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Puppets & Pastries: 2016 Dessert Theatre

DT2016

Independent Filmmaker/Puppet Film Shorts

HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS

FRIDAY, January 22, 8 PM AT OWL GLASS PUPPETRY CENTER, WEST LIBERTY Tickets $5.00

Handmade Puppet Dreams, a series of short films collected and curated by Heather Henson (Jim Henson’s daughter).  This is an opportunity for lovers of puppet theatre and film to see cutting edge pieces directed towards older youth and adults.  Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts.

Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases fresh voices who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles, including stop-action, object theater and many others.  Since 2005, Handmade Puppet Dreams has been screened nationally, where it received a UNIMA Citation of Excellence, (the top puppetry award in the US), and internationally in France, the Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Israel and Prague, where it was awarded “The Best Puppet Film” at The World Puppet Festival.  Although directed at adults for some mature content, these films are also appropriate for older teens.

Seating is limited, purchase your tickets early to guarantee seats.  For further information, call (319) 627-2487 or email monica@puppetspuppets.com.  Check www.puppetspuppets.com for schedules and updates.

The Owl Glass Adult Series is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.

 

Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Festival – Muscatine Iowa

The Muscatine County Arts Council and The Muscatine Art Center co-sponsor a wonderful weekend winter treat on January 29 – 31st, the 22nd Annual Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Festival!

This weekend event has brought in world-renowned pianists and musicians to entertain Ragtime, Jazz, and Classical music fans of all ages.  Performances include Ivory and Gold featuring Jeff and Anne Barnhart, musicians Brian Holland, Benjamin Loeb and Isaac Smith.

In addition to multiple opportunities to enjoy live music from these talented musicians, the weekend also offers eagle watching on the Mississippi River, soup and Syncopation Suppers featuring local musicians, Silent Movies and a Ragtime/Jazz Gospel Worship Service.  For more information, check out www.muscatineartscouncil.org or email: savage@machlink.com.

 

FIGHT THE FREEZE with ARTS COUNCIL CLASSES

ADULT IMPROV TAUGHT BY DORIANNE REES
Tuesday Jan. 5,12,19,26 Feb. 2,9 6:30-8:30 at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Registration $20

YOUTH IMPROV GRADES 6-12 TAUGHT BY DORIANNE REES
Tuesday Jan. 5,12,19,26 Feb. 2,9 4:00-6:00 at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, Registration $20

ORIGAMI FOR CHILDREN TAUGHT BY DUFFY DE FRANCE
Saturday Feb. 20 1:00-3:00 at Owl Glass Puppetry Center Registration $5

SALSA DANCING IN CONJUNCTION WITH NICOLE ROCK DANCE STUDIO
Friday Mar. 4,11 6:00-7:00PM Registration $10

WRITING CLASS TAUGHT BY KAREN NORTMAN
Monday Jan. 11,18,25 6:00-8:00PM at The West Liberty Public Library Registration $20

PHOTOGRAPHY TAUGHT BY JACOB LANE
Thursday Mar. 3,10,17,24 6:00-7:30 at the Index Office Registration $20 (bring your own digital camera)

ACRYLIC AND OIL PANTING TAUGHT BY GARTH CONLEY
Tuesday Jan.12,26  Feb.9,23  Mar.8,22,29 6:30-8:30PM at Garth Conley Studio Registration $20 plus supply

DRAWING TAUGHT BY MARTY KISER
Saturday Feb.6,13,20,27 6:30-8:30PM at Kiser Art Studio Registration $20 plus $25 for supplies. 
(Class full but names are being taken for an alternate list)

CERAMICS TAUGHT BY MARTY KISER
Saturday Feb.6,13,20,27 and Sunday Feb.7,14,21,28 2:00-4:00PM at Kiser Art Studio Registration $20 plus
$25 for supplies.  (Class is full but names are being taken for alternate list)

COLOR THEORY AS IT RELATES TO ADULT COLORING BOOKS TAUGHT BY JANET REES
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WEST LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday Feb.4,11 at the West Liberty Public Library.

TO SIGN UP, CONTACT JANET REES AT (785)230-6423 OR EMAIL: janetrees125@gmail.com 
These classes are made possible by the generous support of the Ryan Trust

Upcoming Events in West Liberty!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23, 7 pm, Local Grounds, 105 W. 3rd Street West Liberty, the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) will host Latino Night.  WLAAC will sponsor the music of Trio de Colores from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the West Liberty Public Library will host Ballet Quad Cities “Dance Me a Story”, an interactive reading of the Nutcracker.    Exploring literature through ballet!  Program is one hour and a free event.  For more information, contact the library at (319) 627-2084 or online at wllibrary@wlpl.org

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 8 pm, Owl Glass Puppetry Center will host The Independent Eye Theatre from California of a production of KING LEAR.  Operated by actors and master puppeteers Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller.   Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  For more information contact the center at (319) 627-2487 or email: monica@puppetspuppets.com / website:  www.puppetspuppets.com

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 9 am – 4 pm at the West Liberty Public Library will have a Writer’s Workshop.  This is a free event for anyone who is interested in writing their own novel/novella.  More information at  (319) 627-2084 or wllibrary@wlpl.org

TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, West Liberty Public Library will host Duffy Hudson’s performance of “A Christmas Carol”.   More information at  (319) 627-2084 or wllibrary@wlpl.org

The Next WLAAC Meeting

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th,  5PM at Clare Palmer’s house , 1234 Country Heights Lane, West Liberty.

