Around Town: Helena Area Arts & Entertainment News Posted June 23 | Local


Music, curiosities and comedy in Tap Room

Ditchbird performs at the Lewis and Clark Tap Room on Thursday, June 23.

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Folk and Americana bird ditch on Thursday, June 23, from 7 to 10 pm

Band brings over the country on Friday, June 24, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Music, curiosities and comedy in Tap Room

Banditti at the Lewis and Clark Tap Room on Friday, June 24 from 7-10 p.m.

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Are you looking for a good laugh? Montana Comedy Showcase in the Power Room on Saturday, June 25 from 5:30-6:45 pm Register your free tickets now at

Classic rock’n rock and outlaw country band three eyed jack performances on Saturday June 25 from 7 to 10 pm

Music, curiosities and comedy in Tap Room

Three Eyed Jack plays at the Tap Room on Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Comedy Open Mic in the Power Room on Sunday June 26 from 7-9pm

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

I live at five

I live at five

Rock band Lord Nelson from Charlottesville, Virginia will perform June 29 at Women’s Park.

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mr nelson rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, is available for the June 29 installment of the Alive at Five free outdoor concert series in Helena.

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Their music has been described as having “a complete Rock ‘n’ Roll identity, heavily tied to Americana and soul music.”

Alive at Five runs Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:30 pm from June 1 to August 1. 3. The June 29 event is at Women’s Park.

‘A Night in Hollywood’ at Montana Ting

On Saturday, June 25, at 5:30 pm, the Helena Symphony presents its fourth annual benefit concert at Montana Ting, a luxury villa overlooking Lake Hauser. This formal red carpet event takes place on the private estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder and Christine Mayn.

Audience members will walk the red carpet, complete with photos, and enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival. Guests will be greeted with exquisite cuisine that includes fabulous seafood and grills, as well as a cash bar and incredible views of the Helena sunset. To cap off this unforgettable evening, a private concert captures the fantasy and escape of “A Night in Hollywood” and features some of the best sounds from movie soundtracks performed by the Helena Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

Tickets for this special limited-seating event are $150 each and are available at the Symphony Box Office (21 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100) or by calling 406-442-1860.

Concerts of the Band of the State Capital

The State Capital Band will kick off its 120th concert season in the park on Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm in Memorial Park. The concerts will be under the direction of Robert Loveridge and will be performed by a group of some of the best local musicians.

Music for this concert will include marches and other patriotic favorites to help celebrate our country’s independence. Special recognition will be given to those who have served and are currently serving in each branch of the armed forces.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics or snacks and enjoy a night of music with your family and friends. Be sure to vote for your favorite piece. The top two favorites from each concert will be performed during the last concert.


Exhibition in Cuenca in the gallery of the Shelter

Exhibition in Cuenca in the gallery of the Shelter

A visitor looks at Jennifer Reifsneider’s work called “Monument” at Refuge Gallery in Basin. The last day to view the exhibit is Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Refuge Gallery celebrates the work of artists Jennifer Reifsneider of Missoula and Heide Marie Faessel of Whitefish and their collaborative exhibition Intertwined: fiber, process, dialogue with a reception on Saturday, June 25. The gallery will open at 11 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Both the artists and art educator Jenny Bevil will discuss work in the context of collaboration, community, and the history of fiber arts in the Basin.

Mary Meigs Attwater, founder of the Shuttle Craft Guild, began teaching Basin women to weave around 1916. It was partly her life and her work that inspired the Refuge Gallery to present this show. We are pleased to introduce these two fiber artists. We hope you will join us on Saturday.

Archie Bray Artists-in-Residence Exhibition

Ten summer Artists-in-Residence have joined The Archie Bray’s nine long-term artists, and the community is invited to celebrate their arrival and contributions to the field of ceramics at the upcoming Artists-in-Residence Showcase.

See the artwork and mingle with the artists in person on Thursday, June 23, from 6-8 pm at the Bray Warehouse Gallery. The Warehouse Gallery and Bray Sales Gallery are open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Garden Party Community Fundraiser

Montana Playwrights Network invites the public to attend a community fundraiser, “TOUR DE HAT,” on July 16, 2022, from 1:30-3 p.m. This free event features live entertainment, great food and good company, and will be held at The Yard at 510 State Street. Attendees are asked to make a donation to the HAT Box in any amount to help MPN recover financially from the continuing effects of the pandemic, which has caused particular hardship for the entertainment industry. RSVP before June 27. Call or text 406-235-0353, or email

New cycle of staged reading in the HAT

Montana Playwrights Network’s staged reading series launches with a new play written by Ross Peter Nelson, “Les Chiens Errants.” A public performance of this play is scheduled for June 25 at 7 pm at the Helena Avenue Theatre, 1319 Helena Ave., and will include a facilitated discussion with the playwright, play responders, performers and the audience in attendance. Admission is $15 per ticket at the door. To make reservations, call or text 406-235-0353 or email


Beer and view ‘Die Hard’

The Myrna Loy celebrates the career of actor Bruce Willis with a “Die Hard” Brew & View on Thursday, June 23.

The event kicks off at 6 pm with a block party, Bruce Willis trivia contest, and beers from the Copper Furrow. The screening of “Die Hard” begins at 8 pm Brew & View attendees are encouraged to dress as a character from any of Willis’ films.

Beer and view 'Die Hard'

Myrna Loy pays tribute to actor Bruce Willis with a Brew & View featuring “Die Hard” on Thursday, June 23.

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Willis, who announced his retirement in April, began his acting career in the early 1980s and rose to fame playing private investigator David Addison in six seasons of “Moonlighting.” He received two Emmy Awards, one for “Moonlighting” and the other as a guest star on “Friends.”

But “Die Hard,” also starring the late Alan Rickman, is seen as Willis’s most iconic film. Some critics have called it the best action movie ever.

Tickets are $20, which includes the movie and three alcoholic beverages. Non-alcoholic tickets are $12.

For information and tickets, visit or 15 N. Ewing Street, 406-443-0287.

MHS offers programs in June

The Montana Historical Society offers a wide range of programs in June that are free to the public, and many will be streamed live and recorded on the MHS YouTube channel for viewing in real time or at your leisure.

At 4:30 p.m. on June 23, author John Maclean will talk about “Home Waters; Chronicle of a family and a river”. The book is a beautiful story of four generations of the Maclean family and their love of the Blackfoot River. Maclean will share the true stories of the characters narrated by his father, Norman Maclean, in “A River Runs Through It.” This will be streamed live and archived on the MTHS YouTube channel.

At 3:00 p.m. on June 29, all current and former volunteers are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the volunteer program at MTHS. The Friends of the Montana Historical Society began in 1972 with a group of 20 energetic women and has grown to more than 100 volunteers who help today.

Finally, at 4:30 p.m. on June 30, explore the mystery of Meriwether Lewis’s death after the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. Lecture and book signing by Dave and Marti Peck, co-authors of “So Hard to Die,” which examines how Lewis returned from a perilous journey hoping for a bright future, only to be shot dead three years later at the age 35 in a lonely inn in rural Tennessee. His death was originally ruled a suicide, but historians and others have proposed various medical and psychological theories. This will be streamed live and archived on the MTHS YouTube channel.

Lists of Helena movies


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225,

  • Jurassic World Domination, PG-13
  • Top Gun: Maverick, PG-13
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, PG-13
  • Elvis, PG-13
  • The black phone, R
  • light year, PG

Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287,

  • Brian and Charles, P.G.
  • Ghost of the Open, PG-13

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