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Friday, October 12

Books, readings

David Cates reads and signs “Ben Armstrong’s Strange Trip Home,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Poetry reading with Mark Gibbons, Art Homer, James Jay and Miles Waggener, 6 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010 or visit shakespeareandco.com.

Ray Djuff presents “Glacier from the Inside Out: Creation of a

Book from Concept to Printing,” 6:30 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, Room 144, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Call (406) 756-3832.

David Barsamian, founder of “Alternative Radio,” speaks about his book, “Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism,” 7 p.m., Urey Lecture Hall, University of Montana. Call 543-3955.

Dance

Flamenco classes, Ballet Arts Academy. Flamenco I, 5-6:30 p.m.; Flamenco 2, 2-3:30 p.m.; Flamenco Para Ninos, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Call 542-9270 or visit flamencomt.com.

Spanish/flamenco dance classes, Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater School. Professional instruction by Elenita Brown; beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Call 777-5956.

Kids’ stuff

Tiny Tales (0-18 months) and preschool (19 months-5 years) storytimes, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Toddler storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., west meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Call 363-1670.

Music

Love Has Come presents “Get Loud,” 7 p.m., an evening of worship and music with Pastor Pierre of Haiti and Missoula group So Long September, Wilma Theatre. Tickets $5, ages 12 and younger free, available at lovehascome.com.

I’ll House You, a night of house music with DJs Kris Moon, Hotpantz and Mike Stolin, 9 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Live music, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs.

DJ Jimmy Jan, 9 p.m., Plum Loco, 201 Main St., Stevensville.

Grayhound Karaoke, 8 p.m.-close, Alcan Bar, Frenchtown.

Karaoke by Figmo, 9 p.m., Evaro Bar.

Grayhound Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Larry’s Six Mile Bar & Tavern, Huson. Call 626-5573.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Harold’s Club, Milltown.

Potpourri

Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala and Casino Night, 7 p.m., University Center Ballroom. Join the UM chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority at a fundraiser for the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s cardiac care research. The event will feature casino games and prizes, dessert, music and a silent auction. Wear a red dress or red accents. Advance tickets cost $45 each or $70 per couple, $25 for UM students, and tickets at the door cost $50 each or $80 per couple. Call (406) 209-6772, umalphaphi.com.

“Climbing to 20,000 Feet in Sichuan” with mountain climber/photographer Christopher Gibish, 7 p.m., Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway.

Deschutes Brewery fresh hop beer release, 2-5 p.m., Pattee Creek Market, 704 S.W. Higgins Ave. Visit deschutesbrewery.com.

Montana Wine and Beer Festival, 7-10 p.m., Adams Center, UM. Visit gogriz.com for more information.

“Science in Wonderland,” 6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Charlene Campbell, reveals the mystery of viruses through original music, choreography and photo projections by artist Barbara Michelman. Call 363-3338 or visit brvhsmuseum.org.

Keith Daniels of South Africa will be part of services, 7 p.m., the Guest House Conference Center, 3803 Brooks St. His ministry, AEB (Africa Evangelistic Band) is, by many, considered the “Billy Graham of South Africa”. No charge to attend. Call 728-4076.

Bad Goat Forest Products grand opening party, 6 p.m., 1301 Scott St. in the Zip Beverage complex. Local beer and pizza to purchase. Visit badgoatgoodwood.com.

Missoula Maze and petting zoo, noon-5 p.m., 1010 Clements Road. $8 adults, $5 ages 4-12. Visit missoulamaze.com.

Frenchtown Farmers Market, 4:30-7 p.m., Demer Street, Frenchtown. Visit frenchtownfarmersmarket.com.

