Area arts February 12 – 18

Reina de Cid Thursday for Centerstage Minnesota.


Friday – Sunday, February 16 – 18. Winnipeg Winter Art Experience.
Join MacRostie Art Center for an international art expedition as we travel to Canada to visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery and take part in Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur. “INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is the WAG’s largest-ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art and includes work by artists across Canadian territories and nations. Festival du Voyageur is the largest winter festival in western Canada with outdoor activities, food, music, markets, and more. The fee for this weekend includes 2 nights lodging in downtown Winnipeg, round-trip travel from Grand Rapids, and admission to WAG, Festival du Voyageur, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Charlie Chaplin film night. Current Passport Required. MAC members get a $20 discount. $280.

All Month

John J. Kolb acrylic on canvas. Jeffrey Hanson’s abstract 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.

8th grade fall semester art students from Robert J. Elkington Middle School. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Monday, February 12

3 – 6 pm

Auditions for Arturo UI. Gangster comedy. Needed 17 men and women 13 and older who will play men. Performance dates June 21 – 24. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, February 13

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, February 14

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Laughter is “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Ken Ludwig’s acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and… laughs as 5 actors portray 40 quirky characters, venturing deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents, and murderous deceit. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and the renowned sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted side-kick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Join the investigation as these intrepid detectives follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. Produced by Walnut Street Theatre. $28 Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Thursday, February 15

1 pm

Vintage Aprons. Mary Mulari will present vintage aprons. Aprons bring out fond memories and stories of women from the past. Learn how vintage models have inspired today’s modern aprons. You are welcome to bring your own apron to share. Grand Rapids Area Library. 140 NE 2nd St.

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

Centerstage Minnesota. Reina del Cid. Part singer/songwriter group, part rock band you can find Reina del Cid and company at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos. After building a devoted online following as a solo artist, Del Cid teamed up with talented musicians Toni Lindgren, Zach Schmidt, and Andrew Foreman to develop a sophisticated sound with broad appeal, drawing in mixed crowds from jamheads to college students to white haired intelligentsia. Reina del Cid and her band cut their teeth in 2013 with a weekly residency at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul, which they held for nearly two years before moving on to tour nationally and release their 2015 album, The Cooling. In January, Del Cid released a music video for the song “Death Cap,” filmed in Iceland and directed by the band’s longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has recently been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music, and they plan to release their next full-length record in 2017. $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, February 17

7:30 pm

The Extraordinist. Craig Karges’ performance is a touch of magic in an age dominated by technology. He combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create extraordinary events, live, on stage. Karges dazzles the eye and captivates the mind during his spellbinding performance as tables float, minds are read and metal bends. When the curtain falls, you are not certain whether you have been under the spell of a wonderful illusion or you have witnessed an extraordinary reality. Adults $25. Seniors $23. Students $13. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.