Arts Events for August 23, 2013

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Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Enviromental Science Center

Sep. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2013

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

507-252-8133 ext 102

Cascade Meadow Wetlands

2900 19th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Come and Explore! Exhibits, Trails, Programs Cascade Meadow serve as a community resource connecting people & communities through water, energy & sustainability education.

Wine Tasting at Post Town Winery

Jun. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & Jul. 6, 2014

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.


4481 N Frontage RD. Suite 6 in the Plaza 14 Bld.
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Looking for an enjoyable weekend event? Post Town Winery, a family run business, proudly opens it's doors to visitors. This boutique winery will charm you the moment you step through the door. You will be welcomed with a keepsake engraved wine glass for your tasting pleasure, followed by a relaxing tasting experience, with coffehouse style music, cheese and crackers and good conversation. During your visit, feel free to wander back to the tank room, the peaceful space where these SE MN grown grapes ferment, age and are bottled to bring you a truely MN GROWN, minimally processed wine. The Post Town Winery is located on the west edge of Rochester, MN just West of the intersection of Hwy 14 and West Circle Drive near the end of the North Frontage Road. The winery tasting room is also available for small private events with or without a tasting.

Free Concert Fridays at the Rochester Civic Theatre

June 7, 2013 – August 23, 2013

Time: Live music 6pm; Patio bar & grill: 5pm-10pm | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre Patio Stage

20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904


Over the past three 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.

Enjoy the free concert series featuring: LP & the 45's: June 7, July 12, August 2; Dianna Parks & Friends: June 14, July 19, August 16; Annie Mack: June 21 & August 23; Six Mile Grove: June 28; Swing Street: July 26; Annie Lawler: August 9.

Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts

Rochester Civic Theatre

August 2 – 23, 2013

Time: Every Friday. Patio Bar & Grill opens at 5pm, Music from 6pm | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr.
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live presents: Free Friday Concerts
August 2, 9, 16, 23
Patio Bar & Grill opens at 5pm, Music from 6pm

Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts
Over the past three 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.

- August 2: LP & the 45’s
When it comes to a crowd-pleasing dynamic performance, LP & the 45's are as good as it gets! Don your All-Stars and saddle shoes for a night of classic Rock n' Roll with LP and the 45's.

- August 9: Annie Lawler
Annie Lawler and her band bring a laid-back cool to all of their performances - a top notch mix of blues, jazz, and alt country certain to please!

- August 16: Dianna Parks & Friends
Dianna Parks & Friends always fill the Civic patio. So, be sure to come early to get a good seat and enjoy unique interpretations of favorites by the Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Faith Hill, Adele, and many others as well as original compositions.

- August 23: Annie Mack
Annie Mack, Rochester’s own "Gritty Diva" is able to belt it out with raw intensity or with sultry sophistication. Her truth, conviction, and vocal artistry have made her a regional star, and we are delighted to welcome her back to the patio this summer.

This event takes place every Friday from June 7 to August 23, 2013. (No concert on July 5.)
Rain or Shine. Free admission.

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

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

August 1, 2013 – October 19, 2013

Time: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm | 507-282-9447

Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902


Experience the historic home of three generations of the Mayo family. 

Purchase tickets at the entrance 20 minutes before your tour time. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. The mansion is closed on all major holidays & specific tours may be filled by group tours.

Buses/Group Tours:  Guided tours are available year-round; advance reservations required.

"Don't Tell My Wife": A Summer Comedy by Joan Sween

Stephanie Schumacher

August 23 – 31, 2013

Time: 7pm | 507-732-5210

Zumbrota State Theatre

96 East 4th Street
Zumbrota, MN 55992


Zumbrota Area Arts Council's Z-Theatre presents "Don't Tell My Wife," a summer comedy by Rochester playwright Joan Sween. "Don't Tell My Wife" is a farce in 2 acts and features local actors from the Zumbrota area. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at Busby Hardware (321 S Main St), Crossings at Carnegie (320 East Ave), & Main Street Pharmacy all in Zumbrota (370 S Main St). Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to show time. Look for ZAAC and Z-Theatre on Facebook!

Bob's Smoke Stack Ribs at Kinney Creek Taproom

Miranda Shubert

August 23, 2013

Time: 12-10pm


Kinney Creek Brewery

1016 7th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Join us for delicious ribs and fresh, flavorful craft brew as Bob's Smoke Stack Ribs Food Truck and Kinney Creek Brewery team up at the Kinney Creek Brewery Taproom during regular taproom hours (12-10pm).

Local Songwriters Showcase at Crossings at Carnegie

Valerie McCarty

August 23, 2013

Time: 8pm | 507-732-7616

Crossings at Carnegie

320 E Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Details: Two songwriters hailing from Southeast Minnesota will be featured in the Local Songwriter Showcase: Jake McBroom, a singer/songwriter from Wanamingo, and Tat Thompson, a singer/songwriter who grew up on a dairy farm. McBroom describes the style of music he plays as “acoustic alternative folk.” Thompson also is a member of a band called The Trees.

Canvas & Chardonnay- Mississippi River Bluffs

August 23, 2013

Time: 6:30pm-9pm

Canvas & Chardonnay

317 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904


Bring your friends, enjoy some wine or beer, as you follow our instructor step-by-step to recreate the evening's featured painting. It's stress-free and absolutely no experience is necessary. Everyone is an artist!