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International Guitar Night returning to Sandpoint

International Guitar Night returning to Sandpoint


Sandpoint will once again play host to the International Guitar Night.

The tour will stop at the Panida Theater on Thursday, Feb. 7. Pend Oreille Arts Council is presenting the event, and it is sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation.

“The International Guitar Night is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting,” a news release from Pend Oreille Arts Council read.

“For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.”

This year's performers are English jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, Solorazaf from Madagascar, Celso Machado – of Brazil – and American Brian Gore.

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

After months of shooting and editing a local filmmaker is ready to premiere her latest movie, The Merry Graingers.

The movie, produced and directed by Serena Belsby, is about a feuding family finding peace in the midst of tragedy.

The world premiere of the movie is set for tonight at 7 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater at 901 W Sprague. 

Staying true to the roots of the film, a hay carpet will take the place of the traditional red carpet.

Tickets are $13. For more information check out the official movie website.

Boo! Spokane Valley Pool Transforms into Haunted House

Boo! Spokane Valley Pool Transforms into Haunted House

During the summer months the Valley Mission Pool is full of children laughing, now all you'll hear are screams!

This weekend, the Valley Mission Pool and locker rooms will be transformed into a spooky haunted house.  The haunted house will feature a zombie graveyard, tarp tunnel of terror and clown chaos.  If you bring a can of food to donate it's just $2 to get in.

Here are the details:

October 26th and 27th


11123 E. Mission Ave.

For more information, 509-720-5408 or jpapich@spokanevalley.org

Local Brewery Wins Gold

Local Brewery Wins Gold

No-Li Brewhouse is making a big impression at one of the largest and most prestigious beer festivals in the country.

On Saturday, the craft brewery received a gold medal for its Crystal Bitter beer at the Great American Beer Fest in Colorado.

This makes three medals for the brewery in the past month.

Last week, No-Li received a silver and gold medal in the most prestigious beer competition in the world. 


Natural Living Show

Learning how to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle has never been more easy.  This weekend, more than three dozen vendors will be on hand at the Natural Living Show to help you make better choices for your body, environment and our community.

The show will feature local cheese-makers and handmade soaps. And, if you ever wanted to have your own eggs fresh from your backyard there will be a workshop on urban chickens too.

Here are all the details:

 Saturday, October 13th

10 am-6 pm

Spokane Community College Lair

Admission is $7, although if you swing by Sun People Dry Goods located at 32 West 2nd Avenue, Suite 200 you can pick up FREE passes!

Seattle band Pickwick scheduled to play Fall Fest

On the schedule for this year's Fall Fest in Sandpoint, the Seattle band Pickwick will be in town on September 1 performing tunes.

The band played Sasquatch and the Treefort Music Festival earlier this year so this will be quite the concert to attend for those interested in younger sounds from the indie scene.

If you've never heard the band before, check out the video above. The performance was recorded in a basement late last year for a Seattle blog, Sound on the Sound. Tamborines, grainy black and white video, everything you'll want to love about regional music.

Entrance to Fall Fest is free this year. Pickwick is expected to take the stage at 4 p.m. Other bands performing at the festival include the Jerry Joseph Band and Larry & his Flask.

Local film maker seeking donations

Local film maker seeking donations

Lights, Camera, Action! - The rolling hills of the Palouse set the stage for a locally produced film about a feuding family finding peace in the midst of tragedy.

The movie is called "The Merry Graingers" and its been a labor of love for Serena Belsby who wrote the script after a family member died a few years ago. 

According to Belsby, the movie opens with the Grainger family preparing for their father's funeral.  As the film progresses, relationships change and they begin to enjoy each others company.

"We take the ride with them and see a bit of ourselves in them," writes Belsby

"It ends on an upbeat note and we realize they are going to be okay and they are going to start to accept one another warts and all. The film is about hope and acceptance."

With an Independent Film Project sponsorship, Belsby has had enough money to shoot the movie but now she needs help finishing it.