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Things to do in Missoula: Jan 31-Feb 6

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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.

Only six chances left to catch the Montana Rep production of The Miracle Worker at the Montana Theatre, which runs tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., tomorrow at 2 p.m., and Thursday through next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Downtown Dance Collective hosts the Bare Bait Dance Company’s Springboard 2014 at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow as well as 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The On Center Performing Arts presents To Missoula, With Love 2014: Instant Fame at MCT on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the Panty Rock Drag Show benefitting the Women’s Resource Center at the Palace tonight at 9 p.m.

The Off the Rack: 2014 Metamorphosex fashion show and Blue Mountain Clinic fundraiser takes place at the Wilma Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

The 42nd Benefit Art Auction and exhibition will be held at the University Center Ballroom at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

If you don’t mind the drive to Stevensville, you can catch Noises Off at the Stevensville Playhouse this weekend, with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Sunday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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.

If you feel the need to be around a lot of people for the Big Game on Sunday, check out the Super Bowl Party at the Top Ha and watch the game on their 17 foot HD screen. The Game starts at 4 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. Charles Finn reads from his collection Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters at the Montana Natural History Museum at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

It's never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend at the Carmike 12, catch American Hustle at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; August: Osage County at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; Dallas Buyers Club at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Frozen at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Frozen Sing-a-Long at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Gravity 3D at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; I, Frankenstein at 1:15 p.m. and in 3D at 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Lone Survivor at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in the Big-D; Labor Day at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Nebraska at 9:30 p.m.; Ride Along at 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at 9 p.m.; That Awkward Moment at 1 pm., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and The Nut Job at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Over at the Wilma, catch 12 Years a Slave nightly at 9 p.m. and Philomena nightly at 7 p.m. Finally, don't miss episodes 6 and 7 (Season 2) of Twin Peaks at The Roxy this Monday.

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 MontanaLiveMusic.com.

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.

Here's where you can catch more live music this week: On Friday night, Andrea harsell and friends perform for Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat from 6 to 8 p.m., The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Express present their annual family concert at the Dennison at 7 p.m., Three Eared Dog, Hunter and the Gatherers and Catamount at Free Cycles for Catamount’s EP release at 8 p.m., Wild Coyote Band is at the Eagles Lodge at 8 p.m., Joan Zen is at the Union Club at 9 p.m., Shakewell and Off in the Woods at the Badlander at 9 p.m., Sophi’s Tea and Boston Tea Party at Sean Kelly’s at 9 p.m., Kris Moon and guests at Stage 112 at 9 p.m., Sophistafunk at Top Hat at 9:30 p.m. and Paydirt at the Sunrise Saloon at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, it’s Travis Yost at the Top Hat dinner show at 8 p.m., The Hasslers at Draught Works Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m., Captain Wilson Conspiracy at Finn and Porter from 7 to 9 p.m., Wild Coyote Band at the Eagles Lodge at 8 p.m., Best of Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s at 8:30 p.m., Paydirt at the Sunrise Saloon at 9:30 p.m. and Flunk the Foundation at the Top Hat at 10 p.m. On Super Bowl Sunday, catch Way Cool Music at the Draught Works Brewery from 5 to 7 p.m. Moving on to Monday, don’t miss Russ Nasset at the Red Bird Wine Bar from 7 to 10 p.m. On Tuesday, catch Captain Wilson Conspiracy at Brooks and Brown from 6 to 9 p.m., Eric Barrera continues his residency at the Sunrise Saloon at 9 p.m., On Wednesday, don’t miss Top Hat’s weekly Jazz Night at 6 p.m. with the Kimberlee Carlson Jazz Trio. Last but not least, on Thursday check out Next Door Prison Hotel at the Top Hat dinner show at 6 p.m., El-3OH! at Draught Works Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m., Leon Young at the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilty from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Jaden Carlson Band at the Palace at 9 p.m., with John Adam Smith and Turkuaz at the Top Hat at 9:30 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 lamusiccritic@yahoo.com 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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