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Friday, March 13

Art

Art guide training, 3 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Meet ceramic artist Renée Brown, as she discusses her new exhibition. Contact Renee Taaffe at reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org for more information.

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. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Featuring the third annual Mini Benefit show. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance 

Live band dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Golden Age Hall, Hamilton. $3. 240-9617.

St. Patrick's Day charity dance, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Eagles Lodge 1693, 125 N. Second St., Hamilton. Music by the Mark Duboise Band. $7 admission donation benefits Shepherd's House in Hamilton. Maria Duggan with Perfect Gift Portrait Studio will be taking photos. Tacos served by the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, 5:30-7 p.m. 

Kids' stuff

Quicksand experiment,  11 a.m.; face painting, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids ages 3-5 featuring “Happy Birthday, Moon” with Sally Blevins, 10:30 a.m.; Special Families, 6 p.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

“Heroes Are Gang Leaders,” featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis, 9 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $25 general, $15 MAM members. A language and sound-based literary hip-jazz-blues trio featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis (poet), James Brandon Lewis (saxophone), and Luke Stewart (bass). Part avant-garde, part standard “in the tradition” trio, performances include instrumental mash-ups and strange brews ranging from Prokofiev to Sun Ra, and canonical texts with original work by each member, the poetry of Thomas Sayers Ellis, as well as improvised collaborations. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Potpourri

Knights of Columbus fish fry, 5:30-78 p.m, St. Anthony Catholic Church, 217 Tremont St. 

Hellgate High School's Speech and Debate team presents a showcase of their skills, 6:30 p.m., Hellgate High School Auditorium, 900 S. Higgins Ave. $5. Proceeds will help fund travel expenses for the national tournament held in Dallas this June. 370-5249.

Hellroaring Ski Heritage Days, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Reception and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday features U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member and Emmy-winning cinematographer Joe Jay Jalbert ($30). Other activities include Ski-a-Thon, Billy Barnum Retro Race ($25), Best Vintage Outfit Contest and the Grand Promenade at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tim Hinderman, (406) 885-2730 or tim.hinderman@fvsef.org.

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; World-Wide Cinema, free foreign film, "For a Woman (Belgium)," 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Stevensville Playhouse presents “Alice in Wonderland,”  7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. stevensvilleplayhouse.org, 777-2722.

Saturday, March 14

Art

Saturday Family Art Workshop: “Crystallography” with Renée Brown, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free.  Artist Renée Brown will walk you through her ceramic sculpture exhibition of imagined mineral and crystal forms. Then, in the classroom, Brown will help you create your own gorgeous crystals and mineral compositions using paper, paint, and other materials. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

Solero Flamenco workshop classes in flamenco dance, castanets percussion and guitar accompanying the Cante and Cuadro communication, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. 542-9270, flamencomt.org.

Solero Flamenco performs, 7:30 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 542-9270, flamencomt.org.

Saturday Night Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 534-7154, missoulaseniorcenter.org

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Glacier Symphony Orchestra presents “Into Paradise,” 7:30 p.m.,   Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $10-$32. The Glacier Symphony and Chorale perform French composer Gabrielle Faure’s popular masterpiece “Requiem,” Mozart’s sublime choral piece “Ave Verum Corpus” and two works by John Williams. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

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

Hellroaring Ski Heritage Days, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Reception and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday features U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member and Emmy-winning cinematographer Joe Jay Jalbert ($30). Other activities include Ski-a-Thon, Billy Barnum Retro Race ($25), Best Vintage Outfit Contest and the Grand Promenade at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tim Hinderman, (406) 885-2730 or tim.hinderman@fvsef.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon, downtown Missoula. Dr. Dan Combo is this year’s grand marshal, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Thane are Irishman and Irishwoman of the year. 243-4789, friendsofirishstudies.com.

Hurling game,  2:30 p.m., Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Watch the team that took the nation by storm in 2014 and won the national collegiate championship. Hurling is the oldest and fastest field sport in the world. Celebrated in ancient Irish saga, it was on the hurling field where the great heroes of Ireland first showed their mettle. 243-4789, friendsofirishstudies.com.

Youth Camps Date Night, 4:30-8:30 p.m., UM Fitness and Recreation Center. Drop off children (ages 4-12) off to play games and activities with the Youth Camp staff. Pizza will be provided. Open to the public. 243-5295, umt.edu/crec/YouthCamps/reccare.php.

