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Thursday, August 14

•The 2014 Montana Property Rights Conference features nationally recognized speakers and Montana experts in a number of areas, including sage grouse, public-private land transfers, bison and the Flathead Water Compact. The event is free to elected officials and students. For details, visit www.MontanaPropertyRightsConference.com. Through Friday.

•RED LODGE – The Beartooth Rendezvous BMW Motorcycle Rally begins. Lions Beartooth Mountain Youth Camp. For information, go to www.beartoothbeemers.com. Through Sunday.

•LEWISTOWN – The August Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering anticipates a record number of artists and vendors for a weekend of poetry and music. Yogo Inn and Conference Center. For details, go to MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. Through Sunday.

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Fair, a four-day celebration of tribal heritage and culture, stages traditional dancing, rodeo, horse racing, vendors, food, parades and other activities. Through Sunday.

•MontanaFair caps the summer with a week of entertainment, sports competition and livestock shows. Today’s highlights: 4H Ag Breakfast, 7 a.m.; 4H Market Swine and Breeding Swine Show, 8 a.m.; 4H Llama and Alpaca Show, 3 p.m.; 4H Goat Obstacle Course, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba Montana, 5 p.m.; Open Market Swine Jackpot Show, 6 p.m.; Magic City Musik, 6 p.m.; Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo, 7 p.m.; Jonny and the Hoodlums bluegrass, 7 p.m. MetraPark. Through Saturday.

•LEWISTOWN – The Christian Motorcyclists Association meets for the Montana State Rally, a four-day event that includes a parade, ice cream socials, dinner on the grounds and praise and worship. Guest speaker is evangelist Hiram Villaseñor. Noon, Fergus County Fairgrounds. $15. For information, go to cmaswr2.org/MT. Through Sunday.

•RiverStone Health offers the first of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382. Also Aug. 19, Aug. 21, Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.

•RiverStone Health Clinic celebrates its 30th anniversary with an open house that includes prize drawings, health information, a chance to meet family physicians and community resource representatives and refreshments. In 1984, the clinic’s first year, it saw an average of 40 patients; this year, it is seeing more than 230 patients a day. The clinic has had 1.1 million patient visits since 1984 and has provided more than $40 million in charity care. 3-6 p.m., with program at 4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St.

•Matt Devitt and Four or More play in the Summer Jam. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•Dirty Power plays in the Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., The Rex.

•Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks conducts a hearing on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana’s wolf management program. The proposed rules would direct FWP to make available for sale a $20 wolf stamp and would define how the voluntary donations would be allocated to wolf management activities. 6 p.m., Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive.

•The Central-Terry Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 6:30 p.m., Terry Park Fire Station, Sixth Street West and Terry Avenue.

•Idaho sculptor Marilyn Lysohir gives a talk called “Personal Reflections” on her work in ceramics. She is a featured artist in “Face to Face, Wall to Wall,” an exhibition that runs through Aug. 24. 6:30 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum.

•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 NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday and also Aug. 21-24.

•The Soulja Boy Tell ’Em concert that had been scheduled for tonight has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict. No new date has been set. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.

•Laugh Jurasoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

Friday, August 15

•Archery antelope season opens for hunters who hold a 900 series license in any hunting district starting with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Regular archery-only season opens Sept. 6, and the general antelope hunting season begins Oct. 11. Through Nov. 9.

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Fair, a four-day celebration of tribal heritage and culture, stages traditional dancing, rodeo, horse racing, vendors, food, parades and other activities. Through Sunday.

•MontanaFair caps the summer with a week of entertainment, sports competition and livestock shows. Today’s highlights: 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, 9 a.m.; 4-H All-Class Judging, noon; Billings Youth Orchestra, 1 p.m.; 4-H Beef Fitting Contest, 1 p.m.; 4-H Small Animal Round Robin, 2:30 p.m.; Sean Emery, 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:30 p.; racing lemurs, 3:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m.; Kazual a cappella group, 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Senior High School Theater Troupe, 4 p.m.; 4-H Large Animal Round Robin, 4 p.m.; Alfred and Seymour comedy, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Copper Mountain Band, 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; Open Mini Horse and Pony Show, 6 p.m.; Divas Through the Decades, 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.; Rainbow Dance, 6:30 p.m.; Where There’s Fire rock Band, 7:30 p.m. MetraPark. Through Saturday.

•Hoof It with a Historian explores downtown Billings with a community historian. 10 a.m., Western Heritage Center. $10, $5. Also Aug. 22.

•Tickets go on sale for a Nov. 1 concert at the Railyard by Head for the Hills, a group out of Colorado that creates a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk music. The band’s third studio album, Blue Ruin, was released July 9. 10 a.m., JadePresents.com, the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.); Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300. $12 or $10 in advance.

