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Helena Area Arts and Entertainment News Published October 6

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Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

The Lewis & Clark Tap Room has the following upcoming events scheduled.

The Counting Coup will take place in the Tap Room on October 6th from 7-10pm.

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counting coup Bringing soulful leads and melodies to the tap room on Thursday, October 6th from 7-10pm.

Join us for Free Beer Bingo Night on Friday, October 7th from 7pm to 10pm.

Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

STILGONE will be playing in the tap room on Saturday, October 8th from 7-10pm.

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stillgone When head change Playing a unique mix of rhythms and beats on Saturday, October 8th from 7-10pm

Bone Dry Comedy presents Comedians Aaron Woodall Tickets available on Eventbrite on Sunday, October 9 from 7-10pm.

For information on all shows, please call the Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave.,, or 406-442-5960.

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songwriter giving a concert

SpaceOneEleven will feature Tom Catmull with an opening set by Max Hay on Friday, October 7th at 7pm.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Light refreshments are also provided. There are only 40 tickets. If there is enough interest, the venue and artist may add his second performance at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day. You can purchase online at

Afternoon with Judy Fell

Singer-songwriter Judy Fell will share her beautiful songs, humor and insights on Sunday, October 9th at 3pm at the Plymouth Congregation Church at 400 S. Oakes. Recommended contributions are $15 for adults and $20 for families. This is a fundraiser for Hands On Global to buy winter clothes for children in Afghanistan.

Enjoy tea with an Afghan family from 2-3pm

If you can’t attend in person, it will be streamed on the Big Sky Unitarian Universalist Channel.

Townsend’s Old Fiddle Jam

The Montana Old Time Fiddler will bring its own music to Fishtail Bar in Uptown Townshend on Sunday, October 9th from 2pm to 6pm.

Guitar, mandolin and banjo players are welcome to join the jam. Anyone can come and experience good old fiddle music.

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are dedicated to preserving Montana’s old fiddle music, providing education and playing opportunities for all. For more information, please call Dave at 406-685-3481.

King’s Return to perform at The Myrna

The King’s Return is a Dallas a cappella quartet famous for their stunning videos of them singing in stairwells.

First formed to sing at Gabe Kunda’s graduation recital in 2016, the enthusiastic response prompted Kunda and his friends to start a quartet.

The current member is Kunda, who sings bass. Baritone Jamor Williams. Vaughan Faison, tenor 1. JE McKissic, tenor 2.

A video of the rehearsal in the reverberating stairwell went viral and racked up nearly 10 million hits on social media.

King's Return to perform at The Myrna Roy

On Thursday, October 13th, The Myrna Loy will host Kings Return, an a cappella sensation.

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They all started singing in church and continued their musical studies. “We all come from music education programs and we take in different genres: jazz, R&B, a little bit of classical, gospel. We sing a little bit of everything.”

A gorgeous performance of ancient Gregorian chants was hailed as “breathtaking and spine-tingling” by

While in Helena, the group will visit Central Elementary School, Intermountain Children’s Home, and perform a special appreciation recital for the Lewis and Clark County Health Department.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and can be purchased at 15 N. Ewing St. ( Please call 406-443-0287 for more information.


Gala 2022 at Cohesion Dance

The Cohesion Dance Project kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with a gala event on Friday, October 14th from 6-8pm at the Cohesion Center at 1020 Argyle St. attractive programming.

While enjoying light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, guests will learn about Cohesion’s mission and its wide range of programs, including athletic education and performance opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

The event features live dance performances from Cohesion’s diverse student body and the cast of Nutcracker on the Rocks, as well as artwork by Ukrainian artist Svitlana Prouty Lysiak.

Participation in the event is free, but donations are strongly encouraged. For event questions, please call 406-422-0830 or email


Carroll College Theater Presents ‘Cinderella’

Carroll College Theater is running “Cinderella” through October 9 at the Carroll College Flex Theater.

Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Broadway version of the classic musical. A modern interpretation of the classic story, the production includes some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-loved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” It is

Buy tickets at or at the door.

‘Meagher of the Sword’ on stage at Townsend

The incredible story of Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher, who became Montana’s first acting territorial governor, comes to life at The Lodge in Townsend.

'Meagher of the Sword' performance in Townsend

Neal and Karen Lewing present “Meagher of the Sword” at 7pm. 14 October, sponsored by Broadwater Community Theater.

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Renowned producers Neil and Karen Lewing of the Port Polson Players Theater in Polson present Meagher of the Sword at 7:00 PM. Friday, October 14, sponsored by Broadwater Community Theater.

