Mansfield Dialogue: Hong Kong’s Civil Society Uprising
To say the people of Hong Kong are experiencing some turmoil is an understatement. But to get the bigger picture, it really helps to put everything into context. Academic Mark L. Sheldon of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will guide you through his experiences during his 40-year residency and analyze the civil uprising we see in the daily news. Explore Hong Kong’s democratic social movements and learn more about the tenuous relationship between the United States and China. 12 to 12:50 p.m. Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room.
Things That Suck: Creative Ideation
The world is a big place, and let’s be honest, a lot of it sucks. Vent your frustrations about everything from poorly designed products to climate change at the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the University Center. Most importantly, this event provides the opportunity to come up with real-world solutions to all things sucky. Be the change you want to see in the world! 4 p.m.
Truly Fermented: Puerh and the Horse Tea Trade Route
Puerh — that is, an aged tea from the Yunnan region of China — has a storied history worth discovering. Follow its journey from its roots on the Horse Tea Trade Route to present-day quaffing. Hey, maybe taste a blend or two to see for yourself why this fermented beauty is so beloved. Lake Missoula Tea Co. 6:15 to 7 p.m. Free.
“Women and Changes”
UM’s Jazz Program brings Patty Darling of Lawrence University to campus to show students just how exciting jazz can be. The award-winning composer teams up with the UM Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and Lab Jazz Band for a special performance of her concert, “Women and Changes.” This celebration of female artists features choreography by Bare Bait Dance director Joy French and will highlight some special guests, too. Don’t miss it. Dennison Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at griztix.com
Art Swing at Missoula Art Museum
Get your artsy-fartsy on with a tour of the Missoula Art Museum galleries, live music and some face-to-face time with exhibiting artists like Lillian Pitt, Barbara Weissberger, Ellen Garvens and Ken Little. Not enough for you? There will be hors d’oeuvres and a bar, uncultured swine. $5 with student ID. Free for members. 5 to 8 p.m.
“The Rocky Horror Show Live!”
The campiest Halloween staple is back, so grab your fishnets and prepare to get freaky. Whether you’re a virgin or know every line by heart, “The Rocky Horror Show” is theater at its wildest, rowdiest and (dare we say it) naughtiest. We know you’re trembling with antici...pation. Performances at 7 and 11 p.m. $34 to $44 in advance available at logjampresents.com
Disco Bloodbath Warehouse Halloween
BFK Presents are going all out for this year’s Disco Bloodbath, a raucous event any self-respecting electronic music fan would be sorry to miss. This year’s party is absolutely enormous, with 45,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Get the real warehouse party experience with theatrical and visual effects, top-notch lighting and more than 30 talented performers here to blow your mind. 2901 Brooks Street. 18+. Tickets range from $15 to $75 for VIP access. 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Looking for something a little less ravey? Stop by Free Cycles for an evening of interactive art and performances. Listen to local singer-songwriters, hear some spoken word poetry and watch a belly dance or two. Enchanted Forest is a fundraiser for Turning the Wheel Missoula, a non-profit dedicated to teaching self-care, self-expression and body-based life skills. $15 tickets available at universe.com (search “Enchanted Forest”). 6 to 10 p.m.
Birdwatching at Brown’s Lake
Hey, bird fans! Join Five Valleys Audubon on a day trip to Brown’s Lake and take in the gorgeous sights. Loons, scoters and other various waterfowl frequent the site. Make sure you bring your handy binoculars to get the best views. 8:45 a.m. UM Adams Center Parking Lot P.
Third Annual Skeleton Skedaddle 1K/5K
“Move for your bones” at UM Physical Therapy’s third annual 1K/5K event. Runners, joggers, walkers and everyone in between are welcome to get fit this Halloween season. Race winners — and those with the best costumes — will be awarded prizes. The Oval. 1K starts at 2:15 p.m. and costs $20. 5K starts at 3 p.m. and costs $30. Register at runsignup.com/skeletonskedaddle5k
Getting More Out of Social Media
Face it: social media is here to stay. Let UM’s own professor of journalism Lee Banville show you how to rein its powers for good and not evil. The founding editor of PBS NewsHour’s digital and social media wing will outline how to get the most out of one of modern life’s most prevalent tech. Make social media work for you, not the other way around. This workshop consists of two parts, the second following on Nov. 4. $140. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don Anderson Hall, room 101.
Haunted Campus Tour
The University is, like, kinda old. And you know how much ghosts like to hang around old things being spooky. Take a guided tour through campus’ most haunted hot spots and scratch that supernatural itch. Payne Family Native American Center fire pit. 7 to 10 p.m.
“Bundyville” Podcast Q&A with Leah Sottile
Journalist Leah Sottile’s “Bundyville” podcast explores the gripping story of religious ideology and extremist violence through the Bundy family, most known for armed confrontations with the government in both Nevada and Oregon. This is your chance to dig deep and learn what it takes to make a successful podcast focused on intense subject matter. Free. Don Anderson Hall, room 101. 7 to 8 p.m. RSVP at montanamedialab.com