ArtReach Events Calendar


The Galleries: January 22 - February 28, 2016

02-28-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 9:00am + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 14 @ 12:00pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 9:00am Tue, Feb 16 @ 9:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 18 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 19 @ 9:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 21 @ 12:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 9:00am Tue, Feb 23 @ 9:00am Wed, Feb 24 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 25 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 26 @ 9:00am Sat, Feb 27 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 28 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Gallery One “Creating art is an escape for me. It is my outlet from within, from the confines of my own mind. The experiences I had in the military, and particularly in Iraq, shaped who [more+]

Gallery One
“Creating art is an escape for me. It is my outlet from within, from the confines of my own mind. The experiences I had in the military, and particularly in Iraq, shaped who I have become as a man and as a person. I do not always know how to interpret my thoughts and memories of these experiences in words, so my art becomes my medium.”
– Jeffrey Stenbom (Apple Valley)

Gallery Two
“My interest is in exposing things: the collective detritus our ‘domesticated’ lives accumulate. These conveniences and petty needs we acquire without consideration, and discard exponentially, are captured in oil.”
– Sherri Dahl (Brooklyn Park)

“I am a mixed media sculptor who combines diverse imagery into new hybrid sculptures to explore cultural contexts between generations of people. I use vintage toy and ‘folk art’ aesthetics combined with rough construction as a way to talk about the passing down of cultural values from one generation to the next.”
– Kyle Fokken (Minneapolis)

Gallery Three
“As a representational landscape painter, I ask, ‘Is it possible to paint a compelling picture of a Best Buy parking lot?’ Most landscape painters dwell either in bucolic nature or in the cities. But what about all the scenes in between? The freeways, drainage ponds, subdivisions, townhouse developments, franchise restaurants, strip malls, big boxes, and office parks that make up most of our day-to-day reality?”
– Scott Lloyd Anderson (Minneapolis)

Overlook Gallery
“I use photography to explore history, legacy and identity within the context of American society. In the series Heads of the Hills, I explore a landscape in which a bust of each of the forty-four U.S. presidents, weighing as much as twenty-four tons and standing as tall as twenty feet, resides among the pine trees in the Black Hills of South Dakota.”
– Amanda Handerson (Los Angeles)

The Commons
“In addition to taking inspiration from vast landscapes, I likewise study miniature landscapes, observed through the magnification of densely packed earth, fallen seeds and rusted metal scraps. I like the visual energy that exists where one edge meets another edge; this demarcation can be found at the point between two separate land-forms or a water’s edge verses its shoreline.”
– Lois Peterson (St. Peter, Minn.)

 

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Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time

02-26-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00am + 13 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 14 @ 1:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 21 @ 1:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 23 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 24 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 26 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present “Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time,” an exhibit featuring a sampling of styles and projects [more+]

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present “Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time,” an exhibit featuring a sampling of styles and projects from St. Croix Valley area rug hookers.

A craft born of necessity, hooked rugs originally provided warmth on the floor and kept drafts from doorways.  Today, rug hooking has evolved from its humble origin to an art form in its own right.  While many contemporary rug hookers keep alive the tradition of primitive motifs, others approach the craft with complete freedom of imagination in design and materials. Hooked pieces have moved up off the floor to become wall hangings, chair pads, pillows, bed rugs, pins, tea cozies, table mats and runners, footstool covers, purses and bags, and whimsical three-dimensional creations.

The show will be in the gallery in January and February.  The artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-4 pm.  

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

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Photography: Chronicling Our Environment

02-13-2016

Presented by ArtReach St Croix at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

The relationship of the photographer and the subject will be evident during PHOTOGRAPHY. Crespin, Samuelsson, Skoro and Urke each bring a unique perspective as them capture details of their environment. Please [more+]

The relationship of the photographer and the subject will be evident during PHOTOGRAPHY. Crespin, Samuelsson, Skoro and Urke each bring a unique perspective as them capture details of their environment.

Please join us for a reception with the artists on Sunday, January 10 at 2-4pm.

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Wisconsin History Tour - Exhibit

03-30-2016

Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 5:00pm Tue, Mar 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 02 @ 12:00pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Wisconsin History Tour Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city. Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin [more+]

The Wisconsin History Tour

Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city.

Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin community hosting the Tour.

