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Thursday, Sept. 18

•Poet Tami Haaland speaks in “Reflections on Place,” a series of talks by musicians, artists and writers, during the High Noon Speaker Series. Ms. Haaland teaches English at MSU Billings. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•Rebecca Berru Davis presents a slide lecture about “Crafting Change Through Cloth and Community,” an exhibition of cuadros by Peruvian women of Pamplona Alta at Rocky Mountain College. Cuadros are embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures created by women of Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, two art cooperatives located in a shantytown situated on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Cuadros provide income for women to support their families and are also a means of self expression. 4 p.m., Room 14 of Tech Hall. A wine and cheese reception follows, and cuadros are available for sale with proceeds going to the artists. Exhibition continues at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall through Sept. 25.

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

•Matt Devitt and 4 or More play in the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•A reception is held for new exhibitions at the Yellowstone Art Museum, including “T.L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun,” which was inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and Nathan Sawaya’s large-scale sculptures made entirely of Lego brand bricks. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401 N. 27th St. Through Jan. 4.

•The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meets for a picnic potluck. All grandparents (or relatives) who are the primary caregiver for their grandchildren are encouraged to attend and bring the grandchildren. Bring plates, utensils and a drink for your family and a dish to share. Call the Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828 to confirm if you are able to bring a dish to share. 6:30 p.m., North Park.

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

•A duck-identification workshop is tailored to waterfowl hunters. Jim Hansen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Central Flyway migratory bird coordinator, presents in-hand identification tips and answers questions about Montana’s waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons. 7 p.m., FWP Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive.

•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.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

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

Friday, September 19

•EMIGRANT – Hopa Mountain offers a fall retreat, Going the Long Haul: Restoring Resilience, that is open to everyone but intended to be especially useful to citizen leaders and nonprofit leaders who are investing in long-term community change. The goal is to provide space for participants to go inward and uncover philosophies that allow them to go the long haul with community work. B-Bar Ranch. $200 or $175 for Hopa members, including meals and lodging. To register, call (406) 586-2455 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Through Sunday.

•Rebecca Berru Davis offers a “Brown Bag Walk Thru” of “Crafting Change Through Cloth and Community,” an exhibition of cuadros by Peruvian women of Pamplona Alta. Cuadros are embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures created by women of Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, two art cooperatives located in a shantytown situated on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Cuadros provide income for women to support their families and are also a means of self expression. Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Ms. Davis can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Exhibition continues through Sept. 25.

•Not in Our State: The 2014 Statewide Summit on Sexual Assault is sponsored by the MSU Billings Phoenix Center. Headlining the two-day conference is Heather Imrie, director of program development at Catharsis Productions. Students and professionals also lead workshops and give presentations on interpersonal violence. MSU Billings. Register at www.msubillings.edu/nios. Through Saturday.

•Fostering Hope Through Interpersonal Endeavors, a session on suicide prevention, features presentations by international, statewide and area experts and includes instruction in QPR, a nationally recognized suicide prevention course. The public is invited. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mansfield Center at St. Vincent Healthcare. $50, including lunch. Register at www.spcoalitionyv.org or call 647-0379.

•The 50-Plus Life Expo offers health screenings, wellness information and other services. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium. For information, visit www.FamilyLifeExpo.com. Also Saturday.

•Bernina Sewing Center hosts Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop. Sandra Swick leads event-goers through three projects, including a T-shirt-to-backpack project, a monogrammed suitcase sachet and a travel cord caddy. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1505 Rehberg Lane. $49, including lunch, kits, a goodie bag and a CD with instructions. Registration required by stopping by the store, calling 656-4999 or going to www.billingsbernina.com. Also offered Saturday.

•Tickets go on sale for a Nov. 12 concert at the Filling Station in Bozeman by Frontier Ruckus, whose Fraternity of Dimming, a double album released last year, contains 20 songs and some 5,600 words. The band’s latest album is Sitcom Afterlife, and both albums draw on mundane details of ordinary life to extract universal life lessons. 10 a.m., 1111presents.com, Cactus Records (29 W. Main St. in Bozeman or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•The Midland Empire Pachyderm Club hears a talk by Jay Richards on “Big Government and the Financial Crisis: Where Is This Going?” Dr. Richards also speaks Friday and Saturday at the Big Sky World View Forum. Noon, Elks Club.

•The Downtown Billings Association and the Limber Tree Yoga Studio offer two yoga sessions as a Downtown Employee Appreciation Event. The sessions are open to the public. 12:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.

•“Powwow Highway” is shown during the Native Spirit Film Series. The film is about a road trip in a 1964 Buick that takes a mystic and an activist from Montana to Santa Fe, N.M. 3 p.m., Billings Public Library. Free.

