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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

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  • Group Rental Available
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Wi-Fi

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm

*Please check Visitor Information on web site home page for any changes to daily hours due to events.

About Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown , Wisconsin.

A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013 includes a new two-level art gallery that gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film, listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or attending a major concert in the street.


Available for private parties:
Capacity 80 comfortably
Catering must be from list of preferred caters
Bar available.

Rooms available (capacity in parenthesis)
Fountain City Room (200-250)
Great Hall (160-250)
Café 1906 (75)
Susan O. Ahren Contemporary Wing (2 levels; 75 per level)
The Plaza (150-200)
Grand Board Room (30)
Classroom (30)
Art Classroom (30)
South Meeting Room (15)
East Meeting Room (8)

Upcoming Events


Pastel Drawing

3 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

See lines, shape and value come to life with pastel. Through this exploratory class, you will learn to about various approaches to drawing with pastel, discover new techniques and be encouraged to draw with invention and freedom of expression.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Class size is limited so pre-registration is encouraged.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
No other discounts apply

Register on our website or call us at 920.921.5410

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/pastel-drawing-2/.


Studio 51: Fantasy Drawing

1 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

See colors, lines and shapes come to life with drawing. Through this exploratory class, students of all ages will be encouraged to draw with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about drawing dreamlike worlds.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

No other discounts apply.

Go to thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-drawing/.


Abstract Painting (21+)

6 pm
$30 ($24 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this experimental class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting with acrylics, discover new techniques and learn about the formal elements of abstract painting.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

$30 ($24 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.

Limited class size of 8. Pre-registration encouraged.

($22 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s welcome desk to receive your extra discount.
No other discounts apply

Register at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/abstract-painting-2/.


Feed the Dog

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

2019 Bluegrass/Americana Artist nominated, Feed the Dog is an eclectic and action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin’ acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul. Also nominated for 2019 Artist of the Year and 2019 Album of the Year for – Tenderloin.

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

Band Members: Ellis M. Brown | Erik Juvonen | Tim McIlree | David Blessent

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/feed-the-dog/.


Mimosas with the Mythics

10 am
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Enjoy mimosas with artist Amy Jarvis from 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday, July 11. Bloody Mary’s and more available. Last day to view her work on display. Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Exhibition will be on display from May 26 – July 11, 2020

This series of large scale paintings presents women across the continents and across the centuries. These paintings are meant to express inspiration by the shared journey of women everywhere. Offered as a tribute; a statement of love and an expression of fascination. The artist becomes both student and guide as she investigates various countries, looking for appealing or historical patterns, possibly artifacts or vegetation, maybe of past, maybe of future, and perhaps a little mythic imagery to invite the viewer to share the journey.

The spirits of women are portrayed in their elements, in their worlds, in their situations, and in their beauty. They are fair and they are strong, they are leaders and they are nurturers. They are the mothers of children and of cultures, bringers of values and of learning. They tell the story to help us find our way and guide us to our rightful place – where we are one.

Amy Jarvis is a Wisconsin visual artist and a 500 hour registered Vinyasa yoga instructor currently living in Thiensville, Wisconsin. Amy resided in Fond du Lac for many years and she has remained active in that community teaching yoga events and is a former Executive Board Member at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. She has participated in THELMA’s membership shows several times and has twice won the Viewer’s Choice Award prize.

Amy obtained a degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) and spent years working for Milwaukee agencies and photographers as a digital retouching artist before coming back to painting. She credits her yoga journey for bringing her back to art.

For the past four years, Amy’s art has focused primarily on custom animal portraits. Her belief that animals make the world a better place is apparent in her art as she captures the spark in the eye, the animation and emotion displayed by her clients pets.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/mimosas-with-the-mythics/.


Landscape Drawing

3 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Learn how to draw realistic landscapes while exploring formal drawing techniques and practices. You will be drawing from reference photographs and learning about how to interpret what you see on paper.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Ages 12 – adult. Instructor lead. Class is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
No other discounts apply

Register at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/landscape-drawing/.


