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Music

Rendezvous in the Park - Moscow:

26th annual event. Today, Will Hoge, Dirty Dale, Zack O’Conner; Saturday, Sonny Landreth, Robert Bradley, Bare Wires; Sunday, Rendezvous Orchestra. East City Park, Moscow. (208) 669-2249.

Barry Aiken and Northpoint:

Jazz. Today, 9 p.m.-midnight. Ella’s Supper Club, 1017 W. First Ave. $5. (509) 747-7078.

Dayan Kai:

Jazz. Today, 6-9 p.m. Ella’s Supper Club, 1017 W. First Ave. $2. (509) 747-7078.

Floater:

Alternative/punk. Today, 8:30 p.m. The Knitting Factory (formerly Big Easy Concert House), 919 W. Sprague Ave. $12/advance, $14/door, TW.

Friday Night Concert Series:

Sponsored by Sterling Savings. Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m. River Park Square, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room, 808 W. Main Ave., third floor. Free admission. (509) 747-3903.

Variety Pak:

Cha cha/rumba/samba/swing/dance music from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s; doors open at 6 p.m. for cabaret service. Today, 6:30-10:30 p.m. CenterStage, 1017 W. First Avenue. $10/at the door. (509) 747-8243.

Blackwood Legacy:

Nashville-based gospel group and award-winning tribute group. Saturday, 6 p.m. Worley Community Church, I and First Street, Worley, Idaho. Free. (866) 855-1036.

Clint Black:

Country music with opening acts Jim Boyd and Sammy Eubanks. Festival seating, bring your own chair. Saturday, 5 p.m. Two Rivers Casino, Davenport. $40, TW.

Courtyard Concert:

The beautiful grounds and historic building will be open for tours beginning at 4 p.m. Entertainment, concessions and shopping opportunities are available preceding the concert by the Singing Nuns which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Mount St. Michael, 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $5/person, $15/car, $30/bus. (509) 467-0986.

Deer Park Concert Series:

Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Saturdays through the summer. Bram Bata a 20 piece youth steel drum band. Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. Earl D. Mix Park, Fourth Street at Northwest Avenue, Deer Park. (208) 667-3162.

Mary Chavez, Barry Aiken and Northpoint:

Jazz. Saturday: Chavez plays from 6-9 p.m., $2; Aiken and Northpoint play from 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. Ella’s Supper Club, 1017 W. First Ave. (509) 747-7078.

PhilHarmonica:

Music by Phil Malberg of Pullman. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. $5. (509) 229-3414.

Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival:

Outdoor barbecue, beer garden, kids’ activities and chairlift rides. Music and kids’ activities are free. Saturday. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. (208) 263-9555.

Snoqualmie Pass Music Festival:

Seventh year of free outdoor concerts. Saturday features Magic Bus, classic rock and roll. Family-oriented events at the Summit at Snoqualmie’s Central Ski Area Plaza. Bring a picnic (no food available at event), and no alcohol permitted. Visit www.snopassmusic.org. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. SR 906, Snoqualmie Pass. Free. (425) 471-2327.

Summer Slaughter Tour:

The Black Dahlia Murder with Katakylsm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born of Osiris, Psycroptic, Whitechappel. Saturday, 4 p.m. The Knitting Factory (formerly Big Easy Concert House), 919 W. Sprague Ave. $25, TW.

Symphony on the Sand:

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra and City of Hayden presents the “bring your own blanket” concert conducted by David Demand. Food and drinks will be available from vendors. The beach parking lot will be closed but free horse-and-buggy and bus shuttle service will be available from Hayden Meadows Elementary School on Hayden Ave. beginning at 5 p.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Honeysuckle Beach, Hayden. Free admission. (208) 765-3833.

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series:

Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Sundays through the summer. Bad weather moves concerts to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza (Third Street at Sherman Avenue). Bram Bata a 20 piece youth steel drum band. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Northwest Boulevard at Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-3162.

POAC Concerts on the Lawn:

Sponsored by the Pend Orielle Arts Council, Sundays in July. “Swing Street Big Band,” playing swing music. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Dover Bay Marina, 651 Lakeshore Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-6139.

Smooth Jazz Society Picnic and Concert: Tables, music and giveaways provided, bring a picnic, blanket or chairs and a dish to share. Performance by Darryl Spencer. Reservations requested. Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. (509) 340-3866.

Summer Carillon Concert:

Dr. Andrea McCrady providing music from the carillon for participants walking the outdoor Labyrinth. Sunday, 7-8 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.

Summer Concerts at Arbor Crest:

Sidetrack, rockin’ dance tunes. No one under 21 allowed and no outside alcohol. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $5. (509) 927-9463.

Toby Keith:

Country music with guest Montgomery Gentry, Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $20-$55, TW.

Bullet for My Valentine:

Rock with Bleeding Through and Cancer Bats. Monday, 7:30 p.m. The Knitting Factory (formerly Big Easy Concert House), 919 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 244-3279.

Wizard Rock Concert:

For children ages 11 and older. Listen to live rock music inspired by the Harry Potter books. Featuring Guilty Cons, Hogwarts train ride. Monday, 3 p.m. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series:

Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Tuesdays through the summer. Bad weather moves concerts to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza (Third Street at Sherman Avenue). Coeurimba playing African rhythms on Marimbas. Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m. Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-3162.

Music at the Moscow Food Co-op:

The Moscow Food Co-ops Tuesday Night Music Series concerts are held every Tuesday. July 22, Daniel Mark Faller, playing country. Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. 121 East Fifth Street, Moscow. (208) 882-8537.

Hayden Concert Series:

Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Wednesdays through the summer. Too Hot To Handle playing bluegrass music. Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Noontime Concert:

Multi-instrumental musician John Rush. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m. University of Idaho, Idaho Commons, Moscow. Free. (208) 885-5471.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series:

Live, outdoor concerts at sunset. Bring a picnic, a blanket or chairs, enjoy the music. Cool Stack, playing jazz and blues. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. Free. (509) 465-0779.

Spokane Farmers’ Market:

Live folk music by Have Violin, Will Travel. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Avenue at Division Street, behind First Covenant Church. Free admission. (509) 995-0182.

Audubon Summer Concert Series:

Bring chairs or blankets. The Ridlers. Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Audubon Park, off Northwest Blvd. Free. (509) 328-9750.

