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Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio performs Saturday at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

Friday, 10/12

COMMUNITY

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Friends of the Library book sale

People shop for books at the Friends of the Library book sale at the Billings Public Library on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Friends of Billings Public Library Fall Book Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Library community room. Proceeds benefit library programming and literacy efforts throughout Billings.

MUSIC

Bluegrass Showcase: 7 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch chapel. Featuring Almeda Bradshaw, Bluegrass County Line, Canyon Creek, Song Dog Serenade, Stillwater County Bluegrass Band. Donations at the door benefit YBGR.

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Almeda Bradshaw

Almeda Bradshaw is one of several bluegrass artists performing at the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch chapel this weekend to benefit the organization. 

Second Annual Big Sky Gypsy Jazz Festival: Doors open 5 p.m. Babcock Theatre, 2812 Second Ave. N. Montana Manouche 6 p.m. Cottonwood Club 7 p.m. Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo 8 p.m. After-hours jam at Walkers Grill, 2700 First Ave. N., 9:30 p.m. $30 Friday night only; $40 weekend pass (plus ticket fees). Bigskygypsyjazzfestival.ticketleap.com.

STAGE

Live radio play “War of the Worlds”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $21 adults, $16 seniors and military, $10 student. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

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War of the Worlds

Jacob Stevenson, center, reads out loud while Matthew Melia, left, acts out what Stevenson is reading during rehearsals of "War of the Worlds" at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

Play "Electra": 7:30 p.m. West High auditorium. Not recommended for small children. Discussion with audience follows. $7 adults, $5 students. Tickets at door.

Play "Radium Girls": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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COMMUNITY

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The Fieldhouse

The Fieldhouse chef Ben Harmon prepares a main course for guests during a preview of the menu for Restaurant Week.

Downtown Billings Restaurant Week: Through Oct. 13. Details at downtownbillings.com.

MUSIC

Livingston: Coyote Gypsies. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

Red Lodge: Cory Johnson. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Production photos from "The Merry Wives of Windsor," which will be screened at Tippet Rise Arts Center in Fishtail on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. 

Fishtail: Play screening, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." 6 p.m. (Doors open 5 p.m.) The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Screening of Royal Shakespeare Company's live production on film. $10 ages 22 and older, free for ages 21 and younger, but reservations required. Tippetrise.org.

Havre: "God Help Us." 8 p.m. Montana Actors Theatre. Starring Ed Asner. $25 adults, $20 students/seniors/military. 406-945-0272, mtactors.com.

Livingston: Play “Proof.” 8 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.) Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults; $12 students, seniors; $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Saturday, 10/13

ARTS

Registration deadline for “Quilt Luminarium” quilting event: Big Horn Lodge. Ricky Tims presents techniques, methods, ideas, concepts for all levels and styles of quilters Oct. 26-27. $219 for two-day event. Register at rickytims.com/quilt-luminarium/online-registration or by calling 719-742-3755.

COMMUNITY

Centennial Dog Park fundraiser kickoff: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Centennial Park (St. Johns Avenue and 34th Street West). Speakers, food truck, t-shirt sales, information about future off-leash area. Funds benefit building of shade structures, watering stations, benches, agility course.

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A lab and a German shepherd play

A lab and a German shepherd play at the grand opening of High Sierra Dog Park in 2011. 

Friends of Billings Public Library Fall Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Public Library community room. Proceeds benefit library programming and literacy efforts throughout Billings.

Harvestfest: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Skypoint, Second Avenue North and North Broadway. Farmers' market, arts and crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, gift basket raffle. Pumpkin pie baking contest 11 a.m., winners announced 1 p.m. Details, contest registration at dowtownbillings.com.

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HarvestFest

From left, Pete Mitchell, Alex Davies and Josh Lieuallen of the band "Mandela Effect" perform during a previous Harvestfest under Skypoint in downtown Billings. A variety of live performances will take place this Saturday during the annual event. 

Outdoor Skills Exposition: 1 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Family friendly. Free. Register at mtaudubon.org/center.

