'Pump Boys and Dinettes'

The Port Polson Players are presenting "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a countrified comedy. The cast includes, from left, former speaker of the Montana House, John Mercer, and Jim Siragusa and Neal Lewing. 

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Friday, July 28

Art

"Mary Beth Percival: A Career Retrospective," surveying the work of the longtime Missoula artist who died in 2016, 5:30-8 p.m., Frame of Mind Art Gallery, 1706 Brooks St. 549-8589. On display through Aug. 15.

"Flying Dreams: Into the Light: New Work in Glass and Metal," by Lee Proctor, July 28-Aug. 18. Exhibition opening July 28, 5-7 p.m., artist remarks, 5:45 p.m., Bigfork Art and Cultural Center, 525 Electric Ave, Bigfork. 

Kids' stuff

Scratch-off art, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time for kids ages 3 and up, 10:30 a.m.; stay-and-play time follows, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m., activity, noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.  

Music

Hot Springs Blues Festival with blues, beer, wine, camping, vendors, soaking. 406-741-2361, symeshotsprings.com

Red Ants Pants Music Festival, July 28-30. White Sulphur Springs. 

Potpourri

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 9:12 p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "Sixteen Candles." Nmcdc.org.

Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Yarns @ the Library, noon; open time in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.

Theater

The Downtown Dance Collective presents Michael Fryan's “Copenhagen” 7:30 DDC, 121 W. Main St. Frayn's Tony Award-winning play employs Heisenberg's uncertainty principle as the basis to explore personal relationships. Directed by Joshua Kelly, starring Thain Bertin, E.T. Varney and Leah Joki. Tickets are sold only at the door and general admission is $10.

"The Drowsy Chaperone," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.
 
"Getting Sara Married," 2 p.m. and "The Tin Woman," 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com
 
Port Polson Players present "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a "countrified comedy," 8 p.m., Theatre on Flathead Lake, Polson. $18 adults, $17 seniors and students, 406-883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com

Alpine Theater Project presents "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" with award-winning Broadway performer N'Kenge, 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center. atpwhitefish.org.
 
Whitefish Theatre Company presents "Always ... Patsy Cline," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. $25. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, July 29

Art

Third-annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sakajawea Park, Polson. sandpiperartgallery.com. 

Kids' stuff

Ninth-annual Fairy Tale and Super Hero Festival, 10 a.m.-noon, Dragon Hollow, Caras Park. Kids are invited to make crafts, meet real-life superheroes including law enforcement officers and firefighters, get their faces or nails painted, plus booths. 549-8382. 

Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Family story time for children ages 4 and older and their caregivers, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Hot Springs Blues Festival with blues, beer, wine, camping, vendors, soaking. 406-741-2361, symeshotsprings.com

Red Ants Pants Music Festival, July 28-30. White Sulphur Springs. 

Potpourri

Missoula Celtic Festival 2017, noon-10 p.m., Caras Park, free admission. Featuring music by the Young Dubliners, RUNA, the Stout Pounders, the Gothard Sisters and the Celtic Dragon Pipe Band. Plus Irish dancing, a kids' area, contests, Irish road bowling, and more. Beer and food are available for purchase. For more information, go to celticfestivalmissoula.com

Missoula Iris Society's annual Iris Rhizome sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Missoula Gardens. 251-5833. 

Smokin' on the River barbecue "battle," 10 a.m., Polson Fairgrounds. 406-250-1983, 207-1012, smokinontheriver@gmail.com.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 9:11 p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring Pixar's "Up." Nmcdc.org.

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Circle Square, north end of Higgins Avenue. Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and more from over 100 vendors. 274-3042, missoulafarmersmarket.com. 

Missoula Peoples Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., West Pine Street, off Higgins Avenue. Over 80 local artisans and food vendors. 

Lake County Fair, Ronan. Ranch rodeo, 1 p.m. Arena dance, 7:30 p.m. 

Clark Fork Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 225 S. Pattee St., Riverside parking lot, east of Caras Park, under Higgins Avenue Bridge. Locally produced fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, fresh-baked bread, pastries, jams, plants, and more. Live music, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. clarkforkmarket.com.

Hamilton Farmers Market, Bedford Street, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 961-0004.

Theater

"Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.
 
"Vaudeville Variety Show," 2 p.m., and “Getting Sara Married,” 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg. 406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com
 
Whitefish Theatre Company presents "Always ... Patsy Cline," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. $25. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Alpine Theater Project presents "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" with award-winning Broadway performer N'Kenge, 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center. atpwhitefish.org.  

Port Polson Players present "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a "countrified comedy," 8 p.m., Theatre on Flathead Lake, Polson. $18 adults, $17 seniors and students, 406-883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com

Sunday, July 30

Art

Third annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sakajawea Park, Polson. sandpiperartgallery.com. 

Kids' stuff

Story time for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.

Music

Red Ants Pants Music Festival, July 27-30. White Sulphur Springs.  

Tom Catmull, 6-8 p.m., Rumour Restaurant, 1855 Stephens Ave.

Theater

Port Polson Players present "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a "countrified comedy," 2 p.m., Theatre on Flathead Lake, Polson. $18 adults, $17 seniors and students, 406-883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com

"The Tin Woman," 4 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com
 
Whitefish Theatre Company presents "Always ... Patsy Cline," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. $25. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org. 

