Friday, March 21

Art

Young Artist After-school Program (YAAP) for ages 12-16, Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Learn art fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members; $12 nonmembers. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Visiting Hugo Writer Sherwin Bitsui, author of “Flood Song” and “Shapeshift,” reads poetry, 7 p.m., Turner Hall Dell Brown Room, UM. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UM Creative Writing Program. Contact Karin Schalm at karin.schalm@mso.umt.edu or 243-5267.

Dance

Ballet Arts Academy Studio Company presents “Masquerade” a dance concert, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Tickets $10 adults, $6 seniors and children 12 and under. Call 549-3081.

Viva La Salsa Montana presents Salsa and Latin Dance Night, Kalispell Eagles, 37 First St. W. Beginner dance lesson, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 9 p.m., $5 per person, ages 18 and over.

97th Foresters’ Ball, 7 p.m.-midnight, Adams Center Room East/West Auxiliary Gyms. Tickets $20 for singles and $35 for couples, available at The Source in the UC, the Sunrise Saloon and at the Adams Center Box Office.

Bitterroot Dancers public dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., City Hall/Bedford Building, 223 S. Second St., Hamilton. Call 370-7551. Visit bitterrootdancers.wix.com/bitterrootdancersinc.

Spanish/flamenco dance classes. Professional instructor Elenita Brown will teach beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater School, 2704 Brooks St. For more information, call 777-5956.

Flamenco Montana dance classes at Ballet Arts Academy, 1620 Rodgers St., with Victoria Lenihan. Flamenco I, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Flamenco II, 4:30-6:15 p.m.; Flamenco Para Ninos, ages 7-12, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Call 542-9270 or visit flamencomt.com.

Kids’ stuff

Cultural Friday: Turkey, 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Tiny tales for ages birth to 3 and preschool storytime for ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Story Time for Kids, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Featuring “Kangaroos and Zoos” with storyteller Jennifer Crawford. “Stay and play time” follows. Call 363-1670.

Music

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring soprano Quinn Vaira. Free and open to the public. Call 243-6885.

Student Ensemble Series, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Featuring the UM Symphony Orchestra. Admission $11 general, $6 seniors and $5 students. Call 243-6885.

Le Vent du Nord, 8 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Tickets $24-$28. A key group in Quebec’s traditional folk music revival has given more than 1,000 concerts across America and Europe, racking up numerous prestigious awards, including two Juno Awards, three Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. Call 363-7946 or visit bartc.org.

Badlander Complex seventh anniversary featuring Aaron Traylor and RMF Entertainment, 9 p.m., Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Downstairs at the Palace, the I’ll House You DJs will be spinning. Free, ages 21 and over.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Rustic Hut, Florence.

Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Turah Pines.

Americana group Without Annette, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs.

DJ Jimmy Jan, 9 p.m., Plum Loco, 201 Main St., Stevensville.

Karaoke by Figmo, 9 p.m., Evaro Bar.

Potpourri

Crumley & Vaughn Private Investigations hosts a live interpretive puppet show as part of its interactive monthlong murder-mystery art installation, 7:30 p.m., the Brink Gallery, 111 W. Front St. Call 531-7671.

Careers in Natural Resource Management Fair, noon-3 p.m., Adams Center. Missoula-area high school students and UM students with undeclared majors are invited to meet with natural resources employers from across the region. Free and open to the public. Information: forestersball@gmail.com.

YWTalks presents “Islam and the West: Women, Democracy and Human Rights in the Islamic World” presented by UM professor Mehrdad Kia, noon, YWCA, 1130 W. Broadway. Call 543-6691 or visit ywcaofmissoula.org.

“Human Rights and Social Justice on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” 12:10-1 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 119. Panelists from UM School of Social Work share migrant and activist accounts of human rights, labor and community in Tucson, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, and offer possibilities for action. Free and open to the public. Information: Janet Finn, janet.finn@umontana.edu.

Mansfield Library Workshop: “Using the U.S. Census for Demographic Information,” 4-5 p.m., Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Room 284. A hands-on workshop focused on using American Fact Finder for geographic and demographic information with government documents librarian Susanne Caro. Free and open to the public. Call 243-4548.

