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Thursday, Nov. 20

•Bruce Ryniker speaks in “Designing Innovators,” a series of talks by Montanans who have won national acclaim for technical design and innovations in their respective fields. Mr. Ryniker was a designer for Chrysler and for Mattel’s Hot Wheels. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•Former Rocky Mountain College professor Ken Egan comes back to town to present his book “Montana 1864: Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year.” In January 1864, the Vigilantes were stringing up Henry Plummer. By December, the Legislature was meeting to form a territory, and Montana was on its way. 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

•The Teen Hunger Games Program tests teens’ skill and knowledge as they navigate the Library’s Training Arena, which includes a Nerf archery range, cornucopia challenge, Capitol Make-up design, and Peeta’s cookie decorating. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258.

•BOZEMAN – Country recording artist Jimmy Wayne is he featured guest at “Big Sky Boots and Buckles: An Evening of Song and Celebration for the Benefit of CASA of Montana.” The event, which raises money for Court Appointed Special Advocates, includes silent and live auctions that highlight authentic Montana products, services and experiences. Mr. Wayne’s autobiography, Walking to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way, was released in October. 5 p.m., Baxter Hotel. $60 or two for $100. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sky-boots-buckles-a-benefit-for-casa-of-montana-starring-jimmy-wayne-tickets-14209435805. Discount tickets are available for 50 percent off for CASA advocates and children by calling (406) 443-2448.

•Aimee Papa, a junior at Rocky Mountain College, gives her soprano recital. 5:30 p.m., Losekamp Hall. Free.

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

•The Lewis and Clark Middle School Band plays in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium.

•Katelynn Leora Meyer, a mezzo-soprano vocal performance major at MSU Billings who also is majoring in theater, performs her junior recital. She will sing the role in February of Mrs. Ott in Susannah at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Pianist Gail Briceño accompanies her. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall at MSU Billings.

•“Mauritius,” a play by Theresa Rebeck, pits estranged half-sisters (Dawn Nickerson, Kristin Mayer) against each other when they discover their mother has left them rare stamps that have philatelists (Vincent Raye, Travis Kuehn, Stephen Daem) snatching for ownership. Amanda Megyesi-McCave directs this season’s Rankin File production. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday.

•The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents an evening of innovative contemporary dance choreographed by Daniel Charon, Miguel Azcue and Doug Varone. The company, based in Utah, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company’s repertory ranges from minimalist to multi-media dances by top choreographers. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $35, $29, $18.

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

Friday, Nov. 21

•Yoga for Stiff People is taught by Bess Lovec. 9 a.m., Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic. $8. Every Friday.

•The District 7 Human Resources Development Council hosts Suited for Success, an event that provides professional attire for at-risk men looking for full-time employment. At last year’s event, more than 120 men found items to take home with them including dress pants, slacks, suit coats, dress shoes and socks. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 N. 31st St. Free.

•Tickets go on sale for a Feb. 22 concert at the Babcock Theater by Iration, an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, Calif. The band has been touring since 2007, and its 2010 release Time Bomb hit No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart. Its most recent album, Automatic, debuted at No. 75 on the Billboard Top 200. $23 or $20 in advance beginning at 10 a.m. at 1111presents.com, Tickets 300 (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

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

•Horses Spirits Healing, a new program to help veterans overcome physical, psychological and emotional challenges, is unveiled during a visit by U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont. Montana has the second-highest per capita veteran population, with 103,000 veterans, many who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. PTSD is the leading cause of suicide among veterans — with an average of 22 suicides per day — as well as homelessness and unemployment. 1:15 p.m., Intermountain Equestrian Center. For information on the program, contact Barb Skelton at 245-4076 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•“Skinwalkers,” based on Tony Hillerman’s Jim Chee mystery series, ends the Native Spirit Film Series. Adam Beach and Wes Studi star. 3 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Emily King gives her senior piano recital. 5:30 p.m., Losekamp Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Free.

•A reception opens the Art for the Ages exhibition. Tapas and a no-host bar are available. 6-8 p.m., Mission Ridge, 3840 Rimrock Road. Free. Exhibition continues Saturday.

•Drop your child off for an evening of outdoor adventures with naturalists on Nature Night. The evening is designed for ages 4-12. 6-9 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $22 or $20 for Friends of the Center. Call 294-5099 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

•Joe Sullivan plays piano. 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•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. Fridays except on school holidays.

•RED LODGE – The third of four episodes of the PBS series “ART21,” season seven, is shown, followed by a discussion. The third episode, “Legacy,” asks why we break with some traditions and perpetuate others. Artists in the episode use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain. Works of Wolfgang Laib, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Tania Bruguera are featured. 7 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild. Free. Also Dec 12.

