Groundhog predicts lots more winter entertainment

| January 30, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT – What happened to January?

But never fear, there’s plenty of entertainment to go around as the first month of the year is set to give way to February with everything from the Friends of the Library’s monthly book sale to the amazing Angels Over Sandpoint holding their annual Groundhog Day (Eve) Party at the Two-One-Niner.

It’s the last few days of the first month of a whole, new year – and a brand-spanking new one just up ahead. Grab your phone, get your calendar and do something fun!

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

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.

Benny Baker

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

He rocks, he rolls and we are going to get down with his bad artist self as Benny Baker hits the Beer Hall for this Thursday Night Solo Series concert.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Gerry Mulligan All Stars

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy great music as the Festival at Sandpoint hosts its third concert in its Chamber Concert Series. The music of Gerry Mulligan will be performed by the musicians who worked for him: Bill Mays on piano, Dean Johnson on bass, Ron Vincent on drums, David Larsen on baritone saxophone and Dave Glenn on trombone. Presented by The Festival at Sandpoint. Tickets available in advance at Eve’s Leaves or at the Panida on the night of the concert.

Admission: $18 adults, $12 seniors and students

‘Parasite’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale as the Little Panida Theater hosts this international feature film that’s earned six Oscar nominations. Film is rated R for language, some violence and sexual content.

Tickets and information: panida.org

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Winter Whiteout Party

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come dressed in snowy white and join the winery for music from Nick Wiebe celebrate winter with its Winter Whiteout Party. A Winery Snowball King and Queen will be crowned for the night and there will be prize drawings, live music, good food, and excellent wine.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Parasite’

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale as the Little Panida Theater hosts this international feature film that’s earned six Oscar nominations. Film is rated R for language, some violence and sexual content.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Jason Perry Trio

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

A funk-rock powerhouse blending soulful original songs and exciting renditions of funk, rock, and soul classics.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

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

You be the judge! Come and see the nominated shorts before the Academy picks. See all three categories or just your favorite. This night features animation at 5:30 p.m. and live action at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Mike & Shanna Thompson

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

A little bit of everything when these two talented musicians put on a show – bluegrass, jazz and blues.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Bright Moments Jazz

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub & Grill, 212 Cedar ST.

Time: 8 p.m.

Lively music featuring two horns and guest vocalist Maya G.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Mobius Riff

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Schooled in classical, jazz, folk and rock, Mobius Riff’s unique blend of instrumental music races at the speed of sound, hums through the soul and reverberates with intertwining melodies, rhythms, time changes and tantalizing harmonies.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

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

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

It’s raining, it’s pouring … well, you know the rest. The book shelves are loaded for FOL’s monthly book sale with mysteries featured at half price and, on the center table, non-fiction at the regular price. Don’t forget the grou’s large collections of fine children’s books and cook books.

Information: 208-263-6930

Invest in Idaho’s 20 Days of Action

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 oak St.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Meet at Matchwood Brewing and hear from Reclaim Idaho’s co-founder and executive director about the education crisis in the state and what action Idaho residents can take right now to bring a lifeline to Idaho’s students, teachers, and schools.

Admission: Free, open to the public

Kenny Mayginnes

Venue: Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St.

Time: 2 p.m.

Join Matchwood Brewing for some afternoon jams with this talented Sandpoint acoustic soloist and career musician.

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

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

You be the judge! Come and see the nominated shorts before the Academy picks. See all three categories or just your favorite. This night features live action at 4:30 p.m. and animation at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Truck Mills

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

The foundation of Truck Mills’ music lies in the blues, specifically the country blues, but he’s not afraid to rework and rebuild the classics of the genre. His guitar work and vocals are infused both with a deep knowledge and a deep love of American roots music, but he roves far and wide from this grounding.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Justin Lantrip

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – Sat., Jan. 13

Admission: Free to those 21 and over.

The Groove Black

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

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

Brandon Watterson (Guitar), Jason Stoddard (Bass), and KC Carter (Percussion) are the dynamic, longtime Sandpoint local trio in action at the Beer Hall and now, they’ve brought in Paz Rainbow on trumpet! Does it get any better? This team is up to the task – and the task to make you dance.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Venue: Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St.