Women of the Moose bazaar/craft fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Lane. Vendors; chili and cinnamon roll lunch available.

MUSIC

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale's "Fantasia": 7:30 p.m. (Concert Cues discussion 6:45 p.m.) Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $10-$55. 252-3610, billingssymphony.org.

Second Annual Big Sky Gypsy Jazz Festival: At Sassy Biscuit Co., 115 N. 24th St.: All-Star Brunch Jam 10 a.m. At Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.: Route 66 5 p.m. Big Sky Hot Club 6 p.m. Rimrock Hot Club 7 p.m. Night Blooming Jasmine 8 p.m. After-hours jam (location TBA) 9 p.m. $15 Saturday night only; $40 weekend pass (plus ticket fees). Bigskygypsyjazzfestival.ticketleap.com.

STAGE

Live radio play “War of the Worlds”: 7:30 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $21 adults, $16 seniors and military, $10 student. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

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Electra

West High's drama department will present a dramatic retelling of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, "Electra," in the West High Auditorium. The performance runs Oct. 11-13.

Play "Electra": 7:30 p.m. West High auditorium. Not recommended for small children. Discussion with audience follows. $7 adults, $5 students. Tickets at door.

Play "Radium Girls": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: Wheel & Wine. 4-6 p.m. Red Lodge Clay Center. Ages 21 and older. $45. Registration: 446-3993.

COMMUNITY

Hardin: Yellowstone Genealogy Forum “Introduction to Genealogy.” 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Big Horn County Museum. Information: 406-665-1671.

Roberts: Rebekah Harvest Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rebekah Lodge. Craft sale including wooden items, bake sale. Homemade lunch available 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MUSIC

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Josie Mendelsohn and Kevin Carr

Josie Mendelsohn and Kevin Carr are some of the featured performers during the Worlds of Music program, taking place Oct. 10 - 12 in Buffalo, Wyo. 

Buffalo, Wyo.: Worlds of Music community dance. 8-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall. The Connectors perform with caller Suzanne Girardot. Features called group dances and couples dances from American music traditions including French Canadian music of Québec, Cajun and Creole music of Louisiana, Basque music of the Intermountain West, and Latin American music of Brazil, Cuba and Colombia. Information: 307-217-2812 or 307-217-0028.

Buffalo, Wyo.: Worlds of Music workshop. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bomber Mountain Center. Emphasis on dance music of Québec, with exploration of other North and South American music, as participants are interested. Also, Suzanne Girardot leads session on calling square and contra dances. Open to players of all instruments and musical backgrounds and experience levels. Information: 307-217-2812 or 307-217-0028.

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

Red Lodge: Cimarron Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Snow Creek Saloon. Father/Daughter duo perform.

Red Lodge: Chad Okrusch. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

Sheridan, Wyo.: The Ahn Trio. 7 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College. $25. 307-675-0360, whitneyarts.org.

STAGE

Havre: "God Help Us." 2 and 8 p.m. Montana Actors Theatre. Starring Ed Asner. $25 adults, $20 students/seniors/military. 406-945-0272, mtactors.com.

Livingston: Play “Proof.” 8 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.) Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults; $12 students, seniors; $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Sunday, 10/14

COMMUNITY

NILE Beer-B-Q: 2-6 p.m. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. Samples of barbecue by competitive barbecue teams, beer. Free admission, samplings cost $25 for 10.

Women of the Moose bazaar/craft fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Lane. Vendors; breakfast, and chili and cinnamon roll lunch available.

STAGE

Live radio play “War of the Worlds”: 2 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $21 adults, $16 seniors and military, $10 student. 591-9535, novabillings.org.

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MUSIC

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

Red Lodge: Acoustic jam. 2-4 p.m. Honey's Café.

Red Lodge: Big Sky Chorus. 2 p.m. Community Church.

Ryegate: Jam & dance. 2-5 p.m. With Claudia, Country Gold and Friends.

