Special Olympics Montana Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is more than jumping into freezing water. It’s about changing the lives of over 3,000 athletes across the state of Montana. The Billings Polar Plunge is one of the largest in the state. Help us surpass our $38,000 goal and join the #inclusionrevolution!

To take the Plunge, you only need to raise $50 (kids under 17) or $125 (adults). That’s it. But why stop there? Take a look at our website to find some tips to help kick start your fundraising and surpass your goal!

Location: The Depot parking lot

  • Posted on: December 3, 2021

Babcock Theatre: East Asian Film Festival – Japan

As a part of this fall’s East Asia Semester, the MSU Billings Office of International Studies is offering three film festival events. The final event showcases the Japanese film, “Still Walking.” This event is free and open to the public!

Ted Kim, a cinema professor at MSU Billings, will be giving an introduction to discuss the film’s cultural impact, cinematography, and more.

“Still Walking” is a 2008 Japanese film edited, written, and directed by award-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda. The film is a portrait of a family over roughly 24 hours when the grown children visit their elderly parents to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son 15 years prior.

The film was widely praised by critics and won the Golden Astor for Best Film at the 2008 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

  • Posted on: November 16, 2021

NOVA: Auditions for “The Vote”

The Vote, written by local playwright, DeLaney Hardy Ray, about the first year Jeannette Rankin served in Congress.  Ms. Rankin was the first woman of Montana to serve.  This play tells of her passion for women’s right to vote, her support for unions, and her deep opposition to war.  Cast includes 3 females aged early 20’s to 60’s.  One male aged 25-40. Directed by DeLaney Hardy Ray.

Performance dates:  February 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13, 2022

  • Posted on: November 6, 2021

Opera at NOVA: Pagliacci

Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal that revolves around a commedia dell’arte troupe.  Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci about fatal jealousies in a traveling troupe of actors was based on a real-life story: a case encountered by Leoncavallo’s father, who was a police magistrate in Naples. Canio and Nedda are married and are the lead characters in the troupe along with Tonio and Beppe.  Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvio, a villager. Pagliacci is a story of unrequited love and passion, twisted agony, and murderous jealousy.

  • Posted on: October 24, 2021

Opera at NOVA: Pagliacci

Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal that revolves around a commedia dell’arte troupe.  Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci about fatal jealousies in a traveling troupe of actors was based on a real-life story: a case encountered by Leoncavallo’s father, who was a police magistrate in Naples. Canio and Nedda are married and are the lead characters in the troupe along with Tonio and Beppe.  Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvio, a villager. Pagliacci is a story of unrequited love and passion, twisted agony, and murderous jealousy.

  • Posted on: October 23, 2021

Opera at NOVA: Pagliacci

Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal that revolves around a commedia dell’arte troupe.  Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci about fatal jealousies in a traveling troupe of actors was based on a real-life story: a case encountered by Leoncavallo’s father, who was a police magistrate in Naples. Canio and Nedda are married and are the lead characters in the troupe along with Tonio and Beppe.  Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvio, a villager. Pagliacci is a story of unrequited love and passion, twisted agony, and murderous jealousy.

  • Posted on: October 22, 2021

Babcock Theatre: East Asian Film Festival – Korea

As a part of this fall’s East Asia Semester, the MSU Billings Office of International Studies is offering three film festival events. The second event showcases the Korean film, “Burning.” This event is free and open to the public.
Ted Kim, a cinema professor at MSU Billings, will be giving an introduction to discuss the film’s cultural impact, cinematography, and more.
“Burning” is a 2018 South Korean psychological thriller film co-written, produced, and directed by Lee Chang-dong. The plot depicts a young deliveryman, Jong-su (Yoo), who runs into his childhood friend, Hae-mi (Jeon). They soon meet an enigmatic young man named Ben (Yeun), who Jong-su becomes suspicious of and begins to believe Hae-mi is in danger.
Burning premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and has received almost universal critical acclaim, particularly for its sense of unease, ambiguous narrative, and performances.
  • Posted on: October 19, 2021

ArtWalk with Sandstone Gallery

Sandstone Gallery will be participating in Artwalk Billings. Many or all of our artists will be on hand to show their work and talk to you about their art. Please join us for a fun evening downtown!

FEATURED ARTISTS OCT/NOV 2021: Teresa Brown, Jennifer Baretta
GUEST ARTIST: Prairie Hand Spinners Guild

  • Posted on: October 1, 2021

315 Tech’s Grand Opening!

We here at 315 Tech will be celebrating our grand opening on Oct 1st! Come check out the shop and sign up for our giveaway. We’re giving away a CoolerMaster RGB Liquid Cooler for a desktop PC. Installed by us free of charge! (Compatible PC required) Come meet Dustin the owner and learn about his expertise that can help your home or small business!

  • Posted on: October 1, 2021

Montana International Film Festival at the Babcock

The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will occur Sept 16th – 19th in downtown Billings, with virtual screenings running from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The physical events in this years line-up include, a red carpet opening ceremony, various feature films, film blocks, panels, Q&A’s, VIP lounge, after parties and, an award ceremony.

The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and physical events. The physical events will take place at The Historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings, MT. Our virtual films and panel events will be hosted on Eventive, an online festival platform for independent cinema.

VIP Passes available NOW: Enjoy all film screenings (in-person & virtual), panel events, after-parties, and access to the VIP Festival Lounge. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

Virtual Film Passes available NOW: Virtual Film Pass provides access to all online film screenings, virtual panel events, and live Q&As with directors. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

General festival passes, 1 day passes and, individual film tickets coming soon!

  • Posted on: September 19, 2021