Entertainment Briefs

Star Staff

Harvest Fest, Junkapalooza slated for Glendive on Sunday

GLENDIVE — According to a news release, the event includes hay rides, a cider press, a pumpkin patch, a haybale maze, games and entertainment. 

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Junkapalooza — vintage and artisan shopping — at the Dawson County Fairgrounds.  The news release said Junkapalooza has been rated one of the top 10 flea markets in Montana. 

Attendees can also try their hand at making butter, a news release noted. Fayette Miller, curator of the Frontier Gateway Museum in Glendive, will teach children and adults how to make butter from cream.

Miller will have an old-fashioned butter churn at her table and a variety of molds to show how butter used to be made.

People are welcome to bring their boxes of apples and jugs to catch the juice after they test the cider press, located near the poultry barn.

“Harvest Fest celebrates the last farmers market of the season in Glendive,” the news release noted.

For more information about Harvest Fest call Peggy Iba at 406-939-7422. For information about Junkapalooza call contact Dawn Torres at 406-377-2547 or visit the event’s Facebook page.

— by Star Staff


Virtuoso pianist to perform at Rocky Mountain College

BILLINGS — Award-winning virtuoso concert pianist Dr. Kevin Ayesh will perform the music of Mozart, Chopin and Gershwin at Rocky Mountain College (RMC)  in Billings on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in Losekamp Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The concert event is free and open to the public, according to a news release from RMC.

Ayesh has performed concerts and presented master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and Hong Kong. Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina, since 1992.

— by Star Staff

‘Grave Side Stories’ walk to be held at Billings cemetery

BILLINGS — “Grave Side Stories: A Stroll through Mountview Cemetery,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, and again on Friday, Oct. 27.

“We’ll look at the original layout of Billings’ first cemetery, hear some of our past citizens stories, and view the historic mausoleum,” a news release stated. The cemetery is located on Central Avenue.  

— by Star Staff


Boz Skaggs to perform at Alberta Bair Theater in Billings

BILLINGS — Upcoming performances at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings include  Dance Theatre of Harlem on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and BOZ SKAGGS on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 406-256-6052, according to a news release.

— by Star Staff


Acclaimed book ‘The Kite
Runner’ comes to life on stage

BILLINGS — The Alberta Bair Theater student matinee series continues on Tuesday with a riveting one-man performance of “The Kite Runner.”

Performances will be staged at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, according to a news release from the theater.

Tickets cost $5.50 at 406-256-6052.

— by Star Staff


‘The Revenant’ author to lecture Oct. 16 at MSU

BOZEMAN — Michael Punke, author of “The Revenant,” who is also a former deputy United States trade representative and U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization, will give the second talk in the Center for Western Lands and Peoples’ Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 16.

Punke’s lecture — “Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo and the Birth of the New West” — is set for 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium.

Admission is free.

Punke will discuss the saga of George Bird Grinnell, a scientist, journalist, hunter and a conservationist, who led the battle to save the buffalo from extinction and gave birth to the American conservation movement.

From 2003 to 2010, Punke lived in Missoula, where he continues to keep his family home, and worked as a writer, consultant and adjunct professor at the University of Montana.

— by Star Staff


Metallica Tribute band to play at Pub Station in Billings

Blistered Earth, billed as “The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica,” will perform Friday at 9 p.m. at Pub Station  at 2502 First Ave. N. in Billings.

Tickets cost $10.

You must be 21 to attend.

— by Star Staff