Singles of Missoula, a 45-and-up singles group, National Goof-Off Day, 6 p.m., Five Guys Restaurant, 820 E. Broadway. Call 251-3330.

Fifth annual FVCC’s Got Talent, 6 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Theatre, Kalispell. $5. Call (406) 756-3387.

Big Arm Association community potluck with entertainment by Neil Lewing of the Port Polson Players, Historic Big Barn School. Social time, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 pm.; performance, 7 p.m. Call (406) 849-5064.

Big Sky High School’s annual Science Circus, 6-8 p.m., Big Sky High School gymnasium. $3 per person for ages 5 and over and free for ages 4 and under. Over 80 different stations for guests to visit where they can interact with high school “experts” and gain knowledge about various sub-units of science including biology, chemistry and physics. Call 728-2400 Ext. 8060.

Polson’s Got Talent, 7 p.m., Kwataqnuk, Polson.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 5-6:56 p.m., St. Francis Pastoral Center, 411 S. Fifth St., Hamilton. $10, ages 9 and under free.

Singles and Friends coffee and cards, 7 pm., Hastings on Brooks Street.

Communication practice group, noon, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. No charge; no experience necessary. Visit innerworkingsresources.com.

Yarns @ the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for writers in grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m.; Android development workshop, 3-5 p.m.; Cheap Date Night free feature film, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

The Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Murder Mystery,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13 seniors and students. Call (406) 883-9212 or visit portpolsonplayers.com.

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theatre Project, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Johnson Theatre, Sentinel High School.

Tickets $6 adults and $5 students and seniors. Call 728-2400, Ext. 7065.

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-$21, available at the MCT Box Office, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

UM School of Theatre & Dance presents “Dance in Concert,” 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $15 seniors and students, available at UMArts Box Office, 243-4581 or online at tickets.umtheatredance.org. Visit umtheatredance.org.

“Lucky Dollar, Private Eye,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $6-$11. A Los Angeles gumshoe is busy searching for the deadly “Pearl of Persia” and battling old foes in this merry mix of mayhem and mania. Call (406) 837-4885 or visit bigforkcenter.org.

“The Boys Next Door,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$15. Four men with various mental-health issues live in a group home. The play takes a surprising turn when Barry’s father comes to visit, and Jack (their caretaker) accepts a new job. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Sunshine Unlimited presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave.

All seats are $12 general admission, available at brownpaperticket.com or at the door a half-hour before showtime.

Saturday, March 22

Art

Art on Tap, 5:30-8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave. An instructor will lead participants from blank canvas to ready-to-hang art in this social gathering/painting class. $32-$35. Visit artontapmissoula.org.

“Creativity for Life” presents waving with Bonnie Tarses, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art of Montana, 725 W. Alder St.

No. 17. For people dealing with illness and loss. No charge, materials provided. Care providers welcome. Call 549-5329 or visit livingartofmontana.org.

Grand reception for photography show, 6-8 p.m., Wall Street Place, Hot Springs.

Dance

Ballet Arts Academy Studio Company presents “Masquerade” a dance concert, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Tickets $10 adults, $6 seniors and children 12 and under. Call 549-3081.

Saturday Night Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Music by Bases Covered.

Argentine tango, 7:30-10 p.m., Florence Hotel, 111 N. Higgins Ave. No experience or partner necessary.

97th Foresters’ Ball, 7 p.m.-midnight, Adams Center Room East/West Auxiliary Gyms. Tickets $20 for singles and $35 for couples, available at The Source in the UC, the Sunrise Saloon and at the Adams Center Box Office.

Kids’ stuff

Storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Concert: Diagenesis Duo, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring Jennifer Bewerse on cello and soprano and UM UM alumna Heather Barnes. Tickets are $12 general, $8 students and seniors. Call 243-6885.

John Patrick Williams, local singer songwriter, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs.

DJs Kris Moon and Monte Carlo, 9 p.m, the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Rustic Hut, Florence.