Studio 51: Comic Book Creation – Character Development

1 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Learn the basics of developing comic book characters. Students will sketch out ideas and focus on the various stages of figure development, along with exploring characteristics like facial expressions and poses.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. This class is for all ages to enjoy with the whole family. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

Register at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-comic-book-creation-character-development/.


Adriane Little: Mapping Mrs. Dalloway

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Free admission and exclusive for THELMA members, listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her process, inspiration, and execution of her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Literature is riddled with dead or otherwise missing mothers. Virginia Woolf’s life and writing were partly, yet significantly guided by the death of her mother when Woolf was just 13-years-old. This loss reappears across her novels. As an artist, I am interested in studying both her writing and her as a woman who experienced this early and profound loss. Conceptually, this work is supported by continued research to advance the trope of the missing mother. Mapping Mrs. Dalloway represents a new way of visualizing text and image within my practice by incorporating data mapping in this new work.

For Mapping Mrs. Dalloway, I walked the streets of London and photographed along the path that Mrs. Dalloway walks in the novel. In doing so, I brought the walking path and Mrs. Dalloway forward 90 years into the present. These are the same streets that Woolf herself walked countless times. My intention was not to illustrate the novel, but instead to use stream of consciousness in capturing the images. This mirrors the literary strategy of the novel. This project challenged me to photograph in a new way. I was limited to a specific amount of time while in England. I knew where I would walk but I was not certain what I would actually find. As each day past, I became more familiar with the sense of place created by the movement of people in the city and the project evolved.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adriane-little/.


Kyle Megna and The Monsoons

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons (2018 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the Year) and (2017 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the year) is an original Wisconsin band with an ever-growing following locally and beyond. The band has shared the stage with acts such as Toto, Rusted Root, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Here Come The Mummies. Touring the Mid-West and South-East the Monsoons are a tight-knit group of accomplished, charismatic musicians with diverse backgrounds, these guys know how to have fun while always keeping it professional. Best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other.

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle Megna and the Monsoons channel can’t-get-enough energy that’s good for the soul.

Vocals and guitar are done by Kyle Megna (2018 WAMI Male Vocalist of the Year). Aaron Zepplin on lead guitar. Fred Velpel is on bass and is nominated for the 2018 Award for Bass. Mike Underwood is on drums. Ross Catterton is on saxophone. Kurt Shipe is on trumpet and is nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Noah Harmon is on keys.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/kyle-megna-and-the-monsoons/.


Annual Street Concert: The Mavericks with The Jimmys

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons (2018 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the Year) and (2017 WAMI Alternative Rock/Rock Artist of the year) is an original Wisconsin band with an ever-growing following locally and beyond. The band has shared the stage with acts such as Toto, Rusted Root, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Here Come The Mummies. Touring the Mid-West and South-East the Monsoons are a tight-knit group of accomplished, charismatic musicians with diverse backgrounds, these guys know how to have fun while always keeping it professional. Best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other.

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle Megna and the Monsoons channel can’t-get-enough energy that’s good for the soul.

Vocals and guitar are done by Kyle Megna (2018 WAMI Male Vocalist of the Year). Aaron Zepplin on lead guitar. Fred Velpel is on bass and is nominated for the 2018 Award for Bass. Mike Underwood is on drums. Ross Catterton is on saxophone. Kurt Shipe is on trumpet and is nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Noah Harmon is on keys.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/kyle-megna-and-the-monsoons/.


The Jimmys

7 pm
$10
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St.
The Jimmys aren’t your typical blues band. With awards and reviews rolling in on their new album “Hot Dish” the Jimmys are primed for the world stage. Get to a club or a festival and see what they’re all about. THE JIMMYS are what you get when you combine the seasoned keyboard/Hammond organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, long time member of Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals…OH and lets not forget the horn section!

Seven piece award winning blues and R&B band!

Gates and Bar opens at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm

$10 admission (Includes wristband, one fandana mask (while supplies last) and one “Free Spin” on the prize wheel at THELMA’s promotional table.)

