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Wednesday, September 27

7:30pm MDT

Put Down Your Books, Kick off Your Shoes and Make New Friends on the Dance Floor

Come join the literati of Montana to kick off the Missoula Book Festival with a dance on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Missoula Senior Center. Mark Matthews, author of the series Swinging through American History, will lead dancers through the major epochs of our country's social dance. The frolic will begin with an hour of contra dances, with music provided by the Best Sellers Stringband, followed by an African-American cakewalk (winner takes the cake) and some traditional square dances. The second half of the evening will feature one-steps of the 1910s, the big apple of 1937, swing of the '40s, and a soul train line of the '70s. No partner or experience is necessary; all dances will be taught. Come make new friends and experience the joy of dancing with your community.

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Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews once composed a one-word Artist's Statement for a sculpture exhibit which read: PERSIST! That's basically what Mark has been doing for most of his adult life in order to create various types of art. Since graduating from Brandeis University in 1974, he has published... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm MDT
Missoula Senior Center
Saturday, September 30

11:15am MDT

The Whizpops
Educational songs for kids and grown-ups who still act like kids. 

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The Whizpops

The Whizpops are an award-winning band of teaching artists and musicians from Missoula, Montana, with a track record of releasing award-winning science-based music. This talented bunch rocks venues large and small, delighting audiences of all ages. “Their lyrics are for young children... Read More →

Saturday September 30, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
The Public House