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Friday, March 5

Art

Missoula Art Museum’s First Friday opening reception for exhibiting artist Marilyn Lysohir, 5-8 p.m., 335 N. Pattee St. Join Lysohir at 7 p.m. as she travels through her exhibition “Good Girls 1968” and talks about this installation that contains more than 160 ceramic portraits of young women with whom Lysohir graduated from high school. Call 728-0447.

“Sights and Sounds of Bali,” 6-8:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Performances at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. A multimedia experience of Bali will take place at the DDC that will include live music by local group, Manik Harum, as well as slides and still photography of a recent trip to Bali.

Dance

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Dance in Concert,” 7:30 pm., Montana Theatre, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. Tickets $18 general, $15 seniors and students, $8 children under 12. Visit www.umtheatredance.org or call 243-4581.

Kids’ stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Preschool storytime for ages 3-6,  10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

“Peter Pan” vocal audition workshop presented by Alicia Bullock-Muth, 5-7 p.m., UM Music Building Room 105. Call 544-9303.

Laddie Ray Melvin, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

The University of Montana School of Music presents a Student Recital Series featuring Myles Nardinger, piano, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Free. Call 243-6880.

The University of Montana School of Music presents UM Jazz Band Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. $20 general, $15 students and seniors. Call 243-6880.

Take Two Productions, Beth Schreiber and Cara Ayres perform songs from the musical comedy “Suds N’ Suds” written by Schreiber and Ayres, 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Call 777-5061.

Potpourri

Fourth annual Project Selvedge, 7 p.m., Selvedge Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring Challenge 1 Fashion Show. The designers made a garment from a grab bag of woodland scenes and cherry blossoms. Call 541-7171.

Women’s Voices for the Earth, featuring Dr. Sandra Steingraber, screening of the film “Living Downstream,” 7 p.m., Wilma Theatre.    Join WVE and Steingraber for a private cocktail reception at the Silk Road prior to the film at 5:30 p.m. Film tickets $8 in advance at Rockin Rudy’s or $10 at the door. Cocktail reception tickets $50 per person, $80 per pair available through www.womenandenvironment.org.

Clark Fork Symposium, 8:45 a.m., University of Montana. “Bringing Back the Upper River” with panelists representing many agencies and citizen groups working to restore the upper Clark Fork. Followed by several keynote talks on 30 years of Flathead Lake studies, a 10-year nutrient reduction program recently completed and 25 years of cleaning up Butte soils. Register at www.clarkfork.org/cfsymposium. Call Vickie Watson, 243-5153 or e-mail vickie.watson@umontana.edu.

Missoula Irish Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring  “Give up your Aul Sins (2001),” animation, 5 minutes. “Janey Mary (2007),” drama, 20 minutes. “Mickeybo and Me (2004),” comedy drama, 95 minutes. “Yu Ming is Ainm Dom (2003),” comedy, 13 minutes. “Garage (2007),” tragicomedy, 85 minutes. Tickets $10, available at Worden’s Market, Celtic Connections, Loyola Scrip office. Visit www.missoula-aoh.org.

Theater

“Annie” presented by the Hamilton Players, 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse 100 Ricketts Road, Hamilton. For tickets call 375-9050 or visit www.hamiltonplayers.com

Montana Rep Missoula presents “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. Tickets $10, $5 student rush (sign up at 7 p.m. evening of performance). Call 243-4581. Visit www.montanarep.org

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “The Clean House,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org.

No-Shame Theatre, 9:30 p.m. sign up, 10 p.m. show, Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. No Shame Theatre is a venue for writers and performers to present their work before an audience. This is open to all areas of performance: playwriting, dance, music, comedy, poetry. No rehearsals are necessary. Just show up and sign up. There are 15 5-minute slots available, first come, first served. The rules: All work must be original, 5 minutes or less, you can’t break yourself, the audience, the theater or the law. $5. Visit www.mtactors.com.

