Friday, March 7

Art

For Missoula Art Museum art guides and all art lovers who wish to volunteer with MAM’s Fifth Grade Art Experience and learn about contemporary art, meet with exhibiting artist Patricia Thornton, 3 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

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

Missoula Writing Collaborative students read from their new publication “Words Into Wings,” 5-7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881 or visit factionandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Bitterroot Dancers public dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., City Hall/Bedford Building, 223 S. Second St., Hamilton. Music by Mark DuBois. 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: Netherlands, 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Tiny tales for ages birth-3 and preschool storytime for ages 3-6, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Story Time for Kids, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Featuring “A Trip to the Bakery” with storyteller Kristen Weese. Call 363-1670.

Music

Kendal Norris, piano, 6-8 p.m., Lisa Archer Silks, 208 Main St., Stevensville.

The Celtic Knots, 6:30-8 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Call 777-5061.

Baroque concert, 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Tickets $24 members, $28 nonmembers, available at the museum, Chapter One Books, Mountain Music and the Music Box. Featuring Amanda Balestrieri, soprano; Carrie Krause, baroque violin; Sarah Stone, baroque cello; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord; and Alex Shaffer, baroque flute, Call 363-3338.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

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

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

Trapline, bluegrass, 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

Hellgate Jazz Band fundraiser, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Call 543-7154.

Indonesian tea tasting, 5-8 p.m., Lake Missoula Tea Co., Masonic Building, 126 E. Broadway Suite 22. Sampling black, green and oolong teas from the Harandong Organic Tea Farm plus pictures from Jake and Heather Kreilick’s travels and live music by Gamelon Gender Wayang Quartet. Call 529-9477 or visit lakemissoulateacompany.com.

17th annual Women’s Law Caucus silent auction, 6-9 p.m., Missoula Community Theatre, 200 N. Adams St. Featuring live entertainment and complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit YWCA Missoula’s Pathways Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Free and open to the public. Call (253) 350-5871.

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.

Creation weekend presented by the Missoula Dream Center, “The Foundation for Advancing Creation Truth,” 10 .m.-5 p.m., 2023 S. Higgins Ave. $25 adults, $15 seniors and groups, $5 children. Featuring speaker Darrin Clinton from the Foundation for Advancing Creation Truth along with exhibits of fossils, lectures and a puppet presentation for children. Visit missouladreamcenter.com.

Fourth annual Chili Cook-Off benefit, 4:30 p.m., Territorial Landworks, Inc., 1918 South Ave. W. Trophies will be awarded to the top three chefs. Event admission is by donation and includes chili and brews with proceeds benefiting the Missoula Food Bank. Chili entry spots are limited. To RSVP, call 721-0142.

Spencer, the internationally acclaimed hypnosis and comedy show, 7 p.m., Rialto Theatre, Deer Lodge. Tickets $15, available at Valley Foods, Peoples Bank, Keystone Drug in Deer Lodge, online at sleepwow.com/rialto.html and at the door. Open to all ages, but may not be suitable for small children. Visit deerlodgerialto.com or call (406) 846-7900.

Project Selvedge, 6:30 p.m., Selvedge Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave. $1 admission. Would-be designers showcase their creations in a live event fashion show. Call 541-7171 or visit selvedgestudio.com.

Singles of Missoula, a 45-plus singles group, bingo, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino & Restaurant, 1515 Dearborn Ave. $6 includes pint of beer or well drink and bingo cards. Call 251-3330.

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.

Young Adult Writers for writers in grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m.; Teen Tech Week, “Make Video,” 4 p.m.; Android development workshop, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Book of Days,” a comic drama written by Lanford Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, One Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets are $8-$15. This new dramatization by Joseph Robinette of the C.S. Lewis classic recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting land of Narnia. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, March 8

Art

“Creativity for Life” workshop featuring glass work with Katie Patten, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art of Montana, 725 W. Alder St. No. 17 Open to anyone facing illness or loss including care givers and family members. No charge, materials provided. Call 549-5329 or visit livingartofmontana.org.

Saturday family art workshop, “Misfits, Monsters and Pretty Things: Mixed Media Collage” with Patricia Thornton, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. The whole family is invited to make art together. Older children can be left alone to create but parents are asked to stay with children under age 7. To be ensured a spot in these workshops, pre-register at least two days in advance. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Open printmaking studio facilitated by Diane Bodholt, 1-3 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. The fee is $10 if you bring your own paper and ink, $20 to use MAM’s supplies. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Join exhibiting artist Jill Brody on a tour of her exhibition “Hidden In Plain Sight,” 1 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Pottery sale, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Come by the Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studio and paint your own beer stein to toast the holiday. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Firing and glazing for the soda kiln, Saturdays through March 15, 1-4 p.m., the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A. $195 for members, $205 nonmembers. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Books, readings

Author John Hart discusses and signs “Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space,” 1-3 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881 or visit factionandfictionbooks.com.

