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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


Studio 51: Sturgeon Prints

12 pm– 2 pm
$15 per class (non-members) $15 per semester (with a THELMA Single Membership) $30 per semester (with a THELMA Family Membership)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Students will work with guest instructor Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Sea Grant to explore the exciting process of printmaking using rubber molds of sturgeon. This class will enable students to take home multiples of their favorite prints, so there will be enough artwork to share with family and friends!

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sturgeon-prints/?instance_id=540.


Mixed Media

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$15
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

The mixed media class is a group of artistic experiences rooted in one fundamental creative principle –providing students of all ages with a foundation that will inform and inspire their vision and imagination. We will explore line, color, texture, shape and pattern through a unique project utilizing a wide variety of techniques and materials.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/mixed-media.


Sammy Miller and the Congregation

2:00 PM–4:30 PM
$15
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”

A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, Sammy Miller and The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.

While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, and Lee Fields at venues including The White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, Sammy Miller and The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.

Sunday, January 27
Concert begins at 2 pm
Bar opens at 1 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/mixed-media.


Sammy Miller and the Congregation

8:00 pm
$12 for members and $20 for non members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Julliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, Sammy Miller and The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, and Lee Fields at venues including The White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, Sammy Miller and The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.
“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”
Band Members: Sammy Miller, Alphonso Horne, Ben Flocks, Sam Crittenden, David Linard
“Sammy Miller and the Congregation is what happens when seasoned musicians, on horns, bass, piano and drums really let go. This is a band that can not only play their asses off, but makes you smile, dance and unconsciously nod to the rhythms at the same time your brain is saying “Wow- that’s what I really wanted to hear all these years!” What makes this band cook is rare: playing the unexpected in a way that takes you back to what the original sound and shape of the instruments can be—deep, full of soul and warmth and no small amount of humor.” – The Vinyl Press

Sunday, January 27
Concert begins at 2 pm
Bar opens at 1 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sammy-miller-and-the-congregation/.


Ancient Survivors Art Panel Exchange

6 – 8 pm
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Ancient Survivors

Featuring sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history.

Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6 – 8 pm

Free admission and open to the public, meet the artists as you view their work. Cash bar and snacks available.


Panel Exchange: Thursday, January 31, 6 – 8 pm

Free admission and open to the public, this event features discussing the culture around sturgeon. Cash bar and snacks available.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sturgeon-spectacular/.


Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Trapper Schoepp is a young man who’s befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 24 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes.

The Minnesota-born, Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true), returns with his second effort Rangers & Valentines (Xtra Mile Recordings). The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his "story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll."

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sturgeon-spectacular/.


Copper Box

7 PM–10 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Kick off the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in our Fountain City room. This free concert by Copper Box includes, again, the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon!

Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history! The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar).

Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it. Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, INC.

Music at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm

Free admission.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sturgeon-spectacular/.


COPY OF: Guys on Ice

7 – 9 pm
$20, $12 for members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

STURGEON SPECTACULAR THEATRE THEATRE
Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off. Join Marvin and Lloyd for one more historic day on the ice. From their ice fishing shanty, the long-time pals keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share the secrets of his life on da’ lake, Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife over plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field.

Both pals scramble to protect their cold Leinie’s from fellow angler, Ernie the Moocher (Dan Klarer). Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy. Accompanist Kyle Nelson returns!
Sold-out houses in Wisconsin and across the country have enjoyed this whirlwind ice-fishing tale, gaining wisdom about everything from the attributes of a snowmobile suit to romancing the checkout girl at the local grocery store. With songs such as “The Wishing Hole” and “Fish is the Miracle Food”, Guys on Ice isn’t just a musical – it’s a journey through the secret culture of Northern Wisconsin ice fishermen. Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy.

Fred Alley, the book and lyric writer of the show, starred as Lloyd in the premiere presentation of the show, along with Doug Mancheski, as Marvin.

