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Friday, August 16

Kids' stuff

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under and story time for ages 3 and over, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670. 

Potpourri

Flathead Lake Blues Festival, Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, Polson Fairgrounds. flatheadlakebluesfestival.com.

Missoula Public Library: Yarns at the Library, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.; Let's Paint! acrylic workshop for ages 12 and over, 2 p.m., registration required; Cheap Date Night viewing of "Avengers: Endgame," 7 p.m. 

Yoga, 9 a.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. $5. 543-7154. 

Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.

Theater

"The Last Five Years," a one-act musical, 7:30-9 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Under special arrangement with the Downtown Dance Collective's artist-in-residence program, "The Last Five Years" is a simple yet profound one act musical that reveals two lovers separated by time and temptation. The story itself is told in a unique format, with one character's point of view moving forward in time and the other's moving backward, meeting only for a few brief moments in the middle. Directed by Joshua Kelly and with musical direction by Scott Koljonen, "The Last Five Years" features a full orchestra but only two actors, Brit Garner and Thain Bertin. ddcmontana.com/the-last-5-years. Includes adult themes and language.

The Hamilton Players present, "The Little Prince," 8 p.m., The Hamilton Playhouse. Based on the beloved classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

The Bigfork Players present, "The Wedding Singer," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents, "Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. "Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s French farce that features a glamour-boy architect named Bernard who simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses, until an unexpected guest and the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time. $25 with cabaret-style seating. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org

Saturday, August 17

Art

"Kickstart Your Writing," Saturday writing workshop with Caroline Patterson, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art of Montana, 725 W. Alder These standalone writing workshops are offered monthly beginning in August and running through December. Drop-ins welcome. livingartofmontana.org

Saturday Family Art Workshop: "Word Art and Superpowers," 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St.  Free. missoulaartmuseum.org. 

"Dunrovin Equine Art Extravaganza," 2-7 p.m., Dunrovin Ranch, 5001 Expedition Drive, Lolo. Through art and music, this event celebrates the bond that has been forged throughout the ages between horses and humans. Six artists will interpret this year's theme of "An Equestrian Waltz" by painting and decorating a live horse. At 9 a.m. the artists arrive to begin painting their horses. At 2 p.m. guests are invited to meet the artists and watch them work. At 4 p.m. guests can have a beverage and appetizers as they follow the decorated horses through the forest to the Bitterroot River. At 5 p.m. the "painted pony parade" formally presents each artist and equine partner. Following the parade, the horses are let free to run and roll and create stunning beautiful photographic opportunities. At 5 p.m. music by Charla Bauman and a family style dinner is served. Admission is $100. The extravaganza is an annual event hosted by the Friends of Dunrovin to raise funds to assist local nonprofit programs engaged in human, animal, environmental, or community well being. https://dunrovinranchmontana.com/equine-art-extravaganza/.

"Phoenix, Oregon" screening, 7:15-9:30 p.m., The Roxy, 718 S Higgins Ave. Join the filmmakers of "Phoenix, Oregon" for a mini-bowling session pre-screening. After the movie screening attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the filmmaker. T-shirts and $10 movie download cards will be available for purchase, each download includes the director's commentary. "Phoenix, Oregon" was written and directed by Gary Lundgren ("Calvin Marshall," "Redwood Highway," "Black Road"). Produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez. https://phoenixoregonmovie.com/.

Kids' stuff

Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Story time for ages 3 and older, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Potpourri

Missoula Insectarium celebrates its last day at its downtown location with a "Metamorphosis Celebration," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 218 E. Front St. Admission is free and bug costumes encouraged. Guests can interact with insects like cockroaches and beetles or get their face painted and do craft activities and try a tasting of "bugs as food."

Back to School bash, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lucky's Market, Southgate Mall. Live music, samples, giveaways, deals. business.facebook.com/events/365432227405904/

Team trivia competition, 3 p.m., North Valley Public Library, Stevensville. 777-5061.

Flathead Lake Blues Festival, Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, Polson Fairgrounds. flatheadlakebluesfestival.com.

Sentinel High School Class of 1968 meet-up, 6:30 p.m., Iron Horse, Missoula. 

10th annual Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Highland and Irish dance, pipe bands, herd dog demos, Scotch and mead tastings, food and local, beers, Celtic wares, kid's activities, Highland athletic competition, live music, cans and more. Visit Bcgg.org.

Philipsburg 10th annual charity concert and auction, noon-7 p.m., Winninghoff Park Arena, 210 W. Stockton St., Philipsburg. Gates open at 11 a.m.; concert starts at noon with Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts from Denver kicking off the show; followed by Missoula's Shakewell and then Home Cookin'. Auction items sold between band intermissions and Bozeman's Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, recently featured on PBS, will close the show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 day of the event, children 12 and under free. Food and beverages available on site all day. Outdoor seating (bring a chair or blanket). No pets or outside food. Griztix.com or  philipsburgrotary.org.

Missoula duplicate open game, 12:30-4 p.m., Southgate Mall, near Dillard's, across from Hallmark store. missoulabridge.com

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 8:43 p.m., Head Start School, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "Steel Magnolias." Suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family donation. nmcdc.org/programs/outdoor-cinema.

