Area arts October 9 – 15

Ballroom dancers Pamela and Jeff Johnson will host a community dance
Saturday at the Bovey City Hall Ballroom.

All Month

Expressions of My Journey. Gordon Coons mixed-media artist featuring woodcut prints, vibrant duct-tape images and Ojibwa woodland art style paintings. Also, Satellite. Cathy Durso’s circular and cyclical configurations of painted and stitched circles on canvas. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

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

Pop Up Park. Cut outs and works by Dan Root. Corner Highway 2 and 1st Ave. NW.

Fran Rowe watercolor paintings. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House.  24 NE 4th St.

Sporting Arts. Thursdays – Saturdays. 10 am – 4 pm. Edge Center for the Arts Gallery. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Monday, October 9

7:30 pm

Sweet Land. The Ivey Award-winning History Theatre’s production of Sweet Land, the musical, follows the story of Inge Altenberg as she journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. In the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land, the musical, reminds us of who we are – and where we came from. $25. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Tuesday, October 10

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, October 11

7 – 9 pm

Mr. Pumpkinhead.  VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, October 12

6:30 -9 pm

Open figure drawing. This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minute to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Please enter through door on Hwy. 2. $10 per session. $30 a month. david@macrostieartcenter.org  MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave

7 pm

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

7:30 pm

Russian String Orchestra. Comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, the Russian String Orchestra (f/k/a Chamber Orchestra Kremlin) has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Their vast repertoire includes over 1000 compositions from early Baroque to works written on commission from Misha Rachlevsky by composers from Russia, Europe, and the USA. The Orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played. Adults $25. Seniors $23. Students $13. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, October 13

5:30 pm

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. Cree filmmaker Neil diamond looks at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Free. Central Square Mall. 201 NW 4th St.

7:30 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace. A farcical black comedy performed by the Grand Rapids Players. Although the Brewster family descended from the Mayflower, it has devolved into a group of lovable eccentrics with a penchant for poisoning. $15. Mary ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, October 14

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Create Second Saturdays sponsored by Children First! Join us every Second Saturday at the MAC for Family Create Saturdays! Free family-orientated art activities with a new theme each month! Ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult! Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation. Free. Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 pm

Rapid Ballroom Community Dance. Dance lesson followed by live performance by Sam Miltich and Friends at 7:30 pm. Musician breaks will be a time to dance to more recorded music. Wear comfortable clothing and comfortable clean shoes to preserve the dance floor. Hard soles are preferable. $10.  More information at 218-256-1873. Bovey City Hall Grand Ballroom. 402 2nd St. Bovey.

7:30 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace. A farcical black comedy performed by the Grand Rapids Players. Although the Brewster family descended from the Mayflower, it has devolved into a group of lovable eccentrics with a penchant for poisoning. $15. Mary ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, October 15

2 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace. A farcical black comedy performed by the Grand Rapids Players. Although the Brewster family descended from the Mayflower, it has devolved into a group of lovable eccentrics with a penchant for poisoning. $15. Mary ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.