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Helena Happenings: February 13-16

Posted at 2:50 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 16:50:50-05

HELENA — Here's what's happening in Helena this weekend!

What's happening: Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
What's the story: By Lauren Gunderson, author of Silent Sky and Book of Will, crafted a play about physicist Emilie Du Châtelet and her work (and love affair) with Voltaire. In this play, Emilie suspends the laws of time and space to appear before us and defend her existence, telling her story from her own perspective.
"Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical, fast, funny, sexy rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves; and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history."
This show contains some strong language and mild adult themes.
Where: Carroll College Theatre, downstairs in The Cube
1601 N Benton Ave, Helena 59625
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 13-15 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for Carroll students and children 2-12, $10 for students and seniors, $15 general admission
Can you purchase tickets online?: Yes, tickets can be bought online or at the door

What's happening: The Black Market Trust, part of Starz on Stage series
What's the story: Let's Fall In Love this Valentine's Day as The Black Market Trust brings their singing, swinging take on the Great American Songbook and Gypsy Jazz to Starz On Stage concert series!
Where: Helena Civic Center
340 Neill Ave, Helena, 59601
When: Friday, February 14 from 7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Can you purchase tickets online?: No, call for availability at 406-227-9711

What's happening: Valentine's Night Out
What's the story: Parent's night out; go out for Valentine's Day and bring your child. It includes pizza and milk, and we will have fun valentine's activities. Must register in advance.
Where: Discovery Kidzone Montessori School
7 Microwave Hill Rd, Clancy, MT 59634-9615
When: Friday, February 14 from 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m
Cost: $17 per child or $45 per family
Can you purchase tickets online?: Reserve a spot here

What's happening: Kids Valentine Disco Pizza Party for Parent's Night Out!
What's the story: For Valentine's this year treat yourself to a night out & let us take the kids! Our competition dancers are raising money for upcoming competitions & here's an awesome babysitting event.
Kids will be busy with our very own cosmic bowling, baking cookies, playing dance games on the Wii, arts & crafts, nail painting & face painting!!
Pizza for dinner, popcorn & movie at the end of the night
All ages welcomed, please RSVP by emailing :
Drop off as early as 5:30pm & pick up at 10:30pm, a parent/guardian MUST sign child in & out
Where: First Baptist Church of MT,
201 8th Ave, Helena, 59601-4034
When: Valentine's Day, Friday February 14, 5:30 p.m - 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per child for the evening
Can you purchase tickets online?: No, but RSVP by emailing :

What's happening: Mother Love Stitch & Story, hosted by Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies The Montana Coalition and Holter Museum of Art
What's the story: A free, simple embroidery and storytelling session for mothers of little ones in the community. Come. Share. Listen. Craft. Connect. Let the stories work their magic. Please call to claim your embroidery kit as supplies are free of charge but limited.
Where: Holter Museum of Art,
12 E Lawrence St, Helena, 59601
When: Saturday, February 15, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Can you purchase tickets online?: No, but please call ahead at 406-449-8611 to reserve your spot

What's happening: John Dendy and The Delta T
What's the story: John Dendy and The Delta T are back at The Rath! Come down this lovers weekend and enjoy a night of a great food, music and cocktails!
Where: Saturday, February 15, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
When The Rathskeller (Montana Club basement)
24 W 6th Ave, Helena, 59601
Cost: No cover charge
Can you purchase tickets online?: No

What's happening: TinkerLabs: Science of the Heart
What's the story: Love is in the air! Or is it just chemical signals? Come learn about your brain in love! Free with membership or paid daily admission.
Where: Exploration Works
995 Carousel Way, Helena, 59601
When: Saturday, February 15, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, adults: $9.00, seniors (65+) and students: $6.50, kids 2-18: $5.50, under 2: free. They also offer a 10% military discount!
Can you purchase tickets online?: No

What's happening: The Painted Pot's 14th Birthday Party
What's the story: We want to celebrate The Painted Pot's birthday with our favorite people - our customers! We will have a ton of fun activities going on during this party. $10 walk-in clay hand building, enamel painting on glassware, specials, giveaways, treats, and more!!! During the day we will bring our our special Harry Potter silkscreens and there will be some naughty adult fun after 5 pm. No registration necessary, just join us for a good time! Fun and friends, what more could you want?
Where: The Painted Pot,
333 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena
When: Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Varies, begins at $10
Can you purchase tickets online?: No

What's happening: Ten Years Gone
What's the story: Ten Yeatrs Gone are coming back to rock the taproom to its foundations with their dance-able jams.
Ten Years Gone is a local Helena band that plays a huge variety, something for everyone and almost every Genre. (No Requests for Polkas please). Classic Rock, Alternative, Country, POP, Funk, and Dance. Formed in 2007, and revisited in 2011. They excel in each of their instruments and have exceptional 3, 4, and 5 part harmonies. Band members include Lead Vocals- Ben Fandry, Lead guitar- Robert Doughty, Bass- Dennis Ferriter, Keys/Pan Flute- Mark Walker, Drums- Jeremy Slead. Winners of the Helena IR best of Helena Best band category- 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Where: Lewis & Clark Tap Room
1517 Dodge Ave, Helena, 59601
When: Saturday, February 15 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: No cover charge
Can you purchase tickets online?: Not applicable.

What's happening: Former Felons' Ball 2020 - Three Bars • One Night • All the fun: Three Drag Shows
What's the story: Three Bars • One Night • All the Fun!: Hosted by Big Sky Pride. The parties are all a bit different, and the kings and queens will be moving around during the shows.
The Princesses Party - The party of wholesome goodness and only a few fun shenanigans! Hosted by Christina Drake will be at the Gold Bar
The Heroes Party - A celebration by those that rise above and soar to new heights! Hosted by Diana Bourgeois at Miller's Crossing
The Villains Party - The party of wicked enchantment with the evil queens and kings! Hosted by Hexx Shadow at the Rialto
Special, different swag will be available at each bar, so wear comfy shoes and we'll see you there!
Most importantly, the parties are 18+ to attend, 21+ to drink, and you need a valid ID. And it's just $5 if you can prove you're registered to vote (and even better, you'll be able to register right at the door) or it's just $10. You'll get an attendance band, and if you're over 21+ you'll need a bar-specific band to enjoy adult beverages.
Where: Downtown Helena: The Gold Bar, Miller's Crossing, the Rialto
When: Saturday, February 15, from 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Cost: $5 if you're registered to vote, $10 if you're not
Can you purchase tickets online?: Not applicable.

What's happening: Live in the tap room: Jori Apedaile
What's the story: Jori Apedaile is a Montana native one-man force in music of many styles. He tours the country as his metal project Eneferens, and plays regularly around the state on the softer side of the spectrum, exploring indie-folk, americana, and singer-songwriter styles. Jori has spent the last two years pursuing music and audio engineering in Minneapolis and has recently returned to Montana, currently residing in Bozeman. His music can be described as melody-driven, beautiful, and uncompromisingly from the heart.
Where: Blackfoot River Brewing
66 S Park Ave, Helena, 59601
When: Sunday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Can you purchase tickets online?: Not applicable

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What's happening: Hogslop String Band
What's the story: The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia and Tennessee. Featuring Kevin Martin on fiddle, Daniel Binkley on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey “Pickle” McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.
Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands of the Tennessee Valley area. Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, festivals and soirees.
Where: Lewis & Clark Tap Room
1517 Dodge Ave, Helena, 59601
When: Sunday, February 16 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: No cover charge
Can you purchase tickets online?: Not applicable.