2016 - 2017 PERFORMANCE SERIES
World-class entertainment arrives in Sandpoint with the 33rd season of the annual Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) Performance Series. All of the performances are held in The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Tickets are available in the POAC ofﬁce, 302 N. First Ave., or online at www.ArtInSandpoint.org. Other ticket outlets accept cash and checks only: Eve’s Leaves, 326 N. First Ave., Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., and Winter Ridge, 703 Lake St. All performances are ADA accessible; doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. (208) 263-6139 Live Voices: “Native Vision” – Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. In this theater and video production, a Navajo girl explores her family’s past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision to become a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Nordic trails, plus cross-country and skate ski lessons and equipment rentals. (208) 255-3081 13-14 Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen. See Hot Picks. 14 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and a torchlight parade light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities wrap up with a party featuring live music in Taps. (208) 255-3081 19-21 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain ﬁlms screen at the Panida Theater over three nights; beneﬁts the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. (208) 661-3857 28 Ballroom Dance. See Dec. 3.
Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” – Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Experience the holiday spirit and a little magic with loved ones of all ages at The Nutcracker. The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will fly you away to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets, but not before battling the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s ﬁnest ﬁddler, and the sizzingly talented young California cellist Haas once again unleash their dazzling teamwork and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish music on an exciting new journey. Rob Verdi’s Take 5 – Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. A glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made and a tribute to the legendary artists who gave the sax its unique voice in jazz. Our local student choir joins the stage with legendary saxophonist Rob Verdi for a night of Vaudeville jazz! Women of the World – March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Women of the World is an ensemble of musicians from different corners of the globe. In the spirit of friendship, they celebrate the beauty of diversity. They sing not just for tolerance, but wisdom, respect and joy. Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Gulliver’s Travels” – April 29 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. MCT brings their famous red truck to Sandpoint once again to host a weeklong workshop in which the classic fairy tale “Gulliver’s Travels” is twisted into a fantastical musical performed by local children on the Panida stage. Fun for families and friends of all ages!
3-24 Starlight Racing. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts four weeks of evening racing on Friday nights, followed by fun and fabulous parties in Taps. (208) 255-3081 8 Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. See POAC calendar. 10-11 Stomp Games Banked Slalom. Competition at Schweitzer. (208) 255-3081 16 Rob Verdi’s Take 5. See POAC calendar. 18-20 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. (208) 255-3081 25 Ballroom Dance. See Dec. 3.
3-4 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint’s annual wild ‘n’ wacky fundraiser at the Panida. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day, Feb. 2. (208) 290-5895 24-25 24 Hours of Schweitzer. See Hot Picks. 24 Women of the World. See POAC calendar. 25 Ballroom Dance. See Dec. 3.
8-9 Schpring Finale. Closing weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. (208) 255-3081 28 Ballroom Dance. See Dec. 3.
local nonproﬁts. (208) 255-3081 12 The Nutcracker. See POAC calendar. 16 MarchFourth. Multi-faceted experience at The Hive, 8 p.m. LiveFromTheHive.com. 16-18, 22-23 ‘Christmas Carole’ – The Musical. The Panida presents Dickens’ age old story with a twist and a kick! Musical theater performances at 8 p.m. Dec. 16-17, 22-23; 3:30 p.m. matinee Dec. 18. Panida.org. 23-24 Santa Skis at Schweitzer. Santa Claus skis, visits and delivers treats at Schweitzer. On Christmas Eve, Santa leads a balloon parade with Mrs. Claus and hears last28
minute wishes at the Selkirk Lodge. (208) 255-3081 31 New Year’s Eve Parties at Schweitzer. Parties for all ages at Schweitzer, including a rockin’ concert in Taps, the tubing party, and ‘tween party for the kids. (208) 255-3081. 31 New Year’s Eve Ball. See Hot Picks.
6-27 Junior Race Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. (208) 255-3081
28 Wine Festival. The Festival at Sandpoint gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds with unlimited tastings of 150-plus premier wines, catered dinner, silent and live auctions and musical entertainment. (208) 265-4554 29 Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Gulliver’s Travels.” See POAC calendar.
18-21 Lost in the ‘50s. Annual retro celebration with a downtown car parade and show, music at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, fun run, car rally. (208) 265-5678
7 Winter Trails Day. Enjoy free access to W I N T E R 2 0 17
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