Things to See and Do Sandpoint Idaho May 23 thru May 29
Summer months in North Idaho offer so much for everyone. It is difficult to keep up with what all that is upcoming, much less participate. What is so fantastic about many of the events…they are free to enjoy. Bring your smile and desire to have a good time. That is all that is required.
23 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music at Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005
24 Art on the Go. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts Art on the Go with Jules from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Join Julie Ellis for a few fun hours creating art from recycled materials. 208-597-7096
24 Trivia Night. MickDuff’s, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Arrive early for best seating! MickDuffs.com.
25 PTA Fundraiser with Beer Valley Brewing. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts the Washington School PTA Fundraiser with Beer Valley Brewing Co. from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, raffle prizes, complimentary appetizers and a special raffle for a new cruiser bike compliments of Syringa Cyclery.
25 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Resident magician Star Alexander performs amazing sleight of hand magic right at your table. Fun for all ages! SandpointJalapenos.com.
26 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin’ good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taylor and Sons Chevrolet, 476751 Highway 95 in Ponderay. 208-265-7297
26 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Liam Kyle Cahill. Raw energy and passion is the fuel behind the driving sound of Cahill; there are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. Free and open to the public; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700
27 Winery Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Mike and Sadie Wagoner. This father-daughter duo sings and plays not only acoustic versions of many classic tunes but also churn out some interesting original songs. Mike plays the guitar while Sadie rounds things out on a djembe drum. Their professionalism is obvious; their harmonies are top shelf and they have a knack for playing that certain tune that often causes a crowd to want to sing along. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with Liam Cahill. 208-597-7096
27 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. with Ron Greene, a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist whose 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. 208-209-6700
27-28 SHS Play: Cactus Pass. Sandpoint High School students present the play Cactus Pass at 7 p.m. each night in the SHS auditorium, 410 S. Division St. The play follows the story of Trevor Barrington, who wants nothing more than for his snooty, rich family to see the ‘real America.’ While on a roadtrip through the American West, the Barringtons find themselves stuck in Cactus Pass, Arizona between two feuding families. Barrington bribes the town to hold the previously cancelled annual jamboree so that his children can experience a ‘real American tradition’ and unknowingly sets in motion events that begin to transform Cactus Pass reveal more than just one thief in the community. Admission is $5 at the door. Come enjoy this fun play with friends and family — you’ll be laughing all night long with this comedy musical presented by Sandpoint’s local teens!
28 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Enjoy the Sandpoint Farmers Market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Farmin Park. Shop for plant starts, locally grown produce, browse vendor booths, and more. Live music. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 597-3355
28-29 Priest Lake Spring Festival. The annual Memorial Day weekend Priest Lake Spring Festival is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday in Coolin. Festivities include bake sales, food booths, a quilt display, an arts and crafts fair, a Saturday parade, the Lions Club Kids Carnival, the Priest Lake People Helping People dinner and auction (PriestLakeAuction.org), and Sunday’s walk/run races (PriestLakeRace.com). Sponsored by the Coolin Civic Organization and the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce. Drive north on Highway 57 from Priest River, turn right after milepost 22 toward Coolin on Dickensheet Road, and go about four miles. You can’t miss it!PriestLakeSpringFestival.com. 888-774-3785
28 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
28 IPA Three-Year Anniversary Party. Come celebrate Idaho Pour Authority’s three year anniversary at their location at 203 Cedar Street! Enjoy live music with John Firshi from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., followed by Us Two from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be served, plus check out the silent auction items and a raffle with proceeds being donated to the Bonner Community Food Bank. Join the fun and help IPA celebrate!
28 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 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. Monarch Mountain Band performs. 208-263-2161
28 Winery Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Nate Vernon and Carly Fetzer. Nate is a post-Western folk singer/songwriter based in Missoula. His songs describe a modern America populated with gas station attendants, alcoholics, oil workers and back-to-the-landers. As members of the band Wartime Blues, they have opened for the Decemberists, Bill Callahan, and Martha Scanlan. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
28 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. with Scotia Road, Newport’s four-piece family band made up of guitar, mandolin and upright bass mingling with the calming vocals and harmonies of the mother-daughter duo. Free and open to the public; 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700
28 Swing into Summer Dance. Sandpoint’s USA Dance Chapter holds a Swing Into Summer Dance at Sandpoint Community Hall, 201 S. First Ave. The fun begins with a swing dance lesson taught by a professional instructor from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Following the lesson until 10 p.m. will be general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and more. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome! Wear sock hop attire if you desire! USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. 208-699-0421
28-29 Louder Than Bombs. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a screening of the film Louder Than Bombs, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.
29 Colleen Raney and Hanz Araki Concert. Award-winning traditional Irish musicians Colleen Raney and Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Owen Marshall for an evening of great music at 7:30 p.m. in Di Luna’s, 207 Cedar St. Raney draws new life from old ballads and Celtic music, and is among the best in her genre. Learn more at ColleenRaney.com. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Dinner will be served before the show. Call Di Luna’s for tickets and reservations at 208-263-0846.
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