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A North Idaho original. 60+ microbrews, live music, three days -- get ready for the main event of summer as Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the 23rd annual Fall Fest happening Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7! Bands will be playing over the Labor Day holiday weekend while Schweitzer serves up several regional wines, hard ciders and over 60 regional micro beers on tap (view the impressive list!). The ever-popular souvenir mugs, glasses and steins will be on sale all weekend as well as several other Fall Fest souvenirs. For the kids, there's a soda tent where they can mix their own flavors and create wild concoctions. Enjoy arts, crafts and food vendors throughout the village, plus the chairlift will be open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking. Click to read a press release for more details, or visit Schweitzer.com.
Here's what's happening in September!
3 Panida Sneak Peek. Come check out the new ceiling and sparkling clean Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admire the results of two months of hard work, grants and generous donations! Panida.org.
3 Monarch Open Mic. Scott Reid hosts an Open Mic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave. Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
4 IPA Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., features live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Marty Perron and Doug Bond. 208-597-7096
4 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Justin Lantrip, a soulful singer and songwriters of folk rock who blends covers and originals. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
4 First Friday with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts First Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. with great country and pop singer Devon Wade. Enjoy fun originals like "Somebody Beer Me" and "Show Me The Cash." MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
4-5 No Service. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts the Unknown Locals production of an original play by Chris Herron, No Service, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m. No Service is a darkly humorous story about life, death, and the complications of family. Anne is dying of an unknown illness. Her best friend, Kim, travels to Anne's remote cabin to see her one final time. Upon learning that Anne has become estranged from her daughter, Kim does her best to put her nose where it doesn't belong and reunite mother and daughter before it's too late. $12 general admission, $10 seniors/students. 208-610-8005
5 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy live music featuring Bright Moments, plus browse the always-changing variety of produce, plants, and homemade goodies all season long! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
5 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's the last chance to see Era I: 1880-1919 of the "Tales from the Wardrobe: Fashion in Bonner County" series before the museum moves on to Era II: 1920-1939! All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge; made possible by the generous support of Sandpoint Rotary. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
5 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Triolet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
5 IPA Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., features live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with David Walsh. 208-597-7096
5 Live Music with Neighbor John and Robert Crader. Ice House Pizzeria, 140 W. Main St. in Hope, hosts a special appearance with local favorites Neighbor John and Robert Crader from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come join friends for wonderful music and a great atmosphere at the Ice House Pizzeria in Hope where the only thing better than the pizza is the view! OldIceHousePizzeria.com. 208-264-5555
5 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with the Powell Brothers. These two play covers and originals on various string instruments, of which they build themselves. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
5 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Spumoni Blues from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The groovy and talented blues-rock trio has international touring experience. MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
5-6 Funky Junk Antique and Craft Show. It's back for the 15th year! The biggest and longest-running antique and craft show in Idaho, the Funky Junk event will be in full swing over Labor Day Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds! Funky Junk will be bursting with all sorts of wonderful treasures and amazing crafts - everything from salvage to retro and everything in between. Enjoy live music both days and good food too! Admission is $5 for the weekend; children 12 and under are free. FunkyJunkAntiqueShow.com.
5-6 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars from across the Northwest converge at Silverwood Theme Park for the 13th annual Coaster Classic Car Show. It's one of the biggest events of its kind in the Inland Northwest, so if you like cars that go fast, look good, or just remind you of the good ol' days, don't miss it! SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-0683-3400
5-7 Fall Fest. Summer's biggest party at Schweitzer. See Hot Picks, above.
