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Friday, February 20

Art

Montana Bricolage Artists presents the eighth annual "An Affair of the heART" Art Quilt Show and Sale, 5-8 p.m., Masonic Temple, 115 S. Third St., Hamilton. $3 admission. 360-0658, 360-9458.

Landscape painting with Rob Akey, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bigfork Museum, Electric Avenue, Bigfork. (3406) 837-6927, bigforkmuseum.org, robakey.com

Books, readings

Thomas Sayers Ellis, University of Montana Creative Writing Program Visiting Hugo Fellow poetry reading, 7 p.m., Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall, UM. 243-5267, cas.umt.edu/creativewriting.  

Dance 

Live band dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Golden Age Hall, Hamilton. $3. 240-9617.

Kids' stuff

Tale-tivities, noon; art series, 4 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids ages 3-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.  

Tiny Tales and preschool story time, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, “Cardboard Sculpture Intensive,” 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

Country artist Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles with special guests, 9 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $15, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624, online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Potpourri

Super Grizzly Dip, noon, UM Oval. The Super Grizzly Dip is a unique opportunity for individuals, organization and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Free to watch, $100 in pledges to participate. (406) 242-6876, somt.org/events/plunge/super-grizzly-dip/.

Seminar: “Betrayal: Political and Personal,” 3:10 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Avishai Margalit, one of the foremost living philosophers and a brilliant commentator on contemporary moral issues facing Western societies, delivers this seminar in advance of his President’s Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. 243-2981, news.umt.edu/2014/02/021814pres.php.

President’s Lecture Series: “The Arab Spring and the Israeli Spring”, 8 p.m., University Center Ballroom. Presented by Avishai Margali. Free and open to the public. 243-2981, news.umt.edu/2014/02/021814pres.php.

TEDxUMontana, 4-9 p.m., George and Jane Dennison Theatre. The second annual TEDxUMontana will feature some of the best minds, most innovative ideas and engaging speakers from UM and the region. This year’s event is focused on the theme of language. Tickets cost $40 for general admission, $20 for students. 243-2858, umt.edu/tedx.  

Second annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic, Kalispell. pondhockeyclassic.com.

Sports Connection Gun Show, First Interstate Center, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 363-3300.

Writing contest submission deadline, 5 p.m. at any branch; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night free feature film, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

YWTAlks: Community Social Justice Series featuring the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense organization, noon-1 p.m., YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway. Ywcaofmissoula.org

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

Theater

Hamilton Players present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone,” 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Happier with a Hoover," 7:30 p.m., Stage 112, Elks Lodge, 112 Pattee St. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Directed by Joy French. barebaitedance.org

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Translations," by Irish playwright Brian Friel, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. $9 general, $6 students. umt.edu/theatredance

Improv and sketch show, "Highway to Helena," 7:30 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. W., stensrudplayhouse.com.

FVCC Theatre presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It," 7 p.m., Arts & Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free students. (406) 756-3906. 

Saturday, February 21

Art

Montana Bricolage Artists presents the eighth annual "An Affair of the heART" Art Quilt Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Masonic Temple, 115 S. Third St., Hamilton. $3 admission. 360-0658, 360-9458.

Experimental Printmaking Workshop: “Hot Glue Relief: Collagraph” with Bev Glueckert, 12-4:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $35/$31.50, sign up for both classes for $65/58.50. You will have the opportunity to design printmaking matrix (or plate) using hot glue and other materials. The workshop is suitable for those with no experience as well as those with previous experience. Feel free to bring sketches or images you want to work with. Focus on experimenting with all the various fun possibilities. Inks, plates, and paper are provided, and you will use MAM’s combination press. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Pottery Sale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Landscape painting with Rob Akey, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bigfork Museum of Art and History, 525 Electric Ave. (406) 837-6927, bigforkmuseum.org.   

Books, readings

Douglas H. Chadwick, a wildlife biologist, naturalist, author and National Geographic contributor, reads from "Mythic Beasts and Monsters," 8 p.m., Crush Lounge, Whitefish.

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents its 12th annual American College Dance Association Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., Open Space, downstairs in the PAR/TV Center on campus. $5 suggested donation. 243-2849.

