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Thursday Jan. 15


Celebration of the Hockaday Museum of Art’s 35th birthday and the 100th birthday of the Carnegie Building, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Info: (406) 755-5268.

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.


Save St. Francis School, Xavier Foundation, brainstorming session seeking uses for St. Francis Xavier School, 6:30 p.m., Missoula City Council Chambers, 435 Ryman St. Info: 531-2394 or

Friday Jan. 16


Reception, 7-9 p.m., Soucie Soucie Salon & Spa, 77 Third Ave. W. N., Kalispell. For “Can you see me now?” exhibit, using art and poetry to express emotion. Inspired by Jane Latus Conner, Angel Cloud artist, and Flathead High School art students. Info: (406) 752-3501 or (406) 752-3105.


Rob Laughner reading and signing “Our Nun,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 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.


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

Saturday Jan. 17


Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Band: Grass Valley String Band; Mark Mathews. Beginner’s workshop: 7:30 p.m. Partner not needed. Cost: $4 members, $6 general.


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


Widows/Widowers luncheon, noon, Golden Corral, 4015 Brooks St. Info: Mick, 251-5902, or Bev, 543-4442.

Sunday Jan. 18


Sunday Series: “Climate Change the Last 10 Years,” Steven Running, UM professor, 2 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Cost: $2.50 for nonmembers. Info: 363-3338.

Free showing of the movie, “Bowling for Columbine” followed by community discussion of violence and hate crimes in Missoula, 2 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Kid-friendly wildlife films will show on a different screen for children. No one under 17 admitted to “Columbine.”

Monday Jan. 19

Kid stuff

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


Bitter Root Valley Historical Society annual meeting, noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Info: 363-3338.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Annual Celebration: 5 p.m. – Rally and march, Caras Park and Higgins Avenue Bridge. Speakers: George Price and Emily Sandall; music by Amy Martin. 5:45 p.m. – Keynote address by Amie Thurber, Missoula Chapter Director, National Coalition Building Institute, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St. Also presentation of award winning youth essayists and artists plus the Missoula Community Chorus. All day (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m., every half-hour) – the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave., will be showing a 30 minute video of the Rev. King, which includes his “I Have a Dream” speech. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Everyone is invited to participate in a day of volunteer service at any one of several Missoula agencies, then participate in a reflection workshop at UM. Agencies: American Red Cross Blood Center, 401 W. Railroad; The Salvation Army, 1906 Brooks St.; Evergreen Nursing Home, 3018 Rattlesnake Drive; Clark Fork Coalition, 114 W. Pine St.; Campfire Boys and Girls, Ponderosa Council, 2700 Clark St.; Boys and Girls Club, 617 S. Higgins Ave.; Missoula Food Bank; Poverello Center, 535 Ryman St.; Easter Seal Society (The Growing Place), 2683A Palmer St.; Goodwill, 2300 Brooks St.; Habitat for Humanity. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Reflection workshop, UM.

Tuesday Jan. 20


Missoula Community School informational meeting on progressive education, 6:30 p.m., 308 W. Pine St. (First Baptist Church building). Info: 542-2833.

Wednesday Jan. 21


Presentation by Dudley Dana, photographer, psychologist and owner of the Dana Gallery, 10 a.m., The Art Museum of Missoula. Info: 721-5117 or 7328-5325.


Trace Adkins concert, 7:30 p.m., Adams Center. Tickets: $25; 243-4051.


Classes, art calls, auditions

Kids’ classes

Filmmaker: Young filmmaker one-day workshops at the International Wildlife Media Center and Film Festival; fundamentals of videography, camera use, analyzing clips. Jan. 17 workshop suggested for ages 9-12; Jan. 24 workshop suggested for ages 12-17. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $35. 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 January and 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.

Spanish: Children’s classes at the Missoula Children’s Museum, Thursdays, 11 a.m. For ages 2 and up. Info: 541-PLAY.


French: Conversation classes, Jan. 12 to 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

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


Hospice Ball Prep Class: Fridays starting Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dance Studio at 2105 Bow St. (Women’s Club Health and Fitness Center). Swing, fox trot. Four weeks, $32 per person. Info, registration: Sandy, 728-4410 or 239-6044.

Classes: Beginning swing, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. starting Jan. 18; beginning ballroom (fox trot, waltz), 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Sundays starting Jan. 18; salsa, 5-6:15 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 25; intermediate fox trot, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 18. 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; runs six weeks. Cost: $45 cash, $50 check. Info: Martha Jane, 829-1236.

Classes: At the Missoula Athletic Club. Beginning salsa, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 18; 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; held at Montana Athletic Club. Info: Pat, 273-0412.

Dance: Scottish Country Dance Group, Saturdays, 4-6 p.m., Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. Fourth St. Info: Robert, 363-2413, Deborah, 961-4436.


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; conversational grammar, literature, conversation classes. Info: Dennis Bangs, 721-3000, Ext. 1040 or e-mail


Missoula: Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Deathtrap,” Jan. 26, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Adult male and female actors needed. Auditions are 6-10 p.m.; private auditions can be arranged prior to Jan. 26. Performance dates: March 11-14, 17-21. Info: 728-1911.

Art calls

Missoula: 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. Donations will be sold in silent auction; proceeds benefit WORD’s continued work on behalf of Montana women. Contact: Suzin, 543-3550 Ext. 57, by Jan. 31.


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’ (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


Jan. 31, Feb. 1 – Life and Music Series, Classics for Kids, Antonin Dvorak, 6:30 p.m. prelude, 7:30 p.m., concert and Feb. 1, 1:30 p.m., prelude, 2 p.m., concert. Info and ticket information: (406) 557-7667.

