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Friday Jan. 2


Stevensville First Friday, 6-9 p.m.. Stores and galleries are open late for browsing.

Kids stuff

Preschool Storytime for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., in the children’s department. Free. Info: 721-2665.


Jenn Adams, Tom Catmull, John Floridis and Zoe Wood in concert, 8 p.m., Crystal Theater, inside the Bridge Bistro. Tickets: $10 in advance (available at Rockin Rudy’s) and $12 at the door; $2 discount for Missoula Folklore Society members.

Saturday Jan. 3


Opening reception, “An Exhibition of Drawing: Michael Diaz,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., farm Art Space, 119 S. Higgins Ave. Info: 721-0227.


Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Band is Aaron Parrett; caller is Roy Curet. Beginner’s workshop begins at 7:30 p.m., when all dances are taught. Partner not needed. Cost: $4 members, $6 general.

Monday Jan. 5

Kids stuff

Family storytime (all ages welcome), 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Info: 721-2665.

Down the Line

A preview of what’s coming up

Jan. 8-14


Full Moon drumming, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 9, Unity Church. $2 donation.

UFO meeting, 12:30-4 p.m. Jan. 10, Missoula Public Library. Program: Krsana, speaking on Mayan calendar.


Nick Mariana, Mike English, Doug Doehren, Donald Sage, Albert Chaney performing as the Bitter Root Blues Band, guests at Sunday Series, 2 p.m. Jan. 11, Ravalli County Museum.

Jan. 15-21


Steven Running, University of Montana professor, is Sunday Series speaker, 2 p.m. Jan. 18, Ravalli County Museum.


A Celebration of the Hockaday Museum of Art’s 35th birthday and 100th birthday of the Carnegie Building (which houses the museum), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15. Info: 755-5268.

Jan. 22-28


“A Chorus Line,” Jan 22-25 and Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Missoula Children’s Theatre. Info: Call 728-PLAY.

Jan. 29-Feb. 4


“A Streetcar Named Desire,” by Tennessee Williams, Feb. 1-14 and 17-21, Montana Theatre, University of Montana, Call 243-4481.


Vinok Worldance, 8 p.m., Jan. 30, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish, tickets $22, reserved. Call (406) 862-5371.



Jan. 16-18 – Montana Cowboy Poetry Wintercamp; Saturday show is Wylie and the Wild West. Info: Wintercamp, Box 1038, Big Timber, MT 59011; (406) 932-4227.


Jan. 22 – Trace Adkins and Buddy Jewel, 7:30 p.m., MetraPark. Tickets: $25, 1-800-366-8538.

Feb. 17 – B.B. King in concert, 8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. Tickets: $45; Ticketweb outlets, 1-800-965-4827, online at


Feb. 16 – John Mayer in concert, 7:30 p.m., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tickets: $35.50, 1-800-808-5940 or 1-800-325-SEAT or online at


Jan. 9-23 – “Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis,” traveling photography exhibit, U.W. Art Museum. Info: (307) 455-3404.

ELKO, Nev.

Jan. 19-31 – Youth Western culture festival, associated with National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. INfo:, (775) 738-7508.

Jan. 19-April 13 – “The Mongolian Horsemen” exhibit, Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St. Info:, toll-free (888) 880-5885.

Jan. 19-June 30 – “The Lingo of Our Calling: The Legacy of Cowboy Poetry” exhibition, Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St. Opening reception: Jan. 29. Info:, (775) 738-7508.

Jan. 24-31 – 20th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Info:, (775) 738-7508.


Feb. 20 – Monster Jam, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $5-$20, TicketsWest locations, 1-800-325-SEAT,

March 2 – Sarah Brightman, “Harem,” 8 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $35-$75, TicketsWest locations, 1-800-325-SEAT,

March 12 – Gaither Homecoming Concert Celebration Tour 2004, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $19.75-$34.75, available at TicketsWest locations, 1-800-325-SEAT.

March 21 – Metallica in concert, with Godsmack, 7 p.m., Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets: $75; TicketsWest locations, online at; phone 1-800-325-SEAT.

