7 Nights Out
Outdoor concert with the multi-platinum Red Rocker who delivers a dynamic and unforgettable live show. The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer fronted Van Halen, Montrose and Chickenfoot and had a hit solo career to boot. He’ll bring a night of “Mas Tequila,” ‘I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” All ages concert, but children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Call: (509) 481-6700
Rap/hip-hop show with the man who burst on the scene as 13-year-old Lil’ Bow Wow. Hosted by Natalie Nunn from the Bad Girls Club.
When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $25 general, $75 meet and greet
Call: (866) 468-7623
30th anniversary edition includes more than 1,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972, live entertainment, indoor car show, vendor and commercial booths, swap meet, model and pedal car show, kids’ activities, All American Sunday and awards. Today, bring two cans of food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Spokane and receive a $3 admission discount.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley
Cost: $15/general, $6/7-12 years old, free/6 and younger
Call: (925) 838-9876
Unity in the Community
19th annual event celebrating diversity, culture and the Spokane community. Includes a Children’s Village, art, food and live music.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.
Call: (509) 951-0329 or (509) 444-3088
North Idaho Fair and Rodeo
2013 theme is “Everything Under the Sun.” The fair offers family fun and entertainment with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests, and community exhibits. Demolition derby, PRCA rodeo, draft horse shows and motocross competitions in the Grandstand.
When: Wednesday through Aug. 25; Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Aug. 24, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 25.
Where: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way
Cost: $9/adults, $7/seniors (60 and older) and youth (6-13); free/5 and younger
Call: (208) 765-4969
Montoya, mentored by legendary bluesman Albert Collins, was the guitarist for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for 10 years before leading his own band. He plays left-handed and upside down in the style of Albert King and Jimi Hendrix.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave.
Cost: $20/advance through TicketsWest; $25/door
Call: (509) 795-2030
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
New age flamenco from the five-time Grammy nominee who has 38 gold and platinum certifications in the United States. His debut album Nouveau Flamenco (1990) sold double-platinum in the United States. The German-born guitarist first formed Luna Negra in 1989.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $32-$42, through TicketsWest
Call: (800) 325-SEAT