Friday, September 25

Art

Radius 1 Anniversary Show opening reception. The Radius Gallery marks its first anniversary with art by Courtney Blazon, LeAnn Boyd, Lucy Capehart, Susan R. Carlson, Pamela Caughey, John Cook, Ric Gendron, Michael Haykin, Karen Kemp, Louis LaMontagne, Bobbie McKibbin, Megan Moore and Barb Schwarz Karst. Also featuring music by Scrapyard Lullaby, 5-7 p.m., 114 E. Main St.

UC Homecoming Art Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., University Center Atrium, UM. Featuring art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics and more by local and regional artists. 243-5555.

Books, readings

David Gates reads from his new collection of short stories and a novella, “A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Scott Ellsworth signs “The Secret Game,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Fact & Fiction,  University Center, UM. 243-1234, factandfictionbooks.com

Book and CD release party for Ani Tsering Wangmo, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. With music by Ani Tsering Wangmo and the Joan Zen Acoustic Trio.  

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids ages-3-5 with Sally Blevins reading “A Fall Walk in the Wood,” River Park. Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

Potpourri

"Raise Your Voice For Dave," a benefit for longtime local musician David Boone, whose withdrawal symptoms from an anti-anxiety drug required clinical treatment and left his unable to work. Stage 112, 112 Pattee St. The family friendly evening features music by the Shiveries, Letter B, Crow's Share and Kaylen Krebsbach. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Suggested donation is $5. Donations can also be made via the "David Boone Benefit Account" at Missoula Federal Credit Union or gofundme.com/d5a2ee6svw.

American Indian Heritage Day: Events scheduled throughout the day, including natural resource-focused activities at the College of Forestry and Conservation and traditional Native American games on the Oval. A complete schedule is online at news.umt.edu/2015/09/091615aihd.php.  

2015 Law Alumni Reunion Weekend, Alexander Blewett III School of Law. Law school alumni from class years ending in a 0 or 5 are invited to participate in events all day, including Continuing Legal Education classes, class dinners, the annual Scholarship Brunch and a Griz football tailgate. Free to law school alumni. 243-4311, umt.edu/law/newsevents/events/2015-09-25-reunion-weekend.php.

Homecoming 2015: “Hello Walk” painting, 1 p.m., sidewalk east of Turner Hall. Students and alumni are invited to grab a brush to paint a greeting in any language they wish. 243-5211, grizalum.org/events/Homecoming/default.php.

Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion,  2 p.m., Don Anderson Hall Room 201. The UM School of Journalism hosts a roundtable discussion with UM journalism alumni. 243-4001, jour.umt.edu.

Journalism Alumni Reception,  3-4:30 p.m., Don Anderson Hall Room 201. The UM School of Journalism hosts a reception for UM journalism alumni. 243-4001, jour.umt.edu.

Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, 5:30-8 p.m., UC Ballroom. 243-5211, grizalum.org/events/Homecoming/default.php.

Public Planetarium shows,  6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Payne Family Native American Center. The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites the public to its fall planetarium shows. For directions to the Star Gazing Room and a link to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/1iKOiHz. Tickets $6 adults, $4 children.  

Homecoming 2015: All-Alumni Social and Dance, 7 p.m.-midnight, Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. UM alumni are invited to enjoy live music, including the UM Marching Band and UM Alumni Band. Free. 243-5211, grizalum.org/events/Homecoming/default.php.

Homecoming 2015: Yell Night Pep Rally, 8 p.m., UM Oval. The Montana Grizzlies football team, marching band, cheerleaders and UM mascot, Monte, help celebrate Homecoming Week with a bonfire and the lighting of the M. Free and open to the public. 243-5211, grizalum.org/events/Homecoming/default.php

Great Northwest Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m., Depot Park, Whitefish. Admission is $4 per day. See the complete schedule for the two-weekend event at whitefishoktoberfest.com.