Born in Waterford, Ireland in 1823, Thomas Meagher was sentenced to death for his hand in a rebellion against British rule in 1848 after introducing the Irish tricolor flag. His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in Tasmania. He fled and headed to New York to become a popular orator. In the Civil War, Meagher founded the famed Irish Brigade. At the end of the war, he was sent to Montana Territory, where he died at Fort Benton in 1867. It remains a mystery.

Tickets are available at the Reading Leaves Bookstore at 401 Broadway. The fee is $25 per person. No-host bar and refreshments available. Lodge, 131 S. Spruce, doors open at 6:30 PM. Please call 406-266-3710 for more information.


Class at the Holter Museum

Classes offered by the Holter Museum:

  • Figure Drawing Open Studio: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Holter provides a model and space for participants to study new and experienced artists as they engage in their own artistic practice.
  • Cardboard Adventures: Game and Armory on Tuesday or Thursday: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, $10 for members, $15 for non-members. For ages 8-16. Each week, participants can build and craft with Adventures in Cardboard supplies, or join with arts and play instructors to provide inspiration and know-how.
  • Cork and canvas: Friday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, $17 for members, $22 for non-members.
  • Cider and canvas: Sunday, October 9, 1:00-3:00 PM Parent and Child Members $50, Parent and Child Non-Members $60, $12 for each additional participant.

For more information, please contact Anna Lund, Holter Museum Education Director at ext. 406-442-6400. 108 or


Focus on Bob Marshall Hiking Talk

The Helena Outdoor Club is hosting a presentation by Dr. Ari Laskin on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadwater Ave.

Ruskin’s lecture on hiking in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness, titled “Instant Misfortune and Inflatable Pool Toys: The Story of the First Ultra Across Bob,” is open to the public. Families are welcome.

St Paul’s ‘Montana Megalith’

St. Paul’s Methodist Church will host Dr. Semir Osmanagic presenting “Montana Megaliths and Pyramids Around the World” on October 13 at 7:00 PM.

The suggested donation is $10 to St. Paul’s Project for the Homeless.

Axline speaking at a dinner club

“Beautiful Walkway Through the Mountains: Prickly Pear Canyon from Toll Road to Interstate” is the John Axline for the Last Chance Gulch Coral History Dinner Club at the Delta (Colonial) Hotel on Monday, Oct. 17 at 5:00 p.m. presentation title. :30 pm Dinner will be served at 6.

Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 11 by calling Shirley Thomas at 406-431-8196.

John is a longtime historian and Interpretive Markers Coordinator for the Montana Department of Transportation. He graduated from Montana State University with a master’s degree in American history. Since then, John has published many articles and books on the history of the state of Montana, ranging from raptor dinosaurs to Cold War Skye his watchers.

Since 1978, the Last Chance Gulch Corral History Group has had a variety of programs and meetings of interest to history buffs in Montana and Helena.

New members and interested parties are most welcome.

MHS Announces October Program

The Montana Historical Society’s October program features historical photographs, books, cowboy songs and stories.

The October Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Montana Historical Society as a major annual fundraiser. The program will be held Wednesday at noon in the MHS Lobby. The cost is $5 per program, and brown bag lunches are welcome.

  • October 12 – Photographic Journey to Wonderland: F. Jay Haynes and his photographic legacy. The MHS Photo Archive explores Haynes’ photographs of Yellowstone from the 1880s by his manager, Jeff Malcomson, and how they reveal the complex relationship between the landscape and humans.
  • October 19 – Celebration: Talk and autograph session with Dorothy Bradley. Former Montana legislator and gubernatorial candidate Bradley offers an insider’s perspective on 20th-century Montana politics. Her friend and editor Rae Olsen joins in.
  • October 26 – Cowboy Stories and SongsPhil Page, singer, storyteller, working cowboy and saddle maker, takes you on an early bull-running journey from Texas to Montana. Join us for a good time of music, history and laughter.

For more information about the Friends Lecture Series, please contact Katie White at 406-444-9553 or Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a capacity of 60 people. Contact White to reserve a spot. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early.

helena movie list


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225,

  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, PG
  • Amsterdam, R.
  • Smile, R
  • Brothers, R
  • Don’t worry darling, R
  • Avatar (resale), PG-13
  • Queen PG-13
  • Barbarian, R
  • luck, G.

myrna roy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287,

  • Moon Age Daydream PG-13
  • Pearl, R.

Check out this look from the inside of the first unmanned commercial vehicle approved for use on Canadian roads, as part of a pilot program by Loblaws and self-driving car company Gatik.