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/R & B) at the Bandlander
208 Ryman St.
Beats Antique (ELECTRONIC) at the Wilma Theatre
Description: World-renowned dancetronica trio Beats Antique are bringing back the wild and crazy Creature Carnival to The Wilma. The Creature Carnival promises to bring breathtaking performances, improvisational serendipity, audience participation, and tons more surprises to come. The Creature Carnival is a collaborative event with spectators and performers alike. “We want to take our fans on a journey,” notes David Satori of Beats Antique. “Now with the Creature Carnival, we plan to get the audience in a more dynamic, psychedelic, and participatory role than ever before. Come along for the ride!”
131 S Higgins Ave.
NT Live: Hamlet (THEATRE/FILM) at the Roxy Theater
Description: Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
718 S Higgins Ave.
A Chorus Line (THEATRE) at the University of Montana
Description: A Chorus Line by Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Edward Kleban. Presented by the School of Theatre and Dance. October 21-24 at 7:30 pm, October 25 at 2:00 pm, October 27-31 at 7:30 pm.
Montana Theatre, PARTV Center
Wednesday Night Brewery Jams (ACOUSTIC) at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
Description: Geoff Taylor hosts the weekly Wednesday Night Brewery Jams at Imagine Nation Brewing. All musicians are invited to bring their instrument and join the jam. Come along, have a brew, and see what kind of magic Missoula’s local musicians can concoct.
1151 W Broadway
Russ Nasset (ROCK) at Draught Works Brewery
915 Toole Ave.
Dan Dubuque (ACOUSTIC/ROCK) at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
1151 W Broadway
MC LARS, Koo Koo Kanga Roo (HIP HOP) at Stage 112
Tickets: $10 Advance/$12 DOS
112 N Pattee St.
Brothers Gow (ROCK/JAM) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Borrowing from a massive cache of influences, Brothers Gow, based in San Diego, CA, by way of Flagstaff, AZ, is a funk-rock-improv quintet that relies on thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves and improvisational tact to keep each show sounding fresh and unique. The band’s energetic stage presence combined with powerful vocal harmonies, complex arrangements, ripping guitar solos and the band’s awe-inspiring lighting makes each show memorable. Relentlessly touring and committed to their sound, they have criss-crossed most of the western United States since 2007, playing landmark venues such as Nectar’s in Seattle, Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Rialto Theater in Tucson, The Top Hat in Missoula, Brick and Mortar in San Francisco and House of Blues in San Diego.
134 W Front St.
Lochwood (BLUEGRASS) at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery
4175 Rattlesnake Dr.