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

•“Mauritius,” a play by Theresa Rebeck, pits estranged half-sisters (Dawn Nickerson, Kristin Mayer) against each other when they discover their mother has left them rare stamps that have philatelists (Vincent Raye, Travis Kuehn, Stephen Daem) snatching for ownership. Amanda Megyesi-McCave directs this season’s Rankin File production. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday.

•The Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Institute for Peace Studies, recognizes winners of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Award and of the Gronhovd Peace Essay Awards. This year’s Peace Award winners are Haley Vannatta, publisher of Yellowstone Valley Woman, and Eileen Morris, who has worked with Girl Scouts, the High Plains Women’s Museum and other community service organizations. The evening also includes vocalist Janie Rife Sutton and a report from the Rev. John Naumann on Amani’s progress in Africa. Also recognized are winners of the 2014 Gronhovd Peace Essay Competition: Thresa Skeslien Jenkins, West High School, first; Baylee Green, Roundup High School, second; Bethany Beal, Senior High School, and Elizabeth Armstrong, Roundup High School, tie for third. The college competition was swept by Rocky Mountain College: Ronaldo Teixeira, first; Peterson Fussaint, second; and Larry Whittaker, third. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $20, $10.

•The MSU Billings Symphonic Band presents its annual Fall Concert under the direction of Mark Fenderson. The concert includes music ranging from the Baroque-era to present-day and features student soloists Samantha Hamburg performing “The Swiss Shepherd” on flute, and Lakota Stahl, performing “Concertino for Tuba and Band” on tuba. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. $5, $3.

•Jonny Creal and Bryant Tarpley perform live comedy. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

•Limited Warranty plays classic and original rock, including songs from their new CD, Straight from the Heart. 8:30 p.m., Squire Lounge.

•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.

•Undun out of Missoula plays heavy metal and thrash with Tribe also on the bill 9 p.m., Railyard. $5.

Saturday, Nov. 22

•Volunteer Saturdays gives the public a chance to plant seedlings, mulch and pull weeds along with members of the Sprouts Club, which is for ages 5 to 18. 9 a.m. to noon, Audubon Conservation Education Center.

•The Art for the Ages exhibition raises money for the St. John’s Medicaid Room Remodel Project. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mission Ridge, 3840 Rimrock Road. Free.

•Craig Lancaster signs copies of his latest novel, The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter. It’s the story of a boxer from Billings who almost but never quite made it big and the sportswriter who has covered the boxer’s life. 1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

•RED LODGE – The Holiday Bazaar features displays of original, locally made gifts, including selections by fine crafts and art from area artists and craftsmen. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through the end of December, Carbon County Arts Guild, 11 W. Eighth St.

•RED LODGE – Jill Brody, the photographer behind “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Hutterites of Liberty County,” gives a gallery talk on her work. She talks about her experiences photographing the Hutterites of Liberty County. In addition to being a contemporary view of a clearly anachronistic culture, these images and their accompanying texts, voice recordings and written commentary offer an opportunity for a conversation about the direction and values of American culture. Refreshments are served. 3 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild, 11 W. Eighth St. Free. Exhibition continues through November.

•Stranded by Choice plays live music. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Joe Sullivan plays piano. 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•The World AIDS Day Celebration: Together We Stand is a night of wine tastings, tapas, live and silent auctions and entertainment to raise funds for awareness and prevention campaigns and presentations that promote safer sex practices. Artist Carol Spielman has created a piece of art that will be auctioned off during the event. 6:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza. $40. For tickets, visit www.yapmt.org or call 245-2029.

•RED LODGE – The High Country Cowboys play old-time ballads. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

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

•“Mauritius,” a play by Theresa Rebeck, pits estranged half-sisters (Dawn Nickerson, Kristin Mayer) against each other when they discover their mother has left them rare stamps that have philatelists (Vincent Raye, Travis Kuehn, Stephen Daem) snatching for ownership. Amanda Megyesi-McCave directs this season’s Rankin File production. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

•Country artist Justin Moore comes to town on his Off the Beaten Path Tour with guests Thomas Rhett and Jordan Rager. Mr. Moore’s hits include “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Til My Last Day,” “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” Mr. Rhett has had hits with “Round Here,” “1994,” “Parking Lot Party,” “It Goes Like This,” “Get Me Some of That,” “Beer with Jesus” and “Something to Do with My Hands.” Mr. Rager was on the second season of The Voice. 7:30 p.m., MetraPark. $49.75, $39.75, $21.75. Tickets available at MetraPark Box Office, Leslie’s Hallmark Store in Rimrock Mall, local Cellular Plus Stores, by phone at 256-2422 or at www.metrapark.com.

