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Hooray for Friday! Here's Some Ideas for Weekend Fun

by Christy Taylor

Free First Friday
Friday Downtown Sioux Falls

Winter Concert Series: Dakota String Quartet
Friday 12pm @ Old Courthouse Museum
The concert is free, bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert; www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Cookie Decorating Night
Friday @ The Cookie Jar
Call to register you and your friends for a night of decorating fun at 978-0991

2013 South Dakota All-State & Orchestra
Fri & Sat @ Sioux Falls Arena
More than 1,000 of South Dakota's best high school vocal and instrumental musicians will gather in Sioux Falls for the 61st Annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra

Poetry for a Purpose
Friday 7pm @ Dunn Bros. Coffee
Bring one of your own pieces to share or a favorite from another writer. Or, just come to listen and enjoy coffee, conversation and connection. All proceeds will go toward Flying Kites Orphanage in Kenya.

Mogen’s Heroes Celebrate 35 Years
Friday 7pm @ Holiday Inn City Center
This local favorite played its first gig Halloween night of 1978 in downtown Chancellor. Suggested donation of $10 is requested, but other admission offerings will be accepted. Any money past covering expenses will be donated to the Sioux Falls Salvation Army.

Dell Rapids Free Dump Days
Thru Saturday
Accepted items for free are: Tree branches, untreated wood, construction and demolition debris, sheet rock, plaster, concrete, carpet, furniture, mattresses, grass, yard and garden waste and leaves

Sioux Falls Downtown Holidays Fesitval
Kick-Off Weekend
Feature 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.

Halloween Candy Buy Back
Friday 4pm to 7pm @ Family Dentistry, Sioux Falls
Come sell your Halloween candy to Dr. Bolen for $1.00 per pound. All candy donated will be sent to Operation Gratitude and sent with care packages to our deployed military. All children will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a new Nintendo DS. Please call our office for further details 605-339-0219

New Movies:
Ender’s Game (PG13) 70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield.

Free Birds (PG)  Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson provide the voices for two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks  who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Last Vegas (PG13) Three sixty-something friends, played by Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Kline,  head to Las Vegas to throw a bachelor party for their last remaining single pal (Michael Douglas).