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Newport Music Festival Today through Sunday. The Northwest finale to the bluegrass/Americana roots music festival season. The lineup this year will include: Blackberry Bushes String Band, Wild Coyotes, Howling Gaels, Panhandle Polecats, Western Reunion, Bridges Home, Washington Bluegrass Revue, BlueStreak, Dan Maher, Convergence Zone, Brown’s Mountain Boys and the Afterthoughts. Newport City Park, 1033 First St., Newport, Wash. $10-$40 (camping included with purchase of weekend pass). (509) 675-6590.

Hopped Up on Art, Music and Beer Outdoor walk-through art gallery with more than 20 local artists. Live performances by spray can graffiti artist and fire dancers in the evening. Food by Azar’s. Hopped Up beers on the patio (21 and older), including special beers like Cloud Sweeper ESB, Raspberry Champale and Quality Lemon Cream Ale. Saturday, 2-10 p.m., Hopped Up Brewing, 10421 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 413-2488.

The Doo-Wah Riders “High energy country with a Cajun twist.” Separate fair admission is required to attend concert. Part of the 2014 Spokane Interstate Fair concert series. Sunday, 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free.

Devon Wade Band Country. Part of the Sunday Concerts on the Cliff series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $8. (509) 927-9463.

Josh Snodgrass Seattle-based instrumental guitarist performing a range of Christian contemporary worship songs, hymns and Gospel bluegrass. Sunday, 6 p.m., Crestline Baptist Church, 2206 E. 44th Ave. Free. (206) 335-1447.

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West Wild West Winds tour presents free concerts in North Idaho and Eastern Washington by the clarinet quartet from Travis Air Force Base, California. Composed of four clarinetists, the group performs a wide range of musical styles – marches, patriotic, popular, jazz and classical. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Room 222, Moscow; Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene; Sept. 13, 3 p.m., Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry; Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., Spokane. Free. (707) 424-0248.

Foster & Hodges Variety music; also jewelry by Tracey Hardy. Part of the Thursday Performers on the Patio series. Age 21 and older, photo ID required. No outside liquor, no pets; coolers and containers subject to search. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-9463.

The American Harp Quartet Performing classical, big band and Latin jazz, and the program will feature Franz Liszt’s “Liebestraum,” “In the Mood,” and “I Got Rhythm” all performed by four of the country’s premier harpists. Longtime Coeur d’Alene harpist Leslie Stratton returns to the area to have the community experience her newest harp venture. Thursday, 7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, auditorium, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 618-9992.

Dance

Friday Night Swing Dig West Coast Swing – Beyond Basics class is from 7-8 p.m. Beginner lesson from 8-8:30 p.m., followed by open dancing until 11 p.m. Today, 7 p.m., Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.

Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older, with or without a partner. Held 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.

Cirque Zuma Zuma Today and Saturday. An African-style Cirque du Soleil, fusing culture, acrobatic ingenuity and the artistic talents of 120 performers. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general, $10/age 12 and younger. (509) 227-7638.

Arabesque Spokane’s own Northwest Bellydance Company is back with its biggest show yet. Classical belly dance and tribal fusion dance. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $8-$20. (509) 481-1533.

Saturday Night Salsa Spicy Salsa lessons begin at 8:15 p.m., followed by open dancing until 12:30 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Simply Dance Studio, 820 W. Sprague Ave. $7. (509) 892-1480.

Spokane Swing Dance Club Dance Take a West Coast Swing lesson with Eric and Tammy Allen. Lesson starts at 6 p.m. and dance starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10. (509) 327-1584.

Comedy

Uncle D’s Comedy Underground Stand-up comedy every Thursday. Sign-ups at 7 p.m.; comedy at 8 p.m. Live professional comedy every Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; shows start at 8 p.m. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. No cover/Thursday nights; $12/Fridays and Saturdays. (509) 483-7300.

“Yearbook” You suggest the yearbook sentiment, then sit back and laugh as memories and laughter collide in this improvised walk down memory lane. Held Friday nights in September at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Short Stacks” Blue Door Theatre players, games and comedy. Some material not suitable for all ages. Today, 10 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $5. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” All Safari shows feature short form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturday, 9 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

Goodtymes Comedy Free comedy every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-1070.

Live Comedy Stand-up comedy Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nights, 122 S. Monroe St. No Cover. (509) 835-4177.

