The Billings Outpost

Calendar of Events

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Thursday, July 30

•Open Studio, on the theme “Build-a-Vault,” gives participants ages 5 to 12 a chance to design a sculpture using cardboard materials based on the Visible Vault. 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 or $5 for YAM members. For details, visit www.artmuseum.org. To register, contact Berenice Munson at 256-6804, ext. 232, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Transcontinental runner Helene Neville stops in Billings on the final leg of her journey around the perimeter of the continental United States. She gives a talk here about perseverance, health and well being. A nurse and four-time cancer survivor, she began her fourth and final stretch in Canada on May 1 and expects to finish on Sept. 5. She has written four books. Noon, Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic.

•Volunteers of America celebrates the opening of its new downtown office and kicks off its statewide Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The event features the beginning of a statewide Mayors Challenge, being accepted first by Billings Mayor Tom Hanel. The Mayors Challenge is designed to show solidarity with VOA to extend supportive services to Montana veterans and their families. VOA has received a $6 million grant from the Veterans Administration to expand services. 12:30 p.m., 219 N. 30th St.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•The Brickhouse Band performs in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., Don Luis Restaurant. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•An exhibition entitled “Cowboy Christmas: Rodeo Paintings” opens with a reception for the three artists: Walter Piehl Jr. of Minot, N.D., John Hull of Charleston, S.C., and Gordon McConnell of Billings. Mr. Piehl, a one-time rodeo cowboy, conveys the visceral experience of rough stock rodeo. Mr. Hull’s paintings of the Cody Nite Rodeo portray the behind-the-scenes lives of rodeo competitors. Mr. McConnell draws inspiration for his monochrome paintings from the early era of professional rodeo, when broncs were saddled in the arena and cowboys showed a flair for Wild West showmanship. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Catherine Louisa Gallery, 103 N. Broadway. Exhibition continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays throughout August.

•Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree, in partnership with Magic City Blues, play in the St. John’s Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for these outdoor shows. Calista opens. 6 p.m., Rimrock and Shiloh roads. Free.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam. 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.

•BOZEMAN – Full Draw Film Tour 5 shows eight short films about bowhunting. 7 p.m., Ellen Theater. $14, $10.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

•Illest Uminati, an underground hip-hop group, plays live in concert on the Fury Road Tour. Co-headliners are Hummer KD, Indie and King Jame5, with local support from Peeksta, Tha Unknown, Know Conscious, Idiosyncrasy, Skrillz and Wally Steez. 8 p.m., Railyard. $7.

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

•Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Band members attempt to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. The Los Angeles Times says the group is “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes.” 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $18 or $16 in advance at 1111presents.com, the Pub Station box office or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

Friday, July 31

•The Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous goes on at Amend Park. Through Sunday.

•The Yellowstone River Research Center at Rocky Mountain College hosts a weekend workshop designed to educate participants from all backgrounds on how to be citizen scientists, using non-invasive survey techniques to detect carnivore species in a field setting. The evening includes hands-on instruction in camera placement and techniques. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For information, go to https://www.facebook.com/ENV.RMC. Through Saturday.

•BOZEMAN – The Sweet Pea Art Festival, judged by artist Ray Campeau, opens. Mr. Campeau has won numerous awards for his painting and for teaching in the Montana University system and at Carroll College. Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery. For information, go to www.sweetpeafestival.org or call (406) 586-4003. Open during regular library hours through Aug. 27.

•The Hidden in Plain Sight Tour explores the details of downtown with local historian Joyce Jensen, who points out historical points of interest and architectural details and tells stories of Billings. 10 a.m., Western Heritage Center. $10, $5. Also Aug. 21 and Sept. 4.

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

•Tattoos, Brews and BBQs features music by Zero, No Cigar, Engage the Unseen, In Rapture, Luke Dowler and the Magik City Music Group. A car and bike wash and food vendors are included. Noon to 10 p.m., Red Door Lounge. $5.

