Arts Calendar

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· Artforms, 360 Main St., Hill City - The featured artists for January are Mary Jo Marcy of Custer who makes pottery, scarfs and purses, along with Neoma Mudlin of Hill City who does feature painting and woodcarving. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 574-4894.

· A Walk in the Woods Gallery, 506 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer -- Jim Whartman is the featured artist this week. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday Call 673-6400, or visit www.WalkWoods.com.

· Central Gallery and Ruth Brennan Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City - In the Ruth Brennan Gallery, "Offerings" features the work of husband and wife Mark W. and J. "Sam" McGinnis. It will be on display through Jan. 13. The Emerging Artists Spotlight exhibit feature will showcase the talents of Seth McConnell through Jan. 8 in the Dahl Cyclorama room. Central Gallery has an exhibit featuring the works by adult and child art students which runs through Jan. 28. in the Central Gallery. Dahl Arts Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 394-4101 or go to www.thedahl.org.

· Roma's Ristorante, Spearfish - Featuring the photography of Randall D. Royer through Feb. 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and

4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 722-0715.

· Surroundings Gallery, 21 N. Fourth St., Custer - Janet Carroll of DeSmet is featured this week. Carroll's true joy in the jewelry making process is the creative side. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 673-2278 or 1-888-495-6368 or go to www.surroundingssd.com.


· The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, will be the first two weeks of January for maintenance and cleaning. On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Journey will host a Family Fun Day "For the Birds." Projects will be related to feeding and observing birds. Participants will get a take-home packet. The event is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $3 which includes admission to the museum. Call 394-6923.


· The Pennington County Bar Association is sponsoring the premiere of "The Women Lawyers Club," a new play by local residents Anna Marie and Graham Thatcher. The show will feature Catherine Emberton, Joyce Jefferson and Carol Saunders. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 and 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at Dahl Arts Center. The Friday morning matinee will include coffee and muffins, and the Friday evening event includes admission to a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for artists, Bright Springman and Lynne Thorpe. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Dahl. Call 787-7099.

· Black Hills Community Theatre's 15th Annual Fundraising Dinner Theatre, Don't Dress For Dinner, by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon, will be performed January 19-21, 2007 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Showtime on Friday and Saturday starts at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person. Reservations taken until January 15, 2007. Call 394-1787 for details or go to www.bhct.org.

· Black Hills Community Theatre presents Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" Feb. 2-18. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 25. for season ticket holders, and Jan. 27 for the general public. Call 394-1786.

· The Rapid City Concert Association presents "The Church Basement Ladies" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater. This delightful musical comedy celebrates the women who work so hard in the church kitchen. The show is aimed at all women whose toil and time form one of the pillars of their churches. The cast includes four women, the pastorate of a small country church and the organist/pianist.


· Sugar Free Jazz Trio will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St., Rapid City. Call 394-4101. Tickets are $15 or $10 for members.

n Putnam, Connor, Pospisil & Bristow will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Belle Fourche Community Center. Tickets are $10 through today can be bought by calling 892-3418 or 723-3282; after today, tickets are $15.

· The wind and percussion players of the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra have joined together for a concert of their own at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Rapid City Central High School theater. The concert will feature 40 musicians performing music composed or arranged specifically for wind ensembles. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Students are admitted free. Call 348-4676.

· Black Hills Chamber Music Society presents Musical Colors of the Black Hills featuring local musicians, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, This concert, organized by Elizabeth Benusis, will feature local musicians performing in a variety of chamber music ensembles. Event is at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. Tickets for adults $14, college students and senior citizens $10, high school students $5.

· The Oak Ridge Boys will be in concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Tickets are $35 reserved seating or $50 for Gold Circle Reserved Seating. Call 394-4111.

Nostalgia series

· The Friends of the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announce the 13th Annual Nostalgia Film Series. The annual event features 10 classic films that are shown on consecutive Sunday evenings at Elks Theatre. This year's series, "The Star of Something Big" is comprised of films that were so popular that each of them inspired a sequel. The 2007 series begins on Sunday, Jan. 14. Season tickets are $30 for all 10 films and are available at Bag Ladies, 517 6th St.; Elks Theatre, 512 6th St. and the Devereaux Library on the Mines campus. Call Devereaux Library at 394-1262.

This year's films include:

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· Jan. 14 - "Notorious" starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman;

· Jan. 21 - "Twelve O'clock High," starring Gregory Peck;

· Jan. 28 - "Support Your Local Sheriff," starring James Garner and Walter Brennan;

· Feb. 4 - "Brief

Encounter," with Trevor Howard;

· "Feb. 11 - "Stagecoach," starring John Wayne;

· Feb. 18 - "Funny Girl," starring Barbara Streisand;

· Feb. 25 - "Double Indemnity," starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray;

· March 4 - "East of Eden," starring James Dean;

· March 11 - "To Sir, With Love," starring Sidney Poitier;

· March 18 - "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart.

Family arts day

· Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City, will host Free Family Arts Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, featuring hands-on art activities, gallery tours, and entertainment such as puppet shows, a dancer, singer or storytellers.

Slide show

· Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker present their new slideshow "Mummies & Mosques" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St. The show highlights the couple's three-month bicycle ride through Egypt, Jordan, Greece and Turkey. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.


· Black Hills Community Theatre's Education and

Outreach will hold auditions for the Cherry Street Players

for young people ages 9-17 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday Jan. 8, and Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Arts Resource Center, 1202 E. St. Francis St.,

Rapid City. Call Mikal at 394-2250.

· Auditions for the Children's Theatre Company of South Dakota's original musical production of Campfire Tales will be 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 at Bear Butte Elementary School Gym at Sturgis. Call Chris Lee at 720-4181.

Preservation program

· Linda Maxwell and Louie LaLonde will host Preservation Thursday: "I Remember My Childhood in Deadwood" at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. at the Adams Museum, 54 Sherman St., Deadwood. Guests are invited to join the discussion and share their memories as well. The forum is open to the public, free and wheelchair accessible.

Watercolor workshop

· Richard Dubois will host a weekend watercolor workshop on Jan. 26-27 at the Artspot, 1024 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer. The event will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call Kristi K. Scott at 673-5501 or 440-0079 for information or to register.

Celebration evening

· The Spearfish Foundation for Public Education presents An Evening of Celebration featuring String Tied, David Anthony & Friends beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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