Friday, May 8 

Art

Ric Gendron and Melissa S. Cole, "Life Stories," reception, 6 p.m. Two Spokane artists who are influenced by cultures in which storytelling is an integral part of everyday life share more than 40 works. The tales these artists tell on canvas pulsate with color and energy, and are infused with a magical realism in their depictions of people, animals and environments. Show runs through June 6 at the gallery, located at 114 E. Main St.

Second Friday gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., featuring "Vibrance" by local photographers Uschi Carpenter and Ken Stolz. Their images explore the vibrance of spring, the vibrance of color and vibrance of sound. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Springboard 2015," annual choreography showcase. 7:30 p.m., open space, PAR/TV Center Room 005, UM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org

Golden Age Club Dance, 7 p.m., 727 S. Fifth St., Hamilton.

Kids' stuff

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

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Dominic Farrenkopf reading “Are You My Mother?” 10:30 a.m.; Special Families, 6 p.m. (call Jess at 210-2937); 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

Missoula Community Chorus presents "Songs of Stage and Screen," 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont St. Tickets $10, available at Rockin' Rudy's, 237 Blaine, missoulachorus.net and at the door. Call 493-9255.

Spring concert series: Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Theatre, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. (406) 756-4813, fvcc.edu.

Country singers Phil Vassar with opener Tyler Barham of Florence, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets available at all GrizTix locations. 

Potpourri

The Artists of Opportunity third annual Mother’s Day Art and Craft Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Opportunity Resources main office, 2821 S. Russell St. All pottery and print art has been produced by more than 100 artists at ORI. In addition to the art, several summer wood products will be available including cedar patio tables, wood benches and picnic tables. Consumer crafts will also be on sale. 329-1769, ritap@orimt.org

14th annual UM Spring Thaw, 12:30-5 p.m., UM Oval. Music by Lil' Smokies (3:30 p.m.), dunk tank featuring UM students and faculty, carnival games, picture opportunities with Monte, raffle, food and more. facebook.com/umspringthaw

Jurassic Quest, 3-8 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. The dinosaur adventure features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs – over 50 in all. Visitors can interact with the huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. (951) 818-5390, jurassicquest.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. 

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

Theater

“The Platinum Review,” 7 p.m., Heron Community Center, 1260 Upper River Road. Tickets $20 (includes dinner). The Heron Players celebrate their 20th anniversary with a review of shows from the past two decades. 1-855-806-7328.

Port Polson Players present “Shillelagh,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, 32 Golf Course Road, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Lives change forever as secrets are exposed at the wedding of an Irish lass to an American student of questionable character in the premiere of the musical comedy/drama by Neal Lewing. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

“The Montana Monologs” by Wendy Woollett, 7 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults; $8/$12 children. This production features “Epiphany,” the life of Lynn Wolfe of Burnt Fork Creek Ranch in Stevensville, performed by Deborah Goslin; and “7-Up,” the life of Pat Shepard who was raised on the 7-Up Ranch in St. Ignatius, performed by Gretchen Spiess. Both monologues reveal the most defining moments in the lives of ranch women in their 70s and 80s. The performances are enhanced with music by Paul Kelley of the Frederico Brothers. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

“Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. “Shrek: The Musical” brings to life the story of an oversized, misunderstood, green ogre and a mixture of fractured fairy-tale characters. The story line follows closely that of the 2001 wildly popular, animated film. Audiences will enjoy the same loveable characters, but with the added bonus of a music score filled with songs ranging from silly, to romantic, to rock and roll. Ticket prices available at MCTinc.org, by calling 728-7529 or at the box office.

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center. Tickets $16, $14 seniors and students, $10 children age 12 and younger. An Iraq vet returns to the U.S. with the true opposite of a hero's welcome. Battle-scarred inside and out, she stalls her reunion with her family in favor of squatting in the desert with strangers. 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance.

Saturday, May 9

Art

Saturday Family Art Workshop, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Featuring “Painting Surprise” with Jeneese Hilton. Older children can delve into projects on their own, but parents are asked to stay and work with children under age 7. All workshops are free of charge and are on a first come, first served basis. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

11th annual Light Show art auction to benefit Living Art of Montana featuring a performance by Moksha Aerialists and emcee Michael Marsolek. Doors open at 5:30, the Hilton Garden Inn. Tickets $75 and can be reserved at livingartofmontana.org or 549-5329.

“Raptors and Art” with Kate Davis and Bev Glueckert, 1-3 p.m., Raptors of the Rockies facility in Florence. For teens and adults, $31.50/$35. Participants will receive a tour of the facility and meet Kate’s collection of magnificent birds of prey. Participants can meet at the MAM at noon to carpool to Florence. Scholarships are available contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Art guides and art helpers, 1 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Bring your lunch for a brown-bag tour and discussion with artist Jeneese Hilton. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Celebrate Children’s Book Week author and illustrator celebration, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2880, factandfictionbooks.com.

