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A Night of Comedy 6:30 pm
A Night of Comedy @ Alexandria's
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm â€“ 11:45 pm
Choose dinner and a show beginning at 6:30 p.m., or a later performance beginning at 9:30 p.m. (does not include dinner). This year, welcome Auggie Smith and Henry Phillips, previously featured on The Bob & Tom show! All tickets for A Night of Comedy must be purchased from The Arts Partnership Box Office at 618 South Main Street, or by calling 419-422-4624.Â Tables of 8 to 10 can be purchased and reserved for a $25 fee. Valid ID required to purchase alcohol. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Arts Partnership’s education program.
Friday Night Live 7:30 pm
Friday Night Live @ The National Theatre at The Ritz
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The National Theatre at The Ritz will host an eclectic selection of artists in an unplugged performance environment. Each Friday Night Live will feature two or three regional entertainers that may include a folk singer, a jazz musician, an aspiring singer/songwriter or some other style of artist. Join us for a glass of wine or cup of coffee in this casual, intimate setting. This weekâ€™s artists include: Cellocentric, a cello/guitar/bass trio from Cleveland, and November Rising, a modern rock duo from Tiffin.
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops 9:00 am
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am â€“ 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program is offering age-appropriate theater workshops during its “So You Want to be a STAR?” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The workshops offer area youth currently in grades 1 through 12 theatrical instruction and include a presentation to family and friends at 12:15 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, located at 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay. The workshops are as follows: â€˘ Students in grades six through 12 — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Julie Lane. First, the students will learn the creative process to designing the physical look of a character through makeup, costume and hair. Then, they will team up with the first- through third-grade group and transform those students into the characters they have designed for a mini-production. â€˘ Students in grades four through five — Theatre Tech: The 3-D Backdrop with Merv Schrock. In this workshop, students will learn about the technical side of theater — sets, lights, multimedia and sound, and how tech brings a show to life. The students will then work with the other sections, grade one through three, and six through 12, in performing a mini-production to show how everything works together. â€˘ Students in grades one through three — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Lindsay Taylor. *This session is full. No more students will be accepted.
All-City Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm
All-City Orchestra Festival @ Findlay High School
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schoolsâ€™ annual â€śAll-City Orchestra Festival,â€ť scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, will showcase string players in grades five through 12. The fifth-grade orchestra, directed by Anita Schaible, will perform four selections: â€śPirate Ships,â€ť â€śValsette,â€ť â€śImitation Mozartâ€ť and â€śString Explosion.â€ť The middle school orchestra, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade string players from Glenwood and Donnell, will perform â€śVelocity,â€ť â€śOut of the Winterâ€ť and â€śRumba Bumba.â€ť They will be directed by Christine Klosterman. The concert will conclude with the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra performing: â€śBest of Bach,â€ť â€śWizards in Winterâ€ť â€” a selection made popular by the Trans Siberian Orchestra â€” and â€śMission Impossible Theme.â€ť The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is under the direction ofÂ Ken Pressel, orchestra department chair, with assistant director Schaible.
The Sounds of the Islands 7:30 pm
The Sounds of the Islands @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm â€“ 9:30 pm
Kicking off the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month, Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will present â€śThe Sounds of the Islands,â€ť paired with singing, dancing and instrumentals. This pairing of talent is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Findlay High School. This performance serves as a fundraiser for FFE and Pantasia. Now in its 31st season, this award-winning show choir has continuously entertained audiences with its distinctive style of performing. FFE has claimed 80 grand championships and 36 national awards, including a two-time showstoppers grand champion, fame show choir cup, fame New York grand champion, and the 2014 third runner-up at the Fame Show Choir National finals. This year, FFE will travel to the Churubusco Invitational, Medina Midwest Showcase, Grove City Voices in the Grove, and Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry House. Accompanying the group is the instrumental ensemble known as The Boingers. The Boingers, directed by Alycia Althouse, supply an energizing background to the 50-member show choir, and have also won over 50 caption awards for best instrumental combo. Also accompanying the group is a seven-member crew. FFE is under the direction of Kevin Manley with choreography by Andy Haines. The members of First Edition are involved in many other activities at Findlay High School, and maintain a group grade point average of 3.5. The steel drum phenomenon, otherwise known as Pantasia, has been delivering exciting performances for audiences since 1997. Since its inception by director Tim Mattis, Pantasia has flourished as a performing ensemble. The 21-member performing group is in high demand, averaging over 40 performances a year and performing in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and on several Caribbean cruises.
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola 1:00 pm
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola @ The Childrenâ€™s Museum of Findlay
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm â€“ 1:30 pm
Anthony Zarola is a musician with an amazing talent for guitar and a love for kids. Visit Little Main Street and sing along as he leads the audience in favorite childrenâ€™s songs and selections of classical music.
Nobodies of Comedy 7:30 pm
Nobodies of Comedy @ The Ritz Theatre
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
Theyâ€™re back with an all new line up of comedians. The Nobodies of Comedy features the rising stars of funny business. Touring since 2002, the show is produced by Michael Mills of Mills Entertainment, who selects comedians for the annual tour based solely on their talent. The line-up for the upcoming Tiffin performance includes Steve Burr, Adrienne Iapalucci, Dwayne Murphy Jr. and Ralph Tetta.
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm â€“ 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherinâ€™ 4:00 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherinâ€™ @ College First Church
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm â€“ 5:30 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherinâ€™ is the conclusion to a series of beginner and intermediate workshops. Mike Anderson will be performing selections on the Dulcimer and will invite Dulcimer Gatherinâ€™ to join him. Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers and educators in the Midwest. Under Mikeâ€™s leadership, the New Salem Storytelling Festival, and the Clayville Music and Storytelling Festival before that, events of national renown. Mike is also nationally renown, appearing at the Natâ€™l Mt. Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC and West Carolina Univ., NC, Dulcimer Workshops, and presenting workshops and concerts across the US. Mikeâ€™s childrenâ€™s concerts are very popular. He received a National Childrenâ€™s television award for his show â€śMikeâ€™s Music Works.â€ť Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary.. Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones, and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player. Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherinâ€™ is part of the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month. – See more at: http://artspartnership.com/event/dulcimer-gatherin/?instance_id=360#sthash.fX8B9EZL.dpuf
13th Annual Comedy Jam 8:00 pm
13th Annual Comedy Jam @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm â€“ 10:00 pm
Join the University of Findlayâ€™s Campus Programming Board by attending the 13th annual Comedy Jam on January 31st! This event will take place at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 in Ritz Auditorium. This event will feature Kim Coles as the emcee, Michael Palascak and headlining Louis Ramey. Tickets are $10 pre-sale for community, $20 at the door. Â Students, Faculty and Staff receive one free ticket with ID, presale only. This is a PG-14 show, for more information visit the CPB facebook event page or call 419-434-4606.
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