By Ben Olson
There’s a lot going on this weekend in Sandpoint. Here’s a quick and dirty list in case you’re looking for help planning your weekend.
Friday, Jan. 18
• The Hive – Yonder Mountain String Band will return for their fourth show in Sandpoint. Progressive bluegrass at its finest. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
• 219 Lounge – The Liabilities, featuring Rob and Sheldon Packwood, will play old-school R&B, funk and classic rock from 9 a.m. to midnight. Free.
• MickDuff’s Beer Hall – Get your dancing boots ready, Devon Wade will be playing his independent country music at the Beer Hall from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free show.
• The Back Door – Sandpoint indie rock trio Harold’s IGA will play a special set covering The National (see below) from 8-10 p.m. Free
• Idaho Pour Authority – Get down with some Sandpoint bluegrass! Muffy and the Riffhangers will be playing IPA from 5-7 p.m. Free.
• Pend d’Oreille Winery – Solo guitarist Brian Jacobs will share his wide variety of acoustic rock from 5-8 p.m. at the Winery. Free.
• Eichardt’s Pub – Kick back with some great grub and cold beer with Bright Moments Jazz from 7-10 p.m. Free.
• Panida Theater – Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates their 23rd annual showing of outdoor adventure films. This often sells out. Three night event (Jan. 18-20).
• Cedar St. Bistro Wine Bar – Steve Neff will be playing at the Cedar St. Bistro Wine Bar from 6-8 p.m. Free.
Saturday, Jan. 19
• MickDuff’s Beer Hall – The January Doubles Cornhole Tournament kicks off the first toss at 1 p.m., with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. $20 per team. Call (208) 209-6700 to register. Stick around later for Daniel Mills of Son of Brad from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
• Pend d’Oreille Winery – Local favorites Bridges Home will be playing their Celtic, roots and Americana originals and covers at the Winery from 5-8 p.m. Free.
• 219 Lounge – The B. Radicals will be making their debut at the Niner. This experimental rock quartet will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. Free.
• Cedar St. Bistro Wine Bar – Samantha Long will play the Bridge from 6-8 p.m. Free.
• Laughing Dog Taproom – Join Chad Patrick for some live music at the Laughing Dog Brewery Taproom. They’ll have their newest release, the Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Lager on tap. Free.
• Idaho Pour Authority – Kick up your heels to some good ol’ Sandpoint progressive bluegrass. BareGrass will play 5-7 p.m. for free.
• A&P’s Bar and Grill – Don your pajamas and head down to A&P’s for their Fireball Pajama Party. Drink specials and prizes for the best jammies. Free.
• The Back Door – For their second night at the Back Door, Harold’s IGA will play originals never played live before, as well as obscure covers, B-sides and Latin songs led by the lovely Cadie Archer. Free. 8-10 p.m.
• The Granary Parking Lot – The Granary parking lot will transform for a Winter Block Party hosted by SheJumps, a nonprofit committed to increasing the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. The party goes from 3-9 p.m., with a Sip & Wax event from 3-5 p.m. with Shotzski where you can learn to wax your own skis. The Sip & Stretch apres ski and yoga event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will be held at Evans Brothers Coffee. Finally, a Sip & Dance from 6:30-9 p.m. will take place at Matchwood Brewing Co. featuring live music and a raffle.
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