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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: Matt Russell. Manito Park Bench, 1928 S. Tekoa St. Free. (509) 625-6632.

Floater - Rock, psychedelia, reggae, pop and jazz music. Tonight, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $13/advance, $15/day of show. (877) 435-9849.

CD, DVD and Video Sidewalk Sale - Benefits Panida student arts scholarship fund during Crazy Days. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 255-7801.

Journey - 1980s rock legends, along with Pat Benatar and Loverboy. Saturday, 7 p.m., Gorge Amphitheatre. $85-$125.

Folk Music Festival - Second annual event with performers Mike Moudy and Almost Kin Folk, The FolkUS Group, Ben Kardos, Lynn Carter, The Sad Whales, Patty O’Farrell and more. Tickets available at or at the theatre box office. Saturday, 7 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10. (509) 671-3389.

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series - Sundays, from 1-4 p.m., through Aug. 19. This Sunday, Bram Brata, teenage steel drum orchestra. Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Canyon River Band - Classic rock. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 195 N. 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $8. (509) 229-3414.

Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy (SOLD OUT) - Sunday, 4 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $57.50-$127.50. (509) 481-6700.

Gillian Welch - Country/folk/Americana music. Monday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $32/advance, $35/day of show. (800) 325-SEAT.

Tuesday Night Music Series - Tuesday, Thorn Creek Express, bluegrass, country, roots-folk. 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Hayden Concert Series - Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. through Aug. 8. This Wednesday, The Health Scratches, rock and roll. Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Johnny Clegg - Opening night with fireworks for The Festival at Sandpoint with this all-star South Africa double bill concert. Brew tasting at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $30. (888) 265-4554.

Summer Concert Series in Riverstone Park - Thursdays during July and August from 6:30-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. This Thursday, Dead Fiddlers Society, string band. Riverstone Park, 1805 W. Tilford Lane, near Beebe Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.

Pianist Lang Lang featured at the Mendelssohn Festival - Bringing concerts from around the world through the Specticast Digital Theatre Network. The world famous Chinese pianist plays a Mendelssohn Festival. Showing at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 624-1200.

Browne’s Addition Concerts - Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. This Thursday, Montana Skies. Coeur d’ Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free.

Grant Park Concert Series - Thursday. John Blakesley. 6 p.m., Grant Park, 10th and Perry. Free.

Flamenco Guitarist Matt DeRyan - Thursday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.


Friday Night Swing Dig - West Coast Swing - Intermediate lesson: 6:30-7:15 p.m. (basics required); beginning lesson: 7:15- 8 p.m.; Open West Coast Dancing: 8-11 p.m. The second and fourth Friday of every month. Tonight, Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $5. (509) 892-1480.

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. SaturdayArtisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $5/single, $8/couple, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 229-3414.

FFA/FFA Alumni Agriculture Festival - Ranch breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Events throughout the day include: vendors, sheep shearing, working sheep dog demonstrations, informational booths and more. Barbecue at 5 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Boundary County Fairgrounds, Bonners Ferry. $5/breakfast, $5/barbecue $5/dance, Free/all other events. (208) 290-6382.

Potluck Dinner and Dance Party - An evening of food and dancing open to everyone. Burgers will be provided, just bring a dish to share, your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and a folding chair. Music and dance lessons provided. Presented by The Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance and the City Parks and Recreation Department. Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m., City Beach Pavillion, Sandpoint.


“Recipe for Laughs” - All improvised comedy show where audience members bring their favorite recipes or cookbooks. All ages. Tonight, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.

Spokane Comedy Club - Featuring nationally touring comedians. Tonight and Saturday, 8:30 p.m., The Tailgater, 1221 N. Howard St. $10. (509) 328-9000.

“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.


“Spamalot” - Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will present this show based on the hit movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Runs through Aug. 5. For more information, visit July 27, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25.95-$39.95. (208) 769-7780.

“Spring Awakening” - Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony Award-winning musical presented by Lake City Playhouse. Contains explicit language and adult themes, may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Runs through Aug. 11. Shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 667-1323.

“Lumberjacks in Love”- Fred Alley and James Kaplan’s musical comedy presented by the Cutter Players. Shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served before the show on Saturday at 6 p.m. Menu includes: pulled pork sandwiches, choice of salads and apple crisp dessert. For more information, visit Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $12/show, $10/meal. (509) 446-4108.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”- Musical presented by Washington State University. Shows tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Washington State University Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. $10/adults, $5/students and seniors. (509) 335-4148.

“Over the River and Through the Woods” - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. One night only, star-studded staged reading with Dennis Franz, Ellen Travolta, Patty Duke, Jack Bannon, Jessica Skerritt and Dane Stokinger. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25-$75. (208) 769-7780.

Shakespeare Walla Walla Summer Festival 2012 - Thursday-Aug. 26. Presents its monthlong celebration with two plays performing in rotating repertory by one company of actors at this Blackfriars-inspired location. 7:30 p.m., Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave., Walla Walla. $9-$55/adults, $7-$45/youth. (509) 529-6500.