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Thursday, March 19

•In a High Noon Lecture Series talk on “Fusing Past, Present and Future,” Bently Spang examines the role his cultural identity plays in his creative process and how he negotiates multiple cultural “terrains” using his artwork and his identity. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•The Teen Book Group reads and discusses Virals by Kathy Reich. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Some copies are available; registration required by calling 657-8258.

•RED LODGE – “Documented” is a 90-minute documentary featuring the story of New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant featured in Time Magazine in 2012. The film chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child. 6 p.m., Filipino dinner at Café Regis; film, 7:15 p.m., Roman Theater. $20 with dinner. Purchase tickets at Honeys, Red Lodge Books and Tea or Cafe Regis by Monday.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam with Treo. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6-10 p.m., TEN Lounge in the Northern Hotel.

•RED LODGE – Singer and songwriter Kalyn Beasley performs. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group celebrates National Nutrition Month with healthy snacks. 6:30 p.m., Forever Families, 1411 Fourth Ave. N., Suite B. For information, call the Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828.

•The South Side Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Southside Senior Citizens Center, 901 S. 30th St.

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•The third of six weekly sessions on “The Constitution IS the Solution” is presented by the Eagle Forum. Each class includes a DVD presentation and group discussion. 7 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 3616 Broadwater Ave. Donations requested.

•The Middle School Orchestra Gala goes on. 7 p.m., Lincoln Center Auditorium. Free.

•Gerry Roe directs a Billings Studio Theatre production of “Monky Business,” a comedy about the Brothers of Saint Bernard’s, who are attempting to raise $250,000 in a fundraiser to keep their monastery from becoming Bernie’s Casino Royal. The cast includes Dave Kinnard, Vint Lavinder, Jim Patterson, Richard Leeds, Kyle Trott and Lindsey Brill. 7:30 p.m., 1500 Rimrock Road. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also March 26-28.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Coral Creek, an Americana band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay, plays in concert. The Colorado band formed in 2008 and has played across the country. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Friday, March 20

•The MSU Billings Alumni Association honors six graduates during the 33rd annual Outstanding Alumni Awards. Honorees are Donna Smith, who is on the board of directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and served on the first steering committee for the Wine and Food Festival; Deborah Hedrick, vice president of public health at RiverStone Health; Troy Kane, senior sales executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana; Russell Nemetz, ag director for the Northern Ag Network; Jeffrey Jorgenson, a senior manager with King Ranch Inc.; and Greg Allard, a university lecturer for special education at MSU Billings. $30. For information, visit msubillings.edu/alumni/ or contact Sarah Brockel at 247-5780.

•The Midland Empire Pachyderm Club meets. Noon, Elks Club.

•Fred B. Binckes plays organ in the Lenten Noon Recital Series. A soup and bread luncheon follows for a suggested donation of $5. 12:05 p.m., Billings First Church, 310 N. 27th St. Fridays through March 27.

•Friday Afternoon Cinematic Escapes continues its “Worldwide Dreams” tour of world cinema with a showing of “Infernal Affairs,” a 2002 movie from Hong Kong directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. 2 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Artist Brian Keith Scott teaches the Friday Family Fun Night session. 5-7 p.m., Education Studio at Yellowstone Art Museum. $7 per child, with adults free with child’s admission, or $6 for children of YAM members.

•Children ages 4 to 12 have an evening of outdoor adventures on Nature Night. 6 p.m., Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $22 or $20 for Friends of the Center. Call 294-5099 or go to www.mtacec.org.

•Joe Sullivan plays piano and sings. 6 p.m., The Commons 1882.

•RED LODGE – Big Jim and the Twins play dance music. 6 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association welcomes all levels of acoustic-instrument musicians to its Friday night jam session. Enter the building thru the main door on the Northwest corner of the building, near the main parking lot. 7 p.m., music room in basement of Lincoln Center. Free. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com. Fridays except on school holidays.

•RED LODGE – Casey Epps hosts open mic night. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•RED LODGE – Local bands jam in a tribute to Richard Bullock. 7 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon. Free.

