Fall into fun in week packed with entertainment

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SANDPOINT — School has started and there’s a decided snap in the morning air — the page is about to turn into a new season! Fortunately for lovers of all things cultural, it’s also chock-full of fun.

Tonight, catch the comedy show on the 219 Lounge patio. Friday and Saturday, the fabulous ‘Hearts Wide Open’ continues at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry and Saturday morning brings the Taste of the Market festivities at Sandpoint Farmers Market.

Lovers of classic cars will want to take in the Injectors Car Show downtown on Saturday, while Sunday afternoon features pianist Annie Welle on the gorgeous grand at Pend d’Oreille Winery.

And that’s not all — not by a long shot:

Thursday, Sept. 6

Comedy on the Patio

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Join local comic Austin Langley and a host of regional comics for a night of laughs as Austin prepares to ride his bicycle from Sandpoint to Los Angeles raising funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief, an organization dedicated to providing bicycles to developing countries.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over – donations for the cause accepted.

Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

This fun duo has a great sound that will lure you onto the dance floor.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Open Mic Night

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

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., performances start at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Shiloh Rising. This free event takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Donations welcome.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: 208-610-2846 or online at www.thepearltheater.org

Friday, Sept. 7

Son of Brad’s Daniel Mills

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Son of Brad is back! Daniel is spectacular with the guitar and his songwriting.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Mostly Harmless

Venue: Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

This trio is more fun than three people ought to be able to create. So be there.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Miah Kohal Band

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

Time: 9 p.m.

This Sandpoint favorite classic rock/outlaw country band will rock the Niner with upbeat music.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Brian Jacobs & 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.

Ron Kieper Jazz Trio

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

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

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Dave DeVeau

Venue: Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., in Ponderay. Time: 5-7 p.m. – Fri. Sept. 7

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.

Twenty-six songs! 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 www.thepearltheater.org, or call 208-610-2846.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Taste of the Market & The Wildcrafters

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.

Samples provided by market vendors and live music with The Wildcrafters.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Injectors Car Show

Venue: Downtown Sandpoint

Time: Registration from 9-11 a.m., show takes place all day. Model Car Show for all ages – no fee – from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Show is the club’s 19th annual show. Prizes for first, second, and third place cars, plus entertainment, music and trivia as well as raffle and silent auction.Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: 208-263-9780 or online at: www.sandpointinjectors.com

Lesley Gadsby Art Reception & Bob Beadling Piano

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Lesley will feature her work in oil and cold wax as Bob Beadling graces the event on piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Kevin Garrett & The Crooked Tooth Trio

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Kevin Garrett and his Crooked Tooth Trio will be making their Sandpoint and 219 debut. New to the local music scene, Garret’s Crooked Tooth is the vehicle for his unpretentious, emotionally honest songs that draw equally from his deep love of soaring rock n’ roll, acoustic music, and soulful songcraft.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Northwest Cornhole Classic

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

Time: Registration ends at 12:30 p.m., first toss at 1 p.m.

Cornhole kings and queens will be taking to outdoor court or inside the brewery where up to four regulation courts will be set up to test your tossin’ abilities in a double elimination tournament. New – There are now two divisions: Open division for the competitive, advanced players and social division for the regular ol’ backyard players looking for fun. Open Division players consistently score more than 6 points per round.

Register via phone at 208-209-6700, by dropping in days before or day of at 11am (that’s when the 4oors open).

Admission: $10 per person for those 21 and over.

Chris Molitor

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Spokane’s talented Chris Molitor is fresh off his 2018 Bartlett Award for Best Local Singer-Songwriter.

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.

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

Sunday, Sept. 9

‘Giving Goes A Long Way’ Local Cancer Benefit

Venue: Beet & Basil Restaurant, 105 S. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 4 p.m.

The community is invited to a benefit for a local mother of three battling cancer, Gabrielle Easton, a valued member of the Sandpoint community. Highlights of the evening will also include live music, silent auction, raffle drawings, and live auction items throughout the evening.

Admission: $15, which includes an early evening of wine and beer bar with light appetizers.

Information: 208-920-3264

Pianist Annie Welle

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

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Sandpoint’s own Annie Welle plays solo jazz piano, with favorites & standards, contemporary works, original compositions and specializing in improvisation. Come enjoy the winery’s stunning, historic 1870 Decker Brothers concert grand piano!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Monday, Sept. 10

Truck Mills Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Harvest Watercolor Paint & Sip

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

Time: 6 p.m.

Join Holly Walker and Pend d’Oreille Winery for a night of painting, sipping and snacking! Since it is almost time to harvest grapes, this will be a Harvest Theme Paint & Sip.

Admission: $35 plus tax per person covers art supplies, instruction by Holly Walker and a glass of wine. Reservations required by calling 208-265-8545.

John Firshi

Venue: Sandpoint Farmers Market, Farmin Park, Third & Main, in Sandpoint.

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

AHWF Benefit

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

IPA hosts the American Heritage Wildlife Fund benefit with Odell Brewing beer on tap. All are welcome to enjoy live music with Marty Perron and Doug Bond, plus there will be raffle prizes and complimentary appetizers.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Truck Mills & Ali Thomas

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Open Mic Night at Skal Tap Room

Venue: Skal Tap Room, 476930 U.S. Hwy. 95 (next to Sandpoint Sports), in Ponderay.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 14

‘Talking Pictures’ art reception

Venue: Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, 535 Church St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, ‘Talking Pictures: Camera Phone Conversations Between Artists,’ Sandpoint artists bring you their interpretation of this innovative exhibition. A group of three pairs of artists came together in early February 2018 to begin a ‘visual dialogue’ through digital communication.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

The Lark & The Loon 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.

The Lark and the Loon are a songwriting duo consisting of husband/wife team Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen. The two bring their distinct writing styles together in what they call an exploration in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from prewar blues and jazz, Irish dance music, sea shanties, and traditional American music as well. Their debut album ‘Songbirds and Fog’ was recorded in their cabin home in the Ozarks after a period of heavy isolation and was met with critical acclaim. Heralded for their harmonies, duets, and musicianship the two have enjoyed touring extensively both in the United States and abroad.

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

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the turn of the season and the joys of community by dancing with friends – those you already know and the new ones you’re about to meet! Live music and lively callers. Beginners and singles welcome. 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

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