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Gobble up good times. Have guests in town for Thanksgiving? Show 'em a great weekend filled with activities, events, and - of course - shopping! The 10th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, is a great way to rustle up a big appetite starting at 9 a.m. in Travers Park. There's no cost - just donate a can of food (or more!) to the local food bank. Build up your Christmas spirit during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Jeff Jones Town Square Friday, Nov. 24. And then flex your shopping muscles and partake in the Shop Small Saturday event downtown Saturday, Nov. 24. Of course, there are many more events taking place ... just scroll below to view 'em all. Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's what's happening in November!

Through Nov. 26 LPOIC Annual Fall Derby. Put on your long johns and join this fishing competition on Lake Pend Oreille. LPOIC.org.

20 KPND Football Party. KPND and Bob Witte host Monday Night Football at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Bob will have tons of prizes to give away from area restaurants, concerts tickets, WSU football tickets, KPND new music samplers, beer mugs, gift certificates from area businesses and much more. Sign up for the end-of-season prizes -- a bike from Greasy Fingers Bikes & Repair, a TV from 7BTV and more. The Niner will be serving up Grand Teton beer and other drink specials. Mandala Pizza will be serving up pizzas. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20-30 Murder on the Orient Express. Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" screens at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. From the novel by the best-selling author, the film tells the tale of 13 strangers stranded on a train where everyone's a suspect. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies Page. Showtimes are Nov. 20-23, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 24 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m.; Nov. 27-30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door or online at Panida.org. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students.

21 Tuesday Backgammon Tournament. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr. in Ponderay, hosts a Tuesday Backgammon Tournament at 5 p.m. The tournament takes place every Tuesday with beer specials and prizes. Sign up on Facebook and join the fun!

21 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

22 Open Mic. SKaL Taproom in Ponderay hosts an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Musicians and comedians welcome! Open mic is held every Wednesday.

22 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesdays with resident magician Star Alexander from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Star amazes guests at the dinner table and in the bar with up-close, interactive magical entertainment for all ages!

22 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with longtime Sandpoint local Josh Hedlund. He's excited to share his catalog of original tunes that pull at your ear and soul for attention. One of the true talents of Sandpoint and revered by local musicians; come out for a night you will enjoy. Free and open to the public 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

23 Happy Thanksgiving!

23 Turkey Trot. Lace up the tennis and head over to Travers Park for the 10th annual Turkey Trot, starting at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Arrive early to sign a waiver; minors need a parent or guardian signature. Entry fee is a can of food for the Bonner Community Food Bank!

24 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Special Christmas Story Time. All are welcome to attend the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. in Jeff Jones Town Square (corner of Third and Main). This year's traditional community tree lighting program includes a Christmas story reading by Suzanne Davis, children's librarian at the Sandpoint Library, along with a performance by Allegro Dance Studio. Greet Santa at 6 p.m. when he arrives by fire truck, then enjoy hot cocoa and share in the joy of being together. Free and open to the community! 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

24 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Chris Lynch and Meg Turner.

24 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Daniel Mills. Enjoy a musically good time with eclectic rhythms and smooth vocals. POWine.com.

24 Tap Takeover by Grand Teton Brewing. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts a Tap Takeover by Grand Teton Brewing of Victor. Grand Teton, Idaho's oldest craft brewer, will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. serving some of their best brews. Beer and drink specials, swag and snacks. The party continues with Sandpoint's favorite hometown band, Harold's IGA, playing live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Wine Bar Music. Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Bob Beadling.

24 Beer Hall Live Music. It's the Friday after Thanksgiving Devon Wade show from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen Food Truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

24 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes.  Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24-25 The Back Door Grand Opening Party. The Back Door, located at 111 Cedar St. on the lower level (below Baxters), hosts a Grand Opening Party from 9 p.m. 'til midnight both Friday and Saturday nights of Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy live music with The Atomic Blues Band and Neighbor John, plus happy hour prices all night. BaxtersBackDoor.com. 208-610-7359

25 Shop Small Saturday. Retailers in the Sandpoint Shopping District are offering up thousands of delightful holiday decorating and gift ideas during Shop Small Saturday. Discover the variety and richness downtown has to offer! Enter to win a gift basket at all the participating stores and restaurants. And each Saturday 'til Christas, kids can make a special art project at Creations, then visit with jolly old St. Nick between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Cedar Street Bridge.

