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Friday, April 17

Books, readings

Joanna Klink reads from her new book of poetry, "Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com. 

Dance

"Refuge," 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. An evening-length dance performance with Laurel Sears, current artist in residence in collaboration with Britney Gaudette, Claire Christensen, Ryan Bundy, Robert Sears and Janaina Vieira-Marques. $10 general, $8 children, seniors and students. 541-7240, ddcmontana.com.

Salsa and Latin dance night, Kalispell Eagles, 37 First St. W. Beginner lesson, 8:30; open dancing follows. Ages 18 and over. 

Kids' stuff

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

Story time for kids ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.  

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

Young Artist After-school Program, Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $80 members, $90 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Music

UM World Rhythms Concert featuring Edi Gbordzi, master drummer/dancer from Ghana, West Africa, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. $11 general, $6 seniors, $5 students. 

Potpourri

"Performance Parts," an evening of performance and music in conjunction with artist Nathan M. McTague's 28-day live-in installation at the Brink Gallery. Featuring work by McTague, Tricia Opstad, Jeff Medley, Craig Domes and music from Jenny Lynn and Bethany Joyce, Jim Lang and Jeanne Pencek, 8 p.m., Brink Gallery, 111 W. Front St.

AAUW-PDK Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2637 S. Third St. W. 

Big Arm community potluck, 6 p.m., historic Big Arm School. Speaker Jason Moore from the Montana Food Co-op in Polson, 7 p.m. (406) 849-5064.

Cowboy Ball, 5:30 p.m., Polson Fairgrounds. Tickets $40. The fairgrounds’ 25th annual fundraiser includes no-host cocktails, dinner at 6:30 p.m., live and silent auctions, and dancing. Tickets available at Gull Printing, Crows Nest, from board members or call (406) 883-1100.

Rotary chili feed, 5 p.m., Garden Bar, Bigfork. (406) 867-5888.

47th annual Kyi-Yo Powwow grand entry, 7 p.m., Adams Center, UM. $5 session pass or $12 weekend pass; free for seniors 65 or older and children under 6. Header dancers are UM alumni Dustin Whitford and UM alumna Michelle Guzman. cas.umt.edu/kyiyo.

National Library Week, MPL Tours day, sign up for a tour; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, free feature film, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

“Cowabunga: Americow’s Got Talent,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “Americow’s Got Talent” brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from throughout the Flathead Valley. (406) 837-4885, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

"The Fatal Fifties Affair," 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St W. An interactive murder-mystery dinner show. Tickets available at stensrudplayhouse.com or call 926-2477. 

Montana Rep Vision and Voices presents “Leveling Up” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $15. montanarep.org. This comic drama deals with gamers, drones and the American dream as seen through the eyes of four 20-somethings on the verge of a new life or stagnation. A brilliant gamer is recruited by the National Security Agency to fly real drones in real wartime situations from a bunker in Nevada.

Hamilton Players present “The Curious Savage,” 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband, but her greedy grownup stepchildren want to get their hands on it. They commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. Eventually her fellow patients each receive a special gift of friendship from her – and her adult children learn a valuable lesson. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

 “Venus in Fur” Cabaret Theater, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20. Thomas Novachek, a beleaguered playwright, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the sultry tale “Venus in Fur.” Into his empty audition room walks a brash and equally desperate actress – oddly enough, named Vanda. Though seemingly wrong for the sophisticated part, the actress’ masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes and a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. Content is appropriate for older students and adults. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, April 18 

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Music by Skippin’ A Groove; caller Derek Gallagher. All ages welcome; $5 MFS members, $9 non-members. Missoulafolk.org

"Refuge," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. An evening-length dance performance with Laurel Sears, current artist in residence in collaboration with Britney Gaudette, Claire Christensen, Ryan Bundy, Robert Sears and Janaina Vieira-Marques. $10 general, $8 children, seniors and students. 541-7240, ddcmontana.com.

Kids' stuff

Kids' Vibrations, 11 a.m., Senior Citizen Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. $3-$10 suggested donation. Featuring The WhizPops. 396-3352, tangledtones.com

Saturday Kids' Activity, "Fantastic Fossils," 2-3 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $1 MNHC members, $3 nonmembers. Montananaturalist.org

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

Music

Old-time Bluegrass Festival, noon-10:30 p.m., Lone Rock School, Three Mile Creek Road, Stevensville. Tickets $3-$5. The Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association's 16th annual fundraiser features 19 bands that supply nonstop music. The show starts at noon with Kids in Bluegrass; other performers include New South Fork, the Acousticals, Black Mountain Boys, Foggy Mountain, Phyllis Erck and the Ruby Jewel Band, Gravely Mountain Boys, and Mike and Tari Conroy. 821-3777, mtbluegrass.com.

