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Friday, 8/10

COMMUNITY

Family Campfire: 6:30-8 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Program, fire and marshmallow roast. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Details at montanafair.com.

Nature Nuts: 10 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, $40 for eight weeks, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

MUSIC

Dustin Lynch: 7 p.m. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. $30, $40, $50. 256-2422, metrapark.com.

STAGE

Comedy play “Jimmie and Pete”: 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Rated R. $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. Billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Julia Louis-Dreyfest 2018 (Dreyfest VI): 4 p.m. Downtown. More than 75 bands, poets, comedians, visual artists, craftspeople from across the region at seven venues through Aug. 11. All ages. $15 per day, or $5 per venue; $20 weekend wristband. Waste-division.org.

Musical “Heathers”: 7 p.m. Backyard Theatre, 1241 Ave. F. Bring chair, snacks, drinks. Suggested donation $10.

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ARTS

Cody, Wyo.: Registration, “Framing 101” with Karen Petrovich. To register for the class taking place at Cody Country Art League from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 8, call 307-587-3597. Cost is $75.

COMMUNITY

Big Timber: To make reservations for artist and chef Ed Totten's Korean barbeque dinner taking place Aug. 18, at Two Rivers Gallery, call 406-932-4009, or email info@tworiversgallery.net. Cost is $40.

Red Lodge: Farmers Market. 3:30-6 p.m. Lions Park.

MUSIC

Fishtail: Ingrid Fliter, pianist. 6:30 p.m. The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Pre-concert talk at Tiara Acoustic Shell 5 p.m. $10, free for ages 21 and younger. Tippetrise.org.

Livingston: Katherine Taylor Duo. 6 p.m. Uncorked. With Jeff Purcell. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

Red Lodge: Alive at 5. 5 p.m. Snag Bar.

Red Lodge: Al Cooper. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

Three Forks: Rockin’ the Rivers. The Bridge, off of Highway 2. Headliners include Skid Row, Everlast, Stephen Pearcy of RATT. $75-$695. Schedule, tickets at rockintherivers.com.

Saturday, 8/11

ARTS

Riversage Inn Free Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Free admission for all visitors. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Bird Stroll: 7-8:30 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.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Details at montanafair.com.

Open house: 9 a.m.-2 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.

MUSIC

Kelly Clarkson: 7 p.m. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. $45, $55, $65. 256-2422, metrapark.com.

STAGE

Comedy play “Jimmie and Pete”: 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Rated R. $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. Billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Julia Louis-Dreyfest 2018 (Dreyfest VI): Downtown. More than 75 bands, poets, comedians, visual artists, craftspeople from across the region at seven venues all day. All ages. $15 per day, or $5 per venue; $20 weekend wristband. Waste-division.org.

Musical “Heathers”: 7 p.m. Backyard Theatre, 1241 Ave. F. Bring chair, snacks, drinks. Suggested donation $10.

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COMMUNITY

Hardin: Lodge Grass Area Potluck. Noon. Big Horn County Historical Museum.

Powell, Wyo.: Heart Mountain historic root cellar tours. 10 a.m.-noon. Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Free with regular museum admission. Reservations recommended by calling 307-754-8000 or emailing info@heartmountain.org.

MUSIC

Fishtail: Anton Dressler, clarinetist; Escher String Quartet. 11 a.m. The Domo, Tippet Rise Art Center. $10, free for ages 21 and younger. Tippetrise.org.

Fishtail: Ingrid Fliter, pianist; Anton Dressler, clarinetist; Escher String Quartet. 6:30 p.m. The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Pre-concert talk at Tiara Acoustic Shell 5 p.m. $10, free for ages 21 and younger. Tippetrise.org.

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

Red Lodge: Alive at 5. 5 p.m. Snag Bar.

Red Lodge: Scarecrow and the Murder, featuring Jonah Morsette. 8:30 p.m. Bull'n Bear.

Red Lodge: Tom Irwin. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

Three Forks: Rockin’ the Rivers. The Bridge, off of Highway 2. Headliners include Fuel, Theory of a Deadman. $75-$695. Schedule, tickets at rockintherivers.com.

Sunday, 8/12

COMMUNITY

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Details at montanafair.com.

SteamFest 2018: 1-3 p.m. Billings Depot, 2310 Montana Ave. Ages 2-12. Activities include creating a dry ice vortex cannon, inflating a balloon without helium, making a railroad pinball game and robots, creating parachutes for a giant wind tunnel, train rides around the Depot, books from the library’s new pedal-powered library. $15 per child, free for accompanying adults. First 175 kids receive a free book from the pedal-powered library.

MUSIC

Bret Michaels: 7 p.m. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. $30, $40, $50. 256-2422, metrapark.com.

STAGE

Comedy play “Jimmie and Pete”: 2 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Rated R. $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. Billingsstudiotheatre.com.

ELSEWHERE

MUSIC

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

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

Three Forks: Rockin’ the Rivers. The Bridge, off of Highway 2. Headliners include Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, Tommy James and the Shondells. $75-$695. Schedule, tickets at rockintherivers.com.

Monday, 8/13

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 11 a.m. “Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds.” Starts at MetraPark fairgrounds gate. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. Includes entry to MontanaFair. Reservations recommended by calling 256-6809. Ywhc.org.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Details at montanafair.com.