•BALLANTINE – Val hosts karaoke. 8 p.m., Boardwalk Bar.

•Jazmine Jones, Katy Robertson, Mandie Castro and Lucas Speed play on all-acoustic night. 9 p.m., Railyard. $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.

•D’Tective plays live rock. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Sunday, November 23

•At a meeting of the Billings Association of Humanists, Rocky Mountain College Professor Phil Jensen asks “Not an Atheist? Are You Sure?” The session aims to better understand the term and related labels, such as “agnostics,” “freethinkers” or “humanists.” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•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.

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

•The Yellowstone Chamber Players play two long unpublished works now made available by the Edition Silvertrust publishing company, which runs off copies only when they are ordered. The program opens with String Quartet No. 2 by Antonio Bazzini and is completed with the Piano Trio by Sergei Taneyev, hailed by Prokofiev as bold, elegant and lively. The Chamber Music Journal says, “It is hard to believe that a piano trio of this stature, one of the very best of the late 19th century or early 20th century Russian piano trios, could fall into virtually total oblivion.” Musicians are Delores Vigesaa, piano; Mary LaMonaca and Kathy Griffin, violins; Amy Letson, viola; and Carol Critelli, cello. 3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $10.

•MSU Billings music major Danielle May Staffileno performs her senior recital, including works by Mozart, Vivaldi and Fauré. Ms. Staffileno, a graduate of Senior High School, studied abroad in the fall of 2012 at Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia. 3 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. Free.

•The Billings Youth Orchestra and Chorale presents its fall concert. Richele Sitton conducts the Repertory Orchestra, and Stefanie Schatz-Zarycki and Lindsey Selman conduct the Young Artists and Concert Orchestra. Now in its ninth year, the Preludio Strings is conducted by Barbara Kirk, accompanied by John Baber. Amy Logan leads the Chorale, now including men, accompanied by Lynette Tedlund. 4 p.m., Skyview High School Theater. $15.

•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.

•Field Report, a Milwaukee-based band, released its sophomore album, Marigolden, last year, with the single “Home.” The band’s sparse arrangements draw on influences ranging from the Traveling Wilburys to Neil Young. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $10 or $8 in advance at 1111presents.com, Tickets300 (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

Monday, November 24

•John Roberts plays with the MSU Billings Jazz Club at PintAid. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•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.

Tuesday, November 25

•Great Falls historian Ken Robison signs copies of his book, “Confederates in Montana Territory: In the Shadow of Price’s Army.” 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

•The Photo Pillow DIY Workshop for Teens teaches a three-step process to crafting a personalized pillow from your favorite photo. 4 p.m., Teen TECH Lab at Billings Public Library. Registration required by stopping by second-floor help desk or calling 657-8258.

•Bring out your instruments for open mic night. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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

•The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum’s meeting features a program by Dick Thayer on Carbon County schools. He presents the results of his recent research and how it can be used for family history research. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W. Enter from the parking lot on the east side of the building.

•The Heights Neighborhood Task Force hears from Billings city planners Juliet Spalding and Dave Green, who are seeking input regarding Billings’ future growth. Their presentation is entitled “Billings Beyond: What Is Important to You? A Discussion of Future Growth and Development in Billings and Yellowstone County. 7 p.m., Oasis Community Center.

•The Rocky Mountain College Jazz Ensemble performs tunes ranging from swing standards to contemporary compositions. 7:30 p.m., Babcock Theater. 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.

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

•Har Mar Superstar, also known as Sean Tillman, plays in concert with Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground, a pizza-themed tribute to the Velvet Underground. Har Mar Superstar’s fifth studio album is Bye Bye 17. Mr. Tillman says, “It’ll be a celebration of all things good: soul music, dancing, life, pizza and Lou Reed.” 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $15 or $13 in advance at JadePresents.com, the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

•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.

•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, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Day.

•The Turkey Run benefits local charities with a 5K at 9 a.m. and the Street Mile Dash at 10 a.m. To register, go to www.runturkeyrun.org.

•RED LODGE – As part of the Great American Smoke-out, participants in the Turkey Trot walk or run the three-mile Airport Loop of the Rocky Fork Trail. 10 a.m., beginning and ending at the 4-H building at the County Fairgrounds. Free, but participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for BareTooth Cupboards. To volunteer or to register, call Jean Atherly at (406) 860-3825 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

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

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