Browne’s Addition Summer Concert Series:

12th annual concert series held on Thursdays, presented by Browne’s Addition Neighborhood Council. Dead Man’s Pants. No alcohol is allowed in park, but picnicking encouraged. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition, Second Ave. and Chestnut Street. Free. (509) 496-9155.

First American Title Free Concert Series:

Outdoor concerts held every Thursday. Bring chairs and a picnic. Joliene Felice, playing blues. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Riverstone Park, just off the Northwest exit from I-90, turn into Riverstone on Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-5505.

John Stowell, Gary and Eh Trane:

Jazz. Thursday through July 26, 6 p.m.-midnight. Ella’s Supper Club 1017 W. First Ave. $5. (509) 747-7078.

Summer Carillon Concert:

With David Hunsberger of Oakland, Calif. Thursday, 7 p.m. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 328-5729.

Rock Cut Blues Festival:

10th annual event. Featuring Randy Oxford Band, Sugarcane Collins, Sammy Eubanks and the Fat Tones. July 25, 7 p.m.; July 26, noon. Rock Cut Camp, 110 miles north of Spokane on Highway 395, mile marker 264. $25; $10/person for available on-site camping. (509) 738-2350.

Friday Night Concert Series:

Sponsored by Sterling Savings. Kirsten Marlo. July 25, 6-8:30 p.m. River Park Square, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room, 808 W. Main Ave., third Floor. Free admission. (509) 747-3903.

Rathdrum Concert Series:

Free to the public and suitable for families. Held Fridays through the summer. The Culprits playing blues/rock music. July 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Rathdrum City Park, state Highway 53 at Latah Road. Free. (208) 667-3162.

An Evening of Words and Music:

Reading, book signing and concert by Perri Knize, Missoula-based author of “Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey.” Appearing in concert are two of the characters who appear in her book, jazz bassist Tom Kuntz and concert pianist Dr. Jody Graves. Piano party concludes with guests invited to play pianos in the showroom and enjoy refreshments. July 25, 7-9 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave. Free. (509) 327-4266.

Candlebox:

Bluesy/classic-style hard rock, with The Kings Royal, Get Down London and Auralust. July 25, 8 p.m. The Knitting Factory (formerly Big Easy Concert House), 919 W. Sprague Ave. $22.50/in advance, $24/day of show, TW.

Goose Creek Opry, Bluegrass Pickin’s and Fiddle Contest:

Fifth annual event. Stage show with local and regional talent of youth and bands, children’s activities, storytellers and jamming. July 25-27. Wilbur Town Park, Division Street and Front Avenue, (65 miles west of Spokane), Wilbur, Wash. Admission by donation. (509) 647-0167.

Dance

CYT Theatre Arts Classes:

Register now for studio-style dance classes for ages 4 and older. Classes include: tap, ballet, hip-hop and swing. Adult swing classes will also be offered. Runs through July 31. Christian Youth Theatre, 6205 E. Mansfield, Suite A. (509) 487-6540.

Festival Dance Workshops:

A variety of workshops will be offered for age 5-adult. Workshops include: Princess Ballet, High School Musical Workshop, Hip-Hop, and Celtic Workshop. Runs through Aug. 23. Call for location. $10-$85. (208) 883-3267.

Kootenai Kloggers Festival:

Square dance. Today through Sunday. Boundary County Fairgrounds, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. (208) 267-2073.

Summer Dance Classes:

For age 12 and older. Classes include: beginning and intermediate jazz, all levels of Hip-Hop and tap. A variety of sessions will be offered through August 21st. Drop-ins welcome. 8 p.m. The Dance Center of Spokane, 1407 E. 57th Ave. $40 per session; $12 per class. (509) 448-2464.

Argentine Tango Class:

Dance of intrigue, passion and artistry. Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 892-1480.

Summerama Square and Round Dance Festival:

Sponsored by Hits n’ Misses Singles Square Dance Club, all square/round dancers welcome. July 25: 8-11 p.m.; July 26: 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 8-11:30 p.m.; July 27, 10 a.m. Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $17/general, $10.50/teens, good all weekend. (509) 484-7273 and (406) 826-8951.

Festivals/Fairs

Artists Loose on the Palouse:

Arts and crafts fair with more than 20 artists and vendors. Today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., with dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. and music by Michael Robinson and Jason Luoto and friends, RSVP required; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On Sacred Grounds: Books & Art Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. $10/Friday dinner. (509) 747-6294.

Davenport Pioneer Days and Alumni Reunion Celebration:

Themed “Celebrating Americana in our Backyard.” Enjoy the chalk art contest, where artists gather to create and display drawings on Davenport city sidewalks in a competition for cash prizes; several performances of “Little Shop of Horrors” performed by the local theater group in the Davenport High School auditorium; and the All American Root Music mini-concert in the park with country music by The Two Dudes, blues by Don Millard, and bluegrass by the Kettle Creek Band. Also featuring The Road Knights car show, duck races, quilt show, teen dance, book sale, Saturday morning Pioneer Plod Fun Run, parade, Lion’s Club barbecue, pies by the Davenport Women’s Club, the “Road Rage Rally,” and more. Runs through Sunday. Downtown Davenport Pioneer Park, Davenport. Free admission. (509) 725-1000.

Rathdrum Days:

Today: includes a car cruise, street dance and beer garden downtown on Main Street; Saturday parade downtown at 10 a.m. Both days include live entertainment, food and craft vendors, climbing wall, dunk tank, wiener dog races, lawn mower races, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and games and activities for the kids. Highway 41, Rathdrum, Idaho. Free. (208) 687-2866 or (509) 954-6446.

19th Annual s.m.ART (St. Maries Art) Festival:

The annual s.m.ART by the River Festival of the Arts will feature regional and local performers providing live entertainment both days. A juried show, silent auction, clothesline art sales, beer and wine garden are featured as well as arts and craft vendors. A hands-on adult-assisted creative experience for children ages 4-12 takes place each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a minimal fee and materials will be provided. Artist booths will be open from Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On the Shadowy St. Joe River at Cherry Bend, off Highway 3, St. Maries, Idaho. Free admission. (208) 245-3417.

