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Thursday March 27


Gallery Talk, 7 p.m., “Kelsey Fernkopf: Horse Pop,” Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St. Free.

Kid stuff

Tot Time (second, fourth and fifth Thursdays), a high-energy program for 18 months to 3 years, 10:30 a.m., small meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.


“Why Women are Depressed and What We Can Do About It,” free, 7 p.m., at the Social Sciences Building, Room 356, University of Montana. Susan Simons, author of “Depression and Women: An Integrative Treatment Approach,” is presenter.


Scott Kennedy and David Boone play original live pop and rock, 7:30 p.m., Quarter Moon Books, corner of University and Helen avenues, Missoula. Free.


“The Future Changes Coming to Montana,” Solomon Hizme, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Common Ground, 258 Roosevelt Lane, Hamilton. Presented by C.O.R.E. (Community Oriented Research for Education and Enlightenment). Cost: $5. Info: 543-1168.

Friday March 28


Closing reception, 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 28, Clay Studio, 910 Dickens St., Missoula. For artist Daniel Evans, an Archie Bray resident in Helena who has just been accepted to the Alfred University in New York, one of the top ceramics institutes in the country.

Closing reception, 6-8 p.m., “Kelsey Fernkopf: Horse Pop,” Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St.


Community dance, 8-11 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Country and swing music by Heart to Heart. Admission: $4 per person. All ages welcome.

Kid Stuff

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


Lang Creek, seven-piece band from the Flathead Valley, plays old-time bluegrass, featuring fiddle, banjo and harmonic vocals, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs. Presented by Hot Springs Artist’s Society. Family friendly, smoke-free, pass-the-hat-donations.


Guided meditation for peace, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Common Ground, 258 Roosevelt Lane, Hamilton. Presented by C.O.R.E. (Community Oriented Research for Education and Enlightenment). Info: 543-1168.

International Wildlife Film Festival Conservation at the Crossroads program: “Bull Trout Recovery,” 7:30 p.m., 718 S. Higgins Ave. With Mike Bader of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and a spokesperson for the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tickets: $4 adults, $3 senior citizens and students, $2 children. Info: 728-9380.

Big Sky Sports and Outdoor Show, Adams Center, University of Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets: $5/person, at the door; kids 12 and under are free.

“Get Sold on St. Jude’s Kids,” dinner and auction event, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center. Tickets: Corral West Ranchwear and Michael Might Jewelry in Missoula. Info: 542-8317.

Open mic, Hamilton’s Common Ground Learning Center, 7 p.m. Musicians, writers, comedians, dancers and others welcome. Cost is $3. Cookies and tea provided.

Victor Variety Show, local talent, 7 p.m., Victor Public School. Admission: $1 minimum donation; proceeds will help students go to New York City.

Saturday March 29


Tangleheart, bluegrass, country and cowboy favorites, 8 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs. Presented by Hot Springs Artist’s Society. Family friendly, smoke-free, pass-the-hat-donations.

Amy Martin CD release concert, 8 p.m., blues and vocals, Crystal Theater, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $7 in advance, $9 at the door ($2 off for Missoula Folklore Society members), available at Rockin Rudy’s, Crystal Video, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center.


“The Frog Prince” performance, 4 and 7 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tikcets: $8 adults, $4 children, $6 senior citizens, college students, SS subscribers. All seats and performances reserved. Info: 728-7529.


Big Sky Sports and Outdoor Show, Adams Center, University of Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 per person, at the door; kids 12 and under are free.

Sunday March 30


“The Frog Prince” performance, 2 and 4 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 children, $6 senior citizens, college students, SS subscribers. All seats and performances reserved. Info: 728-7529.


Reception for “Forgotten War, Forgotten Homefronts: The Korean Conflict, 1950-1953,” 1-4 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Free. Veterans of the Korean War are especially invited to attend.

