Alicia Olatuja celebrates music of inspiring women

Rising star Alicia Olatuja will sing songs from her new album, “Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women,” at The Myrna Loy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.

In 2013 Olatuja wowed a global audience with riveting solos from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” that she sang at Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

Her career has been taking off ever since.

Tickets are $22 adult, $18 student and are available at the box office, 15 N. Ewing St., or call 443-0287 or visit themyrnaloy.com.

Intermission plays Lewis & Clark

Helena's own Intermission plays up-tempo rock and country music 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave. No cover.

The Last Revel at the Tap Room

From the Minneapolis music scene comes the cutting-edge front porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Lewis & Clark Tap Room. This powerfully talented collective of songwriters blends the genres of folk, old time string-band and rock to create a sound that is both original and timeless. Cover $5.

Dance to Band of Drifters

Come dance to music by The Band of Drifters, playing modern American roots music 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Lewis & Clark Tap Room.

Based mostly in Montana and Tennessee, the band taps into country, folk and blues traditions with an emphasis on original songs. 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.

A BBQ 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. Show tickets available at 406tix.com, www.starzonstage.net or call 406-227-9711. BBQ tickets sold at the door.

arts and crafts

Civic center gift shows

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

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

The shows are a fundraiser for Civic Center renovations and improvements.

Holter media studio open house

MAPS Media Institute, a nonprofit offering free media-arts classes to students in grades 8-12 across Montana, is launching a year-long afterschool and summer program for Lewis & Clark County students.

A community open house at its new media arts studio in the Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence, is Thursday, Nov. 14 from 3 to 6:30 pm.,

Graphic design and filmmaking classes begin Dec. 1.

For more information, visit mapsmediainstitute.com or call 406-594-2827.


Meet the Nutcracker cast

Meet some of Queen City Ballet Company’s cast members on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to noon at Lasso the Moon toy store, 25 S. Last Chance Gulch.

Queen City Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker is Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center. Tickets start at $15 and are available at www.queencityballet.com.

Carroll College

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.”

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.

‘Summer 1993’ at Carroll

Come watch the third film in Carroll College’s foreign film language series: “Summer 1993,” Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College. Free and open to the public.

Distinguished lecture series

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology Jessica McManus, Ph.D., presents "Insights in Psychological Science: The Effects of Racism & Discomfort on Discriminatory Helping," Nov. 12, 7 p.m., 107 O’Connell Hall, Carroll College. Free and open to the public.

‘She Persisted’ on stage

Carroll Theatre’s second show of the season, “She Persisted,” runs Nov. 13-16. This show features snippets of plays written by women about science. It will be produced by Carroll’s Women in Theatre class.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $5 with a current Carroll College ID.


’The Healing Field’ free movie

Helena Church of Conscious Living presents "The Healing Field" for its free movie night, Friday, Nov. 8, at St. John's Building, Inspiration Hall.

Doors open at 6 p.m., film begins at 6:30.


New Play Fest 

Helena’s Last Chance New Play Fest, now in its sixth year, runs Nov. 8-17 at Free Ceramics, 650 Logan St., and features five new projects by Montana writers.

Montana Short Cuts, a program of 10-minute plays, returns to the Fest as well. This year’s theme is “genetically modified.”

Tickets for individual performances are $10 and available at the door. $25 Fest passes, which admit holders to any performance throughout the Fest, are available in advance at the Fire Tower Coffee House or at the door.

A complete schedule can be found in the Fest Guide, available at Free Ceramics and the Fire Tower Coffee House, also at http://www.experimentaltheatrecoop.org/2019.


Hut-hopping in the Alps

Join Bill and Marti Cook 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 7, at Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave., for a presentation on their recent hut-to-hut hiking trek through the Rhaetian Alps.

The program is sponsored by the Helena Outdoor Club and is free and open to the public.

Understanding bats

Last Chance Audubon Society presents The Misunderstood Bat, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov 12, at Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave., with Tom Forwood, naturalist and assistant manager of Lewis and Clark Caverns. Free and open to the public.

helena movie listings


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

  • Doctor Sleep, R
  • Midway, PG-13
  • Last Christmas, PG-13
  • Playing With Fire, PG
  • Terminator: Dark Fate, R
  • Countdown, PG-13
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, PG
  • Zombieland: Double Tap, R
  • The Addams Family, PG
  • Joker, R
  • Abominable, PG

Myrna Loy

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

  • Harriet, PG-13
  • The Lighthouse, R
  • Kid Flicks, G
  • JoJo Rabitt, PG-13

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