North Idaho Lavender Festival:

Fourth annual event. Cut your own bouquets of lavender, purchase specialty lavender plants, attend various demonstrations, enjoy live music, lavender lemonade, fine art, arts and crafts booths, and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mountains View Ranch, 11508 E. Nunn Road, Athol, Idaho. $3/person; Free/ages 11 and younger. (208) 687-6016.

Northwest Renaissance Festival:

Enjoy entertainment including gypsies, the mud show, whip show, variety puppet show, nine-foot Ogre, foot-stomping music, jousting tournaments, quadrille and more. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $9.50/adults, $6/seniors and ages 12 and younger, $30/family. (509) 276-7728.

South Perry Street Summer Fair:

Ninth annual event. This year’s theme is “Clown Around.” Features a neighborhood parade at 10 a.m. beginning at Eighth and Perry and ending in Grant Park, live music at 10:30 a.m., vendors and activities. It will benefit the Odyssey Youth Center and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. There will be free kids activities in Grant Park. Pedals2People will be providing free bike tune ups to the neighborhood citizens of South Perry, and will also be accepting adult bike donations for summer programs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Kindred Spirit Quilting show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Nursery hosts an open house and gives tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Shop Summer Outdoor Movie Summer Theater series continues after dusk. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Along Perry, from Ninth to 11th Avenue. (509) 536-3998.

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival:

24th annual event. Featuring music on the farmers’ market stage, Saturday night street dance and beer garden, chef demonstrations, recipe contest, barbecue competition, children’s museum and more. Saturday: Motorcycle poker run begins at 9 a.m.; Sweet Onion Run 5k begins at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit http://www.sweetonions.org/festival/2008/ for a complete schedule of events. Downtown, Walla Walla. (509) 525-1031.

Latah Creek Variety Market:

More than 60 vendors will offer antiques and art, farm produce, flowers, crafts, honey, wine and beer, food booths, games and activities for children. Live music from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4241 S. Cheney Spokane Road, across from Qualchan golf course, south of I-90 on Highway 195. Free. (509) 939-3923.

Julyamsh Pow Wow - Coeur d’Alene Tribal Encampment and Pow Wow:

The largest outdoor powwow in the Northwest. Art auction, horse parade and drum and dance contests. July 25 - 27. Greyhound Park, Post Falls. Free admission. (800) 523-2464, ext. 7399.

Timber Days:

Timber Days starts July 25 with the Asphalt Angels Hot Neon Nights Car Cruise. July 26 events start at 7 a.m. and will feature a Huckleberry Breakfast at the City Park, five- or one-mile fun runs, logging competitions, art and craft booths, food booths, informational booths, a car show, a softball tournament, a parade, and a family dance. July 25-26. Downtown Priest River, Priest River, Idaho. (208) 448-2721.

Shows/Expos

100 Years of Motorcycles Rally and Concert Series:

Featuring more than 30 celebrity custom bike builders, big-name bands, food and beer gardens, contests and displays featuring the latest in custom bike design, equipment and gear. A celebrity benefit ride, calendar girl contest and even a wedding ceremony are all part of the three-day event. Also featuring music by tribute bands for AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, John Cougar Mellencamp and Creedence Clearwater Revival on July 25 and 26, and a cowboy style motorcycle rodeo on July 26. July 25-27. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $19.95/one-day ticket, $29.95/three-day ticket, free/ages 6 and younger. (509) 590-8376.

4-H County Dog Show:

Visit www.northidahofair.com for more information. July 25-26. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 25, 4056 N. Government Way. (208) 446-1680.

Culinary

Cook’s Choice:

Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. Today, 5-7 p.m. 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Steak-n-Bake or Fish:

Sponsored by VFW #51. Music by Lenny from 6-10 p.m. Today, 5:30-8 p.m. VFW #51, 300 W. Mission Ave. $7.50. (509) 327-9847.

Cherry Festival at Green Bluff:

Saturday and Sunday. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.

Pancake Breakfast:

Menu consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sons of Norway Tordenskjold Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $4/adults, $2.50/ages five and younger. (509) 326-9211.

Tasting and Tour at Dry Fly Distilling:

Fundraiser for Inland Northwest Land Trust. Purchase tickets in advance. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Brewery, 1003 E. Trent Ave. (in the Riverwalk complex). $40, includes a drink and appetizers. (509) 328-2939.

Fish and Chips Dinner:

Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. July 25, 5-7 p.m. 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Louisiana Bayou Cookout:

Alligator ribs cooked on the barbecue, crawfish, jambalaya and more. All served up buffet-style in the beer garden with classic rock sound by Rainshadow from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Dinner served until it runs out for the evening. Prizes and giveaways. Proceeds to benefit the Mike Utley Foundation. July 25-26, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Bar & Grill, 4511 N. Barker Road (corner of Trent at Barker). $15/dinner, $20 (includes souvenir t-shirt); no cover charge. (509) 892-3750.

Literary/Poetry

Northwest Writers Group:

Join us for a relaxing evening as local authors T. Dawn Richard and Ed Muzatko with Charlotte McCoy, Mark J. Bessermin, Rosie Belisle and Jeff Lewis read selections from their anthology: “Northwest Tall Tales, Short Stories, and Other Rare Ramblings,” which gives a modern spin to old legends. Today, 7 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Small Print Workshop:

Learn how to make your own small prints with Margot and her table top printing press. Please call to register. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tinman Artworks, 811 W. Garland Ave. $15 (includes materials). (509) 325-1500.

Summer Reading Series:

Local authors Kelly Milner Halls and Verla Kay will read and take questions. Saturday, 11 a.m. South Hill Branch Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 482-5288.

Youth Book Group:

For ages 8-13. Join us to discuss the heart-stopping adventures in “Airman,” by Eion Colfer. Sentenced to life in prison for trying to save the king, Conner has been stuck on the island of Little Saltee for many years working in diamond mines. The only thing that keeps him sane is designing flying machines on the prison walls. Eventually he decides he must escape. Saturday, 2 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, conference room, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Things to do

Pend Oreille County Museum:

See log cabins, farm and logging tools, fire lookout, caboose with railroad display. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 402 S. Washington, Newport. 509-447-5388.

