Catch a concert
Forget about driving your Chevy to the levy; instead, hightail it up to Deadwood for the Don McLean concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.
A noted singer-songwriter, some of McClain's most enduring classics include "American Pie," "Castles In the Air" and "Crying."
Tickets are $29 to $59 depending on seats, and are available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store at 877-907-GRAND or at ticketmaster.com.
Dakotas photography show
A new exhibit in the Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center in downtown Rapid City showcases photographs from 30 different photographers with a connection to the Dakotas.
The exhibit opened on Jan. 26 and will be on display until March 31.
Professors John Banasiak (University of South Dakota) and Ryan Stander (North Dakota State University at Minot) wanted to create a photographic portfolio of current work by some of the diverse photographic artists in the Dakotas. The show is made up of one image from each of the 30 artists and varies from digital prints to more traditional chemical photographic processes, color and black and white.
The Dahl Arts Center galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Make your escape
At 9 a.m. Saturday, Custer State Park will host three guests at the Visitor Center who will talk about the Legion Lake Fire, which burned about 85 square miles in December.
Jay Wickham, a fire management officer with South Dakota Wildland Fire, will talk about the history of fire within the area and the initial plan in dealing with the Legion Lake Fire. Travis Lipp, a fire management specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, will talk about the fire from an operations standpoint. Mark Hendrix, resource program manager with Custer State Park, will talk about the recovery efforts and looking to the future.
A park entrance license is required to enter the park, and can be purchased at the park office during the week or at the Visitor Center, at the intersection of Highway 16A and Wildlife Loop Road. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Just LeDoux it
Country music artist Ned LeDoux will put on a show in Lander, Wyo., on Feb. 10.
The concert is part of an event to raise money to build new bleachers at the Lander Rodeo Grounds. It will be held at the Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Prior to the concert is a silent auction from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a live auction at 8 p.m., and the LeDoux concert at 8:30 p.m.
To order in advance, visit landerwyoming.org (link to the Ned LeDoux concert under “Did You Know”).
The ninth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St., Deadwood.
Kick up your heels to musical entertainment by the Song Pilots featuring Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor and Guy Gullickson. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, a cash bar and auction. Deadwood Alive’s Jena Sierks will portray the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane.
An anomaly in the history of the West, Calamity Jane’s rough-and-rowdy, free-spirited lifestyle made her a legend, and Deadwood History has a great time celebrating her life.
Tickets are $40 per person and available at DeadwoodHistory.com or 722-4800. Reservations are required.
Murder, mayhem and brunch
Randy Courchaine, director of the Crook County Museum in Sundance, Wyo., will provide the this month's First Saturday Brunch presentation at the Tri-State Museum. “Murder and Mayhem in Crook County” details the colorful stories of 13 murders committed in that Wyoming County, between 1890 and 1930.
The brunch is served at 10 a.m. Saturday and is $5 per person or free with museum membership. The presentation at 10:30 a.m. is free.
For more information about the First Saturday Brunches, call 723-1200 or visit 415 Fifth Ave. in Belle Fourche. The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.