St. Patrick’s Day banquet and auction, 6 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 100 Madison St. It is the Friends of Irish Studies’ main fundraising event for UM’s Irish Studies Program. There will be live and silent auctions with a selection of items mostly Irish in theme and origin. The night is filled with great music, dance and conviviality. Tickets $30 person. 543-3129.

Thinking Its Presence conference keynote address: Claudia Rankine, 7 p.m., University Center Theater. A Jamaican-born poet who has been nominated for the National Book Award, will deliver the keynote address during the Thinking Its Presence conference. Tickets and more information at cas.umt.edu/tip/raceandcreativewriting/default.php.

Odyssey of the Stars, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre. Odyssey of the Stars honors outstanding UM performing and visual arts alumni and tells the story of their artistic journeys, showcasing the many different roads to success that an artist can travel. This year's honoree is two-time Emmy nominee Rene Haynes, casting director. Single tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for students and are available at griztix.com. Sponsorships also are available. 243-4990. 

Doggie Palooza, 11 a.m., First Interstate Building, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. $5 admission, plus optional $25 for dinner. Hosted by Groom on the Vroom, the inaugural dog show will feature vendors, silent auction, dinner provided by Moose Creek Barbeque, music and, of course, a dog show. Call 369-2569.

Ronan Woman’s Club Craft Fair and Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ronan Community Center. Featuring over 40 vendors of woodworking, handmade crafts, jewelry and art; lunch featuring fry bread, Indian tacos, soup and sandwiches; and silent auction. Alice Gleason, (406) 676-5079, ronanwomansclub@gfwcmontana.org.

“Color My World” fashion wear and accessory show, 11:30 a.m., Ninepipes Lodge, Highway 93. $25 for show and buffet lunch. This family-fun spring event is a fundraiser for the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan and presented by Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply and Friends of the Fairgrounds. Cynthia Preston, 644-2422 or cj@charlo.net.

Rockchucks Gem and Mineral Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Adults $1 at the door, kids free. Silent auction and door prizes, displays, live demonstrations and kids’ events. Fine gemstones and jewelry as well as beads and supplies for sale. Bring your unidentified rocks and discover something new. (406) 257-0121.

Spring Speakers Series, 10 a.m., Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Program: “WWII Liberty Ships” with Don Erdman. 363-6004, dalymansion.org.

Danell "Bumper" Thingselstad benefit dinner, 4 p.m., KW Harvey Gym, Ronan. Sloppy Joe dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle, 676-3278 or 307-3744. 

Community Crab Feed, Hamilton City Hall Community Room, 223 S. Second St. No-host bar, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30, available at Chapter One book Store, by calling  360-9124 or at the door. 

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

Theater

Black Curtain Theater presents “Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches the latest rage – until the girls who painted the watch dials began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, this play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a watch-dial painter, as she battles the U.S. Radium Corporation as well as her own family and friends, who fear her campaign for justice will backfire. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Stevensville Playhouse presents “Alice in Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m.,  319 Main St. stevensvilleplayhouse.org, 777-2722.

Sunday, March 15

Books, readings

Aaron Parrett reads from his new book, "Literary Butte: A History in Novels and Film," 4 pm., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

Solero Flamenco workshop classes in flamenco dance, castanets percussion, guitar accompanying the Cante and Cuadro communication, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. 542-9270, flamencomt.org.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Glacier Symphony Orchestra presents “Into Paradise,”  3 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $10-$32. The Glacier Symphony and Chorale perform French composer Gabrielle Faure’s popular masterpiece “Requiem,” Mozart’s sublime choral piece “Ave Verum Corpus” and two works by John Williams. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

The Mendelssohn Club holds its 70th annual spring concert, with the Montana A Cappella Society. 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, University of Montana campus. Tickets are $15 general or $6 students, available at Rockin' Rudy's, Worden's Market and from Mendelssohn Club members.

Improv-jam band Umphrey’s McGee with the Revivalists, 7:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of show, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624, online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Student Recital Series, 3 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. UM School of Music presents Lisa Muñoz, flute, and Hannah Hutchins, percussion, in their junior recital. Free and open to the public. 243-6880.

