Area Arts December 17 – 23

Bad Bad Hats appear in this month's CenterStageMN.


All Month

Northern Spirit Shop: A Holiday Marketplace. Annual exhibition that celebrates the diverse and talented artists that live and work in northern Minnesota. Also works by Alison Aune. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, and Leah Yellowbird. Butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School. 10 NW 5th St.

December’s featured artist is photographer Jordan Weis. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

The Edge Gallery permanent collection is open for viewing. Wednesdays -Fridays. 10 am – 1 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, December 18

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 19

6 pm

Mid-month Artist Talk: Alison Aune. Her work has been exhibited in more than 70 solo and group shows. Free. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, December 20

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

CenterStageMN. Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar, wisdom), Chris Hoge (drums, courage), and Noah Boswell (bass, power) met while attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn. Kerry and Chris began writing songs together in 2010, recording a collection of demos that would later become their first EP. The addition of their friend Noah in 2012 solidified the line-up.

The indie rock trio’s songwriting quickly caught the ear of Minneapolis label Afternoon Records, whose alumni includes Yellow Ostrich, Now Now, Haley Bonar, and One for the Team, among others. Afternoon Records signed the trio and released their It Hurts EP in early 2013. Two years later, the band released their bold debut LP, Psychic Reader. $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, December 22

7 pm

Glitteratti. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Rock & Roll Christmas. Celebrating their 14th year in 2018 this Las Vegas-Caliber, multimedia, Rock & Roll extravaganza mixes hilarious stories with your favorite holiday songs in a way you’ve never heard before. Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new takes on hit songs you didn’t even know were holiday classics. $44. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.