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The Cockerline Collection
Sidney    406-433-3500

collection offers a portal into the art history, pop culture, and political climate of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Many printmakers of the time drew influence from current events, including Apollo 11’s moon landing, racial divisions, the allure of celebrities, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and the Feminist Movement. Other artists drew upon emotions, places, or the human condition to produce their work. The full collection consists of 531 works by 204 artists, including Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, and Henri Matisse.


Montana Dino Dig – Adult Field Progarm
Malta    406-654-5300

participants excavate and jacket bones, and learn basic local geology, surveying techniques, how to collect and record scientific data from a site, and how to safely collect and transport fossils during these three five-day programs. This is a scientific dinosaur dig conducted in partnership by paleontologists from the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center. Advance registration is required.


“Million Dollar Quartet”
Fort Peck    406-526-9943

this smash-hit musical was inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock’n’roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.


Paige Briscoe, “Finding Riches in the Richland”
Sidney    406-433-3500

exhibit reflects an artist’s journey from moving to a new town to unearthing the treasures of a land truly rich in resources and beauty. The oil paintings reflect Briscoe’s view of the rural beauty that is found right here in Richland County.


Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo
Plentywood    406-765-3407

PRCA Rodeo action fills the arena at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and Clay Walker performs Saturday.


Jessie Veeder, “Coming Home”
Sidney    406-433-3500

folk artist offers an acoustic performance along with stories and readings from her book Coming Home, which features select short stories, poetry, recipes and photography that Jessie created since she and her husband, Chad, moved back to Watford City, ND to work as the fourth generation stewards of the 100-year-old Veeder Ranch. Her life and experiences in the Badlands fuel her more than 15 years of experience performing on stage and her four original albums that include influences of Americana, folk, blues and country.


Northeast Montana Fair and Rodeo
Glasgow    406-228-9843

highlights include PRCA Rodeo and Wild Horse Race action Wednesday Aug. 2; Demolition Derby destruction Thursday, Aug. 3.; and October Road and Joe Diffie perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.


Richland County Fair and PRCA Rodeo
Sidney    406-433-2801

the fair opens Wednesday with a free concert by Charley Jenkins at 7:30 p.m. PRCA rodeo action begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and country star Trace Adkins joins Lauren Alaina for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Fort Peck    406-526-9943

Rydell High’s senior class of 1959 evokes the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new “good” girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’” and “It’s Raining on Prom Night.”


Wadopana Celebration
Wolf Point    406-650-7104

the oldest traditional powwow in Montana includes special ceremonies for naming individuals and honoring family members. It opens Thursday with camping day and a community feast; Saturday brings games, run/walks, and outdoor activities for youngsters.


The Fermenters
Sidney    406-433-4300

Jim Devine and Casey Malkuch also serve up good-time tunes at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Boots Bar and Grill in Medora, N.D.


McCone County Fair and PRCA Rodeo
Circle    406-485-2605

county fair includes pro-rodeo action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.