Acoustic music 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

Rock the Rec climbing competition, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., UM Fitness and Recreation Center. Participation in the competition costs $25 for students and campus recreation members and $32 for the general public. Includes climbing, T-shirt, refreshments and prizes. 243-5172, umt.edu/crec/Outdoor/wall.php.

Rockchucks Gem and Mineral Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Adults $1 at the door, kids free. Silent auction and door prizes, displays, live demonstrations and kids’ events. Fine gemstones and jewelry as well as beads and supplies for sale. Bring your unidentified rocks and discover something new. (406) 257-0121.

Spiritual Living Circle discussion group based on the “Science of Mind,” 1 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 370-9909.

Wine and chocolate social and silent art auction, 2-5 p.m., Double Arrow Resort, Seeley Lake. (406) 241-1209. 

Theater

Stevensville Playhouse presents “Alice in Wonderland,” 2 p.m., 319 Main St., stevensvilleplayhouse.org, 777-2722.

Black Curtain Theater presents “Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and luminous watches the latest rage – until the girls who painted the watch dials began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Monday, March 16

Art

Seminar: “How Europeans Became Curious” – 3:10 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123. President’s Lecturer Joyce Appleby presents. Free and open to the public. Information: Richard Drake, 406-243-2981, richard.drake@mso.umt.edu.           

Artist presentation: “Stop Telling Women to Smile,”  7 p.m., University Center Theater. An art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender-based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces. Free and open to the public. She will present again during an art installation and reception slated for 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, in the UC South Atrium. 243-5622, news.umt.edu/2015/03/030315stop.php.

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.

Dance

St. Patrick’s Day dance (Irish jokes), 8-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Center, 2 1/2 miles west of Lolo on Highway 12. 529-8633, 273-0652.

Music

Blues guitarist Jonny Lang with special guest, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $35, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624, online at TicketWeb.com or KnittingFactory.com.

UM Jazz small groups, 8:30 p.m., Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. UM School of Music presents “Jazz at the Break.” Free and open to the public. 243-6880.

Potpourri

Montana Science Fair public viewing, 7-9 p.m., Adams Center. High school and middle school students from across Montana will present their research findings during the 60th annual Montana Science Fair. Registration and exhibit setup will occur from 8 a.m. to noon and judging takes place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The public may also view exhibits from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The awards ceremony is 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Dennison Theatre. 243-4447, cas.umt.edu/mtsciencefair.

President’s Lecture: “The Ups and Downs of Capitalism,”  8 p.m., Dennison Theatre. Joyce Appleby graduated from Stanford University in 1950 and then worked as a journalist for several years. In 1966, she received her doctorate degree in history from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1967 to 1981, she taught at San Diego State University. She was appointed professor of history at UCLA in 1981 and taught there until her retirement in 2001. Free and open to the public. 243-2981.

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.  

QuickBooks class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., pre-registration required; Maker Space: electronics exploration, 3:30-6 p.m.; “Intro to Email,” 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, March 17

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

Artist talk by Rick Phillips, “Famous Paintings of Art History as Post Modern Furniture,”  5:30 p.m., Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St. 541-7070, radiusgallery.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

Tale-tivities, noon, Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, 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

Celtic Knots perform, 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.

Potpourri

Historic St. Mary's Parish serves its annual traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner, 4-7 p.m., Family Center, 400 Charlos St., Stevensville. $10 adults and teens, $5 children 12 and under, free for children under 5. 777-2067.

St. Patrick's Day lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 534-7154, missoulaseniorcenter.org

“Sustainable Rural Development in Cambodia: Participatory NGO Approaches and Student Internship Opportunities” with Phyllis Ngai, adjunct associate professor, UM Department of Communication Studies, 4-5 p.m., Native American Room 105, UM. 243-2988.

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

St. Patrick’s Day parade, 4 p.m., downtown Kalispell. Mark Lalum, (406) 755-7478.

St. Patty's Day parade, 5:30 p.m., Main Street, Ronan. 

Writers Group with John Robinson, 6:30-8 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

MakerSpace open project development, 3-5 p.m.; MakerSpace intro to creating printed circuit boards, 6-7 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.

