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Music

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

Johnny Boyd in Concert Dance lesson at 8 p.m.; concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. $20/advance; $25/door. (509) 245-3444.

Sarah Chae, flute UI graduate 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.

“This is the Army Mr. Jones!” Featuring the finest a capella singing in the Inland Northwest with the Pages of Harmony. Saturday, 3 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $15/adults; $5/students. (509) 443-1503.

Ryan Messling, double bass; and Lindsey Lynch, bassoon 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.

Concordia Choir Spring concert presented by the German-American Society choir, with special guest the Spirit of Spokane Chorus. Home-cooked, German-style dinner, concert and dancing to the music of Good & Plenty Band. Reservations requested. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15. (509) 891-0538.

Tum Tum Cowboy Music and Poetry 20th Annual Benefit Concert and Dinner Benefit concert and dinner for the Tum Tum Community Center. Includes Palouse poet Dick Warwick; Yakima ranchers Silver Glenn and George Thomsen with original songs and poetry; Western Reunion with Bill Siems, Dawn Holladay and Michael Gifford; Glen Bair, farmer, cowboy, poet and singer from Ephrata; and Educated Fellers, Ted Hensold and Bill Siems playing harmonica, banjo and guitar. Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m., Tum Tum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, Milepost 18, Tum Tum, Wash. $14/adults; $12/seniors; $10/children; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 276-5916 or (509) 991-0172.

Master Class Jazz Orchestra This 18-member group specializes in big band selections but has a diverse repertoire. Saturday, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash. $12/adult; $5/students; free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 284-2000.

Hog Heaven Big Band Tunes from the Great American Songbook. Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $5/person; $8/couple. (509) 299-3414.

Jesse Hampsch, composition UI student recital. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

(SOLD OUT) Spokane Symphony SuperPops 6: Pink Martini The Spokane Symphony closes the SuperPops season with Pink Martini. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $26-$62. (509) 624-1200.

The Spokane String Quartet Closing its season with an afternoon of melodic quartets. The finale is Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2. Program: Joseph Haydn: “The Rider” Op. 74, No. 3; Bela Bartok: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 17; and Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general; $16/seniors; $12/students. (800) 325-SEAT.

Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Sings “Elijah” Felix Mendelssohn’s classic oratorio based on events in the life of the prophet Elijah, performed by soloist Aaron Nicholson, the Northwest Sacred Chorale and ensembles, and a chamber orchestra of local musicians. Tickets available at www.nwsmc.org. Sunday, 3 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. $15/adults; $12/seniors and students. (509) 624-9233.

Best of the Chorale Concert The Spokane Symphony Chorale performs Mozart, Bach, Bruckner, Brahms, Poulenc and others to benefit the symphony. Sunday, 4 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10/adults; $25/family (two adults and three children). (509) 458-8733.

Spokane Youth Symphony Performing the berceuse and finale from Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” DeFalla’s Spanish Dance No. 1, Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah” bacchanale, and Grieg’s incidental music for Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt.” Sunday, 4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $16/adults; $14/seniors; $12/age 17 and younger. (509) 624-1200.

Gonzaga Symphony with Double Bass Virtuoso Gary Karr Season finale, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto and Paganini’s Moses Fantasy. The Koussevitzky and Paganini will feature acclaimed solo bassist Gary Karr. 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 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.

“Nice Work If You Can Get It” Help bring on the warmer weather with some heated tunes from the Cardinal Vocal Jazz and the North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 665-2759.

UI University Orchestra Tickets only available at the door. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (208) 885-6231.

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings More than 900 students from multiple schools will perform music they have learned on recorder or singing with the Spokane Symphony. Thursday, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 624-1200.

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

Dance

Spokane Vintage Swing Festival Today-Sunday. Commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month with three days of music and dancing to celebrate one of the oldest jazz forms. Swinging tunes with the Jump Blues Sound with two Johnny bands. Today: Welcome to Spokane Dance, Johnny J & the Flat Foot Floogies with dance lesson from 8-9 p.m. and concert from 9 p.m.-midnight at Chateau Rive, 621 W. Mallon Ave., $15/advance; $20/door. Saturday: Big Party with Johnny Boyd, with dance lesson from 8-9 p.m. and concert from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. “Vintage Prom” theme, wear your vintage best, $20. Sunday: “This is not Goodbye” dance from 1-4 p.m. with a barbecue, free. (509) 919-9162.

