Area arts March 12 – 18

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with some Celtic Music.

All Month

March: paintings by Andrew Nordin and sculpture by Erin Paradis. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Patti Ferrell, Jamie Aubid, Kathy Mommsen, and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Reid Peterson: digital and mixed media. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Monday, March 12

4 – 6 pm

Open Mic with Ryan Childs. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, March 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, March 14

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, March 15

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

Centerstage Minnesota. The Social Animals are a full time, van-living young band. They speak through elegantly sarcastic, thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies splattered across a canvas of indie rock instrumentation. They don’t do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, March 16

6:30 pm

The Lion King Jr. Grand Rapids Players/Reif Center Theater Education Program. $10 Adults. $5 Students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7:30 pm

Eira provides music and entertainment from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, Canada, Wales, China, Scandinavia, and the U.S. They perform contemporary, traditional, and original songs, tunes, and stories. Their program is English, Gaelic, Irish, Welch, and Chinese played on fiddle, ehru, guitars, bodhran, bouzouki, button accordion, and whistles. $15 Adults. $5 Students. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Saturday, March 17

6:30 pm

The Lion King Jr. Grand Rapids Players/Reif Center Theater Education Program. $10 Adults. $5 Students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, March 18

2 pm

The Lion King Jr. Grand Rapids Players/Reif Center Theater Education Program. $10 Adults. $5 Students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.