Donnie and Nancy Emerson This outdoor concert is a compilation of jazz fusion, R&B and classic standards. Ross Walters joins the duo on saxophone, flute, penny whistle and vocals. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and water. No outside beverages are allowed, but wine and a limited food menu will be available for purchase. Today, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-2336.
“Eclectic Cabaret” An Evening of Unexpected Musical Surprises More than 20 stellar professional musicians gather to perform an exciting, diverse program of mostly modern chamber music – cabaret style. On the program: the Eclectic Cabaret Orchestra performing Darius Milhaud’s modernist jazz ballet masterpiece “The Creation of the World,” and teaming with pianist Greg Presley on George Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Concerto in F for piano and orchestra. Also, Michael and Keleren Millham offer American fingerstyle guitar, lush vocals and original song, seasoned cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah will perform, and the Cabaret String Quartet presents Gonzaga composer Kevin Waters’ latest works, “I Took the One Less Traveled By” and “Pater Noster” with baritone David Wolff. Sponsored by the Gonzaga University Music Department. Today, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12/advance, at the door: $15/general, $10/youth and seniors. (800) 325-SEAT.
Quartetto Gelato Presented by the Washington Idaho Symphony. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $18-$34. (800) 325-SEAT.
Caring 4R Troops Fundraiser Event includes live music and drawings for prizes. All proceeds go toward health support for military troops. Call to donate items or services to this 501(c)(3) Corp. Sunday, 4-7 p.m., O’Shays Irish Pub, 313 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $10/admission. (208) 704-9007.
Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series Sunday, The Rhythm Dawgs. Inclement weather moves concert to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops at Third and Sherman. 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park. Free. (208) 667-3162.
“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. (509) 747-7045.
“Before It Is In Theaters” Improvised comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747-7045.
“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.
Bada Bing! Comedy Series Headliners are Jebb Fink, Duane Goad and Ken Habib. Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Folksong” Today and Saturday. Dinner theater featuring Heidi Kuban and friends performing folk from the ’60s and ’70s. Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport. $25/dinner and show; $12/show only. (208) 448-1294.
“The Odd Couple” Today-Sept. 22. Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit instead of poker and the Costazuela brothers have replaced the Pigeon sisters. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.
“Hog Heaven” Today-Sept. 15. Granny’s got a stash of cash and 500 pigs, which are far too many for an old lady and a young orphan to handle. When Granny hires an operatic hog hand, her granddaughters start to worry they won’t be part of the will, so they band together to find Granny’s stash. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Greenbluff Grange Hall, 9809 E. Greenbluff Road, Green Bluff. $10. (509) 793-5176.
“Deathtrap” Today-Sept. 15. After a series of flops, a Broadway playwright receives a script from a student that may change his fortunes. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general admission; $10/student. (208) 457-8950.
“Quick Exit” Today-Sept. 14. A new play by Chris Herron. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.
“Damn Yankees” Sept. 13-Oct. 5. The Washington Senators are a bad team – that is, until Shoeless Joe shows up. Old Joe Boyd makes a deal with Mr. Applegate (aka the Devil) and gets to live his dream as a young ballplayer. However, soon thoughts of his wife and home torment the talented star. A musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. 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. (208) 667-1323.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” Sept. 13-29. The Pend Oreille Players will perform Oscar Wilde’s classic. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10.50/adults; $5.50/students. (509) 671-3389.
“Rigoletto” Opera Coeur d’Alene stages Giuseppe Verdi’s classic. Featuring nationally prominent singers and local favorites and directed by Aaron St. Clair Nicholson, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, $2 p.m. Sept. 15, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 800 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene $15-$59. (800) 418-1485.