Friday, July 10

Art

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Summer Outdoor Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Flathead County Courthouse West Lawn, 920 S. Main St., Kalispell. Local fine artists and crafters display and sell beadwork, cowboy arts, birdhouses, candles, carvings, woodwork, fabric crafts, jewelry, leatherwork and more. (406) 881-4288, acfguide.com.

Gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Featuring “The Art of the Graphic Novel” by Chuck Bordell and “Classic Car Part Art” by Mark and Anna Moura Alexander. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Free silk-screening night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Donations appreciated. Come in with a blank shirt, tote bag, or scarf and leave with one of the house designs printed anywhere of your choosing. Donations accepted. No registration required. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Opening reception and prize ceremony, 5-8 p.m,. E3 Convergence Gallery, 229 W. Main St. Featuring the second annual Kid's Art Exhibit, "Destination Imagination!" e3gallerymissoula.com.

Dance

Charity dance to benefit Meals on Wheels, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hamilton Eagles. Featuring music by Northern Lights. $7 admission donation.

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Maria Laughlin reading “Community Heroes”; Teen Book Club, 2 p.m.; Special Families (Jess, 210-2937), 6 p.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

New Big Sky Singers, 7 p.m., Rex Theatre, Thompson Falls. Featuring Rob Quist, Don Collins, Gary Funk and Don MacDonald performing folk and Celtic music. They will be joined by Pete Hand on bass fiddle and Ellie Nuno on fiddle.

Pickin' in the Park, 3 p.m., Boettcher Park. (406) 407-3514.

Potpourri

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; World Wide Cinema, free foreign film "Traitors" (Arabic, French), 7 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

"First Things First," a riotous comedy by British playwright Derek Benefield, 2 p.m.; "The Nerd, Larry Shue's classic comedy, 7 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406) 859-0013operahousetheatre.com.  

“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title tune – tell the story of one of America’s musical treasures. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Footloose,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30.   (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Saturday, July 11

Art

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Summer Outdoor Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Flathead County Courthouse West Lawn, 920 S. Main St., Kalispell. Local fine artists and crafters display and sell beadwork, cowboy arts, birdhouses, candles, carvings, woodwork, fabric crafts, jewelry, leatherwork and more. (406) 881-4288, acfguide.com.

Saturday Family Art Workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Tie dye with Erin Roberts. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org. 

Kids' stuff

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

Missoula Kids' Marathon, 10 a.m., Clark Fork River Trail, in front of Boone and Crockett Club, in downtown Missoula. 1.2 mile fun run for kids' in grades K-6; participants will finish at Caras Park Pavilion. $10 includes official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag and medal. missoulamarathon.org

Music

Glacier Symphony Summer Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rebecca Farm, 1385 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell. Tickets $40 per carload or $40 per person; $200 for four for premium seating (tables are available for $500 and seat eight). The Hit Men, featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, join the symphony in a selection of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “Oh What a Night,” “Sherry” and “Walk Like a Man.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring picnics or buy food and libations from vendors. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.tix.com.

CARD Big Sky Bash featuring Three Dog Night and Copper Mountain Band, 7 p.m., J. Neils Park, Libby. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Center for Asbestos Related Disease Foundation, (406) 293-9274, Ext. 132.

Potpourri

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, "Dirty Dancing,"(Head Start, 1001 Worden Ave. Screening starts at dusk.

Five Valley Accordions annual picnic dance, 1-10 p.m., Lolo Community Center. Activities, music, bingo, lunch, ice cream. Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. 370-8452, 777-5349.

Soroptimist International of Hamilton and Sapphire Lutheran Home's 10th annual Tea for "Ladies over 90 Years of Age," 2 p.m. 360-8584. 

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

"Vaudeville Variety Show," the annual family friendly smorgasbord of satire, music, comedy, skits, hilarity, high jinks and the “Maxville Chickens” at 2 p.m. and "First Things First," a riotous British comedy, 7 p.m, Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406) 859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Annie," 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunday, July 12

Art

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Summer Outdoor Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Flathead County Courthouse West Lawn, 920 S. Main St., Kalispell. Local fine artists and crafters display and sell beadwork, cowboy arts, birdhouses, candles, carvings, woodwork, fabric crafts, jewelry, leatherwork and more. (406) 881-4288, acfguide.com.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Riverbend Concert Series featuring acoustic guitarist and songwriter John Floridis, 7 p.m., Sliter Park, Bigfork. (406) 837-2036.

Glacier Symphony Summer Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rebecca Farm, 1385 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell. Tickets $40 per carload or $40 per person; $200 for four for premium seating (tables are available for $500 and seat eight). The Hit Men, featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, join the Glacier Symphony in a selection of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “Oh What a Night,” “Sherry” and “Walk Like a Man.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring picnics or buy food and libations from vendors. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.tix.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

Flathead Lakers inaugural Poker Paddle, noon, Polson. Human-propelled boats launch from King’s Point, stopping at designated docks at islands in the narrows. The event wraps up with prizes, a catered party and live entertainment by the Dark Horse Band. (406) 883-1346, dana@flowswimmers.com.

NAPA Auto presents “Stars, Guitars and Cars,” 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on Main Street in Stevensville. The car show features over 70 vehicles, a barbecue lunch and live music by New-Matics. 777-5791.

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

Theater

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

"The Nerd," Larry Shue's classic comedy, 4 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406) 859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Monday, July 13

Art

“A Cabinet of Wonders: Animal Parts and Art” with Jennifer Ogden and Lisa Hendricks, 9 a.m.-noon, through Friday, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 7-11; $72/$80. Scholarships are available contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

River Street Dance Theater dance class taught by director Pam Erickson, 421 N. Second St., Hamilton. Creative movement, 10-11:15 a.m. for ages 3-7 through Friday. Costs range $35-$70. 373-1203. 

