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Friday, August 11

Art

Silk-screening demonstration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Art opening and culture-crawl, 5-8 p.m., Art City, 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. featuring "Ingrained Landscapes" by woodcarver Joseph Thompson. 363-4764.

"We the People," a group exhibition featuring Dana Boussard, Stephanie Frostad, Bev Beck Glueckert, Stephen Glueckert, Krist Hager, Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, Beth Lo, Martha Powers Swanson, Leslie Van Stavern Millar. Brunswick Building, 223 W. Railroad St. Open on Fridays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.( and Saturdays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) through Aug. 26.

Kids' stuff

Mandarin Starters, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time for kids ages 3 and up, 10:30 a.m.,  Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Sensory Family Night, 6-7 p.m., Heartism Center, 1120 Main St., Corvallis. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m., activity, noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.  

Music

Eighth annual Riverfront Blues Festival, Libby. riverfrontbluesfestival.com. 

Festival Amadeus featuring violinist Yevgeny Kutik, 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35, Bigfork. $25-$35 adults, seniors; $10 students. gscmusic.org/festival-amadeus. 

Potpourri

"A Rachel of an Evening" at Burns St. Bistro, 1500 Burns St. This is a fundraiser for Zootown Arts Community Center kids camp music instructor and musician Rachel Patrie, to help pay for a kidney transplant. The Bistro will be selling sandwiches between 5-8 p.m. The menu is a "classic diner sandwich" with "roast turkey, creamy coleslaw, tangy Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on grilled rye." Donations are up to the customer, and all proceeds go to Patrie's medical bills. Live music will kick off at 7:30 p.m. courtesy of Cory Fay and the Good Goddamn. For more information or to donate to an online fundraiser, go to gofundme.com/rachel-needs-a-new-kidney.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 8:52 p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "The NeverEnding Story." Nmcdc.org.

Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Yarns @ the Library, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.: World Wide Cinema, recent foreign film, "The Ardennes," 7 p.m. 

Theater

Missoula Children's Theatre presents "The World of Broadway," showcasing 200 kids from the summer Performing Arts Camp, 5 and 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 728-7529, MCTinc.org

"Mama Mia," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

"Death By Golf," a comedy farce, 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. 406-883-9212 portpolsonplayers.com.
 
"The Tin Woman," 2 p.m. and "Vaudeville Variety Show," 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg. 406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com

Saturday, August 12

Art

46th annual Sandpiper Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake County Courthouse lawn, Polson. 406-883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com.  

Books, readings

Nate Dern, a senior writer at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade, will read from his humor collection, "Not Quite a Genius," at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. A signing will follow.

Kids' stuff

Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Story time for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Eighth annual Riverfront Blues Festival, Libby. riverfrontbluesfestival.com.

Aber Day Reunion Concert, 3-9 p.m., Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, Flathead River, Polson. Featuring Mission Mountain Wood Band, Sam Riddle, Andrea Harsell and Luna Roja plus food and drink vendors. grizalum.com. 

The first Traverlers' Rest Music Festival, curated by the Decemberists, Big Sky Brewing Company. Sold-out.

Potpourri

36th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Swan Lake Day Park, mile marker 72, Highway 83. Arts and crafts fair, food and drinks and more. 

Polson Rotary Festival for Youth chili cook-off, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverside Park, Polson. 406-883-1842. 

Summerfest Car Show starts at 8 a.m. in downtown Polson. 

Vertical tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mission Mountain Winery, Highway 93, Dayton. Free. 406-849-5524, missionmountainwinery.com

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m.; Altered Books workshop, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 8:50p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "Young Frankenstein." Nmcdc.org.

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Circle Square, north end of Higgins Avenue. Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and more from over 100 vendors. 274-3042, missoulafarmersmarket.com. 

Missoula Peoples Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., West Pine Street, off Higgins Avenue. Over 80 local artisans and food vendors. 

Clark Fork Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 225 S. Pattee St., Riverside parking lot, east of Caras Park, under Higgins Avenue Bridge. Locally produced fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, fresh baked bread, pastries, jams, plants, and more. Live music, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. clarkforkmarket.com.

Hamilton Farmers Market, Bedford Street, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 961-0004.

Theater

"Death By Golf," a comedy farce, 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. 406-883-9212 portpolsonplayers.com.  

"Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,"  8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.
 
"Getting Sara Married," 2 p.m. and  “The Tin Woman,” 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com
 
Missoula Children's Theatre presents "The World of Broadway," showcasing 200 kids from the summer Performing Arts Camp, 1, 4 and 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 728-7529, MCTinc.org
 
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Macbeth," 6 p.m., Taelman Park, St. Ignatius. shakespeareintheparks.org.

Sunday, August 13

Art

"Cycling in the Expanded Field: A Tour of Former Land Art Sites" a daylong bicycle tour with Adventure Cycling tour specialist Whitney Ford-Terry. Cyclists are responsible for their own gear, food and water. 10 a.m., Missoula Art Park, 335 N. Pattee St. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Kids' stuff

Story time for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 1:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.

