Grace Potter

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

JOSH REED, courtesy photo

Friday, March 25

Art

Artists' reception featuring works by FVCC art faculty members including ceramics, photography, jewelry and paintings, 4:30-6:30 p.m., gallery on the lower level of the Art and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. (406) 756-3993. 

Books, readings

Poetry Reading: Mary Szybist, 7 p.m., Turner Hall Dell Brown Room. Mary Szybist is most recently the author of “Incarnadine,” winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. 243-5267, hs.umt.edu/creativewriting. 

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Dance in Concert," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Dance styles include contemporary modern dance, hip-hop, dance theatre and multimedia dance fusion. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children under 13, available at UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581 or umt.edu/theatredance.com.

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.

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

Story Time for kids ages 3-5, 10:30-11:15 p.m., "The Purrfect Day” with library storyteller Tamara Stoker, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

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.

Music

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. The School of Music presents Holly Jacobs, soprano, and Hannah Bondurant, mezzo soprano, in their junior recital performance. Free and open to the public. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

Potpourri

Ladies Night, 5 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. $15. Shop at the many pop-up booths; get a massage, make-over, manicure, new hairstyle; plus signature drinks, Mexican fiesta and music. 830-3296.

ACROtainment, "an acrobatic arts showcase," 4 and 7 pm., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $12 for 4 p.m. performance with non-perishable food item donation; $16 for 7 p.m. performance, available at Roots Acro Sports Center, 216 Commerce St. Produced in part by Bitterroot Gymnastics Booster Club. 728-4258, rootsacrosports.com. 

Free Cycles Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m., UM Oval. A weekly bike ride that meets at the grizzly bear statue and rides 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.  

Public planetarium shows, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Payne Family Native American Building Star Gazing Room. Tickets $6  adults, $4 children, hs.umt.edu/physics/Outreach/default.php.  

Central and Southwest Asia Conference Keynote Presentation: "The War in Syria and the Destruction of the Syrian Antiquity," 7 p.m., University Center Theater. This keynote address is presented by Amr Al-Azm, a visiting professor who has taught at the University of Damascus and directs the scientific and conservation laboratories of antiquities and museums of Syria, as part of the Central and Southwest Asia Conference. For a complete schedule, go to umt.edu/cswa/conference-2016.aspx.  

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12. 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

"A Whimsical Seussical Musical, 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Take a playful romp through the world of Dr. Seuss with the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre. (406) 837-4885.

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents "The 39 Steps" adapted by Patrick Barlow, 7:30 p.m, Margaret Johnson Theatre, Sentinel High School. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit. Tickets $6. 728-2400 Ext. 7065. 

"Even Unto Death," 2016 Easter Passion Play, 7:30 p.m., Christian Life Center, 3801 S. Russell St. PassionMontana.com. 542-0353. 

Saturday, March 26

Art

Zootown Arts Community Center's Mini Benefit Show, 5:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre, featuring live and silent auction items by local and regional artists, most measuring 12 inches square or less. The benefit is sold out. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Philip Schaefer and Jeff Whitney read from their new chapbook "Radio Silence" joined by Rachel Mindell reading new works of poetry, 5 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

Introduction to Odissi with international dance instructor Sharmila Ganguly Bhartari, 1 and 2 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $10 per class. mifp.news@gmail.com

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, "Dance in Concert," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Dance styles include contemporary modern dance, hip-hop, dance theatre and multimedia dance fusion. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children under 13, available at UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581 or umt.edu/theatredance.com.

Kids' stuff

16th annual Easter Eggstravaganza, 1 p.m., University of Montana Oval. Separate age groups sections for 0-2, 3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UM and Garden of Read'n. 728-3032, 243-5478. 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., park at the former Mount Jumbo School, East Missoula. Carnival games, 11 a.m.; age groups 0-2 and 3-4, noon and ages group 5-7 and 8-10, 1 p.m. Sponsored by River of Life Ministries, East Missoula Lions, Cherry Creek Radio. eastmissoula.net.  