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

•PRYOR – AmeriCorps member Kyle Nischt leads a tour through park grounds, discussing Chief Plenty Coups, his homestead, and the plants and animals that make the park unique. Binoculars are provided for the tour. 1-3 p.m., Chief Plenty Coups State Park.

•LEWISTOWN – The August Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering anticipates a record number of artists and vendors for a weekend of poetry and music. Performers at 1:30 p.m. today include Mary Kaye, a songstress from Utah; Ol’ Ugly (John Glawson), a storyteller and humorist from Alberta; and the duo of Bob Petermann, from Wibaux, and Owen Badgett from Ingomar. Tonight, in addition to the Charlie Russell Chew Choo train, a jam and dance is held at 7 p.m. at Pine Meadows Golf Club, and Teka Brock of Sheridan, Wyo., plays at the Starlight Dance in the Yogo Inn parking lot. Yogo Inn and Conference Center. For details, go to MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. Through Sunday.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers fresh and prepared food and music. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Lions Club Park. Fridays through September.

•The Fox Street Allstars out of Denver play at the Trailhead Brew & Chew. Also performing are Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails and Alder Lights. The event includes food and beer from breweries all around Montana. 5 p.m., Billings Depot. $35 or $30 in advance at Überbrew or at www.billingsdepot.org. $30, $25 for non-alcohol option.

•LAUREL – Limited Warranty plays in the Rock the Block series of concerts. 6 p.m., Town Square.

•Artist Dana Zier walks a class through her unique style of landscape painting in the ongoing Paint ‘n’ Sip series. 7 p.m., Visible Vault at Yellowstone Art Museum. $45 or $35 for YAM members. Register at www.artmuseum.org.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association holds Friday night jams throughout the summer. All levels of acoustic instrument musicians and guests are welcome. 7-9 p.m., TrueLove Studio, 421 N. 20th St. Free. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday and also Aug. 21-24.

•“Trucker” Ron plays on Music Night. 8 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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. Shooters.

•RED LODGE – Bluebelly Junction plays live music. 9 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon.

Saturday, August 16

•WORDEN – Yellowstone CASA’s Break the Cycle of Abuse offers bike rides of 20, 40 and 80 miles. The event benefits the Yellowstone Court Appointed Special Advocates’ efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Yellowstone County. Huntley Project Schools. For information, call 259-1233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•BOZEMAN – Bike MS Montana: Ride the Sky 2014 rolls into MSU’s Bobcat Stadium to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and services. The event takes riders on a two-day journey around Bozeman in an effort to raise $153,500. $65, including meals, rest stops and festivities. To sign up, donate or volunteer, call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, at 1-800-344-4867 and press 2, or visit www.bikeMSnorthwest.org. Through Sunday.

•GLENDIVE – The Glendive Brett Fitch Memorial Skatepark, built by Dreamland Skateparks, opens today. The only concrete skatepark in Eastern Montana is sponsored by Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam and by Tony Hawk. At a sk8 park competition, free sk8 boards, helmets and pads are given away.

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Fair, a four-day celebration of tribal heritage and culture, stages traditional dancing, rodeo, horse racing, vendors, food, parades and other activities. Through Sunday.

•LEWISTOWN – The August Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering anticipates a record number of artists and vendors for a weekend of poetry and music. Today, a book sale goes on at the Book Station, and a free music stage called the Back 40 is at the Yogo Inn. The Sons of the San Joaquin headline tonight’s Grand Stage Show. Yogo Inn and Conference Center. For details, go to MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. Through Sunday.

•The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market gets your day off right with fresh food, vendors and street musicians. 8 a.m. to noon, downtown. Saturdays through Oct. 4.

•MontanaFair caps the summer with a week of entertainment, sports competition and livestock shows. Today’s highlights: 4-H Junior Livestock Awards, 9 a.m.; Open Mini Horse and Pony Show, 9 a.m.; 4-H Junior Livestock Sale, 12:30 p.m.; Wildwood Cloggers, 2 p.m.; Sean Emery, 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:30 p.; racing lemurs, 3:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m.; Kazual a cappella group, 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Exit 53 band, 4 p.m.; 4-H Large Animal Round Robin, 4 p.m.; Alfred and Seymour comedy, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Copper Mountain Band, 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; Montana Martial Arts Academy, 5 p.m.; Divas Through the Decades, 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.; Rainbow Dance, 6 p.m.; Driving Blind rock band, 7:30 p.m. MetraPark.

•HELENA – The Montana Democratic Party holds a special nominating convention to place a candidate for the U.S. Senate on the November ballot. The candidate will replace John Walsh, who has withdrawn from the race over allegations of plagiarism. 9 a.m., Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. For details, go to www.montanademocrats.org/NominatingConvention.

•HUNTLEY – Spur of the Moment plays music for breakfast. 9 a.m. to noon, Blue Cat Bar and Grill.