Attend educational events, lectures by authors, genealogy workshops, demonstrations and more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Oil Painting Instruction for Adults

05-26-2016

Presented by Dianne Ginsberg Studio at Dianne Ginsberg Studio, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 5:00pm + 13 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 09 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 30 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 06 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 13 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 20 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 27 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 04 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 25 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting. Students learn composition,  technique, [more+]

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,  technique, brush handling, color mixing, and best practices, as they progress as painters in a relaxed studio atmosphere. 

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Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15+

03-09-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 6:00pm Wed, Mar 09 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15 through adult This class takes drawing to a whole new level through the use of either acrylic or oil paint. The class will focus on mixing [more+]

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15 through adult

This class takes drawing to a whole new level through the use of either acrylic or oil paint. The class will focus on mixing colors, expressive brush work, and successful composition. All skill levels are welcome, critiques are done as a group and on an individual basis. Request a materials list upon enrollment.

Instructor: Sharon Diederichs

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Hands-On Pasta

02-10-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:00pm
You haven't eaten pasta until you've eaten the pasta you made yourself. Find out how just a few simple ingredients come together to create a new world of flavors, textures [more+]

You haven't eaten pasta until you've eaten the pasta you made yourself. Find out how just a few simple ingredients come together to create a new world of flavors, textures and experiences. You'll spend an enjoyable evening making pasta from scratch and sampling the amazing results. 

Menu: Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo; Lasagna with Two Sauces; Tagliatelle with Mushroom Brandy Sauce; and Baked Cannelloni.

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Happy Place' with Rachel

02-10-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm
Happy Place with Rachel Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Happy Place with Rachel

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Fireside Knit

02-10-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm
Winter Reads 2016 will be hosting an informal knitting night around the upstairs fireplace (Romance Room) on Wednesday evening, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:00. Join a staff member for knitting [more+]

Winter Reads 2016 will be hosting an informal knitting night around the upstairs fireplace (Romance Room) on Wednesday evening, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:00. Join a staff member for knitting instruction and help with gnarly knitting problems. Also on hand will be a selection of knitting books and magazines from our collection where you can find your next project! Light refreshments will be shared.  Join us for a cozy winter evening by the fire!

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Getting Past Your Fear of the Blank Page

03-02-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:30pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 6:30pm + 1 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

Stillwater Public Library is thrilled to offer writing classes from The Loft, one of the nation’s leading literary centers located right in the Twin Cities. Learn the secrets of getting past [more+]

Stillwater Public Library is thrilled to offer writing classes from The Loft, one of the nation’s leading literary centers located right in the Twin Cities.

Learn the secrets of getting past your fear of the blank page, from a writer who has been there before. Our instructor will guide you through proven exercises to break through your writers block and get you writing!

This class is composed of four sections. The first class is on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The other sessions are on Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 and Wednesday, March 2. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. Registration is required.

This program is made possible through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18+

03-10-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who [more+]

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older

Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on their own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped). In each class, the instructor will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. With one-on-one coaching, students will apply these skills to their own project(s) over the course of the class. Topics will be adjusted according to the needs of the group and may include: how to plan and design paintings that speak from the heart, how to manage the painting process so you can take difficult steps one at a time and with confidence, how to evaluate and adjust work in progress, as well as technical issues such as reserving/recovering lights; color and color mixing; negative painting; suggesting textures such as hair, trees/foliage, etc.; light, shadow, and form; and how to rescue a painting from many common mistakes. Please bring your painting supplies and any still life items, sketches, photos, or other references you might wish to use to the first class meeting.

Six Thursdays

Feb. 4 – Mar.10 (snow day Mar. 17)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $195

 

Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Flavors of Florence

02-11-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm
Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that [more+]

Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that reflects the sunset onto centuries-old brick buildings. And of course, there's the food. As swoon-inspiring as Florence's other attractions, the cuisine is distinctive from other Italian regions, with unique flavors and simple combinations. Chef Suzanne leads this hands-on class with dishes you won't want to miss.

