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LITTLE BIG TOWN JUN 18 WITH JAMESON RODGERS
I LOVE THE 90’S TOUR JUN 28
SALT-N-PEPA, VANILLA ICE, SIR MIX-A-LOT, COLOR ME BADD & YOUNG MC
INCUBUS WITH MINUS THE BEAR JUL 10
JOHN FOGERTY JUL 17 BRAD PAISLEY WITH BROWN & GRAY JUL 27 WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY & ALISON KRAUSS AUG 3 GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS AUG 9 TRAIN WITH PAT MCGEE AUG 10 ALABAMA WITH TEMECULA ROAD AUG 15
12 from the editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Bigfork Whitewater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 roxy camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Movie previews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mission Mountain rodeo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Montana fests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 summer reading guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 summer music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Montana’s vaudeville star. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
5 regional car shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Missoula calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Bitterroot calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 flathead calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Port Polson Palyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Montana micro-breweries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bigfork summer Playhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Missoula art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 with a towable tube flying in the wind behind it, a boat full of recreationiStS on flathead laKe SpeedS toward Shore in July 2015. cover photo by Kurt wilSon
KANE BROWN WITH GRANGER SMITH SEP 9 THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW SEP 13 JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS & CHEAP TRICK SEP 18 RASCAL FLATTS SEP 22 WITH TRENT HARMON
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fter a long winter many of us are looking forward to a, hopefully, less smoky summer this year. Once the weather comes around and the sun starts shining, Montanans spring at the chance to get out an enjoy everything our state has to offer. Fairs, festivals, rodeos along with music and outdoor fun make Montana a fun place to be in the summer. Given that it’ll be only my third summer in the state, I’ll be running around to as many events as I can handle. If I’m not barefoot on the grass with my pup, I’ll likely be at Missoula’s Farmer’s Markets each Satur-day and trying to check out the free events throughout the week at the public library. Of course I’m also excited for the ever-expanding music
scene in the city and will be jamming to the local music when I can too. A plethora of car shows come to the area during the sunny months, as Da-vid Erickson writes about in this issue, and I’ll be checking out those classic cruisers as well. I’ll head up North at the end of May to check out Bigfork’s Spring Art Walk along with the Whitewater Festival along the Swan River. Hopping into the car for a short drive to Stevensville to check out the Harvest Valley Farmers Market and a show at the Playhouse—and the brews of course—sound like a great way to get out of the city when the sidewalks get too crowded. In June I’ll zoom over to Philipsburg to check out the Blues, Brews and BBQ fundraiser, or just to sit in the sun and sip on Razzu and get in some fly fishing.
I’ll be popping down to Stevensville again for the Heritage Days festivities and over to Polson for the Mission Mountain Rodeo at the end of June as Rodeo season starts kicking into gear—pun most defi-nitely intended. I may even take advantage of our unofficial brewery map in the back to plan out some longer trips to sip on our state’s finest brews. Summer is just beginning folks and we hope corridor can be your jumping-off point to planning for long days and warm nights of fun. Montana has even more festivals, rodeos, music and gatherings throughout the summer which we’ll be covering in the next edition of Corridor at the end of June. So get out and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze while we have it, because things are going to start heating up.
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Wet and Wild Mile
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fter another winter of epic snowfall, kayakers and rafters are getting ready to hit the big water this spring. The Bigfork Whitewater Festival, held every Memorial Day Weekend in Bigfork, is the premier kayaking and rafting event to catch the action in Northwest Montana. Top kayakers from around the world make their way to the village of Bigfork to run this stout section of the Swan River known as the “Wild Mile.” At 43 years strong, the festival is Bigfork’s longest running event.
Races this year include upper, lower and giant kayak slalom, downriver races for both kayaks and four-man raft teams, as well as the cutthroat rafting head-tohead! New this year is a boatercross style competition held on Friday evening, where all kayakers launch simultaneously and race for the lead down the entire stretch of the Wild Mile. A flat water Stand Up Paddle Board Race added in makes this the biggest and best Bigfork Whitewater Festival yet. The 2018 event will again include a designated vendor area on Electric
Avenue. This area will feature festival sponsor booths, merchandise from Montana businesses and kayakand raft- related companies and information. This will also be the site of the registration tent and the Fun Beverage draft trailer featuring beer from festival sponsor Flathead Lake Brewing Company. This family-friendly weekend event is an informal kick-off to summer in Bigfork. Though the village is “open” year round, this weekend sees
shops, galleries and restaurants begin operating longer and more frequent hours. Visitors are encouraged to stop in as they stroll Electric Avenue while making their way to the different vantage points for the races. The 43rd annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival will be held May 25, 26 and 27. For an official schedule of events and information go to: www. bigforkwhitewaterfestival.com. C
Live action Roxy camp inspires next generation By Becca Sayre
or all the aspiring young filmmakers in Missoula, the Roxy Theater is offering four, one week summer camps through the Roxy Film Academy. The Roxy Film Academy provides immersive, exciting, hands-on and educational summer camps that will
empower students by teaching them how to transform the content of their lives into creative visual storytelling, all while having fun and learning the medium and technology of filmmaking. Each camp happens for a week and pickup/drop off are at 9am and 4pm at the Roxy Theater.
â€œRoxy Film Academy camps aim to teach students filmmaking skills while also developing their team-work abilities, as a tremendous amount of cooperation goes into collaborative filmmaking,â€? said RFA teaching artist, Ken Grinde.
The first camp of the season, Digital Filmmaking at Moon Randolph Homestead, takes place June 11-15 for campers 10 and up. Campers will try their hands at live-action filmmaking, learn how filmmakers use shot sizes, camera angles, lighting and sound to tell
may 2018 stories. They will write original scripts while working in front of, and behind the camera to create their own film on location at the MoonRandolph Homestead. For younger kids, RFA will be offering Magic Making for Mini Scientists, June 25-29. Campers will cre-ate and film cool science experiments. Volcanoes will explode, giant bubbles will pop and everything will be caught on tape! “The 2018 summer camps are some of our favorite programs from past years,” said Grinde. “They’ve been developed and honed by students and instructors, and now we get to bring in a new generation of students to keep making them even better.” Later in July the RFA will bring movie magic to the ever-popular breakout rooms with Digital Filmmak-ing at Big Sky Breakout, July 9-13 for ages 10 and up. Campers will learn how filmmakers use shot sizes, camera angles, lighting, and sound to tell stories. All their new
skills will come together when they write and produce an original film at Big Sky Breakout.
Talents of D & D Music. DanceXplosion!. Dog Dancing. Miss Huckleberry/Mr. Huck Finn Talent Contest. Trout Creek Country Music Show.
Finally, the popular Instacamp returns July 16-20 for ages 10 and up. Focusing on social media, In-stacamp works with campers to become empowered content creators by engaging the playful and mindful while promoting healthy body image and intentional practices online. Flash mobs, viral video challenges and next-level “video selfies” will all be part of the week’s activities. Every camp ends with a special redcarpet premiere at The Roxy to screen the camper’s finished films. “It’s a highlight for the campers and the instructors,” said Grinde. “It’s a great way to celebrate what our campers accomplished in only a week and share their work with family and friends.” To learn more about the camps and sign aspiring filmmakers up for a week in the spotlight, visit RoxyFilmAcademy.org. C
AUGUST 10-12, 2018 Trout Creek, Montana 5pm Friday to 4pm Sunday 120 + Arts & Craft Booths www.huckleberryfestival.com
FREE ADMISSION Family Friendly: Alcohol, Vape & Tobacco FREE – Dogs Welcome, (On Leash Only)
Pancake Breakfast. 5K Run for Fun. Huckleberry Parade. Dog Agility Demonstration. Homesteaders Pentathlon. Kids Games. Albeni Falls Pipes & Drums. Swing Street Big Band. Festival Auction. Pie-Eating Contest. Live Music by Malarkey
SUNDAY: Pancake Breakfast. Worship Service. Music by “tincup.” Kids Games. Horseshoes. Dog Agility Competition. Kids Agility Fun Match. “The Curse of The Pitiful Pirates” by Libby Pitiful Players. Jam, Jelly and Dessert Contest and more!!
M O N TA N A’S FAVO R I T E R O C K F E ST
AUGUST 10-12 FRIDAY 8/10
EVERLAST SKID ROW STEPHEN PEARCY OF RATT
HEAD EAST DARK SKY CHOIR
THEORY OF A DEADMAN FUEL RED SUN RISING ADELITAS WAY WAYLAND HELL’S BELLES WASHED IN BLACK
DEAD FERVOR • CAGE9
(TRIBUTE TO PEARL JAM)
KENNY JAMES MILLER BAND
VOODOO CADILAC COMATOSE POSSE
THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY
TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS DENNIS QUAID AND THE SHARKS THE GRASS ROOTS WHISKEY RIVER BYROM BROS CLIMAX BLUES BAND THE MAX • EXIT 288 GROOVE WAX
KENNY JAMES MILLER BAND • HELENA BLUES PROJECT BOBAFLEX • BLUE TATTOO • NO QUARTER
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New releases slated for May and June MAY RBG May 4
This biographical documentary hones in on the untold story of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recounting her professional triumphs and revealing seldom shared details about her personal life. Starring: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg Directed By: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Overboard May 4
In this gender-swapped remake of the 1987 film, Anna Faris plays a working-class mother who saves the life of a spoiled, wealthy playboy (Eugenio Derbez) and pretends to be his wife when she realizes he lost his memory in the accident. Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Mel Rodriguez Directed By: Rob Greenberg
Life of the Party May 11
Melissa McCarthy teams up with her husband, director Ben Falcone, for their third outing together in this comedy about a recently single mother who decides to go back to college and ends up in the same class as her daughter. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen, Debby Ryan Directed By:
Deadpool 2 May 18
Everybody’s favorite Merc with a Mouth is back, and this time he’s got some new friends, as Deadpool teams up with a band of soldiers to protect a young mutant from being kidnapped by a time-traveling commando named Cable. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller Directed By: David Leitch
Show Dogs May 18
If talking animals are your thing, you’ll want to check out this family comedy, which stars Will Arnett as a detective and Ludacris as the voice of his canine partner, as the pair go undercover to solve a case at a prestigious dog show. Starring: Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci Directed By: Raja Gosnell
Solo: A Star Wars Story May 25
Alden Ehrenreich steps into Harrison Ford’s shoes as Han Solo in the latest standalone spinoff in the Star Wars universe, which depicts the young smuggler years before he met Luke and Leia and helped take down the Empire. Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson Directed By: Ron Howard
Alden ehrenreich is han Solo in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.
