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Streets are open! Sandpoint businesses are celebrating the end of construction with a Dust Off Downtown party Thursday, Oct. 25! Come out and support local businesses and enjoy some live music, libations, and specials. There will be kids' activities including games and s'mores, a shopping happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Sandpoint Shopping District Facebook page for more details.

Here's what's happening in October!

23 Trivia Night. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night every Tuesday from 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. (Grab a seat early, they go fast!). MickDuffs.com.

23 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Featuring half-priced bottled wines, light snacks, and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 KNPS Fundraiser at IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Boise Brewing Co. beer on tap. All are invited to enjoy live music with Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus raffle prizes and complementary appetizers.

24 Paint and Sip. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., a Paint and Sip with Holly Walker from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a night of painting, sipping, and snacking in the tasting room! Price is $35 plus tax, and includes supplies and a glass of select wine. Make a reservation by calling 208-265-8545.

24 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Restaurant hosts Magic Wednesday with resident magician and all-around "fun guy" Star Alexander, every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy close-up magic shows right at your table, with intrigue and amazing edu-tainment for all ages!

24 Pub Live Music. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts live music at 7 p.m. with John Firshi who performs acoustic songs influenced by blues, jazz, folk, country, rock, Latin, and reggae.

25 Free Halloween Party and Open House. Kaniksu Health Services hosts a Halloween Party and Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 420 N. Second Ave. All kids and parents are welcome! Light snacks and refreshments will be served, plus enjoy face painting, a scavenger hunt, play games and win prizes, meet the staff, and see what's new. There will be free ice cream from Panhandle Cone and Coffee, and more. 208-263-7101 ext. 2211.

25 Dust Off Downtown. It's a party (on paved streets!). See Hot Picks, above.

26-28 LPOIC Halloween Derby. The Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds their 31st annual Halloween Fishing Derby Oct. 26-28. Hosted by the Captn's Table. LPOIC.org.

26 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with jazz saxophonist Ron Kieper, a master at his craft! Free and open to the public.

26 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Mike and Shanna Thompson.

26 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs joining together with piano and guitar performing hits and standards.

26 Live Music in Ponderay. Enjoy a fabulous dinner at The Farmhouse Kitchen on Highway 95 in Ponderay with music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Tommy D picking on The Beatles.

26 Beer Hall Live Music. Brandon Watterson on guitar, Jason Stoddard on bass, and KC Carter on percussion are the dynamic longtime Sandpoint local trio The Groove Black - performing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Does it get any better? This team is up for the task ... the task to make you dance! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

26, 28, 31 Little Shop of Horrors and The Shining + Halloween Double Feature. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the classic comedy Little Shop of Horrors, and Stephen King's The Shining. Screenings of The Shining are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31; screenings of Little Shop of Horrors are 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.

26 Anniversary Party at the 219. It's time to party! The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. celebrates its 84th anniversary starting at noon and running 'til close with food, prizes, drink and beer specials, plus live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Dimestore Prophets. Bringing a diversity of musical influences and their own style of "feel-good music," Dimestore Prophets is a three-piece groove, rock, and reggae band influenced by Bob Marley and Sublime to The Clash and Dirty Heads. You're sure to "feel good" after listening to their high-energy fun collection of songs. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Kinderhaven presents a free Halloween movie at the Panida Theater - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" - at noon in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Come enjoy a costume parade across the main stage, with prizes awarded, followed by the animated classic where the Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. Free popcorn included; rated G. View YouTube for movie info, or the Sandpoint Movies page.

27 Day of the Dead Party. Evans Brothers Coffee and Matchwood Brewing Co. host the first annual Day of the Dead Party at The Granary. The event opens with a Community Altar - bring pictures, candles, and offerings to honor and celebrate our ancestors and loved ones. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Matchwood Brewery hosts a full food menu, face painting, sugar skulls, kids arts and crafts, and a screening of the movie Coco. The Los Flacos Band from Seattle performs their Latin music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Matchwood, followed by a community procession from Matchwood to Evans Brothers with dance performances. And at 9 p.m., it's the Dio de Los Muerte dance party with special guest DJ Boomerang all the way from Tampa, Fla. Tickets available at Evans Brothers; $5 in advance, $7 at the door, or limited $15 special ticket which includes commemorative Day of the Dead pint glass and face painting at Matchwood at start of event.

27 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local favorite Brian Jacobs who swoons with his soulful melodies.