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

KuroNekocon Cosplay Fashion Show and Neon Nyan Dance Party Suzanku Takio (dynamic drumming) will play 6:30-7 p.m. Come to the dance dressed in your best Cosplay costume. Today, 6:30-10 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5. (509) 533-3367.

Dancefest 2015 Featuring performances of modern, Appalachian clog, folk, jazz and Highland dance. This festival includes workshops for people of all ages and abilities. Master Classes will be offered through Broadway Connections featuring two classes, beginning/intermediate and intermediate to advance, in the musical theatre style of “Guys and Dolls” with one of the cast members. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Valley High School, Auditorium, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. Free; $20/general public for master classes. (509) 927-0972.

Country Gospel Jubilee Music by The Jubileers and Patti Parks with special guest the Maple Ridge Band. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 704-2739.

Ballroom Dance “Dancin’ in the Rain” begins at 7 p.m. with a country two-step lesson taught by experienced dance instructors and continues from 8-10 p.m. with general dancing to a DJ, refreshments, door prizes, dance demos, mixers and a drawing for a month of free dance lessons. Singles, couples and all levels of dancers welcome. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $9/general; $6/teens. (208) 699-0421.

Dancing with the Celebrities Local celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors as they dance to raise funds for Christian Youth Theater. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (509) 487-6540.

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. May 1, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 533-9955.

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. Today at 8 p.m.; After Dark show at 10 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

“The Diary of Anne Frank” Performances are today, 7 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $8/advance; $10/door. (509) 354-6076.

“Kelly the Destroyer versus the Springfield Cobras” The Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama Department presents a world premiere sci-fi musical. Performances are today and Saturday, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-7000.

“The Misanthrope” 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 today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Boswell Hall, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3220.

“Guys & Dolls” Today-Sunday. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends. Shows are today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $32.50-$72.50. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Collected Stories” Today-Sunday. Chronicles the relationship between a celebrated author with a dry wit and a distinguished career and her talented bright-eyed young protege. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 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.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four” Today-Sunday. Holmes and Watson again face the fiendish Professor Moriarty and unknown dangers in this fast-moving adventure. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $25/adult; $23/military and senior; $18/student. (509) 325-2507.

“Equus” Today-Sunday. After an unassuming 17-year-old stable boy blinds six horses, a psychiatrist tries to get at the truth behind the boy’s demons. Play contains nudity, adult situations and language. 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.

“Mary Poppins” Today-Sunday. Presenting the Broadway musical based on the series of books about the magical nanny. Performances are today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 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.

“Welcome to Night Vale” A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for a small desert town, “Welcome to Night Vale” features local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers and cultural events. Monday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $30. (509) 227-7638.

British Theatre at the Kenworthy Catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, shot in high definition, including “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Wednesday, 6 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $20. (208) 882-8537.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai, Tale of the Forest Wednesday-May 3. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai. Shows Wednesday-May 1 at 7:30 p.m.; May 2 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and May 3 at 1:30 and 5 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $35-$95. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Cymbeline” Thursday-May 10. The Shakespearean tale of battles, bloodshed, love and lust with star-crossed lovers, disguised identities, evil queens and tortured souls. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $15/adults; $10/UI faculty, staff and seniors age 55 and older; $5/ages 12 and younger. (208) 885-6465.

Looking ahead

SFCC Jazz Festival May 1, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Music/Performing Arts Building Auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.

Jazz Under the Stars Come listen and dance to the CVHS Jazz Band, with special performances by area middle school jazz programs. Benefits the band programs at Central Valley High School. May 1, 6:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $10/advance; $15/door. (509) 999-9880.

Praise Concert An evening of contemporary worship in a concert environment in the event center. May 1, 7 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 210-9779.

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Season Finale Featuring the Edmont Overture, soloists Bronwyn James and Timothy Angel, and closing with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. May 1, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $27/adults; $21/seniors; $16/students and youth. (208) 765-3833.

Ladies First! A Night of Funny Females In celebration of the growing female comedy scene in the Pacific Northwest. Spokane’s Mattie Sobotka, Seattle’s Kelsey Cook and Portland’s Susan Rice will take the stage in the first installment of the Bada Bing Comedy Series. May 1, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Sylvia” May 1-May 23. Greg and Kate are empty-nesters who leave the suburbs for a new life in New York City. When Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia, an interesting love triangle ensues. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $22. (509) 325-2507.

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” May 1-May 17. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13-$21. (208) 676-7529.

“The Underpants” May 1-May 17. A wild satire about Louise and Theo Markes, whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $10-$15. (509) 795-0004.

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