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Thursday, October 23

•POWELL, Wyo. – “From Out of Space … A Warning! An Ultimatum!” These words shout out from the 1950s movie poster, The Day the Earth Stood Still, one of the featured items in a new exhibit, “Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears.” The exhibit showcases the fears faced by the world in the 1950s, whether real or imagined. Included in the exhibit, from the Forrest Ackerman Collection at the American Heritage Center, are posters and photos from ’50s movies contrasted with earlier and later science fiction classics such as King Kong. Homesteader Museum. Through Nov. 26 with a reception on Oct. 28.

•Harby Howell and buds play live music. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Senior High Broncs play volleyball at the Skyview Falcons in a Pack the Place in Pink event. A barbecue, silent auction and 50-50 drawing are part of the event. 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., Skyview High School.

•Poet and novelist Sherman Alexie gives a keynote address as part of Rocky Mountain College’s 2014 Common Read, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a book whose use was challenged last year in School District 2. Mr. Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Wash., on the Spokane Indian Reservation and now lives in Seattle. He wrote and co-produced the 1998 film Smoke Signals. A book signing follows the address. 6 p.m., Fortin Education Center Gymnasium at Rocky. Free, but floor seats are reserved for members of the Rocky community.

•Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana holds an evening with drinks and appetizers to attract new members. The group works to elect pro-women candidates and fights for and various bills in the Montana Legislature. 6 p.m., The Rock Pile, 1207 N. 27th St. $15 for membership.

•Harby Howell and Buds play live music. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•Danell Jones teaches a five-week course on Understanding Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a reading and discussion course that explores one of Shakespeare’s darkest tales of ambition and desire. 6:30-8 p.m., Western Heritage Center. $65. To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Through Nov. 20.

•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.

•RED LODGE – Dick Forehand discusses techniques he has used in wildlands photography over the past 40 years. 7 p.m., Carbon County Historical Society and Museum. $2 or free to museum members.

•“The Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical about six kids vying for a spelling bee championship. The Washington Post says, “This loony lollipop of a musical presents a divinely flakey nerd’s-eye view of life, with the thesis that a guy can catch cooties and still catch a break with the ladies.” Wendy Carlin directs. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday.

•The Glenn Miller Orchestra, formed nearly 80 years ago, performs in concert. Mr. Miller, the band’s founder, disappeared in an apparent airplane crash in 1944, but the band lives on, playing a range of hits like “Tuxedo Junction,” “In the Mood,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $34, $31, $20.

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

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

Friday, October 24

•BOZEMAN – MSU Bozeman opens its campus, classrooms and activities to potential students during MSU Friday, the university’s campus visitation program. The event, open to all high school juniors and seniors and their families, consists of tours, sample classes, meetings with academic departments, a display of organizations and special services, and presentations on programs, scholarships and financing a college education. Panels for parents and students are also scheduled. Free. Register at https://www.montana.edu/admissions/msufriday/. For information call 1-888-MSU-CATS or (406) 994-2452.

•Academic and non-academic tastes alike are addressed at the annual book sale at Rocky Mountain College, where literature, history, science and theology are among subjects represented, as well as fiction, self-help and memoirs. Prices range from 10 cents to $3. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Paul M. Adams Memorial Library. Through Sunday.

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

•Tickets go on sale for a Jan. 12 concert at the Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N., by Jason Boland and Stragglers and guest Cody Canada. Mr. Boland, out of Oklahoma, says, “I’ve always thought it was important to keep one foot in tradition and the other pointed in the direction you want to go. I didn’t invent the G chord, so I’m standing on the shoulders of the giants that did, and on the shoulders of some great songwriters that have come before me. I’m using an old stencil, but adding my own colors.” His latest album is Dark and Dirty Mule. 10 a.m., 1111presents.com, Tickets 300 at 2911 Third Ave. N., Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300. $20 or $18 in advance.

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

•Melanie Rae Thon, Julianne Couch and Sheryl Noethe are keynote speakers at the High Plains BookFest and Book Awards. The theme this year is “Border Crossings” to celebrate the participation of three Canadian provinces in the region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Tickets available at door. Sessions are also held today on “A Colorful Old West: U.S. and Canadian History,” noon, Western Heritage Center; and “Women Writing the West,” 2 p.m., Western Heritage Center. Through Sunday.

•Montanans are invited to participate in Montana Crunch Time, an hour at which people are encouraged to eat locally and regionally grown apples. The event is designed to encourage healthy eating habits, support local food-based initiatives throughout the state, and help people learn through healthy food and nutrition choices. 2 p.m. For a free guide on apples or to register, visit www.opi.mt.gov/Farm2School.

