It’s a bountiful harvest of entertainment options

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SANDPOINT — Concerts and Contra Dances, veterans’ celebrations and Warren Miller ski films — it’s a bountiful harvest of activity this week in Our Fair City. If you’re tempted to go farther afield, check out the concerts and films up in Bonners Ferry at the Pearl Theater and be sure to take in the free Fall Folk Festival all weekend in Spokane.

Music lovers will have a field day, with great live sounds all over town.

Here’s all the goods:

Thursday, Nov. 9

Andy Hackbarth

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning classical/Spanish/fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Andy Hackbarth pays tribute to the ‘Father of the Classical Guitar,’ Andres Segovia, through instrumental selections and short stories about Segovia’s life and music. This eclectic musical journey transports listeners from the music of Bach and the cathedrals of Germany to the hills of Spain and the work of Albeniz and Tarrega, from classical Europe to the southern tip of South America.

Admission: $15, available at the door and online at: www.panida.org

Friday, Nov. 10

Veterans Celebration

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

Time: 7 p.m.

An evening to celebrate and show appreciation for the service of veterans of America’s armed forces. In addition to the movie ‘Faith of Our Fathers,’ there will be patriotic music. This is a fundraiser for the five local veteran groups, with 100 percent of the donations going to them.

Admission: Free and open to the public, with free will donations gladly accepted.

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Celebrate the joys of community by dancing with friends — those you already know and the new ones you’re about to meet! Live music will be provided by ‘Red Herring’ and all dances are called by Emily Faulkner. Previous dancing experience is not necessary. First-time dancers are encouraged to arrive on time for an introductory dance at 7 pm. Bring clean, comfortable, non-marking shoes to dance in.

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

Harvest Dinner

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

Time: 5:30 p.m. appetizers and no-host bar; 6:30 p.m. dinner — Friday, Nov. 10

A delicious, traditional holiday dinner with all the trimmings is in store, plus fun bucket raffles.

Admission: $25

Information and tickets: 208-264-5481 or online at www.memorialcommunitycenter.com

The Cole Show

Venue: Arlo’s Ristorante, 330 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6 p.m.

Great music and fantastic Italian fare as Cole McAvoy plays in his solo persona.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Ron Greene

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Ron has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest and West coast. As a soloist Greene’s intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Jake Robin

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Local talent that stands out — come have a listen in one of the friendliest venues around.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Don’t miss two of Sandpoint’s finest musicians as they blend acoustic guitar and keys to play a variety of pop, rock, Americana and soul.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘In My Life’: Beatles Tribute

Venue: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., in Spokane.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Take a magical musical tour through The Beatles’ most iconic performances in this rock ‘n’ roll stage biography narrated from the unique point-of-view of longtime Beatles manager Brian Epstein. ‘In My Life’ takes audiences from the mop-tops’ humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club and their career-defining performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, to their famed final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple Records building. Renowned Beatles tribute band Abbey Road stars, providing spot-on renditions of 33 legendary songs.

Admission: $33-$68, available at the box office (if not sold out) and all TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-624-1200

Saturday, Nov. 11

Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Nobody shows the thrill and excitement of skiing like Warren Miller — check out this stunning film in its digital splendor on the big screen!

Tickets available at the Alpine Shop and online at: www.panida.org

Truck Mills

Venue: Ice House Pizzeria, 140 W. Main St., in Hope.

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

There’s only one Truck Mills, but you’d think he was an orchestra with all the instruments he plays so well. Always a sure bet for great sounds.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: 208-264-5555

Brian Jacobs

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Brian serves up an eclectic, acoustic sound that’s truly music to your ears.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Folkinception and Veteran’s Day Tap Takeover

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

Time: Tap takeover from 5-8 p.m.; Folk Inception plays at 9 p.m.

The Two-One-Niner will be hosting a Tap Takeover by Mad Bomber Brewing — a veteran-owned brewery serving some of their best brews.

Come out and show your support for those you have served.

Veterans receive 2-for-1 pricing all day and a portion of sales for the entire day will go to the Sandpoint Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter to help all local veterans in need.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Harold’s IGA

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Harold’s IGA is an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their three albums.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Back Adit Band

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

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

Admission: $12 adults in advance Mountain Mike’s and Bonners Books or online at www.thepearltheater.org ($15 at the door), $5 students and veterans Veteran discount made possible from a generous donation by Rawlings Community Counseling.

Information: 208-610-2846

Fall Folk Festival

Venue: Lair Student Center at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., in Spokane.

Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

This annual music festival, presented by the Spokane Folklore Society, is packed with performers from every genre and style imaginable, from soloists to full bands, dance groups to international fare on multiple stages. Plus, lots of impromptu jams apart from the scheduled performers. A very cool, family friendly event you don’t want to miss.

Admission: Free and open to the public, with free parking.

Spokane Symphony Pops: ‘The Mambo Kings’

Venue: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., in Spokane.

Time: 8 p.m.

Formed in 1995, this top-notch Latin jazz ensemble is nationally recognized for their explosive blend of Afro Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. The Mambo Kings take you on an electrifying Latin jazz tour of the Americas.

Admission: $39-$86, available at the box office (if not sold out) and all TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-624-1200

Sunday, Nov. 12

Fall Folk Festival

Venue: Lair Student Center at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., in Spokane.

Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

This annual music festival, presented by the Spokane Folklore Society, is packed with performers from every genre and style imaginable.

Admission: Free and open to the public with free parking.

Game Night with Racheal

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

Time: 7 p.m.

It’s a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint’s favorite bartenders.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Restoration 10th Anniversary Celebration

Venue: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., in Spokane.

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

The Fox Theater Restoration is celebrating 10 years during the month of November. Enjoy music from Spokane Symphony musicians in the main lobby along with a concession bar with items for purchase.

Admission: Free and open to the public. Guided tours are $5 or tour for free at your own pace.

Information: 509-624-1200

Monday, Nov. 13

Truck Mills Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘For the Love of Spock’

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

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., film starts at 6 p.m.

‘For the Love of Spock’ celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy and the enduring appeal of his alter-ego, Mr. Spock, as told by his son, Adam Nimoy. Includes interviews and clips with Jim Parsons, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, George Takei and many more.Admission: $5 at the door.

Information: 208-610-2846

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show as locals gather to show their stuff.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

FSPW and ICL present George Wuerthner in Coeur d’Alene

Venue: Coeur d’Alene Eagles Club, 209 Sherman Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Idaho Conservation League present guest lecturer George Wuerthner, a renowned activist, photographer and author

Admission: Free and open to the public. The event includes a no-host bar.

Information: Visit scotchmanpeaks.org or call 208-265-4236.

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