Top Ten Events
Check out today's list of the most-viewed events on aroundthecloud.org.
Top 10 Current/Upcoming Events
Pioneer Place Theatre Company
October 20-October 22, 2016
Collective Unconscious present their iconic show: Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water for three nights - complete with horns and strings joining this amazing band.
Bridge Over Troubled Water generates a unique set of feelings in us. The lyrics are so visual that taking the album down and placing it on the record player (the only real way to listen to BOTW) is like paging through a childhood photo album long lost. The record is simultaneously somber and joyous, deep and light. It's only now, looking back across some 35 years that we get a sense of the placeholder in time that was BOTW. Released as it was in 1970, BOTW truly served as a marker between the decades, a nod to the ideals and folksy simplicity of the sixties mixed with the global complexities and inward thinking that was to dominate the decade to come. BOTW was a calm in a confusing time and remains so today. And it boogies. Get your tickets now as they will go fast.nly!
Paramount Center for the Arts
October 21-October 30, 2016
Tremendous things are in store for you as you join Charlie Bucket in a delicious tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory. Behind the magical gates a chocolate river, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas all must be seen to be believed. A play choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
St. Cloud State University Music Department
October 27, 2016
The St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble and Campus Band invite the St. Cloud community to join them for a program entitled “Halloween Spooktacular” on Thursday, October 27. 2016 at 6:30 PM in Ritsche Auditorium. Children in costume and their families are invited to pre-concert activities that begin at 5:30 PM in the lobby of Ritsche Auditorium. Volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate musical instruments, give out Halloween treats and play games.
The children’s portion of the concert will run about 30 minutes and will include music by pop artist Adele, Video Game music including World of Warcraft and Disney Movie favorites. After a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will perform selections from their upcoming Fall tour including H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana and the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst.
The St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble is a select group of 40 performers, mostly St. Cloud State University music majors led by conductor Catharine Bushman. The SCSU Campus Band is comprised of about 40 musicians from all over campus and in the St. Cloud Community.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Please call (320) 308-3223 for more information. A live webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person.
St. Cloud Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
November 15, 2016
The St. Cloud Friends of Mia are excited to welcome Tom Rassieur, Mia's Prints and Drawings Head and the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings to St. Cloud on November 15, 2016. With four German organizations, he has organized the exhibition “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation,” marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “Ninety-Five Theses.”He will join us for the evening and share with us news and stories of the recently installed exhibit.
Five hundred years ago, one man took a stand that shook Europe and changed the world. Now at Mia you can see the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation brought to life through astonishing artworks and historical objects, traveling outside Germany for the first time ever. Luther used art and the newly invented printing press to challenge Europe’s leaders and spread a revolution of religious, cultural, and societal change. This exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, gold, textiles, and works on paper—as well as Luther’s personal possessions and recent archaeological finds—that shed new light on an explosive era and the man who ignited it.
It promises to be a fine start to our 2016-2017 Friends dinner and lecture season. Please join us.
Our menu for the evening will include:
Citrus Napa salad w/ roasted red grapes, candied pecans, red onions, French crostini and sweet balsamic dressing
Apple Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken topped with an apple and onion cream sauce
Sweet potato puree
Roasted garlic ciabatta with rosemary garlic butter
Water and Coffee
Saint Cloud State University-Center for Continuing Studies
October 18-October 23, 2016
Directed by Professor Brenda Wentworth
Moving to Minnesota has been full of surprises for Olive; especially once her boyfriend jilts her and she attempts to hire Gus and Tor, two unusually ‘nice’ Norwegian hit men. Nothing is ever quite as is seems in this charmingly dark comedy about loss, lutefisk, and the desperate sprint to find love before the long cold winter sets in.
Saint Cloud Film Fest
November 5-November 12, 2016
The St. Cloud Film Fest gives moviemakers and audiences alike an opportunity to spend a week screening and enjoying over 50 films created from local, regional, national, and international directors and producers. From live action to animation, documentary to experimental, all film makers have a place and a voice at this film festival.
