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Friday, April 28

Art

New exhibition: Chris Pappan, "Ghost Images," through Aug. 27, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Pappan, an Indian artist, grew up in Arizona and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts. 

Closing reception for the 7th annual Last Best Print Fest, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Come bid on prints based on the theme, "Authenticity," and enjoy food, music drinks and free demonstrations by Missoula printmakers. 5:30 p.m.: Bev Beck Glueckert, hot glue relief-collagraph; 6:45 p.m.: Claire Emery, traditional Japanese woodblock print techniques. 

Books, readings

Missoula poet Mark Gibbons reading and signing for his new collection, "The Imitation Blues," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. Call 406-721-2881 or visit factandfictionbooks.com

Wyoming artist, writer and philanthropist Neltje reads from her memoir, "North of Crazy," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010,  shakespeareandco.com.

Kids' stuff

Cloud dough, 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. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.  

Music

Whitefish Theatre Company presents solo singer-songwriter Mary Kaye, 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Also featuring Kirk Gentry, local cowboy poet, with a reading of original western-themed poems. $25 adults, $15 students, 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org

Potpourri

An evening of stories featuring Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto of Arts & Above, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Dancing, music, singing. $12 general, $10 students in advance (ddcmontana.com), $15 at the door. 541-7240. 

Big Arm Association hosts a dessert potluck, 6 p.m., Big Arm School. Speaker: Jim Simpson, chairman of the Lake County Conservation District and a retired forester. 

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

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Watercolor painting class open to adults 18 and older. Bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes  and palette. Call 258-3867. Yarns at the Library, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writer's Group, 3:30 p.m.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call -728-7529, visit mctinc.org
 
FVCC's Theatre Department presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 8 pm., Campus Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students. fvcc.edu/theatre

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theatre. umt.edu/theatredance

Saturday, April 29

Art

Native Journaling: "Native Plants," 10 a.m.-noon, meet at the Water-Wise Garden behind Missoulian on Fourth Street. Cost is $10 plus materials. Bring your own supplies (paper, pencil, pen, magnifying glass etc. ) and something to sit on. 370-1254, nancy@nancyseiler.com

The Clay Studio of Missoula's annual Potsketch gala auction, 6-10 p.m., University Center North Ballroom, UM. The live auction features drawings and ceramics by local, regional and national artists. The evening includes food and drinks and music by the Captain Wilson Conspiracy. For tickets or more information, call 543-0509 or go to theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Books, readings

Readings by nonfiction writer Sayantani Dasgupta, memorist Elizabeth Sloan and Denver-based poet and UM alumna, 1 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010,  shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Music by Skippin' A Groove; caller Derek Gallagher. $6 members, $9 nonmembers. missoulafolk.org

Kids' stuff

Saturday Learning Adventure Series: "Navajo Concho Belt," 10 a.m.-noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Free. 363-3338.

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

Family story time for children ages 4 and older and their caregivers, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.

Potpourri

An evening of stories featuring Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto of Arts & Above, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Dancing, music, singing. $12 general, $10 students in advance (ddcmontana.com), $15 at the door. 541-7240. 

Wildlife Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Animal presentations by Wild Skies Raptor Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Animal Wonders, 1-2 and 2-3 p.m. Plus face painting, hands on activities and more. 

Down the Hatch Film Fest, 7 p.m., the Wilma. $12, proceeds go to the WestSlope chapter of Trout Unlimited. All ages. Tickets available at The Top Hat, thewilma.com or 877-987-6487. 

Forestry Day, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Missoula. Professional and amateur logging competition, antique sawmill demonstrations, antique logging equipment, high wheel demonstrations, horse logging demonstrations. 546-9304, forestrydays.com. 

Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour, 7 p.m., University Center Theater, UM. $18, available at UM's Outdoor Program and The Trail Head. 243-5172. 

Western Montana Military Officers Association annual banquet, 6 p.m., DoubleTree, 100 Madison St. Speaker: Brigadier General Colleen L. McGuire U.S. Army, Retired. 274-1911, 549-9835.

Kiwanis Club 58th annual pancake breakfast, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anthony's New Parish Hall, corner of Woodford and Tremont streets. $5 adults and students, children 5 and under free. 531-2014, missoulakiwanis.com

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

International Tabletop Day, 2-5:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St. Board games available for free play. 721-2665.  

Theater

FVCC's Theatre Department presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 7 p.m., Campus Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students. fvcc.edu/theatre

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theatre. A play within a play, "Noises Off" follows the attempts of an overly ambitious director to stage a bedroom farce with the deck stacked against him in the form of his enthusiastic but inept cast and crew.  umt.edu/theatredance

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz," 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call 406-728-7529, visit mctinc.org

Sunday, April 30

Books, readings

Harry Potter Alliance reading, activities and crafts, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. Children's Book Week kick-off party. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Dog's Day Out, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Ranch Club. Dog owners can bring their pets for off-leash trail walks, a pup pond, a dog agility playground or golf with their dog. $10 per person, $25 per family, proceeds go toe the Humane Society of Western Montana. Picnic lunch included.

Missoula's Congolese refugee families perform a play, "When One Becomes Many" to tell their story, 7 p.m., University Center Ballroom, UM. $10 students, $15 general, proceeds will assist the families. 801-712-1794, facebook.com/BridgingtheGapMissoula

Unplug and Play kickoff event, 1-4 p.m., McCormick Park. Missoula Public Library will join other organizations for the event. 721-2665. 