27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Chris Lynch and Meg Turner.

27 CANSS Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Citizens Against the Newport Silicon Smelter (CANSS) host a Halloween-themed Spaghetti Dinner and Auction at 5 p.m. in the Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington Ave. in Newport, Wash. All proceeds go to the CANSS' Legal Fund; donations are welcome and costumes are encouraged!

27 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Bob Beadling on piano - where classical meets contemporary.

27 First Year Anniversary and Hallo-wine Party! Come to The BackDoor, 111 Cedar St. (lower level), and celebrate their first year of opening and Halloween with a Michael David wine tasting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., live music from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and costume contest with a chance to win prizes! Free admission. BaxtersBackDoor.com.

27 '80s DJ Dance Party. DJ KD (aka Kevin Dorin) is helping MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., wish a couple of special friends a happy 40th birthday with a fun '80s DJ Dance Party from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MickDuff's cannot wait to see everyone on the dance floor! The Old Tin Can will also be joining the fun serving up their burgers! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

27 Boo Bash Costume Ball. USA Dance Sandpoint hosts a Boo Bash Costume Ball in the Sandpoint Community Hall. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a tango lesson taught by professional instructors. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., general dancing with black lights, refreshments, door prizes, and costume judging and prizes for best costumes! Come join the fun! $9 adults, $5 for teens, $6 for USA Dance members. For info call 208-699-0421 or visit USADanceSandpoint.org.

27 Live Music at the 219. Molly Starlite and the Sputniks perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Kick-off the Halloween week in costume with this four-piece band led by singer and songwriter Molly Starlite, who brings retro style to the modern age. Described as rockabilly Fleetwood Mac, the Sputniks sound brings a catchy style. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Piano Sunday. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Piano Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Annie Welle. Free and open to the public.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Nov. 4 --

30 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 Trunk or Treat in Hope. Davis Grocery & Mercantile, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Halloween-themed event is great family fun with a pumpkin carving, drawing contest, and games. The grocery will also showcase delicious allergen-free food made fresh in the bakery. Free admission. DavisGroceryinHope.com.

31 Annual Trick-or-Treat at City Hall. Calling all zomboys and ghouls! Mayor Rognstad and City of Sandpoint employees invite school-aged children to begin their Halloween celebrations with trick-or-treating from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sandpoint City Hall, 1123 Lake St. While goodies last, both 1st and 2nd floor departments will be passing out candy. Stop at the Parks and Recreation Department to pick up a map and get a ballot to vote for the best decorated department! Free and open to the public. 208-263-3613

31 Bonner County History Museum Trick or Treat. Enjoy safe, fun, and free trick-or-treating at the Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check out the Halloween-decorated museum in all its spooky glory! Plus, the Lion's Den will have warm drinks and sweet treats for those needing a little break from the weather. Sponsored by Kaniksu Health Services. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

31 Halloween Party at the 219. The annual 219 Halloween Party includes prizes for best costume, drink specials, and live music with acclaimed Northwest guitarist Truck Mills and his four-piece band from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mills is a master musician who plays a wide variety of music ranging from blues with a jazz-gospel flair to rock 'n' roll. Come out in costume, dance the night away, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in November!

1-3 Sandpoint Film Festival. Regional and national films screen at the Panida Theater during this three-day event. Film blocks are at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday. SandpointFilmFestival.com.

2 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ben Olson and Cadie Archer.

2 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Steve Neff - Sandpoint's premier blues and jazz.

2 Sandpoint High School AP Art Exhibit. Advanced Placement student artists Alana Seifert and Kelda Rial will display their works from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Bank Community Plaza, 414 Church St., in preparation for their graduation in December and a new journey beyond high school. Sponsored by the Pend Oreille Arts Council. ArtInSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

2 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with country singer Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

2 Hive Halloween Bash. All you gals and ghouls, come on out for the 5th Annual Hive Halloween Bash presented by KPND and Low Country Boil Productions. This event is always a thriller, and the Polyrhythmics will scare the funk out of everyone! As always, The Hive will have a costume contest like no other with prizes for funniest costume, scariest costume, and best couples costume. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at LiveFromTheHive.com.

2 Live Music at the 219. Back by popular demand, Bright Moments is back at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. for some great jazz with Arthur Goldblum and Friends from 9 p.m. to midnight. You never know what to expect from this talented group of Sandpoint musicians as they entertain with everything from jazz to ska to blues-inspired music. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

3 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

3 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Steve Neff - Sandpoint's premier blues and jazz.

