// this weeks art and culture happenings in missoula & the region //

Art + Culture News / / April 17th, 2017
This week in Missoula
International  Wildlife Film Festival / / Roxy Theater
April 15th - April 22nd
IWFF celebrates a milestone of 40 years of exploring the natural world. Missoula will host nearly 100 inspirational films from the around the world and  welcomes talented wildlife filmmakers. For more information click, here!

Fact & Fiction / / Tuesday,
  April  18th, 10am
IWFF Event, Publication Party hosted at Fact & Fiction downtown. Biography of the Craigheads,  Glorious times  by Tom Benjey.

Art Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, April 19th, 10am 
Join the Art Associates of Missoula at their monthly meeting, where inspirational photographer Antonia Wolf will be speaking. 

Community Copyright Workshop for Creators // Missoula City Council Chambers 
Thursday, April 20th, 6pm 
Members of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Montana Bar will give a short presentation on general copyright laws and the processes of submitting a copyright application. Attorneys will then answer questions and assist anyone in completing copyright applications. The Missoula Public Art Committee is a partner for the workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Jazzoula // St. Anthony's Hall
April 17th - April 21st  
Jazzoula 2017, doors open at 6 pm. Dinner at 6:30. Dinner and drinks are available. For more information please visit their Facebook, here!

University of Montana BFA Openings// Thursday April 20th
Gallery of Visual Arts //  April 20-May 12th
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th, 5-7 pm
University Center Gallery //  April 17th-May 12th,
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th, 4-6 pm
{Featured artists: Drew Miles Davis, Katelynn DeTemple, Sara Friedrich, Robert Griffith, Morgan W. Hodge, Cameron Klise, Joshua R. Masias, Ashley Meyora, Bryce Aaron Peery, Katherine (KT) Powell, Leah Salcido-Nichol, Nicole Scoles, Jasmine Beul, Claire D. Meyer-Wisneski, Daisy Sells, April Werle}

University of Montana Theater and Dance Production, Noises Off // 
PARTV Building 
April 19th- 23rd and April 26th - 30th.
Directed by Pamyla Stiehl, this production is " uproarious" and comedic. The cast of this show is full of student actors ranging from first year UM students, to soon-to-be graduates! Come support. For tickets please contact the UM box office at 243-4581. 

ART PARK Dedication and Inaugural Exhibition Opening / / Missoula Art Museum
Friday, April 21st 4:30-7:30pm
The MAM, City of Missoula, Adventure Cycling, the Heart of Missoula Neighborhood Council, the builders, and the founders are excited to announce the opening exhibition of By the Bike, in the brand new Missoula Art Park! Come meet the artists and explore the new park! Enjoy music and refreshments. T o find a complete list of events at the MAM Art Park for the Earth Day Weekend 2017, click  here!  

Shakespeare & Co. / / 
Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm
Gwen Florio reads from her new novel,  Reservations .

Earth Day 2017 / / The entire month of April!
Organizations and entities all over the city of Missoula have come together to make the largest Earth day celebration ever! For the entire list of events visit this link here!

Upcoming Events
Fact & Fiction / / Friday, April 28th, 7pm
Mark Gibbons, Poetry Reading & Signing The Imitation Blues, hosted at Fact & Fiction Downtown. 

Missoula Community Theater / / Wizard of Oz 
April 27th to May 14th
This iconic movie will be performed at the Missoula Community Theater Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available  here!

Shakespeare & Co. // Thursday, April  27th at 7pm
Aware winning poet, Robert Wrigley j oins us from Idaho for a reading from his new collection,  Box .

SPARK! Spring Showcase / / Friday May 5th, 5-8pm at the Wilma
Live shows every 30 minutes, Dance, Music, Storytelling, film, and theater by K-8, Featuring the Bespectacled Eden Atwood & Simone Fielding LIVE at 8pm.

New Zealand Day // S
aturday, May 6th
ARTS Missoula, Missoula Youth Rugby, and the Roxy theater are partnering to present this years New Zealand Day. This event is a celebration of Missoula's sister city partnership with P almerston North, New Zealand. 
10 am: "Touch",  (no tackle) rugby clinic, led by members of Missoula Youth Rugby, Fort Missoula Rugby Pitch. 
1:00 pm: high school match between Missoula and North Idaho at Frenchtown High School.  
8:00pm: the Roxy Theatre will present "Hunt for the Widerpeople," a 2016 film by Taika Watiti at 8:00pm.  For tickets, visit here! 

Montana Repertory Theater / /5 on 5 Play Slam Round Five
Sunday May 7th, 4 pm
Join the Montana Repertory theater for the final round of their 5 on 5 slam. Enjoy 5 staged readings of short plays.
Classes, Workshops, & Opportunities 
Classes at the ZACC 
- Co- Ed Rock Camp /April 3rd- May 10th/ 4-6pm
- Bob Ross Night/ April 26th / 6-8pm
- Jumbo Art Jamboree / April 27th / 2:15-5pm
- Ladies Pottery Painting Night / April 27th/ 6-8pm
For more information, please visit  here!

T he Writers' Room / / Writers workshops 
April 22nd, 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
A day of classes with Missoula's writing collaborative. Includes classes such as Poetry with Sheryl Noethe,  Memoir with Jolene Brink, Fiction with Dana Fitz Gale, etc. For more information click,  here!

Bare Bait Dance / / UM PARTV building
Every Tuesday 5:30-7 pm, Open to the public contemporary dance class

Nature Journaling: Native Plants with Nancy Seiler / / Waterwise garden behind the Missoulian on 4th street
Classes April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 from 10am-12pm
For more information on Nancy's classes click,  here!

Call to Artist for Summer MADE Fair //  Deadline to apply is May 1st
For more information on how to apply, click  here!

Call to Artists for Roots Fest Art Show// Deadline to apply is April 21st
For more information on how to apply click,  here!

Call to Artists E3 Gallery / / Deadline to apply is June 3rd
For more information on how to apply click,  here!

Missoula Art Museum / / Opportunities
Seeks regular Museum aide Thursday 1-2 pm. Contact MAM  here!, to apply.
Seeks experienced art teachers for after school classes, weekend programs and summer art classes, and the Fifth grade art experience. Contact MAM  here!

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