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Thursday May 1

Art

Ceramics demonstration and slide show with Josh DeWeese and Rosie Wynkoop, Ceramics studio, Art Annex, University of Montana. Demonstration is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; slide show at 4:15 p.m. Free.

Student art presentation: Julianna Morley, Dan Monahan and Amber Schwab, Big Sky High School art students, show slides and discuss work they’ve completed during their senior year, 7 p.m., Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Part of students’ Senior Project. Reception for artists: Friday, 6 p.m., Staggering Ox, Trempers Shopping Center, 1204 W. Kent Ave. Info: 728-0447.

Kid stuff

Book Babies, a program for newborn to age 24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays, 10:30 a.m., small meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.

Theater

“Pirates of Penzance” performance, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Info: 728-7529.

“The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana. Presented by UM Department of Drama/Dance. Tickets: $6, all seats. Reservations, info: 243-4581, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Potpourri

Leather Forever, 9 p.m., Elks Lodge, Missoula. Admission: $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: 721-2154.

Friday May 2

Books

Tom Whiddon reads from and signs his book, “Catch A Fallen Star,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Info: 721-2881. Novel is about a fallen professor who escapes his life by changing his name, attending a university in Montana and finding Dorothy, a passionate writer and environmentalist.

Kid Stuff

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., children’s department, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.

Music

Matthew Marsolek, band leader of Drum Brothers and Mandir, performs at 8:15 p.m., Yoga Fitness Center, 123 W. Alder St., Missoula. Marsolek is celebrating his third solo release, “The Bhakti Road.” Tickets: $12 at door. Info: 726-4448.

Missoula Community Chorus free concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St., Missoula. Program: “Mozart and More,” Mozart’s Coronation Mass and several works arranged around theme of peace. Goodwill offering. Volunteer chorus under direction of Daniel Comstock.

Theater

“The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana. Presented by UM Department of Drama/Dance. Tickets: $6, all seats. Special “talk back” event, with guest panel, follows performance. Info: 243-4481.

“Pirates of Penzance” performance, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Info: 728-7529.

“Jabberwock!!!,” comedy about ups, downs and newfangled things that befuddle an odd family in Columbus, Ohio. Presented by the Stevensville High School Drama III class, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students.

“Sceneworks I” presented by the Bitterroot Young People’s Theater Workshop, 7 p.m., Hamilton Player’s Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. $2 donation requested. Info: 370-6119.

“Middle-aged White Guys,” play by Jane Martin set in a garbage dump and toxic waste site in small-town Midwestern USA, 8 p.m., I.A. O’Shaughnessy’s Center, Whitefish. Whitefish Theater Company production. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 students. Reservations, info: 862-5372, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

“The King and I,” classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Polson High School Stage. A production of the Port Polson Players. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students, $35 family (two adults, two children). Info: 883-9212.

Potpourri

Screening of movie “Mulletville,” 8 p.m., at Wilma Theater, Missoula.

Elements of Adrenaline Film Festival, sponsored by Outside Magazine, 7 p.m., Urey Lecture Hall, University of Montana. Free.

Leather Forever, 9 p.m., Elks Lodge, Front and Pattee streets. Admission: $22. Doors open 6 p.m. Info: 721-2154.

International Wildlife Film Festival movies: “Wild Dog’s Story” and “The Bilby Brothers: The Men Who Killed the Easter Bunny,” 7:30 p.m., 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $2-$4. Info: 728-9380.

“Birds On the Move,” performances of bird-inspired dances by young Bitterroot students of Elenita Brown Dance Studio, 6 and 7 p.m., McGovern’s Gallery, 213 Main St., Stevensville. Also art exhibition of willow bird sculptures by Lone Rock School fourth and fifth graders, and bird murals by Stevensville Elementary students. Bill LaCroix and Sue Wall-McLane will provide music. Hours: 5:45-9 p.m. Info: 777-3546.

Saturday May 3

Books

Gladys Smith signs new novel “Deliverance Valley,” noon to 2 p.m., Waldenbooks, Southgate Mall. Smith’s novel is about a mid-life Bitterroot widow who faces difficult family revelations, the death of a brother and the loss of a ranch and herd of prize crossbreeds.

Lecture

“Take Flight with Lewis and Clark: A Confluence of Culture,” presented by retired teacher and member of Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission Carla Wambach, 2 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Free. First of three in “The Montana Story” lecture series.

