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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
9209105410https://www.thelmaarts.org/

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Jun. 2020

Learn about drawing comic book characters in various action poses. We will start with simple poses and build into more complex ones to give life to all of the amazing characters created in class. All materials are provided. Class size is limited. 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)…

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Non-Objective Drawing

Jun. 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the universal and timeless appeal of abstraction through non-objective drawing. Learn about the formal elements of art while gaining insight into how to create engaging and thought provoking drawings. All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

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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, June 11 Outdoor concert at 7 pm Bar opens at 6…

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Five Card Stud

Jun. 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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!

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Creature Painting

Jun. 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Let your imagination go! In this entertaining class, students will learn how to paint different creature from their imagination. We will study different poses and features while creating amazing new fantasy creatures. All materials are provided. Class size is limited. 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:…

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Watercolor Painting

Jun. 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See colors and shapes come to life with watercolor. Through this traditional painting class, you will learn about various approaches to painting, explore new techniques, and learn about painting what you see as we focus on painting 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. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend…

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Maple Road

Jun. 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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. Maple Road is a high energy, four piece band out of the Washington County area that has been delivering a unique blend of blues and rock for over ten years. Along with classic…

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Maple Road

Jun. 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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. Maple Road is a high energy, four piece band out of the Washington County area that has been delivering a unique blend of blues and rock for over ten years. Along with classic…

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Cardboard Sculpture

Jun. 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this sculpture class, students of all ages will cut, glue, tape, assemble and paint cardboard to create unique sculptures. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and combine materials together to create fun objects from everyday materials. All materials are provided. Class size is limited. 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…

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Mixed Media

Jun. 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Tweed

Jun. 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Part of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored soul, roots, and blues! 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. Formed in late 2010, Tweed featuring Gervis Myles (formerly known as Tweed Funk) garnered national attention with…

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Jul. 2020

Copper Box

Jul. 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc. 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 agreat game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available. Danny Jerabek of Copper Box was nominated for 2019 Polka Artist. Danny…

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Copper Box

Jul. 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc. 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 agreat game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available. Danny Jerabek of Copper Box was nominated for 2019 Polka Artist. Danny…

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Feed the Dog

Jul. 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Feed the Dog

Jul. 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Kyle Megna and The Monsoons

Jul. 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Kyle Megna and The Monsoons

Jul. 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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The Mavericks – masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on…

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Hot and Dirty Brass Band

Jul. 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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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…

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Cathy Grier & The Troublemakers

Jul. 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.…

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Aug. 2020

Salsa Manzana

Aug. 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Armchair Boogie

Aug. 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Pocket Kings

Aug. 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Sep. 2020

Unity the Band

Sep. 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

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Oct. 2020

25th Anniversary Takeover

Oct. 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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…

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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.…

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Huntertones

Oct. 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 worldwide 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…

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Nov. 2020

Phillip-Michael Scales

Nov. 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales, the nephew of blues great B.B. King creates thumping, tuneful folk-rock music! To say that Scales was born with music in his blood would be an understatement. As the nephew of the legendary B.B. King, Scales grew up on a healthy dose of motown, soul and of course the blues. But as he evolved and later attended Berklee College of Music, so did his taste in music, skewing more towards indie rock. Friday, November 20 Concert…

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