25 Go Cougs Apple Cup Watch Party. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Go Cougs Apple Cup Watch Party (time TBD) and everyone who attends in WSU colors gets $1 off pints and $4 off pitchers all game long! Go Cougs! All ages and families welcome. Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen Food Truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free & open to the public.

25 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with blues man Truck Mills.

25 Shook Twins & Friends - "Giving Thanks." The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Shook Twins & Friends for their "Giving Thanks" concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The Shook Twins' eclectic style fluctuates from song to song; drawing from their life experience they write about being potters' daughters, the sway of the subconscious, imagined superpowers and a chicken friend named Rose. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected covers on classic hits as well as their friends' songs. Tickets at Panida.org.

25 Music by DJ Josh. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave.  DJ Josh, one of Sandpoint's favorite DJ's will be playing a selection of your favorite tunes  from 9 p.m. 'til midnight.  Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 3 --

27 KPND Football Party. KPND and Bob Witte host Monday Night Football at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Bob will have tons of prizes to give away from area restaurants, concerts tickets, WSU football tickets, KPND new music samplers, beer mugs, gift certificates from area businesses and much more. Sign up for the end-of-season prizes -- a bike from Greasy Fingers Bikes & Repair, a TV from 7BTV and more. The Niner will be serving up Grand Teton beer and other drink specials. Mandala Pizza will be serving up pizzas. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 Northside Elementary School PTA Fundraiser. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for the Northside Elementary School PTA with Lagunitas Brewing beer on tap from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, raffle prizes and complimentary appetizers.

30 KPND Football Party. Watch the Cowboys take on the Redskins during the Thursday Night Football Party, hosted by KPND and Bob Witte. Tons of prizes will be given away, featuring gift certificates from area restaurants, concert tickets, WSU football tickets, KPND new music samplers, beer mugs, gift certificates from area businesses and much more. Sign up for the end-of-season prizes -- a bike from Greasy Fingers Bikes & Repair, a TV from 7BTV and more. The Niner will be serving up Grand Teton beer and other drink specials. Mandala Pizza will be serving up pizzas. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment.  219.bar.

30-Dec. 2 Festival of Trees. Three days of festive events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds benefit Kinderhaven – Family Night on Thursday, Holiday Luncheon Friday, and Grand Gala Saturday. KinderhavenSandpoint.com.

Now through Nov. 30 Eat, Drink & Be Local. Who wants to support local restaurants that carry Litehouse products ... and potentially win $3,000 or even $5,000? Just "Eat, Drink & Be Local" and collect stamps at participating restaurants Sept. 1 through Nov. 30. Collect 15 stamps, and enter into a drawing for $3,000; go to all restaurants and enter into a drawing for $5,000. If Litehouse is mentioned on a menu at a participating restaurant, get two stamps with one visit. Drawing is open to the public and all Litehouse employees. Return completed cards to Litehouse's corporate office or a participating restaurant. Pick up a stamp card today from a participating restaurant, corporate front desk, Ella front desk, Kootenai front desk, or the Litehouse Cheese Store. Get a list of participating restaurants at LitehouseLocal.com.

Here is what's coming up in December!

1 Annual Pray for Snow Party. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the Annual Pray for Snow Party starting at 5 p.m. with snacks and ski videos, 10 Barrel Brewing pray for snow beer specials, great prizes including a pair of handmade Lib Tech 188 skis and a snowboard. Prize drawing will be at 10 p.m. and you must be present to win! Bring your dancing shoes as The Incredible Flying Dookie Brothers will be playing from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment.  219.bar.

