Winter continues to pack in plenty of fun, activities

| February 27, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — February is not going quietly into the night as plenty of fun is packed into the last few days of the month. Not to be outdone, March roars in with wild fun at every turn. Now, let’s head straight to the fun so grab your phone and find the calendar, you’ll want to take notes so you don’t miss out.

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

Let’s Talk About It: Our Earth, Our Ethics

Venue: East Bonner County Library District, 1407 Cedar St.

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Let’s Talk About It involves book reading and discussions that include a presentation by, and interaction with, a program scholar. This month’s reading is “Desert Solitaire” by Edward Abbey. Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger for a couple of years in the late 1950s. Event will take place in the Innovia Foundation Community Room B.

Information: 208-265-2665

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Sandpoint Trust Vets Monthly Meet Up

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Join Trust Vets at Matchwood Brewing Company monthly for a local meet-up where veterans who own businesses gather to drive business to American business veterans.

Information: Rich Faletto at trustvets.com/richfaletto

Trivia Takeover

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Create a team with friends and family or play solo. Questions are fun and challenging and always new. Prizes awarded for winning teams.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Scott Taylor

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Scott Taylor is excited to grace the lawn for the Beer Hall’s Thursday Night Solo Series. Him, his guitar, great tunes and great brews.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Uncut Gems’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Tickets and information: panida.org

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

Ken Mayginnes

Venue: Davis Grocery

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Live music in the cafe Friday afternoons with local Ken Mayginnes as he plays folk, rock and country with acoustic guitar. Great music and an incredible view.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Ron Kieper Jazz Trio

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

BOCA

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join the winery for the energetic and charismatic local musical duo BOCA, a multi-instrumental duo featuring the talented Ben Olson and Cadie Archer from the Sandpoint indie folk rock band Harold’s IGA.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Cabin Fever Fundraiser

Venue: Northside Elementary, 7881 Colburn Culver Road

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Break through the winter blues with a night of music and dancing. Participate in our silent and live auction and help raise money for our school. This is our biggest event and we depend on you to help make it a success.

Information: bit.ly/2T3AM6L

Colby Acuff

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Colby Acuff is a North Idaho country boy with southern roots. His love for music stemmed from when he was a child but has bloomed into song writing and entertaining ability. He writes honest music that connects with his audience and leaves an impression the size of the Rockies.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Uncut Gems’

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Dodgy Mountain Men & Brendan Kelty Trio

Venue: Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St.

Time: 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., show begins

Sandpoint loves the Dodgy Mountain Men and they love Sandpoint!!! They will be bringing their high energy style of “Stopmgrass” to the Heartwood Center for the first time. They will be joined by the Brendan Kelty Trio, who have been building a serious buzz around town over the past year. This evening will be an amazing blend of local talent and regional artists that will turn the Heartwood Center into a party on Feb 28.

Admission: $8 youth, $12 adults advance tickets, $15 adults at the door

The Other White Meat

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

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

The Other White Meat are back to help the Beer Hall party and dance on a Friday night. This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early 1990s, opening for such acts as G. Thorogood, Styx, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Bros, Ted Nugent, Rail, and Cracker.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Beatles vs. Stones

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First

Time: doors open 7 p.m.; show starts 7:30 p.m.

Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. It’s a face-off you won’t want to miss. VIP tickets allow an hour before showtime entrance

Admission: $30 general admission, $40 VIP

Information: panida.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 29

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Venue: Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St.

Time: 7-11 a.m.

Selkirk Fire Rescue & EMS will serving the pancakes and Heart Bowls Food Truck will be providing the pancake bar (gluten free and dairy free). All by donations, all proceeds going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Come support the fire department for a great cause.

Information: bit.ly/37ZC1YJ

Mega Demo Day at Schweitzer

Venue: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Time: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

At least 20 brands will be represented with over 400 pairs of skis and boards! Ski and snowboard representatives will be bringing gear for the 2020-21 season for you to try before anyone else in this market. You get to be the gear tester and let all your friends know what great things are happening next year! The best part is that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Panhandle Alliance for Education. Simply put, you get to try great gear and all the money goes toward education in the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Admission: $45-$95 on-site registration (if still available). Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Get advance tickets and more information online at schweitzer.com

Pizza & Politics

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

Time: 1-3 p.m.

You’re invited to pizza and politics by the Idaho Democratic Party and Idaho DLCC. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with Sen. David Nelson to discuss what’s going on in the Idaho Legislature this year.

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

John Daffron

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Chris O’Murchu

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Turnspit Dogs

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

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

Come enjoy an evening of the rockin’ blues at the Beer Hall.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Uncut Gems’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Birds of Play

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join these migrating musicians as they fly north for the winter to share their music and energy with Sandpoint once again.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Down South

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Get ready to dance to a variety of classic rock, southern rock, Texas blues, and Americana with Spokane-based band.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Rudy Kuebler

Venue: Connie’s Cafe, 323 Cedar St.

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Sunday Brewery Brunch

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 11 a.m.

An all-day brunch, special, DIY mimosas and you as Matchwood Brewing hosts its Sunday Brewery Brunches.

Information: matchwoodbrewing.com

Piano Sunday with Annie Welle

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

It’s the first Sunday of the month and that means Annie Welle is at the winery with her solo jazz, improvisations, original works, and the standards — Fats Waller, Gershwin, Cole Porter and pieces that will have you thinking you’re listening to Miles Davis or Chet Baker.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Uncut Gems’

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

Time: 4 p.m.

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Tickets and information: panida.org

MONDAY, MARCH 2

Sandpoint VFW’s Brews for Benefits

Venue: Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Drive

Time: 5-8 p.m.

If you are a veteran, your first beer is on the Sandpoint VFW Post. The post is also offering to pay the first year’s membership for any eligible veteran. There will also be a raffle for an Attleboro knife. A portion of sales will benefit the Sandpoint VFW post.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Monday Night Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Host Truck Mills invites local and visiting musicians to join him on the Eichardt’s stage. Come down and play or watch and enjoy micro brew from one of our 13 taps.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

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

Jake Robin & Guest

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Local singer songwriter Jake Robin performs original music and covers along with a featured special guest every first Tuesday of the month.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Night-Out Karaoke

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.

Come sing your heart out or just enjoy the show.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

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.

‘Hear My Voice’

Venue: Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St.

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, “Hear My Voice” is the story of Jessie, a young woman introduced to the American suffrage movement by her great-aunt. They battle for their right to vote as World War I consumes their country. The Living Voices’ fictional account is centered on a composite character inspired by true people and events, and is presented in recognition of the centennial of women’s right to vote. This moving live performance is visually supported by a video presentation of historic documents and events.

Event is sponsored by the Equinox Foundation, Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, Panhandle Alliance for Education, and Idaho Humanities Council.

Admission: $10 youth, $15 adults

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The Dodgy Mountain Men & Brendan Kelty Trio are performing at The Heartwood Center on Friday, Feb. 28.

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“Hear My Voice” will be taking place at the Heartwood Center on Wednesday, March 4.

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It’s the battle of the Beatles and Stones tributes bands on Friday, Feb. 28.