3 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Justin Lantrip.

3 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts Sadie Sicilia and The Reackoning from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sicilia and The Reackoning are back in Sandpoint after their big show at the Panida! Plus, there will be a special set from Sadie and her mother Jenai! This is sure to be a really special night! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

3 A Night to Remember. Community Cancer Services fundraiser at Heartwood Center with dinner, auctions and music. CommunityCancerServices.com.

3 Live Music at the 219. Harold's IGA performs from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. The Sandpoint multi-instrumental trio plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads, and Violent Femmes. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

4 Community Family Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Beth Weber, Emily Faulkner, and Lost Horse Press to bring a Family Dance to Sandpoint Community Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dancing for the whole family and the whole community: big circles, long lines, maybe a square or two ... all easy and big fun. How about a Family Waltz? Live music with Beth Weber and Friends, all dances taught and called by Emily Faulkner. No experience needed, we'll all find partners when we get to the dance. Finger food potluck snack at the break, bring water bottles. Suggested donation $5 per person or $20 per family. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call the Parks & Recreation Department at 208-263-3613.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Nov. 11 --

6 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to come walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun -- 10 years and counting for this great local event! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

6 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Featuring half-priced bottled wines, light snacks, and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Bruce Bishop, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Beer Hall Bingo! Bingo is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., starting at 6:30 p.m. Don't forget - it's free, just like the popcorn! The longer you stay, the more cards you get. Bring your own markers (not dobbers) like M&Ms, Skittles, pennies, etc. Every game is different and last game starts at 8 p.m. Prizes for the lucky winners. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age to play only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

8 Wild Night for Wilderness. Come out for a wild good time during the Wild Night for Wilderness, held from 4:30 p.m. until 8ish at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St. Presented by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Idaho Conservation League, there will be good food and brews, plus live music from Oak Street Connection, a raffle, and an online art auction featuring original work from local artists that closes at the end of the event (bidding is already open online). Matchwood is a family-friendly establishment, so everyone can come have fun! Sponsored by Idaho Forest Group and the Sandpoint Reader.

8 Nordic Ski Fair. The Sandpoint Nordic Club hosts a Nordic Ski Fair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. The event features annual member registration with a discount for signing up on this night, news and registration on the season's upcoming adult clinics and Youth Ski League, seasonal ski rental information, and intro to waxing demonstrations. There will also be pizza, beer, and raffle prizes. Come support your local Nordic skiing community and get ready for the snow season ahead! Free admission. SandpointNordic.com.

8 Literary Pop-Up Open Mic. Sandpoint Literary Collective hosts its second Pop-Up Open Mic at 6 p.m. in the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St. This is an opportunity to showcase local and guest literary talent. Writers of all stripes are invited to read their original work for up to five minutes. Attendees are encouraged to enhance their experience - reading and/or listening - with award-winning wines and delectable appetizers. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. 208-255-4410

8 Live Music at the 219. Enjoy a rare Thursday night of music at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., with Jimmy Smith from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. You know Jimmy from his summer gig at the 219 with Smith McKay All Day. Now the ex-Gourds songwriter will entertain with his solo drum stomping, guitar banging, and vocalizing old Gourd, Hard Pans, Slo-Red faves, and whatever's on the Smitty madness menu for the night. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

9 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Ron Kieper Jazz Trio.

9 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with The Ronaldos. This crazy-popular Spokane duo plays songs from the '60s to today's hits.

9 Beer Hall Live Music. Ron Greene is heading north for a special night of live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest. As a soloist, Greene's intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer and paired with a special guest, it's a full fun sound that rocks house. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

9 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press for a Contra Dance from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Contra dancing is community dancing for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with great local and regional bands and lively callers. Beginners and singles welcome! $5 suggested donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of the month. 

9 Live Music at the 219. Twin Falls-based Aaron Golay and his three-piece band perform at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Golay is arguably one of the best singers in the Northwest, and his sound is soulful rock 'n' roll, with plenty of upbeat pop and dance influences seamlessly tied in. This is a must-see show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

10 SARS Ski Swap. Kick off the ski season and find great deals on snow gear - from skis and snowboards to a huge variety of winter recreational equipment and clothing - at the SARS Annual Ski Swap, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds Main Exhibition Building. Shop new and used equipment and clothing at discount prices, where professionals will be on hand for buying assistance. Proceeds benefit SARS ski racing and freeride programs. (To sell items, arrive between noon and 7 p.m. Nov. 9).

