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Friday, January 15

Art

Reception: “Sketch to Sculpture,” 5-7 p.m., Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main St., Polson. On view through Feb. 19, the show features gallery members Maryanne Eikens, bronze sculpture; Frank Finley, prints; Sue Ball, pencil drawings; Kimberly Rosalez, photography; and Luke Venters, multimedia. (406) -883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com.

Dance

VIBE: Vienna International Ballet Experience, USA. Dance: Final Round Dance Challenge, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Diplomacy: Art and Diplomacy Conference and events hosted by Abraham Kim and the Mansfield Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UC North Ballroom, UM, register at umt.edu/mansfield. Education: Michaela DePrince, "Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star ballerina" with Elaine DePrince, 9-10 a.m., Dennison Theatre. Education and diplomacy: SPARKS brings MCPS for Final Round of Dance Competition. Film: “Dancing Diplomats” by Emmy Award winner Henry Nevison, 6 [/,/, UC Theater. 549-5155, rmbt.org.

Bare Bait Dance Company, "Solo/Solo," six collaborative works between eight choreographers/dancers, 8 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Center, UM, $12 advance, $14 day of show, barebaitdance.org or call (406) 214-0097.

Kids' stuff

Art series, 4 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids, 10:30 a.m., followed by stay and play, 11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Family storytime, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Jesus Garcia Band, 7 p.m., Lincoln County High School auditorium, Eureka. Tickets $12 adults; students 18 and younger are free. The band creates a Latin ambiance with sounds from Central and South America. Eureka’s Ray and Shirley Jacobs will guest star in this concert. (406) 297-0197.

Potpourri

The Good Food Store presents "Evening with a Naturalist: John Marzluff" hosted by Hank Green, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $60, register at 327-0405.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-noon; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12. 3:30 p.m.; Introduction to programming in Java for Teens ages 13-18, 50-5:50 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, free feature film, 7 p.m.  

Saturday, January 16

Art

Nature Journaling Series: "Plants" with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., 330 Brooks St. Classes limited to 10. $50 (materials list provided with registration). To sign up, email nancy@nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Saturday Family Art Workshop: "Simple Shadow Boxes" with Bev Glueckert, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free.  728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Members’ Orientation, 1 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Whether you are a brand new MAM member, or a longtime supporter, we could all use a little refresher course now and then. All members are invited to an orientation and tour where we will discuss the history of MAM. Members’ events are designed to let you interact and exchange ideas and opinions with artists, collectors, teachers, and others who shape and influence the art world. The events are relaxed and intimate in size. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society Black and White Ball, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Beginner workshop, 7:30 p.m. Music by Sassafrass Stop; caller Roy Curet. $6 MFS members, $9 non-members. Missoulafolk.org.

VIBE: Vienna International Ballet Experience, USA. Dance: Dance for Parkinson's and Peace Moves Workshops led by Ph.D candidate Erika Jeffrey, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. Dance: Gala finale of VIBEUSA with winners and special guests, 1 p.m., the Wilma, tickets are available at thewilma.com. 549-5155, rmbt.org.

Bare Bait Dance Company, "Solo/Solo," six collaborative works between eight choreographers/dancers, 2 and 8 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Center, UM, $12 advance, $14 day of show, barebaitdance.org or call (406) 214-0097.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

African hand drumming class by master drummer Bob Sherrick, 12:30-2 p.m., Imagine Health gathering room, 305 First Ave. W., Columbia Falls. No experience required; if you do not have drum contact martik@centurylink.net. Fee is sliding scale $5-$10. (406) 748-6778.

Potpourri

Movie premiere of comedic fly-fishing film, "Hank Patterson and the Mystery of the CuttyRainBrown!" 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $12 in advance, available at the Top Hat, thewilma.com

Game Day sponsored by the Big Arm Association, 2-4 p.m., Big Arm School. Bring board or card games; dessert or snack to share. (406) 849-5064. 

Winter Storytelling Series: "Salish Stories of the Bitterroot Valley" by Louis Adams, 11 a.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. $5 for adults. Free Trekker Kids program available. 273-4253.

Scott Kirby, 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $12. The ragtime pianist’s “Main Street Souvenirs” multi-media presentation celebrates 150 years of American music from the heartland and small-town America. Tickets available at Valley Drug, by calling 777-2722 or visiting stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Darby Dog Derby, Lost Trail Pass at Gibbons Pass Road. The Bitterroot Mushers’ ninth annual event offers skijoring, sprints, long-distance and kids' races. (206) 291-7453, bitterrootmushers.org.

