Big Daddy Weave

Christian band Big Daddy Weave comes to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Oct. 22.


Rapid City

Oct. 6

5:30 p.m.: Emerging Artists open mic night, Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe  

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

Oct. 7

7:30 p.m.: Easy Sounds Band, Viking Hall

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

Oct. 14

7 p.m.: St. Olaf Orchestra, Rapid City Central High School; $10 for adults; free for students

7:30 p.m.: Midnight Sun Band, Viking Hall

Oct. 15

2:30 p.m.: "Seasons of Life" featuring Dakota Choral Union and Northern Hills Chamber Chorale, Performing Arts Center; tickets $15; free ages 12 and under

Oct. 19

7:30 p.m.: Ellington Uptown – Live at the Dahl, 7:30 p.m., John T. Vucurevich Event Center

Oct. 21

7 p.m.: Heavy Set, Harriet & Oak

7:30 p.m.: Wilt Brothers Band

Oct. 22

7 p.m.: Big Daddy Weave, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; tickets $17.50-$75

Oct. 28:

7:30p.m.: Stringbean Svenson Family Band, Viking Hall


Oct. 7

8:30 p.m.: The Rough & Tumble, Miner Brewing Company

Oct. 25

8:30 p.m.: Pert Near Sandstone, Miner Brewing Company; tickets $18


Oct. 13

8 p.m.: Jewel, Deadwood Mountain Resort; sold out 

Oct. 14

8:30 p.m. Wild West Songwriter's Jam, Deadwood Mountain Resort; $15

Oct. 21

7 p.m.: Black Hills Opry with Aces & Eights and Jalan Crossland, Historic Homestake Opera House; $15 adults; $5 ages 17 and under


Oct. 6

7:30 p.m.: Jazz with Jami Lynn & Guests, Matthew’s Opera House; tickets: $35 table seating; $20 balcony.

Oct. 19

7 p.m.: "High Plains Live" presents: Pegie Douglas and the Badger Sett Band, High Plains Western Heritage Center;  tickets: $15


Oct. 7

6:30 p.m.: The Misfits, Sturgis Vets Club

Oct. 13

7:30 p.m.: Wilt Brothers, Sturgis Vets Club

Oct. 20

7 p.m.: Kreekside Karaoke, Sturgis Vets Club

Oct. 21

6:30 p.m.: Misfits, Sturgis Vets Club


Oct. 6-7

7:30 p.m.: The Woman in Black, Firehouse Brewing Co., Rapid City. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15.

Oct. 7

5 p.m.: Mount Rushmore Society presents “An Evening with Thomas Jefferson,” Mount Rushmore National Memorial; tickets $100

Oct. 10

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7 p.m.: University of Omaha/Studium Chorus of Lithuania; Fall Festival of Choirs public concert, Homestake Opera House, Lead.

Oct. 15'

2 p.m.: USO Show, Sturgis Community Center Theater, Sturgis; tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students.


Oct. 6: Teodora Buba will exhibit a body of abstract artworks at 6 p.m. Hay Camp Brewing Company, Rapid City. Admission is free. Art remains on exhibit through Dec. 10 

Oct. 15: ArtForms Gallery Artist Reception, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Old World Plaza, Main Street, Hill City. The art of Josie Delange, Joe Reinart, Nancy Reinart, Nance Teal, and Sam Uttecht Heltibridle will be featured. Free gift bags to the first 50 people (limit one per family). For information call Nancy Reinart at 605-342-2296.

Through Oct.27: J.Hall a.k.a Jan DeVore” exhibit at Apex Gallery at the south Dakota School of Mines & Technology.


Oct 9: Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates Native Americans's Day, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be various programs, performers and hands-on activities throughout the day. The 2017 Educator of the Year will be named. Admission to the memorial will be waived with a donation of three cans of food per person for the local food drive.

Oct. 11: Bellman Brown Bag: History of Cross Country Skiing in the Black Hills, noon, Matthews Opera House, Spearfish

Oct. 13: Raw Couture, a new high-energy, abstract fashion show comes to the Performing Arts Center on Friday the 13th for its inaugural show at 7 p.m. Local business es and models will test their luck as they create costumes comprised of raw materials and the theme: Superstition. The fundraising event is modeled after Mankato, Minnesota's successful Raw Fusion event. Money raised at Raw Couture will benefit the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City. Tickets for the event are $35-$45 and are available online a or at the box office. No children under the age of 15 permitted. 


Oct. 7: Fall All-Car Cruiz-In, hosted by Dakota Rods & Classics, 4 to 7 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, West Main Street, Rapid City. Rain date: Oct. 14. All cars from 1980 and older are welcome. There is no charge for the car participants or spectators. Culver’s will donate a percentage of food sales to IDF Immune Deficiency Foundation. For information call Al Vogele at 605-342-0230.


Oct. 12: Poet Denise Lajimodiere presents Poetry, Art & Place, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Scrap Iron Press: Letterpress & Book Art Studio at Racing Magpie, Rapid City. She will talk about the art of poetry writing as people explore ideas about the places in which they live -- physically, geographically, emotionally and spiritually. Participants will create a poem about their individual "place." The pieces will be be designed and letterpress printed by artist Lucy Ganje. Participants will receive an original print of their poems. An exhibition and readings of that poetry will be held in spring, 2018. The workshop is open to age 14 and older. Space is limited. Registration deadline Oct. 9. Call 605-388-2013 or email 


Dog show entries due Oct. 4

Got dogs? Love dogs? The Rapid City Kennel Club All Breed Dog Shows and Black Hills Dog Training Club Obedience Trials & Rally will be held Oct. 20-23 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Entries for the show close Wednesday, Oct. 4. For information call Barb Paur at 605-388-3925. 

Custer Arts awarded grant 

CUSTER | Fidelity Charitable recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Custer Area Arts Council.

The grant will support the art council’s Bark Beetle Blues program and the non-profit side of the Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival.

“I appreciate both these wonderful events and look forward to their evolution in anchoring Custer as a cultural and artistic-inspired destination," said Julie Oswald, grant donor.

Youth art sought  

In connection with the 2018 International Aviation Art Contest, the South Dakota Department of Transportation is hosting its own aviation art contest for youth.

Last month, more than 600 letters were mailed to South Dakota schools seeking entries. Aviation has a rich history in South Dakota dating back to March 9, 1911, when the first heavier-than-air aircraft flight occurred in Rapid City, and 1927 when Charles Lindberg flew into Pierre heralding the possibilities of flight in the state.

The theme of the art contest celebrates “Flight into the Future.” The South Dakota Pilots Association is co-sponsoring the contest. Entries will be grouped into three age categories: junior (ages 6-9), intermediate (ages 10-14), and senior (ages 14-17). Entry deadline is Jan. 19. 2018.

The top three entries will be displayed at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, near Ellsworth Air Force Base. For contest details go to

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