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Friday, 6/21

COMMUNITY

Program "Chimney Swift Training": 6:30-9:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Learn about chimney swifts and survey techniques. All ages. Free. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

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.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Hidden in Plain Sight: Details of Downtown": 10 a.m. Starts at Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Registration open: To register for the writing workshop, “Write What You Know” with Christene Meyers, email corby@skinnerbenoit.com or call 406-294-2390. Cost is $45 and includes lunch. The wokshop takes place 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 27. Participants may also stay for piano music by Meyers after the workshop.

Spring Into Shopping: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Small-business booths, collectibles, crafts, antiques. Free admission.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show: Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

STAGE

Lukas Seely Presents “Billing's Own Conner Roma's One Hour Comedy Special”: Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane. Ages 18 and older. $18 advance, $20 day of shows, plus applicable fees. Tickets: montanacomedy.com.

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.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Photography by Audrey Hall

On Friday, Two Rivers Gallery in Big Timber will host an opening reception for a new show featuring works by Livingston artist and photographer Audrey Hall. The show also features works by ceramicist Coco Andren, jewelry designs by MSU metalwork professor Bryan Peterson and his students, and jewelry by Billings artist and sculptor Jeff Schaezle. Wine, beer, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Big Timber: Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Two Rivers Gallery. Works by Livingston artist and photographer Audrey Hall, ceramicist Coco Andren; jewelry designs by MSU metalwork professor Bryan Peterson and his students; jewelry by artist and sculptor Jeff Schaezle. Free. 406-932-4009, info@tworiversgallery.net.

"Intricate Form" at Ucross

"Intricate Form" showcases artwork by the first two recipients of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, Brenda Mallory and Sydney Pursel. A public reception with artist talks by Mallory and Pursel will take place on June 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The multidisciplinary exhibition includes works on paper, video, installation, and sculpture.

Ucross: Artist reception, talks, “Intricate Form: Brenda Mallory + Sydney Pursel: 2018 Ucross Native American Fellows.” 7 p.m. Ucross Art Gallery. Multidisciplinary exhibit with works on paper, video, installation, sculpture through Sept. 28. 307-737-2291, ucrossfoundation.org.

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Farmers market. 3 p.m. Lions Park.

MUSIC

Laurel: Rock the Block. 6 p.m. Town Square. Music by The Cimarron Band.

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

Powell, Wyo.: Yellowstone Summer Music Camp concert. 2 p.m. Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Nwc.edu/music.

Red Lodge: Daniel Kosel & Marley Ball. 7 p.m. Carbon Fork Restaurant.

Red Lodge: Don Hayes. 9 p.m. Bull 'n Bear.

Red Lodge: Nathan Kalish & The Last Callers. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Songwriter Performances

Songwriters Kostas, Anthony Smith, Tony Lane and James Dean Hicks performed at Red Lodge Songwriter Festival.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Songwriter Festival. 1 p.m. Venues throughout town. Nashville Songwriters in the Round, Roman Theater, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Songwriters open mic at Snow Creek Saloon 9 p.m. Details, full schedule, tickets at redlodgesongwriterfest.com.

Saturday, 6/22

COMMUNITY

Author Event: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Frederick Clayton Jackson, “Uncle Buster’s Doodles Diary.” 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Billings' Biggest Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MetraPark, upper parking lot. $3 ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger. Metrapark.com.

Crafty Sisters of Billings craft show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cedar Hall at MetraPark.

Friends of the Billings Public Library block party pop-up sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Public library, 510 N. Broadway.

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.

Spring Into Shopping: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Small-business booths, collectibles, crafts, antiques. Free admission.

Swing Into Summer Reading Block Party: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Public library, in parking lot and throughout building. Activities include photos with the green screen, space and sci-fi themed costume contest, rock painting, build-your-own alien landscape, tie dye, Lego Robotics, face-painting, pop-up book sale, food trucks, more. With STARLAB from the Museum of the Rockies, The Wise Wonders Children's Museum, SCA, Barony of Bronzehlem, 4-H, HRDC. Free.

