Ohrmann Museum and Gallery

The Bill Ohrmann Museum & Gallery at the late artist’s ranch near Drummond is surrounded by some of his large metal sculptures. The museum and gallery will hold an open house on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s located two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1.

TOM BAUER/Missoulian

Friday, November 13

Art

4 Ravens Gallery, 218 N. Higgins Ave., celebrates its third anniversary with an invitational exhibit of raven-inspired art in a variety of mediums, including photography, watercolor, pastel, mosaics, clay, and mixed media. "The Blackbird Encore" will feature work by Marion Lavery, Traci Isaly, Wendy Anderson, Ariel Bleth, Brenda Wolf, Mary and Max Oelschlaeger, Julie King, Carol Weber, Flori Engbrecht and gallery partners. 317-1543, 4ravensgallery@gmail.com:

Susie Miller's Village Art and Textile Show, 5-7 p.m., China Woods, 716 N. Dickens. 550-2511, chinawoodsstore.com.

Silk-screening night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free, donations appreciated. Come in with a blank shirt, tote bag, or scarf and leave with one of the house designs printed anywhere of your choosing. If you get any compliments on your print (which is inevitable) throw some change in the donation jar. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Open studio, 6-9 p.m., VonCommon, 1909 Wyoming Suite 7. See what the VonCommon art collective's members have been working on. 

Second Friday gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. featuring landscape and indoor scenes by Erin K. Huffman. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Charity dance to benefit Valley Veterans Service Center, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Bitterroot Eagles Lodge, 125 N. Second St., Hamilton. Music by Nashville 406. $7. 

Headwaters Dance Productions presents its Fall Underground Studio Showcase, 7:30 p.m., 1042 Monroe (park in Greenough Park parking lot). Featuring writer Peter Stark, dancer Laurel Sears and visual artist Janaina Vieira-Marques. $7 suggested donation. headwatersdance.net.

Kids' stuff

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

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with storyteller Karen Fields, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Special Families (Jess, 210-2937), 6 p.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 Teens (MakerSpace),” 5-5:50 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

"Hidden Treasures," music for baroque violin and harpsichord by Lorraine Glass-Harris and Aneta Panusz, 7 p.m,. Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Tickets $25 adults general, $20 museum members.

Scott Kirby in concert, 7 p.m., Lincoln County High School Auditorium, 312 Ninth St. E., Eureka. Tickets $12 adults; free for students 18 and younger. Kirby highlights the worlds of classic ragtime, New Orleans jazz and blues. Sunburst Community Service Foundation, (406) 297-0197.

UM All-Star Ensembles (Wind/Orchestra), all day Friday through Sunday, UM. More than 200 high school students from the Northwest compete to join the Maroon Wind Ensemble, Silver Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. 243-4382, umt.edu/music.

Student Ensemble Series: UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre. Admission $11 general, $6 seniors or $5  students. 243-6880, umt.edu/music

Potpourri

Jewelry sale and fundraiser, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Valentine Community Center, 2811 Latimer St. 

Chibi Chibi Comic Con hosted by the UM Student Involvement Network, noon-11 p.m., University Center third floor. $7 for one day or $12 for three day pass; $5 for one day and $10 for three day pass with Griz card; children under 12 are free. umt.edu/uc

Todd Lankton and the Family Band comedy and improv show, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Note that there is no band performing. $10 at the door or call 370-7967 to reserve tickets.

Holiday Extravaganza, 1-7 p.m., Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 Highway 93 N., Kalispell. Over 100 vendors from around the Pacific Northwest sell jewelry, western wear, fine art, pottery and food to sample and purchase. (406) 755-5366 or 877-755-5366.

Baroque concert and Gallery of Trees reception, 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Music by Lorraine Glass-Harris an Anita Panusz begins at 7 p.m. Elegant beginning to the holiday season features music by Bitterroot Baroque. The evening kicks off the silent auction of trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Bid on a tree, listen to great music and welcome in the season. 363-3338, brvshmuseum.org.

Yarns at 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.

Theater

“Girls Night: The Musical,” 8 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $40. Hot off its sensational off-Broadway debut, this touching and riotous “tell-it-like-it-is” musical follows five female friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out. Held in conjunction with Ladies Night Out in downtown Whitefish. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, November 14

Art

Susie Miller's Village Art and Textile Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., China Woods, 716 N. Dickens. 550-2511, chinawoodsstore.com.

Saturday Family Art Workshop: “Found Treasures, Found Art with MaryAnn Bonjorni,” 11a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Explore how someone’s throwaways can be turned into a an art treasure of your own by adding color, objects and your personality to found junk art. Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Ohrmann Museum and Gallery open house, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1. 

