Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Downtown groups seeking proposals for wayfinding plan

The Business Improvement District in cooperation with the Downtown Development Partnership and the City of Great Falls, has released a request for proposals for a wayfinding plan for the city. The DDP is planning to pursue a planning grant from the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program for the development of a wayfinding plan. The city will provide

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History Museum hosting holiday open house, concerts on Nov. 9

Enjoy live music, a holiday open house and a presentation by local author John Stephenson-Love on Nov. 9 and The History Museum. Melissa Smith who will be playing the museum’s restored 1925 Chickering grand piano in the Ozark Club. Smith is an accomplished pianist who will be performing popular holiday music beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the museum’s third and

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Business Bites: Enbar, Hempl’s, Sip ‘n Dip make best of lists; Five Loaves Too has new owner; The Barn, Calico Rodeo closing

Three local establishments recently made best of lists from Big 7 Travel. Enbar Enbar was named the best cocktail bar in Montana. “Enbar is a stylish yet riotously fun bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails made with Montana spirits. Cocktails change with the seasons and there’s often specials, but there are a few highlights to look out for. We love

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Yarns and fiddle tunes at the Lewis and Clark center next week with Piere Cruzatte

The Lewis and Clark Portage Route Chapter is hosting Richard Bird Baker for yarns and fiddle tunes as “Pierre Cruzatte” at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs Road on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Cruzatte was one of the Lewis and Clark Expedition members who, besides being a master boatman, hunter, guide, and interpreter also contributed his musical

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“In every concert, there’s a lot of joy;” Great Falls Symphony season kicks off this weekend

The Great Falls Symphony’s 61st season is kicking off this weekend and the Chamber Music Series is already underway. This year’s concert lineup includes “really good music,” according to Grant Harville, the musical director and conductor. “In every concert, there’s a lot of joy,” Harville said. After celebrating its 60th anniversary last season, symphony leaders were looking for ways to

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Informed Citizen series launches this week with focus on local news

Interested in the local news landscape and state of the news industry? The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an Informed Citizen series this month. The three-part series is being supported by grants from Humanities Montana in partnership with Enbar. The series begins Oct. 3 at Enbar with Dennis Swibold hosting “What Happened to the News?” The program “takes listeners behind

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City delays decision on Gore Hill water tower artwork

City Commissioners voted to postpone to Oct. 15 consideration of the mural and logo proposals for the Gore Hill water tower. Staff recommended the postponement to allow commissioners and the public more time to review the design proposals and costs. The city released the request for proposals in August and received responses in September from two entities with three design

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Sunday Reads: Sept. 22

Hope you’ve all enjoyed the weather this weekend. Here’s your Sunday reads: CityLab: Parking Reform Will Save the City AP: Bankers Expect Slow Economic Growth Amid Trade War PEW: Yoga, Zumba Narcan: Check Out Your Local Library RTDNA: Elimination of Copy Editors Has Been Disastrous for Newspapers Washington Post: The End of an American Tradition: The Amtrak Dining Car Forbes:

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