CONCERTS

Rapid City

Dec. 12

7 p.m.: Rapid City Stevens High School choir/orchestra Winter Extravaganza, intramural auxiliary gym.

Dec. 13

Noon: Shrine of Democracy Chorus, Dahl Fine Arts Center.

Dec. 15

7:30 p.m.: Dirk Quinn Band, Dahl Arts Center; $20 Rapid City Arts Council Members, $25 non-members, $10 students

Dec. 16

1:30 p.m.: Holiday Concert with the Buffalo Grass Band, Rapid City Public Library downtown.

7 p.m.: Scott Bellew, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars. 

7:30 p.m.: Comedian Zac Mass and Friends, The Basement. Tickets are $15.

9 p.m.: Orion and Stacy Potter, Tinder Box.

Dec. 17

2 p.m.: Suzuki Strings Holiday Entertainment, Rushmore Mall (near JC Penney).

7:30 p.m.: Comedian Spencer James and Friends, The Basement. Tickets are $15.

Dec. 18

Noon: Rapid City Central High School Jazz Band, Rushmore Mall (food court).

7:30 p.m.: Rapid City Central High School choir concert, RCC theater.

Dec. 19

7:30 p.m.: Rapid City Stevens High School orchestra/choir Holiday Showcase, Stevens High School theater.

Dec. 21

7:30 p.m.: Rapid City Central High School band, choir and orchestra concert, RCC theater. 

8 p.m.: Sophia Beatty, Tinder Box.

Dec. 22

7 p.m.: Sophia Beatty, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars.

Dec. 23 

7 p.m.: Sophia Beatty, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars.

Dec. 30

7 p.m.: Elaine Romero-Douglas, Cellar Music Series, Firehouse Wine Cellars.

LEAD/DEADWOOD

Dec. 15

8 p.m.: Midtown Men - Holiday Hits, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $39 to $59. 

8:30 p.m.: Brandon Sprague Band, Deadwood Tobacco Co.

Dec. 16

8:30 p.m.: Brandon Sprague Band, Deadwood Tobacco Co.

Jan. 6

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

Jan. 7

2 p.m.: Epiphany Concert, Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Homestake Opera House, Lead. 

ROCKERVILLE

Dec. 14

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

Dec. 21

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

SPEARFISH

Dec. 14

7 p.m.: Six-Mile Road, High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door.

Dec. 15

6 p.m.: Guitarist Paul Peterson, Roma's Ristorante. 

7:30 p.m.: "A Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas," jazz quartet, Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, Spearfish. Tickets are $35 for cabaret table seating and $20 for balcony seating. 

Dec. 16

6 p.m.: Larsen/Renner Duo, Roma’s Ristorante.

STURGIS

Dec. 16

6:30 p.m.: The Misfits, Veterans Club.

9 p.m.: Silver Street Band, Knuckle Saloon.

Dec. 22

9 p.m.: Brandon Jones, Loud American Roadhouse. Tickets are $5.

Dec. 29

9 p.m.: Judd Hoos, Loud American Roadhouse. Tickets are $10.

SUMMERSET

Dec. 18

7 p.m.: "Christmas in the Country" with Hailey Steele, Ramada Inn.

EVENTS

Dec. 12: Wine and food class, Firehouse Wine Cellars, Rapid City. 6 to 8 p.m. Learn how to pair wine and food. Cost: $20. This event is sold out; contact wineclub@firehousewinecellars for a waitlist.

Dec. 16-17: Chapel in the Hills Christmas decoration viewing, grounds open until 9 p.m., Rapid City.

Dec. 16: Holiday Story times at the Rushmore Mall (by the Santa booth), 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rapid City.

Dec. 16-17: Trees and Trains, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City.

Dec. 16: Church Response Community Merry Mixer, 1:30 to 4 p.m. photos with Santa, 4 to 5 p.m., holiday treat, The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City.