Spokane poet and UM MFA alumna Ellen Welcker reads from her chapbook, “Mouth That Tastes of Gasoline,” 11 a.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

Missoula Symphony Orchestra presents “Bam! Beethoven” featuring Lisa Smirnova, piano, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $10-$45, available by at 721-3194, at 320 E. Main St. or online at missoulasymphony.org.

Florence Carlton Choir Department presents “A Night at the Movies,” 5:30 and 8 p.m., Florence Carlton old gym. Advance tickets, $10 students and seniors, $12 general. For reservations contact a Florence Carlton choir student or call Camille at 493-0009.

Baroque concert, 2 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Tickets $24 members, $28 nonmembers, available at the museum, Chapter One Books, Mountain Music and The Music Box. Featuring Amanda Balestrieri, soprano; Carrie Krause, baroque violin; Sarah Stone, baroque cello; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord; and Alex Shaffer, baroque flute, Call 363-3338.

Larry Hirshberg, acoustic, folk, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs.

DJs Kris Moon and Monty 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

Hellgate Choir fundraiser, Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 S. Pattee St. Silent auction, 7 p.m.; free concert, 8 p.m. (donations accepted). All proceeds go to the Hellgate Choir for its trip to New York to compete at Carnegie Hall.

“Get Felted” knitting event, 10 a.m., Alameda’s Hot Springs Retreat, 308 N. Spring St., Hot Springs. Registration is $10, includes coffee, tea and light refreshments. Events includes instruction on knitting and felting techniques as well as information on knitting resources and shops in the area. Participants should bring projects they are working on. For questions, call Kathy at (406) 741-2688.

Patrick Beal spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 6 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Call 543-7154.

Alliance Francais hosts a Cine Club screening of “Camille Redouble,” 5 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive.

Libby Irish Fair and Concert, 10 a.m., Memorial Center. The 19th annual art and crafts fair offers ample entertainment, raffles and food. Bridges Home from Sandpoint, Idaho, headlines an evening concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $8-$12 for the concert. Call (406) 293-6407 or visit libbyirishfair.org.

Creation weekend presented by the Missoula Dream Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2023 S. Higgins Ave. Free admission. Puppet performances, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. telling kids how god created the Earth. Darrin Clinton from the Foundation for Advancing Creation Truth presents “Relevance of Creation Science,” 4 p.m. Visit missouladreamcenter.com.

The “Grind,” 7 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, Stevensville. Features pianist, vocalist, dancers, original poetry reading and guitar music. Admission is $5 or a homemade dessert.

Winter Storytelling Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. Featuring Suzette Dussault presenting the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program, “Jeannette Rankin: Suffragette.” $4 adults, under 18 and Travelers’ Rest Preservation and Heritage Association members free. Call 273-4253.

Daly Mansion Spring Speakers Series, 10 a.m., Daly Mansion Trophy Room, 241 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Featuring “Favorite Stories of our Big Sky Country” presented by Montana Humanities Speaker, Hal Stern. RSVP to 363-6004, Ext. 4.

Whitefish Cup Skiercross and Banked Slalom, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Tickets $30. Skiers (and teleskiers) take two timed runs through the skier-cross course on Goat Haunt and run gates through George’s Gorge on Saturday and race through jumps, banks, rollers and traffic on Sunday. Call (406) 862-2900 or visit skiwhitefish.com.

Heirloom Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Missoula County Fairgrounds, Floriculture Building.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Book of Days,” a comic drama written by Lanford Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

Teresa Waldorf and Rosie Ayers present another installment of “Show Me the Funny,” 7 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Pre-show music by Rick Waldorf, 6:45 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 students, available at the door or call 396-1244.

“Barbershop Meets Broadway,” 7:34 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for children and seniors. The Flathead Valleyaires Men’s Barbershop Chorus teams with three choirs from the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater, four barbershop quartets and two local musical groups who would never be mistaken for barber-shoppers, to provide an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at the Pocketstone Cafe in Bigfork (837-7223) and the Grand Hotel in Kalispell (755-8100). Proceeds from the concert will go to the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater.

Missoula Children’s Theatre 2014 Winter Performing Arts Class presents “Peter and Wendy: A Fanciful Flight to Neverland,” 3 and 5 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $5-$9, available at the MCT Box Office, 200 N. Adams, online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$15. This new dramatization by Joseph Robinette of the

C.S. Lewis classic recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting land of Narnia. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org.

Sunday, March 9

Art

Art on Tap, 1-3:30 p.m., Draught Works, 915 Toole Ave. Art on Tap is a painting class; a time for people to not only paint but gather socially. An instructor will lead participants from blank canvas to ready-to-hang art. $32-$35. Visit artontapmissoula.org.

