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Friday, April  29

Art

Open clay studio, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Art Annex Room 128, UM. 243-5663, julia.galloway@umontana.edu.

Books, readings

Author John D'Agata presents a lyric essay reading, 7 p.m., Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall, UM. hs.umt.edu/creativewriting.

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Dance New Works," 7:30 p.m., the Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring emerging choreographers. $9 general, $6 students. 243-4581.

Kids' stuff

Paper tree bags, 11 a.m.; Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

Tiny tales and preschool story time 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.

Potpourri

Screening of "Purple Rain" in honor of the late musical genius Prince, free, 7:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. start time, the Wilma, 131 S. Higgins Ave., all ages.

Rendezvous Days, Lake Koocanusa Arena, Eureka. The family-fun weekend includes contests and games, a parade, mud-bog races and live music. (406) 889-4636.

"Burgers and Beans" with Hellgate Softball, 5-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. $7.50 per plate; proceeds go directly to softball league. 

Campus Conversation: “The Role of Liberal Arts in a UM Education,” 12:10-2:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. 243-2311, prestalk@umontana.edu.

UM Employee Recognition Day, 3-5 p.m., University Center Ballroom. 243-4225, sheila.wright@umontana.edu

Evening with a Naturalist, Emily Graslie, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $60, registration required. MontanaNaturalist.org.  

Free Cycles Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m., UM Oval. A weekly bike ride that meets at the grizzly bear statue and heads to the community bike shop, Free Cycles, where participants can enjoy each other’s company, work on their bike or take the Bike Well class. 243-4599, events.umt.edu/#event|free-cycles-friday|1224

Watercolor painting class, noon-2 p.m.; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m., Intro to Java Programming for teens, 5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

Law School comedy event: “The Smoker,” 8-10 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $10. 243-4311, blewettschooloflaw@umontana.edu

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. 243-4481, umt.edu/theatredance

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18-$25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

"Death by Chocolate,” 7-10 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $55, $100 for two. Guests become crime-solvers when a murder occurs at the mansion amidst wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and chocolate desserts. Join a cast of Hollywood A-listers at the “Ocean’s 11” wrap party, circa 1960. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Saturday, April 30

Art

Nature Journaling Series, “Color Mixing Greens” with Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., 330 Brooks St. $50. To register, visit nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Books, readings

Beth Hunter McHugh signs her debut novel “The Actor,” 3 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Poetry and short stories, 1-3 p.m., Hangin' Art Gallery, Highway 93, Arlee. JoAnne Troxel reads from her book of poetry "Mean Dog Blues" and Jerry McGahan, Killdeer artist reads from his book of short stories, "The Deer Walking Upside Down." 726-5005.

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Dance New Works," 2 and 7:30 p.m., The Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring BFA Senior Project Choreography. $9 general, $6 students. 243-4581.

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Beginner workshop, 7:30 p.m. Music by Skippin' A Groove; caller Bev Young. $6 members, $9 nonmembers, free for 18 and under. Missoulfolkore.org.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Glacier Symphony, “Master Cellist and Ravel,” 7:30 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $10-$34. The American Mix season concludes with master cellist Robert deMaine, principal cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in a repertoire that includes Herbert’s “Cello Concerto No. 2,” Korngold’s “Cello Concerto in C” and Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe Suites.” (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Student Ensemble Series: “UM World Rhythms Concert,”  7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM, 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

2016 Big Sky Handbell Festival, 7:30 p.m., Joe McDonald gymnasium, Pablo. Free and open to the public. 

First annual Free Cycles Tune-Up benefit concert, 5-9:30 p.m., Free Cycles, 732 S. First St. W. Music, raffle, food; donations welcome. freecycles.org

Potpourri

Ronald McDonald House second annual Family Fun Night, 5-9 p.m., Valentine Community Center, 2811 Latimer St.. Kids' karaoke, "dunk the Griz" tank, live entertainment, meet Ronald McDonald and more. $10 per family at the door.

Celebrate Islam Week: Dances of Universal Peace, 7 p.m., Congregation Har Shalom, 3035 S. Russell St. chelsey.porter@mso.umt.edu. 

