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Friday, 3/15

ARTS

'Emotion Faciale Series IV' by Michel Desroches

Michel Desroches' "Emotion Faciale Series IV," a mixed media piece on canvas. 

Open studio: 9-11 a.m. Crooked Line Studio, 3330 Fourth Ave. N. 927-8041, crookedlinestudio.com.

Opening reception, "Michel Desroches: Between the Lines": 6 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. Exhibit through July 7. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

'If Not Us Than Who' by Boo Davis

“If Not Us Than Who,” a handmade cotton quilt with vintage fabric by Boo Davis, is from the “Spool of Dread” pattern, measuring 96 x 102 inches. 

Reception “Skullduggery, Quilts by Boo Davis”: 4-7 p.m. 4ZERO7 Gallery, 407 N. 24th St. Exhibit through April 13. To schedule other viewing appointment, contact Davis, boo@quiltsryche.com or 206-321-0137.

COMMUNITY

Author presentation "Ten Ways to Look at Yellowstone": 7 p.m. 224 N. Broadway. John Clayton, "Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon." 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Call for writers, Big Snowy Prize: Montana Quarterly annual contest for ages 30 and younger (as of April 15). Email a Word document of unpublished work up to 3,500 words to editor@themontanaquarterly.com. Limit one entry per person. Winners in each category receive $500 each. Deadline April 15. Information at themontanaquarterly.com/big-snowy-prize.

Montana RV Boat and Powersports Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Expo Center at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

Registration, Novel Writing Workshop: This House of Books. Carrie La Seur leads four-week workshop starting April 1. $120 members, $150 nonmembers. Registration deadline March 25. Register at This House of Books or by calling 534-1133.

STAGE

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Yellowstone Repertory Theatre production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Cole Johnson as Algernon and Chas Llewellyn as Jack in the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre production of "The Importance of Being Earnest."

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 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

Bridger: Exhibit opening “Tweetily Dee Bird Show.” 1-3 p.m. Zier Gallery. Multi-media group show through May 15. Reception March 30. 406-298-0841.

MUSIC

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

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

Red Lodge: Stone Mountain. 5 p.m. The Snag Bar.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Saturday, 3/16

ARTS

Demonstration, gallery talk: 11 a.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. "Michel Desroches: Between the Lines." Exhibit runs through July 7. 256-6804, artmuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

Montana RV Boat and Powersports Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Expo Center at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter float

A woman dances and walks a dog with the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter float during the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's downtown paprade will take place Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day celebration: Downtown. Celtic fair on Broadway Avenue from Third Avenue North to First Avenue North 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade along normal route 11 a.m. On the Community Stage at North Broadway and Third Avenue North: Irish Dancers from Claddagh Irish Dance Academy 10-10:45 a.m.; Kassidy Casterline, youth violinist 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Slainte, traditional Irish musicians 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Bilfort Huggs, youth dancer 3:30-4 p.m. On the Hooligan's Street Party Stage at North Broadway and First Avenue North: Caledonian Pipes and Drummers 11:45 a.m.; Kicking Karma noon. Downtownbillings.com.

MUSIC

Bach, Vivaldi, Handel

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale's "Symphony Royale": 7:30 p.m. (Concert Cues 6:45 p.m.) Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $28-$55. 252-3610, billingssymphony.org.

Checkerboard Squares Spring Dance: Cedar Hall at MetraPark. Mainstream workshop 2-4 p.m. Pre-rounds 7-7:30 p.m. Mainstream with plus tips 7:30-9:30 p.m. Lynn Strobel caller, Larry and Susan Sperry cuers. Workshop $6. Evening dance $8. Squaredancemontana.com.

STAGE

Musical "Mamma Mia!": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $22 adults; $20 seniors, military, students. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play “The Importance of Being Earnest”: 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.)

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

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Sidney: Digital photography workshop series. 1-4 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. Weekly through April 20. Lanae King, a visiting artist with a MFA in Photography. Participants must provide own camera/phone. All skill levels. Ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $30 per class or $150 for six classes, members; $35 per class or $180 for six classes, nonmembers. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

COMMUNITY

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

MUSIC

Columbus: Dance, jam and potluck. 1 p.m. Senior center. Bring dish to share, instrument to play. Everyone welcome.

Norris: Heather Lingle. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Lacey Nelson. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Red Lodge: Lee & Charlie. 3 p.m. The Bierstube.

Red Lodge: Montana Sun, St. Patrick's Day party. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

Red Lodge: Robert Cline Jr. 7 p.m. Jimmy's Roadhouse.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Sunday, 3/17

COMMUNITY

Montana RV Boat and Powersports Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expo Center at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Friends of the Library book sale: Noon-4 p.m. Carnegie Library.

Red Lodge: St. Patrick's Day parade. 5:45 p.m.

MUSIC

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

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

Sheridan, Wyo.: Spring concert. 4 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts. Performances by Sheridan College Symphony Band, Jazztet and Jazz Ensemble. Free. Whitneyarts.org.

STAGE

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Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 3 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Monday, 3/18

STAGE

Kinky Boots

With a score by Cyndi Lauper, this production will have audiences dancing the night away at 7:30 p.m., March 18, at Alberta Bair Theater.

Musical "Kinky Boots": 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $80, $67. 256-6052, 877-321-2074; albertabairtheater.org.

Tuesday, 3/19

COMMUNITY

MSU Billings Library spring lecture series: 6:30 p.m. MSUB Library room 148. “The Prometheus Paradox: How Monsters Make Us Human,” with Dr. Tom Nurmi, assistant professor of English. Free. Msubillings.edu.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Presentation. 7 p.m. Yellowstone Building Conference Center, Northwest College. “A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a Vanished People and Water Scarcity” with Mark Jenkins, critically acclaimed author and National Geographic field staff writer. Free. Nwc.edu.

MUSIC

“Conversations” sophomore piano recital: 7 p.m. Kinnison Hall, Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. Ebenezer Eferobor performs. Free, no ticket required. Whitneyarts.org.

Thursday, 3/21

COMMUNITY

Montana: High, Wide and Handsome Series: Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. "Building a Place for Poultry in Montana: Harriette Cushman and Poultry Work in Montana" with Amy McKinney, professor of history at Northwest College. Free. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Poetry jam: 7 p.m. Kirks' Grocery, 2920 Minnesota Ave. No advance registration required. 503-209-2394.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Livingston: Artist talk. 7 p.m. Green Door Gallery. Discussion, slide show with artist Amber Jean. 406-224-3895.

Friday, 3/22

ARTS

Open studio: 9-11 a.m. Crooked Line Studio, 3330 Fourth Ave. N. 927-8041, crookedlinestudio.com.

COMMUNITY

Montana State University Billings and Billings Clinic Science Expo: MSUB. Msubillings.edu/scienceexpo.

MUSIC

Supaman

Supaman takes the stage with New York cellist Gabriel Royal March 22, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m., at Alberta Bair Theater.

Gabriel Royal & Supaman: 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $42, $27 adults; $22 students. 256-6052, 877-321-2074; albertabairtheater.org.

ELSEWHERE

MUSIC

Norris: Joseph Running Crane. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults; $14 seniors, students, $10 youth. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

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