Lil' Smokies

the Lil’ Smokies, above, and Crow & the Canyon are playing the Wilma Theatre on Friday, May 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Go to thewilma.com for more information.

KIRSTEN COHEN, courtesy photo

Friday, May 13

Art

First Conceptual Mixed Media Show gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Conceptual Mixed Media is a class at Hellgate High School that focuses on combining numerous media and thought. This collection of work explores the dynamic relationships that are accomplished through mixed media. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Silk-Screening Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Come in with a blank shirt, tote bag, or scarf and leave with one of the house designs printed anywhere of your choosing. Free; donations accepted. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

Missoula tango marathon through Sunday, Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. A weekend of Argentine tango dancing including six Milongas, three technique classes, live tango music, a mixer, music jam and men's and women's socials. Classes for all experience levels. All-access pass $120; Milonga pass $75, class pass $45; a la carte and students rates also available. 443-3439, tangomissoula.com/Marathon2016.  

Kids' stuff

Bean bag toss, 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.; Special Families, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

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: Brookes Pennell, 2 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

Potpourri

Third annual PromCommon “Horror Prom,” 6-11 p.m., VonCommon, 100 Johnson No. 7. A visual art group show, "formal," music concert and performance art events featuring over 20 artists, musicians and performers interpreting “horror” in different ways. Free; all ages. 493-6855,  Voncommonstudios.com.

School of Journalism Senior Showcase, student documentary premiere, 7 p.m., University Center Theater. 243-4001, journalism@mso.umt.edu

Growing vegetables presentation by master gardener Mona Ray, 2-4 p.m., Big Arm School. (406) 849-5064. 

Free Cycles Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m., UM Oval. A weekly bike ride that meets at the grizzly bear statue and heads to the community bike shop, Free Cycles, where participants can work on their bike or take the Bike Well class. 243-4599, events.umt.edu/#event|free-cycles-friday|1224

Watercolor painting class, noon-2 p.m.; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m., Intro to Java Programming for teens, 5 p.m.; World Wide Cinema, free foreign film, "Second Coming," 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

“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.

Stevensville Playhouse, “Treasure Island,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story of adventure-seeking Jim Hawkins and the infamous hero-villain, Long John Silver, comes to life onstage in the hunt for treasure on the high sea. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m.,  MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.  

Saturday, May 14

Art

Exhibit opening, noon-4 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Featuring "Collecting Missoula." Behind-the-scenes tours available every half hour. Call 728-3476.

Saturday Family Art Workshop: “Folded Origami Accordion Books” with Susie Risho, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Workshop: “Introduction to Precious Metal Clay” with Dona Miller, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main St., Polson. Cost $35. (406) 883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com.

Kids' stuff

Special story time featuring Sentinel High School students, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Potpourri

Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Yellow Bay Community Club House, Highway 35 mile marker 18. Free. Enjoy food, live music, a bake sale and local crafts. (406) 982-3064.

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. 

Bibler Home and Gardens Spring weekend tours, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 360 Lake Hills Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $15, $5 for children. Special viewing of Persian tapestries offered during 1:30 p.m. tour for $20, adults only. (406) 756-3632, biblergardens.org.

Hamilton Downtown Association’s annual Wine Fest offers an elegant evening with wine, live jazz, and food available for purchase. Tickets are $20 each, available in advance at Chapter One Book Store, or at the door. 360-9124, hamiltondowntownassociation@gmail.com.

Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. Admission $2. Annual show and sale features jewelry, minerals, fossils and a dinosaur display. Rock identification and kids’ activities are also on tap. 381-7597.

Tasting fees waived for mom on Mother’s Day at Mission Mountain Winery, Highway 93, Dayton. (406) 849-5524 or 270-5448.

Opening day with Mother’s Day brunch and dinner, Laughing Horse Lodge, Bigfork. (406) 886-2080.

Feast Whitefish includes eight nights of unique culinary experiences, beginning with a Distillers Fest that blends spirits and appetizers on opening night at Grouse Mountain Lodge. A series of six intimate mid-week dinners features multi-chef collaborations paired with Montana-made beers and spirits and California wines. The week ends May 21 with a Truck Food Festival at Depot Park. (406) 862-3501, whitefishchamber.org.

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

Computer programming through Minecraft, Makerspace class for ages 8-13, 1-2:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

“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.

Stevensville Playhouse, “Treasure Island,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story of adventure-seeking Jim Hawkins and the infamous hero-villain, Long John Silver, comes to life onstage in the hunt for treasure on the high sea. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.  

Sunday, May 15

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Fifth annual Doggie Dash Expo, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Park. One-mile and 5K races, 11 a.m. Expo features agility course, groomers, trainers, dog walkers, boards, pet retailers, veterinarians and more. missoulaparks.org

Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. Admission $2. Annual show and sale features jewelry, minerals, fossils and a dinosaur display. Rock identification and kids’ activities are also on tap. 381-7597.

Women’s Circle Gathering open group, 3-5 p.m., The White Stone Center, 120 S. Fifth St. Suite 101. Facilitators for May are Z’eva Singer and Kay Rasch. This month we will focus on creating sacred space for ourselves. Donation for rent. 

Bibler Home and Gardens Spring weekend tours, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 360 Lake Hills Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $15, $5 for children. (406) 756-3632, biblergardens.org.

Theater

Stevensville Playhouse, “Treasure Island,” 2 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story of adventure-seeking Jim Hawkins and the infamous hero-villain, Long John Silver, comes to life onstage in the hunt for treasure on the high sea. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.  

