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Friday, December 18

Art

Big Sky High Visual Art Extravaganza hosted by Big Sky High Art Club and Art Department, 5-7:30 p.m., Big Sky High School Cafeteria, 3100 South Ave. W. 

Kids' stuff

Mandarin Starters: Chinese calligraphy, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids ages 3-5 featuring “Ring Those Bells” followed by stay-and-play time, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m., “Introduction to Programming in Java for Teens (MakerSpace),” 5-5:50 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Christmas concert by the Christian Home School Choir of the Missoula area, 7 p.m., Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 100 Foss Court E. Directed by Joe Roby and Alisha Roby; accompanied by live brass and strings.

Five Valleys Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 7 p.m., Southgate Mall.  370-7873.

Potpourri

"Enchanted Forest," 6:30-9 p.m., The Hive, 800 S. Third St. W. An interactive art installation with mythical characters; a spectacle of sight, sound, smell, taste and touchy. $8 general, $5 children and students, $20 family. Fundraiser for Turning the Wheel Missoula's arts education programs. 830-3285, enchantedforestsite.wordpress.com.

Christmas caroling, 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Bigfork.

Yarns at 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. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre, “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The classic tale by Charles Dickens is set in the '80s. Long hair, one-hit wonders and familiar ghosts converge to change Scrooge's money-hungry ways. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Garden City Ballet, “The Nutcracker,” Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20-$25. About 150 local dancers will join guest artists Nikki and Ethan White performing in this classic ballet. For tickets, call 888-MONTANA or visit umt.edu/griztix.

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Sound of Music,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Santa visits at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.

Whitefish Theatre Co., “Mary Poppins,” 7:30 p.m, O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

Saturday, December 19

Art

Art workshop: Markmaking with Golden high-flow acrylics with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., Nancy Seiler's Studio, 330 Brooks St. $65 (includes all materials). High-flow acrylics can be used in dip pens, markers, daubers and sprayers. Let's experiment and see what we create. Nancy is a certified Golden art educator. Call 370-1254 to register.

Open figure drawing, non-instructed, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $10/$8. Participants must be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Dance

Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Beginner workshop, 7:30 p.m. Music by Skippin and Groover; caller Mark Matthews. $6 MFS members, $9 nonmembers. Missoulafolk.org.

Kids' stuff

Visit Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station. bigfork.org.

A Carousel for Missoula hosts Santa’s Breakfast, 9 a.m. Enjoy a light breakfast, carousel rides, and a chat with Santa. Tickets $4-$6. Call 549-8382 for more information.

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

Music

Christmas concert by the Christian Home School Choir of the Missoula area, 4 p.m., Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 100 Foss Court E. Directed by Joe Roby and Alisha Roby; accompanied by live brass and strings.

Montana A Cappella Society, “Christmas Savory and Sweet,” 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Free. These singing storytellers share tales of Christmas through a capella music from the sacred and secular traditions, spanning the centuries from medieval to modern. 362-5778.

Potpourri

"Enchanted Forest," 6:30-9 p.m., The Hive, 800 S. Third St. W. An interactive art installation with mythical characters; a spectacle of sight, sound, smell, taste and touchy. $8 general, $5 children and students, $20 family. Special after-hours dance party follows. Fundraiser for Turning the Wheel Missoula's art education programs. 830-3285, enchantedforestsite.wordpress.com.

Community Christmas party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Cost $2-$5. Enjoy cookie decorating, crafts and entertainment by the Sunshine Generation and pianist Joan Roe. Santa arrives at noon for photo ops. 363-6004, dalymansion.org.

Reader’s Theatre: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Free. A delightful mix of stage play and bedtime story that is appropriate for all ages, this reader's theater combines a dramatic reading with some live action, costumes, stage tech and music to bring this holiday classic to life. Along with the show, there will be a holiday-themed bake sale.  375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Conrad Mansion Christmas Holiday Tea & Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $30, reservations required. (406) 755-2166.

Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club, free bridge lessons, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2825 Stockyard Road, Building I, Unit 3. Group of three lessons will introduce you to Play of the Hand. Call Beth Loehnen, 546-1512 to register. missoulabridge.org.