•Gerry Roe directs a Billings Studio Theatre production of “Monky Business,” a comedy about the Brothers of Saint Bernard’s, who are attempting to raise $250,000 in a fundraiser to keep their monastery from becoming Bernie’s Casino Royal. The cast includes Dave Kinnard, Vint Lavinder, Jim Patterson, Richard Leeds, Kyle Trott and Lindsey Brill. 7:30 p.m., 1500 Rimrock Road. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also March 26-28.

•The Keystone Light Friends of “The Bob and Tom Show” Comedy Tour features a rotating ensemble of headliners heard on the show, which is one of the most popular radio shows in America. Featured are Billings native Auggie Smith, Greg Hahn, Costaki Economopoulos and Dave Dyer. The show has won seven Billboard Magazine “Personality of the Year” Awards, 11 awards from Radio & Records and five Marconi Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $35, $28.

•Sean McBride and Will Thomas perform live comedy. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•DJ MK plays music to dance by. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•Mike Silverman performs as That1Guy, playing the Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings and electronics, to create original music. He also integrates magic into his act. He says, “So much of my music has miraculous qualities to it because it’s hard to tell what’s going on. There are lots of sleights of hand and sonic misdirection.” 9 p.m., Pub Station. $15 or $12 in advance at www.1111presents.com, Ernie November, 1-866-300-8300 and Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N.

•Acoustic Night features performances by Katy Robertson, Justine Marie, Austin Shilling, Adam Rutt, Drew Nichols and David Werst. 9 p.m., Railyard.

Saturday, March 21

•The Billings Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition offers income-tax preparation services for people who made $53,000 or less in 2014 and who need help preparing and filing tax returns. Bring a photo ID; Social Security cards; all W2, 1099 and other forms; your 2013 tax return; tax information from day care; documentation of higher education expenses; healthcare form 1095 a, b, or c and a bank routing number for direct deposit. Help is available from Wednesdays through Fridays at the Human Resources Development Council and on Saturday mornings at the Billings Public Library. Free. For information, visit MontanaFreeFile.org. Through mid-April.

•LAUREL – Live bluegrass music goes on every Saturday. 9 a.m. to noon, Owl Café.

•Artist Susan Germer teaches a workshop called Create with Silver Precious Metal Clay. A tool kit is provided. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Education Studio at Yellowstone Art Museum. $67 or $60 for YAM members, plus $55 for supplies. Call 256-6804 or go to www.artmuseum.org.

•Rick Davis presents a program on “Genealogy on the Go with Ipads and Tablets” at a meeting of the Big Sky Genealogy Computer Group. 10 a.m. to noon, Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sixth Street West and Avenue D.

•Tickets go on sale for a June 2 concert at MetraPark by the Eagles on their History of the Eagles Tour. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums, won five Grammy Awards and had five No. 1 hits. The band’s first greatest hits album became the top-selling album in U.S. history. Songs include “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” Current members are Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley.  10 a.m., LiveNation.com, MetraPark.com, the MetraPark Box Office, Rimrock Mall, local Cellular Plus stores or by phone at 256-2422 or 1-800-366-8538.

•At Easter Egg-stravaganza, Local Girl Scout troops color Easter eggs with residents of Westpark Village Senior Living Community. 10:30 a.m., 2351 Solomon Ave.

•The Easter Bunny begins posing for photos with children, who receive a free set of bunny ears for visiting. 11 a.m., J.C. Penney wing of Rimrock Mall. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through March 31, then 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 4.

•The Boy Scouts of America Black Otter District hold the 2015 Scout Show with a pinewood derby, vendors and information about scouting activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

•EggstravaganZoo at ZooMontana is billed as the first and best Easter egg hunt of the season. Thousands of egg filled with candy and treats are placed for kids to hunt. The Easter Bunny also makes an appearance. 11 a.m., up to age 4, Sensory Garden; 11:15 a.m., ages 5-8, Homestead Field; 11:30 a.m., ages 9-12, Asia area near tigers. Zoo admission rates apply.