Route of the Hiawatha:

The “crown jewel” of rail-to-trail mountain bicycle trails is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area. Wind through 10 tunnels and seven high trestles. This 15-mile route crosses the Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana, best known for the long St. Paul Pass or “Taft” Tunnel which is 1.66 miles in length. It’s all downhill with shuttle buses available to take you and your bike back to the top. Open daily through Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho/Montana state line, exit 0, 12 miles east of Wallace, Idaho. Day pass: $9/adults, $5/ages 3-13. Shuttle: $9/adults, $6/children. (208) 744-1301.

Splash Down Water Park:

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays; Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Runs through Sept. 1. 11127 E. Mission Ave. (at Valley Mission Park), Spokane Valley. $15.99/general, $12.99/under 48 inches, free/seniors ages 65 and older with ID, free/ages 2 and younger with paid regular admission, $14/viewing pass with $7/refund; Tuesday night is family night from 4-8 p.m., admission is $8/ages 4 to adult. Prices do not include sales tax. (509) 924-3079.

Wild Waters Waterpark:

14 slides, two heated pools, two 100-person hot tubs, Dolphin Island for ages 2-6, and a Lazy River with float tubes. Open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and evening sliding on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Runs through Sept. 1. I-90 east to Exit 12 (U.S. 95 exit), Coeur d’Alene. Daily: $24.99/over 48 inches, $19.99/under 48 inches, $12.99/seniors and handicapped guests, $12.99 with $10 deposit for viewing only, age 2 and younger/free, Evening sliding Tuesdays and Wednesdays: $12.99/general, $9.99 seniors and handicapped, all day Tuesdays and Wednesdays: $15.99-$28.99. (208) 667-6491.

Southside Family Aquatic Center:

Open daily through Sept. 1. Swimming lessons available. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 3724 E. 61st Ave. $5/general, $2.50/ages 3-5, free/ages two and younger. (509) 477-4731.

Northside Family Aquatic Center:

Open daily through Sept. 1. Swimming lessons available. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 18120 N. Hatch Road. $5/general, $2.50/ages 3-5, free/ages two and younger. (509) 477-4731.

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach:

Admission includes all rides, attractions and shows in the park and at the beach. July: Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Boulder Beach open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Special events: Tuesday and July 29, Toyota Tuesdays, drivers of Toyotas get in free, pick up admission coupons at any Inland Empire regional Toyota dealer, must be validated by parking attendants. 27843 North Highway 95, 15 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, Athol. $36.99/general, $19.99/ages 3-7 and seniors ages 65 and older, free/ages 2 and younger. Two-day passes: $58.99/adults, $31.99/ages 3-7 and seniors ages 65 and older. Tax not included in admission fee. $4/parking. (208) 683-3400.

Laser Light Show at Grand Coulee Dam:

Narrated story, on how and why the Grand Coulee Dam came to be built, combining colorful lasers that move across the entire span of the dam, creating magnificent moving images that virtually dance across the spillway. Beautiful music and an uplifting patriotic finish. Viewing bleachers are available. Shows nightly at 10 p.m. through July 31; at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1-31; and at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1-30. Visitors Center Below the dam open daily 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. through July; 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. through August; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. through September. Highway 155 North, Grand Coulee. Free. (800) 268-5332.

Lavender u-pick:

Visit www.leisurelavender.com for directions. Daily through July 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Leisure Lavender Farm, 3529 N. Lynden Road, Otis Orchards. (509) 993-5036 or (509) 226-3071.

Horse and Carriage Rides:

Friday evenings in July and August. Travels through downtown Spokane, guests receive a complimentary rose, as well as a sheet of dining specials and at some of downtown’s restaurants. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. Today, 4-10 p.m. Wall Street at Main Avenue. $5/person. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

Spocannabis Yard Sale:

40-plus-family yard sale Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest. 314 S. Spruce. (509) 216-9625.

Motocross:

Presented by MRP LLC. For more information, visit www.mrparenacross.com. Today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. $12/adults, $8/children. (208) 667-8515 or (208) 691-1343.

Clackamas Mountain Hike:

Guided day hike to a remote gem in the eastern Okanogan National Forest, led by Conservation Northwest wilderness staff director Tim Coleman, this moderate, 8-mile hike will take you through ancient forest and exceptional wildlife habitat. Saturday; carpool leaves Spokane at 7 a.m. Group size is limited; register early. Okanogan National Forest. Free. (509) 570-2166.

Family Boat Float on the Little Spokane River:

Sponsored by REI. No experience is needed. For ages 8 and older. Everyone will get their own boat to paddle down the Little Spokane. See wildlife and enjoy the surrounding pine covered hills of this natural and scenic waterway. Meet at Little Spokane River. Register online at www.spokaneparks.org. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Little Spokane River. $26/for two people, $16/each additional person. (509) 625-6200.

Free Carnival:

Food, games, entertainment, and vendors. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Hope Christian Center, 1108 N. Argonne Road. (509) 710-8100.

Car Seat Check:

Presented by the Spokane County Child Passenger Safety Team. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. K-Mart, 6606 N. Division St. Free. (509) 835-4568.

Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament:

17th annual event presented by YMCA. For third graders to adults. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Scholarship Program. Packet pickup today, 2-8 p.m. at Center Court inside the mall. Games begin Saturday at 8 a.m. and run through Sunday. Spokane Valley Mall, outdoors on the Sears side of the mall. Viewing is free. (509) 838-3577, ext. 167.

Hot Foot Beach Volleyball Tournament:

A two-on-two beach volleyball tournament for adults in men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions. Saturday, 9 a.m. North Idaho Colleges Yap-Keehn-Um Beach, Coeur d’Alene. Viewing is free. (208) 769-3290.

Kayak Tour on Badger Lake:

Sponsored by REI. Experience the magic of paddling beneath the full moon on Badger Lake. For ages 18 and older. Register online at www.spokaneparks.org. Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Meet at Badger Lake boat launch. $22. (509) 625-6200.

Pend Oreille Poker Paddle:

Begins at Usk on Saturday morning and finishes Sunday afternoon at the Ione City Park, after enjoying approximately 32 miles of panoramic river and mountain scenery. Paddlers stop at eight stops along the way, collecting their poker hands as they go. First, second and third place prizes are awarded in eight categories. The grand prize winner will receive a 15-foot canoe. Download registration form at newportoldtownchamber.org. Saturday and Sunday. Pend Oreille River, Usk, Wash. $30. (509) 447-4812.

