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Friday, July 22

Art

"Magic Hour: 10 Questions with Dale Livezey," a Helena landscape painter, 5-6:30 p.m., Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St. 

Dance

Golden Age Club dance with music by the Jammers, 7:30-10 p.m., 727 S. Fifth St., Hamilton. Admission $3, bring a treat. Victor Class of 1961 will gather to begin its reunion. 363-0142.

Flamenco Montana workshop, “Fandagos de Huelva,” Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater, 2704 Brooks St. Intermediate workshop is a complete choreography of Fandangos de Huelva. Call 396-4007 or visit flamencomt.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 storytime, 10:30 a.m.; kids' table at the library, free lunch for kids under 18, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; 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

Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival, 163 Forest Hill Road, Hamilton. Tickets $7.50-$15 or $10 for Sunday only. Celebrate the sounds of traditional bluegrass music with concerts, contests, a Kids in Bluegrass performance, Bluegrass Gospel on Sunday morning, and lots of jamming. Camping is available and food vendors are on site. 821-3777, hardtimesbluegrass.com.

Potpourri

“Colony 21” pubic forum, 6:30 p.m., PAR/TV Center, Masquer Theatre. This public forum will examine the relationship of the Colony playwrights gathering and the Missoula writing community. It will be followed by a staged reading of “Everything is Wonderful” by Chelsea Marcantel. For more information, call 406-243-6809, montanarep.org

Bibler Home and Gardens "splendid summer evenings," guided tours at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 360 Lake Hills Drive, Kalispell. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children. Experience a splendid summer evening surrounded by acres of colorful annuals and perennials in full bloom, highlighted by stunning views of the Flathead Valley. (406) 756-3632.

Daly Days, downtown Hamilton and the Daly Mansion. Street vendors, crafts, a car show, wiener dog races, stage entertainment, kids’ activities, food and street dance  night featuring Who Dat. 360-9124.

St. Ignatius Good Old Days. Barbecue, live music, pancake breakfast, buffalo run, tractor show, antique sewing machine show, parade and more. 

Kootenai River PRCA Rodeo, 7 p.m., J. Neils Memorial Park, Libby. (406) 293-4167.

Flathead Lake 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament played in the streets of downtown Polson. (406) 883-5969.

Evening Dharma Talk featuring Namchak Khempo discussing “Loving Kindness,” 6:30-8 p.m., Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, 34756 White Coyote Road, Arlee. (406) 241-3032, ewambuddhagarden.org.

Beginning walking group, 8:30-9 a.m.; Chapter Book Read Aloud, 2:30-3 p.m.; Silent Reading Tea party, 3-3:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Drop-in watercolor painting class, noon-2 p.m.; Yarns @ the Library, noon; Young Adult Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

The Colony staged reading, “Everything is Wonderful,” 8 p.m., PAR/TV Center, Masquer Theatre. This Montana Repertory Theatre staged reading will be performed by Chelsea Marcantel as part of the Colony 21 lineup. Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 406-243-6809 or montanarep.org.

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

"Grease," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Tickets $17-$26. From the senior matriarch of the kitchen to the bride-to-be learning to arrange things in proper order, everyone will recognize the humorous and down-to-earth characters. Add a little romantic stir for the new pastor and the outcome is heavenly entertainment. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Philipsburg Opera House Theatre Co., Vaudeville Variety Show, the annual favorite featuring new skits and musical numbers, 2 p.m.; "Making God Laugh," a comedic family portrait that takes place over 30 years' worth of holidays, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 15 and under. Call 406-859-0013 or email ohtc@blackfoot.net.

Saturday, July 23

Art

Arists on artists discussion: Devin Leonardi. Missoula Art Museum senior curator Brandon Reintjes and Helena painters Dale Livezey and Amy Brakeman-Livezey take part in an in-depth discussion on the late painter Leonardi, who's the subject of a memorial exhibition at the MAM. Free, 11 a.m., MAM, 335 N. Pattee St.

Bitterroot Art Guild's 46th Art in the Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Legion Park, Hamilton. 

Books, readings

Local historian Bob Brown signs “Captain Charles Rawn and the Frontier Infantry in Montana,” 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fact & Fiction 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.  

Dance

Tango Missoula hosts an introductory class and milonga social, 8 p.m.-midnight, Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. $10 per person, $8 students. 

Mountain Dance Fest in concert, 7:30 p.m., Open Space, PARTV Building Room 005, UM campus. Celebrating a week of dance training and choreography with live performance and original video. $5 suggested donation. 