Yarns at the Library, noon; Young Adult Writers Group, 3:30 p.m.; World Wide Cinema, “Prairie Love,” Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

“The Arabian Nights” by Mary Zimmerman, presented by the University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students, $10 ages 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

“Wait Until Dark,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $8-$10. In this terrifying cat-and-mouse game, three men terrorize a blind protagonist in hopes she’ll reveal the whereabouts of a children’s doll, filled with narcotics. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Saturday, October 13

Art

Family workshop, “Building,” 2-5 p.m., the Clay Studio, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A. $50 for adult and child. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Saturday Family Art Workshop, “Multi-Colored Leaf Printing” with Cynthia Laundrie, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Easy-to-learn printing techniques using fallen leaves and different printmaking materials. Children and adults will create tie-dye effects by layering bright yet transparent printed leaf designs. Leaves will be provided but you may also collect and bring in your own. $5. Call 721-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

“Crits & Croissants: A Saturday Morning Artists’ Critique,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Call (406) 755-5268 or visit hockadaymuseum.org for details.

Saturday Artisan Market, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the Cottage on Main, No. 1 Fifth Ave. W., Polson; local musicians, produce, Made-in-Montana art and crafts; call (406) 838-6010.

Books, readings

Kerry Foresman signs “The Mammals of Montana,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Dance

Tango Night at the Brick Room, all levels class, 8 p.m.; Milonga dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Portion of proceeds benefit The Girl’s Way. Call 541-7240 or visit ddcmontana.com.

Kids’ stuff

Storytime for ages 3 and up, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Matisyahu and the Constellations, 8:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $25, available at Rockin Rudy’s, by calling -877-4-FLY-Tix, online at ticketfly.com or knittingfactory.com.

Los Pinguos in concert, 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Theatre Co., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. Tickets $27. Originally from Buenos Aires, the group plays a mixture of Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajón bass and harmonizing vocals. Visit whitefishtheatreco.org or call (406) 862-5371.

Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, 7:30 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell; tickets $10-$32. Trio 21, featuring Kinga Augustyn, violin, Robert deMaine, cello, and Jeffrey Biegel, piano, join the orchestra in works by Beethoven and Sibelius. Call (406) 257-3241 or visit gscmusic.org.

Live music, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs.

Grayhound Karaoke, 8 p.m.-close, Alcan Bar, Frenchtown.

Karaoke, the Sportspage, Polson.

Grayhound Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Larry’s Six Mile Bar and Tavern, Huson. Call 626-5573.

Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2520 South Ave. W.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Karaoke and DJ by Kaleidoscope, High Spirits, Florence.

DJs Kris Moon and Monty, 9 p.m., The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Potpourri

Ghost Tours, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton. Call 363-3338 or visit brvhsmuseum.org.

Ravalli County Republican Central Committee’s annual spaghetti dinner, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, First Interstate Building. Speaker will be Rick Hill, the party’s candidate for governor, plus a meet-and-greet with candidates. For tickets, call 207-7630.

Big Read – “Heartland” film screening, discussion and reception, 1 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. MAM will host a free screening of the acclaimed 1979 film “Heartland,” starring Rip Torn and Conchata Ferrell and based on the 1914 memoir “Letters of a Woman Homesteader” by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Join the film’s local producers Beth Ferris and Annick Smith for stories and Q&A discussion during a reception after the film. Free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited. Call 721-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Wood for Haiti Home Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Southgate Mall north parking lot. Volunteers from Gateway Community Credit Union will join expert WFH carpenters to construct a 400-square-foot home on the mall parking lot. Wood donated by Pyramid Lumber, Tricon Lumber an Empire Builders for the construction of a home that will eventually be rebuilt in Haiti. Call 529-1379.

Saturday Discovery Day, “Fall Foray: Lichens,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Toby Spribille presents a basic introduction to lichens, profiles common species, and describes amazing phenomena during Saturday Discovery Day. There also will be a hike in Pattee Canyon looking for and learning about this fascinating organism. Costs $15 nonmembers, $10 MNHC members. Registration required. Call 327-0405 or visit montananaturalist.org for more information.

Keith Daniels of South Africa will be part of services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., the Guest House Conference Center, 3803 Brooks St. His ministry, AEB, or Africa Evangelistic Band, is by many considered the “Billy Graham of South Africa.” Free. Call 728-4076.

Tamarack Time, 1 p.m., Electric Avenue, Bigfork. The old-fashioned celebration of harvest includes food tastings, harvest decorations, hay rides starting at 11 a.m., cider making and pumpkin carving. Call (406) 837-4356.