10 The Forrest Harvest Bazaar. Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave., hosts The Forrest Harvest Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the school's economics class, and features local artisans, crafters, food vendors, farms and their produce, and the Forrest Bird Charter School economic students' booths. Come and enjoy shopping for local handmade gifts while picking up fall produce from local farmers. Free admission! 503-812-8754

10 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with John Firshi.

10 Annual Pray For Snow Party and Warren Miller Movie After-Party. MickDuff's Beer Hall and The Alpine Shop partner up for Sandpoint's 3rd Annual Pray for Snow Party plus the Warren Miller movie after-party. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there's a DIY wax station, plus a Hammerschlagen and bonfire sacrifices. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., music and movie after-party with RFB (Right Front Burner) - Sandpoint's finest party band featuring funk, disco, rock and groovy tunes. Known as the Inland Northwest's funkiest Band, RFB has the power to make your booty shake and get your groove on. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only after 7 p.m. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

10 Veterans Day Tap Takeover Fundraiser. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts a Tap Takeover by Mad Bomber Brewing of Hayden. Mad Bomber, a veteran-owned brewery, will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving some of their best brews. Come out and show your support for those who have served! Beer and drink specials, swag and snacks. Veterans receive 2-for-1 pricing all day and a portion of the day's sales go to the Sandpoint VFW to help all local veterans in need. Music by Devon Wade from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bring your dancing shoes for one of the region's best country-rock musicians. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

10 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with The Ronaldos. This crazy-popular Spokane duo plays songs from the '60s to today's hits.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Nov. 18 --

13 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 POAC Fundraiser at IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser with the Pend Oreille Arts Council from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone's welcome to come out and enjoy Fremont Brewing Co. beer on tap, live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, raffle prizes, and complimentary appetizers.

14 Open Mic Night with Kevin Dorin. MickDuff’s Beer Hall and Kevin Dorin are excited to welcome all local artists over 21 years of age for a fun and open night of playing at the Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out for a positive environment to share your passion or just come to take it all in! All levels of performers are welcome. The set will be recorded live and artists will have access to the audio! Also, this an opportunity for you to work with a professional soundguy who will work to mic you up and get your levels to show the best version of you. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

14 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Featuring half-priced bottled wines, light snacks, and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician John Firshi, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

15-18 Thanks A Lot / True Believer. Unknown Locals and the Panida Playhouse Players team up for two great stage productions - Thanks a Lot and True Believer, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. These two one-act plays kick off the holiday season, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 17; plus a matinee at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Not rated. Admission is $14 adult, $10 senior/student at the door or online at Panida.org.

16 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Mike and Shanna Thompson.

16 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Bob Beadling on piano - where classical meets contemporary.

16 Third Friday with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the monthly Third Friday with Devon Wade. He's an independent country music artist with a strong love for what country music has always been - songs about real life. Come out and take in his tunes! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

16 Runaway Symphony. The Heartwood Center hosts Runaway Symphony at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) as part of the 35th season of the Pend Oreille Arts Council Performance Series. Runaway Symphony's songs unfold like chapters in a novel, weaving an orchestral folk odyssey through rich harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and vivid storytelling. Presented in partnership with Mattox Farm Productions. Tickets are available in the POAC office at 334 N. First Ave., Ste. 212, or ArtInSandpoint.org.

16 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge hosts live music by acclaimed Northwest guitarist Truck Mills and his supporting cast of local musicians - Andrew Browne, Mick Taylor, and Tito Huizar, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Mills is a master musician who plays a wide variety of music ranging from blues with a jazz gospel flair to rock 'n' roll. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

17-18 Bonner County Fairgrounds Christmas Fair. Enjoy two days of festive holiday fun during the Bonner County Fairgrounds Christmas Fair, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, in the Main Exhibition Hall at 4203 N. Boyer Rd. Shop for handmade gifts and unique crafts, check out the treats and coffee, plus there will be kids' activities and Christmas fun! Santa visits from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Free admission and parking! Visit the website for more information.

