Newport Music Festival - Three days and 15 bands including: Custer’s Grass Band, Chet O’Keefe, Big Red Barn, Digger Davis and Tombstone, Molly and Tenbrooks, Jim Faddis, Kevin Pace and The Early Edition, Kevin Brown, Flatpick Earl, The Engell Family, Bill and Laurie Klein, The Brad Keeler Trio, On The Rocks, The Afterthoughts and a Saturday Night Contra Dance with Nora Scott and The Ebb & Flow Band. For tickets and information call (509) 738-4141, visit www.pvbluegrass.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tonight-Sunday, First Street and South Calispel, Newport, Wash. $10-$15. (509) 738-4141.
First Night Spokane Rising Stars - Musha Marimba a student group will be playing African marimba music originating from Zimbabwe. It’s lively, hand-clapping and toe-tapping music. Tonight, 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Park Square, main level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free.
Rocky and the Rollers - 1950s concert. Tonight, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $25. (208) 263-9191.
Hard Travelin’ Trio - Folk music with an edge and a dash of bluegrass and pop. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $8. (509) 229-3414.
Crooked Kilt - Opportunity Presbyterian Church is hosting a community concert series leading up to the March 2, 100th anniversary of its ministry in Spokane Valley. Sunday, 1 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Donation. (509) 924-9750.
Sixth Annual NuArt Block Party - Christian rock festival with eight national acts and bounce house for the children. Featuring After Edmund, Sons of Day, We Follow One, Da MAC, Imari Tones, Martay, the Lacks, Colton and Zara and the CotastroPhe. Presented by NuArt Theater. Sunday, 2-10 p.m., along Main Street, Moscow, Idaho. Donation. (208) 596-0633.
Wildlife Rhythms in Concert - Ninjazz and other local musicians show their support for local wildlife and American Heritage Wildlife Foundation with this benefit concert. Sunday, 4 p.m., 838 Kootenai Cutoff Road, Sandpoint. Free admission, donations accepted. (208) 266-1488.
Heart (SOLD OUT) - Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have rocked the charts with “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On” and many more. Opening will be This Is She. Sunday, 5 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. (509) 481-6700.
Wylie and the Wild West Show - Forget everything you hate about modern country, Wylie Gustafson is old-school cool. Monday, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$7, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.
Tuesday Night Music Series - Tuesday, Gefilte Tout, playing Kletzmer and clarinets. 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Jake Owen - Will be performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Country music including his most recent hit, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$15, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.
George Winston - This is his first U.S. tour since the release of his new CD, “Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions 2.” Tickets from the canceled September 2011 shows will be honored. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $27/advanced, $32/day of show. (800) 325-SEAT; also Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.
Huey Lewis and The News - Will be performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. Rock music band famous for songs “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This is It” and more. Wednesday, 7:15 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15-$30, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.
Pat Metheny Unity Band - With Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $30-$40. (509) 624-1200.
Atmosphere - With special guests I Self Devine, Carnage and DJ Just Nine. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $26. (877) 4-FLY-TIX.
Styx - Will be performing at Spokane County Interstate Fair. ’70s-’80s rock group. Thursday, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. $10-$25, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.
Mauchley Duo Recital - Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Thirty Three, Mayday Transmission Sweet Rebel D, Guns of Nevada - Original music. Thursday, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (877) 435-9849.
SupperClub Showcase Dinner/Dance - Three-course gourmet dinner and show featuring vocalist Julia Keefe, and dancing to the MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Reservations suggested via email at thelincolncenterspokane.com or by calling (509) 327-8000. Tonight, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $10/dance only; $40/dinner and dance. (509) 326-9211.
Vintage Swing Lessons - Learn the swing dancing from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. This class is designed for the absolute beginner. Come in your comfortable clothes. Monday, 7 p.m., Vintage Swing Dance Studio, 7 S. Howard St. $35/adults, $20/students, $60/adult partners, $30/student partners, military 10 percent off. (509) 714-9694.
“Short Stacks” - Get a sneak peek of new Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. Tonight, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5 all seats. (509) 747-7045.
“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. (509) 747-7045.
Comedy Open Mic - Sign up by 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m., Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 1429 E. Liberty Ave. Free.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” - Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. Enjoy cucumber sandwiches, tea and crumpets in the Fireside Room before the show. Shows are tonight and Saturday; Thursday and Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general, $10/students. (208) 457-8950.
UI Theatre Fall Chamber Readings - Three University of Idaho student playwrights will present their work to the public for the first time. Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre/features/ chamberreadings. Kiva Theater, University of Idaho, 921 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $2/general admission at the door; Free/UI students. (208) 885-6465.
“Hello, My Name is Harold”- Improvised shows. All ages welcome. 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.
Cirque Du Soleil’s “Quidam” - Wednesday-Sept. -16. Featuring live music and high-flying performances. Wednesday, Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $35-$90. 1-800-325-SEAT.
“The Taffetas” - Presented by St. George’s School. Shows Wednesday and Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., St. George’s School, Founders Theater, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. (509) 466-1636, ext. 397.
“Forever Plaid” - Presented by St. George’s School. Shows Thursday and Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., St. George’s School, Founders Theater, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. (509) 466-1636, ext. 397.
“Always … Patsy Cline” - Interplayers presents this country musical tribute to Patsy Cline. Written by Ted Swindly, directed by Ken Urso. Shows Thursday-Sept. 15, 19-22, 26-29 and Oct. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 16, 22-23, 29 and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Talk Backs with the cast will be held after performances this Thursday and on Sept. 19 and 27 in the Gellhorn Gallery. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.