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Christine Alfery

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 14, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5 – 8 pm… Read more

Gina Litherland

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 24, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, January 11, 5 – 8 pm Gina Litherland has been active in the visual arts since the mid-1970s, exploring photography, performance, drawing and painting. She studied at the… Read more

Todd Mrozinski

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 24, 2018 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5 – 8 pm… Read more

Don & Eileen Urness

Exhibition Dates: November 9 – January 6 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, November 9, 5 – 8 pm Don Urness is a papermaking artist from southeastern Wisconsin. Because of his interest in the environment, Urness began making paper from trash in… Read more

Shane Walsh

Exhibit Dates: September 14 – November 4 Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, September 14. 5 – 8 pm Shane Walsh makes paintings that reference digital and analog forms of representation (Photoshop, commercial printing) and combines these with the signs and symbols… Read more

Marcell Guyton of the Rhythm Kings

Marcell Guyton and the Rhythm Kings is a one-of-a-kind show featuring many styles of music, from Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to Bruce Hornsby and The Eagles. Don’t miss the sweet, soulful performance, radiating from the center of… Read more

Jazz Orgy

Watch out for the Jazz Orgy and their enchanting mix of jazz, funk, blues, and groove … and make sure to ask them, “What’s the name of your band?” The Players are: Mark Martin – Piano / Organ / Keyboards… Read more

Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men

Delbert McClinton is considered a master among Texas music aficionados, rock artists (he gave harmonica lessons to a young John Lennon), blues experts, and critics. McClinton is highly respected, not only for the incredible longevity of his career but for… Read more

Extra Crispy Brass Band

The Extra Crispy Brass Band plays New Orleans-style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands. They are so good, so hot, you’ve got to get… Read more

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo’s music is unwavering, filtering blues, soul, roots, and rock through a prism of emotional authenticity. What emerges isn’t a reinvention of the wheel, rather something undeniable, and the very definition of a force of nature.… Read more

On Stage@THELMA: Cinderella

The 3rd annual Arts Day Camp – On Stage@THELMA will feature the Brothers Grimm classic Cinderella. During the two-week camp, fourth through eighth grade students learn the lines, the songs and the choreography, and build the sets. On the final… Read more

WhiskeyBelles

Three Chords and the truth! Roots country music, born of gin halls and juke joints Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana… Read more

Cajun Strangers

Don’t plan on sitting at a Cajun Strangers’ show! – Wisconsin State Journal. Madison-based band playing traditional Cajun dance music from Southwest Louisiana! The music consists of two steps, waltzes and blues, and is sung mostly in Cajun French. It… Read more

Pocket Kings

The Pocket Kings are a crack unit of elite musicians trained in the fine art of igniting guerrilla dance parties and whipping crowds into a groove-inspired frenzy. Their weapon of choice? The best R&B, Soul, and Funk music of the… Read more

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… Read more

Alex Wilson

The Alex Wilson Band’s style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor. To say that the Alex Wilson Band is one to look out for down the… Read more

Tweed Funk

Welcome Smokey Back! Tweed Funk has been an integral part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues. A review of Tweed Funk’s new album First Name Lucky by Big City Rhythm &… Read more

Copper Box

The 11 Thursdays of Summer at THELMA is back with our favorite Zydeco band! Fronted by Danny and Michelle Jerabek, Copper Box is a genre-bending celebration of fusion roots rock that channels the rowdy communal feel of a small-town party… Read more

Children’s Chorale – 20th Anniversary Festival Concert

Celebrating 20 years! The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a festival concert, in the street, in front of THELMA. The concert will include the current enrolled students and Alumni. If you know anyone that… Read more

2017 Membership Exhibition

Calling all local artists! We are seeking submissions for the 2017 Membership Exhibition. This annual tradition has become a favorite at THELMA. This is an opportunity for our local artists to show their work in our stunning Contemporary Wing. The… Read more

Marketa Sivek: Continuum

Exhibit Dates: March 23 – May 20 Reception Date: Thursday, March 23, 5 -8 pm About Marketa Sivek Marketa Sivek was born in Vsetin, Moravia (Czechoslovakia). She grew up under communist rule and experienced the influence of the Soviet Union… Read more

Ruby James Band

Ruby James has been rocking dance halls all across the nation as half of the duo that started the R&B, new vintage ensemble of WiFEE and THE HuZz BAND. Prior to becoming WiFEE, James was an established solo artist who… Read more

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.… Read more

David Hein: Community Children’s Choirs in America

As THELMA’s longest running program, and in recognition of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale 20th Anniversary, hear Marian University Assistant Professor of Music David Hein, and Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorale present the history and development of children’s… Read more

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 $5 per person for food.   Concert begins… Read more

Dead Horses

Nominated for four Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards – 2017 Artist of the Year, 2017 Album of the Year for “Cartoon Moon”, 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2017 Bluegrass/Americana Artist! Originally hailing from Oshkosh, the now Milwaukee-based band… Read more

FBI and the Untouchable Horns

2017 Nominee for Best Horn/Big Band Artist of the Year from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI)! A Classic Horn Band with sounds featuring: Chicago, Blues Brothers, Huey Lewis, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, and Earth, Wind and Fire.… Read more

Kathryn Dreifuerst

Seeing Art: How to look at art to find meaning, gain understanding, and learn to love art! This art lecture is intended to educate the non-artist about art that is sometimes difficult to understand. Kathryn will show a diverse selection… Read more

Reading Series: Student Invitational

This evening is for the upcoming, student poets and writers to shine.… Read more

Annie B

Award-winning singer/songwriter Annie B., often referred to as a “Milwaukee music scene staple.” Annie B’s songs reflect notions learned throughout the journey of an artist…that life is short, so enjoy every moment that the journey is really more important than… Read more

