May 1 Artist Mentor Grant Recipient Elias Connell and BSU's Voltage
Come see BHS Senior Elias Connell and the BSU student electronic ensemble "Voltage." This concert features two of Connell's compositions: one with the entire ensemble and the other with his mentor Greg Gaston. 7:30 p.m.Thompson Recital Hall, Bangsberg Auditorium on the BSU campus.
May 2 Watermark Art Center 5th Grade Invitational
First Friday opening at 426 Bemidji Avenue North from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. with food and refreshments featuring work from students from Central, Horace May, JW Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft, Solway, St. Philips Elementary Schools. Exhibit runs through May 17th. For more information on this and all First Friday events, call 218-444-7570, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.watermarkartcenter.org
May 2 FREAXIS STUDIOS presents "ArtKids"
This show features paintings and sculptures from after-school classes with Margaret Burger. Opening 3:30-6:00 p.m. as a part of the May First Friday Art Walk. Located downstairs at Watermark Art Center.
May 2 Gallery North First Friday Open House
Come see the work of Gallery North featured members including Donna Anderson, Stacey Stang, Les Sanders, Kym Kovacic, Steve Kovacic, Jo Panther, and Bob Panther from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. 502 3rd Street NW. www.gallerynorthbemidji.com.
May 2 Visual Art/Haiku "SPRING TIME RISING" Display at Library
Hope House members present this watercolor/acrylic and haiku display throughout the month of May at the library on the corner of 5th and America in downtown Bemidji. First Friday reception 3:00-5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
May 2 Wild Hare Bistro presents Alice Blessing
"Secrets" by painter Alice Blessing is a new series of portraits exploring the secrets we keep in our bodies, in our skin, and on our faces. First Friday Opening Reception 3:00-5:00 p.m. Afterwards, experience Wild Hare's own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00 p.m. for Cinco de Mayo inspired south of the border cuisine, with a wine and beer list to match. 523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji. 444-JAVA
May 2 Artists of Studio 10 Exhibit "Greening Up" at Brigid's Pub
Opening Reception 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Brigid's in Bemidji; artists will be on hand to visit with guests.
May 3 Local Author Series presents Louane Beyer
Author Louane Beyer presents her 3-book young adult adventure series at the Kitchigami Public Library 509 America Ave. NW in Bemidjis starting at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments served.
May 4 Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler's 2nd Symphony
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents "Stirring Celebrations!" featuring Mahler's 2nd Symphony "Resurrection." Dr. Beverly Everett conducts. 3:00 p.m. at Sanford Events Center in Bemidji. Tickets at door or at Lueken's Village Foods or online at brownpapertickets.com. $20 / adults, $15 / seniors 62+, and $10 / college students with ID. K-12 admitted free. All seats general admission.
May 8 Schoolcraft Learning Community 14th Annual Spring Concert
This Thursday evening concert takes place starting at 6:30 at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. It is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
May 10 Local Art, Wellness, and Celebrating All Mothers
Stop by the Bemidji Health & Wellness Center and enjoy the beauty of Christina Holland Designs, Mary Therese silks and collage, and Angeline Alice Millnery hats by Kelly Schultz. Corner of 4th and America in downtown Bemidji. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 16-18, 23-24 Bemidji Community Theater presents Tom Jones
Directed by Derrick Houle, this play takes place on the BSU Bangsberg Main Stage on Fri & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 /Adults and $6 / Children, available at Shannon's Art & Soul, Iverson Corner Drug, & Ken K. Thompson Jewelry.
May 18 35th Annual Bemidji Chorale Spring Concert
Beaux Arts Ballroom on the campus of Bemidji State University at 7:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social following. Freewill offering.
May 19 Heartland Concert Association presents Les Trompettes de Lyon
Five trumpet masters perform in this fun, humorous and highly entertaining show.
Concert is held at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Bobbi Zigmant at 732-9293 or Kathy Hollenbeck 237-6004 for ticket information.
June 14 " She Wrights Festival" - original theater works and film
All shows written by women with some great pre-show music by local musicians too! This is the first art event at the new non-profit Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space on an outdoor stage in a natural amphitheater (bring picnic supper , lawn chairs , or blanket) from 2:00 - dusk. 14.75 miles north of Bemidji on Hwy. 89. Music by Kari Pickett and others followed by "Sisters of the Quill and Skillet " by Minneapolis playwright actress Jane Curry, "Legend of White Woman Creek " by NYC based actress Katie Hartman, followed by the film "Salma" about a Tamil Muslim woman who is imprisoned in her home for 25 years in a forced marriage.
July 12 Bagley Art in the Park
Bagley's 27th Annual Art in the Park will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Bagley City Park overlooking beautiful Lake Lomond. Free to the public from 9:00 a.m. There will be musical entertainment, local dance performances and a child's art activity. CLIMB theatre performances will be happening throughout the day. Come enjoy the beauty of the park and the talents of local artists.