It’s Make it Missoula Monday. Each week, Trail 103.3 DJ, Craig Johnson shares his picks of the week for Missoula happenings. You can hear him discuss them on-air each Monday at 9:00 am. Here’s what’s happening this week:
Blues Monday (BLUES) at the Badlander
Shawn James and the Shapeshifters (FOLK/COUNTRY) at Stage 112
112 N Pattee St.
Tell Us Something – Oldest Trick in the Book (SPOKEN WORD) at the Top Hat
Description: Between 8-10 storytellers share their story based upon the theme “Oldest Trick in the Book”. Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Subscribe to the podcast!
134 W Front St.
Todd Snider & Elizabeth Cook (ACOUSTIC) at the Top Hat Lounge
134 W Front St.
Comedian Todd Barry w/ Special Guest Chris Fairbanks (COMEDY) at Stage 112
Description: 8PM Showtime (JOKES); 7PM Doors (FOOD), Tickets $20.00 Available at Rockin’ Rudy’s or online at www.standupmt.com. Come early and have dinner with Hafa! a curious little eatery at Stage 112 that will satisfy your cravings! Bar food with an island flare. New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.
112 N Pattee St
Amadeus (FILM) at the Roxy Theatre
Description: The Office of International Programs at University of Montana welcomes you to a FREE screening as part of their annual Foreign Film Series. This year’s theme is music and will feature four films this fall. The innagural film is Milos Forman’s award-winning biopic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart (Tom Hulce) so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God’s rewards for his piety. He’s also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones). But he’s shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can’t understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri’s envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.
718 S Higgins Ave.
Hardwood Hearth (BLUEGRASS) at Draught Works Brewery
915 Toole Ave.
Little Red and the Hoods (THEATER) at MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Description: Missoula Children’s Theatre celebrates Arts in Education Week with a special Theatre for Young Audiences production! This delightful twist on Little Red Riding Hood is suitable for the whole family. It’s updated with modern lessons for today’s children and includes opportunities for voluntary audience participation. Public performances are Thur. and Fri., Sept. 17 & 18 at 1:00 PM and Sat., Sept. 19 at 10 AM. An adapted performance for those living on the autism spectrum will be Thur., Sept. 17 at 7:00 PM. House lights at this performance will stay on, and loud effects will be minimized to accommodate those with sensory sensitivities.
200 N Adams St.
Martin Sexton (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Touring in support of his latest release, Mix Tape, Top Hat Entertainment presents Martin Sexton at the Top Hat Lounge on September 17, 2015. Critically acclaimed Sexton is a musicians musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues. His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth and have earned him a devoted following among fans, peers and critics alike. People claim that Sextons songs inspire them to make a change, go cross-country, and follow their hearts; to see a crowd at a Martin Sexton concert is to witness a cross-section of America.
134 W Front St.
Abstract Rude & Scarub (HIP HOP) at The Palace
147 W Front St.
P.O.D (ROCK) at Stage 112
Tickets: $21 Advance/$23 DOS
112 N Pattee St.
Dakota Poorman Band (COUNTRY) at the Sunrise Saloon
1100 block of Strand