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Friday, 4/26

ARTS

Museum Free Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

COMMUNITY

Arbor Day tree giveaway: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Montana Audubon Center parking lot, 7026 South Billings Blvd. Yellowstone County citizens can receive a tree, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Yellowstone Conservation District at 247-4420 or 690-9326.

Author event: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Allen Morris Jones, "Sweeney on the Rocks." Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Legion Against Cancer bingo: 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 4, 1540 Broadwater Ave. American Legion Baseball hosts fundraiser benefiting Kelker’s Kids and Piggy Bank funds. Bingo cards cost $20 for 10. Food and drinks available for purchase.

MUSIC

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

STAGE

Musical “High School Musical on Stage!”: 7:30 p.m. West High auditorium. Features brief discussion with show's actors, directors, designers. Presented by West High drama and music departments. $10. Tickets online at our.show/bwhs/hsmby, by calling Lisa Sharbono at 281-5738, or at door.

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 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.)

Play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time": 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 “Eurydice”: 7 p.m. Backyard Theatre, 3724 Gymnast Way. Bring chair, blanket, picnic. $7. Tickets at squareup.com/store/backyard-theatre.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Closing reception "Animals Among Us." 5-7 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. Group show through April 28. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Celebrate the Arts event - Exhibit, sculpture and photography by Tony Hochstetler through May 24. SAGE Community Arts. Artinsheridan.com.

Wyoming: Wyoming Arts Council fellowships available. Applications for merit-based fellowships in visual arts, performing arts, creative writing. Open to Wyoming residents. Details at wyomingartscouncil.org.

MUSIC

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

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

Sheridan, Wyo.: Celebrate the Arts event - The Kingston Trio. 7:30 p.m. WYO Theater. $37.50. 307-672-9084, wyotheater.com.

STAGE

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 age 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Saturday, 4/27

COMMUNITY

American Legion Hall of Fame Induction and fundraiser: Doors 5 p.m. Event 6 p.m. Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane. Dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment by storyteller/illusionist Harris III, speaker Brandon Wood. $50. Billingsalbaseball.org, 860-3713, 670-3777.

Billings Great American Cleanup: Doors 8:30 a.m. Check in at Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St. to pick up supplies (safety vests, latex gloves, pickers, free litter bags, bottled water). Teams disperse to clean up neighborhoods, workplaces, parks, school grounds, landmarks, roadways, city alleys from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then return to community center to deposit filled bags in city dumpsters in the parking lot across the street. Volunteers then return gear and can enjoy a free brown bag lunch. Registration is recommended: brightnbeautifulbillings@gmail.com or 248-6617.

Chaucer Day celebration “Feasts, Fisticuffs, & Feminism in the Middle Ages”: 4-6:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Dr. William Kamowski reads from Chaucer's “The Wife of Bath”; Society for Creative Anachronism demonstrates medieval fighting practices; food sampling; readings, discussion. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Earth Day celebration: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd. Volunteers of any age welcome to help with weeding, mulching, trash pickup, nature walking, trail building, other activities. Bring work gloves, if possible. Check in at tent in parking lot. Free barbeque lunch for volunteers follows. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Healthy Kids Day: 10 a.m.-noon. Billings Family YMCA, 402 N. 32nd St. Family event. Activities include bounce house, scavenger hunt, vendor booths, camp activity stations, water safety/canoe rides/pool activities (bring swimwear), pickleball, mini-golf, camp registration, more. Oula Jr. 10:30-11 a.m. Generation POUND 11:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 248-1685, billingsymca.org.

Poetry reading “I Am Montana”: 1 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Reading from poetry anthology by teens, collaborative project between Free Verse Writing Project and Second Season. Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Tolkien Mini Film Fest: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Public library. With Daniel Funderhide, president of The Council of Westmarch. Bring snacks to share. Free, but tickets required, available at second floor help desk.

MUSIC

Big Sky Handbell Festival: 7:30 p.m. Fortin Center, Rocky Mountain College. conductor is Matthew Compton conducts bellissimo!, and handbell choirs from Peace Lutheran Church, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Free.

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale gala “The Fabulous '50s”: Northern Hotel, 19 N. Broadway. Cocktail hour at Bernie’s 6-7 p.m. Dinner, live auction, dancing to music by The MidLife Chryslers follow in Grand Ballroom. $150 individual, tables for four and eight available. Tickets: 252-3610, billingssymphony.org.

STAGE

Musical “High School Musical on Stage!”: 7:30 p.m. West High auditorium. Presented by West High drama and music departments. $10. Tickets online at our.show/bwhs/hsmby, by calling Lisa Sharbono at 281-5738, or at door.

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 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.)

Play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time": 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 “Eurydice”: 7 p.m. Backyard Theatre, 3724 Gymnast Way. Bring chair, blanket, picnic. $7. Tickets at squareup.com/store/backyard-theatre.

