This Weekend in Aberdeen

There is a lot to do in Aberdeen this weekend so I better not hear any of this “I’m bored” stuff.

South Dakota Film Fest

Films showing all weekend long at the Capitol Theater.

The town is hosting its sixth annual South Dakota Film Festival which is featuring actor Graham Greene as part of the Thunderheart retrospective.

From the website: Greene earned his first major feature film credit in the historical epic, Revolution, opposite Al Pacino. Later, he landed the role of Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990). The part not only provided him with major exposure around the world, it garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

There are tons of films to view, including local favorite “The List” (way to go Fischgaard Film fest winners John Vogel and Spotted Ear Productions!) showing during the Saturday session, sometime between 1 and 5:00.

Tap Kids Aberdeen SDAnd on Saturday at 7 PM, the Aberdeen Area Arts Council is presenting TAP KIDS. (I gotta say, for a smallish town we have some INCREDIBLE performing art opportunities.)

Featuring an extraordinary and diverse cast of 8 rhythm tap dancers cast from around the country, TAP KIDS is appropriate for all ages. In addition to the public performance, they will be doing an abridged show for schools.

Visit the Art Council’s website for more.

Added: The SD Film Festival garners press in the Washington Post! Nice little article. Read it here.

Home Building Trends: People are still building home theaters?

If you’re curious about home design trends as reported by the architects, you might appreciate these highlights from the AIA (American Institute of Architects)’s second quarter 2012 Home Design Trends Survey.

Home Building Trends

Special Function Rooms

I find it odd that the demand for energy efficiency and low-maintenance living are DOWN since 2011. Not surprisingly, home offices are still the most important “special function” rooms.

Not huge changes any direction, but if you’re into seeing what modern home builders and their buyers are interested in, you’ll like the graphs.