Winter Public Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. Produce, meat, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 396-0593.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The classic tale by Charles Dickens is set in the ’80s. Long hair, one-hit wonders and familiar ghosts converge to change Scrooge's money-hungry ways. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Missoula Community Theatre presents “The Sound of Music,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.

Garden City Ballet performs “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana. Tickets $20-$25. About 150 local dancers will join guest artists Nikki and Ethan White performing in this classic ballet. For tickets, call 1-888-MONTANA or visit www.umt.edu/griztix.

"The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special," a dinner musical, 2 and 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. Based on book by Joel Benjamin, James Ansart, Bret Silverman and Steve Silveman. Tickets and info at stensrudplayhouse.com.

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Mary Poppins,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. Based on the classic film. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

Sunday, December 20

Holiday open house and members event, 6-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Food, libations, music, and of course, art. This is a great opportunity to learn about our new classes and programs.  Meet the family of staff, board members, educators, interns and volunteers.  True to the ZACC spirit, you’ll also have an opportunity to create small trinkets in our pottery studio, glass fusing studio, and print shop and enjoy a tour of our newly renovated basement. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Kids' stuff

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

Music

Potpourri

Yuletide Affair 12, 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $29-$100. Alpine Theatre Project’s 12th installment of the popular holiday show promises more music, more Broadway talent and more stupid jokes. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

Theater

Garden City Ballet, "The Nutcracker," Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets  $20-$25. About 150 local dancers will join guest artists Nikki and Ethan White performing in this classic ballet. For tickets, call 888-MONTANA or visit umt.edu/griztix.

Missoula Community Theatre, "The Sound of Music," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org.

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Mary Poppins,” 4 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

"The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special," a dinner musical, 5 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. Based on book by Joel Benjamin, James Ansart, Bret Silverman and Steve Silveman. Tickets and info at stensrudplayhouse.com.

Monday, December 21

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

A Musical Dreamtime Journey winter solstice concert with Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan of Drum Brothers, 7 p.m., St. Anthony Parish, 217 Tremont St. Tickets $15 at the door; bring pillows, pads, blankets etc.; chairs available for those who need them. 370-3339.

Potpourri 

Winter Wonderland skating session, 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Skate with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m. $6 adults, $3 youth and seniors. 728-0316, glaciericerink.com

Yuletide Affair 12, 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $29-$100. Alpine Theatre Project’s 12th installment of the popular holiday show promises more music, more Broadway talent and more stupid jokes. (406) 862-7469, atpwhitefish.org.

MakerSpace Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Intro to Email," 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.

Tuesday, December 22

Kids' stuff

Sensory Table: snow dough, 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.

Holiday Kid’s Klub Craft, 4-7 p.m., Southgate Mall. 

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

Open computer and iPad lab, 2-3:30 p.m.; Writers Lab with John Robinson, 6:30-8 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Winter Wonderland skating session, 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Skate with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m. $6 adults, $3 youth and seniors. 728-0316, glaciericerink.com

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

Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; Gaming for Grownups, 6:30 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.

Wednesday, December 23

Kids' stuff

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

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; after-school holiday crafts, 4-5 p.m., all materials provided, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

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

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

Potpourri

Special edition Christmas movie night featuring "Home Alone" and "National Lampoons' Christmas Vacation," 7 p.m.,  Stage 112, 112 Pattee St.

Winter Wonderland skating session, 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Skate with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m. $6 adults, $3 youth and seniors. 728-0316, glaciericerink.com

Santa at the Kettlehouse, 5-8 p.m., Northside Kettlehouse, 313 N. First St. W. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Free matinee, classic film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine and Tap, Main Street, Polson. $9. Different wines are showcased each week.

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.

Thursday, December 24

Kids' stuff

Santa on the roof at 104 Apple Valley, Florence from sunset for three hours. Idea is for children to see Santa delivering gifts at a home. 

Potpourri

Santa’s Torchlight Parade, 6 p.m., Whitefish Mountain Resort. Santa and his elves arrive on the Big Mountain escorted by a torchlight parade. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.

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

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