Grace Potter

Acclaimed rock-soul-pop singer-songwriter Grace Potter has a sold-out show on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

JOSH REED, courtesy photo

Friday, February 5

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents American College Dance Association Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., UM's Open Space. Features student, faculty and guest artist dancers and choreographers attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the ACDA who will perform contemporary ballet, jazz, modern jazz, hip-hop and other genres. Suggest donation $5 to $10.

Kids' stuff

Comic Club after-school program, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fridays through April 1, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Ages 6-11; $160 members, $150 non-members. Create single- and multi-panel cartoons to be included in "ZACC Comics Volume 2." Emphasis will be placed on character development, inking, environment and storyline, using graphite, ink, tracing paper, watercolor, colored markers, printmaking and more. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

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

Story time for kids, 10:30 a.m., followed by stay and play, 11:15 a.m.; Family night with a "teddy bear sleepover," 5-6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Family storytime, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Live tarantula feedings, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211.

Music

UM School of Music Fusion VII concert, "where Baroque meets hip-hop and everything in between," featuring a hip-hop arrangement of Gershwin's "Summertime," Rossini's William Tell Overture for steel band, Journey and Usher's "Believin' With You" for five pianists on one piano; Kneebody's "Never Remember" for jazz combo, plus works by Bach, Beethoven, Glass, Gilbert and Sullivan and Liszt; with instrumentation as varied as strings, voice, piano, drums, woodwinds, electric, acoustic and more; 7:30 p.m., tickets $11 general, $6 seniors and $5 students, available at (406) 243-4581 or umt.edu/griztix.

Violinist Anna Walter, 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Tom Catmull’s Radio Static, 7 p.m., Ronan Performing Arts Center, 421 Andrew St. N.W. Tickets $13-$15, available at R&R Healthcare Solutions, Ronan True Value, First Interstate Bank or the Vine and Tap. Free admission for kids 18 and under. The Missoula trio hearkens back to the vibe of old-school, '60s classic rock. (406) 887-2739, missionvalleylive@gmail.com

Potpourri

Bitterroot Building Industry Association Home and Ranch Show, 4-7 p.m. Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 375-9411.

A Chocolat Affaire, 5-7:30 p.m., downtown Kalispell. Walk through various downtown businesses and taste a variety of chocolate treats and shop for your valentine. Visit 12 locations for a chance to win door prizes. (406) 253-6923.

Father-Daughter Winter Ball, 6:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20 per couple, $7 per additional daughter. The elegant evening includes desserts, beverages, a DJ, photobooth and a rose for each daughter. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Whitefish Winter Carnival festivities include a gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Carnival button required. (406) 862-3501, whitefishwintercarnival.com.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-noon; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12. 3:30 p.m.; Introduction to programming in Java for Teens ages 13-18, 50-5:50 p.m.

Valentine's Soiree Sip and Shop, 6-10 p.m., Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St. Variety of products, crafts, drawings and specials. 370-3158. 

Saturday, February 6

Art

Sound of Art and Art of Sound, 5:30 p.m., Leon Hall, Charlo. Tickets $10. The benefit for Ninepipe Arts Group features original art on or off the wall, music by K.C. and the Valley Cats, and sumptuous desserts. (406) 644-2311.

Missoula Art Museum's 44th Benefit Art Auction: “Out of the Box,” 5 p.m., University Center third floor, UM. This year features a new auctioneer, 36 live auction artworks, 45 silent auction artworks and an auction held "in the round." Tickets are $1,200 for table of 12; tickets $100 members and $125 non-members. For more information, visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Valentine’s Day card making, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. All ages; free, donations appreciated. Enjoy paper or every variety, glitter, stamps, collage materials, and more. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Hooked on Art, celebrating artist Walter Hook's birthday, Bonner School. Clay workshop for kids, 12-1:30 p.m.; guest artist and former student of Hook’s, Donna Thomas shares her painting, 1-2 p.m.; art market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music and dance all day with current and former Bonner students including Andrea Harsell and her Bonner Dance Troupe. 207-2962.

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents American College Dance Association Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., UM's Open Space. Features student, faculty and guest artist dancers and choreographers attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the ACDA who will perform contemporary ballet, jazz, modern jazz, hip-hop and other genres. Suggested donation is $5 to $10.

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. $9, $6 members. Music by Skippin' a Groove with caller Julie Kahl.