1 Icicle Brewing Beer Dinner
. Di Luna's Cafe teams up with Icicle Brewing for a fun night of dinner and drinks from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Four of Icicle Brewing's beers will be poured and you will be the judge of which course you prefer with each beer. Beer should be fun and enjoyed with good food and good friends -- you bring the friends, Di Luna's will supply the rest! Tickets are $35, plus tax and gratuity. Ticket includes a discount on all beer ordered/purchased on night of event. Call Di Luna's at 208-263-0846 or stop by 207 Cedar Street for tickets.

1 Christmas Piano Concert with Del Parkinson. Memorial Community Center, 405 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts a free Christmas Piano Concert with Del Parkinson at 6:30 p.m. Del will be performing classical Christmas tunes as well as some other classics along with commentary. Cookies and beverages will be served immediately following the concert. Bring the family and enjoy this wonderful community event!

1 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts First Fridays with Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Come out and hear his fun boot-tapping country tunes! Plus the Old Tin Can food truck will be onsite dishing up awesome burgers! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

1 Backcountry Film Festival. 13th annual SOLE (Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education) celebration at the Panida Theater features award-winning films, auctions, raffles and fun. SoleExperiences.org.

2 Christmas Faire and Children's Festival. Sandpoint Waldorf School, 2007 Sandpoint West Dr., hosts the Christmas Faire and Children's Festival from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Activities include a puppet show, crystal cave, craft-making room, a kids-only store, plus an arts and crafts fair. There will be delicious homemade soups, quiches, goodies and more available for purchase, plus a Hot Chai Hut served in a little getaway location. Free and open to all!

2 Breakfast with Santa. Have you shared your Christmas wishes with Santa? If not, here's your chance! The Sandpoint Teen Center hosts Breakfast with Santa at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, coffee, orange juice and hot cocoa, and get a picture with the big guy himself! Tickets are $10 adults, $5 kids with all proceeds going to the Sandpoint Teen Center! Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or stop by Washington Federal or the Teen Center to purchase in person. Tickets also available at the door.

2 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge! BonnerCountyHistory.org.

2 Artworks Gallery Holiday Open House. Artworks Gallery, 214 N. First Ave., hosts a Holiday Open House from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this fun, festive community event -- meet the 20-plus local artists in person and explore in-depth their beautiful art and unique talents! Plus, there will be a 10 percent discount throughout the gallery. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and food; free admission. Get inspired, get connected, and find some amazing handmade gifts! SandpointArtworks.com. 208-255-8439

2 Jack Frost Fest. Sandpoint's Jack Frost Fest is a community gathering to enjoy good music and get excited for the coming winter season! Four great bands will be playing in the Panida Theater: BareGrass, Sasha Bell Band, Moonshine Mountain, and Shakewell. In addition, Schweitzer Ski Patrol's Avy Dog program, Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center, and Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education will inform the audience about the programs they offer. Join this evening of great music and learn about organizations that help make our winter activities safer and more enjoyable! Doors open at 5 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance at Eichardt's, Evans Brothers, 7B Grooves and Eve's Leaves, or online at MattoxFarm.com; and $25 on the night of the show.

2 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch. This fun duo with a great sound will have you on the dance floor! Come by to hear them, grab some pints, play some games and enjoy! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

2 Holiday Ball. Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., hosts the USA Dance Sandpoint's Holiday Ball from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will also be a tango lesson taught by professional instructors. Singles and couples welcome; wear your holiday best (attire is semi-formal). Bring an appetizer to share and a donation of food items for the Bonner Community Food Bank. Admission is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. 208-699-0421. USADanceSandpoint.org.

2 Comedy Show. The 219 Lounge presents another great night of live comedy featuring Jamal Harrington and headliner Lonnie Bruhn with Morgan Preston as host, on tour for one night only in Sandpoint! Preston, Harrington and Bruhn will have you in stitches with hilarious stand-up and stories you don't want to miss! Tickets are available at the 219 Lounge, Trinity at City Beach, and Jalapeno's; $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

3 Global Fat Bike Day +1. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair and Schweitzer Mountain Resort host the Global Fat Bike Day + 1 event. In its 6th year, Global Fat Bike Day is just like it sounds -- a day to celebrate and ride fat bikes! Group fat bike rides leave the Schweitzer Roundabout (across from the fire station) parking lot at high noon (12 p.m.). Rental bikes are available (reservations are required for ages 18 years and over by calling 208-255-4496).

