Top Ten Events
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Top 10 Current/Upcoming Events
December 5, 2015
6th annual Holiday Art Walk-N-Crawl in downtown St. Joseph
Saturday, December 5th • 10am-6pm - HOLIDAY ART CRAWL! Support local artists, find special holiday gifts and join in the merriment of the event. One event, three venues! Meet all of the artists, enjoy refreshments, music and holiday cheer all day long!
BRUNO PRESS - 154 4th Ave SE
Letterpress gifts and demos with Mary C. Bruno at the Shop!
BAD HABIT BREWING
Soaps and Candles, Janelle Carlson • Pottery, Katie Ballantine • Jewelry, Amy Skeate Carlson
MN STREET MARKET
Painting, Doug Lien • Fiber and Textiles, Gayle Singewald • Jewelry, Linda Johnson • Knitted Fiber, Sandra Millerbernd • Pottery, David Glenn.
There will be MAPS and PUNCH CARDS at each stop so grab both! Get all 3 "punches" on your card, fill out your name and phone number, then leave it at the last location and enter to WIN an awesome GIFT BASKET! There are three baskets valued at $100 to be given away!
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
December 18-December 19, 2015
Restless Heart has earned dozens of national awards and nominations over the last 20 years, and have close to a dozen #1 hits and albums! This legendary music group has been performing for well over 30 years – but are appearing at the Paramount for the very first time. Along with all of their #1 hits, Restless Heart will be performing their own versions of classic holiday favorites!
Artist Website: http://www.restlessheartband.com/
CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
October 2-December 4, 2015
Nate Burbeck’s work consists of large panoramic landscapes depicting isolated moments of the surreal within the context of contemporary culture. The placement of fantastical or dreamlike elements in these narratives creates tension between what is familiar and what is distinctively surreal.
Artist Reception: Friday, November 6 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Artist Talk: 7 p.m.
Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery, SJU
Nate Burbeck is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
City of St. Cloud
December 12, 2015
Santa and Mrs. Claus have taken time off from their busy schedule to join you and your family for a winter celebration on Saturday, December 12th from 1-4pm at the Lake George Municipal Complex. Create arts and crafts, decorate a cookie, see the penguin exhibit, enjoy a hayride around the lake and much more, but don't forget your camera to capture special moments with Santa! New this year! Touch-a-Truck, where children can see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery. $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family; bring an item for the food shelf to receive $1.00 off admission.
Great River Educational Arts Theatre
November 20-December 6, 2015
They’re baaack! When the 6 Herdman kids - considered the terror of teachers, parents, and students - show up at the auditions and manage to snatch the major roles in the pageant, everyone is convinced that this Christmas pageant, if it is presented at all, will be “the worst Christmas pageant ever.” As the spirit of the season comes alive in the Herdmans, the audience learns that things are not always what they seem and all discover that there are still lessons in kindness, tolerance, and humanity to be learned from the story of the stable in Bethlehem.
This non-musical is recommended for all ages.
Great River Chorale
December 4-December 6, 2015
Great River Chorale celebrates Minnesota's choral tradition with holiday music by the best and brightest living Minnesota composers including Matthew Culloton, Carol Barnett, Abbie Betinis, Timothy Takach, and many more. Sing along on audience carols, enjoy narrations from the writings of Minnesota poets David Bengtson, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Hear the premieres of new carols composed by Laura Caviani and Mary Kay Geston in honor of Great River Chorale's fifteenth anniversary.
Special guests include the Concert Choir from the SCSU Preparatory Program Cantabile Girls' Choir program conducted by Holly Lathe, Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB, narrator, and Charles Echols, organist. Performances are Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Love music and poetry? Join Great River Chorale conductor Mary Kay Geston for a pre-concert conversation with composer Laura Caviani and poet David Bengtson who will talk about the creative meshing of music and poetry in choral music.
Delano Area Council for Arts and Culture
December 5, 2015
Old-Fashioned Christmas will feature an Art Walk with over 20 artists featured; crafts, and fun activities for children; costumed character including Mr & Mrs. Clause; music by local adult and student singers and instrumentalists and many opportunities to shop for holiday gifts in downtown Delano.
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
December 12, 2015
Featuring Andrew Walesch, and Great River Chorale
A Charlie Brown Christmas | Guaraldi/Mendelson/Pugh
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol | John Rutter
I Wish You Christmas | John Rutter
Little Drummer Boy | Harry Simeone
Christmas at the Movies | arr. Krogstad
Sun Dogs | David Wolff
Hallelujah Chorus Sing-a-long | Georg Frideric Handel
- Intermission -
Dance of the Tumblers | Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Christmas Song | Bob Wells and Mel Tormé, arr. Parsons
O Holy Night | Adolphe Adam, arr. Parsons
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Edward Pola and George Wyle, arr. Parsons
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. Parsons
Holiday Singalong | John Finnegan
Sleigh Ride | Leroy Anderson
Pioneer Place Theatre Company
December 14-December 16, 2015
Featuring: Ted Manderfeld, Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Mike Zeleny, and Billy Thommes on drums
With Special Guests: Pamela McNeill, Stacy Bauer, and Tim Haussner
Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular is a Las Vegas caliber, multi-media, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with music, comedy, parodies and even a game show!!
Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new takes on hit songs you didn’t even know were holiday classics.
The line-up of musicians is truly legendary as Paul “Stretch” Diethelm and Ted Manderfeld are joined on stage by vocalists Pamela McNeill, Stacy Bauer, and Tim Haussner, and backed by bassist Mike Zeleny, saxophonist and flutist Mike Kreitzer and drummer Billy Thommes.
You’ll hear Christmas standards like Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree, The Little Drummer Boy and many more like you’ve never heard them performed before!!
Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit better than the Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular!!!
Resurrection Lutheran Church Youth Group
December 5, 2015
Over 25 vendors will feature delicious handmade treats, handcrafted toys, mittens, quilts, blankets, cards, gifts, crocheted & knitted items, jewelry, decorative wood items, rustic signs, and so much more!
Coffee, treats, & a light lunch will be available for purchase!