Judge Evalyn Gregory

Judge Evalyn Gregory looks over Jimmy, a standard poodle owned by Don and Roberta Chowning of Huntley at the Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club's Eastern Montana Copper Circuit Cluster conformation dog show at the MetraPark Pavilion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show: Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

MUSIC

The Cimarron Band: Noon-2 p.m. Outdoors at Food Truck Festival, Aspen View, 3075 Ave. C.

Treasure State Sound: 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W. Free, but donations benefit Angela's Piazza Women's Drop-In Center.

STAGE

The Ladies Foursome

From left Sarah Holm, Lynette Bell Ryder, Liz Heald, and Kristi Osterlund star in Billings Studio Theatre's production of "The Ladies Foursome," a story of friendship told over the course of 18 holes of golf, where secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, children, and everything in between. Directed by Dan Nickerson, the production takes place at Billings Studio Theater June 7 - 9, 13 - 16, and 20 - 22. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees take place at 2 p.m. Tickets, costing $20 for adults, and $18 for students and member of the military, are available at www.billingsstudiotheatre.com or by phone at 248-1141.

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.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Red Lodge: Closing reception, "Beau Thieg's Guitars." 2 p.m. Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery. 446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

COMMUNITY

Cody, Wyo.: 11th Annual Chili Cook-off. Elks Lodge. Tasting starts at noon. Red chili, Green chili, open class and salsa categories will be judged. Beer garden, craft vendors, live music on the lawn. $3 tasting cups. Benefits veterans, military personnel and their families. Information: 307-527-7523, codyelks.com.

MUSIC

Pandas and People

Pandas and People

Harlowton: The Harlo Music Project Summer Festival. Central Avenue South. Dan Dubuque 3:30 p.m. Arterial Drive 5 p.m. Pandas & People 7 p.m. Kuinka 9 p.m. With face painting, food and drink vendors. Nearby camping available. $20 advance, $25 day of show, ages 13 and older; free for ages 12 and younger. Tickets at Gally's Brewing Co. and harlomusicproject.com.

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

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

Red Lodge: Don Hayes. 9 p.m. Bull 'n Bear.

Red Lodge: Drones Over Yellowstone. 9 p.m. Snow Creek Saloon.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Songwriter Festival. Venues throughout town. Songwriter Showcase Finals at Roman Theater 9 a.m.-noon. Nashville Songwriters in the Round at Doug Brown Field 6-9 p.m. Late Night jam session with Matt Strachan and the Hoot Owls outside of Front Bar 9 p.m. Details, full schedule, tickets at redlodgesongwriterfest.com.

Virginia City: Mike Dowling, guitarist. 7 p.m. Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. 406-843-5507, ellinghouse.org.

STAGE

Havre: Play “Every Brilliant Thing.” 7:30 p.m. MSUN/MAT Theatre. Free admission, but $5 suggested donation benefits local resources for mental health and suicide prevention. 406-945-0272, jay@mtactors.com.

Sunday, 6/23

COMMUNITY

Carson & Barnes Circus-Saurus: 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Elephant wash (free) at noon. MetraPark, upper parking lot. $6-$32. Bigtopshow.com, metrapark.com.

Festival of Cultures

David Kirkness holds Paulie the miniature pinscher while Juneann Morien, 15 months, and Jamileh Morien reach out to pet her at the African booth. The African booth featured the cultures of Tanzania and Kenya and had materials for festival-goers to make beaded necklaces.

Festival of Cultures: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rocky Mountain College Green, 1511 Poly Drive. Music, dance, art, children's activities, ethnic cuisine, cultural crafts, free raffle of gift certificates to local restaurants. Hosted by the Institute for Peace Studies at RMC. peacestudies@rocky.edu.

Spring Into Shopping: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Small-business booths, collectibles, crafts, antiques. Free admission.

MUSIC

Soul Funk Collective

Brooke Moncada, left, Maggie Schwarz, center, and Emerald Hart are vocalists in Soul Funk Collective, a guest of the Symphony in the Park event this weekend.

