THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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December 15, 2017

The Jimmys

Have a Blues Christmas with The Jimmys! The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter…
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December 16, 2017

Studio 51 – Winter Celebration

Stop into THELMA for a celebration of the season! We’ll be making 3-D paper snowflakes, personalized ornaments, and more! Winter Celebration Saturday, December 16 11 – 2 pm…
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December 22, 2017

Isthmus Brass

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona…
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December 28, 2017

Splatter Class for Families

Students will work with instructor Alexandra Olson to paint using pattern, motion, and spatter! We welcome parents, grandparents and siblings to accompany their kids and take part in the fun. Be ready for a messy and colorful evening of fun…
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December 29, 2017

Splatter Class for Kids

Students will work with instructor Alexandra Olson to paint using pattern, motion, and spatter! Be ready for a messy and colorful afternoon of fun in THELMA’s art classroom! Tickets are $12 for members and $20 for nonmembers.…
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December 30, 2017

Studio 51 – New Year’s Countdown

Get ready to ring in the New Year with these fun projects! We’ll be decorating New Year’s hats, making paper fortune cookies, and creating fun decorations for the countdown! New Year’s Countdown Saturday, December 30 11 – 2 pm…
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January 16, 2018

Reading Series: Favorite Poems

A traditionally fun event featuring community members.…
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January 26, 2018

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons

Kyle Megna & the Monsoons are best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other. Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused…
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February 9, 2018

Copper Box: The Official Kickoff for the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular!

Kick off the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in the Great Hall. This free concert by Copper Box includes, again, the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon!  Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife,…
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February 10, 2018

Comedy Sportz at Noon

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase…
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February 10, 2018

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once…
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February 10, 2018

Comedy Sportz at 4:30 pm

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase…
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February 10, 2018

Guys on Ice – Saturday Evening

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once…
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February 11, 2018

Guys on Ice – Sunday Matinee

Back by popular demand – the ice-fishing musical that takes Sturgeon Spectacular by storm! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin and Lloyd sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once…
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February 22, 2018

Bonnie Jo Campbell with C. Kubasta

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the novels Once Upon a River, a National Bestseller, and Q Road. Her critically-acclaimed short fiction collections include American Salvage, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National…
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February 23, 2018

Driveway Thriftdwellers

Made up of veteran musicians from Madison and Milwaukee, the Driveway Thriftdwellers draw upon their founding brothers’ Northwoods upbringing to create a no-nonsense blend of DIY classic country and Americana sensibilities. Earthy vocal harmonies and down-home pedal steel distinguish the…
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March 9, 2018

Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy.   Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist, Tommy Shannon, and drummer, Chris Layton, of the band…
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March 16, 2018

Reilly

Foot stompin’ Irish music band for the masses!   The members of Reilly look at their music as a melding of the past with the present, a joining of history with the future. Their stylistic take on their songs is one…
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April 5, 2018

Reading Series: Student Invitational

This evening is for the upcoming, student poets and writers to shine.…
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April 6, 2018

Sammy Miller and the Congregation

“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”   A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music…
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May 4, 2018

Salsa Manzana

Cinco de Mayo with Salsa Manzana! An authentic Salsa band of students, alumni and professors from Lawrence University. Plenty of room to dance. Casa del Tequila will be serving authentic Mexican food during the concert. It will be $7 per…
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May 18, 2018

Davina and the Vagabonds

So much more than just a blues act, Davina and the Vagabonds’ shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way.…
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