Music

Matthew Marsolek in concert, 8 p.m., Whitefish Yoga Center, 110 Lupfer Ave., Whitefish. Tickets: $12 at door. Info: 863-2000. Also, on Sunday, Marsolek conducts a beginning hand-drumming class in Whitefish, 10:30 a.m., $15. Registration: 863-2000.

Lucy Kaplansky in concert with Johnsmith, 8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee, upstairs. Tickets: $14 in advance (Rockin Rudy’s, Elks Club), $16 at the door; $2 off for Missoula Folklore Society members.

Trick Pony in concert, 8 p.m., Adams Events Center, University of Montana. Tickets: TIC-IT-EZ outlets or by calling 1-888-MONTANA or 243-4051.

Missoula Community Chorus free concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St., Missoula. Program: “Mozart and More,” Mozart’s Coronation Mass and several works arranged around theme of peace. Goodwill offering. Volunteer chorus under direction of Daniel Comstock.

“Seventh Annual Musicians Gone But Not Forgotten” benefit for DOVES (Domestic Violence Emergency Services), auction of local goods, services; entertainment by The Zim, Echotribe, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Mephistopheles, The Ruminators, Zoe’s Garden, Soul Kitchen, more, starting at 3:30 p.m. until closing; upstairs in the VFW in Polson. Donation.

Theater

Comedy Improv Theater performed by Missoula’s comedy troupe, Out of the Loop, featuring Martha Busser, Ann Johnson, Shawn Lake and Peter Lambros; directed by Pamela Stoneham; music by Laura Hibbs. Doors open 7 p.m., show is at 8 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $7. Reservations, info: 829-9850.

“The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana. Presented by UM Department of Drama/Dance. Tickets: $6, all seats. Reservations, info: 243-4581, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

“Pirates of Penzance” performance, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Info: 728-7529.

“Jabberwock!!!,” comedy that follows the ups, downs and newfangled things that befuddle an odd family in Columbus, Ohio. Presented by the Stevensville High School Drama III class, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students.

“Sceneworks I,” 2 p.m., presented by the Bitterroot Young People’s Theater Workshop, Hamilton Players’ Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. $2 donation requested. Info: 370-6119.

“Middle-aged White Guys,” 8 p.m., I.A. O’Shaughnessy’s Center, Whitefish. Whitefish Theater Company production. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 students. Reservations, info: 862-5372, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

“The King and I,” 8 p.m., Polson High School Stage. A production of the Port Polson Players. Tickets: $9-$10 or $35 family (two adults, two children). Info: 883-9212.

“Jeannette Rankin, the Making of a Peaceful Warrior,” with Allyson Adams, playwright, teacher and actress from Virginia City as Rankin, 8 p.m., St. Francis Parish Center, 515 Madison St., Hamilton. Free. Co-sponsored by Montana League of Women Voters and Montana Committee for the Humanities. Info: 363-3198.

Potpourri

Montana Natural History Center RiverFest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Missoula. Free. Bird walks, fly-fishing clinic, activities for kids, exhibits, natural history presentations. Info: 327-0405 or www.TheNatureCenter.org.

Daly Mansion Kentucky Derby Party, 2-7 p.m. Dinner, party, auction, commemorative glass. Tickets: $75 per person (by April 28). Info: 363-6004, 240-5965, www.dalymansion.org.

Leather Forever, 2 p.m. ($17) and 9 p.m. ($22), Elks Lodge, Front and Pattee streets. Doors open at noon for matinee, 6 p.m. evening. Info: 721-2154.

Soroptimist of Missoula presents “Fiesta for Flagship – A Cinco de Mayo Celebration,” 7-11 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 S. Third St. W. Tickets; $30 per person, $50 per couple. Entertainment by Smoke and the Flagship program. Attire is semi-formal or dress to the theme of Cinco de Mayo. Proceeds benefit the Flagship Program.

Jewelry-making party for Wearing Caring Jewelry, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway. No experience necessary and all volunteers welcome; sale of jewelry benefits caretakers of homebound. Donations of unneeded beads welcome. Info: 728-1613 or 549-0422.

Montana Dahlia Society’s annual tuber sale fund-raiser, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., near Ace Hardware, Tremper Shopping Center.

Golden Oldies Variety Show, 7 p.m., Hamilton Middle School auditorium. Tickets: $10. Musical tribute to the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Proceeds benefit Area VI Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Tickets, info: 363-1102.

Sunday May 4

Books, readings

Second Wind Reading Series, 7:30 p.m., Hob Nob Cafe, inside Union Club, 208 E. Main St., Missoula. This week’s guests: Jon Hill with Kevin Canty.

