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SANDPOINT — The Follies are upon us, with two sold-out shows this Friday and Saturday at the Panida. If you missed your chance to grab tickets for this extravaganza, worry not — there’s plenty going on around town.

Bridges Home Trio at last emerges from the studio after completing tracks for our upcoming CD with a show Friday night at the Pend d’Oreille Winery. On Saturday, catch Mobius Riff at Eichardt’s and check out the Beans & Brews Chili Cookoff that same evening at the Ponderay Events Center. Also Saturday, it’s Mega Demo Day at Schweitzer — try out gear from the next season now.

Here’s the happs:

Friday, March 2

Angels Over Sandpoint present 16th annual ‘Follies’

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

Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. and the variety show starts at 8 p.m. (An additional show is scheduled for March 3)

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Angels — an event that specializes in a spectacle of the politically incorrect variety. The Follies are Rated R for risky, racy and risqué and you must be 21 or over to attend.

Admission: $25 each (if not sold out), available at Eichardt’s, Petal Talk or at the door (if not sold out). Online tickets are sold out for both performances.

Bridges Home Trio

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

It’s been a while since we got out — we’ve been in the studio wrapping up our new CD — and we’ve missed our friends! Come early to nab a good listening table and enjoy the night of music. We look forward to seeing you!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Blues Night

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Love the blues? Then the Beer Hall is the place to be.

Admission: Free to those 21 and over.

Fat Lady

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

Time: 9 p.m.

If you’re looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane’s premier guitar players, the group’s ‘60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets it on and gets down!

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Tarzan: The Stage Musical

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, “Tarzan” features high-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning ‘You’ll Be in My Heart’ make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Admission: $14 in advance, $16 at the box office (if still available) and TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-534-5805

Saturday, March 3

Angels Over Sandpoint present 16th Annual ‘Follies’

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

Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. and the variety show starts at 8 p.m.

The Follies are Rated R for risky, racy and risqué and you must be 21 or over to attend.

Admission: $25 each (if not sold out), available at Eichardt’s, Petal Talk or at the door (if not sold out). Online tickets have been sold out for both performances.

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. The museum is always filled with fascinating exhibits, so this is a great chance to check them out if you haven’t already.

Admission: Free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of local sponsors Jim & Margie Corcoran.

Information: 208-263-2344

Mobius Riff

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Realizing that we say this every time this band plays, it does bear repeating — Mobius Riff is simply one of the most talented ensembles out there. Don’t mss this chance to enjoy their exemplary musicianship.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Naughty Pine

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Making their Sandpoint debut at the Niner, Naughty Pine will entertain you by mixing irreverent innuendo with a tried and true blend of soulful reggae, Naughty Pine music is about love for your fellow man, life’s struggles, and burning trees.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Riff Hangers with Mike Johnson

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

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

Never a dull moment when the Riff Hangers are holding musical court and this show features special guest Mike Johnson in the bargain!

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Dusty Drennen (aka Dustin Hoffman)

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

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information: 208-264-5555

Mega Demo Day at Schweitzer

Venue: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Time: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

A great event for a great cause! At least 16 brands of skis and snowboards will be represented with over 400 pairs of skis and boards! Ski and snowboard representatives will be bringing gear for the 2018-19 season for you to try before anyone else in this market. You get to be the gear tester and let all your friends know what great things are happening next year. The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to PAFE – the Panhandle Alliance for Education. Simply put, you get to try great gear and all of the money goes toward educational grants in Bonner County.

Admission: $50 on-site registration (if still available). Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Get advance tickets and more information online at schweitzer.com

Beans and Brews Chili Cook-Off

Venue: Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, in Ponderay,

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend this tasty event and proceeds benefit the Hope Memorial Community Center and Preschool.

Admission $20, includes all the chili samples (and other munchies) that you can eat!

Spokane Symphony Pops: The Steep Canyon Rangers

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of rugged, rootsy folk, country and bluegrass. Steep Canyon players are modern bluegrass music’s hard-charging innovators, with Nicky Sanders’ gale-force fiddle breakdowns and Mike Guggino’s blistering mandolin solos, this North Carolina band earned a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013.

Admission: $39-$86, available at the box office and all TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-624-1200

Tarzan: The Stage Musical

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

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

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.

Admission: $14 in advance, $16 at the box office (if still available) and TicketsWest outlets.

Information: 509-534-5805

Monday, March 5

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,

March 6

Backgammon Tourney

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

Time: 5 p.m., Tuesdays

Admission: Free and open to the public (sign up on the Laughing Dog Brewing Facebook page.

Nght-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.

West African Traditions Drum Class

Venue: Embody Studio, 823 Main St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Suggested donation of $5-$15

Information: Call 208-597-1892 to reserve a djembe for class, or visit online at dununbabe.com

Wednesday, March 7

Hootenanny

Venue: City Beach Organics, 117 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Musicians, singers, poets all – this new event happens on the first Wednesday of every month and already is making a name for itself. Hosted by Fiddlin’ Red and Desiré, this open mic is a real hoot-enanny.

Information: 208-265-9919

Truck Mills

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Famed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and a special guest will be jamming at the Niner! Come out and chill out with friends to great blues, folk, gospel and jazz tunes.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Open Mic Night

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

Time: 5-8 p.m. (and subsequent Wednesdays)

Skal Taproom invites musicians and comedians to step up and show their stuff.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 9

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Live music will be provided by Dog Paw and all dances will be called by Emily Faulkner. Previous dancing experience is not necessary. Bring clean, comfortable, non-marking shoes to dance in.

Admission: Suggested donation is $5 per person, $20 for families. Please bring finger food or snacks to share at the break.

Information: 208-263-6751 or sandpointcontra@gmail.com

Saturday, March 10

Master Class with Vytautas Smetona

Venue: Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main St.

Time: 9 a.m.

Participation in class is limited, but there is space in the audience for learning.

Admission: $5 suggested donation.

Information: 208-265-4444 or visit online at sandpointconservatory.org

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