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Things to do in Missoula: Feb 21-27

Auditions for Les Miserables are this weekend at MCT

So we’re back again with this week's "Things to Do" article for Missoula. You just might need to clone yourself to get everything done.

Of course, the biggest event in town this week is the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which runs through February 23. The films will be shown at three venues – The Wilma, the Crystal Theatre and the TopHat Lounge. For more info, check out their website here.

Montana Rep’s production of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is at the Downtown Dance Collective on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

MCT hosts auditions for its production of Les Miserables. Children’s auditions are scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the third floor of the building. Adult auditions are scheduled for Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the building.

Next Friday, the Graveface Roadshow 2014 Tour comes to Missoula, with The Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies and Dreamend. The show will be at the VFW at 9 p.m. Watch for the preview article on Monday with a special contest to win two tickets to the show.

For all you fresh fruit and vegetable lovers, don’t miss the Heirloom Winter Farmers Market every Saturday at the Western Montana Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Reading is always a great escape, and we have four great local bookstores: Fact & Fiction, located at 200 N. Higgins and in the University Center; The Book Exchange, located at 2335 Brooks Street; Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, located at 1035 S. Third Street W and Bird's Nest Books, located at 217 N. Higgins. Take some time and enjoy these jewels of Missoula, where you can catch up on some great reads and do some shopping. UM Professor David Moore reads That Dream Shall Have a Name at Fact and Fiction on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

It's never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend at the Carmike 12, in the Big D you can catch The Lego Movie at 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. and Pompeii in 3D at 7 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. In the main theater, you can catch 3 Days to Kill at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. or 9:15 p.m.; About Last Night at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. or 9:45 p.m.; Endless Love at 1:30 p.m.., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.; Frozen at 1:15 p.m. or 4:15 p.m.; Lone Survivor at 7:15 p.m. or 10 p.m.; Monuments Men at 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. or 10 p.m.; Pompeii at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.; Ride Along at 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. or 10 p.m.; Robocop at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. or 9:45 p.m.; That Awkward Moment at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.; The Lego Movie at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m., and in 3D at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. and Winter’s Tale at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. or 10 p.m.

There are great venues in town to catch the latest indie music. Check out the 8 Days a Week column in the Missoula Independent and online at Don’t forget the Grammys are on Sunday night on CBS.

For something different, stop by Wheat Montana at Third & Reserve every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for some great bluegrass music with the Black Mountain Boys. The food is divine and the music sublime - it's a can't miss combination.

You can catch great indie music all over town. On Friday, catch Leon Young at the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday from 6-8 p.m., Muzikata at the Union Club at 9 p.m., Weird Missoula Showcase featuring Mass FM, Mountain Shark, Jacob Milstein and Ali Satterlee at the VFW at 9 p.m., Greenstar at Sean Kelly’s with Jordan Lane and Friends at 9 p.m., I’ll House You, Poppa Chachi, Hotpantz and Mike Stolin at the Badlander at 9 p.m., Lavoy at the Palace at 9 p.m. and the 406 Band at Sunrise Saloon at 9:30. On Saturday, check out Con/Sequence, Vera, Shramana, Swamp Ritual and Zebulon Kosted at the VFW at 9 p.m., Mendelssohn at Draught Works Brewery at 6 p.m., Britchy at the Walking Moustache at 6:30 p.m.m, The Kimberlee Carlson Jazz Trio at Finn and Porter from 7-9 p.m., Russ Nasset & The Revelators at the Union at 9 p.m., The 406 Band at Sunrise Saloon at 9:30 p.m. and The Hasslers at the Hat Hat at 10 p.m. Sunday brings Jared and the Mill to the Top Hat at 8 p.m., Blue Moon at Draught Works Brewery from 5-7 p.m., Western Union at the Missoula Winery at 6 p.m. and Jazz Martini Night at the Badlander with Front Street Jazz at 8 p.m. Moving on to Monday, Kristi Neumann is at Red Bird Wine Bar from 7 to 10 p.m. and Open Mic at the VFW at 10 p.m. On Tuesday, don’t miss Saul at the Badlander at 10 p.m., Captain Wilson Conspiracy at Brooks and Browns from 6-9 p.m., the monthly Montana Musicians and Artists Coalition showcase at Stage 112 from 8-11 p.m. and Eric Barrera at the Sunrise Saloon at 9 p.m. On Wednesday, check out The Pine Hearts at the Roxy at 8 p.m., Jazz Night at the Top Hat with Trio NOIr at 6 p.m., Greensky Bluegrass at the Top Hat at 7 p.m., Kraptastic Karoake at the Badlander at 9 p.m. and Stage 112’s Solo Cup Wednesday at 9 p.m. Last but not least on Thursday, it’s Gil and the Spills at Draught Works from 6-8 p.m., Merle Haggard at the Dennison Theatre at 8 p.m., Trivial Beersuit at Lucky Strike at 8 p.m., Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s at 8:30 p.m., Cold Hard Cash at the Sunrise Saloon at 9 p.m., 12th Planet, Protohype, Antiserum, Spl and Steady at the Palace at 9 p.m., Down North at the Top Hat at 10 p.m., and Open Mic Night at the Broadway Inn at 9 p.m.

Don't forget iTunes, ReverbNation and YouTube - be adventurous and be the first to discover new talent - then share it with us all.

Have a great week, enjoy Missoula and we'll catch you soon with an update. Please feel free to drop me a line at with any comments, suggestions or questions. Also drop me a line if you or your group or business has an event you'd like to promote. I'm happy to spread the word for you.

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