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:
Luna Blue with Mary Place, Andy Huppert and Mikel Greathouse at the Redbird Wine Bar
111 N Higgins Ave.
Tango MiniSeries and Mountain Dance Fest (DANCE) at the University of Montana
Description: Monday the 18 and Thursday the 21 at 7:30 pm
Argentine Tango classes taught by Lori, Patrick, and Michaela of Missoula. This is a great place to continue or start your Tango practice. Amazing and welcoming teachers, beautiful huge dance studio, and a great community oriented event. Come as yourself or bring a partner–everyone dances!
Open Space at the University of Montana
SHREK (FILM) at the Roxy Theater
Description: When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
718 S Higgins Ave.
Protoje & the Indiggnation (REGGAE) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Top Hat Entertainment presents Jamaican reggae artist Proteje & the Indiggnation live at the Top Hat on July 19, 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.
Out to Lunch at Caras Park
Description: A fun afternoon filled with free live music, free children’s activities, and a wide variety of local food trucks.
Internet Cat Video Festival (FILM) at the Roxy
Description: Screening at 5:30 and 7:30pm! The Cats are back by popular demand! Join us for the third installment of this raucous, 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings and share the hilarity with thousands of cat lovers worldwide. Curated by Will Braden, creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos, this year’s collection includes the most touching, hilarious, artistic and just about internet cat videos of our time! Since its stunning debut in 2012 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, the festival has inspired hundreds of news headlines worldwide, launched an international tour and has become the premiere festival for Internet Cat Videos. The forth edition of the Festival drew over 11,000 to the Minnesota State Fair and launched a third tour including sold out stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Oakland, Portland, Memphis and overseas to London,Vienna, Berlin, Athens, and Jerusalem.
718 S Higgins Ave.
The Missoula City Band Summer Concert Series (MISC) at the Bonner Park Band Shell
Corner of Hastings & Ronald University & Paxson area
John Floridis (ACOUSTIC/ROCK) at Lolo Peak Brewery
6201 Brewery Way – LOLO, MT
Faun and Pan Flute (ATL)-Ovando-Charlie Apple (JAZZ/CLASSICAL) at the Crystal Theatre
Description: Faun and a Pan Flute is a collectively-led experimental nonet from Atlanta, GA. In playing highly original, highly collaborative compositions, the group summons and explores music that juxtaposes controlled rhythmic complexity and harsh texture with lush harmonic beauty and expressive melodies. Faun presents music deeply structured yet breathing with space and freedom, exhibiting their engaged and unique method of composition, undertaken with labor and devotion. Such an outlet succeeds in capturing and expressing the focused, sprawling, restless musical energy of its nine members.
515 S Higgins Ave.
Traditional Irish Music (FOLK) at the Union Club
208 E Main St.
Dodgy Mountain Men (BLUEGRASS) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add original voices, diverse instrumentation and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
134 W Front St.