Potpourri

Potsketch, the Clay Studio of Missoula's annual art auction fundraiser, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the University Center North Ballroom, UM campus. The event includes a live and silent auction, as well as "century" pieces that will be sold at the event only on a first-come, first-served basis. The evening will include food and beverages, live music by Missoula jazz combo the Captain Wilson Conspiracy. Mayor John Engen will serve as auctioneer. The dress theme is "Gold Luster." Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of 10. To purchase, call (406) 543-0509, go to theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Toy exchange, noon-2 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. Drop off clean toys by 11:30 a.m. 363-1670.

AAUW-PDK Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2637 S. Third St. W. 

47th annual Kyi-Yo Powwow grand entry, noon and 7 p.m., Adams Center, UM. $5 session pass or $12 weekend pass; free for seniors 65 or older and children under 6. Head dancers are UM alumni Dustin Whitford and UM alumna Michelle Guzman. cas.umt.edu/kyiyo.

ISCSM '80s/'90s party with guest MC Miss Jade LaRose, 10 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. $5, ages 18 and over. 

Missoula Winter Public Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. 

National Library Week, Sundaes on Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; National Library Week: Mad About the Library, "Mad men" themed fundraiser, 7 p.m. Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Vaudeville City Productions presents "Burlesque Show," featuring the Diamond Dolls and the Vaud Katz, 8-10 p.m., downstairs a night club at the Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, available at eventbrite.com or call (406) 887-2020. V.I.P. tables for $250 with seating for four and champagne, etc.

Hamilton Players present “The Curious Savage,” 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband, but her greedy grownup stepchildren want to get their hands on it. They commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. Eventually her fellow patients each receive a special gift of friendship from her – and her adult children learn a valuable lesson. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

"The Fatal Fifties Affair," 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St W. An interactive murder-mystery dinner show. Tickets available at stensrudplayhouse.com or call 926-2477. 

Montana Rep Vision and Voices presents “Leveling Up” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $15. Matinee at 2 p.m. is pay-what-you-can, 7:30 p.m. performance is $15, montanarep.org. This comic drama deals with gamers, drones and the American dream as seen through the eyes of four 20-somethings on the verge of a new life or stagnation. A brilliant gamer is recruited by the NSA to fly real drones in real wartime situations from a bunker in Nevada.

“Cowabunga: Americow’s Got Talent,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “Americow’s Got Talent” brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from throughout the Flathead Valley. (406) 837-4885, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“Legally Blonde, the Musical,” 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $8-$18. Flathead Valley high school students take the stage in the award-winning hit based on the popular film. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

“Venus in Fur” Cabaret Theater, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20. Thomas Novachek, a beleaguered playwright, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the sultry tale “Venus in Fur.” Into his empty audition room walks a brash and equally desperate actress – oddly enough, named Vanda. Though seemingly wrong for the sophisticated part, the actress’ masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes and a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. Content is appropriate for older students and adults. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Sunday, April 19

Kids' stuff

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

Music

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

Potpourri

"Building Bridges Across Group Lines," 1-3 p.m., Har Shalom Temple, 3035 S. Russell St. Conducted by the National Coalition Building Institute. Event examines misinformation about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, disabilities and other differences. Free and open to all adults; childcare provided. RVSP to mona_bachmann@hotmail, 241-9525. Visit ncbimissoula.org.

Missoula Bethel of Job's Daughters International spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 5 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 126 E. Broadway. $5 per person. RSVP appreciated, 552-4917, missoulajobies@gmail.com

Golden Age Club dinner, 1 p.m.; dancing follows 2-4 p.m., 727 S. Fifth St., Hamilton. $6 per person, reservations appreciated, 363-0142. Proceeds to help repair roof on the hall. 

AAUW-PDK Used Book bag sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2637 S. Third St. W.

Bonner history roundtable examines life of A.B. Hammond, 2-4 p.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, Bonner. Pasty dinner to follow, $5-$7. Call Judy Matson, 258-6335, or visit tworiverhistory.net.

"Not Yet Begun to Fight," a documentary about the impact of war and the 2013 winner of the Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Festival, 1:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Screening will be followed by question-answer session with producer/co-director Sabrina Lee. 

