Billings Events In May
What better reason to buy tickets to “Evita” than to enjoy an evening filled with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber? This is the story of Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. You’ll witness her childhood and her eventual rise to power. The Billings Studio Theatre curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. and you can secure your seat by purchasing tickets online, here, or at the box office, 1500 Rimrock Rd. They’re open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Free Friday at Wise Wonders
Wise Wonders Children’s Museum presents FREE First Fridays. Get the kids out of the house and into a world of wonder where they can get creative in the augmented reality sandbox, visit the earthquake shake table, get rowdy on the soft play area, visit the animal rescue center and more. The museum is located in downtown Billings at 110 N. 29th St. and admission is free this evening (and every first Friday of the month) from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Learn more online at wisewonders.org.
Billings Gem & Mineral Show
The Shrine Auditorium is the place to be to experience the Billings Gem & Mineral Show. Visit the vendors and drool over the amazing gems, fossils, agates and more. There’s also a raffle and silent auction planned. Oh, and do bring the kids – there will be lots for them to do. In fact, kids under 12 get in free! Doors open at 10 a.m. at 1125 Broadwater Ave. in Billings.
Tour de Fleur Bike Ride
This one is for the ladies of Billings. It’s the annual women’s bicycling event. Bikes should be decorated with flowers and you can do that at home or on-site in the tent provided. The 5-mile ride begins at 1:15 p.m. at Shiloh Crossing and the shorter ride (1.5 miles) gets underway at 1:30. Learn more about this event online at catcountry1029.com.
Montana Women’s Run
The annual Montana Women’s Run happens this today! As usual, there is a 5-mile and a 2-mile course and you’re encouraged to go at your own pace, whether that’s walking, running or rolling in your wheelchair (no bikes or skates, though). You’ll need to pre-register for the event by this Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Get details online here.
MDA Muscle Walk of Billings
Walk as an individual or sign up your friends as a team, but whatever you do, don’t sit out the MDA Muscle Walk. Help support MDA’s mission to offer high-quality programs and promote research efforts for those with muscle-debilitating diseases, such as ALS and muscular dystrophy. The walk happens at 11 a.m. at ZooMontana. Get the details at mda.org.
Eagle Fest is Eagle Mount Billings’ largest annual fundraiser and they need you to attend to make it even better. It’s happening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Billings. You can purchase tickets by calling them at 406-969-2949. Check out the flyer online at eaglemount.us and follow them on Facebook for event updates.
GeraniumFest at ZooMontana
Our zoo is better than everyone else’s, of that I’m sure. There is always something going on at ZooMontana and today it’s the Botanical Society’s GeraniumFest. It also happens to be Kids’ Day so there are loads of activities planned. Get details at www.zoomontana.org.
20th Annual Heritage Home Tour
Here’s your chance to peek inside some of those homes you drive by every day. Your admission ticket to the 20th Annual Heritage Home Tour, sponsored by Moss Mansion Museum includes a printed guide with a description of the properties and a bit of background on their history. Buy tickets at Gainan’s (17th St. West & Grand Ave. or 810 Bench Blvd.), the Moss Mansion admissions desk or online, here.
Run for Heaven’s Sake
A benefit for the Ramsey Keller Memorial (pays for infant funerals in Montana), the Run for Heaven’s Sake is a 5k, 10k & half marathon. The theme this year is “All that Glitters is Gold,” so be sure to bring your bling. Get the details on packet pickup and more online at runsignup.com.
Congrats to our High School Graduates!
It’s the day they’ve worked long and hard for and celebrations are definitely in order. First, however, they need that diploma and they’ll get it at Rimrock Auto Arena today. Seniors from West High graduate today at 10 a.m. Then, it’s Skyview’s turn at 2 p.m. and then Senior High at 6.