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Catholic Social Services will honor the Crazy Horse Memorial with the Msgr. William O’Connell Founder’s Award at its 2019 Annual Meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

The Most Rev. Robert Carlson, Archbishop of The Archdiocese of St. Louis will be the keynote speaker. Most Rev. Paul Swain, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, will also participate. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. All seats are reserved.

Tickets are available at 605-348-6086, by mail at 529 Kansas City St., Rapid City, S.D., 57701, or via email at css@cssrapidcity.com. Order online and save $5 per ticket at www.cssrapidcity.com.


Rapid City

Aug. 6

Karaoke contest, 7 p.m., Black Hills Contraband

Vintage Blue, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Alex Massa's Fat Trio, 9 p.m., 445 Martini Lounge

Aug. 7

Vintage Blue, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Aug. 8

Notably Sound, 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square

Summer Nights with Crash Wagon, 6-9 p.m., Seventh & St. Joe

Lonely Rangers, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Camp Comfort featuring The Hawkeyes, 9 p.m., 445 Martini Lounge

Aug. 9

Young Johnson, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Wine Cellars

Lonely Rangers, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Orion and Stacey Potter, 9 p.m., Tinder Box

Benny Bassett, 9 p.m., Paddy O'Neill's

Camp Comfort featuring Funk Nasty, 9 p.m., 445 Martini Lounge

Aug. 10

Young Johnson, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Wine Cellars

Easy Sounds Band, 7:30 p.m., Canyon Lake Activity Center

Lang Termes, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Orion and Stacey Potter, 9 p.m., Tinder Box

Benny Bassett, 9 p.m., Paddy O'Neill's

Camp Comfort featuring Funk Nasty, 9 p.m., 445 Martini Lounge

Aug. 11

Society of Broken Souls, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Hill City 

Aug. 9: Lang Termes, 5-8 p.m., Firehouse SmokeJumper Station

Aug. 10: Hauser-Coop, 5-8 p.m., Firehouse SmokeJumper Station


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Aug. 6-9: Wilt Brothers Band, 8 p.m., The Gaslight

Devils Tower National Monument

Aug. 9-10: Chance Ensemble, 8 p.m., Devils Tower National Monument 


Aug. 9: Downtown Friday Nights with Britnee Kellogg, 6:30 p.m.


Aug. 5-9: Stories of the Lakota People. Black Hills Community Theatre summer camps. One week camp, with performance at the end of the week. Two camps, one for ages 6-10 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and one for ages 11-14 from 1-4:30 p.m. Cost: $106.50. For more information email education@bhct.org.

Aug. 5-9: Brulé. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. daily. Crazy Horse Memorial. Cost: Free with admission. Admission to the memorial is $7 per person walking, bicycling or riding a motorcycle; $12 per person in a vehicle or $30 per vehicle with more than two people. 

Aug. 6-11: "Mamma Mia!" Black Hills Playhouse, Custer State Park. Shows 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10; 2 p.m. Aug. 6-7 and 11. $35 adult, $32 senior/military, $26 students, $16 children 


Aug. 7:  Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Market Park, 145 E. Omaha, Rapid City

Aug. 10

Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Market Park, 145 E. Omaha, Rapid City

Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Brady Park, Spearfish


Aug. 11: [Love]² Bridal Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Main Street Square in Rapid City. Cost: Free, with donations of personal hygiene items for women and children. 

Aug. 12: Movies Under the Stars, "LEGO Movie 2," 5:30 p.m., Main Street Square, Rapid City


Aug. 6-11: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For detailed schedule, see Pages 19-20 & 22.

Aug. 6: National Root Beer Float Day. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Mammoth site, Hot Springs.

Aug. 8-11: Custer County Fair, Hermosa. See Page 10 for details.

Aug. 9: "Kitchen Chemistry." 10 a.m. to noon. A class for kids in fourth through sixth grade to introduce some basic chemistry concepts using household items. It will include experiments demonstrating the sensory difference between natural and artificially produced scents and flavors; producing endothermic reactions in eggs and reproducing stomach acidity with basic household acids, such as lemon juice and vinegar. Admission is $3 per student, or free with museum membership. Pre-registration is required. Call 605-723-1200 to pre-register. The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center, 415 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche.

Aug. 10: Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center 10th anniversary celebration. 5 p.m., Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center, Fort Pierre.

Aug. 12-16: A Week of Morning Intensives. Black Hills Community Theatre summer camp. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. For ages 6-14. Cost $53.25 each. For more information email education@bhct.org.


Aug. 15-28: Smokey Bear Art Show. Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday is on Aug. 9. The National Grasslands Visitor Center in Wall is hosting an art show showcasing artist Rudolph Wendelin's images of Smokey Bear from Aug. 15-28. The historic paintings display Smokey Bear as the U.S. Forest Service’s “spokesbear.” Wendelin drew the image of Smokey Bear hundreds of times from 1946 until he retired in 1973. The artist gave Smokey the look known today, with hands rather than paws, jeans, a shovel and the emblematic ranger hat. The art show “honors the appeal and power of Smokey’s message for humans to take care with fire in the wild.” The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Until Aug. 17: South Dakota Governor's Eighth Biennial Art Exhibition. A juried exhibition for artists who live and work in South Dakota. The travelling biennial exhibition and its catalog serve as historical records, documenting the work of the state’s most important and innovative contemporary artists.​ Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City.

Until Aug. 17: "The Chair is Not Me, Poems." Eleven of local author James "JJ" Janis' poems are illustrated with mixed media pieces by 10 artists of different abilities and cultures. Janis, who grew up between Rapid City and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, was born with cerebral palsy. His book, "The Chair is Not Me," published last year. The art collection seeks to advocate for individuals with diverse abilities. Lobby Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St.​, Rapid City.

Until Aug. 17: "Dividing Lines." An exhibition of paintings and ink transfer drawings that explore the landscape of the Northern High Plains. Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery, the Dahl, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City. 

Until Sept. 21: "Putting Down Roots." Spearfish artist Becky Grismer debuts her first solo exhibition at the Dahl Arts Center. "Putting Down Roots" explores similar narratives of growth between trees and people. Admission is free. The Dahl, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City. 

Until Oct. 1: The art of Dustin Twiss and Brendon Albers. Twiss is a self‐taught artist who draws inspiration from the landscapes of South Dakota. Albers carves sculptures, inspired by Lakota cultural traditions and oral history, using hand tools and alabaster from the Black Hills. The exhibit is at Sioux Indian Museum Contemporary Gallery at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, 222 New York St., Rapid City

Until Oct. 13: Railroad Ledger Art. Students from South Dakota schools in grades 4-8 and 9-12, including schools in Rapid City, Belle Fourche and Spearfish, submitted artwork that is on display. Twenty projects in each category were selected for the exhibit, which will be on display until Oct. 13. All of the artwork is for sale at the gallery. South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through June 2, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 3 to Oct. 13, with some exceptions.

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