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ALBERTA BAIR THEATER

The show must go on. The ABT will go dark while renovations occur but will continue to present performing arts at the Lincoln Center, Petro Theatre and Babcock Theatre. For more information visit albertabairtheater.org.

ART HOUSE CINEMA & PUB

To view movie showings at Art House Cinema & Pub, visit arthousebillings.com.

BILLINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY

To view classes and seminars at Billings Public Library, visit billingslibrary.org.

BILLINGS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORALE

The 47th annual Symphony in the Park is a time-honored tradition in Billings. Bring your picnic blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen and the whole family for an incredible evening of classical music.

Date & Time: June 23, 4-9 p.m.

Location: Pioneer Park

Tickets: Call Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (406) 252-3610

NOVA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Much Ado About Nothing

The Shakespearean comedy of hearsay, trickery, war and confessed love comes to the Black Box Theater.

Date & Time: May 31; June 1-2, 7-9

Location: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: Call (406) 591-9535 or visit novabillings.org.

Big Friendly Giant

Giants are supposed to be mean, nasty, ruthless man-eating beasts — But, not this giant. Roald Dahl’s story about a 24-foot-tall Big Friendly Giant and his best friend, a human girl named Sophie comes to Roebling Theater.

Date & Time: July 13, 14, 19-21, & 26-28

Location: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: Call (406) 591-9535 or visit novabillings.org.

THE PUB STATION

To view events at The Pub Station, visit 1111presents.com.

First Interstate Arena at MetraPark

Montana Arabian Horse Show

It’s truly a labor of love when it comes horse shows. Trainers, enthusiasts, judges, breeders and owners come to exhibit Arabian, Half or Anglo Arabian horses.

Date & Time: May 25-26

Location: SuperBarn at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone

Yes, it is just as awesome as it sounds. Live music, cold beer, amazing food, a Kid’s Zone, and a portion of the proceeds go to local Veterans. Admission is $5; free for Veterans and active military with ID, and kids 12 and under.

Date & Time: noon to 7 p.m., June 15

Location: Chiesa Plaza at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Billings' Biggest Garage Sale

Kick off garage sale season with the biggest one in town. Hundreds of sellers and thousands of shoppers. You never know what hidden treasures you will find. Admission to shop is $3 per person; kids 12 and under are free.

Date & Time: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22

Location: Upper Parking Lot at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Carson & Barnes Circus-Saurus

This isn’t you average circus. This Big Top brings the era of the dinosaurs straight to the tent with Tyrannosauruses, Deinoychus, Wooly Mammoth and Asian Elephants.

Date & Time: June 23-24

Location: Upper Parking Lot at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Montana Brews & BBQ

New and favorite drafts from local breweries, great barbecue, live music and warm weather – sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Admission is free.

Date & Time: 1-10 p.m., July 13

Location: Chiesa Plaza at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Twins of Evil: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Hell Never Dies Tour 2019

Shut your curtains and lock your doors, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are coming to Billings for a hell-roaring, head banging good time.

Date & Time: 7 p.m., July 25

Location: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Rockin' Under the Big Sky

An incredible evening of live music, dancing, gourmet appetizers, delectable desserts, silent and live auctions all next to the lake at MetraPark.

Date & Time: 6-10 p.m., July 26

Location: Chiesa Plaza at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Disturbed: Evolution Tour

Performing singles from their new album “Evolution,” heavy metal band Disturbed, with guest Pop Evil, will rock MetraPark with new and old fan favorites.

Date & Time: 7 p.m., July 28

Location: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

MontanaFair

Before the kids go back to school and summer comes to an end, enjoy one last hoorah with carnival rides, live entertainment, giant bags of cotton candy and foot-long corn dogs.

Date & Time: Aug 9-17

Location: MetraParkFairgrounds

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Old Dominion

With their contemporary country swag, the five-member, Nashville-formed country music band will perform hits from their first and second albums.

Date & Time: 7 p.m., Aug. 11

Location: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

SUPERCROSS

High-flying motorcycle action is coming to MetraPark. No matter how high or how far, these motorcycle athletes press the boundaries jumping as high as 30-feet in the air and 100 feet long.