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited's annual fundraising banquet, Bitterroot River Inn, Hamilton. Silent auction opens at 5 p.m. with a no-host bar; dinner, 6:30 p.m. with live auction and drawings. Tickets $50, available at Freestone Fly Shop in Hamilton and Darby, Stranahan's Fly Shop, Angler's Roost, Bitterroot Fly Shop or call 363-9099. 

Benefit barbecue and auction for Victor Moldenhauer and Montana "Tana" Bosker, 9-11 p.m., Sports Page, Polson. Barbecue, raffle, silent auction and music by Gladys Friday.  

Festival of Flavors kickoff, 6 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $50. Spanish paella feast features a gourmet meal prepared by students of the Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC with sangria, Spanish wines and local brews. Live music is performed by Spanish guitarist Leif Christian. (406) 756-3632, bit.ly/1iKOlDj.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Yarns @ the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 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

Dancing With Our Stars, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $30. Like the popular TV show, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company will rehearse with six lucky community members. They will costume them, add video highlights, coach a hilarious local judging panel, and put on a live dance performance that includes a full dance program from the professional ballroom dancers. The audience votes for the winning community member who will take home the coveted mirror-ball trophy. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

“Oliver,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $6-$11. Young Oliver Twist lands in trouble with the workhouse matron and Mr. Bumble and sets him on his famous adventure. He is sold to a local undertaker, but runs away and is picked up by the Artful Dodger, who invites Oliver to “Consider Yourself”’ one of us. Fagin’s gang sets out to pick a pocket or two; fortunately Oliver is taken in by Mr. Brownlow, who happens to hold the key to Oliver’s family inheritance in this lively musical based on the famous tale by Charles Dickens. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Saturday, September 26

Kids' stuff

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

Saturday Kids Activity “Explore Forest Fire,” 2 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $3/$1 MNHC members. 327-0405, MontanaNaturalist.org.

Potpourri

Homecoming Hustle 5K,  9:45 a.m., downtown Missoula and UM. The race starts at Higgins and Broadway in downtown Missoula and runs the Homecoming Parade route across the Higgins Bridge to University Ave., through the campus Oval and onto the football field at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Register from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on event day for $26 at Runner’s Edge, 304 N. Higgins Ave.  728-9297, runnersedgemt.com/events.

2015 Homecoming Parade: “A Tradition of Champions,” 10 a.m., from downtown Missoula to the UM campus along Higgins and University avenues. Information: Angela Weisenburger, (406) 243-5211, angela.weisenburger@umontana.edu, http://www.grizalum.com.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Truckload sale begins at 2 p.m. Books sell for $1 a bag. 363-1670.

Great Northwest Oktoberfest, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Depot Park, Whitefish. Admission is $4 per day. See the complete schedule for the two-weekend event at whitefishoktoberfest.com.

Mission Valley Christian Academy car show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 38907 Highway 35, Polson. Entry fee is $20 and lunch vendors will be available. Patsy Peck at (406) 515-0106 or Julie at (406) 883-6858.

Glacier Lake Missoula Chapter fall field trip, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at  Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. 327-0405, MontanaNaturalist.org.

“The General,” a 1926 silent movie starring Buster Keaton, accompanied by Glacier Symphony pianist Rick Friend, 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

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

“Oliver,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $6-$11. Young Oliver Twist lands in trouble with the workhouse matron and Mr. Bumble and sets him on his famous adventure. He is sold to a local undertaker, but runs away and is picked up by the Artful Dodger, who invites Oliver to “Consider Yourself”’ one of us. Fagin’s gang sets out to pick a pocket or two; fortunately Oliver is taken in by Mr. Brownlow, who happens to hold the key to Oliver’s family inheritance in this lively musical based on the famous tale by Charles Dickens. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunday, September 27

Books, readings

Margo Kahn reads from her book “Horses that Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith,” 2 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Faculty and Guest Artist Series, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. The UM School of Music presents Brahms’ “Liebeslieder,” featuring faculty artists Anne Basinski, soprano; Kimberly Gratland James, mezzo-soprano; David Cody, tenor; David Edmonds, baritone; and Christopher Hahn, piano; with visiting guest artists Diana Livingston Friedly, soprano; Kathleen Lane, mezzo-soprano; Geoffrey Friedly, tenor; Scott Anderson, baritone; and Kori Bond, piano; from Idaho State University. Admission $12 general, $8 students and seniors. 243-6880, umt.edu/music.