Flamenco Montana workshop, “Fandagos de Huelva,” Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater, 2704 Brooks St. Intermediate workshop is a complete choreography of Fandangos de Huelva.   Call 396-4007 or visit flamencomt.com. 

Kids' stuff

Trekker Kids program "All About Habitats," 11 a.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 W., Lolo. 273-4253.  

Saturday Learning Adventure Series, "Daly Days Horse Racing," 10 a.m.-noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Free. 373-3338.

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

Music

Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival, 163 Forest Hill Road, Hamilton. Tickets $7.50-$15 or $10 for Sunday only. Celebrate the sounds of traditional bluegrass music with concerts, contests, a Kids in Bluegrass performance, Bluegrass Gospel on Sunday morning, and lots of jamming. Camping is available and food vendors are on site. 821-3777, hardtimesbluegrass.com.

Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker, 6:30 p.m. (doors 5 p.m.), Big Sky Brewing Co. Tickets $36.50 in advance, $38 day of show, available at Big Sky Brewing, Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 866-468-7624 and online at ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com

Dave Stamey concert and barbecue, 5:30 p.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $40, reservations required. 363-6004, Ext. 3.

Potpourri

Seventh annual Big Sky Barbecue Festival, all proceeds benefit the Montana Food Bank Network. Food from Big Mike's BBQ, Burns St. Bistro, Covered Wagon Hotdogs, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the Notorious PIG, Fuddruckers, Albertsons and more. Beer available from Big Sky Brewing Co. and live music by County Line and Milton Menasco and the Big Fiasco, Caras Park, 4-9 p.m.

Flathead Lake 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament played in the streets of downtown Polson. (406) 883-5969.

Daly Days, downtown Hamilton and the Daly Mansion. Street vendors, crafts, a car show, wiener dog races, stage entertainment, kids’ activities, food and street dance Friday night featuring Who Dat. 360-9124.

Kootenai River PRCA Rodeo, 7 p.m., J. Neils Memorial Park, Libby. (406) 293-4167.

St. Ignatius Good Old Days. Barbecue, live music, pancake breakfast, buffalo run, tractor show, antique sewing machine show, parade and more. 

“Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion, 1868-1968” historical clothing tours, 9 a.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $28, $25 members; reservations required. The exhibit consists of 22 mannequins showing changes in the shape of clothing worn by men, women and children. The earliest piece in the collection is a late 1860s bodice and drape worn with a wide floor length skirt over hoop petticoats. In contrast is a 1960s A-line dress worn above the knee, the latest piece on display. (406) 755-2166.

Microbrew Festival, 3-10 p.m., Second and Bedford streets, Hamilton. 363-2400.

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. 961-0004.

Theater

Colony staged play reading, “Dark Matter,” 8 p.m., Performing Arts and Radio/Television Building Masquer Theatre. This Montana Repertory Theatre staged reading of a play by Heather Benton and Molly Rice will be held as part of the Colony 21 lineup. Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 406-243-6809 or go to montanarep.org.

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Philipsburg Opera House Theatre Co., "Unnecessary Farce," in which cops, crooks and one cheap motel lead to laughs, 2 p.m.; Vaudeville Variety Show, the annual favorite featuring new skits and musical numbers, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 15 and under. Call 406-859-0013 or email ohtc@blackfoot.net.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse, “Shrek,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunday, July 24

Dance

Flamenco Montana workshop, “Fandagos de Huelva,” Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater, 2704 Brooks St. Intermediate workshop is a complete choreography of Fandangos de Huelva. Call 396-4007 or visit flamencomt.com

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival, 163 Forest Hill Road, Hamilton. Tickets $7.50-$15 or $10 for Sunday only. Celebrate the sounds of traditional bluegrass music with concerts, contests, a Kids in Bluegrass performance, Bluegrass Gospel on Sunday morning, and lots of jamming. Camping is available and food vendors are on site. 821-3777, hardtimesbluegrass.com.

St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival, 4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Memorial Chapel, 2285 Southern Cross Road, Anaconda. Featuring music by Jeni Fleming. Sttimothysmusic.org

Riverbend Concert Series with Blue Smoke, 7 p.m., Sliter Memorial Park, Bigfork.

Potpourri

Flathead Lake 3-on-3 basketball tournament played in the streets of downtown Polson. (406) 883-5969.