Venture Improv: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $8. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Big Horn, Wyo.: Celebrate the Arts event - Opening reception, "Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day." 3-5 p.m. Brinton Museum. Works by Karen Bondarchuk through June 10. 307-672-3173, thebrintonmuseum.org.

Red Lodge: Demonstration, Kate MacDowell and Russell Wrankle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. Free, but register by calling 446-3993, or emailing info@redlodgeclaycenter.com.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Opening reception, “Juried Student Exhibition Opening Reception” 5-7 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. Exhibit on view in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery until May 3. Free. 307-675-0360, www.whitneyarts.org.

COMMUNITY

Cody, Wyo.: Irma Hotel Ghost Hunt. 7 p.m. $129 General Admission, $229 VIP, $329 couple’s special. Details, tickets at eventbrite.com/e/irma-hotel-overnight-investigation-tickets-55728695027.

Huntley: Garage and book sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. United Methodist Church.

Hunley: Huntley Highway Cleanup. Meet up at Barkemeyer Park at 9 a.m. Free community cook-out and music celebration follows. Information: 698-7685.

Livingston: Railroad Swap Meet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Depot Center. Vendors and swappers present railroad antiques, memorabilia, collectibles, books, photos, documents, artwork, model trains, tools, more. Displays of model trains. $1 admission, ages 11 and older; free for ages 10 and younger. 406-222-2300.

Red Lodge: Beartooth Ball. 5-11 p.m. Rock Creek Resort. Wine tasting, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing to music by Arterial Drive. $100 individual. $25 “band only” tickets (admission at 9 p.m.) Benefits Beartooth Billings Clinic Foundation. 406-446-0610, beartoothbillingsclinic.org.

Red Lodge: Earth Day events. Parks cleanup meets at Skate Park 10 a.m. Block party at library parking lot noon. Craft activity at Carbon County Arts Guild noon-3 p.m.

Shepherd: Shepherd Cleanup. Check-in at Shepherd Community Center starting at 8 a.m. Free community chili lunch follows. Information: 947-5750.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Dinner theater "Betrayed at the Masquerade." 6-10 p.m. Holiday Inn Sheridan Convention Center. Mystery dinner theater, live and silent auctions, student-made masks available for purchase. $80 per couple, $50 individual. Benefits Holy Name Catholic School. Tickets at school office.

Virginia City: Winter Chautauqua. Elling House Arts & Humanities Center. Potluck 6:30 p.m. Variety of writers, musicians, speakers 7:30 p.m. Season finale. To reserve a performance spot, call Toni James, 406-843-5454, ranksmerc@yahoo.com.

MUSIC

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

Powell, Wyo.: Northwest Civic Orchestra. 7 p.m. Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Maurine Akin, violin instructor at Northwest College, conducts. $10 adults, $5 seniors, free for children. Nwc.edu/events.

Red Lodge: Jollymonster. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Sheridan, Wyo.: Celebrate the Arts event - John Roberts y Pan Blanco. 7 p.m. The Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. $25. 307-675-0360, whitneyarts.org.

STAGE

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 age 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Virginia City: Children’s play “Dooby Dooby Moo!” 3 p.m. Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. The Thompson-Hickman Library Drama Club performs. Free.

Sunday, 4/28

COMMUNITY

"Clean Up The Southside With Alpha Pride" event: Noon-2 p.m. Meet at Bethel Baptist Church, 4119 Clevenger Ave. Garbage bags and gloves available while supplies last. Potluck follows.

#HearMeTooMontana ConverZations: 4-7 p.m. Hilands Golf Club, 714 Poly Drive. Dinner and wine created by women. Attendees may choose from 11 discussions related to rights and safety of women and children. $75. Benefits Zonta Club’s local and international programs. Tickets, information at eventbrite.com (search Zonta #HearMeTooMontana ConverZations), or call 255-7287 for information.

One World, Global Village fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Columbia Club, 2216 Grand Ave. Hors d’oeuvres from around the world by Raven’s Cafe d’Art, music by John Roberts y Pan Blanco, raffle prizes, world geography heads/tails competition, gift card grabs. $45. Tickets by calling 259-3024, emailing globalvillage@montana.net, and at Global Village, 2720 Third Ave. N.

Purple 5K run: 9 a.m. From MSUB to Skypoint. Benefits Spare Change for Real Change, programs to alleviate addiction, homelessness, poverty. Registration: downtownbillings.com/purple-5k.

MUSIC

Canyon Creek String Ensemble “Themes & Variations” concert: 3 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2940 Poly Drive. Free.

Yellowstone Chamber Players: 3 p.m. Losekamp Hall, RMC. Magic City Saxophone Quartet, featuring Scott Jepperson, Thomas Burke, Matt Austin, Travis Hale.

STAGE

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 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, night of show only.)

