Music, All Ages
Celebrate Halloween at the Plymouth Arts Center, Friday, October 25th from 7 to 10pm and dance to the music of the ever-popular String Along Band. The dance party will be held in the PAC Greatroom, 520 East Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event! Tickets are $8 in Advance and $10 at the Door. Children under 12 are free. Plymouth Arts Center regular office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm. FOR ADVANCE TICKETS: Call: 920-892-8409; Email: email@example.com, or order online: www.plymoutharts.org, Mastercard & Visa accepted. The ticket Box Office will open at 6pm and the doors to the greatroom will open at 6:30pm the evening of the party. Prizes will be awarded for the best “Homemade” costume. Costumes are optional!
About the Band: The String Along Band is based in Southeastern Wisconsin and features members: Brian Karthauser; Steve Karthauser; Zach Karthauser; Karen Karthauser; Steve Vogt; John Higgins; “Big Mike” Buczynski; and David Morrissey. Brian, Steve K., Karen, Steve V., Mike, and David were musicians/performers in Plymouth Arts Center’s production of the award-winning, “Ring of Fire…Johnny Cash Story.” String Along plays music to soothe the savage soul! Their music spans the generations, playing Rock N’ Roll, Bluegrass, Country, and various classics that we all love from days gone by. A few of their favorite artists are Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Patsy Cline, John Denver, Elvis, and Roy Orbison.
About the Tradition of Halloween: The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.
The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.
June 5-6, 2020
Art, All Ages
Join us for this fantastic two-day self-guided tour of the greater Sheboygan County area artist’s private studios, galleries, and boutiques. Spend a day or the weekend! It’s a rare opportunity for an up-close-and-personal arts experience, as some of the private studios are only open to the public during this once a year special event. Admission is free courtesy of our generous sponsors! Tour hours on Friday are 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
ARTISTS PLEASE NOTE; THE DEADLINE FOR THE ALIVE IN THE ARTS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED! YOU NOW HAVE UNTIL SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH TO SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS. Please click HERE to download a pdf of the 2020 ALIVE in the Arts Prospectus!!!
Wisconsin professional artists and residents for whom fine art is an avocation, are invited to submit entries for Gallery 110 North’s 25th Annual Juried Exhibit, “Alive in the Arts.” Artists must be 18 years and over to enter. Open to all two and three-dimensional fine art media including, but not limited to, pastel, painting, sculpture, graphite, drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, paper, jewelry, leather, printmaking and mixed media. The postmark deadline for entries will be Saturday, April 30, 2020.