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Thursday, January 22

•Information is provided to Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The meetings cover the Farm Service Agency’s Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, 2015 program changes to the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Buy-Up option. MSU Extension presents an analysis of Farm Bill programs and an explanation of Farm Bill decision tools available to producers. 8-10:30 a.m., Columbus Fire Hall, 944 E. Pike Ave. in Columbus; and 1:30-4 p.m., Ryegate Fire Hall Training Room, 105 Kemp St. in Ryegate.

•Mark Bannatyne, a finalist for dean of City College, appears in a community open forum on the position. Dr. Bannatyne is former chairman of the department of design and communication technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. 3:30 p.m., Room 119 of Health Sciences Building at City College.

•The Teen Book Buzz Book Group discusses “Asylum” by Madeleine Roux. A limited number of books are available. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258.

•Full STEAM Ahead explores Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with hands-on projects. Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 12. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8256.

•The Yellowstone Art Museum holds an opening reception for Art Auction 47, the annual fundraising auction of works by local and regional artists. The catalog for the show is available at the YAM website. 5:30 p.m., 401 N. 27th St. Free for members or with paid admission. Exhibition continues through March 6, with auction on March 7.

•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.

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

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

•DJ Dubb brings the music. Railyard.

Friday, January 23

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

•Tickets go on sale for a July 26 concert at MetraPark by Mötley Crüe and guest Alice Cooper, who says, “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days. Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away.” The concert is billed as part of the band’s final tour by mutual agreement of all four original members. “Our job here is done!” drummer Tommy Lee says. 10 a.m., MetraPark box office and ticket outlets including Leslie’s Hallmark at Rimrock Mall, Billings area Cellular Plus stores, by phone at 256-2422 or 1-800-366-8538 and online at MetraPark.com. $20, $49.50, $79.50, $89.50, $125.

•HELENA — Supporters rally in support of Early Edge, Gov. Steve Bullock’s initiative to bring pre-kindergarten to all Montana 4-year-olds. Niles Hushka, Early Edge board chairman, says, “Early Edge will generate $7 to $9 for every $1 that we invest. By educating our kids early, we are creating a stronger, smarter economy and a stronger, smarter Montana.” Lt. Gov. Angela McLean speaks. 11 a.m., Capitol.

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

•Bring your family’s favorite recipe to the Recipe Swap to share with others. Participants talk about the history of their recipes and why they are special. Participants get copies of the recipes and are welcome to bring a sample for others to try. 3:30 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The whole family can make art together on Family Fun Night. Artist-in-residence Bently Spang teaches the session. 5-7 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $7 or $6 for YAM members and adults free with child’s admission. No registration required.

•Billings Motorsports Park holds a swap meet. 5-9 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Free. Also Saturday.

•Bruce Anfinson writes songs that portray Montana’s natural wonders and cultural heritage, and he has carried that to all 50 states and around the world. His music has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and he has performed on Mountain Stage. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•The Billings Studio Theatre’s Encore Show features Dan Jurovich, Bret Weston, Kyle Trott, Tom Wagner, Don Havig and Chris Smith. Jayme C. Green directs. Cocktails and buffet, 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance, Yellowstone Country Club. $50. For information, call 248-1141. Also Saturday.

•Erik Olson plays jazz piano. 6:30 p.m., The Rex.

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

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

•“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, is directed by Danielle Turtainen. Stars include Justin Linder, Sadie Turner, Rebecca Spring, Stephen Daem, Stephanie Chamberlain and Carl Redman. Music from the 1980s is included in this modern version of the show. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Sunday and also Jan. 29-31.

•Rocky Mountain College students perform Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” a comedy written in the early 1940s. The play is about a novelist who is haunted by his dead wife, disrupting his marriage to his second wife. RMC Professor of Theater Arts Gerry Roe says, “For me, the play raises several questions, not the least of which evokes the query, ‘What comprises the inherent nature of the oh-so-human spirit, and is it so abruptly snuffed with the immediacy of death – can there be something else, something forthcoming?’” Mr. Roe is retiring this year after 45 years and more than 250 productions. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $10, $8, $6. Also Saturday and Jan. 29-31.

•Amir K, who appeared in the feature films The Pyramid and Argo, performs live comedy with lots of impressions. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•Chad Miller and Howard Stone perform live comedy. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

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

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

•DJ N-ER-G plays music to dance by. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•Omnithex performs post-alternative, progressive hard rock with Pablo and the Buddha and Bender Teller. According to press materials, “Omnithex combines thought-provoking, straight-edge lyrics with vocal harmonies, the texture of two overdriven guitars, hard-driving bass and drums with progressive musical interludes and punk-infused riffing. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Saturday, January 24

•Billings Motorsports Park holds a swap meet, dinner and celebration. This year’s champions are recognized: Rod Lorenz, Ryan Fasching, Kelly Hample, Joe Ramaker, Kenny Baumann and Vance Lorenz. Swap meet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; banquet, 6 p.m.; Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

•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.

