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SANDPOINT – Next week, it’s all about classic cars and golden oldies, but leading into Mother’s Day, we have a true gift basket of entertaining goodies to sample.

Tonight, Idaho Public Television hosts a special viewing of the stellar ‘Pend Oreille Country’ at the Panida and the Community Sing is going on at Downtown Yoga.

Friday brings a contra dance at Sandpoint Community Hall and stand-up comedy at the 219 Lounge. Saturday, it’s the Farmers Market on the front end of the day and a special artists’ reception hosted by Aspiring Female Artists of Sandpoint, featuring the work of nine of their talented artists and music by Jake Robin.

Whatever you elect to do, do it with vim, vigor and vitality. But do it.

Thursday, May 9

‘Pend Oreille Country’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Idaho Public Television hosts a free screening of Pend Oreille Country in the comfort of the Panida.

Admission: Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended online at: www.idahoptc.org

Sandpoint Community Sing

Venue: Downtown Yoga, 301 Cedar St., #106, in Sandpoint.

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Sandpoint Community Sing is a journey of songs about nature, life, love, emotions, activism, peace and the overall human experience. No singing or musical experience is necessary. Led by Kristine Rae.

Admission: $5-$10 suggested donation.

Information: (208) 946-7072

Jake Robin

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Jake’s music has been described as ‘up music for down people’ and ‘esoteric for everyone.’ His acoustic live performances fuse levity with the bittersweet.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Grateful Dead Jam Night

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Information: Contact Scott Taylor at 618-843-2567.

‘Backstage’ Volunteer Night

Venue: Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., in Bonners Ferry.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Interested in volunteering in the arts, but wondering where to start? Check out ‘Backstage’ – and bring your ideas!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: 208-610-2846 or online at www.thepearltheater.org

Friday, May 10

Sandpoint Contra Dance

Venue: Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Featuring live music with a band and Emily Faulkner calling. Previous dancing experience is not necessary. First-time dancers are encouraged to arrive on time for an introductory dance at 7 pm.

Admission: Suggested donation is $5 per person. Please bring finger food to share. Sponsored by Emily Faulkner, Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks & Rec.

Information: 208-263-6751 or email: sandpointcontra@gmail.com

Scott Taylor

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301, Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Scott is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, who takes his inspiration from nature, spirituality, and ‘crusty old gamblers who like to drink whisky and shoot guns.’ You’ll hear influences from the likes of Neil Young, James Taylor, Grateful Dead, Townes Van Zandt, and Beck.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Dodgy Mountain Men

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Standup Comedy Show

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Enjoy a night of live comedy headlined by Alex Elkin, featuring Josh Firestine with Morgan Preston as host. Elkin, a rising star on the national comedy scene, started his comedy career in 2016 after winning the prestigious International San Francisco Comedy Competition. Firestine, an up and coming comedian from Tacoma, Wash., has become a regular performer at comedy clubs and theaters all over the Northwest. The ever-popular Preston is one of the most outspoken in-your-face comedians working today.

Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available at the 219 Lounge or by calling 208-263-5673 for those 21 and over.

Benny Baker & Kyle Swafford

Venue: Connie’s Café, 323 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Muffy & The Riffhangers at Idaho Pour Authority

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Saturday, May 11

Oak Street Connection

Venue: Sandpoint Farmers Market, Farmin Park, Third Ave. & Oak St., downtown Sandpoint.

Time: Market starts at 9 a.m., music from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

There’s nothing like live music floating through the air as you stroll through our magical farmer’s market. Entertainment from: Oak Street Connection.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

5K in May Fun Run

Venue: Dover Barn in West Dover Bay

Time: 9 a.m.

Pend d’Oreille Winery presents the 5K in May Fun Run at Dover Bay Barn. Pre-register at Washington Elementary or Pend d’Oreille Winery. No dogs please. A percentage of the proceeds benefit Washington Elementary.

Admission: Entry fee is $5.

Information: 208-265-8545

Art Reception & Jake Robin at Pend d’Oreille Winery

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join this Art Reception for the Aspiring Female Artists of Sandpoint, featuring the work of nine of their talented artists. Singer songwriter Jake Robin’s smooth vocals will accompany the reception.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Spring Cornhole Slam

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 312 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Registration at 11 a.m., first toss at 11:30 a.m.

The Spring Slam is going double down the cornhole fun with two separate tournaments: Singles Tournament (Two divisions: Advanced & Social Divisions) at 11:30 a.m. starting in flights, $20/person; and the Switchholio Tournament at 2:30 p.m., $20/person. Sign up early via the phone 208-209-6700 or show up day to register.

Admission: $20 per person for those 21 and over.

Harold’s IGA

Venue: MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Harold’s IGA was a classic grocery store in Sandpoint. Now it’s an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Dash Duo

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Kayti Korte and Ben Morris, founders and songwriters for the award-wining Bozeman soul/rock group, Dash, bring the energy of a their full band to the Niner. Dash Duo brings an R&B vibe with progressive electro-soul instrumentation featuring lush synths, live keys, and signature vocal harmonies.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Brad Keeler

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Zach Cooper Band

Venue: The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Dig Beat Productions presents the Zach Cooper Band live.

Admission: $5 cover for one of your favorite local bands throwing down in a favorite local venue. Tickets and information: LiveFromTheHive.com

Sunday, May 12

Brittany Jean

Venue: Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Brittany released three albums – all recorded in Nashville – and sings originals about being brave and standing tall to songs about learning to dance again, in addition to covers ranging from Judy Collins to Joni Mitchell to Emmylou Harris and more.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Wine & Song for Mother’s Day

Venue: Pend Oreille Playhouse, 236 S. Union St., in Newport, Wash.

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Not sure what to get Mom? How about a relaxing afternoon of wine, chocolate, and music? The Pend Oreille Playhouse will be sponsoring a wine-tasting event with wines from Shannon Faye Winery and music by Mike Moudy and Chuck Morel. Come enjoy an afternoon of delicious local wine, tasty treats and fun, local music.

Admission: Suggested donation, $25 per person.

Information: 509-447-9900

Monday, May 13

Truck Mills Blues Jam

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub & Grille, located at 212 Cedar St.,

in Sandpoint.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 14

‘Voices United’

Venue: Peace Lutheran Church, 8134 N Meyer Rd., in Post Falls.

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: choralecda.com

Wednesday, May 15

‘Bob Missed the Bus’

Venue: Sandpoint Farmers Market, Farmin Park, Third & Main, in Sandpoint.

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness fundraiser

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

IPA hosts Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness with 10 Barrel Brewing beer on tap. Live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus raffle prizes and complimentary appetizers.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Truck Mills & Denis Zwang

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy this musical pairing for a night of great Blues, Folk, Gospel and Jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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