Potpourri

Community Forestry Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams Center. Missoula-area families and youth can experience all the fun and interactive aspects of the forestry world. Smokey Bear will make an appearance; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will have furs and fish to feel and catch; and forestry students will assist kids with their first mini-logging experience. Free and open to the public.

Preserve Historic Missoula Night 2014, Heritage Hall, Fort Missoula. Social hour with music by Ellie Nuno, 6 p.m.; Update on Preserve Historic Missoula’s recent accomplishments, 7 p.m. followed by feature presentation, Dr. Greg Gordon, assistant professor of environmental studies at Gonzaga University, providing a lecture on Andrew B. Hammond and the early days of the timber industry in Montana and Bonner Mill. Silent auction 6-9 p.m. plus nonprofit informational tables. Admission free, donations accepted. Call 549-8488.

Great Rockies Sport Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Adams Center. $6, kids 12 and under free. Featuring fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products. Visit greatrockiesshow.com.

KLYQ Spring Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. Free admission. More than 80 exhibits featuring a broad spectrum of products and services. It’s a home show, sports and recreation show, health and fitness expo, and new this year, a horse expo.

Big Sky High School’s annual Science Circus, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Big Sky High School gymnasium. $3 per person for ages 5 and over and free for ages 4 and under. Over 80 different stations for guests to visit where they can interact with high school “experts” and gain knowledge about various sub-units of science including biology, chemistry and physics. Call 728-2400 Ext. 8060.

Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon walking training class begins, 8 a.m., Runner’s Edge. Meets for 16 weeks. $45 for Run Wild Missoula members, $70 nonmembers (includes one-year membership). Visit runwildmissoula.org.

The Missoula Hellgate Rollergirls second-annual Sip It: A Black Tie Affair gala and auction, 6:30-10 p.m., Garden City Funeral Home’s reception room, 1705 W. Broadway. Music by the River City Swing Band, auction, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Tickets $30 per person, $50 couples and a table of eight for $200, tickets available from any HGRG member or online at hellgaterollergirls.com.

First Salvation Army Gala, “We Can Swing It,” 5:30-11 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building, Kalispell. Music by Swingin’ On High big band. Tickets $25, includes dinner, dance contest, silent and live auction. Call Bob, (406) 257-4357, Ext. 12 or email bob.blake@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Natural History Lecture Series, 10 a.m.-noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St. Featuring “Montana Caves, Bats and People” with Michael McEachern. Call 363-3338 or visit brvhsmuseum.org.

Daly Mansion Spring Speakers Series, 10 a.m., Daly Mansion Trophy Room, 241 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Featuring “Gold Rush! The Journey of Mrs. Daly’s Father, Zenas E. Evans” presented by Daly Mansion volunteer Paul Mogenson. RSVP to 363-6004, Ext. 4.

ISCSM Drag Show, 9 p.m., the Palace, 147 W. Broadway. $5; ages 18 and over.

Singles and Friends brunch, 10 a.m., Silver Tip, S.W. Higgins Ave.

Winter Storytelling Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. Diane Sands will present the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program, “Taking Action: A Political History of Women in Montana.” $4 adults, under 18 and Travelers’ Rest Preservation and Heritage Association members free. Call 273-4253.

Theater

The Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Murder Mystery,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13 seniors and students. Call (406) 883-9212 or visit portpolsonplayers.com.

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theatre Project, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Johnson Theatre, Sentinel High School.

Tickets $6 adults and $5 students and seniors. Call 728-2400, Ext. 7065.

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-$21, available at the MCT Box Office, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

UM School of Theatre & Dance presents “Dance in Concert,” 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center, UM. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors and students, available at UMArts Box Office, 243-4581 or online at tickets.umtheatredance.org.

“Lucky Dollar, Private Eye,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $6-$11. A Los Angeles gumshoe is busy searching for the deadly “Pearl of Persia” and battling old foes in this merry mix of mayhem and mania. Call (406) 837-4885 or visit bigforkcenter.org.

“The Boys Next Door,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$15. Four men with various mental-health issues live in a group home. The play takes a surprising turn when a parent comes to visit and their caretaker accepts a new job. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Sunshine Unlimited presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”" 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave.