Free Kayak Fishing Demo Day, West Shore State Park, Flathead Lake. Call (406) 871-6282 or visit alternatives-magazine.com/bikeandpaddle.html for details.

Self-hypnosis class with Patrick Marsolek, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder No. 17. $45. Call 443-3439 or email info@patrickmarsolek.com.

First annual Missoula Baby Fair, a pregnancy and parenthood expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caras Park. Presented by Happy Mama, the Nursing Nook, Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana and the Lotus Project. Featuring exhibitors, entertainment, face painting, crafts and science exhibits. Call 396-6089 or visit missoulababyfair.com.

Beer brewing workshop, 1-4 p.m., MUD Northside, 629 Phillips St. Visit mudproject.org.

Party in Pink, family fun event; 4-7:30 p.m., the Canyons Athletic Club Zumbathon and other entertainment, 4-6 p.m.; barbecue sponsored by the Elks, 6-7:30 p.m. plus door prizes, raffle, bounce house, face painting, Slash from the Maulers, and more. $8 per person or $20 per family; proceeds go to the aid for Mammography Fund. Call 375-9313 or 363-7413.

Harvest dinner and dance, St. Mary’s Parish, Stevensville. Dinner, 5-7 p.m.; dance 7 p.m.-midnight. Dinner prices are $8 adults, $5 ages 4-12 and children under 4 are free. Call 777-2067.

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, north end of Higgins Avenue. Call 274-6782.

Clark Fork River Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverside lot, east of Higgins Avenue Bridge. Call 396-0593 or visit clarkforkrivermarket.com.

Theater

The Met: Live in HD Series presents “L’Elisir D’Amore,” 10:55 a.m., Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets available at morrisproductions.org, Rockin Rudy’s or at the box office at 328 E. Pine St. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. For more information, call (406) 322-2589.

“The Arabian Nights” by Mary Zimmerman, presented by the University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students, $10 ages 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org.

“Wait Until Dark,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $8-$10. In this terrifying cat-and-mouse game, three men terrorize a blind protagonist in hopes she’ll reveal the whereabouts of a children’s doll, filled with narcotics. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Sunday, October 14

Art

Open Figure Drawing, non-instructed, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., $5/$7. Open Figure Drawing will begin on Sundays. This on session provides artists an opportunity draw from a live model in a relaxed an supportive atmosphere. Participants must be 18 years or older. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books/readings

Paul Tripp reads and signs “Choking on Silence,” 2:30 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Second Wind living reading series by UM writers, 5 p.m., the Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Free.

Dance

Sunday Dance Parties – dance lessons, 5 p.m. with open DJ dancing, 6-9 p.m., the Elbow Room. Sponsored by Five Valleys Dance Club. No partner required. $7 per person, $12 per couple, $2 under 25 (includes lesson). Visit fivevalleysdancelcub.com.

Kids’ stuff

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

Music

Ed Norton Big Band, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. $5.

Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Beethoven Triple Concerto,” 3 p.m., Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell; tickets $10-$32. Trio 21, featuring Kinga Augustyn, violin, Robert deMaine, cello, and Jeffrey Biegel, piano, join the orchestra in works by Beethoven and Sibelius. Call (406) 257-3241 or visit gscmusic.org.

Five Valley Accordion jam, 1-5 p.m., Hamilton Eagles. $3 members, $4 nonmembers, free for performing musicians. Call 549-3946.

Acoustic music jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, corner of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. If you play guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or similar acoustic instrument you are invited; or just come to listen. Call 381-2483.

Potpourri

Silent auction and pie and ice cream social, 1-4 p.m., Kalispell Senior Center. Public welcome. Call (406) 755-4402.

Big Read – Sunday Afternoon Matinee, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Missoula Maze and petting zoo, noon-8 p.m., 1010 Clements Road. $8 adults, $5 ages 4-12. Visit missoulamaze.com.

Keith Daniels of South Africa will be part of services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., the Guest House Conference Center, 3803 Brooks St. His ministry, AEB, or Africa Evangelistic Band, is by many considered the “Billy Graham of South Africa.” Free. Call 728-4076.