•The Wellness Series presents “Intestinal Disorders” by Ed Madrid, who practices in Laurel and Columbus and is certified in functional diagnostic nutrition, functional medicine and as a gluten practitioner. 1 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Mystery authors Tracy Weber and Leslie Budewitz talk about and sign their latest works. In Weber’s “A Killer Retreat,” a wedding guest is found floating face down in the hot tub at the Elysian Springs resort. In Ms. Budewitz’s mystery, “Assault and Pepper,” the owner of the Seattle Spice Shop tries to prove that a member of her staff is innocent of killing a panhandler on the store’s doorstep. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble. For reviews and interviews of both books and authors, see next week’s Outpost.

•Ed Madrid presents the first in a series of wellness programs, talking about nutritional deficiencies and the importance of vitamin D. Dr. Madrid has been in clinical practice since 1986 and practices in Laurel and Columbus. He is certified in functional diagnostic nutrition, functional medicine and as a gluten practitioner. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. Also March 28.

•RED LODGE – We Ski Cousins play live music. 4 p.m., Bierstube at Red Lodge Mountain.

•Soul Brat gets back together for an evening of soul with Ron Schuster, Brad Edwards, Clay Green, John Wilson and Harby Howell. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Joe Sullivan plays piano and sings. 6 p.m., The Commons 1882.

•RED LODGE – The High Country Cowboys play tunes from Marty Robbins, the Sons of the Pioneers and others. 6 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•Cimarron plays country and popular tunes. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•No Limits Monster Trucks features such vehicles as Big Foot, Ghost Ryder, Bounty Hunter and Scarlet Bandit in an evening of racing, car crushing, motorcycle jumping and truck races. 7:30 p.m., MetraPark. $10 to $50.

•Gerry Roe directs a Billings Studio Theatre production of “Monky Business,” a comedy about the Brothers of Saint Bernard’s, who are attempting to raise $250,000 in a fundraiser to keep their monastery from becoming Bernie’s Casino Royal. The cast includes Dave Kinnard, Vint Lavinder, Jim Patterson, Richard Leeds, Kyle Trott and Lindsey Brill. 7:30 p.m., 1500 Rimrock Road. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also March 26-28.

•Top pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley team up for “Two to Tango,” a show that features new compositions and arrangements by the two pianists and by Astor Piazzolla. Mr. Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, a musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. Mr. O’Riley, host of National Public Radio’s From the Top, has interpreted the classical canon and made transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $34, $19.

•RED LODGE – Jazz pianist and composer John Harmon performs in a solo concert. 7:30 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 1 N. Word. $12 donation recommended.

•LEWISTOWN – Cowboy humorist and storyteller Baxter Black performs to benefit a new emergency room and laboratory construction project at the Central Montana Medical Center. 7:30 p.m., Fergus Center for the Performing Arts. VIP tickets include a preshow meet-and-greet with Mr. Black, plus refreshments and live music. For tickets, go to cmmccares.org or call (406) 535-6309.

•Venture Improv celebrates its 20th anniversary with the 20th Reunion Series. On every Saturday night in March, new and old members of the comedy troupe get together for live improvisation skits. 8 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $10. Also March 28.

•BALLANTINE – The 7th Avenue Band plays rock. 8 p.m., Longbranch.

•Know Conscious headlines the Tax Season show with guests Fetti Kinkos, TPK TPK, Tha Unknown, Yung Slim, Chucc BaxWar Illumni Stripling, Wally Steez, Skrillz, Idio Syncrasy and others. 8 p.m., Railyard. $10, $5.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•Machinatia plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•RED LODGE – Kinne and Cash play classic rock. Snow Creek Saloon.

•RED LODGE – Mojo plays classic rock. 9 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon.

Sunday, March 22

•The Billings Association of Humanists considers a book review of “Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are” by Sebastian Seung. The book is a look at human “consciousness” by a neuroscientist, providing an overview of how science studies and understands “the brain.” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•Billings artists Mana Lesman and James Seward present a show of “New Paintings” at Lesman Studio. The couple’s latest watercolors and oils include Ms. Lesman’s landscapes of the Rims and Petroglyph Cave south of the city and Mr. Seward’s paintings inspired by Japanese culture. 1-7 p.m., 18 Maier Road in Lockwood. For an appointment to view after the reception, call 252-5780 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Montana Old-time Fiddlers of District 4 have a potluck dinner, followed by music and dancing.

