Watershed (SOLD OUT) Today-Sunday. The Northwest’s premier country music festival includes Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Kip Moore, Thompson Square and Chris Young with late night sets by Shooter Jennings and Blackberry Smoke. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. (800) 745-3000.
Rathdrum Concert Series Today, Jazz Northwest Big Band; Aug. 9, Soulpatch. Concerts are held 6-8 p.m., Rathdrum City Park, Highway 53, Rathdrum. Free. (208) 667-3162.
Two Rivers Bluegrass Weekend Concerts Today: Music by Moses Willey and Panhandle Polecats at 5 p.m.; Jim Faddis & One More Ride starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday: Music by Heartbreak Pass, Student Loan, and Pearl Snaps starts at 5 p.m.; Jim Faddis & One More Ride start at 8 p.m. The beer garden opens at 5 p.m. and food is always available on site. Concertgoers are encouraged to donate three items of food to benefit the Great Harvest food bank. Part of Riverfest Summer concert series. Today and Saturday, 5 p.m., Two Rivers Casino & Resort, 1010 Blake Ave., Building 222, Davenport, Wash. Free. (800) 954-2946.
Manito Park Bench Live Music Series Today, Michael & Keleren Millham; Aug. 9, Paul Grove. Concerts are held 5:30-7:30 p.m., Manito Park Bench, 1928 S. Tekoa St. Free.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers One of the Northwest’s most popular blues/rock bands. Advance tickets available at Tekoa AmericanWest Bank. Today, 7 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa. $20/advance; $25/door. (509) 284-5173.
An Evening with Cake Part of the Festival at Sandpoint. Gates open at 6 p.m. Today, 7:30 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $49.95. (888) 265-4554.
Music at the Market Rocket Market hosts an outdoor concert series. Saturday, Ron Greene; Tuesday, Jenelle. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Rosanne Cash Part of the Festival at Sandpoint. With 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two Gold Records, Cash is most often classified as a country artist, although her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. Devon Wade of Sandpoint will warm up the crowd. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $49.95. (888) 265-4554.
Sunday Concerts on the Cliff This Week: Jazz Conspiracy. Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors will be on site. Age 21 and older. 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $5/concert; $40/10 individuals; $50/table for 8; $60/table for 10. (509) 927-9463.
Stars of Tomorrow with the Spokane Youth Orchestra Part of the Festival at Sandpoint. Family Concert, “An Invitation to the Dance” featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra and Sandpoint’s Studio One Dancers with a performance of “Sleeping Beauty” and other ballet favorites. Instrument petting zoo, animal petting zoo, pony rides, clowns, face painting, games galore and the Parents’ Corner also featured. Activities begin when gates open at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $6. (888) 265-4554.
Paul in Scripture and Music: Suite for Brass Quintet and Organ Music by Howard Stoess; concept and narration by John Riebe from “The Book of Acts” by M.P. Aleman. Hamblen Park Brass Quintet, with Rita Stoess at the organ. Sunday, 3 p.m., Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Free. (509) 448-1703.
Music in the Garden Sidhe. Tuesday, noon, Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., south lawn by the south main floor entrance. Free. (509) 482-0111.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series Tuesday, Native Sun. The concert venue moves to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops at Third and Sherman during inclement weather. 6-9 p.m., Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-3162.
Rock the Nest Concert Series All shows at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Flying Mammals. Kendall Yards, W. 1335 Summit Parkway. Free.
Live After 5 Concerts Held during the Coeur d’Alene Farmers Market. Wednesday, The Rub. Concerts held at 5 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Thursday Concerts on the Patio This week: Devon Wade with metal art by Paul Kuhlmann. All seating is general admission. Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors will be on site. Age 21 and older. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room patio, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. Free; table seats guaranteed for $20/table of four; $40/table of eight. (509) 927-9463.
Music in the Garden Concert series held at noon. Thursday, Sheila Fox and Sue Windham. Open to the public. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Faith and Healing Garden, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 474-3008.
Browne’s Addition Concert Series Thursday: Dario Re. 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free.
Hayden Concert Series Held during the Farmers Market. Music from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band. Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 667-3162.
Concerts Under the Pines 15th annual event presented by The Northwest Neighborhood Association. Thursday, Nobody Famous. Concerts are held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Audubon Park, 3405 N. Milton Ave. Free. (509) 326-4200.
Summer Concerts at Riverstone Park Bill Bosley. Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Riverstone Park, 1805 W. Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.
