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Thursday Jan. 22


“Night of the Arts,” 6 p.m., Cherry Valley School, featuring art work of the art docent classes in addition to exhibits, local artists’ work for sale, refreshments, dance and musical performances. Proceeds benefit the art docent program.

Kid stuff

Tiny Tales, 20-25 minute program for children from birth to 3 years old; 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Sing songs, learn fingerplays and nursery rhymes, hear stories. Free.

Spanish Time, 2 p.m., Missoula Children’s Museum. Info: 541-PLAY or


“A Chorus Line,” 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $16, adults; $14, children. Call 728-PLAY.

Friday Jan. 23


Public reception for artists contributing to the 32nd Annual Benefit Art Auction and Exhibition for the Art Museum of Missoula, 5-8 p.m. Free. Exhibition is through Feb. 5; auction is Feb. 7. Info: 728-0447.


Fact & Fiction’s Fifth Annual Book Club luncheon with Diane Smith, author of “Letters From Yellowstone Pictures From An Expedition,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn Parkside. Reservations required. $14. Info: 721-2881.

Kid 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.

Pan-African rhythm and dance, 6 p.m., Missoula Children’s Museum. Info: 541-PLAY or


CIAO (Career Incentive for Aspiring Opera singers) competition, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, University of Montana Music Building. Free. Young singers from UM Department of Music will sing operatic arias. Donations accepted.

The Missoula Folklore Society presents Radoslav Lorkovic and Lee Zimmerman, 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance; available at Rockin Rudy’s or $12 at the door; $2 off for Missoula Folklore Society members. Info: 829-8219.


“The Last Flapper,” by William Luce, Chantilly Theatre, 319 Main St., Stevensville. Tickets, info: 777-2722.

“A Chorus Line,” 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18. Info: 728-PLAY.


Conservation at the Crossroads, movie (“Hawaii: Rare Birds Revealed”) and discussion with filmmaker and ornithologist Tim Barksdale, who shares stories and images of his work, 7:30 p.m., International Wildlife Media Center and Film Festival, Roxy Theater, 718 Higgins Ave. Cost: $2-$4.

Saturday Jan. 24


Arts and crafts fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seeley Lake Elementary School, part of the Seeley Lake Winterfest events.

Kid stuff

Easy Art, 2 p.m., ages 2 and over, Missoula Children’s Museum. Info: 541-PLAY or

German story time, 11 a.m., Missoula Children’s Museum. Info: 541-PLAY or


Hamilton Performing Arts Center presents Radoslav Lorkovic and Lee Zimmerman, 8 p.m., Hamilton High School, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Tickets: $10 in advance; available at Chapter One Bookstore or by calling 375-9528; $12 at the door.

Teen dance and band show, all ages, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Union Hall upstairs, 208 E. Main St., Missoula. Bands are Flare 84, Voltz, and We and the Others, from Sentinel and Hellgate high schools. Cost: $3.


“Wings,” by Arthur Kopit, Chantilly Theatre, 319 Main St., Stevensville. Tickets, info: 777-2722.

“A Chorus Line,” 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $18. Info: 728-PLAY.


Seeley Lake Winterfest events: arts and crafts fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seeley Lake Elementary School; dessertfest with raffle and auction at Seeley Lake Community Hall, tickets: $15 at the door, 6-6:30 p.m. social, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Community Band Concert, desserts and raffle; 7:30 p.m., “Bits and Pieces” from MCT Missoula Community Theater; 8:15 p.m., auction.

Sunday Jan. 25


“The Last Flapper” by William Luce, Chantilly Theatre, 319 Main St., Stevensville. Tickets, info: 777-2722.

“A Chorus Line,” 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets: $16, adults; $14, children; matinee, $14. Info: 728-PLAY.


Seeley Lake Winterfest continues: Driftriders Poker Run, 10 a.m.-noon registration at Community Hall, noon to 3 p.m. run, 3 p.m. Eden Atwood and the Last Best Band at Seeley Swan High School (tickets at the door, $4 students, $12 seniors, $14 general).

