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Music

Friday Night Music Series Free music concerts. No-Li Brewhouse beers available for purchase. Today: Paul Grove; and July 31: Kevin Schibel. 6-8 p.m., Manito Park Bench, 1928 S. Tekoa St. Free. (509) 456-4349.

Dana Cooper Song poet from Nashville inspires audiences with insightful stories and commanding presence. Today, 7 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $15. (509) 299-3414.

“Land of Plenty” Collaborative art project featuring eight photographers, eight letterer/designers and eight musician/songwriters teamed to create a multimedia series. Featuring Cami Bradley, Lemolo, Anna Tivel and Abby Gundersen. Today, 8 p.m., 228 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 747-2174.

Madeline McNeill in Concert Madeline McNeill crafts performances of opera and jazz. Saturday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St., (509) 444-5380; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road, (509) 444-5395. Free.

Dolce Canto and Monroe Crossing Choral and Bluegrass Concert An evening of choral and bluegrass music, performed with soul and inspiration. Both groups will perform individual sets, followed by a joint presentation of Minnesota composer Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.” Saturday, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Coeur d’Alene, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $15/adults; $10/students. (406) 544-4923.

Richard Byford An evening of Americana, folk music and music from the ’60s and ’70s featuring Richard Byford and local entertainers from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. Singalongs and dancing for the whole family. Saturday, 7 p.m., O’Shays Irish Pub, 313 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 667-4666.

36th Annual Royal Fireworks Concert A community tradition returns to Riverfront Park. Baroque Ballet will be performed in the Lilac Bowl at 7 and 8 p.m. The concert begins at 9 p.m., concluding with Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks with live choreographed fireworks synchronized to the music. Sunday, 7 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N Howard St. Free. (509) 533-9593.

Christopher Moll Singer/songwriter and musical theater performer in concert: “Be the One. My Stories. My Songs.” Moll performed in and choreographed shows for Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre for many years. Monday, 7 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15. (208) 457-8950.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series Master Class Big Band, a big band swing orchestra. Inclement weather moves concert to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops at Third and Sherman. Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-3162.

POP Summer Concert Family-friendly outdoor concerts on the hillside lawn. Featuring Darin Hildebrand, original songs and covers. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. Free. (509) 465-0779.

Spare Parts Trio Old favorites; also, mosaics by Kerry Whitsitt. Part of the Performers on the Patio series. Age 21 and older. Portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Free. (509) 927-9463.

Dance

Belly Dancing Friday nights at 5 p.m., Red Dragon Downtown, 1406 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-6688.

Obon Japanese Cultural Festival Two-day event with Japanese-Hawaiian food, Japanese art, music and crafts for kids. The highlight of the festival is the Bon Odori Dancing at 6 p.m. each night, which are audience participation dances. Everyone is welcome to join and dance; the dances are easy to learn. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. Free; charge for food. (509) 534-7954.

Free Summer Dance Free lessons and dancing after dinner. Bring a potluck dish to share, your favorite nonalcoholic beverage and a folding chair if you wish. Hosted by Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance and the City Parks and Recreation Department. Event is alcohol and tobacco free. Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sandpoint City Beach, basketball court, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 699-0421.

Argentine Tango Dance Lessons Wear shoes with smooth soles. Lesson begins at 7 p.m., dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Beginners welcome. Thursday, German American Hall, 25 W. Third St. $5. (509) 456-2542.

Comedy

Live Comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m., Red Dragon Downtown, 1406 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-6688.

“Expedition” A summer of improvised fun for the whole family. Friday nights at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Safari: A Wild Improv Adventure” Featuring short-form improv games based off of your suggestions. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

“Sideways Cinema” Blue Door Theatre will find the best of the worst classic science-fiction movies, turn off the sound and improvise a new story. Thursday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $3. (509) 747-7045.

Theater

“My Alma Martyr” Opossum State College Class of 1938 celebrates its 10-year reunion, but the event is marred by tragedy. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre. Reservations are requested. Today and July 31, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $35/per person. (208) 664-2336.

“Hour of the Wolf” American Laboratory Theatre presents the story of a man on the one-year anniversary of his loved one’s death. Performances are today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Outskirts - Hope Marketplace, 620 Wellington Place, Hope, Idaho. Tickets TBA. (208) 534-1140.

Cowboy Supper Show Come enjoy an evening of food and entertainment at this long-running cowboy supper show. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Shows are today and Saturday, Rockin B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $45.95/adults; $16.50/age ten and younger. (509) 891-9016.

“The Secret Garden” Today-Sunday. When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets, including the most mysterious wonder of all: a secret garden. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary help bring it back to life? Performances are today at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St., Suite No. 5. $12/adult; $8/children. (509) 328-4886.

“The Trouble With The Theatre or Why Are You Acting Like That?” Today-Sunday. Can a brother and sister save their beloved theater from an evil villain? The melodrama will be followed by a revue with songs, jokes and skits. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. $10. (208) 752-8871.

“Singin’ in the Rain” Today-Sunday. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presents a downpour of famous songs like “Make ’em Laugh,” “Good Mornin’ ,” and the hit title song “Singin’ in the Rain.” Performances are today at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $49/adults; $42/seniors; $27/children. (208) 660-2958.

“Edges” Today-Aug. 1. The Washington State University School of Music presents a contemporary musical about young people on the verge of adulthood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Washington State University, Bryan Hall Theatre, Wilson at Library Road, Pullman. $15/general; $10/students and seniors. (509) 335-4331.

“Tikki Tikki Tembo” Today-Aug. 2. A Chinese boy with a long name falls into a well. The boy’s younger brother saves him and meets many colorful characters along the way. Based on the 1968 picture book. Performances are today, Thursday, July 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12. (509) 342-2055.

“Cupids” Today-Aug. 2. Empire Theatre Company presents an original romantic comedy. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $10. (509) 638-6193.

“Seussical the Musical” Today-Aug. 2. Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents musical fun for the whole family. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $10-$19. (509) 325-2507.

“Romeo and Juliet” Today-Aug. 2. Moscow Art Theatre (Too) presents Shakespeare’s greatest romantic tragedy. Come see this familiar tale of familial jealousy and true love set in a world that could be your own. Performances are Thursdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main Street, Moscow. $12/general; $8/student. (208) 882-4127.

“The Little Prince” Today-Aug. 8. Idaho Repertory Theatre presents a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic tale of friendship, love and loss. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. $5-$15. (208) 885-6465.

“Assassins” Today-Aug. 9. This controversial Stephen Sondheim musical transcends time as the assassins justify their actions with wit, humor and a sense of understanding. Contains adult themes and language. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17-$25. (208) 676-7529.

“McManus & Me” To celebrate more than 20 years of touring, this one-man show highlights favorite McManus stories and characters, and shares some of the back stories behind the comedies. Saturday, 7 p.m., Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls. $15. (509) 446-4108.

“The Vampire Who Loved in Vein or One Monster of a Melodrama” Wednesday-Aug. 23. Will Count Guano infiltrate the Frankenbein’s castle, stealing the family secret? Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. $10. (208) 752-8871.

Looking ahead

Watershed 2015 (SOLD OUT) - July 31-Aug. 2. The Northwest’s premier country music festival. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. $199/includes taxes/fees; $150-$400/camping sites. (800) 745-3000.

“The Devil And Billy Markham” Shel Silverstein’s one-act play, which first appeared as a six-part epic poem, tells the story of Billy Markham, an unforgettable character who never met a bet he didn’t take, even involving his very own soul. July 31, 7:30 p.m., Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $15-$20. (208) 691-5161.

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