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Friday, 5/10

COMMUNITY

African Violet Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W. Cash or check only.

Author event: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. With Marc C. Johnson, “Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana.” Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

MUSIC

Isaac Callender and Louise Steinway

Isaac Callender and Louise Steinway, a folk duo from Sand Coulee, will play lively music at Contradance Billings on Friday night. The dance is the last one of the regular season. On Saturday, the duo will lead a free fiddle workshop at Sunrise Montessori School. Topics include beginning and advanced techniques, bluegrass fiddle and back-up techniques.

Contradance Billings: Cedar Hall at MetraPark. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m. Dance 8-11 p.m. Music by Isaac Callender and Louise Steinway. Mark Matthews calls. No partner or experience required. $8 members, $10 nonmembers at door. Memberships ($15) also available. Squaredancemontana.com.

Opera "Blodwen": 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $21 adults, $16 seniors and military, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

STAGE

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Billings Studio Theatre is staging Smokey Joe's Cafe, starring Alyssa Melder, Rachel Bonner, Wendy Carlin, Fred Barthel, CJ Jennings, Kevin Schweigert, Kevin Cates, Austin Martin, Billie Parrott, Michelle Guelff & Sophia Barthel. The production runs through May 25. Tickets are limited, available at www.billingsstudiotheatre.com or by phone at 248-1141.

Musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $22 adults, $15 students. Advance tickets: 1-800-838-3006, yellowstonerep.org. (Tickets also available at door, night of show only.)

"Breadcrumbs" by Yellowstone Repertory Theatre

Kelsey Reid Steffan (left) and Dina Brophy star in "Breadcrumbs" by Jennifer Haley. The performance runs through May 11 at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

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COMMUNITY

Roundup: Registration open, RIDE talent show. Open to all ages. 16 participants will be chosen for June 29 show. Musicians perform two songs, other entertainers perform up to 10 minutes. Winning four acts win opportunity to open for The High Country Cowboys concert on July 5. Download entry forms at roundupride.com. 406-323-1412.

MUSIC

Norris: Mandie Castro. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Arterial Drive. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Park County High production. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students; $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Saturday, 5/11

ARTS

Yellowstone Artists Group

Artists from the Yellowstone Artists Group work on their artwork at a painting session at Q's Art and Framing in 2018.

Exhibit, "Yellowstone Artist Group Show." Noon-8 p.m. Downtown, next to Babcock Theatre. Participating artists include John Armstrong, Isabel Bonilla, Mary Beth Camblin, Kathy Davies, Renee Dyer, Laurel Hanson, Tom Helgeson, Patti Kilts, Brittany Kolbe, John Langliers, Peregrine Lee, Heather Madsen, Dick Moulden, Carrie Hannah Sharp, Audrey Thatcher.

COMMUNITY

Bird Stroll: 8:30-10 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Walk by river. Binoculars, guidebooks available. No registration required. $10 adults, $5 children and students, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

May Fair Craft/Vendor Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lodge room, Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave.

Workshop, "Rain Barrel": 9 a.m.-noon. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings. Participants build and paint rain barrels to take home. $40, includes complete rain barrel. Registration: montanawildlife.org/rain-barrel-workshop.

MUSIC

Fiddle workshop: Sunrise Montessori School, 805 Alderson Ave. With Isaac Callender and Louise Steinway. Beginning and Advanced 1 p.m. Bluegrass fiddle and back-up techniques (open to all instruments) 2 p.m. Sponsored by Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association. Free.

Blodwen at NOVA

The cast of the opera Blodwen rehearses ahead of their first performance at NOVA Center For The Performing Arts in Billings.

Opera "Blodwen": 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $21 adults, $16 seniors and military, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

STAGE

Musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $22 adults, $15 students. Advance tickets: 1-800-838-3006, yellowstonerep.org. (Tickets also available at door, night of show only.)

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Livingston Depot Museum

The Livingston Depot Museum will open for the year on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. with its railroad and Yellowstone history displays, and a new special exhibit for the 2019 season, “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum.” The exhibit is a sampling of the area’s most renowned and talented artists, including Russell Chatham and Edd Enders, and the result of a partnership between the Livingston Depot Center and the Danforth Museum of Art, formerly the Danforth Gallery, which is reorganizing and renovating its historic building on Main Street.