Sunday Series: Judy Hoy and her feathered friends, 2 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Cost: $2.50 for nonmembers. Info: 363-3338.

Monday Jan. 26

Kid stuff

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

Tuesday Jan. 27


Globetrotters vs. the New York Nationals, 7 p.m., University of Montana Adams Center. Tickets start at $11.50, available at Worden’s Market, Southgate Mall and the University Center; or call 243-4051.

Miracle of America Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at the museum, 58176 U.S. Highway 93 in Polson. Info: 883-6804. Free pass to museum for all blood donors.

Wednesday Jan. 28


Women’s Reading Group at Flathead Valley Community College meets at 6:30 p.m. Discussion of “Winter Solstice,” by Rosamunde Pilcher, led by English and humanities instructor Carole Bergin. Info: (406) 756-3981.

Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell. Featured book: “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Info: (406) 755-5268.

Kids stuff

Bitterroot Public Library Storytime for preschoolers, with Holly Hayes presenting “Feelings,” 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library. Free. Info: 363-1670.


“A Chorus Line,” 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $16, adults; $14, children. Call 728-PLAY.


Classes, art calls, auditions

Kids’ classes

Filmmaking workshop: International Wildlife Media Center and Film Festival hosts a one-day workshop for aspiring filmmakers ages 13-17, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 718 S. Higgins Ave. Cost: $35, includes equipment and instruction. Info, registration: 728-9380.

Dance: Classes for kids at UM, Feb. 3-April 29 – 3:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Creative Movement I, ages 3 1/2 and 4; 4:15-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Creative Movement II, ages 5 and 6; 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, creative and modern, ages 7 and 8; 5:10 to 6:10 p.m., Thursdays, dance and choreography, ages 9-12. Cost: $60 per 12-week session (additional $5 for a parking permit). Info: 243-2849.

Art: Registering for February classes for clay, painting, drawing, more. Doodle Bugs, for 2- to 5-year-olds with parent; What’s Up Picasso, for 6- to 14-year-olds. Six-week sessions begin week of Jan. 6. Info: The Green Portfolio Ceramics Studio, 736 S. First St. W., 728-6363.

Art: Kids after school art clubs, Stumptown Art Studio, 145 Central Ave., Whitefish. Mondays, 4-5 p.m., kids clay club, ages 8 and up, $4; Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., kids craft club, ages 8 and up, $2. Four-week classes, Feb. 9-March 5 and March 8-April 2: Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., ages 6-9 and Thursdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m., ages 10 and up, Drawing and painting with masters, $45, members; $50, non-members. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., ages 3-6, art exploration, $35, members, $40, non-members. Info: (406) 862-5929.

Art: “The Art from Anything Factory,” Saturdays, Feb. 7-28, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Art Museum of Missoula. Teacher Mike deMeng will instruct kids 9-15 to create whimsical found-art sculpture. Cost: $36/members, $40/non-members. Register online.


French: Conversation classes offered through March 18. Beginning classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.; intermediate classes Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, registration: 829-8611.

Workshops, crafts

Papermaking: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, 629 Phillips St., Missoula. Covers how to make paper and paper-making tools. Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Info, registration: 721-7513.

Glass: Watercolor, glass blowing and experimental painting classes: end of January through May. Classes rotate on a three-week cycle. Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway. Info: 549-0422 or e-mail

Jewelry making class: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14, activity supports Caring Circles, a non-profit organization that helps people facing care-giving burnout. Info:

Stained glass: Gary and Nina Self will teach a class in making stained glass, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 14, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Info: (406) 755-5268.


Hospice Ball Prep Class: starts Feb. 4 for four weeks, $32; beginning salsa begins Jan. 25 for six weeks, 5-6:15 p.m., $42. Info, registration: Sandy, 239-6044.

Classes: Salsa, 5-6:15 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 25. Cost: $42 per person for six-week class; The Dance Studio, 2105 Bow St. (Women’s Club Health and Fitness Center). No partners necessary. Info, registration: Sandy, 728-4410 or 239-6044.