6 Art at the Lake: Artist Reception with Terry Lee. The Entree Gallery, 1755 Reeder Bay Rd. in Nordman, presents a Labor Day weekend showing of Art At The Lake, featuring the work of several Northwest artists. Of special interest is a collection of dramatic sculptures and oil paintings by internationally recognized wildlife artist Terry Lee, who has spent much of his time in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Gallery visitors will have an opportunity to meet Lee from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., when Lee will be demonstrating his personal style of oil painting. EntreeGallery.com. 208-443-2001
6 Bonner County Democrats Pre-Labor Day Potluck Celebration. The Bonner County Democrats invite the community to attend the annual Pre-Labor Day Potluck Celebration from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the City Beach Pavilion. Attendees will have the chance to meet Bert Marley, the newly-elected chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party. All are welcome; please bring a potluck dish to share. The event includes live music featuring Ruff Shodd and fun for all! BonnerDemocrats.org.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, September 13 --
7 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005
8 Sip and Shop Fundraiser. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts a Sip and Shop fundraiser from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. to benefit the Pend Oreille Arts Council. Ten percent of all proceeds from the Tasting Room, Gift Shop and Bistro Rouge will be donated to POAC, an organization which facilitates and present the finest quality experiences in the arts for the people of Sandpoint. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
8 9/11: Experts Speak Out. Sandpoint911Truth.org presents 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out, a controversial documentary film by architect Richard Gage, AIA, along with 2,350 architects and engineers calling for a new investigation with scientific forensic evidence from the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, including 47-story Building 7 - not hit by an airplane. Showing at 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. $10 suggested donation. Panida.org.
8 First Tuesday at Eichardt's. Monthly music event with featured guest at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. 208-263-4005
9 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy live music featuring Patrice Webb, plus browse the always-changing variety of produce, plants and homemade goodies all season long! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
9 Jazz 'n' Java. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth St., hosts a Jazz 'n' Java jazz jam and open mic night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. All players welcome! Sit in with a rhythm section, play solo ... or just come to listen! The event features some of the area's best players. Hosted by Larry Mooney, jazz vocalist and guitarist; amps and PA provided. SandpointGuitar.com. 208-290-2632
10 Bonner County Museum Friend-Raiser. La Rosa Club, 105 S. First Ave., hosts the Bonner County Museum's Friend-Raiser from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. With a 1920s theme, all are welcome to join in this evening of jazz-age fun as the museum celebrates the upcoming opening of new exhibits. Mix, mingle, enjoy no-host food and bar, plus there will be drink specials as well! BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
10-12 Welcome Back to the Panida! After a refurbishing project over the summer, the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a Welcome Back to the Panida film event! Films to be announced - stay tuned! Panida.org.
11-13 Winery Harvest Party. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts their annual Harvest Party all weekend long. Enjoy live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday with Bare Grass, who will be getting their funky groove on along with Mike Thompson, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday with The Flying Mammals - a trio of brothers who will be playing outside. The party includes grape stomping, a barbecue, wine specials and more, so don't miss out! POWine.com. 208-265-8545
11 Jelly Bread. Don't miss Jelly Bread's second visit to The Hive, 207 N. First Ave. Jelly Bread blends a mixture of original funk, rock and soul sprinkled with crowd pleasing covers that all makes for a rockin' party. Make sure to check out the videos from their February 2014 show at The Hive. Buy tickets at 7B Boardshop, Eichardt's, and on show days at The Hive. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m.; ages 21 and older (IDs checked at the door). Sponsored by Low Country Boil Productions and KPND. LiveFromTheHive.com. 208-457-2392
12 MCC Tailgate Sale. Looking for treasures? Come check out all the great stuff, grab a bite to eat, and buy some treats from the bake sale during the Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Got stuff to sell? Reserve your space for just $15 (tables are $5) by calling 208-264-5481; or get the layout and registration form at MemorialCommunityCenter.com.
12 Sandpoint Farmers Market: Taste of the Market. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy live music featuring CYM Youth Marimba, plus this is the Taste of the Market where there's lots of goodies to try out! SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
12 Injectors Car Show. The 16th annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show is sponsored by the Sandpoint Injectors Auto Club, and helps raise funds for local charities. The corner of Second and Main is Car Show Central - and extends several blocks in each direction. View 100-plus classic cars, plus get in on the fun-spirited action with a Frozen T-Shirt Contest, trivia events with prizes, plus drawings and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Bonner Community Hospice, Bonner Community Food Bank, Community Cancer Services, Lions Club Toys for Tots, and senior lunch programs. SandpointInjectors.com.
