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Season Events Listing for 2017-2018  

Tickets can be purchased by phone with a Visa or Mastercard at (734) 384-4272, at the MCCC Cashier's Office or at the door if available.  To purchase tickets online for certain events listed, just click on the Buy Tickets Button, within the event listing.
   

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February

Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos and Other Stories
Wednesday, February 21 / 7 p.m. 
(One hour in length, recommended for grades K-5)
(Please note start time is different from other events.)
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  $5



Dragons Love Tacos - Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party , red-hot trouble ensues.
Interrupting Chicken- It’s bedtime for the little red chicken. Papa is going to read her a story, but the chicken can’t help interrupting. Will the chicken ever get to sleep?
The Dot - Vashti can’t draw, but when her teacher says “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Vashti discovers she is an artist, after all.
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride -  Mercy, a porcine wonder, and Mr. Watson go for a ride every Saturday in Mr. Watson’s automobile. But one Saturday, guess who winds up behind the wheel?
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days -  Yee Haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal horse Cocoa are the perfect pair. They do everything together, until school is in session—and horses are not allowed!


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The Big Gig!
Monroe County's 31st Annual Black History Month Blues Concert
starring Ruthie Foster, Anthony Gomes and Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.
Saturday, February 24 / 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that start time is different from other events.)
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE
Doors will open at 6 p.m.


Celebrate Black History Month and "the roots of all American music" as Monroe County's award-winning annual music series enters its fourth decade. 

Rolling Stone called Ruthie Foster, the Texas-based, three-time Grammy-nominated blues-soul-folk-gospel singer/songwriter "pure magic to watch and hear," and she headlines The Big Gig! 2018. Influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples, Foster's commanding, compelling vocals bring to life both original compositions and cover songs she makes her own.  Also appearing
is high-octane Canadian guitar virtuoso Anthony Gomes, whose "blues soul and rock and roll heart" reinvents the blues in relevant and fresh ways and propels his electrifying live performances, blues scholarship and philanthropy.  And returning for his 31st year as host and featured artist is Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and educator Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.

The Big Gig! is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required, and seating is general admission, first-come, first-served and limited to theater capacity.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

The 2018 Blues Series begins on Tuesday, February 6, with John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band in Concert at the Ellis Library and continues throughout February.  For more information, visit www.mymcls.com/blues or call (734) 241-5277.

The Big Gig! and Monroe County's 31st Annual Black History Month Blues Series are presented by the Monroe County Library System, Monroe County Community College and the 2018 Blues Coalition: DTE Energy Foundation, Friends of Bedford, Friends of Carleton, Friends of Dorsch, Friends of Ellis, Friends of Ida, the Detroit Blues Society and Lettie Kempf.

This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

 

March

Comedian Louie AndersonComedian Louie Anderson
Saturday, March 10 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
RESERVED SEATING:  $25
VIP SEATING:  $35*



Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, a three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” Anderson’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms, and continues to
tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

In 2016, Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets.” Anderson plays the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based
the character on his mother and sisters, who were all a major presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in 2016.

http://www.louieanderson.com/

*VIP Seating includes balcony seating, munchies and cash bar.


Blarney Castle
Blarney CastleSaturday, March 17 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
RESERVED SEATING:$15
VIP SEATING: $25

Named after the famous Irish castle, the Kalamazoo band Blarney Castle is quickly becoming a fixture in Southwest
Michigan. The six members of Blarney Castle met while studying music at Western Michigan University and formed the band in 2015 out of a mutual love for traditional and folk music. The band combines the technicality of Western Classicism with the rich folk music
heritages of Ireland and Scotland and a progressive energy that appeals to audiences of all ages.

April

Antiques in AprilAntiques in April
Saturday, April 7 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WELCH HEALTH EDUCATION BUILDING
GENERAL ADMISSION: $3

Collectors’ dreams come true as MCCC hosts its 17th-annual Antiques in April Show and Sale featuring an unprecedented display of high-quality antiques and collectibles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 


Inside Out Dance Dance EnsembleA Seasonal Breeze
A Performance by MCCC’s Inside Out Dance Ensemble

Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 / 3 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
General Admission:  $12

Saturday Show

Sunday Show

Catch a ride upon “A Seasonal Breeze” and be swept to the stage with the MCCC Inside Out Dance Ensemble and director Kellie Lajiness for a four-season calendar forecast of splendor, sentiment and transient surprises!


MCCC’s Prelude Children’s Chorus
Monday, April 23 / 7 p.m.
(Please note start time is different from other events)
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE


ChoraleAgora Chorale Concert
Tuesday, April 24 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE


Symphony Band Concert
Monday, April 30 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE

 
*VIP Seating includes balcony seating, munchies and cash bar.
Season Event Sponsors
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy Foundation
Monroe Bank & Trust
La-Z-Boy
 


Discounts


Groups of 15 or more, seniors, and MCCC staff and students can receive a $2 discount off the full ticket price when tickets are purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office prior to the day of the event.  Discounts will not be given the day of the performance.  Tickets are based on availability, so please make your plans early.

Student Rush

Monroe County Community College students with a valid student I.D. can purchase up to two tickets at half price 30 minutes before the start of any show.

Catering for Large Groups

In conjunction with one of our events, groups of 20 or more can take advantage of the beautiful spaces right inside the La-Z-Boy Center by holding a gathering in one of our reception areas.  From a simple reception to a complete dinner, let us help you provide an event your group won’t soon forget. Please call Tom Ryder at (734) 384-4201 for more information and availability.

Donate Today to Cultural Arts at MCCC

The Foundation at MCCC is working to establish a Cultural Enrichment Endowment dedicated to maintaining and expanding the cultural programs and events held at the college.  For more information, go to www.monroeccc.edu/foundation/enrichment.html, or call (734) 384-4207
  

Tickets can be purchased by phone with a Visa or Mastercard at (734) 384-4272, at the MCCC Cashier's Office or at the door if available. To purchase tickets online for certain events listed, just click on the Buy Tickets Button, within the event listing.