Menu: Tagliatelle with Hand-Diced Rabbit Olives and Thyme; Florentine-Style Sliced Grilled Beef Served with Potatoes and Artichoke Sauce; Baked Eggplant in Savory Tomato Sauce; Individual Dual Mousse-Filled Cakes and Fresh Strawberry Sauce. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Northern Lights' with Rhonda

02-11-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
Northern Lights with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Northern Lights with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Sweetheart XC Night Ski, Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

02-12-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may [more+]

Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may warm up fireside in the great room and sample free coffee, cocoa, and cookies and hear live music by the Chris and Jack Duo, who will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

From the Nordic Center Trailhead, cross-country ski 5.5 miles of LED-lit ski trails. From the Eagle Point Trailhead, snowshoe, hike or walk your leashed dog along the illuminated 2.5-mile Big Bluestem Trail.

An outdoor bonfire will be lit and roasting sticks will be available for use; guests may bring their own treats to roast. Amenities at the Nordic Center include restrooms, men’s and women’s lockers and changing areas, drinking water station, and free guest WiFi.

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Cozy Up with Cupid

02-12-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to [more+]

This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to decadent dessert. Sip on some vino, show off your kitchen skills, and let us do the cleanup while you enjoy the glorious meal. Cheers, Cupid!

This class is priced per person. 

Menu: Artisan cheese tray and accoutrements; Seared Pork Belly and Poached Egg Salad; Chevre and Seafood Tortellini; New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Haricots Verts; Chocolate Truffles. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Heart Tree' with Rhonda

02-12-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:30pm
Heart Tree with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Heart Tree with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Authors After Hours - Beth Dooley & BJ Carpenter

02-12-2016

Presented by Valley Bookseller at The Daily Grind, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:45pm
In the spirit of connecting writers with readers, Valley Bookseller and the Daily Grind have partnered up to present Authors After Hours.  We will meet one Friday a month at [more+]

In the spirit of connecting writers with readers, Valley Bookseller and the Daily Grind have partnered up to present Authors After Hours.  We will meet one Friday a month at 6:45pm in the Daily Grind.  Guest authors will present their work, discuss the writing process and take questions.  

This month we'll meet Beth Dooley who has been involved with the local food movement for over twenty years. She is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks about Heartland food traditions and her travel and food writing has been featured in the Star Tribune, Fine Cooking, Delta Sky Magazine, and the  North American Review.  Beth and her husband have three sons and live in Minneapolis, MN.

Author Bio: Born and raised in Hibbing, B. J. Carpenter is a culinary educator and writer living in the Twin Cities. She is the author, with Shelley N. C. Hall, of The Minnesota Table: Recipes for Savoring Local Food Throughout the Year.

Attendees must call the store to reserve their spot (max of 20 people) and pay a $5 fee.  On the night of the event, arrive by 6:45 and get a free beverage before the Grind closes at 7:00.  Presentation will start after everyone is settled in and go until 8:00 or so. The bookstore will be closed by that time as well but everyone will have a chance to shop after hours if they choose. 

*NEW FOR 2016: We will have two authors and more of a panel type discussion - sure to be an interesting evening!

Call the store at 651-430-3385 to make your reservation today!

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Shrek the Musical, Jr

02-28-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 4:00pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 14 @ 2:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 4:00pm Sun, Feb 21 @ 2:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 4:00pm Sun, Feb 28 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig After his swamp is invaded by banished fairytale misfits, everyone’s favorite ogre agrees to rescue a princess for [more+]

Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig

After his swamp is invaded by banished fairytale misfits, everyone’s favorite ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back in this irreverently funny musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.

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Fully Committed

02-21-2016

Presented by St Croix Festival Theatre at Franklin Square Black Box, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 7:30pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 19 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 7:30pm Sun, Feb 21 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

By Becky Mode Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor, mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant while struggling to jumpstart his career and fulfill family obligations. Stopping at nothing to [more+]

By Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor, mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant while struggling to jumpstart his career and fulfill family obligations. Stopping at nothing to land a reservation, Sam deals with callers who resort to coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics. Fully Committed has forty wildly diverse characters all played by a single performer.

