Area arts April 2 – 8

Pushing Chain at Klockow Brewing Company this week.


All Month

March: paintings by Andrew Nordin and sculpture by Erin Paradis. MacRostie Art Center. (Closes 04/05) 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.

Reid Peterson: digital and mixed media. (Closes 04/05) Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, April 3

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, April 4

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

River Songs & Tales with Mark Twain by VocalEssence. VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, together with Don Shelby (former WCCO news anchor) as Mark Twain, celebrate life on the Mississippi River. Through choral music and the spoken word, VocalEssence takes listeners on a musical journey of the past and present—choral masterpieces, favorite folksongs, traditional spirituals, and Americana—all paired with the words of Mark Twain. Adults $25. Seniors $23. Students $13.MPR MEMBERS: $2 Discount. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center 720 Conifer Dr.

 

Thursday, April 5

7 – 9 pm

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

Friday, April 6

4 – 7 pm

First Friday Art Walk. Grand Rapids has a thriving arts community. We celebrate this the First Friday of every month with a downtown art walk. Hop from business to business to enjoy art displays, listen to live music, meet the artists, and indulge in food and drink. For a monthly list of participating businesses go to www.grandrapidsarts.org

6 – 9 pm

Wine, Paint, Canvas. Be guided by an experienced educator from start to finish through the creation of a new painting at each event. Drinks will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event and there will be plenty of breaks to socialize, too. Absolutely no art experience is required. Come learn in a fun and supportive environment surrounded by your friends. $35. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 pm

Pushing Chain. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

7 pm

Beauty and the Beast. Rooted in an 18th century French fairy-tale, the original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and gained even more popularity when Walt Disney released it as a movie. Prince Adam, cursed to a beast form by an enchantress who thought his arrogant heart had no love for others, is destined to live his life as a monster. With only one way to break the spell, the Beast “must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell”, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. A production of the Grand Rapids Players. $20 Adults. $15 seniors and veterans. $10 students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, April 7

 7 pm

Sam Miltich and Friends.. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

7 pm

Beauty and the Beast. Rooted in an 18th century French fairy-tale, the original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and gained even more popularity when Walt Disney released it as a movie. Prince Adam, cursed to a beast form by an enchantress who thought his arrogant heart had no love for others, is destined to live his life as a monster. With only one way to break the spell, the Beast “must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell”, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. A production of the Grand Rapids Players. $20 Adults. $15 seniors and veterans. $10 students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.