1: Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops
Resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara and the Spokane Symphony will treat you to a selection of festive music (old and new), including a singalong and a visit from Santa.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $26-$62, through the Fox box office, the symphony website or any TicketsWest outlet
Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.spokanesymphony.org/
2: Bret Michaels
Legendary ’80s glam metal star is best known as the frontman of the band Poison, which sold more than 30 million records, including the popular power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” In the late ’90s, Michaels broke into a solo career that has spanned more than a decade.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Cost: $55-$75, through the casino box office
Info: (509) 481-6700 or www.northernquest.com/
3: Clarion Brass’ ‘This Is What Christmas Sounds Like’
Spokane’s virtuoso brass masters bring their quirky, playful and gorgeous original take on seasonal favorites. The jolly old lead elf for Clarion Brass, William Berry, hammers out sparkling new music every year and drops them down the chimneys of good little brass ensembles all over the globe.
Where/when: 7:30 p.m. Monday, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave., Spokane; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene
Cost: $20, through TicketsWest or kroccda.org for the Coeur d’Alene show
• Also: Clarion Brass will team with Friends of the Bing and Spokane Civic Theatre for “Christmas at the Bing” at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) through TicketsWest.
4: ‘Harmony for the Holidays’
Opera singer Jonathan Mancheni, a Spokane native, returns home in a holiday concert to benefit Catholic Charities.
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $25, through TicketsWest
5: The Bartlett Christmas
Celebrate the season with indie rock from Water Monster, Marshall Mclean, Mama Doll, The Holy Broke, Scott Ryan and more.
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Info: (509) 747-2174 or http://thebartlettspokane.com
6: ‘All is Calm’
The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene’s a capella musical about the Christmas truce of 1914 during World War I finishes its run in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday, then comes to Spokane for a one-night engagement on Christmas Eve.
When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Coeur d’Alene, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Spokane.
Where: The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., through Sunday; Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., on Wednesday
Cost: $17-25, through the Modern’s website for the CdA shows, TicketsWest for the Bing
Info: (208 667-1323 or www.themoderntheater.org
7: Holiday Cabaret
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre invites you to enjoy vocal performances of holiday favorites, featuring Jadd Davis, Kasey Nusbickel and Colleen Hodgson.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Coeur d’Alene Galleries, 213 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene
Info: (208) 667-7732 or www.CdaGalleries.com/