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Live Irish Music: Lojo Russo

02-13-2016

Presented by Water Street Inn, Charlie's Irish Pub at Water Street Inn, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 7:30pm
Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and [more+]

Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and percussive playing style belie her small frame. This little woman puts on one heckuva big show. Making music along the muddy waters from Minneapolis to Davenport for over 15 years Russo’s played in jam bands, Celtic groups, freestyle funk folk and currently as a solo touring artist. And like the river she moves the music from one genre to the next – powerfully … effortlessly. Russo’s style of music has always been a little bit of everything because she’s always played a little bit of everything – bass in a psychedelic rock , mandolin in a Celtic group and guitar in every kind of funk, folk, jazz and jam combination you can imagine – usually taking the lead. This variety of music and performance styles allows Russo to tailor her shows to her audience without compromising her music. Russo’s not-so-traditional blend of roots, blues and Americana gives her music an old-timey feel with a contemporary perspective. Lojo Russo is the kind of artist who is also an entertainer. She doesn’t just play at her audience – she plays with her audience. Her boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for her music is apparent to anyone listening and everyone watching! Join us in Charlie’s Irish Pub every Friday and Saturday for live Irish music, 7:30pm-11:30pm

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The Galleries: January 22 - February 28, 2016

02-28-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 9:00am + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 14 @ 12:00pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 9:00am Tue, Feb 16 @ 9:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 18 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 19 @ 9:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 21 @ 12:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 9:00am Tue, Feb 23 @ 9:00am Wed, Feb 24 @ 9:00am Thu, Feb 25 @ 9:00am Fri, Feb 26 @ 9:00am Sat, Feb 27 @ 9:00am Sun, Feb 28 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Gallery One “Creating art is an escape for me. It is my outlet from within, from the confines of my own mind. The experiences I had in the military, and particularly in Iraq, shaped who [more+]

Gallery One
“Creating art is an escape for me. It is my outlet from within, from the confines of my own mind. The experiences I had in the military, and particularly in Iraq, shaped who I have become as a man and as a person. I do not always know how to interpret my thoughts and memories of these experiences in words, so my art becomes my medium.”
– Jeffrey Stenbom (Apple Valley)

Gallery Two
“My interest is in exposing things: the collective detritus our ‘domesticated’ lives accumulate. These conveniences and petty needs we acquire without consideration, and discard exponentially, are captured in oil.”
– Sherri Dahl (Brooklyn Park)

“I am a mixed media sculptor who combines diverse imagery into new hybrid sculptures to explore cultural contexts between generations of people. I use vintage toy and ‘folk art’ aesthetics combined with rough construction as a way to talk about the passing down of cultural values from one generation to the next.”
– Kyle Fokken (Minneapolis)

Gallery Three
“As a representational landscape painter, I ask, ‘Is it possible to paint a compelling picture of a Best Buy parking lot?’ Most landscape painters dwell either in bucolic nature or in the cities. But what about all the scenes in between? The freeways, drainage ponds, subdivisions, townhouse developments, franchise restaurants, strip malls, big boxes, and office parks that make up most of our day-to-day reality?”
– Scott Lloyd Anderson (Minneapolis)

Overlook Gallery
“I use photography to explore history, legacy and identity within the context of American society. In the series Heads of the Hills, I explore a landscape in which a bust of each of the forty-four U.S. presidents, weighing as much as twenty-four tons and standing as tall as twenty feet, resides among the pine trees in the Black Hills of South Dakota.”
– Amanda Handerson (Los Angeles)

The Commons
“In addition to taking inspiration from vast landscapes, I likewise study miniature landscapes, observed through the magnification of densely packed earth, fallen seeds and rusted metal scraps. I like the visual energy that exists where one edge meets another edge; this demarcation can be found at the point between two separate land-forms or a water’s edge verses its shoreline.”
– Lois Peterson (St. Peter, Minn.)

 

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Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time

02-26-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00am + 13 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 14 @ 1:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Feb 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Feb 21 @ 1:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Feb 23 @ 10:00am Wed, Feb 24 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 26 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present “Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time,” an exhibit featuring a sampling of styles and projects [more+]

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present “Hooked Up: Creating Art with Wool - One Loop at A Time,” an exhibit featuring a sampling of styles and projects from St. Croix Valley area rug hookers.

A craft born of necessity, hooked rugs originally provided warmth on the floor and kept drafts from doorways.  Today, rug hooking has evolved from its humble origin to an art form in its own right.  While many contemporary rug hookers keep alive the tradition of primitive motifs, others approach the craft with complete freedom of imagination in design and materials. Hooked pieces have moved up off the floor to become wall hangings, chair pads, pillows, bed rugs, pins, tea cozies, table mats and runners, footstool covers, purses and bags, and whimsical three-dimensional creations.