Celebrate Children’s Book Week “Words With Wings,” Missoula Writing Collaborative student readings, 5:30 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave.

Dance

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Springboard 2015," annual choreography showcase. 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. concerts, open space, PAR/TV Center Room 005, UM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show, available at barebaitdance.org.

Djebe Bara Community Dance and Drum hosts a West African Drum and Dance Conference with master teachers Manimou Camara, Mamady Mansare and Sarah Lee Parker Mansare, Missoula Senior Center, dance class with Sarah Lee, noon-1:30 p.m., $15; Master drum class with Manimou, 2-3:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m., $15. $80 for unlimited classes on Saturday and Sunday. Call 880-8035, djebebara.com

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Acoustic Music Song Circle, 2-4 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 U.S. Highway 93. All musicians, voices and styles welcome. Acoustic instruments only. (818) 209-4725 or paultatto@accessmontana.com.

Potpourri

Missoula Bethel of Job's Daughters Rechartering Ceremony, 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 126 E. Broadway. 552-4917, missoulajobies@gmail.com

Jurassic Quest, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. The dinosaur adventure features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs – over 50 in all. Visitors can interact with the huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. (951) 818-5390, jurassicquest.com.

Fundraiser for Michelle Roebke who is fighting childhood leukemia, 6-8 p.m., St. Mary’s Family Center, Stevensville. Spaghetti dinner for $5 per person or $20 per family (limit of five). Firefighter 5K run (sign up 4 p.m.), $5 for 5 and under and $10 per person. Plus raffle for beef, silent and live auction.

Flea market, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. Fourth St. 363-0112. 

Showcase on Ice Salute to Broadway, 6:30 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink. $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $20 for a family of four. missoulafsc.org, 543-LUTZ.

Wildlife Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free. Presented by the University of Montana Wildlife Society, the event features programs by the Wild Skies Raptor Center, Animal Wonders and Five Valleys Audubon as well as telemetry lessons. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

Wine tasting with live music, 4-7 p.m., Great Northern Gourmet, Grand Avenue, Bigfork. $10. (406) 837-2715.

Blackfoot River clean-up benefit, 8 p.m., Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Featuring silent auction and river clean-up sign up information and free live music by Cash for Junkers, 10 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $20-$25. Savor food and tea, music by Jan Jost and Barb Schumaker, gift-basket raffles, party favors, self-guided tours and photos. A presentation by the Victorian Ladies Tea Guild begins at 11 a.m. 363-6004, Ext. 3, dalymansion.org.

Hamilton Downtown Association Wine Fest, 6 p.m., Bedford Building/Hamilton City Hall. Tickets $20, available at Chapter One Bookstore or call 360-9124. Featuring regional wines and wineries, with live music by the Bitterroot Jazz Combo, a silent auction and food available for purchase.

Mother's Day Fun Run, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Polson. Registration, 8 a.m. (406) 883-8275. 

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.

Spring weekend at the Bibler Gardens, 18 Treasure Lane, Kalispell. $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Visit the home and gardens at 11 a.m. for a two-hour stroll including time to explore the gardens on your own. Or enjoy a special 1:30 p.m. stroll that also includes a viewing of the Persian Tribal Rug collection on the lower level of the home for $20 per person (not recommended for children). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Flathead Valley Community College Foundation, (406) 756-3632.

Theater

“Talk of the Town: Under the Big Sky,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Community members help write and stage an original production on a topic they select. The finished performance piece is created by combining interviews, submissions and research. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 2 and 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave., Bigfork. Tickets $15-$20. The Northwest Ballet Company's 35th annual spring show features Megan Bridwell as Queen Titania and Kaleb Prestegaard as King Oberon. Saturday's matinee includes the popular fairies parade. (406) 755-8100, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Port Polson Players present “Shillelagh,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, 32 Golf Course Road, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Lives change forever as secrets are exposed at the wedding of an Irish lass to an American student of questionable character in the premiere of the musical comedy/drama by Neal Lewing. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

“The Platinum Review,” 7 p.m., Heron Community Center, 1260 Upper River Road. Tickets $20 (includes dinner). The Heron Players celebrate their 20th anniversary with a review of shows from the past two decades. 1-855-806-7328.

“Shrek: The Musical,”  2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. “Shrek: The Musical” brings to life the story of an oversized, misunderstood, green ogre and a mixture of fractured fairytale characters. The story line follows closely that of the 2001 wildly-popular, animated film. Audiences will enjoy the same loveable characters, but with the added bonus of a music score filled with songs ranging from silly, to romantic, to rock and roll. Ticket prices available at MCTinc.org, by calling 728-7529 or at the box office.

