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The temperatures may be dropping and the nights getting longer, but the entertainment options are heating up as there in no end to the fun ahead this week.

So, without further ado, let’s jump straight in to the great options coming up.

THURSDAY, Nov. 7

Nordicfest

Venue: 5-7:30 p.m.

Time: Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St.

Come learn about Sandpoint Nordic Club’s exciting plans and updates for the new recreation center and new ski trails at the Pine Street Woods as well as its new Lakeshore Drive trails. Local businesses will be displaying their Nordic equipment and there will bee information on the club’s youth league.

Waxing demonstrations will help you glide into the season. There are also several raffle drawings throughout the evening for great prizes, and a silent auction for Schweitzer Nordic Season Passes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

It’s going to be a big winter for the Sandpoint Nordic Club.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

FRIDAY, Nov. 8

Harold’s IGA

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

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

One of Sandpoint’s favorite bands, Harold’s IGA will entertain you with folk rock originals and off the beaten track covers.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

‘A Night with Janis Joplin’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

From Broadway to the cinema screen, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical sensation.

Admission: panida.org

The Locals

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

The Other White Meat

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

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

This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early 1990s, opening for such acts as George Thorogood, Styx, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Bros., Ted Nugent, Rail, and Cracker. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, bass, and kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, Dana Peite on drums and percussion.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Memorial Community Center’s Harvest Dinner

Venue: Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Place, in Hope.

Time: 5 p.m.

A delicious, traditional holiday dinner with all the trimmings is in store, plus fun bucket raffles. Please bring non-perishable food items as the event also kicks of MCC’s Christmas Giving Program.

Admission: $25

Information and tickets: 208-264-5481 or memorialcommunitycenter.com

Ukulele Jam

Venue: Fiddling’ Red’s, 111 Church St.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Information: moontreemusic@gmail.com or 541-890-0595

SATURDAY, Nov. 9

Indoor Farmers Market

Venue: Bonner Mall, Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The market is moving indoors for a few weeks so head on over to enjoy sights and sounds and tastes of the market and keep the season alive.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

America’s Sweethearts

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

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

America’s Sweethearts are a New York City-based group of talented women who have performed across the U.S., getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes.

With selections from the Great American Songbook and classic pop tunes from the 1950s, America’s Sweethearts charms audiences of all ages while navigating their way through a variety of trios, duets and solo features … all with a slice of old-fashioned fun.

To guarantee your spot, pick up your free ticket at Mountain Mike’s or Bonner’s Books in Bonners Ferry or by calling 208-610-2846.

Admission: Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

PB & Jam

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

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Featuring some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest, P.B. & Jam will have you up dancing and swinging all night.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Warren Miller’s “Timeless”

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 6 p.m.

The only constant is change, but the spirit of winter is eternal. Kick off the season with Warren Miller’s “Timeless” and celebrate 70 years of ski cinematography and travel with top athletes across the globe to renowned mountain locations. Presented by the Alpine Shop.

Tickets available at the door, Alpine Shop and online at panida.org.

Admission: panida.org

John Fishi

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

North Idaho Beer Fest

Venue: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene

Time: 12-6 p.m.

Idaho Brewers United, Idaho craft brewers guild, is proud to present one of the first beer festivals in North Idaho to feature only Idaho breweries. Local breweries Laughing Dog Brewing, MickDuff’s Brewing Company, Utara Brewing Company and Matchwood Brewing Company are among those taking part in this homage to beer.

Admission: Tickets available at the door. Must be 21 and older.

Three Grass Night

Venue: The Hive, 207 N. First Ave.

Time: Doors open 7 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m.

It’s time for a good old-fashioned, foot-stomping time as Dig Beats Productions presents the first “Three Grass Night” featuring Dodgy Mountain Men, Moonshine Mountain, and local favorite Baregrass. Each band will be playing a set with their own bluegrass style, and finish with all the pickers on stage for a monster bluegrass jam.

Information: beeswaxsystems.com/thehive

Little Black Dress Fundraiser

Venue: Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay

Time: 5 p.m.

From live and silent auctions to hors d’oeuvres to a short program about what Bonner Homeless Transitions does, this event is one not to miss.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at eventbrite.com or at the door.

Information: 208-946-6646

SUNDAY, Nov. 10

‘A Night with Janis Joplin’

Venue: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: panida.org

Piano Sunday

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

Time: 2-4 p.m. – Sun., Oct. 28

Classical meets contemporary under the hands of the talented and popular Bob Beading taking a turn on the winery’s stunning, historic 1870 Decker Brothers concert grand piano.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, Nov. 11

Truck Mills Blues Jam

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

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

Trivia Night

Venue: MickDuff’s Brewing Company, 321 N. First Ave

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Test your useless knowledge in teams of up to six or on your own. Win prizes and bragging rights.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Night-Out Karaoke

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

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

Cornhole League

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

Time: 6-9 p.m. (Every Tuesday until Dec. 17.)

All skill levels, drop-ins welcome. For more information, check out: Facebook.com/SandpointIdahoCornhole or email: SandpointCornhole@gmail.com

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13

Pend Oreille Arts Council Fundraiser

Venue: Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Love the arts? Or, do you just love a glass of beer? Or better yet, you love the arts, you love your beer and you love listening to great music. Yes, Pend Oreille Arts Council has put it all together thanks to Idaho Pour Authority who’s hosting POAC’s mini-fundraiser for the third year in a row.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Songwriter’s Concert

Venue: DiLuna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St.

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

A native of Missouri living in Colorado, Isabelle Stillman captures a Midwestern country sound combined with a Rocky Mountain Americana feel.

Also performing are Ben Olson and Josh Hedlund.

Admission: $15 in advance, available a DiLuna’s Café. Be sure to make reservations by calling 208-263-0864.

Open Mic Night

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

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Wind Down Wednesday

Venue: 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free for those 21 and over.

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