Acoustic jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, corner of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. Bring your guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or similar acoustic instrument or just come to listen. 381-2483.

Potpourri

Active Aging film series, a free film to kick off Active Aging Week, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

"Civilian Conservation Corps Memories of Fort Missoula: A Post Tour," 2 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula. Special commentary by Stan Cohen, author of "The Tree Army: A Pictorial History of the CCC. 549-5346, fortmissoula.org.

"The General," a 1926 silent movie starring Buster Keaton, accompanied by Glacier Symphony pianist Rick Friend, 3 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Stevensville Founder’s Day, 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Mission, west end of Fourth Street. 777-5734, saintmarysmission.org.

Target Range Community Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., east parking lot of Target Range School, 4001 South Ave. W. 

Monday, September 28

Potpourri

Live multimedia performance: Colorado folk musician Laurie Dameron performs as environmental photographs taken by John Fielder and Karl Snyder are shown, 7 p.m., North Underground Lecture Hall, UM. 243-5153. 

Brown Bag Talk: “The Changing Landscape of Women in Academia,” 12:10-1 p.m., University Center Room 333. Free and open to the public. 243-2988.

Basic photography class with Bain Robinson, 6-7 p.m., registration required, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Active Aging Week forum, film and discussion of senior financial abuse, 1 p.m.; Active Aging in the Makerspace, 1:30 p.m.; Active Aging Week computer session, trek through "Enterprise," 2 p.m.; open time in the MakerSpace, 1:30-3 pm..; Active Aging Watercolor, 2 p.m.; Active Aging Class, meet the library telescope, 3 p.m., MakerSpace Electronics Exploration, 3-7 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m., registration required; Scrabble, 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.  

Tuesday, September 29

Art

"Bike Psyched" afterschool art camp, Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90/$80 members. All of our artwork will be bike inspired. Come learn how to build sculpture and/or jewelry using bicycle parts, paint bicycle scenes of your favorite places to explore and peddle, research the art of building a bicycle, and of course decorate own bikes and helmets 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

After School Art Adventure with Bev Glueckert, Tuesdays, 3:45- 5:15 pm., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $45/$50, Ages 7-12. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Missoula author Michael Hodges reads and signs his debut thriller “The Puller,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2880, factandfictionbooks.com

Dance

Intro to two step, 7:05-8:20 p.m., Martha Jane’s Uptown Dance, 1008 Burlington Suite D. Class runs six weeks, 7.5 hours, $75 check or $70 cash. (406) 640-3262, mjndance@hotmail.com

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

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., 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

Wildlife presentation by Doc Wild, 6 p.m., North Valley public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Register at maryw@northvalleylibrary.org. 777-5061.

Writers Group with John Robinson, 6:30-8 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Missoula Farmers Market, 5:30-7 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue. 

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

Active Aging Week memoir writing workshop, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Active Aging: Make your own geode, 11 a.m.; Active Aging Film series free film, 2 p.m.; Active Aging computer session, "Text? Swype!" 2 p.m.; Active Aging in the MakerSpace, snap circuits, 4 p.m., Active Aging Quiet Drum and Percussion, 4:30 and 7 p.m.; System Check! 6:30 p.m.; Writers Anonymous, 6 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, September 30

Art

Art Guide Training, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St.  Take a tour through the other exhibitions: "Kathryn Schmidt: Seen in Broad Daylight" and the "Terrain: Plateau Native Art and Poetry Portfolio." Senior Exhibition Curator Emeritus Steve Glueckert will discuss his selection of works for the exhibition "A Few of My Favorite Things." 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Attorney and author Martin Clark reads and signs his legal thriller “The Jezebel Remedy,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. 721-2880, factandfictionbooks.com.

