Fall events in full swing [UPDATED]Published 9:15am Thursday, September 27, 2012 Updated 11:17am Thursday, September 27, 2012
A Center for the Arts is in full swing for fall. My how time flies. Our first 2012-13 Center Series show with musical savant Tony DeBlois on Saturday, Sept. 15, was a huge success.
I happened to be at the Theatre that Saturday morning when it was closed and a woman and her son knocked on the door. The son had seen Tony at school on Friday and told his mother they HAD to see his show because, the son said, “He is just so amazing!” so Mom wanted to make sure she got tickets.
Since I was only there grabbing something from my desk, I wasn’t prepared to sell tickets, but I assured her there were still some general seating tickets available and she could buy them later in the afternoon when Tony’s mother, Janice, would be giving a free talk about her life raising Tony (who was born blind, autistic and with savant syndrome), or she could get tickets at the door when the box office opened for the performance at 6:30 p.m.
Prior to Tony’s show, there was a free “Meet The Artist” reception for Rick Smith, whose work will be on display through Friday, Sept. 28.
It’s really cool stuff, so you should stop by tomorrow to see it before it’s taken down over the weekend. The October’s lobby artist will be Marion Otnes.
This weekend is our big annual fall fundraiser, Talk of the Town. It’s on Saturday, Sept. 29, which is also my birthday, so I don’t know if I’ll be there or not. It depends on whether or not my family has other plans for me.
We have some really cool concerts in October. On Thursday, Oct. 4, “Caravan du Nord” will feature two up-and-coming Twin Cities bands: Tapes ‘n’ Tapes and Zoo Animal. The concert will open with Dan Olson’s new band, Satin Strides.
The concert is at M State’s Legacy Hall with festival-style seating, giving people room to move around, and tickets are only $5.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Ensemble 61 will perform at the Fergus Theatre in an intimate setting with audience seating on-stage with the group, so there are only a limited number of tickets available.
Ensemble 61 a Minnesota-based contemporary classical group named after Highway 61 in tribute to Bob Dylan.
Finally, on Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s the second Center Series show with America’s number one cowboy singer, Michael Martin Murphy.
If you want to see this show, you’d better get tickets now. We’re pretty sure it will be a sell-out, so it’s unlikely you’ll get tickets if you just show up the night of the show.
As of last week, there were only about 50 reserved seating Center Series tickets left and just a handful of general seating tickets still available for this specific performer.
For information and tickets on all our upcoming events, visit our Web site at www.FergusArts.org or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown Fergus Falls at 124 W. Lincoln Ave, Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You can also call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787).
Jane Geisinger is the marketing and promotions coordinator for A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.