3 The Nutcracker. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts The Nutcracker ballet at 7 p.m. This time-honored community tradition is a kick-off to the holiday season when local ballet students join Eugene Ballet Company's professional dancers onstage in Tchaikovsky's classic ballet. Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council. Tickets for this performance sell out every year, so purchase early at ArtinSandpoint.org.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 10 --

5 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to come walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

8 Ladies' Shopping Night. Get together with friends and shop during Ladies' Shopping Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. Refreshments, specials, product demonstrations and more will be available at participating Sandpoint Shopping District retailers. Free and open to the community!

8 Sandpoint Contra Dance. All are invited to attend a community dance in the New England tradition - a Contra Dance - at 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances are taught and called with live music. Beginners and singles are welcome (new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning to start with the basics). $5 donation; bring clean shoes and a water bottle. Sponsored by Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Held on the second Friday of every month. 208-263-6751

9 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Muffy & The Riff Hangers. This local band describes themselves as an acoustic band, with traditional bluegrass and folk instruments. Break out the dancing shoes! Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen Food Truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

9 Thrillusionist David DaVinci. World-class illusionist David DaVinci performs at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. Tickets are $15 military, under 18, and seniors, $20 general admission at Eve's Leaves and Eichardt's, or online at Panida.org; $40 preferred seating for the first six rows are available online only.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 17 --

12 Hansel & Gretel Performance. Join the Sandpoint Music Conservatory for a wonderful holiday show that both children and adults will enjoy, featuring children from the Music Matters! afterschool outreach programs as well as many other student performers. Show will begin at 5 p.m. and is followed by a holiday cookie reception, held at the First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive St. Suggested donation $10. SandpointConservatory.org.

14 ICL Holiday Party and Art Show. Ring in the holiday season at the Idaho Conservation League's annual holiday party, held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Columbia Bank Community Plaza, 231 N. Third Ave. The evening also features the opening exhibit for ICL artist-in-residence Linda Lantzy. Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers, and a silent auction of beautiful Idaho photography. Free to attend; sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League. 208-265-9565

15 Christmas Concert. The Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra present Charpentier's Midnight Mass for Christmas and pieces from Vivaldi's Beatus Vir and Gloria, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 601 S. Lincoln. Free admission and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra. 208-263-0199

16-17 The Unveiling: The Carousel of Smiles Project Launch. All are invited to see the assembled carousel, and find out how to help in this incredible Carousel of Smiles project, during a launch event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, Dec. 16, there will be a "Draw The Curtain Back" event which will reveal the assembled, unrestored carousel. Doors open at 1 p.m.; browse exhibits while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies, with the curtain draw at 2 p.m. And then Sunday, Dec. 17, an Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. allows the public to visit the carousel, browse exhibits, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and other activities. Free and open to the public. TheCarouselofSmiles.org.

16 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Browne Salmon Truck. Comprised of Sandpoint locals Drew Browne on bass, Samantha Carston on vocals, and Truck Mills on guitar, this trio plays vintage and contemporary blues, jazz, Latin and more. They don't play often so don't miss a chance to hear their awesome sound! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

17 Christmas Concert. The Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra present Charpentier's Midnight Mass for Christmas and pieces from Vivaldi's Beatus Vir and Gloria, at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 601 S. Lincoln. Free admission and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra. 208-263-0199

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 24 --

20 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m., held at Cafe Bodega inside Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St. The open mic takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. 208-263-5911

22 Mens' Shopping Night. OK, guys, you've put it off 'til the last minute, so come downtown for Mens' Shopping Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You'll get kid glove treatment with help selecting the perfect gift, gift wrapping, refreshments and more. Take the hassle out of this holiday season by focusing on what is most meaningful: family and community.

