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SUNDAY, OCT. 20 Bozeman Bridal Tour Gallatin Valley, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Susanna Sonnenberg Reading Country Bookshelf, 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Live Music Ousel and Spur, 9-11 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 21 Beth Kennedy Ceramic Workshop Beth Kennedy Studio, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 40 Days ‘til Ski Season 40 oz. Party 40 oz. drink specials and ski movies Lone Peak Cinema, 10:30 p.m.

Bridger Creek Boys Colonel Black’s, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Nature & Culture: Changing Perspectives of the Natural World Ophir School, 4:30-6 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Learn About Meditation talk w/Angela Marie Patnode Santosha Wellness Center, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Live Music Ousel and Spur, 9-11 p.m.

Live Trivia Bacchus Pub, 8 p.m. TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Storytime w/Cindy Country Bookshelf, 9:30 a.m. Book Club Country Bookshelf, 7-8 p.m. Sense of Place Professional Modern Dance Concert The Emerson, 7:30 p.m. Hemlock & 16 Penny Filling Station, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 29 Nature & Culture: Changing Perspectives of the Natural World Ophir School, 4:30-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 John Floridis CD Release Party Bridger Brewing, 5:30 p.m.

Bingo Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, 6:30 p.m.

Wenonah Hauter Reading Country Bookshelf, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Bottom of the Barrell Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, 9:30 p.m.

Sizzling Salsa MAC, 8 p.m.

DJ Tiny Choppers, 10 p.m. Riot Act Broken Spoke, 10 p.m.

BOZEMAN FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Surplus Sale Heritage Christian School, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2013 Chamberlin Showcase Main St. Arts & Entertainment Complex, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. (and Sat.) Mummy Dearest The Verge, 8 p.m. (and Sat.) Heaven and Hell Party Zebra Cocktail Lounge, 8 p.m. Wandering Wild & Maxwell Hughes of The Lumineers Filling Station, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Montana Mashup MMXIII Homebrewing Competition Bridger Brewing, 8 a.m.

Michael Menert Zebra Cocktail Lounge, 10 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Alyson Hagy Reading Country Bookshelf, 7 p.m. BFF Presents: Fruitville Station The Emerson, 7:30 p.m. Trivia w/Missy O’Malley Colonel Black’s, 9 p.m. Live DJ Pour House, 10 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 25 MSU Parent’s Weekend Downtown Discovery Downtown Bozeman, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hopa Mountain Fall Retreat: A Circle of Trust Workshop B Bar Ranch, (thru Sat.) 15th Annual Powderblast The Emerson, 6:30 p.m. Murder Mystery Party Country Bookshelf, 7-8 p.m. Mummy Dearest The Verge, 8 p.m. (and Sat.)

Yellowstone Alpaca Breeders; 2013 Rendezvous Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 MSU vs. UC Davis Bobcat Stadium, 2 p.m.

Octoberfest: Beer, Brats and Brewery Follies Rockin’ TJ Ranch, 5 p.m.

Silly Moose Improv. The Verge, 2 p.m.

Family Contra Dance Eagles Lodge, 5 p.m.

10th Annual Spooktacular Costume Ball Baxter Hotel, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Contra Dance Eagles Lodge, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Catmull’s Radio Static Peach Street Studios, 8 p.m.

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride The Emerson, 8 p.m.

Solid Gold Party w/Golden Grenade & David Dalla G Filling Station, 9 p.m.

Tales From Ghost Town Filling Station, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Moon Shadows Willson Auditorium, 2:30 p.m.

Learn about meditation Angela Marie Patnode will give a free one-hour talk at Santosha Wellness Center on Oct. 23 entitled “Leave Stress Behind: Learn about the life changing practice of meditation.” Patnode is a transformational coach, empowerment expert and 12-year student of Buddhism. The Eastern practice of meditation began 2,700 years ago, Patnode says. It came to the U.S. in the 1960s, and is now an almost mainstream practice today. Also known as mindfulness, meditation generally allows practitioners to calm their minds, relieve stress and live from a more “centered” place. Its benefits include reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, a feeling of a sense of purpose, better sleep, a feeling of fulfillment in life, clarity, peace, and joy, as well as less reactivity to life’s unwanted situations, Patnode says. During her talk, Patnode will cover the benefits of meditation, comfort while sitting, three steps to meditation, and how to start your own practice. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. To register, call (406) 993-2510 or visit santoshabigsky.com.

