Area arts December 4 – 10

The Grand Rapids Area Male Chorus invited the St. Andrew's Bell Choir
and Greenway Raiders Singers to join them for their annual holiday
concert.

All Month

For the month of December, the MacRostie Gallery is transformed into a holiday marketplace featuring a variety of handmade gifts from local artists. Also Birds: Duluth artist Becca Mulenburg showcases some of the birds drawn to her attention over the past few years in oil paintings.  MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Patti Ferrell, Jamie Aubid and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Ed Zabinski’s 365-day photography project. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, December 5

10 am – 4 pm

Mac Open Studio. Free to MAC members or $5/session for non-members, this informal group is open to artists of all skill levels working in any 2-dimensional medium. Bring your latest project and create your art in a supportive community! No instruction is provided, but plenty of advice, critique, and feedback is available from the group. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave NW.

6 – 8:30 pm

Open Pottery. Instructor: Bruce Bartos, $15 each/ $10 student. Join area potters and students of all skill levels in this informal, on-going weekly class. The instructor will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance and tips about techniques, glazes, and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Wednesday, December 6

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Home for the Holidays a Kat Perkins Christmas. An incredible blend of traditional Christmas Songs with Kat’s modern spin. Each show features a local, up and coming talent to join Kat on stage. $5. at www.getlearning.org or at the door. Greenway Senior High School, 308 Roosevelt St, Coleraine.

7 – 9 pm

Sam Miltich and friends.VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, December 7

7 – 9 pm

Open mic night hosted by Mike Miller. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

Friday, December 8

6:30 pm

The Nutcracker. Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by Reif Center Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A winter holiday tradition, this performance, with its passionate music, beautiful costumes and elegant dancing, will leave your family warm with good cheer. Adults $16. Seniors $14. Students $9. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, December 9

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Create Second Saturdays sponsored by Children First! Join us every Second Saturday at the MAC for Family Create Saturdays! Free family-orientated art activities with a new theme each month! Ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult! Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation. Free. MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave.

6:30 pm

The Nutcracker. Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by Reif Center Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A winter holiday tradition, this performance, with its passionate music, beautiful costumes and elegant dancing, will leave your family warm with good cheer. Adults $16. Seniors $14. Students $9. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 pm

Home for the Holidays Featuring Jacob Rahier and Friends. Traditional Christmas favorites, dancing, skits, storytelling, a capella group, sing alongs and more. $10 adults. $5 children. Edge Center for the Arts. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Sunday, December 10

9 am – 4 pm

Art and Wellness. Join us at MacRostie Art Center for our series exploring creativity and wellness. This session will focus on creative self-care during the holiday season with adventures in yoga, mindfulness, pottery, and abstraction. No prior experience in any of the activities is needed. Find new ways to build or expand a creative practice that contributes to overall health and wellbeing. Contact MacRostie Art Center for a detailed schedule and more information at 218-326-2697. $85. $75 for members. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

2 pm

The Nutcracker. Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by Reif Center Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A winter holiday tradition, this performance, with its passionate music, beautiful costumes and elegant dancing, will leave your family warm with good cheer. Adults $16. Seniors $14. Students $9. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

2:30 pm

Grand Rapids Area Male Chorus and Friends. Christmas concert featuring St. Andrew’s Bell Choir and the Greenway Raider Singers. Free will offering. St. Andrew’s Church. 501 NW 16th St.