Sustainability Fair, noon-8 p.m., Wildwood Brewery, 4018 U.S. Highway 93 N., Stevensville. Vendors will display their products, 2-5 p.m. Plus food, games, live music, organic beer and demonstrations. Free. Call 777-2855 or visit wildwoodbrewing.com.

Theater

“Wait Until Dark,” 2 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Tickets $8-$10. In this terrifying cat-and-mouse game, three men terrorize a blind protagonist in hopes she’ll reveal the whereabouts of a children’s doll, filled with narcotics. Call 777-2722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org.

Monday, October 15

Music

The Missoula Community Concert Band fall rehearsals, 7-9 p.m., Mondays through Nov. 5, Sentinel High School Band Room. Conducted by Jennifer Kirby, director of Bands at Florence-Carlton Schools. Concert will be Nov. 12. Call Tom Trigg, 721-6778 or email info@missoulaband.org.

Post Le Kickball after party with local DJs, The Top Hat, 134 W. Broadway. Hosted by DJ Mermaid. No cover.

Open mic, 10 p.m.-close, VFW, 245 W. Main St. Sign up at 531-4312.

Live and local hip hop with DJ Boy Burns Bridge, MCs B Mune, Dice, Traviste, Tedoe Da Hustla, Tonsofun, Codependents and Frodie, 9 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Potpourri

Historian, author and Princeton University professor emeritus James McPherson delivers the inaugural University of Montana Arnold Swanberg Lecture on Military History, “Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief,” 8 p.m. Dennison Theatre, UM. McPherson will also deliver a seminar “Why Military History: Antietam as a Case  Study, 3:10 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Call 243-2981.

“Reading and Writing Poetry” workshop, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Seven weeks; pre-registration required. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Computer class, “Intro to Email,” 6 p.m.; “Reading and Writing Poetry,” 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Big Read Film: Willa Cather Documentary, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Tuesday, October 16

Art

Glass fusing orientation class, 6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $15 plus price of glass. Call 549-7555.

Books, readings

Kelly Barth, author of “My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus,” teaches a Montana Writers Live class, 7 p.m., Liberal Arts Room 133, UM.

“Tell Us Something,” live storytelling, 6-9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St.

Kids’ stuff

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

Tiny Tales for ages birth-18 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Pearl Django in concert, 7:30 p.m., George and Jane Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 day of show, $10 for seniors and children 14 and under, available at all GrizTix locations, online at griztix.com or by calling 243-4051.

Royal Reggae with DJs Supa J, Smiley Banton and Oneness, 9 p.m., the Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Grayhound Karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Larry’s Six Mile Bar and Tavern, Huson. Call 626-5573.

Red Solo Cup Tuesday with country karaoke, 9 p.m., the Sunrise Saloon, 1100 block of Strand. Visit sunrisesaloonandcasino.com.

Potpourri

Socrates Café, 7 p.m., west meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Join facilitator Kris Bayer for a great conversation. Choose a question to discuss, define terms, and respectfully consider the answers. Call 363-1670.

Russian for Everyone class, noon; Young Adults volunteer orientation, 4 p.m.; Computer class, “Intro to Email,” 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

River City Bingo and Bingo Bob, 7 p.m., Press Box, 835 E. Broadway.

Wednesday, October 17

Art

Art Associates of Missoula Third Wednesday Program, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Featuring “Marvelous Monotypes,” with Diane Bodholt, printmaker. Call 543-5946.