Theater

Montana Rep Vision and Voices presents “Leveling Up” by Deborah Zoe Laufer,  7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $15. montanarep.org. This comic drama deals with gamers, drones and the American dream as seen through the eyes of four twenty-somethings on the verge of a new life or stagnation. A brilliant gamer is recruited by the NSA to fly real drones in real wartime situations from a bunker in Nevada. Masterfully written in the voice of a young generation, "Leveling Up" is vividly told by one of the country’s most respected playwrights.

"The Fatal Fifties Affair," 5 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St W. An interactive murder-mystery dinner show. Tickets available at stensrudplayhouse.com or call 926-2477. 

Hamilton Players present “The Curious Savage,” 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband, but her greedy grownup stepchildren want to get their hands on it. They commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. Eventually her fellow patients each receive a special gift of friendship from her – and her adult children learn a valuable lesson. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Cowabunga: Americow’s Got Talent,” 2 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “Americow’s Got Talent” brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from throughout the Flathead Valley. (406) 837-4885, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“Legally Blonde, the Musical,”  4 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $8-$18. Flathead Valley high school students take the stage in the award-winning hit based on the popular film.(406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

Monday, April 20

Art

Young Artist After-school Program, Mondays 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Melissa Kwasny reads from her newest collection of poems from Milkweed editions, “Pictograph,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Music

Alternative rock band Blue October with Ashleigh Stone and Legendary Skies, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $23.50, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624, online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Jazzoula community jazz festival opening night, featuring Rhanda Johnson and Easy Livin'; UM jazz combo "Boydz to Men" featuring Nathan Crawford and Barbara Shinaver; Josh Farmer and the Basement Boyz Music at 6:30 p.m.; doors at 6 p.m.; full bar and food; all ages; at St. Anthony's Chruch Community Hall, 217 Tremont St. Tickets at Rockin Rudy's or at door. $12; $10 senior/student. Four-night festival pass is $25/$20. Visit Jazzoula on Facebook or call 542-0077.

Violin virtuoso Wai Mizutani with special guest Idara Aguinaga in concert, 7 p.m., Blessed Trinity Church, 1475 Eaton St.

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.  

Money Smart Week, "Quickbooks," 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;  MakerSpace electronics e exploration, 3-5 p.m.;  Scrabble, 6 p.m.; “Intro to Email,” 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

“Legally Blonde, the Musical,” 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $8-$18. Flathead Valley high school students take the stage in the award-winning hit based on the popular film. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

Tuesday, April 21

Art

Open figure drawing, uninstructed, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $7/$5. This ongoing session provides artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies available for use, and participants must be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Books, readings

Poet Jeremy Patacky, a University of Montana creative writing MFA, reads from his debut collection, "Overwinter," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com. 

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

Face painting, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St.   childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.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

Jazzoula community jazz festival: Featuring UM "Monk Lives" jazz combo Missoula's Youngest Divas; Jodi Marshall with Bill Haffey; Canta Brasil; and Captain Wilson Conspiracy. Music 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.; full bar and food available; St. Anthony's Church community hall, 217 Tremont St. Tickets at Rockin Rudy's or at door. $12/$10. Four-night festival pass for $25; $20 senior/student. All ages. Visit Jazzoula on Facebook or call 542-0077. 

Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos in concert, 7:30 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $10 at the door, $5 students, $25 families. Grand master fiddling champ DePue joins the Mexican guitar virtuoso. (406) 862-3641, flatheadvalleyliveonstage.org.

Neko Case in concert with opener Rodrigo Amarante, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $35 plus fees, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, The Source in the University Center and online at ticketweb.com or call 1-866-468-7624.

Unity Dance and Drum African dance class with Tarn Ream and live musicians, 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.

University of Montana Jazz Residency program presents James Miley, 7:30 p.m. UC Ballroom. Free. Also featuring UM Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band II and Hellgate High School Jazz Band. Call UM School of Music, 243-6880.

Potpourri

Shining Mountain chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association kicks off the Wilderness Walks and Continental Divide Trail projects, 5-8 p.m., Draught Works, 915 Toole Ave. Proceeds from sales benefit the MWA conservation and stewardship programs. 

Missoula Area Central Labor Council presents the 10th annual Missoula Labor Film Festival, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 6 p.m.: “Together We Win: The Fight to Organize Starbucks.” 7 p.m.: “Pride,” in which gays and lesbians fight gender stereotypes as they lend their support to striking coal miners in Margaret Thatcher's repressive regime in England. Email dl.kafer@yahoo.com

Tea party, 2-3 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th St., Hamilton. Bitterroot Public Library, 363-1670.

