Coming Saturday: Lots of singing, dancing and painting; Artrageous concert caps off ArtWorks events
Published 8:12 am Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Austin ArtWorks Festival will give you plenty of options this weekend, but if you can’t see it all, make sure to mark your calendar for the Dick Schindler Celebration Concert, featuring Artrageous.
“I like to describe [Artrageous] as Blue Man Group with and a dash of Cloud Cult and ‘Glee,’” said Laura Helle, executive director of the Austin Area Commission for the Arts. “There’s a lot of singing, dancing and painting with a circus like atmosphere that is very family friendly.”
Email newsletter signup
With the slogan, “Watch the Paint Sing,” Artrageous is an interactive art and music speed-painting show. Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Albert Lea and Austin, provided funding for Artrageous to come to the Historic Paramount Theatre.
“The Saturday night concert is the center piece of our event,” Helle said. “Our volunteers who have been working all day can come in and relax. It gives us a visual component as well as music. Those acts are few and far between and Artrageous is a reflection of the festival as a whole. We’re excited and hoping to have a full house Saturday night.”
Helle said people attending the show can expect to be surprised, as they are going to see things they may not have ever seen.
“I’m expecting to be surprised, and I’ve been watching their videos for six months,” she said. “They’re always pushing the limits.”
The performance will be held at the Historic Paramount Theatre and will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets cost $14 for adults and $7 for students 12 and under. Tickets purchased the night of the event cost $19 for adults and $12 for students 12 and under. Helle encourages people to buy tickets in advance because the Paramount’s lobby is small and purchasing tickets in advance will reduce the length of the line.
“I don’t know the last time that a high-end act like this came to Austin,” Helle said. “If you’re looking to be surprised and delighted, come and see this show.”
For more information, call 507-434-0934. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5983594/artrageous-austin-historic-paramount-theatre.
Friday, Aug. 25
•National Senior Citizens Day Dinner and Entertainment, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. Dinner with entertainment by the Heaveners, sponsored by Primrose – free will offering taken at the door. Meal will feature mixed green salad with bruschetta, chicken or cod, baby red potatoes, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, and dessert. Limited to 100 diners, so reserve early. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 507-433-2370 or stop by the Senior Center front desk.
Saturday, Aug. 26
•Haitian Hustle 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, 7:30 a.m. to noon at Faith Church East Campus, 1805 12th St. SW. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Haitian Hustle is a local run for a global cause. All funds raised in Austin will go toward furthering the education of children in Haiti through Jesus In Haiti Ministries. Register online at www.raceit.com or on race day at Faith Church East Campus. Find more information at www.haitianhustle.com/austin.
•Austin All-Stars Tryouts, 9 a.m. at Todd Park. Fall baseball tryouts for summer 2018. Registration begins at 9 a.m. for ages 10-11-12, tryouts from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration at 11:30 a.m. for age 13, tryouts at noon. Registration at 12:30 p.m. for age 14, tryouts at 1 p.m. There is no charge for tryouts. For more information, call Tracey Murphy at 507-438-8619.
•Sixth annual Austin ArtWorks Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Austin. The ArtWorks Festival offers a broad selection of experiences in the arts — visual, performing, literary, culinary, and more — in one celebratory weekend, much of it interactive, including family activities and demonstrations (e.g. glassblowing, wheel throwing, and metalwork). For more information, call 507-434-0934.
•Design Your Own Skateboard Deck, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. Create a custom skateboard deck with artist Mark Rivard from the national Sharpie Squad. Registration is required. Participants will receive one skateboard (deck only, not full skateboard), Sharpies, and a custom Rivard Art skateboard drawing template. For ages 10 and older; cost $10. For more information or to register, call 507-434-0934 or go to www.austinareaarts.org.
•Minnesota High School State Mountain Bike Race, 2 to 8 p.m. at the Spam Bike Trail. Get set for speed on this fast, 3-mile track, featuring the perfect mix of woods and prairie land. Check out the Austin Race Course at the race map link: www.myatlascms.com/map/?id=994/. This exciting race is known for being uniquely flat and very fast. Don’t let the lack of climbing fool you, this expanded 3.75-mile course will provide fantastic views of the 600-acre park preserve with lots of turns.
•Dick Schindler Celebration Concert – Artrageous, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. The sixth annual Austin ArtWorks Festival presents Artrageous, an interactive art and music speed-painting. (see above). For more information, call 507-434-0934.
Sunday, Aug. 27
•Minnesota High School State Mountain Bike Race, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spam Bike Trail. (see above)
•Sixth annual Austin ArtWorks Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Austin. The ArtWorks Festival offers a broad selection of experiences in the arts – visual, performing, literary, culinary, and more – in one celebratory weekend, much of it interactive, including family activities and demonstrations (e.g. glassblowing, wheel throwing, and metalwork). For more information, call 507-434-0934.
•Austin All-Stars Tryouts, 1 p.m. at Todd Park. Fall baseball tryouts for Summer 2018. There is no charge for tryouts. For more information, call Tracey Murphy at 507-438-8619.
•Austin Police Department K-9 Fundraiser, 3 to 6 p.m. at Bandshell Community Park. Fundraiser to help the Austin Police Department’s K-9 unit. Free will offering. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served. K-9 demonstrations at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sponsored by Willow Pet Hospital, Frito Lay, Hormel Foods, Double K Specialty, Hy-Vee and All Fur Dogs. For more information, call 507-437-9400.
•Glory Train Gospel Band Performance, 5 p.m. at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church. Come join us for a special evening of Christian music.