Julian Coryell

Julian Coryell, son of the jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, will perform at the first entry in the Live at the Lakeside concert series on Sunday, July 5.

Courtesy photo

Friday, July 3

Art

Whitefish Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Depot Park, 504 Railway St., Kalispell. More than 100 artists from around the Northwest share sculptures, paintings, photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. A variety of food and beverages, music and entertainment are also on tap. (406) 862-5875, whitefishartsfestival.org.

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Sally Blevins presenting “Nature Heroes,” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Music

Flathead Valley Blues Society Blues Cruise departing from Lakeside, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Featuring Three-Eared Dog. flatheadvalleyblues.org.

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

Potpourri

Arlee Esyapqeyni Fourth of July celebration continues on the powwow grounds. Grand entries begin at 7 p.m. Competition dancing begins Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend with winners of the dancing and drumming competitions announced Sunday evening. (406) 745-2700, arleepowwow.com.

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

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

Saturday, July 4

Art

Whitefish Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Depot Park, 504 Railway St., Kalispell. More than 100 artists from around the Northwest share sculptures, paintings, photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. A variety of food and beverages, music and entertainment are also on tap. (406) 862-5875, whitefishartsfestival.org.

Music

Acoustic music song circle, 2-4 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 U.S. Highway 93 between St. Ignatius and Ronan. All musicians, voices and styles are welcome; acoustic instruments only. (818) 209-4725, paultatto@accessmontana.com.

Potpourri

Ravalli County Airport Heritage Day, pancake breakfast 7-10 a.m. ($5 per person, $3 for kids under age 12). Other events include flight exhibitions, skydivers, radio-controlled aircraft, spot landing contest, displays of World War II, antique and modern aircraft plus vintage autos. There also will be free Young Eagle flights for kids ages 8-17. Signup begins at 9 a.m. Saturday for flights to be held Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

Fourth of July at the Sanders County Fairgrounds in Plains. This family-oriented event kicks off at 10 a.m. and features food, music, games, vendors, swimming and ending in fireworks. Call (406) 826-0555 or 361-1639.

Stumptown Quilters Society Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Whitefish Middle School Gym. Free admission. (406) 261-4855.

Polson Fourth of July parade, noon, and daylong “Bargin’ In” on the lake shore at Sacajawea Park. The musical event will culminate with the annual fireworks show on “The Shadow” at 9 p.m. Tickets $50 per person; reservations are required by calling (406) 883-3636).

Ravalli County Airport Heritage Day: Flight exhibitions, skydivers, radio-controlled aircraft, spot landing contest, displays plus pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., $5 per person, $3 ages 12 and under; free Young Eagle flights for ages 8-17, signups 9 a.m.; actual flights are July 5. 

Kalispell Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., downtown, followed by free ice cream social at Conrad Mansion, at 11 a.m. (406) 758-2803.

Whitefish Fourth of July fireworks display, 10:30 p.m., City Beach. (406) 862-3501.

Symes Hotel Fourth of July barbecue with fireworks and music by Good, Bad and the Ugly, at the hotel in Hot Springs.

Bigfork Fourth of July parade, noon, downtown, followed by a firemen’s barbecue and the Ducks for Bucks at 4 p.m. at Old Steel Bridge. (406) 837-5888, bigfork.org.

Lincoln's Annual Independence Day parade, 11 a.m., Highway 200.

14th annual Collector’s Sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula. 549-6280, 549-5346.

Fifth annual Freedom 5K run/walk start at Brookies Cookies, Bigfork. Registration, 8 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. 240-9278, Gratefulnationmontana.com

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

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

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.

Sunday, July 5

Art

Whitefish Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Depot Park, 504 Railway St., Kalispell. More than 100 artists from around the Northwest share sculptures, paintings, photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. A variety of food and beverages, music and entertainment are also on tap. (406) 862-5875, whitefishartsfestival.org.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Riverbend Concert Series featuring the Bad Larrys, 7 p.m., Sliter Park, Bigfork. (406) 837-2036.

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

Nature journaling with Kelly Byard, 11 a.m., Council State Park, 11249 Mullan Road. Free. (720) 940-0333, councilgrove.americorps@gmail.com.

