Get thee out there and have a blast this weekend

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SANDPOINT — Rolling into Labor Day weekend with momentum, we are, as the entertainment scene heats up while the weather cools down — a little.

Don’t miss the Cello-Bration Pop-Up Concert this afternoon at Farmin Park, The Lil Smokies play at the Panida tonight and the musically rich “Hearts Open Wide” opens tomorrow night at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry.

This weekend, it’s the Funky Junk Antique Show and Craft Market both days at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, as well as the Sandpoint Renaissance Faire all weekend out on Shingle Mill Road and Peter Lucht performs Sunday afternoon on the glorious grand piano at Pend d’Oreille Winery.

Get thee out and have a blast:

Thursday, Aug. 30

Cello-Bration Pop-Up Concert and Master Class

Venue: Master Class at Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main. St.; Pop-Up Concert at Farmin Park, in downtown Sandpoint.

Times: 10:30 a.m. Master Class; 2:30 p.m. Pop-Up Concert

Visiting cellists — Grammy Award winner Zuill Bailey, with Dr. Melissa Kraut, Cicely Parnas and Jared Blajian — will be giving a free concert at Farmin Park. If it’s smoky or raining, the pop-up concert event will move indoors to the Pend d’Oreille Winery.

Zuill and Friends are also doing a two-hour, Cello-bration educational event at the Music Conservatory at Sandpoint this same morning.

Admission: Both the master class and the concert are free and open to the public.

The Lil Smokies

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Well known for their high-energy performances, The Lil Smokies continue to hone their craft and evolve their sound as they make waves on the national scene. Opening act: Moonshine Mountain.

Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, available at Eichardt’s, Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters and 7B Grooves, or online at panida.org

Trivia Takeover Live

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

Time: 6 p.m.

A fun event for the winery, come check out the trivia action. Teams encouraged, but not required.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Kevin Dorin

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

Time: 8 p.m.

With influences that span James Taylor to Johnny Cash, there is something in his performance for everyone to enjoy.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Son of Brad’s Daniel Mills

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

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Friday, Aug. 31

David DaVinci Comedy and Magic

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Thrills and illusions galore. All proceeds benefit The Pet Organization.

Admission: $25 adults, $50 VIP seating, $15 students and seniors, available at Eichardt’s, Eve’s Leaves or online at sandpointmagicshow.com

Mostly Harmless

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5 p.m.

This trio always delivers, with a tasty menu of classic tunes.

Admission: Free to those 21 and over.

Harold’s IGA

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

An indie rock favorite with great originals and savvy covers.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Fat Lady

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

Time: 9 p.m.

The group’s ‘60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch

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

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

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Hearts Open Wide’

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

Time: Doors and café open at 6:30 p.m.; Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. (Also on Sept. 1, 7 and 8)

Knockout arrangements, fantastic music, decidedly quirky. Hearts Open Wide is a show you shouldn’t miss.

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 students available at Bonners Books, Mountain Mike’s and online at thepearltheater.org, or call 208-610-2846.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Funky Junk Antique Show and Craft Market

Venue: Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer, in Sandpoint.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Also on Sept. 2)

This year’s theme is wagons. And the live music is provided by the Bridges Home Trio. Come and take a look, stay and play.

Admission: $5 (good for both days). Kids 12 and under are free.

Sandpoint Renaissance Faire and Epona Equestrian Team

Venue: 784 Shingle Mill Road, east of Sandpoint.

Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Also on Sept. 2)

To ignite and foster the creativity and curiosity of our community through a lively, enlightening, entertaining experience in a renaissance themed environment, join the fun for two days of chivalry, excitement, and fine entertainment. No outside food or drink and no pets are permitted at the faire. Performers and musicians on stages throughout the day and Epona Equestrian Team will be holding their jousting tournaments at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days.

Admission: $10 adults ($8 with a bag of canned goods for the Bonner Community Food Center), $5 for seniors and children ages 5-17, with children under 4 admitted free.

Information: e-mail sandpointrenfaire@gmail.com or visit online at facebook.com/sandpointrenfaire

Alexa Wildish Concert

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

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, DiLuna’s has invited back progressive folk singer Alexa Wildish, with mesmerizing vocals, direct lyrics, and her raw musical exploration on mandolin, octave mandolin and both acoustic and electric guitar.

Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, available a DiLuna’s Café. Be sure to make reservations by calling 208-263-0864.

‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Three-time world champion surfer, Andy Iron’s struggled with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction – the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Sponsored by La Chic Boutique and a portion of ticket sales benefit NAMI Far North. Film presented in the main theater. After discussion in the Reel Lounge (Little Theatre).

Admission: Adults $12, Students $10, available at the box office and online at panida.org

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

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

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

All electronic media is featured at low prices, games including Nintendo, Play Station and Wii. Non-fiction and sci-fi are at half price and all James Patterson are four for $1.

Information: 208-263-6930

Endangered Species

Venue: Sandpoint Farmers Market, Farmin Park, Third Ave. & Oak St., downtown Sandpoint.

Time: Market starts at 9 a.m., music from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food, artisan items, friends and live music.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

First Free Saturday

Venue: Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave., in Sandpoint.

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

Join your friends at the museum for a day of soaking up our rich local and regional history.

Information: 208-263-2344

Van Paepeghem Quartet

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

An evening of live jazz.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Pamela Jean & The Devon Wade Band

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Pamela Jean, who is sweeping the Pacific Northwest on her solo ‘Pedal to the Metal Tour’ plays from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by the Devon Wade Band.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘Hearts Open Wide’

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

Time: Doors and café open at 6:30 p.m.; Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. (Also on Sept. 7 and 8)

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 students available at Bonners Books, Mountain Mike’s and online thepearltheater.org, or call 208-610-2846.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Sandpoint Renaissance Faire & Epona Equestrian Team

Venue: 784 Shingle Mill Road, east of Sandpoint.

Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Performances on stages throughout the day and Epona Equestrian Team will be holding their jousting tournaments at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults ($8 with a bag of canned goods for the Bonner Community Food Center), $5 for seniors and children ages 5-17, with children under 4 admitted free.

Information: e-mail sandpointrenfaire@gmail.com or visit online at facebook.com/sandpointrenfaire

Pianist Peter Lucht

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

Time: 4-6 p.m.

The always amazing Peter Lucht performs on the lovely, historic 1870 Decker Brothers concert grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Funky Junk Antique Show & Craft Market

Venue: Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer, in Sandpoint.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This is a grassroots antique and craft show representing the simple, the pure, and the unaffected ties from the past to the present. Great food and live music, too.

Admission: $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by La Chic Boutique and a portion of ticket sales benefit NAMI Far North.

Admission: Adults $12, Students $10, available at the box office and online at panida.org

Monday, Sept. 3

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Jake Robin

Venue: Farmin Park, Third and Main, in Sandpoint.

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Truck Mills and Mike Elliott

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

0pen Mic Night

Venue: Skal Tap Room, 476930 U.S. Highway95 (next to Sandpoint Sports), in Ponderay.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

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