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Season Events Listing for 2018-2019

2018-19 Season Events Brochure - pdf file

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

Big GigThe Big Gig!
Monroe County's 32nd Annual Black History Month Blues Concert

Saturday, February 23 / 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.


Monroe County’s award-winning annual celebration of Black History Month and the blues, “the roots of all American music,” stars legendary New Orleans blues, funk, and R& B artist Walter “Wolfman” Washington and his band, The Roadmasters.  Wolfman’s music embodies both the wildness and sophistication of the Crescent City, with his smooth croon roaring into raw blues, and his searing guitar peppered with the well placed chords of bebop.  Also appearing is Vanessa Collier, one of the blues and roots world’s up-and-coming stars, whose soulful vocals, mighty saxophone and witty songwriting have been racking up rave reviews, awards, and accolades around the world.  Returning for his 32nd year as host is Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and educator Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.

Free and open to the public, no advance tickets required.  Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served, and limited to theater capacity.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Presented by the Monroe County Library System, Monroe County Community College, DTE Energy Foundation, Friends of Bedford, Friends of Carleton, Friends of Dorsch, Friends of Ellis, Friends of Ida, and Lettie Kempf.  This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The 2019 Blues Series begins with Kenny Neal & Billy Branch in Concert at the Ellis Library on Tuesday, February 5, and continues throughout February.  For more information, visit www.monroe.lib.mi.us/blues or phone (734) 241-5277.


Band and Chorale Concert
Monday, February 25 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE

March

Vaud and the Villains
Vaud and the VillainsSaturday, March 2 / 7:30 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
RESERVED SEATING:  $20*
VIP SEATING:  $30*

If you love the indulgence and insanity of Mardi Gras but can’t make it down to Louisiana, then join us on Saturday, March 2 for one of the most exciting events of the year. Let the good times roll with a pre-party in the atrium at 5 p.m. that will feature yummy food, Mardi Gras cocktails, festive dance, wild décor and jazzy jams by the funky and fun Atlas Jazz. Then, dance your way into the Meyer Theater at 7:30 p.m. for the headline performance by Vaud and the Villains. Then, wrap up your evening with another hour of music, drink and fun back in the atrium!

Vaud and the Villains was born out of whimsical dreams, glitter and boa feathers. The big show has an orchestra and cabaret and has evolved over the years from a folk band singing traditional tunes to an originally voiced, genre-bending spectacle commonly described as Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge. It is seedy and inspiring yet gritty and sublime. Bring your wretched souls, your sins and your dancing feet – they will save you and you will never be the same!

*Price listed in the season events brochure is incorrect.
*VIP Seating includes balcony seating, munchies and cash bar.

The Mardis Gras Pre-Party will begin at 5 p.m. in the atrium of the La-Z-Boy Center.  It will feature Louisiana-inspired food, Mardi Gras cocktails, festive dance, wild décor and New Orleans-influenced tunes by Atlas Jazz, led by saxophone player and founder Paul Devee.  Atlas Jazz covers a wide range of material from straight jazz to R&B and rock.  Then, dance your way into the Meyer Theater at 7:30 p.m. for the headline performance by Vaud and the Villains.

http://www.vaudandthevillains.com/


Amber Brown castAmber Brown Is Not A Crayon
Thursday, March 14 / 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



Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. Now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that is too far from New Jersey to think about.

ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You will laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness

https://artspower.org/

April

Antiques in AprilAntiques in April
Saturday, April 6 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WELCH HEALTH EDUCATION BUILDING
GENERAL ADMISSION: $3

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


Occupied by Dreams
A Performance by MCCC’s Inside Out Dance Ensemble

Saturday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 / 3 p.m.
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
General Admission:  $12

Saturday, April 13 tickets

Sunday, April 14 tickets

Join MCCC Inside Out Dance Ensemble and director Kellie Lajiness as they unlock the chambered dreams that occupy our mind.  Reams of streaming images recounted and delivered in real time and space


MCCC’s Prelude Children’s Chorus
Monday, April 29 / 7 p.m.
(Please note start time is different from other events)
LA-Z-BOY CENTER, MEYER THEATER
GENERAL ADMISSION:  FREE


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


THEM: Images of Separation
Exhibit:
  April 1 – May 3
CAMPBELL LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER (CLRC) LIBRARY
Documentary - Ethnic Notions:  Monday, April 8 (CLRC - Little Theatre) 7:00 p.m.
Free

The effects of hatred and bigotry permeate oureveryday lives, often without our notice. THEM brings the consequences of this injustice to light, featuring historical pop culture depictions of prejudice and stereotypes based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, culture and more. Join us as we examine the painful truths this exhibit uncovers and look for a path to a better future.

This exhibit contains graphic images that include racist, sexual, and violent content that visitors may find upsetting. We have rated it appropriate for visitors age 13 and up. We recommend that parents and guardians preview the exhibit before bringing children.

May

Symphony BandSymphony Band Concert
Monday, May 6 / 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
DTE Energy Foundation
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.