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Friday, 10/5

ARTS

ArtWalk: 5-9 p.m. Downtown. Artwalkbillings.com.

Call for crafters: To reserve a place in St. Bernard's annual craft sale taking place on Nov. 3, call Coreen at 248-6535. Tables cost $40 each.

Donna Loos retrospective show: 5 - 9 p.m. Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave. Drawings and paintings by Donna Loos through October. 252-0122, toucanarts.com.

The Inkronistic: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th, in the Murdock Gallery. Steam-punk themed silent auction, AlternaCirque Aerialists, artwork, and live music, hosted by Inkronicity. 256-6804.

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Cocktail Party

Paint is spilled during rehearsal for "Cocktail Party," a performance art piece inspired by Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," which will take place Friday, Oct. 5 at the Yellowstone Art Museum. 

Opening reception “Storied Landscapes”: 5-7 p.m. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. Regional artwork by Montana artists Ev Bergeron, Barbara Garrett, Mana Lesman and Diana Mysse through Dec. 29. Free. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Performance art show, "Cocktail Party": 5:30 p.m. Yellowstone Art Museum courtyard. Multimedia performance art exploring the female struggle with gender roles, with Jesse Harkness accompanied by seven local dancers and artists using live painting, plus poetry readings by Charity Dewing. Performed in two sets: “Black and White" at 5:30 p.m.; "Red" at 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

Registration, “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. Registration (deadline Oct. 13) at rickytims.com/quilt-luminarium/online-registration or by calling 719-742-3755.

COMMUNITY

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Ben Harmon of The Fieldhouse

The Fieldhouse chef Ben Harmon prepares a salad of mustard greens and local pears, sourced from a local gardener in the Heights, and honeycomb from an apiary in Laurel. During Restaurant Week, taking place Oct. 5 - 13, chefs from downtown restaurants will be preparing special dishes not available on their current menus.  

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

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.

WyoPoets 2019 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest open: Deadline Dec. 15. Details at wyopoets.org/contests.html.

MUSIC

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Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis

The Canellakis Brown Duo, featuring Michael Brown and Nick Canellakis, will perform Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alberta Bair Theater. They duo will be performing the only two pieces Chopin wrote for cello and piano.

Canellakis Brown Duo: 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. $38 adults, $22 students. 256-6052, albertabairtheater.org.

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

Shinedown, Godsmack: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. 256-2422, metrapark.com.

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Godsmack

Godsmack performs with Shinedown at the Rimrock Auto Arena on Friday, Oct. 5. 

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.

Play "Radium Girls": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. Follow the lives of three women who work as dial painters for U.S. Radium Corporation and fall ill with a mysterious disease. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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ARTS

Cody, Wyo.: Registration open, painting workshop. Cody Country Art League. John Potter, master artist, teaches new oil painting techniques Oct. 19-20. Registration at gallery or by calling 307-587-3597.

Red Lodge: Sarie and Helen McKay art celebration. 5-7 p.m. Honey's Café.

COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Homecoming parade. 2:30 p.m. Downtown.

MUSIC

Livingston: Montana Manouche. 6 p.m. Uncorked. 406-222-5418, thegourmetcellar.com.

Norris: Wolf and the Moons. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Charlie Brandine and Lee Moran. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

STAGE

Fishtail: Shakespeare in the Schools' "Julius Caesar." 6 p.m. The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise Art Center. Abbreviated performance with post-show discussion. Tippetrise.org.

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, 10/6

COMMUNITY

Lunch & Learn, booksigning: 12:30 p.m. Lucky’s Market, 1603 Grand Ave., No. 135. Michael S. Fenster, M.D., aka Chef Dr. Mike, “Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum. Free but RSVP at "Mindful Eating with Chef Dr. Mike" Facebook page.

Membership drive and anniversary party: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Games, food, music, prize drawings. 534-1133.

SAINTS Ball: 6 p.m. Red Lion Convention Center, 5500 Midland Road. Tickets to the St. Vincent Healthcare benefit are sold out, but donations may still be made by contacting Heather Bergeson, 237-3638 or heather.bergeson@sclhs.net.

MUSIC

Ann Roggen, violist, Tim McCullough, pianist: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St. $20 adults, $15 students with ID. 252-3610, billingssymphony.org. (Student tickets available only by phone.)

STAGE

Auditions "Little Women": 3-5 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. Men and women, high-school age and older. No preparations needed. Performances in January. 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.

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.

Play "Radium Girls": 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. Follow the lives of three women who work as dial painters for U.S. Radium Corporation and fall ill with a mysterious disease. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: Opening reception. 3-5 p.m. Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. "Stillwater Society Group Exhibition" and "Beartooth Plein Air Society Group Exhibition" through Oct. 29. Free. 406-446-1370, carboncountydepotgallery.org.

