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SANDPOINT — And we thought summertime was busy — get a load of this week’s entertainment lineup!

Hit the Heartwood Center tonight for the Good Co. Electro Swing Band concert and then plan to swing by the Panida Little Theater tomorrow night for a special, Friday the 13th show featuring Molly Starlite & the Sputniks as they provide live accompaniment to an animated version of Curse of the Tiki — seriously!

Saturday, award-winning songwriters Thom & Coley return to the Panida for another concert and on Sunday, a local tradition continues with the Scenic Half half-marathon and 10K fun run.

To top it off, there are movies at both the big and little Panidas, a Contra Dance on Friday, taste of the Market at Farmers Market on Saturday and live music, well — everywhere.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Good Co. Electro Swing Band

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Presented by Mattox Farm Productions, Good Co. is a live Electro Swing band based out of Seattle. Their unique sound combines the era of underground speakeasies with the funky beats, illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and the electric sound of today’s dance music. At a Good Co performance, it is quite common for such things as beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties, and crowd sing-alongs to spontaneously break out.

Admission: $15 in advance, $10 youth, free under age 5, available online at: www.mattoxfarm.com 540-330-6433

‘Blinded by the Light’

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss, his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run.

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

‘The Favorite’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Benjamin Bernard takes out his aggression as a mixed-martial arts fighter. After an event nearly shatters the life of his brother, Benjamin must face his overwhelming feelings of anger and resentment as he discovers the truth about his family. As one brother fights for his life, the other must fight for reconciliation and redemption inside and outside the cage.

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

Friday, Sept. 13

‘Curse of the Tiki’ & Molly Starlite & the Sputniks

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

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

It’s a Tiki-Retro Rockabilly Concert! The year is 1962, and newlywed couple Bill and Betty Munro are on their tropical Polynesian honeymoon when they accidentally release the Curse of the Tiki! A totally unique concert experience performed live by Molly Starlite & the Sputniks, including animations projected behind the band hand drawn by Molly Starlite, four new songs written specifically by Molly for this concert, plus all the original Molly Starlite & the Sputniks music you know and love, packed into a fun-filled, tiki-decorated, 2-hour show!

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, available at Eve;s Leaves, Eichardt’s Pub and online at: www.panida.org

‘Blinded by the Light’

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

Time: 5:30 p.m.

When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss, his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet.

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 with Redwood City and Nancy Staub calling. Previous dancing experience is not necessary and all dances are taught. First-time dancers are encouraged to arrive on time for the first dance at 7 pm.

Admission: Suggested donation is $5 per person/$20 for families. Please bring potluck snacks to share. Sponsored by Sandpoint Parks & Rec.

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

Bright Moments Jazz

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

The Bright Moments band brings great jazz music to the Pend d’Oreille Winery. Local talents, Arthur Goldblum and Peter Lucht, will perform delightful, silky jazz sounds to accompany your favorite wine.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Harold’s IGA

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

Time: 9 p.m.

A Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio that plays folk-rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Groove Black

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

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

Brandon Watterson (guitar), Jason Stoddard (bass), and KC Carter (percussion) are the dynamic, longtime Sandpoint local trio in action at the Beer Hall and now, they’ve brought in Paz Rainbow on trumpet! Does it get any better? This team is up to the task — and the task to make you dance.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Thom & Coley Concert

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

Time: 8 p.m.

Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe Shepherd are nominated this year in 14 categories between the Trop Rock Music Association Awards and the People’s Choice Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Duo of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Song and Single of the Year.

Admission: $15, available at the box office and online at: www.panida.org

‘Blinded by the Light’

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

Time: 12:30 p.m.

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

‘The Favorite’

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

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: Tickets available online at: panida.org

Folk Remedy & Taste of the Market

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.

Come enjoy one of our finest, local folk duos and take part in a market tradition – Taste of the Market!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

ToneDevil Brothers and Lori Halcro Art Reception

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Experience the talented Tonedevil Brothers, Anthony and David Powell, with their collection of original songs and arrangements of western swing, bluegrass, blues, singer-songwriter, and Americana. Anthony, mandolin and vocals, and his brother David, harp guitar and vocals, are entertaining with seamless brotherly harmonies and a beautiful vintage sound.

Pend d’Oreille Winery also welcomes Lori Halcro as its September artist. Lori presents photography in vivid color and dimension. Her media is not limited to photography, but extends to wood work, metal, and natural elements.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Bright Moments Jazz

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

Time: 4-7 p.m.

It’s always a gift to hear this group – especially so in the intimate, jazz club feel you’ll find at Evans Brothers. Put this one on the calendar.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Down South Band

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Get ready to party as Spokane based Down South will have you up and dancing to the beat of their digital drums while playing a variety of classic rock, Southern Rock, Texas Blues, country rock and Americana.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Scenic Half half-marathon and 10K Fun Run

Venue: Race starts at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., in Sandpoint.

Time: Half marathon begins at 8 a.m., 10K starts at 8:15 a.m.

With a route across Sandpoint’s iconic Long Bridge, offering panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains — what else could it be called but the ‘Scenic Half Marathon!’

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts two events, giving participants the option to compete in a 13.1-mile half marathon or a 10K. Each independent race awards age category winners and half marathon competitors who complete the race receive a finisher’s medal.

Registration: Online at ScenicHalf.com

Late registrations will also be taken in-person only from 2-5 p.m., on Sat., Sept. 14, at The Fat Pig, located at 301 Cedar St., #102, in downtown sandpoint.

Pianist Ben Olson

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

Time: 3-5 p.m.

A regular musician with his indie folk rock band Harold’s IGA, Ben Olson’s music on the piano takes things in a different direction as he plays a wide variety of original and cover songs in a lounge-style, from artists like Tom Waits, the National and others. Ben’s music promises a pleasant and memorable Sunday afternoon.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

‘The Favorite’

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

Time: 3 p.m.

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

‘Blinded by the Light’ film at the Panida Theater

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

Time: 3:30 p.m.

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

Monday, Sept. 16

Truck Mills Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Jake Robin

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

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Benny Baker and Reese Warren

Venue: Connie’s Café, 323 Cedar St., in Sandpoint.

Time: 5 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Truck Mills & Carl Rey

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey will entertain with great blues, folk, gospel and jazz.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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