Manito Park Bench Summer Music Series - Free outdoor acoustic music on Fridays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, food offerings, adult beverages and one of Spokane’s most beautiful parks. Tonight: Just Plain Darin. Manito Park Bench, 1928 S. Tekoa St. Free. (509) 625-6632.
Jazz and Wine Among Friends - Today-Sunday. Friends of Children of Walla Walla is hosting its fifth annual festival. 120 E. Birch St. Suite 10, Walla Walla. $25/today, $70/Saturday, includes access to all performances; $40/Sunday brunch; $120/all three events. (509) 527-4745.
Live Music at Huckleberry’s - Live music every Saturday, 7-9 p.m. This Saturday: (On the Patio) Talmadge and Kassandra. Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.
ZZ Top - Blues-rock band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Saturday, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35-$85. (509) 481-6700.
“Hog-Wash”-ington Tour with Bryan Duncan - Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee and winner of four Dove Awards. Motorcyclists are encouraged to come early and join in the Motorcycle Display as this event is being presented by the “3rd Day Riders,” a local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Saturday, 7 p.m., New Life Assembly of God Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 638-7144.
Lands Council Brews Cruise - A 9-mile bike ride, visiting scenic Spokane landmarks, while making stops for adult beverages. Riders will leave the Saranac, head toward the Spokane River and through Gonzaga, then stop at Litz’s Bar and Grill. Then it’s off to West Central and a drink at Sidebar and Grill, before cruising into Riverfront Park to discuss urban forestry efforts. Finally, it’s back to the Saranac for an after party featuring live music from the Terrible Buttons. All proceeds go to the Lands Council’s efforts to preserve Inland Northwest water, forests and wildlife. Sunday, 1 p.m., start/finish at Saranac Public House, 25 W. Main Ave. $25/nonmember; $20/members.
Tuesday Night Music Series - This Tuesday. Joan Alexander, Bardic tradition. Shows are 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Summer Concert Series in Riverstone Park - Thursdays during August from 6:30-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. This Thursday, The Rub, rock and roll. Riverstone Park, 1805 W. Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.
Browne’s Addition Concerts - Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. This Thursday, Big Red Barn. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free.
Hog Heaven Big Band - Tunes from the ’20s to the ’40s. Complimentary dance lessons available beginning at 6 p.m., music and dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $5/single, $8/couple, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 229-3414.
“Broad Comedy” - An internationally touring satirical musical show for audiences 21 and over. For more information visit www.broadcomedy.com. Tonight, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $27. (800) 325-SEAT.
“(Blank) To the White House”- Election-themed improvisation based on audience suggestions. Suitable for all ages. Tonight, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, students/seniors/military. (509) 747-7045.
Spokane Comedy Club - Today and Saturday. Featuring nationally touring comedians. 8:30 p.m., The Tailgater, 1221 N. Howard St. $10. (509) 328-9000.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan - Join Mark and Marcy Few, the Zags, and comedian Gaffigan in celebrating a special evening of Coaches vs. Cancer. Saturday, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $75. (509) 624-1200.
“Safari” - Improv showcase presented by Blue Door Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.
White Tie Improv - Presented by University of Idaho Theatre. Featuring short and long-form improv using audience suggestions from the University of Idaho’s comedy troupe. Open workshops to be part of the troupe will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Arena Theater on the first floor of UI Shoup Hall. Monday, 8 p.m., Kiva Theater, University of Idaho, 921 Campus Drive, Moscow,
Idaho. $2 show admission. (208) 885-6465.
Comedy Open Mike - Sign up by 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. Free.
Shakespeare Walla Walla Summer Festival 2012 - Today-Sunday. “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave., Walla Walla. $9-$55/adults, $7-$45/youth. (509) 529-6500.
“Circle Mirror Transformation” - Today-Sunday. Idaho Repertory Theatre presents this Obie Award-winning play. Performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $10. (208) 885-6465.
“Pryde of the West” - Pend Oreille Players Association’s Senior Theatre Camp Production of this musical by Gail Cory-Betz. Tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. (509) 671-3389.
“Ragtime”- Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will present this Tony Award-winning musical based on a novel by E.L. Doctorow. Shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.cdasummertheatre.com. North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25.95-$39.95. (208) 769-7780.
“Jalopies” - Interplayers presents Mark Cherniak’s one-act play, a semi-finalist at the 2011 National Playwrights Conference at Eugene O’Neill Theater, about nine seniors living in a retirement home. Shows tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $15. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
“Twelfth Night” - Presented by Montana’s Shakespeare in the Park. Saturday, 5 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake.