Sera Cahoone

The SnowBowl Mountain Music Series will come to a close on Sunday, Sept. 6. The final concert at the ski area features the Maldives (Northwest folk-rock) and singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone (above). The concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets and shuttle information available at Snowbowlmountainmusic.com.

Hilary Harris

Friday, September 4

Art

First Friday, downtown Hamilton. business will be open extended hours, saluting the Ravalli County Fair with "Midway on Main Street."

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Karen Fields reading “Fruits and Veggies,” 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

Music

Crown Guitar Festival continues, 7 p.m. nightly, Flathead Lake Lodge, 150 Flathead Lodge Road, Bigfork. Students offer a free concert Friday, and gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday for the finale extravaganza. 855-855-5900, crownguitarfest.org.

Faculty and Guest Artist Series, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. The UM School of Music presents Margaret Lund Schuberg, flute, and Luis Millán, guitar. $12 general, $8 for students and seniors. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

Potpourri

WelcomeFeast, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., UM Oval. All members of the campus community are invited to enjoy free food, live music and other activities. The Division of Student Affairs encourages UM students, faculty and staff members to wear school colors. 243-6029, adonald@mso.umt.edu.

Seminar Series: Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, noon-1 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 169. Free and open to the public. 243-4092, health.umt.edu/biomed/newsevents/seminarschedule/default.php.

Public Star-Gazing Event, 9:15 p.m., Blue Mountain Observatory. Explore planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies. The events are family friendly. Attendees are asked to reserve free tickets via Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1KOSelu. 243-4299, cas.umt.edu/physics/Blue_Mountain_Observatory

Ravalli County Fair and Rodeo continues, Hamilton fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Sew It, Grow It, Show It.” In addition to carnival rides, food vendors and exhibits, the rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday. 363-3411.

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

Farmers market, 4-7 p.m., Pow Wow Junction Shops, 34306 Pow Wow Road, Arlee. 241-1390.

Farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Third Avenue West, Polson. 675-0177. 

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre presents its educational outreach tour, “Growing Up in Wonderland: Alice’s Coming of Age Story” by UM professor Jillian Campana, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $11 adults, $6 children, available at UM Art Box office, 243-4581 or montanarep.org.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents “There’s You & There’s Me,” by Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart, open space, PAR/TV Building Room 005, UM. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097. 

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents  “Hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Saturday, September 5

Books, readings  

Local musician Asaph Adonai signs his autobiography, "Supermarket Pianist," 2 p.m., Hastings, Brooks Street. 

Dance

Hot Latin Nights, 9:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $7, ages 18 and over. Dance lesson, 8:30 p.m. 

Community Barn Dance, 5:30-9:30 pm., Historic Big Arm School. Plus silent auction, dinner (cash donations accepted). (406) 849-5064. 

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Crown Guitar Festival continues, 7 p.m. nightly, Flathead Lake Lodge, 150 Flathead Lodge Road, Bigfork. Students offer a free concert Friday, and gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday for the Amazing Finale Extravaganza. 855-855-5900, crownguitarfest.org.

Potpourri

Ravalli County Fair and Rodeo continues, Hamilton fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Sew It, Grow It, Show It.” In addition to carnival rides, food vendors and exhibits, the rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday. 363-3411.

Bitterroot Ragtime Society celebrates its 10th anniversary, 4-7 p.m., Hamilton Pub, Victor. Free admission. 

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue, missoulafarmersmarket.com. 

Clark Fork Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside parking lot, just east of Caras Park. Live music, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Hamilton Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bedford Street. Shop for locally grown produce, fruit, locally baked goods and sandwiches, and handmade art and crafts. 961-0004, hamiltonfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre presents its educational outreach tour, “Growing Up in Wonderland: Alice’s Coming of Age Story” by Jillian Campana, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $11 adults, $6 children, available at UM Art Box office, 243-4581 or montanarep.org.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents “There’s You & There’s Me,” by Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart, Open Space, PAR/TV Building Room 005, UM. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097. 

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents Hits From the '50s, '60s and '70s,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunday, September 6

Books, readings

Montana Book Festival fundraiser: Featuring a reading and signing by Bryce Andrews, whose nonfiction book "Badluck Way" covers life as a ranch hand in southwestern Montana. Andrews is the winner of the $10,000 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. A portion of the proceeds from interested customers on Sunday goes toward next week's Montana Book Festival, 2-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. 721-0009. 

Music

SnowBowl Mountain Music featuring the Maldives (Northwest folk-rock) and singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone, 6 p.m., Snowbowl. Tickets and shuttle information available at Snowbowlmountainmusic.com

Acoustic jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, corner of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. Bring your guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or similar acoustic instrument or just come to listen. 381-2483.

Potpourri

Rumble in the Bay Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Electric Avenue, Bigfork. Eighth annual event highlights the "Year of the Vet" – the Corvette that is. All makes and models are welcome, however. (406) 260-8385, bigforkrumble.com.

