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Friday, 6/7

ARTS

Promise Under the Morning Star

Artwork by students at Lame Deer Junior High and High School will be on display during ArtWalk at Stapleton Gallery, 104 N. Broadway, Suite 204, in an exhibition titled "Promise Under the Morning Star." Student artwork created during the school year will be featured alongside the work of Stapleton Gallery artists, including printed fabrics, pottery, sculpture, linoleum block cuts, and metalwork. Artwork pieces by students and gallery artists will be available for sale, with all proceeds from student artwork being divvied between the artist and the school's art program budget. Donations are also being accepted through the gallery for the Lame Deer Arts Activity Fund, which support yearly school activities, trips and art events.

ArtWalk and First Friday: 5-9 p.m. Downtown. Artwalkbillings.com and Downtownbillings.com/firstfriday

Opening reception, “A Subboreal Studios Mysterious Museum Installation.” 5-7 p.m. Northcutt Steele Gallery, LA building, MSUB. Free. Mixed-media works created by Louis Habeck in collaboration with Montana high school students participating in Montana Art Interscholastics, through June 20. Msubillings.edu.

Louis Habeck at MSUB

Artist Louis Habeck displays a variety of pieces inspired by history, fiction and fantasy at his installation exhibit at MSUB on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Registration open, St. Bernard fall craft fair. To reserve a spot in the craft fair taking place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 226 Wicks Lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2, call Coreen Glen, craft fair coordinator, at 248-6535.

COMMUNITY

Author reading: 7 p.m. Public library, 510 N. Broadway. Joe Wilkins, “Fall Back Down When I Die.” Free.

Joe Wilkins

Poet and memoirist Joe Wilkins will read from and discuss his debut novel, “Fall Back Down When I Die,” 5 p.m. Friday at the Billings Public Library. Wilkins directs the creative writing program at Linfield College and is the author of three poetry collections. His work has also appeared in many literary journals.

Fiesta Car Show registration: For information about the annual Fiesta Car Show at South Park on July 20, call Jay Krug at 628-8872, Char Krug at 698-2851, Jamie Krug at 855-3569, or email mexicanfiestacarshow@hotmail.com.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Historic Moss Mansion Neighborhood (Architecture)": 10 a.m. Starts at corner of Division Street and Clark Avenue. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Moss Mansion

The Western Heritage hosts "Hoof It With a Historian" walking tours around downtown, including "Historic Moss Mansion Neighborhood (Architecture)" that starts at corner of Division Street and Clark Avenue on Friday. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

The Ladies Foursome

From left Sarah Holm, Lynette Bell Ryder, Liz Heald, and Kristi Osterlund star in Billings Studio Theatre's production of "The Ladies Foursome," a story of friendship told over the course of 18 holes of golf, where secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, children, and everything in between. Directed by Dan Nickerson, the production takes place at Billings Studio Theater June 7 - 9, 13 - 16, and 20 - 22. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees take place at 2 p.m. Tickets, costing $20 for adults, and $18 for students and member of the military, are available at www.billingsstudiotheatre.com or by phone at 248-1141.

Play "Much Ado About Nothing": 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Summer theater camps: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Acting, movement, voice, opera, improv for grades kindergarten through 12th, June through August. $125-$325. Summer assistantships also available. Details, registration at novabillings.org. 591-9535.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: First Friday Artwalk. 5 p.m. Downtown.

Red Lodge: Opening reception, “Every Day I Think of You.” 5-7 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. Works by Pattie Chalmers and featured artist Kurt Anderson through June 30. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

"Intricate Form" at Ucross

"Intricate Form" showcases artwork by the first two recipients of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, Brenda Mallory and Sydney Pursel. A public reception with artist talks by Mallory and Pursel will take place on June 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The multidisciplinary exhibition includes works on paper, video, installation, and sculpture.

Ucross: Exhibit, “Intricate Form: Brenda Mallory + Sydney Pursel: 2018 Ucross Native American Fellows.” 7 p.m. Ucross Art Gallery. Multidisciplinary exhibit with works on paper, video, installation, sculpture through Sept. 28. Reception June 21. 307-737-2291, ucrossfoundation.org.

COMMUNITY

Bozeman: BZN International Film Festival. $75-$250. Details, schedule, tickets at bozemanfilmcelebration.com.

Havre: Spring Into the Past Renaissance Faire preview. 5 p.m. SUB at MSUN. Food, beer, wine, historical crafts and trades, demonstrations, games, home brew contest. Montana Actors Theatre performs “Cyrano de Bergerac” at 7 p.m. Free, but donations accepted.

MUSIC

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

Red Lodge: The High Country Cowboys. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge Music Festival

Students attend workshops with top-rated classical musicians at a previous Red Lodge Music Festival. The event is celebrating its 56th year in Red Lodge. 