12 Dover Bay 5k-9 Fun Run. Dover Bay hosts the 5k-9 Fun Run to benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter. 265-7297
12 Northwest Cornhole Championship. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the biggest Cornhole event to hit the Northwest! Enjoy a big cash prize pool and bonus prizes, sponsored by Rock 103. MickDuffs.com. MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
12-13 A Nostalgic WWII Adventure with a Little Romance. Panida Playhouse presents local favorite, Ron Ragone, storyteller extraordinaire, bringing stories to life on the stage of the Panida Little Theater, 302 N. First Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, and 3 p.m. Sept. 13. A benefit for the Panida Playhouse programming, Ragone will enchant audience-goers with nostalgic WWII stories of adventurous romance, or romantic adventure. $6 admission. Panida.org. 208-255-7801
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, September 20 --
14-19 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the seventh annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId. The 6-day event showcases the International Selkirk Loop's spectacular scenery. Learn more and register at WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626
Through Sept. 15 Daily Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises' Shawnodese departs on two daily cruises from Sandpoint City Beach, running through Sept. 15. The Lake History Cruise departs at 1:30 p.m.; learn about the history and geology of our magnificent lake. The Lake, River and Birds of Prey Cruise departs at 3:30 p.m.; view osprey nests and their chicks, along with bald eagle sightings. For fare information, plus details on the Sunset Dessert Cruises (every Monday, Friday and Saturday evening) and the Dinner and Eagle Watching Cruises (every Tuesday and Thursday evening), visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.
16 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic event at 6:30 p.m., held at the Cafe Bodega inside Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St. Held on the third Wednesday of every month; arrive at 6 p.m. for dinner!
17 Monarch Open Mic. Scott Reid hosts an Open Mic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave. Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
17 Take Back Your Power: Investigating the 'Smart' Grid. EHS Idaho hosts a showing of the award-winning documentary "Take Back Your Power - Investigating the 'Smart' Grid," a revelatory film by Josh Del Sol screening at 6 p.m. in the Rude Girls Room at the East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St. Find out what Big Brother is up to. Get smart about the grid. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail EHSidaho@gmail.com.
18 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Bill Price, a singer and songwriter touring from Indiana. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
18 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Harold's IGA from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. This fun local trio with a folky rock sound resonates with everyone that hears them play. MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
18 Hilary Scott Concert. Nashville comes to Di Luna's when Indie-Americana singer-songwriter Hilary Scott takes the stage. Scott's latest album, Freight Train Love, was recorded with Grammy-award-winning musicians, and has grabbed the attention of reviewers. Scott, whose voice has been described as "absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness" (Italian producer Euro Ferrari) writes songs that hit where it hurts so good: the hearts and minds of a steadily growing and extremely loyal fanbase. HilaryScott.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 on the day of the show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served before the show. Call for tickets and reservations. DiLunas.com. 208-263-0846
18-Oct. 16 Compassion for Animals Art Show. The POAC Gallery, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Compassion for Animals Art show, from Sept. 18 through Oct. 16. The goal of this exhibition is to inspire, educate, bring joy, raise awareness and spread compassion for animals. Artists can submit up to five pieces; the show will take 20 percent commission on any sold pieces with a large portion of this donated to three worthy animal non-profits: the Panhandle Animal Shelter, Lifetime Friends Animal Sanctuary, and International Mercy for Animals. Proposed art submissions are free; deadline to submit art is Sept. 4. ArtinSandpoint.org.
19 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Bridges Home - a folk and Celtic duo featuring Tami and Dave Gunter, with Paul on bass! POWine.com. 208-265-8545
19 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Jacob Cummings from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The solo singer and songwriter's pop-rock flair will fill the room! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
20 Scenic Half. Presented by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this seventh annual event features a half marathon, plus 10k and 5k fun runs. Register and learn more at ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, September 27 --
24 Kalispel Tour of Lake Pend Oreille. Kalispel tribal member Anna (Bluff) Armstrong will be the guide on Lake Pend Oreille aboard the Shawnodese, hosted by Linda Mitchell and Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. This is a fundraising event for The Idaho Mythweaver. Armstrong will share family stories and traditional tribal knowledge of the Clark Fork Delta - an important traditional gathering site and also the genesis site for the Kalispel people according to their Creation mythology. Armstrong will also talk about the Hope islands and how the Kalispel sturgeon-nose canoes once plied the waters in this area. The boat boards at Kramer Marine in Hope at 12:45 p.m., departs at 1 p.m. and returns by 3 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required by contacting Jane at 208-265-8323. Mythweaver.org.