International Wildlife Film Festival presents Best of the Best Years’ Past: “Wild Africa” and “ Spiders from Mars,” 7:30 p.m., 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets: $4 adults, $3 senior citizens and students, $2 children. Info: 728-9380.

Big Sky Sports and Outdoor Show, Adams Center, University of Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $5/person, at the door; kids 12 and under are free.

Fund-raising dinner, 4-7 p.m., Lonepine Hall, Lonepine; sponsored by the Hot Springs Artists Society. Proceeds benefit Homesteaders’ Pow Wow. Door prizes, raffle, items for sale, Native American drumming and dancing. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 12 and under; free 5 and under.

Ravalli County Museum Sunday Series, 2 p.m., at the museum, South Third St. and Bedford in Hamilton: This week’s presenter is Pamela Priem, who takes on the role of Calamity Jane and tells of Jane’s trek through the West. Priem moved to Stevensville from Colorado last year; she’s acted for the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Aster Museum and numerous folk-life events. $2 donation requested.

Monday March 31

Kid stuff

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


Sound Tribe Sector 9, Winter Tour, with Medicine Drum, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre, Missoula. Tickets: $16, available in advance at Adams Center Box Office and other TIC-IT-EZ outlets.

Tuesday April 1


Artist’s reception, 5-8 p.m., “Dana Boussard: A Celebration,”, The Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana campus. Co-sponsored by the School of Fine Arts.


Blues session, 7:30 p.m., Quarter Moon Books, 1221 Helen Ave., Missoula. Free. Info: 728-3016.

Wednesday April 2


Roundtable discussion, share views and beliefs, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Open Way Center, 702 Brooks St. Cost: $2. Info: 543-1168.


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Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St., 728-0447: Exhibits: Kelsey Fernkopf: Horse Pop, through March 29; gallery talk March 27, 7 p.m.; closing reception March 28, 6-8 p.m. Punk Rock Prom: Silk Screened Punk and Rock, through March 29. American screen prints from the Jundt collection, through April 12. Serigraphs by R.B. Kitaj, through April 26. Lecture by Valerie Hedquiest, art history professor, University of Montana, April 8, 7 p.m. Museum hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Building 322, 728-3476: Opening exhibit of “Forgotten War, Forgotten Homefronts: The Korean Conflict, 1950-1953,” special presentation by Martha Kennedy-Lindley, Department of Defense, March 30, 1-4 p.m. Reception and refreshments. On-going exhibits: “The History of Missoula,” “Fort Missoula” and “Framing Our West.” Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon- 5 p.m. Admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors and $1 for students, free to children under 6 and museum members.

Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, Performing Arts & TV building, University of Montana campus, 243-2019: “Dana Boussard: A Celebration,” through May 10. Artist’s reception April 1, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway, 549-0422: Features the works of local artists and craftspeople. An eclectic celebration of paper, canvas, glass, metal, wood, fiber and other goodies for the soul.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame, 331 E. Broadway, Missoula, 721-6026: “The Descending Staircase Series” includes mixed media sculptures created in 2002 by Stephen Glueckert. The works find their inspiration in Marcel Duscamps’ “Nude Descending the Staircase,” through March 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Buffalo Jump Gallery, 4039 Highway 93, Stevensville, 777-2066: Original paintings, bronzes and home furnishings by local and national artists. Featured artists in April include: Chris Owen, Carol Hagan, Larry Zabel, Stacey Dykeman, Mark Gibson, Nancy Glazier, Brian Schweyen, Carol Grende and others. Original iron, log and antler furniture on display by various local artists. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Clay Studio, 910 Dickens St., 543-0509: Sculptural wood-fired ceramic forms by Archie Bray resident Daniel Evans, through March.

Monte Dolack Gallery, 139 W. Front St., 549-3248: Currently showing Dolack’s vintage movie posters and paintings, including original Dolack movie paintings displayed by a long-time collector. Rare posters on view, including Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, plus selected preliminary drawings. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

1888 Metal Arts, 118 Main Street, Stevensville, 777-3005: Featured metal sculptor Kelly Indreland, through March 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday.