•LAUREL – Live bluegrass music goes on every Saturday. 9 a.m. to noon, Owl Café. See story elsewhere in this issue.

•The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, led by Maestra Anne Harrigan, presents the children’s classic “Peter and the Wolf” for its annual family concert. Sergei Prokofiev’s tale is told by musical instruments and given added dimension by youth actors at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Krista Marshall and Dan Nickerson. Peter is played by Kyle Schreiber; Grandfather by Vint Lavinder; Hunters by Ashley Sones, Emma Ament and Reagan Melber; Bird by Sabrina Jefferson; Duck by Riley Gilsdorf; Cat by Sierra Walsh; and Wolf is played by Lillian Fix-Brierton. Also on the program are Poulenc’s Sonata (third movement); Cervantes’ “Six Cuban Dances” (fourth movement); Holst’s “St. Paul’s Suite” (fourth movement); an excerpt from Resphighi’s “Pines of Rome”; and Haydn’s Toy Symphony (first movement). 11 a.m., Alberta Bair Theater.

•A workshop helps prepare students for the Billings Clinic Research Center’s Science Expo. The workshop focuses on the scientific method and on how to put a science fair project together from start to finish. Presenters are Patricia Lowthian, a fourth-grade teacher at McKinley School, and John Pulasky, weathercaster for the Montana Ag Network. The Science Expo coordinator is available to answer questions. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. To register for the expo, to be held March 27-28, go to www.billingsclinic.com/scienceexpo.

•The Greg Utterback Band plays live music. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Billings Studio Theatre’s Encore Show features Dan Jurovich, Bret Weston, Kyle Trott, Tom Wagner, Don Havig and Chris Smith. Jayme C. Green directs. Cocktails and buffet, 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance, Yellowstone Country Club. $50. For information, call 248-1141.

•Erik Olson plays jazz piano. 6:30 p.m., The Rex.

•Drivin’ Sideways plays live music. 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, is directed by Danielle Turtainen. Stars include Justin Linder, Sadie Turner, Rebecca Spring, Stephen Daem, Stephanie Chamberlain and Carl Redman. Music from the 1980s is included in this modern version of the show. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Sunday and also Jan. 29-31.

•Rocky Mountain College students perform Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” a comedy written in the early 1940s. The play is about a novelist who is haunted by his dead wife, disrupting his marriage to his second wife. RMC Professor of Theater Arts Gerry Roe says, “For me, the play raises several questions, not the least of which evokes the query, ‘What comprises the inherent nature of the oh-so-human spirit, and is it so abruptly snuffed with the immediacy of death – can there be something else, something forthcoming?’” Mr. Roe is retiring this year after 45 years and more than 250 productions. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $10, $8, $6. Also Jan. 29-31.

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

•Amir K, who appeared in the feature films The Pyramid and Argo, performs live comedy with lots of impressions. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•Superior, By the Thousands, ENDever and Iron Swarm all play in concert. 8 p.m., Railyard. $10.

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

•Cosmic Roots plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

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

Sunday, January 25

•Karen Peterson gives “A History and Discussion of Secret Codes” at a meeting of the Billings Association of Humanists. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•The Montana Old-Time Fiddlers of District 4 play for your listening and dancing pleasure. 1-5 p.m., South Park Senior Center.

•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.

•“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, is directed by Danielle Turtainen. Stars include Justin Linder, Sadie Turner, Rebecca Spring, Stephen Daem, Stephanie Chamberlain and Carl Redman. Music from the 1980s is included in this modern version of the show. 2 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Also Thursday through Saturday.

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

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

•The Epiphany Recital features trombonist Mark Soueidi accompanied by Sandi Rabas. Mr. Soueidi teaches at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and is first trombonist in the Billings Symphony. 4 p.m., First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.

•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.

•On Acoustic Night Round 3, music is provided by Austin Shilling and Judith Shadows (members of Metacosm), Scumbag Mike (Ground Into Dust), Katy Robertson (KaNcErUs) and Trevor Stoltenberg (AssNynE, Wyrm Ryder, Shangri-La). 8 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.

