Friday, May 6

Art

Bigfork Spring Art Walk, 4-7 p.m., Bigfork art galleries. 

Books, readings

Beth Hunter McHugh signs her debut novel “The Actor,” 5:30 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Kids' stuff

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

Story time for kids, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

Tiny Tales and preschool story time 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Live tarantula feedings, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211.

Music

African Children's Choir, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Valley Church of the Nazarene, 803 Fifth St., Victor. Free-will donation. 642-3838, africanchildrenschoir.com.

The Bitterroot Jug Band, 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Death Cab for Cutie,  7:30 p.m., Adams Center.  243-4051,  umt.edu/griztix/. 

Student Recital Series: Julian Jaszczak,  7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall.  243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

The Missoula Community Chorus' annual spring concert, "Hope, Home and Heart"  featuring the acoustic instrument trio Ouzel, 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont. Tickets $10, available at Rockin' Rudy's, missoulachorus.org or at the door a half hour before event. 493-9255.

Potpourri

"Shine Bright Mamma," a Cycles of Change campaign social affair celebrating mothers, 6-9:30 p.m., Free Cycles Missoula, 732 S. First St. W. Food, beverage, art auction, raffle and live music with Mudslide Charley. freecycles.org

UM Entertainment Management's 15th annual Spring Thaw, noon-5 p.m., UM Oval. Music by the Skurfs and the Ghost Peppers, food trucks, appearance by Monte and the Pep Band and more. Free and open to the public. facebook.com/umentertainment

Stevensville Youth Soccer First Friday Fun Night, 5-9 p.m., Lewis and Clark Park, Stevensville. Games, bounce house, raffle,s food, information on camps and programs. 

Pie in the Big Sky Auction, 6:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Bank, 220 Main St., Stevensville. Fundraiser for the Stevensville Main Street Association offers opportunities to bid for pies of all descriptions plus prize-package pies. 777-3773.

MCT’s biennial rummage sale, noon-5 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Huge and eclectic variety of goods from vintage clothing and unique costumes in children and adult sizes, furniture pieces, jewelry, musical instruments, fabric remnants, props, decorations and more. 728-7529.

Free Cycles Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m., UM Oval. A weekly bike ride that meets at the grizzly bear statue and heads to the community bike shop, Free Cycles, where participants can work on their bike or take the Bike Well class. 243-4599, events.umt.edu/#event|free-cycles-friday|1224

Watercolor painting class, noon-2 p.m.; Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m., Intro to Java Programming for teens, 5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, “Romeo and Juliet,” 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center. Tickets $10 for child 12 and under, $20 regular, $16 for seniors 60 and up or for students with ID, 243-4481, umt.edu/umarts/theatredance

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $18 to $25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org

Saturday, May 7

Books, readings

Danica Winters signs her new mystery novel, “Smoke and Ashes,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Music by Out of Wood; caller Morna Leonard. $6 members; $9 nonmembers. Missoulafolk.org.

24th Annual Garden City BrewFest, noon-8 p.m., Caras Park. 75+ local and regional taps. Must be 21 and over to taste beers. $12 to taste beers (includes commemorative glass and 2 tokens); additional tokens 2 for $3. Live music and food vendors. missouladowntown.com.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Musicians Gone But Not Forgotten Benefit Jam, 6 p.m., Polson VFW Lodge, 423 Main St. Annual music-fueled benefit pays tribute to local players who have gone on to the big gig in the sky. Performers this year include JimNi, Ageless, My True Freedom and members of Hot Flash Blues.

Valley Voices Community Choir, “An American Tribute,” 7 p.m., Flathead High School auditorium, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Free. (406) 885-7367.

African hand drumming with master drummer Bob Sherrick, 12:30-2 p.m., Imagine Health Gather Room, 305 First Ave. W., Columbia Falls. (406) 748-6778.

Student Recital Series: Alex McDowell,  7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall.  243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

 “1964: The Tribute,”  8 p.m., Adams Center. 243-4051,  umt.edu/griztix/

Potpourri

MCT’s biennial rummage sale, 8 a.m.-noon, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Huge and eclectic variety of goods from vintage clothing and unique costumes in children and adult sizes, furniture pieces, jewelry, musical instruments, fabric remnants, props, decorations and more. 728-7529.

A Day for Mothers and Daughters, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., The Women’s Cub Health and Fitness Center, 2105 Bow St. Take a Zumba class, sample All Around Yoga, use the pool, steam rooms or sauna. Free and open to the public; ages 10 and up. 728-4410, thewomensclub.com.

Rocky Mountain Poultry Association Sanctioned Poultry Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Missoula Agricultural Center, 3601 South Ave. W.  Free entry. Missoula County FFA sale of bedding plants and started pullet; raffle; show quality chicks and breeding chickens for sale plus youth activities. 273-4645.