June Adrift June 1
Based on a true story, this survival drama stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a young couple who set sail across the ocean together but find themselves marooned at sea after an unexpected encounter with a powerful hurricane. Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur
Ocean’s 8 June 8
In this spinoff of the hit Steven Soderbergh trilogy, Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean (sister to George Clooney’s Danny), who gathers an all-female team for a heist at the famous Met Gala in New York City. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Directed By: Gary Ross
Hereditary June 8
A rousing crowd-pleaser at Sundance where it premiered, this supernatural horror film stars Toni Collette as a woman who suspects
her recently deceased mother is terrorizing her daughter from beyond the grave. Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd Directed By: Ari Aster
Hotel Artemis June 8
Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, and Jeff Goldblum lead an all-star cast in this dystopian action film that revolves around a woman who runs a secret hospital for criminals. Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum Directed By: Drew Pearce
Incredibles 2 June 15
Pixar’s superpowered Parr family are back in this sequel that picks up literally right where The Incredibles left off and follows Elastigirl’s return to fame, while Bob and the kids try to get used to normal life. Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson Directed By: Brad Bird
Tag June 15
Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner star in this high-concept comedy — based on a true
story — about a group of friends who have been engaged in an elaborate, decades-long game of tag. Starring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson. Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm Directed By: Jeff Tomsic
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom June 22
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles in the latest chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise, which finds their characters returning to the island to save the dinos from a volcanic eruption. Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Ted Levine Directed By: J.A. Bayona
Under the Silver Lake June 22
The latest from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell stars Andrew Garfield as a disillusioned man who meets a mysterious woman and then embarks on a search through Los Angeles to find her when she suddenly disappears. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough Directed By: David Robert Mitchell C
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Last year, Make-A-Wish® Montana granted 38 wishes to Montana children with critical illnesses. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Right now, there are 42 Montana children waiting for their wishes to be granted. Help us ensure these wishes are granted by signing up to walk and fundraise. Walk with us and see firsthand the power of pure joy when a wish is granted.
Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo By Una Rose Graham
he Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo will be held on Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23. Big Circle Rodeo will be providing the livestock for this event. Contestants will be competing for over $10,000 in added money in Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping and Bull Riding. Top rodeo contestants from Montana, surrounding states and Canada travel the Northern Rodeo Association Circuit throughout the summer months, competing in these events, in hopes of qualifying for the NRA Finals in Butte in October. NRA Rodeo’s feature many family participants—
Dads, Moms and kids all compete in different events. The thrills and spills kick off at 6:30 pm each night with youth events: Mutton Busting, Mini Buckers and Mini Bull Riding. The NRA Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m., with Live Music after Friday nights performance. Food and beverage concessions are available, along with a free non-food Vendors Fair. Tickets are $10 for adults 12 and over, $5 for children under 12, admission is free for children 3 and under. No pre-sale tickets. For Vendors Fair information, call Sharon at 406-261-2861. For general rodeo information, call 406-883-1100. C
Make-A-Wish Montana grants lifechanging wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish gives children the renewed energy and strength needed to fight their illness. You can help Make-A-Wish Montana by registering today to participate in our 2018 Walk For Wishes! Walk with us and help us grant a child’s one true wish.
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1. Register your team online at walkforwishes.org 2. Set a fundraising goal 3. Make a donation to get started 4. Invite others to join your team 5. Share why you’re walking and ask others to support you
406-259-9848 Register at montana.wish.org
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Hearts, Flowers & Wonderful Chocolates for Mom!
Come play with us! Edgar Winter Jim Messina Poco with Rusty Young Cory Henry Nathan East Lee Ritenour Pat Martino Trio Solo Duo Justin Townes Earle Liz Longley
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Music & EvEnts May 11
– Kenny Solo Jam 8 p.m. at The Raven, Woods Bay
– Erika Angelos at Tiki Bar 6-9 pm at Marina Cay, Bigfork
May 13, 20, 27
– Tommy Edwards 4 p.m. at The Raven, Woods Bay
– Montana Grizzly Memorial Golf Tourney at
May 18 May 18 May 19 May 25
Mission Mountain Golf Course in Ronan. 6764653 for details – 11 am shotgun start! May 18-June 30
– Bigfork Summer Playhouse “The Totally Radical 80’s Revue” bigforksummerplayhouse.com or 8374886
May 25-26 May 26-27
– Dan Dubuque 8 p.m. at The Raven, Woods Bay – Flathead V8’s at Tiki Bar 6-9 pm at Marina Cay, Bigfork – Bigfork’s Spring Artwalk 4-7 pm in downtown Bigfork – Man & The Box at Tiki Bar 6-9 pm at Marina Cay, Bigfork – Pedacter Project at The Garden Bar, downtown Bigfork – Bigfork Whitewater Festival-Kayaking Races on the Wild Mile on the Swan River in Bigfork, MT 752-2880 or bigforkwhitewaterfestival.com
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Fine Dining & Special Events
Just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park! Marina Cay Resort & Conference Center 180 Vista Lane • Bigfork, MT • 406-837-5861 Open 8:00am - 10:00 pm daily
– In Bloom Opening Reception at Bigfork Art & Cultural Center 5-7 pm; 837-6927
June 9 - August 23 – Bigfork Summer Playhouse “Singin in the Rain” – bigforksummerplayhouse.com or 837-4886 June 12 -August 25 – Bigfork Summer Playhouse “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” – bigforksummerplayhouse.com or 8374886 June 15
– Kenny James Miller Band at The Garden Bar 9 pm, downtown Bigfork
the Great American Sapphire
Beautiful A True Montana Treasure The Sapphire Shoppe 570 Electric Ave. Suite A Bigfork, MT 59911 406.837.2595 | 406.892.4736
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Montana loves to celebrate the past, present and future
hough Testicle Festival and Evel Knievel Days have been canceled, the state still offers up a wide array of parties throughout the summer. Nearly every little town has their special summer party, so take some ideas from here and keep checking Corridor for more fun summer events. Western Heritage Days in Stevensville celebrates the old West with chuck wagon, campfire socials, dancing and a parade. The family-friendly events runs June 22 and 23 and features arts and crafts, delicious foods, horse-drawn wagon tours, a beer garden and wagon rides to St. Mary’s Mission. The Ned Larson Memorial Chuck Wagon dinner starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Friday night will showcase live music, kids activities and a street dance.
Bitter Root Day on June 9 celebrates the cultural heritage of the Salish and the community that currently inhabits the Bitter Root Valley. The event has competitions, arts, crafts, foods and produce along with live music and the namesake Bitter Root plants and seeds for sale at the Ravalli County Museum.
been enjoyed across Montana, though they were introduced to the state in 1866. There are more than 100 growers in the Flathead that produce the red treats. The festival will have live music and vendor booths open on both days.
Take a long drive up to Libby on June 22 or 23 if you want to steep yourself in the logging history of Libby Logger Days with tug-of-war, carnivals, mower races, a lumberjack show and kids logging events.
Over Fourth of July weekend, Whitefish hosts an almost four decade-long event: the Whitefish Arts Festival. Artists from around the country show off their paintings, woodwork, photography, jewelry, metal sculptures, pottery and clothing. Food vendors will also be at the event.
Polson’s Flathead Cherry Festival in late July showcases the multitude of ways to enjoy the sweet fruit including a pie-eating content and a cherry pit-spitting showdown. Since the 1930s Flathead cherries have
In late August, the Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering is held in Hamilton. The two day event on August 18 and 19 features Highland and Irish dancing, pipe bands, athletic competitions, tastings and Celtic wares.
Saturday there will be a free Ceilidh, community dance, at 7 p.m. Sunday features a tug o’ war, skillet toss — yes, that means what you think it means — and contests including Bonnie Knees, where blindfolded women judge the knees of volunteering men using only the sense of touch to make their judgements. In addition to the educational opportunities of the history and culture of the Celtic people, visitors can delve into the gastrocolic depths as well with cooking demonstrations, traditional food vendors and mead, scotch and Irish whiskey tastings. Food is often a focus of Montana’s summer parties, and that remains true at the 39th annual Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek.
may 2018 The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 10 with the Miss Huckleberry and Mr. Huck Finn talent contest. Saturday features a fun run, huckleberry pancake breakfast, dog agility, parade, pie eating contest and an auction. Miss the action on Saturday? Sunday also features a pancake breakfast and dog agility contest but includes horseshoes, a huckleberry jam and jelly contest and a huckleberry dessert contest. Both days have vendors, booths, concessions and helicopter rides. Closer to Missoula, the Darby Fire Department puts on a Strawberry Festival each year. The festival is billed as a relaxing evening of strawberry shortcakes, music and raffles, all of which benefit the Fire Department. Those with a soft spot for horses will find the fun in traveling to Kalispell for The Event At Rebecca Farm, which features dressage, show jumping and cross country. The four day event runs from July 18 to 22.
