Missoula performance artist and actor Tricia Opstad isn't a fan of the commercial version of Valentine's Day, but she thinks celebrating love is a pretty neat thing to do. "I am in love, in love with the person who is my partner," she says.
The same kind of cautious happiness can be found in her short performance piece, Heart Magnet Ball, which she and Tully Thibeau will perform as part of the extensive VonCommon art collective's First Friday event Love Me, Love Me Not.
Heart Magnet Ball has transformed from performance art to a scripted play to a wordless movement piece that Opstad doesn't want to quite define. For about 10 minutes, she and Thibeau dance, emote and use props to tell a story of two people. Cupcakes will be involved.VonCommon Studio, 127 E. Main St., Third floor. 6–10 PM. Free.