STAGE

Havre: "God Help Us." 2 p.m. Montana Actors Theatre. Starring Ed Asner. $25 adults, $20 students/seniors/military. 406-945-0272, mtactors.com.

Livingston: Play “Proof.” 3 p.m. (Doors open 2:30 p.m.) Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults; $12 students, seniors; $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

Monday, 10/15

COMMUNITY

Pumpkin decorating contest: This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. For details about all-ages pumpkin decorating contest, go to thishouseofbooks.com/event./pumpkin-decorating-contest.

MUSIC

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Youngblood Brass Band

Youngblood Brass Band will perform its unique funked-out riot jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday night. The 10-piece act will also conduct a student workshop earlier in the day.

The Youngblood Brass Band: 7 p.m. Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th St. $7 advance tickets at Eckroth Music and http://bit.ly/youngbloodtickets, $10 at door. For student workshop (1 p.m.) information, teachers may contact Jeff Long at longj@billingsschools.org or 281-5512.

Tuesday, 10/16

COMMUNITY

Fall lecture series “Monsters!”: 6:30-8 p.m. MSUB Library room 148. Jay M. Smith, Ph.D., full professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents, based on his book “Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast.” Free. Msubillings.edu.

Wednesday, 10/17

COMMUNITY

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Author Karen Stevens signs books

Author Karen Stevens signs copies of her book, "More Haunted Montana," in the lobby of the Dude Rancher Lodge in downtown Billings. The Dude Rancher, especially room 226, has a reputation for being haunted.

Program “Haunted Montana”: 7 p.m. Public library, community room. Karen Stevens, author, gives visual presentation of haunted sites, tales of ghostly encounters, audience discussion. Free. 657-8258.

Thursday, 10/18

ARTS

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Leonard Castellanos's "Día de los Muertos"

Leonard Castellanos's "Día de los Muertos," a serigraph from 1976, is one of several pieces of art on loan at the Northcutt Steele Gallery that celebrates the Day of the Dead. 

Exhibit opening, “Dia de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future." Northcutt Steele Gallery, MSUB campus. Overview of 50-year history of Day of the Dead with Betty Avila, co-director at Self Help Graphics & Arts 5:30 p.m. Exhibit on display through Nov. 15. Also, Jane Waggoner Deschner photography and interactive installation "Smile! A Materialization" through Dec. 13. Msubillings.edu.

COMMUNITY

High Noon Lecture Series: Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. "Ready for Takeoff: Montana, World War I, and Aviation" with Kate Hampton, community preservation coordinator at Montana Historical Society. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Friday, 10/19

COMMUNITY

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Sneed Collard's Warblers and Woodpeckers

Sneed Collard’s new memoir Warblers & Woodpeckers (Mountaineers Books, October 2018)

Author discussion, book signing: 6:30-8 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd. Sneed Collard, "Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding." All ages. Free.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour: 10 a.m. “Grave Side Stories: A Stroll Through Mountview Cemetery.” Starts at Mountview Cemetery. $10 adults, $5 students, free for ages 12 and younger. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

MUSIC

Contradance Billings: Cedar Hall at MetraPark. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m. Dance 8-11 p.m. No partner required. $8 members, $10 nonmembers at door. Memberships ($15) also available. Squaredancemontana.com.

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ARTS

Cody, Wyo.: Painting workshop. 6-8 p.m. Cody Country Art League. John Potter, master artist, teaches new oil painting techniques. Two-day workshop continues 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. $150. Registration at gallery or by calling 307-587-3597.

Fishtail: Sculpture installation event. Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Stephen Talasnik, “Unearthed.” Artist-led tours of the exhibition and site visits to Satellite #5: Pioneer. Performance by violinist Angella Ahn 6 p.m. Installation through Oct. 28. Tippetrise.org/events.

MUSIC

Livingston: Quenby Iandorio. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

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

STAGE

Livingston: Play “Proof.” 8 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.) Blue Slipper Theatre. $16 adults; $12 students, seniors; $10 ages 18 and younger. 406-222-7720, blueslipper.org.

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