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Friday, 11/9

ARTS

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.

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Montana Peepshow: Stories by Leslie van Stavern Millar II

Leslie Van Stavern Millar II has created an imaginative world where Queen Elizabeth the First utilizes a time machine to visit Montana at varying time periods. Titled "Montana Peepshow," the exhibit is on display Nov. 8 - Jan. 6 at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

“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.

Veteran’s Medicine Wheel event: Begins with opening ceremony in MSUB library room 231 at 11:45 a.m. Continues outside College of Education building with building of medicine wheel. Free. Rain or shine. 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.

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The Mikado - Sort Of ...

The cast of NOVA's production of "The Mikado - Sort Of ..." including Samantha McCaughey, left, Aria Lund, center, and Beatrice Layton rehearses Monday, October 29, 2018.

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 "Beneath These Western Skies." Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. Paintings by Trish Stevenson and Afton Ray-Rossol through Nov. 28. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Veterans Day program. 10 a.m. Red Lodge Civic Center.

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.

Red Lodge: Kalyn Beasley: 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

STAGE

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Tesseract Dance Collective

Tesseract Dance Collective presents "Out of the Ashes," from 7-9 p.m., November 9, at the Shrine Auditorium.

"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 for attention to child abuse. Ages 18 and older only. $12 advance tickets at Barjon's, $15 at door. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse.

Saturday, 11/10

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. 

“Art for the Ages” exhibit and sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mission Ridge, 3840 Rimrock Road. Benefits Seeds of Kindness annual fund. Free admission.

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.

Pipe ceremony: 4-5 p.m. Barjon’s Books, Music & Gifts, 223 N. 29th St. Traditional Native American Pipe Ceremony with English and Native American prayers, with Mike Turley. Free. 252-4398, barjonsbooks.com. For more information, call Mike, 672-4522.

Vets, Pets and Sweat benefit roller derbies and meals: Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. The Must Dash Dolls vs. Back Alley Brats (juniors) with taco bar lunch 11 a.m. Team Montana Roller Derby vs. Team Saskatchewan (adults) with spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Benefits Dogs Tag Buddies, veterans service dog program. $10 per game, $10 VIP food ticket. Brownpapertickets.com/event/3739975.

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"Says You!"

“Says You!” cast will tape two shows in Billings before a live audience Saturday, Nov. 10.

“Says You!” live tapings: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Petro Hall, MSUB campus. Seating for VIP Q&A audience 6:45 p.m. Seating for general audience 7 p.m. (Pre-show reception/light refreshments in Glacier Room, Petro Hall, 6 p.m.) $15-$50, plus fees. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3649353.

MUSIC

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Con Spirito

The women's vocal ensemble Con Spirito will present a free concert celebrating the winter season at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Nov. 10 - 11. 

Concert “Child With the Starry Crayon”: 3 p.m. St. Pius X Catholic Church, 717 18th St. W. Con Spirito performs with guest group Treasure State Sound. Free.

STAGE

Musical "Chicago": 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $75, $65 adults; $50 students. 256-6052, albertabairtheater.org.

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Chicago

The hit Broadway musical "Chicago" returns to the Alberta Bair Theater for two nights in November. 

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.)

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"Ordinary Days"

Caitlin Hart is seen in Yellowstone Repertory Theatre's "Ordinary Days," a small-cast play about the modern angst of Millennials, set in New York City. 

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Artisans Holiday Faire. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beartooth Elks Lodge. Featuring gift items made by local artists. Food donations to the Baretooth Cupboards Food Bank accepted.

Red Lodge: Open studio, figure drawing with live model. 10 a.m.-noon. Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. All skill levels welcome. Bring drawing supplies, sketch pad. $5. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

Sidney: Open house, exhibit opening "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints." 10 a.m.-4 p.m MonDak Heritage Center. Popular art of Northeast Brazil through Jan. 7. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

Sidney: Workshop, basket weaving. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. $25. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

COMMUNITY

Mint Film Festival: 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The Roman Theater. (After-party at the Carbon Fork.) Redlodge.com.

MUSIC

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

Powell, Wyo.: Northwest Civic Orchestra fall concert. 7 p.m. Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Featuring Tanner Jorden. Free. $10 adults, $5 seniors, free for children.

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

Virginia City: Baroque Music Montana concert "The Mystical Violin and Courteous Lute: 17th Century Sonatas" 7 p.m. Elling House Arts & Humanities Center. Featuring Carrie Krause on baroque violin and John Lenti on theorbo. Admission by donation to Center. 406-843-5507, ellinghouse.org.

Sunday, 11/11

COMMUNITY

Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration: 10:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Western Heritage Center. Will Billings Mayor Bill Cole; guest speakers Kevin Kooistra, Darrell Ehrlick; poet Dave Caserio; exhibit "The War at Home: World War I and Yellowstone County. Free. Ywhc.org.

Armistice Day commemoration: 9:30 a.m. Petro Theater, Montana State University Billings. With Commissioner Denis Pitman and Billings Mayor Bill Cole, guest speakers, commemoration of MSUB as Purple Heart School. Ringing of bell 11 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Military and Veterans Success Center at College of Education follows. Lunch reception at Student Union Building, noon.

Armistice Day commemoration ceremony: 10:45 a.m. Courthouse lawn. DAV Billings Chapter 10, sound the war memorial bell at 11 a.m. Rifle salute, playing of taps follow.

Hospice Tree of Lights celebration: 4 p.m. Lil Anderson Center, RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St.

Veterans Day breakfast: 8:30-11 a.m. Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Lane. Most meals under $10. Veterans receive 50 percent discount. Free Champagne.

