Across the City: Helena-area arts and leisure information revealed Thursday, Could 20, 2021 | Native

Reckless Kelly is a Grammy-winning Americana band formed by brothers Cody and Willy Braun. The old country band Micky & the Motorcars, founded by the younger brothers Micky and Gary from Braun, will be there. The powerful Montana duo El Wencho will also perform, playing a versatile fusion of genres.

Tickets are general admission, $ 29 upfront, $ 35 at the door, and a service fee of $ 5. Tickets available at, 447-8481 or Helena Civic Center Box Office, 340 Neill Ave., MF 10-1 & 2-4.

Old Time Fiddlers in Townsend

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers bring their unique music to the Fish Tale Bar in Uptown Townsend on Sunday, May 23rd, from 2pm to 6pm. The program is free and open to the public.

All violin, guitar, mandolin and banjo players are invited to take part in the jam.

Dancing is recommended and everyone is welcome to experience great ancient violin music.

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are dedicated to preserving ancient Montana violin music and providing educational and performance opportunities for all. For more information, call Dave at 406-685-3481.

REO Speedwagon tickets on sale

The Helena Civic Center has partnered with Pepper Entertainment to bring REO Speedwagon to Helena on Saturday, August 21st at 7:30 pm.

Across the City: Helena-area arts and leisure information printed Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Native

free beer bingo

Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge, offers free beer bingo every Friday from 7pm to 9pm

Photo via Facebook

The winner of a bingo round also has the option to roll a 2 or snake eyes to win a bigger prize.

Prizes include free beer, random loot, and goods from the gift shop.

The charitable giving aspect of bingo is that participants can donate $ 3 for an additional pack of cards, which increases their chances of winning.

100% of the money from the cards goes to the chosen non-profit organization.


ExplorationWorks will reopen April 17th

After ExplorationWorks temporarily closed its doors on March 13, 2020 due to the pandemic, it will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 17.

Special member-only preview weekends are April 3-4 and April 10-11.

Currently, ExplorationWorks will operate weekends with limited capacity while taking security measures including online reservations, social distancing, improved cleaning and disinfection procedures, and masks for all visitors 3 years and older.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit

In an effort to foster the love of science, ExplorationWorks offers hands-on exhibits, programs, workshops, classes, and camps for children, teens, families, seniors, and school and community groups.

Billie Jean King memoir “All In” to be revealed in August | Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) – Billie Jean King has a memory this summer and she calls it a journey to her “authentic self”.

Alfred A. Knopf announced on Thursday that “All In: An Autobiography” would be released on August 17th. It will cover the highlights of her acclaimed and groundbreaking tennis career, including her 39 Grand Slam titles and her loss to Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes” match in 1973.

77-year-old King will also write about her activism for women in tennis and beyond, as well as private struggles like eating disorders and recognition of her sexual identity. She was married to Larry King (unrelated to the late broadcaster) for more than a decade before being withdrawn from circulation in 1981. She said she wasn’t entirely comfortable being gay until she was 51.

“The first thing I knew was that the world I wanted didn’t yet exist,” writes King in her book, based on an excerpt from Knopf. “It would be up to my generation to make it.”

King is also the author of “Printing Is a Privilege: Lessons Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes,” published in 2008. King published a memoir in the early 1980s entitled “Billie Jean King: The Autobiography “says she kicked it out at the urging of her then-manager, who was worried about her finances after her trip.

“This book was incomplete and written at a time when I was unwilling to share my truth,” she said in a statement to The Associated Press. “‘All In’ is the first full portrait of my life told in my own words.”

“All In” is edited by Jonathan Segal, who worked on memoirs by Andre Agassi and Arthur Ashe.