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Friday, 5/31

ARTS

Ron Campbell

An illustration by Ron Campbell features George Harrison in "Yellow Submarine."

Ron Campbell Pop Up Show: 3-7 p.m. Toucan, 2505 Montana Ave. Ron Campbell, director and animator of "Yellow Submarine," "The Beatles" Saturday morning and many other cartoons, sells original cartoon paintings, as well as various other works from his 50-year career in animation including “Scooby Doo,” “Smurfs,” “Rugrats,” more. 252-0122, toucanarts.com.

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Bars, Brothels, and Bok Choy": 10 a.m. Starts at Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Program "Cocoa and Crawlers: Nocturnal Insects": 8:30-10 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd. Bring flashlight, walking shoes. $5 nonmembers, free for members. Registration required. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

MUSIC

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts hosts open auditions

Soprano Brooke Moncada, as the Queen of the Night, poses for a portrait at The Gazette's studio. Opera auditions take place Wednesday, July 31 at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts for the upcoming season of opera productions (in English) that will include “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Sister Angelica,” and “The Impresario.” Auditions take place 6 p.m. at MSUB in room 128 of the Music Building open to all ages and voice types for leading roles, secondary roles and chorus members. To schedule, email Doug Nagel at douglas514@aol.com.

Opera audition scheduling open: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts’ new season of opera productions (in English) will include “The Marriage of Figaro” Nov. 8 and 15, and “Sister Angelica” and “The Impresario” April 24 and May 1. Auditions take place 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at MSUB in room 128 of the Music Building. Auditions are open to all ages and voice types for leading roles, secondary roles and chorus members. Take at least one selection to sing, as well as sheet music for the accompanist, and plan to complete a short audition form. To schedule, email Doug Nagel at douglas514@aol.com.

STAGE

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

ELSEWHERE

MUSIC

Lewistown: Bluegrass jam session with Lochwood. 7 p.m. Lewistown Art Center. For all ages, all acoustic instruments. Free.

Norris: Restless Pines. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Christy Hays. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: Nicole and Andy Wilson. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Snow Creek Saloon. The Cimarron Band's father/daughter duo perform.

Saturday, 6/1

ARTS

Ron Campbell Pop Up Show: Noon-6 p.m. Toucan, 2505 Montana Ave. Ron Campbell, director and animator of "Yellow Submarine," "The Beatles" Saturday morning and many other cartoons, sells original cartoon paintings, as well as various other works from his 50-year career in animation including “Scooby Doo,” “Smurfs,” “Rugrats,” more. 252-0122, toucanarts.com.

COMMUNITY

First Lady Hat Fashion Show and Cream Tea Party: 2 p.m. Prescott Hall, Rocky Mountain College. Cream tea (cookies, cake, finger sandwiches), historical fashion show of First Ladies’ hats. Hosted by Lorraine “The Hat Lady” Marsh and Institute for Peace Studies. Wearing of hat encouraged, but not required. All ages. $20 adults, $10 children. Tickets at rocky.edu/peacestudies.

International Tabletop Day and Steve Jackson Games demo: 6 - 10 p.m. KAB Sportscards & Collectables, 2059 Broadwater Ave., Suite C. Learn and play games published by Steve Jackson, including "Munchkin," "Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game," "Mars Attacks: The Dice Game," "Car Wars: The Card Game," "Zombie Dice" and more. Ages 13 and up.

Island X Adventure Run: Riverfront Park. 9 a.m. Run or walk through obstacle course, costumes encouraged (island or "Survivor" theme suggested). Free kids run follows. $30, includes prizes, refreshments, tank top. Benefits Family Tree Center programs to prevent child abuse. Registration through June 1 at runsignup.com/race/mt/billings/islandxadventurerace. Registration also available at race 8-8:45 a.m.

Artist Elley Swan

Artist Elley Swan stands in the Montana Audubon Education Center, which is decorated by a 360-degree mural Swan painted earlier this year. Pictured Monday, June 25, 2018.

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.

Montana Renaissance Festival

In this file photo from 2018, Lady Valaska rides off after threading a ring onto her lance during the jousting event at the Montana Renaissance Festival at ZooMontana.

Renaissance Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ZooMontana, 2100 Shiloh Road. Single day admission: $15 ages 16-54, $10 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3-15, free for ages 2 and younger, family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $40. two-day pass: $25; Montanarenfest.com.

Youth Bicycle Rodeo: 10-11:30 a.m. Castle Rock Park. Families not yet registered should arrive by 9:45 a.m. 245-8051, 252-0174.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Bridger: Exhibit "Building on What Was Before," works by Dana Zier. Zier Gallery. Veterans receive 20 percent discount on Zier paintings through June. 406-298-0841, art2dtoo@aol.com.