St. Ignatius Good Old Days. Barbecue, live music, pancake breakfast, buffalo run, tractor show, antique sewing machine show, parade and more. 

Theater

Colony staged play readings, “Brontë to the Future!” noon, PAR/TV Center, Masquer Theatre. This Montana Repertory Theatre staged reading a new script by Laramie Dean will be presented as part of the Colony 21 lineup. At 8 p.m., catch "The Sun is My Witness," by Kevin Kicking Woman. Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 406-243-6809 or montanarep.org.

Benefit Revue, 7 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $40. Enjoy an evening of song and dance “from shows we’d like to do, from shows we’ve done in the past and from shows we promise we’ll never do.” All proceeds go toward the BSP scholarship fund; a champagne reception follows the performance. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 2 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Philipsburg Opera House Theatre Co., "Making God Laugh," a comedic family portrait that takes place over 30 years' worth of holidays, 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 15 and under. Call 406-859-0013 or email ohtc@blackfoot.net.

Monday, July 25

Kids' stuff

Missoula Catholic Schools Summer Discovery Camps for grades one-five, “Outta this World!” through Friday.  Register at mcsmt.org. 

AMP: Co-Ed Rock Camp, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Friday, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Ages 8-16;  $225 non-members, $215 members. In this camp, boys and girls will build self-esteem together through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Kids table at the library, kids ages 18 and under eat free at 11:30 a.m., followed by activity at noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Summer Science Club with spectrUM, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Ages 10 and under, 4-4:45 p.m.; ages 11-18, 5-5:45 p.m. 777-5061.

Music

Missoula City Band rehearsal, 7-9 p.m., Sentinel High School band room. missoulacityband.org. 

Potpourri 

Comedian Doug Stanhope, known for his vulgar and boundary-pushing act, 8 p.m., Monk's Bar, 225 Ryman St. Tickets are $30, available only at montanacomedy.com

Lake County Fair, Ronan. 676-8660.

Beginning walking group, 8:30-9 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Christmas in July dinner, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 543-7154.

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; "Internet Searching" 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.

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

Tuesday, July 26

Art 

“Beginning/Intermediate Silk Screen Printing,” 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. This dynamic five-week class is the perfect introduction and further discovery into the world of screen-printing. 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 their artwork and print to their satisfaction, all while leaving with vibrant prints. Black inks and photo emulsion are included in Materials Fee. $125 members, $135 non-members. 721-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings 

Missoula author and MMA reporter Chad Dundas reads and signs his debut novel, “Champion of the World,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com

Kids' stuff

KidsFest, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Caras Park. Hosted by Parks & Recreation, 721-PARK.

"Dive in" story time for ages 3-5, 11 a.m., and Wonder About Water for ages 6-10, 3 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. imagineiflibraries.org.

Homemade windchimes, 3:30 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.; Kids Table at the Library, free lunch for ages 18 and under at 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; Kids Table at Frenchtown Branch, kids ages 18 and under eat free, noon; Children's Summer Activity Program, 2 p.m.; Frenchtown Branch Lego Club, 4-6 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

Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market featuring music by Craig Wickham, 5-7:30 p.m., north end of Central Avenue. 

Tuesday at Twelve featuring John Floridis, noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Free. 363-1279.

Lake County Fair, Ronan. 676-8660.

"Tea and tranquility" adult coloring group, 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Coloring Club for Grown-ups, 10 a.m.-noon; chapter book read aloud, 2:30-3 p.m.; Socrates Café facilitated by Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.;  System Check! 6:30 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

Bigfork Summer Playhouse, "42nd Street," 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Wednesday, July 27

Art

Art trek with watercolor artist Kim Shirley, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Whitefish City Beach. Cost is $35. Call Stumptown Art Studio at (406) 862-5929 or stop by 145 Central Ave. in Whitefish to sign up.

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. Twenty dollars for members or $25 nonmembers covers all your materials, supplies, and canvas. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.  

Dance

West Coast swing, beginning level II, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

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

"Build it" for ages 6-10, 3 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls. imagineiflibraries.org.

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30 a.m.; Wild Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670.

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

Lolo branch story time, 10:30, call 273-0451, ext. 211; Seeley Lake story time, 11 a.m., call 9406) 677-8995; kids table at the library, free lunch for ages 18 and under, 11:30 a.m., followed by activity at noon; Kids Table at Frenchtown branch, noon, free lunch for ages 18 and under; Frenchtown branch story time and craft, 10:30 a.m.; Middle School Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.; Computer programming through Minecraft, ages 8-13, 5 p.m., registration required,  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Music

Missoula City Band Concert featuring Missoula Community Chorus, 8 p.m., Bonner Park. 728-2400, ext. 7041, missoulacityband.org.