FARM art space, 119 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula, 721-0227: Group exhibition of prints, editions and books includes works by 30 artists ranging from a Joseph Beuys postcard printed on a wood block to a rare copy of a Larry Bell artists’ book printed in 1976. Other artists include Carl Andre, James Bailey, Chuck Close, Yoko Ono, Jerry Rankin, Richard Tuttle and Andy Warhol and others. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery Saintonge, 216 N. Higgins Ave., 543-0171: “American Ruins” by Maxwell MacKenzie, through April 1. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Goatsilk Gallery, 1909 Wyoming St., 728-9251: A collaborative multi-media project between Tylan Martin and John Deruyter examining conceptural and aesthetic aspects of throwing up, when the mechanistic reactions of the body override the mind’s will, through March 30. “Space Vacancy: Photographs by Baldomero Fernandez,” April 3-30. Artist’s reception April 5, 6-8 p.m.

Ponderosa Art Gallery, 944 Springhill Road, Hamilton, 375-1212: New original artwork, paintings and sculptures by Bill Anton, Clyde Aspevig, John Michael Carter, Scott Christensen, Frank Hagel, Bruce Miller, Jim Morgan, R.E. Pierce, Howard Rogers, Tim Shinabarger, Brett James Smith and others.

Sutton West Gallery, 121 W. Broadway, Missoula, 721-5460 or 721-7734: “Montana On My Mind,” through April 2, featuring the art of Kory Hellebust, Dinah Maxwell Smith and Sally Sanders-Garrett.

University Center Gallery, University of Montana campus, 243-4991: “Common Place,” installation and mixed media by Nickolus Meisel, through April 18. Opening reception: April 4, 5-7 p.m. Scoop collection of ancient American art, April 21-May 16. Opening reception: May 2, 7 p.m. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art on view

The Roxy, 718 S. Higgins Ave., 728-9380: Denise Hunter’s “Wildlife Photography with a Twist,” through March 31.

University of Montana North Student Lounge, second floor, University Center: The Blue Mountain All Women’s Run Art Show, through March. Features the work of local women artists competing to have their work selected for the All Women’s Run posters and T-shirts. Finalists are Jacquie Farr, Jill Logan, Janet McGahan and Sheila Miles.



Through June 1 – “In Memorium: Celebrating the Lives and Work of David Shaner, Bill Stockton and Peter Voulkos,” Yellowstone Arts Center, 401 N. 27th St. Info: (406) 256-6804.

Through June 29 - “In Response to Place,” photographs from the Nature Conservancy’s “Last Great Places,” Yellowstone Arts Center, 401 N. 27th St. Info: (406) 256-6804.

Through June 29 – “Basia Irland, Hydrolibros: A Sculptor’s Research into the Phenomenon of Water,” Yellowstone Arts Center, 401 N. 27th St. Info: (406) 256-6804.

April 12 – Orchestra and Chorale Showcase, Billings Symphony Orchestra; vocal soloists Karen Clift and Peter Halvorson. Info: (406) 252-3610; tickets (406) 256-6052.

April 27 – “A Hometown Celebration” honoring Uri Barnea and Bill Stockton, 2003 Governor’s Arts Award recipients, 4-6 p.m., Yellowstone Arts Center, 401 N. 27th St. Info: (406) 256-6804.

July 11-13 – High Plains BookFest, celebration of the book, downtown Billings. Info: Billings Cultural Partners, (406) 294-5059.


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

Great Falls

April 5 – Made in Montana Food and Gift Show, open to general public 9 a.m., Great Falls Civic Convention Center.


Through April 20 – “Contemporary Irish Art from Limerick City,” Holter Museum of Art, 12 Lawrence St. Info: (406) 442-6400.