•Arthur Lee Land had to wait almost two years to release his fourth album, Cracked Open, after finding a polyp on his vocal cord and then being diagnosed with Graves disease. He played most of the instruments, including six-string banjo, in a fusion of folk rock, bluegrass and electronica. He tours solo, using live looping to layer guitars and other instruments. 9 p.m., Pub Station. Free.

Monday, January 26

•Philosophy professors David Strong of Rocky Mountain College and Walt Gulick on MSU Billings join forces for a course on climate change that includes showing of the documentary “Years of Living Dangerously.” Another documentary will be shown in the 10th week. Anyone is welcome to attend with no need to sign up in advance. 7 p.m., Room 219 of Morledge Kimball at RMC. Free for noncredit students or members of the public.

•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, January 27

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

•RED LODGE – Billings-based fiddle player Trevor Krieger joins singer-songwriter Jeff Troxel of Cody, Wyo., in a concert that showcases their blend of Americana folk and fiddle tunes, paired with original work. The duo has played together for more than 20 years. Mr. Troxel is a jazz and flatpicking guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, educator and recording engineer. Mr. Krieger, an accomplished classical violinist and traditional fiddle player, is also a Billings firefighter. 5:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel. The concert will be shown on 11th and Grant with Eric Funk at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

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

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

•The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum’s meeting features webinars on British research, ship passenger lists and indices. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W. Enter from the parking lot on the east side.

•The Heights Elementary Band Gala is held, 7 p.m., Skyview High School gym.

•Big Sword is a monthly exploratory electronic improv session hosted by Alex Nauman, Erick Olson and Parker Brown and featuring rotating guests. 8 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N.

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 28

•The New Year’s Resolution Exercise Series holds the last of three beginners exercise classes, Power Pump/Interval Body Blast. Noon, Community Room at Billings Public Library. To register, call 657-8258 or stop by the second floor help desk.

•The Billings Association of Humanists invites participants to bring local, state, national and international news stories to a session called “Headlines.” The program, facilitated by M. Murray, follows “a cognitive dissonance/scathing Atheist podcast-type format.” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•PintAid benefits Family Fun SCUBA and Snorkel. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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

•Students from MSU Billings present the drama “Let’s Talk, Billings” at the Community Lecture Series. The drama is followed by personal stories and discussion of suicide prevention issues. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•Gov. Steve Bullock delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature. He highlights priorities for the 64th Montana Legislature, including responsible fiscal management and investments in Montana’s future. 7 p.m., Montana House Chambers.

•BOZEMAN – Jason DeShaw of Plentywood, a country-western singer, songwriter and guitarist who struggles with bipolar disorder, speaks at “The Experience and Science of Mental Illness,” sponsored in part by the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery at Montana State University. Also speaking is Matt Byerly, a psychiatrist and researcher at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who discusses recent advances in mental health research. 7 p.m., Crawford Theater of Emerson Cultural Center. Free.

•The fifth national tour production of “Jekyll and Hyde” comes to town. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about the struggle between good and evil is set to a score of pop rock hits from Frank Wildhorn (nominated for multiple Grammy and Tony Awards) and Leslie Bricusse (winner of both two Oscar and Grammy Awards). Songs in the Grammy-nominated score include “This Is the Moment,” “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.” The show has been recorded in 28 languages. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $49, $44, $26.

•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, January 29

•Gov. Steve Bullock starts his reelection campaign in Billings. 5:30 p.m., Trailhead Spirits, 2314 Montana Ave. RSVP to (406) 370-8816 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

•The Unusual Suspects, featuring firefighters Adam Tipton and Trevor Krieger, plays at Firefighter Stairclimb 2015, which raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N.

•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.

•Carol Spielman holds a Paint ’n’ Sip session. 7 p.m., Visible Vault at Yellowstone Art Museum. $45 or $35 for YAM members, including first drink and materials.

•“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, is directed by Danielle Turtainen. Stars include Justin Linder, Sadie Turner, Rebecca Spring, Stephen Daem, Stephanie Chamberlain and Carl Redman. Music from the 1980s is included in this modern version of the show. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Saturday.

•Rocky Mountain College students perform Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” a comedy written in the early 1940s. The play is about a novelist who is haunted by his dead wife, disrupting his marriage to his second wife. RMC Professor of Theater Arts Gerry Roe says, “For me, the play raises several questions, not the least of which evokes the query, ‘What comprises the inherent nature of the oh-so-human spirit, and is it so abruptly snuffed with the immediacy of death – can there be something else, something forthcoming?’” Mr. Roe is retiring this year after 45 years and more than 250 productions. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $10, $8, $6. Through Saturday.

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

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