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Fun Stuff Not to Miss this Weekend!

by Christy Taylor

Winter Concert Series: The Teels, Contemporary Blue Grass Band
Friday 12pm @ Old Courthouse Museum
The concert is free, bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert; www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Stampede Hockey vs Lincoln Stars
Friday 7:05pm @ Sioux Falls Arena

Skyforce Basketball vs Tulsa 66ers
Friday 7pm @ Sanford Pentagon

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Holiday Collage
Fri, Sat & Sun @ Washington Pavilion

Children’s Home Society Benefits
Friday 6:30-8pm @ Nyberg’s Ace, 41st & Minnesota
Saturday 7-9pm @ Barns & Noble
Author Tom Roberts will sign copies of his books and new CD. Find more info at  www.chssd.org/books

The Hobbit Opening Night Celebration
Friday 6-9pm@ Century Sioux Falls Stadium 14
A costume contest, trivia, games, and activities. Get in on the fun for a chance at a fantastic selection of prizes and giveaways. For tickets and showtimes to see the movie, visit www.cinemark.com. For information, call the Prairie West Branch Library at 978-6899 or visit www.siouxlandlib.org.

Twilight Flights
Fri & Sat 5pm @ Strawbale Winery
Take a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Begins with hor'douvres and wine tasting, followed by a helicopter flight from the winery to downtown Sioux Falls to view the lights of the city and the Falls Park Winter Wonderland. Ends by returning to the winery for desserts and dessert wines. Cost is $220 for two, and $255 for three

Sea & Sky Saturday
Saturday 10am @ Sertoma Butterfly House

17th Annual Living Nativity
Fri & Sat 6;30-9pm @ Southern Hills United Methodist Church
Experience live animals, the Christmas Story and the wonder of Jesus' birth in a stable recreated in story. A collection of non-perishable food items to donate will be received, donate if you can.

Christmas at the Western Mall
Nightly from 5:30pm to 9:30pm @ Western Mall
An all-new 2013 light show is on display in the center court of the mall. Free-will donations for Make-A-Wish are welcome

Winter Wonderland
All Season Long @ Falls Park

Sioux Falls Downtown Holiday Festival
Saturday, Downtown Sioux Falls
horse and wagon rides, visits by Santa Claus at Shriver’s Square and music performances. For information and schedule of events, call 338-4009 or visit www.dtsf.com.

Christmas on the Farm
Fri, Sat & Sun @ Riverview Christmas Tree Farm, Canton
Features free wagon rides, cider and treats, shaking and netting of tree. Nativity stable. Call 987-5171.

Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera
Fri, Sat, & Sun @ Olde Towne Dinner Theatre
For tickets, call 605-372-4653 or email tickets@oldetownetheatre.org. Box office open 3-6 p.m.

Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys Annual Holiday Party & Calendar Show
Saturday 6-8pm @ Zanbroz
Prints of each month of the 2014 Calendar will be on display along with appetizers, drinks, and great prize giveaways. Bring the whole family out for fun and to finish some holiday shopping with some SERAB merchandise.

New Movie Releases:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  (PG13)
The second of three films in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit tale,  this one follows Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and  his group of dwarfs as they try to retrieve a stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas- (PG13)
Perry’s dressing up as the famed Madea once again. What else do you need to know?

American Hustle (R)
David O. Russell’s follow-up to last year’s Silver Linings Playbook stars a who’s-who of A-listers, all with bad 70s hair and clothing. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner make up the cast.

Saving Mr. Banks  (PG13)
Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in this film about the troubled making of the classic Mary Poppins.