Lolo Farmers and Craft Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lolo Community Center. Featuring local farmers, crafters, artisans and more. 

Clark Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 225 S. Pattee St. (Riverside Parking Lot). Over 100 vendors with everything from farm direct products to breakfast and lunch food and drink and children's activities. 396-0593, clarkforkmarket.com.   

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue by the red XXXXs. Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods from over 100 vendors. 274-3042, missoulafarmersmarket.com.

Missoula People's Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Higgins and Pine Street. Local art and handcrafted goods. missoulapeoplesmarket.org.

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Theater

"The Last Five Years," a one-act musical, 2 and 7:30., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Under special arrangement with the Downtown Dance Collective's artist in residence program, "The Last Five Years" is a simple yet profound one act musical that reveals two lovers separated by time and temptation. The story itself is told in a unique format, with one character's point of view moving forward in time and the other's moving backward, meeting only for a few brief moments in the middle. Directed by Joshua Kelly and with musical direction by Scott Koljonen, "The Last Five Years" features a full orchestra but only two actors, Brit Garner and Thain Bertin. ddcmontana.com/the-last-5-years. Includes adult themes and language.

The Hamilton Players present "The Little Prince," 8 p.m., The Hamilton Playhouse. Based on the beloved classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.  

The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents "Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. "Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s French farce that features a glamour-boy architect named Bernard who simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses, until an unexpected guest and the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time. $25 with cabaret-style seating. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org

The Bigfork Players presents "Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

Sunday, August 18

Food and drink

Biers & Brunch at Bayern Brewing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1507 Montana St., Missoula.  

Kids' stuff

Story time for ages 3 and older, 1:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Symphony in the Park, 7 p.m., Caras Park. Concert is free but there are a limited number of reserve seats available for purchase under the tent, $20. 721-3194, missoulasymphony.org.  

Potpourri

10th annual Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Highland and Irish dance, pipe bands, herd dog demos, Scotch and mead tastings, food and local, beers, Celtic wares, kid's activities, highland athletic competition, live music, clans and more. Visit bcgg.org.

Vietnam War Lecture Series 3: "Doc's Return: A Combat Medic Returns to Vietnam 50 Years Later," 2 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Building T-1. 728-3472. 

Missoula duplicate bridge open game, 12:30-4 p.m., Southgate Mall, near Dillard's, across from Hallmark store. missoulabridge.com.

Free Sunday pool, all day, Union Club, 208 E. Main St. 

"Bits & Brews: Let's Game," 1:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 209 Ole Beck, 245 W. Main St. Free entry; ages 18 and over. Featuring video-game consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Along with featured games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Super Mario Party, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, PacMan, Street Fighter 2 and more.

Theater

The Hamilton Players present "The Little Prince," Friday and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m., The Hamilton Playhouse. Based on the beloved classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.  

The Bigfork Players presents "Seussical the Musical," 2 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

Monday, August 19

Food and drink

Moscow Monday, noon-8 p.m., Montgomery Distillery, 129 W. Front St. $1 from each cocktail sold donated to a local nonprofit, with the recipient changing each week.

Kids' stuff

Storytime Empower Place Tiny Tales for ages 3 and under, 1-:30 a.m., 1720 Wyoming St. 

Cooking Club Camp for ages 8 and up, 12:3-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Join teacher Suzette Dussault in a week of cooking (and eating). Prepare delicious and nutritious food and  explore your heritage with foods from all over the world. Family dessert will be served on Thursday night. $150. Phone/text 406-543-4006 or email suzette2005@gmail.com.

Potpourri 

Missoula Public Library: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. 

Missoula duplicate bridge coached play of hand class, 9:30 a.m.; open game, 12:30-4 p.m.; open game (intermediate/novice), 6-9 p.m., Southgate Mall, near Dillard's across from Hallmark store. montanabridge@gmail.com.

Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., 543-7154: Tai chi, 9:15 a.m., $5; dominoes and bridge, 12:45 p.m.; slow flow yoga, 7 p.m., $5.  

Pretty Tricky Trivia, 7 p.m., Western Cider, 501 N. California St.

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Tuesday, August 20

Books, readings

Bibi Gason reads from and signs "Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 

Dance

Beginning Flamenco I, Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School, 2704 Brooks. Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance. flamencomt.com, 542-9270.

Kids' stuff

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30-11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. 

Music

Unity Dance and Drum's African dance class with Tarn Ream and live musicians, 7-8:30 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. All levels, ages and drop-in dancers welcome. $10 per class, $35 for four classes. 549-7033, tarn.ream@umontana.edu.

Potpourri

Race for the Cure registration party, 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Women's Club, 2105 Bow St. Open and free to the public. 

Lucky's Market Impact Day benefiting the Montana Food Bank Network, all day, Lucky's Market, Southgate Mall. 10% of sales support Montana Food Bank Network. 

Duplicate bridge open game, 6:30-9 p.m., Southgate Mall near Dillards, across from Hallmark Store. Visit  missoulabridge.org.

