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'Best live band in L.A.' Pend Oreille Arts Council partners with Mattox Farm Productions to present The Dustbowl Revival, whose joyous Americana soul vibes won them "the best live band in L.A." recognition by L.A. Weekly, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Friday, Oct. 13, in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Missoula's Shakewell is the opening act, thumping out funk and soul to get the party started. Check out DustbowlRevival.com to learn more. Tickets are $20. This event kicks off POAC's 2017/2018 Performance Series; get more information at ArtInSandpoint.org or call 208-263-9191.

Here's what's happening in October!

13 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mike Wagonner. Come hang out with Mike, his stories & great songs!

13 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music with Marty Perron and Doug Bond from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

13 Bistro Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar at 334 N. First Ave. hosts live music on the Bridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Denis Zwang. 208-597-6530

13 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 The Dustbowl Revival with Shakewell. In the Panida. See Hot Picks, above.

13 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

13 Live Music at the 219. Enjoy one of Sandpoint's favorite up-and-coming bands, the Beat Diggers, starting at 9 p.m. in the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Bring your dancing shoes as this local band plays your favorite rock and roll tunes. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 Indie Author Day. The second annual Indie Author Day is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Little Panida Theater, 302 N. First Ave. On this one day, libraries around the world welcome their local indie authors for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels and much more! Enjoy author presentations, expert panelists, open mic readings, and more. Free and open to the public.

14 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season. Entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355

14 Fall For Sandpoint. Downtown Sandpoint celebrates Fall for Sandpoint with sales, in-store games and prizes, kids' activities and more. Participating merchants are teamed with local non-profit organizations to bring a day to support our vibrant community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., product demonstrations, food and beverage samplings, and kids' activities are just part of the fun. A portion of the shopping proceeds from the day will be donated to participating non-profits. Enter to win one of three gift certificate packages worth a total of $400. Join your friends and neighbors to shop local, save local and give local. For more information on participating retailers and non-profits, check the Sandpoint Shopping District Facebook page.

14 3G Tour. This spectacular cruise offers an opportunity to see many parts of the lake. From Hope, cruise to Green Bay, then on to Garfield Bay where there's a great view of the south end of the lake, then on to the amazing cliffs of the Green Monarchs and finally returning through the islands of Hope. A history talk is included and lunch is available for purchase. Departs at 12:30 p.m. from Kramer Marina in East Hope. Fare is $39 general, $37 senior 60-plus. Call 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

14 Fall Cornhole Classic. Cornhole is back at the MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St. Cornhole kings and queens will be taking to the courtyard where there will be three regulation courts set up to test your tossin' abilities in a double elimination tournament! Capped to 32 teams so sign up early via 208-209-6700 or show up day of between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; first toss at 1 p.m. Cost is $20/team, $10/person. Cash & prizes; ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

14 Fresh Hop Harvest Festival. Celebrate the annual Fall Hop Harvest Festival at the 'Niner, 219 N. First Ave. The party starts at 3 p.m. and goes 'til 7 p.m. The Niner's Fresh Hops Fest features fresh hop beers from local and regional brew makers Laughing Dog, MickDuff's, Mother Earth, Georgetown, Payette and Sockeye, plus there will be lots of swag and prizes. The Old Tin Can will be serving up the best burgers and brats in town and Truck Mills will be providing the tunes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission; drinking packages cost $20 for a souvenir tasting glass and five drink tickets. Advance discount tickets will go on sale Oct. 1 at the 219 Lounge offering two tasting glasses and 10 drink tickets for $30 ($40 value). Additional tasting tickets will be sold on-site for $3 each. Ages 21 and over; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

14 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Brian Jacobs. He brings an eclectic, acoustic sound with a music style that encompasses folk, rock and soul.

