THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Calendar

Dec
7
Sat
Charcoal Drawing
Dec 7 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

See lines, shape and value come to life with charcoal. Through this energetic class, you will learn to about various approaches to drawing with charcoal, explore new techniques and be encouraged to draw with invention and freedom of expression.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork!

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

Dec
13
Fri
Isthmus Brass
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. In this holiday spectacular, Isthmus Brass present a varied program of  arrangements of the best-loved holiday tunes. From early classic Christmas carols, to banging big band versions of today’s most popular holiday fare, the Isthmus Brass never fails to impress.

 

Friday, December 13
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm
 
Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Dec
14
Sat
Studio 51: Clay Creatures
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this entertaining sculpture class, students of all ages will explore how to create different creatures using air dry clay. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and to create unique 3-dimensional artworks.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate. 

Register HERE.

Studio 51 is every Saturday, 11 – 12:30 pm at THELMA!

Not a THELMA member but would like to take advantage of these savings? Learn more and join HERE!

Clay Sculptures
Dec 14 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Study form, proportion and scale while getting your hands dirty! In the clay sculpture class, we will learn about building armatures and how to manipulate clay to create unique sculptures using air dry clay.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members) 

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
 

Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.

Dec
20
Fri
The Jimmys
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 band. With multiple awards under their belts, and a growing legion of fans, the band will crush anyone in their path on their way toward absolute galactic domination.

Wisconsin’s seven-piece club band, helmed by deft singer-keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli, makes a good case for international notice behind the rousing entertainment of their record since forming in 2008. They run the stylistic gamut – jump blues, shuffles, boogies, golden-era R&B, even New Orleans traditional jazz – using an honest, crisp expressionism that pegs them as eclectics of a particularly interesting sort.

Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets
Standing room only $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
General admission $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)

Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

View Great Hall room layout HERE.

Jan
10
Fri
Driveway Thriftdwellers & Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Driveway Thriftdwellers have emerged as a top original act in Wisconsin’s Country and Americana music scenes. They will perform with the Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers with original songs doing a refreshing brand-new take on old-time country. Their music recalls classic hillbilly music, while bringing a distinctly modern and lively touch to the Americana genre.
Friday, January 10
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets
Standing Room Only $10 ($6 for Members of THELMA)
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

View Great Hall room layout HERE.

Jan
17
Fri
Stephen Cooper and Nobody Famous Band
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Horns. Bass, drums, keys and seductive guitar. And at the forefront of all this, Stephen Cooper. Combining R&B, jazz, soul, blues, funk, hip hop, and rock, this is an eight piece band that promises that feeling will sustain. Stephen Cooper has been a bandleader, sideman, and touring musician for over 25 years. Coop draws in vocal influences such as Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green, while also being a highly accomplished saxophonist and instrumental soloist. Each member of Nobody Famous is a superstar on their own and we implore you to give us a spin! Learn more about the band HERE.
Friday, January 17
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
 
Tickets
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

View Great Hall room layout HERE.

Feb
7
Fri
Copper Box
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Copper Box is a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc.

Danny Jerabek (accordion extroidinaire, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for several WAMI Awards including 2017 Reeds/Brass Award (Michelle), Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 & 2010 (Danny Jerabek) and Americana Artist of the Year 2009 & 2012. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it.

Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, Inc. The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Drew Hicks (bass, ukulele).

Concert at 6 pm
Bar opens at 5 pm
 
Tickets
Standing room only: FREE
General admission: FREE
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Feb
15
Sat
Nikki Hill
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment.
 
With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, she delivers a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section, to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.
 
Her enthusiasm for music is simply contagious! One club advertisement called Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the New Soul Sensation”, “amazing R&B Shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock n’ Roll”.
 
If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned.
 
Saturday, February 15
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm
 
Tickets
Standing Room Only $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
General Admission $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
 

View Great Hall room layout HERE.

Feb
19
Wed
Lake Reading Series: Community Voices with Margaret Rozga
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wisconsin poet, Margaret Rozga will read a selection of her work. The event will also include readings of favorite works by selected community leaders. This is always a fun evening! Then there will be open mic following!
 
Life-long Wisconsin resident Margaret Rozga, Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2019–2020, lives in Milwaukee. She earned her BA at Alverno College and an MA and PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. An emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Waukesha, she continues to teach a poetry workshop for Continuing Education at what is now the UWM–Waukesha campus.
 
Rozga’s poems draw on her experiences and interests as an educator, avid reader and researcher, parent, and advocate for social and racial justice. Her first book, 200 Nights and One Day (Benu Press 2009), was awarded a bronze medal in poetry in the 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards and named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2009 by the Wisconsin Library Association.
 
Rozga has published three additional collections of poems:
– Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad (Benu Press 2012), named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2012 by the Wisconsin Library Association;
– Justice Freedom Herbs (Word Tech Press 2015);
– Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems (Lit Fest Press 2017).
 
Research for Pestiferous Questions was supported by a creative writer’s fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.
Rozga has also been a resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and at the Ragdale Foundation. Her work was nominated for inclusion in the 2005 Best New Poets anthology and for a Pushcart Prize.
 
Rozga served as an editor for three poetry chapbook anthology projects, most recently Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing (Little Bird Press 2018), a project of the 50th anniversary commemoration of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches. Her poetry craft essays have appeared in the Whale Road Review, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Museletter and other venues. Her poems have been included in eight collaborative exhibits with visual artists and other poets.
 
Rozga reviews poetry books and has served as a judge for poetry and writing contests for in Wisconsin and nationally. She serves on the program committee for the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. She especially enjoys offering poetry workshops for middle and high school students.
 
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series. A free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theatre. Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.
 
Free admission.
 
This reading is supported by Marian University.