December Events at the Matthews

December 1, 2021


The holiday season is in full swing and the Matthews has some great events to help get you in the Christmas spirit!

On Saturday, Santa will be stopping by for his annual visit to the Matthews. We’ll also have free Christmas crafts going on all day in the gallery so make sure to bring your kiddos by!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without our annual Holiday Piano Duets concert featuring the Spearfish Piano Duet Club. For anyone planning on coming, make sure to get here early so that you can get a good seat. Our theater fills up fast!

For those who love cinema (or rather bad cinema), we have a Bad Movie Night fundraiser coming up featuring the cult classic “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” Admission includes all the popcorn you can eat! It’s going to be a great time.

Finally, we will close our December with an incredible holiday jazz concert from Sophia Beatty and her live band. We will have fantastic wine and cabaret seating available. Seats are going fast, so don’t delay in grabbing your tickets.

Keep scrolling to find out more about all these events. Happy Holidays!

The Matthews Staff

Santa and his Craftshop
December 4 | 11 am – 5 pm

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, the Matthews’ gallery will be hosting holiday children’s craft activities.

Santa will also be at the Matthews from 1-4 pm in the Opera House lobby.
This event is free and has a suggested age range of 3 to 14 years. Older children are also welcome

Holiday Piano Duets
Bellman Brown Bag Series
December 8 | 12:00 pm

“Holiday Favorites” is the title of the annual December concert of the Spearfish Piano Duet Club on Wednesday, December 8, 12:00 at the Matthews Opera House. Members of the community and BHSU music students are involved in the performance and rehearsal activities, organized by Dr. Janeen Larsen. The concert is free and open to the public. Seats fill up quickly, so please arrive early.

Bad Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party
Featuring “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”
December 11 | 7:00 pm
$10 General Admission (includes popcorn)

Grab your comfiest PJs and head on down to the Matthews for our Bad Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party! We will be watching the cult classic “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” in our historic theater. Evening festivities will include lots of popcorn, hilarious commentary by our “Mystery Santa Theatre” Elves. Pizza, beverages, and alcohol will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Don’t miss your chance to support a GREAT cause just by watching a BAD movie.

​​​​Jazzy Holiday with Sophia Beatty
December 17 | 7:30 pm
$30 Table Seat
$20 Balcony

Local singer Sophia Beatty is bringing her band and incredible vocals back to the Matthews for this holiday-inspired jazz concert.  Expect to hear some of your favorite Christmas songs, as well as many of the most popular jazz songs made famous by artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and Billie Holiday. Tickets are $30 for a table seat and $20 for balcony.

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