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

•French cellist Marc Coppey conducts a master class with these students: Veronica Murtagh, student of Mary McCullough, performing Gabriel Faure’s “Elegie”; Molly Frichtl, student of Mary McCullough, performing Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidre”; and Rebeca Strong, student of John Kirk, performing Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, first movement. Mr. Coppey performs with the Billings Symphony on Saturday. This class is open to the public. 4 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. Free.

•U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis and U.S. House candidate John Lewis are guests at the Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Steak Fry. 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2216 Grand Ave. $30. RSVP to Becky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 697-0309.

•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.

•Jay Richards, senior fellow at The Institute of Faith, Work and Economics, speaks on “The Free Market: Fostering Flourishing in an Environment of Ethics - Myths and Realities” at the Big Sky World View Forum. He deals with questions about capitalism and its opponents, including Marxism and climate change, and says, “Wealth is created when our creative freedom is allowed to prosper in a free-market environment undergirded by the rule of law and immersed in a rich moral culture.” 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Grand Montana. Free. Also Saturday.

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

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association welcomes all levels of acoustic-instrument musicians to its Friday night jam session. Enter through southeast door, which is open only until 7:15 p.m. 7 p.m., music room in basement of Lincoln Center. Free. Fridays except on school holidays.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

•Dan Ellison and Daniel Storrow perform live comedy. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

•Gov’t Mule, fronted by singer and guitarist Warren Haynes, plays in concert. The band is releasing a double-disc set on Sept. 24 that will include the voices of Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Steve Winwood and others singing Gov’t Mule tunes. 8 p.m., Babcock Theater. $36. Tickets available at JadePresents.com; the Tickets300 box office, 2911 Third Ave. N.; Ernie November; or by phone at 1-866-300-8300.

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

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

•DJ Elovate plays music to dance by. Shooters.

Saturday, Sept. 20

•The Sartorie Farms Fall Festival includes a hay ride, hillbilly golf, a 16-acre corn maze, zombie paintball course, a trike track for kids and a chance to pick your own pumpkin out of the farm’s pumpkin patch. 1916 Hawthorne Lane.

•GARDINER – The Custer Gallatin National Forests host the second of five fun runs with the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness as a backdrop. Those who run at least two races receive a commemorative Wilderness 50th Anniversary T-shirt. Forest Service personnel, along with Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear, make appearances at the runs. Register for today’s race at www.bigbearstampede.org. Also Sunday in Red Lodge, Oct. 4 in Absarokee and Oct. 11 in McLeod.

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

•The 50-Plus Life Expo offers health screenings, wellness information and other services. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium. For information, visit www.FamilyLifeExpo.com.

•The Color Me Rad 5K covers participants as they make their colorful way to the finish line. 9 a.m., parking lot at MetraPark. Go to www.colormerad.com.

•Montana Conservation Corps celebrates National Public Lands Day with a service event at the Four Dances Natural Area. Volunteers are needed for tree planting, trail maintenance and development, installing main gate signs, removing Russian olive trees and creating picnic areas. They receive lunch and a commemorative T-shirt. All ages and abilities are welcome; bring a pair of work gloves. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1500 Coburn Road.

•The Billings Heart and Stroke Walk raises money for the American Heart Association, which is funding four research projects totaling $750,000 in Montana. The day begins with blood pressure screenings and a Kids Zone and ends with lunch and team photos. 9 a.m., Grandview Park, Poly Drive and North 30th Street. For information, go to www.billingsheartwalk.org.

•Jay Richards, senior fellow at The Institute of Faith, Work and Economics, speaks on “The Free Market: Fostering Flourishing in an Environment of Ethics - Myths and Realities” at the Big Sky World View Forum. He deals with questions about capitalism and its opponents, including Marxism and climate change, and says, “Wealth is created when our creative freedom is allowed to prosper in a free-market environment undergirded by the rule of law and immersed in a rich moral culture.” 9 a.m., Holiday Inn Grand Montana. Free.

•Bernina Sewing Center hosts Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop. Sandra Swick leads event-goers through three projects, including a T-shirt-to-backpack project, a monogrammed suitcase sachet and a travel cord caddy. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1505 Rehberg Lane. $49, including lunch, kits, a goodie bag and a CD with instructions. Registration required by stopping by the store, calling 656-4999 or going to www.billingsbernina.com.

•The Friends of the Poor Walk benefits the needy and suffering in Yellowstone County. The walk is an easy stroller-, wheelchair- and walker-friendly route downtown. All proceeds benefit people in Yellowstone County. A brunch at 11 a.m. follows the walk. Registration, 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m.; St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Works Office, 2610 Montana Ave. Free. To register, go to www.svdpmt.com or call Vicki Massie at 252-1855, ext. 313, or at 694-4370.

