Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne will play the Adams Center at the University of Montana on Monday, April 24. 

Brad Barket, Associated Press

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Friday, April 21

Kids' stuff

Face painting, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Story time for kids ages 3 and up, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.  

Music

Pianist/comedian Jason Farnham, 7 p.m., the Paradise Center (old Paradise School). Tickets are $13 for adults in advance, $15 at the door, $5 students. 406-826-8585, sanderscountyarts.org.

Everything Fitz presents Celtic music and dance, 7 p.m., Polson High School Auditorium. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door, available at Vine & Tap, 218 Main St., Polson; First Interstate Bank, 49573 Highway 93, Polson; True Value Hardware, 63540 Highway 93, Ronan. 

13th annual Jazzoula jazz festival, doors 6 p.m., music 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony Parish Hall, 217 Tremont St. Kimberlee Carlson/Ron Meissner Jazz Quintet, 6:30 p.m.; Bob Packwood (piano), 7:15 p.m.; MJ Williams (vocals and trombone) with Beth Lo (bass) and David Horgan (guitar), 8 p.m.; Absent Wilson Conspiracy with Steve Kalling (bass), Tanner Fruit (sax), DR Halsell, (guitar) Ed Stalling (drums) with Naomi Moon Siegel (trombone), 8:45 p.m. Tickets $12 general, $10 seniors, students, available at Rockin Rudy's, 542-0077 and at the door. 

Potpourri

The 40th annual International Wildlife Film Festival continues on Friday and Saturday with screenings of wildlife films and other special events, Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Go to wildlifefilms.org for more information.

22nd annual Chocolate & Authors fundraiser for North Valley Public Library, 4-8 p.m., 218 Main St., Stevensville. $5.

49th annual Kyiyo Celebration, UM Adams Center. Grand entry, 7 p.m. $5 per session pass or $12 for weekend pass; seniors and children under 6 free, available at the door or at all GrixTix locations, griztix.com or 243-4051.  

Ninth annual Superfund Run, 6:30 p.m., Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bonner. Kids' through eighth grade are free; $10 adults. Plus soup and dessert. Sign up at competitivetiming.com. 546-1835. 

Paxson Elementary School garage sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Paxson gymnasium. Proceeds go towards purchasing a set of drums for the music program. 721-2400 ext. 4590. 

AAUW-PDK Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 S. Third St. W. 543-5975, 549-3538.

Missoula Art Park unveiling, 4:30-7:30 p.m., corner of Pattee and Pine streets. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org. The park, a joint project between the Missoula Art Museum, the city of Missoula and Adventure Cycling, opens with "By the Bike," a cycle-themed exhibition with work by artists Ann Appleby, Kim Reineking, Whitney Ford-Terry, Keith Goodhart, Jeremy Hatch, and Patrick Zentz.

Bigfork Rotary chili feed, 5-7 p.m., Garden Bar, Bigfork. 

Cowabunga, "the Udder Limits talent show," 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. acesafterschool.com/cowabunga.html

Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Watercolor painting class open to adults 18 and older. Bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes  and palette. Call 258-3867. Yarns at the Library, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writer's Group, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, recent feature film, 7 p.m. 

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Company presents "On Golden Pond," 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. (863-5371), WhitefishTheatreCo.org 
 
FVCC's Theatre Department presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 8 p.m., Campus Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students. fvcc.edu/theatre

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

Saturday, April 22

Art

Native Journaling: "Native Plants," 10 a.m.-noon, meet at the Water-Wise Garden behind Missoulian on Fourth Street. $10 plus materials. Bring your own supplies (paper, pencil, pen, magnifying glass, etc. ) and something to sit on. 370-1254, nancy@nancyseiler.com

Living Art of Montana drop-in workshop, "The Write Stuff" with Jack Shifflet, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art, 725 W. Alder St. Free of charge to adults dealing with illness or loss. 549-5239, livingartofmontana.org.

Kids' stuff

Saturday Learning Adventure Series: "Four Winds Chime," 10 a.m.-noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Free. 363-3338.

Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Family story time for children ages 4 and older and their caregivers, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.

Music

Celebrate Piano Series featuring piano duo Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students. 243-4581, griztix.com

Potpourri

The 40th annual International Wildlife Film Festival continues on Friday and Saturday with screenings of wildlife films and other special events, Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Go to wildlifefilms.org for more information.