Classes: At the Friends House, 12th and Grant streets. Foxtrot, 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 28. Class runs six weeks. Cost: $45 cash, $50 check. Info: Martha Jane, 829-1236.

Belly Dance: classical Egyptian style belly dance for all ages. Beginning, intermediate and choreography classes available. Class held at the Montana Athletic Club. Info: Pat, 273-0412.


Adult open studio: Stumptown Art Studio, 145 Central Ave. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., open clay night, $8 members, $10 non-members. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., life drawing, $6 members, $8 non-members. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m,. still-life, $3 members, $5 non-members. Info: (406) 862-5929.

Life drawing: Every Wednesday, 7–9 p.m., Art Museum of Missoula. Cost: $5/person. 335 North Pattee St. 728-0447.

Spanish: It’s Spanish Time Language School starts winter semester Jan. 26. Register by Jan. 23; 16-week semester features five levels of conversational grammar classes, a literature class and a conversation class. Info: Dennis Bangs, 721-3000, Ext. 1040 or e-mail

Theatre workshop for women: Jane Fellows, LInda Grinde, Willow, Toni Wells and Anne Jensen explore the power of artistic experssion for playwrights, actors and audience, Feb. 6-7 in Kalispell. Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m., “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” play by Jane Wagner, $18. Feb. 7, 1-5 p.m., “Brain Gym,” with Linda Grinde. Feb. 7, 7-10 p.m., scenes presented as readers’ theater from contemporary plays including “Keely and Du” by Jane Martin and “The Beauty Queen of Leeane” by Martin McDonaugh. Info, reservations: Jana Goodman, (406) 755-1111.


Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) needs volunteers for its programs, including the Missoula Tool Library, the Coffee-to-Compost program, Start-to-Finish Gardening, Demonstration Site and a workshop series, or for general help – writing news releases, distributing fliers, riding bikes to collect coffee grounds, putting out mailings, fixing small engines, building signs, many other jobs. Info: 721-7513, 629 Phillips St.


Missoula: Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Deathtrap,” Jan. 26, at MCT Center for The Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St., 6 to 10 p.m. Performance dates: March 11-14 and 17-21. Info: 728-1911.

Art calls

Local artists interested in receiving a jury prospectus on “Northwest Artists” coffee table book project may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Northwest Artists, Attn.: Cameron Blagg III, P.O. Box 91, Noxon, MT 59853. Jurying for final 50 pages of 200-page first edition on notable artists living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Montana; will include color, oversized, hard bound printing featuring artists biographies, gallery listings, contact information and the work of almost 200 artists. Jurying continues through February.

Art Missoula will review portfolios for upcoming shows during the month of February. Submit six slides, pictures or images on CD along with a brief artists statement and artist resume. Applications will be accepted eletronically at; include SASE for mailed applications. Local artists receive preference. Info: Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway, 549-0422.

The Art Hang-up and Body Basics seeks entries for a show and silent auction to benefit the art departments of the Missoula public school system. Artists’ renderings of fans in any medium are requested for the April 2 exhibition in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk and first annniversary of the opening of the space at 525 S. Higigns Ave. Info: Patty, 327-8757.

WORD (Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development) seeks artists to donate pieces for its Fifth Annual “Many Faces of Women” fund-raiser in honor of International Women’s Day, March 6. Art will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit WORD’s work on behalf of Montana women. Deadline: Jan. 31. Info: Suzin, 543-3550, Ext. 57.

MPR weekly schedule


8:10 a.m. “Morning Classics” – Smetana: String Quartet in E-minor; Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin; Schubert: Sonata in B-flat for Piano, Four Hands D617; Brahms: Piano Quintet in F-minor Op34.

