It’s not every day … take in a showPublished 11:34am Friday, December 3, 2010
I’ve decided to title today’s column such because there are some pretty amazing things happening in the arts this month that truly fit into this category. For instance … It’s Not Every Day that the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra comes to Fergus Falls, with the gift of a free concert for our community.
Thanks to Minnesotans who helped pass the Legacy Amendment in 2008, this has become a reality. Tickets have been flying out the door but there are still some very good seats available.
The concert is on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. here at the Fergus Theatre, home of A Center for the Arts. It’s not every day this kind of thing happens. Thanks to all of you for making this possible.
It’s also not every day that the Fergus Falls School of Dance Performs their Dance and Dessert program here at A Center for the Arts.
If you’re reading this column on Sunday you still have time to get to their 2 p.m. performance today at A Center for the Arts, followed by dessert across the street at the Fergus Falls Senior Citizens Center.
There are many amazing desserts to treat your palate, and many amazing dance treats as well. Who knows, maybe even “the Sugar Plum Fairy!” I’m pretty sure you’ll be delighted by some treat from the Nutcracker Ballet.
Not every day do you have an opportunity to attend Business After Hours at A Center for the Arts, followed by a “Bluegrass Christmas Concert,” but on Thursday, Dec. 9, you have a chance to do both of these things.
The Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts their business after hours event from 4 to 6:50 p.m. at A Center for the Arts. (6:50 so we can open the doors for the concert at 7 p.m.). There will be door prizes, treats provided by Falls Baking Company and A Center for the Arts, and a Six O’Clock Sampler. Then, at 7:30 p.m. Monroe Crossing takes the stage for a Holiday bluegrass concert. Prepare yourself for a “toe tapping” evening.
Two unique days, follow with Ross Sutter and his Scandinavian Christmas. Ross will be in the Schools and at a couple of Senior Centers on Friday, Dec. 10. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 11, he will do another Artful Afternoon at Mill Street and an evening program at A Center for the Arts.
By Saturday he will be joined by Scandinavian Dancers, Hardangar Fiddle Players along with a couple of amazing Scandinavian Musicians on keyboard and Nyckleharpa. ]
You’ll be treated to Scandinavian traditions from many countries including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland … whether on stage or with snacks in the lobby. This is part of our Folk Music Series; Folk Around the World/Women in Folk!
It’s also not every day that you get to see film classics in a big theater anymore.
However, on two consecutive Sundays (Dec. 12 and Dec. 19) we will be showing the Film Classic: Holiday Inn at 7 p.m. each night.
We have started a monthly “special film” event here at A Center for the Arts. Look for more on this in January.
In the weeks and months ahead we have many “It’s Not Every Day” occurrences happening around here.
Look forward to Lance Johnson and Bo Anderson at the Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ(and other possible guests) on Dec. 18 at noon; The FM Symphony Holiday Pops Concert on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m; and the HS Orchestra Concert Monday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Finally, many others rent the theater (like the Angel of Hope Memorial Park folks on Dec. 6 for their film “The Christmas Box” at 7 p.m, plus many, many other holiday events that don’t just happen every day, but once a year.
Enjoy the plethora of activity and community time!
Plus…don’t forget it’s not every day that you can give the gift of art … or wait, I stand corrected. Yes, every day you can give and/or receive the gift of art.
Many gift giving ideas here at A Center for the Arts, at the College, at our local galleries that not only give to the arts but give to the artists as well.
Rebecca Petersen is the director of A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.It’s not every day … take in a show