Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Magic City Mystery Meander
The Spoke Shop – Who: Anybody and everybody When: Sunday September 24th 9:00am Rain or Shine Where: Starts at The Spoke Shop 1910 Broadwater. Finish is at Uberbrew 2305 Montana Ave. Finish will be around 2:30 pm but dependent on the conditions. What: A mystery bike ride around Billings using Bike Paths, Bike Lanes and Parks streets and highways. Distance: There will be three different distance options of approximately 25 Miles 35 Miles and 50+ Miles. Route: Route will be announced only on the morning of the event. Hence The Mystery part of the name. Route is mostly paved but does include some short sections of gravel. What to bring: • A bike in working condition. The Spoke Shop will NOT be open before the ride. • Helmets are required • Signed waiver must be completed before the ride. Persons under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers will be available on the morning of the ride or can be picked up in advance. • Flat repair kit and/or a cell phone and a contact person that can pick you up in case of a mechanical malfunction. Ride will not be supported. • Snacks and Water. • Rain Jacket. • Daytime running lights are strongly advised any time you ride with traffic.
Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Hill Climb
Billings Motorcycle Club – Fall Hill Climb As the fall season closes, the BMC hosts its final Hill Climb of the year with the Fall Hill Climb. This Hill Climb is an annual autumn Billings Hill Climb with hundreds of competitors from the region, battling for trophies and cash money as they rip their way to the top of a designated course that changes each year. Beginners and Pros put on a great show. This is a 1 day Hill Climb. Entry Fee Adults $10, Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult. Competitor sign-up fees are separate. Parking, Food, Beverage and Spectators Plenty of parking and a variety of concessions are available and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful weekend of watching. Competitor Information Sign up form will be downloadable at www.bmcmontana.com Related Events Big Sky Challenge hill Climb, Great American Hill Climb, Nightmare Hill Climb, Buffalo WY Hill Climb Camping, Gas and Service Competitor and Spectator camping is available for a small fee. Gas and market items at Casey’s Corner Gas station, 1.5 miles away. Moto parts and some mechanic service will be available onsite. Restrictions No pets allowed. Contact the promoters with any questions Cameron Spadt 406-672-4761 Andy Spadt
Sunday Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM
Auditions A Celtic Christmas
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts – A Celtic Christmas combines the music and traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond; from jigs and reels to Christmas favorites performed with Celtic flair. There will be sing along songs and stories both poignant and preposterous. Join us at our family friendly “Pub” for some Christmas cheer! A Celtic Christmas is an original work from Steve Zediker and Terri Hammerquist. WHEN: September 24 TIME: 4pm WHERE: NOVA Center for the Performing Arts WHO: actor/singers to be in a strong SATB quartet and to sing solos, any age. We also are looking for 2-4 more character actor/singers (any age) who may have solos. *Come prepared to sing one Christmas song and be ready to sing with other singers. You will be asked to do some cold readings. We would love to hear you speak with an Irish or Scottish accent but this is not a prerequisite for being part of this show. Performance dates are: 8, 9, 10* 15, 16, 17* 22 & 23
Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 25 @ 6:30 PM
Auditions: The Mousetrap
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts – A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present. WHEN: September 24 & 25 WHERE:NOVA Center for the Performing Arts TIME: 6:30-8:30 PERFORMANCE DATES: November 10, 11, 12* 17, 18, 19* Ticket Prices: $21/Adults, $16/Seniors & Military, and $10/Students
Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:00 PM
Northern Plains Resource Council – Green Drinks is a monthly, informal gathering of environmentally- minded locals. This month, we'll be at High Plains Architects and the Sherri Cornett Art Studio. Come join us for good drinks and conversation with great people!
Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM
80's Party! Zumba Event at our West End Location!