24 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St. 265-7297
24 Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes. The Little Panida on First Avenue hosts a one-woman show by Tames Alan titled "Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes." This is an educational and entertaining presentation presented by the North Idaho Federated Republican Women. Alan travels all over the Northwest to present historical Victorian acts, and is known for her in-depth research and lively presentation style. Seating is first come, first served; tickets to the performance are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (if available); to purchase in advance, contact Charlene at 208-265-8773. The presentation is suitable for 4th graders and older, so please don't hesitate to bring children, grandchildren, friends!
24-27 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International Show. The Northwest's largest draft horse and mule expo, held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-691-4365
25 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Jacob Cummings. A guitarist, singer and songwriter out of Everett, Wash., Cummings performs a blues-pop genre with an easy listening feel. With the jazz/blues feeling, guitar chord progressions, and soft/soothing vocals, he creates music you want to experience. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
26 Used Book Sale. Come one, come all to the Bonner Mall's Used Book Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay. The public is welcome to bring books and sell them; there's no cost and tables are provided. Shoppers - this is a great chance to find books at a huge discount! 208-263-4272
26 100,000 Poets for Change. Lost Horse Press and the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force present 100,000 Poets for Change, a poetry and music open mic for local writers, musicians, artists and students to express their ideas for positive change in our community and in the world, held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee. Poets, artists, and musicians around the world are planning individual events to take place simultaneously Sept. 26 in conjunction with 100,000 Poets for Change to promote social, environmental and political change. Join Sandpoint poets and musicians as they connect with artists all over the globe to express their aspirations for a better world. To be considered for a spot as a featured reader or musician, contact Lost Horse Press at 208-255-4410 or e-mail email@example.com.
26 Hoptoberfest. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Hoptoberfest with live music, speciality brews like Wet Hop IPA, oak-aged Mashing Pumpkin and Marzen, Imperial Vanilla Bourbon Stout, and more! MickDuffs.com. 208-209-6700
26 Palettes Uncorked. Enjoy a fun night in a relaxed environment with wine, food and a little creativity during Palettes Uncorked, held at Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Artist Randy Wilhelm will walk the class step-by-step through the process of creating your own acrylic masterpiece that you can take home! No painting experience necessary, just the desire to let your creative juices flow. Cost is $35 for the 2-3 hour session; all art materials and your first glass of wine provided. DiLunas.com. 208-263-0846
Here is what's coming up in October!
Weekends in October U-Pick Pumpkin Patch. Hickey Farms, located on Highway 200 east of Sandpoint, hosts its third year of festive family fun with a pumpkin patch, games, local artisan products and more.
Weekends in October Scarywood Haunted Nights. A spooky tradition at Silverwood Theme Park, located south of Sandpoint on Highway 95, when Silverwood transforms into Scarywood during the month of October with goblins and spooks galore! ScarywoodHaunt.com.
1 Monarch Open Mic. Scott Reid hosts an Open Mic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave. Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
1, 3-4 Manhattan Shorts Film Festival. Join over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents to view and vote on the Finalists Film in the 18th Annual Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, held locally at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This is an instantaneous celebration that brings great films to great venues and allows the audiences from Vienna to Mumbai to Sandpoint to select their favorites. Each audience member will be handed a card and asked to vote for one film they think should win. Festival showings here locally are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3; and 3 p.m. Oct. 4. Admission is $10 adult, $6 senior, $5 student, $4 child. Panida.org. 208-255-7801
2 Acoustic Americana: Kelley McRae Duo. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a concert with the Kelley McRae duo at 7:30 p.m. Kelley McRae and guitarist Matt Castelein have toured coast to coast, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and taken the stage at major festivals like Riverbend in Tennessee. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide-ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. The duo's tour kicks off this fall in support of a new EP, "Easy on my Mind." Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. For tickets, call 208-263-0846. DiLunas.com.
3 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge; made possible by the generous support of Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
3 Convoy of Hope. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts free event for the community featuring free goods and services; supported by local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals.
