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Sandpoint Winter Carnival

Winter's MEGA party is here! Every year in the dead of winter, since 1973, Sandpoint cooks up a sure antidote to cabin fever -- the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, held Feb. 16-25 at venues all 'round town and up on the mountain. Kick off the carnival with the wild 'n' crazy Parade of Lights in downtown Sandpoint at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, plus stick around for an after-party and s'mores with outdoor firepits! Next, all are invited to the Let It Glow! Night Parade and Fireworks show Sunday, Feb. 18, which can be viewed from Schweitzer village. Plus there's another round of big events next week! Check out all the action on the event's official website: SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

Here's what's happening in February!

15 Girls Pint Night Out. Cool chicks! Great beer! No dudes! Join Vicki at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy an evening tasting of chocolate and beer. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

15 Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Grammy nominated singer, harmonica player and drummer Randy McAllister at 7:30 p.m. McAllister brings soulful Texas blues at their best. Tickets are $22 at Eve's Leaves, Eichardt's, Skal Taproom in Ponderay, at the door, and online at Panida.org.

16-25 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Activities galore! See Hot Picks, above. View a full schedule of activities at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

16 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

16 Music at the Winery. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Michael and Shanna from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There's a little bit of everything when these two come to the tasting room -- bluegrass, jazz and blues! Plus, check out the entertainment on Third Street after the Sandpoint Winter Carnival parade! POWine.com.

16 Winter Carnival Parade of Lights. The Sandpoint Winter Carnival kicks off with the wild 'n' crazy Parade of Lights through downtown Sandpoint featuring legions of zany floats, marching groups, and snow-shovel brigades! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. in the City Parking Lot, makes its way down Church to First, along First to Cedar, up Cedar to Fourth, and back to the City Lot. SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

16 S'mores and Firepits. Calling all c-c-c-old parade-goers! Understory Coffee, 120 Cedar St., hosts free s'mores at multiple firepits, so stop by for a festive (and yummy) good time! SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

16 After-Parade Party. Following the Parade of Lights, head over to Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., for performances by the Gypsy Divas, the Allegro Dance Studio dancers, and Sandpoint Karate. Free and fun for the entire family! SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

16 Farmhouse Live Music. The Farmhouse in Ponderay, on Highway 95, features live music with Tom D'Orazi from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FarmhouseKitchenandSiloBar.com.

16 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Josh Hedlund. CedarStBistro.com.

16 Third Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts First Fridays with Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Come out and hear his fun boot-tapping country tunes! Plus the Old Tin Can food truck will be onsite dishing up awesome burgers! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age; non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

16 Chinese New Year Party. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St., hosts a Chinese New Year Party starting at 7 p.m. This is a benefit for Underground Kindness and features a Woods Wheatcroft art opening and DJ Mercury dance party. Eichardt’s cash bar. Dress up in red, gold, sparkles – get festive! $5 donation at the door. EvansBrothersCoffee.com.

16 Petty Fever. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a performance with Petty Fever at 8 p.m. This multi-award winning full production tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers features the captivating guitarist and vocalist and 2016 Hollywood FAME award winner Frank Murray. Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 VIP seating, available at Eve's Leaves, Eichardt's, at the door, and Panida.org.

16 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

17 Winter Carnival Cornhole Classic Tournament. Cornhole kings and queens will be taking to the three regulation indoor brewery courts set up at MickDuffs Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., to test tossing abilities in the 4th Annual Winter Carnival Cornhole Classic Tournament! Capped at 32 teams, so sign up early by calling 208-209-6700 or show up day of between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. First toss at 1 p.m. Cost is $20/team, $10/person. Cash & prizes; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

17-18 Lady Bird. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.

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

17 Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert. Come to Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and enjoy a winter Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert! Sleigh rides can be scheduled at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Local artist Maria Larson will perform soft jazz favorites the whole family will enjoy. Dinner features slow-cooked prime rib and salmon. A no-host bar will be available to purchase beer and wine. Reservations required by calling 208-263-9066. Cost is $65 per person and $54 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free. WesternPleasureRanch.com.

17 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Oak Street Connection. CedarStBistro.com.