Alan Jackson and Gloriana Outdoor concert with one of the most popular and respected stars in contemporary country music. All-ages concert, but children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday, 7 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $89-$149. (509) 481-6700.
John Butler Trio Part of the Festival at Sandpoint, with opener Eclectic Approach will have people groovin’ and letting the good times roll. Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $44.95. (888) 265-4554.
Leon Russell In his distinguished 50-year career, Russell has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music, playing on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $37-$47. (800) 325-SEAT.
Lightning Bug Ball The evening will include dance lessons, photo shoot, cupcakes, Martinelli’s, games, dance and costume contests. Recommended for ages 3-11. Reservations are requested. Today, 5-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $25/couple; $35/family of five. (208) 457-8950.
“Short Stacks” Get a sneak peek of new Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Held the first Friday of every month at 10 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.
“You Need A Hero” A new superhero will be created each week and save the world with audience suggestions. Friday nights at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747-7045.
“Safari” All Safari shows feature short form improv games based on your suggestions. For information or reservations, call (509) 747-7045 or visit www.bluedoortheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased night of show. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats.
Goodtymes Comedy Sunday nights at 9 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-1070.
“Romance/Romance” Today-Sunday. A musical in two acts. In Act One, set in late 19th-century Vienna, Josephine and Alfred have become bored with their comfortable lifestyle and assume the roles of struggling poet and a working class woman for a weekend in the country. Based on the short story by Arthur Schnitzler. Act Two returns to modern day and is set in the Hamptons. Two married couples stay in a rented summer cottage and all too soon find themselves facing the possibility of an illicit affair. Based on the play by Jules Renard. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave. Schuler Auditorium, Boswell Hall, 880 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $42/adults; $38/seniors; $28/children, does not include tax. (208) 769-7780.
“Crazy for Patsy Cline” and “Music, Magic & Mayhem” Dinner Theatre Today and Saturday. A tribute to the music and life of a country music legend with Laura Gill Sable and Bill Wiemuth. Featuring a chicken marsala dinner. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m., Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport. $25/dinner and show; $12/show only. (208) 448-1294.
“Mining Madness at the Mill” Today-Aug. 25. With her husband in the bullpen prison, Maria must find a way to save her house from the dastardly Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine owner. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. $10. (208) 752-8871.
“Hairspray” Today-Aug. 10. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays and 3 and 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/online; $14/door; $11/ seniors and children age 12 and younger. (509) 487-6540.
“Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” Through Aug. 11. With 50 costume changes and more than a dozen outrageous wigs, three goofy guys perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in under 90 minutes. From “Othello” as a rap to “Titus Andronicus” as a cooking show, this show has something for everybody. Performances are today and Wednesday-Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday and Aug. 11. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults; $22/seniors; $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“Gay Camp” With three actors playing more than a dozen zany characters, the show is a quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. This show tackles anti-gay issues through comedy. Saturday, 8 p.m., Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults, $22/seniors, $12/students. (509) 455-7529.
“The Actors Workshop” This workshop will use the technique and tools taught by Lee Strasberg. The actors will first learn to break down a script technically, then tap into all the senses to deepen the understanding of their character, their environment, and their current given circumstances. Participants should bring monologues. Monday, 6-9 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $45. (509) 455-7529.
“Shakespeare Lab” An intensive workshop that is beneficial for the beginning actor and the perfect tune-up for the advanced actor. Participants will explore fresh and accessible approaches to Shakespeare. Actors will learn how to unlock Shakespeare’s hidden direction. Participants should bring in monologues and scenes. Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $45. (509) 455-7529.
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival Aug. 9-11. The 12th annual event features three days of bluegrass performances, workshops and jamming. More information is available at www.bluewatersbluegrass.org. Concert hours are Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1386 S. Lefevre St., Medical Lake. $15 Friday; $30 Saturday; $25 Sunday; $45 all three days; free for children 12 and younger.
Karen Hunt Opera Post Falls High Student and young JACC member to perform a solo opera concert. Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $5. (208) 457-8950.
Steve Miller Band Part of the Festival at Sandpoint. With Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, the band, which formed in San Francisco in 1967, is known for a string of hit singles that are staples of classic rock. Big Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen returns to Sandpoint as opener. Gates open at 6 p.m. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. $59.95 (sold out). (888) 265-4554.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Aug. 9-18. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this vibrant musical. Joseph, a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, is sold into slavery and taken to Egypt. He endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Musical numbers include: “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph.” Showings are Monday-Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $19/adults; $17/seniors and military; $10/students. (509) 325-2507.