Emily Petersen-Painter @ Nobles County Art Center
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

This show is a compilation of life experiences of my own and of others expressed through imagery and bod color composition.  I use concentrated color to better express personalities, emotions, and a reality beyond what we can see.  Emily’s show will run January 7th -February 23rd, with the opening reception on Sunday, January 7th 2-4pm.

Empyrean Beer Dinner at Icon @ Icon Lounge & Event Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join one of America’s first craft breweries – Empyrean Brewing out of Lincoln Nebraska. They are teaming up with the chefs from Parker’s Bistro to bring you a divinely inspired four-course dinner with some of Empyrean’s most interesting and rare beers. The beer guys will be there to explain how everything was paired up with the food, and there will be pint glass and t-shirts! Everything will be set in the historic “quarry room” located inside Icon, with exposed pink quartzite walls and a vintage elevated loft bar. It’s gonna be fun!

VIDEO GAMES LIVE @ Mary W. Sommervold Hall in the Washington Pavilion
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

Performance times are
Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM

Performance held at Mary W. Sommervold Hall in the Washington Pavilion
Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.

Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live™ will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this.

Incorporated in 2002, Video Games Live is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 250 shows in 25 countries on 5 continents. Over 11,000 people were present for the debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic and since then over 1 million people have experienced the show live. Video Games Live has released 3 albums worldwide (all of which debuted in the Billboard Top 10) as well as an award winning full length feature DVD/Blu-Ray. In 2010 the show aired nationally on PBS and quickly became one of the top rated PBS Specials of all time. With over 100’s of ticket buyer reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Video Games Live boasts a 4.6 (out of 5) rating. Inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest game concert in the world (over 100,000 in China), Video Games Live continues to break new ground and thrill audiences worldwide with brand new conte

Go Red For Women @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event kicks off the American Heart Association’s celebration of Heart Month in February. At 4:30 enjoy social hour, a silent auction, and more. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm and will feature an inspiring and hilarious keynote address from Amy Dee. Event attendees also will hear from other survivors and experts on ways that they can identify their risk for heart disease and stroke and will also get tips for preventing heart disease through simple lifestyle changes. Tickets and event information are available online at www.heart.org/SiouxFallsGoRed or by calling Jamie Andersen at 605-359-3208.

Harry Potter Book Night ― for adults @ Siouxland Libraries Ronning Branch
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spend your evening with fantastic beasts during international Harry Potter Night. Join fellow Potterheads for challenges to be completed with your Hogwarts house, crafts, trivia and more. Registration required;

NASA @ My Library: Explore the Moon and Mars @ Siouxland Libraries Caille Branch
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We’ll use Google Earth, green screens and do a crater experiment at this STEM program. Grades K-5.

Fifth Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Feb 8 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for a morning of fellowship, inspiration and empowerment at the fifth annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast benefiting Dress for Success Sioux Falls!What does empowerment truly mean? Hear powerful messages from International author, Psychologist and Founder of Women’s Impact and FLAW Club, Cris Linnares, along with local women about what empowerment has meant in their lives.

Bring a friend, co-worker or the influential woman in your life and prepare to be empowered at this fun, unique, and much anticipated event supporting the mission of Dress for Success Sioux Falls and EmBe: Empowering women to reach their full potential.

Tickets available on the link above!
Table of 8 – $250
Table of 4 – $125
Individual Ticket – $35
*Includes breakfast and program. We encourage you to buy tickets in groups if you wish to be seated together!

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program @ carroll institute
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

Strengthening Families is a 7 week program for families with students ages 10-14. The program centers on strengthening communication and family bonds. Students also work on how to deal with peer pressure and adults learn to set limits with their children, while still showing love. The program is running February 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 8, 15, & 22. The program starts at 5:30 pm with a meal. The total cost for all 7 weeks is $35. We come and eat together as families (meal included with program cost). The youth and adults separate from 6:00-7:00 and work on separate areas more specific to them and then come back together as families from 7:00-8:00 to learn more about each other and have fun together! If you are interested in this rewarding program contact Barb DeVos at Carroll Institute! She can be reached at (605)336-2556 or bdevos@carrollinstitute.org

Dennis Werner in Concert @ Nobles County Art Center
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Minnesota Folk Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer!  This concert is sponsored by the Nobles County Library in partnership with the Nobles County Art Center and is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Luverne Music Boosters Family Carnival @ Luverne MN Highschool gym
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Family friendly band carnival with unlimited traditional carnival games. Do not miss this very reasonably priced carnival with your family mos things are only 25 cents! Its a great night for all!