (509) 482-0169.
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.
“Bye Bye to Daylight Savings Time” Tea Dance Music by Variety Pak, hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $10/adults; $6/students. (509) 535-0803.
Spokane Comedy Laugh Off All comedians involved were previous winners of “Stand Up To Bigger Things” comedy nights at the Bing. Afterwards, stick around for a special showing of John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” restored and remastered. Today, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/comedy; $5/film. (800) 325-SEAT.
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. Tonight, 8 p.m. (general audiences) and 10 p.m. (unrated “After Dark” show). Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.
Live Laugh Wine Night of wine and comedy by the Lilac City Improv troupe. Saturday, 7 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $20, includes glass of wine. (509) 869-1572.
“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” All Safari shows feature short form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturday, 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.
Lewis Black “The Rant is Due” tour Grammy-winning stand-up comedian brings his rants to town. Sunday, 7 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $39.50-$65. (800) 325-SEAT.
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 at 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nights, 122 S. Monroe St. No cover. (509) 835-4177.
“Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” Produced by American Laboratory Theatres, the show features a local youth cast and an original musical score and accompaniment by bassist Eddie McDonnell. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage. Advance tickets available at Eve’s Leaves, Monarch Mountain Coffee or online at www.sandpointonstage.com. For ages 8 and older. Today, 7:30 p.m., Eureka Institute Warehouse at the Granary, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint. $12/general; $10/seniors. (208) 534-1140.
“The Shape of Things” Neil LaBute’s play focuses on implications of individualism, artistic license, compassion, good and evil through the lives of four college students. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Auditorium, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.
“The Clink” Today-Sunday. The Northwest premiere of a new musical about the consequences of driving under the influence. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information call (208) 667-3933. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $20. (509) 838-9727.
“The Haunting of Hill House” Today-Nov. 8. Presented by Central Valley High School Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m. nightly. Central Valley High School, Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $10; $8/opening night. (509) 228-5100.
“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” Today-Nov. 16. A suspense-filled retelling of the classic story. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22. (509) 325-2507.
“The Women” Stir together one cast of Manhattan socialiates with one-part comedy of manners, add in a few upstarts and a dash of hurtful gossip, and you’ve got a spectacular one-night performance. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $20. (509) 325-2507.
“A Night of Poe” An annual fall event celebrating the work of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring original music by Zack Baker and live art-in-progress sketch by local artist Stephen Shortridge. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 667-1323.
“Much Ado About Nothing” One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, set on a British colonial tea estate in 1919 India. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre 502 E. Boone Ave. $15. (509) 328-4220.
“Oklahoma!” Thursday-Nov. 16. Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical centers on a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Thursdays, Fridays and Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grande Ave., Pullman. $20/adults; $12/children age 12 and younger. (509) 334-0750.
“This Old Haunted House” Welcome to the set of “This Home Restored,” a home improvement television program. When people start seeing a ghost wandering around the house that’s being renovated, things go from bad to worse. Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12/general; $10/seniors; $8/age 3-12; free/age 2 and younger. (509) 342-2055.
“The Glass Menagerie” Thursday-Nov. 22. After receiving pressure from his mother, aspiring poet Tom brings home a gentleman caller to meet his painfully shy sister, Laura. What follows is a touching and profound tale of love and loss, illusion and escape. Performances are Wednesdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 is the Twilight Performance at 6:30 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $19-$25. (509) 455-7529.
Symphony with a Splash: November Enjoy music by Conlon Nancarrow (Player Piano Study 3A, from his Boogie-Woogie Suite), Miguel de Aguila (“Toccata”), Avner Dorman (Piccolo Concerto), and Barry Cooper’s arrangement of Beethoven’s sketches for his unfinished Tenth Symphony. Enjoy food and drink specials from Beacon Hill from 5-6:45 p.m. while listening to a live local band, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 624-1200.
“Hit and Run VIII” A staged reading of original short comedies. This year features 11 comedies, 11 playwrights, seven directors, and 35 actors. Nov. 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10. (509) 838-9727.
“Seussical” Nov. 7-Nov. 16. Christian Youth Theater North Idaho presents the musical retelling of many of Dr. Seuss’ favorite stories. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $5-$14. (208) 277-5727.
“Peter Pan” Nov. 7-16. Christian Youth Theatre Spokane presents J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10-$14. (509) 227-7638.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Nov. 7-23. Shakespeare’s plays are performed in reduced, fast-paced, witty format. Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $13-14/advance; $15/door. (509) 795-0004.
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