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Arts and Entertainment Guide

Thursday, June 12

Books/readings

Book discussion of "Fire and Brimstone," by Michael Punke, 10 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Kids stuff

World of Wonders, 3:30 p.m., Children's Museum, Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Theater

Yasmena Reza's "Olives and ART," presented by the Montana Actor's Theatre and translated by Christopher Hampton, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $15 per person, $25 per couple at the door or call (406) 945-2904.

Potpourri

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Featuring Anna McGary & The Thirsty Three.

Friday, June 13

Art

Fourth annual Montana Professional Artist Association's group show, 6-10 p.m., Bitterroot River Inn, 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive, Hamilton. Call 961-3887 or 777-0553. Featuring deceased artists Nick Eggenofer, Hans Kleiber, Leonard Reedy, and Montana artists Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Brent Cotton and Kevin Red Star.

Books and readings

Brandon Schrand reads and signs "Enders Hotel" and Jeff Jones poetry reading and signing of "Stratus Opacus," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Kids stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Preschool storytime for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

VooDoo Horseshoes, rock and bluegrass, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Missoula Men's Chorus benefit concert, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. Tickets $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Missoula AIDS Council and UM.

Theater

Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Pirates of Penzance," presented by the Hamilton Players, 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse. Tickets $14. Call 375-9050.

Yasmena Reza's "Olives and ART," presented by the Montana Actor's Theatre and translated by Christopher Hampton, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $15 per person, $25 per couple at the door or call (406) 945-2904.

Potpourri

"Vertigo," 7 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 728-9380.

Western Heritage Days, Stevensville. Events include art show, quick draw and auction, sidewalk sales, antique car live music and more. Call 777-3773.

Hot Springs Homesteader Days through June 15. Film "Story of the Bitterroot," 6:30 p.m., old high school gym, Hot Springs. Call (406) 741-2382.

World Wide Cinema presents "Noise," 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Saturday, June 14

Art

Fourth annual Montana Professional Artist Association's group show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bitterroot River Inn, 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive, Hamilton. Call 961-3887 or 777-0553. Featuring deceased artists Nick Eggenofer, Hans Kleiber, Leonard Reedy and Montana artists Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Brent Cotton and Kevin Red Star.

Stevensville Art and Sculpture Society unveils its second public art piece, 9 a.m., Lange Park, Main Street, Stevensville.

Saturday Family Art Workshop: Exploring Color and Wax with Feather Sherman, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For all ages. Fee: $5. Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447.

Missoula Art Museum Exhibition Tours. Travel through MAM with art guides gazing at Hansen's larger than life insects, Becker's ethereal floating sculptures and Feddersen's extraordinary, multidimensional works. noon, free, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447.

Books, readings

Gordon Sullivan signs "Saving Homewaters: The Story of Montana's Streams and Rivers," 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-1117.

Kids stuff

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

Ready? Set…Read! 11 a.m., Children's Museum, Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Summer reading kick-off party, 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-1117.

Theater

Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Pirates of Penzance," presented by the Hamilton Players, 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse. Tickets $14. Call 375-9050.

Yasmena Reza's "Olives and ART," presented by the Montana Actor's Theatre and translated by Christopher Hampton, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $15 per person, $25 per couple at the door or call (406) 945-2904.

Music

Back Adit, 60s rock, country, jazz and more, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Third annual Summer Concert Series featuring Black Mountain Boys, 5:30 p.m., Hillside Health Care Center, 4720 23rd Ave. Bring lawn chair; free burgers and hot dogs. Call 251-5100.

Potpourri

Farmers market, 8:30 a.m.-noon, north end of Higgins Avenue.

Clark Fork River Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., under Higgins Avenue Bridge at Riverside parking lot.

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

Hot Springs Homesteader Days through June 15. Grand opening of the LaRue Hot Springs Museum, 1 p.m. Parade, noon. Call (406) 741-2382.

