Upcoming Uptown Events  

May

May 1 -- Colt Ford, Country singer and recording artist will appear at Butte Depot at 818 S. Arizona Street. He is currently touring in support of his new album “Answer To No One; The Colt Ford Classics." Four of Ford’s five albums have peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country chart. Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8 pm. For more info or tickets, call 782-2102 or stop by The Butte Depot.

May 1 - 31 -- A new exhibition titled Encounters at the Carle Gallery in the Butte Silver Bow Public Library features the work of Nancy Erickson. An opening reception will be held on May 5th at 6:30 pm in the Carle Gallery. The exhibition is touring through the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association (MAGDA), an organization devoted to providing professional development and resource sharing for galleries and museum throughout the state.

Erickson is a nationally-recognized fiber artist who lives in Pattee Canyon outside of Missoula. She was raised on a cattle ranch near Livingston.  She holds a BA in Zoology and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Iowa and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana. Her work resides in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in over 500 exhibitions nationally and abroad, most recently in a fiber work symposium in Raleigh, NC, the Museum of Art & Design in NY, and in 2013 at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. 

Erickson’s artwork recognizes the complex relationship between wild animals and humans. Since the 1960s, she has created remarkable fabric constructions, quilts, paintings, and drawings and is renowned for her pioneering free-floating quilted paintings.  This exhibition features her large-scale, free-form textile compositions which are inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux. For more information about this program, contact Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361 ex. 6302 or email at scurtis@buttepubliclibrary.info. All programs are free of charge.

May 4 -- The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives presents a Brown Bag Lunch on May 4 about the Project Children program which brought Protestant and Catholic Irish teens together in America, including Butte, in the 1980s. The presentation is by Butte High student, Kendall Storer. Kendall produced a documentary on Project Children and its impact on Irish children who came to Butte to participate in the program. She recently won a statewide competition involving more than 80 students at regional and state levels, to represent Montana at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June. Kendall had the opportunity to compete at the state level in Bozeman, where she took first place in the individual documentary category. This year’s theme is “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange.” The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.

May 4 -- Celebrate May the Fourth at Butte Silver Bow Public Library on the 3rd floor, Uptown Branch at 5:30 pm. Come celebrate the worldwide day dedicated to Star Wars at BSBPL with a movie screening, costume contest and Star Wars themed snacks.  May the 4th is a holiday celebrated by Star Wars fans everywhere with movie screenings and costumes from the films.  Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday.  Disney, who bought the rights in 2012, holds celebrations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to honor the holiday.  BSBPL would like your help in bringing the celebration to Butte. All programs are free of admission.

May 6 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, look for Butte Arts Monthly or visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook. A celebration of the arts in the heart of Butte; Look for issue 1 of the 2016 Butte Arts Monthly. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.

May 7 -- Fiddle Tune Swap from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Imagine Butte Resource center at 68 W. Park Street. Showcase from 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, visit www.ibrc.me or on Facebook.

May 21 -- First Butte Farmers' Market of the season from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

May 28 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

June

June 3 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.

June 4 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

June 11 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

June 18 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

June 25 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

July

July 1 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.

July 2 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

July 3 -- Fireworks on Big M thanks to Town Pump and Kenneally Family.

July 3 -- Freedom Fest at Chester Steele Park. Family Friendly Entertainment before the fireworks coordinated by Mainstreet Uptown Butte. A community event sponsored by St, James Healthcare and others.

July 4 -- 4th of July Parade.

July 8-10 -- Montana Folk Festival. For details visit www.montanafolkfestival.com or on facebook at mtfolkfest.

July 9 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

July 16 -- East West Shrine Game with Uptown parade. Parade starts at 10 am.

July 16 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm. For this day only, the market moves to Galena Street to make way for the Shriner's Parade that will take place on West Park Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

July 21-23 -- Evel Knievel Days. For details, visit www.knieveldays.org or on Facebook at Evel Knievel Days.

July 23 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street.For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

July 30 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

August

August 5 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.

August 6 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

August 12-14 -- Montana Irish Festival at the Original. For more information visit an-ri-ra-montana-irish-festival/ or on Facebook at MontanaGaelicCulturalSociety.

August 13 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

August 20 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

August 27-- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

September

September 2 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.

September 3 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

September 9-10 -- Original Festival at the Original Mineyard.

September 10 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

September 17 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

September 24 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

October

October 1 -- Final Butte Farmers' Market of the Season from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Park and Main and Dakota Street. For details visit www.mainstreetbutte.org/fmarket.htm or on Facebook at ButteFM.

October 7 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit Uptown Butte Artwalk on Facebook.