April 28 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., April 29-30 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Black Hills Dance Festival. There will be a weekend of dance for the premier ballroom, country, Latin and line dancing social dance event of the Dakotas. There will be dance workshops, dance performances, social dancing and more. Learn from professional instructors and watch for a "Dancing with the Stars" event with local television personalities competing Saturday night. Admission is free. For more information, call 394-4115. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.

April 29, 4:30 p.m.: "Coast 2 Coast: Dance Across America." A national dance tour will arrive in Rapid City to promote health and fitness while encompassing ideals of persistence, perseverance, passion and positivity. The event is a one-hour master class free to students. For more information, visit coast2coastdance.org. Barefoot Dance Studio, 412 Fifth St.

April 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Spring Fling at Main Street Square. Come celebrate the last day of classes with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students performing jazz and pop music. The Jazz Band brings its powerful horn sections and flashy rhythm section to Main Street Square. Admission is free. For more information, call 716-7979.

May 1, 4 p.m.: Dakota Choral Union. There will be a concert by the Dakota Choral Union featuring "Fern Hill" by John Corigliano, based on a poem by Dylan Thomas. The Young Vocal Artists winners will present competition pieces. Tickets are $10, ages 12 and under are free. For more information call, 348-2895. Holy Cross Chapel, Terra Sancta Retreat Center, 2101 City Springs Road.



April 29: Bill Price, the Dahl Arts Center 

April 29: Emily Lloyd, Firehouse Wine Cellars

April 30: Aces & Eights, Firehouse Wine Cellar

May 11: S. Carey Trio, The Garage

May 13: Amanda Conway/Mystery Pills/Linda Boyle/Steve Thorpe, The Seed Theater

May 19: Florida Georgia Line, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

May 20: John Craigie, The Seed Theater

May 22: The Posies, Pop-Up Show (location to be revealed)


April 28: Colt Ford, Deadwood Mountain Grand

April 29 and 30: Shake Rattle and Roll Tribute to Elvis, Deadwood Mountain Grand

May 11: Heart, Deadwood Mountain Grand


April 28: Night Ranger, Badlands Pawn Gold & Jewelry

May 2: Paul McCartney, Denny Sanford Premier Center

May 2: Tech N9ne, The District

May 5: Joe Bonamassa, Mary W. Sommervold, Hall at Washington Pavilion

May 5: Los Tigres del Norte, Badlands Pawn Gold & Jewelry

May 5: Andy Mineo, The District

May 9: Breaking Benjamin, The District

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May 11: Scott Stapp, The District

May 12: Atreyu, The District 


April 30, 10 a.m.: One Step Healthier 5K. Registration begins at 9 a.m., event begins at 10 a.m. Preregistration is $20, registration is $25. Go to runsignup.com and search "One Step Healthier 5K" to register. Founders Park.

April 30: Fort Meade Walk. Start walk from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Meade Museum in the first Black Hills Volksmarch of the season. Finish by 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 347-2556.

May 1, all day: Wellfully Stampede. The 10th annual event will guarantee the first 250 runners a free Stampede t-shirt. The 10k is an RRCA Championship Race. Registration may be done online at wellfully.org/stampede-2016 or on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Starting times are 9 a.m. for the Kid's Race and 10 a.m. for the 5K and 10K. Admission is $25 for pre-registration and $30 after April 29. Founders Park.

May 7: Art Extravaganza Walk. Start walk at Tracy Park in Hill City from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the second Black Hills Volksmarch of the season. For more information, call 574-3278.


April 28, 5:30 p.m.: There will be an artist reception for the artists from Suzie Cappa Art Center and wood carver Wes Stromberg. Most paintings are available for purchase. Four wood carvings have been donated to the library silent auction fundraiser. For more information, visit piedmontlibrary.net. Piedmont Valley Library, 111 N. Second St., Piedmont.

