With the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Chinese New Year all happening this month, it’s a packed entertainment guide.
ArtWalk Downtown Billings
Enjoy works from artists in attendance, new and established artists, educational talks, music and refreshments at ArtWalk in Downtown Billings. It starts at 5 p.m.
Funky Bunch at NOVA
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts’ high school improv troupe is back to entertain you. Funny, quirky and downright amazing, it’s a show you must see. Get details online at novabillings.org.
February 2 through February 17
Pity the poor PTA of the “School for Unusual Children.” Their misguided efforts to raise money for the school by producing a play will have you chuckling throughout. You’ll have 10 chances this month to catch this performance (including matinees on the 4th and the 11th), so check the Billings Studio Theatre website for details.
February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
You remember Jonathon Swift’s novel about Lemuel Gulliver and his travels to strange lands and their exotic residents, right? Now you can see it acted out on stage at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Get ticket information online at novabillings.org.
Billings Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) sponsors a young artists competition in the state of Montana. Tanner Jordan, winner of the award and Billings native joins the Billings Symphony for tonight’s performance of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 Pathetique. Call 252-3610 for tickets.
“On Golden Pond”
The Montana Repertory Theatre takes to the Alberta Bair Theater stage in their production of “On Golden Pond.” Known as an “American treasure,” the stage adaptation of the Academy Award winning film follows a family’s relationships, “human growth and change,” according to Roger Ebert. Buy tickets online at albertabairtheater.org.
February 6 and 15
Crosstown Classic at Rimrock Auto Arena
Last year’s Crosstown Classic basketball series drew more than 6,000 fans and there’s no reason to believe it won’t be even bigger this year. Six basketball games involving local schools (four of them played last month), are planned for the three-day classic. Girls play at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 on all dates.
February 6th: Skyview at Senior
February 15th: Senior at West
February 9 and 10
All Class Wrestling Tournament
Since 1988, the Montana High School Association has held the All Class Wresting Tournament at MetraPark in Billings. It’s one of their most popular events and when you attend you’ll see why. Get the schedule and additional details online at metrappark.com.
February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
If you like old West stories and you love musicals, head to the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts and catch pioneer woman Sarah and six other women who are facing frontier life. Buy tickets for The Quilters online at novabillings.org.
My Furry Valentine
It’s Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter’s 4th annual fundraiser, My Furry Valentine, and you’re invited. Hubba Hubba will be providing the music and there will be silent and live auctions and a raffle. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Pub Station. Learn more about it online at yvas.org.
Murder Mystery – Roaring “20’s Theme at Moss Mansion
Put on some Roaring 20s duds and head to Moss Mansion for the Murder Mystery. Enjoy a 3-course dinner with wine and loads of fun. These sell out quickly, so get your tickets by calling 406-256-5100.
Channel your inner high school kid by attending Yellowstone Art Museum’s Adult Prom. You don’t even need a date for this one. Dress the way you did when you were in high school, enjoy dance music classics, get your prom photo taken and dance all night long. Buy your tickets by phone at 406-256-6804.
Shopkins, the number one kids’ toy in the U.S. star in their own show and it’s coming to the Alberta Bair Theater. See Bubbleisha, Jessicake, Peppamint and all their friends, live, on stage. There’s an after-show VIP party package that you can purchase as well. Get the details online at albertabairtheater.org.
February 11 & 12
Vanimal-Tine’s Day Fun
The kids will LOVE this one. At ZooMontana, they can decorate valentines and make a take-home treat. Check out the details online at zoomontana.org.
It’s hard to believe that Tchaikovsky got such horrible reviews for Swan Lake because today, it is one of the world’s most beloved. Composed in 1875 and 1876, critics claimed that Tchaikovsky’s score was too complicated and the choreography was unoriginal and uninspiring. Much has changed in the past 142 years, and you can see for yourself, tonight at Alberta Bair Theatre. Get details online at albertabairtheater.org.
Buddy: The BUDDY HOLLY Story
It was on February 3, 1959 that Buddy Holly lost his life in a plane crash in Clear Lake, IA. You’re invited to come celebrate his music at the Alberta Bair Theater. Billed as the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” The Buddy Holly Story takes audiences on a trip through the career of the genius who helped shaped rock ‘n roll. Get tickets online, here.
No Limits Monster Trucks and Thrill Show
They mean it when they call this show “No Limits.” With an all-star lineup and a demolition derby, there’s no limit to the thrills you’ll experience at the Rimrock Auto Arena and MetraPark. Get all the details online at metrapark.com.
Knight with a Princess, a Father/Daughter Dance
Dads, grandads, step-dads, uncles and guardians of girls age 3 to 16 are invited to dance the night away with their princesses at the Masonic Lodge. This is a semi-formal dance and appetizers, dessert and beverages will be on offer. Make your reservation by calling Sue at 406-651-5904.
The amazing a cappella and beatbox show sold out in Hong Kong, London and Edinburgh and now they take on Billings! Get the details online at albertabairtheater.org.