This year and for the past 15 years, Guys On Ice will star Doug Mancheski as Marvin and Steve Koehler as Lloyd.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”

“Guys On Ice is simple, straightforward and possesses a sweet charm,” said the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. The Guys on Ice bring the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship.

Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm. Bar opens at 1 pm. Enjoy Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and more!

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/guys-on-ice-saturday-matinee/?instance_id=523.


Guys on Ice

2 – 4 pm
$20, $12 for members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

STURGEON SPECTACULAR THEATRE THEATRE
Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off. Join Marvin and Lloyd for one more historic day on the ice. From their ice fishing shanty, the long-time pals keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share the secrets of his life on da’ lake, Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife over plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field.

Both pals scramble to protect their cold Leinie’s from fellow angler, Ernie the Moocher (Dan Klarer). Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy. Accompanist Kyle Nelson returns!
Sold-out houses in Wisconsin and across the country have enjoyed this whirlwind ice-fishing tale, gaining wisdom about everything from the attributes of a snowmobile suit to romancing the checkout girl at the local grocery store. With songs such as “The Wishing Hole” and “Fish is the Miracle Food”, Guys on Ice isn’t just a musical – it’s a journey through the secret culture of Northern Wisconsin ice fishermen. Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy.

Fred Alley, the book and lyric writer of the show, starred as Lloyd in the premiere presentation of the show, along with Doug Mancheski, as Marvin.

This year and for the past 15 years, Guys On Ice will star Doug Mancheski as Marvin and Steve Koehler as Lloyd.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”

“Guys On Ice is simple, straightforward and possesses a sweet charm,” said the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. The Guys on Ice bring the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship.

Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm. Bar opens at 1 pm. Enjoy Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and more!

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/guys-on-ice-saturday-matinee/?instance_id=523.


Guys on Ice

2 – 4 pm
$20, $12 for members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee
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WHEN: February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CATEGORY: STURGEON SPECTACULAR THEATRE THEATRE
Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off. Join Marvin and Lloyd for one more historic day on the ice. From their ice fishing shanty, the long-time pals keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share the secrets of his life on da’ lake, Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife over plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field.

Both pals scramble to protect their cold Leinie’s from fellow angler, Ernie the Moocher (Dan Klarer). Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy. Accompanist Kyle Nelson returns!
Sold-out houses in Wisconsin and across the country have enjoyed this whirlwind ice-fishing tale, gaining wisdom about everything from the attributes of a snowmobile suit to romancing the checkout girl at the local grocery store. With songs such as “The Wishing Hole” and “Fish is the Miracle Food”, Guys on Ice isn’t just a musical – it’s a journey through the secret culture of Northern Wisconsin ice fishermen. Anyone who has ever been curious about those little plywood shanties sitting on lake ice and what goes on inside them should find all questions answered in this heartwarming and witty musical comedy.

Fred Alley, the book and lyric writer of the show, starred as Lloyd in the premiere presentation of the show, along with Doug Mancheski, as Marvin.

This year and for the past 15 years, Guys On Ice will star Doug Mancheski as Marvin and Steve Koehler as Lloyd.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”

“Guys On Ice is simple, straightforward and possesses a sweet charm,” said the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. The Guys on Ice bring the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship.

Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm. Bar opens at 1 pm. Enjoy Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and more!

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/guys-on-ice-saturday-matinee/?instance_id=523.


Community Voices: Laura Jean Baker

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study. Three days after giving birth to her first baby, Irie, L.J. was hired to teach in an adjunct capacity in the Department of English at UW Oshkosh. Four years later, she earned a tenure-track position in the same department (different office), ultimately being awarded tenure and becoming an Associate Professor in 2013. Her memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, was released by The Experiment in April 2018.

Baker will read a selection of her work, The Motherhood Affidavits.

Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/community-voices-laura-jean-baker/.


Eilen Jewell

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music.

“We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.”

For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, on Signature Sounds, they unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stone-cutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/community-voices-laura-jean-baker/.

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