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Clay Gals annual Winter Show

The Clay Gals are hosting their 20th Annual Winter Show Dec. 6-8, at 4 W. Lawrence Ave.

Margaret Regan shows and sells her colorful polymer clay jewelry nationally. For years her work has been selected for top-tier shows.

This year, she has new asymmetric earrings, and a bright batch of blue and orange stick pins.

Lisa Ernst’s pottery is collected nationwide.

This year she offers a selection of her classic and recent designs including altered rim serving bowls, platters, bowls, plates and assorted mugs.

Hours are: Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Dec. 8, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Tara Wilson holiday art sale

Ceramic artist Tara Wilson will host a Holiday Art Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at her studio, 64 Holmes Gulch Road.

The sale will feature handmade ceramics by Wilson and guest artists: Sam Momeyer, Paige Harper, Madeleine Boucher, Perry Haas, Lauren Smith, Gary Anderson and Sunshine Cobb.

Find unique gifts for the holidays while enjoying Christmas cookies and woodfired pizza.

Take I-15 South Helena Exit, go south on Colonial Drive, west on Holmes Gulch.

For info, call 406-426-0998.

Tim Holmes: Mysterious Visions exhibit

For years artist Tim Holmes has produced images that don't fit with his normal art. Visions, dreams, barely-glimpsed landscapes, strange encounters.

With return of winter he's sharing some of these cryptic paintings, drawings and prints ... that call to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive in this beautiful and weird world.

The exhibit is open Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 7, 1-5 p.m. at the Tim Holmes Studio, 446 N. Hoback, or by appointment at 916-9266.

Ho Ho Holter Holiday Sale

The Ho Ho Holter Holiday Sale will kick off the holiday season with an ugly sweater party on Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. (The perfect precursor to the Parade of Lights).

Guests wearing ugly sweaters will receive 15% off their entire purchase.

The Holter, 12 E. Lawrence, is hosting over 25 local artists this year.

Country Christmas Craft Show at Kleffner Ranch

A Special Country Christmas Craft Show at Kleffner Ranch, East Helena,

Runs Nov. 29 from 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 30 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The annual craft show benefits the Tri-county Wolves Special Olympics Team.

Mini photo sessions with Santa. Concessions available. Admission is $3.

Holiday show, meet new owners at Free Ceramics

Free Ceramics hosts a holiday show and “Meet the New Owners" Pizza Party at 650 Logan St.

Featuring Artwork by Sky Angove, Kathleen Ely, Judy Kline, Noreen Lehfeldt, Scott Walter and Emily Free Wilson.

Items include handmade local creations of pottery, cards, paintings, jewelry, quilts, wooden toys and much much more! Details at www.freeceramics.com.

The sale is Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meet the new owners of Free Ceramics, who have renamed it The Heath, at a pizza party is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Welcome Pam Bucy, Mark Piskowsich and Errol Koch, the owners.

music

Celtic Cowboy Christmas at The Myrna Loy

Celtic Cowboy Christmas, a rollicking, joyous night of heartwarming Christmas music, is back at The Myrna Loy by popular demand with two shows, 7:30 Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5.

Montana’s beloved Butte-Irish band Dublin Gulch shares the stage with Colorado husband and wife duo Willson & McKee and a host of special guests.

Expect a wide variety of Irish, Celtic and cowboy Western tunes as well as old-timey, folk, gospel and jazz.

Mulled wine will be on sale, and guests will be served free soul cakes.

Tickets are $35 and available at themyrnaloy.com, or the box office at 15 N. Ewing St. or call 443-0287.

Violinist extraordinaire, Kieran Boyle

Metropolitan Dinner Club will host violinist extraordinaire, Kieran Boyle on Thursday, Dec. 5, downstairs at Jorgenson’s, 1714 11th Ave.

The Capital High School ninth grader began playing the violin at the age of 3.

No-host cocktails are 5:30 p.m., dinner 6, and entertainment at 7.

Dinner and program fee, members: $20; non-members: $30. Reservations required. Call Patti at 202-1766. All welcome.

North Hill Trio perform at L&C

North Hill Trio plays dance-able newgrass\bluegrass at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave., 7 to 10 Friday, Nov. 29.

Playing a mix of originals, legendary Bill Monroe bluegrass to Punch Brothers newgrass. No cover.

