Make It Missoula Monday: What’s Happening This Week

Listen to the Trail 103.3 FM each Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. for the live version of “Make It Missoula Monday” with Robert Chase.

Here are this week’s top picks from the Morning Trail:


Monday, December 31

First Night 2013
Noon to Midnight – Throughout Missoula

The New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts. The Missoula Cultural Council presents First Night Missoula, the nineteenth annual New Year’s Eve community-wide, alcohol-free celebration of the arts. First Night 2013 will showcase over 90 performances and activities in 25 venues throughout downtown Missoula, the University of Montana campus, and Southgate Mall from noon until midnight.

The festival promises something for everyone, including free shuttle service for all participants provided by Beach Transportation. Admission buttons $15, with children ages 7 and under free, and are available on line at, and at over 20 locations throughout Missoula.

Special events include the Children’s Parade of Hats at Southgate Mall at 1:00 p.m. (come any time after 12:00 noon, and the Mall will provide masks and decorations), Ice Carvings on the Courthouse Lawn,  the Celtic Dragon Pipe Band, John Floridis, Jenn Adams, the Big Sky Mudflaps, the First Night Star High School talent competition (requires an additional $2 ticket), and the Grand Finale at the University Center with a choice of the Ed Norton Big Band and the Drum Brothers.

Full schedule of events and more information.


Also Monday:

New Years Eve Party With Russ Nasset & The Revelators
9:00 PM at Union Club


Tuesday, January 1

New Year’s Day:  Nothin’ doin’!


Wednesday, January 2

Films of Compassion
7:00 PM
The Ewam Buddhist Center 

Films of Compassion 7-9pm Sundancing with the Muse. 2010. 85 min. $5 suggested donation benefits the Ewam Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Sundancing with the Muse.


Also Wednesday:

Kraptastic Karaoke
9:00 PM at The Badlander
208 Ryman Missoula


Thursday, January 3

Dan Dubuque
6:00 PM at Bitter Root Brewery

Live music at the Bitterroot Brewery is every Thursday and Saturday night from 6 – 8:30 pm. There is no cover charge, no smoking and all ages are welcome.

Bitter Root Brewery
101 Marcus Street Hamilton


Also Thursday:

Open Mic
8:00 PM at Sean Kelly’s
130 W. Pine St.


Friday, January 4

Dan Dubuque
6:00 PM at Betty’s Divine

Show starts at 6. Come on and enjoy some wine, Bernice’s goodies, and live music.
Betty’s Divine
521 S Higgins


Also Friday:

David Boone
6:00 PM at Ten Spoon Vineyard Winery 


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