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Happier with a Hoover," 7:30 p.m., State 112, Elks Lodge, 112 Pattee St. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Directed by Joy French. barebaitedance.org

Kids' stuff

Kids' Vibrations, 11 a.m., Senior Citizen Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Guest artists, ukulele group Sunny Side Up; student artist Yvonne Baty on piano. $3-$10 suggested donation. 386-3352, tangledtones.com

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

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Winter Ecology Walk, 2-3 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $3, $1 members. 327-0405, MontanaNaturalist.org.

Music

Hellgate High School Wind Ensemble presents "The Knights Go to New York," 6 and 8 p.m., Missoula Senior Citizens Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $18 general, $10 students and seniors, $20 at the door. Refreshments, desserts, silent auction and swing dance lessons included. Tickets available at Hellgate High School, Missoula Senior Center and Rockin' Rudy's. Fundraiser to raise money for the band's appearance at Carnegie Hall March 9. 218-8090, 239-9228.

UM’s Irish Studies Program and the UM School of Music in partnership with the Friends of Irish Studies present “A Springtime of Irish Music and Song” featuring Eoghan O Ceannabhain, flute, concertina and song, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets $15 general, $10 for Friends of Irish Studies members, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s or friendsofirishstudies.com.

Glacier Symphony Orchestra presents “Splendid Reveries,” 7:30 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell. Tickets $12-$32, free for students through high school. David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, returns for his third concerto appearance with the symphony, performing Dvorak’s folk-infused masterpiece. The program also includes works by Tchaikovsky and John Williams. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Potpourri

"Off the Rack," Blue Mountain Clinic's eighth annual fashion show fundraiser. This year's theme is "Bringing Sexy Back." Local fashion designers will share designs incorporating condoms to celebrate "healthy, safe expressions" of sexuality. 7:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets cost $75 for VIP and $25 for general. To purchase, go to bluemountainclinic.org.

Five Valley Orchid Society orchid education day, noon-3 p.m., Caras Nursery. 12:30 p.m., orchid fragrances and interesting biology of orchids; 1:30 p.m., how and when to water your orchids and what are your orchids growing in? 2:30 p.m., introduction to growing orchids. 721-3256.

Montana Student Activism Summit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., University Center Third Floor. A summit dedicated to educating, empowering and connecting diverse grassroots movements working for environmental and social justice across Montana. (206) 225-7510, bit.ly/1yTcCHl.

Missoula Building Industry Trade Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adams Center East and West Auxiliary gyms. Tickets $5. Continues on Sunday. 543-4423, bit.ly/1zlFIjx.

Youth Camps Date Night, 4:30-8:30 p.m., UM Fitness and Recreation Center. Drop off children (ages 4-12) to play games and participate in activities with Youth Camp Staff. Pizza provided. Open to the public. First child costs $20, each additional child is $15. 243-5295, umt.edu/crec/YouthCamps/reccare.php.

My Montana Wedding and Event Expo, Flathead County Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Admission $5. Visit wedding and event vendors, sign up for prize giveaways and sample food. (406) 758-5810.

“Spellebration” Team Scrabble, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building, Room 144A, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Have fun with friends when you play Scrabble and raise funds for literacy programs. Each person collects a minimum of $60 in pledges. Teams work together in three timed games to create words on the Scrabble board. Randi at (406) 257-7323, literacyflathead.org.

Missoula Winter Public Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. 531-6749.

Mardi Gras to benefit Safe Harbor, 5:30 p.m., KwaTaqNuk, Polson. Cajun buffet, Cajun band, raffles. Tickets $50. (406) 883-5255, andersonbroadcasting.com

Soup's On annual fund drive, 5 p.m., Polson Elks. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auction, 50/50.

Second annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic, Kalispell. pondhockeyclassic.com.

Sports Connection Gun Show, First Interstate Center, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 363-3300.

Seeley Lake Library Book Club discusses “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, 11 a.m., Seeley Lake Branch; MakerSpace: Open Project Development, 1-5 p.m. 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Hamilton Players present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone,” 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

FVCC Theatre presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It," 7 p.m., Arts & Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free students. (406) 756-3906. 

