Calendar

May 2018

Saturday, May 12 2018 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - Bent But Not Broken: Our Story in Pictures

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

Saturday, May 12 2018 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - State of Mind: A History of Minnesota's First State Hospital

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

November 2018

Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tell Me a Story: Chance

Location: Arts Center of Saint Peter
315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter


An unexpected encounter, a missed opportunity or a near death experience...we want to hear your stories about when a chance happening (good or bad) affected your life.

Doors open at 7 pm, cash refreshments by Patrick's. Storytelling begins at 7:30. Throw your name into the hat if you would like to share a story (up to five minutes). No prior submission required.

FREE with tips encouraged to support the Arts Center.

For more information, contact Lindsay Prunty at 320-469-0334 or pruntylindsay@gmail.com

Saturday, November 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An Evening with Emily Dickinson

Location: E. St. Julien Cox House
500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter

Live theater event presented by Elsa Cornell. She will perform excerpts of William Luce's acclaimed play, "The Belle of Amherst." The one-woman play explores the life of one of American's greatest poets at various stages of her life. The event is being presented as a fundraiser for the house, and all proceeds will benefit the Cox House.

Tickets are $12 for NCHS members and $15 for the general public.

Tickets maybe purchased by calling Jessica at 507-934-2160. or email cox@nchsmn.org.

Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm

Sarah Leuwerke, Mezzo-Soprano

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Leuwerke has performed with symphony orchestras and operas around the country and brings her critically acclaimed "fresh-voiced and broadly comic" performance style to Gustavus Artist Series this fall.

She will be joined by pianist Yana Avedyan and violinist Laura Burns, presenting works by Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, and the Gustavus premiere of a new song cycle by Veronika Krausas, "Hopscotch Tarot".

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

Sunday, November 18, 4:30pm

Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall

Justin Knoepfel, Conductor

Free and open to the public

Thursday, November 29, 2pm

St. Peter State Hospital: The Beginning

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

In 1866 the Legislature established the first "Minnesota Asylum for the Insane" in St. Peter. It was later known as the St. Peter State Hospital and is now called the St. Peter Treatment Center.

Learn about the beginnings of this facility during this public presentation given by Kylee Coyour, CTRS, Recreation Therapist with Forensic Services.

Free for NCHS members; $3 for non-members.

Friday, November 30, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Visions of Divine Mystery

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

A compelling tapestry of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts to proclaim the great wonder and timeless relevance of the incarnation as revealed to us through angels and prophets.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through the Gustavus Ticket Office by calling 933-7590 or at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
More information at: https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 8am – 11pm

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Little Angels Preschool
(John Ireland School)
1801 W. Broadway,St. Peter

Saturday, December 1, 2pm

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Candy Cane Concert: The Snowman

Location: St. Peter Performing Arts Center
St. Peter High School
2121 Broadway Ave., St. Peter

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra performs Howard Blake's beautiful score to the animated film The Snowman, featuring the much-loved song "Walking in the Air". You will also hear holiday classics featuring selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and a special holiday sing-along. A full symphony concert featuring soloists from the Mankato Children's Chorus and guest narrator Ben Findley.

Visit the lobby during intermission to make special snowman-inspired treats!

Find upcoming shows and tickets at www.mankatosymphony.com

Saturday, December 1, 3:30pm

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Visions of Divine Mystery

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

A compelling tapestry of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts to proclaim the great wonder and timeless relevance of the incarnation as revealed to us through angels and prophets.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through the Gustavus Ticket Office at 507-933-7590 or at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
More information at: https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Visions of Divine Mystery

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

A compelling tapestry of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts to proclaim the great wonder and timeless relevance of the incarnation as revealed to us through angels and prophets.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through the Gustavus Ticket Office at 507-933-7590 or at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
More information at: https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

Sunday, December 2, 3:30pm

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Visions of Divine Mystery

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

A compelling tapestry of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts to proclaim the great wonder and timeless relevance of the incarnation as revealed to us through angels and prophets.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through the Gustavus Ticket Office at 507-933-7590 or at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
More information at: https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

Sunday, December 2, 7:30pm

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Visions of Divine Mystery

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

A compelling tapestry of music, dance, spoken word, and the visual arts to proclaim the great wonder and timeless relevance of the incarnation as revealed to us through angels and prophets.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through the Gustavus Ticket Office at 507-933-7590 or at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
More information at: https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.

Tuesday, December 4, 10am

Gustavus Winds of Christmas

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

Featuring the combined Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Wind Symphony

Thursday, December 6, 7pm

Film Series | American Experience: Space Men

Location: St. Peter High School Theater
2121 Broadway Ave., St. Peter

On a perfectly still August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger lifted off in a helium balloon from an abandoned airstrip in New Mexico, floating upwards into the clouds. When his open gondola reached 100,000 feet, nearly 20 miles above the earth, Kittinger disconnected his onboard oxygen supply, said a prayer, and stepped off into the unknown. Within seconds, he was hurtling at over four hundred miles per hour through temperatures nearing one hundred degrees below zero. Kittinger's daring feat was part of a research program that began testing the limits of human endurance at the very edge of space nearly a decade before President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon. Space Men tells the little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments in the stratosphere laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, helping to make the very idea of space travel a reality.

FREE admission.

Friday, December 7, 6:30pm

Buried Child

Location: Black Box Theatre - Gustavus Adolphus College

Buried Child explores the dissolving of the classic American dream. This dark comedy follows an American farming family as they struggle to find their identity amidst the changing values around them. The separation of generational ideals and the fall of the traditional patriarch are center stage in this award-winning work by Sam Shepard.

Directed by Gabriel Berg

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

Christmas at the Cox House

Location: E. St. Julien Cox House
500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter

Candlelight tours of the house on Saturday evening, December 8.

Family friendly activities Sunday, December 9

February 2019

Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 10

Winterfest 2019

Location: Throughout St. Peter

Celebrate winter in St. Peter!

Medallion Hunt, Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, WinterSlam demo derby, and more. Watch for details as the event draws closer.

Saturday, February 16, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Gustavus Choir Home Concert

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

Thursday, February 21, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company


Friday, February 22, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Saturday, February 23, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Sunday, February 24, 4pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

April 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30pm

David Briggs, Organ

Location: Christ Chapel
Gustavus Adolphus College

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach. Fascinated by the art of improvisation since a child, David also frequently performs improvisations to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d'Arc, Metropolis, as well as a variety of Charlie Chaplin films.

Briggs is currently working to transcribe and perform all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies on organ. His performance will include one of these transcriptions as well as some improvisation and a pre-concert lecture.

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

Saturday, April 27, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall-Gustavus Adolphus College

May 2019

Thursday, May 16 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Thursday, May 16 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum-Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Friday, May 17 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum-Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Saturday, May 18 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Sunday, May 19 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.