MUD's 11th Earth Day celebration, 3-7 p.m., new Free Cycles site, 732 S. First St. W. Live music, food, demos and more. mudproject.org.

49th annual Kyiyo Celebration, UM Adams Center. Grand entry, noon and 7 p.m. $5 per session pass or $12 for weekend pass; seniors and children under 6 free, available at the door or at all Grixtix locations, griztix.com or 243-4051.  

AAUW-PDK Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 S. Third St. W. 543-5975, 549-3538.

Missoula Building Industry Association second annual Reuse/Recycle Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Direct Source, 3495 W. Broadway. 543-4423. 

March for Science rally, 1 p.m., Caras Park. March at 2 p.m. Presentations from local scientists and public servants with backgrounds in sciences. facebook.com/events/1293054384143994

5 Valleys Dahlia & Glad Society's annual tuber and corn sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Ace Hardware, Tremper's Shopping Center. 

Pajama party fundraiser for All Mosta Ranch Montana, 6-10 p.m., Triple Take Arena, 300 Morning View Drive, Kalispell. $20 adults, $12 seniors and students, $8 ages 4-12 (no toddlers please). Food, horsemanship demonstrations, arena beachball and more. Register at 406-270-7513. 

Cowabunga, "the Udder Limits talent show," 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. acesafterschool.com/cowabunga.html

Hamilton Farmers Market, Bedford Street, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 961-0004.

Indoor Bocce Ball tournament, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Big Sky High School gym. Four-person teams, $10 per placer plus door prizes and raffles. Student Kayleig Ewart's senior project will donate proceeds to the MS Society and help send Ewart to MS Teen Camp. 240-6166. 

Early Literacy training for children's librarians, caregivers and parents, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; open hours in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. 

Western Montana Car Club Expo, 10 a.m.9 p.m., Southgate Mall. shopsouthgate.com.

Missoula Valley Winter Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hell Gate Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St. Over 25 vendors plus live music. 

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Company presents "On Golden Pond," 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. (863-5371), WhitefishTheatreCo.org 
 
FVCC's Theatre Department presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 7 pm., Campus Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students. fvcc.edu/theatre

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

Sunday, April 23

Kids' stuff

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

Potpourri

Western Montana Car Club Expo, 10 a.m.6 p.m., Southgate Mall. shopsouthgate.com.

AAUW-PDK Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 S. Third St. W. 543-5975, 549-3538.

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Company presents "On Golden Pond," 4 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. (863-5371), WhitefishTheatreCo.org 
 
University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 2 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

Monday, April 24

Dance

Beginners graduation, 6:30-8 p.m., club dance, 8-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 2 1/2 miles west of Lolo on Highway 12. 529-8633, 273-0652. 

Music

Hip-hop star Lil Wayne, 8 p.m., Adams Center, UM. Tickets $35-$55, available at all GrizTix locations, by phone 888-MONTANA, online at umt.edu/griztix

Co-ed Rock Camp, 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 10, ages 8-15,  Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $235/$225 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Potpourri 

Free family night, 4-5:30 p.m., A Carousel for Missoula. Free rides and hot cocoa. 258-3020.  

UM President's Lecture Series: Essayist and critic William Deresiewicz presents "The Crisis in Higher Education," 8 p.m., University Center Ballroom, UM. 243-2981, umt.edu/president/events/lectures

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino platform and and other electronics platforms, 3-7 p.m. "Internet Searching" computer class, registration required, 721-BOOK (2665), 6-7 p.m. Monday night jewelry workshop in the MakerSpace with Irene Pritsak and Kim Grebence, MakerSpace. Each workshop is drop-in and will teach participants a new skill that will be accompanied by a project, 6:15 p.m.; Introduction to Reading and Writing Poetry workshop, 6:30 p.m., registration required.

Tuesday, April 25

Dance

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.

Kids' stuff

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4-6 p.m.m Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Preschool storytime, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Toddler time with stories, songs and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 11-11:30 a.m.