•The Weekend Wonders program is open to all ages. 2-3:30 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $2 or free for Friends of the Center. Every Sunday, with no registration required.

•Gerry Roe directs a Billings Studio Theatre production of “Monky Business,” a comedy about the Brothers of Saint Bernard’s, who are attempting to raise $250,000 in a fundraiser to keep their monastery from becoming Bernie’s Casino Royal. The cast includes Dave Kinnard, Vint Lavinder, Jim Patterson, Richard Leeds, Kyle Trott and Lindsey Brill. 2 p.m., 1500 Rimrock Road. $20, $17. Also Thursday through Saturday.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 2-4 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•Fit 4 Delivery, a yoga-based class designed for pregnant women, meets Sundays. 2:30 p.m., Health Studio at Anytime Fitness. To register call Laura Morledge at 794-9519.

•The Acoustic Sunday Sessions is hosted by Yellowstone Howard. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Auditions are held for a June production of “Bark! The Musical,” which explores one day in the lives of six dogs at Deena’s Doggie Daycare from the dogs’ point of view. The dogs include a puppy that yearns to bark like a real dog, an opera-singing poodle and a street mutt that raps and sometimes cross dresses as a Chihuahua. Roles are available for three men and three women who can sing in harmony. Come prepared with a song with piano accompaniment or karaoke music. No dance experience needed. 5 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Also Monday.

•Paige Williams plays classical and jazz music at her senior saxophone recital. 5:30 p.m., Losekamp Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Free.

•Adam Rutt and the Vigilante 7 host an evening of open blues, rock and country jam. 6-11 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

•Live jazz goes on most Sunday evenings at Walkers Grill.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•Coral Creek, out of Colorado, plays original Americana music by Chris Thompson (guitar and vocals) and Bill McKay (keyboards and vocals). The band is touring in support of a new record. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Monday, March 23

•Volunteers from the Senior High School Business Professionals of America bus tables at Pizza Ranch to raise money for a trip to a national event in Anaheim, Calif. Pizza Ranch donates 20 percent of each order. 5-9 p.m., 2505 King Ave. W.

•The Getting Started clinics help runner prepare for the May 9 Montana Women’s Run. 5:30 p.m., outdoor track at Rocky Mountain College and at Lockwood School. In case of bad weather, the Rocky clinic moves into the Fortin Center. For information, go to www.womensrun.org or call 255-8488. Mondays through May 4.

•Auditions are held for a June production of “Bark! The Musical,” which explores one day in the lives of six dogs at Deena’s Doggie Daycare from the dogs’ point of view. The dogs include a puppy that yearns to bark like a real dog, an opera-singing poodle and a street mutt that raps and sometimes cross dresses as a Chihuahua. Roles are available for three men and three women who can sing in harmony. Come prepared with a song with piano accompaniment or karaoke music. No dance experience needed. 6 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre.

•Assnyne, Pressureknot and DNA play on Metal Monday. 7 p.m., Railyard.

•West Coast swing dance lessons are offered every Monday for fun and practice. No partner required. Beginners, 7:15 p.m.; Beginners II, 8:30 p.m.; Social/Practice Party, 9:30 p.m.; Elysian School, 6416 Elysian Road. Free.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•The Soil and the Sun, a seven-piece band out of Michigan, plays “Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock.” The band features complex harmonies with oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys and vocals. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Tuesday, March 24

•“ImaginOcean” is a live glow-in-the-dark musical for kids about three fish that find a treasure map and meet jellyfish, seahorses and an octopus as they search for treasure. 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $5.50. Call 256-6052 for tickets.

•Tech Tuesday continues its series on social media with a look at Reddit, which bills itself as “The Front Page of the Internet.” 4-5 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8290 or stopping by the second floor help desk.