•PRYOR – Montana Territory Peacemakers, a cowboy action shooting club and firearm preservation group, display their history period firearms in a no-shooting event. 1-3 p.m., Chief Plenty Coups State Park, 1 Edgar Road. Free.

•The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office holds a public hearing on the use of motor vehicles in administration of the Wild Horse and Burro Act. Motorized equipment is used for transporting animals, monitoring and administrative maintenance. The BLM uses trucks and horse trailers to transport wild horses during the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range bait and water trap gather. The public has an opportunity to speak, but written statements are requested for the official record. Photo ID is required to enter. 1:30-3:30 p.m., BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers farm-raised produce and meats, along with baked goods, salsa, canned goods and crafts. 3:30-6 p.m., Lions Park. Fridays through Sept. 25.

•RED LODGE – The Festival of Nations celebrates the area’s ethnic and cultural heritage with a weekend of music, dancing and activities. Today’s activities begin at the Beartooth Elks Lodge with a cash bar and ethnic potluck, 5 p.m.; ethnic dancing and music with the Morris Dancers, Celtic Fusion, Belly Dancers, Chris Layer, JeffTroxel, Glynfiddle and Scandinavian dancers; and the Pub Parade, 8 p.m. $5 or $8 for both days. Through Saturday.

•Magic City Blues heads downtown with performances by the Austin Young Band, 5:30 p.m.; The Congress, 6:30 p.m.; the Steepwater Band, 7:30 p.m.; Kelly Hunt, 8:30 p.m.; Jarekus Singleton, 9:30 p.m.; and Buddy Guy, 10:30 p.m. 2500 block of Montana Avenue downtown. $55. For tickets, go to www.magiccityblues.com. See features on performers elsewhere in this issue, plus in the July 23 Outpost. Through Sunday.

•LAUREL – The 7th Avenue Band plays in the Rock the Block series of concerts. 6 p.m., Laurel Town Square across from Yellowstone Bank.

•Billings author Craig Lancaster discusses his latest novel, This Is What I Want. The event includes refreshments, a short reading and a performance by poet Dave Caserio and musician Parker Brown. 7 p.m., Harper & Madison, 3115 10th Ave. N.

•A Paint ’n’ Sip session features artist-in-residence Louis Habeck in a workshop for both first-time and seasoned artists. Participants create their own version of his popular “business animal” prints. Canvases, paints and brushes are provided, and the first glass of wine or beer is complimentary. Business attire is encouraged. 7 p.m., Visible Vault at Yellowstone Art Museum. $50 or $45 for YAM members. Register at artmuseum.org or call 256-6804.

•RED LODGE – The Blue Cowboy Moon Walk features music by T.J. Casey, a country-western singer, poet and local historian who was recently inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame. Bring refreshments if you wish and dress for the weather. 7 p.m., Palisades Trail one-half mile from Fox Road trailhead. Take Montana 78 west from Red Lodge for one mile, then turn left onto Fox Road for 1.7 miles.

•Cimarron plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

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

•“Up,” an animated feature about a house carried aloft by balloons, is shown in the Billings Kiwanis Movies in the Park series. Dusk, Optimist Park. 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.

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

Saturday, August 1

•RED LODGE – Oil paintings by Susan Spero go on display for the month of August. Her work includes still life, Native American portraiture, the Western landscape and wildlife. She offers both tiny and larger pieces, many of them in antique frames that she has collected. Carbon County Arts Guild through Aug. 31. Free.

•The Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous goes on at Amend Park. Events today include a glow at dusk. Through Sunday.

•Admission to the Yellowstone Art Museum is free for members and $1 for nonmembers on the first Saturday of every month.

•The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market fills the morning with farm-grown fruits and vegetables, food vendors and live entertainment. 8 a.m. to noon, downtown. Saturdays through Oct. 3.

