May 15, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: "Once Upon a Time" and "Make Mine a Musical." Dance Elite will present a classical ballet, "Once Upon a Time," at 2:30 p.m. and "Make Mine a Musical," a variety show tribute to the stage and screen's greatest musicals at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both events range from $24.50 to $30.50. For more information, call 394-4115 or visit gotmine.com. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.
May 13, 5 p.m.: "The Road Ahead." See a traveling collaborative show presenting work from artists with disabilities. The show features work from 16 artists from around the United States. There will be an artist meet and greet, wine, beer, appetizers, and live music from James Van Nuys. Admission is free. For more information, call 791-3578. Suzie Cappa Arts Center, 722 St. Joseph St.
May 13, 7:30 pm., May 14, 6 p.m.: Idea Wild. Find out what's happening on the front lines of conservation and bid on exotic items from around the world to support Idea Wild's biodiversity conservation efforts. Friday night will see a slideshow presentation of the conservation efforts, followed by Saturday night's auction with Guatemalan handmade quilts, Peruvian knives and more. Friday's event is free. Saturday's event is $10. For more information, call 970-420-5084. The Journey Museum, 222 New York St.
May 14, 2 p.m. and 77 p.m.: "Ever After" and "Feel the Magic." Hundreds of dancers will take the stage this weekend for Prima School of Dancing's 2016 recital at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Fine Arts Theatre. "Ever After" will feature Prima's ballet students at 2 p.m., while "Feel the Magic" will showcase non-ballet classes at 7 p.m. "Ever After" will bring classic tales of Snow White, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty to life while "Feel the Magic" will feature performances from the many ways Disney entertains audiences of all ages. Tickets range from $16 to $23 for both shows. For more information, go to gotmine.com. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mount Rushmore Road.
May 13: Gordy Pratt, The Dahl
May 13: Trap Kit, Firehouse Wine Cellars
May 19: The Cadillac Three, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
May 19: Florida Georgia Line, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
May 20: John Craigie, The Seed Theater
May 20-21: Lang Termes, Firehouse Wine Cellar
May 22: The Posies, Pop-Up Show (location to be revealed)
May 23: Arjun & Aparna Ayyangar, Rapid City Public Library
May 25: John Mark Nelson, The Garage
May 27: Jami Lynn, Firehouse Wine Cellars
May 28: Emily Lloyd, Firehouse Wine Cellars
June 2: David Cook, Deadwood Mountain Grand
June 14: The Avett Brothers, Deadwood Mountain Grand
June 24: Clint Black, Deadwood Mountain Grand
June 25: Gordon Lightfoot, Deadwood Mountain Grand
May 14: Jack Daniels, Lucky's 13 Pub
May 21: Rebel VanLoh, Lucky's 13 Pub
May 12: Atreyu, The District
May 14: Montgomery Gentry, Sanford Pentagon
May 17: Sevendust, The District
May 19: April Wine, Badlands Pawn Gold and Jewelry
May 20: The Black Dahlia Murder, The District
May 21, 7 p.m.: Moon Walk: Healthy Forests Need Healthy Fire. The walk is located in the southern Black Hills at the north end of the Jasper Fire Area. US Forest Service prescribed fire personnel will walk participants through the Lemming prescribed burn area while discussing the ecological need and benefits of fire in a ponderosa pine ecosystem. For more information, call 605-343-1567 or visit fs.usda.gov/blackhills.
May 21: Ardmore Walk. The Black Hills Volkssport Association will host this walk with registration from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ardmore Fire Hall. For more information, call 307-290-2349.
May 21: Angostura Shoreline Trail Walk. The Black Hills Volkssport Association will host this walk with registration from 8 a.m. to noon at Breakers Beach Parking Lot. For more information, call 605-381-5176.
Until May 28: "Best of the West." The annual juried high school art show returns to the Dahl Arts Center, with a public reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. 56 pieces have been selected from hundreds of works by local high school students, ranging from paintings to sculptures to ceramics and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 394-4101. The Dahl, 713 Seventh St.
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 3-D artwork. The reception is free and open to the public. The Journey Museum, 222 New York St.
May 13, 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 Mark Mowry with Clay Gibbs opening. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. 713 Seventh St. Visitors are asked to use the Kansas City Street entrance.
May 13-14, 7 p.m., May 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.
May 21, noon to 3 p.m.: Fruhlingfest. Main Street Square will host the third annual Fruhlingfest on May 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Those over 21 can purchase a ticket for unlimited beer samples for $25, complete with a free souvenir pilsner glass. In addition, those who purchase an unlimited tasting ticket in advance will receive a free pretzel necklace, and Main Street Square will give away two free tasting tickets to Bierborse for those who enter into a drawing. For more information, call 716-7979. To purchase tickets, go to mainstreetsquarerc.com.
May 21: Bird Blitz. Bird Blitz offers activities for all interests, skills and ages. Scheduled events include mist netting and banding in the picnic area from 7 a.m. to noon, bird walks at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and a live raptor demonstration from noon to 4:30 p.m. Families who want to make their own bird box can join in the building on the visitor center front lawn from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 605-745-4600 or visit nps.gov/wica. Wind Cave National Park.