MUSIC

Fishtail: “Honors Musicale” concert 3 p.m. Tippet Rise Art Center. Performances by students and faculty from Montana State University’s Honors College. $10 ages 22 and older, free for ages 21 and younger. Tippetrise.org.

Huntley: Grand opening celebration. 2-6 p.m. 28 Equine, 440 West G. Road (accessed off Road 4.) Music the Crow Country Band, tours, food, beverages. 690-8479.

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

Red Lodge: Kalyn Beasley. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub. 446-0001.

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.

Sunday, 10/7

MUSIC

Rocky Mountain College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers fall concert: 3 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2940 Poly Drive. Free.

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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COMMUNITY

Roberts: Harvest dinner and bazaar. 3 p.m. Methodist Church. Turkey and all the trimmings, craft table, silent auction. Live auction 6:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students, free for preschool age and younger; $12 takeout.

MUSIC

Butte: Oktoberfest Polka Party. 2-6 p.m. Elks Hall. Dinner, door prizes, snacks, dance. $10. Benefits SNPJ scholarship fund.

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

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

Roundup: Mike Morgan and Monty Sealey. 2 p.m. The Arcade.

STAGE

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, 10/8

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COMMUNITY

Powell, Wyo.: Taste of Latin America. 6:30 p.m. Intercultural House. Sampling of foods prepared by Northwest College Spanish Club. Free. Nwc.edu.

Tuesday, 10/9

COMMUNITY

Lecture, “Divine or Natural? Marvelous or Deviant? Monstrous Bodies in European History, 1500-1700”: 6:30-8 p.m. MSUB Library room 148. Joseph D. Bryan, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at MSUB. Part of fall lecture series "Monsters!" Free. Msubillings.edu.

MUSIC

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Master Sgt. Leslye Barrett

Marine Band co-principal oboe Master Sgt. Leslye Barrett performs in a previous concert. The band makes a stop in Billings on Tuesday, Oct. 9 for a free concert. 

The President's Own United States Marine Band: 7:30 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater, 2801 Third Ave. N. Free. Pick up tickets (limit 4) at box office. 256-6052, albertabairtheater.org.

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COMMUNITY

Livingston: Livingston Film Series, "MOUNTAIN.” The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Reception 6:30 p.m. Screening 7 p.m. Free, but donations to the center accepted. 406-222-1420, theshanecenter.org.

Powell, Wyo.: Intercultural lunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m DeWitt Student Center, Northwest College. Cuba is featured. $7.75. Nwc.edu.

Wednesday, 10/10

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COMMUNITY

Livingston: History that Matters program. Doors 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. Park Photo. Clem Work, author and retired University of Montana School of Journalism professor, “Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West.” Free. 406-222-4184, yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.

Thursday, 10/11

COMMUNITY

AAUW Billings Bites & Beverages social: 5:30-7 p.m. 3632 Poly Drive. Snacks, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages served. Public invited. Drop in, but RSVP and get directions by contacting Pamela Jones-Hahn, pamela@jones-hahn.com or 971-322-5623, or LaVerne Frank, deanfrank@bresnan.net or 656-9294.

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Friends of the Libaray Book Sale

Paperback books are among the titles for sale this week at the Friends of the Library used book sale at the Billings Public Library.

Friends of Billings Public Library Fall Book Sale members only preview: 5:30-8 p.m. Public Library community room. Proceeds benefit library programming and literacy efforts throughout Billings. Memberships available at event. Sale open to public Oct. 12-13.

STAGE

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. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. Follow the lives of three women who work as dial painters for U.S. Radium Corporation and fall ill with a mysterious disease. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: "Paint-n-Sip Through History-Pop Art." 6-8 p.m. Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery. Carol Hartman instructs. Adults only. $35, includes materials. Registration: 406-446-1370. Carboncountydepotgallery.org.

MUSIC

Buffalo, Wyo.: The Connectors. 12:45-2 p.m. Buffalo Senior Center. Performance and talk featuring Josie Mendelsohn (piano), Kevin Carr (fiddle, bagpipes), Suzanne Girardot (dance caller), with guest musicians Caitlin Belem, Margo Brown, David Romtvedt. Information: 307-217-2812 or 307-217-0028.

Friday, 10/12

COMMUNITY

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.

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.

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. Presented by Rocky Mountain College. Follow the lives of three women who work as dial painters for U.S. Radium Corporation and fall ill with a mysterious disease. $5 suggested donation. 657-1111, greenj@rocky.edu.

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COMMUNITY

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.

STAGE

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.

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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. 

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.

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