12:30 p.m. “Listeners Bookstall”

1 p.m. “Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland

2:30 p.m. “Jazz Sessions” with Terry Conrad

7:35 p.m. “From The Top”

8:35 p.m. “Performance Today” from NPR

FRIDAY, Oct. 10

8:10 a.m. “Morning Classics” – Eric Funk: Rhayadar – Music for Ballet: Eric Funk: Piano Concerto; Schubert: Overture in C, D591; Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C, D944.

12:30 p.m. “Listeners Bookstall”


7 a.m. “The Childrens Corner” with Annie Garde

11 a.m. “Homeground Radio”

11:30 a.m. “The Washington Opera” Mozart: Don Giovanni.

6:07 p.m. “Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor

8:30 p.m. “Thistle & Shamrock”

SUNDAY, Oct. 12

7 a.m. “Harmonia” – The Benevolent Order for Music of the Baroque.

8 a.m. “St. Paul Sunday,” with host Bill McGlaughlin

9 a.m. “Weekend Edition Sunday” from NPR

11 a.m. “Fresh Air Weekend” with Terry Gross

12:10 p.m. “Front Row Center

12:20 p.m. “Collegium Medicum”

12:35 p.m. “Living on Earth”

1 p.m. “Bookworm”

4 p.m. “Jazz from Lincoln Center” – McCoy Tyner – The Soloist.

7 p.m. Milwaukee Symphony

MONDAY, Oct. 13

8:10 a.m. “Morning Classics” – Hummel: Piano Trio in G Op. 35; Reger: Clarinet Sonata in B-flat Op. 107; Schubert: Quintet in C, D956.

12:30 p.m. “Listeners Bookstall”

1 p.m. “Alternative Radio”

7:30 p.m. “Mountain Stage”

9:30 p.m. “New Dimensions”

TUESDAY, Oct. 14

8:10 a.m. “Morning Classics” – John Adams: Naïve and Sentimental Music; Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 3 in E; Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A, K201.

12:30 p.m. “Listeners Bookstall”

2:30 p.m. “The Folk Show” – Special broadcast of The National Folk Show.

10 p.m. “In Other Words”


8:10 a.m. “Morning Classics” – Beethoven: Variations for Piano, Violin, and Cello – “Kakadu;” Brahms: Paganini Variations, Op. 35; Paganini: String Quartet in E; Schumann: Songs; Berwald: Septet in B-flat.

12:30 p.m. “Listeners Bookstall”

7:30 p.m. “Afropop Worldwide” with Georges Collinet


Out-of-Town events


Jan. 28 – New Shanghai Circus: Acrobats of China, 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. Tickets: $8-$19; (406) 256-6052; 1-877-321-2074.

Feb. 4 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, 8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. Tickets: $35, 1-800-965-4827;

Feb. 14 – Rimrock Opera Masked Ball and auction, Northern Hotel. Tickets: $100. Info: (406) 671-2214.

Feb. 17 – B.B. King in concert, 8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. Tickets: $45 reserved; on sale Dec. 19; 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


March 17-20 – C.M. Russell Auction and Exhibitors Show, benefit for the C.M. Russell Museum. Info: (406) 727-8787.


Jan. 23 – Eden Atwood concert, 8 p.m., Myrna Loy Center. Tickets: $15; (406) 443-0287,


Through Feb. 14 – “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Denver Center Theatre Company. Tickets:, 800-641-1222 or TicketsWest, 1-866-464-2626.

Through March 27 – “Visiting Mr. Green,” Denver Center Theatre Company. Tickets:, 800-641-1222 or TicketsWest, 1-866-464-2626.


Feb. 28-March 13 – “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Seattle Opera, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets: $37-$118. Info: 1-(800)-426-1619;


Jan. 30-Feb. 8 – 26th Annual Northwest Bach Festival. Info: Tickets: TicketsWest, 1-800-325-SEAT, (7328)

Feb. 20 – Monster Jam, 8 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $5-$20, TicketsWest, 1-800-325-SEAT (7328),

March 2 – Sarah Brightman, “Harem,” 8 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $35-$75, TicketsWest locations, 1-800-325-SEAT (7328),

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