Music, All Ages
Celebrate Halloween at the Plymouth Arts Center, Friday, October 25th from 7 to 10pm and dance to the music of the ever-popular String Along Band. The dance party will be held in the PAC Greatroom, 520 East Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event! Tickets are $8 in Advance and $10 at the Door. Children under 12 are free. Plymouth Arts Center regular office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm. FOR ADVANCE TICKETS: Call: 920-892-8409; Email: email@example.com, or order online: www.plymoutharts.org, Mastercard & Visa accepted. The ticket Box Office will open at 6pm and the doors to the greatroom will open at 6:30pm the evening of the party. Prizes will be awarded for the best “Homemade” costume. Costumes are optional!
About the Band: The String Along Band is based in Southeastern Wisconsin and features members: Brian Karthauser; Steve Karthauser; Zach Karthauser; Karen Karthauser; Steve Vogt; John Higgins; “Big Mike” Buczynski; and David Morrissey. Brian, Steve K., Karen, Steve V., Mike, and David were musicians/performers in Plymouth Arts Center’s production of the award-winning, “Ring of Fire…Johnny Cash Story.” String Along plays music to soothe the savage soul! Their music spans the generations, playing Rock N’ Roll, Bluegrass, Country, and various classics that we all love from days gone by. A few of their favorite artists are Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Patsy Cline, John Denver, Elvis, and Roy Orbison.
About the Tradition of Halloween: The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.
The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.
Community Event, All Ages
Plymouth Arts Center is very saddened to announce that our summer Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl, scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2020 has officially been canceled amidst concerns over COVID-19. We have been pondering for many weeks over this decision. Due to the Jazz Crawl’s potential to bring large crowds together in small areas, we decided that it would be best to cancel for this year. As always, our top priority is the safety and health of our performers, guests, volunteers, and venues. We are incredibly disappointed that we won’t be able to see all of you and share in an evening of great Jazz & Blues music, we will miss you! Each year we look forward to this important and necessary fundraising event for our organization, this year would have been our 17th annual. We’ll be back next year, and we sincerely hope that good health and prosperity for our community and country returns. We ask you to please mark your calendar for next year’s fundraiser, Friday, August 13, 2021!
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Art, All Ages
Wisconsin artists inspired by the renewed interest in the encaustic medium will exhibit their art. The encaustic medium uses colored pigment added to hot beeswax. The wax can be heated by several different sources and applied to a surface such as wood or canvas and also shaped into three-dimensional art. This technically challenging medium is seeing increased interest by artists because of its dimensional quality and luminous color.