Rumble over the Bay Air Show, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferndale Airport. Over 40 planes on display including war birds, helicopters and experimental aircraft. A blueberry pancake breakfast will be served until noon for $5. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 will be offered 8-11 a.m. Free parking at Ferndale Airport with a bus shuttle running every half hour between the airport and the car show downtown.

Family Picnic Day, noon-5 p.m., Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Grab a blanket, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the sweeping lawns of the historic mansion. The grounds are free and open to the public every day during tour season through mid-October. 363-6004.

Target Range Community Farmers Market, 10- a.m.-2 p.m., east parking lot of Target Range School, 4001 South Ave. W. 

Theater

Open auditions for Missoula Community Theatre's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," 12:30-4:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Roles for 25 adults, ages 18 and over. 728-1911, mctinc.org.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents “There’s You & There’s Me,” by Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart, Open Space, PAR/TV Building Room 005, UM. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097. 

Monday, September 7

Potpourri

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, September 8 

Art

After School Art Adventure with Bev Glueckert, Tuesdays, 3:45- 5:15 pm., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50, Ages 7-12. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

“Silk Screening for Beginners,” Tuesdays,  6- 8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115/$105 for members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Flamenco A ongoing class in technique and castanets with Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet School. 542-9270, flamencomt.com.

Kids' stuff

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

"Jazz Americana and Brazilian" with the John Floridis Trio featuring Ed Stalling and John Sporman, and another combo featuring Max Hatt and Edda Glass with Clipper Anderson, 7 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $10 in advance, $12-20 at the door, available at brownpapertickets.com and Rockin’ Rudy’s.

Unity Dance and Drum African dance class with Tarn Ream and live music, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 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

Socrates Café with Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

Writer's Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Farmers Market, 4:30-7 p.m., Third Avenue West, Polson. 675-0177.

System Check! 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday MPL Book Group discusses "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Communication class, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 210 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 207. $65 for one, $120 for two. This class is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. To register, call 443-3439, email info@patrickmarsolek.com go to innerworkingsresources.com/communicationmissoula.

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

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

Wednesday, September 9

Art

Art guide training, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Introduction for New Art Guides: Learn about strategic ways, including the use of playful games and thought-provoking questions, to encourage and engage young students in looking at art. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Glass fusing orientation class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20/$15 for members plus cost of glass. This introductory class will cover the basics of glass – from how the kilning process works to slumping, fusing, mold-making, and glass aftercare. After the class, attendees can come back and use the glass-fusing studio anytime. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Knitting for Beginners,” 2-4 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20 for nonmembers, free for members. You know how it’s supposed to go, but really what is a purl stitch? Find out in this fun and relaxing introduction to knitting. Learn the basic stitches and techniques, build a foundation to knit whatever you dream up. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Intro to Relief Printing,” Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  $115/$105 for members. Students will create prints through studio work and projects and gain an awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of relief printmaking and develop a personal vocabulary with the media. Demonstrations of new processes are scheduled weekly, and are supplemented by additional impromptu demonstrations as specific student need arise. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Dance with country and western dance instructor, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks, Main Street. $5. 

West Coast swing basics, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 

Kids' stuff

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

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Music

Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, 8 p.m., Big Sky Brewing Company, 5417 Trumpeter Way. Les Claypool and the original line-up will perform for the first time in years, and will later be joined by the Fungi Ensemble for a full run-through of their "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"-inspired new album. Tickets $35 in advance, $38 day of show, available at Big Sky Brewing Co., Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624 and online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com

Potpourri

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

"East Steps to eBooks," 12:30 p.m., registration required; free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; "Computer Fundamentals," 6 p.m., registration required; Gaming for Grownups, 6 p.m.; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "The Tiger's Wife," by Tea Obreht, 7 p.m. Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Bigfork Auction, 5:30 p.m., Garden Bar, Bigfork. 

Trivia, 7 p.m., Broadway Bar, 1609 W. Broadway.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

Trivia, 7-9 p.m., Village Roost Bar and Grill, Bigfork.

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Thursday, September 10

Art

The Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon 15th annual group art exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Brunswick Building, 223 W. Railroad St. Featuring Nancy Erickson, Stephanie Frostad, Kristi Hager, Becki Johnson, Beth Lo, Leslie Van Stavern Millar II aka Science Woman; Shari Montana, Linda Tawney, Janet Whaley. 549-4671 or 721-0591.

“Beginning Drawing,” Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115/$105 for members. Discover how to draw anything you see. This is a great class for beginners with little or no experience. Explore line, texture and tone as you learn how to draw observationally. Discover the secrets behind perspective, shape, shading and composition. Learn the techniques of "recording" images from your vision onto paper or canvas. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Intro to Monotypes,” Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115/$105 for members. This five-week course offers an introduction to monotype printing processes focused on developing technical abilities and confidence working in a printmaking studio. Students will create prints through studio work and projects and gain an awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of monotype printmaking and develop a personal vocabulary with the media. Demonstrations of new processes are scheduled weekly, and are supplemented by additional impromptu demonstrations as specific student need arise. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Bike Psyched" after-school art camp, Thursdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90/$80 members. All of the artwork at this camp will be bike inspired. Come learn how to build sculpture and/or jewelry using bicycle parts. Paint bicycle scenes of your favorite places to explore and peddle, research the art of building a bicycle, and decorate your own bikes and helmets. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Montana Book Festival, at various locations in downtown Missoula through Sunday. Featuring guest speakers including Ira Glass, D.A.P Powell, Charles D'Abrosio, and Allison Hedge Coke. Events include a pie and whiskey reading at the Union Bar, a poetry slam, and an American Idol-style literary death match. montanabookfestival.org. See article on Page E1.

