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Sip on some well-fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Visit tenspoon.com. Get your grub on, but don’t pig out, and give a girl a call who you wanna take out to Downtown ToNight, where local food and beer vendors as well as local musicians have a good day down at Caras Park. 5:30–8:30 PM. Free to hang and bang, but the grub and beer will cost you a couple ducats. The music of Laura Meyer is sure to keep you afloat when she plays HigherGround Brewery in Hamilton starting at 6 PM. Free. Treasure State Toastmasters invites you to get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at their weekly meeting. Community Medical Center meeting rooms, 2827 Ft. Missoula Road. 6–7 PM. Free. Win $50 by using your giant egg to answer trivia questions at Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway Ave. 7 PM. Plus, all-youcan-eat wings, $10 two-topping pizzas, $6 domestic pitchers and $7 Blue Moon pitchers. We’ll all be Bronies after we nosh at the Top Hat while Tina and Her Pony play indie Appalachian folk at the dinner show from 7 to 9 PM. Free. The glorious Helen Mirren stars in the play The Audience, about the private meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and her prime ministers. A taped version is showing at the Roxy, 718 S. Higgins Ave., at 7:30 PM. $16/$14 for seniors/$11 for students. Tickets on sale at Rockin Rudy’s and morrisproductions.org. Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn Downtown. 7:30–10 PM. Show ‘em that pop culture knowledge is just as important as having a job during Trivial Beersuit at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for podium finishers. Karaoke follows. 1515 Dearborn. 8–10 PM. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams. Just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about

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it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 8:30 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign up. Hand me my glowsticks, Mama wants to jiggle. Dead Hipster Dance Party is tonight at the Badlander, 208 Ryman St., $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. Fight for your right to belt out tunes at the Dark Horse’s Combat Karaoke, hosted by Aaron B. and accompanied with drink specials. 1805 Regent Street. 9 PM. Free. The San Francisco band Tracorum takes its name from a magic spell that entices people to move. Its “cosmic gospel thunder funk” is bound to do the same when it plays the Top Hat, starting around 9 PM. Free. A “poutine cannon” is promised when Canadian rockers Ketamines, along with the stylish beasts Zebrassieres, play the VFW, 245 W. Main St., starting at 9 PM. Local J. Sherri will no doubt return a volley of Missoula gravy back at ‘em. $5, 21-plus. (See Music.)

FRIDAYJUNE14 If you’re kickin’ in the front seat, sittin’ in the back seat, make up your mind where you’re going to sit and head to the ZACC, 235 N. First St., for the Second Friday Gallery Opening, with artist Andrea Rogalski’s Fascian and the Sweet Life. 5:30-8:30 PM. Free. Get a hit of cardiovascular exercise during Nia: The Joy of Movement, from 9 AM to 10 AM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $12/$10 members. Call 541-7240. Ewe all best head up to Hamilton for the Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival, which includes classes and workshops, vendors, sheep and goat shows and fleece. At the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road, from 9 AM to about 5 PM. $5/$10 for festival pass. Learn more at bigskyfiber.com. (See Spotlight.) Less fartsy, more artsy. It’s the fifth annual Under the Big Sky Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve St., featuring nearly 80 artists and crafters from across the country. Runs from 10 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM on Sun. Free to browse.

Fly your rainbow flags and head to Butte for the Montana PRIDE Celebration. Kicks off on Friday evening, with parade on Saturday morning and events throughout the weekend. Visit montanagaypride.eventbrite.com for details. The Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour stretches from the “bench of the Sapphires to the foothills of the Bitterroots” and includes several artists’ studios displaying everything from forged metal to floral pastels. Studios will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM each day. For map and information, visit artistsalongthebitterroot.com. Celebrate your Pa a little early with the Missoula Senior Center, which hosts a cake walk and lunch starting at 11 AM. The Women’s Circle Group Acupuncture at Mountain Sage Acupuncture Clinic, 725 W. Alder St. Ste. 1, focuses on women’s health issues and sounds comfy and nice. 2–5 PM, last appointment at 4 PM. Sliding scale treatments $20-40 with a first time administration fee of $10. Call (503) 593-7073. Teens go toward the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Teen Writers Group, which meets every Fri. at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

nightlife End your afternoon with a fine glass of grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 830-3296 and visit missoulawinery.com. Sip on some well-fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Visit tenspoon.com. Wear your finest spring wildflower garland when the Trillium Brass Band plays Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat from 6 to 8 PM. Free. Don’t yell out your ex-girlfriend’s name during Hump Day Bingo with Bob at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for winners. Beware: $5 mini-fishbowls served all day. Bingo starts at 6:30 PM. Enjoy zee cinema at Missoula Public Library’s World Wide Cinema night, the second Friday of every month. The series showcases indie

Missoula Independent  

Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture

Missoula Independent  

Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture