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ART & Culture News // November 21st

This Week in Missoula

Legally Blonde the Musical // Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, UM

Willem VolkerszNov. 22, Nov. 25-26, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 7:30pm / Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 4, 2pm / Website

The University of Montana Schools of Music and Theatre & Dance will present this biennial co-production, bursting with upbeat song-and-dance numbers and adorably iconic characters.

Handel's Messiah // Dennison Theatre

Sun., Nov. 27, 7:30pm / Website →International Choral Festival

The International Choral Festival welcomes you to attend the kick-off performance of the holiday season. Dr. David Edmonds, UM Director of Choral Studies, will conduct, and Mayor John Engen will present the opening remarks.

Foreign Exchange // Friendship Force

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Are you interested in traveling to Japan and Taiwan? Friendship Force of Central Missoula has 14 spots open in their exchange program, from March 22 to April 6.

Upcoming Events

Author Reading // Fact & Fiction Downtown

Tues., Nov. 29, 7pm / Website →

Join Fact & Fiction for a talk and signing with author Allen Morris Jones. He will be discussing his most recent book, A Bloom of Bones.

One Lecture Left to Give // University Center Theatre

Wed., Nov. 30, 7pm / Contact →

The next installment of UM's Last Lecture Series is coming up with Katie Kane, UM professor of English literature, cultural studies, and colonial studies. This lecture challenges the professor with this question: "If you had one lecture left to give, what would you say?"

A Christmas Story: The Musical // Missoula Community Theatre

Thu., Dec. 1, 6pm / Website →A Christmas Story: The Musical

Watch this classic Christmas movie unravel with musical numbers that will make the nostalgia all come back. This musical version has received  3 Tony nominations!


Dance Up Close // Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM

Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, 7:30pm / Dec. 10, 2pm / Website →

This dance production, put on by UM School of Theatre & Dance, is an annual fan favorite that takes advantage of the intimate black box theatre in order to give audience members a view of three sides of the performance. Choreographers will explore themes of identity, transformation, and fantasy.

Holiday Pops! // Dennison Theatre

Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30pm / Sun. Dec. 4 at 2pm & 6:30pm / Website →

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra wants you to know that they have added another concert to their wildly popular holiday program. Prepare for a joyful and touching experience full of holiday favorites. Tickets are known to sell out quickly, so get yours now!

Regional Events

Miniature Exhibit // Carbon County Depot Gallery, Red Lodge

Dec. 1-31 / Website

Carbon County Arts Guild hosts another great display of talent at their annual miniature show, featuring Rock Creek artists.

Time & Space by Del Curfman // North Gallery, Red Lodge

Dec. 1-31 / Website →

Artist Del Curfman will present this body of work dedicated to the connection of time, space, and movement in his Crow heritage. 

Other Art News

New Documentary on the Australian Ballet's First Indigenous Dancer

Check out this fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the triumphs of Ella Havelka as she broke ground for indigenous dancers everywhere. Find out more at the Broadsheet →

How Toronto finally learned to embrace its street art

Learn how this city decided to stop persecuting street artists, and instead, started hiring them! Check it out at The Art Newspaper 

In this Issue

Ongoing Exhibitions

Peepshow Stories
22nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Gallery of Visual Arts
Nov. 3 - Dec. 9
Website →

Peter Keefer
Holiday Show
Radius Gallery
Nov. 4 - Dec. 24
Website →

Present Tense
Present Tense: Prints from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Sep. 20 - Jan. 14
Associated Events:
Thu., Dec. 8, 5-6pm / Public Docent Tour
Website →

Submission Calls

Young Artists Competition
Deadline to apply: Nov. 23
Restrictions: Musicians age 13-22 who play standard orchestral instruments
Event Date: Jan. 14
Website → (Application Available Here)

International Wildlife Film Festival
Early Bird Deadline: Nov. 18
Regular Deadline: Jan. 6
Event Dates: April 15-22 at Roxy Theater
Website →
Glacier National Park Artist-In-Residence
Deadline: Jan. 31
Duration: 4 weeks per session
Website →

Workshop, Classes & Tours

Contemporary Modern Dance ClassContact 
Bare Bait Dance has a dance class every Tuesday, 5:30-7pm, in the Open Space, 005 on UM Campus, PARTV Building. Open to the public.

Docent Tours / Contact →
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture offers docent tours for its current exhibition, Present Tense, every Thursday at 2pm.
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