1. Violin Master Class with Mira Wang 3-5 p.m., Friday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Chinese violinist Mira Wang will perform the U.S. premiere of Torsten Rasch’s “Tropoi” Violin Concerto. This concert also includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s blockbuster, Scheherazade. Before her weekend of concerts, Wang will conduct a master class at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox for four local violin students who auditioned for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to get master instruction in technique and performance. (509) 624-1200 or http://www.spokanesymphony.org/. Admission: FREE
2. Spokane Boat Show Saturday-Feb. 3. Presented by the Spokane Yacht Club. More than fifty dealers, almost 180,000 square feet and boats of all shapes, styles and sizes. Hours are Saturday and Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday-Feb. 2 from noon-8 p.m. Full details, including specials and admission discounts, can be found at spokaneboatshow.com. Admission: $10; $5/12-17 years old; free/11 and younger
3. KPBX Kid’s Concert 1 p.m., Saturday, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. The Spokane Youth Sinfonietta and Spokane Youth Strings will play highlights from their current concert season. Spokane Youth Symphony chamber groups will also be featured. (509) 838-4277. Admission: FREE
5. Totally Tubular Tuesdays 7:30 p.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. The Garland Theater continues its series of showing older movies with 1995’s Clueless. (509) 327-1050 or http://garlandtheater.com/. Admission: $2.50.
6. Choose to Lose Friday 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Continuing through Feb. 9, Audience members compete in this wacky all-improvised game show where winning is losing! (509) 747-7045 or http://www.bluedoortheatre.com/. Admission: $7.
7. Making Mental Health Essential Health: A Conversation With The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy 6 p.m., Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Presented by Eastern Washington University and Providence Health Care. Patrick Kennedy, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and longtime advocate for health care reform related to preventive care and the treatment of mental illnesses, will lead a community conversation about the importance of mental health in our region and our nation. In his remarks, Kennedy will explain why the healthcare system needs to adapt to better accommodate mental health care, the underlying public policy imperatives of parity and why we need to invest in innovation. A panel discussion will follow. (509) 279-7000 or http://www.spokanecenter.com/. Admission: FREE
9. Backcountry Film Festival 7 p.m., Thursday, Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet Ave. Find adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture in this award-winning lineup of eight films. The proceeds will support the Winter Wildlands Alliance and efforts for the protection of non-motorized winter recreation in the Lookout Pass-Stevens Peak Area. For information including advance tickets go to http://BackcountryFilmFestival.com/ or call (509) 313-4189. Admission: $10.
10. Contra Dance 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Spokane Folklore Society hosts a weekly Wednesday night contra dance. All in Good Time with caller Penn Fix. This is a community dance, no experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Beginner workshop begins at 7:15 p.m. (509) 598-9111 or http://www.womansclubspokane.org/. Admission: $5 members; $7 for nonmembers.
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