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There will be an artist reception with Tainted Tripod from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lost Cabin Beer Co. in Rapid City.

Jimmy Nesbitt, Journal staff

SPECIAL EVENTS

Through Jan. 2: Crazy Horse Memorial will featuring a light show twice a day, at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The light show is holiday themed with dancing lights on the mountain and paired with the music of Mannheim Steamroller. Through Jan. 2, the memorial's hours are: open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the main complex; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Native American Educational and Cultural Center; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Laughing Water Restaurant. Every weekend in December, admission to the memorial will be waived with the food donation of three cans per person. Food donations go to regional food drives.

Jan. 6-7: Miss Rapid City/Miss Central States Fair scholarship pageants. Miss Rapid City Pageant at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and Miss Central States Fair Pageant 2 p.m. Jan. 7. Both at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City.

Jan. 6: The 4Gmx Indoor Winter Motocross series will continue on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairground in Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, and are $12 for general admission or $15 for a pit pass. 

Jan. 7: Artist reception with Tainted Tripod. Have a beer and check out some nature and landscape astrophotogrpahy from the Black Hills during a meet and greet with January's featured artist. From 2 to 5 p.m. at Lost Cabin Beer Co. in Rapid City.

CONCERTS/LIVE MUSIC

Rapid City

Jan. 5

7 p.m.: Soul and jazz with Sophia Beatty, Firehouse Wine Cellars

9 p.m.: Wilt Brothers, Joe's Place

Jan. 6

7 p.m.: Soul and jazz with Sophia Beatty, Firehouse Wine Cellars

Jan. 19

7 p.m.: Rock and classical music with Mike Lemay, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars

Jan. 20

7 p.m.: Rock and classical music with Mike Lemay, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars

HILL CITY

Jan. 13

6 p.m.: Hill City Arts Council presents open stage mic nights at the High Country Guest Ranch. Free. 

Jan. 20

7:30 p.m.: The Two Tracks, Miner Brewing Company

LEAD/DEADWOOD

Jan. 2

9 p.m.: Matt Spinks, Saloon #10

Jan. 3

9 p.m.: Matt Spinks, Saloon #10

Jan. 4

9 p.m.: Matt Spinks, Saloon #10

Jan. 5

9 p.m.: Matt Spinks, Saloon #10

Jan. 6

8 p.m.: Gabriel Iglesias, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $79 to $99. 

9 p.m.: Matt Spinks, Saloon #10

Jan. 7

2 p.m.: Epiphany Concert, Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Homestake Opera House, Lead. Tickets are $15 for students (17 and younger with ID), $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Jan 12

5 p.m.: Red Dirt Music Festival featuring Josh Abbott Band and Troy Cartwright, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $30.

Jan 13

5 p.m.: Red Dirt Music Festival featuring Casey Donahew Band and Chancey Williams, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $30.

ROCKERVILLE

Jan. 4

7 p.m.: Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Gaslight Restaurant and Saloon.

SPEARFISH

Jan. 4

6 p.m.: Jazz night at Roma's Ristorante

Jan. 5

7 p.m.: Larsen/Renner Duo, Roma's Ristorante

9 p.m.: Live music, Flanagan's Irish Pub

Jan. 6

8 p.m.: Live music, Lucky's 13 Pub

9 p.m.: Live music, Flanagan's Irish Pub

STURGIS

Jan. 3

5:30 p.m.: Acoustic showcase, Loud American Roadhouse

7 p.m.: Jam and open mic night, Loud American Roadhouse

OUTDOORS

Jan. 19-20

Deadwood Pro Snocross Races & Snowmobile Rally, Days of '76 Event Complex, Deadwood.

PERFORMANCES

Jan. 10

The Bukit Lizt Players, a senior acting troupe, will perform a series of one-act plays from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at The Matthews Opera House Theatre, 612 Main St., in Spearfish. 

Jan. 12

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"Dead Man's Cellphone": A dark comedy presented by Firehouse Brewing Theatre about how we memorialize the dead, and how that remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Jan. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and Feb. 2-3. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.

Jan. 26

"Rabbit Hole": Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Season ticket reservations start Dec. 29. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11 at the Black Hills Community Theatre. 

GALLERIES

Through Jan. 6: The Chautauqua Artisans Market in Hot Springs is hosting a gallery event through Jan. 6. Artist Sue Thelen is presenting her wildlife paintings, including the "Watching Series," and other landscape art. 

Through March 31: "The Path of Destruction," collages by E.K. Wimmer, Lobby Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City.

Through April 14: "Denatured," a large installation exhibit by artist Suzanne Wyss, Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K Clark Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City.

CHEAP THRILLS

Jan. 3: Trivia and bingo, from 7:48 p.m. to 8:48 p.m., Wobbly Bobby British Pub. What does Miss Havisham constantly wear in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"? If you know the answer, join other trivia wonks downtown for a chance to win prizes. Cost: Free.

Jan. 5: Starlight Ball. Camera, lights and action for the Golden Age of Hollywood greats. That means top hats and tails, evening gowns and stoles, and all the bling. Pre-party lesson is at 7:30 p.m., dance party is 8:30 to 11 p.m. Cost: $12 for pre-party lesson, $8 for dance party, $15 for party package (includes lesson and party).

Jan. 5: Open mic night, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City. Bring your poetry and your friends. Cost: Free.

Jan. 9: Geeks who Drink! Don't just think you're a smarty pants, prove it with the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes event at Lost Cabin Beer Co. in Rapid City. Cost: Free.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

'Everybody Loves Opal' auditions

Auditions for "Everybody Loves Opal, the winter play for the Sturgis Community Theater, are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Sturgis Williams Middle School band room.

June Dill is directing. The cast includes two women and four men. No advance preparation is needed. Performances will be Feb. 23-26.

More information is available at sturgisareaartscouncil.org

Sturgis Easter cantata to start rehearsing

Easter is early this year, April 1, so the Sturgis Arts Council's annual Easter Cantata is planned for Palm Sunday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 27, at Grace Lutheran Church. 

Marlene Kotab will coordinate and conduct the cantata. Because of space constraints, the choir is limited to approximately 75 singers. If interested in singing with this group, contact Kotab by phone at 347-1375 or at kotabgmc@rushmore.com.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Feb. 11, and run every Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., with one Thursday practice on March 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1061 Sherman St. in Sturgis. Singers should plan to attend all/most of the rehearsals. 

Resolve to write your life stories

In the new year, resolve to write down your life stories at Thus Far, a writing workshop where you'll learn to pen the details of your life.

The event, which is open to adults of all ages, is held Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon and Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. noon at On Common Ground, 610 Saint Francis St., in Rapid City. Participants should plan to attend both sessions. Tickets are $30 per person at the door and include both sessions. Writing materials are required, and light refreshments will be served.

Thus Far is taught by Molly Barari, who has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University. She will provide writing prompts to help class members identify their unique life stories. To RSVP for this workshop, call/text 308-440-0047 or email mollybarari@gmail.com.

Registration opens for art show

SPEARFISH | Applications are now available for the The Matthews Opera House's 39th Winter Art Show.

Applications are available in the art gallery or online. Patrons can be professional or amateur, ages pre-kindergarten and up.

Registration is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 10-13. Fees vary depending on age group.

The show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 17-25 in the art gallery.

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