November 5 – 11 Area Arts

The Itasca Symphony Orchestra launches its 2018 -19 season with dance.

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.

Tuesday, November 6

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 7

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, November 8

7:30 pm

Ishmael. Accompanied by a bluegrass musician, Ishmael tells the tale of a restless schoolteacher who decides a sea voyage could be the change of pace he needs. Drawing from Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick this solo-performance stays true to the novel and incorporates the added drama live music brings. $20. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 NW Conifer Dr.

7 – 9 pm

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

Friday, November 9

4:30 – 6 pm

Singer, musician John Downing. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Saturday, November 10

9 am – 3 pm

Northwoods Creations and Friends. A variety of talented Minnesota artisans will be featuring their quality handcrafted items. Food and product samplings will be available. Come browse and shop for: Industrial pipe lamps featuring Glass Insulators; lotions; body butters; sugar scrubs; facial, bath, sauna and laundry soaps; hand-beaded jewelry; wire-wrapped stone jewelry; leather bracelets; maple syrup products (syrup, sugar, granola, candy, nuts); honey; wild rice; gourmet mixes and fruit spreads; Sit ‘n Spin Camo Sport Seats; hand knits (cowls and hats for adults, mitten/hat ornaments, sweater sets for girls and 18-inch dolls); and much, much more. Timberlake Lodge Hotel. 144 SE 17th St,

1 – 3 pm

Second Saturday Create. 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. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

10 am – 2pm

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.

7 pm

Lorna Landvik. Join Minnesota’s own Lorna Landvik for a laughter-filled evening! First, the author of eleven novels will entertain you with tales of her life. Then, Lorna the comic improviser will create characters and monologues based on your suggestions. $10 Adults. $5 Students. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

7 – 10 pm

Corey Medina and Brothers. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Itasca Symphony Orchestra. ‘Great Orchestral Dances’ will be the first performance of the Itasca Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season. Some of the most memorable and endearing songs from the classical repertoire are either inspired by or written for the dance. In a collaborative effort with the educational Itasca Strings Program, advanced string students will join the Itasca Orchestra in Peter Warlock’s “Capriol Suite”. The program also includes Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dance of the Tumblers” from “The Snow Maiden”, Ralph Vaughn William’s “English Folk Song Suite and Johannes Brahms “Hungarian Dances No 4”. These dances are particularly fun for listeners who sometimes find orchestral music challenging to engage with – they’re lively, lyrical and will leave you with a classical ‘earworm’ you’ll be humming for weeks! $17 Adult. $15 Senior. $5 Student. Wilcox Theatre. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, November 11

2 pm

The Accidental Hero. The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story written and performed by his grandson, Patrick Dewane.

Patrick’s grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. When he died, his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos, and rare film footage. $20. Veterans free. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.