Friday, July 17

Art

Reception for Monte Dolack's exhibition "Landscapes and Mythologies," 5-7 p.m. Bigfork Museum, Electric Avenue, Bigfork. (406)837-6927, bigforkmuseum.org.

Arts in the Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. The juried art show, now in its 47th year, is northwest Montana’s longest-running art and entertainment fair with more than 100 booths, featuring jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings, pottery, glass and other artwork by fine artists and craftsmen. The event also includes food vendors, live music, dance performances and kids’ art activities. (406) 755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org.

Reception: “Earth Beneath Us,” 5-7 p.m., Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main St., Polson. Showing through Aug. 11 are works by member artists Judith Colvin (textiles), Ron Hoff (photography), Karen Mauer (paintings), Sherry Jones (jewelry), Jean Stromnes (multimedia) and Nancy Zadra (watercolor nude series) along with invited photographer Michael Coles. (406) 883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com.

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 featuring “Community Heroes of Sapphire,” Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

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

Music

River Jam Music Festival, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Yaak River Tavern, 29642 Yaak River Road, Troy. Tickets are $8 Friday, $15 Saturday or $17-$20 for both days. The band lineup includes T. Scot Wilburn and the Shut Up -N- Playboys, Traff the Wiz, Alan Lane, Dodgy Mountain Men, Jameson and the Sordid Seeds, Moonshine Mountain, Denim Wedding, JD Smith and the Three-Legged Dog, Ten Skip Stone, Electric Revival, the Yaaktastics, Hays Daniel, Red Morton and Jesse Haag. (406) 295-4706.

Pickin' in the Park, 3 p.m., Boettcher Park. (406) 407-3514. 

Potpourri

Greek Festival: Athens Under the Big Sky. Second-annual festival features gyros, Greek music, dancing and beer or wine. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 301 S. Sixth St. W., 5-10 p.m.

Standing Arrow Powwow, Big Arm.

Public star-gazing event, 10:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Observatory. Explore planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies. The events are family friendly. Attendees are asked to reserve a free ticket for each person in their group via Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1KOSelu. 243-4299, cas.umt.edu/physics/Blue_Mountain_Observatory.  

Montana Hog Rally starts 6-10 p.m. Friday at Grizzly-Harley Davidson, 5106 E. Harrier Ave., with music, food, games and a fundraiser for the Montana Food Bank Network. More than 350 Harley owners from throughout the U.S. and Canada are expected in Missoula for the weekend. Call Ken Hughes, 239-0671.

Wine tasting on the Shadow at KwaTaqNuk, Polson, 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Gerry Browning from Vine and Tap. $50 per person. Tickets available at KwaTaqNuk.

Glacier Rally in the Rockies, Kalispell. A celebration of classic cars including a parade, show and shine, downtown poker walk and a "What's Your Legend" awards dinner. flatheadcare.org.

Good Old Days, 228 Mountain View Drive, St. Ignatius. Friday’s festivities include a barbecue, music and fireworks. Saturday brings the Buffalo Run at 7 a.m., a parade at noon, 3-on-3 basketball, music and family games. On Sunday, there’s a pancake breakfast and fly-in. (406) 745-3123.

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.  

Darby Logger Days begins at 5 p.m. Friday with saw demonstrations, a Ma-and-Pa relay race, logger relay and music. The parade travels through town at 9 a.m. Saturday and logging competitions continue throughout the day, including ax throwing, a pole climb and log rolling. Kids’ activities, music and food vendors are also on tap. 821-4151, darbyloggerdays.com.

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

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

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

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

Saturday, July 18

Art

Arts in the Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. The juried art show, now in its 47th year, is northwest Montana’s longest-running art and entertainment fair with more than 100 booths, featuring jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings, pottery, glass and other artwork by fine artists and craftsmen. The event also includes food vendors, live music, dance performances and kids’ art activities. (406) 755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org.