Spokane Shock Arena Football:

vs. Quad City Steamwheelers. Saturday, 5 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $7-$40/single tickets; $56-$299/season tickets, TW or (509) 242-7462.

Hidden Lake Family Hike:

Limit of 10 hikers. Easy two-mile roundtrip to this Alpine Lake in the Selkirks. Call to register or for more information. Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League. Sunday. Bonner County. Free. (208) 265-3511.

Newman Lake 25K Run:

Scenic with hills from miles 6-12, everything else is flat, mile markers every mile and aid stations. Sunday, 6:30 a.m. Public fishing/boat launch, Newman Lake. $30/shirt and breakfast, $25/shirt and race, $20/race and breakfast, $15/race only.

Spokane Indians 8K Pennant Race and 1K Kids Run:

Fifth annual race hosted by the Spokane Indians Baseball Club and Bloomsday Roadrunners Club. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, presented by Runners Soul and KXLY 4. Participants receive Brooks technical race shirt and a ticket to the Spokane Indians vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game at Avista that evening. Sunday, 8 a.m. Riverfront Park at the Carousel, downtown Spokane. $30/race, $20/1K kids run, $5 late fee after 7:30 a.m. day of race. (509) 535-2922.

Spokane Indians Baseball:

vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Special Events: Sunday, HOG Rally Night, sponsored by Shumate Harley-Davidson and 90.9 KKZX; Monday, Fish and Wildlife Night, sponsored by Regional Council of Carpenters and KIX 96 FM; Tuesday, Businesspersons Special, sponsored by XO Communications and KJRB 790; Wednesday, 10Ks for $10K Night, presented by Banner Bank and 103.1 KCDA; Thursday, comedian Myron Noodleman, presented by McVay Brothers, KAYU Fox 28 and 93.7 The Cat. 6:30 p.m. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. $9/box seats, reserved bench seats: $6/general, $5/ages 12 and younger, seniors and military. (509) 535-2922.

Zak! Charity Open and Summer Celebration:

Dinner and auction will be held Sunday; followed by the golf tournament on Monday at the Spokane Country Club. Proceeds will benefit both the YWCA of Spokane and the Rypien Foundation. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. (509) 326-1190, ext. 154.

Pullman Crazy Days:

Sidewalk sales, specials and lots of fun shopping fun to the Palouse. Free gas cards will be given away. Thursday through July 26. Pullman. (509) 334-3565.

Sherman Alive:

Held Thursdays through August and each week will have a new theme ranging from new cars to a community picnic. Stores and galleries will join in the fun on the street by offering their wares until late and sidewalk seating will be offered with no traffic disruptions. Family movies and music will be featured in Sherman Park and live performances on the street. Food vendors and information booths will also be scattered up and down Sherman Avenue to make the festivities complete. Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. along Sherman Avenue from Second to Sixth street, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116.

75th Anniversary of Grand Coulee Dam:

July 25: 4:30 p.m., special display of water spilling over the dam; 5 p.m., recognition ceremony with speakers; 8 p.m., music by The Wanderers performing Woody Guthrie songs; 10 p.m., Laser light show. July 26, 8-10 a.m., top of the dam is open to the public, walk across the top of the dam to the Spillway from the third Powerhouse Side. Highway 155 North, Grand Coulee. Free. (509) 633-9507.

Benefit Yard Sale:

Presented by North Idaho AIDS Coalition. July 25-26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 3220 N. 14th St., Coeur d’Alene.

Priest River Timberfest Co-Ed Softball Tournament:

Fundraising event for Priest River High School Athletic Booster Club. Coincides with Priest River Timberfest Weekend. July 25-27. Priest River Junior High School, Priest River, Idaho. $185. (208) 448-1211, ext. 410.

Spar Peak Hike:

Contact hike leader John for details about this moderate hike. Sponsored by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. July 25. Sanders County, Montana. Free. (208) 263-9894.

Film

Free Kids Summer Movies at the Garland Theatre:

Doors open at 9 a.m., show at 9:30 a.m. Monday through July 25, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (PG). Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. (509) 327-1050.

“The Visitor”:

A gentle portrait of friendship and how strangers can alter our lives. Rated PG. Global Cinema Café film. Today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

“Racing Stripes”:

Free outdoor family movie. Adventure/comedy of a baby zebra named Stripes with an ambitious dream to race in the Kentucky Open. Rated G. Free snacks will also be offered. Today, 9 p.m. Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 487-9667.

Free Outdoor Movies at Liberty Lake:

Movies start at dusk. Part of the Outdoor Cinema Series 2008, sponsored by Greenstone. Today, “Who Killed the Electric Car” (PG); Saturday, “The Three Amigos” (R). Pavillion Park, Molter Road and Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake. (509) 252-7507, ext. 220.

Free Outdoor Movies at The Shop:

“Galaxy Quest” (PG). Friday at dusk. “Top Gun” (PG) Saturday at dusk. 924 S. Perry St. (509) 534-1647.

Free Family Film Festival:

Movies play at the same time every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. “Wallace and Grommit” (G); and “Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” (PG). Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. Spokane Valley Mall Cinemas, 14760 E. Indiana Ave., (800) 326-3264 and Riverstone Cinemas, 2416 Old Mill Loop, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 676-8185.

“Knights of the South Bronx”:

Spiritual Cinema showing a true story of Richard Mason (Ted Danson) who has the courage in mid-life to give up a corporate career in order to fulfill his dream of teaching at an inner city school in the Bronx. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Unity Church, 29th Avenue at Bernard Street. Admission by donation. (509) 467-5558.

“Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”:

Summer Screen on the Green at dusk. Rated G. Manager of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Molly Mahoney, played by Natalie Portman, is given the most wonderful toy shop in the world from Mr. Magorium, played by Dustin Hoffman. Now there is change in the air as the store begins to become less magnificent. The event is presented by the Commons and Unions of the University of Idaho. Thursday. University of Idaho, Theophilus Tower lawn, Moscow. Free. (208) 885-5471.

“The Son of Rambow”:

A fresh and inventive take of friendship, family and film heroes. Global Cinema Café film. Thursday through July 26, 7:30 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $6/seniors and students. (208) 263-9191.