March 29, 30 – “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” Helena Quilters Guild, Helena Civic Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $2, children under 1`2 free. Quilts on display; Guild boutique; tulip quilt raffle. Info: (406) 449-3738 or (406) 458-3329.


April 12 – Antique Doll Show and Sale, Canyon Ferry north of Townsend, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trish Friez, doll collector and appraiser, will be on hand; dolls and dollhouse items will be for sale. Proceeds are for the Heritage Park Improvement Fund. Tickets: $3 in advance, $4 at door. Info: (406) 266-3710.

White Sulphur Springs

May 9-11 – “Mothering Up” gathering of cowboy poets and pickers, dance on May 9, poets and musicians on May 10, cowboy church on May 11. Information:

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 or; 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 or; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

Sept. 27 – James Taylor, 7 p.m. Tickets: $38.85 and $59.85 plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets or online at or or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.


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 or, or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.


April 1– World Wrestling Entertainment Smackdown, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, W. 720 Mallon Ave. Tickets: $15-$40. Info: (509) 324-7050.

April 25-27 – El Katif Shrine Circus, various times, Spokane Arena, W. 720 Mallon Ave. Tickets: $6-$12, from TicketsWest (325-SEAT or 800-325-SEAT), or online at Info: (509) 324-7050.

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 Info: (509) 324-7050.


Ongoing classes, art calls and auditions

Kid classes, camps

Silk Screen T-Shirt Printing Workshop for high-school kids, noon-4 p.m., Saturday, March 29, taught by visiting Seattle artist Tom Dewar, held at the University of Montana Print Shop. Dewar has extensive experience designing silk screen posters promoting punk and rock bands in Seattle and Missoula; his work is on display at the Art Museum through March 29. Participants will make a one-color design to print on a T-shirt and/or paper. Free. Sponsored by the Art Museum of Missoula. To register please call or drop by the Boys and Girls Club at 542-3116 or the Art Museum of Missoula at 728-0447, or register online at

Dance: Piped Piper children’s dance classes, with Marina Weatherly, ages 3-6, at MCT. Info: (406) 777-3546.

Music: It’s a Musical Life, beginning piano for all ages. Info: 542-9511.

Music: Childbloom Guitar Program of Missoula, for ages 5 and older, weekly half-hour lessons. Parents encouraged to attend. Info: 721-0328.

Workshops, crafts

Silk Screen Printing for Adults, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5, Art Museum of Missoula. Learn basics of silk screen printing using stencils and water-based inks with artist Kathy Bonnema Leslie. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Fee: $35 person. Register at or by calling 728-0447.

Crafts: Monkey Wrench with Debbie, March 31 and April 7 and 14, 6-9 p.m., $25; Yellow Brick Road with Sheila, April 2 and 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $15; Soldier Quilts with Libby, April 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., call to sign up; Easy Drunkard’s Path with Joyce, April 3 and 10, 6-9 p.m., $35; Machine Quilting with Laura, April 12, 1-4 p.m., $15, 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.


Swing: five sessions, beginning April 23, 6-8 p.m.; Waltz, six sessions, beginning March 20, 7-9 p.m.; Cha-cha, six sessions, beginning April 12, 3-5 p.m.; ballroom tango or polka, three sessions, beginning May 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: three-session class, $15; five-session class $25; six-session class, $30; seven-session class, $35. Classes held at Polson Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. Info, registration: 883-3843.

Dance: Swing, tango, ballroom dance exhibition, Saturday, April 5, 8-9:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 112 Pattee St., Missoula. Cost: $5 includes salsa dance party, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Info: Sandy, 728-4410.

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.

Salsa: dance party with DJ Deanna, Saturday, April 5, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, Elks Lodge, 112 Pattee St. Beginning lesson, 9:30 p.m., $5. Info: Sandy, 728-4410.

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.

Ballet: Ballet Arts Academy classes for beginning through advanced ballet and pointe, at studio, 1620 Rodgers St., Suite 3. Info, registration: 549-3081;

Belly dance: Beginning, intermediate and choreography classes, daytime and evening classes available. Info: Pat, 273-0412.