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

Friends of Scotchman Peaks celebrates 15 wonderful years with 10 films from the SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Doors at the Heartwood Center open at 6:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature complementary appetizers sponsored by Eichardt’s and Williams, Schiller and Styer, a no-host bar from Eichardt’s, a silent auction and raffle.

Admission: Event is sold out. For information go online to scotchmanpeaks.org.

‘Parasite’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale as the Little Panida Theater hosts this international feature film that’s earned six Oscar nominations. Film is rated R for language, some violence and sexual content.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Kenny James Miller Band

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Full of talent and incredible energy, the Kenny James Miller Band brings all of that to craft a powerful, evocative, and unique rock/blues show.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Groundhog Day Eve Party

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Time: 5–8 p.m.

The Angels Over Sandpoint will host a pre-Follies party, “Groundhog Eve at the 219” with a tap takeover by Georgetown Brewing of Georgetown, Wash. This year’s Follie’s theme is “Cowboy Up” so costumes to the theme are encouraged. This fun-filled event includes music by RFB, the official Follies band; and feature entertaining appearances by the Queen, some Follies cast members, and more.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Angels’ general fund, helping Bonner County needy through the winter with food, shelter, medical and more.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

One Last Silent Disco

Venue: The Longshot, 102 S. Boyer Ave.

Time: 8:30 p.m.-midnight

Come to party as The Longshot is throwing one last silent disco. See you on the dance floor.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

SUNDAY, FEB. 2

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

‘Parasite’

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

Time: 1 p.m.

Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale as the Little Panida Theater hosts this international feature film that’s earned six Oscar nominations. Film is rated R for language, some violence and sexual content.

Tickets and information: panida.org

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

You be the judge! Come and see the nominated shorts before the Academy picks. See all three categories or just your favorite. This night features documentary films at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets and information: panida.org

A&P’s Super Bowl Party

Venue: A&P’s Bar & Brill, 222 N. First Ave.

Time: 3-7 p.m.

Touch down for an all-you-can-eat buffet, lots of drink specials, prizes and a darn good time. Wear your jerseys.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

MickDuff’s KPND Super Bowl Party

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

Time: 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Bob Witte at MickDuff’s Beer Hall for KPND Party at MickDuff’s for a great game and more. The end-of-the-season grand prizes will be given away: TV and soundbar from 7BTV, a cruiser bike from Greasy Fingers and $200 gift certificate to Sandpoint Super Drug

Admission:Admission: Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, FEB. 3

IPAC Snow Pit Chat

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St.

Time: 6 p.m.

Hosted by Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center and Matchwood Brewing Company, the chats are a chance to ask questions, learn valuable information and tips on safe travel in the backcountry throughout the snow season, and get to know your IPAC staff and members.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

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, FEB. 4

Pictionary

Venue: Utara Brewing, 214 Pine St.

Come join the fun and test your drawing skills as Utara Brewing welcomes Pictionary fans every Tuesday.

Time: 6 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Night-Out Karaoke

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave.

Come sing your heart out or just enjoy the show.

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Jake Robin & Special 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5

Casual Piano Wednesdays

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

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

Admission: Free and open to the public.

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.

Band of Drifters

Venue: DiLuna’s Cafe, 207 N. First Ave

Time: doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Band of Drifters duo plays modern American roots music and they encourage you to dance. Their sets draw from country, folk and blues traditions with an emphasis on original songs, done in the old style, honky-tonk, country folk, and modern American roots

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show, available a DiLuna’s Café. Be sure to make reservations by calling 208-263-0864.

Paint Your Pet Party

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Back by popular demand. It’s time to paint your pet so whether you have a dog, cat, snake, gecko or whatever, come enjoy a craft beer on us and create a keepsake of your favorite beastie at this family friendly event. The cost is $30 and payment required to reserve your spot which is limited! Contact Rose Brown at roseegurl@gmail.com or 208.610.5477 for more info or to sign up.

Admission: $30

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(Courtesy photo) “Aiden’s Butterflies” is one of ten films to be shown at the Heartwood Center on Feb. 1.