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival chamber ensembles concert. 11:15 a.m. Civic center.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival chamber ensembles and jazz bands concert. 7 p.m. Civic center.

Saturday, 6/8

COMMUNITY

Angel Horses open house: Noon-3 p.m. 403 S. 56th St. W. In celebration of new location.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Swords Rimrock Park": 10 a.m. Starts at Swords Rimrock Park picnic area, east of airport. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Open house: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Explore grounds with free borrowed knapsack with field guide and binoculars, rent canoe ($10 per hour, free for members), talk with naturalist. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Strawberry festival

Josh Young, left, and Lee Slehofer, right, flip a layer of cake onto the 60 foot long strawberry shortcake during the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Strawberry Festival: Downtown. Heights Lions Club pancake breakfast ($7) at corner of Second Avenue North and North 29th Street 7:30 a.m. Festival 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & craft vendors, food trucks, 60-foot strawberry shortcake (serving starts at noon), live entertainment. Kids' Area on North 29th Street north of First Avenue North, includes pinwheel craft station, coloring, corn-hole bean bag toss. Four-person bungee trampoline $5 for five minutes. Skypoint entertainment line-up: Montana Fiddle Club 10 a.m., The Always Be Creative Band 11 a.m., Tesseract Dance Collective noon, Goes Well drum group 1 p.m., Broadway Dance Studio 2 p.m., Billings Symphony Orchestra 3 p.m. Free admission to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum during festival. Downtownbillings.com.

Walk for Our Grant’s to End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Registration 8 a.m. Walk 10 a.m. June 8. Alkali Creek Trail. (start at Alkali Creek School parking lot, 681 Alkali Creek Road). $25. T-shirt guaranteed for paid if registered by May 15, available while supplies last on race day. Register at join.parentprojectmd.org/grant.

MUSIC

Tim Kliphuis and Alfonso Ponticelli

Tim Kliphuis and Alfonso Ponticelli will perform a concert of "gypsy jazz" music at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Cisel Hall. Admission costs $20 at the door.

Gypsy jazz concert: 8 p.m. Cisel Hall, MSUB Campus. Tim Kliphuis and Alfonso Ponticelli perform. $20 at door.

The Kilted Man: 1 p.m. Public Library. Matthew Gurnsey performs Irish and Scottish music on concertina, bodhran, mandolin. All ages. Free.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play "Much Ado About Nothing": 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

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ARTS

Cody, Wyo.: Gallery and museum grand opening. 2-8 p.m. By Western Hands, 1007 12th St. Live music, artist demonstrations, vendors including cash bar. Free. Spring hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 307-586-1755, bywesternhands.org.

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.

Clyde Aspevig

Clyde Aspevig is shown in his Shields Valley studio in 2012.

Red Lodge: Program “Art and Nature: A Talk by Artist Clyde Aspevig.” 4-5 p.m. Carnegie Library. Aspevig discusss ideas associated with nature’s influence on the creative mind. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

COMMUNITY

Bozeman: BZN International Film Festival. Events at venues throughout town. Free family event at public library starts at 3 p.m. $75-$250. Details, schedule, tickets at bozemanfilmcelebration.com.

Havre: Spring Into the Past Renaissance Faire. 4 p.m. SUB at MSUN. Food, beer, wine, historical crafts and trades, demonstrations, games, home brew contest. Montana Actors Theatre performs “Cyrano de Bergerac” at 7 p.m. Free, but donations accepted.

Livingston: Livingston Drag Show. Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. Elks Lodge. More than 30 performances by 11 performers from throughout Montana and Electra Sexton as master of ceremonies, raffle, live auction. Ages 21 and older.

Red Lodge: Free Fishing Day. 10 a.m. Wild Bill Lake.

MUSIC

Norris: The Lucky Valentines. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Lee & Charlie. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: 36 International. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

Sunday, 6/9

MUSIC

Next Journey Gospel Quartet: 6:30 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 328 Shiloh Road. Free-will offerings accepted.

Yellowstone Chamber Players: 3 p.m. American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave. Featuring Nicholas Duncan, trumpet; Madeleine Duncan, clarinet; Renee Tostengard, viola; Lee Hancock, piano. $10 adults, $5 students.

STAGE

Auditions, “Young Frankenstein” musical comedy: 7 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Bring musical selection not from the show, with piano or karaoke instrumental accompaniment. BST provides pianist. Dress for movement. Audition includes cold reading from script. Performances Sept. 6-28. 248-1141, billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 1:30 p.m. Curtain 2 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play "Much Ado About Nothing": 2 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Bozeman: BZN International Film Festival. $75-$250. Details, schedule, tickets at bozemanfilmcelebration.com.

MUSIC

Norris: Cole and the Thornes. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

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

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival Band & Orchestra Finale: 1:30 p.m. Civic center.

