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SANDPOINT – So here we are, both feet into the year 2019. Hope you’ve gotten your rest after the busy holidays, because the entertainment schedule is as packed as ever.

Lots of live music – as usual – all over town and, at long last, the amazing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film comes to the big screen at the Panida starting Friday night. There’s a cool kid’s camp for winter fun Friday up at Schweitzer and Saturday brings free admission to our historical museum.

Also on the roster, open mic night tonight up at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry, Jon Brownell on piano Sunday afternoon at Pend d’Oreille Winery’s tasting room, and Holly Walker hosts a paint and sip session on Tuesday in the tasting room.

Here’s the skinny:

Thursday, Jan. 3

Steven Wayne

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

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

Roll into the new year with the sound of Steven Wayne, performing as part of the Thursday Night Solo Series.

Admission: Free and open to those 21 and over.

‘Welcome to Marwen’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at www panida.org

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 thepearltheater.org

Friday, Jan. 4

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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

Time: 8:30 p.m.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Admission: Tickets available online at www panida.org

‘Welcome to Marwen’

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Admission: Tickets available online at www panida.org

Swing & Line Dancing

Venue: Panida Little Theater, 304 N. First Ave., in Sandpoint.

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

Line dancing lessons open the evening, then put it to practice from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Country Swing lessons to follow, then jump in with both boots 7:30-8:30 p.m. Presented by the Country Swingers and the Panida.

Admission: $8 for one class, $15 for both, available at the Panida Little Theater.

Kid’s Winter Fun Day Mini-Camp

Venue: Schweitzer’s ‘Hermit’s Hollow’

Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Kaniksu Land Trust hosts a Winter Fun Day for children ages 8-12. Spend the day exploring the joy of snowy play, including snowshoeing and tubing at Schweitzer’s Hermit’s Hollow. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Admission: The mini-camp costs $25 per participant; sign up at www.kaniksu.org or call 208-263-9471.

The Ronaldos

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come in for a glass of Friday night wine and listen to the music of The Ronaldos.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Devon Wade

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

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

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Vannah Oh!

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Vanna Oh! mixes the American staples — blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz — to pay homage to the last century of Rock ‘n Roll evolution. She uses the electric guitar as a tool of empowerment for a gender left out of much of rock-and-roll history, and wields it deftly to create dynamic rhythms and ear-catching hooks.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Bright Moments Jazz

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

One of the region’s finest collections of musicians and always a great bet for memorable music. So, like, be there.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Saturday, Jan. 5

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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

Time: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

Admission: Tickets available online at www panida.org

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.

Admission: Free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of local sponsors The Paint Bucket.

Info.: 208-263-2344

Big Phatty & The Inhalers

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

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

The beer hall is always a fun place to hang, especially when there’s a great band like this one.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Red Blend

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Red Blend, a talented trio of Sandpoint musicians, Megan Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs artistically blend soul, blues, pop and classic covers with a great bouquet of fun.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Justin Lantrip

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Jon Brownell piano music

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

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join your friends at the Pend d’Oreille Winery tasting room for an afternoon of fun, wine, a bite to eat, and the piano music of Jon Brownell.

Bring in your ski pass for a $5 glass of house wine or $6 glass of reserve wine during the Sunday Ski special.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Queen’s Freddie Mercury defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

Admission: Tickets available online at panida.org

Monday, Jan. 7

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, Jan. 8

Paint & Sip with Holly Walker

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

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

Join Holly Walker and the Pend d’Oreille Winery for an evening of painting a winter scene while sipping and snacking!

Admission: $35-plus tax per person. Ticket includes art supplies and instruction by artist Holly Walker, plus a glass of select wine. Limited seating, reservations required by calling 208-265-8545.

Bonner Mall Seniors Day

Venue: Bonner Mall, U.S. Highway 95, in Ponderay.

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Come walk the mall, followed by a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing.

Information: 208-263-4272

West African Traditions Drum Class

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

Time: 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays

Admission: Suggested donation of $5-$15

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

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

The Conversation – ‘Juta Geurtsen: Idaho Commission on the Arts’ at Ivano’s Ristorante

Venue: Ivano’s Ristorante, 102 First Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Geurtsen will present on grants and services available from Idaho’s state arts agency. The Idaho Commission on the Arts has funding opportunities for individuals, educators, schools, units of government and nonprofit organizations conducting arts programs for the public. Geurtsen will share helpful tips on grant writing.

The Conversation is a monthly gathering that is graciously sponsored by the non-profit Creations for Sandpoint on the Cedar St. Bridge. Bring a friend!

Admission: Free and open to the public (please support the host venue by planning to dine at Ivano’s).

Information: 208-263-1592

Truck Mills & John Firshi

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician John Firshi entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Bike Movie Night

Venue: Greasy Fingers Bikes N’ Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., in Sandpoint.

Time: 6 p.m.

It’s that time of year again – Bike Movie Night, featuring a broad range of bike-related films. Always held Wednesday nights in January, always free, and always fun. Feel free to bring your own chair, although we will have some, and your own snacks and beverages.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Friday, Jan. 11

Friends of the Guitar Hour presents Larry Almeida in Concert

Venue: Jacklin Arts Center, 405 N. William St., in Post Falls.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

If you enjoy Leon Atkinson’s weekly show, “The Guitar Hour”, on Spokane Public Radio-KPBX-FM, you’re in for a real treat with this ongoing classical guitar concert series.

Larry Almeida has performed throughout the U.S., and in Canada. From 1978 to 1981, he was a member of the guitar faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. From 1982 to 1992, he taught guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. He studied extensively with Michael Lorimer and Aaron Shearer and has performed in Master classes with Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro, Pepe Romero and Oscar Ghiglia.

Admission: $38 at the door, available in advance online at: http://friendsoftheguitarhour.bpt.me/

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