Around Town: Helena Area Arts and Entertainment News Released June 9 | Local



Musikanten Montana Choral Evensong at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral

Join Musikanten Montana for Choral Evensong at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m.

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Join Musikanten Montana for a choral evening at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. Led by cantor Gerald Schafer, the traditional Anglican service includes psalms, Bible readings, congregational hymns, prayers and supplications.

Musikanten’s artistic director, Kerry Krebill, will conduct Magnificat et Nunc dimittis by Orlando Gibbons, Preces & Responses by William Smith of Durham, and hymns and motets by Thomas Tallis, Gabriel Fauré and Herbert Howells. Organist Wendy Yuen will play a prelude and postlude from JS Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in G Major” (BWV 541).

Musikanten celebrates the 43rd anniversary of its founding in 1979 in Bethesda Maryland and looks forward to its 19th season of performances as Musikanten Montana. On this Trinity Sunday, all are invited to join (singing or listening) with Musikanten and friends at this liturgy. St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral is located at 511 N. Park in Helena. No admission or offering fees, donations gladly received.

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Glam rock MYNXX at Myrna Loy

Rock out with MYNXX, a new Montana glam rock band from Flathead playing Myrna Loy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

The all-female group formed during the pandemic and it’s a dream come true for singer Halladay Quist, the daughter of one of Montana’s most famous musicians, Rob Quist.

Flipping his banjo and bass, Halladay took the electric guitar and added his talents to the band’s three-part harmonies.

She is joined by multi-instrumentalist Erica Von Kleist, a graduate of the Juilliard School, who has performed on the stages of Broadway and music festivals.

Rounding out the trio on drums is Sarina Hart, a native of Hawaii and a graduate in theater arts.

They describe their rock music as “playful, lively and entertaining”.

These girls just like to have fun, so expect a few meows, cat ears, and maybe even whiskers.

The concert will be filmed for a future episode of The Myrna Soundstage.

Tickets are $18 and are available at 15 N. Ewing St., For more information, call 406-443-0287.

Living at five

Shake well

Shakewell, a funk band from Missoula, is on tap for the June 15 episode of Alive at Five.

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Shakewell is scheduled for June 15 of the free outdoor concert series Alive at Five in Helena.

The Missoula group is known for their great dance music mixing funk, jazz, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

Alive at Five operates Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 1 through August 1. 3. The June 15 event will take place at Women’s Park.

Ensemble Tsooboi at the Cohesion Center

Cohesion Dance Project hosts a traditional African ensemble to perform live music. Come experience a cultural adventure with Tsooboi Ensemble, a traditional African music and dance group from Ghana on tour in the United States.

The band will perform live at the Cohesion Center, 1020 Argyle St., Sunday, June 12, 3-4 p.m.

Tickets range from $8 to $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Events at Lewis & Clark Tap Room

The last party

The Last Revel performs at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room on Thursday, June 9 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show.

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Lewis & Clark Tap Room is planning the following events:

  • Front porch Americana by The Last Revel on Thursday, June 9 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
  • Honey Bandit brings rock music from the Flathead on Friday, June 10 from 7-10 p.m.
  • Bart Budwig takes the stage with Sarah Frazier to play country music on Saturday, June 11 from 7 to 10 p.m., $5 cover.
  • Share some of your jokes on Sunday, June 12 from 7-10 p.m. at Open Mic Comedy.

For more information on all shows: Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave., or call 406-442-5960.


The Carnegy Show at the HAT is postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances and increasing COVID-19 cases in the Helena area, the Montana Playwrights Network has canceled June performances of “The Carnegy Show, a Musical Odyssey” at the Helena Avenue Theater, 1319 Helena Ave.

Even though the June performances are canceled, the show has been postponed until new dates are announced.

For updates, check the MPN website: MPN will post new information as soon as possible.

This unique and entertaining musical series features the mysterious Carnegy, the man, the myth and the legend, as well as distinguished guest artists.

One-act play: “The analyst and the rabbi”

A unique performance of “The Analyst and the Rabbi” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on June 12 at the Helena Avenue Theater, 1319 Helena Ave. Tickets are $25 and are available at

A free reception and audience discussion with the production team will take place afterwards at the Vanilla Bean Cafe across the street, 1330 Helena Ave.

In this powerful one-act play, we see the difficult but moving journey of reconciling enemies. Shortly after World War II, founding psychologist Dr. Carl Jung was accused of sympathizing with the Nazis. He then encountered an “enemy” in the person of a prominent rabbi, and the two emerged from meeting longtime friends. What happened at this meeting? Perhaps we too can learn to approach those with whom we disagree.

The hour-long piece is co-written by one of the world’s best-known Jungian therapists, Murray Stein, and eminent psychoanalyst Henry Abramovich, and includes music composed in the camps and performed live by the cellist Carson Yahvah.

Grandstreet presents ‘Shrek The Musical JR.’

Nasty will be nice and Helena will be the ogre-the-moon when Grandstreet Theater presents its production of “Shrek The Musical JR”. from June 3 to June 12.

The family musical follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who embarks on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to succeed, Shrek must overcome an even bigger hurdle: learning to believe in himself and open his heart to others.

Performance dates are June 3 to 12, Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the box office, 406-447-1574 (afternoon), or online at

Cost: Tickets are $27; $23 for matinees on Wednesday evening and Saturday and Sunday; and $17 for 18 and under.

List of Helena movies


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225,

  • Jurassic World Dominion, PG-13
  • Top Gun: Maverick, PG-13
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, PG-13
  • Bob’s Burgers movie, PG-13
  • The bad guys, PG
  • Everything everywhere all at once, R
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2, PG
  • The Lost City, PG-13
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era, PG
  • Montana History, R

The Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287,

  • Pass
  • Future Crimes, R

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