Week knocks entertainment ball out of the park

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SANDPOINT — We’re knocking the ball right outta the park this week, with a little bit of anything and everything on the entertainment docket.

The action starts tonight with a director/writer Q&A following the screening of the film ‘Farmer of the Year’ at the Panida. Friday brings us the opening show of the POAC Performing Arts Series with the band Roosevelt Dime and our own BareGrass opening the evening. Also Friday, Mobius Riff at Eichardt’s Pub and a Contra dance at Community Hall.

Saturday is just plain nuts, starting with Fall for Sandpoint all day at downtown merchants, the Angels Over Sandpoint barn dance and the final day of Farmers Market.

But that ain’t all, not by a long shot:

Thursday, Oct. 11

‘Farmer of the Year’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

This showing features a live question-and-answer session with the director and writer. ‘Farmer of the Year’ is making its mark on the Festival Circuit. This mostly local duo will be here to talk it up and give insight into the making of this dramatic comedy. After aging farmer, Hap Anderson, loses his wife and sells the farm, he struggles to maintain his youth by road-tripping cross-country in a ‘73 Winnebago.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

‘Backstage’ Volunteer Night

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Interested in volunteering in the arts, but wondering where to start? Check out ‘Backstage’ — a monthly volunteer night event featuring theater tours and interactive brainstorming meetings. Bring your ideas!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

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

Friday, Oct. 12

Roosevelt Dime & BareGrass

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

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

Opening the POAC Performing Arts Series, Roosevelt Dime blends syncopated New Orleans rhythms, boogie-woogie banjo, swinging blues guitar, and searingly soulful vocals. Join Roosevelt Dime and local favorite BareGrass for an earth-shaking show.

Admission: Tickets available at Eichardt’s Pub, Eve’s Leaves, POAC office on the Cedar Street Bridge and online at panida.org

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10 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! Featuring live music with great local and regional bands and lively callers. 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

Mobius Riff

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

Time: 7-10 p.m. — Fri., Fri., Oct. 12

Mobius Riff is one of the most talented ensembles out there — innovative, entertaining and exceptional. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy their exemplary musicianship.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Brian Jacobs

Venue: Cedar Street Bistro on the Cedar Street Bridge., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

One Street Over

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

This father-and-daughter duo will help you groove the night away.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Josh Field

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Influenced by everything from country and rock to soul and blues, Field will entertain you with his woodsy rock and rasping Americana.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Ron Keiper Jazz Trio

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Ron Greene & Brian Burke

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

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

Ron Greene is heading north for another special night at the Beer Hall. 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 and paired with his friend Brian Burke, it’s a full fun sound that rocks house.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Fall for Sandpoint

Venue: Downtown merchants

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sandpoint celebrates Fall for Sandpoint with sales, in-store games and prizes, kids’ activities, and more.

Participating merchants are teamed with local nonprofit organizations to bring you a day to shop, save and share. Product demonstrations, food and beverage samplings, and fun stuff for kids are just part of the fun. A portion of the shopping proceeds from the day will be donated to participating nonprofits. Enter to win prizes! Show off your pooch in the doggie fashion show. Join your friends and neighbors to shop local, save local, and give local.

Information: facebook.com/SandpointShopping

Angels Over Sandpoint Fall Frolic Barn Dance.

Venue: Dover Bay Homestead Barn in West Dover Bay.

Time: 6-10 p.m.

All are invited to attend the Angels Over Sandpoint’s Fall Frolic Barn Dance. The Miah Kohal Band will be performing and it’s going to be fun, funky, and fabulous. Plus, there will be a silent auction and no-host bar

Admis-sion: $20 for those over 21, available in advance at Eichardt’s Pub, Eve’s Leaves, and at the door.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

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

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 7 p.m. — Sat. Oct. 13

This film festival travels the world — including this one-night-only stop right here in Sandpoint!

Admission: Tickets available in advance at Eichardt’s Pub & Grille, Burger Express, The Alpine Shop and the Outdoor Experience, or online at panida.org

Browne Salmon Duo & Final Day at Sandpoint Farmers Market

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

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

Market season comes to a close with this special celebration. Harvest-centric kids activities, autumn-inspired decorations, and live music with the must-see duo Browne Salmon.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Son of Brad

Venue: Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., in Ponderay.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Mostly Harmless

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

This local trio of Kelly McTavish, Jeff Poole and Ali Maverick Thomas are gracing the Beer Hall for a fun night of live music, dancing and fun! They rock, they roll and they get down so polish your dancing shoes.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Daniele Huguenin Art Reception

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

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Daniele Huguenin’s art work has a beautiful touch with a very different medium — abalone shells! Live music by Jake Robin.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Browne Salmon Truck

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

Time: 9 p.m.

A rare opportunity to hear one of Sandpoint’s favorite trios with Drew Browne, Samantha Carston and Truck Mills who will wow you with traditional to contemporary Blues, Jazz, Latin and more.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Steve Neff

Venue: Cedar Street Bistro on the Cedar Street Bridge, in Sandpoint.

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

Steve is one of Sandpoint’s best blues and jazz players, so do swing by for a listen.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

John Firshi

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Spokane Symphony ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Gravity-defying circus feats are set to Russian classical music masterpieces performed by the Spokane Symphony in this first of six pop concerts this season.

Admission: $39-86, available at spokanesymphony.org and the box office.

Information: 509-624-1200

Sunday, Oct. 14

Bob Beadling

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

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Bob crosses musical genres with expertise and ease. Hear him play on the winery’s stunning, historic 1870 Decker Brothers concert grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Spokane String Quartet

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

Time: 3 p.m.

The Spokane String Quartet opens its 40th season with three outstanding string quartets celebrating three centuries of chamber music with influences ranging from the cello-playing King Frederick of Prussia to the 20th century’s foremost patron of chamber music, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.

Admission: $20 adults, $16 seniors, and $12 students, available online at foxtheaterspokane.org, and the box office.

Information: 509-624-1200

Monday, Oct. 15

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.

Gonzaga Symphony with violinist Shlomo Mintz

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra’s season opener features legendary violin virtuoso Shlomo Mintz performing the exuberant Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Also on the program is the powerful Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.

Admission: $16 adults, $13 seniors, and $13 students, available online at foxtheaterspokane.org, and the box office.

Information: 509-624-1200

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Truck Mills & Ali Thomas

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

These two fine musicians will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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