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Pioneer Previews: Two more performances for 'The Clean House'

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"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl, a romantic comedy that centers on Matilde, a cleaning woman from Brazil who would rather be a comedian, continues at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 16, and at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N.

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Produced by the Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective and directed by Cate Belleveau, the play is intended for mature audiences and centers on the follies of life, marriage, infidelity and friendship.

New to the Bemidji stage for this production is sculptor Al Belleveau, who plays a doctor. Director Cate Belleveau plays his wife, also a doctor, who pays the maid who does not want to clean her house. Diane Pittman plays an obsessive homemaker and Mary Anderson is the maid who sees the dark comedy of life and who also hates to clean. Sarah Einerson is a patient of Al Belleveau's character and also the other woman in his life.

Tickets are on sale now at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant and at the door: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for high school and college students.

'Bell, Book and Candle'

"Bell, Book and Candle," a spoof on witchcraft by John Van Druten, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22 and 27-29, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks. It is a romantic comedy about a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Christian rock band

Christian alternative band Skillet's "Alive and Awake Tour," with Disciple, We As Humans and Manafest, will come to the Sanford Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. This two-time Grammy-nominated group has scored seven consecutive number-one Christian radio singles, a GMA Dove Award for 'Rock Song of the Year" and two BMI Songwriting awards.

Tickets are on sale now at the Sanford Center box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $46 for VIP, $24 (floor) and $18 (arena). The set-up is half stage and reserved floor, and parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts for 15 or more, call 441-4030.

'Tailgates, Tanlines'

Luke Bryan's "Tailgates and Tanlines" show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Sanford Center. Bryan will be joined on stage by Lee Bruce, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason, recently named County Music Television's Next Superstar. Ticket prices begin at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Photography exhibit

"Libraries," the new volume by photographer Doug Ohman, will be presented by the author from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning in the Northwoods Bank community room.

Book signing

John Eggers will be signing copies of his new publication, "More Than Just Words," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Kat's Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W.

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays will begin in Park Rapids Oct. 20. More information will follow in the Oct. 19 Pioneer Previews.

Workshops

E New: Collaborating within Arts Disciplines with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. A Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop for all regional artists and arts organization, this will be an evening of networking, goal setting and planning for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines.

The presenter will discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations and explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners. In addition, participants will learn the benefits of resource optimization and uncover the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized towns and cities. RSVP by Oct. 26 to reserve a space. Call 751-5447 or (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

E New: Painting on a Feather workshop with Marion Reil from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W. The workshop will teach methods for painting on feathers. Participants will pick their own subject matter and are asked to bring a photo of a favorite person, place or thing. All materials will be provided and a framed finished painting on a game feather will be the end product. The fee is $45. Call 444-9813 to register.

E Region 2 Arts Council is presenting "Juried Works," a free professional development workshop for visual artists. Experienced artist and workshop facilitator Kathleen Richert will take participants through the process of readying, refining and revamping their promotional presentation. This free workshop will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Coldwell Banker Real Estate conference room, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. Registration is required by Oct. 18; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

E Photography 101 for Artists with Cal Rice will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Headwaters School for Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The workshop is for artists who wish to improve photos of their art work. A camera, the owner's manual and a piece of art work is required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20 and the deadline to register is Oct. 20; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

E Learn about the art of tapestry weaving with a local weavers group at BCAC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Fabric artist Kristin Majkrzak will hold an afternoon demonstration. She will provide a loom to give visitors an opportunity to try their hand at weaving. She will also answer questions and show her work. For details, contact Cindy and Lori at the BCAC or stop in at 426 Bemidji Ave N.

Workshop funding

Region 2 Arts Council announces that it has funding available for "No Risk" workshops. The application can be downloaded from their website: r2arts.org/workshops. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and the funds are limited.

October exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts' featured artist for October is Jane Carlstom and her "Fantasy Hats & Other Flights of Imagination." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring art and fine craft by more than 60 artists and is located at 315 Irvine Ave N.W.

E Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Fall Reflections." The newest exhibit is "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of America's celebrated author and humorist (1835-1910), as well as information about the fascinating man behind the pen name. For History Center hours, call 444-3376.

