Area arts February 19 – 25

Itasca Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms on Saturday.

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 19

4 – 6 pm

Open mic hosted by Ryan Childs. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, February 20

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 – 7 pm

Photographer Ed Zabinski Artist Talk. 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 21

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, February 22

6:30 pm

Pirate School: Follow Your Compass. This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage. Now in its 24th season, Pirate School! has delighted thousands of families with a mischievous blend of improvisational clown theater and its signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation. Parents marvel as their kids become “good pirates,” swaggering out of the theater transformed by this heartwarming family show. Recommended for grades K-5.
Adults $20. Seniors $18. Students $10. 1 FREE student with each paid adult or senior. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 – 9 pm

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

Saturday, February 24

7:30 pm

Itasca Symphony Orchestra. Johannes Brahms’ Symphony Number 1. A piece the composer began writing at the age of 22 and worked and re-worked until he deemed it performance worthy. When Symphony Number 1 premiered in Germany in 1876, the composer was 43 years old. Brahms viewed this music as an extension of himself. Complete with dramatic strength, lyrical power and thematic cohesion, Symphony Number 1 is considered a truly exceptional symphony. Adults $12. Seniors $10. Students $5. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.