Afro-Caribbean dance class with live music, taught by Jeanne Christopherson, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third W. $5-$10. 

Kids' stuff

French camp with teacher Suzette Dussault, 12:30-4:30 p.m., through Friday. Learn French plus learn about the food, games, songs and customs of France. $75. Register at 543-4006 or suzette2005@gmail.com.  

Sewing Club for Kids ages 6-11 with Kate Berry, 10 a.m., pre-register, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Music

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

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.  

Electronics exploration, 3-5 p.m.; Scrabble, 6 p.m.; "Beginning Word," 6 p.m., registration required; "Books to Movies" film, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Port Polson Players present “Gaslight,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, U.S. Highway 93, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. The Players launch their season with this 1938 classic thriller. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Tuesday, July 14

Art

Layered printmaking class, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $105 for members, $115 for nonmembers. Black-and-white ink, photo emulsion, tape and some paper included in materials fee. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Modern Art History class, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. This five-week course will cover the birth of modernism and the early system of academies through turn of the century including impressionism. Then it will move into post impressionism, fauvism, cubism, surrealism, Russian constructivism, expressionism, and non-objectivism, and the second half of 20th century with pop art, minimalism, conceptual art, and post-modern. $105 for members, $115 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Books, readings

Reading and signing with two northwest Montana novelists. Christine Carbo of Whitefish will read from her new thriller set in Glacier National Park, "The Wild Inside," and Leslie Budewitz, an Agatha Christie Award-winner, will read from the newest title in her Bigfork-based mystery series, "Butter Off Dead," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

River Street Dance Theater dance class taught by director Pam Erickson, 421 N. Second St., Hamilton. Ballet modern dance, noon-2:15 p.m. for ages 8-11 through Friday. Costs range $35-$70. 373-1203. 

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.; Summer Art activity, 2 p.m.; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Wizards' brew, 11 am., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. 

Music

Bluegrass quartet Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers play the Snowbowl Mountain Music and Ruby Jewel Jamboree series, 7 p.m., Snowbowl. Tickets are $35-$65. Children 12 and under free. Shuttles are available. Visit snowbowlmountainmusic.com

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

Out to Lunch, noon, Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton. Music by Louie Bond and the Texas Playgirl.

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

Open computer lab, 10 a.m.; Socrates Café with Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

System Check! 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday Book Group discusses "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, 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.

Theater

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “The Addams Family," 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30.   (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Wednesday, July 15

Dance

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

Jitterbug, beginning level, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 

Kids' stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday featuring Kate Davis and rehabilitated raptors, 1:30 p.m.; read to dogs and cats at the Bitter Root Humane Association, 4-4:45 p.m., pre-register; 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. 

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

Music

Missoula City Band Concert, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. Featuring a "Back to the Future!" theme. 728-2400 Ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org.

Potpourri

Standing Arrow Powwow, Big Arm.

Brew & Haiku event at the Kettlehouse UNite Benefit for the Missoula Writing Collaborative, 5-8 p.m., 313 N. First St. W. 549-3348.

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Caras Park. Music by Jelly Bread; children's activities provided by the National Wildlife Federation. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

"Easy Steps to Ebooks," 12:30 p.m.,  registration required; free family film, 1 p.m., Big Sky Branch, Big Sky High School auditorium; free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; open time in the MakerSpace, 6-7 p.m., 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

“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title tune – tell the life story of one of America’s musical treasures. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Footloose,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Thursday, July 16

Art

“Paint N/ Pour,” 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $25 /$20 for members, registration required. Allow us to pour you a glass of wine, load up your pallet, and instruct you on how to paint you're own personal masterpiece. The instructor will present easy step-by-step directions with plenty of opportunity for the creative juices to flow and diverge so each piece is unique to the creator. No painting experience required. Canvases, paint and wine all provided. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Liz Carlisle share from her new nonfiction title, “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America,” joined by poet and farmer Josh Slotnick, author of “HomeFarm,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

Line dance, beginner-plus level, 7-8:30  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Butterfly craft, Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Terrific Thursdays, 2 p.m., explore the astronauts trunk from the Museum of the Rockies; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Kid's Book Club for ages 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-noon, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Featuring historical heroes. 777-5061. 

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

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 donation. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322. 

Potpourri

Thursday!Fest, 5-8 p.m., Second Avenue East between First and Second streets in front of the Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Music by Billy Angel. (406) 253-6923.  

Standing Arrow Powwow, Big Arm.

Origami peace cranes, 1 p.m.;  family summer movie, 2 p.m.; Open time in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Young Adult volunteer orientation, 3:30 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 Jameson and the Sordid Seeds; children's activities provided Championship Training. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

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

Terrific Thursdays featuring a superhero balloon race, 2-3 p.m.; create Vietnamese spring rolls with Nansu, 7 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Brooks and Browns Bar, 200 S. Pattee St.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave.

Theater

"Vaudeville Variety Show," the annual family friendly smorgasbord of satire, music, comedy, skits, hilarity, high jinks and the “Maxville Chickens,” 7 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406)859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Bigfork Summer Playhouse presents “Annie,” 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Alpine Theatre Project presents “Big Fish,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $18-$42. Based on the celebrated novel and acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest - and then some. This heartwarming and magical musical overflows with creativity, showing us the true power of the stories we tell. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

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 an application or for more information, visit sandpiperartgallery.com or flatheadlakebluesfestival.com.

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