Missoula Figure Skating Club,  “True Colors: Showcase on Ice,”  6:30 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink. This annual ice show features solo and group performances by Missoula Figure Skating Club members and some special guests. Come watch our skaters bring the ice to life with jumps, spins and a bit of color. Admission is $8 for anyone 13 years and older, $5 for children 12 years and under or $20 for a family of four.

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

Clark Fork Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside parking lot, under the Higgins Avenue bridge. Fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy products, flowers, plants, baked goods and more. clarkforkmarket.com.

Hamilton Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m., Ravalli County Museum lawn, 205 Bedford St. Opening day will feature the May Fest Celebration of Our Children, which includes a cake walk at 9:30 a.m., music by the Singing Salamanders at 10:30 a.m., drawing for vendor gift certificates at 11 a.m., Emma’s House Bike Parade joining the market parade at 11:30 a.m. and May Pole dances at 11:45 a.m. 961-0004.

Mother’s Day Tea, noon, Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $20-$25. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for self-guided tours and a look at the new exhibit, a mosaic commissioned by Marcus Daly of his famous racehorse, Tammany. Savor food and tea and enjoy music, raffles and party favors. 363-6004, ext. 2.

Bibler Home and Gardens Spring weekend tours, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 360 Lake Hills Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $15, $5 for children. (406) 756-3632, biblergardens.org.

Spartan race: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork, spartan.com.

Computer programming through Minecraft, Makerspace class for ages 8-13, 1-2:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Northwest Ballet Co., “Alice in Wonderland,” 2 and 8 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $15-$20. The Mother’s Day weekend tradition is a treat for the entire family with classical and contemporary ballet dancing, eclectic music, entertaining storytelling, whimsical costumes and fun characters. (406) 755-0760, northwestballet.com.

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 7:30 p.m.,  MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $18 to $25, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.  

"Death by Chocolate,” 7-10 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $55, $100 for two. Guests become crime-solvers when a murder occurs at the mansion amidst wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and chocolate desserts. Join a cast of Hollywood A-listers at the “Ocean’s 11” wrap party, circa 1960. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, “Romeo and Juliet,”  2 and 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $10 for children 12 and under, $20 regular, $16 for seniors 60 and up or for students with ID, 243-4481, umt.edu/umarts/theatredance

Sunday, May 8

Kids' stuff

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

Music

“Gift of a Song” concert presented by the Montana A Cappella Society, 3 p.m., Corvallis Methodist Church, corner of Eastside Highway and Cemetery Road. Free-will donation to benefit HEART (Hamilton Emergency Assistance Response Team) Ministries. 363-5778.

African Children's Choir, 9:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., Whitefish Church of the Nazarene, 600 E. Second St., Whitefish. Free-will donation. 862-2433, africanchildrenschoir.com.

 

Student Recital Series: Lukas Selfridge, Kellie Jo Settera,  3 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. 243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

Potpourri

Literary trivia, 6:30-9 p.m., Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Spartan race: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork. spartan.com.

CycloFemme Missoula,.  11 a.m., Grizzly Bear Statue. An annual Mother’s Day bike ride. 243-4599, sandy.broadus@umontana.edu.

Mother’s Day Brunch, 11 a.m., Bibler Home and Gardens, 360 Lake Hills Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $60, $110 for couples; must be purchased in advance. (406) 756-3632, biblergardens.org.

Theater

Black Curtain Theatre, “Disgraced,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$10. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Disgraced” is the story of a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, married to a white artist influenced by Islamic imagery. When they host a dinner party, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Northwest Ballet Co., “Alice in Wonderland,”  4 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $15-$20. The Mother’s Day weekend tradition is a treat for the entire family with classical and contemporary ballet dancing, eclectic music, entertaining storytelling, whimsical costumes and fun characters. (406) 755-0760, northwestballet.com.

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.  

Monday, May 9

Art

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana. Featuring  "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," a complete collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays published in 1623. 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum.

"Dig In! Relief Printing" for beginners, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Basic skills such as how to hold and sharpen tools, make marks, amplify the power of black and white, print by hand and press will be covered into this introductory class. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to print at home and at ZACC’s community printshop.  $125, $115 members; materials not included, and estimated at $65 per person. You will be expected to buy and use your own set of carving tools, woodblocks and paper. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

           

Student Recital Series: Auriana Goudge,  7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall.  243-6880, griz.music@umontana.edu.

