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Art in the Jailhouse: Amy Brakeman Livezey

Amy Brakeman Livezey combines her fascination with vintage photographs and her love of history with this show at the Myrna Loy Center’s Jailhouse Gallery. Each painting is inspired by a photograph or vintage artifact; many of which were discovered at the Montana Historical Society’s photo archive.

Through paint, collage, photo transfers and other tools, Brakeman Livezey has a visual conversation with time and lives gone.

The exhibit runs Jan. 29-March 17, with an opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at 15 N. Ewing, 443-0287.

Young Voices exhibit opens Feb. 2

1+1=1 Gallery unveils a new body of art in its third annual Young Voices exhibit, opening Friday, Feb. 2, at 434 N. Last Chance Gulch.

The gallery is filled with works by young artists who will donate 20 percent of their sales to a local charity of their choice and the gallery owners will match that donation. The public is invited to listen to brief artist talks and enjoy refreshments from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 2.

The artists are Ema Terry, Rachel Kuntz, Adia Terry, Lilly Hamper, Silas Fruge and Scarlet Carpenter, who range in age from 8-15 years old.

For more information about the upcoming exhibit, visit www. or call 431-9931.


Square dancing

Last Chance Square Dance Club hosts a dance 8 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Broadwater School Gymnasium, at the corner of Garfield and Hollins streets. All experienced dancers are welcome to attend. Club level Mainstream and Plus level tips will be called as well as round dances. Glen Tusler will be calling and cueing the dance.

For more information, call 227-6163 or 459-6348.


Helena Studio Week classes

Helena Studio Week Jan. 22-28 offers discounted classes at nine different studios.

Experience a variety of classes at a discounted pass price: $6 classes at 50 Minute Fitness, Cohesion Dance Project, Gentle Healing Wellness Center, Helena Aikido, Helena Community Yoga, Loft Studio, The Lotus, PilatesPlus and Tai Chi Chuan (Nathan Korb). To learn more contact: Jamie Anesi at 465-6845 or email or visit


’The Prophet’

From the director of “The Lion King” comes a new animated classic, “The Prophet,” based on one of the most beloved and bestselling books of all time and brought to life by some of the most acclaimed animators from around the world.

In a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa's return home -- but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will spark rebellion.

Helena Center of Creative Living shows the film 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, Room 214, St. John's Building, 25 South Ewing St., enter on Rodney Street for parking. Snacks and community at 6 in the lobby and bring a snack to share (no obligation).


Uncorked: Speakeasy Shenanigans

Shimmy the night away to support the Myrna Loy Center at “Uncorked 2018 – Speakeasy Shenanigans” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Helena Civic Center. The night features live entertainment produced by the Myrna, silent and live auctions and a wine-tasting, along with a full, no-host bar and tasty treats. Proceeds will benefit the Myrna Loy's mission – to inspire Helena by presenting enriching arts experiences.

Don your snazziest 1920s duds or come as you are, but don't forget to whisper the password at the door.

Free souvenir glass to the first 300 folks to purchase tickets. Tickets are $50 and available at, the Myrna Loy Center box office, 15 N. Ewing, or call Molly Severtson, 406-438-7187.

16th Annual Paint the Town Pink

Florence Crittenton holds its 16th Annual Paint the Town Pink Saturday Feb. 10, at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall beginning at 5 p.m.

At this year's Paint the Town Pink guests will be surrounded by decadent peacock feathers and glittering lights as they enjoy a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, music and dancing with Ten Years Gone.

Tickets are $125 each or $1,100 for a table of 10.

Information and tickets are available at the Paint the Town Pink official website, or call 442-6950 ext. 204.

Florence Crittenton provides a variety of resources for pregnant and parenting young families of all ages. They incorporate treatment and comprehensive support through mental health and parenting education.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts Bowl for Kids’ Sake Friday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 28 at Sleeping Giant Lanes.

New this year -- “Battle of the Badge,” a sub-event is 2 p.m. Saturday. Local law enforcement and safety agencies will battle it out to see who can raise the most money. The public can show their support and “vote with their dollars” for the department they love the most or donate online at

The theme is Vegas Wedding, and participants are encouraged to dress in their finest powder blue tux or bridesmaid dress. Rumor has it that Elvis is making an appearance.

All the money raised goes right back to the community mentor program for youth. Currently Big Brothers Big Sisters is facing a financial crisis, so this event is more important than ever. For more information, call 442-7479 or 439-8382.


Symphony Kids –The Boy & His Tree

Members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra perform “The Boy & His Tree,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 512 Logan St..

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The Symphony Kids concert features music of English composer Benjamin Britten, including his Wind Sextet and “The Sword in the Stone” led by HSO Assistant Conductor Steve Olson with wind and brass players of the HSO.

Complete with costumed actors and narrator, the concert explores the use of timbres in music. The 35-minute concerts are created for children ages 5 to 10, but all are welcome.

An Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by Piccolo’s Music immediately follows the concert.

Symphony Kids brings the power of live instrumental music into the hearts of children with concerts designed to introduce them to the world of music and instruments.

The final Symphony Kids concert of the season is Saturday, April 7, featuring “The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs” (with Beethoven’s Septet).


Tim Fain featured at symphony concert

Renowned violinist Tim Fain performs with the Helena Symphony 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

Fain was seen on screen and heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the film “Black Swan,” can be heard on the soundtrack to “Moonlight,” and gave “voice” to the violin of the lead actor in the hit film “12 Years a Slave.”

Fain makes his HSO debut performing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. The Bohemian gypsy music continues with dances by Johannes Brahms and Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály.

Tickets can be purchased ($52-$12 plus a $5 transaction fee) online at, by calling the Symphony Box Office at 442-1860, or visiting the Symphony Box Office located on the Walking Mall at the Livestock Building (2 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Black History Month concert series with Everett Suttle

Guest artist Everett Suttle performs two concerts to celebrate Black History Month.

He will sing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Cathedral of St. Helena, 530 N. Ewing, where he will be joined by Helena native Gretchen Mundinger.

The performance will feature opera selections, the three most famous versions of "Ave Maria", and a selection of Negro Spirituals.

The Grandstreet Theatre performance is 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, and will also include Mundinger. She and Suttle will sing light opera and classic Broadway show tunes. After intermission, Suttle, accompanied by Fred Cobb, will play selections from The Great American Songbook-Jazz standards. The finale will include a chorus comprised of Grandstreet Theatre School students.

Suttle has performed in concert with the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, La Scala in Milan, Opera Bastille in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Rome Opera in Italy.

Admission to the Cathedral of St. Helena performance is by donation, no tickets are required.

Tickets for the Grandstreet Theatre performance are $20 and are available by calling the Grandstreet Box Office (afternoons) at 447-1574 or

ordering online at

Queen City Swing Band

The Queen City Swing Band plays at the Eagles Lodge, 801 N. Fee St., on Friday, Jan. 26. This is a live 10-piece band playing all your favorites for your listening or dancing pleasure. The fun starts at 8 p.m. No cover charge.


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