Arts Events for the Next 90 Days

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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 | 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!

UMR CONNECTS: Choral Arts Ensemble ~ Community Sing!

Nick Anderson

June 9, 2015

Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM | 5072588053

Peace Plaza

1st Ave SW & 1st St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Free Professional Speaker Series. Choral Arts Ensemble singers will lead a sing-a-long of familiar favorites, including standards from the "American Songbook," classics from musical theater, plus American folksongs, rounds, and patriotic songs. All are welcome and encouraged to join their voices with us for an evening of fun communal singing! Word sheets will be provided.

UMR CONNECTS: Elvis on Stage ~ Featuring Todd


June 23, 2015

Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM | 5072588053

Peace Plaza

1st Ave SW & 1st St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Free Professional Speaker Series. Todd Anderson as Elvis is a delightfully entertaining show for all ages! Todd's voice, costumes and moves are an exciting depiction of an actual Elvis concert.

As the show begins to the music of "Space Odyssey: 2001" Todd struts onstage delivering the powerful ballads and tender love songs that Elvis made famous. Listen as Todd presents historical and interesting facts about the famous life of the "King of Rock & Roll"

Todd's friendly interaction with his audience is quite remarkable as he connects to them with humorous stage bits and a short break for a public question and answer session for the curious observers.

Todd's performances are always colorful, but never off-color.

Wine and Canvas: The Painting Class with Cocktails!

Wine and Canvas Rochester

May 29, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00pm | 507-923-0474

Crossings Bistro & Bar

9 3rd Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Experience a night of artsy fun with us at your favorite venues around town. Our talented artists will give you step-by-step instructions on painting the evenings featured painting...You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Visit to view the featured painting of the evening and to reserve your seats!

An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Julia Sweeney

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

June 9, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM (Main Event), 4:30-6:30 PM (VIP Reception) | 202.733.5279

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Evolutionary scientist, best-selling author (The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, The Magic of Reality), and renowned atheist, Richard Dawkins, will be appearing on stage at Mayo Civic Centre in Rochester, Minn. on the evening of June 9th alongside Saturday Night Live alum Julia Sweeney.
It's a lively and fun discussion of science, evolutionary biology, religion and whatever else is on Julia's mind.

In addition to the on stage discourse between Richard and Julia, audience questions will be entertained and a book-signing will follow the event.

Tickets are $35 for general admission. Tickets for VIP seating and a pre-event reception with Richard and Julia are $250. Funds will go to support the work of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science.

Dreamy Night

Kati Dean

June 5, 2015

Time: 6-9pm | 507-358-4160

Rochester Assembly of God

4240 18th Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Ladies!! You do not want to miss Dreamy Night, Rochester Assembly Women's Ministry's summer party benefitting Mission 21 on June 5th from 6-9pm! Come wear white and help us fight child sex-trafficking in Rochester. In the 3.5 years that Mission 21 has existed in Rochester, they have worked with over 35 kids that have been rescued from sex-trafficking situations locally! We are so excited to come together not only to have an amazing night, but also to bring awareness and support to an awesome organization fighting an issue that is affecting our city! Back by popular demand this year is our Dreamy Night Beauty Bar! Come indulge in a chair massage, facial, express manicure, or get your hair styled in a fun updo by local beauty professionals. The night also includes a fashion show, featuring local boutiques such as Lux Boutique, Camy Couture, Mainstream Boutique, Thrive Boutique, and Lillians. You can also take a ride in our Hot Air Balloon ride! If you sign up before May 31st you will receive one free raffle ticket to be entered for your chance to win some awesome prizes, such as a package called "The Ultimate Date Night." This package includes a bed and breakfast stay at the beautiful St. James Hotel in Red Wing, a luxury car rental, restaurant gift certificate, and some other surprises. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 a piece or 3 for $25. Also, as an added bonus this year the amazing ladies at Canvas and Chardonnay are offering a class outside at our event for up to 60 ladies with all the proceeds benefitting Mission 21. They will be doing the painting "Wildflowers"

Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts

Rochester Civic Theatre

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, June 12, 19, 26
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:
Jun 12: LP & the 45’s
Jun 19: Parks & Kleist Band
Jun 26: Jazz Jam featuring the D’Sievers
July – Aug info, visit

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

2015 Cracked Walnut Literary Festival: The Emerald City

Southeastern Minnesota Poets

June 6, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM | 507-281-3507

Cafe Steam

315 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Local and regional authors will read from their original works. Come enjoy a great cup of coffee and enjoy fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and more.

Craft Show

Pine Island Cheese Festival

June 6, 2015

Time: 10am - 5pm | 507-356-3378

Pine Island Trailhead Park

Route 11/Center Drive
Pine Island, MN 55963

Details: Come shop from a variety of handmade arts and crafts including jewelry, linens and clothing, fairy gardens, steampunk accessories, handmade cutting boards, message boards and more.