art + culture news  //  november 27, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Dec. 1 / G allery Guide

First Friday: Our Side
Missoula Art Museum
First Friday with Rattlesnake Elementary School
La Stella Blu
Jolene Brink & Linds Sanders: Water Maps
E3 Convergence Gallery
Five Valleys Land Trust's Holiday Party Five Valleys Land Trust
DDC First Friday Artist - Erin Huffman
Downtown Dance Collective
"Made by Hand Ornaments"
4 Ravens Gallery
Clean Montana Waters
Laura B. Palmer Solo Art Show
The Artists' Shop
Art of Refinement - Dennis Sloan Oils
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art & Framing
Art Opening by Marlo Crocifisso: Big A, Little A
Bernice's Bakery
Photography by Ed Wrzesien, Live Music by Rescue Monkey
Zootown Brew
Reception: Holiday Sale & Exhibition
The Clay Studio of Missoula
ZACC Friends & Family Show
Zootown Arts Community Center
Pete Fromm, Distinguished Kittredge Writer
Turner Hall, Dell Brown Room (UM Campus)

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week in missoula

First Night Spotlight Auditions will be held as follows:

Big Sky [at Big Sky] // December 6th, 3:15pm
Hellgate [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 3:15pm
Sentinel [at UC Theater] // December 9th, 11:30am
Willard [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 2:00pm

Deadline: December 4th!

For more details please click through to our  Website!

First Night Missoula Book Fair
Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-5pm, ARTS Missoula will be at Fact & Fiction Downtown. A portion of Fact & Fiction's sales this day will be donated to our First Night, NYE Event. Also, Admission Buttons will be 2 for 1!

Interested in Volunteering on First Night?

Questions? Call us at 406-541-0860

A Christmas Carol: The Musical // The Missoula Community Theatre
November 30th - December 17th
A holiday classic,  A Christmas Carol: The Musical, will be debuting at the MCT this winter. Head to the MCT  Website! to purchase your tickets before they sell out.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" // University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance
November 21st - December 3rd
UofM Masters Student, Joel Shura is directing, "Peter and the Starcatcher" as part of his final creative project. The show is a fun and entertaining holiday play! All performances will take place in the PARTV Building on campus. For more details and exact show times, head to this  Website!

Kinetoscope // Bare Bait Dance 
December 1-2, 8pm
December 3, 2pm & 8pm
[Showing at the Roxy Theater]
Bare Bait Dance kicks off their second show of the season. Head to the Roxy Theater for "Kinetoscope", an International Film Festival Event with Live Performance.  Website!
in this issue
partners + affiliates
Clyde Coffee Call for Art
Submit your Goonies themed pieces . Make sure it's family friendly, framed/ready to hang, and Goonies related.
Send a photo of the work, title, size, medium, and price to
by December 29th and bring all art in before 6:00 p.m. on January 4th. 
The Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
upcoming events

"Tapestry by Candlelight" // Turning the Wheel Missoula
Friday, December 8th, 6:30-9pm
[At Yoga Fitness Center 123 W. Alder]
Turning the Wheel Missoula invites you to an evening reflection through a body based wellness exercise. For more details, please contact 

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Saturday, December 9th, 1pm
James Greene will join us from Florida for a reading from his new book,
Brave Punk World.  Click through to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!  for more details.

Light, Beauty, Peace - Holiday Concert // Dolce Canto
Saturday, December 9th, 7:30pm
[University of Montana Music Recital Hall]
Dolce Canto invites you to their annual Holiday Concert at 7:30pm on December 9th, in the University of Montana campus Music Recital Hall. This program encourages listeners to meditate on the notion of hope and reflect on life's beauty. Click to this  Website!  for more details and to purchase tickets.

HandMADE Montana Fair - Missoula // Adams Center
Sunday, December 10th, 11am-6pm
Get excited for this year's Montana Made Fair! This is Montana's largest modern art and handcrafted market and features over 200 artists as well as non-profits. Get your holiday shopping done early!  Website!

regional events

HandMADE Montana Fair - Helena // Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
Helena, MT
Saturday & Sunday December 2nd 10am-5pm & 3rd, 10am-4pm
The MADE Fair has expanded to Helena! How exciting! Helena's HandMADE Fair will feature artists and non-profits. Stock up on beautiful hand made gifts.  Website!

Holiday Vaudeville X! // The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
December 8-17
Go check out the show! " HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE X!  is the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts' tenth annual holiday variety show...  One of the Shane Center's most popular events, this two-hour variety show is a high-energy romp through the cherished chestnuts of the season." Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Family Workshop
Sunday, December 3rd, 2-5pm

Winter Session Classes begin in January - Stay tuned for updates!

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Encaustic Techniques with GOLDEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 2nd, 1-4pm

Basic Monoprinting with GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 16th, 1-4pm

Nancy's  Website!

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

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Flamenco I: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Flamenco II: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

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

Lakebottom Sound: Explorations in Improvised Music (Round 2)
October 23-December 11
Mondays, 7:30-9pm
829 S Higgins St
to register

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