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Friday, 11/2

COMMUNITY

WyoPoets 2019 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest open: Deadline Dec. 15. Details at wyopoets.org/contests.html

MUSIC

Contradance Billings: Cedar Hall at MetraPark. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m. Dance 8-11 p.m. Music by Homegrown String Band. Derek Gallagher calls. No partner required. $8 members, $10 nonmembers at door. Memberships ($15) also available. Squaredancemontana.com.

Reservations open, Elks Charity Ball: Reservations are being accepted for the Elks Lodge Charity Ball, taking place on Nov. 10. The event includes dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a live big band dance at 7 p.m. For more information about dinner, or to make reservations (due by Nov. 7), call 252-8407. Tickets to the dance cost $15. Proceeds benefit Elks Lodge programs for veterans and youth.

STAGE

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Ordinary Days

From left, Katie Rehberg, Daniel Crary, Caitlin Hart, and Travis Kuehn star in Yellowstone Repertory Theatre's production of "Ordinary Days," a musical by Adam Gwon featuring four lead characters whose story is told exclusively in song.  

Play “Ordinary Days”: 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: Exhibit opening, “Holiday Bling.” Red Lodge Clay Center. Artists include Pattie Chalmers, Rebecca Chappell, Wesley Harvey, Bryan Hopkins, Meredith Host, Yoonjee Kwak, Melissa Mencini, Yoko Sekino-Bove, Melanie Sherman, Liz Quackenbush. Through Dec. 22. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

MUSIC

Livingston: Montana Manouche. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

Norris: Restless Pines. 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: Pray for Snow party. 6-9 p.m. Red Lodge Mountain, Main Lodge. Music by Band of Drifters, viewing of ski movie; bonfires in courtyard. Food available, $10 per meal. (Free food, beer, wine for season pass holders.)

Saturday, 11/3

ARTS

St. Bernard's annual craft sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church, 226 Wicks Lane. Sale, white elephant room, raffle, continental breakfast and lunch available.

COMMUNITY

Author event: 5:30-7 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Cere Demuth, "The Way We Stay: A Memoir of Recovery."

Book signing, presentation: 1-4 p.m. Barjon’s Books, Music & Gifts, 223 N. 29th St. Leslie Patten, “Ghostwalker: Tracking a Mountain Lion’s Soul through Science and Story.” Free. 252-4398, barjonsbooks.com.

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School of Classical Ballet fundraiser

"Clara's Nutcracker Tea Party" includes a photo op with characters from "The Nutcracker."

Clara’s Nutcracker Tea Party: 2-4 p.m. Montana Dance Center, 701 Daniel St. Tea party in Land of Sweets, sneak-peek performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet, photos with characters, ornament- and pointe-shoe decorating, cookie decorating for kids; silent auction for adults. $25 adults, $20 children. Benefits School of Classical Ballet student scholarships, teaching aids and funds to bring guest artists. Tickets at eventbrite.com (search for event "Clara's Nutcracker Tea Party").

Coffee Walk With a Naturalist "Nature Journaling": 9:30-11 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

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 (weather permitting, $10 per hour, free for members), talk with naturalist. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

STAGE

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The Mikado - Sort Of ...

The cast of NOVA's production of "The Mikado - Sort Of ..." from left, Owen McCaughey, Logan Mayer, Edlen Brockman, Beatrice Layton, Samantha McCaughey, Atticus Mayer, Aria Lund, Anastasia Hayes, Emilia Ford, Macy Krumdieck, Liam McCaughey, William Shields and Ali Krause, pictured Monday, October 29, 2018.

Play “The Mikado (Sort of)”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Youth Conservatory performs. $16 adults, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Play “Ordinary Days”: 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: Kids Clay Class, "Thanksgiving." 10:30 a.m.-noon. Red Lodge Clay Center.

MUSIC

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

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

STAGE

Sunday, 11/4

STAGE

Play “The Mikado (Sort of)”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Youth Conservatory performs. $16 adults, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

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COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Elks Hoop Shoot. 1 p.m. Civic center.

MUSIC

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

Red Lodge: Acoustic jam. 2-4 p.m. Honey's Café.

Roundup: Mike Morgan and Monty Sealey. 2 p.m. The Arcade.

Monday, 11/5

COMMUNITY

The Common Read keynote address: 7-8:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W. Kate Moore, author of “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women,” RMC's 2018 Common Read selection, speaks. Free

Write-In: 5:30-7 p.m. MoAV Coffee, 2501 Montana Ave. Hosted by Billings Area Literary Arts. Community invited to write, share, explore literary arts. Open to all.