Members’ event: Coffee with Kathryn Schmidt, 11 a.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ease into your weekend with art. All members are invited to this cozy Saturday morning event with exhibiting artist Katheryn Schmidt. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Art guides and art helpers, 11 a.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Meet with exhibiting artist Kathryn Schmidt for this members-only event. All volunteers are welcome to attend. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

“Drawing the Figure” with Kathryn Schmidt, 1-3:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. For teens and adults, $22.50/$25. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Scholarships are available contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org

Kids' stuff

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

Music

River Jam Music Festival, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Yaak River Tavern, 29642 Yaak River Road, Troy. Tickets $8 Friday, $15 Saturday or $17-$20 for both days. The band lineup includes T. Scot Wilburn and the Shut Up -N- Playboys, Traff the Wiz, Alan Lane, Dodgy Mountain Men, Jameson and the Sordid Seeds, Moonshine Mountain, Denim Wedding, JD Smith and the Three Legged Dog, Ten Skip Stone, Electric Revival, the Yaaktastics, Hays Daniel, Red Morton and Jesse Haag. (406) 295-4706.

Potpourri

Greek Festival: Athens Under the Big Sky. Second-annual festival features full menu of Greek food, plus Greek music, dancing and beer or wine, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., free admission. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 301 S. Sixth St. W., 5-10 p.m.

Montana Hog Rally starts 6-10 p.m. Friday at Grizzly-Harley Davidson, 5106 E. Harrier Ave., with music, food, games and a fundraiser for the Montana Food Bank Network. More than 350 Harley owners from throughout the U.S. and Canada are expected in Missoula for the weekend. Call Ken Hughes, 239-0671.

Operation: Red, White and You, noon-4 p.m., 1555 Liberty Lane. See the new National Guard location; learn what the Guard does, also featuring a rock wall, military vehicles, face painting, inflatable events, drawings, prizes and food. 

Alberton’s 30th Railroad Day celebration featuring Rob Quist and Great Northern featuring Halladay Quist. For more information, visit albertonmontana.com/railroad_day.htm.  

Darby Logger Days: The parade travels through town at 9 a.m. and logging competitions continue throughout the day, including ax throwing, a pole climb and log rolling. Kids’ activities, music and food vendors are also on tap. 821-4151, darbyloggerdays.com.

Glacier Rally in the Rockies, Kalispell. A celebration of classic cars including a parade, show and shine, downtown poker walk and a "What's Your Legend" awards dinner. flatheadcare.org.

Good Old Days, 228 Mountain View Drive, St. Ignatius. Buffalo Run at 7 a.m., a parade at noon, 3-on-3 basketball, music and family games. On Sunday, there’s a pancake breakfast and fly-in. (406) 745-3123.

Rock the Hood Northside/Westside Block Party, 3-9 p.m. The third annual all-day celebration of the the neighborhoods will take place on North First Street between the Zootown Arts Community Center and the Stensrud building. Neighbors have a chance to meet, greet, dance, mingle, enjoy activities and find out all about the different resources that are available in their neighborhoods year round. Family activities can include sidewalk chalk, face-painting, volleyball, a Community Co-op lounge, found-object mosaics with Home Resource, a big bouncy house, bubbles, hula hoops, juggling, storytelling and more. Musical guests include J. Sherri, Voodoo Horseshoes, Velvet Handlebars, Wartime Blues, and more. Also an appearance by Garden City Ladies Arm Wrestling. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Little Red Truck Vintage Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Missoula County Fairgrounds. Over 75 booths and live bluegrass music. 381-1904, rjcabin.wix.com/little-red-truck

Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Contests include cherry pie eating, cherry pit spitting, cherry stem-tying and cooking with, you guessed it, cherries. Vendors will feature handmade items, fine art, crafts, food and treats. The Singing Sons of Beaches will play 1-3 p.m. Sunday. (406) 883-3667, flatheadcherryfestival.com.

Live History Days, Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. The 27th annual event includes vehicle rides, blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning and other old-time demonstrations, music and ice-cream treats. Historic movies are shown Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. (406) 883-6264, miracleofamericamuseum.org.

Prospector Ball, Old Fire Hall, Philipsburg. Benefiting the Philipsburg Area Educational Foundation, the event includes a silent auction at the museum available for viewing beginning and noon and a light repast served at 9:30 p.m. Doors to the Old Fire Hall open at 6 p.m. with grand march at 6:30 p.m. Music by R. Alexander James and his Distinguished Dance Music Ensemble. Tickets $60 per couple, $35 single, available at Schnibbles Flowers, the Granite County Museum or by calling (406) 859-3704. 