The Kid Zone features face painting, arts and crafts and pony rides for the youngsters. Shopping at one of the nearly 100 vendors or stopping for a bite to eat may appeal to those who want to take a break from the equestrian activities. The Bigfork Whitewater Festival brings kayakers and rafters to Bigfork to make their way down the “Wild Mile” of the Swan River. The action includes kayak slaloms, downriver races and a head-to-head rafting competition. Electric Avenue will have a designated vendor area and Bigfork’s shops, galleries and restaurants will be open to those who want to take a break from the competition. On the musical side of things, the Flathead Lake Blues Festival returns for its seventh year at the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater at the Polson Fairgrounds. So for those of you still licking your wounds from the canceling of some of Montana’s bedrock festivals, rest assured—Montana still has plenty more to check out. C
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Summer Reading List Montana has always been a destination tourist state, especially for hikers. Now there are three new guides to our stunning and diverse landscape. Other new books will have you remembering your first fishing trip, seeking adventure and learning about early botanists. All of them will get you geared up for summer: 100 Classic Hikes: Montana: Glacier National Park, Western Mountain Ranges, Beartooth Range, Madison and Gallatin Ranges, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Eastern Prairies and Badlands by Douglas Lorain “100 Classic Hikes: Montana” includes hikes in all corners of the state, including the vast eastern Montana prairies around the Bitter Creek, the fluted terrain of Makoshika State Park outside of Glendive; and the unusual natural bridges in the Terry Badlands near Ekalaka. Most of the trips, however, are scattered around the mountains of western Montana in renowned places like the Bitterroot Range, Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, Sapphire Range, Madison Range, Crazy Mountains, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, and, of course, Glacier National Park. The emphasis is on day hikes but, Lorain also includes backpacking excursions for those looking for a more extended adventure. Day Hiking: Glacier National Park & Western Montana: Cabinets, Mission and Swan
Ranges, Missoula, Bitterroots by Aaron Theisen This new guidebook features 125 hikes, with outings to suit all ages and fitness levels. While the national park forms the centerpiece, the guide covers the major recreation areas throughout Western Montana. Weekendworthy wilderness hikes await explorers in: the 100,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, where alpine lakes hide among sheer shelves of rock; the Scotchman Peaks, which house millennia-old trees beneath their rugged, brushy summits; the shallow, grass-fringed pools of Ten Lakes Scenic Area, just shy of the Canadian border in northwest Montana; and the jeweled basins of the Seeley–Swan Valley. Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks: A Guide to the Parks’ Greatest Hiking Adventures (5th Edition) by Erik Molvar The new edition is fully updated and revised to include color photos and GPS coordinates of all trailheads and backcountry campgrounds. Discover the wonder of these two parks as “Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks” leads you along 850 miles of trail - from short nature hikes to backcountry treks. Veteran hiker Erik Molvar provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this International Peace Park with its glistening
glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness. Look inside to find: hikes suited for all abilities; mile-by-mile directional cues; elevation profiles GPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites. An index of hikes by category— from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfalls gives trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds. Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story by Andrew Weiner, Illustrated by April Chu One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family. This lovely picture book was written by someone who fishes Montana Rivers as often as he can. Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine by The Editors of Outside Magazine Longtime readers have come to understand
that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. “Out There” chronicles fringe athletes, fitness freaks, and others obsessed by ill-advised dreams. It takes us to far-flung places no sane person would want to go. These memorable tales begin with the promise that, even if no one’s life is necessarily hanging in the balance, something may go horribly awry at any moment, and that documenting this misfortune will inevitably yield rich comedic material or a surprisingly poignant moment. All of your favorite Outside contributors are featured, including: David Quammen, Tim Cahill, Susan Orlean, Florence Williams, Ian Fraier and Steven Rinella. Montana’s Pioneer Botanists: Exploring the Mountains and Prairies published by Montana Native Plant Society. Nearly thirty years ago, Arthur Kruckeberg envisioned a book of biographies of historical Northwest plant hunters, with essays written by botanists of today. He asked Peter Lesica to recruit authors for stories of Montana’s botanists, and a dozen or so essays were written or drafted. As the years went by and there was no sign of a Pacific Northwest book, Peter decided to publish the Montana essays and asked Rachel Potter to help. As this new book’s editors, they recruited a few more authors and revised some essays to highlight Montana. The book contains 31 stories written by 17 different authors, and over 200 photos and botanical illustrations by 32 artists. C by Barbara Theroux
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Busiest summer concert season yet in Missoula By CORY WALSH Starting right at the end of May and running through late September, Missoula will enter the busiest-ever summer for concerts. With two outdoor amphitheaters, longrunning festivals like River City Roots, and big shows at the Adams Center, there are 25some big events with potential for more.
In Bonner, the KettleHouse Amphitheater is entering its first full season. The facility, a partnership between the brewery and Logjam Presents, opened last June and had a relatively truncated season compared to this year. The 4,000-capacity venue is situated right on the scenic Blackfoot River, with shuttle from downtown, food service and state-of-the-art sound.
It kicks off on Thursday, May 31, with a sold-out show from indie-rock icon Bon Iver, followed on Monday, June 4, with the Flaming Lips, the psychedelic experimentalists who burst into the mainstream with their 2002 album, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.” The band has since become a huge draw for its live show, which includes weird costumes, colorful confetti and an inflatable bubble that singer Wayne Coyne uses to walk on the crowd. Logjam, which owns the Wilma Theatre and the Top Hat Lounge, has stacked the rest of the summer with a diverse line-up. If you like reggae, check out Slightly Stoopid (June 7), Dirty Heads (June 22) and Rebulution and Stephen Marley (Aug. 19). Want a fix of rock?
See Primus and Mastodon (June 21), or the Pixies and Sleigh Bells (Aug. 3). For grittier soul vibes, there’s Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ sold-out gig (Aug. 9) and Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown (Sept. 11). For an acoustic evening, there’s Andrew Bird and the Punch Brothers (Aug. 17) or Trampled by Turtles and the Lil Smokies (July 21) or Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (July 12). To get your ‘80s revival on, new-age icons Blondie are performing on Sept. 4. Sheryl Crow’s July 18 gig is sold out, but there’s still tickets for country act Justin Moore on Aug. 16. For ticket information, head over to the Top Hat, or go to logjampresents.com or call 877987-6487.
The biggest concert of the whole summer, in the whole state will come when this grunge act plays its second-ever show at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium to some 25,000 fans on Aug. 13. Tickets appear to be sold out, so do your best asking around for extra tickets from someone you know. The Adams Center cautions fans that it can’t guarantee that tickets bought on the secondary-market online market will be valid. The Adams Center on campus has two big shows for country fans. Chris Stapleton, fresh from his Grammy wins, will play on Aug. 3. Aussie-Kiwi country star Keith Urban is coming through on Sept. 29. Go to Griztix.com for more information.
may 2018 Big Sky Brewing Amphitheater
Last summer, promoter Knitting Factory Presents threw down to improve its outdoor venue over at Big Sky Brewing’s property off Airway Boulevard. They built a grassy, engineered bowl that greatly improved the sight lines and brought in a huge stage that can accommodate most any touring act’s high-end production needs. Its biggest coup, returning this summer, is the Travelers’ Rest Music Festival, a twoday event curated by indie-folk act the Decemberists. The group, led by Helena native Colin Meloy, has again hand-picked two days’ worth of bands, most any of whom would make for a great concert on their own: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards and more. For a complete schedule for the Aug. 4-5 fest, head to travelersrestfest.com. Elsewhere on its season, Big Sky will host world-renowned trumpeter Chris Botti with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra (June 15); heavy rock acts Halestorm and In This Moment (Aug. 14), Texas folk-rock raver Shakey Graves (Aug. 26), the Avett Brothers and the Head and the Heart (Sept. 16), classic soul singer Leon Bridges (Sept. 18), and country singer Luke Bryan (Sept. 19).
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So far, the stadium has announced a classic-rock double bill: The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Sadly, one half of the Steely Dan creative force, Walter Becker, died last September. They’ll play on June 7. Go to the MSO Hub or call 406-5435-3300 for more information.
The 13th annual River City Roots Festival will take over a few blocks of downtown Missoula on Aug. 24-25. The headliners are Grammy-winning bluegrass act the
Infamous Stringdusters and funk act the New Orleans Suspects. There are plenty of acts guitar fans should see, including progressive Jon Stickley Trio and flat-picking monster Billy Strings. For a complete line-up, head to rivercityrootsfestival.com. The event is free and open to all ages, with a kid-centric offerings in Caras Park and food trucks open all day. Celtic Fest Missoula, one of the biggest fests in Caras Park, is returning on Saturday, July 28. This year, the acts include Seven Nations, the Screaming Oprhans, the Stout Pounders, and Floating Crowbar and the Haran Irish Dancers. As always, the event is free admission and runs from noon to 10 p.m. Guitar masters and students will converge in Bigfork in August for the annual Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. Players can take master classes and workshops, and fans can check out concerts in the evenings. This year’s artists-inresidence are Guthrie Brown, Justin Townes Earle, Nathan East, Cory Henry, Liz Longley, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenour, Edgar Winter, and more. The fest runs from Aug. 26-Sept. 1. For a schedule or tickets, head to crownguitarfest. org.