Tuesday, 11/6

COMMUNITY

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Poetry Open Mic

Billings Area Literary Arts (BALA) co-founder Ashley Warren introduces the open mic night at This House of Books on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Poetry Open Mic: 5-7 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Hosted by Billings Area Literary Arts. Signup begin at 5 p.m., poetry readings begin at 5:30 p.m. Open to all.

STAGE

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Cirque Mechanics

Alberta Bair Theater welcomes back Cirque Mechanics with their all new production, "42 FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.

"Cirque Mechanics 42 FT — A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels": 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $40, $30 adults; $25 students. 256-6052, albertabairtheater.org.

Wednesday, 11/7

COMMUNITY

Reservation deadline, Elks Charity Ball: Reservations are being accepted for the Elks Lodge Charity Ball, taking place on Nov. 10. The event includes dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a live big band dance at 7 p.m. For more information about dinner, or to make reservations (due by Nov. 7), call 252-8407. Tickets to the dance cost $15. Proceeds benefit Elks Lodge programs for veterans and youth.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

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Crow Fair

Crow Fair celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. The largest Native American event in Montana, Crow Fair brings together tribes from across the country to celebrate with the Apsáalooke tribe in Montana.

Livingston: Program “Crow Fair: Celebrating 100 Years of Apsaalooke Culture.” Doors 6:30 p.m. Park Photo. With Shane Doyle, educator and member of the Crow (Apsaalooke) Tribe, and John Zumpano, local photographer. Free. 406-222-4184, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.

Powell, Wyo.: Stothart Reading. Noon. Hinckley Library, Northwest College campus. All are invited to share original writing, favorite pieces or listen to others. Free. Nwc.edu.

Thursday, 11/8

ART

Reception, “Amalgamation”: 5-7:30 p.m. Outer gallery, Liberal Arts Building, MSUB. Senior capstone exhibit by art student Dacia Racine through Nov. 16. Content may not be suitable for all ages. Free. Msubillings.edu.

Reception, “Some Were Heavy”: 5-7:30 p.m. Student gallery, Liberal Arts Building, MSUB. Senior capstone exhibit by art student Amber Disney through Nov. 16. Free. Msubillings.edu.

COMMUNITY

Author talk: Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. With Jean Petersen, co-author of “The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook - Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes.” Free. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

MUSIC

Senior recital: 7:30 p.m. Cisel Hall, MSUB. Asher Sotelo, guitar. Free. Msubillings.edu.

STAGE

Play “The Mikado (Sort of)”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Youth Conservatory performs. $16 adults, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Buffalo Feast. 6 p.m. Yellowstone Building Conference Center, Northwest College. Feast includes buffalo brisket, Three Sister soup, Bannock bread and other foods indigenous to the Americas. Performance featuring drumming and signing demonstrations by Johnny Tim Yellowtail and The Crow Song Dogg’s at 7 p.m. $20 adults, $12 ages 12 and younger, $10 for NWC students. Reservations no later than Nov. 5 by emailing Amy.McKinney@nwc.edu or calling 307-754-6008.

Livingston: Depot Foundation Wine and Beer Tasting. 6-8 p.m. Livingston Depot Center. Specialty wines chosen by Gourmet Cellar and Uncorked Wine Bar. Appetizers by Northern Pacific Beanery; live music by The Ridgeway Collective, silent auction, giveaways. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 406-222-2300.

Friday, 11/9

ARTS

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Art for the Ages

Guests view art for sale during a previous Art for the Ages, an annual benefit for St. John's Lutheran Ministries held at Mission Ridge. This year's event takes place Friday and Saturday featuring more than 100 works of art from Montana artists. 

Reception, “Art for the Ages”: 6-8 p.m. Mission Ridge, 3840 Rimrock Road. Tapas, no-host bar, art sale. Benefits Seeds of Kindness annual fund. Free admission.

“Tea with the Queen”: 2 p.m. Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Gallery talk by Queen Elizabeth I aka artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar II through her exhibition “Montana Peep Show Stories.” After talk, tea is served along with sandwiches, scones with jam, dessert. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. 256-6804, artmusuem.org.

STAGE

Play “The Mikado (Sort of)”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Youth Conservatory performs. $16 adults, $10 students. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Play “Ordinary Days”: 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

MUSIC

Livingston: Christy Hays. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

STAGE

"Out of the Ashes" bellydance fusion benefit show: 7-9 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Tesseract Dance Collective performs “Mad Max”-themed dance production calling attention to child abuse. Ages 18 and older only. $12 advance tickets at Barjon's, $15 at door. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse.

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