Everything you need to know about St. Patrick’s Day weekend

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

St. Patrick’s Day may not be until Sunday, but Sandpoint has no shortage of events happening all weekend. Some might require wearing green, some don’t, but what can it hurt? Better be safe. And yes — underwear counts.

Thursday, March 14

Pi Day @ the Sandpoint Senior Center
Throw a cream pie in a local official’s face, donate to a great cause at the same time. We’re sold. Head to the Sandpoint Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate Pi Day (3.14 … get it?) by throwing a small ($10) or large ($20) pie into the faces of Bonner County Commissioners Jeff Connolly and Dan McDonald, among others.

Live music @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall
Singer-songwriter Jake Robin plays the Beer Hall’s Thursday Night Solo Series 6-8 p.m. and Sandpoint Curry brings the good eats.

Sandpoint Community Sing @ Downtown Yoga
Learn songs about the human experience through call and response along with other community members. No musical experience needed. Songs start at 7 p.m. and a $5-$10 donation is encouraged. 

Friday, March 15

13th Anniversary Brewery Bash @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall
Check out an open house and brewery tour with Mickey and Duff 3-6 p.m. then listen to Devon Wade and Mac Tibbetts as they play a free show starting at 7 p.m.

Live music @ Pend d’Oreille Winery
Bright Moments Trio will jazz up the winery 5-8 p.m.

Live music @ Idaho Pour Authority
The Ron Kieper Jazz Trio will play IPA 5-7 p.m.

POAC Student Art Exhibit @ Power House Gallery
In its 22nd year, the POAC Student Art Exhibit showcases work from students across the county’s high schools. This event is free and open to the public 5:30-7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Dinner Fundraiser @ First Presbyterian Church
The spirit of Ireland is alive and well at this event, where there will be skits, Irish songs, cake raffles and perhaps the most important part: home-cooked corned beef and cabbage. Cost is a suggested $5 per person or $15 per family. Reservations appreciated. Call 208-263-8126.

Live music @ Matchwood Brewing
Red Blend — the musical trio of Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs — will play Matchwood 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Live music @ 219 Lounge
Missoula duo Smith McKay All Day bring the party to the Niner 9 p.m. to midnight.

St. Patty’s Day Shenanigans @ A&Ps Bar and Grill
Friday kicks off three nights of St. Patrick’s celebration at A&Ps. Irish whiskey and green beers will be on special, and DJs will play both Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

Can Do Express for MS @ Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Skiers, boarders and telemarkers of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in the 2019 Vertical Express for Multiple Sclerosis. Learn more at www.schweitzer.com/event/vertical-express-for-ms.

Grand Opening @ Wrenco Indoor Shooting Range
Visit Wrenco Arms at its new location — 478338 Highway 95 in Ponderay — and try out the new indoor shooting range for free 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

St. Paddy’s Cornhole Classic Tournament @ Mickduff’s Beer Hall
Attention cornhole fanatics — 32 teams will have the chance to be crowned St. Paddy’s Cornhole Classic champions Saturday at the Beer Hall. Call 208-209-6700 to sign up, or get to the Beer Hall day-of between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tosses commence at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per team, $10 per person.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament + Pre-St. Paddy’s Party @ Matchwood Brewing
Smashpoint Gaming hosts a Super Smash Bros. Tournament starting with Melee doubles at 1 p.m., Melee singles at 3 p.m. and ultimate singles at 5 p.m. $5 to compete. There will be live music from Amhran — traditional Irish tunes — 3-5 p.m. and The Powers will play rocking Americana starting at 6:30 p.m.

24 Hours for Hank Fundraiser @ 219 Lounge
A full-blown St. Paddy’s party is slated for the Niner Saturday, complete with live music, Irish drink specials and the annual fundraiser for Hank and the Cystinosis Foundation. The benefit lasts 4-7 p.m., music from Brendan Kelty goes 5-7 p.m. and funk band Far Out West will play 9 p.m. to midnight.

Live music @ Pend d’Oreille Winery
Mike and Sadie Wagoner play the winery 5-8 p.m.

Live music @ Idaho Pour Authority
Browne Salmon Truck brings traditional jazz, swing and Latin tunes to IPA 5-7 p.m.

Shamrock Social @ Memorial Community Center in Hope
Enjoy hearty Irish appetizers, a no-host bar and music from Bridges Home all while supporting the community center’s many programs. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 208-264-5481.

Mugs and Music @ Laughing Dog Brewing
Chad Patrick plays the Laughing Dog Tap Room 6-8 p.m.

St. Paddy’s Bash with Miah Kohal Trio @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall
The Miah Kohal Trio will play the Beer Hall 6:30-9:30 p.m. and green beer will be on special all day.

Fire on First Benefit @ The Hive
Bum Jungle and the Liabilities will play The Hive in an effort to raise money for the folks who lost their jobs following the fire on First Avenue. $10 cover charge. Doors open at 6 p.m., the music starts at 7.

Sunday, March 17

Live music @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall
Brendan Kelty and Scott Reid will play Irish and Celtic tunes 2-5 p.m.

Live music @ Matchwood Brewing
Ken Mayginnes will play acoustic classic rock covers 4-6:30 p.m.

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