All seats are $12 general admission, available at brownpaperticket.com or at the door a half-hour before showtime.

Sunday, March 23

Art

Open figure drawing, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $7/$5, non-instructed. This ongoing session provides artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Participants must be 18 years or older. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Kids’ stuff

New Sonics: Musical Outreach, 1 p.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Family storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring Victoria Havel on clarinet and Jacob Cronin on flute. Free and open to the public.Call 243-6885.

The Missoula Mendelssohn Club’s 69th annual Choral Concert, 3 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring the Lewis & Clark Peace Choir comprised of children in grades K-5. Tickets $15 adults, $6 children and students, available at the door. Call (406) 223-0147.

Five Valley Accordion Association, 1-4 p.m., American Legion Hall, 825 Ronan St. $3 members, $4 nonmembers. Call 240-9617.

Acoustic music jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, corner of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. If you play guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or similar acoustic instrument you are invited, or just come to listen. Call 381-2483.

Potpourri

23rd annual International Culture and Food Festival, noon-5 p.m., University Center, UM. Admission $5 general, $3 children 12 and under. Food is proved from 50 cents to $5 and include Indian tacos, Greek souvlaki, Hmong eggrolls, Turkish kebab, Filipino banana turon and more. Children can participate in games, dances, crafts and more. For full schedule visit sss.umt.edu/international-programs or call 243-2288.

Great Rockies Sport Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Adams Center, $6, kids 12 and under free. Featuring fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products. Visit greatrockiesshow.com.

“Earth as Lover, Earth as Self,” talking/healing circle, Sundays, 4 p.m. Call 830-6561 for directions and more information.

Theater

“Lucky Dollar, Private Eye,” 2 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $6-$11. A Los Angeles gumshoe is busy searching for the deadly “Pearl of Persia” and battling old foes in this merry mix of mayhem and mania. Call (406) 837-4885 or visit bigforkcenter.org.

“The Boys Next Door,” 2 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$15. Four men with various mental-health issues live in a group home. The play takes a surprising turn when a parent comes to visit, and their caretaker accepts a new job. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor,” 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-$21, available at the MCT Box Office, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

The Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Murder Mystery,” 2 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre,

Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13 seniors and students. Call (406) 883-9212 or visit portpolsonplayers.com.

Sunshine Unlimited presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 2 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave.

All seats are $12 general admission, available at brownpaperticket.com or at the door a half-hour before showtime.

Monday, March 24

Art

Open instruction with Chad Steve, artist in residence, 1-4 p.m., Mondays through May 26, the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit B. $195 members, $205 nonmembers. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Young Artist After-school Program for ages 6-11, Mondays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Learn art fundamentals, history, techniques, and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members; $12 nonmembers. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Music

Jazzoula 2014, 6:30 p.m., Parish Center at St. Anthony’s Church, 217 Tremont St., through Thursday. On Monday, Missoula’s homegrown jazz festival features University of Montana student jazz combos, Missoula’s Youngest Divas, the Joan Zen Band, and the Basement Boys featuring Jeff Stickney. Food and drinks are available. Tickets are $12 general and $9 for students and seniors, and an all-event pass is $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

Raising the Dead, live recorded shows by the Grateful Dead, 5 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Free, all ages.

Potpourri

UM International Week lecture: “Intercultural Communication and Social Justice,” noon-1 p.m., Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. UM professor Phyllis Ngai will present a lecture as part of International Week. Free and open to the public. Call 243-6194.

UM International Week presentation: “Tigers, Curry and Journalism,” 2-3 p.m., University Center Room 236. During UM’s 2014 winter session, more than 20 students and faculty members traveled to India for an environmental reporting class. During this presentation, students will discuss their experiences producing their own stories about the time they spent in a tiger reserve, a rural village and reporting from Pune, India. Free and open to the public.

International Week: Study Abroad Mythbusters, 3-4 p.m., University Center Room 326. UM Study Abroad interns will crack the myths about study abroad, including money, credits, language and more. Free and open to the public.

UM International Week film: “Imported from China,” 4-5:30 p.m., University Center Theater.

