“Smoke on the Mountain,” a musical comedy presented by the Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, is at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Aug. 7 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8 at The Opera House in New Rockford. Tickets are $19 per person and are available online at www.dprca.com or by calling 701-947-2174.
Comics for Courage Laff-a-Thon, “A Night of Burgers & Belly Laughs,” starts at 6 p.m. with dinner followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the All-Vets Club in Jamestown. Tickets are $15 each and include the meal. Tickets are available at Cork & Barrel, Hugo’s, the All-Vets Club, County Market and Lifestyle Appliance. For more information, visit www.comics forcourage.com.
“Beauty and the Beast,” a performance by the LaMoure county Summer Musical Theatre, is at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and July 29-31 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 1 at the theater in LaMoure County Memorial Park in Grand Rapids. To reserve seats call the box office at 701-883-5230. Admission at the door is $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for preschool children.
“The Princess and the Pea,” presented by the Missoula Children’s Theater and featuring 40 local children, is being performed at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jamestown High School Auditorium. Tickets for the Arts Center production are $5 for adults and $1 for students and are available at the door.
Naming the World’s Largest Buffalo Celebration starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Frontier Village in Jamestown. The event includes the dedication ceremony under the buffalo, games, activities and a Wild West Shootout. There is no admission charge.
Do and Discover, featuring all-day activities depicting life in the 1800s sponsored by the Ellendale Area Arts Council, is Saturday, July 31, at the Dickey County Fairgrounds in Ellendale Area Arts Council. The Dakota Territory Muzzleloaders will set up camp. Activities include demonstrations by the muzzleloaders, old-time pictures, wagon rides, rope making, roping skills and spinning. Admission is $4 a person and a cap of $20 for a family.
“Remarkable Americans: The Washburn Family,” a Barnes county Historical Society presentation and book signing by author Kerck Kelsey, is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes County Museum in Valley City. There is no admission charge.
Salsa from Garden to Table, presented by Lance Brower and Eunice Sahr in the Arts Park Summer Gardening series, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arts Center’s park. Bring a lawn chair.
The Front Porch Chat, featuring Bruce Berg speaking on Berg Photography, is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stutsman County Museum. There is no admission charge.
Crazy Day in downtown Jamestown starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Activities include air games, barrel train rides, face painting, music, a gymnastics performance and a ping pong ball drop. Food vendors available all day. A street dance is scheduled at 9 p.m. at the Wonder Bar.
“The Zodiac” and “All about Stars,” a Valley City State University planetarium double feature, is at 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 310 of the Rhoades Science Center on the VCSU campus in Valley City. Admission is a freewill donation.
Open Mic Night, hosted by local musician John Crowston, is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through August at the Arts Center. The open session is available to anyone wanting to perform. It will return to Babb’s Coffee House in September.
National Buffalo Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and AAA members, $10 for a family and $1 for children ages 6 to 18.
Frontier Village is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The “Wild West Shootout” is at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Fort Seward Interpretative Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is a freewill donation and signing the guest book.
Stutsman County Memorial Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is as freewill donation.
Alfred Dickey Public Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To access the Story Line, call 252-7464.
Stutsman County Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is located at 910 Fifth St. S.E.
The Arts Center, located at 115 Second St. S.W., Jamestown, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment Sunday. There is no admission charge.
The Putnam House in Carrington is open for special events and by appointment by calling 701-652-2090. There is no admission charge.
The Barnes County Historical Museum, 315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, is open year round from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is a freewill donation.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site near Cooperstown is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 15. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-15. Children under age 5 are admitted free.
Visions of Vehicles, an exhibit featuring images of old and new autos, is on display through July 31 at the Arts Center. There is no admission charge.
Puzzle Power, a James River Valley Library System craft class for children, is at 2 p.m. today at Alfred Dickey Public Library.
Jewelry Making, for grades 3 and older with instructor Bonnie Tressler, is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 26-30, at the Arts Center. Cost: $35 for Arts Center members and $45 for others. For more information, call the Arts Center at 251-2496.
Christine Avery Burchill is the featured artist at Unison Bank for July. Each month Unison features a different artist in its lobby.
The “What’s Happening” calendar provides information on cultural events in the area. To list an event, call The Sun at 252-3120 or e-mail tonip@ jamestownsun.com. Any admission charge or fee for events must be included. A contact name and telephone number are required for Sun questions. Suppers, sales and fundraisers are not published in What’s Happening.