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Friday, 3/8

ARTS

Open studio: 9-11 a.m. Crooked Line Studio, 3330 Fourth Ave. N. 927-8041, crookedlinestudio.com.

Yellowstone Art Auction 51 reception & Buy-It-Now last chance: 5-7 p.m. Free for members, $12 nonmembers. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Jurassic Quest: 3-8 p.m. MetraPark Expo Center. Interactive, educational dinosaur program featuring many activities. $36, $22, $20. Metrapark.com

MUSIC

Contradance Billings: Cedar Hall at MetraPark. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m. Dance 8-11 p.m. Music by Copper Kelly and Friends. Robyn Lauster calls. No partner required. $8 members, $10 nonmembers at door. Memberships ($15) also available. Squaredancemontana.com.

STAGE

Irish Comedy

The Irish Comedy Tour, Damon Leibert, Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, and Derrick Keane will have audiences laughing out loud at the Alberta Bair Theater.

The Irish Comedy Tour: 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. Intended for adult audience. $45, $35. 256-6052, 877-321-2074; albertabairtheater.org.

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Karyn Mehus as Miss Prism and Gustavo Belotta as Reverend Chasuble in Yellowstone Repertory Theatre's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, showing at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. 

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 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.)

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Ennis: Call for entries, Madison Valley Arts Festival. Open to all artists, all media. Deadline to apply is April 5. Festival takes place at Peter T’s Park on Aug. 10. Ennisarts.org.

MUSIC

Red Lodge: Jessica Eve. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: Jonah Morsette. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

Red Lodge: Lunatic Fringe. 5 p.m. Snag Bar.

STAGE

"Mamma Mia"

Bonnie Shiels, Christie Arnold, and Dana Donovan star in Billings Studio Theatre's production of "Mamma Mia." The production is staged through March 16 at BST, and despite adding additional showtimes, the production is sold out. A wait list is available.

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

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

Ballet Jörgen

Ballet Jörgen will perform “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love” with the Billings Symphony Orchestra at Whitney Center for the Performing Arts in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Friday and Saturday.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Ballet “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love.” 7 p.m. Kinnison Hall, Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen with the Billings Symphony Orchestra. $45. Tickets at Sheridan College cashier’s office and whitneyarts.org.

Saturday, 3/9

ARTS

YAM 51st Annual Art Auction opening

Biological Garden by Salvador Dali, right, and Sueno Y Mentira De Franco (V) by Pablo Picasso, left, are on display during the Yellowstone Art Museum opening event for the 51st Annual Art Auction. The museum will host an artists’ reception on Friday, March 8, giving ticket-holding patrons the opportunity to meet the artists and buy it now in the silent auction before the big night.

Yellowstone Art Auction 51: 5-11 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Reserved tables 4-top $600, 8-top $1,200, 10-top $1,500; reserved individual seating $115 for members, $150 nonmembers; general admission $95 for members, $125 nonmembers; day of event $150 general admission/standing room only (subject to availability). Reserved seating available through March 8. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Jurassic Quest

Walk among prehistoric giants March 8 & 9, at the MetraPark Expo Center.

Jurassic Quest: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. MetraPark Expo Center. Interactive, educational dinosaur program featuring many activities. $36, $22, $20. Metrapark.com.

Yellowstone County Spelling Bee: 9 a.m. Skyview High auditorium.

STAGE

Lukas Seely

SEELY

Comedy variety show "Laugh to The Future": Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. The Plaza Showroom, 1425 Broadwater Ave. With Lukas Seely, Arlo Sanders, Conner Roma, Aric Weber, Ken Palmer. Ages 21 and older. $15 advance, $20 day of show. Lukasdude.com.

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 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.)

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Open studio figure drawing. 10 a.m.-noon. Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. Draw or paint from a clothed, live model. Bring own supplies. All skill levels welcome. $5. No registration required. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

Red Lodge: Opening reception. 2-4 p.m. (Awards 3 p.m.) Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. “Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition” and Jessica Zemsky's "Paintings of People and Places I Really Love" exhibits through March 30. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Herbal Preparations workshop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Directions to class location provided upon registration.) Angela Segraves and Rachelle Sinnard, herbalists, discuss how to remedy common aliments with herbal medicine made at home. Presented by Paradise Permaculture Institute. $25, includes homemade tea and immune-building syrup made in workshop. Registration: 406-222-9999 or at paradisepermaculture.org.

MUSIC

Red Lodge: Bones in the Road. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: Chris Craig. 5 p.m. Snag Bar.

Red Lodge: Dan Dubuque. 3 p.m. The Bierstube.

Red Lodge: Winter Music Festival. 8 p.m. Bone Daddy's. With Matt Strachan & the Hoot Owls, Calvin & the Coal Cars. $12.50. Tickets at romantheater.com.