Theater

“Murder at Howard Johnson’s” Today through Sept. 14. All is fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general, $15/students and seniors. (208) 457-8950.

“A Walk in the Woods” Today through Sept. 21. Set during the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s powerful play dramatizes a stand-off between U.S. and Soviet arms negotiators as they battle for supremacy. Full of tension and humor, the play shows how the relationship between the two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets available at www.spokanestageleft.org. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10. (509) 838-9727.

“Broadway Bound” Continues through Sept. 20. In this follow up to Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” Eugene and his older brother, Stanley, are trying to break into the world of show business while coping with their eternally volatile family. Performances are Wednesdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; “Twilight Performance” at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$40. (509) 455-7529.

Kootenai County Democrats Theater Night The Kootenai County Democrats have bought out the house for the production of “Les Mis.” Tickets can be purchased by phone or online at www.kootenaidemocrats.org/ events. All proceeds go to support candidates. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden, Coeur d’Alene. $30, includes a beverage and hors d’oeuvres. (208) 755-9590.

“Hole in the Sky” Thursday through Sept. 13. Ignite Community Theatre will present a Booklight Reader’s Theatre production of “Hole in the Sky” by Reed McColm. This original work, based on actual accounts, explores fateful moments in the lives of various people trapped in the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, as they try to understand, escape, reach loved ones and ultimately, survive or surrender. Shows nightly at 7:30 p.m., Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free, but donations appreciated. (509) 795-0004.

Looking ahead

Northwoods Performing Arts Dinner Theatre Sept. 12 and 13, dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. “Frivolity, Fun & Fancy,” a selection of music from around the world and through time. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport. Dinner and show: $25/person, $35/Gala night; (208) 448-1294.

Cowboy Supper Shows 20th anniversary commemorative performances will be held Sept. 12-14 and Oct. 10-12. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the ticket office opening at 5:30 p.m. Sunday matinee shows will be starting at 3:15 p.m. with the ticket office opening at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.rockinbranch.com/ or call for reservations. Rockin B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $45.95/general, $16.50/ages 2-10, free/age two and younger sitting on parent’s lap. (509) 891-9016.

“On the Subway” Sept. 12-28. Green Bluff’s Old Orchard Theatre presents a play written and directed by a local playwright about friendship. All proceeds benefit the Green Bluff Grange Scholarship Fund. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Greenbluff Grange Hall, 9809 E. Greenbluff Road, Green Bluff. $10. (509) 793-5176.

“Les Misérables” This eight-time Tony Award winner explores the beauty of love and compassion while dealing with social injustice. The story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption along with an incredible musical score will leave you breathless. Sept. 12-Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17-$25. (509) 208-667-1323.

“The Girl of the Golden West” Sept. 12 and 14. Main opera by Giacomo Puccini and based on a play by David Belasco. “La Fanciulla del West” tells the story of a love triangle. In Italian with English supertitles. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. North Idaho College, Schuler Auditorium, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $29-$59. (800) 418-1485.

BeGin Again! at the MAC Musical performance by Camaros and Pine League. Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, outdoors amphitheater, 2316 W. First Ave. $5 admission, includes museum viewing; beer and wine available for purchase. (509) 363-5355.

Seether South African post-grunge/alternative metal band founded in 1999 in Pretoria. Separate fair admission is required to attend concert. Part of the 2014 Spokane Interstate Fair concert series. Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $20-$30. (800) 325-SEAT.

Cellist Daniel Gaisford Recitalist and chamber musician has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. Gaisford has been a frequent guest on radio programs around the country and his performances can be heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” series. Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery, 13418 E. Nora Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 327-4266.

Chris Dickey, tuba, and Rajung Yang, piano Faculty recital. Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students. (208) 885-6231.

KYRS Benefit Concert: The Bettys with Gorilla & Rabbit Rock concert. Proceeds benefit KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. All ages. Sept. 12, 9 p.m., The Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St. $5 at door. (509) 747-3012.

Spokane Burleskival A four-plus hour variety show, serving as a tribute to local and regional burlesque performers. Go-go dancer competition and musical acts. It will be a nice balance between “classy” and “provocative.” Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/advance, $45/VIP, $30/at the door. (509) 998-9767.

Jeff Foxworthy The epitome of redneck humor and member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Northern Quest Casino, outdoor stage, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $59-$79. (509) 481-6700.

 

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