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Around town: Helena area arts and entertainment news published August 11th.local

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Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

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

Mike & the Moonpeas I’ll be on stage on Thursday, August 11th from 7-10pm. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 on the day.

The Shinyribs play the Tap Room on Friday, August 12th.

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Friday, August 12th Sinilib Play from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 on the day.

Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

Rocket to Uranus in the Tap Room on Saturday, August 13th.

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Rocket to Uranus We’re bringing you some out-of-this-world music on Saturday, August 13th from 7-10pm.

Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

Igor & The Red Elvises Sunday, August 14th at the Tap Room.

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From Siberian surf rock igor and red elvis Sunday, August 14, 5-8pm. The fee is $5.

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

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Naomi Moon Siegel in The Myrna Loy

Naomi Moon Siegel, winner of the Yearshot Jazz Golden Year Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, will perform at Myrna Loy on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 PM.

The expressive trombonist is changing the way we hear and see the trombone. Folk He blends melodies with fantastical soundscapes and tight grooves.

Naomi Moon Siegel in The Myrna Loy

Jazz trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel will bring her quartet to The Myrna Loy on Thursday, August 11th.

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Known for playing indie folk/pop/jazz in a unique style that transcends genres.

“I bring the Missoula quartet,” she says. Among them are Missoula prodigies her Lhanna Writesel on alto sax, Tommy Sciple on bass and her Ed Stalling on drums.

This concert will be filmed for upcoming episodes of The Myrna Soundstage. The 70-minute performance is followed by an on-stage interview with musician John Dendy.

Tickets are $12 and are available at 15 N. Ewing St. ( Please call 406-443-0287 for more information.

Vibraphonist playing at The Myrna

On an exclusive NEA-supported tour, jazz vibrophone great Joel Ross and his band, Good Vibes, will join The Myrna Loy for the Montana concert on Wednesday, August 17th at The Myrna Loy in Helena. Will join.

Joel Ross, who admits it took him a while to fall in love with the vibraphone, has been lauded by critics for his proficiency with it.

He and his band, Good Vibes, will perform at The Myrna Loy on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30pm.

“Mr. Roth’s early years spent learning drums at church laid an important foundation,” wrote the New York Times music critic. “My goal is to put the audience in a space where they reach out and worship and admire,” Ross said.

At just 26, Ross has already recorded three critically acclaimed albums with his band.

Audiences at Myrna will get to hear Ross’ latest music.

“We are learning and playing music that we plan to record soon,” he said in a telephone interview from New York City.

Tickets are $24 and are available at 15 N. Ewing St. ( Please call 406-443-0287 for more information.

Jazz in the Woods

Summer 2022. Join us for the annual Jazz in the Woods concert on Sunday, August 21st at the Moose Creek Cabin outdoor concert hosted by the Discovery Foundation.

The Wilbur Rehmann Quartet is thrilled to continue this summer’s tradition of Jazz in the Woods at the FS-restored Moose Creek Cabin. Bring a blanket or folding chair and a picnic lunch to listen to some great jazz tunes.

Just 4 miles up Rimini Road from Highway 12. Music starts at 6pm.


Alyssa Heaton features Queen City artists

Helena Artist Alyssa Heaton will be exhibiting her “Intimate Views of Nature” as a featured artist at Queen City Framing & Art Surprise (400 Euclid Avenue) in August.

A reception for Heaton’s show will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 5-7pm at The Framing & Art Supply in Queen City. Her miniature watercolor florals, mixto some of her media work, and painted skulls will also be part of the show.

Alyssa Heaton features Queen City artists

Helena artist Alyssa Heaton showcases her “Intimate Nature Views” at Queen City Framing & Art Supply at 400 Euclid Avenue.


Heaton values ​​creating art as a way to see the world in an intimate way. She loves that her paintings allow her to study the subject in detail. Heaton says she finds it difficult to choose just one art medium. She thinks her oil paints are her favorite, but in this show she thinks watercolors are the easiest for her to play with, as you can see from her 2″ x 2″ watercolor floral study. a lot, she says.

Alyssa studied Fine Arts at Northwestern College, where she earned a degree in Fine Arts and Art Education. She loves teaching others how to get into their art and often teaches classes at Queen City, one of her talented staff.

Please call 406-442-2760 for more information.

“Wish, Wings & Wonder” by The Myrna

The Myrna Loy Jailhouse Gallery’s new exhibit, Wishes, Wings & Wonder, showcases the delightful work of fiber artists Bonnie Tarses, Debbie Smith, and Cindy Hanson.

