Art & Culture eNews  ||  October 10, 2016
This Week in Missoula
Michael Hodges Reading / Wed., Oct. 12 @ 7pm /  Fact & Fiction Downtown

Fact _ Fiction Author of The Puller, Michael Hodges, will read from and sign copies of The Invasive, a new sci-fi thriller!

A couple discovers that invasive species from another planet are taking over their beloved Apex Mountains, and with the help of a mountain man, a dog, and native grizzlies and eagles, fight to defend their turf.

For more information, visit Fact & Fiction's website .

Common Kings //  Wed., O ct. 12 /  Monk's Bar

 Common Kings will
bring their array of head-rocking beats, feel-good vibes and emotional fever to Missoula. Attendees must be 18 or older. Tickets are available at this link.  
Climate and Culture Deep in Mekong Delta //  Thu., Oct. 13, 12-12:50pm /  University Center, Room 333 

As a part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series, another lecture will take place with Nicky Phear, program director of UM Climate Change Studies Program. The overarching series focuses on understanding Asia, public affairs, and ethics. For more information, visit this website.
Festival of the Dead Group Art Show //
Fri., Oct. 14, 5:30-8:30pm /  Zootown Arts Community Center

The ZACC is celebrating the Day of the Dead with dozens of Montana artists who interpreted the theme "Heroes, Dreamers, and Fighters" within their work. There will be free silk-screening, so bring a T-shirt! For more information, visit the ZACC website.
Lecture by Megan Kruse //  Fri., Oct. 14 @ 12:50pm /  LIberal Arts Building, Room 103B, U of M

Author and U of M alumna Megan Kruse will present a lecture titled "What It Feels Like: Crafting Emotion in Fiction." She will also be giving a fiction reading at 7pm in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall on campus. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact.   Karin Schalm.
Pumpkins for the Pov

The Poverello Center is holding a fundraiser for the month of October, selling locally grown pumpkins for $10 each. You can place your order at this link. Pick-up will be on Saturday, October 15, 4-6pm in the Missoula Fresh Market parking lot on Broadway. The pick-up event will include costumes, cider, and music!
Pianissimo! //  Fri., Oct. 14 & Sat., Oct. 15 @ 7:30pm / Music Recital Hall, Music Building, U of M

The UM School of Music will be performing the 9th annual Pianissimo! concerts, featuring nine pianos, over 25 pianists, and a rollicking good time. This fun and lighthearted concert has something for everyone. For tickets, visit GrizTix.
30th Annual Peace Party //  Sun., Oct. 16 @ 3pm Jeannette Rankin Peace Center

The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary Peace Party with a theme that captures their history of "shining a spotlight on peace." A gourmet meal, wine and beer, and the Montana Women's Chorus will entertain merry-makers, as well as a silent auction.  Tickets are available at the  Peace Center's website .
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Tapestry Class with 
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Fiddle Class
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For Ages 2+!
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Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
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Mondays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 28, 2-4pm / 
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Encaustic Techniques with Acrylics, Thu., Oct. 13, 10am-1pm
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- Freeform Painting with Fluid Acrylics, Thu., Oct. 20, 10am-1pm
- Nature Journaling: Lakes and Creeks, Sat., Oct. 22, 1-4pm
Art Classes with Zootown Arts Community Center
Glass Fusing Orientation
Wed., Oct. 12, 6-8pm
- Comic Camp, Fri., Oct. 14, 3:30-5:30pm
- Free Silk-Screening Night, Fri., Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30pm
- Collaborative Parade Prop Building, Tuesdays in October, 6-8pm
Mark Your Calendar

Pete Fromm Reading //  Tues., Oct. 18 @ 7pm /  Shakespeare & Co.

Critically acclaimed author Pete Fromm will read from his new memoir, The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds. Fromm is a 5-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award. For more information, visit Shakespeare & Co. website.
Art Associates of Missoula Meeting //  Wed., Oct. 19 @ 10am /  Radius Gallery

The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be held, with generous conversation from exhibiting artists Megan Moore and Jim Todd. Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Susie at 544-0891.
Dracula //  Oct. 19-22 & Oct. 26-29 @ 7:30pm | Oct. 23 & 30 @ 2pm /  Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, U of M

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance
 presents Dracula in an adaptation that reintroduces audiences to the urbane and calculating Count Dracula. Dracula himself will be handing out $5 off coupons to the show on Tuesday, October 18 around campus, so keep an eye out. For more information and tickets, visit this link .

