Even though the weather did not fully cooperate last weekend, Bemidjians and visitors were bustling around town and through the woods for the First City of the Arts Studio Cruise. It was great the see the visitors to our town enjoying the public art while they walked around town, unmindful of the drizzle. One group of young women came up from the cities to enjoy a get-away weekend and take the cruise. Well done–thanks to the organizers including the steering committee, the artists, local businesses and all those who contributed financially to support this event.
“Out of the Hat, VII,” with Cheryl Winnett will be on-stage at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Six short plays will be produced by local authors, directors, actors and techies. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each at Brigid’s Pub, Iverson’s and Harmony Food Co-op. Although the promise is to limit language this year, the program is still for mature audiences.
The first time we ever saw Eric Bergsven was when he was in Bemidji High School and one of the leading character’s in Cate Belleveau’s production of “Les Miserables.” Eric stood at the top of the barricades and sang. I was taken aback at the costume that I built but never saw worn until that day. Eric went to BSU to study voice, transferred for a year to a college in ND and then came back to BSU to finish his degree. Many have seen him sing/perform in memorable productions like the “Sophie Scholl” play that was written and performed at BSU under the direction of Patrick Carrier. Sophie was a young German student who was involved with the White Rose non-violent protests in Nazi Germany. Eric also performed for the “Love Songs and Arias” fundraisers for the Loon Opera Company and last summer appeared in their “Madama Butterfly.” Long story short, Eric will be singing his senior recital on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall and it would be great if we could fill the house—it’s free to the public so it’s consumer friendly. Congratulations Eric and here’s a good wish for you to be successful in your career choice.
If you are out and about this weekend, be sure to stop by the fundraiser for La Voce Ballo at the Bemidji Armory. The rummage sale will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Third Annual Fall Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in Northern Town Hall. Fine arts and crafts (wood products, knitted items, pottery, paintings, etc.) will be on sale for early Christmas buying or that little something you can’t pass by nor pass on to someone else.
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