Tuesday Evening Farmers Market, 5-7 p.m., Farmers Market Plaza, north end of Higgins Avenue. missoulafarmersmarket.com

Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton, 363-1670: Coloring Club for Grown-ups, 10 a.m.; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. 

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; community creative writing workshop in the MakerSpace, 6 p.m.; System Check! 6:30 p.m.

Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., 543-7154: Yoga, 9 a.m., $5; bingo, 12:45 p.m.; African dance, 7 p.m. 

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St. 

Trivia, 6 p.m., Bonfire, Woods Bay.

Trivia, 6:30 p.m., Perfect Shot Tavern, Polson. 

Theater

The Bigfork Players presents "Catch Me If You Can," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

Wednesday, August 21

Art

Drink and Draw "Dungeons and Dragons," 5:30-7 p.m., Western Cider, 501 N. California. The ZACC is partnering with Muse Comics and Western Cider to create an awesome Dungeons & Dragons-themed Drink & Draw. Attnedees can take part in three D&D related art projects: "drawing your character," "fantasy cartography," and "dungeon creation." Volunteers will be on hand for art instruction, and for D&D related questions and conversation (they play). All art supplies will be free and supplied by the ZACC. D&D books and other materials will be available for reference. Muse Comics raffle off a D&D related item. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Books, readings

Novelist CJ Box reading, 6 p.m., Bedford Building, Hamilton. Tickets required; call 363-5220. 

Dance

Flamenco II, Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School, 2704 Brooks. Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance. flamencomt.com, 542-9270.

Kids' stuff

Kids' yoga, 3:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, Stevensville. 

Tiny Tales at EmPower Place, 1720 Wyoming St. 721-2665.

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Summer of Science: STEM activity, 2 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Potpourri

Duplicate bridge open game, 12:30-4 p.m., Southgate Mall near Dillards, across from Hallmark Store. missoulabridge.org.

Frenchtown Farmers Market, 5-7:30 p.m., eastern side of Frenchtown Elementary school.  Food trucks, crafts and live entertainment.

Out to Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Cello Mafia (pop, rock, strings); children's activities by Mismo Gymnastics. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., 543-7154: Tai chi, 9:15 a.m., $5; Scrabble, bridge, 12:45 p.m.  

Missoula Public Library:  open hours in the MakerSpace, noon-5 p.m.; Middle School Writer's Group, 3:30 p.m.; "3D printing 101" workshop, 6:30 p.m., registration required.

Course in Miracles study group, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested. cslbitterroot.org, 381-6480. 

Trivia, 7:30-10 p.m., The Still Room, 1609 W. Broadway.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

Trivia, 6:30 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing, Bigfork. 

Trivia, 8:30 p.m., Press Box, 825 E. Broadway. 

Nerd Alert! Trivia 7-9 p.m., Locals Only, 149 West Broadway.

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents, "Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. "Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s French farce that features a glamour-boy architect named Bernard who simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses, until an unexpected guest and the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time. $25 with cabaret-style seating. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org

The Bigfork Players presents "The Wedding Singer," 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

Thursday, August 22

Books, readings

Chris Hunt reads from and signs "Catching Yellowstone's Wild Trout," 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 

Dance

African dance class with live drums, Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.

Food and drink

Nonprofit Appreciation Day, 5 p.m., Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W. Broadway. All nonprofit workers receive half off your first beer. The discount is good all day every Thursday and is only available to nonprofit employees.

Downtown drop-in wine tasting, 5 p.m., La Grotta Bella, 107 W. Spruce (under the Old Post Pub). $12.50; minimum four wines and a different theme each week. 

Kids' stuff

Music and Movement, noon; Summer of Science STEM activity, 11:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m.; Lego Club for ages 12 and under, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Art Club for ages 5-18, North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 

Potpourri

Missoula YMCA's second annual Back-To-School bash, 4-7 p.m., 3000 S. Russell St. Games, bounce house, food trucks, and more. Enjoy treats from the Pattie Wagon and Lemondairy food trucks. Register for Y Fall programs and be entered to win raffle prizes. Free entry. Family-friendly and open to the public.

Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Henry IV Part I," 6 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, Hamilton. Free; bring picnic and blanket. shakespeareintheparks.org

Thursday!Fest, 5-8 p.m., Second Avenue East between First and Second Streets East, Whitefish. Crafts, food court, beer and wine garden, music by Kenny James Miller Band. 406-253-6923.

Orchard Homes Farmers Market, 4:30-7 p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Center, 2537 S. Third St. W. 

Downtown Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Caras Park. Music by Dodgy Mountain Men (stompgrass); children's activities by the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 543-4238, missouladowntown.com

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; "WORD", noon, registration required.

Duplicate bridge novice game, 6-9 p.m., Southgate Mall, near Dillard's, across form Hallmark Store. missoulabridge.org.

Theater

The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents "Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. "Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s French farce that features a glamour-boy architect named Bernard who simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses, until an unexpected guest and the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time. $25 with cabaret-style seating. 406-862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.  

The Bigfork Players presents "Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., Bigfork Summer Playhouse. 406-837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com

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