Until April 30: The Black Hills Arts Association will serve as the April Artists of the Month at the Sturgis Public Library. Their work will be on display during regular library hours. Sturgis Public Library, 1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis.

Until June 10: "But first...coffee." A new mini-exhibit will explore the history of coffee, including its discovery, the rise of coffeehouses and the "Coffee Wars" of the 19th and 21st centuries. There will be storyboards, photos and artifacts, including antique coffee pots and coffee grinders. Admission is free. For more information, call 723-1200. Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center, 414 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche.

Until July 8: Melanie Ratzlaff. The Sioux Indian Museum will host an exhibit of the artwork of Melanie Ratzlaff. There will be an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. Ratzlaff is an emerging artist who works with recycled materials to create unique three-dimensional artwork. The reception is free and open to the public. The Journey Museum, 222 New York St.


April 29, 5:30 p.m.: Emerging Artists. The Dahl Arts Center will host an Emerging Artists event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. This week's artist is Mila Belakova. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. 713 Seventh St. Visitors are asked to use the Kansas City Street entrance.

April 28, 5:30 p.m.: Racing for Adventure. The Rapid City Arts Council will present an informal question-and-answer session with filmmaker Randy Erickson as a part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival. Erickson has gone from filming a local team for Primal Quest Badlands to "LegendaryRandyEricksonFilms," a brand known throughout the Adventure Race world. Admission is free. For more information, call 494-4101 ext. 207. The Dahl, 713 Seventh St.


April 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., May 1 at 2 p.m.: "Funny Little Thing Called Love." The comedy that features off-the-cuff lines like "She's not dead, she's French!" This is the final event of the Matthews community theater 2015-2016 subscription series. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and under and BHSU students. For more information, call 642-7973. The Matthews Opera House, 612 Main St., Spearfish.

April 29-30, 7:30 p.m.: "Outside Mullingar." The Firehouse Brewing Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's gentle comedy about Irish people, love and land squabbles with "Outside Mullingar." Admission is $20. For more information, call 348-1915. Firehouse Brewing Theatre, 610 Main St.


Until April 29: "What Number, Please? The History of Telephones." The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center will open a new temporary exhibit on the history of the telephone, with various vintage phones and items related to telephony. Admission is free. There will be a public reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Tri-State Museum, 415 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche.

Until May 2: "Mini Masters." A children's art exhibition created through local child-care preschool programs will be on display in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery at the Dahl. A reception for the artists and their families will be held at 5 p.m. April 12. The Dahl, 713 Seventh St.


May 1, 2 p.m.: "Seeking Calamity." James D. McLaird, one of the world's foremost authorities on Calamity Jane, will present hard facts, amusing stories and rare photos about the famous Wild West figure. Admission is $12 adult, $10 seniors, $9 students and half-off for members. The Journey Museum, 222 New York St.

April 30, 6 p.m.: A Salute to Mount Rushmore's 75th Anniversary. The Hermosa Arts and History Association (HAHA) will host "A Hermosa Saturday Night," a patriotic special to benefit Hermosa Museum and focus on the community's relationship with Mount Rushmore. Admission is a free will donation for meal and program. Hermosa School Gym, 11 Fourth St.


May 4-7: Black Hills Film Festival. Over 30 short feature and documentary films will play during the Black Hills Film Festival. Events include films screened at the Elks Theatre on May 4 (6 p.m.), The Journey Museum on May 5 and 6 (beginning at 10 a.m.), the Mueller Civic Center (6:30 p.m.), and Hill City High School on May 6 (beginning at 3 p.m.) and May 7 (10 a.m.). For more information, visit blackhillsfilmfestival.org.

May 6-7 and 13-14, 7 p.m., May 8 and 15, 2 p.m.: "The Producers." Watch Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom try to make money off a flop musical in the Black Hills Community Theatre's production of Mel Brooks' classic musical. Admission is $28 adult, $26 senior/military, $21 student. For more information call 394-1786. Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, 601 Columbus St.

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