Rockvale: Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association District Four. 1-4 p.m. Fort Rockvale. Dance music including polkas, waltzes, singing, yodeling. Public welcome. Free. 628-4803.

Monday, 6/10

COMMUNITY

Summer STEAM kids program: 2 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Gavin Woltjer, director of Billings Public Library Director, presents "Rocks and Seas: Geology of Billings." Free. Designed for ages 4-10, but everyone welcome. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

STAGE

Auditions, “Young Frankenstein” musical comedy: 7 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Bring musical selection not from the show, with piano or karaoke instrumental accompaniment. BST provides pianist. Dress for movement. Audition includes cold reading from script. Performances Sept. 6-28. 248-1141, billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Tuesday, 6/11

COMMUNITY

Self-Help for Self-Publishing writers group: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Free. Open to everyone. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

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.

Wednesday, 6/12

COMMUNITY

Open house: 4-7 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Explore grounds with free borrowed knapsack with field guide and binoculars, rent canoe ($10 per hour, free for members), talk with naturalist. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

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COMMUNITY

Livingston: Farmers market. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Miles Band Shell Park. Rain or shine. For farmers market special event and music schedule, go to westernsustainabilityexchange.org.

Thursday, 6/13

COMMUNITY

John Taliaferro

John Taliaferro will read from and discuss his book, “Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West,” at the Billings Public Library on Thursday. Taliaferro is a graduate of Harvard College, a former senior editor at Newsweek and the author of five previous books, including “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay from Lincoln to Roosevelt,” winner of the Douglas Dillon Award.

Author reading: 7 p.m. Public library, 510 N. Broadway. John Taliaferro, “Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and his Restless Drive to Save the West.” Free.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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ARTS

'Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum'

The Livingston Depot Museum recently opened for the season with its railroad and Yellowstone history displays, and also a new special exhibit for the 2019 season, “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum,” featuring works by more than two dozen nationally acclaimed and internationally known local artists. Art lovers from around the region are invited to a public reception at the Livingston Depot Museum on Thursday. The exhibit is one of three on display at the museum through Sept. 22.

Livingston: Artists reception, “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum.” 6 p.m. Livingston Depot Museum. Group show of works by artists including Russell Chatham and Edd Enders through Sept. 22. 406-222-2300, livingstondepot.org.

MUSIC

Three Forks: Headwaters County Jam. The Bridge. Three-day festival includes headliners Big & Rich, Kelsea Ballerini, Rodney Atkins, Mark Chesnutt. Camping available. Details, tickets at headwaterscountryjam.com.

Mark Chestnutt

Mark Chesnutt is one of the acts performing this weekend at Headwaters Country Jam at “The Bridge” west of Three Forks that boasts rolling hills that make a natural outdoor amphitheater near the Jefferson River. Local and national acts hit the stage, including Chesnutt, Big & Rich, Rodney Atkins, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, LANCO, Walker Hayes, Tyler Rich, Ross Ellis, Devon Worley Band, Jessica Lynn, Rachel Lipsky, Annie Brobst, and Lyssa Coulter, to name a few.

Friday, 6/14

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Then & Now: Picturing Billings (Depot Neighborhood)": 10 a.m. Starts at Billings Depot, 2310 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Science Block Party, 25th anniversary celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Home Science Tools, 665 Carbon St. Hands-on science activity booths including super bubbles, learning about animal teeth with ZooMontana. Barbecue, refreshments. Door prizes for first 125 guests. Raffle drawings at noon and 1 p.m. Free.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Salty Dinner Theater presents "Zorro"

"Zorro!" — featuring the famed sword-wielding vigilante — comes to Billings to benefit Tumbleweed Program, which provides services to runaway, homeless, and vulnerable youth. The performance takes place June 14 at the Petroleum Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.tumbleweedprogram.org and proceeds benefit Tumbleweed's Drop-In Center and facilitation of interventions in the lives of homeless youth. 

Play "Zorro": 5:30 p.m. Billings Petroleum Club, 27 N. 27th St., 22nd Floor. Salty Dinner Theater production. $100. Benefits Tumbleweed. Tickets at tumbleweedprogram.org/events.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Roundup: Used Book Sale of the Friends of Roundup Community Library. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Masonic Hall. Paperback books 25 cents each, hardback books $1 each. Book sets also for sale. Proceeds benefit library. 406-323-1802.

MUSIC

Norris: Neil Filo Beddow. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Three Forks: Headwaters County Jam. The Bridge. Three-day festival includes headliners Big & Rich, Kelsea Ballerini, Rodney Atkins, Mark Chesnutt. Camping available. Details, tickets at headwaterscountryjam.com.

STAGE

Lewistown: Play “Charlotte’s Web.” 6 p.m. The Hall. Presented by Judith Mountain Players. $15. Tickets at Lewistown Art Center & at the door, as available.

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