17 November Doubles Cornhole Tournament. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts a Doubles Cornhole Tournament, with registration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and first toss at 1 p.m. Four regulation indoor brewery courts, or outside if no rain, so set up to test your tossin' abilities in a double elimination tournament! Capping it to 32 teams so sign up early at 208-209-6700, or show up day of between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20/team, $10/person. Cash and prizes! 21+ years of age only; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

17 Drink in History. Bonner County History Museum hosts the Drink in History event, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sandpoint has an interesting history full of murder, mayhem, and prohibition. Join this colorful tour, which stops for a drink at each stop! Cost is $40 per person, which includes the tour, a drink at each location, and a special gift. You must be a museum member to participate, so visit BonnerCountyHistory.org to join.

17-25 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

17 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Truck Mills.

17 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Rob Smitty - one of Sandpoint's most popular guitar and vocal soloists.

17 Beer Hall Live Music. Ever since its inception in 2013 in Missoula, Mont., The Letter B has never stopped by - 'til now! MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., welcomes The Letter B from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Born from a thought and a beat, a cadence and a rhyme - a bouncing ball bellowing under the big sky - the folk/rock/indie-hip-pop group draws inspiration from the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, Atmosphere and Ray Lamontagne to blend its down-home roots with a global perspective. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

17 Live Music at the 219. Making their 219 debut, Lavoy, a five-piece Spokane-based alt-pop and indie band, blend and layer hints of modern alt-pop and '80s nostalgia. Since their polished synth-laden take on dance party rhetoric hit the airwaves in early 2014, the charismatic collective have brought new meaning to the term entertainment, while the unassuming audience finds themselves persuaded into letting the movement take over and soon realize they've given way to the luring sound. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

18 Girls Pint Out. Cool chicks! Great beer! No dudes! At Idaho Pour Authority from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Vicki for more information: 208-596-0740.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Nov. 25 --

20 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Featuring half-priced bottled wines, light snacks, and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Mike Thompson, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Beer Hall Karaoke. MickDuff's Beer Hall and Kevin Dorin are excited to welcome all Karaoke Kings and Queens over 21 years of age for a fun and open night of singing at the Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public, non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

22 Happy Thanksgiving!

23 Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and visit from Santa opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

23 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Mostly Harmless.

23 WSU Apple Cup Watch Party. The Apple Cup is a great Washington and Pac-12 tradition. Since MickDuff's is owned by two Cougs, we're a Cougar bar and have to cheer on the Cougs in this epic matchup on the Palouse! Starts at 5:30 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Brave Huskies fans welcome but not encouraged. All ages until the game is over. Free and open to the public, non-smoking, fun and games environment. MickDuffs.com.

23 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Bob Beadling on piano - where classical meets contemporary.

23 Redhead Express - Christmastime. The Redhead Express is an American country music band consisting of four sisters: Kendra, Alisa, LaRae, and Meghan Walker. And while some refer to their music as folk-pop, while others like the alternative country label, it seems that no matter what they sing it's uniquely their own! Come spend the holidays (uniquely!) with the Redhead Express' Christmastime concert at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Learn more about the band at RedheadExpress.com. Click to buy tickets (children under age 12 are free!) and view a performance on YouTube at Panida.org.

23 Devon Wade Thanksgiving Party with Mac Tibbetts. Back once again, it's the "Friday After Thanksgiving Devon Wade Show" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Join Devon and his father Mac on drums and their closest friends for a fun holiday get-together at the Beer Hall. Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been - songs about real life. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

23 Live Music at the 219. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the 219 Lounge hosts live music with The Miah Kohal Band - a Sandpoint favorite classic rock, outlaw, and country band. Bring your dancing shoes as Miah will rock the Niner with upbeat music that is sure to get you on the dance floor and keep you there! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Brian Jacobs.

24 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Jake Robin performing his smooth vocals and finger-picking guitar.

24 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St.. hosts live music with Browne Salmon Truck from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Comprised of Sandpoint locals Drew Browne on bass, Samantha Carston vocals, and Truck Mills on guitar, this trio plays vintage and contemporary blues, jazz, Latin, and more. They don't play often so don't miss a chance to hear their awesome sound. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

24 Shook Twins: Giving Thanks. It's the concert that's become a Thanksgiving holiday tradition 'round Sandpoint! The Shook Twins come home to perform their Giving Thanks concert at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Special guest John Craigie opens the show. Tickets available in advance at Eichardt's Pub, and online at Panida.org.

24 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts Spokane-based Dangerous Type, making its Sandpoint and 219 debut.  This 4- piece rock band plays a wide variety of songs and styles ... songs that everyone loves! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 2 --

27 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 KRFY Fundraiser at IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for KRFY Community Supported Radio, with Iron Goat Brewing Co. beer on tap, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are invited to come enjoy live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, raffle prizes, and complimentary appetizers.

