Around Town: Helena Area Arts and Entertainment News Released February 10 | Local


International Guitar Night returns to The Myrna

After a pandemic year-long hiatus, International Guitar Night returns to The Myrna Loy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24.

Now in its 22nd year, it’s still a highly anticipated gig at the Myrna Loy.

This year’s guitar fixtures include:

Luca Stricagnoli of Italy, who is a guitar prodigy with a huge online following of over 200 million views and is known for unique, self-invented instruments like the Triple Neck Guitar;

Game On from Vietnam, an award-winning international classical guitarist who started playing at the age of 4 and is the youngest student ever admitted to the prestigious Hanoi National Conservatory of Music;

Jim “Kimo” West of Canada, one of the best slack key guitarists in the world, a Grammy and Grammy nomination, and is best known as the longtime guitarist of “Weird Al” Yankovic; and

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Lulo Reinhardt from Germany, a member of the extremely talented family of legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, playing Latin swing and hosting this year’s program.

Now on his sixth US tour with IGN, Reinhardt is known for his powerful drumming, lightning solos and wonderful storytelling.

He will perform his original Latin Swing music, as well as songs he wrote to explore his historical Gypsy roots in India, and he also has a Gypsy Meets Classic project.

Each guitarist plays solos showcasing their own style, and then combines their talents on songs.

“That’s what makes International Guitar Night so special. You will hear things you have never heard before.

John Ludin of the Ellen Theater in Bozeman says IGN’s annual event never disappoints. “Four incredibly gifted guitarists on one stage make it more than a concert – it’s a buffet of beautiful music.”

Tickets are $30 and are available at 15 N. Ewing St.,

For more information, call 443-0287. Mandatory face masks. Limited audience size.

Valentine’s Day Jazz Concert at the HAT

Steven Gores and Steve Kalling provide a Valentine’s Evening of Original Jazz Instrumental Music 7 p.m. Saturday, February 12, at the Helena Avenue Theater, 1319 Helena Ave.

Tickets are $15 (open seats) at Eventbrite (under Steven Gores or Steve Kalling) and at the door.

They are joined by drummer Ed Stalling and Michael Kakuk on sax and harmonica.

MJ Williams joined by acclaimed musicians

Pool trombonist MJ Williams will join three acclaimed jazz musicians for an evening of music at the Montana Club, at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 18, in the second-floor lounge, 24 W. Sixth Ave.

She is accompanied by Bob Bowman on bass, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on piano, playing songs from the American songbook and the originals.

Divas3 Valentine’s Day Show

Starz on Stage Productions is hosting a Valentine’s Day celebration at 7:30 p.m. on February 14 at the Helena Civic Center Ballroom.

Divas3 features the music of the greatest divas in music history, singing hits from Aretha, Cher, Carole King, Dolly Parton and many more.

Single show tickets are only $35. Call 406-227-9711, 406-459-3967 or buy online at

Zoso performs at the Tap Room

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience – presents the most accurate and captivating live Led Zeppelin show since the real show at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room from February 7-10, Saturday February 19. Tickets $20 per show day. Tickets on EVENTBRITE.

If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the ’70s or are looking to relive the “Hammer of the Gods” phenomenon, then check out what the St. Petersburg Times calls “the most demanding Zeppelin tribute band there is.”

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

Country, soul and more at the Tap Room

Chuck Briseno plays Texas Country from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room.

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal play funk and soul from 7-10 p.m. Friday, February 11. $5 cover.

Moth plays electro-funk from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, February 12. $5 cover. Sponsored by Keeper of the Green.

Story Slam-Circle 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15.

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

The Fab Four Beatles Tribute

Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

The Emmy-winning Fab Four pay loving tribute to The Beatles in a show that has wowed audiences around the world, including in Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, UK, Germany, in Mexico and Brazil.

For more details, visit or call 447-8481.


Ravens Feather stage “Grounded”

Helena’s new theater company, Raven’s Feather, presents its first show for 2022, “Grounded” by George Brant, from Thursday, February 17 through Saturday, March 5, at the Helena Avenue Theater, 1319 Helena Ave.

Katy Wright stars in the solo show, directed by Ross Peter Nelson, tells the story of a female fighter pilot who is transferred to the drone reconnaissance service after giving birth and the toll it takes.