•Friday Fun! invites play with Legos or with card and board games. Games also are available in the Teen TECH Lab. 3-5 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•Young adults who have been affected by cancer are invited to attend a “Stupid Cancer” Boot Camp. The community event is open to the public but directed at adults under the age of 40 who are facing a cancer diagnosis. Topics include symptom management, coping for individuals and families, physical activity, therapeutic massage and dating and intimacy. Spouses and support partners are encouraged to attend. 5 p.m., Big Horn Resort. To register, visit www.stupidcancer.org/montana. Through Saturday.

•RED LODGE – Big Jim and the Twins play old-time rock ’n’ roll. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell lead Living Proof Live, two days of worship and Bible study. The event begins today with a kickoff rally. 7 p.m., MetraPark. $69. For information, go to www.lifeway.com. Through Saturday.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association holds a Bluegrass Showcase and Concert featuring Canyon Creek, Cold Frosty Morning, Highway 302, Hillbillings, Memory Lane, Plots and Rocks, Song Dog Serenade and The Gospel Truth. 6:30 p.m., Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, 1732 S. 72nd St. W. Proceeds benefit the ranch. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com.

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

•RED LODGE – The first of four episodes of the PBS series “ART21,” season seven, is shown, introduced by Willis Johnson and followed by a discussion. The first episode explores how artists push beyond what they already know and how they document and produce new realities. The episode looks at an installation near a Bronx public housing development, at photographs of Mexico by Graciela Iturbide, and at weather-worn sculptures by Leonardo Drew. 7 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild. Free. Also Nov. 7, Nov. 21 and Dec 12.

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

•BANNACK STATE PARK – The Ghost Walk brings back the ghosts of Henry Plummer, Dutch John Wagner, Cyrus Skinner, Chief Snag, Doctor Glick, Nellie Paget and other rogues from Bannack’s past. The reenactments are based on real events in Bannack’s history. Bring a flashlight. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., 25 miles southwest of Dillon. $10, $5. Reservations required by calling (406) 834-3413. Also Saturday.

•Dress in pink to show your support for the fight against breast cancer in a Pink the Rink event as the Gillette Wild play at the Billings Bulls in an ice hockey game. An auction of player jerseys is held in connection with the event. To bid on a jersey, text (406) 671-9004 with a minimum starting bid of $125 and all proceeds going to local charities. Follow auction bids on the Billings Bulls web page. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Ice Arena.

•“The Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical about six kids vying for a spelling bee championship. The Washington Post says, “This loony lollipop of a musical presents a divinely flakey nerd’s-eye view of life, with the thesis that a guy can catch cooties and still catch a break with the ladies.” Wendy Carlin directs. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday.

•“Looking,” a play by Norm Foster, takes a comic look at romance as four middle-aged, single people get together for an evening that starts when one responds to a personal ad in a newspaper. Andy Byrl Skovgaard, Matt Shawn Bettise, Pam Havig and Lynne Turner Fitzgerald star, and Casey Visser directs. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $17, $14. Through Sunday and also Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-8.

•BOZEMAN – Georgia-born singer and guitarist Phillip Phillips, whose single “Home” went quadruple-platinum in 2012, performs in concert. He won season 11 of American Idol and his The World from the Side of the Moon album went platinum. 8 p.m., Theatre at the Brick. $45, $35. For tickets, go to Ticketswest.com, call (406) 994-CATS or 1-800-808-5940.

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

•DJ MK plays 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.

Stranded By Choice, Where There’s Fire, We Three Bears and Beast Krew all play in concert. 9 p.m., Railyard. $5.

Saturday, October 25

•General deer and elk hunting season opens, and the fall mountain lion season opens. Cross-country vehicle travel on public land is prohibited, and drivers are reminded to check undercarriages for accumulated, flammable debris and to avoid parking over tall vegetation. Wash vehicles before and after entering the field to avoid spreading noxious weeds. To report violations, call 1-800-826-3023 or 1-800-TIP-MONT.

•High Plains Book Award finalists from across the United States and Canada read from their books in the High Plains BookFest. The free readings go on throughout the day at the Yellowstone Art Museum and Billings Public Library. A session on “Canadian Literature Today!” is held at 2:30 p.m. at the Billings Public Library. At 6 p.m., finalists are recognized and awards are presented at the High Plains Book Award Banquet. Canadian writer Jacqueline Guest is the featured speaker. For banquet tickets, call 697-0225. For a schedule of events, visit highplainsbookawards.org. Through Sunday.

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

•The Silver Run Ski Swap offers new and used ski gear. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave.

