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Matt Anglen HeadshotMatt Anglen is a prodigal Missoulian who has returned to the valley after a brief stint as a starving artist in the Windy City. He is currently the Program Director for the Missoula Cultural Council and lives with his wife and son at the base of Mount Jumbo.

30+ Things for Kids to Do in Missoula, Montana

By LINDA McCARTHY - I am amazed at how many free and low cost things th... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 22

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to d... more

11th Annual Roots Fest Opens Friday, August 26

The 11th Annual River City Roots Festival opens on Friday, August 26 fe... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 15

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 1

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 25

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 18

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 4

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

America’s Most Acclaimed Baroque Musicians to Perform in Montana

They come from all corners of North America, bringing gut-string instruments, virtuoso talent, encyclopedic knowledge of a bygone era and acclaim as the modern masters of their art.... more

Cultural Spotlight: VonCommon Studios

By GRACE STOPHER - Nestled in an unsuspecting corner at Wyoming and Johnson streets, you may notice a little door in a string of warehouses with a blue sandwich board nearby, ushering you inside to VonCommon St... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 20

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT BURSTING with activity June 20-26

The MCT Center for the Performing Arts is bursting at the seams the week of June 20-25! ... more

Bill Bowers speechLess: A Fundraiser for the Next Step Prep Scholarship Fund

Hellgate High School graduate Bill Bowers returns to Missoula for a one-of-a kind performance - Tues., June 28, at 7:30pm at MCT.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 6

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 30

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT, UM Confucius Institute and Beijing Theatre Collaboration

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) continues its collaboration with the China National Theatre for Children (CNTC) in Beijing. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 9

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Flora and Fauna Interpreted at MAM

A field note is a means for recording an observation in order to remember and better understand the particular phenomenon later.... more

Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical

Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical is flying with the Missoula Community Theatre April 28-May 15!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 11

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 4

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 28

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MAM Features Art Installation That Will Evolve Daily

Billings native Abbie Miller to create site-specific installation March 28-31.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 29

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 22

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 15

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Opens March 10

All 37 works (plus the sonnets) of William Shakespeare performed in one evening? The Missoula Community Theatre is proud to present the show March 10-20.... more

The Snow Queen World Premiere at MCT

The world premiere of the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Snow Queen will take place February 20 and 21 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 8

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Uncorked: Red Carpet Gala

The Missoula Community Chorus is hosting their 11th Annual “Missoula Uncorked” fundraiser--a "Red Carpet Gala" featuring a live telecast of the 88th Annual Academy Awards.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 1

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 25

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 18

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 11

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Drowsy Chaperone Opens January 21st

In an “insanely ridiculous” fashion, The Drowsy Chaperone makes its Missoula debut on the stage of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 28

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 21

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 14

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 7

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 30

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 23

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 16

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Missoula Community Theatre Presents “The Sound of Music”

The Missoula Community Theatre is proud to present "The Sound of Music" for three weeks of performances December 3-6, 9-13 and 16-20.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 9

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Audition For “The Drowsy Chaperone”

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for actors, singers and dancers to play the roles in The Drowsy Chaperone. Audition are on Sun. Nov 22, from 12:30-4pm.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 2

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 26

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 19

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 5

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 28

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Audition for The Sound of Music

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for the roles in The Sound of Music on Sunday, October 4th, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

“Wild Propaganda” Art Exhibit Crosses Boundaries

Join Rob Whitehair, on First Friday, Oct 2, from 5pm – 8pm, for a reception and launch party for his debut art exhibit and line of fashion apparel entitled “Wild Propaganda.”... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 21

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Country Music: Good vs. Bad

By BOB WIRE. “You should write a song about that!” Any songwriter will tell you he or she hears that almost every day. Especially if, like me, they tend to write about the less-explored detritus of life, li... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 14

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT Presents Little Red and the Hoods

This delightful tale of Little Red Riding Hood is told with modern lessons for today’s children. Public performances are Sept. 17 & 18 at 1pm, and Sept 19 at 10am.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 7

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

What’s Happening at the Top Hat: Sept. 4-9

Playing at the Top Hat Lounge this week: Andrea Harsell, Elephant Revival & the Rustics, Ted Ness & the Rusty Nails, Ted Ness & the Rusty Nails, Quartetto Gelato, & more!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 31

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 24

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT Holds Auditions for Sweeney Todd–The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Sunday, August 30th, at the MCT.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 17

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Mary Beth Percival: Missoula Painter in the Medium of Watercolor

By MONTE DOLACK - My wife Mary Beth Percival works mainly in watercolor and has always been passionate about the Montana landscape and it’s dramatic big sky. A special exhibition of her work is currently on v... more

The Pimps of Joytime Perform at the Top Hat Aug 20

Top Hat Entertainment presents genre defying, Brooklyn-bred The Pimps of Joytime at the Top Hat on Thursday, August 20.... more

Learning How the Arts are Being Integrated and Connected in Missoula

By TOM BENSEN -The Washington, DC-based Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) visited Missoula to learn how the arts are being integrated and connected with the Missoula community.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 3

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT’s Performing Arts Camp 2015: Booking it on Broadway–A Novel Review

Tickets are $15 and go on sale to the public on Sat., August 1st! Booking it on Broadway—A Novel Review plays Aug. 13-15.... more