This documentary follows several Chinese international students who are struggling to find their place in an American university. A panel discussion will follow the film. Free and open to the public.

Montanalibrary2Go workshop, noon, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton.

“Global Health in the Global South: Montana’s Mountains Beyond Mountains,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 106. Dr. John Miller with Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana will present “Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries.” Call 546-6572.

University of Montana Physical Therapy Students Association offers 20-minute massages for $12, and 40-minute massages for $20, 6-9 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 129, UM. Proceeds help physical therapy students attend local and national conferences. For appointments call 243-4753.

Monday Night Movie, 7:30 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Featuring a specially selected documentary. Free, all ages.

Mobile Computer Lab (W.O.W. bus) visits Woodman School, 9 a.m.-noon; Affordable Care Act help from an ACA navigator, drop-in, 3 p.m.; MakerSpace: Raspberry Pi Projects, 3:30-6 p.m.; “Internet searching,” 6 p.m.; Poetry workshop with Emily Walter, space is limited; register at tinyurl.com/mpl-poems or call 721-BOOK; Mikrotic User’s Group, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Super Trivia Freakout, 8:30 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Magic by Evan Disney, 6-8 p.m., Mackenzie River Pizza, Front Street.

Tuesday, March 25

Art

“Intermediate/Advanced Throwing and Altering, with Chad Steve, artist-in-residence, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays through May 27, the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit B. $195 members, $205 nonmembers. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

“After School Art Adventure I” with Bev Beck Glueckert, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 6-11; $50/$45. Students will work on a variety of projects inspired by MAM’s enriching and unique array of exhibitions. They will be able to visit current exhibits as a starting point for working on similar techniques and ideas. Projects during both sessions will include relief and experimental printmaking, creative paper weaving, wood and plastic mobiles, fantasy character paintings, drawing and more. To register for classes, call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. Scholarships are always available for classes and workshops.

Art Start, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Art Start is a morning DIY set of art stations for you and your child. Work at your own pace with comprehensible directions.

All young artists ages 2 and up are welcome. No preregistration necessary. Drop-in anytime; $5 per person; ages 2+. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Roberta Anderson signs “Thank You India,” 2-5 p.m., Crow’s Nest Gallery, Polson. All Proceeds to an orphanage in Thailand.

Book Club discussion of Bryce Courtenay’s “The Power of One,” 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Missoula author and journalist Peter Stark reads from “Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition and Survival,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare and Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010 or visit shakespeareandco.com.

Kids’ stuff

Slime Science, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Music

Jazzoula 2014, 6:30 p.m., Parish Center at St. Anthony’s Church, 217 Tremont St., through Thursday. The jazz festival’s Tuesday lineup features a University of Montana student combo; the Jodi Marshall Dixieland Tribute featuring Bill Haffey; Rhanda Johnson and Easy Living; Airmail Special: Channeling Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman; and the Captain Wilson Conspiracy featuring Steve Kalling, Keaton Wilson, DR Halsell and Ed Stalling. Food and drinks are available. Tickets are $12 general and $9 for students and seniors, and an all-event pass is $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

Potpourri

“Super Basic Computer” class, session B, 10 a.m.; Writer’s Group, 6:30 p.m.; Deaf History Night, 6:30-8 p.m, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Call 363-1670.

Singles and Friends cards, 3 pm., Rosauers; dinner, 5:30 p.m., Montana Club.

University of Montana Physical Therapy Students Association offers 20-minute massages for $12 and 40-minute massages for $20, 6-9 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 129, UM. Proceeds help physical therapy students attend local and national conferences. For appointments call 243-4753.

Communication class, Tuesdays through Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Living Art offices, Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder St. No. 17. To register call Patrick Marsolek, 443-3439 or info@patrickmarsolek.com. Visit innerworkingsresources.com/CommunicationMissoula.

Mobile Computer Lab (W.O.W. bus) visits Potomac-Greenough Community Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; MakerSpace open time/project development, noon-5 p.m.; Affordable Care Act help from an ACA navigator, drop-in, 5-7 p.m., “Basic Sewing Techniques,” 5:30-7:30 p.m.; System Check! the official MPL Gamers Club for all ages-play on Wii, Xbox 360, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Sean Kelly’s, 130 W. Pine St.