MUSIC

In This Moment, New Years Day, Little Miss Nasty: Doors 6:30 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. All ages. $30.50 advance, $35 day of show. Tickets: 1111presents.com; Shrine box office; Pub Station box office, 2502 First Ave. N.; or 877-987-6487.

Tuesday, 8/14

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 11 a.m. “Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds.” Starts at MetraPark fairgrounds gate. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. Includes entry to MontanaFair. Reservations recommended by calling 256-6809. Ywhc.org.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Supercross, grandstands, 6 p.m. $18, $25, $28. Tickets, fair schedule at montanafair.com.

Nature Nuts: 10 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, $40 for eight weeks, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

MUSIC

Missy Raines Trio: 7 p.m. Cisel Recital Hall, MSUB. $20 at door.

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MUSIC

Virginia City: Idaho Old Time Fiddlers. 4 p.m. Elling House Arts & Humanities Center. Admission by donation to center. 406-843-5507, ellinghouse.org.

Wednesday, 8/15

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 11 a.m. “Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds.” Starts at MetraPark fairgrounds gate. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. Includes entry to MontanaFair. Reservations recommended by calling 256-6809. Ywhc.org.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. Details at montanafair.com.

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. Special events information at westernsustainabilityexchange.org.

Thursday, 8/16

ARTS

Opening, "The Surging, Thundering Herd: Vintage Bison Engravings, 1758 - 1910": 5-8 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Exhibit through Oct. 14. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market: 4:30-6:30 p.m. South Park. Weather permitting. More information at hbdyc.org/market.

High Noon Lecture Series: Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. "Canyon Village in Yellowstone: The Model for Mission 66" with Lesley M. Gilmore. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 11 a.m. “Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds.” Starts at MetraPark fairgrounds gate. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. Includes entry to MontanaFair. Reservations recommended by calling 256-6809. Ywhc.org.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. PRCA rodeo 7 p.m., $18, $25, $28. Tickets, fair schedule at montanafair.com.

Volunteer Work Day: 4:30-7 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Information: 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: Artist reception. 4 p.m. Beartooth Gallery Fine Art. "Best of the West Art Show" series featured artist Jennifer Vranes. 442-1292, beartoothgalleryfineart.com.

MUSIC

Lewistown: Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous. Gathering registration desk & cowboy gift/poetry/music store 1-5 p.m., Fergus High lobby. Welcome chuck wagon supper & talent showcase flag retirement ceremony ($20, tickets 406-538-4575) 6 p.m., Jack’s Hanger, Airport Road. Tickets at Don’s Store and montanacowboypoetrygathering.com.

Livingston: Moe Brandy. Montana Music Ranch. Grill opens 6:30 p.m. Music 7:30 p.m. 406-222-2255, musicranchmontana.net.

Friday, 8/17

COMMUNITY

Bat Night Hike: 9-10:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. With Megan O'Reilly of FWP. Learn about bats, then use special acoustic equipment to find them. Free, but registration required. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 11 a.m. “Walking Tour of MetraPark and County Fairgrounds.” Starts at MetraPark fairgrounds gate. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. Includes entry to MontanaFair. Reservations recommended by calling 256-6809. Ywhc.org.

MontanaFair: MetraPark. PRCA rodeo 7 p.m., $18, $25, $28. Tickets, fair schedule at montanafair.com.

Nature Nuts: 10 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, $40 for eight weeks, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Big Timber: Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Two Rivers Gallery. Watercolor and oil landscapes by Malou Flato and Ed Totten, photography by Barbara Van Cleve. Also, "Fly Fishing/River Show," works by Edd Enders, Jessica Zemsky, Cindy Goeddel, Neil Jussila, Steven Oiestad, Lauri Gano, Diane Draper, Amber Jean, Sallie Bowen, Thomas English, Shirle Wempner, Patrick Clayton, Jamie Greany, Dick Moulden, Dale Wood, C. David Swanson, Lori Ryker, Karen Thiel, Steve Degenhart, Jeff Schaezle, Robert Deurloo, through Sept. 19. 406-932-4009, info@tworivers.net.

Red Lodge: Artist reception. 4 p.m. Beartooth Gallery Fine Art. "Best of the West Art Show" series featured artist Jennifer Vranes. 442-1292, beartoothgalleryfineart.com.

MUSIC

Fishtail: Jenny Chen, pianist. 6:30 p.m. The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Pre-concert talk at Tiara Acoustic Shell 5 p.m. $10, free for ages 21 and younger. Tippetrise.org.

Lewistown: Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous. At Fergus High: Gathering registration desk & cowboy gift/poetry/music store at 8 a.m.-5 p.m., artist/vendors set-up 8 a.m.-noon, food/beverage vendor set-up 9 a.m.-noon, complimentary refreshments 10 a.m. Cowboy poetry & western music sessions 9-10:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m., 3:20-4:50 p.m. Western art & gear show (free admission) noon-6 p.m. Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner Train boards 4 p.m., departs 5 p.m. (tickets at montanadinnertrain.com, 406-535-5436, 866-912-3980). At Pine Meadows Clubhouse: Jam ‘n’ dance ($5, free with pin pass) 5:30 p.m. Tickets at Don’s Store and montanacowboypoetrygathering.com.

Livingston: Shelly Besler & Tony Polecastro. 6 p.m. Uncorked. With Jeff Purcell. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

STAGE

Livingston: Comedy play "Night Comes Early." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 youth. 406-222-7720, blueslippertheatre.org.

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