Fort Connah Trading Post spring open house and rendezvous, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 71450 U.S. Highway 93 N., St. Ignatius. See the 1846 Hudson’s Bay trading post come to life with demonstrations of fur-trade era activities, crafts and kids’ games. Chuck-wagon barbecue, baked goods, beer and wine are available. (406) 745-4336.

Fundraiser: Montana Public Interest Law Coalition Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 117 Ben Hogan Drive, (917) 566-5865, rosanne.balasabas@umontana.edu.

Forestry Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Missoula. Professional logger sport competition with competitors from all over the world; demonstrations, kids' activities. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students, $10 family, kids under 6 and Historical Museum at Fort Missoula members free. 728-3476.

Rendezvous Days, Lake Koocanusa Arena, Eureka. The family-fun weekend includes contests and games, a parade, mud bog races and live music. (406) 889-4636.

"The Syndrome," a documentary focused on a team of doctors who expose the junk science behind a criminal justice crisis, 7 p.m., Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Followed by a Q&A with Montana Innocence Project's legal directer Larry Mansch and a representative of the Missoula County Attorney's Office. 243-6694.

The Shire of Montana open house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Whitepine Creek Road between Thompson Falls and Trout Creek. Patterned after the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, "The Hobbit," this private lodging resort is full of magic and wonder. (406) 827-7200, TheShireofMontana.com

Western Montana Military Officers Association annual banquet, Doubletree Hotel, social hour, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Speakers: Gov. Steve Bullock and Major Gen. Matt Quinn. $35 per person and reservations are required with RSVP, mschauf@att.net or 274-1911.

Shindig for the Museum, 6-9 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St. Tickets $15-$20. The benefit will offer live music, barbecue and a raffle. 363-3338, ravallimuseum.org.

Missoula College Culinary Arts Students annual Capstone dinner, Missoula College, 909 South Ave. Reception, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Menu is "Voila: A Culinary Journey of Coastal Mediterranean France." $150 per person or tables of eight for $1,000. 243-7870, susan.graham@mso.umt.edu. 

CRUStR (Classy Rigs Usually Still Running) Car Show, 3-7:30 p.m., Imagine Nation Brewing Company, 1151 W. Broadway. 93406) 249-6524, surfthegnar@gmail.com

"Red Wine and Chocolate," 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mission Mountain Winery, Highway 93, Dayton. Free. (406) 849-5524, missionmountainwinery.com

Mission Valley Trades Fair and Business Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Polson High School. Presented by Anderson Broadcasting, the annual event offers over 100 vendors with food, fun and information. (406) 883-5255, andersonbroadcasting.com.                          

Computer programming through Minecraft, Makerspace class for ages 8-13, 1-2:30 p.m.; discussion with Montana's Poet Laureate Michael Earl Craig, 2 p.m.,  2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18-$25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

"Death by Chocolate,” 7-10 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $55, $100 for two. Guests become crime-solvers when a murder occurs at the mansion amidst wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and chocolate desserts. Join a cast of Hollywood A-listers at the “Ocean’s 11” wrap party, circa 1960. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, “Romeo and Juliet,”  2 and 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center. 243-4481, umt.edu/umarts/theatredance

Sunday, May 1

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Glacier Symphony, “Master Cellist and Ravel,” 3 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $10-$34. The American Mix season concludes with master cellist Robert deMaine, principal cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in a repertoire that includes Herbert’s “Cello Concerto No. 2,” Korngold’s “Cello Concerto in C” and Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe Suites.” (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

String Orchestra of the Rockies, “War and Peace” featuring Ian Swensen, guest leader and violin soloist, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets available at 243-4051 or online at griztix.com.

Helping Hands Fund spring music festival, 4 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1002 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. Spaghetti feed to follow. Polson Ministerial Association, (406) 883-4160.

Potpourri

"Blue Wall on the Border: Mexico, Maximilian and Gen. Phil Sheridan's Army, 1866," 2 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula. 549-5346.

Rendezvous Days, Lake Koocanusa Arena, Eureka. The family-fun weekend includes contests and games, a parade, mud bog races and live music. (406) 889-4636.

Fort Connah Trading Post spring open house and rendezvous, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 71450 U.S. Highway 93 N., St. Ignatius. See the 1846 Hudson’s Bay trading post come to life with demonstrations of fur-trade era activities, crafts and kids’ games. Chuck-wagon barbecue, baked goods, beer and wine are available. (406) 745-4336.