Missoula – A River Runs Through It

Missoula - a river does indeed run through it. In 1992, the Oscar-winning feature film A River Runs Through It brought notoriety to a town in the Pacific Northwest and the world was introduced to Missoula, Mon... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 27

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 20

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

10 Heavenly Montana Hikes West of the Continental Divide

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Nothing inspires like a heart-pounding hike into Montana's high country. Put these ten picks for memorable hikes on your Montana bucket list!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 13

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

MCT Announces Free Kids’ Celebration Friday, July 24th

On Friday, July 24th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Missoula Children’s Theatre is throwing a party for kids of ALL ages! ... more

Installation of Ybarra’s Public Art Sculpture Underway at Silver Park

Construction of the new public art piece for Silver Park, George Ybarra’s sculpture “Perseverance and Passage,” has begun.... more

The Missoula Community Theatre 2015-16 Season on Sale July 1st

The Missoula Community Theatre season goes on sale to the public Wednesday, July 1st. Whether your place is in the audience or on stage, this season has something for everyone! ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 29

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

It’s Summertime in Montana

By TOM BENSEN-Gauging from the thermometer, summer is here. If you love concerts and summertime events, here are some MUST things to do in Missoula and Montana.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 22

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

If Charlie Russell Painted Missile Silos

By MONTE DOLACK- What if Montana’s famous cowboy artist, Charlie Russell was living today? I have mused many times as to what shape his artworks would yield in today's world.... more

Broadway Star Eden Espinosa Presents a Benefit Performance for MCT’s Next Step Prep

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the sound of Broadway will come to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts as MCT’s Next Step Prep presents Eden Espinosa – Live in Concert.... more

Own Your Own “Paint” Carousel Pony or “Scafti” the Dragon

By THERESA COX- Three very special carvings will go home with lucky winners following A Carousel for Missoula’s gala this Thursday, June 18, at the Ranch Club barn.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 15

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 8

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Play It Missoula! Downtown Pianos Delivered Friday, June 5

Three Play It Missoula! pianos will be delivered to Downtown locations this Friday, June 5, 2015 for First Friday festivities. You gotta check em out!... more

Top 9 First Friday Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

By MATT ANGLEN - First Friday Art Walk happens every single month in Missoula, come rain, or sleet, or pounding blizzard. Here is our top 9 list of Must See Events:... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 1

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 18

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 11

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 4

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Downtown Pianos Debut Public Art Friday, May 1

Four Play It Missoula! community pianos will be painted by local artists in the public’s view during First Friday Gallery Night this Friday, May 1 from 5-8 pm in Downtown Missoula.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 27

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Art Museum: American Abstract Artists June 5 – August 29

In 1997 American Abstract Artists donated 40 prints to MAM, and a portion of this remarkable portfolio was exhibited. For the first time, MAM is thrilled to show all 40 prints. The Exhibit runs June 5-Aug. 29... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 20

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

LUNAFEST Film Festival: Supporting Women Filmmakers and YWCA GUTS Program

The LUNAFEST Film Festival returns to the Wilma Theater, May 7, at 7pm. LUNAFEST Supports Women Filmmakers and the YWCA GUTS! Girls Leadership Program.... more

International Wildlife Film Festival April 18-25, 2015

Missoula plays host to the highly anticipated International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) from April 18-25 at Missoula’s newly restored Roxy Theater.... more

Sign the Kiddos up for Summer Camp at the Missoula Kids Camp Expo

Come to the 4th Annual Missoula Kids Camp Expo Saturday, Apr. 18th from 1-4 pm. Sign the kids up for camp at one of 20 Missoula summer camp and children’s Activity providers. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 13

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Closes Season With
Shrek The Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre is closing out the 2014-15 season with a blockbuster show for the whole family! Shrek The Musical runs May 1-3, 6-10 and 13-17.... more

Monte Dolack: Color, Light and Landscape

By MONTE DOLACK-After many years of painting with both oils and acrylics I find myself viewing the world and especially the landscape in descriptive terms of the colors on my painting palette.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 6

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 30

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Public Schools Get a Spark of Creativity

By MATT ANGLEN - SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning is a new program making great strides in our community. ... more

2015 Peacemakers: Kathi and Glenn “Woody” Wood

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center & The Missoula Peace Quilters announces the 2015 Peacemakers: Kathi and Glenn “Woody” Wood. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 23

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 16

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Dolce Canto Presents “Journey Home” Saturday, March 21st

Missoula’s premier vocal ensemble, Dolce Canto, presents “Journey Home” on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (202 Brooks). Doors open at 6:45 PM. ... more

“Work for Peace” Theme for 2015 Art Challenge

ATTENTION STUDENTS OF ALL AGES: Entries for the The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center's annual “Work for Peace” Art Challenge are due April 8, 2015.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 9

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 2

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 23

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Kate Voegele Plays at Stage 112 on Feb 20th

Kate Voegele first picked up a guitar at age 15. Influenced by the rock and roll history of the city and her father’s songwriting, she began to pen her own songs from the minute she learned to play her first ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb16

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 9

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Better Than Netflix: The Roxy is Your Community Cinema

By Matt Anglen- Missoula is firmly rooted in what I call Movie Season. It’s the time of year when all you want to do is warm yourself by the glow of celluloid and think about spring.... more

Monte Dolack: Art and Travel

By MONTE DOLACK-Sometimes you don’t have to travel far for a change of scene. Traveling, even close to home sheds new light, not only on the eye but into the mind and heart as well. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 2

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 26

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 19

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more