030616 percussion1 kw.jpg

James Rubich plays a set of chimes recently during a rehearsal of the UM Percussion Ensemble for their annual spring concert. The theme of the concert this year is "Art Rock of the '70s and '80s," and says Rubich, "You're going to hear arrangements of music you've known your entire life. It's just a lot of fun."

Friday, March 11

Art

Mini Benefit Show gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

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

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company presents a new, original evening-length production, "All About Moon," 8 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Building, Room 005, UM. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097.

St. Patty’s shamrock shuffle dance with music by Nashville 406, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hamilton Eagles Lodge, 125 N. Second St. Admission $7; proceeds to benefit Bitterroot Children’s Backpack Program.

Kids' stuff

Comic Club after-school program, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fridays through April 1, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Ages 6-11; $160 members, $150 non-members. Create single- and multi-panel cartoons to be included in ZACC Comics, Vol. 2. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

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

Story time for kids ages 3-5, 10:30-11:15 p.m., "Bread, Bread, Bread” with library storyteller Sally Blevins; Special Families, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

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

University of Montana Percussion Ensemble and Islanders Steel Drum Band present their spring concert, "Art Rock of the '70s and '80s," 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Featuring Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "Tarkus" and Kit Watkin's "Labyrinth." Tickets $11 general, $6 seniors and $5 students, available at UM Arts box office, 243-4581 or online at ummusic.org.  

Potpourri

Making Sense of the Malheur Occupation, 12:10-1 p.m., Forestry Building Room 206. Award-winning journalist and contributing editor for Field and Stream magazine Hal Herring will talk about the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation where he witnessed firsthand the anger, passion and thoughts of the occupiers. 243-6693.

International Women’s Day Banquet, keynote with Denise Juneau, 6-9 p.m., University Center Ballroom. Join the Student Involvement Network for a dinner celebrating women. Proceeds benefit SIN and the Women's Resource Center. $10 students, $15 general, available at the Source in the UC. 243-6029, facebook.com/events/431236673749715/.

"The Historic Relationship Between Ireland and America," 6:30 p.m., Kettlehouse Brewing Co., 313 N. First St. W. Presented by David Fleming of University of Limerick, who is teaching at UM this spring as a Fulbright professor in Irish history. Free. friendsofirishstudies.com/.

Planetarium shows, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Payne Family Native American Building star-gazing room. $6 adults, $4 children, available at hs.umt.edu/physics/Outreach/default.php.  

Mission Valley Mariners benefit, 7 p.m., Ninepipes Lodge and Restaurant, Highway 93, north of St. Ignatius. Meet team members, black-tie dinner, auction, music by Scott Free Band. $25. (406) 260-7043.

Writing at Work, a conference hosted by the UM Creative Writing Program, noon-5 p.m., University Center Theater. Free and open to the public. Panels with working professionals: 12:10 p.m., "Freelancing on the Web and in Print"; 1:10 p.m., "Using your Skills in Business"; 2:10 p.m., "Writing for the Screen"; 3:10 p.m., "Book Publications"; 4:10 p.m., "Getting Started: Baby Steps." 243-5267, creativewriting@mso.umt.edu.

Princess Ball, 7 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Center Mall. Tickets $25, free for ages 2 and younger. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana. (406) 249-2516, valicitysonceuponatime.org.

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12. 3:30 p.m.; World-wide Cinema, free foreign film, "Marie's Story" (France), 7 p.m. Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets available at 728-7529 or MCTinc.org.

“Sweeney Todd On Stage,” 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $25-$39. Glacier Symphony Chorale revisits its collaboration with Alpine Theatre Project in a presentation of the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org. 

Stevensville Playhouse presents “Working,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. The musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel, celebrates different career choices. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Saturday, March 12

Art

Saturday family art workshop: “Lantern Making: Shining the Light On You”  with Janaina Vieira-Marques, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Inspired by the reading of the book, "Lucia and the Light" by Phyllis Root, students will create their own lanterns. All materials are provided. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Cheers to Painting mobile art class, 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Clark Fork Valley Elks Club, Thompson Falls. Cost $25, includes materials but not drinks. Enjoy a step-by-step painting class while sipping your favorite beverage. For ages 21 and older. Michelle at (406) 546-6559, cheerstopaintingmontana.com.

