November 12 – 18 Area Arts

Jack Klatt Band. This month’s CenterStageMN.

 

All Month

Intertranslations is an exhibit of oil paintings by David B. Dobbs and Hobos of Honey Town is a series acrylic paintings based on a novel by Peter Gordienko. 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. 10 NW 5th St.

November’s featured artist is Kristina Semler. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Paper cuttings by Ellen Sandbeck. Wednesdays -Fridays. 10 am – 1 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Monday, November 12

7:30 pm

Harlem Quartet. New York-based Harlem Quartet, is praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” Critic Julian Haylock, reviewing a NAXOS recording of string quartets by Walter Piston, called Harlem Quartet a “formidable ensemble whose members play highly demanding scores with infectious vitality, breezy confidence and (most importantly) affectionate warmth.” Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the quartet has thrilled audiences in 47 states as well as in the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela, and South Africa. $20. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Tuesday, November 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, November 14

6:30 pm

Mid-month Artist Talk. David Dobbs is Historic Central School Artist in Residence and Education Director for MacRostie Art Center. Free. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, November 15

7 – 9 pm

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

7:30 pm

CenterStageMN. Jack Klatt Band. Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis, MN. His unique sound defies genre with influences that pull from a wide range of American music. From Rhythm and Blues and early Rock N’ Roll, to country and folk music, Jack brings his unique voice to all of his songs. In the words of Americana Roots UK “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity, he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.” $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, November 16

6:30 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Reif Theater Education Program, a joint project of The Reif and the Grand Rapids Players, will present an adaption of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Students ages 6-12 grades will perform after attending six-weeks of theater training.This adaption preserves the original poetry while simplifying the language. The version is adapted by award-winning playwright Claudia Haas, a White Bear Lake, Minn native who has devoted more than 20 years to writing plays for youth and young performers. Adults $10. Students $5. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, November 17

10 am – 2 pm

National Novel Writing Month Saturday Write In. Find a quiet nook in the library or join others in the Riverview Room. Grand Rapids Area Library. 140 NE 2nd St.

6:30 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Reif Theater Education Program, a joint project of The Reif and the Grand Rapids Players, will present an adaption of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Students ages 6-12 grades will perform after attending six-weeks of theater training.This adaption preserves the original poetry while simplifying the language. The version is adapted by award-winning playwright Claudia Haas, a White Bear Lake, Minn native who has devoted more than 20 years to writing plays for youth and young performers. Adults $10. Students $5. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 – 10 pm

Shagawa Shorty. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.

Sunday, November 18

2 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Reif Theater Education Program, a joint project of The Reif and the Grand Rapids Players, will present an adaption of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Students ages 6-12 grades will perform after attending six-weeks of theater training.This adaption preserves the original poetry while simplifying the language. The version is adapted by award-winning playwright Claudia Haas, a White Bear Lake, Minn native who has devoted more than 20 years to writing plays for youth and young performers. Adults $10. Students $5. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.