Bare Bait Dance Company presents "Happier with a Hoover," 7:30 p.m., State 112, Elks Lodge, 112 Pattee St. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Directed by Joy French. barebaitedance.org

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Translations," by Irish playwright Brian Friel, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. $9 general, $6 students. umt.edu/theatredance

Sunday, February 22

Art

Montana Bricolage Artists presents the eighth annual "An Affair of the heART Art" Quilt Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Masonic Temple, 115 S. Third St., Hamilton. $3 admission. 360-0658, 360-9458.

Reception: Betty Duncan, 1-4 p.m., Red Poppy, Ronan. The artist's works are on display through May 23. The Christmas Boutique closes Feb. 21. (406) 676-3010.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Houston rapper Riff Raff, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $25, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, ticketWeb.com, knittingfactory.com or by calling 1-866-468-7624.

CanadAfrica, 3 p.m., Seeley Swan High School. Admission $14 general, $12 seniors, 18 and younger free with adult. The ground-breaking duo of Okaidja Afroso and Mike Stevens combines Ghanaian-inspired lyrics, percussion, dance and guitar with North American blues/bluegrass harmonica playing in an original mix. alpineartisans.org/2valleysstage/, (406) 677-0717.

String Orchestra of the Rockies presents “Death and the Maiden” featuring Maria Laironoff, violin and Barry Lieberman, double bass, of the American String Project, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets $23 adults, $20 seniors and $10 student/child. 493-2990, sormt.org.

Glacier Symphony Orchestra presents “Splendid Reveries,” 3 p.m. Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell. Tickets $12-$32, free for students through high school. David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, returns for his third concerto appearance with the symphony, performing Dvorak’s folk-infused masterpiece. The program also includes works by Tchaikovsky and John Williams. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Acoustic music 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

Missoula Parks and Recreation Winter Carnival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Marshall Mountain. Family activities and information booths and demonstrations. Free, donations accepted. 721-PARK. 

Special Olympics Montana Winter Games Parade of Athletes and Opening Ceremonies, 4-6 p.m., Central Avenue to Depot Park, Whitefish. somt.org.

Missoula Building Industry Trade Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adams Center East and West Auxiliary gyms. Tickets $5. 543-4423, bit.ly/1zlFIjx 

Sports Connection Gun Show, First Interstate Center, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 363-3300.

Second annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic, Kalispell. pondhockeyclassic.com.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre auditions for "Shrek the Musical," MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Ages 10-15, 12:30-2 p.m. and ages 16 and older, 30-5:30 p.m. 728-1911.

Hamilton Players present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone,” 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Tickets $15. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Monday, February 23

Art

“An Adventure in Acrylic Painting,” Mondays through April 27, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. This exciting class brings the fun back into painting, whether you’re a beginner or advanced painter. Artist and instructor Ke’vin Bowers' easy method of painting right out of the tube, and blending directly on the canvas creates a fast, fun and easy way to paint any paintings you have in mind. We do not draw in this class; Bowers shows you the easy way to get your images down onto your canvas without sketching or the painful process of drawing out every single line. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, Mondays 3:15-5:30 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.

Potpourri

Open mic night, 7-11 p.m., University Center first floor, north atrium. The Student Involvement Network invites all musicians, comedians or spoken-word artists to join this open-mic format. Free and open to the public. 243-6029, events.umt.edu/blog/event/open-mic-night-2/?instance_id=8349.

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.  

Scrabble, 5-7 p.m.; “Internet Searching,” 6 p.m., registration required,   Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, February 24

Art

Archie Bray Day, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ceramics Studio, Art Annex, UM. Artists Tom Jaszczak, Heesoo Lee and John Souter demonstration, 10:10 am.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m. Lecture and slide show, 5:10-6:30 p.m., Social Science Buildling Room 356. 243-5893, 243-4181.

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

Books, readings

Liz Carlisle presentation and signing of "Lentil Underground," 7 p.m., Urey Lecture Hall, UM.

Book Club discussion of Debra Dean's "The Madonnas of Leningrad," 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. 

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

Face painting, 11 a.m.; tissue paper flowers, 4 p.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. 

