Friday, August 21

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Jennifer Crawford reading “Summer Fun,” 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Eat Free at Kids Table, noon-1 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

Music

Outdoor bluegrass concert with the Gravely Mountain Boys, 7-10 p.m., Hangin Art Gallery, Highway 93, Arlee. Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; free will offering. 726-5550, arleecdc.org.

Potpourri

Zootown Fringe Festival events. See story on Page E1 or go to zootownfringe.org for more information.

  • Opportunity to find and tell personal stories, workshop led by Susie Risho. Free. Family friendly. 10-11 a.m., Missoula Senior Center.
  • Montana Rep's Visions and Voices present "Venus in Fur" by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $15 general, $10 students and seniors. montanarep.org.
  • "Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty," a one-woman show by Lesley Asistio. $10. 16 and up. Crystal Theatre, 5:30-6 p.m. Part of the Zootown Fringe Festival. Go to zootownfringe.org for more information.
  • "Reserve Champion," a monologue by Chris Piehler. Ages 12 and up. $12. Crystal Theatre, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • "What I Learned from Porn," a one-man show by Frank Bukkwyd. $10. 18 and up. 9:30-10:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre.

Flathead River Rodeo, 7 p.m., Polson. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 6 and younger. The Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo offers professional bullfighting and live music after each evening’s rodeo. Food and beverage concessions are available. Pete White or Sheila Matt, (406) 883-3636.

Whitefish Trails Hootenanny, 5-9 p.m., Depot Park, Whitefish. Tickets $10-$12; kids age 10 and under free. Annual benefit for the trail offers live music, kids’ activities including a bike rodeo, obstacle course and climbing wall, raffles, food and beverages. (406) 862-3880, whitefishlegacy.org.

Yarns @ the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, free feature film, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

Farmers market, 4-7 p.m., Pow Wow Junction Shops, 34306 Pow Wow Road, Arlee. 241-1390.

Farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Third Avenue West, Polson. 675-0177. 

Theater

Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Highway 93, Polson. The comedy is a light, frothy fun evening featuring the Players’ original zany cast. Tickets $17-$18. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Hamilton Players present “The Odd Couple,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. In this comedy classic by Neil Simon, uptight, super-tidy Felix has to move in with the laid-back, slovenly Oscar, putting their friendship to a hilarious test. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

"The Nerd," 2 p.m.; "First Things First," 7 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406) 859-0013operahousetheatre.com.  

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Addams Family,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Saturday, August 22

Art

Reception: “The People of Fire and Ice,” 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 10, explores the history and lore of humans in the Yellowstone area from 11,000 years ago to today. 363-3338, brvhsmuseum.org.

Kids' stuff

Family storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Aber Day reunion concert, noon-5 p.m., Philipsburg Outdoor Amphitheater in Winninghoff Park. Featuring Mission Mountain Wood Band, Wylie and the Wild West, Shane Clouse and Stomping Ground. Food and beverages available for purchase. Aberdaykegger.com.

Blues Cruise II, 7-9 p.m., Far West Excursions dock, Lakeside. Tickets $25. The last stop on the Northern Rockies Blues Trail features music by the Kevin Van Dort Band. An after-party follows at Acqua Pazza, featuring Big Daddy and the Blue Notes. (406) 471-9926 or 857-3119.

Potpourri

Zootown Fringe Festival events. See story on Page E1 or go to zootownfringe.org for more information.

  • Stand-up comedy workshop with Chris Piehler. 13 and up. $20. 3-5 p.m., Crystal Theatre.
  • "Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty," a one-woman show by Lesley Asistio, 4-4:30 p.m., Roxy Theater.
  • Alchemical Sound and Theatre: A live score to a film by local progressive rock band Dragon Parfait. Free, family friendly. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Roxy Theater.
  • Big Boss Bubeleh: American blues, R&B, Latin and African rhythms. Free. Family friendly. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre.
  • "It's Who You Know," a one-man show by Chambers Stevens. $10. Family friendly. 7-8 p.m, Crystal Theatre.
  • "Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty," a one-woman show by Lesley Asistio. $10. 16 and up. 7-7:30 p.m., Roxy Theater.
  • Night of the Blooming Jasmine: Gypsy music. Free. Family friendly. Underneath the Higgins Avenue Bridge, 7-8 p.m.
  • "Venus in Fur," presented by Montana Repertory Theatre's Visions and Voices. 18 and up. $15 general, $10 students and seniors. Downtown Dance Collective, 7:30-9 p.m.
  • MASC Artisans: Aerial silk performers. Free. Family friendly. Underneath the Higgins Avenue Bridge, 8-8:30 p.m.
  • More All Over the Bored: Eclectic music by local musicians. Free. Ages 6 and up. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Roxy Theater.
  • "Reserve Champion," a monologue by Chris Piehler. Ages 12 and up. $12. Crystal Theatre, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • "What I I Learned from Porn," a one-man show by Frank Bukkwyd. $10. 18 and up. 10-11 p.m. Crystal Theatre.