Missoula Children’s Theater presents “Robinson Crusoe,” 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Hot Springs School. Hot Springs Artist Society ice cream social fundraiser at both performances.

Saturday, March 6

Art

Saturday Drawing Club with Feather Sherman, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., four weeks, $45/$50, ages 8-12. Call 728-0447.

Pottery painting class, 1-3 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20. Call 549-7555.

Dance

Boots and Calico beginners class, 6-8 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 820 N. Fourth St., Hamilton. Regular dance follows until 9:30 p.m. Dance will be mainstream with plus tips inserted about every third dance. Round dances will be provided between tips. Caller Ray Dunbar. Call Donna Hicks 961-0111 or Jeanne Burruss 961-3468.

Missoula Folklore Society contract dance, 8 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Featuring Sassafras Stomp with caller Bev Young. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m. $6 for members, $8 nonmembers. Families welcome. Visit www.montanafolk.org.

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents “Dance in Concert,” 7:30 pm., Montana Theatre, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. Tickets $18 general, $15 seniors and students, $8 children under 12. Visit www.umtheatredance.org or call 243-4581.

Hawaiian Hula dance workshop, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $45 for six-week session (DDC member); $72 for six-week session (nonmember). Call 541-7240.

Tango Night with Patrick Marsolek and Grace Hodges, 7-11 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 7-8 p.m., beginning tango; 8-9 p.m., intermediate tango; 9-11 p.m., Milonga. $7 per class; $15 entire evening; $5  Milonga only. Call 541-7240.

Kids’ stuff

Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Dr. Seuss Read Across America storytime, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-1117.

Seuss Saturday, noon, Children’s Museum, 225 W. Front St. Early reading program for ages 3-6. Activities include interactive story telling, featuring “The Cat in the Hat.” Call 541-PLAY.

Music

Back Ad It, old rock, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Absolutely with Kris Moon and Monty Carlo, 9 p.m., The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Spring Chamber Music with Glacier String Quartet, 7:30 p.m, BruMar Estates, 29048 Broken Leg Drive, Bigfork. Tickets $10-$23. Call (406) 257-3241 or visit www.glaciersymphonychorale.org.

The University of Montana School of Music presents a Student Recital Series featuring Kevin Leiferman, cello, and Alyssa Baty, clarinet, Music Recital Hall, UM. Free. Call 243-6880.

Walkin Jim Stoltz in concert to benefit the Last Best Place Wildlands campaign, The Stensrud Building, 314 N. First St. Social hour, 6 p.m.; program 7 p.m. Free music; beer sales benefit the cause, donations accepted. E-mail Dawn Serra at Wilderness Watch, dserra@wildernesswatch.org.

The Wailers with special guests Passafire, 8 p.m., The Wilma Theatre. Tickets $29.50, available at all GrizTix outlets, Rockin Rudy’s, by phone at 243-4051 or 1-888-MONTANA or online at Griztix.com.

Potpourri

Daly History Classes, 10 a.m.-noon, Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Featuring “My Favorite Things – Mansion Treasures.” $5, no charge for Daly Mansion volunteers. Early registration required, call 363-6004, Ext. 4. 

Missoula Irish Film Festival, 6:30 p.m.  Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Featuring “Granny O’Grimm Sleeping Beauty (2009),” animation, 6 minutes. “The Wind that Shakes The Barley (2006),” drama, 127 minutes. “Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly’s History of Ireland (2007),” animation, 5 minutes. “Once (2006),” musical, 85 minutes. Tickets $10, available at Worden’s Market, Celtic Connections, Loyola Scrip office. Visit www.missoula-aoh.org.