Montana Folk Festival The Montana Folk Festival will return on July 13-15 with a slate of artists performing traditional folk music from around the world: Egypt, Colombia, South Asia, Spain and more. Artists from North America will present everything from klezmer, rockabilly, blues and gospel. Admission to the all-ages festival is free. Check montanafolkfestival.com for schedules and information about lodging and camping options in the area. C
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Constance Bennett and Pert Kelton in Bed of Roses (1933)
Vaudeville star Pert Kelton:
Famous and almost forgotten By Brian D’Ambrosio “A 17 year old Montana girl now has her name in the big electric lights on Broadway and thousands of New Yorkers jam their way into the New York Amsterdam theater every night to see her do her stuff.” So raved the New York Tribune in 1924 about the young eccentric comedienne who was born near Great Falls in 1907. The daughter of vaudeville performers, Edward and Susan Kelton, Pert Kelton was born Oct. 14, 1907, on the Simms ranch on Box Elder creek, one mile south of the Highwood road, east of Great Falls.
Edward and Susan obtained a string of touring vaudeville contracts when Pert was a little girl; in 1911, while accompanying her parents and sister on an overseas tour of shows, she debuted on stage at the age of three in Cape Town, South Africa. Her aunt, Jane Kelton, was also a professional actress in the early 1900s. Jane is credited with giving the bright, vivacious Pert her name, while reminiscing to Pert’s mother about her career and describing her favorite theatrical role: the character Pert Barlow in a play called “Checkers.”
At age six her parents added her to their act, and the “Three Keltons” attracted the attention of eastern booking offices and come the mid-1920s they were sent over the larger circuits, such as Keith’s and the Orpheum. She appeared with her mother as “a sister act,” Pert and Sue Kelton, in which Pert played the trombone and Sue the clarinet. Both danced, and Pert also gave impersonations of Charlie Chaplin and William S. Hart. The act finished with the two women providing vocal imitations of the trombone and clarinet. In 1925, Pert was given the four-minute
cameo role of eccentric comedienne in “Sunny,” Jerome Kern’s 1925 Broadway musical comedy, starring Marilyn Miller. Soon her name was flashing from huge electric signs and well-known among Broadway theatergoers in the New York metropolis, prompting the dramatic critic of the New York Morning Telegram to write: “And now look at her name up in lights on Forty-second! Rural papers, please don’t copy; keep the farm girl on the farm. There’s a thousand awful flops for every Pert on Broadway.” Her first credited movie role was as Rosie
may 2018 the maid in the 1929 release “Sally,” a production based on the Broadway hit by the same name. The 1930 United States Federal Census reveals that Pert was residing in Los Angeles in the Warner-Kelton Hotel and sharing a room there with her parents. That same census identifies all three of the Keltons as employed actors in “motion pictures.” Pert appeared in several top films throughout the 1930s, even playing herself in the 1935 short “A Night at the Biltmore Bowl.” After her appearance in the 1939 film “Whispering Enemies,” she returned to theatre and radio and then increasingly found work in television beginning in the 1950s. Her finances must have dwindled, because in February 1940, she filed a voluntary petition of bankruptcy. Kelton was the original Alice Kramden in “The Honeymooners” comedy sketches on the DuMont’s “Cavalcade of Stars.” These sketches formed the eventual basis for the 1955 CBS Television sitcom “The Honeymooners.” When television viewers on Oct. 5, 1951, tuned into Jackie Gleason’s “Cavalcade of Stars,” they expected to see such well-liked Gleason characters as Joe the Bartender, the Poor Soul, Reggie van Gleason. But this program carried a surprise. “You know, friends, that great institution, the honeymoon, is the time when the ship of life is launched on the sea of matrimony,” said the show’s announcer, Don Russell. “Well, tonight Jackie Gleason introduces two brand-new characters, Ralph and Alice Kramden -- the Honeymooners -- whose boat has sprung a leak.” The four-minute sketch that followed, with Kelton playing Alice, was the shaky first step toward “The Honeymooners,” whose 39 episodes on CBS in the 1955-56 season are among the most watched and deliberated comedies in television history. The opening episode is little more than a bickering match between Ralph and Alice about dinner that turns into a competition to see who can chuck the biggest object out the window. As played by Kelton, Alice is a tough, beaten bird with some hard, dispirited miles on her. As the fracas intensifies, Alice starts to climb out the window. When Ralph shouts, “No! No!,” she turns slowly and says, “I wouldn’t give ‘ya the satisfaction.” The fight stops when Art Carney, playing a policeman, shows up at the Kramden apartment covered in flour. The sketches get longer and more involved, but the emotional atmosphere remains
Pert Kelton 1942
unforgiving. Some of the comedy is almost painful, because it’s so genuine. Yet, there’s always reconciliation at the end. Kelton was released from her role as a result of McCarthy-era blacklisting, replaced by Audrey Meadows. Due to her and her husband’s implication as a communist sympathizer by the scurrilous publication, “Red Channels,” she was axed and the producers falsely explained that her departure was due to “heart problems.” Age may well have had something to do
with Kelton’s replacement, according to some television historians. Kelton was nine years older than Gleason, while her replacement was six years younger. But contemporary audiences may learn to respect Kelton’s straightforward, spunky Alice—a hard-luck working-class wife with a kind heart. It’s a tender moment when, to the strains of Gerswin’s “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” she turns to Ralph and says, “I loved you ever since the day I walked in your bus and you shortchanged me.”
In the late 1960s, Kelton was invited back to “The Honeymooners” to play Mrs. Gibson, Alice’s mother, in an episode of the hour-long musical version of the popular sitcom. Kelton appeared in a number of television programs, commercials, and movies (most noticeably playing the feisty Irish mother Mrs. Paroo in “The Music Man”) up until her death on October 29, 1968. Her obituary in the New York Times refers to her “as a character actress who specialized in gangsters’ molls and hard-boiled Brooklyn gals.” C
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Car shows slated for western Montana By David Erickson
pring and summer mean it’s car show season in western Montana, and there’s a full schedule of community gatherings focused around vintage automobiles planned this year. For tourists and Montana residents alike, it’s a chance to visit small towns you may have never been to before while checking out these beauties, whose owners have spent countless hours restoring and maintaining. Here’s a partial list of some of the shows on the far western part of the state in the next few months: First up is the Jocko Valley Show N’ Shine on May 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Merc on US Hwy 93 in Arlee. All proceeds will benefit the Arlee Youth Connection, an organization with a mission to cultivate the physical and mental health of local kids by providing alcohol/drug free events in a safe environment. For more information visit facebook.com/events/167376377310594/. Next up is the annual Hot Rods and Heroes show at the Hamilton Veterans Monument in Hamilton on May 28, Memorial Day. It runs from 12-4 p.m., after the Corvallis Memorial Day Parade. All proceeds go to support Ravalli County veterans through the Valley Veterans Service Center. You can donate cash to your favorite car to choose a winner, and the money will go to help homeless and disabled veterans as well as surviving spouses of fallen veterans. For more information call Cliff Bailey at 406961-3136 or email email@example.com. On Saturday, June 2, the 19th annual Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show will be held in Superior at 150 River Street from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a cruise the Friday evening before. “It’s gonna be bigger and better this year,” said organizer Mike Curtin. “It gets bigger every year. We’ll have three full blocks this year. “We’ll have the vintage camper combos coming in, and we’ll have two DJs. There’ll be hamburgers, bratwursts, Vikings (deepfried meatballs) and kettle corn. It’ll be like a carnival atmosphere.” The Friday evening before the show, there’ll be a cruise up to the Mineral Community Hospital so that the seniors can check out the cars as well as a “sock hop” in the old schoolhouse gym. “On Saturday, the Methodist men are doing
a nice big breakfast, and the new Whipped Up café will be serving food all day long,” Curtin said. “It’s going to be pretty festive. Just about everybody in the county comes in sometime during the day to check it out. We have a reputation to uphold, so we’re working real hard. We have a lot of good volunteers to help.” The event will be at 150 River Street, which is the “main drag” in Superior. For more
2018 car show with live music, barbecue and a pin-up polar plunge. The proceeds will benefit the Mikayla’s Miracles and Blessings Foundation, and all cars built before 1964 will be in a judged competition. The event is hosted by the Montana Car Shows & Cruises group as well as the Glacier Street Rod Association. For more information visit facebook.com/ events/144195086369513/. July 8 is a big day for car shows, as there will
information call Curtin at 406-822-3243. On June 17, Father’s Day, the third annual Shifting Into Summer car and motorcycle show will be held in Lolo at the Lolo Community Center from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be raffles, trophies, Hot Wheel races, food and more. For more information about entry fees visit facebook.com/theshiftersoflolo or call John Anderson at 406-379-6508. On June 23rd, the BitterRodders Car Club will hold their 20th Anniversary Car Show at the Ravalli County Airport starting at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There’ll be a tire-burn out contest (with gift certificates for new tires for winners), an engine burn-down, creeper races, and contests for the loudest stereo and muffler. For more information call Cliff Bailey at 9613136. Also on June 23rd, the Desoto Grill at 227 1st St. W. in Kalispell will host the Big Shindig