Date & Time: 6 p.m., Aug. 13

Location: Grandstands at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo

While you are at Montana Fair, stay for the Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo. Three days of bareback bronc, bull and saddle bronc riding; cowgirl's barrel racing; steer wrestling; team and tie down roping.

Date & Time: 7 p.m., Aug. 15-17

Location: Grandstands at MetraPark

Tickets: Call (406) 256-2400 or visit metrapark.com.

WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER

High Noon Lectures

The 1972 Montana Constitution (Two Programs)

Chuck Johnson discusses part one topic: Modern Revolution and Counterrevolution: Montana from the late 1960s through the 1990s.

Date & Time: March 30, noon

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Bob Campbell discusses part two topic: The Writing and Ratification of the 1972 Montana Constitution.

Date & Time: May 30, 6 p.m.

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Saving Our Stars: Documenting the Montana Night Sky

Photographer and biologist, John Ashley discusses the topic: Saving Our Stars: Documenting the Montana Night Sky.

Date & Time: June 20, noon

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Crow Fair: Celebrating 100 Years of Apsaålooke Culture

This presentation features captivating photos by John Zumpano’s and Shane Doyle’s insightful observations and songs, the lecture illustrates the Apsáalooke people and the over 100 -year-old Crow Fair.

Date & Time: July 18, noon

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

How Texas Cowboys Herded Longhorns and Became an American Icon.

Dr. Tim Lehman, professor of History and Political Science, Rocky Mountain College will discuss the topic: How Texas Cowboys Herded Longhorns and Became an American Icon.

Date & Time: Aug. 15, noon

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Exhibits

The Friends of Ben Art Show: Celebrating the Influence of Ben Steele

A beloved man, teacher and hero is celebrated with an exhibit that shares the works of those who were influenced by Steele.

Date & Time: June 7-Sept.21

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Prisoner of War: Ben Steele’s Personal Chronicle from Bataan to Hiroshima

Ben Steele often said, “Art Saved My Life.” His work depicts his time as a prisoner of war, reflecting the brutality and dehumanization he experienced.

Date & Time: May 16-Oct. 5

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: Call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org

Historic Walking Tours

Bars, Brothels, and Bok Choy: Exploring Minnesota Avenue

Before the skate park and businesses, Billings’ Southside was filled with bars, brothels and even a Chinatown. We’ll wander the remnants of these establishments and bring back to life the stories of these large, and almost forgotten, communities.

Date & Time: 10 a.m., May 17; 10 a.m., May 31; 6 p.m., June 27; 10 a.m., July 19

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Born a Railroad Town

Spilt by the railroad tracks, Billings was created by Northern Pacific Railroad. This tour explains how the railroad defined our city then, and now.

Date & Time: 6 p.m., June 6; 10 a.m., July 12; 10 a.m.

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

The Lights on Broadway

Take a morning walk through the heart of downtown Billings and the Farmer’s Market to learn about the development of North Broadway and the historical characters who walked the streets.

Date & Time:  10 a.m., Aug. 3; 10 a.m., Aug. 17

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Swords Rimrock Park

Take a break from your routine and celebrate Billings’ magnificent Rimrocks with a stroll along the east end of Swords Rimrock Park. Enjoy Billings’ most visible parkland, just east of the airport, learning about Crow Indian historic sites and Yellowstone Kelly’s gravesite.

Date & Time: 10 a.m., May 3; 10 a.m., June 8; 10 a.m., July 27; 10 a.m.

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Historic Moss Mansion Neighborhood (Architecture)

Take a stroll through the historic homes on Clark and Yellowstone Avenues and hear chronicles of the families who lived there, as well as the design stories behind the impressive architecture.

Date & Time: 10 a.m., June 7; 10 a.m., June 29; 6 p.m., Aug. 29

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

South Park Stroll

Discover the remains of the outset of Billings’ railroad; how the sugar beet factory has affected our city; and the part South Park plays.

Date & Time:  10 a.m., July 5; 10 a.m., July 6; 10 a.m., Aug. 30

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Hidden in Plain Sight

Local historian, Joyce Jensen uncovers all of the hidden secrets and stories Billings has to offer.

Date & Time:  10 a.m., June 21; 10 a.m., July 26

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Then and Now: Picturing Billings (Billings Depot Neighborhood)

Join museum collections manager, Cecelia Gavinsky, as she guides a tour with archived photos, comparing past and present Billings. This tour includes digital components. All are welcome to bring tablets/smartphone.