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.

Dance

Beginning swing lessons, 4:45-5:45 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. $5.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

Missoula Symphony Orchestra presents “Bam! Beethoven” featuring Lisa Smirnova, piano, 3 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $10-$45, available by at 721-3194, at 320 E. Main St. or online at missoulasymphony.org.

The Ed Norton Big Band, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive, $7.

Five Valley Accordion Association dance, 1-4 p.m., Rustic Hut, Florence. $4 or $3 for members. 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

Free showing of the film “Miss Representation,” 3 p.m., Ravalli County Musuem, Hamilton. Hosted by the Community Education Committee of the Ravalli County Coalition Against Domestic & Secual Violence. Visit therepresentationproject.org or call 363-2793.

Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon running training class begins, 8 a.m., Runner’s Edge. Meets for 18 weeks. $75 for Run Wild Missoula members, $100 nonmembers (includes one-year membership). Visit runwildmissoula.org.

Creation weekend presented by the Missoula Dream Center, 2023 S. Higgins Ave. Free admission. Featuring a questions-and-answer period for anyone interested in why we believe what we believe and what is the scientific evidence behind it. Darrin Clinton from the Foundation for Advancing Creation Truth will be available. 12:30-3 p.m. Visit missouladreamcenter.com.

Whitefish Cup Skiercross and Banked Slalom, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Tickets $30. Skiers (and teleskiers) take two timed runs through the skier-cross course on Goat Haunt and run gates through George’s Gorge on Saturday and race through jumps, banks, rollers and traffic on Sunday. Call (406) 862-2900 or visit skiwhitefish.com.

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

Theater

Missoula Children’s Theatre 2014 Winter Performing Arts Class presents “Peter and Wendy: A Fanciful Flight to Neverland,” 3 and 5 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $5-$9, available at the MCT Box Office, 200 N. Adams St., online at mctinc.org or by calling 728-7529.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 4 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$15. This new dramatization by Joseph Robinette of the C.S. Lewis classic recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting land of Narnia. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org.

Monday, March 10

Art

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

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

Potpourri

Talk N Taste “Girls Night Out” at Red Lion Hotel, 20 N. Main St., Kalispell. Barb Grinde and Diana Brunner will host a table. Contact Barb at (406) 253-1176 or bgrinde@bresnan.net for more information.

Volunteer orientation, 10:30 a.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Volunteers needed to fulfill duties in the gift shop, grounds, events and tours. Call Darlene, 363-6004, Ext. 4.

Monday Night Movie: The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Series present a comedy related documentary, 7:30 p.m., 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.; “WORD Basics,” registration required, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Fourth annual Big Mountain Ski Patrol Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Bierstube, Whitefish.

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 11

Art

Ceramic artists from the Archie Bray Foundation demonstrate their techniques and lecture on their work, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Giselle Hicks, Adam Field and Andrew Gilliatt demonstrate 10:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m., Ceramics Studio, Art Annex, UM. Lecture and slide show, 5:10-6:30 -p.m., Social Science Building Room 356. Call 243-5893 or 243-4181.

For art guides and all art lovers who wish to volunteer with MAM’s Fifth Grade Art Experience and learn about contemporary art, brown bag lunch and meet with exhibiting artist Alison Reintjes, 12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.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 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. A morning DIY set of art stations for you to experience with your child offering a large variety of art projects. 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

406 Poetry Celebration with readings by members of Mark Gibbons’ 406 Workshop, 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881 or visit factionandfictionbooks.com.

UM MFA alum April Wilder reads from her story collection, “This Is Not An Accident,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010 or visit shakespeareandco.com.

Kids’ stuff

Owl Institute, 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

The Wailers with special guest Kung Fu Kongress and British Dependency, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $22, available at Rockin Rudy’s, 866-468-7624, and ticketweb.com.

Potpourri

Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture Series, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Room 333, UM. Featuring Molly Worthen, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, “Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.” Call 243-2988 or visit umt.edu/mansfield.

2014 Community Lecture Series, “Western Rivers: Connecting Landscapes and Livelihoods,” featuring “Connecting Landscapes, Rivers and Groundwater,” UM Regents Professor of Geosciences William Woessner, 7:30 p.m., University Center Theatre, UM. For tickets and information visit grizalum.com or call 243-5211.

Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar: “The Emigrants,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. Shawn Wathen leads this discussion of W.G. Sebald’s book. Call 363-5220.

Communication class, Tuesdays through Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Living Art offices, Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder 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.; Teen Tech Week, “Make Audio!” 4 p.m.; Affordable Care Act help from an ACA navigator, drop-in, 5-7 p.m.; MPL Book Group discusses “Raven’s Gift” by Don Reardon, 7 p.m.; Linux Users Group, 7 p.m.; “How to Become a Web Developer,” 7:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. MainSt. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

“Super Basic Computer Class,” session A, 10 a.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Call 363-1670.

