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“Bat Boy,” being staged at Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene, features Cody Bray in the lead role.
“Bat Boy,” being staged at Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene, features Cody Bray in the lead role.


Rathdrum Concert Series Today, Dragonfly; Aug. 2, Jazz Northwest Big Band. Concerts are held 6-8 p.m., Rathdrum City Park, Highway 53, Rathdrum. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Music Conservatory’s Youth Ensemble and Orchestra Concert Today, 2 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.

Manito Park Bench Live Music Series Today, Brad Keeler; Aug. 2, Michael & Keleren Millham. Concerts are held 5:30-7:30 p.m., Manito Park Bench, 1928 S. Tekoa St. Free.

Star Searchin’ Semi-Finals Come see some of Washington’s best talents compete for a chance to make it to the finals. See actors, models, dancers, vocalists all share the same stage. Today, 7 p.m., 6425 N. Lidgerwood. $10/advance; $15/at the door. (509) 850-0737.

Live Music at Huckleberry’s Azure Rising. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.

Concert at the Playhouse Featured groups include Sea Giant, Lights Out London, Bear Pit and Tyler Emery and many more. Saturday, 7 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $5. (509) 671-3389.

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Set to perform at the Rock Cut Blues Festival. Saturday, 9:30 p.m., 26430 N. State Highway 395, Orient, Wash. $20-$40. (509) 738-2350.

Sunday Concerts on the Cliff This week: Sammy Eubanks. 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.

Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series Sunday, Bram Brata. The concert venue moves to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops at Third Street and Sherman Avenue during inclement weather. 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Free Concert in Emerson Park Groove to tunes by Island Soul. Bring chairs, blankets, and picnic items. No alcohol allowed. Smokin’ Rome’s food truck will be on site with barbecue for purchase. Sunday, 4 p.m., Emerson Park, 1116 W. Alice Ave. Free. (509) 847-9166.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series Tuesday, Variety Pak. 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.

Moscow Food Co-op Music Series Turner Jones Quartet. Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Music coincides with the Moscow Co-op Tuesday Growers Market held in the parking lot from 4-6:30 p.m. Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Thursday Concerts on the Patio This week: Isaac Walton Duo with glass art by Cindy Dillehay. All seating is general admission. Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors will be on site. Age 21 and older. Every Thursday 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 Thursday, Bob and Marian Beaumier. Concert series held at noon. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Faith and Healing Garden, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 474-3008.

Browne’s Addition Concert Series Thursday: Island Soul. 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free.

Hayden Concert Series Thursday, Blue Streak. 6-8:30 p.m., Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 667-3162.

Summer Concerts at Riverstone Park Thursday, Fat Tones, 6:30-8 p.m., Riverstone Park, 1805 W. Tilford Lane, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 292-1629.


Dance Party at the Beach Potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by dancing and lessons throughout the evening. Hosted by Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance. Bring a potluck dish to share and your favorite nonalcoholic beverage. Also, bring a folding chair if you wish to sit. Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m., Sandpoint City Beach, downtown Sandpoint.

Beginning Vintage Swing Lessons: Do the Balboa!This is a fantastic partner dance for all tempos of old time, big band music. This class is perfect for the novice dancer. Come to class with comfortable shoes and clothes. Monday, 7-8 p.m., Tacos Tumbras, 1325 W. Second Ave. $35. Student discounts are available. (509) 270-8206.

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. Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $25/couple; $35/family of five. (208) 457-8950.


“Safari” All Safari shows feature short form improv games based off of your suggestions! For information or reservations call (509) 747-7045 or visit 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.

“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.


“The Merry Wives of Windsor” Falstaff, a lazy knight, thinks he can cheat two women out of their husbands’ money - but he’s in for a surprise! The price he pays is tenfold in this lively Shakespearean comedy. Performances are Today at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $20/adults; $15/seniors; $10/age 12 and younger. (208) 885-6465.

“Bye Bye Birdie” Today-Sunday. North Idaho Christian Youth Theater presents this captivating musical. It tells the story of a rock ‘n’ roll singer, Conrad Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the army. In order to capitalize on his induction, his agent arranges for him to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show and bid a typical American teenage girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Performances are today at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $10-$12/advance; $12-$14/door. (208) 277-5727.

“Big Bad” Today-Sunday. The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit. The two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest, the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother, will clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. Only the jury - the audience - can decide the outcome. Performances are Today-Sunday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $10/general; $8/seniors and children. (509) 342-2055.

“Romance/Romance” Today-Aug. 4. A musical in two acts. Act One is set in late 19th century Vienna, Josephine and Alfred have become extremely bored with their comfortable lifestyles 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 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 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.

“Bat Boy” Today-Aug. 10. This musical comedy is based on a 1992 story in the Weekly World News about a half boy/half bat creature. Bat Boy yearns for acceptance and tries to join society, yet he finds only hatred and violence. Contains adult themes. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (208) 667-1323.

“Stuff Happens” Today-Sunday. A staged reading of David Hare’s play, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the start of the Iraq war. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Stage Left, 108 W. 3rd Ave. $10/reserved seating. (509) 838-9727.

“Let’s Misbehave: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter” Three good friends make a pact to find true love. Their quest is all in good fun until the women discover they have eyes for the same man. Set in 1930s New York, this musical features beloved standards like “Anything Goes” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $20/adults; $15/seniors; $10/ages 12 and younger. (208) 885-6465.

Interplayers Volunteer Job Fair Learn about the various volunteer positions. Volunteer as an usher, help us build or paint sets, do some clerical work, costume work, etc. If you don’t see a job you like listed we’ll create one just for you. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. Free. (509) 455-7529.

“Crazy for Patsy Cline” and “Music, Magic & Mayhem” Dinner Theatre Thursday-Aug. 3. 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.

Looking ahead

“Hairspray” Aug. 2-10. 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.

Two Rivers Bluegrass Weekend Concerts Music by Moses Willey and Panhandle Polecats starts at 5 p.m. and Jim Faddis & One More Ride starts at 8 p.m. The Beer Garden opens at 5 p.m. and food is always available on site. Concert-goers are encouraged to donate food items at entry in support of the Great Harvest food bank. Part of Riverfest Summer concert series. Aug. 2, 5 p.m., Two Rivers Casino & Resort, 1010 Blake Ave., Building 222, Davenport. Free. (800) 954-2946.