Make it Missoula Monday | Week of March 9

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:

Monday 3/9

Larry Hirshberg (MISC) at the Red Bird Wine Bar
All Ages
111 North Higgins Ave.

Tuesday 3/10

The Land of Many Palaces: Documentary on China (FILM) at The Roxy Theater
Description: In recent years China has chosen to undertake a fascinating and epic fete of social engineering by relocating 250 million people from their rural homes into newly built cities to encourage modernization, combat poverty and consolidate political control. “The Land of Many Palaces” follows a government official whose job is to convince the farmers of Ordos, China that their lives will be better off in the city and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is being pressured to move. After the 60-minute documentary, co-director and co-producer Adam James Smith will hold a question and answer session with the audience. Sponsored by the Mansfield Center in conjunction with the East Asian Studies Major.

718 S Higgins Ave.
Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters Play the Top Hat Loungeon Tues. 3/10 at 8PM

Infamous Stringdusters (BLUEGRASS) at the Top Hat Lounge
8 PM
Tics: $18 Advance; $20 Day of Show
134 W Front St.

Wednesday 3/11

The Starving Artist Community Open Mic (JAM)  at the The Starving Artist
6 PM
All Ages
Description: Join us every Wednesday for a weekly sampling of Missoula’s very own local music scene. Whether you’re a musician or someone who just appreciates the good energy of live music, you are sure to enjoy the good vibes in this great sounding space. Sign up starts at 6pm and will go until all have had their time on stage.
3020 South Reserve St.

Dinner and a Movie: The Trip (FILM / FOOD) at the Crystal Theater
All Ages
Description: The Roxy Presents Dinner and a Movie inside the Crystal Theatre! Enjoy The Silk Road’s tapas, beer and wine menus with full table service in the theater while you take in a fun food film. Screenings take place most Wednesdays at 7:00PM. Film tickets are $7 and can be bought online or at the door. Dinner is sold separately.
515 S Higgins Ave.

Kellie Cole Rubel

Senior guard Kellie Rubel is in contention for Big Sky Conference MVP. See her and the Lady Griz square off against Idaho State on Wednesday at 8 PM. Photo by William Munoz for Make it Missoula.

Lady Griz vs Idaho St. in round 1 of the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship (SPORTS) at Dahlberg Arena/UM Campus
8 PM
All ages
Tickets avaialable at the Fieldhouse Ticket Office


Thursday 3/12

Grandtheft (DJ) at Stage 112
9:30 PM doors open; 10PM Show
112 N Pattee St.

Baby Tyger & Letter B (JAM) at the Top Hat Lounge
10 PM
Description: Two of Missoula’s best, up-and-coming bands join forces for a powerful night of free music. Music starts at 10pm
134 W Front St.

Grizzlies vs Weber State (SPORTS) in round 1 of the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship  at Dahlberg Arena/UM Campus
8 PM
All Ages
Tickets Available at the Fieldhouse Ticket Office

Friday 3/13

Traditional Irish Music (FOLK) at the Union Club
6 PM
Description: Every Friday at 6:00 during happy hour Traditional Irish Music Session. An authentic taste of Ireland listening to Western Montana’s excellent traditional Irish musicians. You will hear jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and songs. Come tap your feet or sing along.
208 E Main St.

AGAPoster1-lgAvant-Garde Alliance (JAZZ/HIP HOP) at The Real Lounge
Avant-Garde Alliance with guests, the Catch & Philip Glasshole.
112 Front St.

Polecat with Three Eared Dog (FOLK/ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
Description: Hailing from Bellingham, WA, Polecat brings their psychedelic folk rock sound to the Top Hat Lounge on Friday, March 13, 2015. Music starts at 10pm and tickets are $5 at the door. More info:

Lady Griz Basketball  in semi-final tournament action (SPORTS) at Dahlberg Arena University of Montana
1:30 PM
All Ages
Tickets available in advance or at the door
Check here for Games Times and Pairings

Saturday 3/14

Griz and Lady Griz Basketball Tournament Action (SPORTS) at Dahlberg Arena University of Montana
All Ages
Tickets available in advance or at the door
Check here for Game Times and Pairings