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Weekend Rundown

A list of events happening for the weekend of 04/30/2021 thru 05/02/2021.

Friday 04/30/2021

124th Annual Commencement - The University of Montana Western will celebrate its 124th Annual Commencement Ceremony in-person and online on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, 2021.

To ensure the health and safety of the community and guests, this year’s Commencement will be divided into three ceremonies. A graduate’s ceremony is designated by their degree and major.

Ceremony I: Friday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.– Business, Health and Human Performance/Kinesiology, and Natural Horsemanship/Equine Studies majors

Ceremony II: Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m.– Education majors

Ceremony III: Saturday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.– Modern History, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology, English, Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Social Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental Sustainability, Biology, Ecology, and Associate of Arts/Science majors

In-person attendance is limited to four pre-invited guests per graduate, but all are invited to watch the live stream of each ceremony by visiting the Southwestern Montana News Facebook page. Visit the link below on the day of the ceremony to watch the live stream:

Each graduate may have up to 4 guests attend. Guests will be sitting in assigned seating in Straugh Gym that is socially distanced.

All people in Straugh Gym during the ceremony are expected to wear a mask or other face protectant like a face shield and remain socially distanced.

Guests showing any sort of symptoms like ​fever, sore throat,​ etc., should remain home and take advantage of our live stream services.

For more information about Commencement, please contact the Montana Western Registrar’s Office by calling 406-683-7371.

Sing Into Spring - Let's SING INTO SPRING with some Rock & Country Roll. This is a family event hosted by Cory Birkenbuel.

Featuring music by Steve Ingram, Mary Allen, Verna Love, River Deliso, Keri Wendt, Billy Christensen, Tom McEldry, Joel Longie, Joe Begin, Justin Stanchfield

Light Buffet, Deserts & Drinks at 6PM Cash bar and ATM avalaible

Frontier Events Center $15 Admission at the door, kids no charge.

Big Sky Cinema - "We're back!"

Reopening Friday, April 30th.

Popular local band, "Fully Cooked" will perform their best in our lobby during ticket sales. playing Godzilla VS Kong at 4 P.m. and 6:45 P.M. also playing Raya The Last Dragon 4:15 P.M. and 7 P.M.

Saturday 05/01/2021

Emporium406 Grand Re-Opening - You are cordially invited to join us at Emporium406 on Saturday, May 1st, as we celebrate our Grand Re-Opening at our new downtown location at 34 North Idaho Street, Suite #3 in Dillon. We will have complimentary refreshments, in-store drawings and lots of new and amazing merchandise!

A RANDOM THOUGHT Art Exhibit - Come meet the artists creating this beautiful exhibit (displayed May 1-June 12) and enjoy an evening with friends

We are bringing Weekend Rundown back as more things start happening, we will again have it every Friday morning. As always if you have an event send us an email at so we can put it in the Weekend Rundown. If you have a poster for your event stop by 34 N. Idaho Suite B we will hang it up for you.

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