•The American Red Cross of Montana and the Billings Fire Department join forces to install smoke alarms in the homes of residents in the South Park neighborhood of Billings. The effort is the first of many that Montana Red Cross plans to organize in communities around the state as part of the Red Cross’ new national campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. 9:30 a.m. to noon, beginning at South Park.

•Craig Lancaster teaches The Layers of Character, a one-day, writing-intensive workshop that equips participants with tools that help shape deeper, richer characters whether they are writing fiction or nonfiction. This intensive one-day writing course includes group and individual feedback. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Western Heritage Center. $65. To register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Tailgate activities precede today’s homecoming football game for Rocky Mountain College. Rocky unveils its new bear mascot, which will be named in a competition beginning next week. Cheerleaders do a meet and greet and calendar signing, and the Bears and Cubs mentoring program reveals its new logo. 10 a.m., parking lot by Herb Klindt Field. The game begins at 1 p.m., and a “Masquerade and Arabian Dance” at 9 p.m. on Tyler Green under a heated tent concludes the day’s events.

•Kristen Walser, leader of the Bozeman Chapter of the national Citizens’ Climate Lobby, speaks at the first meeting of the Billings chapter. She introduces how to interact effectively with the media, community and members of Congress by building relationships that yield results. The Lobby has a proposal that it says can reduce carbon emissions to 50 percent of 1990 levels in 10 years, level the energy playing field and add 2.1 million jobs to the economy. Noon, Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•The Sons of Norway hold their annual Torsk and Meatball Dinner, inviting guests to “eat like a Viking.” Noon to 4 p.m., Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. $13, $6 or $12 in advance from Sons of Norway members; call 656-2965.

•The Magik City Music Group plays at a grand opening for Vapor Craziness Montana. A costume contest is part of the event. Noon, 315 Main St.

•Wild Birds Unlimited celebrates its 13th anniversary and holds a membership drive for the Montana Audubon Center. Darcie Howard, director of the center, gives a presentation on “Kids and Nature Play.” Anniversary cake is served, and drawings are held. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 111 S. 24th St. W., Suite 27.

•COLUMBUS – Come help celebrate Loyd Sibbit’s 90th birthday in a celebration hosted by his daughters. 1-3 p.m., Columbus Senior Center, 620 Palladium Place.

•Academic and non-academic tastes alike are addressed at the annual book sale at Rocky Mountain College, where literature, history, science and theology are among subjects represented, as well as fiction, self-help and memoirs. Prices range from 10 cents to $3. 1-5 p.m., Paul M. Adams Memorial Library. Through Sunday.

•Halloween is celebrated with pumpkin carving and a canoeing trip. Prizes are awarded to carvers with the most creative, scariest, nature themed and overall best carved pumpkins. 2-4 p.m., Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $5 or $2 for Friends of the Center. Call 294-5099 to register.

•Cure for the Common plays live music. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•RED LODGE – Feast for the Beasts is billed as the biggest and best Halloween party in the area. Food, auctions, raffles and costume contests are part of the fun. 5 p.m., Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course. $50. Call (406) 446-1133 for tickets.

•The PEAKS (People Everywhere Are Kind and Sharing) gala event raises money to help cancer patients with nonmedical expenses such as travel, groceries and lodging. 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza. $50. For information, go to www.svfoundation.org/svhf_peaks.html.

•INGOMAR – “Cowboy Tales” offers an evening of cowboy poetry, Western music and food. 6 p.m., Jersey Lilly. $15. Call (406) 358-2287 for tickets.

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

•Ground Into Dust plays at a Halloween concert with Assnyne. 6 p.m., Aesthetic Agony Tattoo and Production LLC, 2910 Second Ave. N.

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

•BANNACK STATE PARK – The Ghost Walk brings back the ghosts of Henry Plummer, Dutch John Wagner, Cyrus Skinner, Chief Snag, Doctor Glick, Nellie Paget and other rogues from Bannack’s past. The reenactments are based on real events in Bannack’s history. Bring a flashlight. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., 25 miles southwest of Dillon. $10, $5. Reservations required by calling (406) 834-3413.

•Jim and Sue of Just Us Two play live music. 7 p.m., Elks Club.

•“The Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical about six kids vying for a spelling bee championship. The Washington Post says, “This loony lollipop of a musical presents a divinely flakey nerd’s-eye view of life, with the thesis that a guy can catch cooties and still catch a break with the ladies.” Wendy Carlin directs. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

•“Looking,” a play by Norm Foster, takes a comic look at romance as four middle-aged, single people get together for an evening that starts when one responds to a personal ad in a newspaper. Andy Byrl Skovgaard, Matt Shawn Bettise, Pam Havig and Lynne Turner Fitzgerald star, and Casey Visser directs. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $17, $14. Through Sunday and also Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-8.