Belly dance: Aniysa Middle Eastern Dance and Supplies offers Raks Sharki/Danse Oriental (belly dance) for all ages. Information: 273-0368.

Ballet: Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School, creative movement, ballet, pointe, repertory, jazz, pas de deux, tap, character and recreational adult division classes with Charlene Campbell. Info: 549-5155.

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.

Classes: Flamenco, Spanish, ballet, jazz and modern dance for ages 3-adult in Missoula and Stevensville offered by Elenita Brown Dance Studios. Info: (406) 777-5956.

Partner dance: At the Missoula Athletic Club – single step swing begins at at 6 p.m. and country western two step begins at 7:30 p.m. April 6. Classes run six weeks and cost $45 cash or $50 check per person. Contact Martha Jane at 829-1236,, mtdancesport/.

Partner dance: International salsa class starts April 7, beginning salsa starts April 8, continuing Lindy Hop starts April 9, Argentino tango stars April 10 and foxtrot begins April 11. All classes are from 6-7:15p.m., run for six weeks and cost $45 cash or $50 check per person or $12 per single class. Contact Martha Jane, 829-1236, or mtdancesport/.


Italian: Beginners and intermediate conversational language classes start April 7 and June 9. Held twice a week from 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; fees from $150. Ongoing private classes available daytime. Full schedule: www.ecoitalia.into/italian.htm. To register: Eco Italia, 728-4581,

Down the line

A preview of what’s coming up

Coming events for the week of April 3-9


Silent auction to benefit YWCA Pathways domestic violence programs, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, Missoula Children’s Theatre, 200 Adams. Sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus, 243-6386.

Traditional Japanese koto concert with Scott Jordan performing “13 Strings,” 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee. Admission is free. No-host sake and Asian treats available.

Kim Barnes reads from and signs her book, “Finding Caruso,” 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave.

Opening reception for Nickolus Meisel’s “Common Place,” 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 4, University Center Gallery, UC Room 104. Exhibit runs through April 18. Info: 243-4991.

“Odyssey of the Stars, A Celebration of Artistic Journeys,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, University Theatre, University of Montana. Featured artists are Jazz singer Dee Daniels and visual artist Dana Boussard. Tickets are $12.50 students, $25 general, $100-up for sponsorships with special benefits. Proceeds helps arts scholarships at UM. Tickets at TIC-IT-EZ outlets.

Contra dance 8 p.m., beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, Union Hall, 208 E. Main (upstairs), featuring Broken String Band and caller Roy Curet. Admission: $4 for Missoula Folklore Society members, $6 general public.

French Film Series, “Éloge de l’amour” (“In Praise of Love,” 2001), 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, April 6 and 7, UC Theater, University of Montana campus. In French with English subtitles. Free.

Composers showcase, University of Montana Department of Music, 2:10 and 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8, Music Recital Hall. Performances by UM students as well as Richard Karpen, music professor at the University of Washington. Admission: free. Info: 243-6880.

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, Montana Theatre, Performing Arts/Radio-TV Center on UM campus. Tickets: $15 general, $12 students/seniors. Reservations and information: 243-4581, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Spring dance showcase, University of Montana Department of Drama/Dance, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, Open Space of the Performing Arts/Radio-TV Center on the UM campus. Tickets: $5, available at the box office in the center’s lobby. Info: 243-4581, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Robert Dick, flute and composition faculty member, in concert, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, Music Recital Hall, University of Montana. Tickets: $6 general, $4 students and seniors, available at the door.

Tori Amos in concert, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, Adams Center on University of Montana campus. Tickets: $36 and $30, available at the Fieldhouse box office, Rockin Rudy’s and all Tic-It-E-Z outlets; charge by phone at 1-888-MONTANA.