Music

String Orchestra of the Rockies Mansfield Memorial Concert, featuring 17-year-old violinist Caitlin McSherry, winner of orchestra’s concerto competition, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Tickets: $7-$15, at the door or in advance at Fact and Fiction, Rockin Rudy’s or Morgenroth Music Center.

Ted Heiland, Bitterroot Valley rancher, fiddler, guitarist and cowboy singer, is the featured guest artist for Down Right Country’s concert, 7 p.m., Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. Fourth St., Hamilton. Admission: $4. Info: 777-2363.

Theater

“Pirates of Penzance” performance, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Adams St. Info: 728-7529.

“The King and I,” 2 p.m., Polson High School Stage. Presented by the Port Polson Players. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students, $35 family (two adults, two children). Info: 883-9212.

Potpourri

International Wildlife Film Festival movies: “Wild Dog’s Story” and “The Bilby Brothers: The Men Who Killed the Easter Bunny,” 7:30 p.m., 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $2-$4. Info: 728-9380.

Monday May 5

Kid stuff

Story time, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, in the children’s department, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.

Lectures

“The Four Horsemen of the Cultural Apocalypse: The State of the Arts at the Present Time,” Robert Brustein, Harvard English professor and drama critic for the New Republic, 8 p.m., University Theater, UM. Lucile Speer Memorial Lecture. Free.

“Mystery Shopping: Is it Ethical to Conduct Blind Evaluations for Consumers?,” Heather Causey, operations manager with Trendsource, San Diego, 12:10-1 p.m., Gallagher Business Building, Room 119, UM. Practical Ethics Center seminar series. Free.

Theater

“Three for the Night,” 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 Higgins Ave. University of Montana drama students present solo performances: “Brian Wilson Did It” by Kendra Mylnechuk; “Triskele” by Kate Britton; “Art? Myself? Conformity?” by Andy Wells.

Tuesday May 6

Theater

“The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana. Presented by UM Department of Drama/Dance. Tickets: $6, all seats. Reservations, info: 243-4581.

Potpourri

Body Matters, an afternoon of chair massage, herbal body-care product making, music, food, door prizes, raffle, 4-7 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Adams St. Presented by Women’s Voices for the Earth. Admission: $6 general, $5 students.

Wednesday May 7

Books, literature

Poetry readings by Alex Alviar and friends, 7-10 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave.

Dance

Spring Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts/Radio-TV Center, University of Montana. Features nine dance pieces selected by panel of faculty and students. Tickets: $12 general, $10 students and seniors, available in PARTV Center Lobby and UC box office.

Lectures

Enlightened Roundtable Discussion, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Open Way Center, 702 Brooks St. Questions/topics from basket are discussed by all. $2. Presented by C.O.R.E. Info: 543-1168.

Music

Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, with Steve Bolstad, conductor, 7:30 p.m., University Theater, UM campus. Program: “In Memorium” by Missoula composer David Maslanka; Hidas’ Bassoon Concerto, with Sam Childers, bassoon soloist; other works by Schwantner, Nelson, Whitacre, Karrack. Free. Info: 243-4382.

Theater

“The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana. Presented by UM Department of Drama/Dance. Tickets: $6, all seats. Reservations, info: 243-4581.

Guidelines

Deadline: Noon Monday for Thursday publication. Where to send information: e-mail (entertainer@missoulian.com). Fax (523-5294/attn. Entertainer). Mail (Missoulian Entertainer, P.O. Box 8029, Missoula MT 59807). Questions: Entertainer Editor Mea Andrews, 523-5246.

Planner

Ongoing classes, art calls and auditions

Kid classes, camps

Summer theater: Bitterroot Young People’s Theater Workshop begins summer session May 12, for ages 11-13 and 14-18. Middle school group meets Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m.; high group meets Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Info: 370-6119.

Magic lessons: For ages 8 and up, May 3, 1-3 p.m. Info: 256-8296.

Summer day camp: Kootenai Creek Summer Day Camp, Stevensville, offers one-week sessions in July, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for ages 7-14. Instruction in horsemanship, nature studies, art and dance/theater. Info: 777-3546.

Musical theater camp: June 15-21 for students who have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. Call 243-6880 for details. Application deadline: June 6.

Piano camp: June 15-21 for students who have completed grades 8-12. For details, 243-6880. Application deadline: June 6.

