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¡Cantaré! Community Concert


April 27, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

jennifer@owl-marketing.com | 612-716-0556

Bethel Lutheran Church

810 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota. Join us for a family-friendly, bilingual music celebration! Tickets for the ¡Cantaré! Community Concert are free and will be available in the spring of 2015.

VocalEssence Chorus
Franklin Elementary School
Montessori at Franklin
Riverside Central Elementary
Century High School Concert Choir
Mayo High School Concert Choir and Treble Choir
Rochester Male Chorus

Uncorked JUNKMARKET Style

Sue Whitney

May 29 – 31, 2015

Time: Friday, 2 PM to 8PM, Saturday, 10AM to 6 PM, Sunday 11AM to 4 PM

sue.junkmarket@gmail.com | 507.456.5151

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

78757 Hwy 16
Spring Valley, MN 55975

Details: Treat yourself to the very best vintage, art, craft and organic shopping experience available…not to mention fabulous wine, signature sangrias, delectable food and a gorgeous location. To make things even better there will be live music daily, giveaways, classes and much more!

Gretchaninoff Passion Week

National Lutheran Choir

May 2, 2015

Time: 7pm

blake@nlca.com | 612.722.2301

Zumbro Lutheran Church

624 3rd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Following the steps of Jesus from the entry to Jerusalem to the resurrection, the National Lutheran Choir will portray the events of those seven days in the rich and moving texts of the Orthodox tradition. Sung in the beautiful Basilica of St. Mary and recorded for possible future broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. Travel with us. How fitting that in this season of Easter, you have a beautiful opportunity to be transformed.

30th Anniversary Gala Concert

Choral Arts Ensemble

May 8, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

info@choralartsensemble.org | 507-252-8427

Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights

1001 14th St.NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: We will close out this year of celebration with a concert of singer, audience and conductor favorites. Music ranging from Renaissance polyphony to the premiere a new work by Jake Runestad will demonstrate choral music's power to inspire, comfort, and connect. Dessert reception follows performance.

Dancing for the Arts-Take IV

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

May 16, 2015

Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm for dinner guests; 6:30 pm for dessert guests

bamadio@rochestermnarts.com | 5074240811

Mayo Civic Center-Exhibit Hall

30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Ten Rochester celebrities go toe-to-toe paired with professional dancers to benefit youth arts education. Dinner, dessert and entertainment. Followed by an invitation for all attendees to dance to the music of Hooker and Booker. This event always sells out so purchase tickets early!

Women on Wednesdays

Rochester Civic Theatre

April 22, 2015

Time: 5:00pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Women on Wednesdays
Apr 22 at 5pm

Join us for evenings of thoughtful discussion about issues addressing the oppression and resiliency of women.
Admission free but reservations required. To Make your reservation, send an email to mari@rochestercivictheatre.org by Monday before each Wednesday. Only limited seats available.
Complimentary appetizers and cash bar at 5:00pm
Presentation and discussion at 5:30–7:00pm

April 22:
Young Women and Their World
What is important to today’s young women? How do they describe the issues that have value and significance for them? It’s a changing world…or is it?

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Civic Live: Alison Scott

Rochester Civic Theatre

April 25, 2015

Time: 7:30pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: Alison Scott
Apr 25 at 7:30pm
Remember her soulful voice... Alison Scott will be back at the Civic in spring!

Alison Scott is the strongest new voice to come out of Minneapolis in many years and her soulful, organic sound has quietly built a very large and loyal following.
While staying indier than indie and completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through word of mouth with very little radio or media hype, Alison is making the kind of soul music that music fans love.
True music lovers have always responded to an amazing voice singing great songs, and they always will- from Aretha to Adele, this is timeless music that transcends style and fashion, something for the silent majority of listeners who aren’t interested in fluffy pop OR the trendy flavor of the month.
Tickets on sale now at 507-282-8481 or wwwlrochestercivictheatre.org
Ticket: $17.50 in advance / $22 at the door

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

UMR Connects: Hittin' the Road with a Ghost Hunter


April 28, 2015

Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM

connects@r.umn.edu | 5072588053

University of Minnesota Rochester

111 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Free Professional Speaker Series. Join Rochester's premier ghost hunter as she takes you on the road to some of the many places she has investigated with her team, After Hours Paranormal Investigations. Nancy, or as her friends call her, "Hawk", has investigated throughout the United States and as far away as Ireland.

Young Authors, Young Artists Conference

Southeast Service Cooperative

May 19 – 21, 2015

Time: 8:15am-1:30pm

khartman@ssc.coop | 507-281-6667

RCTC- Heintz Center

1926 Collegeview Drive SE, Rochester
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: On May 19, 20, and 21, over 900 students in grades 3-5 from public, private, and home schools across southeast Minnesota will converge in Rochester for a conference that promotes student enthusiasm and competence in written and visual communication. Students will learn from and work with authors, poets, illustrators, artists, journalists, book crafters, and others in sessions that expose them to the art and joy of writing and creating. See website: www.ssc.coop/Page/122

On Golden Pond

Rochester Civic Theatre

May 15 – 31, 2015

Time: Fri & Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: “On Golden Pond” at Rochester Civic Theatre
By Ernest Thompson
May 15 – 31

The heartwarming story of aging Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond, explores familial relationships and the challenges that accompany the twilight years of marriage. A touching, funny, and life-affirming drama.

Dates: May 15 - 31
Times: Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm (No show on May 17 & 24.)
Viewing age: 13 and up
Ticket: Adult $24; Senior $19; Student $17
May 23 at 7pm performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.
On sale now! Call 507-282-8481 or visit www.rochestercivictheatre.org to book your tickets!

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

nAnnie McTwist

Words Players Theatre

May 1 – 9, 2015

Time: 2pm, 7pm

kathrynkuhlmann@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: What happens when Oliver and Annie meet up in the same story?
Enter: Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee and Maria Von Trapp.
Add: Some villains -- Count Olaf, Fagan and Miss Hannigan.
Sprinkle in: A few more of your favorite storybook characters.
The result? A charming, topsy-turvy adventure.

nAnnie mcTwist -- where familiar stories collide to create a new & timeless tale

May 1, 2, 8, 9 7pm
May 3 2pm

Tickets $7-$13
Children 5 & under - free
Family cap - $40

Presented by members of Words Players' Junior Troupe.