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Trapeze artists, clowns and animals will be on hand at the Naja Shrine Circus performances April 29-30 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

TOP PICKS

April 24, 3 p.m.: Jeff Dunham. The popular comic and ventriloquist will bring his Perfectly Unbalanced tour to Rapid City. The New York Times Magazine called Dunham "the most successful comic working in North America." Admission is $45.50. For more information, visit gotmine.com. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.

April 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Earth Day in Rapid City. Celebrate an Earth Day event at The Journey Museum Saturday, starting with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. and continuing with presentations from Dakota Rural Action, Citizens Climate Lobby, Rapid City Sustainability Committee, and Planning for Pollinators, among others. There will be an opportunity to test drive a Toyota Prius throughout the day and hourly door prizes for kids and adults. For more information call 605-381-3123. The Journey Museum, 222 New York St.

April 27, 7:30 p.m.: "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage." This concert will feature many of the finest compositions written for the popular "Star Trek" franchise, including music from "Star Trek: The Original Series," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and more. This never-before-seen concert is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers and science fiction fans. Admission is $42. To purchase tickets visit gotmine.com or call 394-4111. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.

April 24, 3 p.m.: Axiom Brass Quintet. The Chicago-bred brass group has won top prizes in numerous competitions. It is the only brass quintet in 27 years to win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012). With music ranging from Jazz to Latin to string quartet transcriptions, Axiom Brass is one of the major performing brass ensembles today. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $5 for students and $2 for children 8 and under. For more information, call 341-6425. First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St. 

April 26, 7:30 p.m.: Brassfire. Jens Lindemann, former lead trumpet of the Canadian Brass, will play a spectacular concert with his backup trio. Lindemann has been hailed as one of the most celebrated trumpet soloists in the instrument's history. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for college students and $5 for students. For more information, visit rapidcityconcertassociation.com. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.

CONCERTS

RAPID CITY

April 22: Jaisikka Nada, Firehouse Wine Cellars

April 23: Jesse Wilson, Firehouse Wine Cellars

April 23: Bad Bad Hats, The Garage

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

DEADWOOD

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

SPEARFISH

April 21: Texas Hippie Coalition, Zbar and Nightclub

STURGIS

May 7: Hairball, Knuckle Saloon

SIOUX FALLS

April 21: Loverboy, Badlands Pawn Gold & Jewelry

April 22: Black Tiger Sex Machine/Apashe/Dabin, Icon Music Hall & Event Center

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

May 11: Scott Stapp, The District

May 12: Atreyu, The District 

OUTDOORS

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 605-347-2556.

May 7: Art Extravaganza Walk. Start walk at Tracy Park from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the second Black Hills Volksmarch of the season. For more information, call 605-574-3278.

GALLERY

Until April 27: "Senior Art Show." The Black Hills State University senior art show will run through April 27, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Matthews Art Gallery, 612 Main St., Spearfish.

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.

CHEAP THRILLS

April 22, 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 artists are TaylorMade Anderson, Chris Huisenga, Joe Bucholz, Honker Robinson and Harland Allen. 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.

STAGE

April 22-23, 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.

April 22-23/29-30, 7:30 p.m. and April 24, May 1 2 p.m.: "The 39 Steps." Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment presents the spy story "the 39 Steps," in which a man goes on the run after a spy with a thick accent is killed in his home and a mysterious organization called The 39 Steps goes on his trail. Admission is $15. For more information, call 545-4807. Seraphim Theatre, 2200 N. Maple Ave. (Rushmore Mall next door to Knifeworks).

FAMILY

April 24, 2 p.m.: "Rockin' Rushmore." Award-winning children's writer Jean Patrick presents an event as a run-up for Mount Rushmore's 75th anniversary of completion this summer. Patrick will use a visual and interactive presentation to describe how and why Mount Rushmore was carved. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students and half-off for members. The Journey Museum, 222 New York 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 family-friendly 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.

OTHER

April 25, 6 p.m.: "The Hunting Ground." In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Zonta Club of the Black Hills will present "The Hunting Ground," the acclaimed documentary about campus sexual assault. The film is rated PG-13. Admission is free with good-will donations accepted. For more information, call 721-3708. Elks Theatre, 512 Sixth St.

NEXT WEEK

April 29, 7:30 p.m.: Bob Zany. From "The Tonight Show" to "The Jerry Lewis Teleton," "The Bob & Tom Show" to "The Informant!," Bob Zany has been everywhere in comedy, and he'll perform in Rapid City next week. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 N. Fifth St.

April 29-30, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., May 1, 2 p.m.: Naja Shrine Circus. See the top circus event in the Black Hills. Admission is $16 for the floor and $14 for the balcony, though all prices will go up $2 after April 28. Children under 1 do not need a ticket if they sit on your lap. To purchase tickets call 343-4076. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.

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