There are two entrances into the event — one at each end of the block on Sheboygan Street – Marr Street and Portland Street. Capacity is limited to 250 people to allow social distance so tickets at the door may not be available day of. Purchase ticket ahead of time to ensure your spot. All patrons must be 21 and older to attend. Other changes include temperature checks at the gate, and all clear bags. Anyone with the temperature over 100 degrees F will not be permitted inside the event. All bags and purses must be clear and will be checked as no carry-ins are permitted. Bag chairs are permitted but guests will be required to completely open them up before entering the event space. Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the event and all patrons. Except those who rent Marguerite’s Lookout on THELMA’s top level, must remain in the street.

You understand that by purchasing this ticket and coming to a THELMA concert, you are assuming the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or other public health risk). We are all in this together. If you show up and are showing symptoms or have a fever of 100 Fahrenheit or more, we will have to require you to leave immediately. You understand that THELMA is committed to keeping all patrons safe from the spread of the virus.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/the-jimmys-3/.


Studio 51: Animal Painting

1 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Enjoy painting animals from pictures and seeing what you create come to life in color. We will explore painting techniques while having fun creating portraits of our favorite animals. Feel free to bring a picture of your pet!

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

Register at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-animal-painting/.


Watercolor Painting

3 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Through this traditional painting class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting with watercolor, explore new techniques and learn about painting what you see as we work from a colorful still life.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork! Class size is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA) Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to receive your extra discount.

Register at thelmaarts.org or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/watercolor-painting-2/.


Hot and Dirty Brass Band

7:00PM – 10:00PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! It’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! Nominated for 2019 Horn/Big Band Artist and 2018 New Artist of the Year, it’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! When the house lights go down and the stage lights come up… it’s time to get Hot & Dirty! Hot & Dirty is not your traditional brass band! Influenced by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Bonerama, and modern-day brass bands, the Hot & Dirty Players bring the party wherever they go. The high-energy brass will keep you shakin’ all you got, all night long! Just remember our name in the morning, The Hot and Dirty! They have a passion for music and an obsession with brass.


This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

Michael Clobes, 2019 Reeds/Brass nominee plays the trombone and does vocals. Kevin Klemme plays the trumpet and does vocals. John Vollmar plays the tenor Sax and does vocals. Kyle Samuelson plays the sousaphone. Matt Cordier plays the drums.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/hot-and-dirty-brass-band/.


Comic Book Camp for Kids (Ages 7-11)

9 am
$100 ($80 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Create your very own comic book that tells a unique story. In this entertaining camp, students will dive into the details of developing characters, writing dialogue and creating a basic storyline for a comic book. We will employ techniques from professional cartoonists including layout, inking, coloring, and lettering to create a 4 page comic book from beginning to end.

Camp is one week long and is Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31.
9 am – 10:30 am every day
All materials are provided. Class size is limited.

Ages 7 – 11

$100 ($80 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/comic-book-camp-2/.


On Stage@THELMA: Bots, A New Children's Musical

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fee $185 ($148 for THELMA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

BOTS! A New Children’s Musical is coming to THELMA this Summer!

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure “BOTS!” The story tells of a BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize! Amidst the coding, building, and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Will their collaborative spirit sabotage their teams’ chances of winning? This musical invites humans and robots alike to discover the power of technology and teamwork!

Fourth through eighth grade students will learn the lines, the music, the dances, and build the sets in this two week adventure. Then on the final day, students perform it twice!

Camp Dates: July 27 – August 7 (except weekends), 9 am to 2 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/on-stagethelma-bots/?instance_id=985.


Cathy Grier & The Troublemakers

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

A professional musician since 1978, Cathy Grier’s undeniably powerful voice accompanied by tasty Blues guitar stylings, both acoustic and electric, affirms her place on the world stage. Trailblazing at an early age as an MTV Basement Tapes winner, Cathy has experienced every aspect of the music industry. She’s written hit songs, formed a record company, produced artists in multiple languages, toured extensively, supported important causes and even honed her craft in the subways of New York City as a busker.

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/cathy-grier/.


Comic Book Workshop (Ages 12+)

9 am
$150 ($120 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

The Comic Book Workshop will focus on the details of developing characters, writing dialogue, and creating a basic storyline for a comic book. Each day will be dedicated to employing techniques from professional cartoonists including layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering. At the end, students will have completed their own 4-8 page comic book.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited.