•The Big Sky Youth Event includes outdoor shooting, conservation, climbing and other stations. Featured are stations for rifle, shotgun, handgun, black powder, archery, camo face painting, duck decoy painting, rock wall climbing, shed hunting and conservation. Lunch is provided. Registration, 8:30 a.m.; stations open, 9 a.m.; Blue Creek Shooting Complex. Preregistration requested by contacting Bev Wornom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 628-9328. For information, contact Marshall Johnson of the Mule Deer Foundation at (406) 850-8785 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•RED LODGE – The Climb to Conquer Cancer is one of nine Climbs in the United States as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams and individuals climb a challenging trail lined with flags honoring survivors and those who have succumbed to cancer. 8:30 a.m., Red Lodge Mountain. For information, go to www.climbrl.org.

•WHITEHALL – The National Center for Appropriate Technology offers a workshop on FAMACHA – a popular method for determining the severity of barber pole worm in sheep and goats. Dave Scott, an NCAT livestock specialist and co-owner of Montana Highland Lamb, leads the workshop. 9 a.m., 680 Highway 55. Registration is at www.ncat.org/events. For information, contact Mr. Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (406) 533-6642.

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

•Subway gives away a coupon to the first 400 guests at ZooMontana on Subway Day. Face painting is available, and Subman makes an appearance. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Regular zoo admission applies.

•The Billings Breastfeeding Coalition celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with a family fun walk on the theme “Celebrating Breastfeeding Moms at Work.” The walk is followed by demonstrations of baby slings and breast pumps as well as activities for children. Participants can enter drawings for prizes, including an electric breast pump. Water and snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic lunch. 10 a.m. to noon, Pioneer Park playground area.

•At the READ to a Dog event, children sign up for a 15-minute stretch of reading to a dog from Intermountain Therapy Dogs. The experience helps young readers relax while reading to nonjudgmental audience. 10:30 a.m., Billings Public Library.

•The Billings Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Block Party in honor of patrons’ 2015 Summer Reading accomplishments. The event includes hands-on science activities, a green-screen photo booth, a make-and-take mask craft, balloon animals, face painting, demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism, a Transportation Petting Zoo, music by D’tective and food vendors. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room and parking garden at the library.

•WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Tintina Resources hosts an open house and tours of its proposed mine site the first day of every month. Following an overview and explanation of the project, a tour travels to the proposed mine site to visit the core sheds and to view the site. Information on baseline studies, environmental resource assessments and water monitoring are at www.tintinaresources.com. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., 17 E. Main St. To reserve a space, call (406) 547-3466.

•The Billings League of Women Voters sponsors a potluck salad bar lunch and a conversation with Sally Maison, Montana president of the group. She talks about how the national League of Women Voters can help states do more and about a possible constitutional amendment to deep dark money out of politics. A trivia game also is part of the event. 11:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.

•RED LODGE – The Festival of Nations celebrates the area’s ethnic and cultural heritage with a weekend of music, dancing and activities. Today’s events begin with a downtown parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by activities at Red Lodge Ales: Alte Kameraden, 12:30 p.m.; Scandinavian Dancers, 1:30 p.m.; Highland Games, 2:15 p.m.; High Country Cowboys, 2:30 p.m.; the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers, 3:30 p.m.; the Bob Russ Accordion Band; a Celtic program with Christopher Layer, Uilleann Pipes, Jeff Troxel, Celtic Fusion and Glynfiddle, 5 p.m.; Munirah Belly Dancers, 6:15 p.m.; and an open jam with Mudd Phunk, 7:15 p.m. $5.

•VIRGINIA CITY – The Bale Beer Fest is a microbrew festival featuring two Montana brewers and one Montana distillery. Chad Ball from Butte plays acoustic folk and blues. Noon to 7 p.m., Bale of Hay Saloon. No cover.

•Magic City Blues moves to South Park for an all-ages show with performances by Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree, 5:30 p.m.; O.A.R., 7:30 p.m.; and John Fogerty, 9:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Sixth Avenue South and South 30th Street. $75. For tickets, go to www.magiccityblues.com. See features on performers elsewhere in this issue, plus in the July 23 Outpost. Through Sunday.