•Rick Davis presents a program on “How to Create Various Lists to Aid in Researching Our Ancestors by Using the ‘FOCUS/FILTER’ Part of Genealogy Computer Programs.” A potluck breakfast brunch is shared during the meeting of the Montana Big Sky Genealogy Computer Group. 10 a.m., Family History Center at Sixth Street West and Avenue D. The public is invited. For information, call Jean McCormick at 651-2001.

•Maker Mania offers craftspeople space to show their skills and interact with community members. Demonstrations are given by the Yellowstone Woodturners, Prairie Handspinners and Billings Weavers Guild, along with furniture maker Nick Pancheau of Pare Furniture. Displays devoted to gardening, wool carding and spinning and do-it-yourself detergent also are on hand, plus make-and-take crafts for kids. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Billings Public Library. Free.

•BUTTE – The Goblin Convocation is dedicated to releasing the Montana developed and published role-playing game Valor Infinity: The Role Playing Game. Events include prerelease of the game, a silent auction, collectibles for sale and music by Russell Nelson of Butte and Chairea of Bozeman. 11:30 a.m., LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Go to Valorinfinityrpg.com or to Valorinfinitystudios.com.

•BOZEMAN – A high-altitude balloon is launched 20 minutes before the kickoff of the MSU Bozeman and Eastern Washington football game. The launch lifts a custom-made “Go CATS” banner high above the Gallatin Valley while high-definition cameras capture images from “near-space.” The balloon is expected to reach 85,000 feet and stay aloft for two to four hours after its launch at approximately 12:50 p.m. To track the journey, go to http://lookup.montana.edu.

•Auditions are held for the parts of Jane and Michael Banks in a December production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Sondra Baker. Actors are sought from ages 10 to 15. Scripts may be checked out for three days from the box office. 1 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Call 248-1141 for a script. Also Sunday.

•The Billings Symphony Orchestra holds auditions for local dancers for its annual holiday production of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet,” under the direction of Betty Loos and Julia Marble of the School of Classical Ballet. Girls should wear class uniform, or a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be secured in a bun. Boys should wear white T-shirts, black tights/shorts or stretch pants. Boys do not need to have dance experience but theater, gymnastics or martial arts experience is helpful. All girls are asked to audition in flat technique shoes, except advanced female roles on pointe. Arrive at least 20 minutes before audition time. Advanced women, 2 p.m.; boys and girls, 3 p.m.; boys and girls under 4 foot 2, 4:45 p.m.; Billings YWCA, 909 Wyoming Ave.

•The 7th Avenue Band plays at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1634 End of Summer Party. Guests Greg and Ann Pendley of Shuffle Buggy join the band. 5 p.m.

•RED LODGE – Double EE plays live music. 6:30 p.m., the Pollard Hotel.

•RED LODGE – Billy Waldo and the Flying Grizzlies play at a benefit concert for the “Gotta Gig Gotta Go” Stano Bustos Foundation. 7 p.m., Bueg Arena and Events Center. Go to www.stanobustos.com.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

•The Yellowstone Ballroom Dance Club dances to music by the Highlites Band. Wear formal or semi-formal attire. 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge. $25, $15, $10. For information, call 259-5739 or go to www.YellowstoneBallroomDance.com.

•The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, under the direction of Anne Harrigan, enters its 64th season with “Up Close and Personal,” a concert featuring cellist Marc Coppey and a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Mr. Coppey won the two highest prizes at the Bach competition in Leipzig at the age of 18 and is considered one of the leading cellists. He is a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Also on the bill is Dvorák’s Cello Concerto. A reception after the concert honors Ms. Harrigan, who is beginning her 10th year with the symphony. Concert Cues with Marvin Granger, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m.; Alberta Bair Theater.

•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.

•MIP plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Sunday, September 21

•RED LODGE – The Custer Gallatin National Forests host the third of five fun runs with the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness as a backdrop. Those who run at least two races receive a commemorative Wilderness 50th Anniversary T-shirt. Forest Service personnel, along with Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear, make appearances at the runs. Register for today’s race at www.beartoothrun.com. Also Oct. 4 in Absarokee and Oct. 11 in McLeod.

•Volunteers celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping to develop a mountain bike trail at the Acton Mountain Bike Area. 9 a.m., 18 miles north of Billings. Call Tim Finger at (605) 896-5248 or Ann Boucher at (406) 896-5255 for directions.

