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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

Upcoming Events

Jan. 2020

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Jan. 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s…


Studio 51: Foam Printmaking

Jan. 25 @ 11:00 am - Jan. 26 @ 12:30 pm

In this inventive class, we will explore the process of printmaking using pens, ink and foam. Students will choose their favorite subject and create multiple prints that they will be able to take home to share with family and friends. 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.


Adult Art Class: Relief Printmaking

Jan. 25 @ 12:45 pm - Feb. 1 @ 2:45 pm

Discover relief printmaking by planning, carving, and printing woodblocks. Throughout this engaging class, students will experiment with basic techniques in carving and inking, while learning the subtleties of hand printing multiple images. 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. Adults only. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

Feb. 2020

Learn how to create an attractive cover that will get your comic book noticed. Students will dive into the various ideas and techniques essential to an interesting cover design. 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: $20 per class…


Adult Art Class: Non-objective Drawing

Feb. 1 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 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.


Copper Box

Feb. 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Copper Box is a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc. Danny Jerabek (accordion extroidinaire, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for several WAMI Awards including 2017 Reeds/Brass Award (Michelle), Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 & 2010 (Danny Jerabek) and Americana Artist of the Year 2009 & 2012. Both started performing with their family…


Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Liquid Brunch on February 9 at 11 am. Enjoy music by Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton, drinks and food from Urban Fuel are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Music will be held in Fountain City where we will have Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and other cocktails for purchase. Food will be available for purchase by Urban Fuel. Reservations encouraged for food. Kyle and Ross are two strong song…


Nikki Hill

Feb. 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, she delivers a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section, to create a breath of…

Mar. 2020

Ana Popovic

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

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top’, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart. Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of…


An Evening with The Oxleys

Mar. 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hailing from the lakeside city of Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys formed in 2016 and have since left their footprints over much of Wisconsin. Fueled by their passion for performing and storytelling, The Oxleys are currently touring the Midwest full-time sharing their experience through their songs. The acoustic duo digs into their roots and breaks into the genres of Country and Americana. Friday, March 27 Concert at 8 pm Bar opens at 7 pm

Apr. 2020


Apr. 10 @ 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 world wide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music…


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…

May. 2020

Sammy Miller and the Congregation

May. 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission, crisscrossing the country like a vaudevillian revival show with evangelic fervor for music. The seven-piece band is pulling people out of their solitary lives and putting them in the moment with a bracing dose of joyful jazz performed with infectious theatricality. The New York City-based, familial collective has captured its frenetic energy and unflinchingly optimistic songwriting on its debut album, Leaving Egypt. “We want to get people back in a room…


Phillip-Michael Scales

May. 8 @ 7:00 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, May 8 Concert…

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