Potpourri 

 Free Dinner, College Information Event for Veterans,  6 p.m., Missoula College East Campus, 909 South Ave. W. Missoula College, VETS Office and TRiO are partnering to inform veterans and their family members who are not currently attending college to consider a two-year or certificate program. A free dinner and dessert will be provided and some of Missoula College’s popular programs will be showcased.  243-2744, shawn.grove@mso.umt.edu.

“Shakespeare at the Movies,” 7:30 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring Kenneth Branagh’s 1966 production of “Hamlet.” Tickets $5 youth, $7 students and seniors, $8 adults, theroxytheater.org. 

 

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Brown Bag Book Club, noon; computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; "Beginning WORD," 6 p.m., registration required; "Grieving in Communities: Supporting Ourselves, Supporting One another," 6 p.m., 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.

Bingo, 5:30 p.m., VFW POST 209, 245 W. Main St. 

Tuesday, May 10

Art

Tune-Up Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. For rockers ages 8 to 16. Much like open gym, your child may show up with their personal instrument or use what is available here at the ZACC. Practice, rehearse, continue playing with your rock camp band. Tune-Up Tuesdays are monitored but don't necessarily provide additional instruction, it's a free time for your child to continue to express themselves with music. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Painting Explosion!" 3:15-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 7,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. Explore a variety of painting techniques; study your favorite painters and have a blast with their application. Learn how to build a canvas, paint a landscape, and create your very own paint and more! Note: No outfits will be harmed in the creation of our masterpieces. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

After School Art Adventure III, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50; ages 7-11.  Explore memories though printmaking with Janaina Marques-Vieira. Thinking about the place we live and its relationship to people’s tradition, students will create prints using collagraph techniques as an art form. With hands-on printing, creative thinking, and visual learning strategies, students will embark on an adventure to explore memories. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Kids' stuff

"Bugs and Brews: Monarchs," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211. 

Animal Acting, 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.; 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

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.

Potpourri

Color Club for grown-ups, 10 a.m.-noon; Genealogy Group, 2 p.m.; Writer's Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1760. 

Tea Talks, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea for 30 minutes while your child explores the museum with qualified caregiver; visit with parent education director. Call 541-7529 to sign up for 30-minute slot.

ZACCercise, 12:15-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 suggested donation. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Big Sky Branch's Stress Less Coloring and Zentangle program, 3:30 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.;  System Check! 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday Book Groups discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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, “Romeo and Juliet” by William  Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, UM.  Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. Umt.edu/theatredance.

Wednesday, May 11

Art

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

Dance

West Coast swing, beginner basics level I, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

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

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

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

Read to cats and dogs, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Bitterroot Humane Society.

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

Music

African Children's Choir, 7 p.m., Hamilton High School Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. Free-will donation. 375-6060, africanchildrenschoir.com.

Potpourri

Donkey Basketball, 7 p.m., Arlee High School. Fundraiser for National Honor Society. $8 adults, $6 students, $4 grades kindergarten to sixth grade in advance at the high school office, 726-3216; $1 more at the door.

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

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;  "My iPad" computer class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; Afternoon Matinee at Missoula Main, free film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.;  jewelry making workshop,  6-7:30 p.m.; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" by Peter Matthiessen, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Trivia, 6:30 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Pubhouse, Bigfork. 

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

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $18 to $25, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.  

Thursday, May 12

Art

Young Artists Afterschool Program, “Forts!”  2:15-5 p.m., Thursdays through June 9,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90, $80 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance

Triple Two Step, 7-8 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

"Words, Words, Words," 11 a.m.; create a story, 1 p.m.; BASEment Improve, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Music Makers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Interactive singing, dancing, rhymes and music. 777-5061, northvalleylibrary.org.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.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. $3, $1 members. 327-0405, montananaturalist.org.

Live tarantula feedings, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St. $4 admission for ages 4 and older. 317-1211.

Music

Djebe Bara group offers an 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

LunaFest, a nationally touring film festival that showcases short films by, for and about women, 7 p.m., Wilma Theater. Tickets $10 in advance at ywcaofmissoula.org or $15 at the door. 

Montana Wilderness Association presents Seeley Lake's Spring into Summer and a Toast to Trail Creek, Double Arrow Lodge, 301 Lodge Way, Seeley Lake. Celebrate the new fish screen, how it works and how it became a reality, and other enhancements to Trail Creek at the Homestead Cabin at Double Arrow at 5 p.m. Then at 6 p.m. in the Great Room at Double Arrow enjoy free pizza while browsing the new Wilderness Walks book, the information on Continental Divide Trail volunteer projects and the new online hiking guide. wildmontana.org or email zporter@wildmontana.org.

Open technology lab, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m.; Cribbage Club, 5:30 p.m.; The Fellowship Club discusses "The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (A Toltec Wisdom)" by Sandy Tolan, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

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

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

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18 to $25, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.   

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