The Western Montana Gay & Lesbian Community Center’s fifth annual Black and White Ball fundraiser, 7 p.m.- 2 a.m., Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, main ballroom, 200 S. Pattee St. The main event begins at 7 p.m. with the Riverbend restaurant serving appetizers and a no-host bar followed by music and dancing with the local blues-jazz band Full Grown Men. Silent auction, 7-10 p.m.  DJ Kris Moon will be spinning dance music in the main ballroom, 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in black and white attire. Black tie is optional. Tickets $40, available online at www.gaymontana.org or by calling  543-2224. For those who want to attend the late-night dance party only, there will be a separate ticket available at the door, from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets for ages 18-20 are $7; ages 21and over are $5.

Winter Brewfest, 1-5 p.m., Whitefish Mountain Resort Village. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Featuring John Floridis from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the Good Wood Band from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., a heated beer garden and plethora of microbrews. Also take in the Dummy Derby at 4 p.m., when local teams send their constructed dummies affixed to skis or snowboard down a ski course to win prizes up to $500. The event is free to spectators. For more information or to register, a team call (406) 862-2910.

Third annual Women’s Fair, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., University Center Ballroom, UM. Exhibits, entertainment, fashion shows and more. Summit Cheering Athletics, noon; Rocky Mountain Ballet, 1:30 p.m. Visit www.MissoulaWomensFair.com.

Travelers’ Rest stories from “The Old Days,” featuring retired U.S. Forest Service ranger and fire management specialist Jack Puckett, 11 am.-noon, Travelers’ Rest State Park, Lolo. For detailed lineup of series, visit www.travelersrest.org or call 273-4253.

Theater

“Annie” presented by the Hamilton Players, 8 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse 100 Ricketts Road, Hamilton. For tickets call 375-9050 or visit www.hamiltonplayers.com

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “The Clean House,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets  $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org.

Montana Rep Missoula presents “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. Tickets $10, $5 student rush (sign up at 7 p.m. evening of performance). Call 243-4581. Visit www.montanarep.org

Sunday, March 7

Books/readings

Second Wind Reading Series featuring Greg Pape and Maren Vespia, 6:30 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Carol Guthrie discusses and signs “The Pony Express,” 2 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Music

Spring Chamber Music with Glacier String Quartet, 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitefish Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10-$23. Call (406) 257-3241 or visit www.glaciersymphonychorale.org.

Jazz pianist David Morgenroth performs, 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 210 W. Meany St., Plains. Tickets $6 at the door or at First Security Bank in Plains and Thompson Falls, Garden Gift and Floral and Honeysuckle Natural Foods in Plains and Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort. Call (406) 826-3600.

Dolce Canto teams up with Caffe Dolce for the “Dolce & Dolce: A Sweet Collaboration” fundraiser, 7 p.m., Caffe Dolce, 500 Brooks St. Tickets $20, includes music and appetizers. Tickets available from any Dolce Canto member. Visit www.dolcecanto.info.

Missoula Music Teachers’ Association present a Student Recital, 2:30 pm., Grizzly Peak Retirement Center, 3600 American Way. Free.

Potpourri

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 106th birthday, 2-3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Scandinavian pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sons of Norway, Nordic Pines, 5795 Highway 93 S. $6 includes pancakes, ham, fruit, juice and coffee.

Theater

“Annie” presented by the Hamilton Players, 2 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse 100 Ricketts Road, Hamilton. For tickets call 375-9050 or visit www.hamiltonplayers.com

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “The Clean House,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (406) 862-5371 or visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org.

Auditions for MCT Community Theatre’s “Peter Pan” the musical, 1-6 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. For more information, visit www.mctinc.org/audition.

Monday, March 8

Kids’ stuff

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Music

DJ Milkcrate Mechanic, 9 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Potpourri

City Club Missoula brings a presentation on media literacy, resilient children, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. Reservations can be made by e-mail to www.ccm@cityclubmissoula.org or by calling 243-7720 by noon, Friday, March 5.  Indicate if you want lunch ($11 for members, $16 for nonmembers) or the no-lunch option of forum only for $5. 

“Closing the Courthouse Doors” – noon, School of Law Castles Center. UM’s Honorable James R. Browning Distinguished Lecture in Law. Presenter Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the nation’s top constitutional scholars and founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Free and open to the public. Call 243-4311.