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Elbow Room, 1855 Stephens Ave.

Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.

Wednesday, March 26

Art

Raku firing, 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays through May 28, the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit B. $235 members, $245 nonmembers. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Bob Ross Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20. Bring on your Bob Ross wigs, impressions, and appreciation for the monthly Bob Ross Night. Participants will be inspired to paint “happy little trees” as they watch a Bob Ross video and follow along while drinking wine and having fun in our gallery. Cost covers all your materials, supplies, and canvas. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org,

Missoula Art Museum members’ event: “Dinner with the Director,” 5:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Patron Circle supporters and higher are invited to the annual dinner with MAM Executive Director Laura Millin and artist-in-residence Joe Feddersen. Space is limited and reservations are required, $35 per person. For information, contact Mark at markarmstrong@misssoulaartmuseum.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, 3:25-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $10 per day for members; $12 per day for nonmembers. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Dance

Beginners West Coast Swing with Cathy Clark, beginners, 7-8:30 p.m.; DJ music, 9:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids’ stuff

Face painting, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Toddler and baby storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. Call 363-1670.

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Visit northvalleylibrary.org.

Music

The Boys of Summer, an Eagles tribute, 7 p.m., Rialto Theatre, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge. Tickets available at Keystone Drug, Valley Foods and Steele’s in Butte. Call (406) 846-7900.

Jazzoula 2014, 6:30 p.m., Parish Center at St. Anthony’s Church, 217 Tremont St., through Thursday. The jazz festival’s Wednesday lineup features the Eden Atwood Quintet; a UM student combo; Chuck Florence, Jim Driscoll, Pete Hand and Kenny Sage; and Jazz for Fun featuring Stephane Gariepy, Micky Singer, Traemond McCabe, DR Halsell, Jim Rogers and Jeff Stickney. Food and drinks are available. Tickets are 12 general and $9 for students and seniors, and an all-event pass is $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

Trio Voronezh performs, 7:30 p.m., Ronan Performing Arts Center. Tickets $12-$14. The classically trained trio plays traditional Russian folk instruments – a domra, bayan and a double-bass balalaika. Their diverse repertoire ranges from Bach, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky to Russian folk themes, bluegrass, gypsy dance music, Argentine tangos and popular Gershwin tunes. Call (406) 676-2427.

Markie Mark Karaoke, 7 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2520 South Ave. W.

Potpourri

University of Montana Physical Therapy Students Association offers 20-minute massages for $12, and 40- minute massages for $20, 6-9 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 129, UM. Proceeds help physical therapy students attend local and national conferences. For appointments call 243-4753.

Mobile Computer Lab (W.O.W. bus) visits Grizzly Peak, 9 a.m.- noon and Poverello Center, 1-4 p.m.; Five Valley Seed Library volunteers staff an info table about seeds and planting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; “Easy Steps to eBooks,” 12:30 p.m.; free matinee classic film, 2 p.m.; Middle school writers, 4 p.m.; “Internet Searching,” registration required, 6 p.m. MakerSpace, “Hacking Electronics,” 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Broadway Bar, 1609 W. Broadway

Trivia, 8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

Trivia night, 7-9 p.m., Village Roost Bar & Grill, Bigfork.

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-$21, available at the MCT Box Office, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

Thursday, March 27

Art

“Cone 10 Ceramics – Making and Firing for Gas Reduction and Soda,” 6-9 p.m., Thursdays through May 29, the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit B. $235 members, $245 nonmembers. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Opening reception, 5-6:30 p.m., Clark Fork Valley Hospital, Plains. Featuring “Art on the Walls,” original artworks by Earl Cook, Valerie Curtiss, Elsie DeMars, Andrew Gonzalez, Rachel Gonzalez, Rick Harter, Crystal Kingston, Sharon Levine, Sue Honts Mann, Jina McHargue, Cindy Miller, Lydia Shaw, and Karen Thorson. Plus music by Cliff Stephens, guitar maker Rick McCollum and woodcrafter Joe Ducharme. Call (406) 826-0112 or (406) 826-8585.