be two separate events in Stevensville and in Missoula. The Stevi event is called Stars, Cars and Guitars and will be held at the Napa Auto Parts store at 600 Main St. across from the Burnt Fork Market starting at 10 a.m.. “We’ve done this a total of 12 or 14 years,” said organizer Ron Plemmons. “How many we get kind of varies on the weather. One year we had 20 and the next time we had 50. Three or four years ago we had 100. If there’s a cloud in the sky these guys don’t go.” There’s a customer appreciation party the same day at NAPA, and there will be no entry fee to go along with burgers, hot dogs and possibly a live band. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. On the same day, July 8,there’s also the fifth annual Showin’ Off For Camp Mak-A-Dream at the Missoula County Fairgrounds from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m. Anything with wheels, old or new, can be shown off at the pavilion, and there will also be a charity auction. A group of kids ages 13-18 who have been diagnosed with brain tumors called the Teen Heads Up Conference will be judging the event and presenting the awards. On July 21, the Alberton Railroad Days Foundation will host the 33rd annual Alberton Railroad Days Parade and Car Show on the main drag of Railroad Avenue. There’ll be a pancake breakfast, kids games, music, a petting zoo and more. For more information visit albertonrail roadday.com/railroad-day-festival/ On July 29, the town of Philipsburg is hosting the Flint Creek Valley Days Classic Car Show for the 23rd year in a row. It’s held in downtown Philipsburg on the upper block of Broadway, and last year 120 entrants showed up. “In terms of business, it brings another group of people to town,” said Heidi Beck of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce. “It introduces them to Philipsburg and everything it has to offer. Not only the car show, but they come back time and time again for the restaurants, candy, beer and pottery. We introduce them to all the things we have.” Beck said she puts on the car show with her father and husband. “Seeing the smile on my dad’s face when he’s checking out all the cars is something I really enjoy,” she said. The show starts in the morning and draws as many as 3,000 people some years. “You can’t move downtown it’s so packed,” she said. She also appreciates that she doesn’t have to clean up after the car show crowd. “The people that come to car shows and those that have cars are some of the most appreciative, easy-going, supportive, clean and polite group of people I have ever met,” she added. “They are stellar, and we develop relationships with them when they come back year after year.” For more information call Heidi at 8593388 or visit philipsburgmt.com. A good listing of all car shows in Montana can be found at facebook.com/pg/ theshiftersoflolo/events/.C
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– Wellness Fair at SKC College in Pablo – Free Night at the Museum 6:30 pm at Miracle of America Museum with Central Village Portion Tour; off Hwy 93 Polson, MT – Bigfork Whitewater Festival-Kayaking Races on the Wild Mile on the Swan River in Bigfork, MT - 752-2880 or bigforkwhitewaterfestival.com – Memorial Day Parade in downtown Polson at noon. Ice Cream Social for all at 1:00 pm after Parade at Polson Flathead Historical Museum on Main St. plus ½-price admission. – Northwest Accordion Jam at Polson Elks 2-5 pm, downtown Polson – Singing Sons of Beaches at the East Shore Smokehouse 6 pm, Hwy 35 Polson – 2018 Montana Senior Olympics in Polson and Ronan; montana.fusesport.com – Polson Kiwanis Made In Montana Beer & Wine Festival 6-9 pm at Polson Motorcoach KOA. – Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo 7:30 pm with Highway 93 Band Friday night after rodeo, FREE vendors fair, no food items; 261-2861 or 883-1100
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Every Saturday: Missoula Farmers Market, Saturdays through October, 8 am-12:30 p.m., north end of Higgins Ave by the XXXX’s. Features fresh local produce, pasture raised eggs, grass fed meat, artisanal cheese, wild and local honey, baked goods, flowers and more. Call 274-3042 or visit missoulafarmersmarket.com.
with Jennifer Ogden, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuserum.org.
the door; $5 discount when arriving via sustainable transportation; free for ages 12 and under. Facebook. com/events/637171473290230.
12: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m.; Seed Saving Class and demo with Five Valleys Seed Library, 2 p.m.
13: Portland Cello Project, 8 p.m., The Wilma, 131 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets for all shows available at logjampresents.com. 14: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org:
registration required, 6:30 p.m. 15: Dorothy Marcic reads and signs “With One Shot,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks. com. 16: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Open hours in the MakerSpace,
18-19: Northern Lights, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W.
Every Saturday: Missoula Peoples Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Westside of Pine Street. 11: CoEd Rock Camp Showcase, 6 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. Free. Featuring students from the Zootown Arts Community Center’s CoEd Rock Camp.
11: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older, 10:30 a.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Yarns @ the Library, noon; Watercolor Painting Class for adults ages 18 and older, bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and a palette, noon-2 p.m.; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6p.m.; Young Adult Writers’ Group, . 3:30 p.m.; World-Wide Cinema, viewing of Harmonium from Japan and France in Japanese with English Subtitles, 7 p.m. 11: Gallery openings, 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring the Young Artists After-School Program Showcase, artwork from artists ages 6 to 11, this show. Silk-screening demonstration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 11-12: Lolo Creek Band, 8 p.m.1 a.m., Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W 12: Saturday Family Workshop featuring “Super Hero Saturday”
18: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older, 10:30 a.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Yarns @ the Library-, noon; Watercolor Painting Class, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writers’ Group, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, viewing of “Star Wars” The Last Jedi,” 7 p.m.
Every Saturday: Clark Fork Market, Saturdays through October, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., next to Caras Park in downtown Missoula. Local farm direct products as well as local prepared food and drink from Western Montana vendors. Call 396-0594 or visit clarkforkmarket. org.
11-13 Missoula Community Theatre presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 728-7529, MCTinc.org.
Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; “Getting to Know Your Library Catalog” computer class, registration required, noon; Computer Electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; LEGO Clubfor children up to age 12, 3:30-5 p.m.
photo by Rebekah Welch, Missoulian Bannin Sievers practices juggling at the last Farmer’s Market of the season in 2017.
12: “Simplify,” a dance performance by Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto of Arts & Above, 7:30 p.m., MASC Studio, 1200 Shakespeare St. $15 at the door; $5 discount when arriving via sustainable transportation; free for ages 12 and under. Facebook. com/events/637171473290230. 12: Dr. Hal Stearns presents “Montana Towns: Then, Now Tomorrow,” 2 p.m., Superior High School. $15 per person, $25 per couple. Call 406-822-5122. 13 Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 1:30 p.m. 13: Psychedelic soul-funk band Con Brio, 8 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $12 in advance, $15 day of show, available at logjampresents.com. 13: “Simplify,” a dance performance by Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto of Arts & Above, 2 p.m., MASC Studio, 1200 Shakespeare St. $15 at
Empower Place Tiny Tales - for ages birth, in the Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St., 10:30 a.m.; Computer Electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; “Files and Folders” computer class, registration required, 6 p.m.; Zentangle Drawing Workshop, registration required, p.m. 14: Cash for Junkers with Tyler Roady, Nate Biehl, John Rosett and Jeff Turnman, 7-10 p.m., Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave 15: Singer songwriter Prof, 9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $20 in advance, $23 day of show, available at logjampresents.com. 15: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2- 6 p.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30-11 a.m.; Young Adult Volunteer Orientation, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop in the MakerSpace, 6 p.m.; Python and Digital Art for Middle Schoolers,
noon-5 p.m.; Empower Place Tiny Tales, in the Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St., 10:30 a.m.; Middle School Writers’ Group, 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Jewelry Workshop, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; 3D Printing 101 Workshop, registration required, 6:30 p.m. 16: Los Angeles based electronic trio The Glitch Mob, 8 p.m., The Wilma. $25. Tickets for all shows available at logjampresents.com. 16: Country singer Chris Young with opener Morgan Evans, 7:30 p.m., Adams Center. Visit griztix.com. 16: “Makin’ Art,” 7-10 p.m., Western Cider. $5 for a drink and a page. Party with a cider while painting on 90s-themed coloring book pictures of Barney, Full House, Baywatch, Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and more. 90’s music all day. 90s COSTUME ENCOURAGED. Proceeds benefit The ZACC. 5497555, zootownarts.org. 17: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org:
18-21: Maggotfest, Fort Missoula. With new fields comes more teams to the annual social rugby tournament at Missoula’s Fort Missoula Regional Park. Both men’s and women’s teams from across the country, and even across the world, will be in town for a weekend of premier rugby, hosted by the Missoula Maggots men’s rugby team. Visit maggots.org for more information. 19: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m.; “Creative Journal Covers,” registration is required, 6:30 p.m.; open hours in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m. 19: Gallery talk with Corwin Clairmont, 2 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. In collaboration with the 2nd Annual Indigenous Film Festival, artist Corwin Clairmont will talk about his latest body of work, Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project, an exhibition of multimedia prints produced from a wide-ranging conceptual and performative piece for which he covered nearly 900 miles from Missoula to Alberta. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 19: Slow View Art Tour, noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Selections from MAM’s Collection and special loans on view in the Travel Montana lobby will provide a jumping-off point for visitors to learn about the Slow View method
Calendar and how to apply it to exhibits throughout the museum. Call 7280447 or visit missoulaartmuseum. org.
American Read Launch Party,” 6-8 p.m.; Python and Digital Art for Middle Schoolers, 6:30 p.m.; System Check! 6:30 p.m.
19: Psychedelic rock group Brian Jonestown Massacre, 9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $20 in advance, $22 day of show, available at logjampresents.com.
22: Maxim Loskutoff reads and signs “Come West and See,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks. com.
