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Local short film to show at Main Street Square

RAPID CITY — “Undiscovered Winter,” a short film produced by Rapid City resident Stuart Fromm, will be featured at dusk, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Main Street Square.

The film is part of an all-day event featuring winter activities in the Black Hills. “Undiscovered Country” won a 2012 Seven Summits Award in the Short Film Competition at the 2012 Mountain Film Awards.

The events will include shinny from 10 a.m. to noon and from 10 p.m. to midnight, and ice skating from noon to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Rushmore Curling Club will present a curling demonstration at 1 p.m.

Sledding will begin at 1 p.m. Snow will be brought in to create a small sledding hill. Event participants should bring their own sleds. A snow scavenger hunt for kids will begin at 2 p.m.

Local foods and beverages, including braised pheasant, buffalo sausage, fry bread with South Dakota honey, and local beer and wine, will be available. Winter sports stores will have booths, featuring snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding.

For more information, go to www.mainstreetsquarerc.com or call 716-7979. Free parking is available in the parking garage next to the square on weekends and holidays and after 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Professor to discuss

history of blues music

DEADWOOD — Musician and Black Hills State University professor Paul Kopco will discuss the history of the blues at noon Thursday, March 8, at the Home-stake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St.

The event is part of a series of programs highlighting American roots music, leading up to the August opening of the South Dakota Humanities Council and Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Shared Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.”

The presentation will feature a live performance by Kopco, who will demonstrate different styles of blues music.

He also will show historical photos and videos of legendary blues musicians. Participants may bring their lunch.

Kopco was a professional musician in Florida, New York City, Virginia and Delaware before moving to the Black Hills in 1994.

Artist to talk about

basketry exhibit

RAPID CITY — Exhibiting artist Julie Moore Peterson will speak about her “Dysfunctional Basketry” exhibit at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St.

Peterson creates basket forms using traditional and nontraditional materials and techniques.

The presentation is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Comedy on tap at the Firehouse this weekend

RAPID CITY — Comedian James Johann and “Big” Dale Hilton will appear at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, March 3, at the Firehouse Brewing Theatre, 610 Main St.

The show contains adult content.  Tickets cost $10 and are available at www.firehouse

‘Vagina Monologues’ performances scheduled

RAPID CITY — “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St.

Proceeds will benefit Working Against Violence Inc.

Tickets cost $20 and are available at www.thedahl.org.  For more information, call Deb Lux at 939-1860 or Crissy Ludens at 786-4369.

Dickinson choral

ensembles to perform

SPEARFISH — The Dickinson State University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Spearfish United Methodist Church.

The concert is part of the DSU Music Department’s annual ensemble tour. The ensembles are under the direction of Bruce Southard, director of choral and vocal activities at DSU.

Acoustic music concert scheduled at the Dahl

RAPID CITY — The annual March Unplugged Music Performance Showcase will be from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St.

Local acoustic and bluegrass musicians will play to raise money for the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival.

Tickets cost $10 for a single show or $15 for both shows. Kids younger than age 12 are admitted free.

Black Hills Bluegrass Association members receive a $3 discount.

The schedule:

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

y 7:30 p.m. – Avalon Roads

y 8:05 p.m. — Bald Mountain Rounders Bluegrass Band

y 8:50 p.m. — Six Mile Road

y 9:25 p.m. — Fancy Creek Jumpers

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

y 2 p.m. — The Coull Band

y 2:35 p.m. — Bald Mountain Rounders Bluegrass Band

y 3:10 p.m. — Keith Burden

y 3:45 p.m. — Black Hills Bluegrass Band

y 4:20 p.m. — The Potter Family

y 4:55 p.m. — Foggy Bottom Cowboys

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y 5:30 p.m. — Don Sachs and friends

y 5:50 p.m. — Cambria String Band

y 6:25 p.m. — Bottom Line

y 7 p.m. — Ken & Cory Tomovick

y 7:25 p.m. — Rockerville Bluegrass Band

USD Chamber Singers to appear in Rapid City

RAPID CITY — The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1012 Soo San Drive.

Conducted by David Holdhusen, the concert is part of the group’s annual spring tour. The musical program, “Make a Joyful Noise,” includes classical and contemporary musical selections. Some of the songs featured in the program are Josquin’s “Ave Maria,” Mendelssohn’s “Heilig” and William Albright’s “Chichester Mass.”

Also featured are spiritual and cultural music from around the world, including a Hebrew folk song and selections from India, Russia and Africa.

While in the Rapid City area, the choir will also present concerts at area high schools.

For more information, contact Holdhusen at 677-5721 or David.Holdhusen@usd.edu.

Nostalgia Night series

to show ‘Wait Until Dark’

RAPID CITY — The Nostalgia Night classic film series will feature “Wait Until Dark” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Elks Theatre, 512 Sixth St.

Admission is by series ticket. Single-film admission may be available on a space-available basis on the day of the show.

BHCT auditions set

for Monday, Tuesday

RAPID CITY — Black Hills Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical comedy “The Kids Left, The Dog Died, Now What?” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, at the Arts Resource Center, 1202 E. St. Francis St.

Descriptions of the roles are available at www.bhct.org. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Copies are available for a $10 refundable fee.

Directed by Heather Pickering, the show will be performed May 4-20. For more information, call 394-1787 or go to the website.

Library to host artist

talk on New York art

RAPID CITY — Artist Timothy Vogl of Rapid City will present “Artists of the New York School” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St.

The presentation will examine the works of Gorky and de Koonig and explore their work methods, inspirations and the events that affected their lives.

Vogl’s work has been shown across the country and is included in private and public collections around the United States. He is an adjunct instructor in the humanities department at He Sapa Center at Oglala Lakota College in Rapid City.

— Journal staff

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