Monday, July 31

Kids' stuff

Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Music

African Drum Circle, 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Park, Hamilton. The Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Free-will offering suggested. 381-6480 or visit cslbitterroot.org

Potpourri 

​Reading and film screening for author Miriam Horn's "Rancher, Farmer Fisherman," the "story of the huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement" in Montana, Kansas, Mississippi and the Gulf. At 2 p.m., Horn will read and sign the book at Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. At 7, Horn will attend a screening of the film version at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave., with a discussion afterward​. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the screening as well. The film is narrated by veteran newsman Tom Brokaw and directed by Susan Froemke and John Hoffman.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.:  Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-7 p.m.; Craigslist class, 6 p.m., registration required. 721-2665. 

Theater

Flathead Dinner Theatre Repertory, “Murder at Rundown Abbey,” doors open 6:45, show is at 7 p.m., Swan River Inn, Bigfork. Four-course dinner included. Tickets are $54.60 in advance, $60 at the door, reservations required, 406-217-6324, flatheadddtr@gmail.com

Montana Repertory Theatre hosts Missoula Colony 22, a gathering of artists in support of the writer's craft, 1 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. Featuring a staged reading "Raised in the Saddle" by Jay Kettering. montanarep.org. 

Tuesday, August 1

Books, readings

David Abrams publication party, reading and signing of his new novel "Brave Deeds," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 406-721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com 

Dance

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.

Kids' stuff

Junior Ranger program, "What's Up with Wildlife?" 10-11:30 a.m., Frenchtown State Pond. Free and open to kids ages 5-12. 925-324-0571.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Kids' Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity; Kids Table at the Frenchtown Branch, noon; Frenchtown Branch Lego Club, 1 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Preschool storytime, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Toddler time with stories, songs and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 11-11:30 a.m.

Potpourri

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

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Community Creative Writing workshop, 6 p.m.; Writers' Anonymous, 6 p.m.; System Check! Gamers Club for ages 19 and under, 6:30 p.m.  721-2665.  

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Kalispell Brewing Co., 6-8 p.m.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Backslope Brewing Co., Columbia Falls, 6-8 p.m.

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre hosts Missoula Colony 22, a gathering of artists in support of the writers craft, 8 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. Featuring a public forum "What and Why Do We Write Now? What are the Priorities?" montanarep.org. 

"7 Brides for 7 Brothers," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Wednesday, August 2

Kids' stuff

Story time at Frenchtown Branch, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, feeding, 11:30 a.m., activity follows; Kids Table at the Frenchtown Branch, noon; Middle School Writer's Group, 3:30 p.m.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. 

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday with music and storytelling with Redtail, 1:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton.  363-1670. 

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Bigfork, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Music

Missoula City Band concert featuring "The Beatles Forever," 8 p.m., Bonner Park. missoulacityband.org

Potpourri

Last Best Conference, featuring innovative business speakers, breakout sessions, and more. For tickets and a full schedule, go to lastbestconference.com.

Course in Miracles study group, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested. cslbitterroot.org, 381-6480. 

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Stacey Jones Band; activities by Zootown Arts Community Center. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, explore the resources of the MakerSpace, learn how to use the equipment, or to work on a project of their choice, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. "My iPad and My iPhone" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Wednesday Films at Big Sky Branch, 1 pm.; Socrates Cafe, 6 p.m.; "the Great American Total Solar Eclipse" with Harry LaForge, 7 p.m. 

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., Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Theater

"Mama Mia," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Montana Repertory Theatre hosts Missoula Colony 22, a gathering of artists in support of the writer's craft, 1 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. Featuring a staged reading of "Cow Pie Bingo" by Larissa Fasthorse. montanarep.org. 

Port Polson Players present "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a "countrified comedy," 8 p.m., Theatre on Flathead Lake, Polson. $18 adults, $17 seniors and students, 406-883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com

Thursday, August 3

Art

Blackfeet Artist Exhibit, Stumptown Art Studio, 6-9 p.m., 145 Central Ave., info@stumotownartstudio.org, 862-5929.

Books, readings

Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle along with author William Matson discuss and sign their book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Dance

African dance class with live drums, Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.

Kids' stuff

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls for day cares, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, large meeting room, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, feeding, 11:30 a.m., activity follows; Kids Table at Frenchtown Branch, noon, craft follows at 1 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Potpourri

Last Best Conference, featuring innovative business speakers, breakout sessions, and more. For tickets and a full schedule, go to lastbestconference.com.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Rotgut Whines; activities by Mismo Gymnastics. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: crafts at Frenchtown Branch, 1 p.m.; Big Sky Branch drop in crafts, 1-3 p.m.; computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m.

Theater

"The Drowsy Chaperone," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

"The Tin Woman," 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com

Port Polson Players present "Pump Boys and Dinettes," a "countrified comedy," 8 p.m., Theatre on Flathead Lake, Polson. $18 adults, $17 seniors and students, 406-883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com

Whitefish Theatre Company presents "Always...Patsy Cline,"  8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. $25. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org. 

Montana Repertory Theatre hosts Missoula Colony 22, a gathering of artists in support of the writers craft, 7 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. Featuring keynote address by John Biguenet, "Questions, Not Answers" and at 8 p.m. a staged reading "The Trouble with White People" by Biguenet. montanarep.org. 

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