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Thursday, April 10

•The Montana Library Association holds its annual conference in Billings. Today’s events include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a keynote address at 11 a.m. by Deidre Combs, who has written three books on cross-cultural approaches to resolving conflict and overcoming challenges. Billings Hotel and Convention Center. For information, go to www.mtlib.org/Conference/default.asp. Through Saturday.

•Library Going Wild Storytime is held in conjunction with Wild About Culture week activities. 10:30-11 a.m., Billings Public Library.

•Students in Lucas Ward’s Remote Sensing class at Rocky Mountain College present their analyses of the last 20 years of Billings’ land cover change at the largest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community event in Montana, a weeklong conference of the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals. The students offer a group analysis of two remote sensing studies they conducted: perspectives on landcover change in Billings from 1984 to 2013, and impacts of the 2013 Alum fire in Yellowstone National Park. 11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza. For conference information, go to www.magip.org.

•Accounting students from the MSU Billings College of Business partner with the Human Resources Development Council to offer assistance with preparing tax returns for those who made less than $52,000 last year. Bring W-2 forms, other tax documents, Social Security cards and copies of 2012 tax returns (if available). 2-8 p.m., HRDC, 7 N. 31st. St. Also Friday.

•Billings artist Jane Waggoner Deschner discusses the evolution of her work with found photographs in conjunction with the 2014 Juried Student Exhibition. Ms. Deschner’s artwork is on view in the “Bent Un/Conscious: A Survey of Regional Surrealism” exhibition at the Yellowstone Art Museum and she has a solo exhibition opening at the Catherine Louisa Gallery in downtown Billings on April 24. She says, “When I interact with a photograph, I connect us by teasing out a common humanity not confined by time, place or circumstance. I explore our shared humanity to better understand my own.” 5 p.m., Library Room 148 at MSU Billings. Free.

•SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The Art Extravaganza showcases visual, musical and culinary Arts by Sheridan Junior High School students with a reception that also features small musical groups’ performing under the direction of Tony Sawyer and Doug Moore. 5:30-7 p.m., SAGE Exhibit Gallery in Sheridan College, 171 Main St.

•The Montana Center to Advance Health through Nursing and MSU’s Office of Rural Health host an open meeting to discuss the future of nursing education in Montana. Meeting participants will be asked about nursing workforce needs in their areas, as well as nursing education that is needed to meet future healthcare needs. Information from the meetings will be summarized and shared at a statewide summit set for June 9-10 in Helena. 6 p.m., City College Health Science Building, Room 219.

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

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

•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.

•John Holod and Jodi Ginter narrate their film “Natural Wonders of the Southeast Coast” in a presentation by the Billings Golden K Kiwanis Club. The film begin in Virginia Beach, follows the coast through the Outer Banks of North Carolina and then to Myrtle Beach and the Kennedy Space Center. Alligators, crocodiles, sharks, oysters, the loggerhead turtle and other creatures show up on the way to Key West and the Dry Tortugas. 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark Middle School. $7.

•The Central Area Orchestra Gala is held. 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium.

•The Senior High School Chamber and Concert bands perform in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•At “Lest We Forget,” Elizabeth McNamer and other presenters read poems from Flanders Fields to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. 7:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Free.

•The West High School drama department presents “Rebel Without a Cause,” directed by Myra Nurre. 7:30 p.m., West Auditorium. Through Saturday.

•Ethan Gray, a percussion performance major at MSU Billings, presents his senior recital. Mr. Gray has performed with the Billings Symphony, Venture Theatre, Harvest Church, local bands and a plethora of MSU Billings music ensembles. He also has served in the military in Afghanistan. His recital features works by Iannis Xenakis, Claude Debussy, N.J. Živkoviæ, Eric Sammut, William Cahn and Dave Brubeck. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. Free.

•Saliva, out on a 50-date tour across the United States, plays in support of an upcoming release, Rise Up. “It’s definitely a throwback, fun, party rock show,” says guitarist Wayne Swinny. The hard rock band’s music has been featured in video games, Wrestlemania and the first Fast and Furious film. The band’s Blood Stained Love Story debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Top 200 charts in 2007. 8 p.m., Carlin Events Center. $20 or $18 in advance at Tickets300 (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November, Rimrock Mall, 1-866-300-8300 and online at 1111presents.com.

