Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s show would have dared for that time. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers’ deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.
| Documentary, Biography | 2018
Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members). Tickets HERE.
Experience the magic of silent cinema with a live accompaniment by Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, Jay Warren. See the short cartoon “Felix in Hollywood” before the movie “Safety Last!” begins!
Felix in Hollywood:
A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.
9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1923
A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.
1h 10 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 1923
Jay Warren – Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist – brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society’s highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. Jay has appeared 14 times playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.
In this interactive art workshop you’ll create your own sculptural forms with paper artist Lora Vahlsing. With demonstrations and instruction from the artist, learn the basics of working with paper, including generating ideas, creating shapes, and assembling. An experimental approach is encouraged, which will allow both beginners and experienced artists to enjoy the possibilities of sculpted paper.
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. Instructor lead. Class size is limited.
Must register by February 11, 2021.
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)
Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
No other discounts apply
Register HERE or call us at 920.921.5410.
Join us during Sturgeon Spectacular 2021 for a one-hour class February 13 on the basics of snow sculpting! Learn how to plan your design, begin shaping your block, as well as beginner techniques for achieving different details and textures. After the class, you can apply what you learned in our Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest on Sheboygan Street! Groups will be assigned their own snow block to carve over a 2-hour time period. Judging will begin at 4 pm and awards presented at 4:30 pm. Teams for amateur snow sculpting contest should consist of 1-4 individuals. Great for family fun! Dress for the weather!
1 – 2 pm: Learn the basics of snow sculpting in this one hour class
2 – 4 pm: Snow Sculpting
4 – 4:30 pm: Judging and a $50 Gift Certificate to THELMA for 1st place will be awarded to the best sculpture.
Bring your own tools to sculpt with! Here are some examples:
- Various sized kitchen utensils (spoons, knives, forks, metal/rubber spatulas, etc.)
- Ice or paint scrapers
- Snow shovels
- Woodworking tools (chisels, hand saws, screwdrivers, etc.)
- Paint brushes
- Gardening tools (spades, trowels, etc.)
- Spray bottle for water
Class admission includes one hour class and participation into the Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition.
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) (1 person competing)
Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members) (1-4 competing. Only one person needs to register)
No other discounts apply
Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Or call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to register.