Band camp: June 22-28 for high school and junior high musicians entering seventh through 12th grades. For details, 243-6880. Application deadline: June 6.

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater: Children’s summer ballet workshop for ages 5-10 (two levels), June 16-20, “Tales of Beatrix Potter,” 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $165 per person, limited enrollment; intermediate workshop for dancers, June 16-20. Ballet technique, pointe, jazz, character and tap, $150 per person; June Jams, June 23-27, ages 8-14 (two levels), $100 per person; summer workshop, Aug. 11-12, $200 per week. Info: 549-5155.

Hamilton Player’s Youth Theater Camp: Now accepting registration through May 1 at Chapter One Book Store. Camp runs July 7-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Open ages 9-14. Cost is $25 registration fee (non-refundable) and $75 camper fee. Info: 375-9050.

Summer theater day camp: Instructor Teresa Waldorf offers classes in acting, auditioning, improvisation, movement, stage combat, dialects, etc., for children kindergarten through high school, July 21-26. Cost: $150 (half day camp for K-first, $80). Register, info: 721-6722. Deadline: June 23.

Workshops, crafts

Crafts: Yellow Brick Road with Sheila, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $15; Pillow Demo with Louise, May 6 or 20, 12:15 p.m., free with kit purchase; Sashiko with Connie, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20; Hand Quilting with Libby, May 3, 10 a.m.-noon, $20; Lover’s Knot with Debbie, May 5, 12 and 19, $20; Binding with Joyce, May 15, 6-8 p.m., $10, Berry Patch Quilts, 3800 Russell St., Suite 130. Info, registration: 542-6644.

Figure drawing class: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St. Cost: $5/person. Live model and basic supplies provided. Info: 728-0447.

Art: Artist Neltje of Banner, Wyo., and artist Ellen Ortiz from Manhattan, in residency at the Art Museum of Missoula, will teach workshops in conjunction with their exhibitions. Monoprint workshop, May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for adults and high-school students 16 and up. Fee: $30. Plaster Casting workshop, May 5 and 6, 4-5:30 p.m., for children age 8-12 and their families. Fee: $10/child, $15 family. Info, registration: 728-0447.

Dance

Swing: Ballroom Tango or Polka, three sessions, begin May 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: 3-session class, $15; 5-session class $25; 6-session class, $30; 7-session class, $35. Classes held at Polson Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. Info, registration: 883-3843.

Dance: Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing sponsored by Five Valleys Dance Co-op, Friday, May 2, Senior Citizens, 8-11 p.m. $5, open to all. Contact Martha Jane, 829-1236, mjndance@hotmail.com or http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ mtdancesport/.

Salsa: Every Sunday, 7-10 p.m., $5, Hotel Bigfork in Bigfork, and every Thursday, 8-11 p.m., $5, Elks Lodge, Kalispell. Both sessions include music lessons in merengue, cha cha, salsa. Private lessons available. Info: 844-2711.

Classes: Ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, modern jazz, lyrical dance for age 2 through adult, beginning through advanced levels, $30 per month. Offered by Dance Unlimited at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Adams St. Info: 542-1823.

Classes: Soul Motion, dance and movement, Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m., $8 one class, $30 six-week session; Sundays, 10-11 a.m., $7 one class, $20 four classes, with Maryse Lovellette, McGill Hall, Room 104, University of Montana campus. Info: 728-6178.

Potpourri

French: Alliance Francaise of Missoula offers beginning and intermediate French conversation courses beginning May 5 through June 18. Call 829-8611.

Italian: Beginners and intermediate conversational language classes start second week of June and September. Classes are six weeks and cost $100. Full schedule: www.ecoitalia.info/italian.htm. To register: Carlo Odevaine, Eco Italia, 728-4581, ecoitalia@montana.com.

Painting: Bob Phinney and Dianna Shyne workshop, June 7-11; painting Missoula in the outdoors. Info: Dana Gallery, 721-3154.

Watercolor: Wilderness artist Gary Spetz will conduct a series of five-day instructional watercolor workshops focusing on Glacier National Park. The workshops will be held in the mountaintop Summit House of Big Mountain Resort at Whitefish June 23-27, July 21-25, Aug. 4-8 and 18-22. Info: 844-3816.

Elsewhere

Events outside the Missoula area

BILLINGS

June 18 – Cher in concert, 7:30 p.m., MetraPark. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, 1-800-366-8538 or (406) 256-2422.

