Big Ten Championship Watch Party
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Watch the game on the BIG SCREEN this Saturday night! Everyone is invited to come watch the game in our Great Hall! Stop down after the KFIZ Christmas Parade of Lights, we will have the bar open!
Wisconsin and Ohio State will play in the 2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday, December 7! The ninth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm.
Bar opens after the Christmas parade at 5 pm. Popcorn available for purchase. Feel free to bring own food or order food to be delivered at THELMA. (Sorry, homemade food not allowed. Must have original food packaging.)

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language 
Bar opens at 6 pm. Popcorn available for purchase. Wear your favorite cardigan to the film and receive a FREE bag of popcorn to enjoy! 

Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members). Tickets HERE.

Silent Film Screenings: “Safety Last!” & “Felix in Hollywood” featuring Live Organist
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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


Safety Last!:

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.

Bar opens at 6 pm. Popcorn available for purchase.  February 29 is Leap Day! Anyone born February 29 and can show proof will receive a FREE bag of popcorn to enjoy! 

Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members). Tickets HERE.

Paper Sculpture Class with Lora Vahlsing
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


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.

Register HERE. 

Or call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to register.