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Weekend Happenings: April 25-27

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life River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

This week in River Falls:

Friday:

  • High school track and field: The River Falls High School will host the River Falls Invite at 4 p.m. at the high school track.
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  • Falls Theatre: Rio 2 at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
  • UWRF theatre presents 'Kwaidan: Strange Tales from East Asia:’ At 7:30 p.m., in the Syse Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play about a group of students on a study exchange trip in Japan who learn about the “One Hundred Candles” parlor game and try to play it in an abandoned Bunraku puppet theatre in Tokyo. The evening turns out to be more frightening than they imagined -- and who knows what will happen if the 100th candle is put out? Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for students. Due to the nature of the show, no one under age 11 will be admitted into performances. Tickets may be purchased or reserved through the University Theatre Box Office in Kleinpell Fine Arts or by phone at 715-425-3114. For more information, email robin.e.murray@uwrf.edu or call the Box Office.
  • UWRF juried student art exhibition: The UW-River Falls Art Department announces the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building through May 7. Free and open to the public. Each year students enter artwork from ceramics, computer design, drawing, fibers, glass, jewelry/metals, painting, photography and printmaking for evaluation during this juried art show. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.
  • Saturday:

    • Great Giveaway: Will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Greenwood School gym. All items are free of charge.
    • Westside Elementary School carnival: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Westside, 1007 W Pine St. There will be games, prizes, food, and a silent auction. Monty's Traveling Reptile Show will held at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. Pre-sale tickets available at Westside School or buy tickets the day of the carnival. All proceeds go towards new playground equipment.
    • Prince and Princess Storytime: At 10:30 a.m. in the lower level at the River Falls Public Library. The program is a joint venture between the Education Department at UWRF and the library, and will feature stories, fun crafts and a snack.
    • Falls Theatre: Rio 2 at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • UW-River Falls women’s Softball: At 3 p.m. versus Platteville at Ramer Field on the UWRF campus.
    • River Falls CAB Gala: River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) will hold its annual spring Gala from 6-11 p.m., at Junior’s Bar and Restaurant, 414 S. Main St. The Beatle themed event will feature live music, silent auction, raffles, and more. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and CAB members get s $5 discount.  Tickets are available at Juniors, the Dish and the Spoon, Whole Earth Grocery, Second Star and from CAB board members.
    • UWRF theatre presents 'Kwaidan: Strange Tales from East Asia:’ At 7:30 p.m., in the Syse Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play about a group of students on a study exchange trip in Japan who learn about the “One Hundred Candles” parlor game and try to play it in an abandoned Bunraku puppet theatre in Tokyo. The evening turns out to be more frightening than they imagined -- and who knows what will happen if the 100th candle is put out? Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for students. Due to the nature of the show, no one under age 11 will be admitted into performances. Tickets may be purchased or reserved through the University Theatre Box Office in Kleinpell Fine Arts or by phone at 715-425-3114. For more information, email robin.e.murray@uwrf.edu or call the Box Office.
    • RADD Jazz Series: UW-River Falls RADD Jazz Series presents “Universal Language X” featuring the UWRF Jazz Ensemble, directed by Craig Hara, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public. “Universal Language” is an annual program that celebrates the diversity as well as the shared influences of jazz, indigenous folk music, and improvised music from a broad range of world cultures. We invite you to celebrate our 10th anniversary of this special RADD Jazz Series program. For more information on this event or accommodations, call Student Life at 715-425-4444 or visit go.uwrf.edu/jazz.
    • UWRF juried student art exhibition: The UW-River Falls Art Department announces the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building through May 7. Free and open to the public. Each year students enter artwork from ceramics, computer design, drawing, fibers, glass, jewelry/metals, painting, photography and printmaking for evaluation during this juried art show. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

    Sunday:

    • Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge: Will be returning to Ezekiel to share their testimony in both word and song. The will be at the regularly scheduled worship times at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is a specially designed, faith-based residential drug and alcohol treatment program that serves both teens and adults struggling with addictions. There will be testimonies about how God has brought men and women out of the deepest darkness, into His glorious, saving light. A free-will “love offering” will be taken at the end of each service. There will be a potluck luncheon following the second service in the Fellowship Hall -- bring a large dish to share, beverages will be provided.
    • Falls Theatre: Rio 2 at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com.
    • Spring violin concert: Heart Strings Studio invites all to its spring violin concert at 2 p.m., at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E Division St.
    • UW-River Falls women’s Softball: At 2 p.m. versus La Crosse at Ramer Field on the UWRF campus.
    • UWRF theatre presents 'Kwaidan: Strange Tales from East Asia:’ At 7:30 p.m., in the Syse Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play about a group of students on a study exchange trip in Japan who learn about the “One Hundred Candles” parlor game and try to play it in an abandoned Bunraku puppet theatre in Tokyo. The evening turns out to be more frightening than they imagined -- and who knows what will happen if the 100th candle is put out? Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for students. Due to the nature of the show, no one under age 11 will be admitted into performances. Tickets may be purchased or reserved through the University Theatre Box Office in Kleinpell Fine Arts or by phone at 715-425-3114. For more information, email robin.e.murray@uwrf.edu or call the Box Office.
    • Library lower level exhibit: The annual all-school at show will feature artwork by students of all ages from River Falls. Through May 23. An artist reception will be held from 1-3 p.m.
    • UWRF juried student art exhibition: The UW-River Falls Art Department announces the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building through May 7. Free and open to the public. Each year students enter artwork from ceramics, computer design, drawing, fibers, glass, jewelry/metals, painting, photography and printmaking for evaluation during this juried art show. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.

    This week in the local area:

    Friday:

    • Fox on the Fairway: At Phipps Center for the Arts, downtown Hudson, at 2 p.m. through May 4. Tickets $22/adults; $15/students, $2 discount for seniors on Sundays. Call 715-386-8409 or online www.thephipps.org.

    Saturday:

    • Public Art workshop: For kids ages 9-12. Learn to create for the Artful Rain Garden program at 7th and St. Croix Streets in Hudson. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Phipps Center for the Arts. $10 includes lunch. 715-386-2305 for more information.
    • Hudson Arbor Day Celebration: 9:30-noon, City of Hudson West Garage on Division Street. Vendors, exhibits, Smokey the Bear, pruning demos, prizes.
    • Healthy Homes and Gardens: Seminars by St. Croix County HCE (Home and Community Education clubs) with St. Croix County Extension. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Badlands Sno-park's chalet, 772 Kinney Rd., Hudson. Topics: Straw bale gardening, bee and butterfly gardens, My Sisters Garden, healthy home cleaners, pallet gardening, raising backyard chickens, CSA gardeners and Hudson Co-op, plus garden art. $15 includes all seminars, lunch, door prizes and admission to entire event. A quilt raffle, a used book and magazine sale along with informational booths are part of the fundraising event. Money raised will be used to help complete the new Bookworm Trail at Homestead Parklands at Perch Lake. Pre-registration is requested by April 20 but walk-ins are welcome. Call Joan Sprain, 715-531-1930.
    • Earth Day art exhibit: Hammond Arts Alliance presents an Earth Day themed art exhibit at Foster Hall from 5-9 p.m. The band Holy Sheboygan will be playing at the Hammond Hotel from 8-11 p.m. For more information contact Paulette at 715-796-8869 or lupine.anderson@gmail.com.
    • Turningpoint Fundraiser: At the Phipps Center, downtown Hudson. Live music, food and cash bar, local ceramic artists’ work up for live and silent auctions. $25/person, $15 each additional guest in group if purchased by April 11. $35 and $25 after April 11. Call 715-425-6751, ext. 105 or email jenr@turningpoint-wi.org.
    • Fox on the Fairway: At Phipps Center for the Arts, downtown Hudson, at 2 p.m. through May 4. Tickets $22/adults; $15/students, $2 discount for seniors on Sundays. Call 715-386-8409 or online www.thephipps.org.

    Sunday:

    • Pancake Breakfast: At the New Richmond Wall Street Armory. VFW Post 10818 is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice, fruit cups, milk and coffee. Gluten-free pancakes will also be available. Tickets for adults are $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Tickets for children from 6- to 12-years-old are $3, with children under 5-years-old are free. Donations to the VFW Building Fund would be greatly appreciated. For more information, contact John Mortensen at 715-246-5731.
    • Earth Day art exhibit: Hammond Arts Alliance presents an Earth Day themed art exhibit at Foster Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Paulette at 715-796-8869 or lupine.anderson@gmail.com.
    • The St. Croix Art & Culinary Show: At the R&D Catering Banquet Hall, is sponsored by the New Richmond Rotary Club. This year’s event is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. The show features area artists displaying, demonstrating and performing their skills. Local chefs and restaurants will also serve up samples of some of their favorite dishes. Spirits from 45th Parallel and beer from Brady’s Brewhouse will also be available along with some sort of live entertainment. A chef showdown, which debuted last year, will once again be part of the show.
    • Fox on the Fairway: At Phipps Center for the Arts, downtown Hudson, at 2 p.m. through May 4. Tickets $22/adults; $15/students, $2 discount for seniors on Sundays. Call 715-386-8409 or online www.thephipps.org.

     

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