NEA Big Read

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Community Art Project: Book Feathers (The Big Read)

The Matthews Opera House is hosting monthly community art projects in association with The Big Read.  These projects will be held the second Tuesday, January through March, in the Matthews Gallery.   The next community art project will be held 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 8,…

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THEATRE & DANCE: Sossy Mechanics “Trick Boxing”

A Big Read Event Sossy Mechanics is a theater and dance company the combines the energetic and charismatic forces of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016. This is the fourth event in our 2015-16 Subscription…

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“Creativity Informance” presentation by Sossy Mechanics

Photo credit: V. Paul Virtucio The Sossy Mechanics duo, Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, will be presenting a short lecture to the community that introduces concepts of creativity in their work as writers, choreographers, directors, performers, and producers.  They will address the concepts of playing and playfulness…

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KIDS’ 1920s Dance Class

Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan–Sossy Mechanics– will teach everything from the basic vocabulary of Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa and Swing (including West Coast, East Coast and Lindy Hop), to advanced American style technique with emphasis on social enjoyment or performance. The duo…

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ADULT 1920s Dance Class with Sossy Mechanics

Photo credit: V. Paul Virtucio For ages 17 and up.  FREE! Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan–Sossy Mechanics– will teach everything from the basic vocabulary of Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa and Swing (including West Coast, East Coast and Lindy Hop), to advanced American…

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Open DANCE NIGHT (all ages)

The Matthews hosts a swing dance night with dress, dance, and music themed in the 1920s.  All ages are welcome. FREE! A cash bar with pop, water, beer, and wine will be available for our patrons.               The Big Read…

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THEATRE & DANCE: Sossy Mechanics Encore Performance

A Big Read Event Sossy Mechanics is a theater and dance company the combines the energetic and charismatic forces of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016. This is an ENCORE PERFORMANCE from Saturday, Mar. 12.

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Book Discussion of “The Maltese Falcon”

A community book discussion of Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” will take place in The Matthews Fireplace Room, in the opera house.   This novel is The Big Read Spearfish’s community novel we have all been reading since January. All ages are welcome at this FREE event!…

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MOVIE NIGHT: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)

Image courtesy mptvimages.com Admission by donation. Popcorn and cash bar will be available before the show. Do you know that this is the 75th anniversary of the release of “The Maltese Falcon?”  Originally released in 1941, it starred Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, and was directed by…

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SPEAKEASY NIGHT at The Level Wine Bar

The Matthews, in partnership with The Level Wine Bar, is hosting a 1920’s themed speakeasy night, as part of The Big Read Spearfish programming for March.  This event will take place at The Level Wine Bar, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 31.

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