14 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music with John Firshi from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

14 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 the Riff Hangers. This local band describes themselves as an acoustic band, with traditional bluegrass/folk instruments and a style of many genres including country, blues, and swing. Break out the dancing shoes! Free and open to the public ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

14 Radical Reels Tour. High-adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour screen at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Alpine Shop, Eichardt's, Outdoor Experience and Burger Express (Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry); also online at Panida.org; $19 at the door.

14 QueenB Drag Show and Costume Contest. Kick off Halloween with a dazzling drag show! QueenB Drag Shows presents the 5th annual Halloween Drag Show and Costume Contest at the Eagles, 1511 John Hudon Ln. Come celebrate Halloween with fabulous drag performances from an amazing cast of kings and queens, followed by a costume contest with cash prizes for best costume. $6 cover, 21 and over; doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

14 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.

15 Oktoberfest at Beet and Basil. Come and the Oktoberfest fun at Beet and Basil on First Avenue, and help raise money for the East Bonner County Library. Held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the family-friendly event includes German street food, live music, German beer specials, oversized Jenga, oversized connect four, rope jousting tournament, prizes, giant checkers and dice. Also das boot races, housemade pretzels and mustards, Kids' area features pumpkin painting and tea light lantern decorating. Open to the public.

15 Game and Industry Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game and Industry Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beer and cocktail specials with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Oct. 22 --

16 KPND Football Party. It's football season and time to 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.

17 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!

17 Spirit Awake! Salute to the Heartland. Chorale Coeur d'Alene presents Spirit Awake! Salute to the Heartland at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This concert brings to life the works of European masters such as Palestrina, Haydn and Mendelssohn along with more contemporary American works such as Aaron Copland's Old American Songs. Learn more at ChoraleCDA.org. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors & active military, $10 students; tickets at the door or online at Panida.org.

17 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.

18 Kiwanis Fundraiser at the IPA. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a fundraiser for the Sandpoint Kiwanis Club with Bale Breaker Brewing Co. beer on tap from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, raffle prizes including a gift certificate to Quinn's Hot Springs, Bale Breaker swag, and complimentary appetizers.

18 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.

18 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!

18 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

19 Girls Pint Night Out. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts Girls Pint Night Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cool chicks, great beer, no dudes! Join Vicki at the big table for an evening tasting and talking about fresh hop beer. Free and open to the public.

20 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Daniel Mills. Join Daniel and his lyrical music that's sure to make you sing along.

20 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music with  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with "Two Guys" - Ken and Drew.

20 Bistro Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar at 334 N. First Ave. hosts live music on the Bridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mostly Harmless. 208-597-6530

20 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.

20 Free Movie: Monster House. Kinderhaven proudly presents their second free family movie event, this time with a spooky theme! Academy Award nominated, family friendly "Monster House" will play at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., with a costume parade across the stage prior to the lights going down! Did we mention free popcorn and goodie bags, too? Doors open at 6:15 p.m., the parade takes place around 6:45ish, and the movie right after that! Thanks to event sponsors: Bonner General Health, Finan McDonald, North Idaho Title and Panhandle Escrow. See all you ghosts and goblins there! 208-290-2600

20 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Missoula-based Andrea Harsell and Luna Roja from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Harsell and Roja are a potent quartet with a natural chemistry that can be felt as they blend elements of Americana, rock, and R&B into their own sound. Filled with songs about the human experience, social issues, love and love lost, the show is high energy and feels good. Come feel good! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 3G Tour. This spectacular cruise offers an opportunity to see many parts of the lake. From Hope, cruise to Green Bay, then on to Garfield Bay where there's a great view of the south end of the lake, then on to the amazing cliffs of the Green Monarchs and finally returning through the islands of Hope. A history talk is included and lunch is available for purchase. Departs at 12:30 p.m. from Kramer Marina in East Hope. Fare is $39 general, $37 senior 60-plus. Call 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

21 Ladies (Witches) Paint and Sip. Join Uncorked Paint Sandpoint at The Pottery Bug for Ladies (Witches) Paint and Sip, starting at 1 p.m. The featured painting is "Drink up Witches" so bring something to sip and a BF for a special price of $30 each for this fun event! Click to RSVP.