Pet Fest, 10 a.m., Adams Center. Featuring entertainment, contests, special attractions and pet adoptions. Pet Fest also is a shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and families. Pet adoption agencies will participate with on-site adoptable animals. Admission is free, with a suggested bag of food donation to help feed homeless animals. 203-4200, petfestmontana.com.

Mineral County Airport community open house and fly-in, Superior. Pancake breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch available, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; events, displays and car show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; awards ceremony, 1:30 p.m. (406) 822-0922.

SNOW Bus Brewfest, 3-7 p.m., Depot Park, Whitefish. Tickets $20, $25 day of event. Featuring microbrews from near and far as well as music. Ticket includes commemorative glass and 15 beer samples. Whitefish Mountain Resort, (406) 862-2900.

Flathead River Rodeo, 7 p.m., Polson. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 6 and younger. The Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo offers professional bullfighting and live music after each evening’s rodeo. Food and beverage concessions are available. Pete White or Sheila Matt, (406) 883-3636.

Missoula Public Library's August Trail 103.3 Book Club online discussion begins on Goodreads on "The Geography of Bliss." 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue, missoulafarmersmarket.com. 

Clark Fork Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside parking lot, just east of Caras Park. Live music, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Hamilton Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bedford Street. Shop for locally grown produce, fruit, locally baked goods and sandwiches, and handmade art and crafts. 961-0004, hamiltonfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Theater

Montana Rep's Visions and Voices presents "Venus in Fur" by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $15 general, $10 students and seniors. montanarep.org.

"It's Who You Know," a one-man show with L.A. acting coach/comedian Chambers Stevens,  8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $10, available at zootownfringe.org.

Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Highway 93, Polson. The comedy is a light, frothy fun evening featuring the Players’ original zany cast. Tickets $17-$18. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Hamilton Players present “The Odd Couple,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. In this comedy classic by Neil Simon, uptight, super-tidy Felix has to move in with the laid-back, slovenly Oscar, putting their friendship to a hilarious test. Tickets $15. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

"Vaudeville Variety Show," 2 p.m. and "The Nerd," 7 p.m, Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406) 859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Footloose," 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30.   (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunday, August 23

Books, readings

Jamie Bianchini presentation and signing of “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion,” the story of his bicycle ride through 81 countries, 3 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.   

Kids' stuff

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

Music

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

Potpourri

Zootown Fringe Festival events. See story on Page E1 or go to zootownfringe.org for more information.

  • "Danny Says," a new documentary about MC5 and Stooges manager Danny Fields. Free. All ages. 7-9 p.m., Top Hat Lounge.
  • "Fish & Beauregard," a new play by Viscosity Theatre. Ages 3 and up. $12. 7-8 p.m., Crystal Theatre.

Target Range Community Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., east parking lot of Target Range School, 4001 South Ave. W. 

Theater

"It's Who You Know," a one-man show with L.A. acting coach/comedian Chambers Stevens, 7 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $10, available at zootownfringe.org.

Hamilton Players present “The Odd Couple,” 8 p.m., 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. In this comedy classic by Neil Simon, uptight, super-tidy Felix has to move in with the laid back, slovenly Oscar, putting their friendship to a hilarious test. Tickets $15. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

"First Things First," 4 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406)859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” 2 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Highway 93, Polson. The comedy is a light, frothy fun evening featuring the Players’ original zany cast. Tickets $17-$18. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Monday, August 24

Potpourri

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.  

Electronics exploration, 3-5 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m., registration required; Scrabble, 6 p.m.; open time in the MakerSpace, 1:30-3 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Shakespeare in the Parks presents “Cyrano de Bergerac,” 6 p.m., Libby Elementary Amphitheater. Free. (406) 994-3901, shakespeareintheparks.org.

Tuesday, August 25

Dance

Flamenco A ongoing class in technique and castanets with Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet School. 542-9270, flamencomt.com.

Kids' stuff

Static science, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseum.org

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.m.; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Story time, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. 

Music

Unity Dance and Drum African dance class with Tarn Ream and live music, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. All levels and ages welcome; drop-in dancers welcome. $10 per class, $35 for four classes. 549-7933, tarn.ream@umontana.edu.

Potpourri

Socrates Café with Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Missoula Farmers Market, 5:30-7 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue. 

Farmers Market, 4:30-7 p.m., Third Avenue West, Polson. 675-0177.

System Check!, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Communication class, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 210 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 207. $65 for one, $120 for two. This class is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. To register, call 443-3439, email info@patrickmarsolek.com go to innerworkingsresources.com/communicationmissoula.