3 Hope Oktoberfest. Hope's Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., is rolling out the barrels for the annual Oktoberfest! The festivities begin at 4 p.m., and includes the fabulous Cougar Creek Band with an early performance of Dennis Wilson on the saxophone. The Oktoberfest fundraiser dinner includes the Hess family's amazing homemade brats (so good they've sold out two years in a row) plus homemade sauerkraut, beans and coleslaw. There will be great brews on tap, plus wine and soft drinks - something for everyone, so come join the fun! 208-264-5273
3 Banff Radical Reels. Mountain Fever presents film event, 7 p.m. in the Panida Theater. 208-263-9191
10 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
11 Life Choices Fall Fundraiser: "The Drop Box." Life Choices Pregnancy Center (LCPC) offers a one-day showing of the sold-out film "The Drop Box" at 2 p.m. in the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This film tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect abandoned children. It is the story about the forgotten, the disabled, the discarded, and the man who gives everything to protect them. LCPC is a local Christian ministry that provides free, confidential services. Visit LifeChoicesPC.org to learn more. Tickets are $12.50 in advance at Santosha Imports and Zero Point, and $15 at the door on the day of the show.
15 Monarch Open Mic. Scott Reid hosts an Open Mic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave. Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
17 Warren Miller Ski Film. Annual event at the Panida Theater, sponsored by the Alpine Shop. 208-263-5157
21 88.5 KRFY Brew Party. Join the 88.5 KRFY community radio crew at the Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., for a fun evening and fundraiser for Panhandle Community Radio from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Have a brew and meet members of our community radio station. The evening will feature a specialty brewery and live music. Free and open to the public. KRFY.org. 208-263-6583
29-31 The Rocky Horror Show. The hit cult-classic musical arrives at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., for its 40th anniversary celebration with live performances at 7:30 p.m. each night. The American Laboratory Theatre production features local talent and is directed by Jesus Quintero. AmericanLabTheatre.com. 208-534-1140
Here is what's coming up in November!
6 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Don't miss your chance to catch the action-packed and inspiring Wild and Scenic Film Festival at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid St. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival celebrates the natural and wild world through environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Come get inspired with these award-winning films from around the world! Tasty beer and wine will be on tap and fantastic raffle, door and auction prizes will be given out. Admission is $10. Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League. 208-290-2828
7 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge; made possible by the generous support of Marilyn and Paul Stanton. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
7 Sandpoint Film Festival. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Sandpoint Film Festival. There will be three blocks of short films screened, starting at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. This year there are three categories: Animation, Documentary and Narrative with 1st 2nd and 3rd place in each. In addition, the Festival's official sponsor Frontier Communications will present the Idaho Filmmaker Award. There will also be three audience choice awards. The Sandpoint Junior Fiddlers will be performing under the direction of Beth Weber during the Festival's intermissions. Sandpoint Film Festival has had more than 150 submissions this year with films from all over the globe. Tickets are $20 for an all-day, all-access pass that includes the festivities, or the cost is $7 per block. Tickets available through the Forrest Bird Charter School, with half of the proceeds going to the school, online at SandpointFilmFestival.com, or call 208-290-0597.
14 SARS Annual Ski Swap. Kick off the ski season and find great deals on snow gear - from skis and snowboards to a huge variety of winter recreational equipment and clothing - at the SARS Annual Ski Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Admission is $2/person or $5/family; free parking. The event is highly organized with several professionals on hand for buying assistance; cash, check or credit cards accepted. Plus, bring in your equipment and clothing to sell from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 13. The swap benefits the Schweitzer Alpine Racing School (SARS), nonprofit ski racing and freeride programs. SARS.net. 208-263-1081
21 Holly Eve. Holiday fashion show and gala benefit for the Panida and Festival at Sandpoint with champagne, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. 208-263-9191
21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org. 509-928-9245
27-Jan. 1 Holidays in Sandpoint. Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and visit from Santa opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. 208-255-1876
Here is what's coming up in December!
3-5 Festival of Trees. Kinderhaven event and fundraisers at the Bonner County Fairgrounds includes Family Night for the community Dec. 3 with decorated trees, music, cookies and Santa; Holiday Luncheon Dec. 4 with silent auction; Gala Dec. 5. Proceeds benefit Kinderhaven. 208-610-2208
5 Free First Saturday at the Museum. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge; made possible by the generous support of Boyle, Platte and Kee, LLP. BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344