TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM
Shane de Leon, Sutherlin, Maddie Alpert at Pub Station
1111 Presents – 21+/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2iVfk4j • 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 ********************* Shane De Leon De Leon has spent the last 20 years touring Europe and the US. Performing over 1200 shows in 18 countries and 41 states with his bands Miss Massive Snowflake and Rllrbll, which he departed in 2007. In 2017, Shane de Leon began touring under his own name, playing a mix of songbased storytelling on electric guitar, employing effects, loops, witty banter, and prerecorded tracks, as well as straight up catchy pop songs. He works as an independent artist producing music, videos, drawings, and paintings and keeps expanding into a touring creative lifestyle. Sutherlin Portland musician Thomas Dietzel has performed with numerous bands including Kindergarten (CMJ 1995), Shed Incorporated (NxNW 2000), Last Prick Standing (Nofest 2011), Six Legged Horse, Good News Combo Pack, and Redneck Baby. Dietzel has also collaborated with Matt Sheehy of Lost Lander (SxSW 2007). To date he has released over a dozen albums, including the new solo rock EP, Amsterdam. Sutherlin is a Pacific Northwest take on modern country. The band's debut was produced by Chet Lyster (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks). Live, Sutherlin is Thomas performing alone with only his guitar and remarkable voice.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 10:30 AM
Wise Wonders Wednesday
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Be part of a thankful project! On Wednesday, November 22nd from 10:30am to 11:30 am we will begin our Medicine Wheel. Visit the Museum to decorate a tracing of your hand with things that you are thankful for.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 2:00 PM
Schools Out for STEM
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Cranberries continue! Visit Wise Wonders Wednesday, November 22nd from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to build with cranberries. What STEM structures can you create?
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:30 AM
Burn the Bird Cycling & Core Class
Anytime Fitness Billings Group Fitness
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Native American Heritage Free Day and 20% off Black Friday Sale!
Yellowstone Art Museum – Enjoy free museum admission for everyone all day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2017, in honor of Native American Heritage Day. Free downtown parking. All sales 20% off! This free day event is the same day as the Downtown Billings Holiday Parade which begins at 7 p.m. Please note that the Yellowstone Art Museum will close early at 5 p.m. Raven's Café d'Art is closed and will continue regular hours on Tuesday, November 28.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
Black Friday/Saturday Deals
The Spoke Shop – All Bikes on Sale including Kid's Bikes! 40% Off Select Bikes! 8 Hour Price Discounts: Take $25.00 off any kids bike priced under $200.00 Take $50.00 off any kids bike priced over $200.00 reg. price. Take $50.00 off any regular priced bike between $350-$1000 Take $100.00 Any regular priced bike between $1000-$2000 Take $200.00 Any regular priced bike $2000 and above. Take 20% off all regular priced apparel and shoes in stock.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
FUN Friday
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Join Wise Wonders Staff on Friday, November 24th from 10:00am to 1:00pm to celebrate Maize Day! We will be making corn maize using big LEGOs and paint. What is maize? Find out at Wise Wonders on Friday!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Open Mic Night (11/24) at Pub Station
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission Music from 7PM - 9PM Hosted by Kerry Sherman For inquiries and signup, email Kerry@1111presents.com Info available at: • http://bit.ly/2hojS2G • www.thepubstation.com Performers: 7:00 - Kill The Messenger 7:20 - Lauren Eva Lane 7:40 - Pablo Bonilla 8:00 - Trevin Baker 8:20 - Kyle Harper 8:40 - Open ************************* Local and out-of-town musicians back for the Thanksgiving holiday are encouraged to sign up for a 20-minute time-slot (six available). All genres are welcome! Hosted by Kerry Sherman. For inquiries and signup, email Kerry@1111presents.com.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 - Dec 9 @ 8:00 AM
November 25th it begins. Wear Orange and Join the Fight!