17 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with 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 George Thorogood, Styx, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Brothers, Ted Nugent, Rail, and Cracker. 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 ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

17 Downtown Live Music. The Back Door, 111 Cedar St. (lower level), hosts live music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Walla Walla-born (but now local favorite) singer and songwriter Mike Wagoner. 208-610-7359

17 Live Music at the 219. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy one of Sandpoint's favorite all "local" bands - The Beat Diggers - performing at 9 p.m. in the 219 Lounge. They'll be playing your favorite rock and roll tunes. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

18 Let It Glow! Night Parade and Fireworks. Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates over Presidents' Weekend with the Coca Cola Let it Glow! kids parade and fireworks show, in addition to Sunday night skiing. Pre-register on EventBrite for the nighttime LED parade down Ridge Run, followed by the Coca Cola Fireworks Show! Also at taps, enjoy apres music with Hawthorne Roots from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., and a party at 7 p.m. with Dodgy Mountain Men. Contact the Activity Center for information and to register at 208-255-3081 or [email protected]

18 Mardi Gras Party. Hope's Memorial Community Center hosts its annual Mardi Gras Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring the Cougar Creek Band. Tickets are $10, which includes pizza; beer and wine are available for purchase. Find out more information at MemorialCommunityCenter.com or call 208-264-5481.

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

19 219 Party. Bring your friends to the Niner, 219 N. First Ave., to celebrate the annual 219 Party on 2/19 at 2:19 p.m. with $2.19 drink and beer specials, music and appetizers. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20 Tuesday Backgammon Tournament. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts a Tuesday Backgammon Tournament at 5 p.m. The tournament takes place every Tuesday with beer specials and prizes. Sign up on Facebook and join the fun!

20 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.

20 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 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! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 24 Hours for Hank Benefit. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a benefit for 24 Hours for Hank with Elysian Brewing Co. beer on tap from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy raffle prizes, live music and complimentary appetizers. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

21 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, featuring wine, cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 KPND Ski and Board Party. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party with prizes and fun!

21 Open Mic. SKaL Taproom in Ponderay hosts an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Musicians and comedians welcome! * Held every Wednesday.

21 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesdays with resident magician Star Alexander from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Star amazes guests at the dinner table and in the bar with up-close, interactive magical entertainment for all ages!

21 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m., held at Cafe Bodega inside Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St. The open mic takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. 208-263-5911

22 Trivia Takeover Live. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Trivia Takeover Live! from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be wine and beer specials, plus prizes as well. Free and open to the public.

22-23, 25 Darkest Hour. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the Oscar-nominated film Darkest Hour, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the film on the Sandpoint Movies page.

23 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. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

23 Music at the Winery. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Truck Mills from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come enjoy a great night of blues! POWine.com.

23 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with The Something featuring Meg Turner and Chris Lynch. CedarStBistro.com.

23 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Moses Willey from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The group forms a special place where the lines between traditional bluegrass, folk, and Appalachian mix together in a mist of stylistic and idiosyncratic interpretations. Edelwagen food truck will be serving handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

23 Bright Moments Jazz. Eichardt's Pub hosts live jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz. 208-263-9687

23 Live Music at the 219. Enjoy live music with the Dimestore Prophets at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bringing a diversity of musical influences and their own style of "Feel Good Music" to the 219 for the first time in several years, Dimestore Prophets is a three-piece groove, rock, reggae band influenced by Bob Marley to Sublime, 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Frozen 5K Run. As part of the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, come out and enjoy the Frozen 5K Run at 10 a.m. in Dover. $5 entry fee. Meet up at the Dover Bay Barn and join the fun! Waivers must be signed before participating. SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

24 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. IdahoPourAuthority.com.

24 Wine Bar Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Betsi Hammett. CedarStBistro.com.

24 Beer Hall Live Music. Harold's IGA is gracing MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for a fun night of live music, cheers and beers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Harold's IGA was a grocery store that the poor people went to. It was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their their albums. Free and open to the public ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.

24 Live Comedy Show. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., presents a great night of live comedy featuring Jonas Barnes and headliner Jessa Reed with Morgan Preston as host. These three will have you in stitches with hilarious stand-up comedy and stories that you don't want to miss. Preston, back by popular demand, has become one of the most outspoken in-your-face comedians working today. Barnes, a frequent headliner at venues all over the country, is one of New York City's funniest comedians. Headliner Reed, a rising star on the national comedy scene, is known as the "bad girl gone good-ssh." Her comedy has been described as both shocking and strangely inspirational. Tickets are $10 in advance at the 219, Trinity, and Jalapeno's; $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. After the show, DJ Josh will be spinning tunes until 1:30 a.m. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Valinor Quartet. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a concert with the Valinor Quartet at 6:30 p.m. Valinor Quartet is the International String Trio - Slava Tolstoy (guitar), Rob Flax (violin) and Greg Feingold (bass) plus Grammy-winning accordionist Victor Prieto. The group's all-acoustic music ranges from classical to Beatles, gypsy jazz, Klezmer, movie soundtracks and tango. Their buoyant energy, intimate acoustic dynamics, and loving attention to detail will appeal to music loving audiences of all ages. Tickets are $17 at Eve's Leaves, online at Panida.org, and at the door on the night of the show.