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation kids' event, "Ungulates," 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5705 Grant Creek Road. 523-4545, visitorcenter@rmef.org.

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

Music

Student Recital Series, 3 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. The School of Music presents Lauren Reineking, flute, and Danny Haniszewski, clarinet. Free and open to the public. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

Concert: Missoula Piano Trio, 7:30-8:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. The Missoula Piano Trio, which comprises UM graduate student Adam Sears of Missoula on the piano, UM senior Sarah Harmsworth of Bonner on the violin and Hellgate High School student David Harmsworth, Sarah’s brother, on the cello, recently won the Northwest Division of the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition. Before the national finals they will perform their competition repetoire for Missoula. Free, but donations for travel costs can be made at the door or online at umt.edu/music/pianoseries  

Potpourri

Self-hypnosis class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 210 N. Higgins Suite 207. $65. Register at 443-3439 or innerworkingresources.com/SelfHypnosisMissoula.

ACROtainment, "an acrobatic arts showcase," 3 and 6:30 pm., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $16, available at Roots Acro Sports Center, 216 Commerce St. Produced in part by Bitterroot Gymnastics Booster Club. 728-4258, rootsacrosports.com. 

5K Diploma Dash, 9 a.m., start by the Van Buren Street Footbridge. Sponsored by the UM Staff Senate, this event raises funds for UM Staff Senate Scholarships. All paid participants receive a race tech-shirt and the option of chip-timing. The entire route is on the UM main campus grounds. Register at umt.edu/staffsenate/5k-diploma-dash/default.php

Bicycle jousting tournament, noon, Free Cycles, 732 S. First St. W. All brave lads and lasses may enter for $5. First-timers are welcome, and equipment provided. All proceeds benefit the Cycles of Change campaign to buy the nonprofit's current rental facility. (270) 945-7984, freecycles.org

Computer programming through Minecraft, Makerspace class for ages 8-13, 1-2:30 pm.; "Discovering Classical Music: The Symphony," 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

"A Whimsical Seussical Musical," 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Take a playful romp through the world of Dr. Seuss with the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre. (406) 837-4885.

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents "The 39 Steps" adapted by Patrick Barlow, 7:30 p.m, Margaret Johnson Theatre, Sentinel High School. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit. Tickets $6. 728-2400 Ext. 7065. 

"Even Unto Death," 2016 Easter Passion Play, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Christian Life Center, 3801 S. Russell St. PassionMontana.com. 542-0353. 

Sunday, March 27

Potpourri

"Easter in the Zoo," 10 a.m., Adams Center. Zootown Church will host Easter Sunday Service at the Adams Center. Child care will be available for infants through fifth grade.  243-4051, adschreder@yahoo.com

Theater

"Even Unto Death," 2016 Easter Passion Play, 6 p.m., Christian Life Center, 3801 S. Russell St. PassionMontana.com. 542-0353. 

Monday, March 28

 Books, readings

Joanna Reed Shelton reads from her historical book, "A Christian in the Land of the Gods: Journey of Faith in Japan," 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.

Music

Student Ensemble Series: UM Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. Tickets $11 general, $6 seniors, $5 students. 243-6880, umt.edu/music. 

Potpourri 

Film screening and discussion: "People of a Feather," 7-9 p.m., University Center Theater. Watch an award-winning documentary that depicts the relationship between the Inuit on the Belcher Islands of Canada’s Hudson Bay and the eider duck, upon which the Inuit depend to survive the harsh Artic winters. The eider duck and the Inuit are both threatened by the development of massive hydroelectric dams, and this film acts as a call-to-action for sustainable energy solutions that work with nature, instead of disrupting it. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Rosalyn LaPier, UM environmental studies assistant professor and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History research associate. (515) 664-0082, peopleofafeather.com.

