Area arts September 17 -23

Jeremy Messersmith will be in town for solo pop-up concerts and with his band 
at the Reif.

All Month

Aaron Olson Reiners, painting, and Nicole Haverkost, mixed media, in the MacRostie Gallery and works by Itasca Life Options Artists in the Minnesota Gallery. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, and Leah Yellowbird. Butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Paintings and drawings by Keefe Whight. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Block prints by Betsy Bowen. Thursdays – Fridays. 10 am – 1 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Monday, September 17

Grand Rapids Players Fall Youth Theater Education Classes Begin. More information at www.grplayers.com. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Tuesday, September 18

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.

7 – 8 pm

Jeremy Messersmith Pop-Up Concert. Songs of optimism on his ukulele. Free. Grand Rapids Area Public Library.140 NE 2nd St.

Wednesday, September 19

10 – 10:30 am

Jeremy Messersmith Pop-Up Concert. Songs of optimism on his ukulele. Free. NoPo Coffee Company. 320 SE 21st St.

11 am – 12 pm

Jeremy Messersmith Pop-Up Concert. Songs of optimism on his ukulele. Free. Elder Circle YMCA. 400 River Rd.

4 – 6 pm

Jeremy Messersmith Pop-Up Concert. Songs of optimism on his ukulele. Free. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

5 – 7 pm

Wednesday Writing Group. Bring your laptop or writing supplies. All genres and styles welcome. Ages 16 and older. Free. Grand Rapids Area Public Library.140 NE 2nd St.

6 – 7 pm

Artist Talk. Aaron Olson-Reiners discusses his work currently on  display at MacRostie Art Center. Free. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, September 20

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

Jeremy Messersmith. One of Minnesota’s most recognized and celebrated musicians receiving praise from The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Paste Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Spin, and Rolling Stone among many others. In 2010, Messersmith’s Reluctant Graveyard was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2010 by NPR, and in 2014 he released Heart Murmurs to critical acclaim on the prestigious Glassnote Records. $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, September 21

7:30 pm

Sweeney Todd. Musical that tells a tale of an unjustly exiled man in partnership with a pie baker to seek revenge in an unconventional way. Presented by the Grand Rapids Players. $20. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, September 22

7 – 9 pm

Franti Road. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Sweeney Todd. Musical that tells a tale of an unjustly exiled man in partnership with a pie baker to seek revenge in an unconventional way. Presented by the Grand Rapids Players. $20. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, September 23

2 pm

Sweeney Todd. Musical that tells a tale of an unjustly exiled man in partnership with a pie baker to seek revenge in an unconventional way. Presented by the Grand Rapids Players. $20. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.