24 Dirty Revival. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present a Sandpoint Winter Carnival concert with Dirty Revival, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. When it's cold outside, come into The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., and get dirty with this unique Portland-born ensemble. Dirty Revival delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence. Ages 21 and older; tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

25 K-9 Keg Pull. One of Sandpoint's most endearing and popular events, the Eichardt's annual K-9 Keg Pull is held at the Granary with registration starting at 9 a.m. and races going until noon. Dogs of all sizes race down a snow-packed course pulling anywhere from full-size kegs to beer cans amidst a pandemonium of cheering from the crowd. $10 donation entry fee goes to the Panhandle Animal Shelter. A Neighborhood Coffee Tasting at Evans Brothers Coffee from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. also includes hot chocolate for the kids and live music. A great time for the entire family, dogs included! SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

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

27 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 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! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, featuring wine, cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in March!

2 Friday Pint Night. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts Friday Night Pints starting at 4 p.m. The Niner will be highlighting a different local or regional brewery the first Friday of every month and offering three different beers. This month's featured beer is Fremont Brewing from Seattle. Come early, because when you buy a beer you get to keep the glass - plus, the Niner will donate $1 for each featured beer sold to 24 Hours for Hank! Snacks and light appetizers. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

2-3 The Follies
. Angels over Sandpoint host the 16th annual Follies in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. The Follies is a zany, raunchy, and risqué show for ages 21 and older - and definitely not for the easily offended! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday's tickets are sold out, but a limited number of tickets for Friday's show are still available at the Sandpoint Online store.

2 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Spokane rock band Fat Lady. If you're looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane's premier guitar players, the group's '60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets it on and gets down! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

3 Mega Demo Day. Skiers, if you're ready to test out new equipment, or just want to play in the snow on the latest and greatest gear, don’t miss Mega Demo Day at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. All day long, from 8 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m., choose from 400 pairs of new 2018/2019 gear from more than 13 manufacturers. This is the largest demo day in the region, and all proceeds benefit Panhandle Alliance for Education as part of Public Education Week. There will also be prize drawings, samples and more. Ticket info at Schweitzer.com

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

3 Beans and Brews Chili Cook-Off
. Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay, hosts a Beans and Brews Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; admission is $20 and includes all the chili samples (and other munchies) that you can eat! Click to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hope Memorial Community Center and Preschool.

3 Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights, Wash., hosts a screening at 6 p.m. of the documentary Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. Meet the movie producer and production team; plus, a banquet and fundraising auction will follow. Presented by the Kalispel Tribe. All proceeds go to the South Selkirk Mountain Caribou herd. To learn more, visit the Kalispel Tribe website.

3 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Richland, Wash.-based reggae inspired band Naughty Pine. Making their Sandpoint debut at the Niner, Naughty Pine will entertain you by mixing irreverent innuendo with a tried and true blend of soulful reggae. Naughty Pine music is about love for your fellow man, life's struggles, and burning trees. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, March 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! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

6 Kids Helping Kids Fundraiser. Pend d'Oreille Winery, The Fat Pig, and Sandpoint Strikers host a Kids Helping Kids Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ten percent of proceeds during this time - from the Pend d'Oreille Winery, The Fat Pig and the Sandpoint Strikers silent auction - benefit Food For Our Children. All are welcome to attend this fundraiser, which helps our youth athletes and families learn about local youth issues and gives back to our community, while also raising money for upcoming tournament fees.