“The Montana Monologs” by Wendy Woollett, 7 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults; $8/$12 children. This production features “Epiphany,” the life of Lynn Wolfe of Burnt Fork Creek Ranch in Stevensville, performed by Deborah Goslin; and “7-Up,” the life of Pat Shepard who was raised on the 7-Up Ranch in St Ignatius, performed by Gretchen Spiess. Both monologues reveal the most defining moments in the lives of ranch women in their 70s and 80s. The performances are enhanced with music by Paul Kelley of the Frederico Brothers. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

UM School of Theatre and Dance presents "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center. Tickets $16, $14 seniors and students, $10 children age 12 and younger. An Iraq vet returns to the U.S. with the true opposite of a hero's welcome. Battle-scarred inside and out, she stalls her reunion with her family in favor of squatting in the desert with strangers. 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance.

Sunday, May 10

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Djebe Bara Community Dance and Drum hosts a West African Drum and Dance Conference with master teachers Manimou Camara, Mamady Mansare and Sarah Lee Parker Mansare, Barn The Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. story and music class with Mamady, 10-11 a.m., $15; Master Drum class with Manimou, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15 and Master Dance class, 1:30-3 p.m. $15. $80 for unlimited classes on Saturday and Sunday. Call 880-8035, djebebara.com.  

“Barrocco!" String Orchestra of the Rockies 30th anniversary celebration concert, 3 p.m., Tickets available through GrizTix.com, by calling 888-MONTANA and all GrizTix outlets.

Montana A Cappella Society spring concert, 3 p.m. Corvallis United Methodist Church, corner of Eastside Highway and Cemetery Road. Free. Cookies and refreshments follow. 363-5778.

Acoustic 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

Jurassic Quest, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. The dinosaur adventure features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs – over 50 in all. Visitors can interact with the huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. (951) 818-5390, jurassicquest.com.

Mother’s Day brunch buffet, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bibler Gardens, 18 Treasure Lane, Kalispell. Tickets $60 person or $100 per couple. Flathead Valley Community College Foundation, (406) 756-3632. 

Theater

“Shrek: The Musical,”  2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. “Shrek: The Musical” brings to life the story of an oversized, misunderstood, green ogre and a mixture of fractured fairytale characters. The story line follows closely that of the 2001 wildly popular, animated film. Audiences will enjoy the same loveable characters, but with the added bonus of a music score filled with songs ranging from silly, to romantic, to rock and roll. Ticket prices available at MCTinc.org, by calling 728-7529 or at the box office.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”  4 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave., Bigfork. Tickets $15-$20. The Northwest Ballet Company's 35th annual spring show features Megan Bridwell as Queen Titania and Kaleb Prestegaard as King Oberon. Saturday's matinee includes the popular Fairies Parade. (406) 755-8100, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“The Montana Monologs” by Wendy Woollett,  2 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults; $8/$12 children. This production features “Epiphany,” the life of Lynn Wolfe of Burnt Fork Creek Ranch in Stevensville, performed by Deborah Goslin; and “7-Up,” the life of Pat Shepard who was raised on the 7-Up Ranch in St Ignatius, performed by Gretchen Spiess. Both monologues reveal the most defining moments in the lives of ranch women in their 70s and 80s. The performances are enhanced with music by Paul Kelley of the Frederico Brothers. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

“Talk of the Town: Under the Big Sky,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Community members help write and stage an original production on a topic they select. The finished performance piece is created by combining interviews, submissions and research. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Port Polson Players present “Shillelagh,” 2 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, 32 Golf Course Road, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Lives change forever as secrets are exposed at the wedding of an Irish lass to an American student of questionable character in the premiere of the musical comedy/drama by Neal Lewing. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Monday, May  11

Art

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.

Books, readings

UM professors Rosalyn LaPier and David Beck read from their new book “City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Frederick Swanson reads and sign “Where Roads Will Never Reach,” 7 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2880, factandfictionbooks.com.

Potpourri

Mountain Home Montana open house, 6:30 p.m., 2606 South Ave. Tours available each hour to view open apartments. Call 541-4663 or visit mountainhomemt.org.

American Craft Brew Week with history of brewing by Steve Lozar, 6-7:30 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse, 116 Holt Drive, Bigfork. 

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.  

MakerSpace electronics exploration, 3-5 p.m.; Scrabble, 6 p.m.; “Beginning Word,” 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, May 12

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

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

Shaving cream art, 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., 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

Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse toasts with AERO, 5-8 p.m., 116 Holt Drive, Bigfork. One dollar of every beer will be donated to Alternative Energy Resources Organization, aeromt.org.

Open computer lab, 10 a.m.; Writers Group with John Robinson, 6:30-8 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

System Check! 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday MPL Book Group discusses "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, 7 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. 

Wednesday, May 13

Art

Glass fusing orientation class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. This introductory class will cover the basics of glass — from how the kilning process works to slumping, fusing, mold-making, and glass aftercare. Once you have attended this fun night of glass fusing you’re welcome to come in anytime and work in the Glass Fusing Studio. $15 members, $20 nonmembers plus cost of glass. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Warhol and Cinema at the Roxy Theater, 7 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition "Andy Warhol Collection: Museum of Art, WSU," the Missoula Art Museum, and the Roxy Theater are presenting a retrospective of a few gems from Warhol’s experimental film cache. Visit missoulaartmuseum.org for a full list of films, dates and costs. 

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

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

Kids' stuff

Kindermusik with Valerie, 11 a.m., family yoga, 11:30 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. 

Music

"2nd Wednesday: Sound, Soup & Sanctuary"  presented by the Backyard Recorder Consort, 12:10 p.m., University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. The group is composed of players Lawrence Duncan, Jo Ella Hug, Nancy Seldin, Katherine Skinner and Sarah Weber. They will play music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, plus a surprise finale. The 20-minute concert is followed by a soup and bread luncheon in the Fireside Room of the church. A free-will offering. 543-6952.

Potpourri

Missoula Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Guest House Inn, 3803 Brooks St. Visit Missoula Quilters Guild on Facebook. 

Beer Trivia by brewmaster at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse, David Brendgard, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 116 Holt Drive, Bigfork.

"Food for Life," a seasonal taste of Montana, 2-4 p.m., Village Health Center, 2651 South Ave. W. A tasting of some of Montana's finest grown and produced foods; meet the residents, staff, family and community. 

"Excel," 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; "Beginning Word," 6 p.m., registration required; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

Community night for Bigfork soccer, The Raven, Woods Bay, Bigfork. 

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

“Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. “Shrek: The Musical” brings to life the story of an oversized, misunderstood, green ogre and a mixture of fractured fairytale characters. The story line follows closely that of the 2001 wildly-popular, animated film.  Audiences will enjoy the same loveable characters, but with the added bonus of a music score filled with songs ranging from silly, to romantic, to rock and roll. Ticket prices available at MCTinc.org, by calling 728-7529 or at the box office.

Thursday, May 14

Art

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. 

Dance 

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

Kids' stuff

Face painting, 11 a.m.; art series, 4 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.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. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Potpourri

"A Brief History of the Mission Mountains Wilderness" by Dr. Kari Gunderson, 7 p.m, Polson Library meeting room. A Mission Mountain Audubon program. 

Capstone dinner hosted by students in the Culinary Arts program at Missoula college University of Montana, 5 p.m, Missoula College, 909 South Ave. Open to the public. Tickets $80 per person. Dinner theme is “Night Caps: Supper Club,” which pays homage to the 1930s and 40s food and entertainment. Call 243-7870. 

A Night at the Museum: “To Hell and Back,” 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. The 1955 feature-length movie stars Audie Murphy as himself in this true World War II action. (406) 883-6264, miracleofamericamuseum.org.

Brewers dinner, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse, 116 Holt Drive, Bigfork. $45 per person, for tickets and information, call (40) 837-0353.

Women 4 Wellness Health Fair, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo. prevention.skc.edu.

Open computer lab, 10 a.m.; Lego Club for ages 4-9, 3:30-5 p.m.; Fellowship Club discusses “The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship” by Don Miguel Ruiz, 6-7:30 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

Sentinel High School Drama Department presents “Fiddler on the Roof,” based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, 7:30 p.m. (plus a 1:30 p.m. performance Saturday), Margaret Johnson Theatre at Sentinel High School. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof ‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Tickets $8. Call 728-2400 Ext. 7065. 

“Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. . “Shrek: The Musical” brings to life the story of an oversized, misunderstood, green ogre and a mixture of fractured fairytale characters. The story line follows closely that of the 2001 wildly-popular, animated film.  Audiences will enjoy the same lovable characters, but with the added bonus of a music score filled with songs ranging from silly, to romantic, to rock and roll. Ticket prices available at MCTinc.org, by calling 728-7529 or at the box office.

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.

The Missoula Downtown Association is seeking fine art applications for the Juried Art Show at the 10th annual River City Roots Festival, slated for Aug. 28-29 in downtown Missoula. Artists can apply online at missouladowntownassociation.submittable.com/submit/28948, and the deadline is Friday, May 22. Booth fees are a mere $125 for the two-day art show on Main Street. River City Roots Fest serves as the "welcome home bash" for University of Montana students, faculty and staff. This year’s Roots Fest will be the same weekend as the Grizzly football home opener against four-time defending national champion North Dakota State. Roots Fest is an admission-free festival that features Music on Main, Juried Art Show, a four-mile run, stand-up paddleboard races, Family Fun Festival, plus local food and beverages. Last year nearly 15,000 attended Roots Fest.

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