Stumptown Quilters Society Show, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Whitefish Middle School Gym. Free admission. (406) 261-4855.

Inaugural Live in Lakeside summer concert series, 4-8 p.m., Lakeside Town Center Lawn, 306 Stoner Loop. The first in the series features the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop, including national recording artist Julian Coryell and local bluesman Kevin Van Dort. Admission $15 per person at gate or $10 in advance at Tamarack Brewing, Glacier Perks and the Bigfork Mountaineer Outdoor Store. Bring chairs and blankets. Gates open at 3 p.m. Food and beverages available on site from Tamarack Brewing. (406) 890-9767, visitflatheadlake.com.  

Arts and crafts fair, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Yaak School, Troy. (406) 295-9311.

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

Theater

"Vaudeville Variety Show," the annual family friendly smorgasbord of satire, music, comedy, skits, hilarity, high jinks and the “Maxville Chickens.” 4 p.m., Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg. (406)859-0013, operahousetheatre.com.  

Monday, July 6

Art

“Making Faces: The Art of Caricature” with Tim and Patricia Thornton, 9 a.m.-noon, through Friday, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 8-14; $72/$80. Scholarships are available. Contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Kid's stuff

Photography camp with teacher Suzette Dussault, 12:30-4:30 p.m., through Friday. Learn how to use your digital camera; plus and art opening for family and friends. $100. 543-4006, suzette2005@gmail.com to register.  

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.; "Computer Fundamentals," 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

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

Tuesday, July 7

Books, readings

William “Gatz” Hjortsberg reads and signs his new novel, “Manana,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.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

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.

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., 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.

Writer's group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

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

System Check! 6:30 p.m.; Writers Anonymous, 6 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 musical “Footloose," 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Wednesday, July 8

Art

Glass fusing orientation class,  6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20/$15 for members plus cost of glass. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Skylar Browning and Jeremy Watterson read from their new book “Montana Baseball History,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

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

Kids' stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday featuring songs and music with the Tin Cup Band, 1:30 p.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

Missoula City Band Concert, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. Featuring Caitlin and Jesse. 728-2400 Ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org.

Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, on his his "Support Your Cause" tour, 7 p.m., Rialto Theatre, Deer Lodge. Tickets $20, available at Keystone Drug, Steele's Furniture and Valley Foods in Deer Lodge, online at deerlodgerialto.com or call (406) 846-7900.

Potpourri

In celebration of Open Lands month, Five Valleys Land Trust is throwing a good old-fashioned hoedown on Wednesday, July 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Marshall Mountain, 5250 Marshall Road. Join us for live music by Cold Hard Cash, food from Missoula’s best food trucks, beer from Big Sky Brewing Company and children’s activities provided by the Montana Natural History Center and Big Sky Bouncers. 549-0755, matt@fvlt.org.  

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Caras Park. Music by Gladys Friday; children's activities provided by the Flagship program. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

"Mail Merge: Word/Excel," 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.; Gaming for Grownups, 6 p.m.; open time in the MakerSpace, 6-7 p.m.; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "Cloud Street" by Tim Winton, 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

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

Thursday, July 9

Dance

Two-step, intermediate level, 7-8:30  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

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.

Tell Us Something storytelling series presents works from its first ZACC youth summer camp, ages 10-15, stories at 6 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $5, all ages.  

Kid's Book Club for ages 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-noon, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Featuring animal 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. 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 Andrea Harsell. (406) 253-6923. 

"UnReal," Missoula premiere of extreme mountain biking film by Teton Gravity Research, 8 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; all ages. tophatlounge.com

Open time in the MakerSpace, 3-6 pm.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m,. Caras Park. Music by the best of the Missoula bands; children's activities provided Children's Museum Missoula. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

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

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

Open Computer Lab, 10 a.m.; Fellowship Club meets to discuss "Golden Rules for Everyday Life" by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, 6 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

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.

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

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.

Alpine Theatre Project presents the musical “Chicago,” 8 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 Second St. E, Whitefish. Tickets $18-$42.   (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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