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

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

Theater

Shakespeare in the Parks presents “Cyrano de Bergerac,” 6 p.m., Eureka Historical Village. Free. (406) 994-3901, shakespeareintheparks.org.

Wednesday, August 26

Art

Bob Ross Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20/$25 for nonmembers. Bring on your Bob Ross wigs, impressions, and appreciation for the ZACC's 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 the gallery. Cost covers all your materials, supplies, and canvas. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

Dance with country-western dance instructor, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks, Main Street. $5. 

West Coast swing basics, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 

Kids' stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday featuring water games, 1:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Mandarin starters, 11 a.m., Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St.  541-7529, childrensmuseum.org

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

Music

Missoula City Band's encore concert and finale, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. 728-2400 Ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org.

Potpourri

Stand-up comedian Auggie Smith ("Last Comic Standing," and a winner San Francisco and Seattle comedy competitions), doors at 8 p.m., show at 9, $10-$15, 18 and up.

Wednesdays for Wellness: "Emotional Clearing through the Art of Oriental Medicine," a guided meditation with Missoula Herb and Acupuncture's Laura Bergoust, noon-1:30 p.m., Living Art Studio, 725 W. Alder St., Suite 17. For anyone who has or has had cancer. No charge, registration not required, all materials provided.  

Internet Basics Session 1, 7 p.m., pre-register; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Caras Park. Music by Big Sky Mudflaps; children's activities provided by the Missoula Symphony. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

"How to Use My Kindle," 12:30 p.m., registration required; free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, 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, 7-9 p.m., Village Roost Bar and Grill, Bigfork.

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

Theater

Shakespeare in the Parks presents “The Taming of the Shrew,” 6 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Free. (406) 994-3901, shakespeareintheparks.org.

Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Highway 93, Polson. The comedy is a light, frothy fun evening featuring the Players’ original zany cast. Tickets $17-$18. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Thursday, August 27

Art

"My Own True Face," a four-week mask-making workshop facilitated by Youpa Stein, 1-3 p.m., Living Art studio, 725 W. Alder St., Suite 17. No charge. Registration required. Email info@livingartofmontana.org to register. Open to people facing illness or loss, including care providers and family members.

Books, readings

Margaret Grundstein reads from her new book “Naked in the Woods: My Unexpected Years in a Hippie Commune,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, Shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

Country waltz, easy patterns, 7-8:30  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Face painting, 11 a.m.; crystal letters, 3:30 p.m., Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St.  541-7529, childrensmuseum.org

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m., Kids Eat Free at Kids Table, noon-1 p.m.; READ Dogs, 3 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Modest Mouse with opening act Mimicking Birds, 8 p.m., Big Sky Brewing Company, 5417 Trumpeter Way. Tickets $40, available at the brewery, Rockin’ Rudy’s, 866-468-7624, ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com

Djebe Bara African Dance class to live drumming every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $5 suggested. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322. 

Potpourri

Brown Bag It! book group discussing “A Kentucky Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain, noon; Lego Club for ages 4-9, 3:30-5 p.m.; Internet Basics Session 2, 7 p.m., pre-register; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Lincoln County Fair, Eureka, through Sunday. This year’s theme is “Country Pride, County Wide.” Friday is family day with bucket rides, games in the rodeo arena at 7 p.m. and a dance in the pavilion. The karaoke challenge is noon-3 p.m. Saturday followed by the annual “Bull Thing” at 7 p.m., during which bull riders try their hand at riding a mechanical bull. Other events include the Rendezvous Flea Market and Quilt Show, Friends of the NRA Banquet, Ksanka Kruise-in Car Show, Tobacco Valley Rodeo, holiday craft bazaar and Fiberfest. lincolncountymt.us/lc_fair.

Thursday!Fest featuring Solomon Hicks and the Crown All Stars, 5-8 p.m., in front of Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. (406) 253-6923.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m,. Caras Park. Music by Dead Winter Carpenters; children's activities provided by the Missoula Public Library. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Ronan Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Main Street, Ronan. 

Terrific Thursdays featuring a superhero balloon race, 2-3 p.m.; create Vietnamese spring rolls with Nansu, 7 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

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

Theater

Port Polson Players present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Highway 93, Polson. The comedy is a light, frothy fun evening featuring the Players’ original zany cast.

"First Things First," 7 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406)859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Hits From the '50s, '60s and '70s,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Art calls

The Missoula Art Museum is now accepting submissions for the annual juried Benefit Art Auction and exhibition.

Proceeds from the auction help keep admission free and pay for educational programming at the MAM, which has shown work by more than 250 local and regional artists in the past exhibition year.

The full auction prospectus and submission form are available at mam.submittable.com/submitThe deadline is Oct. 18 at midnight Mountain Time.

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