6 Night-Out Karaoke at the 219. 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Hootenanny. If you have an instrument to play, a song to sing, a poem to read, or want to hear live music, join Fiddlin' Red and Desiree for a Hootenanny open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Beach Organics, 117 N. First Ave. Find City Beach Organics on Facebook for more information. 208-265-9919 * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

9 Second Fridays with Ron Greene. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Second Fridays with Ron Greene from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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. Also joining the evening is the Edelwagen food truck with their handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

9 Sandpoint Contra Dance. All are invited to attend a community dance in the New England tradition - a Contra Dance - at 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances are taught and called with live music. Beginners and singles are welcome (new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning to start with the basics). $5 donation; bring clean shoes and a water bottle. Sponsored by Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Held on the second Friday of every month. 208-263-6751

9 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with The Rub from 9 p.m. to midnight.  The Inland Northwest's most sought-after power trio, this popular Ceour d'Alene band will put on a show you won't want to miss. The Rub is known for its zany '70s songs, crazy style and performances. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

10 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Missoula-based Andrea Harsell and Luna Roja from 9 p.m. to midnight. Andrea Harsell & Luna Roja are a potent quartet with a natural chemistry that can be felt as they blend elements of Americana, rock, and R&B into their own sound. Andrea's magnetic stage presence is supported by stalwarts who know their craft with life-size personalities of their own. Filled with songs about the human experience, social issues, love and love lost, the show is high energy and feels good. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

11 Spring Sounds Piano Concert with Vytautas Smetona. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts a Spring Sounds Piano Concert at 5 p.m. in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. Come listen to master Pianist Vytautas Smetona from Cleveland, Ohio, whose "fantastic technique, and better than that, a big concept of his music" was heralded in Audio Magazine. Purchase tickets at the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main St., or at the door the night of the performance for $15/adults, $5 youth ages 18 and under. SandpointConservatory.org.

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

13 Night-Out Karaoke at the 219. 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

15 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with The Jason Spooner Band. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this powerhouse group on tour from Portland, Maine, featuring multi-award winning New England-based singer songwriter Jason Spooner. With a delectably harmonic, subtly emotive voice channeling thought-provoking lyrics, Jason straddles various edges of folk, country, rock and blues. Haunting ballads like “All That We Know” and “Meant To Be” are balanced by the uptempo alt-edged “Black And Blue” and funky groove of “Simple Life.” Maine is a long way from Nashville or Austin, but Jason's talents can equal anything that has come out of the supposed singer/songwriter "capitols" as of late. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

16 The Motet. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present The Motet, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. No matter how you choose to express funk, you can't fake it - and you sure can't play it if you don't know where to find it - and you are gonna find it this night at The Hive. The Motet are the perfect band to catch after a day on the hill! Ages 21 and older; tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

17 24 Hours for Hank Fundraiser. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts a St. Patricks Day benefit for Hank and the Cystinosis Foundation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music by Rick Dorin and Steve Rush, a groovy blues/folk inspired duo sure to get you moving. Plus there will be Irish cocktails, green beer, complimentary Irish appetizers, raffles, prizes and more! Ballast Point Brewing and Southern Wine and Spirts will be on hand to help serve up a selection of newly released beers and Irish cocktails. Come early and stay late as the Niner is hosts Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight - they are a Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio playing folk rock originals and off-the-beaten-track covers. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

20 Night-Out Karaoke at the 219. 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

22-23 John Craigie Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts two evenings of concerts with John Craigie. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner (served before the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $18 in advance (at Di Luna's), and $20 on the day of the show. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. When he plays, it's one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. 208-263-0846

23 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. to midnight with Folkinception - back at the Niner by popular demand and a Spokane favorite that was recently voted Best Original Band in the 2017 Inlander Reader's Poll! Folkinception blends rustic Americana with the kind of slick, melodic pop-folk you might hear on a Top 40 station. They're also a hell of a lot of fun to watch live. The band Kickstarted its 2014 debut LP Tower Mountain, and they're set to release a new album later this year. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar

24 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Fly Fishing Film Tour at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) featuring fly fishing adventures from Alaska to Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, California and Dubai, plus there will be great raffles and door prizes. F3T is brought to Sandpoint by North 40 Fly Shop and the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All proceeds from this event will benefit Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival, teaching Bonner County fifth graders about water quality and fisheries. Tickets are $12 at North 40 Fly Shop, Eichardt's Pub, and online at Panida.org; $15 at the door on the night of the event. For more information, contact Reg Crawford at [email protected] or Dillon Given at [email protected]. For more details, visit PanhandleTU.org or FlyFishingFilmTour.com.