Zonta Club of Billings
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
SOLD OUT!! Comics for Kids! Drawing Class by Jason Jam
Yellowstone Art Museum – THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!! In conjunction with the exhibition, My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, Jason Jam, art illustrator, will discuss and demonstrate how comic artists do superhero construction, anatomy, and character design for kids ages 10-16! (Ages 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult). Students will then be encouraged to draw their favorite superheroes! Students should bring an 11”x17” sketchbook and a 4H and a 2B pencil.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
Small Business Saturday
Wise Wonders Children's Museum – Wise Wonders is participating in the Billings-wide Small Business Saturday! Discounted Wise Wonders Family Membership are available for purchase on November 25th. We will stamp your Small Business game board (for a chance to win big prizes!) with your purchase of a Family Membership. Remember: Shop Small, Shop Local!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM
Open Mic Night (11/25) at Pub Station
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission Music from 7PM - 9PM Free/No Cover Charge Hosted by Tyler Cook For inquiries and signup, email Kerry@1111presents.com Info available at: • http://bit.ly/2hnOykG • www.thepubstation.com Performers: 7:00 - Tony Halsne 7:20 - David Doerr 7:40 - Daniel Kosel 8:00 - Jeremy Pettibone 8:20 - Corey Wayne 8:40 - Arterial Drive ****************************** Local and out-of-town musicians back for the Thanksgiving holiday are encouraged to sign up for a 20-minute time-slot (six available). All genres are welcome! Hosted by Tyler Cook. For inquiries and signup, email Kerry@1111presents.com.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 27 @ 8:00 PM
Local Progressive Monday w/ Troy Owens, Ben McKee at Pub Station
1111 Presents – 21+/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show First 1-10: Free, 11-20: $1, 21-30: $2, 31-40: $3, 41-50: $4, 51 on out: $5 Tickets only available at the door. Cash Only. Info available at: • http://bit.ly/2AlcxW5 • www.thepubstation.com ********************** Troy Owens Born from the fire of water (hot water - really hot water), and encrusted in jewels stolen from a bedazzled button making machine, this shredder of more than cheese, Troy Owens, is really such a fantastic player of our time. Extended beyond the hype of what people become and how we bull crap the story, Troy is a joyous and spectacular edition to our generation both as a human and a musician. Carrying himself well within his musicians youth, we, as listeners, can get lost in the abundance of space that he has to grow into and what great character of sound we might, as listeners, begin to anticipate. Put a big, giant, and even enormous wrench on your emotions, put them in the Troy Owens hug machine, and watch the sushi grade fingers fly. Ben McKee Inspired by his upbringing in the Appalachian foothills outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the music of singer-songwriter Ben McKee bears the influence of the east coast’s musical diversity blended with the rich traditional vibrations of America’s plains. After playing in several groups throughout his career, most recently the Billings, Montana-based band Mister Afternoon, the methodology of Ben’s songwriting and performing turned to an approach of intimacy and storytelling. His themes explore human nature through wit and poetry, empowered by a spirited imagination, and expressed with unconditional sincerity. Cruising the Rocky Mountain region in pursuit of new audiences, Ben is now in the process of recording his debut EP through Smiling Dog Records. Stay in touch for upcoming releases and live music dates.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Nov 28 @ 12:00 AM
Giving Tuesday
Alberta Bair Theater – Although half of Alberta Bair Theater’s operating budget comes from ticket sales, that income (above industry average) doesn’t make ends meet. We are grateful you value the arts as more than entertainment and support ABT’s mission of bringing the excitement of the performing arts to Big Sky Country. We can’t do it alone; we hope you will support our annual fund in addition to purchasing tickets. As production costs continue to rise this will ensure we continue to provide the entertainment you’ve come to expect. Without your crucial support, historic events like the Montana debut of Dance Theatre of Harlem on October 6th couldn’t happen. With patrons like you and those committed to supporting Alberta Bair Theater, we will continue to program quality entertainment that delights, engages, and broadens perceptions of our shared humanity.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 12:00 AM
NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!