The show will be in the gallery in January and February.  The artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-4 pm.  

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

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Photography: Chronicling Our Environment

02-13-2016

Presented by ArtReach St Croix at ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

The relationship of the photographer and the subject will be evident during PHOTOGRAPHY. Crespin, Samuelsson, Skoro and Urke each bring a unique perspective as them capture details of their environment. Please [more+]

The relationship of the photographer and the subject will be evident during PHOTOGRAPHY. Crespin, Samuelsson, Skoro and Urke each bring a unique perspective as them capture details of their environment.

Please join us for a reception with the artists on Sunday, January 10 at 2-4pm.

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Wisconsin History Tour - Exhibit

03-30-2016

Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society at Hudson Area Library, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 11 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 12 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 13 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 5:00pm Tue, Feb 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 12:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 5:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 5:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 5:00pm Mon, Feb 29 @ 5:00pm Tue, Mar 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 02 @ 12:00pm Thu, Mar 03 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Wisconsin History Tour Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city. Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin [more+]

The Wisconsin History Tour

Each month the Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in a Wisconsin city.

Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin community hosting the Tour.

Attend educational events, lectures by authors, genealogy workshops, demonstrations and more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Oil Painting Instruction for Adults

05-26-2016

Presented by Dianne Ginsberg Studio at Dianne Ginsberg Studio, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 5:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 5:00pm + 13 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 09 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 16 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 23 @ 5:00pm Wed, Mar 30 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 06 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 13 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 20 @ 5:00pm Wed, Apr 27 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 04 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 11 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 18 @ 5:00pm Wed, May 25 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting. Students learn composition,  technique, [more+]

WEEKLY CLASSES IN  OIL PAINTING for all ability levels with artist Dianne Ginsberg. Join at anytime, as classes run year round. Individual guidance and support in a small group setting.

Students learn composition,  technique, brush handling, color mixing, and best practices, as they progress as painters in a relaxed studio atmosphere. 

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Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15+

03-09-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:00pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:00pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 6:00pm Wed, Mar 09 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15 through adult This class takes drawing to a whole new level through the use of either acrylic or oil paint. The class will focus on mixing [more+]

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Ages 15 through adult

This class takes drawing to a whole new level through the use of either acrylic or oil paint. The class will focus on mixing colors, expressive brush work, and successful composition. All skill levels are welcome, critiques are done as a group and on an individual basis. Request a materials list upon enrollment.

Instructor: Sharon Diederichs

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Hands-On Pasta

02-10-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:00pm
You haven't eaten pasta until you've eaten the pasta you made yourself. Find out how just a few simple ingredients come together to create a new world of flavors, textures [more+]

You haven't eaten pasta until you've eaten the pasta you made yourself. Find out how just a few simple ingredients come together to create a new world of flavors, textures and experiences. You'll spend an enjoyable evening making pasta from scratch and sampling the amazing results. 

Menu: Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo; Lasagna with Two Sauces; Tagliatelle with Mushroom Brandy Sauce; and Baked Cannelloni.

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Happy Place' with Rachel

02-10-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm
Happy Place with Rachel Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Happy Place with Rachel

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Fireside Knit

02-10-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm
Winter Reads 2016 will be hosting an informal knitting night around the upstairs fireplace (Romance Room) on Wednesday evening, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:00. Join a staff member for knitting [more+]

Winter Reads 2016 will be hosting an informal knitting night around the upstairs fireplace (Romance Room) on Wednesday evening, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:00. Join a staff member for knitting instruction and help with gnarly knitting problems. Also on hand will be a selection of knitting books and magazines from our collection where you can find your next project! Light refreshments will be shared.  Join us for a cozy winter evening by the fire!

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Getting Past Your Fear of the Blank Page

03-02-2016

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 6:30pm Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:30pm Wed, Feb 24 @ 6:30pm + 1 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 02 @ 6:30pm - less dates and times

Stillwater Public Library is thrilled to offer writing classes from The Loft, one of the nation’s leading literary centers located right in the Twin Cities. Learn the secrets of getting past [more+]

Stillwater Public Library is thrilled to offer writing classes from The Loft, one of the nation’s leading literary centers located right in the Twin Cities.

