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:
Larry Hirshberg at the Redbird Wine Bar
111 N Higgins Ave.
Spirited Away (FILM) at the Roxy Theatre
Description: In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
718 S Higgins Ave.
Zootown Fringe Opening Ceremony (SPECIAL EVENT/FUNDRAISER) at the Crystal Theater
Description: Join us as we usher in another year of Fringe with a blowout celebration!Meet Fringe artists, bid on auction items, enjoy Silk Road’s Fringe Menu and experience vaudeville-style Fringe entertainment at its finest. Live scoring by The Organism with various snippets of Fringe acts peppered throughout the evening. $10 with Fringe button, $13 without. All proceeds fund Zootown Fringe Festival.
515 S Higgins Ave.
Michael Franti & Spearhead’s SOULROCKER Tour (MISC) at Big Sky Brewing Co.
Description: Musician, filmmaker, humanitarian, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and the chart breaking 2010 release of The Sound Of Sunshine, Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic.
5417 Trumpeter Way
Lake Street Dive & Gregory Alan Isakov (ROCK) at the Wilma Theatre
131 S Higgins Ave.
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.
Jeff Austin Band: Grateful Dead Tribute (BLUEGRASS/JAM) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Top Hat Entertainment is excited to present an evening with the Jeff Austin Band: Tribute to the Grateful Dead live at the Top Hat on August 17, 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. Must be 18 or older to attend.
134 W Front St.
The Missoula City Band Summer Concert Series (MISC) at the Bonner Park Band Shell
Corner of Hastings & Ronald University & Paxson area
Fringe on the Ghetto Gypsy Bus (COMEDY) at Big Sky Brewing Co.
Description: Theater outside the box in inside a bus! Experience three outstanding fringe performances while traveling in style on Missoula’s famous Ghetto Gypsy Bus. Performances by comedians, Cody Howell, Gingers on Ice and Spiritus: Generations. Mature Audiences only. Tickets are $5, $2 for seniors.
Board bus in front of Silk Road 515 S. Higgins Ave.
Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II Tour (ROCK) at the Wilma Theatre
131 S Higgins Ave.
Fringe Comedy Cabaret (COMEDY/ART) at the Crystal Theatre
Description: Celebrate comedy with the Fringe Comedy Cabaret! If you love comedy and enjoy being entertained, you’re in for a great treat! Join us for an evening of comedy hosted by Jo Dworschek and Fringe Producer Michelle Risho featuring Pale People, Chris Sand, Cody Howell, Figment, Gingers on Ice, Sean Kirkpatrick, Evan Smith, and Word/Dance Productions. Set aside an evening for equal risk as audience members and artists.
For mature audiences only. $10 at door All proceeds go towards funding the Zootown Fringe Festival.
515 S Higgins Ave.
Zig Zags (LA) & Falling & Cannon (ROCK) at Stage 112
112 N Pattee St.
Blue Collar (COUNTRY) at the Sunrise Saloon
1100 Block of Strand