Hot Springs Blues Festival opens with Too Slim and the Taildraggers, 8-10 p.m., Friday, Symes Hotel, 209 Wall St., Hot Springs. Other performers include John Kelley, Rafael Tranquilino, Mike Bader Band, Zeppo and Kevin Van Dort. The weekend festival also offers camping, vendors and beer. (406) 741-2361.

Potpourri

Lake County Fair, Ronan. Music by Little Big Band, 5 p.m. 676-8660.

Columbia Falls Heritage Days celebrates the theme “Coming Alive in 2016” at various venues with a car show, free swimming, barbecue and auction, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 5K and 10K runs, barn dance, golf tournament, vendors, music, a parade, games and rodeo. (406) 892-2071, cfallsheritagedays.com 

Beginning walking group, 8:30-9 a.m.; toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Wild Wednesdays with Chip Jasmin and friends, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Chapter Book Read Aloud, 2:30-3 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caras Park. Music by You Knew Me When; activities by Animal Wonders. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com.  

July "Let's Paint," beginner acrylics exploration, noon-2 p.m.; open hours in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Excel computer class, 12:30 p.m., registration required; Movies and Making at Big Sky branch, 1 p.m., call 728-2400, ext. 8605 for more information; afternoon matinee at Missoula Main, 2 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 Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Theater

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse opens with “Young Frankenstein,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Philipsburg Opera House Theatre Co., Vaudeville Variety Show, the annual favorite featuring new skits and musical numbers, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 15 and under. Call 406-859-0013 or email ohtc@blackfoot.net.

Thursday, July 28

Art

Closing reception, 5-9 p.m., Gallery 709 at Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan St. Featuring the Saltmine artists group, Karen Rice, Cathryn Mallory, Stephen Glueckert, Kathy Herlihy-Paoli, Peter Keefer, Bev Beck Glueckert, and guest artist Tim Thornton. 541-7100. 

Dance

Djebe Bara group offers an 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. 

Country two-step,  beginning-intermediate, 7-8  p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand.

Kids' stuff

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

Pop-up playground, 1-3 p.m., Westside Park.

"Add your angle" for ages 6-10, 1 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Bigfork. imagineiflibraries.org.

Kids book and writing club, 1:15-2 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Bring a book about the Old West and write historical fiction to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Founders Day. 777-5061, northvalleylibrary.org.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; kids table at the library, free lunch for ages 18 and under, 11:30 a.m. followed by activity at noon; kids table at Frenchtown branch, ages 18 and under eat free, noon; 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

Hot Springs Blues Festival opens with Too Slim and the Taildraggers, 8-10 p.m., Friday, Symes Hotel, 209 Wall St., Hot Springs. Other performers include John Kelley, Rafael Tranquilino, Mike Bader Band, Zeppo and Kevin Van Dort. The weekend festival also offers camping, vendors and beer. (406) 741-2361.

Potpourri

Lake County Fair, Ronan. Market livestock auction. 676-8660.

Columbia Falls Heritage Days celebrates the theme “Coming Alive in 2016” at various venues with a car show, free swimming, barbecue and auction, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 5K and 10K runs, barn dance, golf tournament, vendors, music, a parade, games and rodeo. (406) 892-2071, cfallsheritagedays.com.

Brown Bag It! book club discusses “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson, noon-1 p.m.; open technology lab, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; silent reading tea party, 3-3:30 p.m.; Lego Club, 4-5 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Thursday! Fest with music by the Andrea Harsell Band, 5-8 p.m., Museum at Central School, 142 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. (406) 253-6923.

Free night at the museum featuring the classic film “Wizard of Oz,” 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. (406) 883-6804.

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com.  

July Acoustic Guitar Club, noon-2 p.m., call to register; Frenchtown branch family movie, 2 p.m., call 626-2730; 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

Port Polson Players, “Shadows on Oak Island,” 8 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Boettcher Park, Polson. Tickets $17-$18. When a young couple with a dark past rents a summer cabin on Oak Island to search for ancient treasure, their quirky landlord cautions that the island itself is alive. But how could that be? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse, “Grease,” 8 p.m., 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $17-$30. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.  

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