Swing dance, 6:30 p.m., Martha Jane's Uptown Dance, 1008 Burlington, Suite D. $7 admission includes lesson. (406) 640-3262, mjndance@hotmail.com.

Kids' stuff

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

Live tarantula feedings, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211. 

Music

UM Jazz Artist Series III presents the Jeff Hamilton Trio, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Featuring Jeff Hamilton, drums; Tamir Hendelman, piano, and Christoph Luty, bass. Tickets are $25 general, $15 seniors, $10 students. 243-4581, Griztix.com.

Singing Sons of Beaches, 4 p.m., Blacktail Mountain Ski Area Summit House, Lakeside

Potpourri

Bitterroot Building Industry Association Home and Ranch Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 375-9411.

Whitefish Winter Carnival festivities include Penguin Plunge at 11 a.m. Saturday and Grand Parade at 3 p.m. Carnival button required. (406) 862-3501, whitefishwintercarnival.com.

Winter Storytelling Series: "Nez Perce Creation Stories" by Josiah Pinkham, 11 a.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. $5 for adults. Free Trekker Kids program available. 273-4253.

Take Your Child to the Library Day: Story time, 11 a.m.; Five Valleys Seed Swap, 1-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Pearl Necklace Show, noon-4 p.m., Nancy O' Interiors, Highway 35, Polson. (406) 837-7242.

Spaghetti feed and bingo, 4 p.m., Poor Henry's Bar, Clinton. Tickets $5 each or $15 family plus $1 per bingo card. Also, raffle drawings and bake sale for Clinton Closeup.

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre presents "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, UM. Tickets available at UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581 or online at montanarep.org.

Sunday, February 7

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Whitefish Winter Carnival festivities include a Rotary pancake breakfast. Carnival button required. (406) 862-3501, whitefishwintercarnival.com.

Theater

Viscosity Theatre's Comedy Cabaret, 8 p.m., Crush Lounge. Whitefish. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. viscositytheatre.org.

Monday, February 8

Books, readings

Josh Wagner reads from his collection of short works, "Nothing in Mind," joined by Shawn Mihalik reading from "The Assured Expectations of Things Hoped For," 6 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W.

Dance

Sadie Hawkins Dance, 8-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center. 239-6732 or 273-0652.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

Sunburst Performing Arts Series presents Valinor Quartet, 7 p.m., Lincoln County High School, Eureka. Slava Tolstoy from the International String Trio and Sergei Teleshev from Trio Voronezh team up with two other international musicians on this Montana tour. (406) 297-0197.

Potpourri 

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; MakerSpace Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Beginning Word," 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Burgerfest, 4:30-7 p.m., Polson Veterans of Foreign War, Main Street. Benefits Kiwanis Club. Tickets at Crow's Nest.

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

Viscosity Theatre's Comedy Cabaret, 8 p.m., Crush Lounge. Whitefish. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. viscositytheatre.org 

Auditions for Flathead Valley Community College's production of "Defying Gravity," 1-2 p.m., FVCC Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Open to public. Performances are scheduled for March 18-19 and March 24-26. Rich Haptonstall, (406) 756-3962. 

Tuesday, February 9

Art

Open studio, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nancy Seiler, 330 Brooks St. Seiler provides the space and help plus demonstrates an acrylic technique; no experience necessary. $25 with your materials (materials provided for additional $30). nancy@nancyseiler.com, 370-1254.

After School Art Adventure I, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m.,Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50; ages 7-11. Explore and be inspired by MAM exhibitions with Bev Glueckert. Young artists will create art based on their experiences viewing art in the MAM galleries. Glueckert offers another series of unique hands-on multimedia projects inspired by MAM’s exhibitions, including papier-mâché sculpture, tile mosaics, and large oil pastel/collage drawings. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.  

Kids' stuff

Tea Talks, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Bubble Table, 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.; 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

Dr. Dog with The Bright Light Social Hour, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $22 in advance at the Top hat, Rockin' Rudy's and thewilma.com; $25 at the door.

"An Evening of Music for Percussion and Piano," UM School of Music Faculty and Guest Artist Series, featuring Bela Bartok's rarely heard Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, with Christopher Hahn and Steven Hesla on pianos and Mack Gilcrest and Robert LedBetter on percussion; 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall; tickets are $12 general and $8 seniors and students, UM Arts Box Office, (406) 243-4581 or griztix.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

ZACCercise, 12:15-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 suggested donation. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Open Technology Lab, 10 a.m.-noon; Adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon; Genealogy Group, 2-3:30 p.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.;  System Check! 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday Book Group discusses "If Not For This" by Pete Fromm, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Wilderness Lecture Series, 7:10 p.m., University of Montana Gallagher Business Building, Room 122. Speaker: Jeffrey English, Arizona State University professor. 243-5361.

