Area arts April 9 – 15

Last weekend for Beauty and the Beast.

All Month

April: Six McKnight Artists. New work by 2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Arts.  Also Natalie Himmirska (Bemidji). Variations. Paintings utilizing various media and techniques of painting and print making. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Jennifer Gorman, Kyle Huff, and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Mat Norton with artwork featuring flowers and abstract themes. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, April 10

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.

6:30 pm

Good Night & The Runaway Bunny. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar night-time rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects, and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Recommended for ages 2-7. Adults $20. Seniors $18.  Students $1. 1 Free student with each paid adult or senior. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Wednesday, April 11

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, April 12

6:30 pm

Classic Movie Series. American Graffiti. On a single night in 1962, teens try to figure out their future. Funny and nostalgic. Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. Directed by George Lucas.  Join pop culture professor Jack Nachbar. Admission is free. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Avenue. Bigfork.

7 – 9 pm

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

Friday, April 13

7 pm

Mel Annalia. 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 14

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.

 7 pm

Bittersweet Duo. 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.

Sunday, April 15

2pm

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.

2 pm

Bells of the Lake Handbell Choir. Twin Cities based choir uses a wide variety of handbells and hand chimes, including instruments not used by local hand bell choirs. Community Presbyterian Church. 703 N Pokegama Ave.