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Love and Information – Live Theatre

Logo for the play "Love and Information"

By: Caryl Churchill

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.

In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

PERFORMANCES:  July 19, 20, 26 and 27th @ 7:30pm.  Matinee performance Sunday, July 21st at 2pm.

COST: Adults: $15, Seniors $ 14, Minors (under 18) $12.
* Tickets sold online at MVLCT.com or you can purchase at the door.

Rated PG-13 for some language and situations.


The following video and quote is from the MVLCT Facebook page:

Love and Information is unlike any show MVLCT has ever produced. Take a peek at the behind the scenes process with director Grant Freeman, and our amazing cast.  Huge thanks to the uber-talented Oliver Crocker for his work on this preview.

NOTE: You have to “un-mute” the video to hear the audio.  The control to do this appears in the bottom right part of the screen after you hit PLAY.

Come out & support your favorite local actors!

CAST LIST:
Gabriel Lessing
Uri Lessing
Gerald Wickham
Garrett Herring
Len Struttmann
Tristan Maynard
Jordan Hogan
Jasper Rood
Mary Blacharski
Bettina Brakeman
Lisa Smith
Braden Rood
Micaylee Stumbo
Amy White
Justeen Schoner

For more information check out the MVLCT website

Escape Room – The Curse of the Pharaoh

The world is in danger.  Time is running out!

“The Curse of the Pharaoh” is a 10 minute escape room brought to you by The Fantastic Escape!

Return 5 stolen artifacts to their rightful place in the pharaohs tomb to save the world. Your adventure is located in the gym at the The First Street Community Center during Heritage Days.

Cost:  $10 per person, up to 8 at a time. Smaller groups are welcome if there is no line. So come early!
Date/Time:  Friday 2pm – 10pm and Saturday 10am – 10pm

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Free Class – Music Together – Agape Studios

JOIN US FOR A FREE DEMO CLASS!

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Discover the power of family music-making.

You’ll have so much fun singing, dancing, playing, and laughing that you may not realize how much learning is taking place!

Kiddos age 0-5. Space is limited. Please register for this event on our website, or give us a call.

www.agapestudios.org
319.294.9315

Class Dates:  6/15, 7/20, 8/10 @10:30 am

Registration is required.

Live Music – Silver Wings in Concert – They’re Back!

Announcement!

We are coming back to the stage. Our first gig will be Saturday, May 11th, @7:30-9:30pm at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon.

We are Iowa’s Beatles tribute band. We didn’t try to look like the Beatles. We just wanted to sound like them. Our fans say we succeeded!

Tickets are on sale now and going like hot cakes. They are $15 each and you can get them at Bauman & Co on the corner of 1st St. W and 2nd Ave N in Mt. Vernon and ask for Mike Smith or call him at (319) 361-8193.

For more info see our Facebook Event.

Bring your own refreshments. The only requirement is that you use the tip-proof cup sold by the Community Center for $5 which is yours to take home and reuse at a later date.

Summer 2019 – Farmer’s Market – Starts Today

Farmers Market

Are you just plain tired of rushing here and there, hustling kids from one activity to another, making sure the lawn gets mowed, the laundry done, and oh ya, hold down a full time job, plus find time to get groceries? Could you use a few minutes to reset? Well if yes is your answer, then come on over to the First Street Community Center Thursday afternoons!

On the front lawn you will find an old-fashioned farmers’ market. Time seems to slow down for a bit as you look through the fresh produce, homemade baked goods, honey products, local eggs and meats, handicrafts, and more. Here one can take a step back from the business of life, find a small snack to enjoy, listen to local musicians, have a friendly chat with the vendors about nothing in particular, and re-energize for the remaining part of the week.

Farmers Market is held: Thursdays 4-6, May-September.

LilFest Presents – Suzie Vinnick – Roots and Blues Music

Performing April 12 @ 7:30 pm

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.

Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with her co-producer, Mark Lalama. Suzie achieved finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; received the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards (she has been nominated for 22 so far!), won the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee.

Suzie has toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café and the John McDermott Band, and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years.

Serving up a set where it shows she’s a long way from getting jaded and losing her mojo, this girl most likely to…has more chops than the meat department at the Costco warehouse.  Blues, folk, rock?  She’s got a toe in all those waters and handles them all with the ease of wrapping them around her little finger.  A real blast of fresh air, this set hit’s the target every timeout.  Killer stuff throughout.
– Midwest Record

Tickets

$5 Student / $20 Gen. Admission / $50 VIP Seating.  Purchase tickets online: Suzie Vinnick Concert or buy tickets at the door.

Questions? Nancy at 518-576-9513 or 3bearscottage@gmail.com or check out www.LilFest.org

More About Suzie Vinnick

www.suzievinnick.com

General Information

A LilFest Concert is an intimate concert in a relaxed setting. Audience members bring beverages and snacks into the theatre with purchase of the Uptown Theatre venue’s First St. Community Center Sippy Cup ($5)

Audience members are invited to reserve an early dinner before the concert at the Palisades Café, mention LilFest, and receive the evening’s LilFest special.

More About Lilfest

www.LilFest.org

Hop into Spring – Craft and Vendor Show – in the Gym

The first ever “Hop into Spring – Craft and Vendor Show” is Saturday, April 6th from 10am – 1pm inside the Gymnasium at the First Street Community Center.

Organized By

Angie Williams

Featuring

LILFEST PRESENTS: The Malvinas – a folk trio with a seriously original sound

Performing April 5 @ 7:30 pm

With roots all over North America The Malvina’s are a feminine and feminist FOLK trio with a seriously original sound. They are Gina Forsyth, Lisa Markley, and Beth Cahill. Each a solo artist, they play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo. They rock with killer harmonies and a veritable smorgasbord of contemporary and traditional compositions that have you coming back for more.

About their recent album “God Bless the Grass”

There is a distinct strength in women’s music and they tap into it brilliantly. Women with wide ranging influences…The Malvinas are serious and playful, often in the same song…The title cut “God Bless the Grass” was written by the trio’s namesake, Malvina Reynolds, in 1964. It is as poignant today as it was then with these lyrics: “God bless the truth that fights toward the sun.”  One of the most fully realized folk albums of the first half of the year.
– Mark Gallo

Tickets

$5 Student / $20 Gen. Admission / $50 VIP Seating.  Purchase tickets online: https://malvinas.bpt.me or buy tickets at the door.

Questions? Nancy at 518-576-9513 or 3bearscottage@gmail.com or check out www.LilFest.org

General Information

A LilFest Concert is an intimate concert in a relaxed setting. Audience members bring beverages and snacks into the theatre with purchase of the Uptown Theatre venue’s First St. Community Center Sippy Cup ($5)

Audience members are invited to reserve an early dinner before the concert at the Palisades Café, mention LilFest, and receive the evening’s LilFest special.

Individual Malvinas members will be available for television or phone interviews and other press inquiries in advance of the show by calling or texting Nancy Emrich Freeman at 847-256-0000. Further information is available via the website: www.TheMalvinas.com