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Entertainment and Arts Events

| March 9, 2023 12:00 AM

Hockaday features young artists

The Hockaday Museum of Art is celebrating young artists with its I’ve Got Rhythm Children’s Art Exhibition from March 10 through April 8.

The exhibition opens with a free reception on Thursday, March 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Featuring over 350 works from Flathead Valley artists in grades kindergarten through eighth, the exhibition includes 11 participating schools as well as submissions from individual families.

WTC hosts adult prom

The Whitefish Theatre Company is hosting its second annual adult prom on Friday, March 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center. With the theme “Hollywood Nights,” the party will be complete with Hollywood glam décor, DJ, free photo booth, and food and drinks. No formal dress is necessary but prom attire — old, new and everything in between — is encouraged.

This is a 21-plus event with beer and wine available at a cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person and are limited to 250 for this event. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 406-862-5371. Box office hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org.

Free concert

Students of Glacier Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano, and Studio Kay, will be putting on a free concert Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Flathead High School Auditorium.

Music styles will include rock, country, jazz, funk and alternative. Fourteen bands will be formed playing originals, and songs from Miles Davis, Garth Brooks, Van Halen, The Police, Ripe, Miranda Lambert, Jimi Hendrix, Motley Crue, The Doo, and more. For questions, contact Paul Gonsorchik at 406-756-7031.

College speaker series

An award-winning photojournalist and the creator behind a popular comic strip are the final speakers for the Wachholz College Center Speaker Series.

Annie Griffiths, an award-winning photojournalist, talks on April 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Garry Trudeau, social observer and creator of Doonesbury, speaks on April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Griffiths has photographed in more than 100 countries during her rich and varied career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, and Jerusalem.

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury was launched in 1970, and currently appears in nearly 1,200 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad. In 1975, Trudeau became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

The Wachholz Center is located on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College.

Single ticket prices range for each speaker up to $70.

For more information visit wachholzcollegecenter.org or by phone at 406-756-1400.

Mountainfilm on Tour in Whitefish

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, to the Flathead Valley.

The tour makes a stop at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish on Thursday, March 16. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation holds the event as a fundraiser.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They can be purchased online at bmwf.org/mountainfilm. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. A complete playlist is available at www.mountainfilm.org/tour/schedule.

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