E Bemidji Community Art Center is continuing its exhibit, "Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place," a showcase of innovative work by 15 highly established Minnesota artists using a variety of fiber art processes. It features contemporary fiber art from the Textile Center touring show until Oct. 23. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday at 426 Bemidji Ave. N.

E Bemidji Public Library (509 America Ave. N.W.) has "Old Bemidji High School Remembered" on the Art Wall for the month of October.

E Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant (317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.) invites the public to view the high-impact work of outdoor photographer Todd Geiger.

E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café will present "Autumn Expressions," a collaborative effort of photographer Trish Barthorpe, floral designer Jill Bitker and upcycled glass artist Jane Marks-Hastig. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

E Dunn Bros Coffee will present encaustic artist Eli Balbach as its featured artist during the October. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N. announces new works by local artists: Terry Honstead (watercolor, oil and mixed media), B.E. Jolly (watercolor, pen-and-ink), Dee Anne Najjar (watercolor), Wanda Reise Odegard (oil) and Pat Shough/Sillimandi (watercolor and mixed media). Any time the Fleur de Lis Gallery sign is outside the building, the venue is open to the public.

E Gallery North (502 Third St. N.W.) will highlight its featured artist of the month, origami artist Patty Lovegreen. Showcase artists of the month are the Bemidji Woodcarvers, who have on display a variety of wood carvings.

E Glazed & Amused will present painter and Bemidji native Mike Mohler and his exhibit, "Mike's Unique Take on Life." Glazed & Amused is a family-owned and operated, paint-your-own-ceramic studio located at 311 Third Street N.W. and is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

E Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (522 America Ave. N.W.) presents potter Cyrus Swann, who produces both functional and non-functional art. The venue is open during Sunday services. For details on additional viewing times, call 751-9654.

E Neilson Place is hosting landscape artist Mary Lingen through the end of October. Lingen's unique style has won her several awards from juried competitions. The exhibit also extends to the second floor of Neilson Place. Lingen's work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. N.W. The art is open for public viewing seven days a week.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) presents "Three of a Kind" by fiber artist and basket weaver Eve Sumsky, a member of the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild and the National Basketry Organization. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce.

Ongoing events

Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

E Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

E Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

E Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. S.E. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl, a romantic comedy that centers on Matilde, a cleaning woman from Brazil who would rather be a comedian, continues at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 16, and at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N.

Produced by the Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective and directed by Cate Belleveau, the play is intended for mature audiences and centers on the follies of life, marriage, infidelity and friendship.

New to the Bemidji stage for this production is sculptor Al Belleveau, who plays a doctor. Director Cate Belleveau plays his wife, also a doctor, who pays the maid who does not want to clean her house. Diane Pittman plays an obsessive homemaker and Mary Anderson is the maid who sees the dark comedy of life and who also hates to clean. Sarah Einerson is a patient of Al Belleveau's character and also the other woman in his life.

Tickets are on sale now at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant and at the door: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for high school and college students.

'Bell, Book and Candle'

"Bell, Book and Candle," a spoof on witchcraft by John Van Druten, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22 and 27-29, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks. It is a romantic comedy about a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Christian rock band

Christian alternative band Skillet's "Alive and Awake Tour," with Disciple, We As Humans and Manafest, will come to the Sanford Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. This two-time Grammy-nominated group has scored seven consecutive number-one Christian radio singles, a GMA Dove Award for 'Rock Song of the Year" and two BMI Songwriting awards.

Tickets are on sale now at the Sanford Center box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $46 for VIP, $24 (floor) and $18 (arena). The set-up is half stage and reserved floor, and parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts for 15 or more, call 441-4030.

'Tailgates, Tanlines'

Luke Bryan's "Tailgates and Tanlines" show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Sanford Center. Bryan will be joined on stage by Lee Bruce, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason, recently named County Music Television's Next Superstar. Ticket prices begin at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Photography exhibit

"Libraries," the new volume by photographer Doug Ohman, will be presented by the author from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning in the Northwoods Bank community room.

Book signing

John Eggers will be signing copies of his new publication, "More Than Just Words," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Kat's Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W.

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays will begin in Park Rapids Oct. 20. More information will follow in the Oct. 19 Pioneer Previews.