Dance

Dance with country western dance instructor, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks, Main Street. $5. 

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

Kids' stuff

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

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

Music

Beginning hand drumming series with Matthew Marsolek of Drum Brothers, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Lewis and Clark School, 2901 Park St.  $60 for five week series, $13 for single classes. To register call 531-8109 or email matthew@drumbrothers.com

Potpourri

The Skivvy Dash, 3 p.m., University of Montana Main Hall. The Student Involvement Network at UM's first annual fundraiser; proceeds donated to YWCA Missoula aims to address the need for consent. $5 in advance, $7 day of event; register at umt.edu/uc/skivvydash/default.php.

Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture Series, 12:10-1 p.m., Mansfield Center Conference Room, UM. Featuring "Deep in the Delta: Studying Climate Change in Vietnam" with UM environmental studies Associate Professor Dan Spencer.

Germanfest, 6-9 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, mile marker 6, Polson. German beers and appetizers, costume contest with prizes. 

WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine & Tap, Main Street Polson. 

Active Aging joins the Mallwalkers, 10 a.m.; Active Aging yoga, 11:30 a.m.; "EXCEL,"  12:30 p.m., registration required; Active Aging film series, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m., registration required; Active Aging Week book crafts, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.  

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.

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

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway. 

Thursday, October 1

Art

Reception: Photographer Sarah Moore's "Black Lake Ice," UC Gallery, UC Center at UM. This work will feature photographs in a scattered arraignment across the gallery walls. The loose, out-of-focus quality of Moore’s work encourages thoughts of loss and memory, and makes the viewer wonder about the scattered photographs in their own head. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. 4-6 p.m. The MFA candidate's solo exhibition will be on view through Oct. 29.

Whitefish Gallery Night, 6-9 p.m., downtown Whitefish. Take a walking tour of 15 galleries and businesses, which offer art, food and beverages. (406) 862-3501, whitefishgallerynights.org.

"Beginning Drawing," Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115/$105 for members. Discover how to draw anything you see. This is a great class for beginners with little or no experience. Explore line, texture and tone as you learn how to draw observationally. Discover the secrets behind perspective, shape, shading and composition. Learn the techniques of "recording" images from your vision onto paper or canvas! 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Intro to Monotypes," Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115/$105 for members. This five-week course offers an introduction to monotype printing processes focused on developing technical abilities and confidence working in a printmaking studio. Students will create prints through studio work and projects and gain an awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of monotype printmaking and develop a personal vocabulary with the media. Demonstrations of new processes are scheduled weekly, and are supplemented by additional impromptu demonstrations as specific student need arise. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Bike Psyched" after-school art camp, Thursdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $90/$80 members. All of our artwork will be bike inspired. Come learn how to build sculpture and/or jewelry using bicycle parts, paint bicycle scenes of your favorite places to explore and peddle, research the art of building a bicycle, and of course decorate own bikes and helmets. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Montana beer blogger Ryan Newhouse book signing and presentation of "Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country, 6 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., Bigfork. 

Dance

Headwaters Dance Company's final concert, "Beginnings and Endings," 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $15 general, $10 students and senior citizens, available at headwatersdance.net and at the door. 

Triple Two Step, beginning, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

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.

Music

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

Potpourri

John Howard's Homegrown Comedy open mic, 9:30 p.m., Union Club, 208
E. Main St.

Great Northwest Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m., Depot Park, Whitefish. Admission is $4 per day. See the complete schedule for the two-weekend event at whitefishoktoberfest.com.

Open time in 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.

Art calls

The Missoula Art Museum is now 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 Oct. 18 at midnight Mountain Time.

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