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

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

Friday, April 11

•Hands on Health, a University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area’s traveling exhibition, makes two stops in Billings. Interactive exhibits and demonstrations explore topics and careers in the health sciences, including a giant runny nose that children can diagnose, a health assessment station, a life-size medical teaching torso for simulated surgery and guided cow eyeball and heart dissections. Orchard Elementary School. Also Saturday at Chicks in Science at Alterowitz Gymnasium at MSU Billings.

•HELENA – A conference called “Campaign Finance in the Big Sky and Beyond” includes a keynote speech by Gov. Steve Bullock and panel discussions on money and politics, constitutional tensions, campaign finance regulations and electioneering. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Great Northern - Best Western Premier Hotel. $75 for the public, $50 for legislators and legislative candidates, $25 for students. Register at https://wheeler-center-campaign-finance.eventbrite.com or send a check to the Burton K. Wheeler Center, 1102 S. Sixth St., Bozeman, MT 59717.

•Tickets go on sale for a July 24 Victimology Tour concert at the Railyard by Black Flag, a California group that was formed in 1976. The band has released seven studio and two live albums. Hor and Cinema Cinema also are on the bill. $20 or 18 in advance beginning at 10 a.m. today at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300. Tickets also go on sale at the same locations today for a July 13 concert at the Carlin Events Center by Machine Head, a West Coast heavy metal quartet whose first album, 1992’s Burn My Eyes, sold more than 500,000 copies. $20.

•A dedication and ribbon cutting open the Veterans Administration’s new Majestic Lane Clinic, which will bring specialty services closer to home for Montana veterans. The center, adjacent to the Spring Creek Lane Clinic, will offer an array of specialty services to benefit veterans who would otherwise have to travel to Fort Harrison. 11 a.m.

•BOZEMAN – The Wankel T. rex is sent off to Washington, D.C., and the public is invited to join in a sendoff celebration for one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever discovered. The skeleton will be displayed in a new paleontology exhibit scheduled to open in 2019 in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Activities today include a hot dog picnic. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Museum of the Rockies.

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

•Jeff the Nature Guy of Billings joins Peter Gros, wildlife expert from the original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, for an interactive performance showcasing animals from around the world and some ZooMontana favorites. The show uses live animals, storytelling, video clips and bloopers from Mr. Gros’ TV engagements and years of filming wildlife. An alligator, kangaroo and python are among the animals on stage, and Jeff Ewelt, ZooMontana executive director, joins in with a tarantula, lynx and turkey vulture, among other animals. Mr. Gros also conducts Wild and Wooly, a class open to the public, at 6 p.m. at MSU Billings Downtown. Student matinee performance, 12:30 p.m.; full performance, 7:30 p.m.; Alberta Bair Theater. $29, $15 for evening show.

•Nature Night is an evening of outdoor adventures with naturalists for ages 5-11. 6-8 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $15. Register at www.mtacec.org.

•The Sports Connection Gun Show is sponsored by the Weapons Collectors Society of Montana. 1-5 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Through Sunday.

•Accounting students from the MSU Billings College of Business partner with the Human Resources Development Council to offer assistance with preparing tax returns for those who made less than $52,000 last year. Bring W-2 forms, other tax documents, Social Security cards and copies of 2012 tax returns (if available). 2-5 p.m., HRDC, 7 N. 31st. St.

•A reception closes “Confined,” the senior capstone exhibition of art student Jesse Jeane Harkness. The work explores a feminist perspective on societal roles and its effects on women. “The series calls attention to the pain that is often concealed behind what society propagates as some of the happiest moments in a woman’s life,” Harkness said. “The pieces range from oil paintings to a mass collection of baby bottle nipples.” 5-7 p.m., MSU Billings art department’s Outer Gallery on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building.

•BOZEMAN – The MSU Bozeman American Indian Council Pow Wow opens with a grand entry. Dance and drum competitions with cash prizes are a key feature of the event, and booths around the edge of the dance arena offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans. 6 p.m., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Free. Through Saturday.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association holds its Friday night jam. All ages and levels of play are invited to bring their acoustic string instruments. 7 p.m., music room at Lincoln Center. Fridays through May 30.

•Tim Meadows of Saturday Night Live performs live comedy. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Red Door Lounge. Tickets available at www.montanacomedy.com. Also Saturday.

•The West High School drama department presents “Rebel Without a Cause,” directed by Myra Nurre. 7:30 p.m., West Auditorium. Through Saturday.