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Happier with a Hoover,"  7:30 p.m., River Street Theater, 421 N. Second St., Hamilton. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, available at Chapter One Bookstore or at the door.  363-1203.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins in concert, 7:30 p.m. , Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $29-$39. (406) 730-2817, singerandsimpson.com.

Potpourri

Knights for the Fight presents a carnival fundraiser, 6-7:30 p.m., Roots Acro Sports Center, 216 Commerce St. Bouncy castle, black light party, photo booth, trampolines, foam pits, silent auction, bakes sale and more. $10 per person or $25 per family, profits benefit Addie Moser. helpaddiemoser.com.

Winter Public Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. Produce, meat, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 396-0593.

Holiday Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 Highway 93 N., Kalispell. Over 100 vendors from around the Pacific Northwest sell jewelry, western wear, fine art, pottery and food to sample and purchase. (406) 755-5366 or 877-755-5366.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana tours led by Bud Cheff Jr., 1 p.m., 69316 U.S. Highway 93, Charlo. Each half-hour tour is limited to 20 people. Call (406) 644-3535 to reserve a spot.

Chibi Chibi Comic Con hosted by the UM Student Involvement Network, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., University Center third floor. $7 for one day or $12 for three day pass; $5 for one day and $10 for three day pass with Griz card; children under 12 are free. umt.edu/uc

Union Gospel Missoula hosts a Thanksgiving meal for those in need of a hot meal and fellowship, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St.

Vintage Whites Christmas Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. $5 at the door. Over 100 vendors selling vintage, antique, repurposed and vintage-inspired handmade goods as well as lots of vintage Christmas inspiration. (406) 270-2712.

Bulb twisting and tree gathering breakfast, 8 a.m., Marina Cay, Bigfork. 

Hot Springs Artists Society Gala, 6-9 p.m., Symes Hotel, 209 Wall St., Hot Springs. Sample wine, cheese and chocolate while bidding on silent auction items. (406) 741-2361.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon; Humanities Montana speaker Ellen Baumler, "How We Miss Them," 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Sunday, November 15

Art

Susie Miller's Village Art and Textile Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., China Woods, 716 N. Dickens. 550-2511, chinawoodsstore.com.

Ohrmann Museum and Gallery open house, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1. 

Kids' stuff

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

Music

"Hidden Treasures," music for baroque violin and harpsichord by Lorraine Glass-Harris and Aneta Panusz, 7:30 p.m,. University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students/youth, available at Rockin' Rudy's.

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins in concert, 7 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $29-$39. (406) 730-2817, singerandsimpson.com.

Flathead Valley Live on Stage: Pianissimo!, 3 p.m., Flathead High School, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $15 or $75 for series. The piano faculty and students from the UM School of Music present a concert that features a variety of musical styles with multiple pianists playing multiple pianos and even an acrobatic grizzly bear. flatheadvalleyliveonstage.org.

Potpourri

Fifth annual ski and winter gear swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda. (406) 563-7237.

Banff Mountain Film Festival, 6 p.m., the Wilma, 131 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $15 in advance at the Trail Head, UM Outdoor Program, Rockin' Rudy's, REI Missoula and thewilma.com; $18 at the door; all ages.  

Chibi Chibi Comic Con hosted by the UM Student Involvement Network, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., University Center third floor. $7 for one day or $12 for three day pass; $5 for one day and $10 for three day pass with Griz card; children under 12 are free, umt.edu/uc

Holiday Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 Highway 93 N., Kalispell. Over 100 vendors from around the Pacific Northwest sell jewelry, western wear, fine art, pottery and food to sample and purchase. (406) 755-5366 or 877-755-5366.

Hunter’s Widow Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Polson Elks Club, 512 Main St. Admission is free but nonperishable food donations will be collected for the Ronan and Polson food banks. (406) 883-1695.

Monday, November 16

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

The Richard Thompson Trio, 8 p.m., the Wilma. Tickets $28 in advance, $32 day of show, available at 728-2521, ticketfly.com, thewilma.com.

Potpourri 

Faith and Climate Change panel discussion, 7 p.m., University Center Theater. In the lead-up to the major United Nations climate change conference in Paris in December, faith and community leaders will discuss religious and ethical motivations for engagement on climate change. Speakers include the Rev. Joseph Carver, pastor at St. Francis Xavier Church; Dan Spencer, author of the forthcoming book “Earth Ethics”; Len Broberg, environmental professor; and Caroline Lauer of Climate Smart Missoula. Information: Abby Huseth, 650-922-3250, abigail.huseth@umontana.edu, http://bit.ly/1L6HaLt

"Quick Books 2014 Payroll," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call to register; Electronics Exploration, 3-7 p.m.; "Intro to Email," 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.

Theater

Valley Christian School Junior High presents "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," 2 and 7 p.m., Valley Christian Gymnasium Theatre, Tickets $7 per person or $25 per family at the door or call 549-0492.

