Things to do: Bingo and beer, the Cold anniversary tour and a Sunday Funday bike ride
There is lot going on over the next week in Sioux Falls, from author readings to community events.
SIOUX FALLS — Good day, Sioux Falls residents! The week ahead is chock-full of good causes and good food, even more than usual in the greatest city in South Dakota. Readers from Aberdeen are encouraged to remember that so long as North Dakota exists, things could always be worse.
Cold anniversary tour at Icon
Rock band Cold is performing at the Icon Lounge on Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst discovered Cold back in 1997. They are perhaps best known for their gold records 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage and Year of the Spider. The latter’s 20th anniversary tour brings Cold through our humble city, in addition to rock bands Awake for Days and Sygnal to Noise. Tickets are $25.
Those above drinking age looking to unwind after such a long week are welcome to watch Marshall Star perform at Grand Falls Casino & Resort Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Consider heading down to the Icon Lounge on the 21st at 8 p.m. for some drinks and a performance from alternative rock band Spill Canvas.
Those looking for a more extreme environment can visit Club David on the 25th at 7:00pm to see extreme metal band Allegaeon.
Should you visit any of these fine establishments, you can tell the staff that ‘Ian sent me’. They won’t know who you’re talking about, but you can.
Bingo and Beer
Is there anything better than bingo? The answer is yes, there are many things that are better than bingo, but one of those things is bingo with beer. The Severance Brewing Company will be hosting a beer and bingo fundraiser on Friday at 7 p.m. Stop by 701 N. Phillips Ave. for some good old-fashioned bingo action aimed at a good cause. One dollar of every pint sold will be donated to Sioux Empire Mental Health Support.
Rescue Dogs Meet-and-Greet
Happy National Rescue Dog Day! There will be a meet-and-greet at the Federal Plaza, 325 S. 1st Ave., on Saturday, May 20. Five different animal rescue organizations are joining forces to bring together a great many good boys and girls and find good homes for them. Come to pet the dogs, stay to find out more about the adoption process.
Sports Card Show
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is opening its doors for a sports card show on Saturday at 9 a.m. Come to peruse the sports legends of history and/or bring whatever cards have been gathering dust in the corner of your attic and turn a profit. Pokémon is back in fashion with the younger generations, and now would also be an excellent time to make like a Redditor with a passing familiarity with daytrading and rampantly speculate. Admission is free, as is parking, which is on the south side of the building.
Armed Forces Day
The Military & Veterans Affairs Committee of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Armed Forces Day ceremony on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance Building, 1600 W. Russell. Officials will give awards to private citizens and reservists for outstanding service to their community. Those enlisting into the U.S. Armed Forces will be present to take their oath.
Pancakes! Scrambled eggs! Sausage! Juice! Coffee! Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 628 are putting on an all-you-can-eat pancake feed on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, also at the Military Heritage Alliance. It’s $7 if you’re 11 or older and $2 for those of you still lucky enough to be 10 or younger.
Sunday Funday Mountain Bike Ride
Spoke-N-Sport’s monthly Sunday Funday Ride is this Sunday at 4 p.m. Meet up at their Tuthill location on South Cliff Avenue for some family-friendly mountain biking. Riders will split into two groups, intermediate and advanced. The advanced riders will wheel around Tuthill, while those less confident in their biking expertise will take an easier route along Spencer and Yankton Trail parks.
In June of 2021, real estate broker associate and father of three Tim Schut was diagnosed with primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS). It was, without exaggeration, a one-in-a-million chance. One study surveying 42 PPAOS patients found a median survival time of 5.97 years, though this could well be extended with vocal training in tandem with the right diet and exercise. The upshot was that he had years to live, and would slowly lose his ability to speak along the way. Schut hasn’t let his disease slow his pace, however. He has given a Ted Talk, written a book, and has spoken to multiple speech pathology classes at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of South Dakota.
“My mission is to talk to a lot of classes so they can identify that disease, even though they might not run into it in their entire career,” said Schut in conversation with interviewer Lon Stroschein.
Schut will be reading from his book American Boy and answering questions about his work on Monday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the Ronning Library branch, 3100 E 49th St.
Wheelchair Adventures Fundraiser
MacKenzie River will be donating 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales made on Monday to local nonprofit Wheelchair Adventures. Founded and led by Sioux Falls resident and avid outdoorsman Dylan Lesselyoung, Wheelchair Adventures is dedicated to adaptive equipment and unique outdoors experiences for those with disabilities that may limit their access to the great outdoors. You must show your waiter the voucher pictured above or on the Wheelchair Adventures’ webpage when ordering. You can use a picture or this article on your phone!
On a related note, the city will be hosting its Disability Awareness and Accessibility Review board meeting on Wednesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. in City Hall’s Commission Room. Got any bright ideas as to how Sioux Falls can be made more accessible? Just want to stay informed? Drop by on Wednesday or miss your chance until next month’s meeting.
100 Years of Goodwill
Goodwill of the Great Plains is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Starting as ‘Wall Street Mission’ in 1890 and joining the international Goodwill movement in 1923, Goodwill of the Great Plains now serves all of South Dakota and parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota with 21 retail stores and donation centers. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, customers of all Sioux Falls locations can enter a drawing for a gift card. The first 100 customers of the day will receive a coupon redeemable for 25% off your order total. There will also be a complimentary lunch! At 11:30 a.m. at the 4701 E. 41st St. location, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting followed by a formal proclamation from Mayor Paul TenHaken.
What a week! Remember not to shy away from opening your heart and wallet to the causes that mean something to you, and stay up to date on all the latest in Sioux Falls with Sioux Falls Live.