The first month of 2019 has come to an end, and February has just begun. New events have been added to this week’s list. There’s something for everyone!
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- Orphan Girl Community Theatre announces its auditions for Urinetown the Musical directed by Mike Verdon of the Brewery Follies. Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. Auditions are for ages 7 and up and will be held between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Orphan Girl Theatre, 316 W. Park St. (lower level). If callbacks are needed they will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the theatre. For more details, character breakdowns, audition materials and to sign up for an audition, visit www.orphangirl.org.
- The historic Rialto Community Theatre in Deer Lodge is planning a special “sensory movie” showing of Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The film is rated PG and runs about 130 minutes. Sensory showings allow autistic children and others with sensory issues and their families to attend current movies together. When the Rialto began sensory showings almost five years ago it was one of the first theaters in Montana to do so, and features several each year. The volume is not quite as high and the lights are not dimmed as low. Movie tickets are the usual $5 for adults and $3 for children 11 and under, and the regular Rialto concessions will be available, including real butter on the popcorn. More details are available at 406-846-7900 and www.deerlodgerialto.com.
- Country music’s newest sensation Chris Janson will perform live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. A singer and a songwriter, Janson already has two full-length albums under his belt. Those albums produced three top ten hits "Buy Me a Boat", "Fix a Drink", and "Drunk Girl". According to Nashville Gab, a country music news and gab blog, Janson is the “future of country music,” and “brings a blue-collar, redneck edge to every show that seems to be lacking in country music these days.” For ticket information, call 406-497-6401 or go to www.butteciviccenter.com.
- Bras for a Cause Wine Tasting begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Beaverhead Golf Course, 126 MT Highway 41, Dillon. The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary is hosting this event, which consists of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and a live auction of the decorated bras. All proceeds benefit the Southwestern Montana Mammography Program, which offers free breast-health services (mammograms, clinical breast exams, and other breast imaging services) to uninsured and underinsured women of Beaverhead County. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the following Dillon businesses, The Bookstore, Barrett Hospital Foundation, and the Bank of Commerce.
- 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. 9, at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. A night of fun with 12 games of bingo is planned for different kinds of meat as prizes. There will also be a raffle for a Butte quilt, 50/50 tickets, homemade goodies, and specials on a variety of baskets. 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: Rita, 406-723-6873.
- The Brewery Follies is coming to the Washoe Theatre in Anaconda at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The show is not for the faint of heart, and is considered risque, bawdy and can involve social and political comment. You must be 21 or older to attend. General admission tickets are $20; VIP tickets are $30 and include early entrance starting at 6 p.m., meeting the case, and wine and appetizers. Beer and wine will be for sale in the lobby. Tickets are for sale at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce, Pad-n-Pencil, and Washoe Theatre. The event is sponsored by Accelerate Anaconda and the ALDC.
- The public is invited to attend the Knights of Columbus’ annual Spring Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, February 10, at Holy Family Church, 217 W. Pennsylvania, Anaconda. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, ham, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Children 6 and under eat free.
- Numerous churches in Butte will join together to provide an evening of music, worship, and encouragement, “Unite Our Community Through Worship,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Butte Central High School auditorium, 9 S. Idaho St. Musicians from various churches in Butte will unite together on stage. The public is invited to attend.
- The Mining City Dance Co. bingo fundraiser is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Butte Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. The cost is $5 for a bingo ticket (10 games of bingo and each bingo card has three games on it). There will also be specials, 50/50 tickets, and a silent auction. The annual event is to help students raise money to attend dance competitions.
- The Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce, along with the Philipsburg Ice Association, are hosting the annual Philipsburg Brewfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Philipsburg Town Hall. Come sample Montana's finest microbrews, with more than 12 Montana breweries participating. The cost is $20 for a glass and three tickets. Subsequent tickets are $2 each or six tickets for $10. There will also be live music and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward Philipsburg Youth Hockey, a vital part of the Philipsburg Ice Association.
- The Butte Education Foundation will host “Name That Tune" from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Butte Country Club. Teams of three will compete in a “name that tune” format. Admission to the fundraiser is $35 per person or $300 for a team, if payment is received by Feb. 15. The cost is $350 after Feb. 15. Appetizers are included, and bottomless beer glasses will be available for $15. Tickets will be available at the door before the event. The event supports BEF, which has awarded over $140,000 in grants to local educators and the public education system. For more details or to sign up for a team, go to www.ButteEducationFoundation.org.
- The Stars & Stripes Singles Cribbage Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Thompson’s Bar, 213 Main St., Anaconda. Sign-up is from 10 to 11 a.m., and play starts at 11. It is a $30 buy in, with the best of 10 games. Food will be supplied for players. There will be door prizes, and raffle tickets will be on sale. Proceeds go to the United Veterans Fireworks Fund. Details: Wayne, 406-563-9921.