•The 40-voice MSU Billings university chorus presents its spring concert under the direction of Doug Nagel. Accompanied by pianist Kathy Honaker, the group performs selections that include “She Walks in Beauty,” “Sure on This Shining Night,” “Were You There” and “High Barbary.” 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. $5, $3.

•Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a comedy in which gods mix with mortals on one enchanted evening, is directed by Craig Huisenga in a contemporary production with a large cast that includes Beau Mulvaney, Carl Redman, Taylor Larson, Adrian Larson, Rebecca Spring and Gary Treglown. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $20, $15. Through Sunday and also April 17-19.

•Rodger Lizaola and Jerry Torres perform live comedy. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

•Tribal Seeds hits Billings on a 35-date tour in support of an upcoming full-length album, Representing, which is due out this spring. The San Diego natives have become known for their spiritually driven rock, infused with reggae roots. The band’s 2011 EP Soundwaves peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. A full-length release in 2009, The Harvest, peaked at No. 5. New Kingston and Inna Vision also play. 8 p.m., Carlin Events Center. $18. Tickets are available at www.tribalseeds.net, at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Rimrock Mall, Ernie November Records or by calling 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.

•A DJ plays music to dance by. Shooters.

•Limited Warranty plays original and classic rock. 9 p.m., Bugz’s Casino.

Saturday, April 12

•The Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Giveaway has raised more than $100,000 over the last 36 years by giving away Tootsie Rolls and accepting donations. Eighty percent of proceeds stay in the Billings area; 20 percent go to statewide needs. Look for Knights at stores today and at Catholic Churches after Sunday Mass.

•Montana’s spring male turkey hunting season begins. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices, license providers or online at fwp.mt.gov.

•The Billings Golden “K” Kiwanis holds its all-you-can-eat Sourdough Pancake Breakfast. 8-11 a.m., Masonic Center at 11th Street West and Broadwater Avenue. $7, $4.

•The Sports Connection Gun Show is sponsored by the Weapons Collectors Society of Montana. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Through Sunday.

•HUNTLEY – A garage and bake sale includes free coffee along with many treasures. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church.

•Two freshmen look to bring the community together for the first Rocky Mountain College Mini-Relay for Life. The mother of Paige Tanaka of California has survived three types of cancer. Alicia Bravo of Arizona lost her grandmother to lung cancer in 2007. Participants walk in a continuing relay of laps around campus to honor those they care about diagnosed with cancer. 2014 is the first year for RMC to host not only a student team, but a Relay for Life event on campus. 8-11 a.m., RMC.

•Volunteers provide free income tax preparation and e-filing for those making $52,000 or less a year. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Q360 Health holds an open house to introduce the public to its new facility equipment and services. Guests meet the Q360 Health certified fitness professionals and licensed massage therapists, learn about the new Synergy360 classes, have a free body composition test and free chair massage and join the team for refreshments. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m., 50 27th St. W., Suite A. For information or to register for free classes, visit http://q360health.com/ or follow the Q360 Health Facebook page.

•Lockwood Pride Day, an annual community cleanup day, celebrates Volunteer Week and Earth Day. Bring garbage bags, litter pickers, highly visible clothing, gloves and other gear for cleanup at 10 a.m. at the Lockwood baseball fields. Food and live music are available at the fields beginning at 12:30 p.m.

•U.S. Sen. Jon Tester hosts an informational meeting for Montana high school students interested in applying to military service academies and participating in ROTC programs. He is expected to be joined by representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and ROTC. 10 a.m., Billings Armed Forces Reserve Center, 2901 Gabel Road. For information, contact Bruce Knutson at 449-5401.

•Chicks in Science aims to redress the gap between males and females in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, collectively referred to as STEM. While women make up 46 percent of the American workforce, they hold just 25 percent of the jobs in STEM fields, according to the National Science Foundation. The event is a one-day science and technology extravaganza that provides hands-on and minds-on interactive activities to introduce girls in grades four through eight to careers in STEM-related fields. Speakers include Carla Cobb of RiverStone Health and Monica Mainland, a chemical engineer and refinery manager for Exxon Mobil. New to this year’s event, “Bagels with Brilliance” offers for the first 50 girls and their guardians an opportunity to meet and learn about women in STEM-related fields over bagels and juice beginning at 11 a.m. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Alterowitz Gymnasium at MSU Billings. Free.

