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:
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is in full swing this week. Here are just a smattering of the documentaries showing on Monday 2/22. The Festival continues throughout the week (Feb. 19-28). Check the BSDFF website for additional shows and venues.
BSDFF: Makoshika (FILM) at the Crystal Theatre
Description: Jessica Jane Hart, 2015, 50 minutes World Premiere: The rugged badlands crossing Montana and North Dakota have seen dramatic economic booms and equally devastating busts, from the homesteading days to waves of explosive oil development. Makoshika weaves stories of diverse communities and intriguing characters experiencing today’s oil boom, while looking to its history to understand this fascinating region.
515 S Higgins Ave.
BSDFF: Following Kina (FILM) at the UC Theater, University of Montana
Description: 90 minutes: Presentation – Christine Wilcox Holmes was a founding member of what is now known as The Representation Project (formerly MissRepresentation.org). She will discuss how the documentary film Miss Representation became a catalyst for social change and how content can spark movements and social engagement. Speaker: Christine Wilcox Holmes
32 Campus Dr.
BSDFF: Doc Shop: The Making of Miss Representation (FILM) at the Wilma Theatre
Description: Sonia Goldenberg, 2015, 63 minutes World Premiere: When Kina Malpartida won her title as the first Peruvian World Boxing Champion, the country was struck by a female boxing fever. Inspired by her, two young women fight against all odds to sustain a dream and become the next champion. Without any official support, they are driven by passion and perseverance to succeed in a totally male-dominated sport.
131 S Higgins Ave.
BSDFF: The Fight to Follow (FILM) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Ajax Broome, Chris Richardson, 2015, 59 minutes World Premiere: In a time where music is virtually free, former Soul Asylum sideman, George McKelvey struggles to make a living as a full-time musician. Still gigging in the dive bars of a once vibrant Minneapolis music scene, George is torn between a full time day job, fatherhood, and recording a solo project with longtime friend and super producer John Fields. In The Fight to Follow his heart, can George survive long enough to find relevance?
Blues Monday (BLUES / R & B) at The Badlander
208 Ryman St.
Matisyahu (REGGAE) at the Top Hat Lounge
All tickets are $33 Advance; $35 DOS. General admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis.
134 W Front St.
Beargrass (BLUEGRASS) at Great Burn Brewing
Description: Beargrass is the newest addition to Montana’s bluegrass scene. Beargrass combines the style of traditional bluegrass like that of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Del McCoury, etc. with new grass influences from artists like The Infamous String Dusters, Punch Brothers and non-bluegrass influences as well. Beargrass performs a host of instrumental tunes, classic bluegrass songs and original tunes.
2230 McDonald Ave.
Community Open Mic (ACOUSTIC/JAM) at the Starving Artist Cafe & Art Gallery
3020 S Reserve St.
Aran Buzzas (FOLK) at Lolo Peak Brewery
6201 Brewry Way – Lolo
Galactic | Into the Deep Tour 2016 (FUNK) at the Wilma Theatre
Tickets: $22 ADV; $25 DOS
131 S Higgins Ave.
BSDFF: Lydia Loveless LIVE performance (COUNTRY) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Enjoy the melodic siren of Alt-country queen Lydia Loveless live in concert on Thursday February 25th. Lydia is featured in Gorman Bechard’s new documentary WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?
134 W Front St.
Cleargrain (COUNTRY) at the Sunrise Saloon
1805 Regent St.
Andre Floyd (BLUES/WINE TASTING) at Ten Spoon Vineyard & Winery
Description: The modern synthesis. A contemporary approach to chamber jazz featuring originals, novel interpretations of standards and the current American songbook.
4175 Rattlesnake Dr.
Megan Makeever (R&B) at the Montana Distillery
631 Woody St.
Gladys Friday (FUNK) at the Union Club
208 E Main St.
The Sasha Bell Band/Gerygone & Twig / Ancient Forest (ROCK/FOLK) at the Palace
147 W Broadway