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In a two-night fund-raising show, Interplayers will present Good Morning, World, How Are You? By portraying Mark Twain and Will Rogers -- and by enacting an anti-war parable by James Thurber -- four actors will tell us all about how we're getting everything wrong in life. (But humorously.) Performances on Thursday-Friday, Oct. 5-6, at 8 pm. Tickets: $15. Call 455-PLAY.

Misanthropy, Lycanthropy

When it comes to the story of the Big Bad Wolf and those three self-centered little pigs, how come we never see things from the wolf's point of view? Ballet Spokane is going to redress that imbalance. In a program called "Wolf Tales," Artistic Director Janet Wilder has created a series of fractured fairy tales for both kids and their parents -- which will be told, entirely through dance, on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 pm at Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. Tickets: $5. Call 922-3023. Now pirouette, you little piggies.


If you've ever been to Ho Ho Teriyaki in the Flour Mill, you know about the great food -- and the pride that proprietors Ho Lan and Danny Chang have in their daughter Hsia-Jung. That's because the Changs' daughter is an accomplished interpreter of Chopin's piano works. On Monday night, as a benefit for the Barton School -- a volunteer program that' s in its 38th year of providing one-on-one instruction to immigrants learning English as a second language -- Hsia-Jung Chang will perform works by Ravel, Liszt and Schubert. (Her mother, Ho Lan, was a student at Barton in the '70s.) Recital on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 pm at First Pres, 318 S. Cedar St. Tickets: $20; $15, seniors and students. Call 747-1058 ext. 251 or 326-6344.


Support the people who support the homeless by building them new homes. Habitat for Humanity (which has just completed three more Spokane-area homes) will hold a silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6 pm at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. And then, after dinner at 7 pm, you can bid in a "Raise the Roof" live auction on trips (fly-fishing, basketball-related, Mexican and other) and on art, building materials and services, and more. Tickets: $60. Call 534-2552.

Badda-Boo, Badda-Bing

"The Met Theater." Probably one in every town. And ours commemorates a company that defrauded hundreds of investors. Or we could rechristen the place after a crooner whom everyone identifies with Christmas and good times. Seems like a no-brainer (especially since the idea was brought up in the pages of The Inlander by contributor William Stimson): The Bing Crosby Theater.

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