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James “JJ” Janis poses for a portrait in October 2018 at Flutter Productions in Rapid City. Janis is the author of "The Chair Is Not Me," which has 11 of its poems illustrated in a gallery at the Dahl Art Center in Rapid City until Aug. 17.


Rapid City

July 30

Joseph O'Rourke, piano, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Wine Cellars

July 31

Rapid City Municipal Band, 8 p.m., Memorial Park Bandshell

Lindsey Ann, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Aug. 1

Tom & Diane, 1 p.m., Minneluzahan Senior Center

Mitch Kirkpatrick, 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square

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

Night Noon, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Aug. 2

Sophia Beatty, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Wine Cellars

Kim and the Cue Balls, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

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

Josh Marquis, 9 p.m., Paddy O'Neill's

Aug. 3

Sophia Beatty, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Wine Cellars

Alan & Carlene Sack Band, 7:30 p.m., Canyon Lake Activity Center

The River Liffey Boys, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

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

Josh Marquis, 9 p.m., Paddy O'Neill's

Aug. 4

Cambria String Band, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Aug. 5

Cambria String Band, 8 p.m., Firehouse Brewing Co.

Aug. 6

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

Belle Fourche

July 31

Center of the Nation Brass Quintet, 7 p.m., Herrmann Park Bandshell


Aug. 2: Murder by Death, 7 p.m., Custer Beacon, $20-$25

Aug. 6-7: Alex Massa's Fat Trio, 3-6 p.m., Custer Beacon

Aug. 8: New Relm, 7 p.m., Custer Beacon


July 31: July Rooftop Music Series with Sophia Beatty, 2 p.m., Saloon #10

Hill City 

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Billy Lurken, 6 p.m., Firehouse SmokeJumper Station

July 31

Charlie Parr, 8:30 p.m., Miner Brewing Co., $14 in advance, $16 at the door


Aug. 2

Downtown Friday Nights with My Second Rodeo, 6:30 p.m.


See Page XX for rally concert information.


July 30: Angostura Yacht Club Sailboat Races, 6:30 p.m., Angostura Recreation Area, Hot Springs, 484-2492


July 30, Aug. 1: Spirit of the American Cowboy supper and show, 5:30 p.m. supper, 6:15 p.m. show, High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish, $30, 605-642-9378

Aug. 1: Magician Cody Landstrom performance, 11 a.m., Rapid City Public Library downtown

July 30-Aug. 4: "Mamma Mia!" Black Hills Playhouse, Custer State Park. Shows 2 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 4; 7:30 p.m. July 31, Aug. 1-3. $35 adult, $32 senior/military, $26 students, $16 children 

July 31: "The Phantom of the Matthews Opera House," 7:30 p.m., Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. $12 adults, $6 youth under 18

Aug. 3: Second Stage presents "Woodstock Reunion," 7 p.m., Hay Camp Brewery, Rapid City


July 30

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City

July 31

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

Aug. 3

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Way Park, Custer


Aug. 3: First Saturday Brunch. The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center’s August First Saturday Brunch will feature Pam Thompson presenting on The Aladdin Tipple. A tipple is used at a mine to load the extracted product for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. Aladdin was the site of 19th century coal mining and the ore was transported to smelters in Lead and Deadwood. Thompson is a Wyoming historian and the author of the book, “Around Aladdin.” The brunch at 10 a.m. is $5 or free with museum membership. The presentation at 10:30 a.m. is free to all. For more information call 723-1200 or visit www.thetristatemuseum.com

Aug. 5: Movies Under the Stars, "Ralph Breaks the Internet," 5:30 p.m., Main Street Square, Rapid City


July 31: Wild West Wednesdays Roughstock and Barrel Saddle Series, 7 p.m., Hart Ranch. Adults $10, kids younger than 10 admitted free.

July 31-Aug. 4:  Fall River County Fair, Edgemont

Aug. 1: Talking Circle Speaker Series.  6:30 p.m., Mountain View Room, Crazy Horse Memorial. Heather Bruegl will speak on Native History in relation to “The Power of Native Women.” A member of the Oneida tribe, Heather has spoken at universities and other community organizations around the country about intergenerational racism and trauma, awareness of the environment and other issues in the Native American community.

Aug. 2-11: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For a complete schedule of events, go to sturgismotorcyclerally.com/


Until July 30: Emerging Visual Artists. The photography of Taylor Escott is a compilation of black and white images taken at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission in Rapid City. Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City.

Until July 30: Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery. See the Doescher and Najacht family artists showcase four generations of art. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Custer County Courthouse.

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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