Workshops

- New: Collaborating within Arts Disciplines with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. A Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop for all regional artists and arts organization, this will be an evening of networking, goal setting and planning for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines.

The presenter will discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations and explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners. In addition, participants will learn the benefits of resource optimization and uncover the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized towns and cities. RSVP by Oct. 26 to reserve a space. Call 751-5447 or (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

- New: Painting on a Feather workshop with Marion Reil from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W. The workshop will teach methods for painting on feathers. Participants will pick their own subject matter and are asked to bring a photo of a favorite person, place or thing. All materials will be provided and a framed finished painting on a game feather will be the end product. The fee is $45. Call 444-9813 to register.

- Region 2 Arts Council is presenting "Juried Works," a free professional development workshop for visual artists. Experienced artist and workshop facilitator Kathleen Richert will take participants through the process of readying, refining and revamping their promotional presentation. This free workshop will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Coldwell Banker Real Estate conference room, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. Registration is required by Oct. 18; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

- Photography 101 for Artists with Cal Rice will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Headwaters School for Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The workshop is for artists who wish to improve photos of their art work. A camera, the owner's manual and a piece of art work is required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20 and the deadline to register is Oct. 20; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

- Learn about the art of tapestry weaving with a local weavers group at BCAC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Fabric artist Kristin Majkrzak will hold an afternoon demonstration. She will provide a loom to give visitors an opportunity to try their hand at weaving. She will also answer questions and show her work. For details, contact Cindy and Lori at the BCAC or stop in at 426 Bemidji Ave N.

Workshop funding

Region 2 Arts Council announces that it has funding available for "No Risk" workshops. The application can be downloaded from their website: r2arts.org/workshops. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and the funds are limited.

October exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts' featured artist for October is Jane Carlstom and her "Fantasy Hats & Other Flights of Imagination." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring art and fine craft by more than 60 artists and is located at 315 Irvine Ave N.W.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Fall Reflections." The newest exhibit is "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of America's celebrated author and humorist (1835-1910), as well as information about the fascinating man behind the pen name. For History Center hours, call 444-3376.

- Bemidji Community Art Center is continuing its exhibit, "Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place," a showcase of innovative work by 15 highly established Minnesota artists using a variety of fiber art processes. It features contemporary fiber art from the Textile Center touring show until Oct. 23. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday at 426 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Bemidji Public Library (509 America Ave. N.W.) has "Old Bemidji High School Remembered" on the Art Wall for the month of October.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant (317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.) invites the public to view the high-impact work of outdoor photographer Todd Geiger.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café will present "Autumn Expressions," a collaborative effort of photographer Trish Barthorpe, floral designer Jill Bitker and upcycled glass artist Jane Marks-Hastig. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

- Dunn Bros Coffee will present encaustic artist Eli Balbach as its featured artist during the October. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N. announces new works by local artists: Terry Honstead (watercolor, oil and mixed media), B.E. Jolly (watercolor, pen-and-ink), Dee Anne Najjar (watercolor), Wanda Reise Odegard (oil) and Pat Shough/Sillimandi (watercolor and mixed media). Any time the Fleur de Lis Gallery sign is outside the building, the venue is open to the public.

- Gallery North (502 Third St. N.W.) will highlight its featured artist of the month, origami artist Patty Lovegreen. Showcase artists of the month are the Bemidji Woodcarvers, who have on display a variety of wood carvings.

- Glazed & Amused will present painter and Bemidji native Mike Mohler and his exhibit, "Mike's Unique Take on Life." Glazed & Amused is a family-owned and operated, paint-your-own-ceramic studio located at 311 Third Street N.W. and is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (522 America Ave. N.W.) presents potter Cyrus Swann, who produces both functional and non-functional art. The venue is open during Sunday services. For details on additional viewing times, call 751-9654.

- Neilson Place is hosting landscape artist Mary Lingen through the end of October. Lingen's unique style has won her several awards from juried competitions. The exhibit also extends to the second floor of Neilson Place. Lingen's work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. N.W. The art is open for public viewing seven days a week.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) presents "Three of a Kind" by fiber artist and basket weaver Eve Sumsky, a member of the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild and the National Basketry Organization. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce.

Ongoing events

Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

- Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

- Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. S.E. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

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