Scene listings November 12-19 – Hasan Minhaj, Amber D. Dodd, “Rent”, James Murray and Shapel Lacey


Comedy

Brad Upton – This former elementary school teacher is now in his 30th year of comedy and has nearly 6,000 performances in his lifetime. He is a former winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and recently appeared at Caesars Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 20- $ 28. (509) 318-9998.

KYRS Community Radio: “Page Turner Show” – Conversation with Amber D. Dodd, racial and social equity reporter for The Spokesman-Review. Listen on 88.1, 92.3 or on kyrs.org. Friday, 1 p.m. Free.

James “Murr” Murray – Comedy show for all ages featuring comedian, actor, writer, producer and “Impractical Jokers” star James “Murr” Murray. Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 40. (509) 318-9998.

Hasan Minhaj – Host and creator of the weekly comedy show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj”, which explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his comedic voice. Tuesday, 8 p.m. First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $ 39.50 to $ 84.50. (509) 279-7000.

Shapel Lacey – Shapel Lacey is a comic book born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. A diehard punk rocker and award-winning former competitive cheerleader, Shapel found ways to express himself and appropriate his individuality from a young age. Thursday, 7 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 20- $ 28. (509) 318-9998.

Jay Pharoah – Jay Pharoah is an actor and a stand-up. The six-season “SNL” alum is well known for his stellar impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many more. Nov. 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. November 21, 7:30 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $ 30 to $ 40. (509) 318-9998.

To dance

Pioneer Day – Organized by the German-American Society of Spokane and celebrating German-speaking immigrants who have come to the Pacific Northwest over the past two centuries. The German-American Society’s Concordia Choir will perform traditional German and American songs, and the Celtic Aires will add to the performance. A German-style dinner is served at 6:00 p.m., followed by an open dance to music performed by the Good and Plenty Band. Saturday. German American Hall, 25 W. Third St. $ 25. (509) 747-0004.

Theater

“Picasso au Lapin Agile” – Steve Martin’s award-winning absurd comedy about Picasso and Einstein meeting at a bar in Paris (Le Lapin Agile) where jokes and calamities ensue. Presented by Drawn Together Arts in collaboration with Art Spirit Gallery. Directed by Tracey Vaughan. Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $ 20. (208) 765-6006.

“Seussical the Musical” – Presented by Ferris Performing Arts and Thespian Troupe 1506. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Designed by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle. Based on the work of Dr Seuss. Friday, Saturday, Thursday and November 19, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Advance of $ 10; $ 12 door. (509) 354-6036.

“Elf: The Musical” – Based on New Line Cinema’s 2003 hit, “Elf” features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (“The Wedding Singer”) and Chad Beguelin (“Disney’s Aladdin” on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (“Annie”, “The Producers”, “Hairspray”) and Bob Martin (“The Drowsy Chaperone”). Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $ 15- $ 18. (509) 227-7638.

“The Nerd” – Presented by the Moscow Community Theater. By Larry Shue. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. $ 15 / adults; $ 10 / students and seniors. (208) 882-8537.

“A Christmas Carol” – Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and director Matthew Warchus (“Matilda”) deliver a magical new take on the timeless story of Charles Dickens. With 12 cherished Christmas carols including “Joy to the World”, “Silent Night” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”. Friday, 7:30 p.m .; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $ 53.50 to $ 93.50. (509) 279-7000.

“Coming Soon …” Improvisation Show – Go behind the scenes as artists improvise the making of a film based on audience input. The show is classified for the general public. Friday. Blue Door Theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. $ 8. (509) 747-7045.

“A Christmas Carol: The Musical” – Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, Disney’s “Little Mermaid”, “Little Shop of Horrors”) and Lynn Ahrens (“Ragtime”, ” Seussical “,” Once on This Island “), breathe new life into the classic tale” A Christmas Carol “. Friday and November 19, 7 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 20, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and November 21, 3 p.m. School performances include Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and noon. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $ 16 standard; $ 15 for children 12 and under; $ 14 groups of 10 years and over; $ 15 seniors; $ 18 door. (208) 667-1865.

Safari – Live improvisation performance for an adult audience. Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Blue Door Theater 815 W. Garland Ave. $ 8. (509) 747-7045.

“Rent” – Presented by the EWU Theater. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggled to build the lives of their dreams. Lack of money, drug addiction, HIV / AIDS, social tensions and political turmoil, among other hardships, test the group both physically and emotionally. Wednesday 19 and 20 November, 7:30 p.m .; Thursday, 5:00 p.m. November 21, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Washington University, Theater, 1003 Washington St., Cheney. $ 10. (509) 359-6390.

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