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Demonstration, Kate MacDowell and Russell Wrankle. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

Ucross, Wyo.: Celebrate the Arts events - "Color in Landscape" workshop at Raymond Plank Creative Center, noon-2:30 p.m. "Color in Landscape" artist reception at Ucross Art Gallery 3-5 p.m. (Exhibit through May 17.) Both events are free. 307-737-2291, ucrossfoundation.org.

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Discussion "The Art of Meaningful Conversation: Let's Talk About Kindness." 5:30 p.m. Carnegie Library. Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger leads open discussion exploring aspects of kindness. Free. No registration required. 446-1905.

MUSIC

Lavina: Drivin' Sideways Band, country music dance and jam. 2-6 p.m. Cozy Corner Bar.

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

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

STAGE

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 3 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 age 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Monday, 4/29

COMMUNITY

Sheridan, Wyo.: Celebrate the Art - Dining for a Cause. 4-9 p.m. Frackelton's Fine Food & Spirits. Sheridanpublicarts.com.

ELSEWHERE

MUSIC

Powell, Wyo.: Northwest College Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combos. 7 p.m. Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Directed by Jeff Troxel, director of guitar, and Zach Paris, director of bands. Free. Nwc.edu/events.

Tuesday, 4/30

ARTS

Powell, Wyo.: Opening reception, “Chile: Arriba y Abajo.” 7-8:30 p.m. Advising center adjacent to SinClair Gallery, Northwest College. Exhibit featuring photography of 14 individuals who traveled to Chile in March on display through Sept. 6. Nwc.edu.

COMMUNITY

Nature Nuts: 10-11 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Weekly program with varying themes for ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

ELSEWHERE

MUSIC

Sheridan, Wyo.: Spring concert: 7 p.m. Kinnison Hall, Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. Performances by the Sheridan College Collegiate Chorale and Chamber Choir with pianist Loretta Tonak. Free. 307-675-0360, whitneyarts.org.

Wednesday, 5/1

COMMUNITY

Gardening Series: 5 p.m. Public library, 510 N. Broadway. Sharon Wetsch demonstrates the steps for planting beautiful and productive containers with both flowers and vegetables. Participants can take home some of Wetsch’s creations. Free.

Morris dance: 5:45 a.m. Swords Park. Dancing begins at dawn. Singing of May songs follows. Everyone welcome.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Gardening program. 6-8 p.m. Paradise Permaculture Institute hosts program about companion planting of vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and wild plants. $30. Location given upon registration. 406-222-9999, paradisepermaculture.org.

Thursday, 5/2

COMMUNITY

Film screening “Young Picasso”: 3 and 6 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. With small-plate dinners available at Raven’s Café d’Art at 4 p.m. $5 members, $8 nonmembers. Young-picasso.brownpapertickets.com.

Game Night: 5-8 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Choose from games to play, or take your own. Drinks and snacks available. All ages. Free. Thishouseofbooks.com.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: Northern Hotel, 19 N. Broadway Ave. Doors 6 a.m. Breakfast 6:30 a.m. Program with keynote speaker Bay Forrest 7-8 a.m. $22.50. Billingsprayerbreakfast.com.

"Montana: High, Wide and Handsome Series": Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. “Fast Tracks to Paradise: How the Railroad Shaped the Town of Livingston, Montana" with Paul Shea, former director of Yellowstone Gateway Museum and former executive director of Yellowstone Historic Center. Free. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Author reading, discussion. 7 p.m. Elk River Books. Melissa Kwasny, “Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear.” Free. 406-333-2330, elkriverbooks.com.

Friday, 5/3

COMMUNITY

Author event: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. With Melissa Kwasny, "Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear." Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Banff Mountain Film Festival: Doors 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m. Lincoln Center auditorium, 415 N. 30th St. $12 adults, $10 students in advance; $15 adults, $12 students at door. Tickets at The Base Camp, 1730 Grand Ave.

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.

STAGE

Funky Bunch improv comedy: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $8. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

Play “Breadcrumbs”: 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.)

Play “Eurydice”: 7 p.m. Backyard Theatre, 3724 Gymnast Way. Bring chair, blanket, picnic. $7. Tickets at squareup.com/store/backyard-theatre.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Exhibit "Beau Theige's Guitars." Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. Traveling exhibit on display through June 23. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

Red Lodge: Exhibits opening. Red Lodge Clay Center. Group shows "Spring Fever" and "Advanced Student Project Network Residents" through May 26. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

COMMUNITY

Sidney: First Friday Film Series, "The Rider." 7 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. Free. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

Virginia City: Author reading. 7 p.m. Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. Roger Dunsmore, "On the Chinese Wall, New and Selected Poems." 406-843-5508, ellinghouse.org.

MUSIC

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

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Park County High production. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students; $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Livingston: Play “Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults, $13 college students and ages 60 and older, $10 age 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

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