•The Departed is a group led by Cody Canada, formerly of Cross Canadian Ragweed, which dissolved in 2010. The new group plays such Ragweed red-dirt songs as “Alabama,” “Dimebag” and “17” while also featuring its own tunes. Also playing are Reckless Kelly, a Grammy Award-winning Texas band, and Micky and the Motorcars, whose sixth album is Hearts from Above. 6:30 p.m., Red Door Lounge. $20, $15. Tickets available at https://ticketriver.com/event/16271 and at the door.

•Cimarron plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•GretchLove plays live music. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•PARK CITY – The 7th Avenue Band plays at the Park City Days street dance. 8 p.m.

•Railyard hosts a Masquerade Party. 8 p.m. $8 if you bring your own mask, $10 if one is provided for you.

•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.

•Hinder, a multi-platinum rock band out of Oklahoma City, plays in concert. Drummer Cody Hanson says, “We can cross genres whenever we want. We don’t want to be a band that can only do that one thing. We have something for everyone. We’ve always been that way.” The band’s albums include When the Smoke Clears, and it has toured with Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith and Papa Roach. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $25 or $22 in advance at 1111presents.com, Pub Station or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

Sunday, August 2

•The Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous goes on at Amend Park.

•The Billings Association of Humanists meets for a Socrates Café discussion on “How Is the World Becoming More Ethical and Moral?” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•On International Friendship Day, visit the Yellowstone Art Museum with a friend and your friend’s admission is free with your paid (or member) admission.

•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.

•Lew Freedman, a veteran sportswriter of more than 75 books, talks about his latest book, “Cody Rodeo: The Mystique of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Great American Cowboy.” Freedman, who writes for the Cody Enterprise, takes readers through the summer season of rodeo in Cody, Wyo., and also writes about the history of Cody and its founder. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

•Magic City Blues finishes up in South Park with performances by Edward David Anderson, 4 p.m.; Los Lobos, 6 p.m.; and Lucinda Williams, 8 p.m. Sixth Avenue South and South 30th Street. $55. For tickets, go to www.magiccityblues.com. See features on performers elsewhere in this issue, plus in the July 23 Outpost.

•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.

•Yellowstone Howard hosts the Acoustic Sunday Sessions garage jam. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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

•Avers, a six-piece band out of Richmond, Va., plays psychedelic pop, garage rock and free-form jams. Empty Light is the band’s first album. 8 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. 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 Freedom Tour brings hip-hop to town with Ricky Dreamz, Dose OSO, Ayron COE, Tha Unknown and Ovey. 10 p.m., Railyard, 2526 Montana Ave. $7 or $5 in advance.

Monday, August 3

•The Peace Village Day Camp for ages 7 to 10 is hosted by the Institute for Peace Studies at Rocky Mountain College. Participants learn conflict resolution skills through singing, art, conservation, Peace Village language and nutrition, all in a summer camp setting. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alden Hall at RMC, 1511 Poly Drive. Cost is one case of bottled water plus a sealed package of cookies or crackers. For information, contact 657-1042 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Daily through Friday.

•“Subjects of Art,” the Yellowstone Art Museum summer camp, offers a morning session for ages 6 to 8 and an afternoon session for ages 9 to 12. This year’s camp shows how everything is related to art in some way. 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. $95 or $85 for YAM members. For details and to register, go to www.artmuseum.org. For information or to be added to the waiting list, contact Berenice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 256-6804, ext. 232. Through Friday.

•Hunters can begin buying over-the-counter and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope. The few licenses that are available are expected to go fast. Sales begin online at around 5 a.m.; go to fwp.mt.gov and click “Buy a License.” Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices open for walk-in customers at 8 a.m. Licenses also go on sale today for bighorn sheep hunting licenses to depopulate a troubled herd in the Tendoy Mountains north of Lima. The either-sex bighorn licenses – valid for hunting district 315 – will be sold until Aug. 16. $125 for residents, $750 for nonresidents.

•Engage the Unseen, ENDever, Muddkikker and Kid named King all play live music. 6 p.m., Pub Station.

•Karolina Ledogar out of Florida teaches a dance class on the hustle. 6:30 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595.

