art + culture news  //  october 23, 2017
this week in missoula

First Night Spotlight Auditions
I t's that time of year again! 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

For more details please click through to our  Website!

Fall Luncheon // The Missoula Writing Collaborative 
Tuesday, October 24th, 12-1pm
[3023 Old Pond Road]
Listen to Missoula Writing Collaborative writers and student share their stories and see a preview of the 2017 Missoula Children's Poetry Map. For more details please contact or call (406)-549-3348.

Artist Lecture: John Hitchcock // Missoula Art Museum
Tuesday, October 24th, 7pm
The MAM welcomes John Hitchcock, an associate professor from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Lots of his work is based on his childhood memories in Oklahoma. This lecture is presented by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund at UofM School of Art.  Website!

"Artistry in Rhythm" // UM Student Ensemble Series
Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30pm
Head to the Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana Campus for an entertaining performance by UM Students. The show will be a tribute to Stan Kenton with Kenton alum, Robert Curnow. For further details please contact this  Email!

Mamma Mia! // Missoula Community Theatre
October 26- November 5
MCT welcomes the classic, feel-good production of Mamma Mia! The cast is full of talented singers, dancers and performers who are sure to entertain an amazing show! For tickets and more information please head to MCT's,  Website!

Festival of the Dead Events // Zootown Arts Community Center
October 1 - November 2
The ZACC has TONS of events happening all through the month of October to celebrate life and death through community involvement in the arts. Events include: Festival of the Dead Kick-off at the Missoula Art Park, Remembrance Pendant Workshop, Large Scale Block Print Carving workshop, and more! For a full schedule and details head to ZACC's Website!

Lovesong // Bare Bait Dance
October 25-29, 8pm
*Location Disclosed upon ticket purchase*
Bait Bait Dance is kicking off their 2017-2018 season with a Boutique House Show written by Abi Morgan and featuring Guest Collaborative Resident Director, Dr. Bernadette Sweeny. "Lovesong intertwines the story of a couple in their 20s...Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness" - BBD. Click  Here! for more details and to buy your tickets! 

The Capitol Christmas Tree // Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
[At the Top Hat]
Saturday, October 28th, 12pm
RMBT invites you to the preview of the show they will take to Washington DC in December in celebration of the Engelmann Spruce going from the Kootenai National Forest to the Lawn of the US Capitol. They will be celebrating 20 years in Missoula. Don't miss this! For more details, here is RMBT's  Website!

15th Annual Halloween Bash // Families First Children's Museum

Sunday, October 29th, 12-5pm
Don't miss the Halloween Bash at Missoula's Children's Museum. The afternoon will be filled with games, treats and fun for kids! Check out their Website!

This Week at the Roxy Theater

Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30pm
NT Live: Yerma
Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30pm
Harold and Maude
Thursday, October 26th, 7pm
Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm
Steam of Life

For more details and showtimes please click through to the Roxy's  Website!
upcoming events

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Saturday, November 4th, 1pm
Shakespeare & Co. welcomes Ted Catton to read from his book,  Rainy Lake House.
Wednesday, November 8th, 7pm
Aaron Parrett joins us in Missoula from Helena to read from his new fiction collection, Maple & Lead.

For more event listings and details, head to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

Willy Wonka // Missoula Children's Theatre
Friday, November 10th, 7pm
Saturday, November 11th, 3&5pm
Get your tickets to an exciting new Children's Theatre show at the MCT! This performance will be by 49 cast members, made up of Kindergarten - 5th graders. For more details, please head to MCT's  Website!

Montana Conversation, "Some Favorite Indian Stories" with Hal Stearns // The Northern Rockies Heritage Center
Sunday, November 12th, 2pm
Head to the Northern Rockies Heritage Center, on the grounds of Fort Missoula on November 12th. Storyteller, Hal Stearns will be speaking during the Montana Conversations Program on "Some Favorite Indian Stories". This presentation is free and open to the public. For furthur info please call, (406)-728-3662.
regional events

Yoga in the Cave // Holter Museum of Art
Helena, MT
October 28, November 4th, December 9th, 10:30-11:30am
Join Yoga instructers for hour long sessions in the current Holter exhibition cave. Focus on breathing, body & mind. For more details please visit this  Website!

Young Frankenstein // The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
Weekends October 20 - November 12
If you are in Livingston in the next month, be sure to check out "Young Frankenstein".  The show is a musical comedy and is sure to put you in the autumn spirit. For tickets and more information please contact this  Website!

On Tuesday October 31st, at 6pm, the Shane Lalani Center will also be hosting the Livingston Film Series Halloween Double Feature! This evening includes a costume contest. 

Quick Draws, Cocktails, and Costumes // The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Bozeman, MT
Saturday, October 28th, 7pm
The Emerson is excited to host an evening of art, haunting spirits, entertainment, and music. For further information, here is the Emerson's  Website!
3rd Annual Masquerade Party // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Saturday, October 28th, 7pm
Join YAM for their 3rd Annual Masquerade Party! The night will feature Billings AlternaCirque performances, aerial wine pouring, and DJ Benefit. There will be a costume contest, prizes, dancing, and plenty of food and drink! For more details and tickets please head to YAM's,  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Workshops with Bobbe Almer

October 28th, 10am-1pm

Watercolor: "Frostbitten"
October 28th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

For more information please head to E3's  Website!

Missoula Art Museum

October 17- November 28
Ages 7-12

Remembrance: Shrines & Assemblage with Bev Beck Glueckert
October 28, 9-12pm

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

Families First Children's Museum

Join Families First Children's Museum for Weekday Museum Programs including:
Tunes on Tuesday!
Tuesdays, 10:15-11am

There are TONS of fun Weekday Museum Programs. To find out more head to Families First  Website!

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

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

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Nature Journaling: Mushrooms
Saturday, November 4th, 1-4pm

Nature Journaling: Seeds and Pods
Saturday, November 4th, 1-4pm

Nancy's  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend programs, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
Five Valley Chorus, The Sweet Adelines 
Practice for Holiday Open House
Tuesdays, Oct. 17th - Dec. 19th 
Women of all ages are invited to practice and join the singing fun!
For more info call: 543-8137
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana.Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
International Cup Juried Show 2018
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Deadline: November 10
Exhibit: Feb. 2-23, 2018
Call for Artists!
Kulture Kava, Coffee, and Kombucha is looking for art to fill walls.
Looking to feature 1 artist at a time. Submit images of 6-8 pieces of work. Work will be on display for 30 days.
For more information & to submit your work, email:  here!
The Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
Call for Art at Draught Works Brewery
Draught Works is looking for solo artists or group shows. Please submit 6-8 images of different art pieces and a link to your website if possible.
For more information & to submit your work email:  here!
ongoing exhibitions

Over There! Montanans in the Great War
At the Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through December 16

Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin
at the Missoula Art Museum
Through February 24th

The George & Phil Show
at the Clay Studio of Missoula
Through October 27th

Mind Fields
at The Radius Gallery
Through November 4th

Necessary Ornaments
at The Artists' Shop
Through October 31st

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