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

•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.

•Dust Alive plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Sunday, October 26

•“These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry” concludes the High Plains BookFest with readings by Tami Haaland, Danell Jones, Lisa Simon, Brady Harrison, Alan Weltzien and Caroline Patterson. 10 a.m.., McCormick Café.

•HUNTLEY – United Methodist Church holds its annual Harvest Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. A country store with crafts, baked items and cards also is open. Noon to 3 p.m. $8, $3.

•HARDIN – The Hardin Chamber of Commerce holds its Harvest Fest Dance with music by Jim and Sue of Just Us Two and Chuck. Dinner and dinner prizes are available. Noon to 5 p.m., Big Horn County Fairgrounds.

•Academic and non-academic tastes alike are addressed at the annual book sale at Rocky Mountain College, where literature, history, science and theology are among subjects represented, as well as fiction, self-help and memoirs. Prices range from 10 cents to $3, with prices cut in half today. 1-11 p.m., Paul M. Adams Memorial Library.

•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.

•The Billings Association of Humanists hears a Science Café presentation by Ralph Scott entitled: “Six-Legged Sex: A Look at Some of the Sexual Organs, Behavior, Mate Selection, etc., of Our Fellow Insects; How They May, or May Not, Reflect Upon Our Own Sexual Practices, and Other Things You May Have Wished Your Mother And Sex Education-Teacher Had Told You.” The group’s annual meeting and election also are held. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•“Looking,” a play by Norm Foster, takes a comic look at romance as four middle-aged, single people get together for an evening that starts when one responds to a personal ad in a newspaper. Andy Byrl Skovgaard, Matt Shawn Bettise, Pam Havig and Lynne Turner Fitzgerald star, and Casey Visser directs. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $17, $14. Also Thursday through Sunday and Nov. 6-8.

•The Yellowstone Chamber Players pull together two clarinets, three saxophones, a horn, a trumpet and a piano for a performance of Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City,” which was originally composed as incidental music for a play of the same name by Irwin Shaw. The musicians are Jen Bratz, piano; Thomas Burke, saxophone; Mark Fenderson, trumpet; and Sheri Rolf, clarinet. They are joined by John Dutton, horn, and Laurel Linde, clarinet to perform works by Giacoma, McMichael, Little and Bignone. 3 p.m., Cisel Hall at MSU Billings. $10, $5.

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

•Homecoming 2014 week at Rocky Mountain College concludes with an evening of worship. The service includes music by local jazz musicians, and everyone is invited to bring instruments of choice for a jam session. 6 p.m., chapel in Bair Family Student Center.

•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.

•Rimrock Opera’s Opera on the Avenue and Auction of Arias includes favorite opera and Broadway showstoppers up for bid and select wines and desserts. Lead singers from the Nov. 1 production of La Traviata perform: Christopher Bengochea, Michelle Berger, Carolyn Coefield, Lynell Kruckeberg and Cory Neal Schantz. They are joined by other cast members and local singers: Amy Logan, William Mouat, Doug Nagel, Janie Rife Sutton, Susan Sommerfeld and others. Mr. Nagel also serves as auctioneer for the evening. 7:30 p.m., McCormick Café. $30 or $25 in advance at www.NOVAbillings.org or by calling 591-9535.

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, October 27

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

•The Skyview High School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., Skyview Theater. $5, $3.

•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.

•The West High School Orchestra performs in concert. 7:30 p.m., West auditorium. $5, $3.

•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, October 28

•The Faith Engagement Panel Discussion and Resource Fair aims to strengthen relationships between service agencies and faith communities in Billings. About 30 service providers are scheduled to be at the event, which hopes to educate and empower the faith community to better serve people living in poverty and homelessness. The event is organized by the Billings Metro VISTA Project, and the public is invited. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.

•The Billings Food Bank hosts the inaugural farm-to-table Harvest Feast, which features produce from the Billings Food Bank Garden near Oscar’s Park. The menu includes zucchini sticks with garlic aioli, garden vegetable soup, smoked beef brisket, garlic smashed new potatoes, a medley of seasonal roasted vegetables, house-baked herbed rolls and butter, apple and pumpkin desserts. The meal also features local beer, wine, cider and music. 6 p.m., Fortin Culinary Center. $45 or $80 per couple. Tickets available at the Food Bank or at www.billingsfoodbank.com.

