Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and culture events happening around Missoula over the coming week.
Missoula Art Museum Art Auction
The annual MAM Fine Art Auction will hold its hour-long virtual event on Saturday, February 5.
This year’s auction includes over 70 pieces, including a wide range of mediums and names familiar to Montana art lovers, as well as artists who have exhibited at the museum: Nancy Erickson, Gordon McConnell, Jon Lodge, Sheila Miles, Gail Tremblay, Leslie Van Stavern Millar and more.
The live event runs from 6-7 p.m. It is free to watch. Head toward missoulaartmuseum.org for a link to the page, where you can view all silent and live auction items. You can even take a 360 degree interactive tour. The live auction selections, with 11 pieces, will be open for auction during the event itself.
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Both silent auction sections are now live with staggered closing times, one on Saturday at 8am and one on Sunday at 5am. Head to the website to register and get a full overview of the rules.
Double functionality “The Room” and “Miracle Valley”
Greg Sestero will host a double feature at the Roxy Theater: First, the worst movie he or anyone else has starred in, “The Room.” It was so bad that he wrote a book about it (“The Disaster Artist”) which was adapted into a film by James Franco and is, in a way, a tribute to the power of art (which is be bad).
After “The Room,” stick around for “Miracle Valley,” his directorial debut, in which he dives into cult-themed horror. The plot goes like this: “An obsessive photographer and his girlfriend are invited on a desert getaway in search of an ultra-rare bird. The fortune, fame, and repair of their fading relationship take a turn at the hands of a sinister force where they face demons from the past, present, and future.
The double feature is one night only at the Roxy Theater. “The Room” begins at 8 p.m., followed by “Miracle Valley” at 10 p.m. theroxytheatre.org for tickets.
Mudslide Charley and Margi Cates
The veteran blues combo and jazz singer will take the stage in the ZACC Show Room.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, go to zootownarts.org.
“Tryst: a live cabaret for Victory Day”
The Montana Actors’ Theater presents a seasonally appropriate show in the ZACC showroom: “Tryst, A Live V-Day Cabaret.”
It’s billed as “a fun, seductive, and sometimes troubled look at modern love”, featuring a live band.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at zootownarts.orgMandatory masks inside.