Red Lodge: The Vigilantes. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Norris: John Sherrill. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Ballet “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love.” 2 p.m. Kinnison Hall, Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen with the Billings Symphony Orchestra. $45. Tickets at Sheridan College cashier’s office and whitneyarts.org.

Sunday, 3/10

COMMUNITY

Jurassic Quest: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. MetraPark Expo Center. Interactive, educational dinosaur program featuring many activities. $36, $22, $20. Metrapark.com

STAGE

Auditions, musical “Smokey Joe’s Café”: 7 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Roles for five men and four women, ages high school to 70, plus two-three male or female dancers. Bring audition song (no a cappella) and dress comfortably for choreography auditions. Pianist and karaoke available. Auditions include individual song, small-group harmonies and choreography. 248-1141, billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Auditions, play “Much Ado About Nothing”: 3-5 p.m. NOVA Center for the performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Roles for students in grade 9-12 and adults ages 18 and older. Come prepared with 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue (comedic or dramatic, age appropriate). 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 2 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 2 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, day of show only.)

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Critter Classic. 2 p.m. Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Red Lodge: Monster Dog Pull. 10 a.m. Red Lodge Ales.

MUSIC

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

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 3 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Norris: Weston Lewis. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Monday, 3/11

COMMUNITY

A volunteer pours sparkling wine

Sparkling wines will be one delight of the upcoming MSUB Foundation Wine & Food Festival.

MSUB Wine & Food Festival event. 6 p.m. Seva Kitchen, 313 N. Broadway. Food by Seva paired with wines from Rombauer Vineyards. Seva executive chef discusses pairing his foods with Rombauer wines; Danielle Ball, western U.S. sales manager at Rombauer, discusses wines served. $95. Benefits MSUB Foundation. Tickets: msubfoundation.com/wine-food, 406-657-2244.

STAGE

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Auditions, musical “Smokey Joe’s Café”: 7 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Roles for five men and four women, ages high school to 70, plus two-three male or female dancers. Bring audition song (no a cappella) and dress comfortably for choreography auditions. Pianist and karaoke available. Auditions include individual song, small-group harmonies and choreography. 248-1141, billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Auditions, play “Much Ado About Nothing”: 6-8 p.m. NOVA Center for the performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Roles for students in grade 9-12 and adults ages 18 and older. Come prepared with 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue (comedic or dramatic, age appropriate). 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Tuesday, 3/12

COMMUNITY

Lecture “The Prometheus Paradox: How Monsters Make Us Human”: 6 30 p.m. MSUB library. Tom Nurmi discusses Frankenstein and the traveling exhibit “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature” on display through March 17. Msubillings.edu.

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

STAGE

Shen Yen Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts comes to the Alberta Bair Theater on March 12. Featuring stunningly beautiful costumes and dance, a cast of award-winning artists telling the story of the culture of ancient China through classical Chinese dance, according to the organization's website. Tickets range from $80 - $150, available at www.shenyunperformingarts.org

Shen Yun: 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $151.50, $121.50, $101.50, $91.50, $81.50. Age 5 and older only. 256-6052, 877-321-2074; albertabairtheater.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Cody, Wyo.: Author talk 6:30 p.m. Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library. Illustrated lecture by John Clayton, High Plains Book Award winner, from his book “Wonderlandscape.” Reception at Northwest College Cody Center 5:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, 3/13

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Livingston: “Culture of the 19th Century” speaker series. Doors 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. Park Photo. "A Stagecoach Tour Through Yellowstone: 'All Them Fool Tenderfoot Questions,'" with Lee Whittlesey, historian and author. Refreshments served. Free. 406-222-4184, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.

STAGE

Thursday, 3/14

ARTS

Opening reception: 4-6 p.m. Tech Hall, Rocky Mountain College. Michael Sample’s “The Falcon’s Eye: Nature Photography” at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery through April 4. Free. Rocky.edu.

STAGE

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $22 adults; free for students with valid ID, includes post-show discussion with cast. Advance tickets: 1-800-838-3006, yellowstonerep.org. (Tickets also available at door, night of show only.)

Friday, 3/15

ARTS

Open studio: 9-11 a.m. Crooked Line Studio, 3330 Fourth Ave. N. 927-8041, crookedlinestudio.com.

COMMUNITY

Author presentation "Ten Ways to Look at Yellowstone": 7 p.m. 224 N. Broadway. John Clayton, "Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon." 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Montana RV Boat and Powersports Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Expo Center at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

STAGE

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 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.)

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Bridger: Exhibit opening “Tweetily Dee Bird Show.” 1-3 p.m. Zier Gallery. Multi-media group show through May 15. Reception March 30. 406-298-0841.

MUSIC

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

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

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