Today, 8 p.m. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $18/in advance, $20/at the door. (208) 263-9191.
The Duke Robillard Band:
Blues. Today, 8 p.m. Di Luna’s Café, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $20/in advance, $23/at the door. (208) 263-0846.
Lead singer/guitarist of Portland-based Swimfish will perform. Today, 7 p.m. Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave. $5. (509) 590-9910.
With special guests Steppenwolf’s Goldie McJohn and Friends, Leon Hendrix Mysterience, Civilized Animal, Java Kola, The Hooters Girls. Hosted by Vic Frederick of KKZX. In addition to music there will be food (by Scratch), a beer garden, camping and a VIP area. All-ages; 21 and older with ID required to enter the Beer Garden. Tickets Available at: Hooters, Spokane Valley; Crickets Downtown Bar & Grill, Coeur d’ Alene; Bayview Mercantile; Eichardts, Sandpoint; all Ticketswest Outlets, 325-SEAT; online at http://www.ticketswest.com. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Farragut State Park, outdoor amphitheatre, Highway 54, Bayview, Idaho. $25/in advance, $30/at the door.
Free Family Concert:
Presented by the Washington Air National Guard and The Air National Guard Band. Saturday, 7 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1005 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 247-7003.
Rock the Bells:
Performances by A Tribe Called Quest, NAS, Mos Def, De La Soul, MF Doom, Blue Scholars, Sage Francis, Murs, Spank Rock, Wale, Jay Electronica, The Cook Kids, Afrika Bambaataa, Kiza in the Hall, Amanda Blank, hosted by Supernatural, Scratch and DJ Green Lantern, with special guest The Pharcyde. Saturday, 1 p.m. The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Wash. $50-$175. (509) 735-0500.
Spokane Farmers’ Market:
Live blues music by Laddie Ray Melvin. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Avenue at Division Street, behind First Covenant Church. Free admission. (509) 995-0182.
Stone Temple Pilots:
With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Saturday, 8 p.m., The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. (moved from Spokane Arena). Sold out, TW.
Summer Concerts at Arbor Crest:
The Honeybuckets, instrument and vocal Celtic folk-rock. 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.
Jackie Mcintyre Fox, Vashon Family Band, Prairie Flyer:
Bluegrass. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $10.
Country music star performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Monday. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., TW.
With Rehab. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Spokane Arena, Star Theatre, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $25-$45, TW.
Star of Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” will be performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Fair runs through Sept 14. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., TW.
Bowling for Soup:
Pop-punk band will be performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Fair runs through Sept. 14. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., TW.
Spokane Farmers’ Market:
Live folk music by Jennie Edgren. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Avenue at Division Street, behind First Covenant Church. Free admission. (509) 995-0182.
Michael Franti and Spearhead:
Hip-hop music. Thursday, 8 p.m. The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $26. (509) 244-3279.
Country music star performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Fair runs through Sept. 14. Thursday, 7 p.m. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $5-$10, TW.
UI Faculty Recital: Features Wharton Duo, cello, with Ferenc Csezko, violin and Janet McIntosh, piano. Thursday. 7:30 p.m. University of Idaho, recital hall, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
“Life is a Cadenza” by Diana Clemons:
Benefit performance for Harmony Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center. Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Harmony Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center, 4929 W. Orchard Ave., Rathdrum. $10. (208) 819-2603.
Mandolinist and Guitarist Steve Kaufman:
3-time USA National of the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Offering a beginner/intermediate mandolin workshop on Sept. 17; an all-level flatpicking guitar workshop on Sept. 12-13; and an intermediate-advanced flatpicking guitar workshop on Sept. 14; at the Pend Oreille Valley Bluegrass Festival. Sept. 12-14. Cusick, Wash. $45-$90/workshops. (800) 352-8745.
My Pinky Has a Name:
Indie/acoustic/experimental. Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 2nd Look Books, 2829 E. 29th Ave. Free. (509) 535-6464.
New Orleans Dinner and Musical Review:
Enjoy an evening of New Orleans food and jazz to benefit the INBA Outreach Scholarship Fund. Entertainment will include Diva Abbey Crawford and Papa Scrubs’ 6-Foot Swing. Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. The Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. $50. (509) 455-3699.
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner and New Orleans Musical Review:
Evening of hot New Orleans food and jazz to benefit the Inland Northwest Business Alliance Outreach Scholarship Fund. Dine on Authentic New Orleans cuisine. Entertainment by Abbey Crawford and Papa Scrubs’ 6-foot Stompers. Sept. 12. 6:30 p.m. The Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. $50. (509) 455-3699.
Border Highlander Bagpipe Band: Outdoor concert. Bring blanket or chair. Sept. 12 7 p.m. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $5. (509) 229-3414.
WSU Music Faculty Artist Series:
With Julie Wieck, soprano, and Gerald Berthiaume, piano. Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/adults, $5/seniors and students, free/WSU students with ID. (509) 335-3898.
Saturday Night Salsa:
Salsa and Latin dancing. Saturday. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. SimplyDance, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 892-1480.
Thursday Night Tango:
Thursday. 7-9 p.m. SimplyDance, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 892-1480.
Spokane Folklore Society Dance:
Music by The Rhythm Rollers, caller is local favorite, Ray Polhemus. Partners not required, no experience is necessary; all dances are taught. Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, corner of Fourth and Washington. $5/dancer.
This Washington State University professor worked for many years as a journalist covering adventure sports and lifestyle around the world. He will present his book, “Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs.” Today, 7:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Beverly Seaton Ingersoll:
How do you cope when cancer strikes? Beverly wrote about the experience she shared with her husband during his bout with terminal cancer. She will autograph copies of her book, “4 Months of God’s Mercy.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Local history author will sign her latest book, “Legacy of Yesteryear,” which explores the recent history of the area around Deer Park and Clayton. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Lawney L. Reyes:
Seattle artist presents his latest book, “B Street: the Notorious Playground of Coulee Dam,” in which he describes the humor, toughness and recklessness of the adventurers who worked on the dam, as well as the history and culture of the Indians whose villages were swept away. Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
In “The Geography of Love: a Memoir,” the author fell in love with Kenneth Grunzweig, who had already been made a widower twice by tragic circumstances - first by a car accident, and second when his wife was murdered. Together, they hoped and trusted each other, and had two kids and 13 thrilling years together before Kenneth succumbed to cancer. Sept. 12. 7:30 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
American Christian Writers Conference:
Fourth annual event. Faculty includes agent Steve Laube, children’s author Christine Tangvald, James Scott Bell, screenwriting and fiction writer and Reg and Eleonore Forder. Twenty workshops and sessions, free consultations with instructors and fiction and non fiction classes are offered. Sept. 12-13. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. (800) 21-WRITE.
Breck Wall’s Bottoms Up Starring Rip Taylor:
For age 21 and over only; cabaret style seating. Today and Sept. 12, 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40, TW.
Williams and Ree:
Comedians. Thursday, 7 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley. $15-$25. (800) 523-2464.
Comedian. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Sept. 12-13. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market St. $10. (509) 483-7300.
(Blank) to the White House:
Improvisers pose as presidential hopefuls, debating the topics while providing a candid look at the characters’ lives. All ages. Today and Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
The audience votes for their favorite team in this monthlong improv competition. Mature content. Saturday, 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.
Presented by the students at Saint George’s School. Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Founders Theater, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (509) 466-1636, ext. 301.