Open figure drawing, non-instructed, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $8/$10. These sessions provide artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies (newsprint and charcoal) are available for use. Participants must be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Nature Journaling Series: "Moths" 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.

Dance

Wilderness tango, Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. All levels dance lesson, 8 p.m.; Milonga, 9 p.m.-midnight. $10 per person, $8 students, proceeds go to support the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation. 443-3439, tangomissoula.com.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents a new, original evening-length production, "All About Moon," 2 and 8 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Building, Room 005, UM. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097.

Kids' stuff

Kids' Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Southgate Mall. 

Saturday Kids' Activity, "Rockhounding!" 2 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free with admission to MNHC. MontanaNaturalist.org

Family story time, 11 a.m.; preschool scissors clinic, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Live tarantula feedings, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211. 

Music

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. Jonathan Green, flute. Free. 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

Solas, 8 p.m., Dennison Theatre. This quintessential Irish-American band burst onto the scene in 2006 and captured the world’s attention, building a new audience for Celtic traditional music and breaking new ground. Tickets $35-$39. 363-7946, char.bpac@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Great Rockies Sports Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Adams Center, UM. $5 with coupon available at greatrockiesshow.com, $6 without, $3 ages 6-16 and free for 5 and under. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade, noon, Higgins Avenue.

Bike ride to Grant Creek trail, 11 a.m., meet at the grizzly bear statue on the UM Oval for a casual bike ride to the Grant Creek Trail, a two-mile trail completed in 2015. 243-4599, sandy.broadus@umontana.edu.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration with hurling game, 2:30 p.m., Loyola Sacred Heart's Rollin Field, 1040 S. First St. W. Admission is free, donations are welcome. friendsofirishstudies.com.

St. Patrick’s Day "Great Irish Gathering," 6 p.m., Holiday Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. An evening of Irish music, song and dance. Tickets $30. All proceeds will support UM’s Irish Studies Program and promote Irish culture, friendsofirishstudies.com.

Firefighters appreciation ball, "Hawaiian Heat," KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson. Cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Dance with Gladys Friday. $40. (406) 253-0177.

GFWC Ronan Woman's Club annual flea market and craft show, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ronan Community Center. 676-5079.  

"The Return of the Galvanized Yankees,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cabela’s, 3650 Brooks St. Firing demonstrations, living history encampment, drill formations, informational talks, recruitment info and more. (406) 780-0690, 1stusvi.wix.com/1st-us-vol-reg-co-h.

Irish Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Libby Memorial Center. Free admission. Food, entertainment and craft show. libbyirishfair.org.

Auditioned choir Dolce Canto presents “A Taste of Korea,” a multi-course journey featuring Korean cuisine, paired wines and live choral highlights by Dolce Canto, 6 p.m., St. Anthony Parish, 217 Tremont. $65 per person, $600 for sponsor table of eight. RSVP at dolcecanto.info. Call (406) 322-3547.

Spring Speaker Series featuring living history presentation “From Hungary to the Bitterroot Valley” with Maureen Lischke, 10 a.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Free. 363-6004.

Computer programming through Minecraft, Makerspace class for ages 8013, 1-2:30 pm.; "Discovering Classical Music: The Symphony," 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

“Sweeney Todd On Stage,” 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $25-$39. Glacier Symphony Chorale revisits its collaboration with Alpine Theatre Project in a presentation of the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets available at 728-7529 or MCTinc.org.

“Playing Monopoly with God and Other True Stories," 7 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $20-$24. Missoula resident Melissa Bangs shares her heart-breaking and humorous journey through postpartum depression. (406) 241-3500, playingmonopolywithgod.com.

