Great reads, great theater, and great music are all in the line-up this weekend in Ottawa County. Check out our quick lists of what's happening locally.
1. The Miami Public Library Children’s Department will host the Reading Roundup (Double R) Author Tour on Friday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. The tour promotes the love of reading, invites students to have fun with reading, and encourages the discussion of books. This free event will highlight Cynthea Liu’s award-winning book “Bike On, Bear!,” which received the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award in the Children’s Category. Everyone is invited for fun activities, a book-signing, pizza and reception with the author.
2. Miami Little Theatre's 58th season opener 'Oliver!' continues through the weekend with shows at the Coleman Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 & 23 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The play is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Oliver Twist,’ which tells the story of a young English boy, Oliver, orphaned at birth, and the entangled lives of the characters he encounters. Seats can be reserved by contacting the Coleman box office at 918-540-2425.
3. Miami High School and NEO A&M host the Miami Music In Motion Marching Festival at the Miami Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at Red Robinson Field Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 8 a.m. The marching contest is designed for smaller 2A-4A bands in the area that are looking for an early season contest that will offer early comments and critique as bands move closer to the heights of their seasons. It will be judged on an OSSAA format with caption awards in class for Drum Major, Color Guard, and Percussion.
4. The big movie opening in theaters this weekend is “The LEGO Ninjago Movie!” a PG-rated animated film about six ninjas that are also ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school; the R-rated action-adventure “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” about a gentleman’s secret spy society; and the PG-13 biopic “Battle of the Sexes,” the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
5. Banned Books Week begins Sunday and presents another wonderful opportunity to head to your local library for more information, or Google books that are commonly banned (“Harry Potter” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” for example). For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. The Miami Public Library is located at 200 N Main and is open Sunday 1- 5 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
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