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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS

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South Dakota Governor’s 10th Biennial Art Exhibition

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City

This juried exhibition is the premier showcase for artists currently living and working in South Dakota, celebrating the tremendous quality and their unique diversity of artistic creativity. The traveling biennial exhibition and its catalog serve as historical records, documenting the work of the state’s most important and innovative contemporary artists. Closing Reception | March 29, [...]

I Believe: Art & Incarceration Exhibition

First Dakota Coyote Gallery 12 E. Main, Vermillion

I Believe was a series of movement and visual art workshops for Sioux Falls inmates in 2023. The project was organized by Suzanne Costello, Artistic Co-Director of the Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre Company, Dance Assistant Sophia Diehl, and visual artist Ariadne Albright, instructor of Arts in Health at USD and owner of Creative Care. [...]

Free

National Geographic’s Unparalleled Image Collection

Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls

WOMEN: A Century of Change National Geographic’s Unparalleled Image Collection February 16, 2024-June 30, 2024 Visual Arts Center | Everist Gallery Join us as we celebrate trailblazing women who have made it possible to say definitively that the future is female! “WOMEN: A Century of Change” boasts more than 100 images drawn from the National [...]

30 Under 30 

The Center for Western Studies 2121 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls

The Center for Western Studies invites you to the Elmen, Madsen, and Nelson Galleries to view our current art exhibition, “30 Under 30,” a show featuring nearly 30 original works from eight regional artists under the age of 30.  The Northern Plains region is home to many fantastic fine artists, many of whom have been [...]

National Geographic’s Unparalleled Image Collection

Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls

WOMEN: A Century of Change National Geographic’s Unparalleled Image Collection February 16, 2024-June 30, 2024 Visual Arts Center | Everist Gallery Join us as we celebrate trailblazing women who have made it possible to say definitively that the future is female! “WOMEN: A Century of Change” boasts more than 100 images drawn from the National [...]

Event Series Clue: On Stage

Clue: On Stage

Pierre Players Community Theatre 109 S Pierre St, Pierre

February 23-25*, 2024 (Fri, Sat, Sun*) February 29-March 3, 2024 (Thu, Fri, Sat) Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD Doors Open at 7 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m. *Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m. Tickets On Sale: February 12, 2024 Advance tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students Or $25 per person at the door Pierre [...]

Event Series Visual Voyages

Visual Voyages

Grove Hall Ritz Gallery, School of Design, South Dakota State University 101 Grove Hall, South Dakota State University School of Design, Brookings

A South Dakota State University BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Katelyn Engel, Jake Heunisch, Nicole Strande, and Shane Waikel. The Exhibit is open February 12-23, 2024 at Grove Hall, Ritz Gallery M-F 8am-5pm. A reception will be held on February 21, 2024 from 4pm-6pm.

Free

Play Dates

Play Dates is a free experience designed for children ages 0-36 months and their grown-ups to connect, discover, play and explore with hands-on experiences.

Event Series Heated: Art to Keep You Warm

Heated: Art to Keep You Warm

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

As cooler weather prevails outside, the South Dakota Art Museum has gathered a selection of works from the collections to keep you warm! We hope the art in Heated warms your body and transports your mind through bright colors, vibrating patterns, balmy landscapes and more. Friends, throughout the South Dakota winter, we invite you to [...]

Free

Playful Preschoolers

Playful Preschoolers classes offer an opportunity to connect with new friends, explore new interests, and build new skills. Classes are hands-on and child-led. Play along!

$22

After School Maker Studio

Need after-school care? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children age 5 and up.

$7

Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood

No one threw a better party than Calamity Jane.  Join us for musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam, Cody Landstrom, Boyd Bristow, and Mike Connor; Sarah Carlson as the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, and Deadwood Alive’s Andy Mosher as Marshal Con Stapleton; heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing; cash bar and auctions.  [...]

Event Series Deathtrap

Deathtrap

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 121 South Main Street, Worthing

In Ira Levin's classic comedic thriller, Deathtrap, a washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he'd be willing to kill for. Sidney Bruhl hasn't written a hit play for 18 years when he receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that's a guaranteed success. His wife, [...]

$55

Deathtrap

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre 121 South Main Street, Worthing

In Ira Levin’s classic comedic thriller, Deathtrap, a washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he’d be willing to kill for. Sidney Bruhl hasn’t written a hit play for 18 years when he receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, that’s a guaranteed success. His wife, [...]

$55

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH ‘THE CHANGE’

Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Center 315 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH ‘THE CHANGE’ FEBRUARY 23, 2024 | 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | 2 & 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 25, 2024 | 2 P.M. All aboard, sisters! The hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical® is finally here! Five years after their chance encounter in a department store, we set [...]

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USD Symphony Orchestra Concert

Campus Wide Fine Arts

Event Contact: Dr. David HoldhusenContact Email: David.Holdhusen@usd.eduContact Phone: 605 658 3466Event URL: https://www.usd.edu/livemusicEvent Locator: 2023-ABZGVZThe USD Department of Music invites you to this evening's concert, in Aalfs Auditorium, Slagle Hall, and livestreamed via the link available elsewhere on this post.  This event is open to the public at no charge.

Event Series The Escape Thingy

The Escape Thingy

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center SDSU 1601 University Blvd., Brookings

By Deb Heitt Fishback Studio Theatre February 22-24, 7:30 p.m. February 25, 2 p.m. The Escape Thingy was one of our featured plays during last year's Festival of New Plays. We are excited to bring playwright Deb Hiett back to campus for this fully-staged production! Two very different couple meet in an "Escape Room" game [...]

Event Series Spiderwoman Theater: Misdemeanor Dreams

Spiderwoman Theater: Misdemeanor Dreams

Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts Vermillion +1 more

Misdemeanor Dream is a celebration of Indigenous storytelling, bringing together a multigenerational ensemble of performers, installation artists and knowledge keepers from Native and First Nations communities across the U.S. and Canada. The production is woven with the stories and original languages of the ensemble -- personal and community stories that are both contemporary and from [...]

$15

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center SDSU 1601 University Blvd., Brookings

As an acclaimed trombonist, composer, and producer, Delfeayo Marsalis has also dedicated his prolific career to music theatre and education. Along with the Marsalis family of musicians, including his father, Ellis, the artist was destined to a life in music. Marsalis has toured internationally with jazz legends such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, [...]

Event Series MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH ‘THE CHANGE’

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH ‘THE CHANGE’

Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Center 315 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH ‘THE CHANGE’ FEBRUARY 23, 2024 | 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | 2 & 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 25, 2024 | 2 P.M. All aboard, sisters! The hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical® is finally here! Five years after their chance encounter in a department store, we set [...]

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