Curated by artist DD Dowden, the show will host a public reception at The Myrna Loy, 15 N. Ewing on Friday, August 12th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and will run through September 21st. will be

Three Botanical Fabrics by Bonnie Tarses is one of the fiber artworks on display at The Myrna Loy Jailhouse Gallery.

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“Montana has a lot of artists,” says Dowden. “I see a lot of sculpture, pottery, and painting, but I don’t see a lot of fiber art.

“I find it very interesting because it kind of subverts tradition.” Women sewed, knitted, and patched as frugal housewives. “They subverted that tradition. It’s whimsical. It’s fantastic. It’s not practical. It’s art.”

A textile designer from Missoula, Tarses has specialized in handwoven textiles since 1960 and trained at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Weaving is a meditative practice for her, she says on her website. She said, “The Weaver Goddess is in regular contact with me.”

She created a very special group of 1,000 paper cranes, or 1,000 paper cranes. This was folded from an old her Myrna Loy ad flyer from a past show.

There is a legend that if you fold a thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true.

During the 2020 pandemic quarantine, Hanson began knitting an Easter basket nest for her three daughters.

“My magical thoughts and love for nature inspired me to decorate and attach nests to branches,” she wrote in an artist statement. “The healing qualities of nature and textiles guide my work. Each nest is imbued with whimsy and wonder.”

Through mixed media art, Smith found himself sharing the gift of joy in his heart.

Playful, she combines colorful fibers, beads, and rusty bits to create her one-of-a-kind ‘Guardian’ figures.

Since childhood, she has been obsessed with all forms of fiber art, from embroidery and sewing to quilting, spinning, weaving, and knitting.

She credits her life on the prairie with inspiring the mystical nature of her intuitive fiber art figures.

Most of the works are for sale. Prices are $10 for a bundle of paper cranes and $400 for carving. The Jailhouse Gallery is open from noon to 9 PM on weekdays and 1 PM to 9 PM on weekends.


Show at HAT on the Montana Playright Network

Fun family entertainment “Pleasantville’s Dangerous Predicament + Golden Oldies Variety Show” featuring an original comedy by Pamela Jamuluska Mencher.

Show at HAT on the Montana Playright Network

“The Perilous Plight of Pleasantville + A Golden Oldies Variety Show” runs through August 14th at the Helena Avenue Theater.

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Written in the style of a 19th-century melodrama, the intrepid librarian Miss Britannica must save the beautiful hamlet of Pleasantville from the nefarious villain Madam Gypsum and her cunning henchmen.

The play is followed by an orio (variety show) featuring lively music. Sketches and jokes like those presented by traveling performers in 19th century Montana.

Performances are scheduled for August 12th at 7:30pm and August 3rd and 14th at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Tickets are available on her website on her MPN ( or at ( -pleasantville-golden-oldies-variety-show-tickets-380665058437. Or call 406-235-0353 to book.

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ by Hill Park

Grand Street Theater presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on its outdoor stage at Hill Park through August 13th.

Back at the Springfield High School prom in 1958, we meet the Wanderlets. Crinoline She’s her four girls with hopes and dreams as big as skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls will play ‘Mr. Sandman’, ‘Dream Lover’, ‘Stupid Cupid’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and ‘It’s My Party’.

Tickets: Box Office 406-442-4270 (afternoon) or online at

Fee: $27 Thursday through Saturday. $17 for students 18 and under.


Project Sunshine Celebration

Florence Crittenton will host a new campus celebration, affectionately known as Project Sunshine, on Thursday, August 18 at the Shades of Green next to the new campus on Cooney Drive.

Florence Crittenton purchased the campus in December 2021 and is working to raise $5.5 million to fully renovate the building and provide facilities to house all programs. This new campus represents a decades-long dream come true, enabling the organization to provide vital support to young families through housing, community and early childhood programs.

The celebration is a free, fun, family-friendly event from 4-8pm featuring live music from local band Insufficient Funds, a bounce house, garden games, food trucks, a cash bar, and other things that matter to us. Includes ways to help with this project. community.

For more information on Florence Crittenton’s renovation funding campaign, please visit

helena movie list


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225,

  • Shinkansen, R.
  • Easter Sunday, PG-13
  • DC League of Super Pets, PG
  • no, R.
  • Thor: Love and Thunder, PG-13
  • Where crawfish sing, PG-13
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru, PG
  • Top Gun: Maverick, PG-13
  • Elvis, PG-13

myrna roy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287,

  • Shinkansen, R.
  • Revenge, R.