Deano’s Casino is only a quick drive down I-90 from downtown, but located on the quiet Airport Boulevard, it feels a bit isolated. That’s probably why you don’t know that a lot of fun stuff happens in that dimly lit lounge. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is Hump Night Theater, when Evan Disney performs magic utilizing coins, cards, stuffed bunnies, and, in one instance, a live snake, all for audiences of 10 to 40 people. Think you’re too cynical for a magic show? Disney gets that. His sly, humorous response to the crowd combined with his straight-up talent make him all the more endearing. To top it off, almost every month you can catch a drag show or dance party at the casino hosted by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana and benefiting charities and the LGBTQ community. It’s a cozy little bar with some happenin’ nights. Now you know.
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