Area arts March 19 – 25

Enjoy pre-show treats and a performance by Sound Machine, a benefit for 
the School District 318 Endowment Fund.

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, 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.

Tuesday, March 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 – 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 21

6 – 8:30 pm

The Mac’s painting teacher, David Dobbs, will walk your family step-by-step through creating a fun painting using acrylic paints. No experience needed! The event is free, but space and supplies are limited, so pre-registration is required. Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation.

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, March 22

6 – 9:30 pm

The Reif Center and ISD #318 Endowments invite you to a special performance by The Sound Exchange. It begins with a social at 6pm featuring mock-tails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed at 7:30 by a delightful evening of entertainment by The Sound Exchange. $40. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

Corey Medina and the Brothers. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

Friday, March 23

6:30 pm

 Seedfolks. Based on the book by Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleishman, Seedfolks is about an immigrant neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio that is transformed by a community garden. Nine-year-old Kim plants six lima bean seeds in the vacant lot next to her apartment building to honor the father she never knew. Slowly, each member of the community finds a reason to plant their own seeds, resurrecting a derelict lot and uniting a fractured neighborhood. Actress Sonja Parks embodies the 11 distinct voices of Gibb Street in this enthralling one-woman production. Produced by Children’s Theater Company. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 pm

Dave Cofell. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

Saturday, March 24

7 pm

Two for the Road. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Close to You: Music of the Carpenters. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.” $25.Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.