Sponge painting, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Music

Women's Rock Camp, 5 p.m., Tuesdays  through May 9, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $300/$290 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Potpourri

Coloring Club for Grownups, 10 a.m.; Writers Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Earth Day Gray Wolf Peak cleanup celebration, 11 a.m., front entrance of Gray Wolf Casino, Evaro. 

Chat with Dara Newman, parenting education director, 10 a.m.-noon, Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. Call 721-7690 to schedule a 30 minute visit. 

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Film screening presented by the Parenting Place, "Paper Tigers," 4:30 p.m.; Community creative writing workshop in the MakerSpace: Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process, MakerSpace, 6-7:30 p.m.

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Kalispell Brewing Co., 6-8 p.m.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Backslope Brewing Co., Columbia Falls, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26

Art

Living Art of Montana "Cancer, Courage and Creativity," 5:30-7:30 op.m., Wednesdays through May 3, Living Art, 725 W. Alder St. 549-5239, livingartofmontana.org.

Bob Ross Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

Flamenco Montana winter session, Adult Flamenco I, 1-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. 542-9270, flamencomt.com.

Kids' stuff

Early childhood music hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Children, ages 18 months to 3 years, can come explore movement and rhythm, $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members.

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

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library. Babies through age 2 sing, dance and enjoy short stories every Wednesday morning. 363-1670. 

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Bigfork, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Potpourri

Perspective drawing, 3:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Reentry simulation event, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 300 E. Main St. Gain a firsthand, realistic experience of the re-entry challenges for individuals returning from prison. 

Emma Cayley, Exeter University associate professor of French, presents "Rethinking Medieval Materiality: A Tale of Carpet, Screens and Parchment," 4 p.m., Liberal Arts Building Room 304, UM. ashby.kinch@umontana.edu

"Helping the Child with ADHD-like Symptoms," 6:15 p.m., Washington Middle School, 645 W. Central Ave. Free, childcare available. Register at missoulaclasses.com, 721-7690.

"Spring Into Summer," 5-8 p.m., Lolo Peak Brewery, 6201 Brewery Way. Join Shining Mountains chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association to browse this year's line of "100 Wilderness Walks" and trail projects. 

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, explore the resources of the MakerSpace, learn how to use the equipment, or to work on a project of their choice. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. "Easy Steps to eBooks" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Afternoon matinee screening of a recent feature film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writer's Group for grades 6-9, 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday Movies at the Big Sky branch, features a screening of a family-friendly film at 3:45 p.m. at the branch, located at 3100 South Ave. W. Call 728-2400 Ext. 8605 to find out the movie title; poetry reading featuring students who participated in Emily Walter's Introduction to Reading and Writing Poetry workshop, 7 p.m. 

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., Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Theater

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

Thursday, April 27

Art

Exhibition opening featuring "Fish On!" featuring the art of fishing in the streams, ponds and lakes of the Western landscape, Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave.

Ladies pottery painting night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Jumbo Art Jamboree for ages 6-12, 2:15-5 p.m., Thursdays, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $85 members, $95 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings

Award-winning poet and UM MFA graduate Robert Wrigley reads from his new collection, "Box," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.

Dance

African dance class with live drums, Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.

Kids' stuff

Young Artist After-School Program, "Printmaking for Youth," Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Thursdays starting March 9, 2:15-5 p.m. Ages 6 to 12 and is a chance to explore the wonderful world of printmaking. Learn how to screen, relief and monoprint using a variety of colors and surfaces. $95/85 for members.

Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

MiniNaturalist pre-K program, 10 a.m., Missoula Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free with admission to the Center. MontanaNaturalist.org

Taekwondo, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls for day cares, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, large meeting room, 10:30 a.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Potpourri

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m.  

Brown Bag It! Book Club discusses "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi, noon, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

"Feminist Fight Club," 6-7:30 p.m., University Center Room 207. Every Thursday, women can come together to share experiences, identities, offer support and promote love and self-confidence. For more information about the event or to register, visit umt.edu/uc/ffc, call 406-243-5776 or email hailey.michelson@mso.umt.edu.

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Company presents "On Golden Pond," 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. (863-5371), WhitefishTheatreCo.org 
 
FVCC's Theatre Department presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 8 pm., Campus Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students. fvcc.edu/theatre

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $20 general, $16 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the extreme perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theater. umt.edu/theatredance

 
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