Friday, October 30

Kids' stuff

Haunted Hollow at A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow. Activities include haunted carousel rides, flashlight tours of Dragon Hollow, culinary demonstrations, fortunes and more. $4 for kids 12 and under; $6 for over 12. 549-8382.

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Dominic Farrenkopf, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m., “Introduction to Programming in Java for Kids (MakerSpace)” for ages 9-12, Fridays, 4-4:50 p.m.; “Introduction to Programming in Java for Teens (MakerSpace),” 5-5:50 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Montana Highlanders Association Bagpipe Band Scottish-Irish concert, 7:30 p.m., Arts & Technology Building large community room, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Free. (406) 862-3814.

Grammy Award-winning storyteller, singer-songwriter, author and musician Bill Harley in concert, 7 pm., Flathead High School Auditorium, Kalispell. Tickets $5 children, $10 adults, available at billharley.brownpapertickets.com.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Patty Griffin with Darlingside, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $35, available at ticketfly.com.

Student Ensemble Series featuring the UM Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre. 243-4051, umt.edu/griztix, $5 for students with ID, $6 for seniors age 60 and up, and $11 regular.

Potpourri

Monster Mash party, 7 p.m.-midnight, Bedford Building, 223 S. Second St., Hamilton. Featuring music by Joan Zen and Chris Lane. $20 per person includes no host bar, prizes for best costumes, light snacks. Sponsored by the Ravalli County Democratic Committee.

Steampunk Ball with aerial, dance, acrobatic and fire performances by the Moksha Aerial Studio artisans, 8 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. Tickets $20, available at Rockin' Rudy's or at the door. missoulawinery.com. 

Community event to celebrate the relighting of the Florence Bike Path, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Registration and free pet pictures, 3:30 p.m., Florence Ace Hardhard. Trick-or-treat along the path and try the pet agility course at Physical Therapy Specialists of Florence. 239-8855, 360-2931 or 403-6491.

"Trunk-or-Treat" and Fall Carnival, 5:30-8 p.m., Lone Rock School. Tickets 50 cents each; games cost between one and four tickets. 777-3314.  

Missoula Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Missoula County Fairgrounds. “Once Upon a Nightmare" is Roothead Studio’s most ambitious production yet. rootheadstudios@gmail.com.

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

Haunted Hayride: “Spiders from Outer Space,” 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $5. Strange goings-on are reported happening on the grounds of the mansion this Halloween. Some sort of infestation originating from outer space is spreading; climb aboard a hay wagon and see for yourself (not recommended for children under age 6). 363-6004, dalymansion.org.

Old Prison Haunted House, 7 p.m.-midnight, Old Prison Museum, 1106 Main St., Deer Lodge. $10 ages 12 and older for Cell Block Scare; $15 ages 16 and older for the Max Scare (reservations required; call (406) 846-3111). Kids Scare (under age 12) is $4 at the Pen Convention Center, 925 Main St., where babysitting is available 8-10 p.m.

Brown Bag Discussion: “Living with Polar Bears: Building Relationships and Collaborative Management in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” noon-1 p.m., University Center Room 207. 243-5521, cfc.umt.edu/.

“Tower of Terror” Halloween Party,  8-10 p.m., Jesse Hall. Open to UM students only. 243-2130, umt.edu/residencelife. 

Theater

University of Montana Department of Theatre and Dance presents "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Halloween Hoedown Homicide,” an original murder-mystery dinner theater production. Participants find themselves in Grizzly Ghost Town, attending an annual shindig at the haunted Stensrud Saloon. You can be sure at least one participant is going to have a bad time. 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. W. To purchase tickets, go to stensrudplayhouse.com.

“Dracula” presented by Flathead Valley Community College, 7 p.m., Arts & Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors, available at fvcc.edu/theatre, FVCC Bookstore and by calling (406) 756-3814.

Saturday, October 31

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Beginner workshop, 7:30 p.m. $9, $6 MFS members. Music by Skippin’ a Groove; caller Morna Leonard. missoulafolk.org. 

Halloween Dance, Hamilton Eagles. Benefit for the Corvallis Primary School's "Angels Without Wings" program. 

Kids' stuff

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

Saturday Kids Activity, "Spooky Skeletons," 2 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $3, $1 MNHC members, adults free. Montananaturalist.org

Charlie Brown Halloween sponsored by the Big Arm Association, 2-4 p.m., Historic Big Arm School. Games, crafts, snacks and more. (406) 849-5064. 

