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Stage listings

“Guys and Dolls:” Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. Shows are Thursday and April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; April 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and April 26 at 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Guys and Dolls:” Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. Shows are Thursday and April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; April 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and April 26 at 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Music

Spokane Symphony Master Classes Students can learn from guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa while the audience observes. 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.

Handel’s Israel in Egypt Presented by Vandaleers Concert Choir and Palouse Choral Society. Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $15/adults; $8/students. (208) 885-6231.

Spokane Symphony Classics 9: Musical Sorcery Ukrainian-born Valentina Lisitsa performs Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” Also presented is Dukas’ dramatic “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and John Adams’ “Doctor Atomic Symphony,” about the first nuclear bomb test. 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.

Inland NW Bluegrass Music Association Music Showcase Local and regional bands perform bluegrass and other related forms of acoustic music. Saturday, 7 p.m., Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. $7/general; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 484-4668.

Jazz Workshop and Concert Free improv workshop for beginners at 5:30 p.m. Classic jazz concert featuring Scott Steed, Michael Waldrop, Kevin Woods, Cameron Laplante, Brendan McMurphy and Rachel Bade-McMurphy at 6:30 p.m. Jam session after the show. Saturday, The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. $8/adults; $5/students. (509) 747-2174.

Jordan Asker, double bass UI student recital. Saturday, 1 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

“Innocents Lost: The Grimm Trial of Hansel and Gretel” Northwest Opera’s 2015 season will open with this original tale of courtroom drama set to Humperdink’s familiar music. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $12. (509) 327-3598.

Kyle Chandler, trumpet UI student recital. Saturday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Sings “Elijah” Felix Mendelssohn’s classic oratorio based on events in the life of the prophet Elijah. A chamber orchestra of local musicians as well as piano and organ accompany the chorale and ensemble. Performances are Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene; and April 26 at 3 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. in Spokane. Tickets available at www.nwsmc.org. $15/adults; $12/seniors and students. (208) 446-2333.

Benefit Concert for the Harrington Opera House Jody Graves, EWU students and alumni will perform to raise funds to purchase a Steinway Concert Grand for the town opera house. Saturday, 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free admission; donations welcome. (509) 327-4266.

GU Jazz Combos Concert Open to the public. Sunday, noon, Gonzaga University, Music Annex, Room 004, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

GU Composer Studio Recital Open to the public. Sunday, 2 p.m., Gonzaga University, College Hall, Room 101, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Eric Woodward, trumpet UI student recital. Sunday, 4 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Savannah Bukant, piano GU senior recital. Open to the public. Sunday, 4 p.m., Gonzaga University, University Chapel, College Hall, third floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

The Big Band Swings For Mike Lenke A benefit for a fellow musician in need as he battles some serious health issues. Sunday, 6 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/door. (509) 227-7638.

GU Guitar Night Solo and ensemble concert. Open to the public. Monday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, University Chapel, College Hall, third floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree: Spring The diverse ensembles from the orchestra provide chamber music in an intimate setting, the Spokane Club’s Georgian Room. Ticket holders may call ahead to reserve a pre-concert dinner. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $20-$48. (509) 624-1200.

Calmus Vocal Ensemble Free master class on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow; and Chamber Music Series performance at 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $22/general; $19/seniors; $10/students. (208) 885-6231.

High School Jazz Concert Featuring Ferris, Lewis and Clark and Shadle high schools. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. Free.

Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Spring Choral Celebration North Idaho College Cardinal Choral and Chamber Singers. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene First Presbyterian Church, 521 East Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-2759.

GU Jazz Concert Gonzaga Music Department jazz faculty members playing with Bobby Shew. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. $5/general. (509) 328-4220.

Gonzaga University Wind Symphony with Square Revolution GUWE teams up with a quartet of brass players and composers. Square Revolution playlists span from pop and jazz to tango, funk, Latin and beyond, all drawn from original compositions and arrangements. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $10/general; $5/students and seniors. (509) 624-1200.

