This weekend, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will host events that couldn’t be more different, yet they’ll each draw equally enthusiastic crowds. Come out and support whatever event speaks to you, from kids to comedy to a sports tournament!
Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean – Lisa Lampanelli
Love her, hate her, or love to hate her, you can’t deny Lampanelli’s quick wit and ability to give a dang good roast. If you’re ready for a raunchy good time, you won’t want to miss legendary comedian Lisa Lampanelli in the flesh. She’s bringing her “Queen of Mean” routine to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre on Saturday, April 6th, 8:00pm.
Known as an “equal opportunity offender,” Lampanelli has become a regular on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows, as well as appearances on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Good Morning America.” In 2009, she joined the ranks of comic greats with the premier of her first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” which was received with fantastic ratings. However, it’s her numerous Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts that have gained Lampanelli the most notoriety. She has roasted personalities including Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few.
Fans can expect this same caliber of offensive fun during Saturday night’s event. After all, it wouldn’t be Lampanelli if it wasn’t a little nasty, right? Get in on the jokes and be sure to purchase your ticket to see Lampanelli in person, Saturday, April 6th, 8:00pm. Mature audiences only!
YFS Kids’ Fair
It’s a fabulous weekend to be a kid! Youth & Family Services Kids’ Fair celebrates children and their families in an annual event that provides entertainment for all. This signature YFS weekend draws nearly 11,000 attendees every spring to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. For the 18th year, YFS Kids’ Fair will feature new attractions mixed with old favorites such as hands-on activities, inflatables, mini-train rides, and live entertainment. If you’re a kid or just a kid at heart, you’ve got to make your way to the Civic Center this weekend. The fun will take place Friday, April 5th from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Saturday, April 6th from 8:30am to 4:00pm, and Sunday, April 7th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Children under one year of age get in free, all other visitors pay $3.
National Archery in the School Program – State Tournament
On Saturday, April 6th, 660 students representing 37 schools across South Dakota will gather in Barnett Arena to put their archery skills to the test. Sponsored by South Dakota Game Fish & Parks, the National Archery in the School Program has steadily gained popularity over recent years. In fact, registration numbers have doubled from 330 students in the 2011 tournament. There is no cost for anyone who would like to watch the event, so come out and support South Dakota’s budding archers on Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 8:00am in Barnett Arena.
We look forward to hosting all of the exciting events taking place this weekend, from comedy to kids to an archery contest. Come out and support your favorite event at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center!