Trekker Kids Haunted Museum, 3-5:30 p.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. For kids grades 2-6. 273-4253. 

Potpourri

"Hoot and Howl Halloween Bash," 3-7 p.m., YMCA, 3000 Brooks St. Hay bale photo booth, bounce houses, dance tunes, costume contest and more. Free admission with a donation for the Missoula Food Bank. 

Trunk-or-treat for families, 4-6 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, Post Creek Hill, St. Ignatius. 676-4662.

Haunted Hayride: “Spiders from Outer Space,” 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $5. Strange goings-on are reported happening on the grounds of the mansion this Halloween. Some sort of infestation originating from outer space is spreading; climb aboard a hay wagon and see for yourself (not recommended for children under age 6). 363-6004, dalymansion.org.

Community Harvest Party, 5 p.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. Free. Hosted by the Bitterroot Calvary Chapel Church, the evening offers food, games and fun. 363-3431, bitterrootvalleycalvarychapel.com.

Ghost tours, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Tickets are $25, $20 for members; children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Become a paranormal investigator for the night, gathering evidence and exploring rooms in the museum that are not on the regular tour. The event is done in the dark, with flashlights and special ghost hunting equipment. 363-3338, ravallimuseum.org.

Bigfork Halloween celebration, 4-6 p.m., Electric Avenue. (406) 837-5888.

Old Prison Haunted House, 7 p.m.-midnight, Old Prison Museum, 1106 Main St., Deer Lodge. $10 ages 12 and older for Cell Block Scare; $15 ages 16 and older for the Max Scare (reservations required; call (406) 846-3111). Kids Scare (under age 12) is $4 at the Pen Convention Center, 925 Main St., where babysitting is available 8-10 p.m.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Missoula Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Missoula County fairgrounds. “Once Upon a Nightmare” is Roothead Studio’s most ambitious production yet. rootheadstudios@gmail.com.

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.

Theater

“The Rocky Horror Show,” Wilma Theatre. 8 p.m. and midnight. This live performance is a fresh take on the risque, genderbending romp, while staying true to the rampant fan culture created by the classic '70s film. Tickets are $30-$45 (plus applicable fees), available at thewilma.com, rockyhorrormissoula.com and Rockin’ Rudy’s. Contains adult material. Show up an hour early for the traditional devirgination ceremony.

“Dracula” presented by Flathead Valley Community College, 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors, available at fvcc.edu/theatre, FVCC Bookstore and by calling (406) 756-3814.

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Halloween Hoedown Homicide,” an original murder-mystery dinner theater production. Participants find themselves in Grizzly Ghost Town, attending an annual shindig at the haunted Stensrud Saloon. You can be sure at least one participant is going to have a bad time. 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. W. To purchase tickets, go to stensrudplayhouse.com.

Alpine Kids Theatre Project presents “Shrek the Musical Jr.,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center 600 E. Second St. Tickets $8-$18. (406) 862-7469, alpinetheatreproject.org.

Sunday, November 1

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Godsmack with Red Sun Rising, doors at 6:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., $39.75 to $45, Adams Center, University of Montana.

Potpourri

Key Log Rolling Competition, 2-5 p.m., Grizzly Pool. A fun, friendly competition at the pool on UM’s Key Log. Tests competitors’ balance and agility. $20 entry fee includes competition and prizes. Register online or at the Grizzly Pool front desk. 243-2763, http://bit.ly/1Gxfvbh

Theater

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

University of Montana Department of Theatre and Dance presents “A Chorus Line,” 2 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Monday, November 2

Kids’ stuff

Toddler Time, 11 a.m., ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.

Music

Shakey Graves (indie folk), 8 p.m., the Wilma Theatre. Sold-out.

Potpourri

Face painting, 2-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Free. Come to the ZACC just before the Festival of the Dead Parade and learn the art of traditional Dia de los Muertos face-painting. Adults and children alike to have their faces painted. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Festival of the Dead Parade, 6:30 p.m., starts at north end of Higgins Ave. 

Electronics Exploration, 3-7 p.m.; "Computer Fundamentals," 6 p.m., registration required; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. 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, November 3

Art

ArtTALK, 6-7:30 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Shakespeare & Co., and the University of Montana School of Art pairs an established artist and an emerging artist for evening of art ideas and dialogue. Featuring ceramic artists Beth Lo and Crista Ames. 