Stevensville Playhouse, “Working,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. The musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel, celebrates different career choices. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Sunday, March 13

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company presents a new, original evening-length production, "All About Moon," 2 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Building, Room 005, UM. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org or 214-0097.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

The Mendelssohn Club’s 71st annual spring concert, 3 p.m., University Congregational Church, 401 University Ave. The theme is “Come to the Music” and will feature selections from the British Isles including folksongs from Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The Missoula Community Chorus Chamber Choir will also be featured. Tickets available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, Worden’s and from Mendelssohn Club members. 

Potpourri

Missoula Figure Skating Club presents a student skating recital, "Spring skating spectacular," 3 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Free. 

Great Rockies Sports Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Adams Center, UM. $5 with coupon available at GreatRockiesshow.com, $6 without, $3 ages 6-16 and free for 5 and under. 

Rock the Rec climbing competition, all day, Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall.Competition includes all-new routes for climbers to check out and enjoy. Costs is $25 for members of Campus Rec and $33 for guests. Cost includes the competition, a T-shirt and raffle prizes. 243-2840, campusrec@mso.umt.edu.

Traditional Irish dance workshop, noon-3:30 p.m., Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W. Broadway St. Free, donations are welcome. friendsofirishstudies.com

Literary Trivia, 6-9 p.m., Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway. 

St. Paddy's Day brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 401 N. 10th St., Hamilton. $12 adults, $6 ages 6-12 and 5 and under free. 274-8866, BCGG.org.

Theater

“Sweeney Todd on Stage,” 3 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $25-$39. Glacier Symphony Chorale revisits its collaboration with Alpine Theatre Project in a presentation of the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org

Stevensville Playhouse, “Working,” 2 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. The musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel, celebrates different career choices. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets available at 728-7529 or MCTinc.org.

Monday, March 14

Art

Cheers to Painting mobile art class, 6 p.m., Lakeside Resort, Trout Creek. Cost $25, includes materials but not drinks. Enjoy a step-by-step painting class while sipping your favorite beverage. For ages 21 and older. Michelle at (406) 546-6559, cheerstopaintingmontana.com.

Dance

St. Patrick’s Day dance, 8-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 2 1/2 miles west of Lolo on Highway 12. 239-6732, 273-0652.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music  

Stair Sessions concert series: Darah Fogarty with Ryan James, 12:30-12:40 p.m., Gallagher Business Building main staircase, presented by UM Entertainment Management.

Student Ensemble Series with University Men’s/Women’s Chorus and Cantemus Women’s Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre. $11 general, $6 seniors, $5 students. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

“Jazz at the Break,” 7:30 p.m., the Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. UM School of Music presents UM jazz small groups performing the music of jazz greats. Free. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

Potpourri 

"Learn to Use a Telescope," 4 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Ages 10 and over. 777-5061. 

Comedian Michael Jr., 5:30 p.m., Valley Christian School gymnasium, 2525 Sunset Lane. 549-0482, valleychristian.org.

Brown Bag Book Club, noon; Electronics exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Beginning WORD," 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.

Tuesday, March 15

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.

Drawing 101 young artist after-school program, Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Use a variety of drawing materials to practice portraits, landscapes, optical illusions and of course our own imaginative ideas. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Preschool art and storytelling with Janaina Vieira-Marques, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $40/$45; ages 3-5. hildren will immerse themselves in hands-on exploration of storytelling, painting, and drawing. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Tune-up Tuesdays for ages 8-16, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Join a group of like-minded young rockers to jam out together, continue making music, and learning more skills from instructors around $35, $40 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

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. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.  

Books, readings

Book signing and reading for “The Garden of Smiles," 6-7:30 p.m. Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave E., Kalispell. Free admission. The new children’s book is the first in a series of collaborations between local author Kelly Potter and 10 year-old illustrator Ava Hall. (406) 755-5268.

Kids' stuff

Irish language, 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

"An Evening of Music and Conversation with Jeff Bridges," a benefit for the re-election campaign of Gov. Steve Bullock, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $50 in advance, $500 VIP, all ages, thewilma.com.

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

Open technology lab, 10 a.m.-noon; adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon; Writer's Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

UM Alumni Association's 2016 Community Lecture Series, 7 p.m., University Center Theater. Featuring "Rehearsing for Reality: Building Empathy by Exploring Another,” by Jillian Campana, theater professor, $5. 243-5211, grizalum.org.

Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana lecture series, 7:10 p.m., Gallagher Business Building room 122. Featuring Kimiko Barrett, geographer, Headwaters Economics. 243-5361, cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/lecture-series/default.php.

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

Book Madness at Big Sky Branch; 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.

Theater

UM School of Theatre and Dance, "All In the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies" by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $9 general, $6 students, available at umt.edu/theatredance.

Wednesday, March 16

Art

Teen artist workshop: 3-D watercolors with Amy Friedman, 4-6 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free, all materials, pizzas and snacks provided. Learn to use a variety of watercolor techniques to create a 3-D landscape. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Art Associates of Missoula, 10 a.m., Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St. Courtney Blazon will share colorful illustrations inspired by fairy tales, poetry, natural history and the animal world. Free and open to the public. 544-0891.

Kids' stuff

Creepy Crawlies with Pet Nebula, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Lil' Bugs Early Childhood program, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211.

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.

Music

Yonder Mountain String Band with Polecat, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $25 in advance, $30 day of show, all ages, thewilma.com.

Potpourri

Charity pint night, 5-8 p.m., Great Burn Brewing, 2230 McDonald Ave. Fifty cents from every pint sold will benefit MOR4Kids. 

MSU Extension Master Gardener Class, 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Apil 27, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670. $175. Call 375-6611 to register. 

"Discovering Library Data Bases," 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Open time in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; jewelry making workshop,  6-7:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

WOW Wednesday at Vine & Tap, Main Street, Polson. 

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.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets available at 728-7529 or MCTinc.org.

UM School of Theatre and Dance, "All In the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies" by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $9 general, $6 students, available at umt.edu/theatredance.

Thursday, March 17

Art

"Feet-Tastic Art" Young Artist After-school Program, Tuesdays, 2:15-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Research the talents of many artists that do not use their hands to paint, sculpt, draw or perform. $80, $90 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Monoprinting Basics with open acrylics and Gelli Plate, 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.

Drop-in art class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Art Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Want to work on your own artwork but have trouble holding yourself accountable? 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. $5 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings

Gwen Florio reads and signs her mystery novel, “Disgraced,” 5:30 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. factandfictionbooks.com

Flathead Valley Community College Book Club discusses "Death Al Dente" by Leslie Budewitz, 6:30 p.m., Room 208, Arts & Technology Building, FVCC, Kalispell. (406) 756-3834. 

Dance

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

Kids' stuff

St. Patrick's Day slime, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

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

Djebe Bara group's African dance class with live drumming, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $5 suggested. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322.

Potpourri

Couponing 101 event with TLC's Jen Freeman, hosted by Americans for Prosperity Foundation, 6:30 p.m., Crosspoint Community Church, 7500 Mullan Road. (406) 581-5410.

St. Patrick's Day lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 543-7154, missoulaseniorcenter.org

Historic St. Mary's Parish annual traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner, 4-7 p.m., Family Center, 400 Charles St., Stevensville. $12 adult and teens, $7 ages 5-12; free for under 5. Green beer available. 777-2067.

Cribbage Club, 5:30 p.m.; how to prepare personal care products with naturopathic doctor Hillery Daily, 6:30 p.m., pre-registration required, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

"Glacier Park after Dark," 6:30 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $15. Join nocturnal photographer John Ashley for a visual feast of film and video as he time travels with Charlie Russell through the past 135 years. Reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Ronan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 5:30 p.m., Main Street.

Watercolor painting for all skill levels, noon-2 p.m.; Electronics Exploration, 3-6 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

UM School of Theatre and Dance, "All In the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies" by David Ives, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $9 general, $6 students, available at umt.edu/theatredance.

The Good Knight Theatre Company presents "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m., Hellgate High School Auditorium. Tickets $7, available at the door. 728-2402 ext. 6077.

Angry
0
Sad
0
Funny
0
Wow
0
Love
0
You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.