ReStyle Clothing exchange donation sale to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Missoula Indoor Soccer Arena, 2811 Latimer St. For $10 customers can purchase a standard 13 gallon bag to stuff with as many clothing items as they can fit into the bag. 721-2380.

Unplug and Play Kick-off event, 1-4 p.m., McCormick Park. Over 30 fun outside activities, UM Griz atheltes, soccer, lacrosse, dance, rope course and more. Free. 

Third annual Prairie Songs featuring environmental writing sponsored by Camas Magazine, the journal of environmental literature at UM, doors 5:30 p.m., readings 6:30-8:30 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Readers include David James Duncan, Annick Smith, Bryce Andrews, Tami Haaland, Jolene Brink. Music by Good Old Fashioned and the Clare Menehan, Britt Arnesen and Erin Goudrea Trio. $5. Camasmagzine.org.

Spring Family Festival, noon-4 p.m., Spirit at Play, 621 Stephens Ave. Celebration of farms, ranches and local food with activities including lots of live farm animals (milk a goat), farm stands and booths, local food, arts, crafts and activities for kids, face painting and balloon animals, live music, tractor to explore, raffles, prizes, a silent auction, and a bake sale. Tickets $10 adults, kids are free. Visit spiritatplay.org.

Second annual “Breast Brunch in Town,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Ballroom. A breast cancer fundraiser organized by Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. 396-0695, kaylenenelson22@gmail.com.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18-$25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

Monday, May 2

Art

Dig In! Relief Printing” for beginners, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Basic skills such as how to hold and sharpen tools, make marks, amplify the power of black and white, print by hand and press will be covered into this introductory class. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to print at home and at ZACC’s community printshop.  $125, $115 members; materials not included, and estimated at $65 per person. You will be expected to buy and use your own set of carving tools, woodblocks and paper. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Amateur caller night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 2 1/2 miles west of Lolo on Highway 12. Workshop, 7 p.m. 239-6732, 273-0652.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., University Center Atrium. To sign up email mtmusicandart@gmail.com. 243-5590, joseph.grady@mso.umt.edu.

Concert Presentation: “Make Them Hear You: Music of the Stage and Screen,” 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. Charlotte Leung plays saxophone in this recital. Free and open to the public. 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu

Potpourri 

11th annual Labor Film Festival, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Featuring the Global Peace Film Festival winner "Connected by Coffee,” 5 p.m., Michael Moore’s new movie “Where to Invade Next,” 6:30 p.m. Visit Missoula Labor Film Festival Facebook page for more information. 

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 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.

Bingo, 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St.

Tuesday, May 3

Art

Contemporary Collectors Circle acquisition event, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Join the CCC for an evening of fun and wonderful food with photographer Holly Andres. CCC membership dues help purchase works for the MAM collection annually. Stay for Andres' lecture immediately following the CCC event. To join this group and attend this and other art excursions throughout the year, contact Theodore Hughes, collection manager and registrar at 728-0447 Ext. 222 or ted@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Distinguished Artist Lecture: Holly Andres, 7 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Artist-in-residence and Montana native Holly Andres, whose work was recently featured in the New Yorker, will deliver a lecture on her cinematic photographs. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Nature Journaling Series, “Landscapes” with Nancy Seiler, 5-8 p.m., 330 Brooks St.  $50. To register, visit nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Tune-Up Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. For rockers ages 8 to 16. Much like open gym, your child may show up with their personal instrument or use what is available here at the ZACC. Practice, rehearse, continue playing with your rock camp band. Tune Up Tuesdays are monitored but don't necessarily provide additional instruction, it's a free time for your child to continue to express themselves with music. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Painting Explosion" 3:15-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 7, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Explore a variety of painting techniques; study your favorite painters and have a blast with their application. Learn how to build a canvas, paint a landscape, and create your very own paint and more. Note: No outfits will be harmed in the creation of our masterpieces. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

After School Art Adventure III, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50; ages 7-11. Explore memories though printmaking with Janaina Marques-Vieira. Thinking about the place we live and its relationship to people’s tradition, students will create prints using collagraph techniques as an art form. With hands-on printing, creative thinking, and visual learning strategies, students will embark on an adventure to explore memories. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Dance New Works," 7:30 p.m., the Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring BFA senior project choreography. $9 general, $6 students. 243-4581.

