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Entertainment guide: April 9

Entertainment guide: April 9

The Pub Station’s “Socially Distanced Series” continues with In Rapture and Stranded By Choice Friday, April 16. The age-21-plus show starts at 7 p.m..

The early shows of the first four bands in the series sold out.

These events have a limited number of pods available for purchase (nine pods of four people seated at hi-top table) and 11 pods of six people standing) and will be following socially distanced recommendations throughout the venue as well as the event. Tickets may be purchased online and in advance only.

Tickets for In Rapture are pods of four people seated $50; pods of six people standing $74. Ticket price does not include Etix service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.

Chris Fite presenting senior trombone recital at MSUB

Montana State University Billings music performance major, Chris Fite, will perform his senior recital on Wednesday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in Cisel Recital Hall. Fite is a student of Associate Professor of Low Brass, John Roberts, and will graduate this spring with a bachelor's degree in music.

His recital will include selections ranging from the Baroque era, to more modern jazz standards. Pieces will include Bach, Šulek, Peter Sanchez, Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Faculty member, Tim Schoessler will accompany Fite in the first half of the recital. The second half will feature the brass ensemble playing a piece arranged by Fite, the honors combo, and the Montana State University Billings jazz band.

The recital is free and open to the public. In order to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, attendance is limited to 50 audience members. Masks will be required for all participants and social distancing must be followed.

Stephanie Davis tops Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

After two years, the Red Lodge Songwriter Festival is glad to get back to what it does best — bringing world-class songwriters and music fans to Red Lodge. The 5th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, June 24-26th, 2021, will host 20 songwriters performing 20-plus shows in eight downtown venues. These Songwriters include Hall of Fame songwriter Kostas, and country music hitmakers Wynn Varble, James Dean Hicks, Billy Montana, and Montana’s own Stephanie Davis.

The safety of fans, volunteers, and songwriters are an utmost concern. We continue to monitor the COVID situation in our community, state, and country. If you are an existing ticket buyer and would like a refund because of COVID fears, please request it prior to May 1, 2021.

For more information or tickets, go to: www.redlodgesongwriterfestivals.org.

Live music at Thirsty Street Brewing Co at The Garage

Blake for the Lake to perform Saturday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Me and the Boys with special opening guest Jackson Holte to perform Friday, April 16 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Monthly Blues Jam will be every third Thursday of the month, from 7-9 p.m.

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts to host improv group

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts will host an improv group called Slapstick Improv. Slapstick Improv includes a variety of funny, creative actors and actresses including Keller Paulson, Will Goodridge, and many more. The group will perform every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The first performance will be April 14, 2021. The Improv show begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Purchase your tickets early due to limited seating. Tickets are $5 per person,.

Masks are required and audience members will be socially distanced.

NOVA is located at 2317 Montana Avenue in Billings. For more information visit our website www.novabillings.org or call 406-591-9535. Please follow us on Facebook.

Isaiah Girard to present senior art capstone at MSUB

Montana State University Billings senior, Isaiah Girard, will present an installation of artwork for his capstone exhibition. The exhibition “Are you Anxious” will be on display in the student art gallery from April 10 to April 23.

Girard is finishing his fifth year at MSUB, as he moved from Dillon, Montana to Billings in 2016 to pursue a degree in art education. He has developed into a conceptual artist looking to bridge the gap between 2D mediums and installation artwork. In his time at MSUB, Girard has seen success on the Men’s Track and Field team, setting the school record in high jump and consistent placings in the long jump this year.

The “Are You Anxious” exhibition is free and open to the public. Girard’s work can be viewed in the MSUB student gallery as part of the Northcutt Steele Gallery which is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. To protect the hive from COVID-19, masks are required, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

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