September 24 – 30 Area Arts

Hometown girl performs cabaret about another hometown girl.


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.

Tuesday, September 25

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.

3:30 pm

Arthur Zar’s Amazing Zebras. Join us for a hands-on illustrator’s workshop! Author Amy Lucas-Peroceski discusses her book writing and illustration process, and then everybody gets to try their hand at drawing, and painting, their own zebra! What color will your zebra be? Open to all ages, ages under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please call the Children’s Desk to register beginning September 11 (218) 327-8823. Free. Grand Rapids Area Library. 140 NE 2nd St.

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.

7:30 pm

Family Traditions: Country Music Heirs. Nothing says “Family” like these artists! It is an up close and personal show filled with great stories, beautiful memories and hit songs of the Legends, as told and performed by their children. Sit back and enjoy an evening that you will cherish for a lifetime with Michael Twitty, oldest son of Conway Twitty, Dion Pride son of Charlie Pride and Georgette Jones daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. $44. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Wednesday, September 26

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, September 27

7 – 9 pm

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

Friday, September 28

7:30 pm

What Would Judy Do? Marjie Shrimpton invites you to forget your troubles and join her for a night inspired by the legendary Grand Rapids native, Judy Garland. Weaving stories and songs from Judy’s life and her own, throughout the evening Marjie will attempt to answer the big question: “What Would Judy Do” (or sing) if she were trying to chase our cares away in 2018? Directed and co-conceived by Michael Pesce, accompanied by Grand Rapids’ own Susan Hoolihan, and featuring local guests. $25. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, September 29

12 pm

Klocktoberfest. 3 – 6:30 pm. Doctor Kielbasa. 7 – 10 pm. Plucked Up String Band. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.