Viva Las Vegas benefit for the Corvallis Community Events Center, 6-11:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, Bedford Building, Hamilton. Tickets: $50, available at Corvallis High School, Corvallis Citizens Bank, Earth and Wood, Mikesell’s Jewelry, Chapter One Books and at the door. Dress is semi-formal. Info: Dori Tintzman, 961-3961.

“Treasure Island,” MCT production at Corvallis School, 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5, old high school gym. Tickets: $2 for children, $4 for adults, $10 for family, available at the door. Info: Heidi Zsupnik, 961-1307.

Down Right Country concert featuring vocalist and dobro player Phyllis Erck, 7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, Hamilton Senior Center. Admission: $4. Info: 363-2880.

Open Mind book discussion of “7 Paths to God” led by Amy Loomis, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton. Info: 363-5220.

“Upstairs, Downstairs Art Show,” Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6, Daly Mansion, Hamilton. More than 30 artists will show their work. Preview is 7-10 p.m. Friday; art show is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, with an Art Show Gala from 7-10 p.m. and the live auction of framed miniatures 8-9:30 p.m. Art show continues 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Soup kitchen open for lunch; free admission.


Fiddlers 4 performs 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Tickets: $22; Whitefish Theatre Co. Box Office, 862-5371.

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

THURSDAY, March 27

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Mendelssohn: The Hebrides – Overture Op. 26; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14.

12:30 p.m., “Listener’s Bookstall”

1 p.m., “Piano Jazz” – with Marian McPartland, Ingrid Jensen, protegee of Clark Terry.

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

FRIDAY, March 28

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Beethoven: Octet for Winds, Op. 103; Beethoven: Variations for Flute and Piano; Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor; Chopin: Cello and Piano Sonata in G minor Op. 65.

12:30 p.m., “Listener’s Bookstall”

SATURDAY, March 29

6 a.m., “Weekend Edition” – with Scott Simon.

7 a.m., “The Children’s Corner”

9 a.m., “Weekend Edition” – with Scott Simon

11:30 a.m., Metropolitan Opera – Gounod: Faust

3:10 p.m., “Missoula Symphony Orchestra” – Time approximate; after the opera.

6 p.m., Public Radio Fund-raiser begins. Grand Reading of all the donated thank you gifts

7 p.m., “Prairie Home Companion” – with Garrison Keillor.

9 p.m., “Thistle & Shamrock”

SUNDAY, March 30

Day Two of the Montana Public Radio On-Air Fund-raiser

7 a.m., “Harmonia”

8 a.m., “St. Paul Sunday” – with host Bill McGlaughlin. Highlights from Alfresco, the newest CD from the Sunday Sessions, compiled by host Bill McGlaughlin. This CD is available as a thank you gift during the Montana Public Radio fund-raiser.

1:30 p.m., “Dimensions in Jazz” – with host Joe Korona.

4 p.m., “Jazz from Lincoln Center”

5 p.m., “Car Talk”

7 p.m., “Symphonic Music”

MONDAY, March 31

Day Three of on-air fund-raiser

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – with host William Marcus

10 a.m., “Morning Freeform” – with William Marcus

1 p.m., “Alternative Radio” – with David Barsamian

7:30 p.m., “Mountain Stage” – from West Virginia

9:30 p.m., “New Dimensions”

10:30 p.m., “Hearts of Space”

11:30 p.m., “Ensemble” – Late night classical with host Joan Richarde

TUESDAY, April 1

Day Four of on-air fund-raiser

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – with host Susan Israel.

10 a.m., “Morning Freeform” – with Michael Marsolek.

7:30 p.m., “This American Life” – A double decker, two episodes with host Ira Glass.

10 p.m., “From the Top”


Day Five of the on-air fund-raiser

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – with host Linda Talbott

10 a.m., “Morning Freeform” – with Cary Shephard and Annie Garde.

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

8:30 p.m., “Blues on the Move” – with Bob Presthus

11:30 p.m., “Filmtracks” – with host Olivia Yule

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