Free Outdoor Movies at Willamette Park:

Movies start at dusk. July 25, “Back to the Future;” Part of the Outdoor Cinema Series 2008, sponsored by Greenstone. Directions: Take I-90 to the Spokane Street exit, turn left (north) on Spokane Street then left (west) on Seltice to Chase Road; turn right and head north on Chase, turn left (west) on Willamette and it is at the corner of Willamette and Snoqualmy. July 25. Willamette Park, Post Falls. *(509) 252-7507, ext. 220.

Theater

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”:

Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre. In this adaptation of her popular children’s book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Music is by Shelly Markham. Thursday, 6 p.m. University of Idaho, Kiva Theatre (College of Education Building), Moscow. $5. (208) 885-7212.

“Baby”:

Washington State University School of Music Opera Workshop presents a musical about three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of pregnancy and new parenting. Today, Saturday and July 25-26, 8 p.m. Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theater, Pullman. $10/adults, $5/students and seniors. (509) 335-4331 or (509) 335-7209.

“Forever Plaid”:

En route to pick up their custom-made plaid tuxedos for their first big gig, four male singers are broadsided by a school bus and are killed instantly. Through a strange alignment of time and space, the men are returned to earth for one final chance at musical glory before returning to heaven. Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre. For ages eight and older. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; July 27, 2 p.m. University of Idaho, Hartung Theatre, 625 E. Stadium Way, Moscow. $18/adults, $16/seniors, $13/students and youth. (208) 885-7212.

“The Nerd”:

Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre. Mild-mannered Indiana architect, Willum Cubbert is getting ready for his 34th birthday party, when he receives an unexpected call from Rick Stedman, the man who saved his life in Vietnam. The two have never met face to face, but in letters Willum has always expressed his gratitude and willingness to do “anything” for Rick to pay him back. But when Rick – an oafish, inept “nerd” shows up on Willum’s doorstep and becomes the nightmare guest that never leaves, Willum will do almost anything to get rid of him. For ages 10 and older. Today, Thursday, July 26 and 29, 7:30 p.m. Hartung Theatre, 625 E. Stadium Way, Moscow. $18/adults, $16/seniors, $13/students and youth. (208) 885-6365.

“Once Upon a Mattress”:

This spin on the familiar classic “The Princess and the Pea” provides for side-splitting shenanigans. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, July 25-27, 31 and Aug. 1 and 2. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Coeur d’Alene. $35/adults, $33/seniors, $25/ages 12 and younger (tax and handling fees not included). (208) 769-7780.

“Radio Gals”:

Cutter’s summer musical. Join Hazel Hunt as she broadcasts her Prairie Home Companion-style radio show from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Thursday through July 26 and Aug. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 31, 2 p.m. Opening night dinner will be available with advanced reservations on Thursday and Aug. 29 for $12. The Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $10. (509) 446-4108.

Sindee Lou Ella (A Cinderella Story):

Presented by Theater Arts for Children, written and directed by Ken Boles. Today, Saturday and July 25-26, 7 p.m.; Sunday and July 27, 2 p.m. Purchase tickets through TicketsWest or at the door. Theater Arts for Children, Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. $5. (509) 892-5413.

“The Sound of Music”:

The classic play about Maria, a failed nun who is sent to live with the family of a retired naval captain as a governess for his seven children. Maria teaches the children to sing and that becomes their bonding force, of course leading her to fall in love with their father, whom she marries. Experience the play in a German-like town. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, July 26, 31, and through Aug. 31. 8 p.m. Leavenworth Summer Theater, Ski Hill Amphitheater, Leavenworth, Wash. $14-$35. (509) 548-2000.

“Twelfth Night”:

Presented by Idaho Repertory Theatre. Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated by a shipwreck and washed onto a remote beach. Each believes the other is lost. As they try to make new beginnings, a set of silly circumstances leads to mistaken identities, misdirected passions, unrequited love, fools, reveling and madness. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and a blanket to enjoy this play under the stars. Saturday, July 25, 30 and Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the University of Idaho ticket office, (208) 885-7212. Hartung Outside Theatre, 625 Stadium Way, Moscow. $18/adults, $16/seniors, $13/students and youth.

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” – The Musical:

Pullman Civic Theatre presents rollicking good summer fun for the entire family. Join Snoopy and the gang when they bring down the house. Evening performances today, Saturday, July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.; matinees on Sunday and July 27 at 2 p.m. 1200 NW Nye Street, Pullman. $12/in advance, $15/at the door. (509) 332-8406.

Art

Spokane

Area 58:

Featuring Karen Mobley’s birds in charcoal, oil, print, encaustic and mixed media through the summer. Continuing to show is Thome George’s rustic Piedmont chair. Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3036 N. Monroe St. (509) 327-0427.

Avenue West Gallery:

Featuring new co-op members Loretta West, Lezlie Finet, Sandie Key, Jack Lantz and Lee McLeron as well as other local artists. Runs through July 31. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999.

Avista Stadium:

Ongoing exhibit dedicated by the Spokane Indians baseball team to their namesake, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, which honors their culture, people and history. Havana Street at Broadway Avenue, outside of the first base tunnel. (509) 535-2922.

Carr’s Museum:

Cars owned by Elvis and Jackie Gleason; the most elegant 1946 Chrysler Windsor in the world; multiple exhibits including WWII Complete Binnacle, anaconda and boa snakes over 13’ long, and one of only two bronze chess sets of its kind in the world; master works of Gordon C. Kibbe, Harold Balazs, Roch Fautch, Padeford, Marsha Marcuson, Ron Herron, R. Lending and William Hoffman. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m., arrive no later than 3 p.m. 5225 N. Freya St. $8/adults, $7/seniors, free/ages 9 and younger. (509) 489-8859.

Chase Gallery:

Featuring mixed media artwork by Sally Graves Machlis and Todd Volz. Artist’s reception Aug. 1, 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday. Runs through Aug. 29. Mondays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6050.

Escent Lighting Gallery:

Oil and acrylic figurative and botanical paintings by Jennifer Zurlini, ongoing. “Works by David Govedare and Jennifer Zurlini,” aluminum sculpture with glass accent pieces by David Govedare, through July. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. 605 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., at Riverfront Park. (509) 838-9028.

Gallery 1889:

Watercolors by Rhedi Williams Red. Permanent exhibit. By appointment. 2124 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-4957.

