From bingo to movies to skating, whether it be indoors or out, there is always something to do in southwest Montana. Below are several events that just might pique your interest.
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Central parents host Bingo Night — The Mini Maroon Parent Club will host the sixth annual Mini Maroon Parent Club Bingo Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Maroon Activities Center, 550 E. Mercury St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come enjoy a night full of fun, games, and great prizes. With your $5 donation, you will receive a pack of seven games and you get three cards for every game, a total of 21 cards. The concession stand will be open and a cash bar for drinks. Proceeds go towards classroom supplies and special program items needed at Butte Central preschool, elementary, junior high, high school, and Noah’s Ark Day Care. You must be 21 to play. For more details or to purchase a raffle/bingo ticket, call 406-491-2351 or 406-310-0221.
Bingo for Meat at Butte Elks — The Butte Xi Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual bingo night, “Meet for Bingo, Bingo for Meat,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. Three bingo cards are $5. Proceeds go to Albert’s Angel Fund, Camp Mak-A-Dream and the Intermountain Children's Home. Admittance is free, but a canned good for the Butte Emergency Food Bank would be appreciated. Details: Jan Thorne, 406-498-0870.
Brewfest, chili cook-off in the works — The Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Philipsburg Brewfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Philipsburg Town Hall. Come sample Montana's finest microbrews with 16 Montana breweries participating. The cost is $20 for a glass and three tickets. Subsequent tickets are $2 each or six tickets for $10. The following day, Sunday, Feb. 18, the annual chili cook-off commences from noon to 6 p.m. For entry details, call 406-859-4367. All proceeds will go toward Youth Hockey, a vital part of the Philipsburg Ice Association.
Name That Tune at Country Club — The Butte Education Foundation will host “Name That Tune" from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Butte Country Club. Teams of three will compete, this time in a “name that tune” format. Admission is $35 per person or $300 for a team. Appetizers are included, and bottomless beer glasses will be available for $15. Tickets will be available at the door before the event. For more details to sign up for a team, go to ButteEducationFoundation.org or call Susanne Dauenhauer, 406-498-3471.
Mother Lode presents GOBSMACKED! — Direct from sell-out seasons in Europe, comes a mind-blowing vocal show that redefines the human voice. Featuring the reigning world-champion beatboxer, Ball-Zee, and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! will be coming to the Mother Lode Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The performance weaves stories through all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting-edge, multi-track live looping. This all-singing, all-beatboxing, all-awesome theatrical experience does for a cappella what Tap Dogs did for tap dance. All seats are general admission. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.
Rockin’ Road to Dublin coming March 11 — Rockin' Road to Dublin, the new sensation changing the Irish Dance world, is coming to the Mother Lode Theatre, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11. A fusion of rock and Irish, Rockin' Road combines the best of both worlds to thrust Irish Dance back into the spotlight. This stylish, can't-miss spectacle is the perfect balance between concert and stage show. "Rockin' Road to Dublin is that all-important one-two punch of style and mastery ... the cast exudes a fabulous mix of charisma and personality. However, the fun vibe is solidly backed by the highly original choreography and technical mastery of every performer onstage; world-class, although this crew is making it all look easy. Tickets are $60, gold circle seating; $50, main and mezzanine; $40, loge; and $30, balcony. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.