As long as rock star posturing exists, “Weird Al” Yankovic will be there to lampoon it. Of course, the frizzy-haired parodist’s brand of satire has always been more good-natured than mean-spirited, which is why his fanbase includes even the musicians he’s made fun of over the years. Yankovic swings by the Inland Northwest pretty regularly these days — he was just here at the Fox last summer — but this time he’s bringing us his Strings Attached show, which pairs the musical funnyman with a full symphony orchestra for an evening of his iconic spoofs. It’s your typical “Weird Al” showcase, but with a classical bent: Imagine “Amish Paradise” with a bevy of real violins pushing it along, and think how sick Al’s accordion will sound with a little symphonic heft behind it.
Sun, Aug. 18 at 7:30 pm • $39-$69 • All ages • Northern Quest Resort & Casino • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • northernquest.com • 481-2800
— Nathan Weinbender