Melissa Bangs

Melissa Bangs is bringing her monologue on her postpartum psychosis, "Playing Monopoly with God," back this spring. She plans to bring her show to other cities to raise awareness about the mental disorders, often undiagnosed, that affect new mothers.

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Friday, May 29

Art

Unveiling of Courtney Blazon's mural on Shakespeare and Co.'s new annex, 6 p.m., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Kids' stuff

Bean-bag toss, 11 a.m.; art series, 4 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Sally Blevins reading “Incredible Me!”, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, Missoula Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $80 members, $90 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Music

Barbershop Harmony Festival quartet competition at 6 p.m. Friday, chorus competition at 10 a.m. Saturday and "show of champions" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University of Montana Music Recital Hall. Tickets for Saturday evening show are $15. 531-2141, division5contest@gmail.com.

Alt-country troubadour Ryan Adams, 8 p.m., Big Sky Brewing Company, 5417 Trumpeter Way. Tickets $23, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624 or online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Potpourri

2015 Flathead Lake Rock Skipping Championship early registration at Cove Deli and Pizza's "Pirates of Summer" block party, 6-8 p.m., Cove Pizza, Polson. Flatheadrockskipping@gmail.com.

Second annual Carnivores Classic at the Montana Food Festival, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Friday kicks off with "Drive-In, Grill-Out Theatre," 5 p.m., an evening of barbecue and big screen entertainment. $25 per vehicle; tailgating encouraged; cash bar. 243-7815, umt.edu/carnivoresclassic.

"Playing Monopoly with God" and other true stories, live performance of nonfiction storytelling with Melissa Bangs, Crystal Theatre. Cash bar, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. silkroadcatering.com/crystaltheatre

Boot, Scoot and Boogie spring fundraiser, 6-11 0,.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Dancing only, $15. 363-2793, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-boot-scoot-boogie-tickets-16818621951.

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. 

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721 2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. Other productions for the season, which ends Sept. 5, include “Man of La Mancha,” “The Addams Family,” “Annie” and “Footloose.” (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“Exit Laughing” cabaret theater, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20, $10 for preview night. When the biggest highlight of your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly card night with the girls, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Three Southern ladies do the most daring thing they’ve ever done: They “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of their lives begins with a police raid, a stripper, laughs and a whole new way of looking at fun. Table or mezzanine seating with food and drink available for purchase. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, May 30

Art

Plein air painting class, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $105 for members, $115 for nonmembers. Use oils (or acrylics) to paint your own landscapes outside. This class will focus on landscape painting basics as well as the challenges and joys of painting in the open air. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Barbershop Harmony Festival, quartet competition at 6 p.m. Friday, chorus competition at 10 a.m. Saturday and "show of champions" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University of Montana Music Recital Hall. Tickets for Saturday evening show are $15. 531-2141, division5contest@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Big Arm Association pancake breakfast and yard sale, Big Arm Historic School House. Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, $5; yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (406) 849-5064. 

2015 Flathead Lake Rock Skipping Championship. Registration begins 9 a.m., Cove Deli and Pizza, Polson. $10 per person or $30 for family. Event beings at 10 a.m. at the Riverside Park Dock, Polson. Flatheadrockskipping@gmail.com.

Kalispell Artists and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 20 N. Main St., Kalispell. (406) 751-5050.

Second annual Carnivores Classic at the Montana Food Festival, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Saturday features a grand buffet prepared by the students of the Missoula College Culinary Arts program. Tickets $25 adults, $8 ages 5-12 and includes buffet, live music, demonstrations and more. 243-7815, umt.edu/carnivoresclassic.

Photographer Sumio Harada will present "Bald Eagles of Glacier and the Flathead Valley" 1 and 3 p.m., Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Reception follows. Reservations required, (406) 888-5393, 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net

New Zealand Day presented by the Missoula Cultural Council and the Missoula Youth Rugby Association. All-ages touch rugby clinic, 10 a.m., Fort Missoula Rubgy Pitch. No experience necessary; pick-up touch rugby follows at 1 p.m. New Zealand mini film festival, 5 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring "Once We Were Warriors," "Eagle vs. Shark" and "What We Do in the Shadows." 541-0860, theroxytheatre.org or missoulacultural.org. 

“A Ride Back Through Time to the Rendezvous Era,” 1:30 p.m., Heritage Museum, 34067 U.S. Highway 2, Libby. Perri Knize tells the story of the Rendezvous period including demonstrations of the tools, tack and equipment of the era. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 31. (406) 293-7521, libbyheritagemuseum.org.

Wine tasting with live music, 4-7 p.m., Great Northern Gourmet, Grand Avenue, Bigfork. $10. (406) 837-2715.

