What Women Want: Comedy, fashion and fun

Enjoy two days of pampering, relaxation, fun and laughs during the What Women Want Expo, Oct. 10-11 at Montana ExpoPark. Up to 250 vendors offer goods, gifts and services during the annual event, which also includes demonstrations, educational and motivational speakers, seminars, a fashion show, and freebies. Sharp-witted Jackie Kashian and Lisa Alvarado headline Friday’s Comedy Night and Saturday brings the What Women Want Fun Run, 9 a.m. Oct. 11 at West Bank Park. Read more



20 Grand | Don’t Hoard the Funk

These first-rate Whitefish musicians recently released a debut album, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The band live-tracked and recorded the album in two days in analog format. The production is crisp and clean, and all the pieces come together in exuberant, controlled chaos. You can tell this gang enjoys making the instruments talk. As Kanter chants in “Bushwick”: “We came here to rock the jam, everybody throw your hands.” And we do! Read more



Bozeman Actors Theatre stages “The Language Archive”

Bozeman Actors Theatre (BAT) presents “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho, Oct. 16-25 at MSU’s Black Box Theater in Bozeman. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the theater on the corner of 11th and Grant streets on the MSU campus. At turns comical and poignant, the play is an eloquent, whimsical discourse on love.The production opens with a special preview-night gala fundraiser and reception for BAT at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Read more



Emerson Hough | Rough Trip Through Yellowstone

Talented journalist Emerson Hough was sent west in 1894 by Forest and Stream magazine to document the number of buffalo (estimated to be between 150 and 200 head) remaining within the borders of Yellowstone Park. Scott Herring edits this compilation of 14 articles he wrote about the trip, subtitled The Epic 1894 Winter Expedition of Emerson Hough, F. Jay Haynes, and Billy Hofer. Read more



Windows on Whitefish unveils third mosaic

To date, more than 400 people have broken glass and ceramics together, and learned to piece and mortar those fragments into works of art in the Windows on Whitefish project, launched in 2012 by Stumptown Art Studio. The first of the four windows depicting the seasons (spring) was unveiled on Sept. 21, 2012, followed by the second (summer) in 2013. The third window (fall) debuted in a ceremony on Sept. 4 at the corner of Second and Central. Read more



The clarion call of The Dirty Dash: Coming to Billings and Missoula

Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last two years, you've heard the clarion-call of The Dirty Dash. No, it wasn’t the mating call of a moose. It was the starting bugle of the best race in town ... heck, maybe the best race on the planet, but who has the time to fact check? This year’s runs muck up Metrapark in Billings on July 24 and the Flying H Stables in Missoula, Sept. 6. Check our Facebook page,, for race-entry giveaways. Read more