•Bring out your instruments for Tunes on Tap. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•“Iron Jawed Angels,” a prize-winning film, is shown as part of Women’s History Month events. Starring Hillary Swank and Angelica Huston, the film follows the militant suffragist movement in the United States, which demanded that women receive the right to vote. Following the film, a panel discussion features Emily Arendt, history professor, Sam Boerboom, communication professor, and MSU Billings history student Tracey Miller. 6 p.m., Room 205 of MSU Billings Liberal Arts Building.

•The Heights Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Oasis Community Center.

•The Dahl Funeral Chapel Grief Support Group meets every other Tuesday. 7 p.m., 10 Yellowstone Ave. Call 248-8807 for information.

•Eileen Morris speaks on The Oral History Project as part of Women’s History Month at the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W. Enter from the parking lot on the east side.

•Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the Holocaust, delivers a lecture and signs copies of her book. When she appeared here in 2013, she drew a crowd of more than 2,000 people as she told her story of forgiveness, human rights and the human spirit. 7 p.m., West High School gymnasium. Free.

•The Castle Rock Middle School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., gym. Free.

•The Senior High School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•Two sets of siblings – three MacIntyres and two Bottomleys – joined to form Marmozet, a United Kingdom band with a punk edge. Wild Throne also performs. 7 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $10.

•The West High School Band performs in concert. 7:30 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owen hosts jam night. 8 p.m., Snow Creek Saloon.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Wednesday, March 25

•Bob Wilmouth, president of Rocky Mountain College, speaks at the breakfast meeting of Yellowstone County Democrats. 7 a.m., McCormick Café.

•“Personal and Political: Women’s History in Montana and Beyond” features three discussions given by MSU Billings history majors interested in gender history. Tracey Miller explores the emergence of the women’s rights movement on a national scale in the 1800s and considers how women’s involvement in politics opened the door to gender equality. James Ellis discusses the activism that women of Butte engaged in at the turn of the century. Tessa Kilsdonk discusses her research into the personal histories of two Montana women. 3 p.m., Room 205 of Liberal Arts Building at MSU Billings.

•Kameron Messmer teaches the Intro to Magic class for ages 8 to 12. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8256.

•The Montana Farmers Union sponsors a screening of the Anthony-Masterson documentary “Terra Firma.” The film captures the lives of three women veterans of Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq and their path toward healing through agriculture. Meet and greet for veteran students, 5 p.m.; film showing, 6 p.m., MSU Billings.

•Pint Aid benefits the Montana Audubon Center. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Open yoga classes welcome all levels, including beginners, to stretch, breathe and de-stress with yoga. 5:30-6:45 p.m., Room 3 at Billings Clinic. $7 or $45 for eight weeks. Call Kyle Neary at 255-8485 or 652-4955.

•BOZEMAN – The last in a series of workshops aimed at helping beginning farmers and ranchers launch their businesses is held. 6 p.m., Gallatin County Fairgrounds. $100 for full series. To register, visit http://missoulacfac.org/planning-for-on-farm-success-bozeman.html. For information, contact Emily Lockard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (406) 388-3213.

•Part 3 of a DVD series on the history of Unitarian Universalism is shown during the Community Lecture Series. “American Unitarianism” covers the final split between the Unitarians and the Trinitarian Congregationalists in the 1820s and the Transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and Theodore Parker. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•BOZEMAN – Mark Fiege, a history professor at Colorado State University, delivers the Wallace Stegner Lecture on “Elegant Conservation: Rediscovering a Way Forward in a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty.” He says that Americans find themselves “divided and dispirited” but that “‘Elegant Conservation’ describes efforts to foster pragmatic, pluralistic, socially responsive, process-oriented methods that rise above fears of collapse.” 7 p.m., Museum of the Rockies. Free, but tickets required from MSU’s department of history, philosophy and religious studies in 2-155 Wilson Hall.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•Summer Cannibals, with Jessica Boudreaux, Marc Swart, Devon Shirley and Jenny Logan, perform in concert. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Thursday, March 26