19: Missoula Folklore Society contra dance, 8-11 p.m., workshop 7:30 p.m, Union Hall, 208 E. Main. Music by Skippin’ A Groove; caller Morna Leonard. $6 members, $9 non-members, ages 18 and under free. All ages; no experience or partner necessary. missoulafolk.org.
23: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org:
20: Encaustics, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $40/$35 for members. 5497555, zootownarts.org. 20: Mary Place and Mike Greathouse (jazz, blues), 6-8 p.m., Rumour Restaurant, 1855 Stephens Ave. 20: Montana Fiddlers, 1-5 p.m., The Jack, Graves Creek Road, Lolo. 20: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 1:30 p.m. 21: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Empower Place Tiny Tales - for ages birth-3, in the Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St., 10:30 a.m.; Computer Electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; “Introduction to Email,” registration required, 6 p.m. 21: Caroline Keys & Friends, Jeff Turnman and Gibson Hartwell, 7-10 p.m., Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave. 21: Peter Stark reads and signs “Young George Washington,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 22: Rocky Mountain Regional Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. 22: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop in the MakerSpace, 6 p.m.; “Great
Open hours in the MakerSpace, noon-5 p.m.; Empower Place Tiny Tales - for ages birth-3, in the Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St., 10:30-11 a.m.; Middle School Writers’ Group, 3:30-5 p.m.; Writers’ Anonymous, 6 p.m.; Carvey Demonstration in the MakerSpace, registration required, 6:30 p.m.; “Introduction to Beekeeping in Montana,” presentation by Big Sky Beekeepers of Missoula that will cover basic bee/hive anatomy, how and where to find equipment and bees, pests and diseases that affect the honey bee, and hive, 6:30 p.m. 23: Opening reception with sculpture Phoebe Knapp, 5-7 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Knapp’s outdoor exhibition in the Missoula Art Park will feature four large-scale public sculptures. RSVP to 728-0447. 23: “As Seen On…” 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $35/$30 for members. Inspired by projects seen on the world wide web, each twohour class will focus on projects that are easy to make and complete, but may require new-to-you techniques, or eccentric materials. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 24: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; “Easy Steps to eBooks,” registration required, noon; Make it and Take it Crafts at the Big Sky Branch, 2:30 p.m.; Computer Electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. 24: Ladies pottery painting night, 6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Cost of pottery. 549-7555, zootownarts. org. 24: Joyce Lynette Hocker reads and signs “The Trail to Tincup,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881,
factandfictionbooks.com. 24: Seattle based indie rock band Pedro the Lion, 9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $20 in advance, $22 day of show, available at logjampresents.com. 25: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Tiny Tales for ages birth, 10:30 a.m.; Storytime for children ages 3 and older, 10:30 a.m.; Yarns @ the Library, noon; Watercolor Painting Class, noon-2 p.m.; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m. 26: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Storytime for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. 29: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop in the MakerSpace, 6 p.m.; Python and Digital Art for Middle Schoolers, registration required, 6:30 p.m.; System Check! The Official MPL Gamers Club-for ages 19 and under, 6:30 p.m. 25-26: Dusk, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. 27: Nicole Cannavaro (jazz, blues), 6-8 p.m., Rumour Restaurant, 1855 Stephens Ave. 27-29: St. Regis Flea Market. Annual flea market occurs over Memorial Day Weekend in St. Regis. Visit stregismtflea.org for more information. 29: Disney-based musical production PJ Masks Live! 6 p.m. $30-$40. $100 for meet and greet. Tickets for all shows available at logjampresents.com. 29: Owen Laukkanen reads and signs “Gale Force,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks. com. 29: Post-hardcore band Senses Fail, 7 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $15 in advance. $18 day of show, available at logjampresents. com. 30:
may 2018 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.; Empower Place Tiny Tales - for ages birth-3, in the Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St., 10:30-11 a.m.; Middle School Writers’ Group, 3:30 p.m. 31: Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org: Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; “Ubuntu for Beginners,” registration required, noon; computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-6 p.m.; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m. 31: Grammy award winning indie folk artist Bon Iver, 8 p.m., KettleHouse Amphitheater, 605 Cold Smoke Lane, Bonner. $39.50-$49.50, available at logjampresents.com.
June Every Saturday: Clark Fork Market, Saturdays through October, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., next to Caras Park in downtown Missoula. Local farm direct products as well as local prepared food and drink form Western Montana vendors. Call 396-0594 or visit clarkforkmarket. org. Every Saturday: Missoula Farmers Market, Saturdays through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m., north end of Higgins Ave by the XXX’s. Features fresh local produce, pasture raised eggs, grass fed meat, artisanal cheese, wild and local honey, baked goods, flowers and more. Call 274-3042 or visit missoulafarmersmarket.com. Every Saturday: Missoula Peoples Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Westside of Pine Street. Every Wednesday: Out to Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Features some of Missoula’s best food and performing artists from throughout the region. Visit missouladowntown.com. Every Thursday: Downtown ToNight, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Caras Park. Features live music, exceptional food vendors and a beer garden. Visit missouladowntown.com. 1-2: Country Boogie Boys, 8 p.m.1 a.m., Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W. 1: VonCommon PromCommon 2018: Promasquerade, E3 Gallery,
229 W. Pine St. Masquerade ball including group art show, live music and more. 1: First Friday event, Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St. Featuring works by Hadley Ferguson. Call 406-5417070 or visit radiusgallery.com. 1: First Friday, 5-8 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Featuring “John Baldessari: Interference Effects, Selections from the Collections of Jordon D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Gallery talk with Schnitzer, 7 p.m. Call 7280447 or visit missoulaartmuseum. org. 2: Iris Show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Southgate Mall, JCPenney Court. ShopSouthgate.com. 4: Grammy award winning psychedelic alt-rock band The Flaming Lips, 8 p.m., KettleHouse Amphitheater, 605 Cold Smoke Lane, Bonner. $34.50-$49.50, available at logjampresents.com. 5: New Orleans based soul-funk group Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 8:30 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $16 in advance, $18 day of show, available at logjampresents.com. 6: Post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights with Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies and Heavy Things, 9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $15, available at logjampresents. com. 7: San Diego based reggae rock group Slightly Stoop “Schools Out for Summer Tour” with Stick Figure and Pepper, 7 p.m., KettleHouse Amphitheater, 605 Cold Smoke Lane, Bonner. $32.50-$39.50, available at logjampresents.com. 7: Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Ogren Park Allegiance Field Tickets $69.50 at MSO Hub, 140 N. Higgins. 8: Lolo Creek Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W. 8: Russell Rowland reads and signs “Arbuckle,” 5:30 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 7212881, factandfictionbooks.com. 9: Saturday Family Workshop featuring “Widget Making 101” with Jennifer Ogden, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuserum.org. 11-15: Summer Art Camp: “Raptors and Art” with Bev Glueckert and Kate Davis, 10 a.m.-noon, Missoula
Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. For ages 7-12. Campers experience making art with live raptors. $80, $72 members. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 12: Christine Carbo reads and signs “A Sharp Solitude,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks. com. 12: “Native Art Now!” film screening and book release party, 7 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Come celebrate the gorgeous and expansive new book “Native Art Now!: Developments in Contemporary Native American Art Since 1992” with a no-host bar and a screening of the PBS-made documentary on Contemporary Native Art, featuring MAM! The film will be screened in MAM’s Frost Gallery, and the book will be for sale in the lobby. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 12: Kids Klub activity, 4-6 p.m., Southgate Mall, near Wish Fountain. 15-16: The Tom Cats, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W.
15: Symphony Under the Big Sky featuring Chris Botti performing with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater, 5417 Trumpeter Way. Tickets for all shows available at Ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com. 16: Derek Hann reads and signs “Blessings of Life,” 10 a.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks. com. 16-17: Garden City Shootout 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Southgate Mall. Register at yfcmt.com/city_life. 16, 23: “Mastering Marks for Adults” with Steve Krutek, 10 a.m.2:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Learn the basics of landscape drawing by venturing into Missoula’s lovely outdoor hotspots. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 16: Slow View Art Tour, noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Selections from MAM’s Collection and special loans on view in the Travel Montana lobby
will provide a jumping-off point for visitors to learn about the Slow View method and how to apply it to exhibits throughout the museum. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 17: Montana Fiddlers, 1-5 p.m., Six Mile Bar, Huson 18-22: Summer Art Camp: “Printasia” with Steve Krutek, 9 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. For ages 9-15. Learn the steps of mono-print, collagraph, relief and sun printing. $80, $72 members. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 19: Milana Marsenich reads and signs “The Swan Keeper,” 7 p.m., Fact & Fiction Books, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com. 20: World music collective Nahko and Medicine for the People, 8 p.m., The Wilma. Tickets available at logjampresents.com. 21: Alternative funk metal band Primus with Mastodon, 7 p.m., KettleHouse Amphitheater, 605
Cold Smoke Lane, Bonner. $39.50-$49.50, available at logjampresents.com. 22: Alternative hip-hop, reggae fusion band Dirty Heads with support from Irration, The Movement and Pacific Dub, 7 p.m., KettleHouse Amphitheater, 605 Cold Smoke Lane, Bonner. $31-$36, available at logjampresents.com. 22-23: The Slip, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W. 23-24: Garden City River Rod Run, Caras Park. Hundreds of classic cars join the festivities located in Missoula’s Caras Park, including the Friday night Cruisin’ Parade on Higgins Avenue and two day Show and Shine. This year the River Rod Run will be put on by the Five Valley Ford Club. Visit fivevalleyfordclub. com or call 406-728-0324 for more information. 23: Producer and rapper Black Milk and his band Nat Turner, 9 p.m., The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $20, available at logjampresents.com. 24: Summer MADE Fair, 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Caras Park. Modern art and handcrafted market featuring local and regional artist and makers. Visit Handmademontana.com. 26: Rocky Mountain Regional Karaoke, Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W. 25-29: Summer Art Camp: “Simply Silkscreening” with Steve Krutek, 9 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. For ages 9-15. Campers will create personalized screen printed images on various papers, hats, bags, jacket and/or T-shirts. $80, $72 members. Call 728-0447 or visit missoulaartmuseum.org. 26: Jamaican reggae revivalist Protoje & The Indiggnation, 9 p.m., the Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $20, available at logjampresents.com. 27: Alt-rock band Blue October, 8 p.m., The Wilma. $27 in advance, $30 day of show, available at logjampresents.com. 29-30: Dusk, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Eagles, 2420 South Ave. W.
