Friday, October 16

Art

Reception: “Support the Young, Fuel the Restless,” 5-8 p.m., Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave. Celebrate new works by regular and new artists plus live music by Adin Kloetzel. Face-painting and caricatures are available via donation with proceeds going to Watson Children's Shelter. 721-3154.

Books, readings

Theo Ellsworth reads and presents his newest graphic novel, “The Understanding Monster, Book Three,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare and Co. 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Hellgate High School senior Chase Koenig reads from his book, “Plant Your Feet,” 7-9 p.m., The Loft of Missoula, 119 W. Main St. Admission is $3. Books costs $15. Live music, refreshments and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the children of an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. 830-6494.

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages 3-5 with Sally Blevins reading “Pigs!,” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m., “Introduction to Programming in Java for Kids (MakerSpace)” for ages 9-12, Fridays, 4-4:50 p.m.; “Introduction to Programming in Java for Teens (MakerSpace)” for ages 13-18, Fridays, 5-5:50 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Kids’ Vibrations Halloween Spectacular, 11 a.m., Missoula Senior Citizen Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Suggested donation $3-$10. The Tangled Tones Music Studio program is designed to encourage children to express themselves through music, movement and rhythm. 396-3352, tangledtones.com.

Music

University of Montana School of Music “Celebrate Piano Series” presents the eighth annual Pianissimo! concert, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets $25 general, $20 seniors, $10 students. Featuring nine pianos, over 30 pianists and a rollicking good time, these high-energy concerts feature many of Montana’s favorite pianists. For tickets go to griztix.com, call 243-4581 or stop by the UMArts Box Office.

Potpourri

Luncheon presentation on higher education in Brazil with Fulbright Foreign Language teaching assistant Anderson Viana de Varvalho Jr., noon, Blake Hall, Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. (406) 756-3889.

Missoula Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Missoula County Fairgrounds. “Once Upon a Nightmare" is Roothead Studio’s most ambitious production yet. rootheadstudios@gmail.com.

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, 7 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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.

Theater

“Slut: The Play,” a one-act play written by Katie Cappiello, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Free admission. Presented by the University of Montana Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the UM Student Advocacy Resource Council, the production is directed by UM graduate Hillary Sea Bard and features a cast of local teens. Make reservations at tinyurl.com/SlutThePlayTickets.

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Mary Poppins,” Stevensville Playhouse 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“True West,” Whitefish Theatre Co., 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$18. In Sam Shepard's play, well-educated Austin and thieving con man Lee, estranged brothers from different worlds, reunite in their mom’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal. But when Lee comes up with his own big movie idea and ends up stealing much more than the neighbors’ TV, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, October 17

Art

Creativity for Life drop-in Saturday workshop, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art Studio, 725 W. Alder St. No. 17. No charge, all materials provided. For people facing illness or loss including care providers and family members. livingartofmontana.org.

Shrine Building I, 2-5 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Free. In conjunction with the Missoula Festival of the Dead. Materials provided to build the shrine, you fill the shrine with memories and photos of your loved one. Art therapist Kim Brown Campbell will be on hand to discuss the process of working through emotions through art. This workshop is offered in two parts to accommodate workers in need of more time to complete their shrine and extend their work time, but the second session welcomes newcomers. Call to sign up. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

University of Montana School of Music “Celebrate Piano Series” presents the eighth annual Pianissimo! concert, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets $25 general, $20 seniors, $10 students. Featuring nine pianos, over 30 pianists and a rollicking good time, these high-energy concerts feature many of Montana’s favorite pianists. For tickets go to griztix.com, call 243-4581 or stop by the UMArts Box Office.

Billy Peterson Band with special guests Held, 7-10 p.m., Montana Co-op, Fourth and Main, Polson. Free admission with donations accepted for Polson police officer William Cleveland and the Montana Co-op. Jason, (406) 285-1149, or Randy, (406) 273-1888.

Potpourri

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows" ski film premiere featuring skiers and locations like Chamonix, Alaska’s Chugach, Utah’s Wasatch and Himalayas. Wilma Theatre, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. start time. Tickets are $15 to $19, available at thewilma.com.

Bitterroot Library Foundation garage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 419 S. Fourth St., Hamilton. No early birds, please. 363-1670.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Scavenger Hunt, 4:30 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Tickets $20 for laser only, $60 for group of four people for scavenger hunt and laser show. Participants dash through Hamilton gathering survival items while avoiding zombies. First-, second- and third-place winners win prize packages full of zombie goodies, gift certificates and more. A laser light show and zombie dance bring the dead back to life. Free kids’ activities, finger food, a photo booth, and flash mob spice up the evening. 363-3338, ravallimuseum.org.

Glacier Stamp Club Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission. (406) 868-7287.

Vertical Tasting of Pinot Noir, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mission Mountain Winery, Dayton. Free. Presentation of 2001, 2003 and 2006 vintages. (406) 849-5524, missionmountainwinery.com.