BOZEMAN

May 14 and 16 – “Aida,” Intermountain Opera, 7:30 p.m. May 14 and 6 p.m. May 16, Willson Auditorium. In Italian with English subtitles. Tickets: 587-2889.

June 20 – Van’s Warped Tour, Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Doors open at noon; show is at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25, at Ear Candy and UC Center Box Office in Missoula; 800-965-4827 or 800-808-5940; or online at www.ticketweb.com.

HELENA

May 3 – “Spring Dreams” concert, Helena Symphony, 8 p.m., Civic Center. Tickets: $9-$12. Info: 447-8481.

Through June 15: “Lela Autio: A Survey,” Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St.; 442-6400.

May 17 – “Second Chance Art Sale,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St.; 442-6400. Sale of patron-donated jewelry, ceramics, paintings, fabric art and more.

GEORGE, WASH. (The Gorge)

May 24 – SASQUATCH Music Festival with Coldplay, The Flaming Lips, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, Neko Case, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz, Calexico, Pedro the Lion, Maktub, Joseph Arthur, Sam Roberts, Kathleen Edwards, Patrick Park, Eisley, DJ Cherry Canoe, Minus The Bear, Brandi Carlile, Reclinerland and others. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets: $49.95 plus service charges at Ticketmaster outlets; online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com/sasquatch; charge by phone at (206) 628-0888. Camping space tickets may also be reserved.

May 25 – Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50-$85, plus service charges; go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

June 1 – Brooks & Dunn with Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Aaron Lines, Jeff Bates, Cledus T. Judd, 3 p.m. Tickets: $44.65-$60.40, plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 5 – Van’s Warped Tour, with Andrew W.K., Arkham, Authority Zero, Avenged, Sevenfold, Damone, Destruction Made Simple, Dropkick Murphys, Face to Face, Glassjaw, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Maxeen, Mest, Pennywise, Pepper, Poisen The Well, Rancid, others. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Show at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $31.25; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 11 – John Mayer, Counting Crows. Tickets: $39.55, $49.55 plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 12 – Phish. Tickets: go on sale May 9, 4 p.m. Pacific Time; two-ticket limit; Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone (206) 628-0888, (253) 627-8497 or (509) 735-0500.

SEATTLE

Aug. 7 – Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, 2 p.m., Seahawks Stadium, with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Mudvayne. Tickets: $75 plus fees, available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.

SPOKANE

May 3 – Silverwood Theme Park opens for weekends; opens daily for summer on May 31. Info: (208) 683-3400.

May 15 – Yanni in concert, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena, W. 720 Mallon Ave. Tickets: $37.50-$55, from TicketsWest (325-SEAT or 800-325-SEAT), or online at www.ticketswest.com. Info: (509) 324-7050.

May 20 and 21 – Bob the Builder, 7 p.m., Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets: $17.50 to $25, available online at TicketsWest.com or by phone, (800)-325-SEAT or (509)-325-SEAT.

Art Calls

Missoula: Local fledgling theater group looking for director for modernized, set-in-Montana version of Ibsen’s “An Enemy Of the People.” Performance dates are Aug. 8 and 9 in the Masquer Theater, UM. To apply: contact Julie Warner at 543-6508 or jawkal@hotmail.com.

Missoula: Vendors, volunteers and folks who do demonstrations or anything to do with alternative living ideas are needed for Eighth annual Missoula Hempfest and Alternative Living Faire, Sept. 8, Caras Park. Info: 549-7507; online: www.missoulahempfest.com.

Missoula: Missoula Community Access Television and The New Crystal Theater is planning a juried video exhibition. Everyone in Missoula who has made a video program, short or long, fancy or simple is invited to enter. Any format welcome. First prize $250, special consideration for student and beginner’s work. Entry forms, info: 542-6226.

Hamilton: Volunteers needed for 14th annual Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival, Ravalli County Fairgrounds July 11-13. Laurene Jensen, 961-0112.

Helena: ANA 32, national juried exhibition, Aug. 18-Oct. 26. All media. Juror: Richard Notkin. Cash awards. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 7. Prospectus: send SASE to Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence, Helena 59601 or www.holtermuseum.org.

Kalispell: Third annual Flathead Valley Industrial Hemp Expo and Ecology Renaissance Faire, July 12, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Depo Park. Space for vendors, entertainers and speakers. Fee: $60 for 10-by-10-foot booth. Contact Cassandra Thommen, 892-0600, whitefishhemp@aol.com.

