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Here’s a quick guide to some of the upcoming arts and culture events in Missoula.

Fluxus, ‘an art happening’

Enter the Fluxus spirit with an old-fashioned artistic happening in Missoula that brings together experimental art from all genres.

An overnight event called ‘Fluxus, an art happening’ brings together experimental music, dance and visuals at Furnace, a new venue across from Black Coffee Roasting Co.

The musical lineup includes electronic experiments by Cal Fish (New York) and Itchy Kisses (Philadelphia), loping beats by S_onya (Missoula) and freeform jams by Powerplant (Missoula), as well as a rare appearance by the Atrocity Singers (Bryan Ramirez from Missoula). Performances include dancing by TriciaVision (aka Tricia Opstad), collage art by Dusty Shriver, and Rainbow Gorilla Visuals.

It’s 7 p.m. at the Furnace Event Space at 500 E. Spruce St. Coverage is $ 10.

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Comedy at VFW

Derek Sheen, a comedian who has toured with Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt and Janeane Garofalo, stops by VFW Post 209 for a set. If you know these last three names, you will probably appreciate his temperament.

In addition to Sheen, you can hear local artists Ferdinand Po and “Charlie of Doom”.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. It’s only 21 and over, $ 15 general or $ 20 at the door.

MCT’s “Charlie Brown” Musical

The Missoula Community Theater wraps up 2021 with a nostalgic Tony-winning musical based on Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” cartoons. A cast of six (adult) actors will bring the story and tunes to life, under the direction of director Joe Martinez and musical director Arielle Nachtigal.

The show runs December 10-12 and 16-19 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $ 20 to $ 30, depending on seating level. Call 406-728-7529, visit mctinc.org, or at the box office. Masks are mandatory inside.

Holiday Fair at UM

The gigantic alternative arts and crafts market is back at the Adams Center at the University of Montana.

Over 200 local and regional artists and designers will have set up booths, featuring almost any type of handmade craft you can imagine – 2D and art, clothing, jewelry, furniture, carpentry, personal care items, and more again.

It operates from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets available at the door. If you buy a $ 10 VIP pass, you can arrive an hour early and beat the crowds. Head toward bit.ly/3dtjrNT to get one.

During happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be discounts from certain artists. Donations for the Missoula food bank are also collected.

MCT “History Harvest Festival”

MCT Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a “History Harvest Party” to bring together keepsakes and keepsakes related to the Missoula Community Theater and the Missoula Children’s Theater.

The association’s archive project is looking for “current and long-forgotten photos, show programs, recordings, rehearsal photos, show T-shirts and other memorabilia,” according to a press release. of MCT.

The launch will take place on Monday, December 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. (Masks are mandatory inside).

If people cannot come but have souvenirs to bring, they can do so any day by mailing them to 200 N. Adams St. or by stopping in the lobby. If people don’t want to donate, MCT can make a copy and get the original back.

To donate, contact Special Projects Administrator Greg Boris at [email protected] or call 406-829-5204.

Dedication of the MAM art book

Two Montana artists who have held major exhibitions at the Missoula Art Museum this year will be signing copies of catalogs that offer another deep dive into their work.

Anne Appleby’s exhibition “A Hymn to the Mother” ranges from “reductive” color paintings and black and white landscapes to photography, video and ceramic sculpture. The catalog includes essays by MAM’s senior curator Brandon Reintjes and national critic John Yau on the Jefferson City-based artist’s philosophy and career.

Jon Lodge’s “Fracture,” shown in the summer, featured large-scale paintings, works on paper that bordered on installation and sculpture, and video. The Billings-based artist explored ideas about abstraction, some of which were derived from his early career as a jazz musician.

They will be at MAM from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 335 N. Pattee St.

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Corina C. Butler