Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published Nov. 16, 2023

‘Native Ball’ premieres at Myrna

“Native Ball,” the award-winning short film about Blackfeet Nation’s Malia Kipp, will premiere 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Myrna.

Former Lady Griz player Malia Kipp, wearing the Griz logo redesigned by Benji Headswift, gets emotional while introducing her former coach Robin Selvig during the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball game between the Lady Griz and Portland State at Dahlberg Arena in January 2023.


Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Myrna box office, 15 N. Ewing St. or

In 1992, only one of 5,000 American high school girls who received full-ride Division 1 basketball scholarships was Native American.

Kipp, a member of of the University of Montana’s Lady Griz, faced challenges learning to live in two worlds.

A discussion will follow including Kipp and Simarron Schildt.

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Cohesion Dance Project presents Helena’s ninth Shira Greenberg’s “Nutcracker on the Rocks,” Nov. 25-26 at the Helena Civic Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 2

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