Beverly Lowry Reading // Thu., Oct. 20 @ 7pm  / Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co. will host author Beverly Lowry in a reading of her new book, Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders. Lowry is the author of six novels and three previous works of fiction. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and more. For more information, contact Jordan Rodman.

32nd Annual American Conference of Irish Studies //  Thu., Oct. 20 - Sat., Oct. 22 /  Holiday Inn Downtown

Irish Studies at the University of Montana, in partnership with the President's Lecture Series, will host this western regional conference. The theme is "Her Exiled Children, Ireland and Irish America." Most events will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown, and a full slate of activities has been organized to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916.  For more information, contact Traolach O ' Riordain  at 243-6359.

Tarzan, The Stage Musical //  Oct. 20-23 & Oct. 26-30 /  MCT Center for the Performing Arts

MCT presents Tarzan, a theatre production based on the animated Disney film, and action-packed for the whole family. The MCT received technical support for such an ambitious, acrobatic show from the community's gymnastic experts, and it is sure to excite and move its audience.  For more information and tickets, visit MCT's website .

Art Calls & Competitions
2017 Merriam-Frontier Award Submissions
Deadline: Oct. 18 @ 5pm
The University of Montana's Creative Writing Program is now accepting submissions for the Merriam-Frontier Award, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University this fall. Entries may be poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Entries may be delivered to Liberal Arts Building, Room 133.  For more information regarding rules and guidelines, visit this link.
Missoula Art Museum Benefit Auction
Deadline: Oct. 20
MAM welcomes all artists to support free expression and free admission with an art submission to the 45th Benefit Art Auction. A jury selection will take place on November 15th, and bidding for artwork begins at 50% declared value. The Auction Exhibition Opening Reception will take place on January 6th, and the auction itself takes place on February 4th in the UC Ballroom.  For more information regarding rules and guidelines, visit this link.
Call for Art_ White
E3 Gallery Winter Group Exhibit
Deadline: Nov. 6
The E3 Gallery is excepting submissions to its winter group exhibit, White, which runs Dec. 2 - 31. Artists are invited to create work inspired by the color white. Work can incorporate the actual color white, or can channel white however the artist likes. E3 is looking for creativity within the concept.    Click here for details about the art call.
Regional Events
Renewables Now Rally //  Mon., Oct. 10 @ 11am /   Emma Park in Butte

Climate action group 350 Montana will hold a festive rally to pressure NorthWestern Energy to pivot immediately toward renewable energy sources, and to embrace solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy. There will be expert speakers such as SBS Solar manager Dan Brandborg and Brian Fadie of the Montana Environmental Information Center.

For more information, visit 350 Montana's website.
Zombie Apocalypse // Sat., Oct. 15 /  Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton

Join the Ravalli County Museum in the Zombie Apocalypse, in which you have the opportunity to play as a survivor or a zombie. Admission to the the Laser Light Show & Dance is included with required registration. This event includes a bouncy obstacle course, kids activities, food vendors, a photo booth, and a 50/50 raffle that benefits the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information, call 363-3338.
The Planets of Prokofiev //  Sat., Oct. 15 @ 7:30pm & Sun., Oct. 16 @ 3pm  /  Performance Hall at Flathead High School

These concerts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of composer Gustav Holst's The Planets. Prokofiev's work, Piano Concert No. 3, will be performed by Ilya Yakushev, a young Russian pianist who won the 2005 World Piano Competition.  For more information, visit Glacier Symphony and Chorale's website.
Scholarships Available for Young Artists Competition
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) invites all Montana musicians, ages 13 to 22, that play any of the standard orchestral instruments, to apply for its biennial Young Artists Competition, to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Bozeman.  Applications for the MASO Young Artists Competition can be downloaded from the MASO website and must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for this statewide competition. For more information on the MASO Young Artist's Competition, call the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office at (406) 407-7000.
In the News
Alternative gallery FrontierSpace to hold annual art auction

FrontierSpace has become well-loved for its representation of unconventional art on First Fridays. Though the space is small, it is precious to the co-directors and its many visitors. After receiving official non-profit status, FrontierSpace is ready for its annual fundraiser that keeps the doors open.  Read at The Missoulian...
Unknown pleasures: do we enjoy art more if it's anonymous?

Dance Umbrella, a dance festival taking place in London, is testing whether or not a performance can be enjoyed without any prior information. The opening act features top-secret choreographers, and the audience knows nothing about the performance prior to its staging.    Read at the Guardian...
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