Nye: Windy Flats Gallery season opens. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. With Tom Wolfe, of Nye, and Edward Barta, gallery owner, and a birthday celebration for Alaina Buffalo Spirit, ledger artist. Food and beverages served.

Red Lodge: Nature journaling workshop. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. Dominique Paulus teaches how to identify and sketch wildflowers, trees, wildlife. For all skill levels. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, snacks or bag lunch, and portable chair. Art supplies provided. $35. 406-446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Living History Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On the grounds of Yellowstone Gateway Museum. Artisans demonstrate flint knapping, blacksmithing, painting, Dutch-oven cooking, more, plus Native American traditional games. Free admission to activities and exhibits, including previews of new agriculture, Ice-Age mammoth, and interactive art exhibit. Burgers and hot dog plates available for purchase. 406-222-4184, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.

Red Lodge: All Nation's Garde Club annual plant & bake sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. H Bar S Realty.

MUSIC

Harlowton: SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury. 6-8 p.m. Gally's Brewing Co.

Lewistown: Guitar workshop with Bluegrass band Lochwood. 4-5 p.m. Lewistown Art Center. Free.

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

Red Lodge: Lee Henke & Ira Wolf. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: MOJO. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival faculty concert. 7:30 p.m. Civic center.

STAGE

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

Sunday, 6/2

ARTS

Ron Campbell Pop Up Show: Noon-4 p.m. Toucan, 2505 Montana Ave. Ron Campbell, director and animator of "Yellow Submarine," "The Beatles" Saturday morning and many other cartoons, sells original cartoon paintings, as well as various other works from his 50-year career in animation including “Scooby Doo,” “Smurfs,” “Rugrats,” more. 252-0122, toucanarts.com.

COMMUNITY

Renaissance Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ZooMontana, 2100 Shiloh Road. Single day admission: $15 ages 16-54, $10 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3-15, free for ages 2 and younger, family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $40. two-day pass: $25; Montanarenfest.com.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Community Plant Swap. 9:30 a.m. Red Lodge Ales.

MUSIC

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.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival faculty concert. 7:30 p.m. Civic center.

Virginia City: Bel Canto. 3 p.m. Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. Bozeman Symphonic Choir ensemble, accompanied by Alison Todd, gives free performance. 406- 843-5507, ellinghouse.org.

STAGE

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

Monday, 6/3

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Adult Clay Camp. Red Lodge Clay Center. 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 7. $110. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

MUSIC

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

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Music Festival faculty concert. 7:30 p.m. Civic center.

Tuesday, 6/4

COMMUNITY

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: Sign-up 5 p.m. Readings 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Wednesday, 6/5

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.

ELSEWHERE

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, 6/6

ARTS

YAM art loan

A painting by Rudy Autio is ready to be hung at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

Sharon Kagan

Works by mixed media artist Sharon Kagan, based in California, will be on display through July at the Yellowstone Art Museum featuring paintings as well as large scale fiber art. 

Free Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Free admission for all visitors, in honor of Will James' birthday. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Born a Railroad town": 6 p.m. Starts at Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Livingston: Exhibit opening gala, “Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Yellowstone Gateway Museum. Multi-media, interactive exhibit of well-known and obscure cultural landscapes of Park County. The display encourages people to use observation while at the museum and when surrounded by local landscapes. Includes works by Edd Enders, Charles Fifield, Kelly Hartman, Les Herman, Darlene “Puci” Pucillo, Tandy Miles Riddle, Robert Spanning, Kyle Ebert, Steve Fox, Jean Skillman, Storrs Bishop, Norm Miller, Hallie Rugheimer, and Rosamond Stanton. Through September. 406-222-4184, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Bozeman: BZN International Film Festival. Panel discussions, community-wide events, Q&A sessions, parties, screenings of 70 films from 19 countries. Through June 9. $75-$250. Details, schedule, tickets at bozemanfilmcelebration.com.

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.

Livingston: Author reading, discussion. 7 p.m. Elk River Books. Poet and memoirist Joe Wilkins, “Fall Back Down When I Die.” 406-333-2330, elkriverbooks.com.

Friday, 6/7

ARTS

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.

COMMUNITY

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

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.

Fiesta car show

A couple looks at a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle at a car show during a previous Mexican Fiesta at South Park.

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.

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.

Youth Theater

Actors practice a routine for 'School House Rock' during a 2018 rehearsal at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

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

MUSIC

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

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