Livingston: The Depot Center’s Festival of the Arts, July 4-5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual juried event open to artists and craftspeople in all media. Application deadline: May 17. Info: 222-2300.

Philipsburg: Granite County Museum in Philipsburg will host a craft show May 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in conjunction with St. Paul’s Salad Buffet. Spaces are $10 each. Info: 859-3020 or 859-3797.

Polson: Sandpiper Gallery’s 32nd annual juried Outdoor Art Festival, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake County Courthouse lawn in Polson. Paintings, ceramics, and other arts and crafts from throughout Montana and other regions will be displayed. Refreshments and lunch available. Artists are encouraged to register early. Contact Sandpiper Gallery Festival Committee, in care of Marie Stockhil, 600 Rocky Point Road, Polson 59860; SandpiperGalleryMT@hotmail.com.

Victor: Chief Victor Days will be celebrated July 11-12 in Victor Park. Vendor sales and other entertainment open the event at 10 a.m. Friday. Spaghetti dinner, breakfast, parade, games, music, food, beverages, and more are planned. Musicians are needed for the event. Deadline for applications is June 16. Info: 961-3037.

Public Radio Schedule

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO can be heard at 89.1 FM in Missoula; 91.5 FM in north Missoula; 91.3 FM in Butte; 89.9 FM in Kalispell; 91.1 FM in Swan Valley; 91.7 FM in Whitefish; 91.9 FM in Hamilton; 107.1 FM in Marysville; 91.7 FM in Helena; 91.7 FM in Dillon; 89.9 FM in Great Falls; 98.3 FM in White Sulphur Springs.

THURSDAY, May 1

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture; Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25 for Violin and Orchestra; Bruckner: Symphony No. 8.

1 p.m., “Piano Jazz” – with Marian McPartland and Cyrus Chestnut.

10:30 p.m., “World Bridgz” – Contemporary music and features from Indian Country, with hosts Sarah D’Angelo and Shawn Michael Perry.

FRIDAY, May 2

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat Op. 106 “Hammerklavier.” Flute Sonatas from Bach to Mozart. JS Bach: Sonata in G minor, BWV1020; CPE Bach: Sonata in D minor; JCF Bach: Sonata in D minor; Mozart: Sonata in F minor, K13.

SATURDAY, May 3

11:30 a.m., Metropolitan Opera

6:07 p.m., “Prairie Home Companion” – with guests Robin and Linda Williams, Mollie O’Brien and Nina Gerber, British guitarist John Renbourn.

8:30 p.m., “Thistle & Shamrock”

SUNDAY, May 4

7 a.m., “Harmonia” – American Baroque, a group of musicians bringing early music to the 21st century.

8 a.m., “St. Paul Sunday” – Kronos Quartet’s encounter with the vibrant musical textures and traditions of Mexico.

1 p.m., “Bookworm” – Louise Erdrich. In “The Master Butchers Singing Club,” Erdrich writes for the first time about the European side of her heritage.

4 p.m., “Jazz from Lincoln Center” – Battle Royale: Trombones. Al Grey and Slide Hampton go head-to-head with Wycliffe Gordon and Ronald Westray

MONDAY, May 5

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Bizet: Symphony in C; Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F, Op. 75; Khachaturian: Violin Concerto; Walton: “Suite from Henry V.”

1 p.m., “Alternative Radio”

7:30 p.m., “Mountain Stage” – Kathleen Edwards, Kate Campbell, Vic Chesnutt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Annie Raines and Paul Rishell.

TUESDAY, May 6

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Rolla: Concertino in A Tre in E flat; Reger: Suite in A minor for Flute and Piano; Handel: Suites I/No. 4 in E minor for Keyboard; Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 25.

7:30 p.m., “This American Life” – “The Other Man.” What happens when a new guy comes on the scene.

8:30 p.m., “Selected Shorts” – “Speaking of Courage” by Tim O’Brien, read by Alec Baldwin. “Africans” by Sheila Kohler, read by Lisa Fugard.

9:30 p.m., “From the Top” – A 16-year-old and her beloved violin; Gershwin’s Summertime on the double bass; Portland, Ore.’s youth handbell choir, Ring of Fire.

WEDNESDAY, May 7

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Handel: “Passacaille,” “Gigue” and “Menuet”; Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C; Handel: Occasional Suite in D; Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 3; Mozart: Mass in C, K317; Haydn: Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll.”

7:30 p.m., “Afropop Worldwide” – “Tropical Delight en Espanol.” A dance music lover’s treat from Puerto Rico, New York, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

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