July 19, 2013 in Features, Seven

Feels like a festival of festivals

 

Summer is still in full swing as we face another week with festivals, music and fun on the horizon.

Mobius, for instance, is taking us “Back to the Future” – three times. Two Spokane neighborhoods are highlighting their best with popular festivals: The Garland Street Fair and the South Perry Fair. Winthrop, Moscow and the Two Rivers Casino are stacking the deck with music festivals. You can celebrate mules in Dayton, pioneers in Davenport, art in Pullman, onions in Walla Walla and community spirit in Rathdrum. Fans of country music have some choices as well, as the Knitting Factory brings in Son Volt and Randy Houser.

Later next week, two Coeur d’Alene theater companies will begin new shows. “Romance/ Romance,” at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is essentially two one-act plays. Act I concerns two aristocrats in 19th-century Vienna who decide to play struggling artists for a weekend. The second act, set in contemporary times in the Hamptons, centers on two couples, a weekend getaway and the potential for an illicit affair. At Lake City Playhouse, they’re getting set for “Bat Boy: The Musical,” the 1992 off-Broadway play about, you guessed it, the Bat Boy made famous in the old Weekly World News tabloid. Both shows begin their runs on Thursday.

The table is set.

Carolyn Lamberson

Features editor

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