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:
“Blackbeard the Pirate” Day Camp (THEATRE) at MCT
Description: Blackbeard the Pirate with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! MCT day camps will give your star kiddos a full, fun theatrical experience. From audition to rehearsal to adding in makeup, costumes, and of course, the applause after their performances on our stage! Your kids will be singing, dancing and making memories that will last a lifetime. Space is limited, so head on over to MCTinc.org to register. Blackbeard day camp is june 20-24, with performances June 25 or 26. Summer day camps are open to kids entering 1st-12th grade.
200 N. Adams St.
The Iron Giant (FILM) at the Roxy Theater
Description: This Kids’ Stuff Matinee at the Roxy Theater is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with a giant alien robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It’s up to Hogarth to protect him.
718 S Higgins Ave.
The Growlers (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Top Hat Entertainment presents psychedelic surf rockers The Growlers at the Top Hat on June 21, 2016. Tickets available at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 877-987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis.
134 W Front St.
National Theater Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (FILM/THEATRE) at the Roxy Theater
Description: For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect 6,000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
718 S Higgins Ave.
The Ed Norton Big Band (JAZZ) at Out to Lunch
Description: Out to Lunch is a weekly concert series at Caras Park on the Clark Fork River, featuring musicians and over 20 varied food vendors. Enjoy Montana’s longest running festival every Wednesday in June, July and August from 11am – 2pm.
Andrea Harsell (ACOUSTIC) at Great Burn Brewing
Description: Her music defies categorization, as she moves freely between blues, bluegrass, folk, country, and rock ‘n roll. She’s a magnetic stage presence, with loads of sex appeal and passion that reveals a love of her music as well as a strong connection to her audience. Andrea’s singing is influenced by a wide variety of artists, from Allison Krauss to Blondie. But it’s undeniably the spirit of Janis Joplin that seems to drive this vibrant, exciting performer.
2230 McDonald Ave.
The Missoula City Band Summer Concert Series (MISC) at the Bonner Park Band Shell
Corner of Hastings & Ronald University & Paxson area
The Sweet Lillies & Love is a Dog From Nebraska (BLUEGRASS) at Stage 112
112 N Pattee St.
Reverend Slanky at Missoula Boater’s Bash! (COMMUNITY EVENT) at Thomas Meagher Bar
Description: Get Funky with Reverend Slanky at the best block party, river celebration of the summer – the 2nd Annual Missoula Boater’s Bash!! Settled in the “valley of 5 rivers”, Missoula is the quintessential boaters town to celebrate Montana’s healthy, free-flowing rivers and the lifestyle they provide. Live music from Reverend Slanky, food, drinks and cocktails provided by the Meagher Bar, yard games, river raffle prizes, local vendors and a FREE photo booth! Join Montanans for Healthy Rivers, American Rivers, American Whitewater, Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and the Clark Fork Coalition, and help us kick off the river season!
130 W Pine St.
Basses Covered (JAZZ) at Lolo Peak Brewery
Description: Basses Covered plays grooving music with rock, folk and jazz standards
6201 Brewery Way – Lolo
Ted Ness & the Rust Nails (BLUEGRASS) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Ed Ness and the Rusty Nails has been performing their own special blend of Montana-grass since 2011. Known for their fiery instrumentals and warm vocal harmonies, Ted Ness distills a sound as intoxicating and exhilarating as the great Rocky Mountains. Consisting of 4 folks, 40 fingers, and 22 strings, they have been firein’ up whiskey-soaked hootenannies and shindiggers all over the Pacific Northwest.
134 W Front St.
Tom Catmull (ACOUSTIC) at the Highlander Tap Room
Modern Sons w/ YURT (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: With a wall of sound so thick, the Modern Sons can’t help but captivate their listeners with their own blend of Alternative and Indie Rock music. Each of the four members (Ryan Saul, Casey George, Mitchell Martel, and Dan Haywood) bring their own layer to a ubiquitously sonic ambience in an attempt to cultivate something organic and new. The four have a dynamic in which they are continually pushing each other to explore new territory using a variety of technological complexities. Saul states, “It’s definitely loud rock, but it has distinguishable vocals and intricate melodies”. The band’s influences include Pink Floyd, Spoon, The Vines, Black Keys, Spoon, 311, Band of Horses, and Silversun Pickups. Lyrically, they cover a wide range of themes with one more recent caveat which is writing music about sustainability, social responsibility, consciousness, and living in the moment.
134 W Front St.