Potpourri

Valley Christian High School Fine Arts Department annual Dessert show, 7 p.m., VCS Gymnasium. "Daddy-O's Diner" features instrumental and vocal music from the 1950s performed by the school band and choir. Tickets $5 each or $20 per family, available at Valley Christian School or at the door. 549-0482.

System Check!, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main. 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.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Translations," by Irish playwright Brian Friel, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. $9 general, $6 students. umt.edu/theatredance

Wednesday, February 25

Art

Bob Ross Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Bring on your Bob Ross wigs, impressions, and appreciation for our monthly Bob Ross Night. Participants will be inspired to paint happy little trees as we watch a Bob Ross video and follow along while drinking wine and having fun in our gallery. Cost covers all your materials, supplies, and canvas. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, Wednesdays, 3:15-5:30 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

West Coast Swing level 1, 7 p.m, Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 

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

Kids' stuff

Bean bag toss, 11 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, Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

Music

CanadAfrica, 7 p.m., Ronan Performing Arts Center. Tickets $12-$14. The complex, interlocking rhythms of Africa meet the soulful and rich tunes of the blues. (406) 676-2427, big-productions.net.

Potpourri

"Freedom Rings," a multimedia experience sponsored by the UM School of Journalism, 7:30 p.m., Dennison Theatre. Free. Live performances paired with narration. 243-4719, freedomsings.info.

“Easy Steps to eBooks,” 12:30 p.m., registration required; Seeley Lake Branch Library; free matinee, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; “Internet Searching,” 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Silver Blades, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Glacier Ice Rink. Public skating and social hour for adults 50 and older.

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 night, 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

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Translations," by Irish playwright Brian Friel, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. $9 general, $6 students. umt.edu/theatredance

Thursday, February 26

Art

After School Art Adventure II with Janaina Vieira-Marques, Thursdays through April 9, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 7-11, $50/$45. No class spring break week. “Casting Thoughts for the Future” is the theme Vieira-Marques has chosen for this session. Young artists will create plaster casts of body parts, hands, feet, and noses and these will be the start of a larger sculpture. Kids will also look at the work of Theo Ellsworth and use his art as inspiration, creating stories by sketching and cartooning. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

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

Family yoga, 11 a.m.; hopping corn, 3:30 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. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Potpourri

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's ninth annual Winter Gathering with silent auction and raffle, 6:30-9 p.m., Missoula Winery and Event Center, 5646 W. Harrier.  selwaybitterroot.org.

Missoula HomeGrown comedy featuring Todd Lankton and the Family Band, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Live sketch comedy and improv. Tickets $8 at the door or call 370-7967 to reserve tickets. 

“Wildlife Encountered by Lewis and Clark,” 6:30 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $10. Dave Shea highlights the explorers’ “Voyage of Discovery” from St. Louis to the Pacific and back, focusing on the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish the explorers encountered and first described for science. Doors open at 6 p.m. for coffee, wine and desserts. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Brooks and Browns Bar, 200 S. Pattee.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave.

MakerSpace: Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m.; READ Dogs, 3 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main. 721-2665, MissoulaPublicLibrary.org.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance presents "Translations," by Irish playwright Brian Friel, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. $9 general, $6 students. umt.edu/theatredance

FVCC Theatre presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It," 7 p.m., Arts & Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free students. (406) 756-3906. 

Art calls

The Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Montana to apply for a public art project to create art for Pineview Park in Missoula's Rattlesnake neighborhood. Artwork should reflect one or more of the following characteristics of Pineview Park:

Natural surroundings: Native plants and animals found in the Rattlesnake.
Recreational activities: Ice skating, hiking along the creek, children's play ground, dog play.
Historically significant use of the land the park now occupies: Native American use, and previous use such as the the Poor Farm and cemetery.
The committee is willing to consider two possibilities: A proposal for the purchase of an existing artwork that also meets those goals; or a detailed proposal for a new work designed by the artist that does the same.
For complete application information, visit ci.missoula.mt.us/Bids.aspx?bidID=338. The deadline is Friday, March 20, by 5 p.m.

The Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour and Sale will take place June 5-7. The organization of artists representing a variety of mediums collectively offer this annual spring tour, opening their studios and galleries to the public. For more information,call Barbara Michelman at 381-7898 or visit artistsalongthebitterroot.com  to download the application. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 14.

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