What’s Up Missoula – March 10th

The second weekend in March has a lot to offer out-and-about Missoulians. From campus to the Hip Strip and across town, there’s an event for just about everyone.

As usual, there are plenty of live music options across various venues. The Badlander hosts the Dead Hipster “I Love the ‘90s” dance party starting at 9 PM Friday night. Seattle-based sax-drums duo Bad Luck plays with improv-specialists Avant-Garde Alliance at Free Cycles, doors opening at 7. Monk’s Bar hosts Newlyweds and Boston Tea Party for a 21 and up show with doors opening at 9. Across town, you can catch Tom Catmull at The Highlander Taphouse and Copper Mountain Band at the Sunrise Saloon.

Saturday brings more live music as Jon Wayne & The Pain take stage at the Top Hat at 10 PM. Band in Motion will play the Union Club at 9:30 and if you’re looking to get on stage yourself, Westside Lanes will be hosting live karaoke.


If you swing Classical – you won’t want to miss “Eternal Light” presented by The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale this weekend. Performances take place Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday afternoon at 3 PM in the Dennison Theatre on campus. Tickets are still available at missoulasymphony.org. Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor will be performed for the first time ever in Missoula.

Meanwhile, the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival celebrates its 39th iteration this year. OVer 850 students from around the Northwest will flood the University of Montana campus for workshops, evening concerts, and festival guest performers.


The first ever Total Record Swap will take place at the Missoula Senior Center this saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Entry fee after 10 AM is only $1 with all proceeds benefitting the nonprofit Roxy Theater. About 15 vendors will be on hand selling thousands of vinyl records. Get there at 9 to take advantage of the “early bird picker hour”.

Startings its run Friday at the Missoula Community Theatre is a production of Over the River & Through the Woods. The show runs from March 9 – 19.

On Sunday, throw on your bell bottom power suit, flannels, daisy dukes, and platform shoes before you swing into The Dram Shop and celebrate the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s ‘70s Kegger Party. The event will feature drinking and dancing along with an interactive beer exhibit, 60s, 70s and 80s pop culture and trivia, as well as an Aber Day Kegger documentary. The DRam Shop is donating 100% of proceeds to support our local Historical Museum. Raffles, swag and ‘70s boogie will be in abundance!

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