Theater

University of Montana Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music present "Pippin," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. umt.edu/theatredance

Wednesday, March 18

Art

Teen Artist Workshop: “Content and Cartoons” with Theo Ellsworth, 4-6 pm., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Ellsworth is a self-taught artist and comic book creator. His work has been described as “a cross between cartooning and art, poetry and the nonsensical ramblings of a writer emerging from a dream.” In this workshop he will share his method of working, using the process of automatic drawing to create narrative. All materials, pizza, and snacks are provided. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Peter Barberio, a Missoula instrument-maker, will passionately share his love for music and stringed instruments at the Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Education Center of the Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St, Missoula. Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Susie at 544-0891. 

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.

Dance

West Coast Swing level 1, 7 p.m, Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 

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

Kids' stuff

Taekwondo, 11 a.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. 

Potpourri

Secret Science Night: "Using Avian Species to Inform Ecosystem State" with Vicky Dreitz, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory st. $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

Pint Night for Whitebark Pine, 5-8 p.m., Northside Kettlehouse Brewing Co., 313 N. First St. 728-5056.

Chocolate Lovers Festival, 6:30 p.m., Arlee Brown Building. Bring two identical dishes – one for tasting and one for auction – Wednesday afternoon before 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Arlee youth programs and the Jocko Valley Library. Arlee Community Development Corp., (406) 726-5550.

Artists Along the Bitterroot Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, Art Focus Fine Art and Framing, 217 W. Main St. (second floor), Hamilton. Program: Shirley Anderson Sylvester on “Indian Rock Art.” 381-7898, artistsalongthebitterroot.com.

“How to Decorate a Cupcake” with Ali Bowcutt from Red Rooster Bakery, 7 p.m., pre-register, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Excel software class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; "Intro to Email," 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Silver Blades, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Glacier Ice Rink. Public skating and social hour for adults 50 and older.

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 night, 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

University of Montana Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music present "Pippin," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. umt.edu/theatredance.

Thursday, March 19

Art

Winter Art Maker Series with Karen Leigh, 5:30-7 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $10. The local watercolor artist gives a painting demonstration, while sharing commentary and insight. (406) 755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org.

“After School Art Adventure II” with Janaina Vieira-Marques, Thursdays through April 9, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 7-11, $50/$45. No class during spring break. “Casting Thoughts for the Future” is the theme for this session. Young artists will create plaster casts of body parts, hands, feet and noses and these will be the start of a larger sculpture. Kids will also look at the work of Theo Ellsworth and use his art as inspiration, creating stories by sketching and cartooning. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

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.

Books, dance

Flathead Valley Community College Book Club discusses "Room" by Emma Donoghue, 6:30 p.m., Room 208, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC, Kalispell. hmbissell@gmail.com

Dance 

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

Kids' stuff

Family yoga, 11 a.m.; face painting, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St, 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton, 363-1670.

MiniNaturalist pre-K program, 10 a.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory st. $1 MNHC members, $3 nonmembers. 327-0405, montananaturalist.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. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Whitefish High School Choir presents "Cathedral Voices," 11 a.m., St. Ignatius aMission Church and 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Whitefish. Free. 

Potpourri

Loud at the Library, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Flathead County Library, 247 First Ave. E., Kalispell. ImagineIF Library Foundation’s sixth annual event offers an evening of food, drink, dancing to the Can’t Hardly Play Boys, and other loud behavior in support of the ImagineIF Libraries. In addition, there will be raffles for 20 gift baskets and a live auction. (406) 758-5820.

“Stories from the Top: Glacier’s Fire Lookouts,” 6:30 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $10. Glacier Institute Director of Education Justin Barth chronicles the development and transformation of Glacier’s extensive fire lookout system and the colorful cast of characters who have staffed the park’s lookouts. Doors open at 6 p.m. for coffee, wine and desserts. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Awards ceremony: Ernst Peterson Photograph Montana Contest, 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Photographs of Big Sky Country fill the Courtroom Gallery through April 22 in this annual celebration of the legacy of Peterson, a renowned photographer whose works graced many national magazines. Best of Show and People’s Choice awards will be presented. 363-3338, brvhsmuseum.org.

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

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

Theater

University of Montana Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music present "Pippin," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. umt.edu/theatredance.

Art calls 

The Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour and Sale will take place June 5-7. The organization of artists representing a variety of mediums collectively offer this annual spring tour, opening their studios and galleries to the public. For more information,call Barbara Michelman at 381-7898 or visit artistsalongthebitterroot.com to download the application. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 14.

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