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Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts

Rochester Civic Theatre

July 10, 2015 – August 28, 2015

Time: Patio and Grill open 4 – 10 pm, Music 5:30 – 9pm Happy Hour 4-6pm | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts
Fridays, Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 15, 22, 28
Patio and Grill open at 4pm, Happy Hour 4 – 6pm, Music at 5:30 – 9pm
Free admission. Rain or shine. Fresh food & cold drinks. Fun for the whole family!
Over the past four years, Civic Live has presented world class and Grammy Award-winning musicians from around the country and world.
That standard continues on our Summer Patio Stage with featured local musicians and bands.
Featured musicians:
July 10: Swing Street
July 17: Lost Faculties
July 24: Annie Mack
July 31: LP & the 45’s
Aug 7: KnuFunk
Aug 15: Jazz Jam feat. The D’Sievers
Aug 22: Parks & Kleist Band
Aug 28: LP & the 45’s

Rochester Civic Theatre Patio & Lobby
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Ethereal Inspiration with Tim Haaland


July 7, 2015

Time: 7:00- 8:30 pm | 5072588090

Peace Plaza Stage

1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: "Inspiration" has assumed an entirely new depth of meaning for me since my fairly recent appreciation of, and immersion in, the writing of poetry. I plan to share how this came about late in life, and where I am on my journey with poetry. I also plan to touch upon some other aspects of my experience with poetry, including my understanding of its origins, its continuing value, and where it may be heading in our literary tradition, as well as including examples of what I write, and reference to our GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest held annually.

Minimalism: the Ulktimate tool to Focus on What's Important


July 14, 2015

Time: 7:00-8;30 PM | 5072588090

UMR Room 417

University Square,111 S. Broadway, 4th floor
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: A funny thing happened on the way to giving away 80% of our stuff. Distant dreams started coming true: travelling, learning languages, time to read and write and be with family. What I had always said was important finally had room to flourish once the clutter and distractions were gone.

It wasn't easy. Internal mental battles and external cultural forces plotted to keep us in our rut. There was no financial crisis, no brush with death, just stubborn conviction that life shouldn’t be so complicated and stressful. I started chipping away at the unnecessary and found my inner minimalist. Want to find yours?

The Art of Mayo Clinic: An Exhibition of Original Art by Mayo Clinic Employees

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine

July 6 – 21, 2015

Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm | 5072663378

Hage Atrium, Siebens Bldg, Mayo Clinic

200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Details: The Art of Mayo Clinic is an exhibit of orignal art works created by Mayo Clinic employees that exemplify care delivery values of respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence and stewardship.

All Together, Now

Rochester Art Center

July 17, 2015

Time: 9:30 pm — 11:30 pm | (507) 282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Never a Cover, 2015, Lauren Tabak and Susie Smith (San Francisco, CA)
Work of Art, 2012, Chris E. Vargas and Greg Youmans (Bellingham, WA)
The Infamous T, 2013, Melissa Koch, Grey Duck Pictures (Minneapolis, MN)

With live performance, A LESBIAN’S GUIDE TO SELF-CARE!!!, by Kat Marie Yoas (San Francisco, CA)

Free Family Day - Make Your Own 3D Glasses

Rochester Art Center

July 11, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm | 5072828481

Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Get the 3D effect! Come to the Rochester Art Center to learn how to make your own 3D glasses and anaglyph designs. Using a few simple materials you can transform your 2D drawings into exciting 3D creations!