Kids' stuff

"Bugs and Brews: Monarchs," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211. 

Homemade wind chimes, 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.; Lolo Branch Reading Activity, 4:15-5 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

Registration kick-off party for the ​​Ovando Gran Fondo, the Missoula Symphony Assocation's 55-mile bike ride through private land in western Montana, 5:30 p.m., the Top Hat Lounge, 134 W. Front St.

Coloring club for grown-ups, 10 a.m.-noon; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Pinata night, 6-7 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. For families and children of all ages. Sign up in advance, 777-5061. 

Tea talks, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea for 30 minutes while your child explores the museum with qualified caregiver; visit with parent education director. Call 541-7529 to sign up for 30 minute slot.

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

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.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, “Romeo and Juliet” by William  Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM.  Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under, umt.edu/theatredance

Wednesday, May 4

Art

"Optical Illusion" drawing class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Explore symmetry and three-point perspective. Once you know the rules you can alter, flex, and bend them in order to create a dynamic piece of art that will capture the viewer's eye and hold it. $5 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Wyoming writer Samuel Western reads and signs his novel, "Canyons," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 

Dance

East Coast swing, beginner-intermediate, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

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

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

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30 a.m.;  Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville, northvalleylibrary.org.

Potpourri

Missoulians on Bicycles host Kylie Paul's presentation, "Viva la Bicicleta en Cuba," 7 p.m., Adventure Cycling, 150 E. Pine St. Three Montanans and a Mexican head to Cuba for a self-led bike trip. Free and open to the public. (406) 250-7228

YTalk: "Sex Ed: What You Don't Know" by Niki Graham, director of the Center for Prevention and Wellness for Salish Kootenai College, 4 p.m., YWCA Center Room, 1130 W. Broadway. ywcaofmissoula.org

11th annual Labor Film Festival, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Featuring “Montana Death Trains,” 6 p.m. “Schoolidarity,” 7 p.m. Visit Missoula Labor Film Festival Facebook page for more information.

Project Whitefish Wine and Food Fest, 4-6 p.m., Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Drive, Whitefish. Tickets $60. Fundraiser for Whitefish Theatre Co. and Project Whitefish Kids features wine and food tastings and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Flathead Valley youth through sports and the performing arts. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; "Resumes" computer class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; jewelry making workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; Socrates Cafe, 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.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18-$25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Romeo and Juliet" by William  Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM.  Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under, umt.edu/theatredance

Thursday, May 5

Art

Reception: Student spring show and ice cream social, 6-9 p.m. Stumptown Art Studio, 145 Central Ave., Whitefish. Students share their creations through May 29. The opening coincides with the first Gallery Night of the season. (406) 862-5929, stumptownartstudio.org.

Young Artists Afterschool Program, “Forts!” 2:15-5 p.m., Thursdays through June 9, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  $90, $80 members. 549-7555,  zootownarts.org.

Dance

Country Waltz, beginner, 7 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.

Music Makers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Interactive singing, dancing, rhymes and music. 777-5061, northvalleylibrary.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

Boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B, 7 p.m., Ovando School. Free; refreshments served. (406) 793-5706.  

Potpourri

Harlem Ambassadors vs. Rotary All-Stars, 7 p.m., Glacier High School, Kalispell. Tickets on sale at UPS/Kalispell, Snappy Sport Senter and at the door.

Community Bird Festival, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Joe McDonald Athletic Complex, Salish and Kootenai College, Pablo. Celebrate the return of spring and the 350 different species of birds on the Flathead Indian Reservation with art vendors, games, crafts, live birds, films, and avian-related presentations. (406) 675-2700, nrd.csktribes.org/wildlife/public-outreach/birdday.

Open technology lab, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Feel Better Fast: Stress Management, 3-5 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

"10-Minute Play Festival," 7 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Free. Twelve  original 10-minute plays selected from over 900 submissions is cast and directed by a different FVCC Mask and Hammer Club member.

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18-$25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.  

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Romeo and Juliet" by William  Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM.  Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. Umt.edu/theatredance 

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