•In the final Junior Ranger Day of the summer, kids search for the plants and critters of Lake Elmo and explore a new trail. They learn about bugs, birds, fish and plants and participate in hands-on activities that lead to a Junior Ranger badge. A snack and juice are provided. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Lake Elmo State Park. To register, contact Francine Sanchez at 247-2953 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•RED LODGE – The Town and Country Quilt Guild at Vista Point, 20 miles out of Red Lodge on the Beartooth Highway toward Cooke City. Free water and cookies are offered. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•WORDEN – The Threshing Bee shows off antique farm equipment with an array of events and demonstrations that show how things used to be. Visitors can see a working sawmill and shingle mill, threshing and binding, Dutch oven bread baking and a steam calliope. They can eat corn on the cob steamed by a steam engine, homemade ice cream made by stationary engines. The Parade of Power is at 2 p.m., and the Thresher’s Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Drivin’ Sideways provides live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Huntley Project Museum between Huntley and Worden. Also Sunday.

•“Pete the Cat and the New Guy” is today’s Storytime book. 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble.

•John Anderson, whose hits include “Seminole Wind” and “Swingin’,” closes out the Rockin’ the Rims outdoor concert. Also performing: Stoney LaRue, a country artist whose latest album is Velvet; the Black Lilies, who blend country, roots, rock and blues; Phil Hamilton, named one of the top three country bands in Texas; JB and the Moonshine Band, whose albums include Ain’t Going Back to Jail and Beer for Breakfast; the Bus Driver Tour, a band with roots in Livingston and in Tennessee; and local musician Jerod Birchell. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Coulson Park. For tickets, go to www.rockintherims.com.

•Russell Rowland, an author and Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau presenter, speaks on “The Evolution of the Western Identity.” Mr. Rowland co-edited and published an anthology of essays by writers from the West called West of 98. 1 p.m., Pictograph Cave State Park.

•Auditions are held for an upcoming production of “Looking,” directed by Casey Visser. Two men and two women of middle age to mature are needed for this romantic comedy by Norm Foster. The script is available at the box office. Be prepared for cold readings from the script. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Also Sunday.

•Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails play at a curling club barbecue. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•RED LODGE – Daniel and the Blonde play folk and Americana music. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•“Bellydance Spectacular” offers an evening of bellydance with dancers from across the United States and Canada. Features performers include Princess Farhana, who has toured throughout North America and has acted in motion pictures and TV shows. Also performing is WildCard Bellydance, a professional troupe of American Tribal Style belly dancers from California. The shows caps the Yellowstone Valley Bellydance Festival hosted by Spiral Skies Bellydance. 7 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $13.

•FORSYTH – Limited Warranty plays rock at the Forsyth Duck Days Street Dance. 7 p.m.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday and also Aug. 21-24.

•ROBERTS – The Yellowstone Valley Astronomers present “Cooney Under the Stars,” a program about Montana’s night skies. Following a short presentation, telescopes allow the public to view planets, constellations and other celestial objects. Bring your own telescope if you wish. 8 p.m., Cooney State Park. Free.

•You Knew Me When, a husband-and-wife duo, play in a musical style that, they say, “blends a singer-songwriter soul with a pop/rock mentality.” The group has been touring for more than two years and has released a studio album, You, Me and the Rest of the World. Karisa plays piano, ukulele and glockenspiel, and Cie supplies the guitar and rhythmic nuances. 8 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle. No cover.

•BALLANTINE – The 7th Avenue Band plays rock at the Customer Appreciation Party. 8 p.m., Longbranch Bar and Casino, 2131 W. Arrow Creek Road.

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

•The Jaded Ladies play live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•RED LODGE – Bluebelly Junction plays live music. 9 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon.

Sunday, August 17

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Fair, a four-day celebration of tribal heritage and culture, stages traditional dancing, rodeo, horse racing, vendors, food, parades and other activities.

•WORDEN – The Threshing Bee shows off antique farm equipment with an array of events and demonstrations that show how things used to be. Visitors can see a working sawmill and shingle mill, threshing and binding, Dutch oven bread baking and a steam calliope. They can eat corn on the cob steamed by a steam engine, homemade ice cream made by stationary engines. The Parade of Power is at 2 p.m., and the Thresher’s Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Drivin’ Sideways provides live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Huntley Project Museum between Huntley and Worden.

•LEWISTOWN – The August Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering anticipates a record number of artists and vendors for a weekend of poetry and music. Today, Cowboy Church at 10 a.m. at Celebration Community Fellowship Church is hosted by Mary Kaye and Dave Robertson. For details, go to MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.

•“Recognizing God’s Gifts in Our Daily Life” is the topic of the Eckankar worship service. A potluck picnic follows. 10:30 a.m., Pioneer Park, or at the Elks Lodge at 934 Lewis Ave. in case of inclement weather.

