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August 30, 2013

YellowBrix

MUSIC

The Beethoven Sonatas Faculty artist series with pianist Jeffrey Savage. All proceeds will benefit the School of Music scholarship fund. Today, 8 p.m., Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. $10/general; $8/seniors and students. (509) 335- 4148.

Spokane Symphony at Liberty Lake Join the Spokane Symphony over Labor Day weekend for a free outdoor concert at the park. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs, and enjoy a mix of classics, show tunes and patriotic marches. Eckart Preu, conductor. Sponsored by Friends of Pavillion Park of Liberty Lake. Concessions will be available through the Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 624- 1200.

Labor Day Concert in the Park Join the Coeur d'Alene Symphony for a free concert. Bring your picnic, blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy a selection of pops, patriotic tunes and light classics from the full orchestra. Selections include Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" Overture, the "Armed Forces Salute" and themes from "Phantom of the Opera." Two young artists, winners of the National Young Artist Competition, will be featured. Monday, 1 p.m., Coeur d'Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene. Free. (208) 765-3833.

Spokane Symphony at Comstock Park Join the Spokane Symphony over Labor Day weekend for a free concert at the park sponsored by Sterling Bank. Eckart Preu will conduct. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs, and enjoy a mix of classics, show tunes and patriotic marches. Prepare to relax under the stars as you enjoy a music-filled night. Fun for the whole family. Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., Comstock Park, 29th Avenue at Howard Street. Free. (509) 624-1200.

DANCE

Free Dance Classes Festival Dance Academy is offering eight free dance classes for ages 6-12. Classes offered in jazz/hip-hop, Celtic/ Irish Dance, ballet and Dance Adventures. Today, Festival Dance Academy, University of Idaho, 1060 Rayburn St., Moscow. Free. (208) 883-3267.

COMEDY

"You Need A Hero" All four heroes from the previous weeks will unite to save the world. Today, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747- 7045.

"Safari"Shows feature short-form improv games based on your suggestions. For information or reservations, call (509) 747-7045 or visit www.bluedoortheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased night of show. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7.

"Short Stacks" Get a sneak peek of new Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Held the first Friday of every month at 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.

"Before It Is In Theaters" Improvised comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m. starting Sept. 6. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/ general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747-7045.

THEATER

"Church Basement Ladies" Today-Sunday. A musical comedy about four women who organize food while solving everyone's problems from the kitchen beneath the House of God. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$28. (509) 455-7529.

"A Cutter Affair" Today-Sunday. A variety show with comedy, music and a little drama. Performances today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $12. (509) 446-4108.

"Birth: A Play" A documentary-style play which follows eight women through their birth experiences. Proceeds will benefit Bloom Spokane. Performances are today at 7 p.m.; and Monday, 2 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. $10/advance; $15/at the door. (509) 534-0066.

"Hamlet" Shakespeare in the Park presented by Moscow Theater Art (Too). Performances are today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., East City Park, 900 E. Third St., Moscow. (208) 918-1882. Free.

LOOKING AHEAD

Pain in the Grass 2013 Sept. 6-7. Artists to perform: Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Jane's Addiction, Volbeat, Coheed and Cambria, All That Remains, HIM, Circa Survive, Baroness, Airbourne, Walking Papers, Danko Jones, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Attika 7, Heaven's Basement, Mindset Evolution and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. Visit www.kiswpaininthegrass.com for daily lineups and information. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. $59.50/per day; $99.90/two-day pass; camping is for an additional fee. (800) 745-3000.

Spokane County Interstate Fair Sept. 6-15. This year's theme is "Ridin', Rockin' and Livestockin'. Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Seniors get free admission on Sept. 9; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Sept. 11; Safeway Family Day: children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free with a youth pass from their local Safeway store on Sept. 12; Coats 4 Kids Drive: children age 13 and younger will be admitted free with the donation of a new or gently used coat. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/ fair/sif for a full schedule. Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age 6 and younger; ride bracelets are $25 for Sept. 9-12 and $30 for Sept. 13-15. (509) 477-1766.

Eclectic Cabaret: An Evening of Unexpected Musical Surprises More than 20 professional musicians gather to perform a diverse program.Includes the Eclectic Cabaret Orchestra performing Darius Milhaud's "The Creation of the World," and teaming with pianist Greg Presley on George Gershwin's jazz-inspired Concerto in F for piano and orchestra. Michael and Keleren Millham offer American fingerstyle guitar, vocals and original song, cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah will perform, and the Cabaret String Quartet presents Gonzaga composer Kevin Waters' latest works, "I Took the One Less Traveled By" and "Pater Noster" with baritone David Wolff. Sponsored by the Gonzaga University Music Department. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/advance; at the door: $15/ general; $10/youth and seniors. 800-325-SEAT.

"Folksong" Sept. 6-7. Dinner theatre featuring Heidi Kuban and friends performing folk from the '60s and '70s. Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport. $25/dinner and show; $12/ show only. (208) 448-1294.

"The Odd Couple" Sept. 6-22. Neil Simon's classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit instead of poker and the Costazuela brothers have replaced the Pigeon sisters. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.

"Hog Heaven" Sept. 6-15. Granny's got a stash of cash and 500 pigs, which are far too many for an old lady and a young orphan to handle. When Granny hires an operatic hog-hand, her granddaughters start to worry they won't be part of the will, so they band together to find Granny's stash. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Greenbluff Grange Hall, 9809 E. Greenbluff Road, Green Bluff. $10. (509) 793-5176.

"Deathtrap" Sept. 6-15. After a series of flops, a Broadway playwright receives a script from a student that may change his fortunes. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general admission; $10/student. (208) 457-8950.

"Quick Exit" Sept. 6-14. A new play by Chris Herron. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.

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