Night of the Living Divas Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a live concert to benefit Holy Names Music Center. Featuring jazz music by Julia Keefe and Heather Villa. There will be a pre-event with wine and desserts starting at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.

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

Dance

Belly Dancing Friday nights at 5 p.m., Red Dragon Downtown, 1406 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-6688.

Friday Night Dances The theme is “Dancin’ Away the Tax Day Blues.” Today, 7-10 p.m., South Side Senior Center, 2934 E. 27th Ave. $8/center members; $10/nonmembers; $6/students with coupons. (509) 535-0803.

Rainbow Dance Theatre Fuses traditions of West African dance, Haitian dance, hip-hop, martial arts and American modern dance. Presented by Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association as part of the 2014-2015 Great Performances Series. Today, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $14-$30. (208) 883-3267.

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.

Live Comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m., Red Dragon Downtown, 1406 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-6688.

Poets Up! Poetry made up on the spot. Friday nights in April at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” Featuring 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.

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

Theater

“Hair” The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene and Friends of the Bing present a musical about a group of politically active, long-haired hippies living a bohemian life in New York City. Shows today and Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Little Women” Today-Sunday. Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel is dramatized on the Pend Oreille Playhouse stage. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10/advance; $12/at the door; $5 for students age 18 and younger. (509) 447-9900.

“Becky’s New Car” Today-Sunday. Becky Foster feels stuck, until she is offered a chance at a new life in this romantic comedy. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Pullman Civic Theatre, 1220 NW Nye St., Pullman. $10-$12. (509) 332-8406.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” Today-April 24. A play based on the writings of a young Jewish girl in hiding with her family during World War II. Performances are today, Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday and April 24 at 7 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $8/advance; $10/door. (509) 354-6076.

“The Misanthrope” Today-April 25. Moliere’s comedy of manners about a man who vows to be brutally honest with everyone he meets, except that he’s in love with a woman who specializes in flirtation and leading men on. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four” Today-April 26. Holmes and Watson face the fiendish Professor Moriarty and unknown dangers in this fast-moving adventure. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Mission Community Outreach Center benefit performance on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; silent auction at 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $25/adult; $23/military and senior; $18/student. (509) 325-2507.

“Equus” Today-April 26. A psychiatrist investigates the savage blinding of six horses by a 17-year-old stable boy. As the doctor exposes the truths behind the boy’s demons, he finds himself confronting his own insecurities about religion, sexuality and his relationship with his wife. Play contains nudity, adult situations and language. 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.

“Collected Stories” Today-April 26. Chronicles the relationship between two female writers: a celebrated author with a dry wit and a talented bright-eyed young protege. As the mentoring becomes friendship, the line between fact and fiction blurs. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., The Modern Theater Spokane, 174 S. Howard St. $25/adults; $23/students and military; $21/seniors; $19/juniors. (509) 455-7529.

“Mary Poppins” Today-April 26. Presenting the Broadway musical based on the series of books about the magical nanny. Performances are Wednesdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grande Ave., Pullman. $20/adults; $12/age 12 and younger. (509) 334-0750.

“Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale” On Halloween evening, three children find themselves transported to the world of Sleepy Hollow. A production by Civic’s Academy Spring Intensive Program. Saturday, 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $5-$10. (509) 325-2507.

“Guys & Dolls” Thursday-April 26. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. Shows are Thursday and April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; April 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and April 26 at 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

Looking ahead

Spokane Vintage Swing Festival April 24-26. Commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month with three days of music and dancing to celebrate one of the oldest jazz forms. Times, prices and locations vary. Visit www.vintageswingspokane.com for details. (509) 919-9162.

Jason Aldean Burn It Down Tour with Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell and Dee Jay Silver. April 24, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $30.25-$60.25. (800) 325-SEAT.

“The Coronation of Poppea” Opera performance. April 24, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.

“Kelly the Destroyer versus the Springfield Cobras” The Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama Department presents a world premiere 21st century musical, “Kelly the Destroyer vs. the Springfield Cobras.” April 24-25, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-7000.

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