NEA Big Read

photo: Jack Hughes

Big Read KICK-OFF Events – (CLICK)

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center and the City of Spearfish kick-off the Big Read celebration of “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, with six events starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Big Read in Spearfish, SD is presented…

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Community Art Project: Detective Notebooks (BIG READ)

Every second Tuesday during The Big Read (Jan – March), a free community art project will take place in the art gallery.  In January, we are making handmade books to be used as a detective notebook or personal journal.  All materials to create your own detective masterpiece are supplied. All ages…

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LIVE CONCERT: Johnny Boyd – The Cocktail Crooner

This is going to be a fun night at The Matthews. Singer, songwriter, and swing lover, Johnny Boyd takes The Matthews’ stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23.  This is the third event in our 2015-16…

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Community Art Project: Secret Book Boxes (BIG READ)

Join us in making secret book boxes for holding treasured keepsakes.  The Matthews staff will walk you through the process.   Our FEBRUARY community art project will be held Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m. It involves creating your own Secret Books. The Matthews staff…

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Detective Cosplay Game Night (BIG READ)

Cosplay dress-up event that includes detective and mystery-themed games and fashion show.  Awards for the best male and female detective costumes.   Cosplay is a popular social movement where people dress up as characters from movies, books, and video games.  The night will include detective themed board…

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“The Maltese Falcon” Book Discussion (BIG READ)

The community (all ages) is invited to discuss Dashiell Hammett’s novel, “The Maltese Falcon.” This book is our 2016 Big Read Spearfish selection. This event is being held in the art gallery. Refreshments. FREE.             The Big Read is a program of the National…

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CROW PEAK Speakeasy Night (BIG READ)

It’s a 1920s speakeasy special event held for one night only at Crow Peak Brewery, 125 W. Highway 14. Come dressed (if you like) as a 1920s citizen.  You’ll need to know the password to get in.   Get the Word. CLICK HERE to learn more about the event…

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