28 Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a performance of Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) as part of the 35th season of the Pend Oreille Arts Council Performance Series. Clara's adventures in the Land of Sweets come to life on the Panida stage during this favorite kick-off to the holiday season. Keep an eye open for the baby mice, bonbons, angels, and party children - they are all played by local dance students! Tickets are available in the POAC office at 334 N. First Ave. Ste. 212, or ArtInSandpoint.org.

28 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Featuring half-priced bottled wines, light snacks, and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with great blues, folk, gospel, and jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29-Dec. 1 Festival of Trees. Three days of festivities at the Bonner County Fairgrounds benefit Kinderhaven: Family Night on Thursday, Holiday Luncheon on Friday, and the Grand Gala on Saturday. KinderhavenSandpoint.com.

30 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Browne Salmon Truck.

30 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with The Ronaldos. This crazy-popular Spokane duo plays songs from the '60s to today's hits.

30 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts The Other White Meat from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early '90s, opening for such acts as G. Thorogood, Styx, and REO Speedwagon. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, bass, and kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, and Dana Peite on drums and percussion. Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

30 Backcountry Film Festival. SOLE hosts Winter Wildlands Alliance festival at The Hive to raise funds for SnowSchool Experience. View award-winning films that celebrate the human-powered experience, plus partake in raffles and auctions. SoleExperiences.org.

30 Annual Pray for Snow Party. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the Annual Pray for Snow Party starting at 5 p.m. with snacks and ski videos, 10 Barrel Brewing's Pray for Snow beer specials, great prizes including custom 10 Barrel Brewing and Pabst Blue Ribbon snow boards, and more. Prize drawing will be at 10 p.m. and you must be present to win. Bring your dancing shoes as Bum Jungle will be playing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in December!

1 Movember Fundraiser with Selkirk Fire
. No Shave November is more formerly known as Movember in Sandpoint with Selkirk Fire - so MickDuff's and Selkirk Fire are once again partnering up to host a cornhole tournament fundraiser and benefit at the Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. A $10 glassware package gets your first pint, plus $1 off pints until 5 p.m. There will be a 21+ Cornhole Tournament starting at 1 p.m. - register now or day of between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for $10/person, or $20/team. Music from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus a raffle and other fundraising items. In addition, a portion of the bar goes to the cause benefiting Community Cancer Services. MickDuffs.com.

1 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Jake Robin performing his smooth vocals and finger-picking guitar. 

1 Beer Hall Live Music. Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch team up for an evening of live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. The two best-looking and hardest-working musicians in Sandpoint - Jacobs with his guitar and polished vocals paired with Mr. Piano Man Lynch bringing his key-pounding showmanship. They both play their hearts out, bring a smile to your face, and make you swing with your dance partner! Free and open to the public, 21+ years of age. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 9 --

7 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Rob Smitty - one of Sandpoint's most popular guitar and vocal soloists.

8 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Arthur Goldblum - Sandpoint's great trumpeteer playing jazz to contemporary hits.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 16 --

14 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Bob Beadling on piano - where classical meets contemporary.

15 Learn to Ski Day. Schweitzer Club teams up with Schweitzer Mountain Resort to get folks skiing, most for the first time, during a free Learn to Ski Day at the Schweitzer Roundabout. Contact the Schweitzer Ski and Ride Center to reserve free gear and sign up for a one-hour beginner lesson.

15 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Meg Turner and Chris Lynch - where great piano meets our favorite vocals!

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 23 --

21 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Arthur Goldblum - Sandpoint's great trumpeteer playing jazz to contemporary hits.

22 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Bob Beadling on piano - where classical meets contemporary.

23-24 Santa's Traditional Schweitzer Visit. Santa hits the slopes and then stops off at the Selkirk Lodge on Christmas Eve. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 30 --

25 Merry Christmas!

28 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Meg Turner and Chris Lynch - where great piano meets our favorite vocals!

29 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bridge Wine Bar hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Jake Robin performing his smooth vocals and finger-picking guitar.

31 New Year's Eve at Schweitzer. Schweitzer hosts festive parties to usher in the new year at Taps and other locations at the resort. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

31 Hive New Year's Eve Party. Come one, come all as The Hive at 207 N. First Ave. hosts a New Year's Eve Bash featuring the band Afrolicious. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., with the show at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door; ages 21 and older. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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