Upcoming Uptown Events  

November

through November 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.

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.

November 12 -- The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives continues its Brown Bag Lunch series on with a presentation by Floyd Bossard. Floyd is a semi-retired mining engineer, educator and consultant  who will discuss Butte’s Mining Legacy. He will speak about the significance and impact of Butte’s mining operation on the local area, the state, the nation, and the world. The presentation will begin at noon and run about half 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.

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 Bow Pulbic Library, 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 -- The Carle Gallery, located on the third floor of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library presents an Opening Reception for the First People's Juried Art Exhibit, featuring works representing tribes across the Northwest and musical guest Jack Gladstone, from 2-5 pm. In celebration of Native American History Month, the Carle Gallery has invited Native American artists to share their art in an effort to foster cultural education and celebrate the first people's diverse heritage. Accepted works come from: Valentina LaPier of the Blackfeet tribe from East Glacier; Teri Loring Dahle of the Blackfeet Tribe from Cut Bank; Valerie A. Veis of the Little Shell Tribe from Fairfield; Robert Martinez of Mexican and Northern Arapaho descent from Riverton, Wyoming; Paul C. Reevis of the Blackfeet tribe from Browning; and Butte's own, John Bercier, of the Anishinaabe tribe. Folk musician, Jack Gladstone, from Babb, MT, willpresent a visually guided performance at 3pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public. First People's Juried Art Exhibit will run through December 27th.For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 x6305 or ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info.

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 -- The 2014 Butte Christmas 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 facebook.com/paulclarkhome.

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.