•Diane Sands presents a Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program on “Taking Action: A Political History of Women in Montana” at a meeting of the American Association of University Women. The program surveys the role of Montana women beginning with suffrage campaigns during territorial days through their 1914 victory granting women the vote. The presentation concludes with the role of the League of Women Voters in the 1972 Constitutional Convention where 19 women served as delegates and leaders. Ms. Sands, of Missoula, has spent more than 40 years exploring Montana women’s history. 11:30 a.m., Rooms A and B of Rimrock Hall at MSU Billings. Free program or $10 for lunch. For lunch reservations, contact Nancy Downing at 652-5474 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•BOZEMAN – The MSU Bozeman American Indian Council Pow Wow holds grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. Dance and drum competitions with cash prizes are a key feature of the event, and booths around the edge of the dance arena offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans. A Nation’s Prayer Breakfast is held at 9 a.m., and an alumni brunch at 9:30 a.m. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Free. For information on the alumni brunch, contact the MSU Alumni Association at (406) 994-2401 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Montana Library Association holds its annual conference in Billings. Today’s events include an author luncheon at 12:30 p.m. with Jay Asher, whose debut teen novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, spent three years on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second novel is The Future of Us. Billings Hotel and Convention Center. For information, go to www.mtlib.org/Conference/default.asp.

•Danell Jones teaches a class on Fundamentals of Fiction: Revising and Editing. This hands-on workshop shows how to look at a story through the eyes of an editor, eliminating wordiness, analyzing organization and developing characters. 1-3 p.m., Western Heritage Center. $36. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Youth in Action, a global youth service event, offers free Frisbee golf discs to those who participate. Activities for ages 11 to 18 include disc golf, carnival games, dinner, sidewalk chalk art, a creative photo shoot and a park cleanup contest. 1:30-7:30 p.m., YMCA. Free. For information, call Nathan Stahley at 651-6437 or visit www.yia.eventbrite.com.

•Dirty Power with Sheamus Conley, A.J. Miller and Clay Green plays live music. The Jaded Ladies also are featured. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Bear Bash, an athletic fundraiser for Rocky Mountain College, features dinner, dancing and a Calcutta, along with a social hour and silent auction. 6 p.m., Fortin Education Center. $100 or $35 for RMC faculty, staff and spouses without Calcutta entry. Tickets are available at www.rocky.edu/athletics or from any RMC coach.

•The Magic City Bellydance Soiree returns for its fourth annual show. The soiree features MSU Billings student dancers, dancers from the local bellydance troupe Spiral Skies as well as dancers from around the state in a lineup of group and solo performances. 6 p.m., Petro Theater. Free. A workshop called “A Taste of ATS: American Tribal Style” is held this morning. Visit www.spiralskiesbellydance.com to register.

•Capture the Crown, Palisades and Engage the Unseen play in concert. 6 p.m., Railyard. For the late show, at 10 p.m., Studio Enjoy presents Live at the Railyard with Luke Dowler, We Three Bears, Satsang and Twisted Romance. $5.

•The West High School drama department presents “Rebel Without a Cause,” directed by Myra Nurre. 7:30 p.m., West Auditorium.

•Tim Meadows of Saturday Night Live performs live comedy. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Red Door Lounge. Tickets available at www.montanacomedy.com.

•Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a comedy in which gods mix with mortals on one enchanted evening, is directed by Craig Huisenga in a contemporary production with a large cast that includes Beau Mulvaney, Carl Redman, Taylor Larson, Adrian Larson, Rebecca Spring and Gary Treglown. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $20, $15. Through Sunday and also April 17-19.

•MSU Billings senior music student Kristy Dallas, a soprano, performs her senior music recital. The program features works by Pergolesi, Offenbach Barber, Schubert and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Pianist Gail Briceño, baritones Jason Webster and William Mouat and mezzo-soprano Desja Eagletail join in the performance. Ms. Dallas, a graduate of West High School, has a bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Naperville, Ill. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall.

•BIG TIMBER – A Salute to Service Men and Women features music by the Montana Shamrockers. The event benefits the Crazy Mountain Museum and Big Hearts Under the Big Sky, which provides outdoor adventures for wounded veterans and for children facing life-threatening illnesses. 7:30 p.m., Grand Hotel. $10, $12, $15, $25. For information, call (406) 932-4227.

•Ryan Pelton presents “Pieces of My Life,” which includes stories and songs that reflect on Elvis Presley and on his life as an Elvis impersonator. He also tells stories and sings songs from The Identical, a movie in which he is featured. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $31, $26, $21.