Kids' stuff

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.

Fall Frenzy Afterschool Camp, Tuesdays through Dec. 1, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. $90/$80 for members. Using a variety of artistic mediums, explore the colors, temperatures and traditions that make this season in Missoula special. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Music

A cappella country group Home Free, winners of NBC's "The Sing-Off," 8 p.m., Dennison Theatre, University of Montana, $27.50 to $125, available at GrizTix outlets, GrizTix.com or (406) 243-4051. All ages, doors open at 7.

Sentinel High School Bands fall concert, 7:30 p.m., Sentinel High School Margaret Johnson Theater. Also featuring the Meadow Hill eighth-grade band. 728-2403 Ext. 7041. 

Concert to honor veterans, 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark Elementary School gymnasium. Featuring the Lewis and Clark Peace Choir, Hellgate Jazz Band, Lewis and Clark Girl and Boy Scouts and selected Lewis and Clark fifth-graders. Free-will offering. 

Five Valley Chorus, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, corner of Woody and Pine streets. Join the chorus weekly through Dec. 15 to sing favorite Christmas songs and learn new ones for holiday concert at Southgate Mall. fivevalleysweetadelines.com.

Unity Dance and Drum African dance class with Tarn Ream and live music, 7-8:30 p.m., 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

Humanties Speakers Bureau program, "How We Miss Them: Ghostly Gatherings from the Treasure State" with Ellen Baumler, 6:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.  

Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar, "The Mersault Investigation" by Kamel Daoud, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; open computer and iPad lab, 2-3:30 p.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

System Check! for ages 13-19, 6:30 p.m.; Writer's Anonymous, 6 p.m.; Intro to Programming in C and C++ in the MakerSpace for ages 13 and up, 6-7 p.m., call to register; System Check! for ages 13-19, 6:30 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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

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

Theater

University of Montana Department of Theatre and Dance presents "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets are $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Wednesday, November 4

Books, readings

Alaska author and photographer Kim Heacox reads and signs his novel, "Jimmy Bluefeather," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com

Dance

Swing dance party, free lessons at 7 p.m., dancing at 7:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

work Hour, 2:30-4:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St. 777-5061.

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

Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.

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

Potpourri

WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine & Tap, Main Street, Polson. $9. Different wines are showcased each week.

"Easy Steps to eBooks, , 12:30 p.m., registration required; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.;  Open Jewelry Studio in the MakerSpace, 6-7:30 p.m.; "Computer Fundamentals," 6 p.m., registration required; Socrates Cafe, 7 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., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

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

Theater

University of Montana Department of Theatre and Dance presents "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Thursday, November 5

Dance

Triple two-step for beginners, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Fall Frenzy Afterschool Art Camp, 3:15-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 3, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. $90/$80 for members. Using a variety of artistic mediums, explore the colors, temperatures and traditions that make this season in Missoula special. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

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

Music

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

Potpourri

Cribbage Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 1-2 p.m.; Big Sky Branch movie marathon, 4 p.m., Big Sky High School; community Creative writing workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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

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

Art calls

Hawthorne Elementary School is looking for vendors for its craft fair to be held Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spaces are available for $40 or $50 with electricity. Download the application at mcpsmt.org/hawthorne. Applications must be returned by Nov. 20. Contact Anne Bowman at 360-3089 or bowmanab.61@gmail.com; or Hawthorne FRC at frchawthorne@mcps.k12.mt.us, 728-2400, Ext. 4271.

Flathead Valley Community College Theatre is accepting entries for its fourth biennial 10-Minute Play Festival. Selected plays will be performed in the college’s Black Box Theatre on May 5-7. Entries must be original, unpublished plays lasting 10 minutes or less in length. Previously performed plays will be accepted; however, adaptations of original works will not be accepted. Submissions should be “blind” and include an email address, phone number and cover sheet excluding the playwright’s name. Each playwright is allowed to submit up to three entries for consideration. There are no submission or reading fees associated with the festival. The deadline for entries is Feb. 15, 2016. Each play selected to be performed at the festival will receive a $100 cash prize. Entries can be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format to rhaptonstall@fvcc.edu. Printed entries can be mailed to 10 Min. Plays, c/o Rich Haptonstall, Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901. For more information, call Richard Haptonstall at (406) 756-3962.

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