Spaghetti feed for Polson police officer William Cleveland, 5-8 p.m., Polson Elks Club. $10 per person, $30 family of four.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Fall festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. 543-6952.

Missoula Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Missoula County fairgrounds. “Once Upon a Nightmare” is Roothead Studio’s most ambitious production yet. rootheadstudios@gmail.com.

Illusionist Jay Owenhouse, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dennison Theatre. Tickets $30.50-$70.50, available at griztix.com or by calling 243-4051 or 1-888-MONTANA. See audience members float in midair, get sawed in half and predict the future. The show also features Owenhouse’s new tigers.

Fall Harvest Festival, 2-5 p.m., PEAS Farm, 3010 Duncan Drive. $5 at the gate. Pumpkins cost $5-$8. Live music, SpectrUM stomp rockets, face painting, pumpkin carving, cider demonstrations and sack races. 

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.

Theater

“Slut: The Play,” a one-act play written by Katie Cappiello, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Free admission. Presented by the University of Montana Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the UM Student Advocacy Resource Council, the production is directed by UM graduate Hillary Sea Bard and features a cast of local teens. Make reservations at tinyurl.com/SlutThePlayTickets.

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Mary Poppins,” Stevensville Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“True West,” Whitefish Theatre Co., 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$18. In Sam Shepard's play, well-educated Austin and thieving con man Lee, estranged brothers from different worlds, reunite in their mom’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal. But when Lee comes up with his own big movie idea and ends up stealing much more than the neighbors’ TV, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Sunday, October 18

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Glacier Stamp Club Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission. (406) 868-7287.

Pumpkin Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge. Free admission. Events include pumpkin painting, hay rides, apple cider and soap making, hay maze, scavenger hunt and tours of the main ranch house. (406) 846-2070 or nps.gov/grko.

Harvest Time dinner and dance, 1 p.m., Hamilton Golden Age Club, old Jefferson School gymnasium, 727 S. Fifth St. Admission $6. Call Bob, 363-0142 for reservations.

“Fall Fest to Feather The Nest,” 3-7 p.m., McCrumb Barn on Finley Point. Tickets $40 couple, $25 single, free for children under age 12 accompanied by adult. Music by Gladys Friday and Friends, Native and kids’ games, a pig roast, picnic, silent auction and homemade pie contest. Proceeds benefit The Nest, a transitional home for young mothers in Lake County. (406) 546-0199.

Tweed Ride, 1-5 p.m., Free Cycles Missoula, 732 S. First W. $10 includes all the tea you can drink. The 5-mile ride loops through downtown and Greenough park and ends at Free Cycles with live music by Pinegrass, contests, silent auction and games. missoulatweedride.org.

Theater

Hamilton Players present “Pride and Prejudice,” 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Based on the beloved classic by Jane Austen, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet through her family’s romantic trials and tribulations in England. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

“Mary Poppins,” Stevensville Playhouse, 2 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $10-$12. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“Slut: The Play,” a one-act play written by Katie Cappiello, 2 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Free admission. Presented by the University of Montana Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the UM Student Advocacy Resource Council, the production is directed by UM graduate Hillary Sea Bard and features a cast of local teens. Make reservations at tinyurl.com/SlutThePlayTickets.

Monday, October 19

Kids’ stuff

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

Potpourri

Join Scout Night, 6-8 p.m., Cabela’s, 3650 Brooks St. Open to boys age 7-17. Enjoy scouting activities including archery, BB guns, knot-tying and a scavenger hunt. 926-1815.

Open Time in the MakerSpace, allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, learn how to use the equipment, or to work on a project of their choice. 1:30-3 p.m.; Electronics Exploration, learn about small electronics platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Snap Circuits or littleBits, 3-7 p.m.; free computer class, 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, October 20

Art

Silk-screening for beginners, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. $115/$105 for members. Learn the fundamentals of screening on paper and fabric. After this class students will have the proficiency and confidence to coat and expose screens, register colors and print their artwork to their satisfaction, all while leaving with vibrant prints. Black and white ink, photo emotion, tape and some paper included in materials fee. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Kids' stuff

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.m.; Young Adult Volunteer Orientation, 3:30 p.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

Mission Valley Live presents Men of Worth, 6:30 p.m., Polson High School. Tickets $15 at the door, $13 in advance, $75 for the Mission Valley Live series, available by emailing missionvalleylive@gmail.com or calling (406) 887-2739. The Scottish and Irish folk duo position themselves at the folk and traditional end of the Celtic music spectrum.

Five Valley Chorus, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, corner of Woody and Pine streets. Join the chorus weekly through Dec. 15 to sing favorite Christmas songs and learn new ones for holiday concert at Southgate Mall. fivevalleysweetadelines.com.

