Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and cultural events in Missoula.
Alex Lowe doc at the Roxy
(Friday-Thursday, Jan. 14-20)
“Torn,” a new documentary, retraces the story of a famed Bozeman climber’s tragic death. Alex Lowe died in a Himalayan avalanche in 1999, one that his climbing partner, Conrad Anker, survived. Anker and Lowe’s widow, Jennifer, married and they raised their sons. One of them, Max Lowe, directed this new film, which revisits their family history and follows them to Tibet in 2016 after Alex’s remains were unearthed.
It screens at the Roxy Theater from Friday-Thursday, Jan. 14-20. To buy tickets, go to theroxytheater.org.
Indie rock at the ZACC
(Saturday, Jan. 15)
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Indie rock is coming to the Show Room. Sasha Bell, who played in cult favorite baroque pop group Essex Green before making Missoula her home base, will perform. She has a deep catalog of complex yet creative pop tunes she’s recorded with her band here. Tiny Iota are bringing their laid-back, textured rock over from Bozeman. Rounding out the bill is local bass-led act Rob Travolta, which requires no vocals to get the emo