21 Northside Elementary 65th Annual Harvest Dinner. Celebrate fall and community at Northside Elementary's 65th Annual Harvest Dinner, held from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Northside Elementary, 7881 Colburn Culver Road. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings and dessert, and listen to Country Plus while you visit with friends and neighbors. Cost is $8 adults, $5 kids 5 to 13, and free for under age 5. 208-290-2414

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

21 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 and Chris Lynch. This fun duo has a great sound that 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 ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

21 Andy Sydow. The Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry hosts Andy Sydow at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Opening the show is Paul Bonnell and Friends. Tickets are $12 in advance at Mountain Mike's, Bonners Books or online at ThePearlTheater.org; $15 at the door; students $5. 208-610-2846

21 Comedy with Friends. The Panida Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Comedy with Friends at 8 p.m. Phillip Kopczynski blends storytelling, sketch comedy, and stand-up comedy. $12 admission.
 
21 GRiZ in Concert. Sax man GRiZ - or Grant Kwiecinski, as he's known to his mom - is coming off a massive 2016 with no signs of slowing down. His latest release, "Good Will Prevail," debuted at No. 1 on the electronic charts and just this year alone, he's released six singles that all claimed the coveted No. 1 spot on Hype Machine’s most popular charts. More info and tickets at LiveFromTheHive.com.

21 Live Music at the 219. Get ready to rock 'n' roll! The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Spokane-based Donna Donna and Cattywomp from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Donna Donna is a high-energy duo that will rock your world. They play classic blues rock with some extra special fun times influenced by Jefferson Airplane, Jack White and Janis Joplin. Cattywomp is comprised of six members who each have distinctly different musical backgrounds, playing elements of funk fused with a blues rock sound. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

22 A Musical Journey Featuring Pianist Peggy Reich. Join Peggy Reich, concert pianist and piano professor from New York, in this Music Conservatory concert offering at 2 p.m. in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. A Musical Journey through Latin America and beyond is filled with the spicy "sounds of Habanera" and presented in different approaches from around the world. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for faculty and students of MCS. SandpointConservatory.org.

22 Game and Industry Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game and Industry Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beer and cocktail specials with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Weekends through Oct. 22 Hope Islands Cruise. Enjoy a scenic tour around the four islands of Hope and learn the colorful history of the Hope area during this Lake Pend Oreille Cruise aboard the Shawnodese. Tour departs at 4:30 p.m. from Kramer Marina weekends through Oct. 22. The tour includes a cruise by Pearl Island, a bald eagle sanctuary, plus enjoy breathtaking scenery and spectacular fall colors. Salon heated for comfort. Fare is $23 general, $21 seniors 60-plus. Call 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Oct. 29 --

23 KPND Football Party. It's football season and time to 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.

24 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.

25 Paint & Pint with Infini Gallery (Sugar Skull Theme). MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., teams up with their neighbors Infini Gallery & Art Studio for a fun night of Paint & Pint starting at 6 p.m. October's theme is Sugar Skull, painting in-step with the Day of the Dead and Halloween. Cost is $35 and includes all the art supplies, instruction and your first drink. Starts at 6 p.m. and lasts approximately 2 hours. 21 years of age or older only. Space is limited; register at InfiniGallery.com/book-online.

26-29 'War of the Worlds' Radio Stage Play. The Panida Playhouse Players take audiences back in time to the first true on-air thriller -- the Orson Welles and Mercury Theater broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Directed by Robert Moore, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Oct. 28; and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, available at Panida.org or at the door.

27 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Ron Kieper Trio. Enjoy a night filled with great jazz music by this talented team.

27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music with Bare Grass from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

27 Bistro Live Music. The Cedar Street Bistro Wine Bar at 334 N. First Ave. hosts live music on the Bridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Meg and Chris. 208-597-6530

27 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 Harold's IGA for a fun night of live music, cheers and beers! Harold's IGA was a grocery store that the poor people went to. It was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their three albums. Free and open to the public ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

27 Music by DJ Josh. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Josh, one of Sandpoint's favorite DJs, who 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.

