2017-03-08 / Community Events

Calendar of Events

Fridays at noon

Journey Museum Turtle Soup

RAPID CITY –– Enjoy good stories, good food and good company on select Friday’s from noon to 1 p.m. Every Turtle Soup features a presentation on historic Black Hills figures and events and includes a featured soup from Angel’s Catering. Turtle Soup is included in regular museum admission or 1/2 off for Museum members. Lunch is served at noon; the presentation begins at 12:15 p.m.

March 10 – “Six Women of Battle River and Hermosa 1877 - 1890” presented by Lilah Pengra

Through March 17

Explore Boundaries Between Art and Science

RAPID CITY –– The Apex Gallery exhibit “Communicate, Innovate, Fabricate,” showcases the artistic side of South Dakota School Mines & Technology students and explores the boundaries between art and science. The exhibition includes original creative expressions like drawings, paintings, fabrications, sculpture and models by students from across campus.

This is the second year for the student exhibition, “Communicate, Innovate, Fabricate.” According to Deborah Mitchell, associate professor of humanities at Mines and the director of the Gallery, this exhibit shows that Mines students excel in creativity as well as engineering. “Art isn’t just about grand statements, rather it can make ideas visible and can help communicate the importance of the work done at Mines,” Mitchell says.

The exhibit is open to the public through March 17 in the Classroom Building on the SD Mines campus.

March 10

Pi Day at Racing MagPie!

RAPID CITY –– Come celebrate Pi Day a "fraction" early at Racing Magpie! We'll be serving all sorts of pies and other refreshments to celebrate the intersection of the arts and community - all in the name of a wonderful ratio!

Racing Magpie will be open late from 5-8pm on Friday, March 10 to showcase its modern Native art gallery and the dozen artists who have studios in the building. Come enjoy our beautiful Native art and the studios of Native and non-Native artists. Find amazing gifts for families and friends!

Art forms represented through the studio artists include traditional Lakota breastplates, books, painting, photography, printmaking, and ledger art.

A local musician from the South Dakota Songwriters will be our musical guest for the evening. We will also feature a relaxed, open musical jam for anyone who wants to sing/strum/drum a few bars.

Award-winning studio artists: Chris Benson, Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile, Black Hills Playhouse, Chelsey Foulk, Lucy Ganje and Scrap Iron Press Letterpress & Book Arts Studio, Rick Gerlach (Yankton Lakota), Stan Hawkins (Oglala Lakota), Anne Horst, Stewart Huntington, Ryan Hunter, Wade Patton (Oglala Lakota), Anna Robinson, Ray Tysdal, Dwayne Wilcox (Oglala Lakota).

March 10

Racing for Adventure at the Dahl!

RAPID CITY –– The Rapid City Arts Council is excited to present Perseverance, a film by local filmmaker Randy Ericksen on Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the John T. Vucurevich Event Center at the Dahl Arts Center. This event is part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival and follows the opening reception for the Dahl Mountain Photo Exhibit.

Perseverance is a film about all the highs and lows of running

866k/538miles across the Pyrenees Mountains. In 2016 Paulette Kirby was one of 266 starters, and one of 81 finishers. Randy Ericksen, Paulette’s husband, is a filmmaker/photographer/podcaster who likes to hang out with adventure racers. At one time he was a really good bike racer.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Paulette and Randy.

This event is free and open to the public, donations accepted.

March 16

Rapid City Community Conversation activities

3/8 at 3:30-5pm — Native American Day Parade Planning Meeting at Regional Health Center - 1st Floor Conference Room

3/9 at 5-7pm — Wasuyapi Team Meeting at Dahl Fine Arts Center - First Interstate Bank Classroom (713 Seventh St.)

3/11 at 10am-Noon — Challenging White Supremacy Course - Session 4 at Western SD Community Action (CAP Office) {Must be pre-registered, visit website for details.}

3/11 at 5-6:30pm — Mitakuye Oyasin Team Meeting at Rapid City Regional Hospital - Rushmore Room (353 Fairmont Boulevard

Other events this week:

3/8 at 10am-12pm (11am- 1pm CST) — No KXL Pipeline Rally & Circuit Court Appeal Hearing at Hughes County Court House)

3/9 at Noon-1pm— Preservation Thursdays: A Diplomat, a Politician, an Evangelist, and a Warrior The Greatest Lakota Leaders at Adams Research and Cultural Center (150 Sherman Street, Deadwood)

3/9 at 6:30-8pm— Rapid City Town Hall Meeting - Meth Changes Everything at Performing Arts Center (601 Columbus Street)

Key events coming soon:

3/16 at 4-7pm — Rapid City Community Conversations — March Conversation at Rapid City Regional Hospital - West Auditorium

3/23-4/20 (Thursdays) at 6- 7:30pm — Lakota History & Culture: Mother Earth at Dahl Fine Arts Center (713 Seventh Street) {Must be pre-registered, visit website for details.}

4/12 at 12-1pm — Healing & Transformation Team Education Lunch & Learn at Rapid City Regional Hospital - West Auditorium {TOPIC: Kinship}

4/29 — SAVE THE DATE — Rapid City Community Conversations - Community Innovation Summit

April 27 – 28

Rosebud’s annual tribal unity gathering to be held

RAPID CITY –– The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Utility Commission has announced that on April 27-28, the Commission will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual Tribal Utility Gathering at the Ramkota Inn & Convention Center, Rapid City. The focus of this year’s Utility Gathering is “Securing the Energy Future for Tribal Homelands.”

The Utility Gathering will cover Tribal Utility Regulation, the Oceti Sakowin Power Project (commercial scale wind farm development), and Alternative Land Appraisal Methods, DOI/BIA Updates, CFR Rightof Ways Rule Changes, Telecommunications Panel Discussion, U.S. Government Accountability Office and more. Lunch and refreshments for both days will be provided.

For registration, agenda and hotel information, contact the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Utility Commission (605) 856- 2727 Email or

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