Music, magic and fun help brighten dreary spring

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SANDPOINT – Sure, it has been oppressively, interminably, undeniably bleak in the weather department, but for all things entertainment-oriented, we are in full bloom! Don’t miss tonight’s film and producer discussion at the Panida. Also tonight, a cool benefit with live music at MickDuff’s Beer Hall.

Friday features a traditional Basque dinner in Hope and Saturday is chock full of concerts, including Bridges Home at Pend d’Oreille Winery, Neighbor John at DiLuna’s and Carl Rey and the Blues Gators up at the Pearl in Bonners Ferry. If you feel like traveling, there’s a stellar play at NIC at the ‘Get Lit!’ Festival in Spokane this weekend.

Here’s the haps, folks:

Thursday, April 20

‘The Shack’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

‘The Shack’ producer, Brad Cummings will be at the Panida for the Thursday showing of the film. Brad is one of the co-authors/collaborators of The Shack. This special visit is sponsored by Kochava and is for one night only. The film also will show on April 22, and 23rd at the Panida main theater.

Tickets available at the box office and online at: panida.org

Get Dave Back to Work Benefit

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Toss back some pints and raise money for a good cause. MickDuff’s will donate a portion of the bar to benefit Dave. Kevin Dorin will be playing tunes. If you can’t make it, you can donate here: https://youcaring.com/davescherbarthandstefhaniemeyers-760551

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Chafe 150 Happy Hour at 219 Lounge

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

Time: 5 p.m.

Celebrate this epic bike race and enjoy live music by Marty Perron and Doug Bond.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Venue: NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.

Time: 7:30 p.m. (Production also runs on April 21-22)

Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Lindsay Teter, this dramatic comedy explores how an incessantly ringing cell phone dramatically changes a woman’s life. Intended for mature audiences due to content.

Admission: Free and open to the public (no infants, please).

Information: 208-769-3220

Friday, April 21

Team Autism 24/7 presents ‘Life: Animated’

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Admission: $7 (suggested donation), available at the box office and online at: panida.org

Traditional Basque Dinner

Venue: Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Place, in Hope.

Time: Happy hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

What a fun chance to experience the Basque culture through its delicious food! Plus, attending and supporting events is one of the big ways to support their programs, such as the Hope Preschool, High School Scholarship Program, Christmas Giving, and so much more.

Admission: $30 each, $40 for dinner and three drink tickets. Purchase online at: memorialcommunitycenter.com/events/calendar

Information: 208-264-5481

Still Tipsy & The Hangovers

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

Time: 9 p.m.

It’s a rockabilly frenzy when this group rolls into town!

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Live Music

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Devon Wade at MickDuff’s Brewery

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

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

Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Come out and here his fun boot tapping tunes!

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Venue: NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.

Time: 7:30 p.m. (Production also runs on April 22)

Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Lindsay Teter, this dramatic comedy explores how an incessantly ringing cell phone dramatically changes a woman’s life. Intended for mature audiences due to content.

Admission: Free and open to the public (no infants, please).

Information: 208-769-3220

EWU presents ‘Get Lit!’ Festival

Venue: The Bing Crosby Theater, 909 W. First Ave., in Spokane.

Time: 7 p.m.

The ‘Get Lit!’ Festival is an annual celebration of reading, writing, and storytelling brought to you by Eastern Washington University, and many generous community sponsors. The weeklong festival includes readings, interviews, workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams, writing workshops, and much more.

Admission: $12, available at the box office or TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-534-5805

Saturday, April 22

Bridges Home

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

A trio of lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, performing transformed Americana, Celtic, Roots and originals. Bridges Home lays shimmering harmonies over a changing line up of instruments and a unique take on three-part foot percussion. Instruments include guitar, tenor ukulele, clawhammer banjo, accordion, octave mandolin, cigar box guitar, bass, Irish whistles, bodhran, stompbox and washboard.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘The Shack’

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

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

Tickets available at the box office and online at: panida.org

Social Dance

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Come celebrate the fun tradition of social dancing in Sandpoint. This fun event starts with a one-hour Rumba lesson taught by Glen and Patty from 7-8 pm, followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and a drawing for one month of free dance lessons. Singles, couples and all levels of dancers are welcome.

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

Information: 208-699-0421 or visit: usadancesandpoint.org

Beat Diggers

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

Time: 9 p.m.

This group definitely has it going – check ‘em out!

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Brandon & Cole Show

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

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

Brandon Watterson & Cole McAvoy are teaming up for the dynamic duo of rockin’ tunes! Two long-time locals with a music pedigree teaming up – what could be better?

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.?

Neighbor John & The Atomic Blues Band Concert

Venue: DiLuna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Earth Day and support your stunning community trail — the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail — with a special concert featuring Neighbor John Kelley and the Atomic Blues Band. Get your tickets today for this fabulous show and arrive early for a scrumptious dinner! Proceeds help fund efforts to steward, improve and expand the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail.

Admission: $13 available a DiLuna’s Café. Be sure to make reservations by calling 208-263-0864.

Arbor Public Market

Venue: Cedar Street Bridge, corner of First & Cedar, in Sandpoint.

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

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Carl Rey & The Blues Gators

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

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m.

This band will really get you on your feet and dancing!

Admission: $15 adults, $5 students, available in advance at Mountain Mike’s and Bonners Books or online at thepearltheater.org

Information: 208-610-2846

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Venue: NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public (no infants, please).

Information: 208-769-3220

Sunday, April 23

‘The Shack’ film

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the box office and online at: panida.org

EWU presents ‘Get Lit!’ Festival

Venue: The Bing Crosby Theater, 909 W. First Ave., in Spokane.

Time: 11 a.m.

The ‘Get Lit!’ Festival is an annual celebration of reading, writing, and storytelling brought to you by Eastern Washington University, and many generous community sponsors. The weeklong festival includes readings, interviews, workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams, writing workshops, and much more.

Admission: $12, available at the box office or TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-534-5805

Monday, April 24

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.

Wednesday April 26

BKRFY-FM ‘Morning Show’ interview with Sue Vogelsinger

Time: 8 a.m. at 88.5 on the FM dial

Catch this exclusive interview from KRFY intern Tom Carty, as he chats with Sue Vogelsinger about her years at the heart of the Kennedy Administration.

Hiawatha Drum Circle at Hope Community Center

Venue: Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Place, in Hope.

Time: 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays

Hosted by Jack Green, this is a drumming for peace, abundance, and the healing of Mother Earth. A journey through the spirit world (this is not a class).

Admission: Free and open to all ages.

Information: 208-304-9300 or e-mail: jackgreen7712@gmail.com

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