Back again with this week's "Things to Do" article for Missoula. It's been a busy week working and rehearsing for the Missoula Community Theatre's upcoming production of Spamalot, which opens on November 8. Here are a few suggestions of things to do this weekend and next week.
Our very own University of Montana Grizzlies will play host to Cal Poly Portland State at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, don't miss all the great NFL action this weekend. I'll be at Hooters on Sunday to catch my Dolphins take on the Bills at 11 a.m. There's also plenty of NBA and MLB action as they move their way through the Divisional Playoffs to find out who will square off in the World Series.
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; Shakespere & 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.
It's never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend at the Carmike 12 on Mullan, catch Cloudy with a Captain Phillips at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Carrie at 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m, 7:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 and in 3D at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; Don Jon at 4:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; Escape Plan at 1:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Gravity at 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. and in 3D at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Romeo and Juliet at 1:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m and 10 p.m.; The Fifth Estate at 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and We're the Millers at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Over at the Carmike 6 on South Reserve, catch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Gravity at 1:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and in 3D at 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Machete Kills at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Monsters University at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.; Runner Runner at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; and Rush at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Finally, don't miss the premiere of Twin Peaks at The Roxy, running every Monday at 7 p.m., from October 21 until February 10.
There are also 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, check out Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat with Pinegrass at 6 p.m., followed by Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats at 9:30 p.m., Captain Wilson Conspiracy at Brooks and Browns, inside the Holiday Inn downtown from 6 to 9 p.m., Band in Motion at the Eagles Lodge at 8 p.m., Cash for Junkers at the Union Club at 9 p.m., Austin Lucas, Lee Baines III and the Glory Fires at the Palace at 9 p.m. and Mark Duboise and Crossroads at the Sunrise Saloon from 9:30 p.m. to close. On Saturday, Mendelssohn plays Draught Works from 6 to 8 p.m., Band in Motion is at the Eagles Lodge at 8 p.m., Kylesa, Pinkish Black, Canadians Sierra and Grunt at 8 p.m. at the Palace, Thee Oh Sees and the Blind Shake, along with the Boxcutters at the VFW at 9 p.m., Josh Farmer Band at the Union Club at 9 p.m., Mark Duboise and Crossroads at the Sunrise Saloon from 9:30 p.m. to close and Three Eared Dog at the Dark Horse from 9:30 p.m. to close. Sunday brings us a fundraiser for Molly Huffman, longtime manager at Rockin Rudy's at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts from 5 to 10 p.m., as well as the Avette Brothers with special guest Nicholas David at the Adams Center at UM at 6. p.m. Rounding out Sunday night is The Body and The New Trust at the Palace at 9 p.m. as well as McDougall, Acoustic Noir and Aran Buzzas at the VFW at 10 p.m. Last but not least, Cure for the Common plays the Top Hat on Wednesday at 10 p.m., followed on Thursday at 10 p.m. by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
In addition, don't miss Distracted, a play by Lisa Loomer at the Masquer Theater, running October 22 through 26 and October 29 to November 2, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets available at the UM Arts Box Office.
Don't forget iTunes, ReverbNation and YouTube - be adventurous and be the first to discover new talent - then share it with us all.
For all your fresh food lovers, check out the Farmers Market in Hamilton from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (Third and Bedford Streets) and at the Target Range School parking lot on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Have a great week, enjoy Missoula and we'll catch you soon with an update. Please feel free to drop me a line at email@example.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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