Shows are February 17-19, February 24-26, and March 3-6. at 7 p.m. $20 general admission / $15 students.

Helena’s philosophy nonprofit, Merlin CCC, will host two free symposia with community discussions on “The Military Experience” and “The Ethics of War and Autonomous Warfare.” It is not necessary to attend the play to attend the discussions.

Ground tickets online at

Merlin Talks are February 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Free.

“A Real Boy” at Grandstreet

Grandstreet Theater presents an eerie fairy tale, “A Real Boy”, an imaginative new version of Pinocchio.

The play runs Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. with matinees Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through Sunday, February 13, at the Grandstreet Theater, 325 N. Park Ave.

Tickets are $27 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; $23 — Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings; $17 – Children 18 and under.

To order, call the Grandstreet Box Office (PM): 406-447-1574 or order online:

Mandatory face masks. Show recommended from 6 years old.


MHS organizes four fascinating conferences

The Lost West with Austin Haley, Thursday, February 10, 4:30 p.m.

Haley sheds light on the history of France in North America in the years before, during and after the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

A Visit with Nancy Cooper Russell 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12, second Saturday, at the Russell Gallery

Tour the gallery with first-person interpreter Mary Jane Bradbury as she shares Nancy Russell’s perspective on Charlie’s story. Not broadcast live. Free admission to the Montana Historical Society Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Dinosaur Boom: The 1855 Hayden Site 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, with Kate Hampton

During the 1850s, Darwin’s theories of evolution had not yet been published, and the term “dinosaur” had been coined the previous decade. A new generation of observers has begun to revolutionize the scientific community. On a trip to the Missouri Breaks in 1855, Ferdinand Hayden discovered the first identified dinosaur fossils in the Western Hemisphere.

Vignettes of Valor: African Americans in the Military with Ellen Baumler 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17

Explore the struggles and contributions of African American soldiers in Montana with retired MHS historian Ellen Baumler. It traces the history of the Black Montanans who served in the forts of Montana, fought with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, served as the first rangers in our national parks, helped fight the great fire of 1910 and served in both world wars. with honor.


February Artist: Sally Rogers Angove

Helena’s beloved artist Sally Rogers Angove presents an eclectic group of paintings this February at Queen City Framing & Art Supplies.

She is a founding member of the Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art. Landscapes, still lifes, flowers, birds and small animals are his favorite subjects.

View his works at Queen City Framing & Art Supplies, 400 Euclid Ave., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 406-442-2760.


Downtown winter party

Downtown Helena Inc. is hosting a downtown-wide Winterfest from Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13, featuring live music, arts events, sports and theatrical performances.

The Holter Museum of Art is hosting a Drink & Draw with a live model and live music from Cowboy Bob & Gypsy Dust, 6:30-9 p.m. on February 11.

On Saturday, February 12, celebrate local art from 1 to 5 p.m. on Rodney Street.

Pick up a neighborhood art map at Myrna Loy, B&B Market, Rodney St. Laundry or Grateful Bread. It takes you to 23 locations on Rodney Street to see new art installations and upcoming projects.

The Myrna Loy offers free hot apple cider, cookies, and an up-close look at the art of Kelly Rathbone Rebo and Debbie Boyle, whose pieces are housed in the Livery Building across from the Myrna Loy.

Artists will be making ice sculptures all day in the parking lot of the B&B Market. And Grateful Bread sells soup and sweets until 3 p.m.

For the full list of events, dates and times, visit

To dance

Cohesion dance-Qi Gong

Cohesion Dance Project is bringing back its Community Sampler series, starting February 16 with Qi Gong – a mind-body practice.

This three-week course is open from 7 years old to adults of all levels. No experience required. Classes are Wednesday, March 16, 23, and 2 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at 1020 Argyle St. The cost is $45 for all three classes. Register at

List of Helena movies


760 Great Northern, 442-4225,

● American Underdog, PG

● Spider-Man: No Coming Home, PG-13

● Redemptive Love, PG-13

● Death on the Nile, PG-13

● Ghostbusters 2 Afterlife, PG-13

● How to Train Your Dragon (2010), PG

The Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 443-0287,

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