Livingston: Museum season opening, special exhibit. 10 a.m. Livingston Depot Museum. “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum” special exhibit, plus “Rails Across the Rockies: A Century of People and Places” and “Film in Montana: Moviemaking under the Big Sky” through Sept. 22. Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. 406-222-2300, livingstondepot.org.

COMMUNITY

Cody, Wyo.: Author discussion, meet and greet. Noon-2 p.m. Legends Bookstore. John Billings, “Into the Tall and the Uncut.” Free.

MUSIC

Harlowton: Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk's Pint'O Beer tour. 6-8:30 p.m. Gally's Brewing Co.

Norris: Aran Buzzas. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Sundae + Mr. Goessl. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Vintage jazz duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Park County High production. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students; $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Sunday, 5/12

ARTS

Exhibit, "Yellowstone Artist Group Show." Noon-5 p.m. Downtown, next to Babcock Theatre. Participating artists include John Armstrong, Isabel Bonilla, Mary Beth Camblin, Kathy Davies, Renee Dyer, Laurel Hanson, Tom Helgeson, Patti Kilts, Brittany Kolbe, John Langliers, Peregrine Lee, Heather Madsen, Dick Moulden, Carrie Hannah Sharp, Audrey Thatcher.

MUSIC

Yellowstone Chamber Players

The Yellowstone Chamber Players will present a concert of works by Mozart, Küffner and Mendelssohn at the Billings Clinic commons on Sunday.

Yellowstone Chamber Players: 3 p.m. Billings Clinic commons, 801 N. 29th St. Concert of works by Mozart, Küffner and Mendelssohn, featuring Elizabeth Adcock on guitar, Wendy Bickford on clarinet; Amy Letson on viola, Sheri Rolf on clarinet and Delores Vegesaa on piano. $10 adults, $5 students. Yellowstonechamberplayers.org.

STAGE

Musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe": Doors 1:30 p.m. Curtain 2 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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MUSIC

Norris: Wind & the Willows. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Acoustic jam. 1-4 p.m. Honey's Café.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 3 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Park County High production. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students; $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 3 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Monday, 5/13

COMMUNITY

MSUB Wine & Food Festival Guest Chef Dinner “Topography”: 6 p.m. TEN at Northern Hotel, 19 N. Broadway. Featuring executive chef Josh Drage of The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, and chef Lisa Rembold of Northern Hotel. $150. Benefits MSUB scholarship programs. Tickets at msubfoundation.com/shop.

Tuesday, 5/14

COMMUNITY

MSUB Wine & Food Festival’s Riedel Champagne Tasting Seminar”: 7 p.m. Glacier Room, MSUB Student Union Building, 1500 University Drive. The Wine Glass Company presents latest creation in glassware, with French Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir champagnes. Participants take home tasting kit of six glasses. Light appetizers included. $150. Benefits MSUB scholarship programs. Tickets at msubfoundation.com/shop.

Nature Nuts: 10-11 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Weekly program with varying themes for ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Story Night: 7 p.m. Montana Gallery, 2712 Second Ave. N. Open-platform storytelling night offering attendees opportunity to practice sharing, being vulnerable and listening to one another. All ages. Public welcome.

STAGE

Livingston: Open auditions, “Newsies” musical. 7 p.m. Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Roles available for ages 11 and older. No prepared material required. Rehearsals May 20-June 27. Performances June 28-July 21. Theshancenter.org.

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Livingston: Livingston Film Series, "FREE SOLO.” The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Doors 6:30 p.m. Screening 7 p.m. Free, but donations to the center accepted. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Wednesday, 5/15

COMMUNITY

MSUB Wine & Food Festival’s Brewmaster Symposium: 7 p.m. Billings Petroleum Club, 27 N. 27th St. With Zach Nelson of KettleHouse Brewing Company in Missoula. Food pairing by executive chef Jeremy Engebretson. $75. Benefits MSUB scholarship programs. Tickets at msubfoundation.com/shop.

STAGE

"Saved by the Comedy"

Lukas Seely is bringing a band of comedians to the Plaza Showroom, 1425 Broadwater Ave., for "Saved by the Comedy," a variety show that harks back to the 90s. The evening of stand-up, short plays, improv and song parodies will feature L.A.-based comedians Seely, Rene Garcia, Edi Zanidache and John Brickley, with special appearance by actor and improviser Aric Weber with Projectile Comedy and Conner Roma, a former Montana Comedian of the Year winner.