Montana Public Radio highlights

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO is heard at 89.1 FM in Missoula, 91.5 FM in N. Missoula, 89.9 FM in Kalispell, 91.1 FM in the Swan Valley, 91.7 FM in Whitefish and 91.9 FM in Hamilton.

For a quarterly program guide, call KUFM at 243-4931 or 1-800-325-1565.


8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61.

9 a.m., “New Year’s Day from Vienna” – Vienna Philharmonic’s annual concert of waltzes, polkas and marches.

11 a.m., “Morning Freeforms”

1 p.m., “Capitol Steps” – Annual New Year’s omedy special.

12:30 p.m., “Listeners’ Bookstall” – “Montana, 1948,” by Larry Watson.

1 p.m., “Piano Jazz” – Regina Carter.

2:30 p.m., “Jazz Sessions”

7:35 p.m., “From The Top” – with Yo-Yo Ma.

8:35 p.m., “Performance Today”

FRIDAY, Jan. 2

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Edgar Meyer: Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass; Weber: Grand Duo Concertant for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 48; Dvorak: Poetic Tone Poems for Piano Op. 85; Mozart: String Quartet in Dminor K421.

12:30 p.m., “Listeners’ Bookstall” – “Montana, 1948”


7 a.m., “The Childrens’ Corner”

9 a.m., “Weekend Edition”

11 a.m., “Homeground Radio” – Longtime Montana rancher Dale Marxer, member of the Cascase County Conservation District, discusses work of the Conservation District system.

11:30 a.m., The Metropolitan Opera – Rossini: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”

6:07 p.m., “Prairie Home Companion”

8:30 p.m., “Thistle & Shamrock” – New Year’s Ceilidh.

SUNDAY, Jan. 4

7 a.m., “Harmonia” – Hocket: a vocal technique in which two parts are placed one on top of the other.

8 a.m., “St. Paul Sunday” – “Contrasts”: Khachaturian, Beethoven, Rorem.

9 a.m., “Weekend Edition”

11 a.m., “Fresh Air Weekend”

11:55 a.m., “Field Notes”

Noon – “Food Guys” – “Greg’s Immigrants.”

12:10 p.m., “Front Row Center”

12:20 p.m., “Collegium Medicum” – “DNA and Forensics,” with Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune investigative reporter.

12:35 p.m., “Living on Earth”

1 p.m., “Bookworm” – Pete Dexter.

4 p.m., Jazz from Lincoln Center – Celebration of James Moody.

7 p.m., “Live at the Concertgebouw” – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nelson Freire, piano.

MONDAY, Jan. 5

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G, “Oxford”; Andriesson: Flute Concerto; Respighi: “Feste Romane”; Kaufman: Cello Concerto, “Kaddish”; Kaufman: “Dance of Death.”

12:30 p.m., “Listeners’ Bookstall” – “Montana, 1948.”

1 p.m., “Alternative Radio” – Noam Chomsky on imperialism.

7:30 p.m., “Mountain Stage” – Jerry Douglas, Buddy and Julie Miller, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jeff Lang, Kim Richey, Elizabeth Cook.

9:30 p.m., “New Dimensions”


8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Brahms: Violin Sonata in E flat Op. 120 No. 2; Mozart: Piano Sonata in F KV533; Franck: Violin Sonata in A; Elgar: String Quartet in E minor.

12:30 p.m., “Listeners’ Bookstall” – “Montana, 1948.”

2 p.m., “The Folk Show”

7:30 p.m., “This American Life” – “Birthdays, Anniversaries and Milestones.”

8:30 p.m., “Selected Shorts” – “Job’s Jobs” by Aimee Bender, read by Anjelica Huston; selection from “Day of the Locust,” by Nathanael West, read by Joanna Gleason; selection from “On The Road,” by Jack Kerouac, read by Alec Baldwin; “New York is a Girl” by Robert Sand, read by Joe Grifasi.

9:30 p.m., “Making Contact”

10 p.m., “In Other Words.”


8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Op. 90 “Italien”; Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37; Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2.

12:30 p.m., “Listeners’ Bookstall” – “Montana, 1948”

7:30 p.m., “Afropop Worldwide”

8:30 p.m., “Blues on the Move”

11:30 p.m., “Musician’s Spotlight”

Midnight – “Filmtracks”

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