Celebrate music and dance
Black Hills Dance Theatre will host Keigwin & Company (K & C) on Feb. 15-18.
K & C, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will have four programs over the weekend. First, the company will do a lecture/demonstration for free for all Rapid City-area elementary school kids on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Performing Arts Center.
Also on Friday, K & C will hold a master class for local dance students. On Saturday, they will hold another master class from 10:30 a.m. to noon for intermediate to advanced dancers.
Last but not least, K & C will perform for the general public at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Their performance is called "K & C Celebrate Bernstein," as the company joins the worldwide centennial celebration of composer Leonard Bernstein.
The program features musical compositions like "On the Town-Suite" and "On the Waterfront."
Tickets are $20 to $30 for adults, depending on seats, and $15 for students. They are available in person at the PAC Box Office, by phone at 394-1786, or at www.performingartsrc.org.
Two famous spiders
The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial is featuring “Anansi and Iktomi,” a temporary show, in the Museum’s Main Gallery.
In recognition of Black History Month in February, the exhibit takes a look at two famous spiders, one from Native America and one from West Africa. The exhibit showcases the spiders' similarities: Both are cunning shape shifters, and both are tricksters. Anansi of West Africa and Iktomi of the Great Plains are not bold or heroic, but still bring important lessons to humanity.
The exhibit will run through March 31.
Beat the winter blues
Custer State Park will hosting the Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Visitor Center.
The orchestra will play a selection of popular music, and end the program with an invitation to audience members to try their hand at the ukulele.
A park entrance license is needed to enter the park, and can be purchased at the park office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week, or at the Visitor Center at the intersection of Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
One man, 6 guitars
6 Guitars, the fifth concert in the Live at the Dahl series, is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.
The show blends music, comedy and characters as a single performer (Chase Padgett) portrays six different guitar-playing characters, each with their own style of music.
Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes that balance out the moving stories they deliver.
Tickets are $20 for members, $25 non-members and $10 for students with student ID. They are available online at thedahl.org/tickets or by calling 394-4101, x200.
Relive the legend
Spend a night reliving the sound of legendary country singers Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash with "The Highway Men: The Music of Willie, Waylon and Johnny," at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.
The group is a tribute band to country music's original supergroup The Highwaymen, comprised of Nelson, Jennings, Cash and Kris Kristofferson. It stars Michael Moore as Willie Nelson, August Manley as Waylon Jennings and Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, and "will bring the essence these great musicians to life."
Tickets are $10, and are available at ticketmaster.com or 877-907-GRAND.
Spot of tea?
The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce will host a Winterfest High Tea event from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Love That Shoppe Antiques, 515 State St., in Belle Fourche.
Attendees can enjoy the finer things in life, while exploring fine teas and delicious finger foods. Event organizers encourage people to dress in "high tea attire."
Tickets are $8. For more information, contact the chamber at 892-2676.
Need a good doctor?
Firehouse Brewing Theatre continues its 10th anniversary season with "The Good Doctor," opening on Feb. 16.
The comedy centers around a man who shares his writing with the audience, presenting them with a plethora of curious and unusual scenes. Throughout the series of short plays, the audience meets a variety of characters. The stories are witty, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious and the fun unending.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 16-17 and 23-24 and March 2-3 and 9-10 at Firehouse Brewing Co., 610 Main St., Rapid City. Tickets are $15, and are available at 716-9463 or at the door.