•Brides-to-be can register for door prizes and visit with local and regional wedding exhibitors at the Bridal Fair. Raven’s Café d’Art serves a brunch menu. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Free.

•“Love, the Secret Path to Heaven” is the theme at the ECKANKAR worship service. 10:30 a.m., Elks Lodge.

•FROMBERG – St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women serves up the Harvest Dinner with a menu of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade rolls and pies, coffee and cold drinks. Noon to 3 p.m., watch for sign on the highway. $10, $5.

•RED LODGE – The Punt, Pass and Kick competition is open to players from ages 6 to 15. Top finishers advance to Miles City on Oct. 5. Noon, Palisades Football Field. Free.

•The Billings Walk to End Alzheimer’s hopes to raise $261,000 to fight the disabling condition. Walkers cover from one to three miles. Registration, 1 p.m.; ceremony, 2 p.m.; walk, 2:30 p.m.; ZooMontana. For information, go to www.alz.org/walk.

•A reception opens “The Wonders of This Life,” a new show that includes landscape paintings from Dana Zier, Montana photographs from Maggie Weber and wildlife drawings from Lori Blaylock. 1-3 p.m., Big Sky Blue Gallery, 2702 Minnesota Ave.

•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.

•POMPEYS PILLAR – The Pompeys Pillar National Monument Honor Garden is dedicated to honor individuals and organizations that have given of their time and talents to the development and preservation of the site. Each of the honorees’ names has been etched onto a brick and placed in the garden. Those honored in 2014 are Stella Britton, Helen Bryson, Daughters of the American Revolution, Joan Fischer, Ervin Fischer, Ethel Fleming, Clyde Fleming, the Foote family (Don, Stella and John), Huntley Project Lions Club, Norma Hodgson, Myrtle Hubley, Sherman Hubley, Ira Juhl, Thelma Juhl, Molly Karst, Lydia Walter, Marlene Krum, Dan Krum, Jim Van Arsdale and Gloria Wester. 2 p.m., Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

•The Yellowstone Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk aims to raise $60,000 for suicide prevention. A silent auction precedes the three-mile walk, which includes a shorter walk for those who need it. 2 p.m., Veterans Park. Preregistration not required but recommended at www.outofthedarkness.org.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Also Thursday through Saturday.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 2 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Also Thursday through Saturday.

•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.

•Wayne and Claudia play live music. 2:30 p.m., Elks Lodge.

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

•Everlasting Covenant Congregation holds a “Mom’s Night Out” family movie night. Free popcorn and beverages are served. 5 p.m., 1304 Central Ave. Free.

•Auditions are held for the parts of Jane and Michael Banks in a December production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Sondra Baker. Actors are sought from ages 10 to 15. Scripts may be checked out for three days from the box office. 5 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Call 248-1141 for a script.

•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.

•Comedian Jeff Allen performs at a fundraiser for Trinity Lutheran School. Dinner is catered by Montana Jack’s, and Jeff and Sarah Snodgrass play live music. 6:30 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Register at trinitybillings.org or call 245-3984. $30.

•The Used released a sixth album, Imaginary Enemy, on April 1, and it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Chart and the Tastemaker Albums Chart. A single, “Cry,” has been in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Faction and Octane channels. frnkiero andthe cellabration with Frank Iero of Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday play in support. Taking Back Sunday’s sixth album is Happiness Is. 7 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. $32 or $29.50 in advance at JadePresents.com, the Shrine Auditorium box office, the Tickets300 box office at 2911 Third Ave. N., Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•Auditions are held for adult parts in a December production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Sondra Baker. Scripts may be checked out for three days from the box office. 7 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Call 248-1141 for a script. Also Monday.

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

•Lily Kershaw, 22, has released a debut album, Midnight in the Garden, that explores emotional landscapes with melodies that attempt to say the unsaid things we struggle to say ourselves. Ms. Kershaw, out of Los Angeles, says with a laugh, “It’s all about death. I’d love to say most of my music isn’t about death or heartbreak but, well, it is.” Her single “As It Seems” was the backdrop for the CBS series Criminal Minds. Also on the bill is Bobby Bazini, a Canadian singer and songwriter whose debut U.S. album, Where I Belong, was released in August. Railyard. $10.

•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, September 22

•“Forward Facing: A Look at Portraits by Twentieth-Century Masters” opens at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Charles Manguin, Aristide Maillol and Amedeo Modigliani are on display. The works recall a time when the language of the visual arts shifted from purely representational forms to new forms of visual abstraction that challenged 20th-century definitions of acceptable art making. Through Nov. 4.

•The Hands-on Homeschool Science Class is an eight-week series of classes geared to ages 6 to 12. 1-2:30 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $72 or $65 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.

