Blues great Michael Charles

Chicago blues artist Michael Charles performs at Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave., 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. $5 cover charge at the door. No online or presale tickets.

The former Australian performed with Buddy and Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze and toured with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins.

The Grammy Award-winning artist was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dance to Space Monkey Mafia

The love of ska and punk music brought Space Monkey Mafia together, and they quickly drew a buzz in the Twin Cities for their crafty songwriting, tight vocal harmonies, horn section, and their energetic, danceable live performances. Super high energy show.

They perform 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave. No cover.

A Girl Named Genny at L&C

Rochester, New York, Americana band A Girl Named Genny performs 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave.

Dynamic instrumentation and upbeat melodies drive this high energy Americana band. No cover.

Starz on Stage: ABBACADABRA

Starz on Stage Productions presents ABBACADABRA, The Ultimate ABBA Tribute show 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Helena Civic Center Ballroom, 340 Neill Ave.

For info, visit www.starzonstage.net. Tickets $35. Season tickets, $149. Table seating, with the Algeria Shrine providing a no-host bar. For more info, contact 406-227-9711 or joyofmusic66@q.com.

Postmodern Jukebox, Oct. 15

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox brings their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour to the Helena Civic Center, Friday, Oct. 15.

Postmodern Jukebox has over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and has chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook.

Tickets prices range from $45 to $85 and can be purchased at www.helenaciviccenter.com, 447-8481, or at the Helena Civic Center Box Office, 340 Neill Ave., M-F 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.

Hologram concert: Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will share the stage as part of the groundbreaking “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour.” The hologram concert is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave. To purchase tickets, go to www.royandbuddy.com or helenaciviccenter.com.

Presented by BASE Hologram, the tour brings to the stage two iconic artists, accompanied by a live band and backup singers to perform songs from two of the greatest song catalogues in history. Orbison’s and Holly’s holograms interact both with the musicians on stage, as well as the audience, using innovative digital and laser technology to create an immersive experience.

Helena Symphony: ’Carmina Burana’ & ‘Sleeping Beauty’

The Helena Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” and Carl Orff’s epic “Carmina Burana” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

Guest soloists include: baritone Evan Thomas Jones, soprano Jessica Fishenfeld and tenor Jeffrey Kitto, joined by 70 Helena Symphony Orchestra members, 100 Helena Symphony Chorale members and 20 Helena Youth Chorus singers.

Composed in 1888-1889 and first performed in 1890, “The Sleeping Beauty” was instantly loved by critics and audiences.

Composed in 1937 by Carl Orff, “Carmina Burana,” remains today one of the most performed 20th century works and has achieved universal popularity as well as criticism.

Single concert tickets are $15 to $55, plus a $5 transaction fee, and available online at www.helenasymphony.org, or call 442-1860, or visit the box office located on the Walking Mall, 2 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1.


Cohesion Dance Project hosts gala

Cohesion Dance Project will host a free gala Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11, at Cohesion Center for Dance & the Arts, 1020 Argyle St., showcasing its 2019-20 season.

Enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and check out Cohesion’s breadth of programming.

Special features include: live performance excerpts from original Cohesion productions, original student works, the grand unveiling of the new logo for Cohesion’s 7th Annual “Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks” and an exhibit of local emerging visual artists in the Backstage Gallery.

Donations encouraged. For reservations or questions call 422-0830 or email cohesiondanceproject@gmail.com.


'Murder on the Orient Express' at Grandstreet

Grandstreet Theatre stages Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, “Murder on the Orient Express,” Oct. 18-Nov. 3.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. By morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times and with his door locked from the inside.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $24 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, $20 Wednesday evenings and Sunday matinees, $16 kids 18 and under. Call the box office (afternoons): 447-1574, or order online: www.GrandstreetTheatre.com. Grandstreet Theatre is located at 325 N. Park Ave.


MHS Second Saturday and horse racing

Brenda Wahler, author of the recently released book, “Montana Horse Racing: A History,” gives a talk and holds a book signing 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts.

For centuries, on prairie grasslands, dusty streets and racing ovals, everyday Montanans participated in the sport of kings.

Horsewoman and historian Wahler highlights the Big Sky's patrons of the turf and courageous equine champions, including Kentucky Derby winner Spokane.

Oct. 12 is also Second Saturday at MHS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring free admission at the museum, and the Original Governor’s Mansion, 304 N. Ewing, where tours begin on the hour at noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Historian presents story of Henry Plummer

Henry Plummer is known as the "Outlaw Sheriff of Bannack." Testimonials of vigilantes and pro-vigilantes regarding Plummer have been accepted as historical fact and undisputed for decades. Great Falls historian Cheryl Wagner-Malecha will present a different scenario of the events 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts St.

Could a political conspiracy in 1863-1864 have led to the sheriff's lynching? Wagner-Malecha invites the audience to rethink history by questioning who the criminal masterminds of Bannack really were.


Artisan art tour plus movie

Over 25 artists are featured in a self-guided Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts now in its 16th year, Oct 12-13.

Visit a dazzling mix of over 20 artists at work in their studios, galleries and museums throughout the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot valleys in this self-guided tour.

Features a free screening of the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo” 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall.

Tour brochures are available at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company in Seeley Lake, Mission Mountains Mercantile in Condon, the Stray Bullet in Ovando and on-line at www.alpineartisans.org. Contact Jenny for more info at 406-754-0034, jenny@alpineartisans.org.


Fall Fest & Apple Press is Saturday

Bring your family and your home-grown apples to the second annual East Helena Fall Fest & Apple Press 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the East Helena Volunteer Fireman’s Hall.

Main Street Eats will serve warm chili and cornbread, and the East Helena Food/Culture Hub will provide an apple press for people to press their own cider. People are encouraged to bring their own apples and clean containers to take home their cider.

Also, pumpkin carving, games, story-telling and pie contest.

Hosted by the East Helena Food/Culture Hub and The Myrna Loy, as part of its project to celebrate East Helena's unique cultural heritage.

For info, visit Helena Fall Fest & Apple Press Facebook page, or email ehfoodstories@gmail.com.


’Woman Walks Ahead’ showing

Helena Church of Creative Living shows a free film, “Woman Walks Ahead,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at St. John's Building, Inspiration Hall, 25 S. Ewing. Donations welcome.

helena movie listings


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

  • The Addams Family, PG
  • Gemini Man, PG-13
  • Jexi, R
  • Joker, R
  • Abominable, PG
  • Downton Abbey, PG
  • Judy, PG-13
  • Ad Astra, PG-13
  • IT Chapter Two, R
  • Hustlers, R
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon, PG-13
  • The Lion King, PG

Myrna Loy

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

  • Downton Abbey, PG
  • Judy, PG-13

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