As a part of the Big Read Spearfish, The Matthews, in partnership with Crow Peak Brewing Company, is hosting a 1920s-themed speakeasy night.

Feb. 26, Free (with password)

This event will take place at Crow Peak Brewery, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. It is free and open to the public. Patrons only need the secret password to gain admission.  Crow Peak Brewing Company is located at 125 W. Highway 14, Spearfish, SD.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Matthews Opera House for a night of fundraising and promotion for the Big Read,” comments Josh Fritz of Crow Peak Brewing. Crow Peak Brewing will be donating a percentage of the proceeds during the event to the Matthews Opera House for community arts outreach.

“We are happy to be working with Crow Peak Brewing on this fun event. It is great when local businesses support and get involved with the arts,” says Ava Sauter, community outreach manager for The Matthews.

crow-peak-flavor-webBeer of the Month – the Malty Falcon Ale

During the month of February, Crow Peak is pouring MALTY FALCON ALE as the featured beer in honor of The Big Read.  Speakeasy patrons are encouraged to buy the featured beer to support The Matthews.

Guys-Suit Up | Gals-Dress to Kill

Patrons can win prizes for the best costumes.  Come in 1920s attire or in detective costumes.  Since the Big Read Spearfish is all about “The Maltese Falcon,” dressing up as private eyes or detectives will be part of the evening.

Live Music

The Darning Hearts, a duo out of Rapid City, will be performing their unique mix of Appalachian and 1920s and 30s swing music during the event. Period appropriate attire is encouraged and awards will be given for best costumes.

Get the Password

Find the password on event posters throughout Spearfish, at matthewsopera.com/password, or call 605.642.7973 and ask for the Crow Peak password.



TBR-Logo-PartnersThe Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 


Sponsored by…

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring art shows, plays, concerts, and other live entertainment acts to The Matthews.  We couldn’t do it without you.  

KEVN Black Hills Fox, Modern Woodmen, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, Clark Printing, City of Spearfish, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family — CLICK HERE to visit these sponsors’ business websites.

Would your business like to become a sponsor?  CLICK HERE to learn more.