Cooking class, 7 p.m., Blodgett View Christian School, 119 W. Bridge Road, Hamilton. Learn how to cook vegetarian and vegan. Call Joanne, 240-7240.

“La Graine et Le Mulet” (The Secret of the Grain) 2007, subtitled, French film directed by Abdel Kechiche, 7 p.m., UC Theatre, UM.  Free admission.

Tuesday, March 9

Art

Parent-Toddler Art Fun with Alli Dupuy, 11 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, three weeks, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $30/$33.  Call 728-0447. 

Books/readings

Library book club meets to discuss “My Life in France,” by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Kids’ stuff

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Family Motion: Dance Exploration, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum, Missoula, 225 W. Front St. Creative dance workshop, discovering new ways of moving using stories or objects as a stimulus for creative movement. Call 541-PLAY or visit www.familiesfirstmontana.org to register.

Music

The University of Montana School of Music presents a Symphonic Wind Ensemble Tour Concert, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. Tickets required, call 243-6880.

The University of Montana School of Music presents a Student Recital Series featuring Tess Raunig, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. Free. Call 243-6880.

DJ Brand One, 9 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Wednesday, March 10

Art

Open Figure Drawing, non-instructed, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Participants must be 18 years or older. $5/$7. Call 728-0447.

Art for Homeschoolers with Bev Glueckert, 1-2:30 p.m., four  weeks, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $40.50/$45, ages 5-12. Call 728-0447.

Advanced encaustic, 6-9 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $55. Call 549-7555.

Zootown Arts Community Center tour, 1-2 p.m., 235 N. First St. W. Call 549-7555.

Kids’ stuff

Toddler Playgroup, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum, 225 W. Front St. Participants enjoy facilitated activities such as storytime, songs and sensory games, with plenty of time to network and socialize. Call 541-PLAY or visit www.familiesfirstmontana.org to register.

Music

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The Badlander, 208 Ryman St.

2nd Wednesday: Sound, Soup & Sanctuary – The Lyric Trio: Debbie Gross (flute), Doug Macaulay (trombone), Steve Adoff (piano); selections by Shostakovich, Nestico, Faure and Mozart; 12:10 p.m. (soup and bread luncheon to follow at 12:30), University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. Free-will offering. Call 543-6952.

Potpourri

Traditional Quilting Workshop, 3 p.m., Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free. Beginners and experienced quilters welcome. Workshop will meet every other Wednesday through mid-April. Bring scissors, straight pins and fabric swatches. Call (406) 756-8381 for details.

Afternoon Matinee, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Evening Lecture, “Fire on the Land: A Tribal Perspective,” 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Join Tony Harwood, Salish-Kootenai Tribe Fire Management Division Manager, for a  look at the many ways that the Salish-Kootenai used fire. An interesting perspective on how past managed fire practices shaped the land for renewed productivity. $4 suggested donation,  MNHC members free. Call 327-0405.

Theater

Montana Actors Theatre presents An Evening of Beckett: “Play” and “Krapp’s Last Tape,” 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets are $10 Wednesday-Thursday and $15 Friday and Saturday. Purchase tickets in advance at www.mtactors.com.

Thursday, March 11

Art

Contemporary Collectors Circle Studio Visit. Missoula Art Museum’s Contemporary Collectors Circle will be treated to a trip to the Bitterroot. Join the CCC for an evening exploring popular local artist Bobbie McKibbin’s studio. To become a CCC member call Ted Hughes at 728-0447, Ext. 222. 

Art Guide Training, volunteers needed, 4-6 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Review Marilyn Lysohir and Griff Williams exhibitions. Art guides are an essential part of MAM’s educational mission to make contemporary art accessible to all who step foot in the museum. Art guides are needed throughout the year to help with these visitors, as well as with our Saturday 20-minute tours. If you are interested in becoming an art guide, come to the trainings listed or call Renee Taaffe, education curator, 728-0447.

