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Friday, June 17

Art

Artists' opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St. Featuring new works by Montana artists Michael Haykin, Dana Boussard and Dale Livezey, on view through July 13. 541-7070, radiusgallery.com.

Kids' stuff

Shaving cream art, 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. with stay-and-play time afterward, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

Tiny tales and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m.; kids' table at the Library, free lunch for kids under 18, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; 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

North Valley Music School presents "The Montana Music Event," featuring Mike Murray along with world-class Montana photography, 7 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Tickets $10, available at northvalleymusicschool.org or call (406) 862-8074.

Potpourri

Big Sky Brewing Company’s 21st birthday party, 4-10 p.m., Caras Park. Play games, hear live music and sample 21 different beers from the microbrewery. 549-2777.

Free spaghetti dinner, 6:30 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church and Preschool, 184 Pine Hollow Road, Stevensville. Sponsored by a grant from Thrivent Financial. Donations of socks or underwear for Orphan Grain appreciated. 777-5625. 

Father's Day barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 543-7154.

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 7 p.m., Big Sky High School track, 3100 South Ave. W. Survivor reception with Mayor John Engen, 5 p.m. Luminaria ceremony 10 p.m. 728-1004 or 203-6441.

Western Heritage Days, 5-10 p.m., Stevensville. Enjoy trolley wagon rides, a beer garden, chuck wagon cook-off, calcutta, food court, street dance on Main Street and a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. St. Mary’s Mission will have Salish dancers and guided tours. 777-5734 or 777-3773.

Big Sky Weekend, Kalispell Guesthouse Inn and Suites and other locations in Kalispell. Tickets $145-$185. Expect live jazz music, hours of instruction from a dozen world-class swing dance teachers, community time at the lake, performances and vintage shopping. bigskyweekend.com.

Watercolor painting class, noon-2 p.m.; Yarns at the Library, noon; Young Adult Writers Group, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night with a free feature film, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

Find Your Light Theatre presents an original play "Ice Cream, Trash and How to Escape," written by Missoula natives Izzy Milch and Morgan Solonar, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. The play follows aspiring children's author Delaney; her best friend, a sweet misguided college dropout named Sam and Violet, her shy environmentalist roommate as they try to carve out a space for themselves in San Francisco and in the huge and confusing world. Tickets $5 suggested donation. findyourlightheatre@gmail.com.

Hamilton Players present “Into the Woods,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. Join the baker and his wife, Cinderella, Jack and his mother, the Prince, Rapunzel, the Witch, and more in Steven Sondheim’s dark fairytale mashup. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

"Church Basement Ladies," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Tickets $17-$26. From the senior matriarch of the kitchen to the bride-to-be learning to arrange things in proper order, everyone will recognize the humorous and down-to-earth characters. Add a little romantic stir for the new pastor and the outcome is heavenly entertainment. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Saturday, June 18

Art

Quick draw competition, 1-2 p.m., River's Mist Gallery, Stevensville. Artists create work that will be available for sale in one hour, plus greeting cards by Rich Adams. 

Books, readings

Liz Carlisle, a Missoula native and protege of Michael Pollen, reads and signs her award-winning book "Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America," 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Co., Seeley Lake. Call (406) 754-0034.

Kids' stuff

Journal activity, 10 a.m.-noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Free. 363-3338.

Free fishing kids' event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visitor Center, 5705 Grant Creek Road. 523-4545.

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

Potpourri

Olympic Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Playfair Park. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation and Missoula Youth Rugby. Variety of Olympic-themed games and activities like fencing, rugby, cycling, taekwondo and more. 721-PARK.

Garnet Day, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Garnet Ghost Town, 35 miles east of Missoula on Highway 200. Presentations, music, kids activities, street dance, pie auction and more. $3, ages 15 and under free. 329-3914. 

Summer Solstice at Redsun Labyrinth, 7:30 p.m.,1802 Pleasant View Drive, Victor. Luminarias lit until midnight, depending on weather. redsunlabyrinth.com

Western Heritage Days, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Stevensville. Enjoy trolley wagon rides, a beer garden, chuckwagon cook-off, calcutta, food court, street dance on Main Street and a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. St. Mary’s Mission will have Salish dancers and guided tours. 777-5734 or 777-3773.

Big Sky Weekend, Kalispell Guesthouse Inn and Suites and other locations in Kalispell. Tickets $145-$185. Expect live jazz music, hours of instruction from a dozen world-class swing dance teachers, community time at the lake, performances and vintage shopping. bigskyweekend.com.