Learn the secrets of getting past your fear of the blank page, from a writer who has been there before. Our instructor will guide you through proven exercises to break through your writers block and get you writing!

This class is composed of four sections. The first class is on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The other sessions are on Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 and Wednesday, March 2. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. Registration is required.

This program is made possible through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18+

03-10-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 18 @ 6:00pm Thu, Feb 25 @ 6:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 03 @ 6:00pm Thu, Mar 10 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who [more+]

Watercolor Skill-Builder 1: Ages 18 and older

Strengthen your technical and design skills in watercolor and take your painting to the next level. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who have taken Watercolor Jumpstart or have enough prior experience with watercolor to paint independently on their own projects (even if they don’t always turn out the way you’d hoped). In each class, the instructor will demonstrate techniques and offer fun skill-building activities. With one-on-one coaching, students will apply these skills to their own project(s) over the course of the class. Topics will be adjusted according to the needs of the group and may include: how to plan and design paintings that speak from the heart, how to manage the painting process so you can take difficult steps one at a time and with confidence, how to evaluate and adjust work in progress, as well as technical issues such as reserving/recovering lights; color and color mixing; negative painting; suggesting textures such as hair, trees/foliage, etc.; light, shadow, and form; and how to rescue a painting from many common mistakes. Please bring your painting supplies and any still life items, sketches, photos, or other references you might wish to use to the first class meeting.

Six Thursdays

Feb. 4 – Mar.10 (snow day Mar. 17)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $195

 

Instructor: Lynne Baur

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Flavors of Florence

02-11-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:00pm
Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that [more+]

Is there any end to the wonders of Florence? Nestled into Tuscany, the Italian city boasts soaring domes of Renaissance architecture, piazzas filled with music, and a meandering river that reflects the sunset onto centuries-old brick buildings. And of course, there's the food. As swoon-inspiring as Florence's other attractions, the cuisine is distinctive from other Italian regions, with unique flavors and simple combinations. Chef Suzanne leads this hands-on class with dishes you won't want to miss.

Menu: Tagliatelle with Hand-Diced Rabbit Olives and Thyme; Florentine-Style Sliced Grilled Beef Served with Potatoes and Artichoke Sauce; Baked Eggplant in Savory Tomato Sauce; Individual Dual Mousse-Filled Cakes and Fresh Strawberry Sauce. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Northern Lights' with Rhonda

02-11-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 11 @ 6:30pm
Northern Lights with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Northern Lights with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Sweetheart XC Night Ski, Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

02-12-2016

Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may [more+]

Washington County Parks invites visitors to explore a variety of recreation opportunities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Nordic Center.  Inside, guests may warm up fireside in the great room and sample free coffee, cocoa, and cookies and hear live music by the Chris and Jack Duo, who will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

From the Nordic Center Trailhead, cross-country ski 5.5 miles of LED-lit ski trails. From the Eagle Point Trailhead, snowshoe, hike or walk your leashed dog along the illuminated 2.5-mile Big Bluestem Trail.

An outdoor bonfire will be lit and roasting sticks will be available for use; guests may bring their own treats to roast. Amenities at the Nordic Center include restrooms, men’s and women’s lockers and changing areas, drinking water station, and free guest WiFi.

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Cozy Up with Cupid

02-12-2016

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill at Cooks of Crocus Hill , Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:00pm
This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to [more+]

This year, really get cooking with your sweetheart. In this hands-on class, you and your sweetie will enjoy a romantic evening together creating a sumptuous meal, from tasty appetizer to decadent dessert. Sip on some vino, show off your kitchen skills, and let us do the cleanup while you enjoy the glorious meal. Cheers, Cupid!

This class is priced per person. 

Menu: Artisan cheese tray and accoutrements; Seared Pork Belly and Poached Egg Salad; Chevre and Seafood Tortellini; New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Haricots Verts; Chocolate Truffles. 

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Paint-Sip-Nosh! 'Heart Tree' with Rhonda

02-12-2016

Presented by Artful Indulgence at Artful Indulgence, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:30pm
Heart Tree with Rhonda Session Includes: 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist  Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist! Come early for a beverage and small plate! 