•POWELL, Wyo. – A reception introduces “Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears,” an exhibit that showcases fears faced by the world in the 1950s, whether real or imagined. Included in the exhibit, from the Forrest Ackerman Collection at the American Heritage Center, are posters and photos from ’50s movies contrasted with earlier and later science fiction classics such as King Kong. Today’s reception includes a viewing of the movies Them! and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. 6:30-8 p.m., Homesteader Museum. Through Nov. 26.

•Mark Fenderson and John Roberts talk about “Early Jazz and Music of World War I” in a series of talks commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 6:30 p.m., Room 148 of Liberal Arts Building at MSU Billings. Free. For information, visit msubillings.edu/ww1 or call 657-1655. Series resumes on Feb. 10.

•The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum’s meeting features a program by P.J. Smith entitled “Researching Land Records in the United States.” Find out what records are available and how to find and use them in researching your family history. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W.

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

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

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

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

•The Skyview High School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., Skyview Theater. $5, $3.

•The West High School Band performs in concert. 7:30 p.m., West auditorium. $5, $3.

•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, Oct. 29

•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.

•The National Novel Writing Kickoff Party begins a month of writing events with a pizza party. 6 p.m., Billings Public Library. RSVP to Summer Red at 237-6131 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Why do some schools have dress codes and what do they cause or prevent? The Rocky Mountain College debate team under the direction of Shelby Jo Long-Hammond addresses this subject at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•Cara Chamberlain teaches Writing with Your Dog: Tricks and Tips to Use So You Can Keep Writing Even Though the Real World Demands Attention. Students learn how writers have dealt with outside intrusions into their creative process and brainstorm guidelines of their own. 7 p.m., Western Heritage Center. $36. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•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.

•Hemlock, Assnyne and Tribe all play in concert. Wear your Halloween costume. Railyard.

Thursday, October 30

•More than 25 employers set up shop at the MSU Billings Career Services job fair. “The career fair helps job-seekers make connections and network with potential employers, and gives employers an opportunity to meet people who are well-prepared and ready to work,” says Patricia Reuss, director of MSU Billings Career Services. Employers include Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, Dakota Gasification Co., Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. and Star West Satellite. The public is invited; bring a resume and register at the door. 9 a.m. to noon, Health Sciences Building at City College.

•The Rimrock Opera Foundation and NOVA Center for the Performing Arts co-produce Verdi’s “La Traviata” for a student matinee performance. The opera is considered one of the 10 most popular, and its storyline has been adapted for such movies as Camille, Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. Lynell Kruckeberg plays Violetta and Christopher Bengochea plays her lover, Alfredo Germont. Cory Neal Schantz, making his first Montana opera appearance, plays Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont. Matthew Haney directs his fifth Billings opera, and Barbara Day Turner conducts a 30-piece orchestra and a supporting cast of local and regional singers. 9:30 a.m., Alberta Bair Theater. For tickets, call 256-6052 or visit www.albertabairtheater.org/ or www.novabillings.org/. Evening performance is on Saturday.

•The Associated Students of Rocky Mountain College and Residence Life Staff pass out Halloween treats to children who visit Widenhouse and Anderson Residence Halls from 4-7 p.m. “In the tradition of Halloween and good fun, Rocky Mountain College annually invites the Billings community of families onto campus for trick-or-treating within the residence halls,” says Taylor Keating, RMC residence director. The buildings are on the east end of the campus toward Veterans Park and Wendy’s Field.

•The Billings Branch of the American Association of University Women invites those interested in learning more about the group to a “Bites and Beverages” gathering. AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. 5:30-7:30 p.m. For the meeting place, call La Verne Frank at 656-9294 or Pam Jones at (971) 322-5623.

•Harby Howell and Buds play live music. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•RED LODGE – The Elks Lodge holds a chili cook-off. For $10, guests get tickets to sample and judge. 6 p.m., 114 N. Broadway. For information, contact (406) 425-1336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•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 Lewis and Clark Middle School Orchestra performs in concert. 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark auditorium. Free.

•“Looking,” a play by Norm Foster, takes a comic look at romance as four middle-aged, single people get together for an evening that starts when one responds to a personal ad in a newspaper. Andy Byrl Skovgaard, Matt Shawn Bettise, Pam Havig and Lynne Turner Fitzgerald star, and Casey Visser directs. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $17, $14. Through Sunday and also Nov. 6-8.

•The Billings Pops Orchestra performs in its Fall Concert. 7:30 p.m., Large Community Room at the Billings Public Library. Free. The orchestra is always looking for new members; for information, go to billingspops.weebly.com.

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

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