Anytime Fitness Billings Group Fitness –
Wednesday Sep 27 @ 8:00 PM
Explosions in the Sky at The Pub Station Ballroom
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2ny0WAo • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************** The Wilderness is Explosions In The Sky's sixth album, and first non-soundtrack release since 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. True to its title, The Wilderness explores the infinite unknown, utilizing several of the band’s own definitions of “space" (outer space, mental space, physical geography of space) as compositional tools. The band uses their gift for dynamics and texture in new and unique ways—rather than intuitively fill those empty spaces, they shine a light into them to illuminate all the colors of the dark. From the electronic textures of the opening track to the ambient dissolve of closer “Landing Cliffs,” The Wilderness is an aggressively modern and forward-thinking work—one that wouldn’t seem the slightest bit out of place on a shelf between original pressings of Meddle and Obscured By Clouds. The first EITS album not produced entirely by the band, The Wilderness finds them working with long time collaborator (and Grammy-winning producer) John Congleton in a co-producer role for the first time, and the band's most ambitious songs to date branch into unexpected new dimensions accordingly: “Logic Of A Dream” lives up to its name, its celestial symphonic swells overcome by relentless tribal drum patterns that dissolve into a gentle Krautrock outro. The cacophonous washes that open “Disintegration Anxiety” resolve into a locked groove marking a rock solid midpoint of the journey, followed by a deconstructed ambient soundscape “Losing The Light.” “Colors In Space” is particularly beautiful and brave, cycling through sublime atmospherics and motorik drive before building to a whiplash-inducing halt. Arguably the most progressive instrumental rock album since The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, The Wilderness is a bold, experimental work combining the EITS song craft that has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and tickets with the cinematic sensibility that has elevated the band to the level of regard and demand they enjoy as film composers. It is an album where shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk somehow coexist without a hint of contrivance—and cohere into some of the most memorable and listenable moments of the band’s expansive body of work—“proper” studio albums and major motion picture soundtracks alike. The progressive ambience of early Peter Gabriel, the triumphant romanticism of The Cure in their prime, and the more melancholy moments of Fleetwood Mac all inform the curious beauty of The Wilderness. The uncanny ability to reconcile the tension between discordant, nightmarish cacophony and laid-back, Laurel Canyon-inspired folk-rock is a cornerstone of this album, and the center of Explosions In The Sky's remarkable evolution. If The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place was the defining album of Explosions In The Sky's career, The Wilderness is the band's [re]defining album.
Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM
The Anti-Hero in Contemporary Comics: Talk by Dr. Aaron Rosen
Yellowstone Art Museum – Would you rather have super strength or super speed? The ability fly or be invisible? These are some of the questions that comics have historically inspired. But today's graphic novelists have changed all that. Their protagonists are more often anti-heroes than heroes, winning us over by communicating their fears and frailties instead of exercising their superpowers. What can we learn from these anti-heroes? Maybe the true feat isn't catching villains but confronting our demons. The event will be held in the Murdock Gallery and is free for members or included with regular admission price. Dr. Aaron Rosen is Professor of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He taught previously at KCL, Yale, Oxford, and Columbia, and received his PhD from Cambridge. He has curated various exhibitions, and written widely for scholarly and popular publications. He is the author of Imagining Jewish Art and Art and Religion in the 21st Century, named one of the best books of 2015 by The Times. He is the editor of Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan and co-editor of Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion.
Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM
Steve McQueen on the Big Screen
Yellowstone Valley Mustang Club – It's a one time showing of the man who started car movies that we all love. Let's meet in the parking lot around 6:30. Hangout a bit then go in.
Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Babcock Theatre – Announcing: Singer/Songwriter Marc Berger in concert at the Babock Theatre. Thursday September 28 at 7 pm. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com and at the door the day of the show.
Friday Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM
Kristin Korb Concert
Alberta Bair Theater – How long has it been since I last played a concert in Billings?!?! It feels like forever. I can't wait to see all of you for a wonderful evening of stories, music, and surprises. part of ABT's Orser Outstanding Performances Series Sponsored by Sanderson Stewart Yellowstone Public Radio
Friday Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts – Funky Bunch is NOVA’s high school improv troupe! These kids are sure to amaze and astonish with their quick wit and smart humor. Funky Bunch will perform the first Friday of every month beginning in September. Like Venture Improv, Funky Bunch styles their shows after Whose Line is it Anyway. These guys are just as funny as the adult troupe….just not nearly as old.