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

Smart911 sign up, 1:30-3 p.m.; Money Smart Week, "Budgeting and Saving," 2-3:330 p.m.; MakerSpace open project development, 3-5 p.m.; Young Adult volunteer orientation, 3:30-5 p.m.; System Check! 6:30 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, April 22

Art

Artists Along the Bitterroot Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, Art Focus Fine Art and Framing, 217 W. Main St. (second floor), Hamilton. Program: Elene Weege on “Monet, the Artist and Impressionist.” 381-7898, artistsalongthebitterroot.com.

Young Artist After-school Program, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Matt Kepnes presentation and signing of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Reception to acknowledge author Pete Fromm on his Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association awards, 6-7:30 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton.

Dance

Dance, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks Club, Main Street. $5 at the door, bring snacks.

Kids' stuff

Family yoga, 11 a.m.; Forestry and Fires, 11:30 a.m.; planting marigolds, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time, 11 a.m., Seeley Lake Branch Library, 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

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

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

Music

Texas country singer Aaron Watson, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $15, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624, online at TicketWeb.com or KnittingFactory.com.

Eden Atwood and Friends perform at Jazzoula jazz festival. Plus: UM "Soulja Boyds;" Chuck Florence with Jim Driscoll and Pete Hand; Kimberlee Carlson and Ron Meissner Jazz Quartet; and Jazz For Fun with Stephane Gariepy. Music 6:30 pm; doors open 6 pm; full bar, food; all ages; at St. Anthony community hall 217 Tremont. Tickets at Rockin Rudy's or at door. $12; $10 senior/student. Visit Jazzoula on Facebook or call 542-0077.

Potpourri

Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program "Charles M. Russell: Cowboy Storyteller" with Richard Ellis 6:30- p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.

Architects' presentations, 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; "Morningstar Online," 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free matinee, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

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. 

Theater

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Dance in Concert," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center, UM. new works by guest artists, students and faculty from the nationally and internationally renowned UM Dance Program. Tickets $20 general, $15 seniors and students, 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance

Thursday, April 23

Art

Young Artist After-school Program, Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and purposes while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Art Start, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. Developing an artistic eye, mind, and skill is critical to a child’s development. Start your child’s day and education off with Art Start at the ZACC. Work at your own pace with comprehensible directions. All young artists ages 2 and up are welcome. No preregistration necessary. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Dance 

Country two-step, beginning/intermediate level, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Lego Club for ages 4-9 with parent, 3:30-5 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Rice table, 11 a.m.; improve entertainment, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.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

Jazzoula grand finale night and award night with Joan Zen Jazz Sextet; Bob Packwood; "Hornin In, The UM Jazz Intruders"; Melody Anderson, receiving the Missoula Blues and Jazz Society 2015 Hall of Fame Award; Airmail Special with Dexter Payne and David Horgan; Soul City Brass. Music 6:30 pm; doors open 6 pm with full bar, food; all ages; at St. Anthony community hall 217 Tremont. Tickets at Rockin Rudy's or at door. $12; $10 senior/student. Visit Jazzoula on Facebook or call 542-0077.

Potpourri

Money Smart Week, "Credit Reports and Lending," 3 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

UM Opera Theater presents “Idomeneo” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets $11 general, $6 seniors, $5 students. Sung in Italian, with supertitles (translation displayed during show). This is some of Mozart’s most eloquent and beautiful music, telling a grand tale of an epic battle between men and the gods. The setting is in the aftermath of the Trojan war. Idomeneo, King of Crete, is assailed by a storm at sea as he approaches his homeland. Only when he promises to sacrifice the first person he meets on land, does the storm abate. He is overcome with horror when the first person he meets is his own son Idamante. 

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Dance in Concert," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center, UM. new works by guest artists, students and faculty from the nationally and internationally renowned UM Dance Program. Tickets $20 general, $15 seniors and students, 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance

"Parallel Lives," 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $15. Producer and co-director Teresa Waldorf stages this collection of scenes about the crazy stages in a woman's life. Also featuring Rosie Ayers, Salina Chatlain, Anne-Marie Williams and Bridget Smith. 396-1244.

Call for art

Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery will hold the Flathead Lake Festival of Art, a two-day juried, fine art festival in Sacajawea Park, in conjunction with fifth annual Blues Festival on Aug. 15 -16.  To download application or for more information, visit sandpiperartgallery.com or Flatheadlakebluesfestival.comArts and craft vendors selling locally produced items are encouraged to apply for outdoor space for the 12th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival to be held May 16. The cost is $15 for a 10-by-10-foot space. Call (406) 982-3437 to reserve a spot.

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