art + culture news  //  December 3, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Dec. 7/ G allery Guide

4pm December First Friday at Radius Radius Gallery More Information
5pm First Friday at Market on Front - Photography Market on Front More Information
5pm Artists Shop - "The Art of Silk" - Georgine Lisa Archer The Artists' Shop More Information
5pm Frontier Space First Friday Show: Phases Frontier Space More Information
5pm First Friday at Bad Goat Wood Products Bad Goat Workshop More Information
5pm First Friday at MAM Missoula Art Museum More Information
5pm Kid's Night! Jeannette Rankin Peace Center More Information
5pm A Silk Painter's Salon The Loft and The Dance Collective More Information
5pm Grand Opening at Agate - A Downtown Salon and Gallery Agate - A Downtown Salon and Gallery More Information
5pm Newton's Native Pottery  Montana Business Center More Information
5pm Jeanne Auen Memorial Fundraiser Bathing Beauties Beads More Information
5pm Three Artists -Brunswick Gallery Brunswick Artists' Studio More Information
5pm Barbara Morrison "DayDreams" Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing More Information
5pm Clyde Coffee First Friday Clyde Coffee More Information
5pm Winter in Missoula from the Dreaming Chair Bernice's Bakery More Information
5pm First Friday at PureWest Christie's PureWest Christie's Real Estate More Information
5pm First Friday Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties More Information
5pm Art from the Inside Missoula First United Methodist Church More Information
5pm Underneath La Petit Outre More Information
Reception: Holiday Exhibit & Sale  The Clay Studio of Missoula More Information
5:30pm Friends & Family Show and Holiday Open House Zootown Arts Community Center More Information
6pm Holidays Bizarre Ceretana Studios More Information
9:30pm The Disco House at Michi Ramen Bar Michi Ramen Bar More Information

For more details visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

Support First Night Missoula at the Thomas Meagher Bar!
Monday, December 3rd, 6pm-Close
Join Arts Missoula at the Thomas Meagher Bar from 6pm to close where 20% of all sales will go to supporting First Night Missoula! F irst Night Missoula is a community built festival that highlights talented local and regional musicians, performers, and other artists in several venues throughout Missoula. Join us this New Year's Eve to celebrate and supporting 25 years of entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through the arts. We have tons of new exciting performances this year including the UofM Circus Club, a Comedy Showcase, Bluegrass Showcase and more! 

Ednor Therriault // Shakespeare & Co. 
Wednesday, December 5th, 7pm
Missoula author Ednor Therriault will be reading from his new book,  Myths and Legends of Yellowstone: The True Stories Behind History's Mysteries. Website!

John Floridis and Ed Stalling // Missoula Benefit Concerts
Friday, December 7th, 5:30pm
Enjoy live music at Imagine Nation Brewing with proceeds benefiting Missoula Youth Homes.
Saturday, December 8th, 7pm
You are invited to a house concert with proceeds benefiting Soft Landing Missoula. Purchase tickets here:  Tickets!

100% of proceeds go to named organizations. For more info:  Website!

Missoula Community Chorus Concert // St. Anthony Church
Friday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Join the Missoula Community Chorus for their annual winter concert of "Ecce, Novum Gaudium".  Website!

Dolce Canto // December Concert
Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm
[at UofM Music Recital Hall]
Dolce Canto presents, "Unheard Voices" as their December concert. "Dolce Canto will offer audiences the chance to discover unheard voices from forgotten figures of the seventeenth century, including a complete Mass Ordinary by an Italian nun composer Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and two motets by Bach Family geniuses." Website!

Elf the Musical! // Missoula Community Theatre
Through December 16th
It's that time of year! Join MCT for a fun and festive performance of Elf this winter.This is the first ever production of this show in Western Montana. For tickets and more details head to MCT's  Website!

The New ZACC! // Zootown Arts Community Center
Have you heard the news? The ZACC is moving to a new location: the Studebaker Building downtown. Their plans for a community art hub are INCREDIBLE. " The ZACC envisions a community in which art plays a central role in enriching lives, community engagement and education."-ZACC
The Arts Missoula office will be moving into this space as well. We are so thrilled to be a part of this partnership! Please visit the New ZACC Website:  HERE! for additional details and to help support.

Holiday Swing Sets // at Downtown Dance Collective
Saturday, December 8th, 3pm, 6:30pm & 9pm
Head to DDC this Saturday for the 7th Annual Holiday Swing featuring Todd Kelly (UM Alum - Director of Jazz at Bradley University), the Zootown Cabaret and the UM Jazz Ensemble. For tickets and details:  Website!

Cirque Musica Presents: Wonderland 
Tuesday, December 11th
[at the Adams Center, UofM Campus]
Get your tickets to a magical show by Cirque Musica featuring the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. "Cirque Musica presents Wonderland - a concert and visual experience where audiences journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and the holiday cheer that is Wonderland."  Tickets & More Info!

The Clay Studio of Missoula's Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 15th, 2-6pm
Head to the Clay Studio this December to paint-a-decoration, participate in free pottery lessons, listen to music, and purchase handmade gifts! (Holiday Exhibition & Sale is December 7th - 22nd). Head to the Clay Studio  Website! for details.

A Very Special Christmas // The Montana A Capella Society 
Saturday, December 15th, 7:30pm
[Performing Arts Center Hamilton High School, Hamilton, MT]
Montana A Capella Society welcomes you to a free concert with donations accepted to support their upcoming Italy trip. Enjoy a beautiful holiday performance!  Website!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
   Missoula Downtown Association  Vote for your favorite Downtown Missoula holiday window! Paper ballots can be picked up  at participating businesses & returned to MSO Hub or Missoula Chamber of Commerce!
  KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows! Purchase your season tickets.
classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Contact →

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Cente r
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

"Nip & Sip" Mosaics with Patty Franklin at Backroad Cider
Hamilton, MT
December 11th

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