Comedy variety show "Saved by the Comedy": Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. The Plaza Showroom, 1425 Broadwater Ave. Stand-up comedy, short plays, improv, song parodies featuring Lukas Seely, Rene Garcia, Edi Zanidache, John Brickley. $20. Lukasdude.com.

Thursday, 5/16

COMMUNITY

Class “Wine Down to the Weekend: Wine 101”: 5 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Clint Peck, owner and winemaker at Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, presents introductory wine class with wine tasting. $30 members, $45 nonmembers. Registration: 256-6817.

Game Night: 5-8 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Choose from games to play, or take your own. Drinks and snacks available. All ages. Free. Thishouseofbooks.com.

MSUB Wine & Food Festival’s Winemaster Symposium: 7 p.m. Northern Hotel, 19 N. Broadway. Food and wine pairings with John and Lane Giguiere of Matchbook Wine Company in Zamora, California; Ewan Proctor of Penfolds in Australia; menu by Lisa Rembold, executive chef at Northern Hotel. $100. Benefits MSUB scholarship programs. Tickets at msubfoundation.com/shop.

Poetry jam: 7 p.m. Kirk’s Grocery, 2920 Minnesota Ave. No advance registration required. 503-209-2394.

MUSIC

Barbara Gulick with Sara and Ali Levesque

Organist Barbara Gulick (center) and violinists Sara and Ali Levesque will perform Joseph Rheinberger’s “Suite for Organ and Violin” opus 166, and “Six Pieces for Organ and Violin” opus 150, in memory of the late Dr. Fred B. Binckes at First Congregational Church on Thursday. The free concert is sponsored by the Yellowstone Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Concert: 7 p.m. First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St. Organist Barbara Gulick and violinists Ali and Sara Levesque perform Joseph Rheinberger’s “Suite for Organ and Violin,” Op. 166, and “Six Pieces for Organ and Violin,” Op. 150, in memory of the late Dr. Fred B. Binckes, professor emeritus at Rocky Mountain College. Sponsored by the Yellowstone Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free, but donations to the AGO New Organist Fund accepted.

STAGE

Musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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COMMUNITY

Livingston: Reading. 7 p.m. Elk River Books. Marie Fuhrman, co-editor of the anthology “Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations.” Free. 406- 333-2330, elkriverbooks.com.

MUSIC

Livingston: Symphony at the Shane Series. 7:30 p.m. The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir performs, featuring violinist Carrie Krause with pianist Julie Gosswiller, and clarinetist Wendy Bickford with pianist Laurel Yost. $15 adults; $10 students, seniors. 406-585-9774, bozemansymphony.org.

Friday, 5/17

COMMUNITY

Legion Against Cancer bingo: 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 4, 1540 Broadwater Ave. American Legion Baseball hosts fundraiser benefiting Kelker’s Kids and Piggy Bank funds. Bingo cards cost $20 for 10. Food and drinks available for purchase.

MSUB Wine & Food Festival’s Wine Pairings Under the Grand Tent: 6 p.m. MSUB campus, 1500 University Drive. Samples of wine, food and craft brews from all around the region and beyond. $85 per person. Benefits MSUB scholarship programs. Tickets at msubfoundation.com/shop.

Syttende Mai celebration: Noon-2 p.m. Public library. Authentic Norwegian dancing, music, needlework, folk arts, in honor of Norwegian Constitution Day. Presented by Billings Sons of Norway Jotunheiman Lodge. Free.

MUSIC

Skyview Jazz Dance: Skyview High commons. Swing dance lessons (included with price of admission) 6:30 p.m. Annual community dance with live music by local professional and Skyview musicians 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages. $5 at door.

STAGE

Musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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ARTS

Big Timber: Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Two Rivers Gallery. Group show of Montana artists features flowers, birds, landscapes. Free. 406-932-4009, info@tworiversgallery.net.

Red Lodge: Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. "Spring Fever" exhibit by Chandra DeBuse, Rain Harris, Kristen Kieffer, Jessica Knapp, Heesoo Lee, Tim Ludwig and exhibit by Advanced Student Project Network residents Lillian Babcock, Jon Green, Catherine Mills, Katie Pack, Derek Reynoso through June 1. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

MUSIC

Norris: Nathan North. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Park County High production. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students; $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

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