Symphony in the Park: 4-9 p.m. Amend Park. Instrument Petting Zoo, food trucks 4 p.m. Billings Community Band concert with conductor Aaron Roberts 5 p.m. Kids Conducting Contest with BSO&C Maestra Anne Harrigan 6:45 p.m. Billings Symphony Orchestra concert 7 p.m. after Presentation of the Flags by VFW Post 6774 & the Marine Corps League. Free. Limited reserved tent seating wristbands ($10) at the symphony office, 2721 Second Ave. N., Suite 350. Reserved parking ($5, cash only) with shuttle service at Senior High available day of event. 252-3610, billingssymphony.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Absarokee: Montana BBQ Cook-Off. Noon-6 p.m. Barbecue competition sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society; food vendors; beer; live music by 2 Geezers & Hanna, Tanglewood, The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers. Free admission. Montanabbqcookoff.com.

Red Lodge: Yellow Ribbon Community ice cream social. 1-4 p.m. 101 Kainu Ave.

Virginia City: Program "Secrets of the Virginia City Masonic Lodge." 2 p.m. Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. With Bill Bennett, attorney and member of Virginia City Masonic Lodge No. 1, and member and past president of Virginia City Preservation Alliance board. 406-843-5507, ellinghouse.org.

MUSIC

Lavina: Country music dance and jam. 2-6 p.m. Cozy Corner Bar. Hosted by the Drivin’ Sideways Band. With smorgasbord.

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

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

Monday, 6/24

COMMUNITY

Carson & Barnes Circus-Saurus: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. MetraPark, upper parking lot. $6-$32. Bigtopshow.com, metrapark.com.

Summer STEAM kids program: 2 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. François Morin, owner and baker at Le Fournil Bakery, teaches about flour and gluten and how each is important to making good bread. Afterward, he will return to his bakery to bake the loaves made by the children. Participants will be able to pick up their children's loaves to take home to eat. Free. Designed for ages 4-10, but everyone welcome. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

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STAGE

Lewistown: Play, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' "Henry IV." 6:30 p.m. Frank Day Park. Free. Shakespeareintheparks.org.

Tuesday, 6/25

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.

Program: 4 p.m. Public library. Lynn Powers, president and education chair of the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society and NASA Eclipse subject matter expert, presents program commemorating 50th anniversary of Apollo missions and moon landing. Free.

Wednesday, 6/26

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

MUSIC

Shepherd: Dark Horse Consort. 7 p.m. Kania House. Greg Ingles and Eric Schmalz, sackbut; Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto; Carrie Krause, baroque violin; and John Lenti, lute. With refreshments. $25 general admission, $5 students; donations to musicians also accepted. RSVP at baroquemusicmontana.com/concerts.

STAGE

Malta: Play, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' "Merry Wives." 6:30 p.m. Courthouse lawn. Free. Shakespeareintheparks.org.

Montana Shakespeare in the Park's Macbeth

Audience members watch Montana Shakespeare in the Parks's performance of Macbeth at Pioneer Park on Friday, July 21.

Thursday, 6/27

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Bars, Brothels, and Bok Choy": 6 p.m. Starts at Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

ELSEWHERE

COMMUNITY

Livingston: Program “Creating a Medicinal Herb Garden”: 6-9 p.m. With Bev Axelsen, herbalist and instructor of plant medicine and herb classes, and habilitation services specialist at Counter Point. $25. Location given upon registration. 406-222-9999, paradisepermaculture.org.

STAGE

Wolf Point: Play, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' "Henry IV." 6:30 p.m. Faith Home Park. Free. Shakespeareintheparks.org.

Friday, 6/28

COMMUNITY

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour “Grave Side Stories.” 10 a.m. Starts at Mountview Cemetery. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

MUSIC

The High Country Cowboys: Doors 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m. Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th St. $20 at door. Benefits Billings Heights Lions Club.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Livingston: Fourth Friday Art Walk. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown.

Livingston: Opening reception, “Five Years in China.” 5:30-8 p.m. Green Door Gallery. Group show by Larry Blackwood, Abram Boise, Edd Enders, Joe Fay Parks Reece, representing five trips to China, through July 20. Free. 406-333-2330.

MUSIC

Malta: Milk River Gospel Jamboree. Details at mrgjamborree.org.

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

STAGE

Livingston: Musical “Disney’s Newsies.” 8 p.m. The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. $18 adults, $14 senior/student, $10 youth 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Sidney: Play, Shakespeare in the Park's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." 6:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park. Free.

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