Red-hot Latingrass Che Apalache at The Myrna Loy

Buenos Aires bluegrass band Che Apalache brings their unique, high energy global roots style music to The Myrna Loy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Immigration and the migrant’s experience are central to Che Apalache’s songwriting and music.

Band founder Joe Troop, a North Carolina native, has lived the past decade in Argentina, and is joined by band members Franco Martino and Martin Bobrik, both Argentinian, and Pau Barjau from Mexico

They’ll be performing music from their new album “Rearrange My Heart,” produced by banjo master Bela Fleck.

They sing powerfully of the immigrant experience from both directions and will share their latest experiences from a heartbreaking trip to the US-Mexican border.

In an August feature profile, Rolling Stone called them "an Americana band you need to know.”

Tickets are $24 adult and $18 student and are available at the box office, 15 N. Ewing St., or call 443-0287 or visit themyrnaloy.com.

Envy Alo at Lewis & Clark Taproom

Denver, Colorado’s Envy Alo plays their unique brand of Cookin’ Colorado 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave.

The six-piece powerhouse of funk keeps bodies moving to a mix of pop, funk and more. No cover.

Bluebelly Junction on stage at L&C

Bluebelly Junction, a Montana-based power trio that combines a high energy live show, a jukebox-sized repertoire, and an unparalleled light show plays 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave.

Playing rock, blues, country, funk, peppered with originals, they are guaranteed to shake your tail feather.

Bluebelly Junction has been a crowd favorite all over Montana from Missoula to Billings and everywhere in between. 

No cover.

Queen City Swing plays big band music

The Queen City Swing Band plays big band swing music 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Eagles Lodge #16 on N. Fee St.

This live 10- piece band plays favorites for both your listening and dancing pleasure. No cover charge.

Musikanten Montana All Souls concerts

Musikanten Montana begins its 16th season of Helena performances with the annual All Souls concerts, Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2.

This year’s memorial concerts feature two beloved requiems: Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien from 1636 and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, which premiered in 1997.

To open the concert, artistic director Kerry Krebill will conduct the choir in Estonian minimalist Arvo Pärt’s The Beatitudes.

Cathedral organist Jason Phillips will join the choir in all three works.

Soloists for the six-part Musikalische Exequien are soprano Martha Lowe, mezzo soprano Gretchen Mundinger, contralto Anne Kania, tenor Michael Harrison, baritone Art Bumgardner and bass Norman Smith.

The concerts are both at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the Cathedral of St. Helena, and Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church (across from Helena Middle School).

Suggested donation $15. To have a candle lit and name listed in the memorial program, text Linda at 406-465-4773 by Oct. 28.

Shenandoah at the civic center

Grammy and Country Music Association award-winning band Shenandoah performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

Among the band’s No. 1 songs are: "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South” and "Two Dozen Roses.” For tickets, visit www.helenaciviccenter.com.

Sponsored by Lewis & Clark DUI Task Force.

James Taylor & John Denver covers

The Metropolitan Dinner Club hosts David Oltrogge, Tim Hathaway and Lauren Carr Friday, Nov. 1, performing music of James Taylor and John Denver, two of the most popular and iconic singers of the 1970s.

The event is downstairs at Jorgenson’s, 1720 11th Ave. No-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6, and entertainment at 7.

Members $20, non-members $30. Reservations required. Call Patti at 202-1766.

music and fundraiser

Bengals & The Big Apple fundraising event

Helena High School choirs hold a fundraising dinner Nov. 2 to fund a special trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City in May.

There, they will perform a piece, “Headwaters,” that musician and composer Moira Smiley composed specifically for Helena high school students about Montana.

The fundraiser features music by both students and local band, Cottonwood Club, at the Helena airport.

Tickets are available online at 406tix.com. $40 per person or $75 for a couple. Registration deadline Oct. 26.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30.

Silent auction and sponsorship opportunities.


Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic

Randy Bobandy is on the road for a greasy Cheeseburger Picnic, coming to the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave., 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

Based on the character from the hit program, “Trailer Park Boys,” the show features stand-up comedy, silly contests, some classic Randy punch lines and a chance to meet your favorite “Trailer Park Boys” cast member.

Tickets are $20 and available at www.helenaciviccenter.com and the Helena Civic Center Box Office Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Carroll College

Greatest unsolved science mystery?

Join Carroll College for The Great Faculty Debate -- What is the greatest unsolved mystery in modern science? -- 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.

Features professors Travis Almquist, biology; Nikki Honzel, psychology; and Kelly Cline, physics.

Located at Simperman Hall/Weigand Amphitheatre, Carroll College.

Free and open to the public.

Halloween Trick or Treat Extravaganza at Carroll

Children from the Helena-area community are invited for a fun and safe trick-or-treating night in Guadalupe Hall at Carroll College from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Features games, plenty of treats, plenty of fun.

Donations for giveaways welcome -- no nuts or nut products please.

Contact Area Director of Guadalupe Hall Sean Undercofler at sundercofler@carroll.edu, or Director of Student Activities Patrick Harris at pharris@carroll.edu for questions or donations.


Nightmare Affair

ExplorationWorks holds its 12th annual Nightmare Affair Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Helena Great Northern Hotel.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6, followed by auction and dancing until 11.

The adult-only Halloween costume party features a buffet dinner, music by Ten Years Gone, a live auction, hands-on science experiments and costume contests.

Tickets: $85 per person and $700 for a table. Visit www.explorationworks.org/nightmare-affair, or ExplorationWorks or call 457-1800 ext. 1.

history and the Big Read

Learn about ’Montana's Pioneer Botanists’

Join editor Rachel Potter noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts, as she shares stories of botany and history from “Montana's Pioneer Botanists,” a book she co-edited with Peter Lesica for the Montana Native Plant Society.

The book shares more than 30 biographies of diverse people and traces the growth of botanical knowledge in this wild and beautiful state.

Part of the Lewis & Clark Library’s Big Read program: www.lclibrary.org/306/The-Big-Read.

’Lab Girl’ book discussion

Come discuss the Lewis & Clark Library’s NEA Big Read selection, “Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts.

Library staff will lead a discussion of the book’s themes, settings, timeline, and characters. For more information visit: www.lclibrary.org/306/The-Big-Read. Brown bag lunches welcome.


Day of Mindfulness

A day of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk, silent meal and discussion led by dharma teacher Greg Grallo from Missoula, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 East Broadway.

Beginning and experienced practitioners welcome.

Bring your own pad and cushion (folding chairs available), a vegetarian lunch and a mug. Tea and water available.

Register: flowingmountains@gmail.com or call 495-0290.

helena movie listings


760 Great Northern, 800-326-3264 ext. 2118, cinemark.com

  • Countdown, PG-13
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, PG-13
  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood--extended cut, PG-13
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, PG
  • Zombieland: Double Tap, R
  • The Addams Family, PG
  • Gemini Man, PG-13
  • Joker, R
  • Abominable, PG
  • Downton Abbey, PG

Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 443-0287, myrnaloycenter.com

  • Linda Ronstadt, PG-13
  • Lucy in the Sky, R

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