Wood-fired ceramics featured at Holter
The Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence, features a wood-fire ceramics exhibition “Rivers of Flame: Montana Tributaries” through Nov. 11. Curator Tara Wilson’s vision was to showcase the history and diversity of wood-fired ceramics throughout the state. Works from the first artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation, Rudy Autio and Peter Voulkos, are included along with contemporary artists such as Josh DeWeese, David Hiltner, Casey Zablocki and George McCauley.
The exhibition is in conjunction with a wood fire symposium that took place at the Archie Bray Foundation and The Great Northern Town Center from Sept. 29-Oct. 20.
The objective of the symposium as well as the exhibition at the Holter is for presenters and attendees to openly exchange ideas, build relationships, celebrate and further the evolution of wood-fired ceramics.
Touring musicians to play two nights
Tonight and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9, two national touring musicians from Austin, Texas, Aaron Einhouse and Charlie Stout will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., 1517 Dodge Ave. Einhouse creates music with a deep reverence for the world’s greatest storytellers and admiration for the great men who came before him. Stout draws on experience as a photographer, filmmaker and producer to animate cinematic lyrics through carefully crafted storytelling.
Rock the blues at Staggering Ox
Sweetgrass Blues Band will play blues and rock from over the decades from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Ave. No cover and all ages welcome.
Ohio boys call the tunes at Lewis & Clark
The Rumpke Mountain Boys will play Lewis & Clark Brewing, 1517 Dodge Ave., from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience. There is no cover charge.
Jeffrey Foucault onstage at The Myrna Loy
“I feel most of the music I write ... lives in the Midwest,” says musician Jeffrey Foucault. “That’s where I got my sense of language and how I learned to pay attention to the landscape.” He and his band perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at The Myrna Loy.
Foucault will bring the guitar/fiddle/banjo duo Dusty Heart as an opening act. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, the two songwriters of Dusty Heart are recognized for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that Minnesota Public Radio says, "could soothe the most restless soul."
Tickets are $22 and available at themyrnaloy.com, or the box office at 15 N. Ewing St. or call 406-443-0287.
Dance, music celebrates women
On Saturday, Nov. 10, Allegro School of Dance will present, “A Celebration of Women.” It will be an evening of beautiful music and stories of amazing women. The performance will be 2 and 7 p.m. at the Helena Middle School. Tickets are available at the door and will be $15 for adults, $10 seniors and students $1 from each ticket will be donated to the Friendship Center. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Call Beth Barry at Allegro School of Dance at 406-443-1231 with questions.
Dance to country music at VFW
The Long Neck Bottles Band will play from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the VFW in East Helena, 117 W. Main. They play mainly country music with a little oldies and goodies added. The trio is a multi-talented group with more than 60 years together playing country music with a little oldies and goodies added. Come out and dance.
Practice Spanish language skills
Lewis & Clark Literary Council and Carroll College Spanish program are hosting a language exchange from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Four-0-Six, 320 N. Last Chance Gulch.
Come, share your skill as a native speaker or come to practice a new language. All languages and all levels welcome. Whether you are just learning a few words, practicing for a trip abroad, or looking for a fun way to meet new people, we want you. Globally-inspired refreshments will be available courtesy of local restaurants. Contact Mary, 406-324-2111, or email email@example.com.
Railroad book release at MHS
The Montana Historical Society's newest book “Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires: Railroads and Communities in Montana and the West,” explores how railroads shaped and sustained the West well into the middle of the 20th century. From 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, author Dale Martin will sign books while guests enjoy light refreshments. At 7 p.m., Martin — a Bozeman historian — will share insights into Montana’s fascinating railroad history at MHS, 225 N. Roberts.
WWI forum looks back 100 years
In observance of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which ended World War I, Montana Historical Society is holding a symposium, Montana & the Great War: Looking Back 100 Years. The symposium, which is Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, includes tours of MHS’s acclaimed WWI exhibit and the Original Governor’s Mansion, highlights of MHS’s archives collections relating to the war, and speakers Ken Robison, Rich Aarstad, Mary Murphy and Todd Harwell. For a full schedule visit: https://mhs.mt.gov/education/ConferencesWorkshops. Admission is free. For more information call, 406-444-4741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel looks at fake news, white nationalism
Join Humanities Montana "Informed Citizen" panelists and Montana Human Rights Network Research Director Travis McAdam as he moderates a discussion and Q&A on “Megaphone, Microphone or Transformation: The Power of the Press in the Age of Fake News and White Nationalism” at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lewis and Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch.
When charges of “fake news” and “alternative facts” become part of the public narrative, determining credible media sources can be challenging. The media also finds itself grappling with how to cover white nationalism and white supremacy in objective and critical ways that don’t just result in elevating and repeating offensive rhetoric that demonizes certain community members.
- Kathy Best, editor at the Missoulian
- Shanti Johnson, project coordinator at the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center in Missoula.
- David McCumber, editor at the Montana Standard
- Dennis Swibold, professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism
This program is being held in conjunction with the “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate” art
Author to read holiday book
Visit with children’s book author, Susan Adrian at the Lewis and Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Her book “Nutcracked” is the perfect way to enjoy the Nutcracker dance story. There will be a guest appearance by dancers in costume from Queen City Ballet to cap off this afternoon program.
Dinner club welcomes 'cowboy' poet
Tuesday, Nov. 13, Margaret Wilhelm will be sharing her unique style of cowboy poetry with the Metropolitan Dinner Club. Her poetry is not the traditional “ride across the purple sage into a bronze sunset” kind of cowboy poetry. Rather, she writes about contemporary rural life in poems such as a tribute to her washing machine, an ode to a tow rope and the popular fad of tattoos. She writes about happenings on her Bar-D ranch, the neighbors, animals and more recently Montana history-all done in traditional “cowboy” rhyme.
The event will be held downstairs at Jorgenson’s/4B’s 1720 11th Ave. No-host cocktails are 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 and entertainment at 7. Dinner and entertainment for members is $20, non-members $30. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Call Patti at 406-202-1766.