 

 

2015 WEST LIBERTY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

Saturday Sept. 19th, 10AM – 3PM
The 19th Annual West Liberty Children’s Festival will take place Saturday, September 19, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M in downtown West Liberty on Third St, with a schedule chock full of performances, crafts and activities!  The Schedule of events is as follows:

SCHEDULE:
10:00: EULENSPIEGEL PUPPETS: Little Red Riding Hood
10:55: URBAN PRAIRIE PUPPETS (from Nebraska): Native American Tale
11:45: NICOLE ROCK’S SCHOOL OF DANCE (street)
12:00: CORCORAN PUPPETS (from Wisconsin): King of the Golden River
12:45: DEAN OF JUGGLING: Juggling Show (street)
1:00: SEABEAST PUPPETS (from Illinois): Of Mice and Mayors: The Cottager and His Cat & Stone Soup
1:45: KALIMBAMAN AND THE FABULOUS YAHOO DRUMMERS (street)
2:15: PARASON PUPPETS (from Missouri): George and the Dragon
3:00: CHILDREN’S PARADE!


OTHER EVENTS:
10:00 – 12:00: Mini Tractor Pull (corner of Spencer and 3rd)
12:00 – 3:00: Firetruck and Smoke House (corner of Spencer and 3rd)


ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
Sandbox, Painting Easels, Puppet Making, Face Painting, Crafts, Food and MORE!
Strolling performers: Mrs. Hinky Dink, Kalimbaman and the Fabulous Yahoo Drummers, Dean of Juggling, Lisa Laird (ventriloquist) and Angela Polowy (puppeteer).


Leading up to this year’s festival, Eulenspiegel and Friends will present a “Puppet Slam” at Local Grounds Coffee Shop and Wine Bar on Friday evening, Sept. 18th at 8:00 P.M. Watch short experimental and sometimes outrageous puppet vignettes that are geared towards teenagers and adults! Guest puppeteers and West Liberty residents will share the stage! Tickets are free, but we encourage donations, which will be divided among the performers.
For further information about the Festival, please call (319) 627-2487 or email: monica@puppetspuppets.com

Hello All, The Matthew Kane Band just canceled! We are very sorry, but no music tonight.

West Liberty 2015 Summer Concert Series

In downtown West Liberty’s Ron-De-Voo park.  Bring your lawn chairs and come on down from 6:30 to 9 P.M. for an evening of great musicians, lots of soul and small town nostalgia to this FREE all ages concert series.

JULY 24   MATTHEW KANE & THE BAND GREENBRIER:   Country, new country and all around danceable fun Rockn’ Music.

JULY 31   AL & ALETA MURPHY:   Tenured acoustic musician Al Murphy, a renowned Midwestern fiddle player, along with his wife Aleta, a singer and performer all her life. The duet features classic songs of American roots music.

AUGUST 7   DUO de COLORES:   The rich vocals and colorful instrumentation of local artist Eugenio Solis and Karen Stein, this Mexican-Colombian ensemble brings to life a wide range of folk music from Latin America. Romantic boleros and Caribbean Cumbias mixed with the playfulness of huapangos from Veracruz, and the intensity of rancheras in a classical mariachi style.

AUGUST 14   ERNIE PENISTON:   The inimitable Ernie Peniston & band deliver a kick-ass rhythm with some seriously funky live blues. He was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2003.

AUGUST 21   PELIGRO NORTENO:   Local artists, this group offers up a lively Tex/Mex Latin repertoire that includes Cumbias, Guapangos, Boleros, Rancheras and Corridos. They highlight and array of instrumentation like the accordion, saxophone, keyboard, bajo sexto, and the guiro.

You can’t say it is boring here in Iowa…

Check out The Second Sunday Concert Series.  It is free family entertainment at 6PM on the Pearl Plaza Patio in Muscatine, Iowa.  Please provide your own lawn chairs.  Sponsored by the Muscatine County Arts Council.

June 14 : The Creepin’ Charlies

July 12 : Dave Moore

Aug   9 : Mad Creek Mudcats

Sept 13: Crusin’