•ABSAROKEE – The 7th Avenue Band plays rock at the Tax Relief Party. 8 p.m., Legions 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.

•Limited Warranty plays original and classic rock. 9 p.m., Bugz’s Casino.

Sunday, April 13

•The Montana Tourism Conference opens in Billings with tours and a welcoming reception at 7 p.m. at the Northern Hotel. Breakout sessions and educational presentations run through Tuesday, including an opening keynote address by Nan Marchand Beauvois, senior director of National Councils and General Manager of Educational Seminars for Tourism Organizations for the U.S. Travel Association. To register, go to www.travelmontana.mt.gov/conference.

•“Easter, What’s It All About?” takes a humorous look at the meaning of Easter with skits and songs by the youth group and children’s department. Open Bible Christian Center, 302 19th St. W. For information, call 656-4946.

•The Sports Connection Gun Show is sponsored by the Weapons Collectors Society of Montana. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

•Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a comedy in which gods mix with mortals on one enchanted evening, is directed by Craig Huisenga in a contemporary production with a large cast that includes Beau Mulvaney, Carl Redman, Taylor Larson, Adrian Larson, Rebecca Spring and Gary Treglown. 2 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $20, $15. Also Thursday through Saturday.

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

•The Al Bedoo Dance Band presents “Shall We Dance,” a season of ballroom dancing. 4-7 p.m., Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. $10 or $80 for season pass. Call 259-4384 for tickets.

•Roy and Clyde play a Western jam session. 5 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

•Ragtime and classical musician Tiffany Personett offers her junior college recital. Selections range from a classical Mozart sonata to the syncopated rhythm of William Bolcom’s contemporary ragtime. Ms. Personett, who grew up in Billings, began playing piano at age 6. She has a piano teaching studio and plays at numerous churches. 5:30 p.m., Losekamp Hall at Rocky Mountain College.

•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.

Monday, April 14

•“Prescription for Failure,” an exhibition of works by senior art student Jessequa Yerger, opens at MSU Billings. The series, Ms. Yerger says, expresses her experiences and observations from working in pharmacies for the past seven years. She explores issues that people face on a day-to-day basis with prescription medications as well as problems that we face as a community and a nation. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through April 30, Student Gallery in Liberal Arts Building.

•“The Snail and the Whale” is a show for pre-kindergarteners through age 7. 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $5.50.

•Pints for a Cause benefits the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Getting Started Clinics help women prepare for the Montana Women’s Run on May 10 with instructor-led exercises and stretching techniques. 5:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain College outdoor track and Lockwood School track. Mondays through May 5.

•Classical tenor Jacob Scharbrough offers his senior recital with a program that includes Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin,” a few of Copland’s Old American Songs, and Italian arias by Leoncavallo, Bellini and Donizetti. Mr. Scharbrough grew up in Idaho and started playing piano at age 5. He is a former All-Conference defensive lineman for the Rocky Mountain College football team and has been a cheerleader during the past three basketball seasons. 5:30 p.m., Losekamp Hall at RMC. Free.

•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, April 15

•Montana’s spring black bear hunting season opens. Hunters can purchase black bear hunting licenses at fwp.mt.gov or at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks license providers. Licenses purchased after April 14 may not be used until 24 hours after purchase. The bear identification test, which must be passed before purchasing a license, also is at fwp.mt.gov. Click the Hunter Education icon then click “Bear Identification Program.”

•People across Montana are invited to wear purple today as part of “Purple Up” day in honor of Month of the Military Child. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green; Marine red; and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue.

•The Tea Party holds a Rally for Freedom, calling for lower taxes and higher wages. Speakers include state Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, John Birch Society organizer Robert Brown, Rep. Krayton Kerns, and Republican official Bowen Greenwood. Noon, Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.

•The Teen Education and Creation Hub, known as the TECH Lab, holds a three-day open house that showcases technology, equipment and resources available to Billings teens. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Through Thursday.

•Craig Naylor of the Humanities Montana Speakers’ Bureau gives a program on “Unknown Heroes of the Civil War” as part of a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. He discusses the lives of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union spy; Col. Ely S. Parker, a Seneca chief and one of Gen. Grant’s top aides; and John Washington, an escaped slave who served in the Union army. 4 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. At 7 p.m. today, the library live-streams the premiere of Ken Burns’ new documentary “The Address,” commemorating the Gettysburg Address, in the Computer Classroom on the second floor.