Gallery of Thum:

Featuring Joyce Sonnabend, Tim Phillips, Beverly Barnett, Ryan Longmeyer, Richard Morrison, and Debbie Hughbanks. Artist’s reception Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. Also featuring a jewelry and fiber, tea and pastries reception Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jewelry artist Nienke Crick and fiber artist Susan Holen will show their newest and best. Also featuring around 300 pieces of art for viewing. Steam Plant Square, Suite 151, 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 294-9234.

GU Jundt Art Museum:

“Pam Ingalls: Ah Life!” oil paintings by GU alumna Pam Ingalls. Runs through July 31. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., closed Sundays. Gonzaga University, Arcade Gallery, 202 E. Cataldo Ave. (509) 313-6611.

Kress Gallery:

“In the Open Air,” plein air paintings by Gregg Caudell. Runs through July 30. River Park Square, third level, behind the food court, 808 W. Main Ave.

Lillian Conn Antiques and Fine Art Gallery:

Features antiques, bronze sculptures by Dinah Carlson, oil paintings by Melville Holmes and hard to find limited edition prints. Also, Asian and European antiques. Permanent exhibit. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1001 W. Augusta Ave. (509) 329-1005.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture:

“Contested Ground: The Landscape Redrawn,” bringing together contemporary Pacific Northwest artists whose works explore our evolving and increasingly freighted relationship to the natural world, through Aug. 17. “Spokane Timeline: Personal Voices,” an ongoing exhibit of items related to Spokane’s history with periodic artifact changes. “Living Legacy: the American Indian Collection,” displays all of the Manning American Indian Collection acquired in 1916, the founding collection of the MAC. It explores the legacy of “Victorian” collecting and the period during which Native Americans saw their cultural objects institutionalized in glass cases. Runs through July 18, 2010. “Yellow House,” new works by Meagan Stirling, gallery director at Whitworth University and arts department lecturer. Runs through Aug. 31. Interactive tours of the historic Campbell House, which was built in 1898 by architect Kirtland Cutter: Tuesdays-Fridays, every hour on the hour between 1-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, every half hour between 12:30-3:30 p.m. “The Olmsted Brothers: Designing Spokane Landscapes,” features items from the Olmsted Brothers, a Boston landscape design firm, hired by Spokane in 1907 to design parks, residential landscapes, and public projects. Runs through Sept. 21. Sponsored by Spokane Parks Foundation, Sahlin Foundation and DEX Inc. “John Buck: Iconography,” an overview of the Montana-based artist’s 40-year career in printmaking and sculpture. More than 60 works including prints, large-scale sculpture, wood constructions and glass and wood works created at Pilchuck. Runs through Nov. 16. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 456-3931.

Peters & Sons Flowers:

Featuring a variety of themes through watercolor including southwest and garden scenes by Bari Federspiel (Spokane Watercolor Society president) and Vicki West, Spokane. Realistic and impressionistic acrylics by Joy Slater, also of Spokane, including landscapes and florals. Runs through July 31. 120 S. Lincoln St. (509) 624-4151.

Pottery Place Plus:

Featuring glass artwork by Sharon Davidson (owner of The Clay Connection). Runs through July 31. 203 N. Washington, main floor of Auntie’s Bookstore. (509) 327-6920 or (509) 481-0981.

Spokane Falls Community College:

“The Other Side of the World,” works reflecting two artists’ visual responses to their travels in India and Ireland. The collection from India is acrylic on paper by Patty Haag, and the collection inspired by Ireland is a mixed-media installation by Tom O’Day. Runs through today. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SFCC Fine Arts Gallery, Building 6, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (509) 533-3746.

Spokane Transit:

Featuring an installation piece and contemporary sculptures by Kimiko Ishii, a student from Eastern Washington University. Runs through July 31st. 701 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. (509) 328-7433.

The Davenport Hotel and Tower:

Work of architect Kirtland Cutter (1860-1939). Also, contemporary works by Melville Holmes, woodcarvings by Petr Shiva and stained glass works by Susan Kim. Ongoing exhibit. Ask for complimentary brochures of the hotel’s “Historical Walking Tour” and “Art and Architecture” at the front desk. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 10 S. Post St. (509) 455-8888.

Third Street Gallery:

Featuring the Idaho Watercolor Society’s 2008 Traveling Show. This juried exhibit will be accompanied by an open show by the group’s local, North Region members. Runs through July 29. Moscow City Hall, second and third floors, 206 E. Third Street. (208) 882-3292.

Tinman Gallery:

“Guys and Dolls,” featuring new jewelry and sculpture by husband-wife team Margot Casstevens and Kurt Madison. The jewelry utilizes found objects and often doll parts. Large sculptural objects and installations follow the same theme. Runs through July 26. 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Moscow/Pullman

Art Walk Palouse and Floriade “Art and Bloom”:

The first floor of the Bank Left Gallery will exhibit paintings and sculptures by various new artists to the gallery and the Northwest region. On the second floor, the Floriade exhibits will showcase the interpretation of art through flowers – “Art and Bloom.” Runs through July 30. The Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. (509) 878-8425.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn:

“Three to Draw Too,” featuring plein air works by Franceen Hermanson, Charlotte Schacher and Barney Saneholtz. Runs through July 27. Highway 195, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 229-3414.

McConnell Mansion:

“Wheels! Latah County Takes to the Road,” an exhibit exploring Latah County’s car culture. Classic car memorabilia and rare local historic photographs bring the early decades of the automobile to life. Service station signs, auto shop coveralls, classic car parts, and wheels will be displayed. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. 110 S. Adams St., Moscow. (208) 882-1004.

Prichard Art Gallery:

“Topographies in Built and Natural Landscapes,” career retrospectives of photographer Lara Swimmer and architect Robert Zimmer and their collaboration, “The Palouse Project” created specifically for this exhibit. This exhibit formed the basis for the UI ART/ARCH 404: Art, Architecture and Site-Specific Installations. Students provided research, design solutions and support for all aspects of the exhibit. Runs through Sept. 14. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. University of Idaho, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 885-3586.

WSU Museum of Art:

“Curator’s Choice 2008,” works by Louise Colson, Gina Murray, Nicole Taflinger and George Wray. Runs through July today. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Art, Washington State University, Fine Arts Center, 100 Wilson Road, Pullman. (509) 335-1910.

