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SANDPOINT — Hang on tight as we round the corner into mid-January — the calendar is brimming with fun!

Catch Bright Moments tonight for some sublime jazz at Matchwood Brewing Co., and Friday, don’t miss the POAC presentation, ‘Living Voices: Our Revolution’ at the Heartwood Center. Also Friday, there’s a Contra Dance at community hall and another Friends of the Guitar Hour concert in Post Falls.

Saturday brings an outstanding double feature in the Native Heritage Film Series at the library and Saturday evening, check out the artist’s reception with Mary Berryhill at Pend d’Oreille Winery’s downtown tasting room. Sunday afternoon will be an ideal time to swing back to the tasting room to hear Peter Lucht on their grand piano.

And the Panida? Crazy packed with great films this week!

Out you go – have some fun.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Jazz Thursday with Bright Moments

Venue: Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join Matchwood Brewing and Sandpoint’s favorite jazz combo, Bright Moments, for a spectacular night out.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Kevin Dorin

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

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Host of MickDuff’s Open Mic Night, Kevin Dorin is headed to the Beer Hall for a special Thursday Night Solo Series Set! ‘One of the most original voices you may ever hear, Kevin Dorin sounds like no-one but Kevin Dorin.’

Admission: Free and open to those 21 and over.

‘Becoming Astrid’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

This Swedish biopic is the third in the Panida’s Fall/Winter Foreign Series about a Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series.

Admission: Tickets available online at: www.panida.org

Friday, Jan. 11

POAC presents ‘Living Voices: Our Revolution’

Venue: The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., in Sandpoint.

Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

‘Our Revolution’ is the story of one of many common citizens who fought to bring the words ‘All men are created equal’ to life – words with even greater meaning to an African American soldier in 1776. Admission: $15 adults, $5 for those18 & under, available at the door and the POAC office on the Cedar Street Bridge.

Friends of the Guitar Hour present 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/

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Held over due to popular demand – Golden Globe winner! 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

‘Becoming Astrid’

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

This Swedish biopic is the third in the Panida’s Fall/Winter Foreign Series about a Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series.

Admission: Tickets available online at: www.panida.org

Sandpoint Contra Dance

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

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Featuring live music and Emily Faulkner as the caller. Previous dancing experience is not necessary. First-time dancers are encouraged to arrive on time for an introductory dance at 7 pm.

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

Bright Moments

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Make it a truly memorable evening with great wines and stellar music, compliments of Bright Moments.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Ron Greene Trio

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

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

Ron Greene, Justyn Priest & Brian Burke join forces to rock the night away 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.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Wow Wows

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

Time: 9 p.m.

This local 4-piece band will entertain you all night long with a heaping dose of unconventional guitar tones and a dusting of experimental synth with an ambiguous sound of alternative electronic rock genres.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Mike & Shanna Thompson

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

A dynamic duo, to be sure, and filled with musical surprises.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Native Heritage Film Series Double Feature

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

Time: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

‘Of One Heart’ introduces the Nimiipuu’s rich heritage whose stories are preserved and interpreted at 38 sites comprising the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

‘Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian’ is a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa.

The Native American Film Series is a partnership of The Idaho Mythweaver and East Bonner Co. Library Dist. and funded by Idaho Community Foundation, TransEco Services and endorsed by the Bonner Co. Human Rights Task Force.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Held over due to popular demand – Golden Globe winner! Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Admission: Tickets available online at: www.panida.org

‘Becoming Astrid’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

This Swedish biopic is the third in the Panida’s Fall/Winter Foreign Series about a Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, as she leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden.

Admission: Tickets available online at: www.panida.org

Artist Reception with Mary Berryhill

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join your friends at the Pend d’Oreille Winery tasting room for an evening of fun, wine, a bite to eat, and live music, as part of the Second Saturday Artist Reception featuring Mary Berryhill.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Little Wolf & Brendan Kelty

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

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

Little Wolf is a duo consisting of two Sandpoint raised superbly talented individuals: Josh Hedlund and Justin Landis. Brendan Kelty has roots in Rustbelt sensibilities, Western North Carolina tradition, and the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Groove Black

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Sandpoint trio The Groove Black plays an eclectic mix of reggae, blues, funk and jazz coupled with high energy and catchy originals.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

John Firshi

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

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Peter Lucht 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 the fabulous piano music of the prodigiously talented Peter Lucht.

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.

‘Becoming Astrid’

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

This Swedish biopic is the third in the Panida’s Fall/Winter Foreign Series.

Admission: Tickets available online at: www.panida.org

Monday, Jan. 14

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. 15

‘Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

The Idaho Conservation League and Mountaineers Books host ‘Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope, a unique multimedia event that aims to illuminate the critically threatened world of the mountain caribou. The evening will include a multimedia presentation, and a panel featuring David Moskowitz, an expert wildlife tracker, photographer and author of the new book ‘Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope.’ Also joining Moskowitz is Idaho Conservation League’s North Idaho director Brad Smith.

Tickets available at eventbrite.com

Information: 208-265-9565

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. 16

Open Mic with Kevin Dorin

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

Time: 6 p.m.

MickDuff’s Beer Hall and Kevin Dorin are excited to welcome local artists for a fun and open night of playing at the Beer Hall. All levels of performers are welcome.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Truck Mills & Ali Thomas at 219 Lounge

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Ali Thomas entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over

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