Contemporary Collectors Circle fall event with Lela Autio, Missoula Art Museum,

335 N. Pattee St. Join the Contemporary Collectors Circle today. For an additional $100 with any membership level, you will help contribute toward the purchase of art for the MAM Collection. In exchange, you will be treated to special CCC events including visits with private collectors and artists, guest lectures, and behind the scenes trips to other artistic and cultural institutions. In October, the CCC will visit the home of artist and collector Lela Autio, a central figure in Montana’s art scene for over 50 years. CCC members will view the wonderful collection Lela and Rudy accumulated over the years, along with a peek into Lela’s colorful studio practice. For more information about the CCC, contact Ted Hughes, MAM Registrar, 728-0447, Ext. 222 or ted@missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

“Bound Like Grass: A Memoir of the Western High Plains” with author Ruth McLaughlin and homestead food with Good Food Store’s Emily Walter, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Kaya McLaren reads and signs “How I Came to Sparkle Again,” 7 p.m., Fact

& Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Kids’ stuff

Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:15, in the Children’s Corner of the Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Featuring “Bugs” with storyteller Kristen Weese. Call 363-1670. “Stay and play” activities will be set up after storytime.

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Visit northvalleylibrary.org.

Music

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Sold out.

Maestro Teo Morca, with renowned guitarist Carlos Lomas and acclaimed singer Vicente Griego, present a flamenco workshop. The festival will kick off with a reception Wednesday evening and continues for four days. For more information, see story on Page E3, visit flamencomt.com or call Victoria Lenihan at 542-9270.

Jam night/open mic with Neal Funk, 9 p.m., the Dark Horse, 1805  Regent. Call 728-1559.

Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2520 South Ave. W.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

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

Shadow Palace with DJs Zafira, Milkcrate Mechanic, Web and Anivox, 9 p.m., the Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Potpourri

Maile Meloy, author of the University of Montana First-Year Reading Experience book, “Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It,” presents a lecture, 8 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Call 243-4689.

University of Montana geography faculty member Rick Graetz and his wife, Susie, will narratate a slideshow of their scenic photography of Montana’s mountains and prairie in a lecture titled “This is Montana,” 6:30 p.m., at the Hamilton High School Performing Arts Center. Call 375-0100.

Scholar of American foreign policy Bruce Jentleson delivers a lecture, “American Foreign Policy in a New Era,” 7 p.m., University Center Theater, UM. Call 243-2050 or email otto.koester@umontana.edu.

Russian for Everyone class, noon; iTunes for You, 12:30 p.m.; Scribbles Writing Group, 4 p.m.; Computer class, “Intro to Email,” 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse, inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Evan Disney presents music from local artists, comedy and magic, 7-9 p.m., Deano’s, 5318 W. Harrier Drive. $7, $12 for ages 18-20, includes entertainment and appetizers.

Thursday, October 18

Art

Second annual art show and wine reception, 7 p.m., Village Senior Residence, 2815 Old Fort Road. Featuring artwork by Kendahl Jan Jubb, David Anderson, Lynde Howe, Suzanne Mingo, Don Mundt, Emily Hall, Frank Anderson, Christy Greene, Christina Welch and James Hewes. Call 531-1384.

“Early Out Art Fun” with Melissa Madsen, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages 6-12, $12 drop-in fee. Every Thursday, Melissa will have an exciting art project ranging from “Mondo Self Portraits” to “Renegade Recycled Landscapes.” She always has a wealth of projects to keep your child creatively engaged and active. Students are welcome to arrive a little bit earlier or later depending on school release time. Call 721-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org.

Fall kids classes for ages 9-12, Thursdays through Nov. 8, 3-5 p.m., the Clay Studio, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A. $81 per child. Call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org.

Books, readings

Kelly Barth reads and signs “My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus,” 7 p.m., Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Kids’ stuff

MiniNaturalists PRE-K Program, 10-11 a.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. The miniNaturalist program will engage youngsters in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities, games and play. Emphasis will be on observation, sensory skills and imagination in hopes of cultivating a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to explore the world around them. October’s theme will be nocturnal creatures. Admission per child for this program is $1 for MNHC members, $3 for nonmembers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Best for ages 2-5. Call 327-0405 or visit montananaturalist.org for more information.

Little Read! “Sarah, Plain and Tall” live reading and art project, 3-5 p.m., Families First Children’s Museum, 225 W. Front St.

Tiny Tales Storytime, ages 0-3, 10:30 a.m.; Paws for Reading, 3 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665 or visit missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Electronic dance producer Wolfgang Gartner with Pierce Fulton and Popeska, 9 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $20 in advance, $23 day of show, available at Rockin Rudy’s, by calling 1-877-4-FLY-Tix, online at ticketfly.com or knittingfactory.com.