Sam Fazio Trio

Not your usual Jazz singer! Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene in 2009 and has been making an impact ever since. Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. His… Read more

Prehistory: Emerging art from Ripon College

Prehistory: Emerging art from Ripon College Curated by Rafael Francisco Salas January 19 – March 18 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 -8 pm Ripon College students and alumni were invited to submit artwork for this exhibit. Their work displays the… Read more

Rafael Francisco Salas: Salvage and Sky

Rafael Francisco Salas: Salvage and Sky January 19 – March 18 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 – 8 pm Rafael Francisco Salas is a Wisconsin-based painter who received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He combines landscape,… Read more

Drowsy Maggies

The Drowsy Maggies have been playing traditional Irish music together for over ten years. The variety of music talents include traditional Irish, Scottish, Breton and Old Time American music. Most importantly The Drowsy Maggies like to get their listeners toes… Read more

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… Read more

Rings

The music of Rings includes many styles and genres within the background of five lead singers comprising three, four, and five part vocal harmonies layered over a different array of instruments. One cannot visit a RINGS performance without marveling at… Read more

Switchback

American roots and celtic soul at its best! “Playing everything from bluegrass to country to blues to jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, with Celtic thrown in as well, Switchback has been on the road since 1993, stopping only long enough… Read more

Sonic Circus, the 2017 Sturgeon Spectacular After Party

SONIC CIRCUS, a three-time winner of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for Best Cover Band, will perform for the 2017 Sturgeon Spectacular at the Lakeside Park Pavilion. Join the Kick Off Party at THELMA with Copper Box at… Read more

Copper Box: The Official Kickoff for the 2017 Sturgeon Spectacular!

Kickoff the 2017 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in the Great Hall. This free concert by Copper Box includes again the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon! Music at 6 pm Bar opens at 5 pm THELMA’s Great Hall Food… Read more

Lecture Series: Visual Artist Lora Vahlsing

Lora Vahlsing is a local artist, yogi, and art educator. She teaches art, photography, and yoga in diverse settings. She loves how the arts and yoga are vehicles to empower individuals. She earned an MFA in Poetry from the University… Read more

Reading Series: Favorite Poem

A traditionally fun event featuring community members. Meet the readers: Bob Hoffmaster, KFIZ Christina Kubasta, Professor, Marian University Andy Manion, President of Marian University Craig Molitor, Convention and Visitors Bureau Joe Moore, Fond du Lac City Manager Pat Reiher, Retired… Read more

Marian University Faculty Exhibition

Marian University Faculty Exhibition November 17 – January 14 Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5 – 8 pm Meet the Artists: Deborah Bartelt earned a BA in Art Education at UW-Oshkosh and a MS in Adaptive Arts at St Norbert College. … Read more

Lecture Series: Actors from Guys on Ice

Sneak a peak of “Guys on Ice on Ice” before it comes to Lake Winnebago in February! Steven Koehler, a Fond du Lac native, and Doug Mancheski will talk about the performance, their lives as working actors in this free… Read more

Fond du Lac Studio of Music Holiday Spectacular

The Fond du Lac Studio of Music serves aspiring artists ages birth to adult. They offer private lessons, classes, competitions and show groups. The Fond du Lac Studio of Music strives to bring together dynamic teachers, competitive prices and unbeatable… Read more

The Jimmys

Call for tickets at 920.921.5410! Nearly sold out! Have a Blues Christmas with The Jimmys! Concert at 8 pm Bar opens at 7 pm Tickets $20 ($12 for Friends of THELMA) Bistro Table for 4: $110 ($66 for Friends of… Read more

Yuletide Yoga & Wine

Yuletide Yoga & Wine is back! Pamper yourself with a 60-minute Vinyasa yoga class with instructor Amy Jarvis in the Susan O. Ahern Contemporary Wing. All levels welcome! Then retreat to the beautiful Great Hall Lounge for a glass of… Read more

Children’s Chorale 6 pm Concert

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Children’s Chorale 4 pm Concert

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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 premiere large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and… Read more

Ron Rindo

A sensitive and evocative fiction writer, Ron Rindo has won the Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Writing Fellowship twice. His published short stories uncover the drama in domestic life, and despite his many responsibilities as a colleague, father and husband, Rindo… Read more

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served… Read more

Verona Grove

Part of Fall in Fountain City FREE Music Series! (except this one will be in the Great Hall.) The cohesive camaraderie of Verona Grove, who originally formed in 2001 in their hometown of Fond du Lac, and have stuck together… Read more

2016 Membership Exhibition

2016 Membership Exhibition August 18 – November 12 The annual Membership Exhibition is a juried exhibit featuring members of THELMA, Fond du Lac Visual Artists, Fond du Lac Artists’ Association and Sheboygan Visual Artists. An artist’s talk with Juror Rafael… Read more

KWT featuring Tom Washatka

Part of Fall in Fountain City FREE Music Series! One of the real joys in listening to jazz has been the times when there is wonderful musical empathy and compatibility among and between players. KWT manages to bring forth marvelous… Read more

Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn L. Taylor, Ph.D., former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin and of the city of Milwaukee, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Able Muse, Measure, Light,… Read more

Maia Flore: Elevated/Elevee

Maia Flore Elevated/Elevee January 6 – March 30, 2014 Maia Flore is a French artist, educated at l’Ecole des Gobelins, Paris, who creates photography inspired by what she perceives as the boundaries between reality and unreality. “One way to challenge… Read more

Hap Tivey: Sodium Exchange

Hap Tivey Sodium Exchange September 10 – November 10, 2013 Hap Tivey, whose work is featured in the permanent collections of Guggenheim Museum in New York and Spain, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and Picasso Studio in… Read more