Whitefish Whiteout, 10 a.m., Whitefish Mountain Resort, 3889 Big Mountain Road. In the European Randonee style, participants climb and descend the mountain on AT or Telemark gear. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.

Sunday, January 17

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company, "Solo/Solo," six collaborative works between eight choreographers/dancers, 6 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Center, UM, $12 advance, $14 day of show, barebaitdance.org or call (406) 214-0097.

Lolo Squares beginning square dance lessons, 5:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 9955 Highway 12. 273-0652 or 273-0141.

Hamilton Golden Age Club dinner dance, 1 p.m., 727 S. Fifth St., Hamilton. $6. 363-0142. 

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Second annual Winter Break at the Ranch Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8105 Ranch Club Road. $3 person, children under 6 free. Proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Meals on Wheels. Ice skating, hockey, curling, Maulers 3-on-3 featuring Slash, sledding, snow golf, bounce house, and more. Visit ranchclub.com for full list and times.

Darby Dog Derby, Lost Trail Pass at Gibbons Pass Road. The Bitterroot Mushers’ ninth annual event offers skijoring, sprints, long-distance and kids' races. (206) 291-7453, bitterrootmushers.org.

Monday, January 18

Kids’ stuff

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

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, January 19

Art

Living Art of Montana workshop "Learning To Let Go with Fluid Acrylics" with Nancy Seiler, 1-3 p.m., Community Hospital. To register, call 549-5329.

"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

Face painting, 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

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

Adult coloring, 10 a.m.; open computer and iPad lab, 10 a.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670

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.; Gaming for Grownups, 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, January 20

Art

Open studio, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nancy Seiler, 330 Brooks St. Seiler provides the space and help plus demonstrates an acrylic technique; no experience necessary. $25 with your materials (materials provided for additional $30). nancy@nancyseiler.com, 370-1254.

Paint N' Pour, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20, $25 non-members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Art Associates of Missoula, 10 a.m., Education Center of Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Featuring kil-fired fused glass artist Katie Patten. 5434-0891.

Teen Artist Workshop: "Paper Peep Show" with Donna Flanery, 4-6 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. All Materials, pizzas and snacks provided. Free. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

West coast swing, beginners and up, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

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

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

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

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

Potpourri

Secret Science Night, Naturalist Trivia hosted by the Clark Fork Coalition, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $4 suggested donation; MNHC members free. MontanaNaturalist.org

“Basics of Pinterest” with Tamara Stoker, 4 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:20-6 p.m.; "My iPad," 12:30 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Big Sky Afternoon Matinee, 3:30 p.m., Big Sky High School Branch; open jewelry studio, 6-7:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine and Tap, Main Street, Polson. $9. Different wines are showcased each week.

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, January 21

Art

Free-form painting with fluid acrylics with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., 330 Brooks St. Classes limited to 10. $40 plus $25 materials fee. To sign up, email nancy@nancyseiler.com or call 370-1254.

Dance

Country two-step, beginning to intermediate, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

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.

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.

Potpourri

Documentary: "Put this on the Map," 6:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Clinic Family Practice, 610 N. California St. Directed by Megan Kennedy and Sid Jordan Peterson and produced by Revelry Media & Methods, in a collaborative process with the young people featured. Tickets $25 general, $75 VIP, available at ticketfly.com

Cribbage Club, 5 p.m.; basic computer skills, 6 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

"Adventures in Glacier Country" with George Ostrom, 6:30 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $15 (RSVP required). Ostrom, who has been a fixture in the Flathead Valley since 1956 when he began working for a local radio station, is a photographer, former smokejumper and the author of three books. Doors open at 6 p.m. for coffee, wine and desserts; the event is a benefit for the mansion and the Glacier Institute. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Black tie dinner, 5:30-9 p.m., Ninepipes Lodge, 69286 U.S. 93, Charlo. The 16th annual event starts with a complimentary tour of the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana at 5:30 p.m. with a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. Ellen Baumler with the Montana Historical Society will address guests with a talk on Peter and Mary Ronan. Silent and live auction items include a Pendleton blanket and bead-covered skull. Limited seating; reservations required. (406) 644-3435.

Watercolor painting for all skill levels, noon-2 p.m.; Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m.; Seeley Lake Book Club discusses "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown,  11 a.m., Seeley Lake Branch Library,  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 Hive community center is seeking submissions for a spring exhibition, "Into the 21st Century." Artists who portray the modern scene and have sold work but currently don't have an outlet are asked to submit. Contact the Hive, 800 S. Third W. Email photos of recent work to Julie at mozaicmt@gmail.com. For more information, call 396-2663.

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