Maestro Teo Morca, with renowned guitarist Carlos Lomas and acclaimed singer Vicente Griego, present a flamenco workshop. The festival will kick off with a reception the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 17, and continues for four days of classes in dance, cante (singing) and guitar along with evening charlas (talks) about flamenco history and evolution, Teo’s own experience in over 60 years of nonstop teaching and touring, and the nuances of communication in the cuadro of singer, dancer, guitarist and palmas (clapping). The festival will culminate in a juerga the evening of Sunday, Oct. 21. Classes will be held at the Ballet Arts Academy, 1620 Rodgers St. For more information, visit flamencomt.com or call Victoria Lenihan at 542-9270.

Dead Hipster Dance party, 9 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St.

Open Mic Night, 8:40 p.m., Sean Kelly’s, 130 W. Pine St. Call 542-1471 after 10 a.m. on Thursdays to sign up. Free.

Party Trained, 9:30 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. Call 728-1559.

Solid Sound Karaoke, Westside Lanes, 1615 Wyoming St.

Potpourri

Web on Wheels Computer classes with Missoula Public Library instructors include Advanced Internet, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Advanced e-mail, 3-4 p.m., at the Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Preregister at the information desk or call 363-1670. Space is limited.

Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens’ “Plants and Skulls Costume Workshop,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens classroom, under the silver water tower. In celebration of Missoula’s Day of the Dead Parade we are offering a special nature-based costume workshop. Use plant materials to create crowns and wands, reference our animal skull specimens to design a screen print on material, then march with MNHC in the parade on Nov. 2. Costs $5. Registration requested. Call 327-0405.

Spanish Conversation Group, noon, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Missoula Maze and petting zoo, noon-8 p.m., 1010 Clements Road. $8 adults, $5 ages 4-12. Visit missoulamaze.com.

Comedy show, the Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

ART CALLS

The Montana Repertory Theater is accepting submissions for the “Missoula By Night” monologues. Local writers, both amateur and professional, are encouraged to write a monologue pertaining to the Missoula by Night theme. Monologues should be no more than two pages, no less than one; must be character driven and must take place in Missoula at night. Contact Salina Chatlain, 243-6809 or email salina.chaitlain@umontana.edu. Deadline is Oct. 15.

Missoula Art Museum is seeking part time art teachers for this year’s Fifth Grade Art Experience which runs from Oct. 8-Dec. 21, 10 a.m. -noon, Monday-Friday. BFA, MFA or Art Education Certification required. Submit resume by Sept. 14 to the Missoula Art Museum, attention Renee Taaffe, 335 N. Pattee St., Missoula, MT 59802 or call 728-0447 Ext. 228 for more information.

The Missoula Art Museum is accepting submissions for the 41st Benefit Art Auction held Feb. 2. The jury will consider all submissions for inclusion in either the live or the silent auctions. Bidding begins at 50 percent of the declared value. The donation amount you choose (100, 75 or 50 percent) is calculated from the final sale price. When establishing your value, consider the price your work has recently sold for. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for any equipment necessary for the display of your work including the framing and hanging system; all works on paper must be framed. Proposals will not be accepted for jury and only the work accepted by the jury will be included; you may not substitute another work.

Submissions are accepted online at mam.submittable.com/submit. Deadline is Oct. 15. Open to all artists, submissions are not accepted from dealers, galleries or any third party.

Do you have some great pictures of the Bitterroot Valley? Then help the Bitterroot Public Library and the Ravalli County Museum preserve those memories by having the pictures included in our Centuries of Change display. The library is looking for pictures that contrast the Bitterroot Valley today with pictures from the past. The pictures will be scanned and posted to both the library’s Flickr page and on the website HistoryPin.com and added to the museum’s archives. The photo will be returned. This program is part of the Discover Earth activities taking place at the library, focusing on Earth Science and developed by the National Science Education Standards and American Association for the Advancement of Science benchmarks.

Yellowstone Photo call for art. For photography submissions contact Rhonda, 728-7637.

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