THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Feb
2
Thu
Valley Jazz Institute: Jam Session
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

VALLEY JAZZ INSTITUTE PRESENTS “STUDENTS’ JAM”
A Jazz Jam Session For Students
featuring the rhythm section of the WAMI Award winning Jazz Orgy

Jam session: an often impromptu performance by a group especially of jazz musicians that is characterized by improvisation (2022 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated)

Jazz is a music born of spontaneous composition (improvisation) and the exchange of musical ideas in these impromptu sessions. Older musicians would share their ideas with younger players, helping them to learn the music (rarely written in those days,) how to create  a solo, to know what is expected at these learning sessions, and to encourage them, not only verbally, but especially through the inspiration of their playing.

Jazz Education is our mission as we seek to provide highly motivated young musicians the unique opportunity to perform in a “real world” situation with professional-caliber jazz musicians

These  JAM SESSIONS  are geared towards that opportunity of sharing ideas in a real world situation. Area high school players, as well as other local musicians of all ages, are invited to join the members of the award winning Jazz Orgy (all educators as well as players) and noted jazz educator/performer Brad Curran in the Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club for an authentic jazz jam session. The creativity will begin at 6:30pm, to encourage participation by school age musicians. The session will continue until 9:00pm to allow for additional participants. Come out, bring an instrument to “jam” or just listen, support and experience spontaneous composition – jazz education before your eyes.

Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission
Location: Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club
The Lighthouse Big Band, a 20+ year mainstay in the music scene, is now also honored to be a resident ensemble at Thelma.

A WAMI nominee for Best Big Band, the band plays a variety
of genres in the big band style. The Lighthouse Big Band performs music including traditional big bands/dance bands of the 30’s and 40’s, the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Latin Jazz, contemporary big bands like Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, as well as big band versions of rock/fusion music.

The LBB has long been the house band for the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, and has appeared in concert and dance venues throughout the state backing such jazz stalwarts as Tom “Bones” Malone, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Eugene Rousseau, Tony Scodwell, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Bergman, Janet Planet, and the acclaimed jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev.

“The Lighthouse Big Band is honored to be a part of the area arts community, presenting listening opportunities, promoting learning opportunities and preserving this great art form,” says Brad Curran of Curran Music Studios and leader of the Lighthouse Big Band.

Band Information HERE 

Feb
4
Sat
Kids Club – Origami
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets: $15 Non-Members | $12 Members

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Kids Club – Origami
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For Ages: 10 – 14
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets: $15 Non-Members | $12 Members

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Feb
6
Mon
The Power of Poppies Sip n’ Paint | Mocktail Monday
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
For Ages: All Ages
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$35 Non-Member | $28 Member

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Feb
7
Tue
Charcoal and Curves
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join our figure drawing studio, where we study the nude form. Instruction, lighting, posing and modeling will be provided. Bring your paints from home or make use of our traditional drawing materials.

Date: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
For Ages: 18 and up
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$15 Non-Members | $12 Members

REGISTER HERE

Feb
10
Fri
Sam Luna + Friends | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THELMA is bringing Sam Luna & Friends to help kick off the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend in style!  Enjoy music inside THELMA and warm up by dancing or enjoying a hot beverage! Plus watch the snow sculptors get their pieces started right outside on Sheboygan Street! Try a Whiskey Whiskers (hot toddy-inspired beverage), spiked hot cocoa, and more!

Originally from Tuba City, AZ, now residing in Ripon, WI, Sam’s music and smile are contagious. Truly inspiring as a musician and an artist in communities near and far.

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Feb
11
Sat
Lake Winnebago Sip N’ Paint | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
For Ages: 21+
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$40 Non-Member | $32 Members

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Copper Box | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Copper Box, a meaning that derived from copper (being a great conductor of energy) and a box, (in this case a button box/accordion) transferring energy from the stage to the audience with their multi-instrumental talent, unique arrangements, songwriting, and unforgettable stage show that is never faked, has put Copper Box in the hearts of many….not to mention that they are just plain fun!! With Copper Box, playing music is filled with sweat, tears and joy….and it shows every time they make music. This is not a cookie-cutter band! Copper Box is a one-of-a-kind band that delivers something special and is definitely worth a listen.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
Price/Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Feb
12
Sun
Brunch and a Band | Sturgeon Spectacular @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 12 at 11 am. Enjoy music by Erin Krebs! Drink specials and food are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Enjoy a delicious brunch available for purchase from Cellar District.
Food from Cellar District

Music by Erin Krebs

Date: Sunday, February 12
Time:
11 AM – 2 PM
Price/Tickets: 
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Location:
Fountain City
Feb
14
Tue
Card Making
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Let’s get crafty! Make the perfect card for the special person in your life. Enjoy our wonderful craft supplies and make something truly unique.

Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
For Ages: 14 and up
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets: 
$15 Non-Member | $12 Members

REGISTER HERE