22 Beer Hall Live Music. Ron Greene is heading north for another special night at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest and West Coast. As a soloist, Greene's intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer. Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! Free and open to the public 21-plus years of age; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

23 Ugly Sweater Contest. It's ugly sweater time! A&P's Tavern, 222 N. First Ave., hosts their annual Ugly Sweater Contest from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. The prizes will be bigger and better than ever, plus dance the night away with a D.J. all night while enjoying tasty winter drink specials.

23-24 Santa Skis at Schweitzer. Ho, ho, ho! Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Schweitzer Mountain Resort to ski and hand out treats; on Christmas Eve, they will lead a balloon parade down the slopes and hear last-minute wishes in the Selkirk Lodge. Schweitzer.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Dec. 31 --

25 Merry Christmas!

29 Tennis Brewery Bash. Sandpoint's House Band is back! Tennis is ready once again to help kick off the NYE Weekend! MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., is clearing out a dance floor and setting the mood for a rockin' filled night of dancing and singing! Cover charge $5; tickets available at the Beer Hall soon (limited availability so don't miss out!). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band starts up at 8 p.m. Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen Food Truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high quality food! 21+ years only.

30 Devon Wade Band Brewery Bash. After debuting his self-titled album "Devon Wade" this fall, MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., is excited to welcome the Devon Wade Band for another Brewery Bash! Plus, the DWB is helping out by giving you an early excuse to celebrate the New Year and an extra day of recovering from the party! Cover charge $5; tickets available at the Beer Hall soon (limited availability so don't miss out!). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the band starts at 7 p.m. Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen food truck with their handcrafted sausages and quality food! 21+ years of age; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

31 New Year's Eve Parties at Schweitzer. Parties for all ages at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1. Schweitzer.com.

31 Hive New Year’s Eve Ball. Ring in 2018 at The Hive with Orgone. A portion of proceeds benefit Angels Over Sandpoint. Get more information plus buy tickets in advance at LiveFromTheHive.com.

Here is what's coming up in January 2018!

5-26 Junior Starlight Series. Friday nights in January on Schweitzer Mountain Resort's NASTAR course, sponsored by the Independence Race League. IndependenceRacing.com.

12 Second Fridays with Ron Greene. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Second Fridays with Ron Greene from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest. As a soloist, Greene's intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer. Free and open to the public; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

13-15 MLK Weekend at Schweitzer. Enjoy special activities all weekend, including Northern Lights at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring fireworks and torchlight parade, followed by a party with live music in Taps on Saturday, plus Sunday night skiing. Get more details at Schweitzer.com.

18-20 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain films screen at the Panida Theater over three nights, with proceeds benefitting the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. Panida.org.

19 Third Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts First Fridays with Devon Wade from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Come out and hear his fun boot-tapping country tunes! Plus the Old Tin Can food truck will be onsite dishing up awesome burgers! Free and open to the public 21+ years of age; non-smoking, fun & games environment.

26 Living Voices' Klondike: The Last Adventure. This live storytelling performance is based on real events and tells the tale of Eliza, a young woman who braves the perilous journey to the Yukon in search of gold and opportunity. Her resilience and motivations are repeatedly tested in "the last great adventure" of 1897. The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center, and includes historical photos and a video presentation. Part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series; learn more and buy tickets in advance at ArtinSandpoint.org.

26-27 Death of a Small Town in the West. Hold onto your seats: the Panida Theater is about to get a little weird! Ben Olson's original play "Death of a Small Town in the West" hits the main stage for two weekend runs on Jan. 26-27 and again Feb. 2-3. When Sandpoint is destroyed and rebuilt by greedy developers intent on making it into a theme park for the rich, a local group of troublemakers take action into their own hands. Directed by Madeline Elliott and produced by the Unknown Locals, "Death" will make you laugh, cry, think, scream and shout all at the same time. Curtain call will be 7:30 p.m. all nights, with doors opening at 7 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. Panida.org.

27 4th Annual Fatty Flurry Fest. Enjoy Sandpoint’s own “Fat Bike” Festival at Round Lake State Park, sponsored by Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair. GreasyFingersBikes.com.

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