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January 2018

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Exhibit by Williams & Goodspeed

Wisconsin Landscapes by Zane Williams Musical Abstractions by Roger Goodspeed Exhibit through February 9, 2018 Photography and Abstract Acrylic Paintings.

Reflections of Life

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 1/1/2018 - 1/12/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Raku Pottery and Printmaking presented by Rich Hager and Julie Sutter-Blair.

En Guete Evening

Dutch treat menu - monthly themed gathering sponsored by Turner Hall's New World Swiss Club. First Tuesday of the month.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bluegrass Jam.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/4/2018
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/11/2018
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Birddog Blues Band.

Winterfest Veteran's Rally

Veteran's social event.

Showcase of Talent

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 1/12/2018 - 1/13/2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Co-directed by Jackie Ceithamer and Tashona Smith. With Big Radio's own Dan Blum as Master of Ceremonies, Showcase of Talent will be presented in the same vein as a radio-type variety show, complete with vocal and instrumental musical entertainment, jokes, commercial jingles, a few surprises, and house band.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Lou Shields - Original Acoustic Blues.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/13/2018
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Live Blues with Stackhouse.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bluegrass Jam.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/18/2018
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Comedy Night

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/19/2018 - 1/20/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 1/20/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Killbourn.

Midday Masterworks Series

Today's program titled “A-B-C”,  features music of composers whose last names are Alcock, Albrechtsberger, Bach, Buxtehude, Corelli, and Corl. 

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.  She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985.

Krauss Smith will be joined by violinist Robert Eversman, who will play a solo piece by J.S. Bach, and two movements from a violin sonata by Corelli.  Eversman, who resides in rural Monroe, is Music Director/Organist at Heritage Congregational Church in Madison, WI, where he has served for the past 17 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Northwestern University with a concentration in violin performance, having studied with Myron Kartman and Edgar Muenzer.  He also holds the Master of Music degree from UW-Madison, where he studied organ with John Chappell Stowe.  He is currently vice-president/AGO chapter sub dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians.

Established in 2002 as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme.  A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ.

Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts. 

Midday Masterworks Series

Today's program titled "A-B-C", features music of composers whose last names are Alcock, Albrechtsberger, Bach, Buxtehude, Corelli, and Corl. Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985. Krauss Smith will be joined by violinist Robert Eversman, who will play a solo piece by J.S. Bach, and two movements from a violin sonata by Corelli. Eversman, who resides in rural Monroe, is Music Director/Organist at Heritage Congregational Church in Madison, WI, where he has served for the past 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Northwestern University with a concentration in violin performance, having studied with Myron Kartman and Edgar Muenzer. He also holds the Master of Music degree from UW-Madison, where he studied organ with John Chappell Stowe. He is currently vice-president/AGO chapter sub dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians. Established in 2002 as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme. A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ. Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Baked Potato Bar

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/24/2018
  • 5 - 7 pm
  • 608.527.2119
  • www.swisschurch.org

The El Salvador Mission Committee is hosting a Baked Potato Bar on Wednesday, January 24th from 5pm - 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Come down, grab a spud, and pile on the toppings of your choice - butter, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, onion, and chili. This is a free-will donation for the El Salvador projects. Deliveries are also available by calling John Colstad at 527-2503. For deliveries, please call by Noon on the day of the event.

Comedy Night

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter.

"selections"

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through March 30, 2018. Photography by Steven Agard. Artist talk and opening reception Friday, January 26, 2018. Steven Agard's exhibit titled "selections," are photographic works inspired by Wisconsin's rural and urban landscapes. Beginning his process by "using his camera as a sketchbook" to capture images and ideas while out walking and exploring the outdoors, provides him with the basic framework for the finished picture. He then uses digital editing tools that mirror traditional darkroom techniques, to achieve his desired effects.

Seasons of the Sugar River - Juried Show

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th St.
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Nature of Water - Lower Sugar River Watershed - mixed media. Exhibit continues through March 30, 2018. Opening reception Friday, January 26. "Seasons of the Sugar River-Nature of Water" by the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) showcases the scenic landscapes of the Sugar River Watershed from the headwaters region in western Dane County to the lower basin where the river converges with the Pecatonica River in Northern Illinois. This juried exhibit fosters public awareness, a sense of place, and stewardship in the watershed through the artistic expression of local and regional artists. The artwork includes a variety of media and styles by over 20 artists. During the opening reception, the LSRWA will also provide a supplemental exhibit of photos, maps, and videos to illustrate the geography of the watershed and demonstrate the organization's work through collaborative projects with local schools and volunteer programs.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Ethan Keller - singer/songwriter.

Fisharee/Chickaree

Held at Lake Montesian.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 1/27/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Cherry Bomb.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/27/2018
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Live Creole with the Basin Street Boys!