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Missoula - Where Culture Shines

Whether you live in Missoula or you're planning a visit, the weekend of May 6 - 8 is the kick-off to our most beautiful season. The mountains surrounding our valley city are green, people come out in droves for the First Friday Gallery Walk and for the Saturday Markets... in fact, arts and cultural events spring to life everywhere. Click the below links to learn more about each event. Then, invite a friend to meet you in Missoula. Check out our Facebook Page for a full listing.

Schedule of Events

Friday

May 6
First Friday Gallery Night
First Friday in Missoula

5-8 p.m.
Downtown Missoula
First Friday Website

See local art in several galleries, meet the artist, and get a chance to purchase something new for your collection.

MCT Community Theatre
East Broadway Rocks

East Broadway Rocks!
www.mctinc.org

Combine the total dedication, unlimited energy, and phenomenal talent of dozens and dozens of our own area teen performers with the very best of up-tempo Broadway music and scenes, and you get a completely delightful and never-to-be-forgotten theatre experience. East Broadway Rocks! is the culmination of everything MCT is and continually strives to be—and we think it’s the perfect show to celebrate our 40th birthday.

So rock on down to your theatre seat, and hang on tight to your neighbor ‘cause East Broadway Rocks! will set your feet a tappin’, fill your heart with pride, and put a smile of sheer joy on your face that you will wear for a long, long time.

Saturday

May 7
Saturday Markets in Downtown Missoula
Farmers Market

Opening Day
missoulasaturdaymarket.org
missoulafarmersmarket.com
clarkforkrivermarket.com

The Farmer's Market, the Clark Fork River Market, and the People's Market bring you local food and artisan goods. All three Markets are extremely popular and guaranteed to give you a sampling of local culture.

International Wildlife Film Festival
International Wildlife Film Festival

Opening Day
wildlifefilms.org

Internationally renowned filmmakers, producers, broadcasters, and many others: Enjoy a special week in Missoula, Montana at this prestigious film festival - the first and now longest running of its kind in the world!

Garden City Brewfest

Caras Park, Downtown Missoula
12-8 p.m.
missouladowntown.com

Join us for the 19th Annual Garden City Brewfest the first Saturday in May. This favorite annual event features more than 60 beers on tap, a wine bar, food and live music. $7 gets you a 7-ounce signature tasting glass and two drink tokens – additional tokens are just $1 each. Come early for best selection. Bring your ID and please Drink Responsibly.

Missoula Symphony
Missoula Symphony with Ana Vidovac

With guest Ana Vidovac, guitar
7:30 p.m.
University Theatre
missoulasymphony.org

This season-closing concert features guitar soloist Ana Vidovic playing the world's best-known piece for guitar, the Concierto de Aranjuez. It also pays homage to the masters of Viennese music with a powerful Mozart overture, a centenary performance of Mahler's tender Adagietto, and Richard Strauss' passionate, virtuosic Rosenkavalier Suite.

MCT Community Theatre
East Broadway Rocks

East Broadway Rocks!
www.mctinc.org

Combine the total dedication, unlimited energy, and phenomenal talent of dozens and dozens of our own area teen performers with the very best of up-tempo Broadway music and scenes, and you get a completely delightful and never-to-be-forgotten theatre experience. East Broadway Rocks! is the culmination of everything MCT is and continually strives to be—and we think it’s the perfect show to celebrate our 40th birthday.

So rock on down to your theatre seat, and hang on tight to your neighbor ‘cause East Broadway Rocks! will set your feet a tappin’, fill your heart with pride, and put a smile of sheer joy on your face that you will wear for a long, long time.

Sunday

May 8
Missoula Symphony
Missoula Symphony with Ana Vidovac

With guest Ana Vidovac, guitar
3 p.m.
University Theatre
missoulasymphony.org

This season-closing concert features guitar soloist Ana Vidovic playing the world's best-known piece for guitar, the Concierto de Aranjuez. It also pays homage to the masters of Viennese music with a powerful Mozart overture, a centenary performance of Mahler's tender Adagietto, and Richard Strauss' passionate, virtuosic Rosenkavalier Suite.

MCT Community Theatre
East Broadway Rocks

East Broadway Rocks!
www.mctinc.org

Combine the total dedication, unlimited energy, and phenomenal talent of dozens and dozens of our own area teen performers with the very best of up-tempo Broadway music and scenes, and you get a completely delightful and never-to-be-forgotten theatre experience. East Broadway Rocks! is the culmination of everything MCT is and continually strives to be—and we think it’s the perfect show to celebrate our 40th birthday.

So rock on down to your theatre seat, and hang on tight to your neighbor ‘cause East Broadway Rocks! will set your feet a tappin’, fill your heart with pride, and put a smile of sheer joy on your face that you will wear for a long, long time.