28 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 Mobius Riff. The band plays an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, Celtic, classical, and Middle Eastern featuring Tom Duebendorfer, Larry Higgins, John Sarchio and Larry Guldberg. Free and open to the public ages 21+. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

28 Boo Bash Costume Ball. USA Dance hosts a Boo Bash Costume Ball in the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. The evening starts off with a Cha-Cha lesson at 7 p.m., followed by general dancing from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will be door prizes, refreshments, mixers, a drawing and fun, plus prizes for best costumes! Singles and couples welcome; admission is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens. USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. For more information, call 208-699-0421 or visit USADanceSandpoint.org.

28 The 219 Anniversary Party. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., celebrates its 83rd anniversary! For 83 years, running the 219 has been a Sandpoint icon and institution. Through thick and thin, it's been open continuously at the same location since October 1934.  Recently renovated to its 1930s era look and feel, you wouldn't want to miss this annual party that starts at noon and goes 'til close.  Food, prizes, drink and beer specials. Live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Harold's IGA, 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. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music with Mostly Harmless from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

28 Halloween Bash with Sir Mix-A-Lot. The rapper who laid down the hit "Baby Got Back" and a favorite every time he plays Sandpoint, Sir Mix is back for The Hive's Fourth Annual Halloween Bash and Costume Contest ... that The Hive is promising to be the biggest and scariest Halloween party in the Inland Northwest! Prizes for costumes. More info and tickets at LiveFromTheHive.com.

29 Game and Industry Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game and Industry Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beer and cocktail specials with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 KPND Football Party. It's football season and time to 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.

31 Free Kids Halloween Carnival. Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene on Highway 95, north of Walmart in Ponderay, hosts a Free Kids Halloween Carnival from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Enjoy free hot dogs, funnel cakes, chili, local cider, popcorn and cotton candy! There will be more than 25 games and also a 0-5 kids zone, craft zone, and photo booth for family photos! Invite friends for a warm and safe trick or treating environment; everyone receives a ticket for door prize drawings donated by the community. Please bring a can of food to help the community.

31 Double Feature at the Panida: Night of the Living Dead / Halloween. Spooky films screen at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., with "Night of the Living Dead" and the re-mastered original "Halloween" in a double feature on Halloween night! Admission is $12 for the double feature, and $7 for one movie. More info plus purchase tickets in advance at Panida.org.

31 Halloween Costume Party and Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts a Halloween Costume Party with drink specials and DJ Pat hosts Night-Out Karaoke from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Come out in costume, sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Prizes for the best costume and best singer. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Weekends in October: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch. Fifth year of festive family fun at Hickey Farms, 674 Hickey Rd., with a pumpkin patch, games, local artisan products and more. 208-263-3782

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 November!

2 The Kitchin Dwellers / Horseshoes & Handgrenades. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a dual headliner show featuring The Kitchin Dwellers plus Horseshoes & Handgrenades. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m., with Cascade Crescendo opening. General admission $12. Panida.org.

3 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.

3 Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a screening of the film Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Sandpoint Film Festival. Produced and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Terry Sanders and photographed by local cinematographer Erik Daarstad, the film takes place in the turbulent summer of 1966 - the summer of the Bomb, the Vietnam draft and the exploding Sexual Revolution - when two runaways set off on an eventful motorcycle trip up the coast of California. It's a sweet, bittersweet and very real love story. SandpointFilmFestival.com.

4 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.

4 Sandpoint Film Festival. Regional, national films screen at the Panida Theater during all-day event. SandpointFilmFestival.com.