Missoula Iris Society Iris Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., JC Penney Court, Southgate Mall. Call 728-7109 or 543-8695.

First Strawberry Festival, 3-7 p.m., Day Spring Church, 185 Westgate Highway 93, Florence. Family games, music. Call 273-7780.

Third annual Bitterroot Valley Dutch Oven Cook-Off held in conjunction with Western Heritage Days, Stevensville. $15 entry fee for one pot, $25 for a three-pot entry which includes main dish, bread and dessert. Cooking begins 10 a.m. and judging 1 p.m. Public can sample at 3:30 p.m. for $5 per plate. Call 777-5445.

Western Heritage Days, Stevensville. Events include parade, Dutch oven cook-off, quick draw and auction, sidewalk sales, antique car live music and more. Call 777-3773.

Sunday, June 15

Art

Fourth annual Montana Professional Artist Association's group show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bitterroot River Inn, 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive, Hamilton. Call 961-3887 or 777-0553. Featuring deceased artists Nick Eggenofer, Hans Kleiber, Leonard Reedy and Montana artists Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Brent Cotton and Kevin Red Star.

Theater

Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Pirates of Penzance," presented by the Hamilton Players, 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse. Tickets $14. Call 375-9050.

Potpourri

Hot Springs Homesteader Days. Call (406) 741-2382.

Monday, June 16

Kids stuff

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Free.

Music

Missoula City Band rehearsal, 7-9 pm., Sentinel High School Band Room, 901 South Ave. W. Call 728-2400, Ext. 7541.

Dance

Life Art Dance Workshop, a movement dance meditation for personal growth and expression, Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective. Call 541-7240.

Potpourri

Scrabble Club, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-0387.

"Fire and Ice - Ten Years in Glacier" by Chris Peterson, 7 p.m., Montana House, Glacier National Park. Call (406) 862-6110.

Tuesday, June 17

Books/readings

Jennifer Lowe-Anker reads and signs "Forget Me Not," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Kids stuff

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Free.

"Catch the Reading Bug" featuring Raptors of the Rockies with Kate Davis," Missoula Public Library, 2 p.m., 301 E. Main St. For children entering grades 1 and older. Call 721-2665.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Wednesday, June 18

Books/readings

Jennifer Lowe-Anker signs "Forget Me Not," 7 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton. Call 363-5220.

Kids stuff

Storytime, 11 a.m., North Valley Public Library, Stevensville. Call 777-5061.

"Ready? Set…Read!" for ages 3-7, 11 a.m., The Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. Call 541-7529.

Potpourri

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caras Park. Featuring One Less Karen and Blue Rock Shop.

Art calls

Art Mobile of Montana brings exhibits of contemporary, original and visual art throughout the state. We are looking for new works in a variety of styles, media, and techniques, both 2-D and 3-D including paintings, prints, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics (seconds, please) or other for our 2008-2009 traveling exhibit. Our portable walls can accommodate framed work with Plexiglas and hanging wire. Framed artwork should be no larger than 30 inches by 35 inches and we prefer smaller, if possible. AMM serves mostly schools and also community groups, institutions, and other programs. Themes that we are looking for include ongoing Montana conservation/environmental issues, life stories, historical, abstract, figurative, and unusual thought-provoking or inspiring works. Send digital images to: scolburn@acsol.net If you have CDs or slides, or for more information, please call or e-mail traveling artist Jacqueline Brazil at Jacqueline_Brazil@hotmail.com or call (406) 827-4208. Deadline for submission, end of July, 2008.

The 15th annual First Night Missoula will be held Dec. 31. Artists, musicians, performers, crafts people, cooks, storytellers, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for performances, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations of craft, skill or knowledge. All selected First Night participants will be compensated. Application deadline is June 30. Application is available at www.FirstNightMissoula.org or call 532-3240. First Night Missoula is also seeking artwork submissions for the 15th anniversary button, poster, and program cover. Deadline for proposals is Aug. 31.

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