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

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

Alpine Theatre Project presents “Big Fish,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. Based on the celebrated novel and acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, "Big Fish" centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest - and then some. This heartwarming and magical musical overflows with creativity, showing us the true power of the stories we tell. (406) 862-7469atpwhitefish.org.

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

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

Sunday, July 19

Art

Arts in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. The juried art show, now in its 47th year, is northwest Montana’s longest-running art and entertainment fair with more than 100 booths, featuring jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings, pottery, glass and other artwork by fine artists and craftsmen. The event also includes food vendors, live music, dance performances and kids’ art activities. (406) 755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Riverbend Concert Series featuring the Ashley Creek Ramblers, 7 p.m., Sliter Park, Bigfork. (406) 837-2036.

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

Showin' Off benefit car show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,  Fort Missoula. All makes, models and vintages of vehicles are welcome; no charge to enter or to attend as a spectator. Other activities include raffle, food and beverage vendors, music, prizes and fun for all. Benefit for Camp Make-A-Dream.  549-5987, campdream.org.

Live History Days, Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. The 27th annual event includes vehicle rides, blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning and other old-time demonstrations, music and ice-cream treats. Historic movies are shown Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. (406) 883-6264, miracleofamericamuseum.org.

Missoula for Bernie, 3 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Montanans supporting Bernie Sanders for president. berniesanders.com

Big Sky Film Series screening of “Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove,” a new documentary about Dough Sahm, "a wild man and unsung hero of Texas music." 7 p.m., free, Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Featuring appearances by the director and producer.

"A Walk Through Time: 1915 at Fort Missoula," 2 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula. 549-5346, fortmissoula.org.

Sunday Streets Missoula, noon-4 p.m., Higgins Avenue. Variety of educational and recreational opportunities on a car-free Higgins Ave. sundaystreetsmissoula.org.

Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contests include cherry pie eating, cherry pit spitting, cherry stem tying and cooking with, you guessed it, cherries. Vendors will feature handmade items, fine art, crafts, food and treats. The Singing Sons of Beaches will play 1-3 p.m. Sunday. (406) 883-3667, flatheadcherryfestival.com.

Glacier Rally in the Rockies, Kalispell. A celebration of classic cars including a parade, show and shine, downtown poker walk and a "What's Your Legend" awards dinner. flatheadcare.org.

Good Old Days, 228 Mountain View Drive, St. Ignatius. Friday’s festivities include a barbecue, music and fireworks. Saturday brings the Buffalo Run at 7 a.m., a parade at noon, 3-on-3 basketball, music and family games. On Sunday, there’s a pancake breakfast and fly-in. (406) 745-3123.

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

Theater

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

"Vaudeville Variety Show," 4 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406)859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Footloose," 2 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Monday, July 20

Art

“Camera Charisma: Warhol Portraits and Selfies," with Steve Krutek, 9 a.m.-noon, through Friday, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St.  Ages 9-12; $72/$80. Digital cameras are available or bring your own. Scholarships are available. Contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

Afro-Caribbean dance class with live music, taught by Jeanne Christopherson, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third W. $5-$10. 

Kids' stuff

Mystery dinner camp with teacher Suzette Dussault, 12:30-4:30 p.m., through Friday. $100. 543-4006, suzette2005@gmail.com to register.  

Music

Missoula City Band rehearsal, 7-9 p.m., Sentinel High School Band Room. missoulacityband.org.

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.  

Blood drawing for Hometown Heroes, (register at 258-3848); Electronics exploration, 3-5 p.m.; "Intro to Email," 6 p.m., registration required; Scrabble, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 21

Art

Contour flower drawing, 2-4 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  25 for nonmembers, free for members. Learn the fundamentals of contour drawing with Montana’s fundamental beauties: flowers. All materials provided. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Nature Journals,” 9 a.m.–noon, through Friday, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90/$80 for members; registration required. This class will explore the art of keeping a nature journal.  549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Puppet Theater,” 1-4 p.m., through Friday, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90 for nonmembers, $80 for members; registration required. In this camp, you'll design and build your own puppets as well as a stage set, write a own puppet show, and perform it for an audience on the last day of class. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings

Peter Bowen reads and signs “Bitter Creek,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

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' stuf

Sensory table: foam, 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.; Summer Art activity, 2 p.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

Montana Baroque Music Festival, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, 190 Montana 135, Paradise. Tickets $22 per concert or $55 for all three. The 12th annual festival showcases national and international players of baroque music and instruments with a different program nightly. (406) 826-3150, montanabaroquefestival.org.

