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36th Annual Festival of Bands USA
Saturday, Oct. 7 • 10:15 a.m.
Howard Wood Field
2000 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls will strike up the bands from across the region participating in parade and field competition.The Field Competition will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Howard Wood Field, with 25 bands competing to advance to the finals competition that evening at 6:45 p.m.
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Saturday, Oct. 7 • 2 and 7:30 p.m.
301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls
Spend an evening with Sir Winston Churchill in actor Gregery Williams Welsch’s one-man-show at the Washington Pavilion. With elements of “The Crown” and “The Darkest Hour,” audiences will be delighted to hear of his exploits during the Boer War, his constant battles with Britain’s fellow politicians and his special relationship with America and America’s presidents. For more information, or tickets, go to washingtonpavilion.org.
14th Holistic Health & Spirituality Fair
Saturday, Oct. 7 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Denny Sanford Premier Center
1201 N. W. Ave., Sioux Falls
The 14th Annual Sioux Falls Holistic Health & Spirituality Fair vendors include psychic and intuitive readers, holistic and integrative medicine, products and practitioners, crystals, gems, jewelry and gifts, aromatherapy, reiki, energy healing, life coaches, health coaches and four speakers. Tickets cost between $5-25. For more information, or to get tickets, go to https://siouxfallsholisticfair.com.
Saturday, Oct. 7 • 9 p.m.
Icon Event Hall
402 N. Main Ave., Sioux Falls
Wielding a one-of-a-kind, piano-powered roots-pop sound, the Claudettes merge earthy blues and soul with pop hooks and punk spirit, writing an intriguing new chapter in American roots music. With a kicker like that, how can you afford not to see the show? Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of. For more information, or tickets, go to https://collectiveeffortsunion.com/event/claudettes/
Saturday, Oct. 7 • 6-9 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Sioux Falls
The Dinner Detective returns to Sioux Falls. It’s not the Driving Crooner, but it has that vibe about it. The Dinner Detective is an interactive true crime dinner experience set in present day and based on real cold cases. Feast on a fantastic dinner, but just beware... the killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect. For more information, or to get tickets, go to https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/sioux-falls.
POET Bioproducts Institute grand opening
Wednesday, Oct. 11 • 1 p.m.
1414 Research Parkway, Brookings
Celebrate the grand opening of the POET Bioproducts Institute, a 45,000-square foot specialized laboratory facility at South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) Research Park in Brookings. The institute is the product of a partnership between SDSU and South Dakota Mines, made possible by a $5 million gift from POET, as well as $20 million in legislative funding, $2 million from South Dakota Corn, and additional annual funding from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the state.
The 1 p.m. event will be followed by a tour of Dakota BioWorx.