Music

Symphony in the Park with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m., Caras Park, free, all ages. The symphony will perform suites of music from hit films with some classical favorites. Attendees should show up early to get a good seat. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Picnickers are welcome to bring their own food.
 
The first Traverlers' Rest Music Festival, curated by the Decemberists, Big Sky Brewing Company. Sold-out.

Potpourri

Vintage Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Winninghoff Park, Philipsburg. $3 per person or $5 for two, under 12 free. 20 dealers featuring antiques, collectibles, repainted furniture, recycled, refurbished and more. 

Theater

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents "You Never Can Tell," 6 p.m., Palmer Park, Charlo. shakespeareintheparks.org.

"Vaudeville Variety Show," 4 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com
 
"Death By Golf," a comedy farce, 2 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. 406-883-9212 portpolsonplayers.com.

Monday, August 14

Kids stuff

Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Music

African Drum Circle, 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Park, Hamilton. The Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested.  381-6480 or visit cslbitterroot.org

Potpourri 

  

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.:  Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-7 p.m.; "Beginning Word" computer class, 6 p.m., registration required.  721-2665. 

 

Tuesday, August 15

 

Dance

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.

Kids' stuff

Animal Wonders, 6-7 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.

Homemade lava lamps, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Junior Ranger program, "What's Up with Wildlife?" 10-11:30 a.m., Frenchtown State Pond. Free and open to kids ages 5-12. 925-324-0571.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.;  Kids' Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, free lunch, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity; Kids Table at the Frenchtown Branch, noon; Frenchtown Branch Lego Club, 1 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Preschool storytime, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Toddler time with stories, songs and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 11-11:30 a.m.

 

Potpourri

Back to School Blast, 4-7 p.m., Southgate Mall. Register at Clock Court and meet back at JCPenney Court at 7:15 for grand prize drawings. 721-5140, shopsouthgate.com.

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

Coloring Club for Grownups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Writers Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.  

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: open hours in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Zetangle Tuesday in the MakerSpace, noon-2 p.m., registration required; Community Creative Writing workshop, 6 p.m.; System Check! Gamers Club for ages 19 and under, 6:30 p.m. 721-2665.  

 

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Kalispell Brewing Co., 6-8 p.m.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Backslope Brewing Co., Columbia Falls, 6-8 p.m.

Theater

 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Macbeth," 6 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Home, Hamilton. shakespeareintheparks.org.

Wednesday, August 16

 

Dance

 Caminos Flamencos performance, 8 p.m. (doors 7:30 p.m.), Flathead Lake Brewing Company, 424 N. Higgins. Featuring Emmy-award winning dancer/director Yaelisa, virtuoso guitarist Jason McGuire and gypsy singer Jesus Montoya. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show, available at Rockin' Rudy's. flamencomt.com.  

Kids' stuff

Story time at Frenchtown Branch, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, feeding, 11:30 a.m., activity follows; Kids Table at the Frenchtown Branch, noon;  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. 

 Shaving cream art, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton.  363-1670. 

 

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Bigfork, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 Music

 Missoula City Band Concert featuring a Thomas Meagher celebration with the Shamrockers, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. missouliacityband.org

Potpourri

 Course in Miracles Study Group, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested. cslbitterroot.org, 381-6480. 

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,  Caras Park. Music by Moneypenny; activities by Travelers' Rest. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: open hours in the MakerSpace, explore the resources of the MakerSpace, learn how to use the equipment, or to work on a project of their choice, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. "Easy Steps to eBooks" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Middle School Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m. 

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., Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

 Theater

"Mama Mia," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

"Death By Golf," a comedy farce, 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. 406-883-9212 portpolsonplayers.com.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents "You Never Can Tell," 6 p.m., Mineral County Fairgrounds, Superior. montana.edu.

Thursday, August 17

  

Dance

Dance technique and repertoire taught by Emmy-award winning dancer/director Yaelisa, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Cante (song) and Flamenco structure taught by gypsy singer Jesus Montoya and virtuoso guitarist Jason McGuire, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; guitar taught by McGuire, 7-8:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. flamencomt.com

East Coast Swing, beginner/intermediate, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 

African dance class with live drums, Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.

Kids' stuff

 KinderCamp, 10 a.m., Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.  

Taletivities, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls for day cares, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, large meeting room, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Table at the Library for ages 18 and under, feeding, 11:30 a.m., activity follows; Kids Table at Frenchtown Branch, noon, craft follows at 1 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

  

Potpourri

John Stroud speaks about little known ghost towns and historic communities, 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.  

 Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Letter B; activities by Championship Training. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

  

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: crafts at Frenchtown Branch, 1 p.m.; Big Sky Branch drop in crafts, 1-3 p.m.; computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m. 

Theater

Missoula Children's Theatre presents "The World of Broadway," showcasing 200 kids from the summer Performing Arts Camp, 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 728-7529, MCTinc.org

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Macbeth," 6 p.m., Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains. montana.edu.

"Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

"Vaudeville Variety Show," 7 p.m., The Opera House, Philipsburg.  406-859-0013, operahousetheatre.com

"Death By Golf," a comedy farce, 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. 406-883-9212 portpolsonplayers.com.

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