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Mardi Gras “Krewe d’Alene” features New Orleansthemed music, food and fun


rab your beads and gussy up for a grand evening of Mardi Gras merriment at the RESORT PLAZA SHOPS, Saturday, February 17 from 5:30-10 pm. No beads? No problem! Get them and other party favors to wear on-site as you visit COEUR D’ALENE ARTS 7 CULTURE ASSOCIATION’S version of the famous New Orleans “French Quarter” replete with art, entertainment, and food. Sample Big Easy eats from seven different local chefs competing for judge’s and people’s choice: ANGELO’S RISTORANTE, CASTAWAY CELLARS, MOONDOLLARS BISTRO, MOON TIME, REPUBLIC KITCHEN + TAPHOUSE, SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE, SWEET LOU’S. Stop by LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR for an adult beverage — remember to pick up your gold-lettered commemorative bar glass — for something to sip as you stroll around. Bring your camera for plenty of photo ops, including the recreation of a New


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Steel Magnolias FEB 16 - MARCH 4

One of the most well-known and beloved American dramas opens at Lake City Playhouse this month. Steel Magnolias explores the bond between six Southern women as they cope with the mundane to heartwrenching loss. Tickets $20$22; Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm; Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave.

Orleans courtyard for selfies. Everywhere you look is something to do or be amazed by: stilt walkers, hula hoopers, a fortune teller, magician, and juggler, and live music by Twisted Biscuit and Gumbo Jazz Trio. For the first time ever in the Lake City, welcome Le Gurlz drag queen show, starring Nova Kaine and friends. Check out the henna tattoo artist, the caricaturist and the artists doing live paintings! Bid on artist-crafted masks and other items in the silent auction, proceeds of which benefit Arts & Culture Alliance. Tickets $40, ages 21-andover please, mardigras/ So, as they say in New Orleans, laissez les bon temps rouler — let the good times roll! Of course, if good times turn into great times, you may want to stay overnight. Check the COEUR D’ALENE RESORT for stay packages, starting from $169 (contact

Sweet Charity: A Musical

The Importance of Being Earnest

Inlander Restaurant Week

Based on the hysterical book by Neil Simon, this musical production explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. Tickets $15-$21; Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm; Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd.

Lake City High School presents Oscar Wilde’s sharp-witted satire of Victorian society during the 19th century. Visit the Troupe De Wolfe Facebook page for details regarding a high tea in honor closing night of the play. Tickets $8; 7 pm; Lake City High School, 6101 N. Ramsey Rd.

You have another week before a record number of North Idaho restaurants offer their three-course meals for either $21 or $31, but the time to get your reservations is now. Look for event guides at all participating restaurants and all Numerica Credit Union branches or search by price, cuisine, and neighborhood at




FEB 22 - MARCH 3

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