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


Feb. 13-April 25 – “Geometry and Symbolism: The Splendor of American Indian Parfleche,” C.M. Russell Museum, 400 13th St. N. (406) 727-8787.

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,


Jan. 22-March 27 – “Visiting Mr. Green,” Denver Center Theatre Company. Tickets:, 800-641-1222 or TicketsWest, 1-866-464-2626.

Jan. 29-Feb. 28 – “John Brown’s Body,” Denver Center Theatre Company. Tickets:, 800-641-1222 or TicketsWest, 1-866-464-2626.

March 18-April 24 – “Blithe Spirit,” 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;

April 2-10 – “Così fan Tutte,” Seattle Opera Young Artists Opera, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Wash. Tickets: $15 students, $28 adults. 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),

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 (7328).

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 (7328).

April 7 – Tom Jones in concert, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Opera House. Tickets: TicketsWest locations, online at, by phone 1-800-325-SEAT (7328).

June 19 – Shania Twain, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena. Tickets: $45-$80; or, or 1-800-325-SEAT (7328).

KUFM highlights

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO is heard at 89.1 FM in Missoula, 91.5 FM in N. Missoula, 91.3 FM in Butte, 89.9 FM in Kalispell, 91.1 FM in 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” – Chevalier de Saint Georges: Symphony No. 1 in G, Op. 11 No. 1; Roque Cordero: Violin Concerto; Hailstork: “Celebration!”; Sowande: music from “African Suite”; Nunes-Garcia: Requiem Mass in D minor.

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

1 p.m., “Piano Jazz”

2:30 p.m., “Jazz Sessions”

7:35 p.m., “From The Top” – As guests of the New York Philharmonic.

8:35 p.m., “Performance Today”

FRIDAY, Jan. 16

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Ravel: String Quartet in F major; Stravinsky: “Suite on Themes by Pergolesi” Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor; Bach-Brahms-Ricci: Presto for Solo Violin; Humperdinck: String Quartet in C.

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


7 a.m., “The Children’s Corner”

9 a.m., “Weekend Edition”

11 a.m., “Homeground Radio”

11:30 a.m., The Metropolitan Opera – Lehar: “The Merry Widow.”

6:07 p.m., “Prairie Home Companion” – Live from The Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, Iowa, with Stephanie Davis.

8:30 p.m., “Thistle & Shamrock”

SUNDAY, Jan. 18

7 a.m., “Harmonia” – “Early Americana II”: William Billings.

8 a.m., “St. Paul Sunday” – “The Sixteen” – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: “Tota pulchra es”; William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: “Kyrie-Gloria”; Tomas Luis de Victoria: “Vadam et circuibo”; William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: “Sanctus-Benedictus”; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: “Sicut lilium inter spinas”; William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices: “Agnus Dei”; Tomas Luis de Victoria: “Ave Maria.”

9 a.m., “Weekend Edition”

11 a.m., “Fresh Air Weekend”

11:55 a.m., “Field Notes”

Noon – “Food Guys” – onion soup.

12:10 p.m., “Front Row Center”

12:20 p.m., “Collegium Medicum” – “Gene Therapy,” with Dave Poulson, director, Montana Neuroscience Institute Lab of Molecular Medicine, U.M.- St. Pat’s.

12:35 p.m., “Living on Earth”

1 p.m., “Bookworm” – “Remembering George Plimpton”

4 p.m., “Jazz from Lincoln Center” – Joe Temperley.

7 p.m., “Live At the Concertgebouw” – Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318; Mozart: “Vado, ma dove?” K. 583; Mozart: “Bella mia fiamma – Resta oh cara,” K. 528; Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G.

MONDAY, Jan. 19

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Rameau: Instrumental Suite from Castor and Pollux; Bach: Piano Concerto No. 4 in A; Handel: “Water Music.”

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

1 p.m., “Alternative Radio” – Ray McGovern: “Iraq: A Failure of Intelligence.”

7:30 p.m., “Mountain Stage” – Leo Kottke with Mike Gordon; Derek Trucks Band; Billy Joe Shaver; Cephas & Wiggins; Carrie Newcomer.

9:30 p.m., “New Dimensions” – “Intentional Community: Creating a Life Together”

TUESDAY, Jan. 20

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2; Gerhard Samuel: Lyric Scene for English Horn, Two Violins and Cello; Hovhaness: Suite for English Horn and Bassoon; Manuel de Falla: Suite of Popular Spanish Tunes For Violin and Piano; Mozart: Divertimento in E flat for String Trio K563.

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

2 p.m., “The Folk Show”

7:30 p.m., “This American Life” – “What I Should’ve Said.”

8:30 p.m., “Selected Shorts” – Mary Gordon’s “The Epiphany Branch,” read by Mary Cleere Haran; Carol Bommarito’s “Maybe a Bride,” read by Isaiah Sheffer; Dorothy West’s “My Baby,” read by Carmen de Lavallade.

9:30 p.m., “Making Contact” – Women Rising: International Change Makers.

10 p.m., “In Other Words”


8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Chopin: “Grande Valse Brillante – Les Sylphides”; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 58; Ravel: “Bolero”; Ravel: “Daphnis and Chloe,” Suite 2; Debussy: “La Mer.”

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

7:30 p.m., “Afropop Worldwide” – Bembeya Jazz.

8:30 p.m., “Blues on the Move”

11:30 p.m., “Musician’s Spotlight”

Midnight – “Filmtracks”

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