24 Live Music at the 219. Get ready to dance as the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Devon Wade from 9 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy top '40s country rock with one of Idaho's top country rock stars, Sandpoint's very own Devon Wade. Bring your dancing shoes and kick up your heels as Devon rocks the Niner. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Turkuaz. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present Turkuaz, with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the show starting at 9 p.m. at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. Turkuaz is a 9-piece "Powerfunk" outfit from Brooklyn, N.Y., whose modern take on classic funk sounds like the musical love child of Sly and the Family Stone and Talking Heads. Let's make it FUN-ky! Ages 21 and older; tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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27 Night-Out Karaoke at the 219. 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 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., the perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Featuring fantastic wines, great cocktails, light snacks and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a guest musician, who will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Live Music at the 219. Don't miss one of Sandpoint's newest musical groups "The Something's" from 9 p.m. 'til midnight at the 219, 219 N. First Ave. Come out and welcome this exciting trio (Megan Turner, Brian Jacobson and Chris Lynch) to the Niner as they work their melodic magic with a wide variety of popular songs and music featuring swing, jazz and rockabilly. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

31 Grant Farm. Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts a concert with Grant Farm; doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Colorado-based Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation's club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Phish. Opening is Matt Mitchell with Spokane's Americana band Folk Inception. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; age 12 & under free. Eichardt's will be on-site providing libations, as well as food vendors. Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to dance! Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Takin' Time.

31 Live Music at the 219. Enjoy live music with the Beat Diggers at the 219 Lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy one of Sandpoint's favorite all-local bands as they play your favorite rock and roll tunes. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in April!

5-6 Big Something. The boys are back in town! If you missed Big Something last year, here's another chance to catch one of the hottest bands on the Jam Band scene - performing live at The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. Big Something is a 6-piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless. Their sound fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Presented by KPND and Low Country Boil Productions, doors open at 7 p.m. each night and the show gets started at 8 p.m. Ages 21 and older; tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. LiveFromTheHive.com.

8 The Journey of the Light. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts The Journey of the Light at 7 p.m. This opera experience embarks on a journey to find the illuminous light. Journey of the Light is a collaborative performance with the Pend Oreille Chorale under the direction of Mark and Caren Reiner, and features dancer Autumn Whitley and cellist Sam Minker. Come enjoy this continuation of Bel Canto's 2016 performance, From Dark to Light. Tickets available at the MCS, 110 Main Street, or at the door the night of the performance, $15/adults, $10 youth 18 & under. SandpointConservatory.org.

24 Children Performing for Children. Celebrate with over 100 local Music Matters! students, ages 7-18, as they perform the works of Tchaikovsky during the family friendly Children Performing for Children at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This one hour concert is perfect for listeners of any age and a great way to support the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's Music Matters! afterschool outreach programs. Tickets available at MCS, 110 Main St., at the Panida on the night of the event. $5 adults, free for ages 18 & under. SandpointConservatory.org.

Here is what's coming up in May!

17-20 Lost in the '50s. Hundreds of poodle skirts and leather jackets will be pulled from the back of the closet when the 33rd annual Lost in the ‘50s celebration rolls into town! It's Sandpoint's biggest party of the year, and includes non-stop fun all weekend long including a Thursday night rock 'n' roll concert, Friday night downtown car parade and street dance, two show and dance events featuring a who'-who list of performers from the '50s era of rock 'n' roll, plus a downtown car display. Don't miss this doo-whop of a good time! Visit the event's Facebook page for more info.

29 3rd Annual MCS All Stars Student Concert. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts the 3rd Annual MCS All Stars Student Concert at 7 p.m. Join us for this talented show comprised of the very best of MCS - where the hardest-working and highest-achieving students bring their talent to the stage at the historical Panida Theater. Students have been picking up credentials throughout the Northwest this season, with performances at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho and more. Tickets  available at the MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Panida on the night of the event; $10 adults, $5 youth 18 & under. SandpointConservatory.org.

Here is what's coming up in June!

24 Sweet Serenade Summer Concert. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts the Sweet Serenade Summer Concert at 5 p.m. This is the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's annual Teachers Concert and Chocolate Extravaganza! Thrill your taste as well as your ears at this annual concert, featuring the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint faculty. All proceeds from this concert support the MCS scholarship programs! Tickets available at the MCS, 110 Main St., or at the Heartwood Center on the night of the event, for $15. SandpointConservatory.org.

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