•Girl on Fire, an alternative rock band out of Seattle, is joined in concert by Icarus the Owl out of Portland, Ore., and by Last Place and Where There’s Fire. 7 p.m., Railyard. $10 or $6 in advance at Discontent Billings or from local bands.

•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, August 4

•The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana invites citizen volunteers to help collect scientific data on a backcountry trip in the Hellroaring/Glacier and Beartooth Plateau Area. Lisa Gerloff, director of the Citizen Science Program, says, “Wilderness stewardship is a job that is never finished. These trips are a great way to get into the backcountry with a fun group of people while collecting information essential to caring for these landscapes.” Free, including dinner each day and transportation from nearby towns. For information, go to www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/citizen-science/default.php. To sign up, call (406) 243-5361 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Through Sunday. Additional trips in the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains are offered Aug. 15-20 and 27 to Sept. 1.

•Learn about computer programming, app development and game design at CoderDojo. No experience is required, and mentors guide 11- and 12-year-olds in the right direction. A guardian or parent is required to attend with their child. 5:30-7 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Every Tuesday.

•The guest at the Zonta Club’s Artful Women of Montana is Cara Chamberlain, whose poems have been published in the Boston Review, Tar River Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Southern Review and in her collections Hidden Things and The Divine Botany. She lives in Billings and is an occasional contributor to the Outpost. 5:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•Karolina Ledogar out of Florida teaches a dance class on the bolero. 6 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595.

•PRAY – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs “The Taming of the Shrew,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Director Kevin Asselin gives the play, frequently the basis of modern interpretations, a Wild West take. 6 p.m., Chico Hot Springs. Free.

•The Repaid in Death Tour 2015 brings extreme metal to town with performances by Rapid in Blood, In Death, Sail the Seven, Ground into Dust and Demonified Necrogenetic Anomoly. 7 p.m., Railyard. $10 or $6 in advance at Discontent Billings or from local bands.

•Sean and Jessi Erickson teach Argentine tango. 7:30 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595. Tuesdays through Aug. 18.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owens hosts a weekly jam for musicians. 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, August 5

•Yellowstone County Democrats meet with Ward 4 candidates for the Billings City Council at their breakfast meeting. 7 a.m., McCormick Café.

•WEST YELLOWSTONE – Hebgen Lake Ranger District specialists lead the Flats II field trip within the North Hebgen Project. The field trip focuses on wildlife, along with fire and fuels. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, a lunch and whatever they may need for the day. Noon to 4 p.m., beginning at Hebgen Lake Ranger District. For information, go to www.cgwg.org.

•Teens interested in submitting a short film to the Magic City Shorts Film Festival can sign up for Making a Short Film, Part 1, the first of a three-part series on learning to write, shoot and edit films. 3-5 p.m., Billings Public Library. Call 657-8258 to register.

•LIVINGSTON – The Western Sustainability Exchange holds the Livingston Farmers Market, which offers locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and local arts, crafts, and jewelry. The Max performs today. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Miles Band Shell Park. For a schedule of special events and live music, go to www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org. Wednesdays through Sept. 23.

•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 Bite of Bozeman offers food and drinks from more than 40 area restaurants and food vendors. Entertainment is offered on downtown street corners, and guests dine in the middle of Main Street. Afterward, the Trails Night Film Fest features the premiere of “Wind Drinkers: 30 Years on the Bridger Ridge,” commemorating the 30th anniversary of the area’s trail race. 5:30 p.m., downtown.

•State wildlife officials host a public hearing to discuss and take comments on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. Bison are currently designated as both a wildlife species in need of management and a species in need of disease control in Montana. The draft EIS, prepared by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, considers the possibility of bison restoration somewhere in Montana where animals could be managed as a native species. 6-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Grand Montana, 5500 Midland Road.

•Karolina Ledogar out of Florida teaches a dance class on the salsa. 6 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595.