Now in its Sixth year, The St Cloud Film Festival was created with the idea that passionate artists deserve a place to feature their work in front of local crowds. For more information on the fest, please visit http://www.stcloudfilmfest.com/
So please join us for a week-long celebration of global cinema in St Cloud. Come out and see a mix of shorts, features, documentaries, comedies, animation, and much, much more.
Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl Collaborative
November 4, 2016
Stroll downtown, meet your friends, and buy great art by regional artists displayed in shops and eateries throughout downtown. Great place to do your Holiday shopping - Unique gifts for everyone!
Pioneer Place Theatre Company
October 27-October 31, 2016
Presented by Curtain Call Community Theatre
A Halloween tradition at Pioneer Place continues this year as we welcome Curtain Call Community Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show. This cult classic musical, with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1940-1970′s, and tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Complete with a 14-person cast and full band, this is the perfect choice for all of your Halloween fun!
Paramount Center for the Arts
October 28-October 29, 2016
Explore the fascinating world of copper foil stained glass with Carolyn Martin, in this class for the complete beginner! Create your own design or use one of ours to make a decorative window pane or wall hanging for your home!
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Paramount Center for the Arts
October 22, 2016
Oils are often thought to be difficult to use, but this is a misconception. In fact, oil paints are very forgiving and easily allow for changes and corrections. We will use a variety of techniques in this one-day workshop with Mickey Cunningham. In the morning, we will paint a still life and aim for accurate color and value representation. During the afternoon, we will work from photographs to create fresh and lively interpretations.
Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred
Materials List for Oil Painting Class If you are someone who plans ahead and you wish to order your materials online, you can find good prices at Jerry’s Artarama, Art Supply Warehouse, or Dick Blick.
~Canvas: One stretched canvas or canvas panel measuring 16 x 20 or 18 x 24 ins. One stretched or canvas panel measuring 11 x 14, 14 x 18 or 16 x 20 ins.
~Paints:You can use traditional oils or water-soluble oils. If you have paints on hand, please feel free to bring what you have and fill in as necessary to approximate the following colors:Titanium white Lemon Yellow or a cool yellow Cadmium Yellow Medium or Permanent Yellow Medium Sap green Viridian Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Red Light or Permanent Red Light Alizarin Crimson Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre
If you are new to oil paint and need to buy all the colors, Winton (Winsor Newton’s student grade paint) might be a good choice. Michaels Craft Store carries a set of ten 21 ml tubes for $49.29. Daler Rowney’s Georgian Oils for $29.99 at Michaels is also a good starter set. The colors are a good range. If you are interested in an affordable professional grade, Grumbacher is a good choice and is also available at Michaels. Grumbacher makes an affordable water soluble oil, but I don’t think it is available locally. Michaels sells a Winsor Newton water soluble oil.
~Brushes: If you already own some brushes, bring what you like to use.
If buying new, opt for long-handled bristle brushes in either synthetic or hog’s hair. Brushes are expensive, so you probably won’t want to buy too many. I would suggest: Filbert, size 2 or 4 Filbert, size 6 Flat, size 8 Round in a softer hair synthetic that mimics sable, small size, 2 or 3; House painter’s brush- An inexpensive one-inch or one-and-a-half-inch paint brush from the hardware store can be used for laying in color.
~Palette: If you have a palette, please fell free to bring it. I will have a roll of freezer paper to use for disposable palettes.
~Solvent: We will be using odorless solvent provided by the Paramount.
~Solvent can or jar: A small mustard jar or something similar works well. You can also use an empty soup can. If you have a piece of wire mesh to fit into your can or jar, it will help keep your solvent clean, but it is not vital.
~Paper Towels: One roll – I like Viva.
~Photographs: A selection of your favorite landscape photographs, preferably taken by you.