Marc Beaudin reads from his book "Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals," 5:30 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Dance

Country waltz, easy patterns, 7-8:30  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

MiniNaturalist pre-K program, 10 a.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $3/$1 MNHC members. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

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

Music

Singer-songwriter B.J. Thomas of "Hooked on a Feeling," and "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" fame performs a benefit concert for Five Valleys Crimestoppers, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $36 plus fees, available at 721-1373 or at Rockin’ Rudy’s.  

“Three Fiddles, Three Traditions,” 7:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House (Quakers) 1861 S. 12th St. W. Missoula Folklore Society presents fiddlers Ruthie Dornfeld, Kristian Bugge and Jamie Fox playing old dance tunes, whirling waltzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the island of Fanø in Denmark. $15 at the door.

Djebe Bara group offers African dance class to live drumming every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $5 suggested. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322. 

Potpourri

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture presents the film “Never the Same,” 7 p.m., Masquer Theatre in the PAR/TV Center, UM. The documentary chronicles the experiences of American prisoners of war held by the Japanese during World War II. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Human Condition: The Art of Ben Steele,” the film will be followed by a Q&A session with director Jan Thompson and the film’s narrator actress Loretta Swit. A meet and greet with Thompson and Swit will take place 5:30-6:340 in the lobby of the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Tickets to the party are $25 each and can be reserved at 243-2019.

Taste of Whitefish, 5:30-8:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. Tickets $40 in advance at the Whitefish Chamber office or by calling (406) 862-3501. Local restaurants, caterers and beverage companies offer samples of their finest specialties. Live entertainment also on tap. whitefishchamber.org.

Unity of Missoula hosts an interfaith service in conjunction with World Day of Prayer, 7 p.m., Unity of Missoula, 546 South Ave. W. This year the theme of the service is "As I pray, I connect my highest thoughts with my deepest faith."

“A Night at the Museum” featuring the film “The Patriot” starring Mel Gibson, 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. The evening includes a demonstration of several Revolutionary War guns. Treats and donations welcome. (406) 883-6804, miracleofamericamuseum.org.

Lego Club for ages 4-9, 3:30-5 p.m.; Fellowship Club discussing “Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations and Exercises from the ‘Power of Now’ ” by Eckhart Tolle, 6-7 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Tom Catmull’s Radio Static; children's activities provided by Animal Wonders. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Ronan Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Main Street, Ronan. 

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 Art Museum invites you to submit to the annual juried Art Auction and exhibition.

MAM’s benefit art auction is an annual testament to the strength, diversity and commitment of our community of artists in Missoula, throughout Montana, and beyond. MAM is honored by the  community support it receives and is proud to have supported over 250 local and regional artists

in the past exhibition year.

Please consider supporting another year of free admission to diverse contemporary art exhibitions and educational programing by submitting to the 44th Benefit Art Auction. The full Auction Prospectus and submission forma  are at mam.submittable.com/submit.

The deadline to submit is Oct. 18 at midnight Mountain Time.

Art Calls

The Daly Mansion is seeking crafters and artisans for the annual “Holly Jolly Artisan Show and Sale." The show, scheduled for Nov. 6-8., hosts to over 900 guests with vendors on all three floors of the Daly Mansion. The house is decorated for the season and lunch is offered in “Hattie’s Kitchen." This is a juried show and applications must include photos of the applicant’s work. Space is available for approximately 35 vendors. The deadline to apply is Sept 14. Notifications will be sent out the following week on acceptance status.  Booth Fees range from $65 to $85.

Applications are available at the mansion gift shop daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by calling 363-6004 Ext. 2. You may also request an application via email at suzanne.casteel@dalymansion.org

The Missoula Art Museum is now accepting submissions for the annual juried Benefit Art Auction and exhibition.

Proceeds from the auction help keep admission free and pay for educational programming at the MAM, which has shown work by more than 250 local and regional artists in the past exhibition year.

The full auction prospectus and submission form are available at mam.submittable.com/submit. The deadline is Oct. 18 at midnight Mountain Time.

The Sandpiper Gallery in Polson seeks submissions for "Driven to Abstraction," a nonjuried show in memory of John Davis. Exhibition dates are Oct. 5-Nov. 14. with a reception Oct. 8. Visit Sandpiperartgallery.com for more information.

The Sanders County Arts Council is accepting applications for the fall show of  “Art on the Walls” at the Clark Fork Valley Hospital. The show runs Sept. 24 through Dec. 21. Art for this juried show must be the original work of a Sanders County artist. It can be any medium so long as it can be hung on the wall. Applications are due Sept. 14. For applications or more information, call (406) 826-8585.

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