May Every Saturday: Stevensville Harvest Valley Farmers Market, Saturdays through October, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., West Third Street, Stevensville. Come out to meet and do business with local food and crafts. Call 406-381-6145 or facebook.com/ stevifarmersmarket
11-20: “Mousetrap,” 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. “The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. “The Mousetrap” opened in London’s West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. Call 7772722 or visit stevensvilleplayhouse. org.
Every Saturday: Hamilton Farmers Market 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Bedford and 3rd streets. Bitter Root Valley’s Farmers and Craftspeople sell their products and service at a venue where community and visitors can socialize and support the local economy.
11: SAFE hosts Boot, Scoot & Boogie, First Interstate Center, Hamilton. Reception, 6 p.m.; silent auction bidding and no-host bar; dinner; live auction begins at 8 p.m. Call 363-2793 or visit safeinthebitterroot.org.
Every Saturday: Bitterroot Blues Band- Darby Adult Ed. 5 p.m. at Darby Public Schools. oundation will be the blues, but we will drift into one or more of its offspring. Experienced performing musicians are welcome as are beginners and everyone in between. We will play, learn, share and make music for the sheer joy of it. Get a registration form by emailing adultedu@darby. k12.mt.us
12: Daly Mansion’s annual Mother’s Day Tea, 11:30 a.m. Bitterroot Blizzard Doll Club exhibit and program, 11 a.m. $30 adults, $20 children. Call 363-6004.
Every Thursday and Saturday: Live music at Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St., Hamilton
19: Hamilton Wine Fest 6 p.m. at the Bedford Building/Hamilton City Hall Taste local, regional, and international wines. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at The Wine Cave or Chapter One. 19: Spring Open House & Tack Sale 10 a.m. Western Montana Equine
June 2: Lions Golf for Sight golf tournament 8 a.m. Hamilton Golf Course, 1004 Golf Course Rd., Hamilton Check-in 8:00 a.m., Shotgun start - 9:00 a.m. Team and individual prizes. 15-30: Hamilton Players present “Hello, Dolly!” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Call 375-9050 or visit hamiltonplayers. com.
Rescue and Rehabilitation, 1252 Willow Creek Rd., Corvallis
County Veterans through the Valley Veterans Service Center.
23: Toddler and Baby Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
30: Toddler and Baby Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
24: Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
31: “Brown Bag It” Book Club, (noon), Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. This month’s book is American Nations: a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America by Colin Woodard.
28: Heroes and Hot Rods Car Show & Fundraiser 12 p.m. Valley Veterans Service Center, 217 North 3rd Street, Suite L, Hamilton All proceeds go to support Ravalli
16-17: Western Heritage Days in Stevensville. A chuck wagon cookoff, beer garden, live music/street dance, parade, Salish drumming, singing, dancing presentations throughout the day at Historic St. Mary’s Mission, arts, crafts and vendors, sidewalk sales, and open houses throughout downtown Stevensville and more. For more information call 406-777-3773 or visit mainstreetstevensville.com. 22: Free Outdoor Concert featuring “Blue to the Bone” 7 p.m. at Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th Street, Hamilton
together; 676-4653 for details. 11 a.m. shotgun start!
May 16 thru September 16 MondaySat 10-4 and Sunday 1-4 Polson Flathead Museum will be open at 708 Main Street, Polson
18: Dan Dubuque, 8 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay.
11-13: Cowboy Dressage Clinic at Johnson’s Ranch Equine Care in Bigfork. Get a taste of Cowboy Dressage Gathering with evaluated rides and rides for your scoresheet. Rider fee $375 and limited to 8 riders; Dry lots and camping available; contact Kim at 541-8153830 or email@example.com
24: Wellness Fair at SKC College in Pablo.
13: Tommy Edwards, 4 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay
24: Free Night at the Museum with central village tour, 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, off Highway 93, Polson.
18: Welcome back Bobby Hauck, all the coaches, athletic department reps plus fellow Griz fans for the Montana Grizzly Memorial Golf Tourney at Mission Mountain Golf Course in Ronan. Get your teams
15: Kenny James Miller Band, 9 p.m., The Garden Bar, downtown Bigfork. 14-16: 2018 Montana Senior Olympics in Polson and Ronan; montana.fusesport.com.
20: Tommy Edwards, 4 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay.
11: Erika Angelos at Marina Cay Tiki Bar 6-9 pm, Bigfork
16: Ken’s Country Combo, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elks.
14: Singing Sons of Beaches, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
19: Bigfork’s Spring Art Walk, 4-7 p.m., downtown Bigfork. Enjoy amazing artwork, yummy libations and delicious goodies.
22: What About Bob Karaoke, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
15: Barton & Caselli, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
12: What About Bob Karaoke, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse Highway 35, Polson.
18-19: DJ, 10 p.m., South Shore Lounge, below China Gate in Polson.
11: Kenny Solo Jam 8 p.m. at The Raven, Woods Bay
25: Man & The Box at Marina Cay Tiki Bar 6-9 pm, Bigfork 25-26: DJ, 10 p.m., South Shore Lounge, below China Gate in Polson. 25-26: Pedacter Project, The Garden Bar, downtown Bigfork. 26-27: Bigfork Whitewater Festival-
photo by Rebekah Welch Saddle bronc rider falls off his horse.
Kayaking Races on the Wild Mile on the Swan River in Bigfork. 406-7522880, bigforkwhitewaterfestival. com. 27: Tommy Edwards, 4 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay. 28: Memorial Day Parade, noon, downtown Polson. Ice Cream Social for all at 1 p.m. after Parade at Polson Flathead Historical Museum on Main St. plus ½-price admission.
15: Polson Kiwanis Made In Montana Beer & Wine Festival, 6-9 p.m., Polson Motorcoach KOA.
1-2: DJ, 10 p.m., South Shore Lounge, below China Gate in Polson.
15-16: DJ, 10 p.m., South Shore Lounge, below China Gate in Polson.
3: Northwest Accordion Jam, 2-5 p.m., Polson Elk’s.
19: Barton & Caselli, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
5: Barton & Caselli, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson. 6: Ken’s Country Combo, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elk’s.
7: Singing Sons of Beaches, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
1: “In Bloom” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Bigfork Art & Cultural Center. 406-837-6927.
8-9: DJ, 10 p.m., South Shore Lounge, below China Gate in Polson.
20: Ken’s Country Combo, 7-10 p.m., Polson Elk’s. 21: Singing Sons of Beaches, 6 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson. 22-23: Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo, 7:30 p.m. with Highway 93 Band Friday night after rodeo. FREE vendors fair, no food items. 2612861 or 883-1100.
Port polson players feature musical journey through the decades
he Port Polson Players announce an outstanding lineup for their 43rd year of Summer Theatre. The Players 2018 summer season opens with the musical After the Ball. The show features music of the Gay 90’s through the Roaring 20’s, along with the title song, parlor tunes, ragtime, cowboy ballads and Tin Pan Alley favorites. Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Swanee and over 70 tunes track music and the influence it had on the westward movement. The Man on the Flying Trapeze, Grand Old Flag and medleys from Irish composers, George M. Cohan, and Stephen Foster are featured in this rip-snorting evening that will enlighten and entertain. Polson actress Amy Nelson Knutson appears with four other performers and musicians. After the Ball, A regional premiere, plays July 5 – 22. Next up is the Hallmark Hall of
Fame classic Foxfire, by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn. Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own. When son Dillard, a rising country-singing star, returns, he must deal with a slick real estate agent to decide the fate of the farm. Montana Governor’s Awards for the Arts recipients, and Players producers, Neal and Karen Lewing are featured as Hector and Annie. A tender, witty and wise comedy drama, Foxfire plays July 26 – Aug. 12. Wrapping up the summer season is Stephen Temperley’s masterful Souvenir. Missoula favorite Alicia Bullock Muth returns to the Polson stage in this musical retelling of the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who was noted as the world’s worst opera singer.
Directed by Andy Meyers with scenery designed by Jay Roberts, this comic masterpiece has toured Montana to rave reviews. Bullock Muth is joined by Billings native, Travis Kuehn, who plays pianist Cosme McMoon. Souvenir, which culminated in a 1944 sold- out performance at Carnegie Hall, plays the Polson stage Aug. 16 – 26. All shows are presented at Polson’s beautiful Theatre on the Lake, on the Polson golf course, with an 8 pm curtain Wednesday through Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. The Players are dark Mondays and Tuesdays. Reservations can be made by calling 406-883-9212 or at portpolsonplayers.com. All shows are produced by Port Polson Players in association with The Mission Valley Friends of the Arts. C by Karen Lewing
Foxfire , a tender, witty and wise comedy features Karen and Neal Lewing . Foxfire runs July 26 thru August 12.
may 2018 Eureka
Western Montana Breweries (an unofficial list) 1. H.A. Brewing Co.- 2525 Grave Creek Rd., Eureka Tuesday-Sunday 3-9 p.m. 2. Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co.- 206 Mineral Ave., Libby Monday-Saturday Noon-8 p.m., Sunday 3-7 p.m.