Ice cream social, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mission Mountain Winery, Dayton. Free. The staff and winemaker have collaborated in producing some sorbet and ice cream treats including muscat sorbet and vanilla ice cream with cocoa vin chocolate port. (406) 849-5524.

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

Clark Fork Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside parking lot, under the Higgins Avenue Bridge. Fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy products, flowers, plants, baked goods and more. clarkforkmarket.com. 

Hamilton Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m., Ravalli County Museum lawn, 205 Bedford St. 961-0004.

Theater

Find Your Light Theatre presents an original play "Ice Cream, Trash and How to Escape," written by Missoula natives Izzy Milch and Morgan Solonar, 3 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. The play follows aspiring children's author Delaney; her best friend, a sweet misguided college drop out named Sam and Violet, her shy environmentalist roommate as they try to carve out a space for themselves in San Francisco and in the huge and confusing world. Tickets $5 suggested donation. findyourlightheatre@gmail.com.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “Young Frankenstein,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Hamilton Players present “Into the Woods,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. Join the baker and his wife, Cinderella, Jack and his mother, the Prince, Rapunzel, the Witch, and more in Sondheim’s dark fairytale mash-up. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Sunday, June 19

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Montana State Parks hosts Humanities Montana speaker Kae Cheatham's talk, "Before the Horse: Northern Rockies Lifestyle," 7 p.m., Salmon State Park, 2329 Highway 83 N., Seeley Lake. (406) 677-6804, stateparks.mt.gov/salmon-lake

Big Sky Weekend, Kalispell Guesthouse Inn and Suites and other locations in Kalispell. Tickets $145-$185. Expect live jazz music, hours of instruction from a dozen world-class swing dance teachers, community time at the lake, performances and vintage shopping. bigskyweekend.com.

“Spiritual Living” interactive, open discussion group, 1 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call Jon, 370-9909.

Theater

Hamilton Players present “Into the Woods,” 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. Join the baker and his wife, Cinderella, Jack and his mother, the Prince, Rapunzel, the Witch, and more in Sondheim’s dark fairytale mash-up. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Monday, June 20

Art

“Nature-made art” with Janaina Vieira-Marques, 9 a.m.-noon, through Friday, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $72/$80; ages 6-11. Call Renee Taaffe at 728-0447 or email reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Missoula Catholic Schools Summer Discovery 2016 camp, through Friday, “Let’s Dig Into Summer” preschool-fifth grade; $175 for grades 1-5 and $35 per day for preschool-kindergarten. Mcsmt.org, click on "about us" and "PALS after school.” 

Dance

Missoula Irish Dancers Camp, through Friday, all levels welcome beginner-advanced. Email missoulairishdancers@gmail.com.

Kids' stuff

Youth History Camp: “People, Places and Things,” through Friday, Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Cost $100, includes sack lunches daily. Campers entering grades 4-8 take an imaginary journey to the past and recreate characters from the Daly family and staff. The journey includes hands-on activities and crafts, horseback rides and games that reflect the past and present. Field trips to Travelers’ Rest and the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula are on the schedule. The camp culminates Thursday in an ice-cream social for families, featuring a re-enactment put on by the campers. 363-6004, Ext. 2.

Music

Missoula City Band rehearsal, 7-9 p.m., Sentinel High School Band Room. missoulacityband.org. 

Potpourri 

Big Sky Weekend, Kalispell Guesthouse Inn & Suites and other locations in Kalispell. Tickets $145-$185. Expect live jazz music, hours of instruction from a dozen world-class swing dance teachers, community time at the lake, performances and vintage shopping. bigskyweekend.com.

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Kids Table at the Library, youth ages 18 and under free lunch, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; "Intro to Email," computer class, 6 p.m., 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.

Theatre

Summer theater workshop for ages 5-12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through June 25, Stevensville Playhouse. $150. 777-2722 or 370-4011.   

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with "Church Basement Ladies,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Tuesday, June 21

MAM Award Party, 5-7 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. 2016 Awardees are Daniel and Sophia Lambros, MAM founders and loyal supporters for four decades. All MAM supporters are invited to join us for a celebratory and musical evening. RSVP to alison@missoulaartmuseum.org or 728-0447, by June 19.

Art on Tap, Missoula Brewing Company, 200 International Drive. 549-8193.

Kids' stuff

Summer Science Club with spectrUM Science, 4-4:40 p.m. for ages 10 and under; 5-5:40 for ages 11-18, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Sign up at 777-5061 or maryw@northvalleylibrary.org. 

