Lettuce

Brooklyn funk band Lettuce is playing the Wilma Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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Friday, January 29

Kids' stuff

Art series, 4 p.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., 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.

Potpourri

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-noon; Yarns @ 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.  

Theater

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

Black Curtain Theatre presents “The Winning Streak,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Omar, a retired baseball umpire, gets a phone call from Ry, a son he’s never seen, the product of a one-night stand long ago. In a series of funny, heartbreaking scenes, the two men negotiate every inch of a very rocky road in trying to come together in a bittersweet comedy about the need for family in us all. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Drowsy Chaperone," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $18-$25, available at MCTinc.org, the MCT box office or call 728-1911. 

Saturday, January 30

Art

Lecture with studio artist Doug Baldwin, "Celebrating 50 Years in Ceramics," 5 p.m., the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Suite A. Free. 543-0509, theclaystudioofmissoula.org

Nature Journaling Series: "Trees" with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., 330 Brooks St. Classes limited to 10. $50 (materials list provided with registration). To sign up, email nancy@nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Dance

Tango at the Winery, Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. All levels dance lesson, 8 p.m.; Milonga, 9 p.m.-midnight; performances, 10:30 p.m. $10 per person, $16 per couple. (406) 443-3439, tangomissoula.com

Kids' stuff 

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

Potpourri

A Warren Miller Entertainment film, "Chasing Shadows," 7 p.m., Washoe Theater, Anaconda. $5 admission, $20 for family, under 5 free. Film and silent auction is fundraiser in support of the Billy Poole Memorial Fund. BillyPoole.org

Bitterroot Valley Pre-Valentine's Day vendor and craft fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bedford Building/City Hall Community Room, 223 S. Second St., Hamilton.

Winter Storytelling Series: "Purification Before Prayer: Blackfeet Religious Views and Plant Use" by Rosalyn Lapier, 11 a.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. $5 for adults. Free Trekker Kids program available. 273-4253.

Whitefish Skijoring Championships, noon, Whitefish Municipal Airport. Free, $5 for parking. The Winter Carnival event, now in its 13th year, features a combination of horses (and mules), riders and skiers mixed with speed, jumps and, of course, snow, as competitors vie for an estimated purse of over $20,000. (406) 728-1131, whitefishskijoring.com.

Bitterroot Salish Winter Stories, 3 p.m., Riverstreet Dance Theatre, 421 N. Second St., Hamilton. Salish winter stories in the Bitterroot Valley are told by Tony Incashola, director of the Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee. 243-6022.

Winter Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Polson Red Lion. Over 20 natural health experts available to help you with your wellness goals; (406) 883-4216.

Bigfork Museum of Art & History yard sale, noon-5 p.m., 525 Electric Ave. (406) 837-6927.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $18 in advance at the Top hat, Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop and thewilma.com.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Drowsy Chaperone," 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $18-$25, available at MCTinc.org, the MCT Box office or call 728-1911. 

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.

Black Curtain Theatre presents “The Winning Streak,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Omar, a retired baseball umpire, gets a phone call from Ry, a son he’s never seen, the product of a one-night stand long ago. In a series of funny, heartbreaking scenes, the two men negotiate every inch of a very rocky road in trying to come together in a bittersweet comedy about the need for family in us all. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org

Sunday, January 31

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Whitefish Skijoring Championships, noon, Whitefish Municipal Airport. Free, $5 for parking. The Winter Carnival event, now in its 13th year, features a combination of horses (and mules), riders and skiers mixed with speed, jumps and, of course, snow, as competitors vie for an estimated purse of over $20,000. (406) 728-1131, whitefishskijoring.com.

Bob Hayes 4-mile run run/walk and pancake feed, 9 a.m., Runner's Edge, 304 N. Higgins Ave. Fundraiser for film being made about Hayes' life. $10 suggested donation for pancake feed. runnersedgemt.com/events/bob-hayes-film-fundraiser

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Drowsy Chaperone," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $18-$25, available at MCTinc.org, the MCT Box office or call 728-1911. 

Black Curtain Theatre presents “The Winning Streak,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Omar, a retired baseball umpire, gets a phone call from Ry, a son he’s never seen, the product of a one-night stand long ago. In a series of funny, heartbreaking scenes, the two men negotiate every inch of a very rocky road in trying to come together in a bittersweet comedy about the need for family in us all. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Monday, February 1

Books, readings

Janette Hillis-Jaffe presents and reads from her new book “Everyday Healing: Stand Up, Take Charge and Get Your Health Back … One day at a Time,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Kids’ stuff

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

Lego Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., North Valley pyublic Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.

Potpourri 

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; MakerSpace Electronics Exploration, 3-6 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, February 2

Art

Open studio, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nancy Seiler, 330 Brooks St. Nancy 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.

Young Artist After-school Program (YAAP), “A Potter’s Paradise, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through March 8, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $80 for members, $90 non-members. This unit is full of new ceramic learning opportunities. Not only will we study the science of ceramics but YAAP artists will be able to experiment with clay like never before to create their heart’s desire through a variety of techniques.  Press molds, slip casting, paper-clay and cold finishes are just the beginning.549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

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 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

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.

Marjorie Crawford Literature Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Shawn Wathen facilitates the lecture on "The Hired Hand" by Aminatta Forna; Writer's Group, 6:30-8 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., 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. 

Wednesday, February 3

Art

Still life drawing basics, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 for members. Using graphite and watercolor, students will explore various shades of gray to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects. Learn the basics of bringing cubes, spheres, and cylinders to life.   549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Dance party and free lesson, 7-8:45 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

East Coast funk powerhouse Lettuce in concert, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $20 in advance at the Top Hat, Rockin' Rudy's and thewilma.com, $24 at the door.

Potpourri

Documentary Film Series, "Ridin' for the Brand," 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Runner's Edge Treadmill Challenge Youth Homes Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Runner's Edge, 304 N. Higgins Ave. Tickets $10. Watch 12 of Montana's best runners duke it out treadmill style plus Big Sky Brewing beer, music and living announcing. runnersedgemt.com/events/treadmill

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:20-6 p.m.; "Resumes," 12:30 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; open jewelry studio,  6-7:30 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 4

Art

Young Artist After-school Program (YAAP), “Space Odyssey,” 2:15-5 p.m., Thursdays through March 10, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  $80 members, $90 non-members. Learn about blackholes, Planet Earth, stars, critical scientists of history and the incredible instruments that allow us to study these marvelous things. Get ready to sculpt, write, paint, film and marvel at our artistic talents! 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Opening reception: "What Lay Before – What Lay After" by Francis Paul Pearson, 5-7 p.m., University of Montana Gallery of Visual Arts, Social Science Building, first floor. 243-2813.

Dance

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

Kids' stuff

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.

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

Cribbage Club, 5:30-7 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.

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

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

Theater

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

Art calls

The Stevensville Playhouse is looking to cast a few men for “Working” by Studs Terkel, which is showing the first three weekends in March. No experience is necessary and rehearsals are flexible. This a play about the common worker, performed by adults, with fun music. A pianist also is needed. Call 241-1228 or 777-2722 if interested.

The Montana Retired Educators Association is sponsoring a color design brand or logo that people will come to recognize when they see it. It must be recognizable in both color and black and white. Submit your design in several sizes. Send design to MREA, P.O. Box 53, Somers, MT 59932.

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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