3. Bonsai Brewing- 549 Whitefish Ave., Whitefish Tuesday-Sunday 1-8 p.m.
4. Backslope Brewing- 1107 Ninth St. W (Highway 2), Columbia Falls Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
5. Kalispell Brewing Co.- 412 S Main St., Kalispell Monday-Saturday Noon-8 p.m. 6. Flathead Lake Brewing Co.- Woods Bay Brewery: 26008 E Lake Shore, Bigfork Saturday- Sunday Noon- 8 p.m., Monday-Friday 3- 8 p.m.; 7. Tamarack Brewing- Lakeside: 105 Blacktail Rd Daily 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Bias Brewing- 409 1st Ave. East, Kalispell Hours?
8. Glacier Brewing Co.- 6 10th Ave. E., Polson Monday- Saturday 3-8 p.m. Great Northern Brewing- 2 Central Ave., Whitefish Daily 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Missoula: 9. Bayern Brewing, Inc.- 1507 Montana St. Monday- Saturday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday Noon-8 p.m.
Seeley Lake Missoula
10. Conflux- 200 E Main St. Opening soon. 11. Draught Works Brewing- 915 Toole Ave. Daily Noon- 9 p.m. 12. Flathead Lake Brewing Co Missoula: 424 North Higgins Ave., Missoula Sunday- Thursday 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. 13. Great Burn Brewing- 2230 McDonald Ave. Sunday- Thursday 2-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday Noon-8 p.m. 14. Imagine Nation Brewing- 1151 W Broadway St Monday- Thursday 2-8 p.m., Friday- Sunday Noon- 8 p.m.
15. KettleHouse Brewing- Soutside: 602 Myrtle St. Daily Noon-9:30 p.m.; Northside: 313 N. 1st St. W Daily Noon-8 p.m. 16. Missoula Brewing Company (Highlander)- 200 International Blvd. Daily Noon- 8 p.m.
Deer Lodge 17. Tamarack Brewing- Missoula: 231 W Front St. Daily 11 a.m.- close 18. Lolo Peak Brewing Co.- 6201 Brewery Way, Lolo Daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Philipsburg 19. Blacksmith Brewing- 114 Main St., Stevensville Sunday-Wednesday 2-8 p.m.; Thursday- Saturday Noon-8 p.m.
20. Wildwood Brewing- 4018 U.S. Highway 93 N, Stevensville Daily 4-8 p.m. 21.Bitter Root Brewing- 101 Marcus St., Hamilton Daily 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 22. Higherground Brewing- 518 First St., Hamilton Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday 1-8 p.m. 23. Bandit Brewing- 308 E. Tanner, Darby Tuesday-Sunday noon-8 p.m. 24. Philipsburg Brewing Company- 101 West Broadway Philipsburg, MT 59858 Daily 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Silver Springs location 106 Brewery Road, Philipsburg Friday-Sunday Noon- 8 p.m. 25. Smelter City- 101 Main St Anaconda, MT 59711
26. Elk Ridge- 320 Main St Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Monday-Saturday Noon-8 p.m.
'Theatere by the bay' brings Broadway-caliber shows to Bigfork
he Bigfork Summer Playhouse will open for its 59th Season on May 18 in beautiful Bigfork, Montana. Known by many as the “theatre by the bay,” the BSP is a past recipient of the Montana Governor’s Award for the Arts and can now boast an Oscar-winner among the alumni, J.K. Simmons.
Listed below is a rundown of each of the BSP shows for the seasons. For a
your “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. This is a night of hilarious and enchanting 1950s fun.
Singin’ in the Rain (G)
Into the Woods (PG-13) The story follows The Baker and his wife, Cinderella, and Jack who wishes to sell his cow. Then the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse.
Singin’ in the Rain “pours” down delight capturing the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” With talking pictures making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the move-making rules at once, to accommodate sound.
Each season, Broadway-caliber acting and singing talent is recruited from across the country so BSP patrons can see the finest live professional theatre in the Northwest. The Bigfork Summer Playhouse 2018 productions include “The Totally Radical 80’s Revue, Singin’ in the Rain, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up, Into the Woods and ends with Hit’s from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.
BSP’s high energy song and dance style, it’s a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the 1980s.
Beautiful mermaid Ariel lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice, but she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have – to live on land.
End of Summer Early Fall Series – Hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s The 50s, 60s and 70s were three decades of some of the finest rock and roll music. Enjoy an evening of staged hits from artists like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Johnny Cash and more as the Bigfork Summer Playhouse bring you the hits live onstage.
All Shook Up (PG) Written around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley, but not a biographical revue. This musical will have you dancing in
Each year the Bigfork Summer Playhouse gives out five, or more, $1000+ scholarships to deserving company members. Any donation is greatly appreciated. C
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (G)
full schedule and tickets, call the Bigfork Summer Playhouse at 406-837-4886 or visit bigforksummerplayhouse.com The Totally Radical 80’s Revue (PG) From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube & Max Headroom comes “Totally Radical 80’s” musical revenue. In
Missoula Art Museum's spring, summer visiting exhibitions Phoebe knapp: rough cuts May 23–October 10 / Missoula Art Park MAM is excited to kick off the second season of the Missoula Art Park with Montana sculptor Phoebe Knapp. The outdoor exhibition will feature four large-scale public sculptures. Knapp works primarily with wood, but incorporates metal details and accents. She searches for and scavenges huge slabs of wood, tree trunks, and giant burl knobs from old growth trees. The fact that the materials were once living things makes each piece of raw material unique. Phoebe Knapp is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a third-generation rancher near Fort Smith, Montana. She has exhibited widely in the western states and her work is collected throughout the United States. She divides her time between Fort Smith and her studio in Billings, located in the city’s historic district. Opening reception with the artist at MAM Award: May 23, 5–7 PM, RSVP (406)728-0447 The shape of things: new approaches to indigenous abstraction March 2–July 28 Over the past two years, Molly Murphy Adams (Oglala Lakota), John Hitchcock (Comanche), Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos/ Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes), and Duane
Slick (Meskwaki/Nebraska Ho-Chunk) have participated in week-long residencies at the University of Montana’s MATRIX Press. These new prints, along with examples from each artist’s studio practice, form the exhibition The Shape of Things. This exhibition presents an expansive interpretation of what abstraction can be. Rather than focus on non-objectivity, the included artworks define abstraction as emphasizing relevant features and omitting unnecessary details of an object, emotion, or experience. The works incorporate beaded, quill, and woven patterns, parfleche designs, animal motifs, and elements of the landscape. Corwin clairmont: two-headed arrow/the tar sands project March 27–August 11 Corwin “Corky” Clairmont (Salish and Kootenai) has expressed his strong convictions through art for five decades. He consistently addresses themes of environmental degradation and its effects on humans and wildlife through printmaking, performance, and installation works. Two-Headed Arrow: The Tar Sands Project is the culmination of more than two years’ work and features more than 30 screen prints and mixed media collages that examine the results of tar sand mining in Canada. The exhibition showcases Clairmont’s mastery as a printmaker, his sophisticated use of color, and his sharp sense of humor that
serves as a clarion call to the devastation of the largest delta in North America. Native art now! Film screening and book release party June 12, 7–9 PM, free Come celebrate the gorgeous and expansive new book NATIVE ART NOW!: Developments in Contemporary Native American Art Since 1992 with a no-host bar and a screening of the PBS-made documentary on Contemporary Native Art, featuring MAM! The film will be screened in MAM’s Frost Gallery, and the book will be for sale in the lobby. Baldessari is a California artist known for epitomizing the playful, humorous style that distinguished western American Conceptual Art from its East Coast counterpart. Baldessari’s idea-driven works strive to mentally engage the viewer. Indeed, he once covered an entire gallery with the scrawled promise “I will not make any more boring art.” Many of his paintings, photography, and text-based works on display at MAM explore philosophical ideas and questions about contemporary art and human communication through his distinctly vibrant and visual language. Baldessari trusts his viewer to connect the dots and encourages us to think of art not merely as expression, but as inquiry and investigation. First friday: june 1, 5–8 pm, gallery talk with jordan D. Schnitzer at 7 pm
February 15–May 26, 2018 / Morris and Helen Silver Foundation Gallery This exhibition focuses on recent works by Hungarian-born, Helena-based artist Joseph Baráz. Totems and Stelae references Baráz’s life, growing up in Hungary, finding architectural fragments and Roman stelae throughout the landscape, and playing in the ruins of Egri vár fort—a castle that pre-dates the Mongol invasion of 1241. Slow view art tours May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18 / noon-1 PM, free MAM staff offers Slow View Tours on the third Saturday of every month. Selections from MAM’s Collection and special loans on view in the Travel Montana Lobby will provide a jumping-off-point for visitors to learn about the Slow View method and how to apply it to exhibits throughout the museum. MAM engages artists and audience in the creative exploration of contemporary art relevant to our community, state, and region. Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM showcases diverse and thoughtprovoking contemporary artwork from local and international artists. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and office hours are from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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