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

•The Yellowstone County Democratic Club holds a dinner of Oriental pork over rice with Sen. John Walsh, recently appointed to replace Max Baucus in the U.S. Senate, and with Democratic legislative candidates. Paul Van Tricht, president of the club, says, “This year we have Democrats running in every legislative district in Yellowstone County for the first time in 40 years.” No-host cocktails, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; speakers, 6:30 p.m.; Elks Club, 930 Lewis Ave. $10, $5 for meal. To dine, RSVP by April 13 by calling 252-5577 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The talk is free for those who do not wish to dine.

•The Buffalo Bill Band performs music that was originally part of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. The Wild West Show made its debut in 1883 and toured for three decades, once performing 340 shows in 200 days. An ensemble of musicians from the Bighorn basin and southern Montana recreates that music for modern audiences. Michael L. Masterson, a retired professor from Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., directs. 6:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall at MSU Billings. Free.

•The John Birch Society conducts a six-part workshop based on a series of DVDs that aim to provide “a practical, commonsense understanding of how the Constitution was intended to limit the government, not the citizens.” 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 22, Grace Baptist Church, 3616 Broadwater Ave. Free.

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

•COLUMBUS – Reed Point exchange student Violeta Chkharlishvili talks about her native country, the Republic of Georgia, in a Travel and Adventure presentation in Absarokee. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Stillwater County Library. 7 p.m., Stillwater County Library.

•Local writers Luella N. Brien and Adrian L. Jawort, a frequent contributor to the Outpost, do a reading from “Off the Path,” a new anthology of stories by Native American writers published by Mr. Jawort. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The Middle School Choir Gala is held. 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium. Free.

•The Midtown Men, four original cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, come to town on a tour to support their album The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits. The album features the group performing ’60s hits such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Up on the Roof,” “Time of the Season,” “Candy Girl” and other hits. They appeared in more than a thousand performances of Jersey Boys before forming the group. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $49, $44, $26.

•Hugh Healow hosts open mic night. 8 p.m., Railyard.

•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 Owens hosts open jam night. 9 p.m., Snow Creek Saloon.

Wednesday, April 16

•The Teen Education and Creation Hub, known as the TECH Lab, holds a three-day open house that showcases technology, equipment and resources available to Billings teens. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Through Thursday.

•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.

•Vickie Tapia talks about her book “Somebody Stole My Iron,” which is about dementia in older people. 7 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•The MSU Billings Percussion Ensemble holds its spring concert under the direction of Luke Kestner. The concert features pieces ranging from ragtime to contemporary. Senior Ethan Gray performs N.J. Zivkovic’s “Uneven Souls,” a tour de force Marimba Concerto that features a voice choir and accompaniment provided by the Billings Symphony percussion section. 7:30 p.m., Cisel Recital Hall. $5, $3.

•The Rocky Mountain College Concert Band performs contemporary, classic and toe-tapping music, including the premiere performance of Missoula composer David Maslanka’s “On This Bright Morning,” inspired by a quotation from poet Jane Kenyon. Also performed is “Deliberation,” by Jubal Rife, a computer science senior and member of the RMC Clarinet Choir. The program includes contemporary pieces by Dello Joio, Lauridsen and Alfred Reed, and a minuet and contrapuntal music by baroque composers Rameau and J.S. Bach. It ends with Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava.” 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.

•DJ Exodus hosts Funk Night. 9 p.m., Railyard.

Thursday, April 17

•Artist Harry Koyama speaks in the High Noon Lecture Series. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•The Teen Education and Creation Hub, known as the TECH Lab, holds an open house that showcases technology, equipment and resources available to Billings teens. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Billings Public Library.

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

•“The Horse Soldiers,” a 1959 movie starring John Wayne and William Holden and directed by John Ford, is shown as the second in series of movies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 6:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•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.

•Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a comedy in which gods mix with mortals on one enchanted evening, is directed by Craig Huisenga in a contemporary production with a large cast that includes Beau Mulvaney, Carl Redman, Taylor Larson, Adrian Larson, Rebecca Spring and Gary Treglown. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. $20, $15. Through Saturday.

•Yelawolf, an underground rapper from the South, performs in concert. His debut LP, Radioactive, includes guest shots by Eminem, Kid Rock, Lil Jon and Gangsta Boo. It opened at No. 27 on the Billboard 200. Love Story is to be released this year. Also performing are Prof, Soulcrate Music and Myke Bogan. 7 p.m., Babcock Theater. $25 or $22 in advance at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Rimrock Mall, Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

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

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

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