Mission Valley Rises nonpartisan potluck for democracy, 4-6:30 p.m., Indian Senior Citizens Center, 701 First St. E., Polson. 

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call -728-7529, visit mctinc.org

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 2 p.m., Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

Monday, May 1

Books, readings

New York Times-bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz reads from her new novel, "The Devil and Webster," a satire about a female university president who gets embroiled in a campus scandal over identity politics, 5:30 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Music

"Playing with the Band" summer session May 1-Aug. 11, Tangled Tones Music Studio, 1210 W. Kent. Ages 8-12 beginner; 13 and up, intermediate to advanced. $80 per month p,us $35 registration fee. 396-3352, tangledtones.com

Co-ed Rock Camp, 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 10, ages 8-15,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $235/$225 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Potpourri 

Screening of documentary, "We Are All Related Here," 4:30 p.m., Payne Family Native American Center, UM. 243-6381.  

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino platform and and other electronics platforms, 3-7 p.m. "Computer Fundamentals" computer class, registration required, 721-BOOK (2665), 6-7 p.m. Monday night jewelry workshop in the MakerSpace with Irene Pritsak and Kim Grebence, MakerSpace. Each workshop is drop-in and will teach participants a new skill that will be accompanied by a project, 6:15 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 2

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

Children's Book Week party for the new book, "Dragons Love Tacos 2sDay," 4 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. Taco party with story time and activities. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4-6 p.m.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.

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

Music

Women's Rock Camp, 5 p.m.,  Tuesdays  through May 9, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $300/$290 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Potpourri

Coloring Club for Grownups, 10 a.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Chat with Dara Newman, parenting education director, 10 a.m.-noon, Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. Call 721-7690 to schedule a 30-minute visit. 

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Community creative writing workshop in the MakerSpace: Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process, MakerSpace, 6-7:30 p.m.; Writers' Anonymous, 6 p.m.; System Check! Gamers Club for ages 19 and under, 6:30 p.m.; "Privacy and Best Practices Online" presented by Jaci Wilkinson, assistant professor and web services librarian at UM, 7 p.m.  

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

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Dance New Works," 2 and 7:30 p.m., the Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring "Emerging Choreographers." $9 general, $6 required students, 243-4581. 

Wednesday, May 3

Books, readings

Mark Gibbons reads from his new poetry collection "The Imitation Blues," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010,  shakespeareandco.com. 

UM African-American studies professor Tobin Shearer reads and signs "Two Weeks Every Summer: Fresh Air Children and the Problem of Race in America," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 

Dance

Flamenco Montana winter session, Adult Flamenco I, 1-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. 542-9270, flamencomt.com.

Kids' stuff

Early childhood music hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Children, ages 18 months to 3 years, can come explore movement and rhythm, $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members.

Velvet coloring pages, 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., Bitterroot Public Library. Babies through age 2 sing, dance and enjoy short stories every Wednesday morning. 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.

Potpourri

Plein Air Coffee Club, 8 a.m., Missoula Art Park. Exhibiting artist, organizer, and Adventure Cycling tour specialist Whitney Ford-Terry hosts an informal morning bicycle ride with coffee. Cyclists will meet at Ford-Terry’s installation in the park and cycle to the Clark Fork Natural Area, stopping to boil water and press beans in the outdoors. Bring a bicycle, preferred brewing set-up, water, and stove. Beans provided by Black Coffee Roasting Company. This is a weekly bike ride every Wednesday while "By the Bike" exhibition is on view in the park. Go to therethere.space/coffeeclub for more information.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: "Let's Paint! Mother's Day Art Mugs," noon-2 p.m., registration required; 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. 3:30-6 p.m. "My iPad and My iPhone" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m. ;  Middle School Writer's Group for grades 6-9, 3:30 p.m.; Socrates Cafe, 6 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

Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call -728-7529, visit mctinc.org
 
UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Dance New Works," 7:30 p.m., the Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring "Creative Collaborations" and "Emerging Choreographers." $9 general, $6 required students, 243-4581. 

Thursday, May 4

Dance

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

Young Artist After-School Program, "Printmaking for Youth," Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Thursdays starting March 9, 2:15-5 p.m. Ages 6 to 12 and is a chance to explore the wonderful world of printmaking. Learn how to screen, relief and monoprint using a variety of colors and surfaces. $95/85 for members.

MiniNaturalist pre-K program, 10 a.m., Missoula Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free with admission to the Center. MontanaNaturalist.org

Hopscotch, 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.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Potpourri

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m.  

Craft Beer Cup celebration party, 9:30 p.m., the Wilma. Music by Off in the Woods. Free, all ages. 

"Feminist Fight Club," 6-7:30 p.m., University Center Room 207. Every Thursday, women can come together to share experiences, identities, offer support and promote love and self-confidence. For more information about the event or to register, visit umt.edu/uc/ffc, call 406-243-5776 or email hailey.michelson@mso.umt.edu.

Theater

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Dance New Works," 2 and 7:30 p.m., the Open Space in the PAR/TV Center, UM. Featuring BFA and BA final projects, ""Where We Start." $9 general, $6 required students, 243-4581. 
 
Missoula Community Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call -728-7529, visit mctinc.org
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