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

Clark Fork osprey program, 6 p.m., Council Grove State Park 11249 Mullan Road. (720) 940-0333, stateparks.mt.gov/council-grove

Bibler Home and Gardens Summer Stroll, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., through Friday, Creston. Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for children. The guided tours include the Bibler home, which is filled with a collection of antiques and sculptures. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (406) 756-3632, biblergardens.org.

Out to Lunch, noon, Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton. Music by Louie Bond and the Texas Playgirl.

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

Writers Group with John Robinson, 6:30-8 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

Young Adult volunteer orientation, 3:30 p.m.; 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, or 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

“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title tune – tell the life story of one of America’s musical treasures. (406) 862-7469atpwhitefish.org.

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

Wednesday, July 22

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 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. 

Jitterbug, beginning level, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 

Kids' stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday featuring Kate Davis and rehabilitated raptors, 1:30 p.m.; read to dogs and cats at the Bitter Root Humane Association, 4-4:45 p.m., pre-register; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Family yoga, 11 a.m.; bubble table, noon, Children's 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

Montana Baroque Music Festival, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, 190 Montana 135, Paradise. Tickets $22 per concert or $55 for all three. The 12th annual festival showcases national and international players of baroque music and instruments with a different program nightly. (406) 826-3150, montanabaroquefestival.org.

Missoula City Band Concert, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. 728-2400 Ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org.

Potpourri

John Noltner speaks about his media project, "A Piece of My Mind," 7 p.m., Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955, apeaceofmymind.net

Homegrown Comedy hosted by John Howard, 8:30 p.m., Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. 

Columbia Falls Heritage Days (through Sunday) is the annual celebration of the town's history, which includes timber, lumber, aluminum and the railroad. Family-oriented activities include vendors, music, parade, games and rodeo. (406) 892-2071, cfallsheritagedays.com.

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Caras Park. Music by Erin and the Project; children's activities provided by Childbloom Guitar. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

"Word: Tables and Forms," 12:30 p.m., registration required; free family film, 1 p.m., Big Sky Branch, Big Sky High School auditorium; free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; free matinee, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; origami peace cranes, 7-8:45 pm., facilitated by the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center; open time in the MakerSpace, 6-7 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., 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

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

Thursday, July 23

Books and readings

Rinker Buck presentation and signing of “The Oregon Trail,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Line dance, beginner-plus level, 7-8:30  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Face painting, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseum.org

Terrific Thursdays, 2-3 p.m.; Lego Club for ages 4-9, 3:30-5 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Kid's Book Club for ages 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-noon, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Featuring mythical/folk heroes. 777-5061. 

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.

Music

Montana Baroque Music Festival, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, 190 Montana 135, Paradise. Tickets $22 per concert or $55 for all three. The 12th annual festival showcases national and international players of baroque music and instruments with a different program nightly. (406) 826-3150, montanabaroquefestival.org.

Djebe Bara group offers an African dance class with 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

P.E.O. Reciprocity brown-bag picnic lunch, 11:30 a.m,.-1:30 p.m., Boettcher Park, Polson. (406) 883-4160.

Thursday!Fest, 5-8 p.m., Second Avenue East between First and Second streets in front of the Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Music by Comatose Posse. (406) 253-6923. 

The Event at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, through Sunday. Free admission. More than 600 competitors and 20,000 spectators enjoy this largest equestrian triathlon in the country. rebeccafarm.org.

Family summer movie, 2 p.m.; 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 the Cold Hard Cash Show; children's activities provided National Wildlife Federation. 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 “Breakin’ Up Is Hard to Do,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. A cast of eight sing and laugh their way through a hilarious storyline featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

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

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

Alpine Theatre Project presents “Big Fish,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. Based on the celebrated novel and acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest ... and then some. This heart-warming and magical musical overflows with creativity, showing us the true power of the stories we tell. (406) 862-7469atpwhitefish.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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