4 A Night to Remember. All are welcome to attend A Night to Remember, a fundraiser for Community Cancer Services in partnership with Ponderay Rotary, held at 5:30 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. The evening includes a wine tasting, a dinner paired with wine from several local wineries, live and silent auctions, and so much more. Cost is $95 per person, or $1,500 per sponsor table. Check out the event on Facebook for teasers about what wines, food and auction items will be featured! CommunityCancerServices.com. 208-255-2301

5 Edison. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts live music with Edison. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served before the show. Singer and guitarist Sarah Slaton, multi-instrumentalist Dustin Morris, and Grammy-nominated guitarist Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers), are the members of indie rock trio Edison - which has quickly emerged as a musical force. Tickets for this show are $10 in advance, and $12 on the day of the show. DiLunas.com.

10 Santa's Workshop Craft Fair. Bonner General Health hosts a Santa's Workshop Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the BGH classroom next to the cafeteria. Come check out the homemade crafts featuring crochet, quilted items, stocking stuffers, candles, soaps and more. Enjoy a glass of complimentary hot chocolate or apple cider while you look around. Vendor booth fees go towards supporting Food for Our Children.

10 Annual Harvest Dinner. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Annual Harvest Dinner. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar, complimentary appetizers, and fun-filled bucket raffles featuring locally crafted and homemade items; a traditional holiday meal will be served around 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25; reservations can be made by calling 208-264-5481 or visit the Memorial Community Center website. MCC will also be kicking off their Christmas Giving Food Drive, so bring any non-perishable food donations and receive complimentary bucket raffle tickets!

11 SARS Annual Ski Swap. Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd., hosts the SARS Ski Swap. Come find great deals on snow gear - from skis and snowboards to a huge variety of winter recreational equipment and clothing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. Admission is $2/person or $5/family; free parking. Door prizes with purchase! To sell items, hours are noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The annual swap benefits the Schweitzer Alpine Racing School's ski racing and freeride programs for more than 200 local and regional athletes ages 5 and up.

17-18 Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau. Pend Oreille Arts Council partners with Unknown Locals Productions to present Walden by Michael Johnathon, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Heartwood Center as part of POAC's 2017/2018 Performance Series. Equal parts charmingly funny and sincerely serious, the two-act play discusses our relationship with the environment through the banter between Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson during Thoreau's last days at Walden Pond. The performance will feature local actors, as well as student set and costume designers. Tickets available in the POAC office, 302 N. First Ave., online at ArtinSandpoint.org, also at Eve's Leaves, Eichardt's, and Winter Ridge Natural Foods. Performance is ADA accessible. 208-263-6139

18-26 LPOIC Annual Fall Derby. Put on your long johns and join this fishing competition on Lake Pend Oreille. LPOIC.org.

18-19 Christmas Fair. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts two-day festive shopping event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds; hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. BonnerCountyFair.com.

18 Empty Bowl Fundraiser. All are welcome to attend the Empty Bowl Fundraiser, held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Columbia Bank, 414 Church St. This event benefits the Bonner Community Food Bank, and features Judy's famous Potato Leek Soup! Come and enjoy soup, bread, truffles, beer and wine, games, raffle, entertainment and live music. Cost is $20 per person. 

19 Fall Serenade Concert. The Music Conservatory hosts its annual Fall Serenade Concert and dessert auction in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., to benefit all MCS scholarship programs, including tuition assistance, Music Matters! after school outreach, and honors programs. The concert will feature works by the great masters, performed by Music Conservatory artist instructors. Join us for an appetizer and wine reception before the concert and bid on one of our outrageous desserts (donated by local restaurants and pastry chefs). Reception begins at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m., and appetizers are included in the price of the ticket. No-host bar will be available. Tickets are $20 adults, $5 MCS students and faculty, available at the MCS or at the door on the night of the concert. 208-265-4444. SandpointConservatory.org.

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.

Here is what's coming up in December!

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

3 Global Fat Bike Day +1. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair and Schweitzer Mountain Resort host the Global Fat Bike Day + 1 event.

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! after school 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.

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

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. LiveFromTheHive.com.

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