This Week in Entertainment: December 12th thru December 18th

Funky, Disco, Soul debuts at the Top Hat, Panther Car & The Lovedarts co-headline the Rialto, Adam Trent brings magic to Missoula, and more!

Take a look at this week’s lineup below.

Thursday, December 12th
Canta Brasil at the Top Hat



Canta Brasil is Missoula’s only band specializing in the fabulous music of Brazil – from romantic bossa nova to sizzling hot samba, and beyond. The group is built around the unique vocal abilities of magda chaney, who sings expertly in Portuguese and is adept at a wide range of classic Brazilian styles.

Utilizing a broad range of rhythms and percussion patterns, the band expertly conveys the magical spirit of Brazilian carnival! Composer such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Vinicius Moraes, Edu Lobo, along with many other, are represented in Canta Brasil’s repertoire. Hear it to believe it!


Friday, December 13th
Funky, Disco, Soul at the Top Hat


Funky Disco Soul at the Top Hat


Get ready to get down! The Top Hat is proud to present the first installment of “Funky, Disco, Soul” — Missoula’s newest locally sourced concert series featuring music mixed entirely on vinyl records along with an added live horn section.

Veteran Missoula DJ, Mark Myriad, will be mixing his impressive vinyl collection of the smoothest and crunchiest grooves, while local players The Honey Horns and Jetstar add their soulful live brass. The show will also feature ‘Missoula’s Professor of Fun’ — Coach Shane — who will serve as an MC throughout the funkadelic experience.

10:15 PM | FREE | 21+ |  MORE INFO

Friday, December 13th
Panther Car & The Lovedarts



Forming in 2011, Panther Car delivers an amorphous brand of pop music that teeters between the radiant iridescence of psychedelia and the murky darkness of dreams. Songs progress through tangential wormholes as in an ecstatic conversation; music that is equal parts meditation and celebration. Hard to categorize, maybe Panther Car is better defined by negation. Panther Car is not something you want to miss.

The Lovedarts is a sex charged rock and roll band that follows no rules and aim to cause a frenzy. The band is made up of Jimi Kehoe, Jack Dungan, Luke Scheeler, and Jake Williams. Most of the band comes from other groups: Jimi was in The Permians and Luke, as well as Jake were in Julie’s Syrup.

9:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO

Saturday, December 14th
Ganja White Night at the Top Hat



Members Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul & Charlie “Erwan” Dodson have been making waves in the electronic community with their iconic Wobble sound since their self titled debut released in 2010. With their musical roots ranging from early UK bass sounds to reggae stylings, Ganja White Night has twisted together their influences and spit out something truly fresh.

In 2016, they became interested in creating their own mini universe, one similar to the Gorillaz, so they teamed up with Ebo, a famous Belgian street artist to bring their concepts & vision alive. Together, they released the Wobble Master & LFO Requiem full animated music videos and the story of Mr Wobble was birthed. The duo plans to continue exploring their own universe. Their forthcoming 8th studio album, The One, is slated to drop this fall.

9:00 PM | All Ages | SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 15th
The Sunday Nightcap at the Top Hat


The Sunday Nightcap at the Top Hat


Friday fun and Saturday shenanigans are over, you say? It’s Sunday and time to settle down? Think again! Come join the Cigarette Girls Burlesque for one last taste of weekend delight before Monday morning pulls you down! Our beautiful performers will dazzle and delight you, along with special guest performances from your favorites in local music, comedy, and drag.

With only a $5 cover and a show time even your mother would approve of, you can laugh, sigh, ooh, and ahh, while still making it to bed at a decent hour. Plus, proceeds for this show will be donated to Watson Children’s Shelter.

8:00 PM | $5 | 21+ | More Info

Tuesday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 18th
Charlie Parr at the Top Hat & Rialto



Nearly fifteen albums later, Charlie Parr continues to deliver honest and heartfelt stories through his mesmerizing blend of folk and blues. His forthcoming album, appropriately named, CHARLIE PARR, is a reflection on himself and his career up to this point. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, MN, the album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout his career and will be released September 27 on Red House Records.

The new album is a musical reckoning that came after a freak accident less than a year ago that forced him to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he’s written over his lifetime. The accident on August 3, 2018 could have put an end to Parr’s career. While skateboarding with his daughter along Lake Superior, he hit pavement. His right shoulder was busted into pieces and his ability to play guitar on stage again was suddenly in question. But, when playing the guitar is intertwined with who you are, not playing really isn’t an option.

Top Hat | 8:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & More Info
Rialto | 8:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & More Info

Wednesday, December 18th
Holiday Magic ft. Adam Trent at the Wilma



Magician Adam Trent, is one of the only magicians in history to have starred on Broadway 3 separate times. He has mesmerized live audiences around the globe, in person and as a featured guest on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen, the Travel Channel and Disney Channel among countless other TV appearances. His Netflix series ‘The Road Trick’ showcased him traveling across Europe using magic as an icebreaker to connect with international cultures and people.

“Magic has always been about bringing people together, and so have the holidays. Holiday Magic is a perfect representation of just that- a family friendly show that will have people of all ages gasping in disbelief from magic they are witnessing, and too busy laughing to care how it’s done.”

8:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & More Info


Complete event listings can be found here.