Heart Tree with Rhonda

Session Includes:

  • 2 Hour Painting Session led by Local Artist 
  • Paint, canvas, and all materials needed to Indulge your Inner Artist!
  • Come early for a beverage and small plate! 
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Authors After Hours - Beth Dooley & BJ Carpenter

02-12-2016

Presented by Valley Bookseller at The Daily Grind, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6:45pm
In the spirit of connecting writers with readers, Valley Bookseller and the Daily Grind have partnered up to present Authors After Hours.  We will meet one Friday a month at [more+]

In the spirit of connecting writers with readers, Valley Bookseller and the Daily Grind have partnered up to present Authors After Hours.  We will meet one Friday a month at 6:45pm in the Daily Grind.  Guest authors will present their work, discuss the writing process and take questions.  

This month we'll meet Beth Dooley who has been involved with the local food movement for over twenty years. She is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks about Heartland food traditions and her travel and food writing has been featured in the Star Tribune, Fine Cooking, Delta Sky Magazine, and the  North American Review.  Beth and her husband have three sons and live in Minneapolis, MN.

Author Bio: Born and raised in Hibbing, B. J. Carpenter is a culinary educator and writer living in the Twin Cities. She is the author, with Shelley N. C. Hall, of The Minnesota Table: Recipes for Savoring Local Food Throughout the Year.

Attendees must call the store to reserve their spot (max of 20 people) and pay a $5 fee.  On the night of the event, arrive by 6:45 and get a free beverage before the Grind closes at 7:00.  Presentation will start after everyone is settled in and go until 8:00 or so. The bookstore will be closed by that time as well but everyone will have a chance to shop after hours if they choose. 

*NEW FOR 2016: We will have two authors and more of a panel type discussion - sure to be an interesting evening!

Call the store at 651-430-3385 to make your reservation today!

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Shrek the Musical, Jr

02-28-2016

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 4:00pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 14 @ 2:00pm Fri, Feb 19 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 4:00pm Sun, Feb 21 @ 2:00pm Fri, Feb 26 @ 7:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, Feb 27 @ 4:00pm Sun, Feb 28 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig After his swamp is invaded by banished fairytale misfits, everyone’s favorite ogre agrees to rescue a princess for [more+]

Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig

After his swamp is invaded by banished fairytale misfits, everyone’s favorite ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back in this irreverently funny musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.

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Fully Committed

02-21-2016

Presented by St Croix Festival Theatre at Franklin Square Black Box, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 2:00pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 7:30pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 19 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 20 @ 7:30pm Sun, Feb 21 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

By Becky Mode Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor, mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant while struggling to jumpstart his career and fulfill family obligations. Stopping at nothing to [more+]

By Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor, mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant while struggling to jumpstart his career and fulfill family obligations. Stopping at nothing to land a reservation, Sam deals with callers who resort to coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics. Fully Committed has forty wildly diverse characters all played by a single performer.

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Live Irish Music: Lojo Russo

02-13-2016

Presented by Water Street Inn, Charlie's Irish Pub at Water Street Inn, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:30pm Sat, Feb 13 @ 7:30pm
Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and [more+]

Whether playing festivals or front steps, coffee houses or concert halls Lojo Russo connects with her audience in a way few performers can. Her enormous stage energy, powerful voice and percussive playing style belie her small frame. This little woman puts on one heckuva big show. Making music along the muddy waters from Minneapolis to Davenport for over 15 years Russo’s played in jam bands, Celtic groups, freestyle funk folk and currently as a solo touring artist. And like the river she moves the music from one genre to the next – powerfully … effortlessly. Russo’s style of music has always been a little bit of everything because she’s always played a little bit of everything – bass in a psychedelic rock , mandolin in a Celtic group and guitar in every kind of funk, folk, jazz and jam combination you can imagine – usually taking the lead. This variety of music and performance styles allows Russo to tailor her shows to her audience without compromising her music. Russo’s not-so-traditional blend of roots, blues and Americana gives her music an old-timey feel with a contemporary perspective. Lojo Russo is the kind of artist who is also an entertainer. She doesn’t just play at her audience – she plays with her audience. Her boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for her music is apparent to anyone listening and everyone watching! Join us in Charlie’s Irish Pub every Friday and Saturday for live Irish music, 7:30pm-11:30pm

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