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

Socrates Café facilitated by Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

Intro to Programming in C and C++ in the MakerSpace-four week intro to C and C++ programming languages for ages 13+, 6-7 p.m., call to register; System Check! The Official MPL Gamers Club for ages 13-19, 6:30 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

"Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco," 7 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $12 in advance at imathlete.com/events/runfree or $15 at the door. Presented by Run Wild Missoula, the documentary is about the ultra-running legend Micah True. 

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

Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.

Wednesday, October 21

Art

Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Missoula Art Museum Education Center, 335 N. Pattee St. Program: Brandon Reintjes, new MAM curator. 544-0891

Sugar skull workshop, 3-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Free. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul. They were decorated in likeness with the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home of friends or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Walk-ins welcome: no need to call and sign-up. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Bob Ross parade prop building workshop, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free. The community is invited to dress up as a “Festival of the Dead” inspired “Bob Ross.” Students who sign up for this three-day workshop will carve, print, paint and help secure prints to poles with cross bars. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Annick Smith reads and signs her new memoir “Crossing the Plains with Bruno,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Northern Lights fall flamenco tour, 8 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $22 general, $35 VIP, $15 students, $7 kids. Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will be joined by a male singer and guitarist. brownpapertickets.com.

West Coast swing beginning-intermediate, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

Homework Hour, 2:30-4:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St. 777-5061.

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton.

Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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

Story time, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville, northvalleylibrary.org.

Music

EDM artists Cash Cash and Tritonal's Untouchable Tour, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $20 in advance and $25 day of show, thewilma.com

Potpourri

Brazilian film and culture night featuring “The Month That Shook Brazil,” 6 p.m., Blake Hall, Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. (406) 756-3889.

WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine & Tap, Main Street, Polson. $9. Different wines are showcased each week.

Free computer classes, 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., registration required; Open Jewelry Studio in the MakerSpace, 5:30-7 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Naturalist Trivia, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $4 suggested donation. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

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

University of Montana Department of Theatre and Dance presents "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Thursday, October 22

Art

Shrine Building II, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Free. In conjunction with the Missoula Festival of the Dead, Zootown Arts is offering this very special two-part shrine building workshop. Materials provided, you fill the shrine with memories and photos of your loved one. Art therapist Kim Brown Campbell will be on hand to discuss the process of working through emotions through art. This workshop is offered in two parts to accommodate workers in need of more time to complete their shrine and extend their work time, but the second session welcomes newcomers. Registration required. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Triple two-step for beginners, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Fall Frenzy Afterschool Art Camp, 3:15-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 3, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. $90/$80 for members. Using a variety of artistic mediums, explore the colors, temperatures and traditions that make this season in Missoula special. As well as the opportunity to participate in the Annual Day of the Dead parade, YAAP artists will experiment in leaf papier mache, printmaking, ceramics and sugar skulls! 549-7555, zootownarts.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.

MiniNaturalists Pre-K Program, 10 a.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Admission $3, $1 for members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

Lego Club for ages 4-9 accompanied by parent, 3:30-5 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Music

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

Potpourri

Bigfork Community Center open house, 4-7 p.m., 639 Commerce St. (406) 837-4157.

“Chili for the Museum,” 5:30-8 p.m., Swan River Community Hall. Tickets $15, $8 for children under age 12. A good old-fashioned chili feed featuring all kinds of chili, from buffalo to vegetarian, salad, cornbread, dessert, coffee and lemonade as well as music. This is a fundraiser for the Bigfork Museum of Art & History. (406) 837-6927, bigforkmuseum.org.

Flathead Valley Community College Alumni and Ambassador Association fall social, 6-8 p.m., the Shack, Somers. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Food and microbrews, music by Nick Spear of the New Eave Time Trippers and 50/50 raffle to student FVCC student scholarships. (406) 756-4181, fvcc.edu.alumnisocial.

Tour of Missoula Public Library, noon, space is limited, sign up by emailing Caitlin at ccopple@hilltoppublicsolutions.com or calling 493-4281; computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon; Open Time in the MakerSpace, allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Ronan Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Main Street, Ronan.

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 Department of Theatre and Dance presents "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center on campus. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and younger. Call UM Arts Box Office, 243-4581, or visit umt.edu/theatredance.

Art calls

The Missoula Art Museum is accepting submissions for the annual juried Benefit Art Auction and exhibition. Proceeds from the auction help keep admission free and pay for educational programming at the MAM, which has shown work by more than 250 local and regional artists in the past exhibition year. The full auction prospectus and submission form are available at mam.submittable.com/submit. The deadline is Sunday at midnight Mountain Time.

Hawthorne Elementary School is looking for vendors for its craft fair to be held Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spaces are available for $40 or $50 with electricity. Download the application at mcpsmt.org/hawthorne. Applications must be returned by Nov. 20. Contact Anne Bowman at 360-3089 or bowmanab.61@gmail.com; or Hawthorne FRC at frchawthorne@mcps.k12.mt.us, 728-2400, Ext. 4271.

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