Three Eyed Jack on stage at Tap Room

Three Eyed Jack Band deals out classic rock and outlaw country 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave.

Features Mike Killeen on guitars, John Parr, bass and Tim Borsberry, drums. All do lead vocals. No cover.

film

racism and immigration

The last film showing in a series exploring racism, immigration, and democracy is

6:30 Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St., followed by a discussion.

For more info, visit Facebook page helena.mt.dsa.

Workshop: “Let’s Make a Movie!”

The Montana Playwrights Network is offering a workshop open to everyone: “Let’s Make a Movie”, co-presented by award-winning photographer and screenwriter, Cynthia Webb and producer and playwright, Pamela Mencher.

The workshop will be held at Helena College in room 002 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Dec. 7, 1115 Roberts St.

Free to MPN members, $20 nonmembers.

This workshop will explore tips and simple processes in making a short film.

To learn more, visit https://www.montanaplaywrights.org/ or call Mencher at 406-235-0353,

dance

Mini-Nutcracker at the Holter

Premiere Dance Company’s dancers present a free “Mini-Nutcracker” 40-minute performance at the Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

Cast members will bring the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to life performing excerpts from its 2019 production.

Premiere Dance Company’s 28th annual production of “The Nutcracker” will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Helena Civic Center.

For tickets, visit helenaciviccenter.com.

’Nutcracker on the Rocks’

Cohesion Dance Project presents its 7th Annual “Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks”, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Helena Civic Center Auditorium.

Featuring the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and more, this community-based, rock’n’roll rendition of the holiday classic showcases a unique and energetic fusion of dancers and dance styles.

Tickets: Helena Civic Center box office 447-8481, or online at www.helenaciviccenter.com. Prices: Box $28, adult $20, student $15, with group rates available. Reserved seating only.

theater

Grandstreet presents Disney’s ‘Frozen, JR’

For the first time in forever, Grandstreet Theatre is moving its Christmas show, Disney’s “Frozen, JR,” to the Helena Civic Center, Dec. 11-15.

Shows are Wednesday-Friday at 7:30; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Based on the animated film and the 2018 hit musical, “Frozen JR.” is a story of true love and acceptance between sisters.

Tickets are $18. Call Grandstreet’s Box Office for reservations: 447-1574 (afternoons). Or order online: www.GrandstreetTheatre.com.

Carroll College

Foreign language film ’Custody’

Carroll College Foreign Language Film Series shows “Custody,” Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

This is the fourth film in the Carroll College foreign film language series.

French director Xavier Legrand’s heart-stopping drama charts a family’s struggles with the fallout of divorce, and the resulting impact on the two children.

Free and open to the public.

Carroll Jazz Band Fall Concert

The Carroll College Jazz Band will present their Fall Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Flex Theatre.

The band will perform tunes by Gene Ammons, Irving Berlin, John Coltrane and more.

Free and open to the public. Call 447-4303 for more info.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner

The public is invited to a free, Helena-wide Thanksgiving Day Dinner -- turkey and all the trimmings -- 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, First Presbyterian Church, 535 Ewing.

humor

Cow Tipping Comedy -- Black Friday shopping cure at The Myrna Loy

Bring a friend, drink a beer, laugh a lot, -- and avoid the maddening frenzy of Black Friday shopping.

Cow Tipping Comedy, Helena’s homegrown improv comedy team, performs their annual Black Friday fundraiser show at The Myrna Loy 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

The show is “strictly a fundraiser for The Myrna Loy and The Friendship Center,” says Kev Hamm, a co-founder of the troupe.

“This year it’s kind of special,” he adds. “We’re going on an unknown-length hiatus,” following the Myrna show and a January show at the Lewis & Clark Brewery.

Tickets are $12 and available at the box office, 15 N. Ewing St., or call 443-0287 or visit themyrnaloy.com.

helena movie listings

Cinemark

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

  • Knives Out, PG-13
  • Frozen 2, PG
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, PG
  • 21 Bridges, R
  • Ford v Ferrari, PG-13
  • Charlies' Angels, PG-13
  • Midway, PG-13
  • Playing With Fire, PG

Myrna Loy

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

  • Parasite, R
  • Pain & Glory, R

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