MUSIC

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Yellowstone Chamber Players

Yellowstone Chamber Players from left include Rebekah Reger (percussion), Elizabeth Adcock (guitar), Sheri Rolf on clarinet, Mady Johnson on saxophone.

Yellowstone Chamber Players: 3 p.m. Cisel Hall, MSUB. 20th century music featuring Liguang Zhou, piano; Megan Karls and Julie Johnson, violin; Amy Letson, viola; John Dutton, horn; Sheri Rolf, clarinet. $10 adults, $5 students.

STAGE

Musical "Chicago": 2 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $75, $65 adults; $50 students. 256-6052, albertabairtheater.org.

Play “The Mikado (Sort of)”: 2 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”: 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

ARTS

Red Lodge: Sip and Paint. 1-3 p.m. Rock Creek Resort.

COMMUNITY

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Carrie Krause and John Lenti

Baroque musicians Carrie Krause and John Lenti will play at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at Columbus Community Congregational Church.

Columbus: Baroque music concert “The Mystical Violin and Courteous Lute: 17th Century Sonatas.” 7:30 p.m. Columbus Community Congregational Church. With Carrie Krause and John Lenti. $20 adults, $5 students. For more information, contact Kathleen Ralph at 406-322-1117.

MUSIC

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

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

Red Lodge: Bach and Beyond. 3 p.m. Community Church.

Red Lodge: Dead Horses. 6 p.m. The Roman Theater.

Monday, 11/12

COMMUNITY

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) write-in: 5-7 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Public welcome to drop in, write. All ages. Led by Brenna Brockel. Information: 657-8258.

MUSIC

Chris Foster: 7 p.m. Unity Church of Billings, Nine 14th St. W. Composer/Musician performs Latin jazz, folk, rock, pop. Suggested offering $10-$20.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Presentation "From whalers and the War of 1812 to mockingbirds and imps of darkness: Life’s grand experiment in Galapagos." 6 p.m. Intercultural House. Eric Atkinson, NWC assistant professor of biology, shares some historical perspectives, natural history observations and evolutionary insights following his foray to the "Enchanted Isles." Free. Nwc.edu.

Powell, Wyo.: Veterans Day community dinner. 5 p.m. DeWitt Student Center Dining Hall, Northwest College. Dinner, prize drawings, guest speakers. Free for veterans and active duty service members, $6 non-veterans/military. Nwc.edu.

Tuesday, 11/13

COMMUNITY

Documentary screening, “Dolores: Rebel, Activist, Feminist, Mother”: 6 p.m. Art House Cinema & Pub, 109 N. 30th St. Hosted by Montana State University Billings’ Hispanic tradition class. Free.

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

Sidney: Exhibit opening, "Miniature Art Show." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. Group show through Jan. 12. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Livingston Film Series, "Safety Not Guaranteed.” The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Reception 6:30 p.m. Screening 7 p.m. Free, but donations to the center accepted. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Powell, Wyo.: Intercultural lunch: Saudi Arabia. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. North West College, dining hall. $7.75 plus tax, includes access to the dining hall buffet. No additional charge for those with meal plan. Nwc.edu.

Wednesday, 11/14

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Japanese Field Studies presentation. Noon Intercultural House. Milo Asay, NWC assistant professor, discusses his most recent field studies trip to Japan, as well as upcoming trips. Lunch served. Free. Nwc.edu.

Powell, Wyo.: Turkmenistan Culture Night. 7 p.m. Yellowstone Building Conference Center. Multimedia presentations, traditional dress, music, games; traditional Turkmen dish prepared by NWC students; winner of Greece and Italy trip raffle announced. Free. Nwc.edu.

Thursday, 11/15

COMMUNITY

High Noon Lecture Series: Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. "Serving a Community: Parmly Billings Memorial Library During WWI" with Gavin Woltjer, director of Billings Public Library. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Program "World War II Battle of the Bulge: A Montana Perspective with Randall LeCocq and John Driscoll: 6-8 p.m. Billings Public Library. Free.

STAGE

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

Sidney: Class "Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree." Noon and 6 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. $65. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Program "Back to the USSR: A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union." Noon. Intercultural House. NWC international students from Russia explore what life was like for the Soviet people. Lunch served. Free. Nwc.edu.

Powell, Wyo.: Presentation “Making Tempura and Sushi: An Evening of Japanese Cuisine.” 6:30 p.m. Intercultural House. NWC students from Japan provide historical and cultural informational presentation about tempura and sushi followed by a hands-on demonstration on how to make tempura and sushi. Free. Nwc.edu.

STAGE

Sheridan, Wyo.: Play “Nunsense": 7:30 p.m. WYO Theater. Sheridan College Theater Department. $20 adults, $15 seniors and military, $5 for students. Tickets at box office, 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

Friday, 11/16

COMMUNITY

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MINT Filmfest

Light from the setting sun shines on the Babcock Theatre's sign on Friday, Sept. 14.

Babcock Theatre grand re-opening: 2812 Second Ave. N. Ribbon-cutting 6 p.m. Classic film screening 7 p.m. $1 admission, donations to theater also accepted.

MUSIC

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

STAGE

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

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Program "Exploring Saudi Arabia." 6 p.m. Intercultural House. Saad Alajaji, a student from Saudi, shares his country and his culture during a program that includes multimedia components and an informational presentation. The evening concludes with a demonstration and a sample of a traditional Saudi Arabian dish. Free. Nwc.edu.

MUSIC

Livingston: Virginia Warner. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

STAGE

Sheridan, Wyo.: Play “Nunsense": 7:30 p.m. WYO Theater. Sheridan College Theater Department. $20 adults, $15 seniors and military, $5 for students. Tickets at box office, 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

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