MakerSpace: DIY vegan soup making, 2-4 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 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

"Playing Monopoly with God and Other True Stories," live performance of nonfiction storytelling with Melissa Bangs, Crystal Theatre. Cash bar, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. silkroadcatering.com/crystaltheatre.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. Other productions for the season, which ends Sept. 5, include “Man of La Mancha,” “The Addams Family,” “Annie” and “Footloose.” (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“Exit Laughing” cabaret theater, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20, $10 for preview night. When the biggest highlight of your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly card night with the girls, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Three Southern ladies do the most daring thing they’ve ever done: They “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of their lives begins with a police raid, a stripper, laughs and a whole new way of looking at fun. Enjoy table or mezzanine seating with food and drink available for purchase. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Sunday, May 31

Books, readings

Jane Demaray reads from her new book "Yellowstone Summers: Touring with the Wylie Camping Company in America's First National Park," 1 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Music

Alabama rapper Yelawolf with special guests Hillbilly Casino, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $23.50 in advance, $26 day of show, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624 or online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Claire Hinther, soon-to-be graduate of Hellgate High School, presents her senior recital on piano and trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring music of Grieg, Bach, Mozart, Stevens, Gluck, Bozza, Debussy and Bolcom. Free admission. 

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

Potpourri

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

Theater

"Playing Monopoly with God and Other True Stories," live performance of nonfiction storytelling with Melissa Bangs, Crystal Theatre. Cash bar, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. silkroadcatering.com/crystaltheatre

Monday, June 1

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.  

Scrabble, 6 p.m.; "Electronics Exploration," 3-5 p.m.; "Computer Fundamentals, 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 2

Art

Open figure drawing, uninstructed, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $7/$5. This ongoing session provides artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies available for use, and participants must be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

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

Tissue paper watercolor, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.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

Open comuter lab, 10 a.m.; Socrates cafe, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

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

System Check! 6:30 p.m.; Writer's Anonymous, 6 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.

Wednesday, June 3

Art

Warhol and Cinema at the Roxy Theater, 7 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition "Andy Warhol Collection: Museum of Art, WSU," the Missoula Art Museum, and the Roxy Theater are presenting a retrospective of a few gems from Andy Warhol’s experimental film cache. Visit missoulaartmuseum.org for a full list of films, dates and costs. 

Young Artist After-school Program, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Selected readings by members of Chris Dombrowski's 406 workshop, 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2880, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Dance, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks Club, Main Street. $5 at the door, bring snacks.

Kids' stuff

Bean bag toss, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time, 11 a.m., Seeley Lake Branch Library, 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

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

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

Potpourri

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Caras Park. Music by Shodown; children's activities provided by spectrUM. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

"My iPad," 12:30 p.m., bring your own iPad; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

Community night for Bigfork soccer, The Raven, Woods Bay, Bigfork. 

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. 

Thursday, June 4

Art

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy Gallery, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana, Featuring "Human Condition: The Art of Ben Steele." 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum.

Opening reception, 5:45 p.m., Paxson Gallery, PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring "Who's Who in Missoula," conversation with artist James Todd and gallery tour of this "Family of Man" mural. 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum.

Gallery Night, 6-9 p.m., downtown Whitefish. Take a walking tour of 15 galleries and businesses, which offer art, food and beverages. (406) 862-3501, whitefishgallerynights.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Art Start, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. Developing an artistic eye, mind, and skill is critical to a child’s development. Start your child’s day and education off with Art Start at the ZACC. Work at your own pace with comprehensible directions. All young artists ages 2 and up are welcome. No preregistration necessary. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Dance 

Country two-step, beginning/intermediate level, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Rice table, 11 a.m.; Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org. 

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

Potpourri

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m,. Caras Park. Music by Good Old Fashioned; children's activities provided by Girls Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Humanities Montana hosts conversation, "Tradeoffs: The Common Good and the Individual," 7:30-9 p.m., Governor's Room of the Florence Building, Higgins Avenue. Featuring educator Julie Cajune, Mayor John Engen and Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation director Mike Halligan as panelists; moderated by MTPR's William Marcus. 243-6022.

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

iPad Users Group, 3:30-4:30 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

“Exit Laughing” cabaret theater, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20, $10 for preview night. When the biggest highlight of your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly card night with the girls, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Three Southern ladies do the most daring thing they’ve ever done: They “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of their lives begins with a police raid, a stripper, laughs and a whole new way of looking at fun. Enjoy table or mezzanine seating with food and drink available for purchase. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Call for art

Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery will hold the Flathead Lake Festival of Art, a two-day, juried fine art festival in Sacajawea Park, in conjunction with fifth annual Blues Festival on Aug. 15-16. To download an application or for more information, visit sandpiperartgallery.com or flatheadlakebluesfestival.com.

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