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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

Features

  • 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


Comic Book Creation: Inking and Coloring

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

In the fantastic finale of the Comic Book Creation series, students of all ages will learn how to develop their comic books for production. Students will focus on inking and coloring their pages and work on the final stages of creating a complete comic book.

Comic Book Creation: Inking & Coloring
Saturday, December 15
12 pm – 2 pm

Attend any comic book class of your choice! Or attend all three! It is not necessary to attend all three.

$15 per class (non-members)

$15 per semester (THELMA Single Membership)

$30 per semester (THELMA Family Membership)

The current semester dates are every Saturday between October 6 – December 15. (No class November 24)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/comic-book-creation-inking-and-coloring/.


Isthmus Brass

8 PM–11 PM
$15
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona in Madison, the Isthmus Brass was established in 2009 as some of the most high-profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together.

They initially decided on a course of performing charitable Christmas concerts, especially for the Porchlight Homeless Charity and at retirement homes in Madison. Since then the group has taken off on the professional concert circuit and is currently being selected to perform in concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.

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/comic-book-creation-inking-and-coloring/.


Isthmus Brass

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

Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Conducted by John Stevens. Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the ISTHMUS BRASS is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Recently established in 2009 (in Madison, Wisconsin), the ensemble began as some of the most high profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together. They initially decided on a course of performing charitable Christmas Concerts especially for the Porchlight Homeless Charity and at retirement homes in Madison. Since then the group has taken off on the professional concert circuit and is currently being selected to perform on concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.
John Stevens, John Aley, Dave Cooper, Doug Lindsey, Jon Schipper, Ricardo Almeida, Dylan Chmura-Moore, Mike Dugan, Mark Hetzler, Mark Hoelscher, Mike Forbes, & Kieth Lienert
Dress up in your ugly Christmas sweater to the Isthmus Brass concert and you’ll have a chance to win a bottle of wine or tickets to a future concert for having the ugliest holiday sweater! Three winners for the ugliest holiday attire will be chosen this night!
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/isthmus-brass/.


Abby Jeanne

8 PM–11 PM
$12 for members and $20 for non members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Abby Jeanne is a songwriter, singer,and producer originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010 she hit the road in her mini-van to begin her musical journey With her first demo and Band Eden-Abby. she would spend the next 4 years traveling around america and europe as a solo artist exploring her creativity and finding her voice. In 2015 she returned home to collaborate, write and produce music for other jazz, rock and hip-hop artists including some milwaukee favorites; Foreign Goods and queen tut.
In 2016 she formed her band, and in February 2017, she released her debut album "rebel Love' in such a short amount of time Abby and her band have found immense success and demand in their hometown, with a busy schedule, daily local radio play, and opening for international musicians such as ishdarr and no name.
She has spent the rest of 2017 playing her music at many festivals and clubs of the Mid-west, Europe, India, and Thailand. In September (2017) she released a new single "Comsic Beings" and is currently recording a new 7" to be released 2018.
Abby personally describes her music as "rock n’ roll with a dreamers soul", and she hopes that her music and poetry guide listeners into her transcending reality.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
Opening act to be determined.

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/isthmus-brass/.


Sammy Miller and the Congregation

2:00 PM–4:30 PM
$12 for members and $20 for non members
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/isthmus-brass/.


Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

8 PM–11 PM
$12 for members and $20 for non members
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/isthmus-brass/.


Copper Box

7 PM–10 PM
$12 for members and $20 for non members
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/isthmus-brass/.


Eilen Jewell

8 PM–11 PM
$12 for members and $20 for non members
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/isthmus-brass/.

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