Ian Frye on piano Bridger Brewing, 5:30 p.m. PurpleLight Montana Nat’l Vigil for Hope The Emerson, 5:30 p.m. MONDAY, OCT. 28 Bridger Creek Boys Colonel Black’s, 7 p.m. Live Trivia Bacchus Pub, 8 p.m. TUESDAY, OCT. 29 Storytime w/Cindy Country Bookshelf, 9:30 a.m. Okkervil River & Matthew E. White Filling Station, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30 Little Jane Bridger Brewing, 5:30 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass w/Fruition MSU SOB Barn, 6:30 p.m. Sizzling Salsa MAC, 8 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Halloween Party Ages 0-6 Beall Park Recreation Center, 10 a.m. Downtown Trick or Treat Downtown Bozeman, 3-6 p.m.

LIVINGSTON & PARADISE VALLEY FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Big Brothers Big Sisters “The Big Party” The Depot, StrangeWays Murray Bar, 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Really, Really Free Market Civic Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wandering Wild Pine Creek Café, 7 p.m. Flickertail Hollow Murray Bar, 9:30 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 20 Jacob Green Murray Bar, 9 p.m. MONDAY, OCT. 21 PHS Concert Ranger Rec Plex, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Holiday Lights Fundraiser OctoBeerFest The Office Lounge, 6 p.m. StrangeWays Murray Bar, 9 p.m.

Halloween Trick or Treat Walk Gallatin Valley Mall, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Park Electric Annual Dinner Meeting Fairgrounds, 12-1 p.m.

Anderson School Haunted House Lights on: 5:30-7 p.m. Lights off: 7-10 p.m. Little Red School House (thru Nov. 2)

Soup to end the Silence Fundraiser for Tri County Network Shane Center Ballroom, 6-9 p.m.

Pinky & the Floyd Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery, 8 p.m.

Prairie Wind Jammers Pine Creek Café, 7 p.m.

Cure for the Common Halloween Party Filling Station, 9 p.m.

The Old Soles Murray Bar, 9:30 p.m.

WEST YELLOWSTONE SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Beer Fest in West Holiday Inn, 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 DJ Night Wild West Pizza, 10:30 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Knit Knight Send It Home, 7-9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30 DJ Night Wild West Pizza, 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Bad Neighbor Murray Bar, 9:30 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Harvest Festival Fairgrounds, 6-8 p.m. Costume Bluegrass Jam w/Pete & Rachel Feigley Pine Creek Café, 7 p.m. StrangeWays Murray Bar, 9 p.m.

Okkervil River flows through the Filling Station Oct. 29 BOZEMAN – Okkervil River on Tuesday, Oct. 29 makes a stop at the Filling Station in Bozeman, Mont. during its coast-to-coast tour. The Austin-based indie rock band is touring in support of their seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium, released Sept. 3. The concept album takes place in 1986 in the small town of Meriden, N.H., where front man Will Sheff grew up. Sheff likens the spirit of The Silver Gymnasium to “an action figure you

found in the woods,” he said in a press release. “New Hampshire is the woods, the ‘80s is the action figure, but neither of them is interesting to me on their own; it’s the way they go together.” That overlap between the ordinary and the otherworldly resonates throughout the eleven new songs. The band formed in 1998 and has performed with such acts as the Decembrists, The New Pornographers, The National and Lou Reed. Their sound is synth-heavy with driving rhythms,

and relies on Sheff’s edgy voice and poetic lyrics. “I’m not standing on top of the mountain, screaming that my childhood was special and everyone should pay attention to it,” Sheff said. “I am a firm believer that if you make your work very honest and personal, then it’s going to be meaningful to people who aren’t like you but have feelings like yours.” The album’s tracks reference Atari video games, VCR machines, cassette tapes and the films and television

shows of that era, underscoring how pop culture shaped – and disoriented – Sheff and his childhood friends, according to the press release. Although The Silver Gymnasium is Okkervil River’s seventh studio full-length recording, the idea for this album has been percolating in Sheff’s head for years. You can hear the result of that percolation at the Filling Station show, when they play with special guest Matthew E. White.

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