Monday, May 16

Art

"Dig In! Relief Printing" for beginners, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Basic skills such as how to hold and sharpen tools, make marks, amplify the power of black and white, print by hand and press will be covered into this introductory class. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to print at home and at ZACC’s community printshop. Cost is $125, $115 members; materials not included, and estimated at $65 per person. You will be expected to buy and use your own set of carving tools, woodblocks and paper. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Kids’ stuff

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

Potpourri 

Giving Bock, 6 pm., Missoula Brewing Company, 200 International Drive. Portion of proceeds go to Montana Down Syndrome Association.

Community night, 6 p.m.-close, Thomas Meagher Bar, 130 W. Pine St. Portion of sales will go to Montana Natural History Center. 

"Shakespeare at the Movies,” 7:30 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring Baz Lurman’s adaptation of “Romeo + Juliet.” Tickets $5 youth, $7 students and  seniors, $8 adults, theroxytheater.org

Florence Civic Club spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., Florence Fire Department. Free.

"Beginning Quickbooks," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., registration required; Open hours in the MakerSpace, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; "Intro to Email," 6 p.m., registration required, 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. 

Tuesday, May 17

Art

Workshop: “Ocean Scene in Pastel” with Julie Christopher, 1-5 p.m., Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main St., Polson. Cost $75. (406) 883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com.

Tune-Up Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. For rockers ages 8 to 16. Much like open gym, your child may show up with their personal instrument or use what is available here at the ZACC. Practice, rehearse, continue playing with your rock camp band. Tune Up Tuesdays are monitored but don't necessarily provide additional instruction, it's a free time for your child to continue to express themselves with music. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Painting Explosion" 3:15-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 7,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Explore a variety of painting techniques; study your favorite painters and have a blast with their application. Learn how to build a canvas, paint a landscape, and create your very own paint and more. Note: No outfits will be harmed in the creation of our masterpieces. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

After School Art Adventure III, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50; ages 7-11. Explore memories though printmaking with Janaina Marques-Vieira. Thinking about the place we live and its relationship to people’s tradition, students will create prints using collagraph techniques as an art form. With hands-on printing, creative thinking, and visual learning strategies, students will embark on an adventure to explore memories. 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. 

Soap boats, 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.; Lolo Branch reading activity, 4:15-5 p.m., call 273-0451, ext. 211, 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

"Pints for Preservation," 5-8 p.m., Kalispell Brewing Co., 412 Main St., Kalispell. Portion of proceeds go to the Northwest Montana chapter of the Forest fire Lookout Association. 

"Learning Compassionate Communication" free lecture/class, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. innerworkingresources.com/LearningCommunication

Tea talks, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,  Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea for 30 minutes while your child explores the museum with qualified caregiver; visit with parent education director. Call 541-7529 to sign up for 30 minute slot.

Coloring club for grown-ups, 10 a.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

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.; Community Game Night, 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, May 18

Art

“Paint N’ Pour,” 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Allow us to pour you a glass of wine, load up your pallet, and instruct you on how to paint your own personal masterpiece. No painting experience required. Canvases, paint, wine, and laughter all provided. $25, $20 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings

Russell Rowland reads and signs "Fifty Six Counties," 7 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

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

Kids' stuff

Taekwondo, 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.  

Potpourri

YWTalk: "Voting Rights and Discrimination in Montana," with Jim Taylor, legal director for the ACLU, 4 p.m., YWCA, 1130 W. Broadway. 543-6691, ywcaofmissoula.org

"Great Beer, Great Burn," 5-8 p.m., Great Burn Brewery, 2230 McDonald Ave. Learn about summer backbacking trips, beer naming contest, raffle, portion of every pint sold will go to Great Burn Study Group and the Shining Mountains chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association. greatburnstudygroup.org. 

Parade and ceremony in honor of National Peace Officer's Memorial Day. Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at Walmart and ends at Linderman Elementary School with a ceremony following at 12:30 p.m. (406) 883-8210.  

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; "Discovering Databases," computer class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.;  jewelry making workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; "Crisis Intervention Teams in Montana: Creating Effective Partnerships," 6 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, May 19

Art

"Inspire. Connect. Create," 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Want to work on your own artwork but have trouble holding yourself accountable? Or maybe you simply want to have fun creating and get ideas from others. The ZACC hosts a drop-in art class for individuals to come and work on their own unique projects in community every third Thursday of the month. Get feedback, if you want it. Have laughs and enjoy art in a community setting. We will share what our art needs are and try our best to accomplish our art goals together. $5 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Young Artists Afterschool Program, “Forts” 2:15-5 p.m., Thursdays through June 9, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Mark Gibbons and David E. Thomas share old and new poems, 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Dance

Triple two-step, 7-8 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.

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.; 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

Potpourri

Open technology lab, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

"Tea and Tranquility," 6-7 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Have tea, join in discussion with others, or try stress relieving coloring. 777-5061. 

Waterwise gardening, 5:30-7 p.m., Fort Missoula Native Garden. Free. Montananaturalist.org

"The First Folio: What It Meant, What It Means,” by Linda Woodbridge, 7 p.m., PAR/TV Center, Montana Theatre, UM. Focus is on the importance of the Folio for the preservation of Shakespeare’s works and what printed plays meant to Shakespeare’s fans in his own time. Free and open to the public. 243-2019. 

Women 4 Wellness, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo. 

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Frenchtown Branch Book Cub discusses "Bluest Eyes," by Toni Morrison, 5:45 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

Third Ear Productions presents "The Trigger Gene," written by Rita Kniess Barkey, 7;30 p.m., the Crystal Theater, 500 S. Higgins Ave. $15 general, $10 students and seniors. Mature audiences. The full run is May 19-21 and May 27-28.

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