Halloween with the Dan Henry Band

The Dan Henry Band plays the annual Lewis & Clark Halloween party and costume contest, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave.

Join other crazy ghouls, ghosts, goblins and weirdos to the sounds of The Dan Henry Band who’ll be playing all of your classic Halloween favorites.

Photo booth and prizes. Costume contest judging 9 p.m.

710 Ashbury plays Grateful Dead

Check out Helena’s very own 710 Ashbury 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1517 Dodge Ave. -- a four-piece band committed to preserving the legacy of the Grateful Dead. On guitar is John Chart; Johnny Moore on keys; Chris Heisel, bass; Tim Lashley, drums. No cover.

Fiddle champ Dennis Stroughmatt

Starz on Stage Productions presents Dennis Stroughmatt & The Honky Tonk Circus 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Helena Civic Center Ballroom, 340 Neill Ave.

Stroughmatt is a 2015 Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame champ.

His 2017 CD “One More Time: A Tribute to Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys” was awarded the Traditional Country and Western Album of the Year by the National Roots Music Commission.

A barbecue  by Event Thyme is featured after the concert with huckleberry pulled pork, oven-roasted chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, dessert and a beverage for $16.

Barbecue RSVPs are requested. Tickets for the show available at 406tix.com, www.starzonstage.net or call 406-227-9711. barbecue  tickets sold at the door.

Symphony Kids concert

The second Symphony Kids concert of the season, “The Little Red Hen,” is 10 a.m. Nov. 2, and features music of American composer Aaron Copland and his Appalachian Spring, performed by members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Kids concerts are created for children ages 5 to 10 and are performed at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Lawrence and Cruse.

Complete with costumed actors and narrator, this concert explores the use of moods in music and focuses on the importance of friendship.

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.

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.

arts and crafts

Civic center gift shows

The Helena Civic Center’s popular Christmas Gift Shows run two consecutive Saturdays, Nov. 9 and 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 340 Neill Ave.

Gift items include: jewelry, food gifts, wooden products, glass art, ornaments, clothing, rugs, baskets, dolls, pottery, mixed-media and more.

Admission: $3 at the door; children 10 and under, free if accompanied by an adult.

Lunch counter available all day.

Now in its 39th year, the shows are a fundraiser to continue civic center renovations and improvements.

Fall Art Walk downtown

Featuring photography and paintings to ceramics and live performances, the Fall Art Walk runs 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, throughout the Downtown Helena. The festive event showcases a diverse range of artwork created by Montana artists.

Fall Family Festival at Our Redeemer’s

The Fall Family Festival at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran features a bazaar, tasty treats, kids’ activities and a hay ride, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 3580 N. Benton.

Savor such treats as fresh caramel rolls, butterhorns and home-made pies, also hamballs, lefse, chocolate delights, cookies, jellies, pastries and more.

Lunch available 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $6.


Racism and immigration film series

The Helena community is invited to explore topics of racism, immigration, and democracy through a free film series.

Screenings are Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 5 and 19, and Dec. 3 at the Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St., followed by discussions.

Nov. 5 showing: “Home is a Human Right” — Six Short Films examine issues related to immigration in the U.S. that impact undocumented and refugee communities. For more info, visit Facebook page helena.mt.dsa.


Little Tykes Trick or Treat

Candy, costumes and more. Little Tykes Trick or Treat throughout the Downtown Helena 1-4 p.m., Oct. 31. Sponsored by Downtown Helena, Inc.

Halloween Trick or Treat Extravaganza

Children from the Helena-area community are invited for a fun and safe trick-or-treating night in Guadalupe Hall 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.

Carroll College

Founder’s Gala evening

Carroll College holds its annual Founders Gala 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1, at Carroll College Campus Center.

The evening raises scholarship funds for Carroll students. To purchase tickets for the event, visit the Carroll College Founder's Gala page on the Carroll website, carroll.edu.

Carroll College Annual Literary Festival

Carroll College hosts its annual Literary Festival, Nov. 6-8. This year’s theme is “Where Our Past Fuels Our Present.”

It is sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature and organized and executed by the Carroll senior English capstone class.

Montana Poet Laureate Melissa Kwasny and Pushcart Prize winner and Professor Emeritus Ron Stottlemyer give a poetry reading 3:30-4:30 Wednesday, Nov.6, Sage Room, Corette Library.

Co-keynote presenters -- poets John Hennessy and Corrie Williams -- will deliver the keynote presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Trinity Hall Lounge.

The festival continues through Friday evening in the Corette Library and includes a variety of student creative and academic presentations by Carroll and other college undergraduates, including a panel hosted by students from Blackfeet Community College, “Indigenous Issues in Literary Studies.”

For more details and schedule, visit, www.carroll.edu/event/literary-festival-0.

Congressman Greg Gianforte on entrepreneurs

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte will help Carroll College celebrate the 5-year anniversary of its entrepreneurship program.

Developing Montana Entrepreneurs with Congressman Greg Gianforte is Nov. 6, 7 p.m., in Simperman Hall/Weigand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Five years ago, Congressman Gianforte agreed to be the Entrepreneur in Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year at Carroll College.

The program has evolved in the past five years into an academic entrepreneurship certificate as well as a semi-annual business pitch opportunity - ZinnStarter.


’Montana History by the Numbers’

Montana Historical Society Outreach Officer Kirby Lambert will take a lighthearted look at “Montana History by the Numbers” at the next Last Chance Gulch Corral History Dinner Group, Monday, Nov. 11, at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, at 2301 Colonial Drive.

Reservations are required by Tuesday, Nov. 5, by calling Shirley Thomas at 227-5953 or 431-8196.

Lambert will share numbers ranging from the price per pound that people paid for Thanksgiving turkeys in the 1860s in Virginia City to the number of weeks it took to reach Fort Benton by steamboat.

Begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6.


Grandstreet Theatre School

Registration is open for Grandstreet Theatre’s After School Theatre - Session 2. Class dates run Nov. 4 to Jan. 16, 2020, at Grandstreet Theatre, 325 N. Park Ave.

Download a registration form or register online at www.GrandstreetTheatre.com or call 442-4270.

Tuition: $125 for Session 2 after school, $60 for Adult Acting Tuesdays in November.

Grandstreet Theatre School offers weekly classes in Acting, Movement, Creative Drama, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, production and more.

They also teach life skills such as conflict management, interviewing, resume building, team building and public speaking.

helena movie listings


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

  • Terminator: Dark Fate, R
  • Arctic Dogs, PG
  • Countdown, PG-13
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, PG
  • Zombieland: Double Tap, R
  • The Addams Family, PG
  • Gemini Man, PG-13
  • Joker, R
  • Abominable, PG

Myrna Loy

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

  • Harriet, PG-13
  • The Lighthouse, R

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