Winter Carnival leads the way for entertainment

| February 20, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT – Winter Carnival leads the way again this week, with events all over town. There’s a ton of fun to be had, from great music, a chance to sample some great brews (as long as you’re 21 and older), and the perennial crowd favorite Eichardt’s Pub K9 Keg Pull, this year being held on Cedar St. between Second and Third avenues. So, don’t hide from winter, revel in it.

And that’s just the start as there’s plenty more happening, so read on, intrepid reveler.

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

Girls Pint Out

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Information: Vicki, 208-596-0740

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Benny Baker

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

He rocks, he rolls and we are going to get down with his bad artist self and he’s here at the Beer Hall for the Thursday Night Solo Series. Benny can be seen in many of you favorite bands: Miah Kohal, Beat Diggers, Other White Meat and is a true treat to take in on his own.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Winter Carnival Open Tap Night

Venue: Eichardt’s, 212 Cedar St.

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

BGH Community Blood Drive

Venue: Bonner General Health classrooms, 520 N. Third Ave.

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come give the gift of life.

Admission: Fee and open to the public

Winter Carnival Chili Cook Off

Venue: Pierce Auto Center, 30 Gun Club Road, Sagle

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Do you have an award worthy chili recipe? Enter your dish in this Winter Carnival event by 3 p.m. Judging will be complete by 4:45 and prizes awarded by 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Harold’s IGA

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free to those 21 and over.

Ron Kieper Duo

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Olympic Dreams’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra (Nick Kroll).

Information: panida.org

The Groove Black

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Join Matchwood for an acoustic set from this talented band.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Devon Wade Duo

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

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

Devon Wade is back at the Beer Hall for the third Friday with his father Mac on the drums. 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.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Michael Wagoner and Utah John

Venue: Eichardt’s, 212 Cedar St.

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Miah Kohal Band

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

Rock the Runway

Venue: Sandpoint High School commons, 410 S. Division Ave.

Time: doors open 11:45 a.m.; fashion show begins 12 p.m.

Come enjoy a light lunch, live dessert auction, silent auction and fabulous fashions modeled by local 2020 Distinguished Young Women participants. Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls.

Tickets available from the participants, at Grace & Joy Clothing Company: 212 N. First Avenue or online at bit.ly/38H86pj

Admission: $10

Weird & Wonderful Winter Carnival Beerfest and Pub Crawl

Venue: Participating downtown Sandpoint establishments

Time: 2-6 p.m.

Let’s be weird, let’s be wonderful as Winter Carnival returns with its annual Weird & Wonderful Beerfest & Bar Crawl featuring Sandpoint’s finest imbibing establishments. The beers will fit the theme of what’s weird and wonderful, and hopefully your attire/costumes will, too. Each location will have two beers on-tap featured on the weird or wonderful tasting menu.

Locations include 219 Lounge, A&P’s Bar & Grill, The Back Door, Beet & Basil at the Creek, The Burger Dock, Eichardt’s Pub, The Fat Pig, Idaho Pour Authority, Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant, Matchwood Brewing Company, MickDuff’s Brewing Company Beer Hall, Tervan Tavern, Trinity at City Beach and Utara Brewing Company.

Admission: Pre-sale $5 for commemorative tasting glasses, $6 day of (if any remain); tastes $2-$4 with the proper glassware.

Information: bit.ly/329FVwL

Kenny Mayginnes

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 2 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Fire & S’mores

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Join Matchwood for some outdoor fun with a fire & s’mores. Individual s’more kits available with a roasting stick

Information: http://bit.ly/38EvGUi

Perfect Mess

Venue: Taps Bar, Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Snow Fort Bonfire

Venue: Utara Brewing and Greasy Fingers Bikes ’n’ Repairs, 214 Pine

Time: Dusk to 9 p.m.

Come enjoy your favorite Utara beverages around a cozy snow-fort fire courtesy of Brian and Dave’s shovels and creativity.

Information: sandpointwintercarnival.com/events

‘Agave: The Spirit of a Nation’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 5 p.m.

An amazing documentary that celebrates the wonderful world of tequila and Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival. “Agave” explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, tequila and mezcal. Come see the documentary for free and try out a margarita. Presented by Panida Theater and Jalapenos.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Dustin Drennen

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Dustin Drennen draws from a diverse pool of style and experience. His musical style is described as folk, cow-punk, and alt-country.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Spare Parts Trio

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Back by popular demand, this Spokane-based group will be performing with their trio on Saturday night. Fun, energetic and will surely fill the winery, so come early grab a seat.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Harold’s IGA

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

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

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

February Fun Fling

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

This fun event starts with a one-hour beginning tango lesson taught by a local professional instructor from 7-8 p.m., followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and more. All welcome.

Admission: $9 adults, $6 members and $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free.

Information: 208-699-0421 or visit facebook.com/USADanceSandpointChapter

Roger Fisher of Heart

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 8 p.m.

One night of Heart classic rock favorites and new music from the Heart of the Blues album with Roger and a world-class band featuring the vocal talents of Carol Ann Wood. Tickets available at the box office, Eve’s Leaves, Eichardt’s and online at panida.org

Admission: $25 tickets, $50 VIP tickets

Fat Lady

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St.

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Mudslide Charlie

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

Get the Girls Out

Venue: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Once again they’ll be donning leis, shaking grass skirt tutus, and bringing the spirit of the luau to the mountain. There will be activities for all ages and abilities including crowning a “Queen of the Greens,” hunting for the elusive Golden Girafficorn, runs down the NASTAR course, an over-the-top raffle, and so much more.

Admission: $10

Information: shejumps.org

Winter Carnival K-9 Keg

Venue: Cedar Street, between Second and Third avenues, Sandpoint

Time: Pre-registration starting at 10:15 a.m., races going from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

One of Sandpoint’s most popular events, Eichardt’s annual K-9 Keg Pull is being held at Cedar Street between Second and Third avenues. with dogs of all sizes racing down a snow-packed course pulling anywhere from full-size kegs to beer cans for a cheering crowd. A great, local, family friendly event.

Admission: Free and open to the public. Keg Pull $10 entry fee donation goes to the Panhandle Animal Shelter.

Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Jazz, freestyle and favorites fill the tasting room as Dwayne shares his talent on the winery’s grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Olympic Dreams’

Venue: Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave.

Time: 4 p.m.

Information: panida.org

MONDAY, FEB. 24

Monday Night Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

Pictionary

Venue: Utara Brewing, 214 Pine St.

Time: 6 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Tuesday Cornhole

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

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Starting Feb. 18, there will be a 10-week run of drop-in cornhole, every Tuesday at MickDuff’s Beer Hall with an optional 10-week Side Pot Points League.

Admission: $5 entry fee

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

Wind Down Wednesday

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Live music with Truck Mills and Mike Thompson.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.