Nov. 24-Dec. 23: 1880 Train Holiday Express, Hill City. Times vary. Cost: $35 adults, $16 kids 3-12, $45 "spiked"

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: Storybook Island Christmas Nights of Light, Storybook Island, Rapid City. $3 per person; $2 for train rides.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: Trees & Trains exhibit and photos with Santa, South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24-25; from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 17, 22 and 23.  Cost: $6 adults, children 10 and under free.

Dec. 23: Skates and a movie, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Main Street Square, Rapid City, 5 to 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES

Dec. 15

7:30 p.m.

Improv comedy, The Basement, Rapid City. Tickets are $10.

Nov. 17-Dec. 16

7:30 p.m.: "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," Firehouse Theatre, Rapid City. Shows Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20 per person.

Dec. 16-17

2 and 7 p.m.: “The Rented Christmas,” by Norman C. Ahern & Yvonne Ahern at the Custer Community Church, 547 Harney St., Custer. Will renting a Christmas bring John Dale the happiness he seeks, or can a group of orphans teach him the true meaning of Christmas? Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 65 and over, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at 605-673-2344 or can be purchased at the door.

Dec. 14-Dec. 16

6 p.m.

"Fezziwig's Feast," Hilton Garden Inn, Rapid City, 6 to 10 p.m., show only tickets $25.

GALLERIES

Through Dec. 16: Disarticulation exhibit by northern Idaho artist Megan Atwood Cherry, Ruddell Gallery, Black Hills State University campus, Spearfish.

Through Dec. 30: Veteran’s Art Show by Cornerstone Rescue Mission veterans, downtown Rapid City Public Library.

CHEAP THRILLS

Dec. 12: Get ready for the latest “Star Wars” film release and test your fandom knowledge with other well-versed humans in a showdown for the ages. Do you know how many languages C-3PO speaks fluently? If you answered six million, check out the Rapid City Public Library's That’s No Moon — It’s A Star Wars Trivia Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. First and second place winners take home “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie tickets.

Dec. 13: Trivia and bingo, from 7:48 p.m. to 8:48 p.m., Wobbly Bobby British Pub. What does the "E" stand for in Wile E. Coyote's name? If you know the answer, join other trivia wonks downtown for a chance to win prizes. Cost: Free.

Dec. 13: The Rapid City Arts Council will host its second holiday concerts from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the John T. Vucurevich Event Center at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Attendees are invited to bring a friend and their own lunch to the concerts. On Dec. 13, the Shrine of Democracy Chorus will perform festive barbershop-style music. Cost: Free.

Dec. 15: Naughty or Nice Holiday Dance Party. Wear something sparkly to distract Santa. 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).

Dec. 16: It's a beautiful combination: craft beer and bingo from 4 to 6 p.m. at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City. Accepting free-will donations for the Hill City Arts Council.

SHOP - BAZAARS & FAIRS 

Dec. 16

8 a.m. to noon: Cookie and Candy Walk, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Rapid City.

8 a.m. to noon: Holiday Goodies Sale, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sturgis.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Holiday Marketplace, The Journey Museum, Rapid City.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make a 3-D ornament

Deck your halls or make a gift for a friend as you discover 3-D printing at the Rapid City Public Library's downtown location, at 610 Quincy St.

Through Dec. 30 during regular library hours, patrons can learn to design and print their own customized holiday ornament. Library staff will be on hand to help. The limit is one free print per person.

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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Special events

Cookie and Candy Walk, 8 a.m. to noon, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Rapid City

Holiday Goodies Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sturgis

Chapel in the Hills Christmas decoration viewing, grounds open until 9 p.m., Rapid City

Holiday Marketplace , 9 a.m. To 2 p.m., The Journey Museum, Rapid City

Oil Painting Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, $55, 394-4101

Holiday Story times at the Rushmore Mall (by the Santa booth), 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rapid City

Trees and Trains, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City

Church Response Community Merry Mixer, 1:30 to 4 p.m. photos with Santa, 4 to 5 p.m., holiday treat, The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City

Craft Beer & Bingo, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Miner Brewing Co., Hill City

Christmas Nights of Light, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Storybook Island, Rapid City, $3

Comedian Zac Mass and Friends, 7:30 p.m., The Basement, Rapid City, $15

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