Lecture: “Ancient Egypt: The Greatest Discoveries You’ve Probably Never Heard Of,” 7-8:30 p.m., Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center Montana Theatre. Donald Ryan, archaeologist and faculty fellow in the division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University, will not only update the audience on his most recent research in Egypt but also will focus on 200 years of exploration that revealed discoveries which are, according to Ryan, as deserving of recognition as more popular discoveries such as the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Great Pyramids and the Rosetta Stone. 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum.

Electronics exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m., registration required; annual Library Peeps show contest opens, 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, March 29

Art

Drawing 101 Young Artist After-School Program, Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Use a variety of drawing materials to practice portraits, landscapes, optical illusions and of course our own imaginative ideas. Students will be exposed but not limited to professional techniques to make their ideas a success. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Preschool art and storytelling with Janaina Vieira-Marques, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $40/$45; ages 3-5. Growing up is one of the most fun adventures. The way a child pursues the world in their first years is incredibly creative and fundamentally important to health development. Children will immerse themselves in hands-on exploration of storytelling, painting, and drawing. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Tune-Up Tuesdays for ages 8-16, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Get out of garage and into the basement! Stop practicing your music all alone in your house or garage and join a group of like-minded young rockers to jam out together, continue making music, and learning more skills from instructors around  Practice, Rehearse, continue playing with your Rock Camp Band! $35, $40 non-members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

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

"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. 

Elephant toothpaste, 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

Tell Us Something, doors at 6 p.m. and show at 7, The Wilma. Eight to 10 Missoula residents share true, 10-minute stories from their lives, centered on the theme, "Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?" All ages. Cover is $5, available at the door only.

Open technology lab, 10 a.m.-noon; adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon; Writer's Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Sunburst Performing Arts Series presents Queen Nur, 7 p.m., Lincoln County High School auditorium, Eureka. The renowned storyteller, musician and teaching artist has performed in venues from the Kennedy Center to Broadway. Come prepared for an evening of entertainment reaching back to the oral traditions of Africa. (406) 297-0197, mtsunburst@yahoo.com.

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.; Young Adult Volunteer orientation, 3:30 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, March 30

Kids' stuff

Fuzzy friends with Pet Nebula, 11 a.m.,  Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Preschool scissors clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.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.

Music

Mission Valley Live presents Jitro, 7 p.m., Polson High School. Tickets $13 in advance at R&R Healthcare Solutions, Ronan True Value, First Interstate Bank and Vine & Tap, $15 at the door. The award-winning youth choir from the Czech Republic is known for their distinctive blend of sound and energetic vitality. (406) 887-2739, missionvalleylive@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Charity Pint Night for Missoula Community Foundation, 5-8 p.m., Great Burn Brewing, 2230 McDonald Ave. 317-1557, greatburnbrewing.com

"Stream Your Music," 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Open time in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; jewelry making workshop,  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, March 31

Art

Feet-Tastic Art, Young Artist After-School Program, Tuesdays, 2:15-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Research the talents of many artists that do not use their hands to paint, sculpt, draw or perform. Through this we will gain experience in using our feet to make master work. In this unit we will explore clay, paint and drawing. $80, $90 non-members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

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.

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

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

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.

Zydeco/Cajun band Tom Rigney and Flambeau, 7 p.m., Rialto Community Theatre, Deer Lodge. Tickets $22, available at Keystone Drug and Valley Foods in Deer Lodge, Steele's in Butte and Deer Lodge and at the Rialto, (406) 846-7900.

Potpourri

Brown Bag It! Book Club discusses "Norwegian by Night" by Derek Miller, noon; how to craft a backpack trip with library director Mark Wetherington, registration required, 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.

Art calls 

The Missoula Downtown Association is seeking fine art artists for the art show at the 11th annual River City Roots Festival, slated for Aug. 26-27 in downtown Missoula. Artists can apply online at rivercityrootsfestival.com/fine-art-show and the deadline is Friday, April 1. Booth fees are $150 for the two-day art show on Main Street. Approximately 40 select artists will be chosen. 

Additional information on Roots Fest can be obtained by contacting the Missoula Downtown Association at 543-4238 or emailing info@missouladowntown.com.

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