Montana State Parks hosts a junior ranger program for ages 4-12, 10 a.m., Frenchtown State Park. (612) 387-0666.  

"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. 

Rainbow foam, 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.; kids table at the library, free lunch for ages 18 and under at 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; Kids Table at the Frenchtown Branch, noon, free lunch for ages 18 and under; Children's Summer Activity Program, 2 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

Phillip Phillips, a singer-songwriter and "American Idol" winner, with Matt Nathanson, 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show, Big Sky Brewing Co. Tickets $35-$45, available at ticketweb.com.  

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

Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market, 5-7:30 p.m. Music by Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble. whitefishfarmersmarket.org

Communication class, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through June 28, 210 N. Higgins Suite 207. Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Register at 443-3439, innerworkingresources.com/CommunicationMissoula

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

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents "Shrek," 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

 

, June 22

Art

Bob Ross Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Bring on your Bob Ross wigs, impressions, and appreciation for the ZACC's monthly Bob Ross Night. Participants will be inspired to paint "happy little trees" as they watch a Bob Ross video and follow along while drinking wine. $25, $20 for members; covers all your materials, supplies and canvas. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

West Coast swing, beginning level II, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

Beanbag toss, 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.

Frenchtown Branch story time and craft, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library, free lunch for ages 18 and under, 11:30 a.m., followed by activity at noon; Kids Table at Frenchtown Branch, noon, free lunch for ages 18 and under; Activity Day at Lolo Branch, noon-5 p.m., call 273-0451, ext. 211; Computer programming through Minecraft for ages 8-13, 5 p.m., pre-register, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Music

Slightly Stoopid with support from SOJA, Zion I, the Grouch and Eligh, Big Sky Brewing Company. Tickets $36 in advance, $40 day of show, available at Big Sky Brewing, Rockin’ Rudy’s, 866-468-7624 or ticketweb.com and knittingfactory.com.

Missoula City Band concert, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. Featuring the Air Force Academy Band. Free. 728-2400, ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org

Potpourri

"Tell Us Something: Bad Advice," quarterly storytelling event in which members of the community tell 10-minute true, personal stories under a common theme. Wilma Theatre, doors at 6 and the storytelling starts at 7. Tickets are $8 in advance at thewilma.com, Rockin' Rudy's and the Top Hat box office or $10 at the door.

"Loving Kindness," an evening Dharma led by Namchak Khenpo, 6:30 p.m., Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Arlee,  $10 suggested donation. 241-3032, media@ewam.org

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caras Park. Music by the the Ed Norton Big Band; activities by Travelers' Rest. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com.  

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Excel computer class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; Movies and Making at Big Sky Branch, 1 p.m., call 728-2400, ext. 8605 for more information; Afternoon matinee at Missoula Main, 2 p.m.; Computer Programming through Minecraft for ages 8013, 5 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 Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Theater

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “42nd Street,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Thursday, June 23

Art

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

Dance

Djebe Bara 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. 

Country two-step, beginning-intermediate, 7-8  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

Homemade wind chimes, 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.; Kids Table at the Library, free lunch for ages 18 and under, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; Kids Table at Frenchtown branch, noon, free lunch for ages 18 and under; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

U.S. Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m., Glacier High School Auditorium, Kalispell. Free. (508) 789-4968. 

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.

 Potpourri

"The Crown Affaire for the Love of Guitar,” 6-10 p.m., Venue at Montana 45, 6000 Montana Highway 35, Bigfork. Tickets $150. Enjoy an evening of musical inspiration, libations, hors d’oeuvres, boutique shopping, and the simple elegance of a white attire affaire. Carl Dixon, one of Canada’s stellar singers and musicians, and country music’s new star, Jessica Lynn, will perform. (406) 270-1559, thecrownaffaire.com.

Libby Logger Days at J. Neils Memorial Park offers educational exhibits, displays and demonstrations, a carnival, lawn mower races, softball tournament, live music, a fun run and lots of logging events. Button prices are $7 in advance or $12 at the gate. Children under the age of 12 are free. info@loggerdays.org.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Black Mountain Moan; activities by the Missoula Public Library. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com.  

"Smoke on the Waters," a documentary about steamboats on Flathead Lake, 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, Highway 93, Polson. 883-6264.

Open forum permaculture series, "Living with the Land," 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Frenchtown Branch family movie, 2 p.m.; Family Movies at Missoula Main, 2 p.m.; Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 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

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “Young Frankenstein,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

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