“Japanese Friendship Dolls” lecture by Alan Scott Pape, 7 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. In conjunction with “The Japanese Woodblock Print: An Extension of the Impermanent” exhibition at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture. Call 243-2019 or visit umt.edu/montanamuseum.

Young Artist After-school Program, 2:30-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $10 per day for members; $12 per day for nonmembers. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Art Start, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Start your child’s day and education off with Art Start, a morning DIY set of art stations for you to experience with your child. Work at your own pace with comprehensible directions all young artists ages 2 and up are welcome. No preregistration necessary. $5 per person, ages 2 and older. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Janisse Ray reads and signs “The Seed Underground,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881 or visit factandfictionbooks.com.

Brown Bag It! Book Discussion Group discusses “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain, noon, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton.

Dance

Country Waltz with Cathy Clark, beginners, 6:45 p.m. and beginners-intermediate, 7:45 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids’ stuff

Family yoga, 11 a.m.; Fit Kids, 1 p.m.; Saving Sleuths, 3 p.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton.

Tiny Tales for birth-0, 10:30 a.m.; R.E.A.D. Dogs, 3:30 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Jazzoula 2014, 6:30 p.m., Parish Center at St. Anthony’s Church, 217 Tremont St. The jazz festival’s Thursday lineup features Kimberlee Carlson; Chuck Hurt and Friends; all-stars from the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival; Melody and Clipper Anderson; and Canta Brasil featuring Beth Lo, David Horgan, Chuck Florence, Magda Chaney and Pedro Marques. Food and drinks are available. Tickets are $12 general and $9 for students and seniors, and an all-event pass is $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

Drop Culture dance party featuring a rotating line up of spinners, the Badlander, 208 Ryman st. $3.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Open mic night, 8:40 p.m., Sean Kelly’s, 130 W. Pine St. Call 542-1471 after 10 a.m. on Thursdays to sign up. Free.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Potpourri

Visio Divina, Mass and brown bag lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, 1475 Eaton St. Featuring St. John’s Bible Print exhibit. Call to register; fee includes book, 721-2405. Visit blessedtrinitymissoula.org.

University of Montana Physical Therapy Students Association offers 20-minute massages for $12 and 40-minute massages for $20, 6-9 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 129, UM. Proceeds help physical therapy students attend local and national conferences. For appointments call 243-4753.

Mobile Computer Lab (W.O.W. bus) visits Equinox-Solstice Apartments, 9 a.m.-noon and Parkside Village, 1-4 p.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; MakerSpace open time/project development, noon-3 p.m.; MakerSpace Arduino Projects, call to reserve a spot, 3-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Ninemile Wildlife Workgroup Lecture Series, “Climate/Forest Interactions from Global to Regional Scales” by Ashley Ballantyne, College of Forestry and Conservation, UM, 7 p.m., Historic Ninemile Ranger Station, Huson. Call 626-0071.

Singles of Missoula, a 45-and-up singles group, birthday dinner, 6 p.m., Hong Kong Chef Restaurant, 2009 Brooks St. Call 251-3330.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Brooks and Browns Bar, 200 S. Pattee.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-$21, available at the MCT Box Office, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

ART CALLS

The Dana Gallery is accepting applications for the third annual “Icons of the West,” a juried exhibition opening May 2 at the gallery. Artists are asked to create an interpretation of a Western icon. The gallery will offer a $2,500 cash award for best of show and additional prizes will be given in five other categories. There will also be a $1,000 cash award for the most original interpretation of the theme, to encourage creativity. Artists working in all media are encouraged to email the gallery at iconsofthewest@danagallery.com for a prospectus.

The 21st annual Ernst Peterson “Photograph Montana” contest is accepting submissions. This contest is for any photo taken in Montana; many different age groups, 12 and under, 13-18, as well as amateur and professional. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 17. Submissions will then put these on display in the Ravalli County courtroom for the public to come in and enjoy and vote for their favorite. Pick up your application at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton or you can download one at brvhsmuseum.org.

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