This tour begins at the Billings Depot on Montana Avenue. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Date & Time: 10 a.m., June 14; 10 a.m., Aug. 2

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

McKinley School and North Elevation Neighborhood Architecture

Take a walk with us through Yellowstone County’s first National Register residential district! We’ll explore the history and development of the North Elevation neighborhood and learn about the many architectural treasurers it holds.

This tour begins at the corner of 9th and 32nd, near McKinley School. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Date & Time:  10 a.m., May 24; 6 p.m., July 25

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds

Joyce Mayer guides the tour about the county fairgrounds on the east end of downtown. Mayer will cover stories about Billings’ Bison Kill, Sacrifice Cliff, and historic fairground buildings.

Date & Time:  11 a.m., Aug. 9; 11 a.m., Aug. 15; 11 a.m., Aug. 16; 11 a.m., Aug. 17

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

Grave Side Stories – A Walk Through Mountview Cemetery

It may sound creepy but cemeteries hold a lot of city's history. Tour Mountview cemetery located on Central Avenue, which is Billings first cemetery, including the historic mausoleum.

Date & Time:  10 a.m., June 28; 10 a.m., Aug. 23

Location: Western Heritage Center

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult); call (406) 256-6809 or see ywhc.org for more details

YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM

EVENTS & CLASSES

Yoga at the YAM

If you have always wanted to try yoga, this is a great class for beginners. Join instructor, YungBen as he leads a restorative class that helps participants join breath, body and mind together. Walk-ins welcome.

Date & Time: 9-10 a.m., May 25; June 8 & 22; July 6 & 27

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members; call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

Summer Art Academy

Young artists choose the area of art they would like to focus on while professional artists teach students to use creativity and imaginations.

Date & Time: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., June 3

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

Free Day

Visit the YAM for free to honor Will James’s Birthday

Date & Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 6

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

Summer Arts Studio

The Summer Arts Studio is happening every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1-3 p.m. Topics include yarn painting, inspired by Sharon Kagan’s String Theory; Fold-a-face, inspired by Michel Desroches; Sculpt your Roots, sculpt your roots inspired by Sharon Kagan and many more.

Date & Time: June-July

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

Summerfair

Vendors, arts and crafts. This year’s Summerfair is held at Rimrock Mall

Date & Time: July 12, 4-9 p.m.; July 13, 10-6 p.m.; July 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Rimrock Mall

Tickets: call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher: Artist Lecture & Book Signing

Florida-based photographer, Clyde Butcher will discuss his work and process, specifically his current exhibition at Montana Gallery, America the Beautiful.

Date & Time: 10:30 a.m., July 19

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information.

EXHIBITS

String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan

As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, Sharon Kagan was inspired by her mother’s bravery. After the death of her mother, Kagan began knitting as a coping mechanism and unearthed an artistic ability passed down from her mother.

She began interweaving hemp string and rope, then photographing, drawing and enlarging the images onto canvas. Forget what you think you know of knit-art. This exhibit grasps the chaos of grief, sorrow, inventiveness and renewal of senses into a new artistic threshold.

Date & Time: through July 7

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: Call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information

Michel T. Desroches

While his paintings reflect faces on the canvas, Michel T. Desroches hopes to evoke a visceral reaction from both subject and spectator. Desroches quickly paints with a certain feeling in mind, capturing the raw impression with the brush rather than forming features on the face with line work. As an art therapist, Desroches has a desire to portray the sentiment of humanization and finding the emotion behind the face.

Date & Time: through July 7

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: Call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information

North by Northwest Juried Art Show

If you are an artist, age 18 and over specializing in painting, drawing, graphic arts, collage, sculpture, photography or mixed media, the Yellowstone Art Museum is taking submissions for the North by Northwest Juried Show.

Date & Time: July 18 – Oct. 10

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: Call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information

Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful

A collection of photographed landscapes capturing the beauty and intricacy of Montana’s national parks will be on exhibition.

Date & Time: July 19 – Sept. 13

Location: Yellowstone Art Museum

Tickets: Call YAM at (406) 256-6804 or see artmuseum.org for more information

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