Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Live at the Dahl: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, John T. Vucurevich Event Center, Dahl Arts Center, $35/$30/$10
Feb. 2, 7 p.m.: Aaron Watson, James Kjerstad Event Center, Central States Fairgrounds, $20 in advance or $25 at the door
Thursdays, 7 p.m.: Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, The Gaslight Restaurant & Saloon
Feb. 3: Snowshoe event on Mickelson Trail. Register at Dumont Trailhead from noon to 1 p.m. Dumont Trailhead is 8.7 miles north of Rockford on Rochford Road. Snowshoes will be provided. Mickelson Trail Pass required. Contact (307) 290-0746 for more information.
Until April 10: Adventures in Nature. Children can explore the world around them through the Wind Cave National Park’s Adventures in Nature programs, offered at the park every other Tuesday through April 10. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., with programs running from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide their children with a snack before the program. Call the park at 745-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. For a complete listing of this year’s programs, visit www.nps.gov/wica/forkids and click on the Adventures in Nature link.
Until Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.: "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. Friday and Saturday nights Jan. 19-20, 26-27 and Feb. 2-3. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Firehouse Brewing Theatre, 610 Main St., Rapid City.
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. 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.
Feb. 9: "Rent." A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, "Rent" follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Fine Arts Theatre of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Tickets are $47.50 to $57.50 and available at gotmine.com.
Thursdays until April 26: History & Hops Trivia Nights. The Journey Museum and Learning Center is introducing History & Hops Trivia Nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Joe Rovere|Minnilusa Pioneer Room on the second floor of the museum. There is no admission fee. Each week features a new, entertaining theme, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Teams ranging from one to six players are encouraged to devise a clever name that relates to the theme of the night. The winning team name will be announced at the end of the evening and will be awarded accordingly. Each round will consist of 10 questions each, with two rounds total. A “Hop to the Top” final round will consist of one question, where teams may wager all their points, some of their points or none of their points in order to come out on top. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most points at the end of the game. In addition, an “Epic Fail” award will go out to the team who’s hop to the top was actually a skip.
Jan. 17-25: Winter Art Show. The 39th annual art show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday in the Matthews Art Gallery in Spearfish. The artist reception and awards ceremony is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the gallery.
Jan. 27-June 5: "Not a Drop to Drink," exhibit on Prohibition, Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche.
Until April 13: Special exhibition featuring artwork by Wolf Creek artist Jimi La Pointe. Sioux Indian Museum in the Journey Museum, Rapid City.
Until Feb. 16: "The Mining Aesthetic," featuring photographs, drawings and artifacts by Montana artist Glenn Bodish. Apex Gallery on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year
Until March 31: "The Path of Destruction," collages by E.K. Wimmer, Lobby Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City.
Until April 14: "Denatured," a large installation exhibit by artist Suzanne Wyss, Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K Clark Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City.
Until March 18, 7:15 p.m.: Nostalgia Night Film Series. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Friends of the Devereaux Library, and the Elks Theatre host the film series, themed "From the Request Line." Proceeds go to support the Devereaux Library at the School of Mines. The Jan. 28 film is the 1962 thriller "Cape Fear," starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Season passes for the series are $50. Individual tickets are $7.50. Tickets are available at the library, the Elks Theatre, the Rocker Shop Downtown or by mail at Devereaux Library, 501 E. Saint Joseph St., Rapid City, S.D., 57701.
Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: "The Buffalo Soldiers: Their Beginnings, Dakota Connections, and the National Parks." Educational program by Randy Bender. Crook County Library, Sundance, Wyo.
Jan. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.: Comedy festival. Second annual Black Hills Comedy Festival at The Basement in Rapid City. Cost is $25. Call 431-6848 for more information or ticket reservations.
Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.: Taste of Sturgis. A fundraiser, held at Boulder Canyon Convention Center, 2721 Lazelle St., Sturgis. Area restaurants showcase their favorite foods in different categories. Proceeds go to the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society. Cost is $5 for ages 8 and under, $10 for all others.
Jan. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.: Rodeo Rapid City PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour. The top PRCA bullriding contestants will compete for more than $36,000 in prize money in the Barnett Arena of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Tickets are $19.50 to $55.50.
Jan. 26-Feb. 3: Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds. Event details and times available at blackhillsstockshow.com.
Jan. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.: Taste of Spearfish. Spearfish Park Pavilion. $2 per person, $1 per meal ticket.
Airport seeking art for temporary exhibition
The Rapid City Regional Airport is seeking local artwork for its temporary art exhibition program in 2018. Two different exhibition periods are available: April 1-July 31 and Aug. 1-Jan. 31, 2019. Regional artists will have artwork displayed in the gate areas of the airport. Proposals for the program may be submitted at www.callforentry.org under “Rapid City Regional Airport Temporary Art Exhibition 2018” or http://bit.ly/2DpFS73. It is free to apply. More information is available at www.rapairport.com or by emailing email@example.com.
Sioux Falls JazzFest seeking musicians
Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues is currently seeking submissions from local and regional musicians to perform at the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival – JazzFest 2018, July 20-21 at Yankton Trail Park. The deadline for submissions is March 14. Interested musicians can send press kits that include links to audio or video samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. To mail a submission, please send materials to: JazzFest 2018 – 2nd Stage Submissions, c/o Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues, 301 S. Main Avenue, P.O. Box 1285, Sioux Falls, S.D., 57101.
Sturgis Easter cantata to start rehearsing
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 email@example.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.