Coeur d’Alene

Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art:

“Apologia,” sculpture in clay and bronze by Beth Cavener Stichter. Runs through Aug. 9. Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays open until 9 p.m. 415 Sherman Avenue. (208) 765-6006.

Coeur d’Alene Galleries:

American Western and sporting artwork. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, lobby, 115 S. Second St. (208) 667-7732.

Devin Galleries:

Features paintings, bronze and stone sculpture, contemporary art glass, limited-edition prints, wood and ceramic work, jewelry and more. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 507 Sherman Ave. (208) 667-2898.

Frame of Mind Gallery and Framing:

Paintings by Carrie Stuart Parks, Carl Funseth, Barbara Peretti, Jim Carkhuff, Nona Hengen and raku pottery by Bill Meehan. Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 119 N. Second St. (208) 667-6889.

La Muse Galerie d’Art:

“Dancing Waters,” jewelry by Bonnie Cooper. Runs through July 31. 413 ½ E. Sherman Ave. (509) 998-4894.

Moscow Food Co-op:

Featuring photographer Donal Wilkinson whose work will be on display the deli gallery through July 31. Wilkinson, who takes families and children on wilderness trips throughout the Western United States with the non-profit organization Adventure Learning Camps, will be showing photographs of children and nature. 121 E. Fifth St. (208) 882-8537.

Museum of North Idaho:

“Wings over North Idaho,” features Weeks Field, the first municipally owned airport in America. 115 Northwest Blvd. $3/adults, $1/children, $7/family. (208) 664-3448.

Northwest Artists’ Co-op:

“Orni-Vita,” photography by Rick Barlow, and wood work by Vern Judkin. Runs through July 31. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 217 Sherman Ave. (208) 667-1464.

eastern Washington/general

CREATE Gallery:

Presented by CREATE Community Art Center. Featuring watercolors of animals, flowers and landscapes, by Shirley Bird Wright of Spokane. Artist’s reception today, 5:30-7:30. Runs through Aug. 28. Art Center open Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and by appointment. 900 W. Fourth St. (Fourth and Fea Streets), Newport, Wash. (509) 447-9277.

Fire Memories Inc. Gallery:

A nonprofit fire museum, featuring the collection, preservation and exhibition of fire fighting equipment of all types and ages for historical, educational and safety purposes. Owned and operated by Robert and Carolyn Green. Open by appointment only or visit www.firememories.org. 3311 W. Jennings Road, Cheney. (509) 235-2888.

Jerry McKellar Sculpture Studio:

Limited-edition bronze and steel sculpture, by appointment only. Colville. (509) 684-2148.

On Sacred Grounds:

“The 3 Amigos,” a multi-media art show and sale featuring Darrell Sullens, Donald Walls and Janet Adams. Runs through July 31. 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.

The Old Hotel Art Gallery:

Featuring photography by Brett Ramsey of Big Rock Photography. Runs through July 31. 33 E. Larch St., Othello. (509) 488-5936.

north Idaho/general

Artists’ Studio Tour of North Idaho:

More than 30 artists including sculptors, painters, photographers, glass and wood artists, weavers, jewelers and more open their studios and demonstrate their works. Each artist not only has art for sale, but also is available for discussions about subject matter or technique. Unique to this Artists’ Tour is the landscape that makes the trip worth it; visiting tucked-away studios in valleys, on river ridges, above the lake and overlooking the spectacular mountains of north Idaho. Studios open by appointment all summer; open to the public today, Saturday and July 25-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Maps are available in local businesses, or download a map from the web site www.ArtTourDrive.org. See map for various studios, Sandpoint area. Free. (800) 800-2106.

Entree Gallery at Coolin Bay:

“Hoops, Shields and More Holes,” 2- and 3- dimensional metal and mixed-media art forms by David Govedare, creator of “The Joy of Running Together” sculpture in Riverfront Park. Runs through Aug. 10. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 379 Bay View Road in the former Priest Lake Medical Clinic, Priest Lake. (208) 443-2001 or (208) 443-2002.

Entree Gallery at Reeder Bay:

Featuring “Northwoods Nap,” mixed media work by several Northwest artists with special emphasis on acrylic works by Priest Lake summer resident Fred Mattila. Also featuring “When the Spirits Came,” featuring ledger and acrylic paintings by Spokane tribal member, George Flett. Artist’s demonstration July 31, 4-6 p.m. accompanied by Navajo Indian artist and flute player, Everette White. Runs through July 31. “Zebulon Stoneworks,” featuring elegant stone bowls, fountains and tables embellished with Northwest flora and fauna or Celtic designs by Tom and Sam Bates of Colville, Wash. Runs Sunday through Aug. 17. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1755 Reeder Bay Road, Nordman. (208) 443-2001.

s.m.ART (St. Maries Art) Festival:

19th annual s.m.ART by the River Festival of the Arts will feature regional and local performers providing live entertainment both days. A juried show, silent auction, clothesline art sales, beer and wine garden are featured as well as arts and craft vendors. A hands-on adult-assisted creative experience for children ages 4-12 takes place each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a minimal fee and materials will be provided. Artist booths will be open from Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On the Shadowy St. Joe River at Cherry Bend, off Highway 3, St. Maries, Idaho. Free admission. (208) 245-3417.

Harpers, A Contemporary Craft Gallery:

New works by Natalie Warrens, Sherry Wells and Greg Burris. Runs through July 31. Summer hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 6p.m. 410 Sixth St., Wallace. (208) 512-1797.

Julyamsh Indian Art Show and Sale:

Featuring more than 30 artists. A variety of sculpture, paintings and more will be on display for viewing and purchase. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Old Church, Jacklin Arts and Culture Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. (208) 457-8950.

POAC Gallery:

“About Faces: Capturing Personality through Portraiture,” portraitures in acrylics, oil, photography and mixed media by more than 50 local and regional artists. Runs through July 28. POAC Gallery, the Power House, 120 Lake St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139.

Seasons at Sandpoint Gallery: Featuring photographs with stark contrasts and surrealistic color by Carver Kearney. Today, Saturday and July 26-27. The Seasons, 424 Sandpoint Ave. (208) 265-4420.



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