Camp is one week long and is Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7.
9 am – 12 pm every day
Ages 12+

$150 ($120 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/comic-book-workshop-for-adults/.


Salsa Manzana

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

An authentic Salsa band of students, alumni and professors from Lawrence University. Get ready to dance!

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/salsa-manzana/.


Armchair Boogie

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Armchair Boogie is a four-piece Bluegrass Folk band formed in the heart of Central Wisconsin. Conceived and brought to life by Fond du Lac’s own Ben Majeska (guitar/vocals) and Augie Dougherty (banjo/vocals) in the Fall of 2014. A rhythm section was added in 2015 when Eli Frieders (bass) and Dan Waterman (drums) came on board.
This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.
Starting in 2015 from a front porch in the college town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Armchair Boogie can be defined by their pickin’ skills and infectious grooves. Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) began playing under the name before becoming complete with the addition of Eli Frieders (bass) and solidification of Denzel Connor (drums) as the driving rhythm section behind a bluegrass, up-tempo, jammin-funkgrass outfit.

In the spring of 2018 Armchair Boogie moved to Madison, WI and released their first album. During this time they began touring around Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across America. Their journeys on the road have led them to stages such as Blue Ox, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Summer Camp, and Live on King Street. They’ve had the honor to share the stage with The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Dead South, Kitchen Dwellers, Pert Near Sandstone, Trout Steak Revival, and have jammed with many more.

With the help of a loving and dedicated following, the group was able to successfully crowdfund their album, “What Does Time Care?”, which was released on October 11, 2019.

From bluegrass to funk to folk, Armchair Boogie delivers dynamic original performances nationwide.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/armchair-boogie/.


Jacob Miller

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Standing room tickets only: $20 ($12 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Wisconsin native Jacob Miller left his hometown for Portland, OR the summer of 2009 via Amtrak, bringing with him only a suitcase and an electric guitar. After one year in the city he left to travel North America, both to study and perform music while working on various farms and ranches between travels. Time spent as a farm hand in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina shaped his devotion to the finger-picking style of the region. Spending countless hours playing alongside vintage recordings and with local old-timers in the surrounding areas of Appalachia, Miller delved into the inner workings of the music’s style and history.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=5635.


Pocket Kings

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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 modern era. The point is, The Pocket Kings bring an incredibly tight musical performance full of interesting, funky, danceable songs that will keep any joint jumping all night!

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/pocket-kings/.


Five Card Studs featuring Ms. Rocky Mountains

7 pm
$5
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

The 5 Card Studs live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer.

Performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics – hits from artists such as Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Santana; soul classics from Al Green, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett and so much more!

Thursday, August 27
Gates and Bar opens at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm
$5 admission (Includes wristband, one fandana mask (while supplies last) and one “Free Spin” on the prize wheel at THELMA’s promotional table.)

There are two entrances into the event — one at each end of the block on Sheboygan Street – Marr Street and Portland Street. Capacity is limited to 250 people to allow social distance so tickets at the door may not be available day of. Must purchase ticket ahead of time to ensure your spot. All patrons must be 21 and older to attend. Other changes include temperature checks at the gate, and all clear bags.

Anyone with the temperature over 100 degrees F will not be permitted inside the event. All bags and purses must be clear and will be checked as no carry-ins are permitted. Bag chairs are permitted but guests will be required to completely open them up before entering the event space. Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the event and all patrons. Except those who rent Marguerite’s Lookout on THELMA’s top level, must remain in the street.

You understand that by purchasing this ticket and coming to a THELMA concert, you are assuming the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or other public health risk). We are all in this together. If you show up and are showing symptoms or have a fever of 100 Fahrenheit or more, we will have to require you to leave immediately. You understand that THELMA is committed to keeping all patrons safe from the spread of the virus.

Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/five-card-studs/.


Tweed

7 pm
$5
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues!

Formed in late 2010, Tweed featuring Gervis Myles (formerly known as Tweed Funk) garnered national attention with the release of 4 albums and dates throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southern United States. With Gervis Myles on board, the band recorded, mixed, and released “Love Strong” in just 8 days, a 10 track album featuring 9 original songs.