•Bring out your instruments for Hump Night Open Mic. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Yellowstone Cellars and Winery holds open mic night. 6-8 p.m., 1335 Holiday Circle. For information on performing, contact Randy Wyman at 861-0749 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs is seen in a TED Talk on “The Opposite of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection” at the Community Lecture Series. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•Montana Guys Ken and Linda Petro play country music with a touch of ’50s and ’60s rock ’n’ roll. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 637 Anchor St.

•Sissy Spacek, PCRV, Contact Now and Scumgrief perform in concert. 7 p.m., Aesthetic Agony, 2910 Second Ave. N. $5.

•RED LODGE – It’s open mic and comedy night. 7 p.m., Bull ’N Bear 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.

•American Aquarium plays rock ’n’ roll with a Southern perspective out of Raleigh, N.C. The band has released five albums in five years and played 700 shows in what press materials describe as “a performance that is equal parts Springsteen-esque rock bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection.” 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $15 or $12 in advance at 1111presents.com or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

Thursday, August 6

•Project Linus of Yellowstone County meets the first Thursday of each month to make blankets for children to age 18 who are ill or traumatized. Blankets are then distributed from shelters, social service agencies or hospitals. 12 Garden Ave. To volunteer, donate or receive a blanket, contact Terri Malucci at 855-7999.

•MSU Billings offers another in a series of overnight sessions for freshmen students and their families. All incoming high school seniors who are attending the four-year campus or City College in the fall semester are required to participate in an overnight session. The mandatory orientation serves as an introduction to the campus and affords students the opportunity to meet other freshmen, faculty and staff before they begin classes. Students can also get help with advising, financial aid and registration. To reserve a spot, visit www.msubillings.edu/fye/orientation or call 657-2888.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•HubbaHubba plays in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., Northern Hotel. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•Rasputina pioneered the use of cello as the sole instrument in a rock band, and it performs in concert in costumes spanning a number of historical periods to bring marginalized historical female figures and stories to light in pop form, using archetypal characters such as Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and medieval queens. The band has performed or recorded with Marilyn Manson, Porno for Pyros, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls and others. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co., 2123 First Ave. N. $17 or $15 in advance at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Ave. N.) or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

•Richard Dreyfest is a three-day concert with music by a raft of bands, among them The Budgets; The Plurals out of Lansing, Mich.; Whitecatpink out of Fort Collins, Colo.; Pelvis Wrestlies out of Reno, Nev.; Tabor Mountain out of Arcata Calif.; and many others. 6 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday.

•Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks holds a weekend hunter education class. Students are expected to read the manual before the class and must pass the state hunter education test on the first day of class. 6:30 p.m., Billings Rod and Gun Club. Register at http://fwp.mt.gov by following the links to education and hunter education. Through Saturday.

•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.

•Karolina Ledogar out of Florida teaches a dance class on smooth technique in the waltz. 7 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595.

•The North Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., North Park Center.

•The Moonshine Bandits, a California-based outlaw country group, tours Billings in support of a new album, Blacked Out, which was released July 17. The band has amassed more than 20 million online views, and its last album, CaliCountry, was a Top 5 country album on iTunes. Press materials say the band brings a California hip-hop flavor to country music. “We set out to make a blue-collar record for people who work their asses off and, come Friday and Saturday, just want to let loose and party,” says a band member identified only as Tex. Jelly Roll and Pruno also play. 7 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $15.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

•BOZEMAN – Montana TheatreWorks stages “Boeing Boeing,” a Tony Award-winning comedy about a bachelor who has three fiancées, all of them flight attendants who don’t know about each other. Then flight schedules change, and they all wind up in town at the same time. 8 p.m., Ellen Theatre. $19.50, $17, $15, $9.50. Seats are available at theellentheatre.com, at the box office or by phone at (406) 585-5885. Through Sunday and also Aug. 13-16 and 18-19.

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

•Eat Sleep Twerk Part 2 pits the Magic City vs. the Electric City with a twerk contest and DJ Ray Bigcity Stax spinning hip-hop and r ’n’ b music. 9 p.m., Railyard. $5 before 10 p.m., then $10.

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