Saturday Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM
CM Russell film screening
Babcock Theatre – The story of cowboy artist and storyteller. Brought to you by Montana PBS. Admission is free and open to the public
Saturday Sep 30 @ 7:00 PM
Flat Track #5 Under the Lights
Billings Motorcycle Club – Flat Track – Under the Lights This event was rescheduled for September 30th, due to heavy rain. Enjoy a high speed and classic American motorcycle event, the Flat Track! Races are Under the Lights on a fast 3/8 mile oval course equipped with bleachers and concessions. Flat track bikes are some of the fastest bikes on dirt … running serious miles an hour into each rear-sliding oval end turn. BMC flat track races continue to attract athletes from all over the region to challenge their bullet speed skills on Billings’ dirt. Watch new and vintage bike classes battle for the fastest finish. High speed flat track is fun for the whole family. Entry Fee Adults $10, Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult. Parking, Food, Beverage, Service and Spectators Plenty of parking, bleacher seating and concessions are available and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful day of riding and watching. Camping is available. Gas and market items are 1.5 miles at Casey’s Corner. Competitor Information Race sign ups are from 4PM – 7PM, pits open at 4 PM, racing starts at 8PM. Classes include, Regular Flat Track bikes, Knobby, Vintage, and 4-Wheeler/ATV. Additional classes can be made if there are enough riders, such as beginner or 3-Wheeler etc. Some Pro events restrict ATV classes. More Information and Updates www.bmcmontana.com Related Events this season This is a 5 Race Series on Saturday nights, plus the WarmUp® Flat Track with visiting Pros Restrictions No pets allowed. Contact the Promoters with any questions Nick Gabel: 406-839-3353 or Mike Marsh 406-656-9960
Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 15 @ 7:30 PM
Brundibar A Children's Opera
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts – Sponsored by Steve and Lucinda Butler. The tale of a poor family whose children seek money to buy milk for their sick mother, only to have their quest thwarted by an evil organ grinder named Brundibar. September 30, October 1 6, 7, 8* 13, 14*, 15* TICKETS $16/Adults, Seniors, Military $10/Students Evening performances are at 7:30. Matinees are at 2:00*.
Saturday Sep 30 @ 8:00 PM
Joe Diffie at Pub Station Ballroom
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2v2Uyoy • www.thepubstation.com • Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM) • Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close) • 1-877-987-6487 ******************* With the release of Jason Aldean’s hit "1994" earlier this year that name-checked many of Joe Diffie’s twelve Number One hits, the legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans. The multi-platinum-selling artist who dominated the charts during a hot streak in the ‘90’s may have been absent from the radio charts for the past few years, but Joe-Joe-Joe Diffie has never slowed down – writing, touring and recording a myriad of projects including his critically acclaimed 2010 bluegrass album "Homecoming," and his recent "Roots And Boots" acoustic tour and collaborative CD "All In The Same Boat," with fellow hitmakers Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. And now he’s back at it again, riding shotgun with hick-hop sensations the Jawga Boyz on a brand new single, "Girl Ridin’ Shotgun," which was recently released to country radio. The single, co-written by Diffie, Phil O’Donnell and Derek Thrasher of The Jawga Boyz is a fun, up-tempo romp perfect for summertime cruising and returns Joe to the country charts where he undoubtedly belongs. The performance features D. Thrash (Derek Thrasher) on the verses as Diffie’s signature vocals soar on the choruses and verses. The tune was written in part as an answer to Jason Aldean’s tribute to Joe, (penned by Thomas Rhett, Luke Laird and Barry Dean) and name-checks Aldean in a nod to the monster hit that helped introduce Joe to a whole new generation of fans two decades later. With chart-toppers like "Pickup Man," "Third Rock From the Sun," and "John Deere Green," and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right who recently turned his focus back to writing after years on the road, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit, and has cuts on upcoming projects for "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens, Dylan Scott, and Tyler Farr among others. He is also hard at work on an album of brand new material, due out later this year on Bigger Picture Records. The collaboration with the Jawga Boyz and the attention from the Aldean hit is opening all sorts of new doors for Joe at this point in his career, and he’s excited at the prospect of working with some of music’s hot new hitmakers. "We had a good time writing and recording my new song "Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,’ and making a video for it," says Joe. " I’ve been writing with a lot of new artists and I never thought that collaboration with one of them would lead to this, but I’m really glad that it has. It’s a different sound for me and I’m having so much fun with it all. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!"
Sunday Oct 1 @ 8:00 AM
Billings Fireside State Bowling Championship
Special Olympics Montana – For more information, visit http://somt.org/bowling-championships/ .
Sunday Oct 1 @ 8:00 AM
Billings Sunset State Bowling Championship
Special Olympics Montana – For more information, visit http://somt.org/bowling-championships/ .
Sunday Oct 1 @ 10:30 AM
Nepal Mission Trip Fundraiser
Emmanuel Baptist Church – Help send our mission team to Nepal! $6 for 1 slice, 1 cookie and a soda; $10 for 2 slices, 2 cookies and a soda.