Upcoming Uptown Events  

October

through November 16 -- The Charles W.Clark Chateau at 321 W. Broadway is hosting a photography exhibit by Lisa Wareham called Deep Butte Roots. The exhibit unravels the stories of the Butte community, and recognizes the people this rich city was built on. The artwork tells the story of “then and now” by photographing people and families against a backdrop of history - be it the mine their grandfather worked at, the neighborhood they grew up in, or their long-time family tradition of making Irish Soda Bread. The story of each family or person will be told with the images with captions and old family photographs and letters. The exhibit will be in the first floor gallery. Admission is $15/families and $7/individuals. Winter hours are now in effect and the Chateau is open Saturdays and Sundays only, from 12 pm to 5 pm. To find out more about this project and artist Lisa Wareham, visit lisawareham.com/deeproots.

October 31 -- Charlie Judd Memorial Halloween Party at 2:00 PM at the Butte Plaza Mall at 3100 Harrison Avenue. Children's Halloween Party - FREE hot dogs, soda and candy. Features a Haunted House, carnival games with prizes, photo booth by Butte Camera Club $2 per picture, and story corner. For information, call 565-7689.

October 31 -- Treat Street at the World Museum of Mining from 1 pm to 5 pm. Ghosts and goblins mingle with ghostly historical characters. Free to all trick or treaters; sponsored by KOPR, KBOW and Walmart.

October 31-November 1 -- The Original Nightmare 3, a haunted house at the Original Mineyard from 7 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $5 per person. For details, visit ButteOriginalNightmare.

November

November 1 -- Festival of Altars,a "Day of the Dead" Celebration at the IBRC at 68 W.Park Street. A variety of events including free live music and sugar skull face painting. Please 'invite' or share with your friends and family, this will be an all ages event! Find the latest details at their Facebook event page.

November 1-16 -- Bundle of Uptown Butte promotion. Stop by participating Uptown businesses and register for Mainstreet Uptown Butte's Bundle of Butte promotion businesses have contributed to a bundle of merchandise and services to be given away on November 17. Sign up through the Uptown Butte Open House on Sunday afternoon November 16.

November 3-- From 10 am to 12 pm, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will offer a free Tech Tips class at the main Library at 224 W. Broadway. The class will be targeted towards the basic computer user. Participants will learn new digital literacy skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. Enrollment is limited to 10 individuals per session. A second class will be offered on November 5th from 10 am to 12pm at the South Branch at the Butte Plaza Mall at 3100 Harrison Ave. To register or for more information, call 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com.

November 8 -- The World Museum of Mining presents the second Annual “Evening with the Museum” Live & Silent Art Auction in memory of Donald Cooney. Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and amazing visual art pieces by local & regional artists. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the auction following from 7–9 pm.

Tickets are $10/person and are available at the World Museum of Mining, Butte-Silver Bow Archives, Headframe Spirits and on-line via Ticket River at www.ticketriver.com/event/13037
. All proceeds from the event go to advance the vital work performed at the museum in collections management, photo archives, preservation & education. For information, call 723-7211.

November 12-December 17 -- The Butte Silver Bow Public Library will offer a FREE Tribal Belly Dance Basics series on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm that teaches participants the basics of Tribal Belly Dance, with a special focus on American Tribal Style. All ages are welcome. This class runs in a series format, so each lesson builds off of the last. Zills (finger cymbals) will be required by week three. To register or for more information, call Marian at 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com.

November 13 -- The Butte Silver BowPulbic Linrary, in collaboration with Butte Community Health, will be offering a free presentation concerning the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment from 5 pm to 7 pm. Participants are welcome to drop into the session at any time, and certified application counselors will be available to answer one-on-one questions. To register or for more information, call Marian at 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com.

November 15 -- Season's Greetings Trade and Craft Fair at the MAC from noon to 6 pm at the Maroon Activities Center on East Mercury Street near the Belmont Senior Center. Start your holiday shopping season. Vendors welcome, spots are $50. A 6x2 table will be provided. You may bring two extra tables; just let them know for the setup space. For details or to register call Jamie at 723-7797, email Offuttjamie@yahoo.com or visit Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1512180959017455/.

November 16 -- Uptown Open House from 12 pm to 4 pm. Shoppers are invited to visit Uptown businesses and sample the fare from Uptown restaurants that will have samples and desserts in participating retails stores. From November 1 through November 16 stop by participating retail stores and enter to win this year's Bundle of Butte -- Stop by an Uptown business and ask how you can sign up to win a bundle! This will contain gifts from several Uptown businesses all gathered into a bundle. The winner will be drawn on Monday, November 17.

November 17 -- Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W.Park Street at 7 pm. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls. For tickets and more information call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

November 29 -- Small Business Saturday. Shop independent businesses and support the local economy while finding great holiday gifts for friends and family. Small Business Saturday is about a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, meeting local business owners, bumping into friends and taking home some unique gifts. It’s also a major boon to the local economy. Consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.7 billion at independent merchants on the day last year. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each Saturday after Thanksgiving, and encourages local residents to shop at neighborhood stores.

December

December 5 -- A Victorian Christmas in Butte -- the Uptown Stroll from 5 pm to 9 pm. Look for a gingerbread decorating art class led by Deb Caples (The Pie Lady) at the IBRC at 68 W. Park. A craft market with many familiar vendors will also be held in the IBRC. Stop in retail stores for discounts and snacks. Watch for more details soon!

December 5-- The 25th Annual Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the Paul Clark Home. For details call 782-0353 or visit www.paulclarkhome.org.

December 6 -- First Butte Annual Winter Blues Festival at the Mother LodeTheatre at 316 W. Park Street at 7:30 pm, featuring the Elvin Bishop Band. Tickets are $30 to $35 a seat. For tickets or more information, call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org. To be a sponsor for this show, send an email to robin@buttearts.org.

December 13 -- 14th Annual Ice Sculpting Contest. We are still looking for sponsors for this long running December event where local sculptors carve away at 300-pound ice blocks throughout the day. If you are interested in sponsoring a block of ice or a larger part of this event, send an email to geverett@montana.com or call 565-2249.

December 17 -- A Mining City Christmas with Curt and Karen Olds at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W. Park Street at 7:30 pm. For tickets and more information call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

January 2015

January 5 -- Smokey Joe's Cafe featuring the Coasters, a tribute to songwriters Leiber and Stoller at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W. Park Street. For more information, call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

January 27 -- Jekyll & Hyde at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W. Park Street. For more information, call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

February

February 3 -- The Great Gatsby at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W. Park Street. For more information, call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

February 17 -- Memphis at the Mother Lode Theatre at 316 W. Park Street. For more information, call 723-3602 or visit www.buttearts.org.

March

March 17-- St. Patricks's Day Parade. For details, contact Linda with Butte Community Celebrations at lredfern1731@yahoo.com or call 565-7689.