With so many events taking place in South Dakota, we understand how it can be overwhelming to remember them all. We’ve decided to highlight our favorite things happening week by week, focusing on unique, fun, and creative events across the state.


November 18-19. Joy Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center, Spearfish. 5 p.m. As part of International Education Week, students from Black Hills State University will partake in serving dishes from all over the world. Not only is this a great way to learn about other people’s cultures, but it’s a great time to step out of your culinary comfort zone. More info: visitspearfish.com.


November 21-24. Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. Join Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, and Anna as they take you through the magical world of Disney. Making stops at Sunnyside Daycare, Arendelle, and many other Disney favorites, these friends will make this night one to remember. Don’t let the ice fool you, this performance will definitely warm your heart. More info: disneyonice.com.


November 21-24. Olde Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. Times vary. Buckle up for a different kind of Christmas tale with Sorry! Wrong Chimney! With sweet David Tuttle trying to get his wife a fur, and sneaky Kris Kreigle breaking and entering, there is no telling what will happen. Did we mention there is a hypnotist involved? More info: oldetownetheatre.org.


November 22-24. University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Times vary.
The students at the University of South Dakota are offering the chance to relive your Disney dreams with The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Esmeralda, Quasimodo, and Archdeacon Frollo will join the rest of the cast to bring the story by Victor Hugo to life. More info: usd.edu.


November 23. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 4 p.m. Looking for something more exciting this holiday season? Look no further than Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a family-friendly holiday show that combines music, dancing, and acrobatics. Not only will this show bring the holidays to life, but it will do so using high-flying tricks and highly-praised talent. More info: gotmine.com.


A Twisted Christmas Carol
November 20th – November 24th
Town Players Theater, Watertown
Times vary.

1 Roof 2 Airs Artists’ Reception
November 21st
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings
5 p.m.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Cowboy Christmas
November 22nd
Pat Duffy Center, Fort Pierre
4 p.m.

Holiday Market
November 23rd
The Barn at Aspen Acres, Spearfish
9 a.m.


Rapid City Rush vs Tulsa Oilers
November 20th & November 22nd – November 23rd
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City
7:05 p.m.

University of South Dakota Coyotes Football vs South Dakota State University Jackrabbits
November 23rd
USD DakotaDome, Vermillion
2 p.m.


1 Million Cups
November 20th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
9 a.m.

LATI Festival of Trees
November 22nd
Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown
5:30 p.m.


Sons of Serendip
November 18th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

American Idiot
November 22nd – November 23rd
Firehouse Brewing Theatre, Rapid City
7:30 p.m.

November 23rd
Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood
8 p.m.

Pictures at an Exhibition
November 23rd
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7:30 p.m.

Kikagaku Moyo
November 23rd
Icon Lounge + Events, Sioux Falls
8 p.m.

An Evening with Leo Kottke
November 23rd
Orpheum Theatre Center, Sioux Falls
8 p.m.

Many Moons
November 23rd – November 24th
Colton Recital Hall, Vermillion
Times vary.

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