•Pint Aid benefits the Lutheran Center. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Eco-Splorers begins an eight-week series of Nature Afterschool classes. Aquatic Wildlife for kindergarten through second grade, 4:30-6 p.m.; All About Fish for grades three through six, 6-7:30 p.m.; Audubon Conservation Education Center. Call 294-5099 or go to www.mtacec.org.

•The Billings City Council holds a public hearing on an amendment to the general fund budget. The council also considers various assessments and a considers a resolution regarding petitions to reduce arterial construction fee assessments. 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers at City Hall.

•Auditions are held for adult parts in a December production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Sondra Baker. Scripts may be checked out for three days from the box office. 7 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Call 248-1141 for a script.

•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, September 23

•Nature Nuts, a series of classes aimed at children ages 2–5 accompanied by a parent, begins an eight-week series. 9-10 a.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 294–5099 to register.

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

•Maracujá plays Latin sounds ranging from Brazil to Cuba. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Professor Brian Dillon’s delivers a lecture titled “If Memory Serves: Writers Who Challenge How We Think About World War I” to begin a series of talks commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Dr. Dillon, who teaches in the English department at MSU Billings, talks about how some writers expressed a sense of futility about the war. 6:30 p.m., Room 148 of Liberal Arts Building. Free. For information, visit msubillings.edu/ww1 or call 657-1655. Tuesdays through Oct. 28, then again beginning Feb. 10.

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

•The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum features a program by Larry Pointer titled “Roots: Solving a Family Mystery with No Adoption Papers.” Mr. Pointer found his grandmother when all he had to work with were rumors and innuendo. Adoptions were not commonly documented when an unwed mother “gave up” a child 100 years ago. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W. Enter from parking lot on east side.

•Dropkick Murphys’ eighth full-length album is Signed and Sealed in Blood. The album’s brashest moments are described by press materials, in purplish tones, as “like the last 30 seconds of a Stanley Cup hockey game: frenetic, on the edge, dangerous.” 7 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. $30 or $27.50 in advance at JadePresents.com, the Shrine Auditorium box office, the Tickets300 box office, Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•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, Sept. 24

•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 – MSU Bozeman Professor Robert Rydell and Utrecht University Professor Rob Kroes discuss “Buffalo Bill in Bologna and Beyond” in a public lecture. William F. Cody toured England and Europe several times between 1887 and 1906 and met with Pope Leo XIII. Professors Rydell and Kroes, who wrote the 2005 book Buffalo Bill and Bologna, ask, “Was this show just for fun? Or, should it be taken more seriously as a form of public diplomacy?” 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom of the Baxter Hotel, 105 W. Main St. Free.

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

•Neighbors get an update on the Heights Middle School project, as well as a construction update on Bench Boulevard and Barrett Road. 7 p.m., Bitterroot Elementary School Gym.

•The Feast of Trumpets Celebration is an annual biblical feast day. 7 p.m., Everlasting Covenant Congregation, 1304 Central Ave.

•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, Sept. 25

•Engineers from KLJ Engineering introduce teens to the science of building bridges. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258 or stopping by the second floor help desk.

•The Teen Book Buzz Book Group reads and discusses If I Stay by Gayle Foreman. Books available on a first-come, first-served basis. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Register at the second-floor help desk or call 657-8258.

•Cyrus Lee, author of “Me and the 53: A Coming of Age Motorcycle Story,” talks about his book. Tweens, teens and children are welcome. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library.

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

•Harby Howell and friends play at the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•A reception opens the 2014 Rocky Mountain Sewing and Craft Festival with projects on display and some instructors on hand. Appetizer and beverages are offered. 5:30-8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. For information, go to www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/extension or call 256-2828. Through Saturday.

•BUFFALO, Wyo. – Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots play a pre-jam show in the first of a series of events that run through the weekend. Mr. Barnes, a former NFL football player, an ichthyologist and park ranger, spent last spring touring with Paul Simon and Sting. His band plays Afro-Louisiana music, with influences of zydeco, blues and gospel. 6 p.m., Occidental Hotel Saloon, 10 N. Main St. Free. call David Romtvedt at (307) 217-0028 for information on a Saturday workshop. Events continue 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.

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

•CODY, Wyo. – Walter Fleming presents a lecture titled “‘Laying out Ten to See a Dead Indian:’ Wild Westing and Those Who Were Left Behind.” His talk examines American Indian performers who traveled throughout Europe with Wild West shows and decided to remain there, establishing careers and families, rather than return to the United States. 7 p.m., Coe Auditorium at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Free.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Saturday.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. 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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