Hooligan's Sports Bar – Have your picture taken by staff, any time in November. While here, check out our winter drink menu, and awesome specials! Get a second picture taken by the end date, Nov. 29, at midnight. Side by side pics will go up on Facebook for individuals to vote on growth and charm. Most likes wins a $50 gift card! Best effort wins a $25 gift card! Third prize is a chia pet. Good luck, Billings! (Pics must be taken by staff, inside Hooligans)
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 9:00 AM
Judy Niemeyer Help Day
Backdoor Quilt Shoppe – This class is a help session for any Judy Niemeyer quilt project. If you're having issues with a Judy Niemery paper pieced quilt, now's the time to get answers to your questions! (We have other sessions available too if you are at the beginning of your project and would need a more detailed, in-depth class.) One session is November 29th from 9 AM to 4 PM, plus another class on December 27th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Cost is $35 per class for any pattern help.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 6:00 PM
General Informational Meeting
West Billings Lacrosse – We will be having our general informational meeting for the West Billings Bandits 2018 lacrosse season on November 29th, from 6-8 PM at the Billings Public Library Community Room. The room is located on the main floor to the immediate left of the main entrance. The informational meeting is for the entire team; players and parents, new and returning. Immediately following the informational meeting will be a new player and parent orientation meeting to introduce you to our organization, registration system, messaging and contact system, etc. Please bring a checkbook for uniform deposits, helmets, and a writing device and paper/tablet for notes. Schedule of Events: General Team Meeting: Introductions, Meet the Staff Mission and Vision Statements Team Expectations and Code of Conduct Parent Expectations and Parent-Player-Coach Meetings Contact Information Sideline Organizational Schema 2018 Cost 2018 and Beyond Goals Important Dates and Events Preseason Practices Regular Season Practices Game Expectations and Travel State Tournament Community Service and Fundraising Upcoming Requirements from State and Nation Call for Officials, Team Volunteers, and Board Members New Player and Parent Orientation: History of YVL What is Lacrosse? Equipment Required Uniforms, Team Bags and Helmets Parent/Player Expectations Time Commitments Practice and Game Locations How to Register We look forward to seeing everyone there and a great upcoming season of the Creator's Game!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 6:45 PM
Retreat: A Season of God’s Gracious Gifts
St. Pius X Parish – Advent is typically seen as a crunch time to get the perfect Christ-mas gift for that special person, family member, etc. In spite of this, all are invited to take a step back from the hustle and bustle and receive a season of God’s gracious gifts...and it isn’t even Christmas yet! Set aside Wednesday, November 29 from 6:45pm-8:00pm in the St. Pius X Fellowship Hall for retreat during Advent. You’ll be glad you did!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 30 @ 8:00 PM
Blackhawk, Monty Powell at Pub Station Ballroom
1111 Presents – All Ages/General Admission 7PM Doors/8PM Show Tickets available at: • http://ticketf.ly/2iV8FXK • 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 *********************** For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ‘90s, and still draws tens of thousands of fans to their electrifying live performances. Today BlackHawk continues to honor its past as it forges its future, and does it all with a commitment that takes their music – and the harmony – to a whole new level. “When we started,” says BlackHawk co-founder & lead vocalist Henry Paul, “our individual careers as writers and performers gave us somewhat of a more creative sensibility. We were three guys whose goal was to approach country with smart songs and unique harmonies for people who may not automatically like country.” Paul had previously co-founded Southern Rock legends The Outlaws, as well as leading the popular ‘80s rockers The Henry Paul Band. Van Stephenson had mainstream pop success as an ‘80s singer-songwriter-guitarist (“Modern Day Delilah”). And Dave Robbins had written hits for Eric Clapton and Kenny Rogers while partnering with Stephenson to write a series of classic #1 hits for Restless Heart, including “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” and “Big Dreams In A Small Town”. “Even though the three of us had a love and appreciation for traditional country music,” says Dave, “we knew we weren’t going to be that. Henry was coming from Southern Rock, Van & I were in Nashville, but were writing country songs with pop sensibilities. When it came to our vocals, we wanted the three of us to be up front in the choruses like Crosby, Stills & Nash or The Eagles. What set us apart from the very beginning musically was