•CHICO HOT SPRINGS – The International Organic Inspectors Association hosts a workshop that provides training on good agricultural practices for food safety. Some buyers, such as grocers and restaurants, require farmers to have an on-farm food safety plan in place. Free to fruit and vegetable growers and to any participant who is directly connected to fresh fruit and vegetable producers. To register go to www.ioia.net/schedule_onsite.html. For information, contact Jonda Crosby at (406) 227-9161 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Billings Clinic Bottega Botox Event provides information about surgical and nonsurgical procedures from a facial plastic surgeon, free makeovers, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine. 4-7 p.m., Bottega Clothing at Shiloh Crossing. To a Botox injection appointment the night of the event, RSVP to Abbey at 657-4653 by Monday.

•International students at MSU Billings share their recipes from home at the International Food Fair. Craig Nelstead, vice president of the International Studies student club, says, “I can’t think of a better way to learn something new about the world than by tasting an abundance of delicacies from almost every continent in the world.” Students serve and prepare the food and often dress in traditional costumes, and tables are decorated with flags and traditional decor. 4:30-7 p.m., Rimrock Café at MSU Billings. $12, $8.

•Two exhibitions that open today offer perspectives on life in the American West. “Ride ’Em: The Art of Will James” is organized from the museum’s holdings of artworks, personal journals, letters and ephemera from the Will James Collection. “Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop” views contemporary urban life. Mr. Tunson, a Colorado artist, says, “I want people to remember black cowboys because I don’t think many people – even black people – do. It was a real eye-opener for me, knowing they existed.” The exhibition includes drawings, paintings and sculptures that reflect the artist’s dominant themes of racial tension, personal and cultural identity, gun and gang violence and urban neighborhood living. Yellowstone Art Museum. A reception with Mr. Tunson is held at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam with TREO. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•The fourth of six weekly sessions on “The Constitution IS the Solution” is presented by the Eagle Forum. Each class includes a DVD presentation and group discussion. 7 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 3616 Broadwater Ave. Donations requested.

•The Southwest Corridor Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., 80 Hallowell Lane.

•The Middle School Band Gala goes on. 7 p.m., Castle Rock gym. Free.

•The Senior High School Orchestra performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•RED LODGE – A program on “Lincoln and Liberty: Songs as Sound Clips from the Civil War” is presented. 7 p.m., Carbon County Historical Society and Museum.

•The West High School Choir performs in concert. 7:30 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•Gerry Roe directs a Billings Studio Theatre production of “Monky Business,” a comedy about the Brothers of Saint Bernard’s, who are attempting to raise $250,000 in a fundraiser to keep their monastery from becoming Bernie’s Casino Royal. The cast includes Dave Kinnard, Vint Lavinder, Jim Patterson, Richard Leeds, Kyle Trott and Lindsey Brill. 7:30 p.m., 1500 Rimrock Road. $20, $17. Through Saturday.

•Craig Huisenga directs a production of “Communicating Doors,” Alan Ayckbourn’s time-traveling murder mystery comedy. When a prostitute in the year 2024 visits a rich man, she learns that he only wants her to witness his confession. When his henchman tries to murder her, she escapes 20 years back in time. The cast includes Delaney Kay Hardy, Anjanett Hawk, Caitline Alice Hart and Justin Lindner. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Sunday and also April 2-4.

•MSU Billings faculty members Mark Fenderson on trumpet and Luke Kestner on percussion give a faculty recital. Pianist Kathy Honaker accompanies the duo. Featured composers are Pierre Gabaye, James Stephenson, Alex Stopa and Robert Planel. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. Free.

•BOZEMAN – Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Tyrell and his band perform in concert. He drew notice for his performance of “The Way You Look Tonight” in the Steve Martin movie Father of the Bride and is a regular at the Carlyle Club in Manhattan. He has released a Frank Sinatra tribute album and has worked with Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder. 8 p.m., Ellen Theatre. $38, $29. For tickets, call (406) 585-5885.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•No Cigar, Shady Elders, Ned Garthe Explosion, Bud Bronson and the Goodtimers and A. Tom Collins stop by Billings on their way to the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, Idaho. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

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