Tuesday, November 17

Art

Art on Tap, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Missoula Brewing, 200 International Drive. $30. Register at artontapmissoula.com

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. YAAP artists will experiment in leaf papier-mâché, printmaking and ceramics. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Music

Grammy winning jazz collective Snarky Puppy, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $26 in advance, $30 day of show, available at ticketfly.com.

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

Comedian Ralphie May, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $20-$40, available at ticketfly.com. 728-2521, thewilma.com.

Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture, 12:10-1 p.m., University Center 326/327, UM. Featuring “Peaceful Islam, or, Much Ado About ISIS” with Abdelilah Bouasria, Arabic instructor at the Defense Critical Language and Culture Program. 243-2695.

ZACCercise, noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Five-dollar suggested donation. Spend the lunch hour with the ZACC getting in your daily dose of exercise. Wear whatever you need to wear in order to exercise: whether that means flannel, high-heels, '80s clothes, or yoga pants. We’ll be moving our bodies to music – but this is not Oula or Zumba. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Tuesday Toasts with the Flathead Food Bank, 5-8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Pubhouse, Bigfork. 

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

Young adult volunteer orientation, 3:30 p.m.; Frenchtown Lego Club, 4-6 p.m.; Intro to Programming in C and C++ in the MakerSpace for ages 13+, 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.; Gaming for Grownups, 6:30 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

Valley Christian School Junior High presents "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," 2 and 7 p.m., Valley Christian Gymnasium Theatre, Tickets $7 per person or $25 per family at the door or call 549-0492.

Wednesday, November 18

Art

Teen Artist Workshop, “Secondhand Secrets” with MaryAnn Bonjorni, 4-6 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St.  Free. MaryAnn Bonjorni, a painting and drawing professor at UM, will keep you entertained with a variety of art-making tricks encouraging you to think differently about the way you create. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Montana Museum of Art and Culture, PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring “The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992.” 544-0891. 

Dance

East Coast swing for beginner to intermediate dancers, free lessons at 7 p.m., dancing at 7:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Face painting, 11 a.m.,  Missoula Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St., 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

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

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

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.

Music

Celebrate Piano Series III featuring nationally performing classical pianist Philip Aaberg of Chester, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $15-$35, available at 243-4581 or griztix.com

Potpourri

Korean Cultural Evening featuring the award-winning Korean drama “Ode to My Father” about one family’s journey from the Korean War until today and Korean snacks during the film, 6:30 p.m., Mansfield Center, UM. Sung-Yong Lee, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and James Person, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will open the film with remarks on the historical and cultural context surrounding the film’s events. More information and free tickets at umt.edu/mansfield or at (406) 243-2988.

"EXCEL," 12:30 p.m., registration required; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; open jewelry studio (holiday bracelets), 6-7:30 p.m.; "Intro to Email," 6 p.m., registration required; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "The Adventures of Augie March" by Saul Bellow, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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

Trivia, 6:340 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Pubhouse, Bigfork. 

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.

Thursday, November 19

Books, readings

Matt Pavelich of Hot Springs reads from his new collection of stories "Survivors Said," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Children from elementary schools in Arlee, St. Ignatius, Pablo and Dixon read poems they have written, 6-8 p.m., Johnny Arlee/Vic Charlo Theatre, Salish-Kootenai College, Pablo. 549-3348, missoulawritingcollaborative.org

Dance

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

Kids' stuff

Elephant toothpaste, 11 a.m.,  Missoula Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St., 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

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. YAAP artists will experiment in leaf papier-mâché, printmaking and ceramics. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

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

Music

Djebe Bara group offers an 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

"An Evening for the Blackfoot," 5:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Join the Montana Wilderness Association, Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project and various local leaders to celebrate 10 years of collaboration for the Blackfoot and unveiling of what's next. 

Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula's annual used book sale, 10 am.-5 p.m., Heritage Hall, 30 Fort Missoula Road. 728-3475.

President’s Lecture Series, 8 p.m., University Center Ballroom. Featuring Marjorie Garber, William R. Kenan Jr., professor of English and visual and environmental studies, Harvard University, "Shakespeare 451: Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, and Humanities Teaching Today." Umt.edu/president/events/lectures.

Brown Bag It! book group discussing “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee” by Marja Mills, noon; Cribbage Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Seeley Lake Branch Book Group discusses "Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood, 11 a.m.; tour of library, noon, sign up at missoulapubliclibrary.org.; Big Sky Branch movie marathon, 4 p.m., Big Sky High School, 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.

Theater

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents "A Piece of My Heart" by Shirley Laura, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Johnson Theatre, Sentinel High School. Tickets $6 at the door. 728-2400 Ext. 7065.

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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