Teen Open Studio Night with Dustin Hoon: Metal Casting, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., ages 13-18. Metalheads unite! Learn the basics of DIY pewter casting with artist Dustin Hoon. Feel free to bring your favorite Iron Maiden album. Features a local, professional artist giving a demonstration of an art-making method or material process. Call Linden at 728-0447, Ext. 230.

Books/readings

Adult storytime featuring Garden City Harvest’s Josh Slotnick, KPAX’s Angela Marshall and food columnist Lori Grannis, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Kids’ stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Afterschool Adventures: World of Wonders (W.o.W.), 3 p.m., Children’s Museum, Missoula, 225 W. Front St. This after-school program for ages 5-8 explores the wonders of the natural world through science-based discovery. Call 541-PLAY or visit www.familiesfirstmontana.org to register.

Music

Dead Hipster with Mike Gill and Chris Baumann, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. $3.

Potpourri

Peace & Justice Film Series featuring “Split Estate,” 7 p.m. University Center Theater, University of Montana. No charge, donations accepted. Call 243-5153.

Theater

Montana Actors Theatre presents An Evening of Beckett: “Play” and “Krapp’s Last Tape,” 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets are $10 Wednesday-Thursday and $15 Friday and Saturday. Purchase tickets in advance at www.mtactors.com.

“Antigone,” presented by Wolfpack Theatre Co., 7 p.m., Glacier High School, Kalispell. Tickets $7 for adults and $5 for children, students and senior citizens, available at the school main office and Herberger’s.

ART CALLS

Sanders County Arts Council is accepting applications for the Spring Show of “Art on the Walls” of Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains. Art for this juried show must be the original work of a Sanders County Artist. It can be any medium as long as it can be hung on the wall. Applications are due March 15. For applications or more information, call 544-6654.

The University Center at The University of Montana is accepting applications from local and regional artists interested in selling their wares at the UC’s Spring Art Fair. The Spring Art Fair will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, in the highly trafficked UC Atrium. The UC hosts three art fairs a year – spring, Homecoming and holiday – that feature unique, handcrafted items from selected artists and craftspersons. The deadline for artist applications is Monday, March 8. Applications are available online at www.life.umt.edu/uc/ucsi/

art_fairs or at The Source in the University Center. For more information, call Angela Hundley, art fair coordinator, at 243-5714 or e-mail ucartfair@mso.umt.edu.

The Dana Gallery in Downtown Missoula extends an invitation to Missoula artists to submit an application for the May 2010 exhibition, second annual “Celebration of Missoula Artists.” Applications may be picked up and returned  to the Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave. or requested via e-mail at info@danagallery.com. Deadline for submissions is April 1. For inquiries, call 721-3154 .

It’s the end of an era; the end of a Missoula landmark; the end of 143 years as the centerpiece of downtown Missoula.The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula joins the rest of Missoula in mourning the departure of Macy’s, still affectionately known to Missoulians as simply “The Merc.” To preserve this tremendously important part of Missoula history, the Historical Museum is working with Macy’s to save many of the artifacts, some dating to the 19th century. But beyond that, the Historical Museum is asking the community for its memories, its photographs, its memorabilia, and its stories of “The Merc.” Anyone who has been a longtime resident of Missoula either worked at The Merc, The Bon, The Bon-Macy’s, or Macy’s, or had a family member or friend work there – it was virtually a rite of passage for many Missoulians. If you’d like to share your memories, the Historical Museum will preserve them for generations of Missoulians to come. Please contact Curator of Collections Jason Bain at 728-3476, Ext. 2.

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is currently researching the Big Burn of 1910 for an exhibit that is scheduled to open at the end of March 2010 to commemorate the centennial of this transformative fire. If you have any memories, photographs, diaries or artifacts from the Big Burn, staff at the Historical Museum would love to talk. Call executive director Bob Brown at 728-3476.

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