Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid has announced his North American headline dates for “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” which includes a stop at the Spokane Arena. The tour is in support of his upcoming sophomore album Free Spirit. Khalid has enlisted his friend Clairo, the 20-year-old “Pretty Girl” singer-songwriter, as special guest on his summer tour. Spokane Arena. 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.
July 9, 16, 23:
U District PT 5K Summer Series
Join the U District Foundation as they host their Fun Run Series in July. Three nights full of fun, dress up contests, prizes, food and a timed 5k and 1 mile kids run. Come to one or all three and kids even run free. All proceeds help fund the U District Foundation, which encourages Spokane’s youth to be healthy. Nsplit.com.
In this Roger and Hammerstein classic, the road to true love never runs smooth. Set in the western Indian territory just after the turn of the 20th century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and the cowboys sets the stage for the romance between Curly and Laurey. Filled with a host of familiar characters, and songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” and the title song “Oklahoma,” you will leave the theatre with a song in your heart. Salvation Army Kroc Center. 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. Coeur d’Alene. cdasummertheatre.com
The Sound of Music
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as a governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service to their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. U-High Theater. University High School campus. 12420 E 32nd Ave. svsummertheatre.com.
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, “The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N. Howard St. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.
Cosi fan tutte – Opera on the Lake Cruise
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? A test of true love plays out among two military officers who stage an absence to test their fiancées. Will the women fall for their “new” suitors as the opera’s title (“All women do it”) suggests? Join us as we bring Mozart’s satirical humor and ravishing score to Lake Coeur d’Alene for a sunset cruise. Performance in the round. Sung in English with English dialogue. inlandnwopera.com.
Set along the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer tells the coming-of-age story of the community’s most mischievous boy. Tom fights a bully, gets his friends to help him whitewash a fence, falls in love with Becky Thatcher, loses her to Alfred Temple, puts together a pirate gang with Huck Finn and the other town boys, runs away from home and comes back to witness his own funeral, wins a Bible scripture contest, and witnesses a murder. Tom initially recoils from telling the truth about Injun Joe’s framing of drunk Muff Potter for the murder but ultimately steps forward to “do the right thing” and saves Muff’s life in the final courtroom scene. The play is about learning to be a stand-up person even in the face of tremendous danger. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507. For tickets: (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.
One hundred percent of your registration fee goes directly to clean water projects in Kenya. The beautiful 7k course begins at Life Center Church, carries runners west and then onto the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River, across the Spokane Falls Community College Campus, through the wooded Mukogawa campus, and back toward Life Center Church. Spokenya lets runners choose to carry water on their heads—Kenyan style. Finish the last 100 meters of the race with a bucket of water on top of your head. This is how women and girls in Kenya must transport all of the family’s water: it’s a challenge for sure. Spokenyarun.org.
Tiger Tri and Tiger Du
Join the Colville Recreation Department for the 29th Annual Tiger-Tri and its first ever Tiger-Du. The Tiger-Tri consists of a 1K swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run. Not quite wanting to swim? No problem, the Tiger Duathlon is a 40K bike and a 10K run. Tigertri.com.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. First Interstate Center (previously INB Performing Arts Center). 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.