being true to who we were individually.” BlackHawk’s 1993 self-titled Arista debut album launched with the smash single “Goodbye Says It All”, followed by the Top 5 hits "Every Once in a While", "I Sure Can Smell the Rain", "Down in Flames" and "That's Just About Right". The album soon certified Double-Platinum, and the band received an ACM nomination as Best New Vocal Group Of The Year. BlackHawk followed up with the hit albums Strong Enough, Love & Gravity and Sky’s The Limit, which collectively featured such hits as “I’m Not Strong Enough To Say No”, “Like There Ain’t No Yesterday”, “Big Guitar”, “Almost A Memory Now”, “There You Have It” and “Postmarked Birmingham”. It was an unprecedented run of hits for a band that never quite fit the standard country mold. “Getting a BlackHawk record on the radio was often a tough sell,” explains Henry, “for the same reason country radio rejected bands like The Mavericks, The Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss. But we were committed to smart, strong songs whether they fit the format or not. And the fans responded.” But at the height of the trio’s success in 1999, Van Stephenson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma. “Van’s contribution to the group was enormous,” Henry says. “He could be a tremendously gifted songwriter and a deeply spiritual guy. We found ourselves at a crossroads as a band, and it would have been an easy time for country music to count us out.” “Two days before Van passed away, Henry and I went to visit him,” Dave remembers. “Van was in a wheelchair at this point, and we took him for a stroll around his neighborhood. We spent the morning just talking, reminiscing about our career and good times together. Towards the end of our visit, Van said ‘I’ve got two things to ask of you guys. First, do what you can to help raise awareness and find a cure for this thing. The other is, don’t quit. There’s still a lot of great music left in BlackHawk.’” Since Van’s death on April 8th, 2001, the band and its fans have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for The Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Fund at Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Henry and Dave regrouped and soon returned to the album charts with their Greatest Hits – dedicated to Van and featuring his final track “Ships Of Heaven” – as well as 2002’s Spirit Dancer and 2011’s Down From The Mountain, along with a touring schedule that brought the music to fans like never before. “Our audiences today are often full of 18 to 30 years olds,” says Dave. “They listened to us as kids, and still have a love for the music we made. That’s a big part of what propels us to keep creating as writers and performers.” For the fans, for the music and for the brotherhood of Henry and Dave, harmony remains a powerful force. BlackHawk continues to record new music – including their well-received 2015 Brothers Of The Southland album, a forthcoming Christmas record and an acoustic greatest hits album – and deliver stellar live shows, backed by an all-star band of veteran country and southern rock players. “BlackHawk has a 20-year history of a certain kind of song craft as well as a quality of performance,” Henry says with pride. “People have always come to our shows expecting a concert that is emotionally and musically engaging, and the band still sounds even better than the records, night after night, show after show. When we take the stage, we work as hard as we ever have. We owe it the music, we owe it to ourselves, and Van, and we owe it to the fans. Now more than ever, that’s the true legacy of BlackHawk.”
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Dec 1 @ 7:30 PM
Line of Descent
Alberta Bair Theater – The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment's (WME) 68th full-length feature film, Line of Descent. In this year's film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. In Squaw Valley and Jackson Hole, WME visits skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised mini Moes and Moseleys of their own. Traveling to Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in the French Alps, native son Jean-Claude Killy's legacy fills Val-D'Isere hearts with pride. From BC to France, Glacier Country to Steamboat, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes, making their parents proud-and often downright nervous. WME crews chase winter along the Beartooth Highway where a road trip via motorcycles takes athletes Kalen Thorien and Mike "Bird" Shaffer from Montana to Wyoming. And still to come, snowboarders Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill will head to New Zealand to descend Mount Cook. For 68 years, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. This year is no different. The family grows, and the traditions grow richer, in Warren Miller's Line of Descent. Bigger, deeper, fresher than ever. National lead sponsor: Volkswagen Local sponsors include Dietrich & Associates Uberbrew The Zone 96.3 FM Tickets are $14 in advance; $15 day of show!