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

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

Theater

Viscosity Theatre's Comedy Cabaret, 8 p.m., Crush Lounge. Whitefish. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. viscositytheatre.org

Auditions for Flathead Valley Community College's production of "Defying Gravity," 5-6 p.m., FVCC Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Open to public. Performances are scheduled for March 18-19 and March 24-26. Rich Haptonstall, (406) 756-3962.

Wednesday, February  10

Art

Glass-fusing orientation class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St.  $20/$15 for members plus cost of glass.  549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Josh Wagner reading from "Nothing in Mind," 6 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton. 363-5220.

Dance

West Coast Swing, beginning-intermediate, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

Taekwondo, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 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.

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

Grace Potter with Eliza Hardy Jones, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Sold out.

2nd Wednesday: Sound, Soup and Sanctuary, 12:10 p.m., University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave., featuring Kimberly Gratland James, mezzo soprano; Christopher Hahn, piano; Alice Williams, piano/organ; and Nita Smith, piano; homemade soup and bread luncheon follows at 12:30 p.m.; free-will offering; 543-6952.

Potpourri

Read to Cats and Dogs, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Bitterroot Humane Society, Hamilton. Sign up at Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Documentary Film Series, "Happy Valley," 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Missoula Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Guest House Inn, 3803 Brooks St. 

Global Public Health Spring Lecture Series, 6:40-8 p.m., Gallagher Business Building 123, University of Montana campus. Jeremy Smith, author of "Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients," gives a lecture, "Measuring Global Health." Free.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:20-6 p.m.; Be Upcycled, card making, noon-1 p.m.; "Android Tablets and Smartphones," 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Matinee at the Main, free film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; open jewelry studio,  6-7:30 p.m.; 2nd Wednesdays Book Group discusses "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Trivia, 6:30 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, February 11

Art

Montana Native Plant Society lecture, “Creating the Montana Native Plants, Noxious Weeds and New Invaders Posters” by Nancy Seiler, 7 p.m., Gallacher Building L09 UM.

Freeform painting with fluid acrylics with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., 330 Brooks St. Classes limited to 10. $40 plus $25 materials fee. To sign up, email nancy@nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Reception: Ernst Peterson “Photograph Montana” Contest Exhibit, 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Photographs of Big Sky Country fill the courtroom gallery through April 14 in this annual celebration of the legacy of Peterson, a renowned photographer whose works graced many national magazines. The museum also offers a special exhibit, “(S)now and Then,” featuring poems, drawings and stories that illustrate favorite winter memories. 363-3338, ravallimuseum.org.

Dance

Country two-step, beginner-intermediate, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

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

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

Mininaturalists Pre-K Program, 10 a.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $3, $1 members. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

Live tarantula feedings, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211.

Music

Riders in the Sky, 7 p.m., Rex Theater, Thompson Falls. Tickets $30, all seats reserved. (406) 827-6385, sandersagility@gmail.com.

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

The Curry Comedy Series, 8 p.m., The Silver Theatre, 2023 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring the Indian curries of Masala Restaurant and eight local comedians. Guest host Mayor John Engen. Tickets and information available at thecurrycomedyseries.com.

Fellowship Club discusses "The Power of Decision" by Dr. Raymond Charles Barker, 6-7:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Watercolor painting for all skill levels, noon-2 p.m.; Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Screening and discussion of documentary "Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life" by David Attenborough, 5:30 p.m., Room 208, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive. Free. (406) 862-7828.

Families First presents "Teaching Your Child Personal Responsibility," 6-8 p.m., Lowell School. 721-7690, missoulaclasses.com.

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

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

Theater

Flathead Valley Community College presents "Strange Snow," 7 p.m., FVCC Theatre, Arts and Technology Building. Tickets $10-$20, free for veterans, available at bookstore or fvcc.edu.

Art calls

The Hive community center is seeking submissions for a spring exhibition under the theme, "Into the 21st Century." Contact the Hive, 800 S. Third W. Artists who portray the modern scene and are currently without an outlet. Email photos of recent work to Julie at mozaicmt@gmail.com. For more information, call 396-2663.

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