•LIVINGSTON – Bark in the Park, a fundraiser for the Stafford Animal Shelter, begins with the “Pup”ularity Pledge Contest and also includes swimming and pool jumping contests, cat photo judging and various dog-related competitions, among them Best Dressed and Best Singer. 10:30 a.m., Sacajawea Bandshell Park. For information, go to staffordanimalshelter.org.

•The Billings Association of Humanists holds a Socrates Café discussion on “How Is Community a Humanist Need?” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•The Weekend Wonders Family Program is on the theme of “Canoeing!” Participants paddle canoes and use pond nets to see what lives in the marsh. 1:30-3 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Registration required by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 294-5099.

•Auditions are held for an upcoming production of “Looking,” directed by Casey Visser. Two men and two women of middle age to mature are needed for this romantic comedy by Norm Foster. The script is available at the box office. Be prepared for cold readings from the script. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 2 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Also Thursday through Sunday.

•Wayne and Claudia play live music. 3-7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 3 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•The Norrine the Outlaw Queen band plays country and western. 4:30 p.m., Tiny’s Tavern.

•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.

•Wake the Forsaken, Tribe and The Scarlet Lie all play in concert. 7 p.m., Railyard. $7, $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.

Monday, August 18

•Pint Aid benefits Diabetes Tour de Cure. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Billings Clinic Metabolic Surgery Support Group goes “Back to Basics.” 5:30 p.m., Billings Clinic Metabolism Center, 1045 N. 30th St.

•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.

•Seether, a band from South Africa noted for its melodic thrash sound, performs in concert. Seether has had 11 No. 1 hits over 15 years and has released eight albums, two of which have gone platinum. The latest is Isolate and Medicate. 8 p.m., Babcock Theater. $32 or $29.50 in advance at JadePresents.com, Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or at 1-866-300-8300.

•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.

Tuesday, August 19

•“My Pet Book,” today’s Storytime book, is about a boy who wants a pet that doesn’t meow or bark. The story is designed to appeal to anyone whose best friends are … books. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble.

•RiverStone Health offers the second of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382. Also Aug. 21, Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.

•The Teen TECH Lab does a session on basket weaving with newspapers. 2 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Bring out your instruments for Tunes 4 Tuesday. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Montana Slam, a night of performance poetry, is hosted by Laura-Ashlee Twiford with master of ceremonies Douglas Scott and slam master James Hickman. Music is by DJ Tanner. 6 p.m., Billings Public Library. Pay what you will. To sign up, go to: http://mtslam.com/. To sign up for the Slam mailing list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “mailing list.”

•Big Jim and the Twins play at a Josephine Crossing concert that benefits the Yellowstone Art Museum. Bring chairs or blankets. 6 p.m., 1820 Front St. Free.

•The North Elevation Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic.

•The West End Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Faith Evangelical Church, 32nd Street West and Sweetwater Drive.

•Dance Fever Inc. offers a class in Beginning Basics of Dance in Latin Dances, including cha cha, rumba and mambo. 7 p.m., 5710 Interstate Ave., No. 2. $19. Go to www.dancefeverinc.com or call 254-9595.

•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.

•Andrew W.K. started his musical career at age 4 with classical piano lessons, then he explored experimental and avant garde interests before creating high-energy rock ’n’ roll music. He has released four full-length albums, including I Get Wet, which contained the hit single “Party Hard.” 9 p.m., Carlin Events Center, 2501 Montana Ave. $20 or $18 in advance at JadePresents.com, the Tickets300 box office at 2911 Third Ave. N., Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

Wednesday, August 20

•The Billings Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance meets the third Wednesday of each month for lunch and continuing education. Noon, Fortin Culinary Center at the Billings Food Bank. $13. See www.billingsafwa.org for program information. R.S.V.P. to Sue McBurney by Monday morning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 247-6703.

•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.

•RED LODGE – Singer and songwriter Tim Nordstrom performs. 6 p.m., Natali’s Front Bar.

•Rickard Ross shares “The Story of Five Montana Pioneer Families” at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. Mr. Ross has drawn on interviews, memoirs and other sources to write a book about pioneers in his extended families with an index of more than 400 names. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•It’s open mic night. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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.

Thursday, August 21

•RiverStone Health offers the third of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382. Also Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•The Midlife Chryslers play in the Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., Downtown Billings Association.

•Local musicians play at the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Scott Fife gives an artist talk on “Reclaiming the Portrait.” 6:30 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Free to YAM members or with paid museum admission.

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

•A showing of “The Dish,” an Australian film starring Sam Neill about the role an Outback satellite dish played in the first Apollo moon landing, rounds out the Cinematic Escapes! summer film series. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

•Suburbia Revolution plays in concert with performances by Wally Steez, Loud, Tha Unknown and DJ YG. 9 p.m., The Loft. $5.

 

 

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