Trivia, 8 pm., 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.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Book of Days,” a comic drama written by Lanford Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

Wednesday, March 12

Art

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.

Teen art workshop, “Mixed-Media Collage” with Patricia Thornton, 4-6 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Students will experiment and play with various media and then make a collage out of the finished experiments. Processes include screen printing, watercolor, various drawing materials, sewing and collage. All materials, pizzas, snacks and beverages provided. Free. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Glass fusing orientation class, 6-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $15 plus the cost of glass. His introductory class will cover the basics of glass-from how the kilning process works to slumping, fusing, mold-making, and glass aftercare. Once you have attended this fun night of glass fusing you’re welcome to come in anytime and work in the Glass Fusing Studio. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Multi-week class, Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Ages 11-16. $80 for nonmembers; $75 for members. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

10th annual Citywide Poetry Slam, 7 p.m., Elks Club, 200 Pattee St. Sponsored by Big Sky High School’s Aerie and UM’s Oval literary arts magazines. Readers sign up by 6:30 p.m. $5. All welcome; keep content appropriate to all ages.

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, 11:30 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

“2nd Wednesday: Sound, Soup & Sanctuary” with Alice Williams and Jeff Stickney, organ and harpsichord; Concertos for Organ and Harpsichord by Soler; 12:10 p.m. (soup and bread luncheon to follow at 12:30), University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. Free-will offering. Call 543-6952.

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

Milkcrate Mechanic presents Dub Night featuring Deadline, Smiley and House, The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

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

Author and Boston University Professor of International Relations and History, Andrew J. Bacevich delivers a lecture, “The New American Militarism,” as part of the President’s Lecture Series, 8 p.m., University Center Ball Room, UM. At 3:10 p.m. he delivers a seminar, “The Importance of Reinhold Niebuhr’s ‘Irony of American History,” Call 243-2981 or visit umt.edu/president/events/lectures.

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, 11:30-1 p.m.; “Windows 8 Basics,” registration required, 12:30 p.m.; free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; Teen Tech Week, “Make Video!” 4 p.m.; Middle school writers-for-writers and aspiring writers in grades 6-9, 4 p.m.; “WORD Basics,” registration required, 6 p.m.; MakerSpace, “Hacking Electronics,” 6:30-8 p.m.; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses “Cry the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton, 7 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

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Book of Days,” a comic drama written by Lanford Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

Thursday, March 13

Art

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Gallery of visual Arts, UM. Featuring thesis exhibitions by the University of Montana Master of Fine Arts graduate students James Louks and Sarah Tancred. Visit umt.edu/art.

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.

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 offering a large variety of art projects. 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

The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club discusses “Warrior of the Light: A Manual” by Paulo Coelho, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Call 363-1670, or email jacostant@gmail.com.

Livingston resident and Penn State creative writing professor Toby Thompson reads and signs his collection of nonfiction, “Metroliner,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881 or visit factionandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Country Waltz, beginners, 6:45 p.m. and beginners-intermediate, 7:45-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids’ stuff

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

Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Call 363-1670.

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

Glacier Symphony soloist spotlight: R. Carlos Nakai, 7 p.m., Alpine Light Ballroom, 333 Main St., Kalispell. Tickets $15. The guest soloist performs and talks with the audience. Call (406) 407-7000 or visit gscmusic.org.

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

“Leaving a Legacy: Passing on Wilderness to the Next Generation,” 7-8:30 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Panelists Roland Cheek, Dave Owen, Frank Vitale, Rebecca Boslow and Jonson England share their views during this installment of the Wilderness Speaker Series. Call (406) 756-3963.

Titanic video, 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, Polson. Free admission. Video shows nationally known artist Robert Bansemer as he descends to the hull of the Titanic and paints the infamous ship on the ocean floor while looking through a viewport on the dive vessel. Call Gil at (406) 883-6804.

Natural History Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St. Featuring “Wolf Ecology & Management of Wolves in Montana” with Liz Bradley, Wolf Management Specialist with the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Call 363-3338 or visit brvhsmuseum.org.

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.

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

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

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Book of Days,” a comic drama written by Lanford Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

ART CALLS

The Zootown Arts Community Center is calling for submissions for its second-annual “Mini Show” on April 19. The nonprofit’s gala event includes a live and silent auction of the juried exhibition of miniature art. Works may be in any medium, but must be 6 inches by 6 inches or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Specify if submitting a triptych. Works will be jury selected. You may choose to give a 50, 75 or 100 percent donation of the final sale prices. Submission deadline is March 11. Only the jury-selected works will be considered for the show. Juror is printmaker Jack Metcalf. Submit art online at zootownarts.org/mini.

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.

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.

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