2019 WAMI nominee for R&B/Soul Artist, Tweed has appeared at some of the top festivals and blues rooms in the Midwest, South, and Northeast. In 2018, Tweed successfully toured Europe performing shows in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Austria, and Slovakia. Another tour of Europe is currently being assembled for fall of 2019.

Thursday, September 3
Gates and Bar opens at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm
$5 admission (Includes wristband, one fandana mask (while supplies last) and one “Free Spin” on the prize wheel at THELMA’s promotional table.)

There are two entrances into the event — one at each end of the block on Sheboygan Street – Marr Street and Portland Street. Capacity is limited to 250 people to allow social distance so tickets at the door may not be available day of. Must purchase ticket ahead of time to ensure your spot. All patrons must be 21 and older to attend. Other changes include temperature checks at the gate, and all clear bags.

Anyone with the temperature over 100 degrees F will not be permitted inside the event. All bags and purses must be clear and will be checked as no carry-ins are permitted. Bag chairs are permitted but guests will be required to completely open them up before entering the event space. Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the event and all patrons. Except those who rent Marguerite’s Lookout on THELMA’s top level, must remain in the street.

You understand that by purchasing this ticket and coming to a THELMA concert, you are assuming the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or other public health risk). We are all in this together. If you show up and are showing symptoms or have a fever of 100 Fahrenheit or more, we will have to require you to leave immediately. You understand that THELMA is committed to keeping all patrons safe from the spread of the virus.

Parking is free throughout the district on evenings and weekends.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/tweed/.


Unity the Band

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Unity the Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. They have been nominated for 2018-2019 Artist of the Year and 2019 World/Reggae/Ska/Latin and are the 2018 WAMI winner for World/Reggae/Ska/Latin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove.


They treat fans to original music blending with influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai “Pita” Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Anthony Robert Bessen laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Logan Pier on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/unity/.


25th Anniversary Takeover - WDTS

5:00 PM – 10:00PM
$100
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

A Grand Celebration!
Friday, October 2 at 5 pm
Help THELMA celebrate 25 years as an organization with a recharged and revamped Windy Dinner THELMA Style. We are doing a complete building takeover with festivities on every level. Live music on every floor, raffles, art classes, food stations, cocktails, silent auction and more! This event will definitely go down in THELMA history! It’s the event of the year!

In honor of the organization’s 25 years, Members of THELMA are the recipients of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award. The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on THELMA and the Fond du Lac community.

“Our members are an integral part of our success and we are thrilled to give this prestigious award to them,“ said Jacqui Corsi, THELMA’s Executive Director. “They have brought us through our first 25 years, they will bring us the next 25 years.”

The award, which is a model, of the Andrew Redington sculpture that sits on the corner of Marr and Sheboygan streets, will remain on permanent display at THELMA.

This award is different than those given in the past, as it’s a mirror instead of glass. The idea came from Time Magazine’s Person of the Year when it was awarded to “You.” The mirror represents that our success is a reflection of our dedicated members. Our success is their success.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/25thanniversarytakeover/?instance_id=1115.


Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
General Seating $40
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

A night of serious blues and dancing boogie woogie featuring Tommy Castro and Marcia Ball!

Ever since he first picked up a guitar and started making music, Tommy Castro believed. He believed he would not only be able to make a living playing music, but could develop his own signature sound and style. Today he is famed not only for his hard-hitting, impassioned vocals and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show.

Four time GRAMMY nominee and winner of eight Blues Music Awards, singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as “a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues.”

Thursday, October 8
Concert at 7:30 pm
Bar opens at 6:30 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/marcia-tommy/?instance_id=1135.


Huntertones

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
General Seating $25, Call or Stop In to Reserve a Table
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music.

The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries world wide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with people from all over the world.

“Soulful, tasty and groovy. I dare you not to dance or be in a good mood during and after listening to this beautiful music” –Lionel Loueke

“Honest, genuine, skillfully executed music without limitations that is uplifting and cannot be quantified.” –Jon Batiste


Friday, October 9
Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/huntertones/?instance_id=1142.

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