Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

September 2017

Raisin PickersSeptember 21, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Raisin Pickers, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

For over 25 years, the Raisin Pickers has cultivated a loyal following with its mix of Appalachian music, old time swing, bluegrass, and swamp driven Louisiana sounds. These musicians, featuring bass, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocals, understand the origin of traditional music with a style of their own. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.

September 28, 7:00 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents "Lake Erie Algae, Nutrient Loading, and Current Research" Presented by Christopher J. Winslow, PhD, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

Event is free and open to the public

September 30, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. ~ 9th Annual Rockin' the Rivers Music & Rib Fest, Downtown Defiance

Featuring 10 Defiance local rib vendors. Music - Peter Schlegel 4:00-6:30 p.m., Brother Believe Me 7:00-11:00 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.

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October 2017

October 2, 5:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

CadenceOctober 5, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Cadence, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

Cadence, Canada's premiere vocal group, wows audiences with a mixture from bebop standards to 1980's hits. Cadence's shows feature a blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and fun. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.

Alex Thomas & FriendsOctober 7, Stop-Motion Workshop 3:30 p.m., Interactive Puppet Show 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Alex Thomas and Friends, Stroede Center for the Arts

Performance is free and open to the public. Reservations must be made for the stop-action workshop as seating is limited. Please email your reservations to dccc@defiancearts.org.

October 14, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Tower BrassOctober 15, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Tower Brass, Stroede Center for the Arts

The Tower Brass has shaped its reputation as a chamber music ensemble delighting audiences with its programming and performance. Critics have consistently praised Tower Brass for its innovation, repertoire, musicianship, and stage presence. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

October 19-21, 7:30 p.m. & October 22, 2:00 p.m. ~ Fort Defiance Players Presents "Putting It Together," Defiance Community Auditorium

Call 419-782-PLAY for tickets

October 26, 7:00 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents "The Dinner Bell Story," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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November 2017

Johnny Cash Tribute ConcertNovember 4, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Presents Terry Goffee, The "Ultimate" Johnny Cash Tribute, Defiance Community Auditorium

Tickets are $20.00 and are now available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the Stroede Center for the Arts, the Defiance Public Library, and the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau or by calling 419-438-5754.

 

November 11, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

November 30, 7:00 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents "USS Defiance," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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December 2017

December 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum Christmas Event

Event is free and open to the public

Salzedo Harp DuoDecember 3, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Salzedo Harp Duo, Stroede Center for the Arts

Harpists Nancy Lendrim and Jody Guinn have performed together for over 25 years as the Salzedo Harp Duo. Familiar to Defiance audiences for their arrangements of classical music for the harp, the duo kicks off the Christmas season with a holiday concert. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

December 9, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Celebrate the SeasonDecember 16, Acting Workshop 4:00 p.m., Performance 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents "Celebrate the Season," Stroede Center for the Arts

Performance is free and open to the public. Reservations must be made for the acting workshop as seating is limited. Please email your reservations to dccc@defiancearts.org.

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January 2018

Amicus DuoJanuary 7, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Amicus Duo, Stroede Center for the Arts

Amicus Duo was born in 2014 when cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan began their musical collaboration. Graduate students at USC, they have performed, as both soloists and partners, music from the classical cello and piano repertoire. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

January 8, 5:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

January 13, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

SwingmaniaJanuary 27, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Swingmania, Defiance Eagles

Swingmania's goal is to entertain from a musical library that includes all the Big Band names such as Kenton, Krupa, and Dorsey. This year's concert features the arrangements of Defiance's own Milt Buckner. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.

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February 2018

February 10, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Spangler SistersFebruary 18, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Spangler Sisters, Stroede Center for the Arts

Arranger, composer, and pianist Julie Spangler performs with her sister Lora, a performer with the Toledo Repertory Theater and Crosby Opera House. Their concert presents a program from the American Song Book and musical theater. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Big Band Sound of the DCCBFebruary 24, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Big Band Sound of the DCCB, Defiance Eagles

Whenever the Big Band Sound of the DCCB performs, you can expect to hear the music of Miller and Ellington among others. This year is no exception. Enjoy an evening of listening and dancing to the familiar Big Band repertoire. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.

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March 2018

Cooking CaravanMarch 3, Chef Demo 4:00 p.m., Chef Battle 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Cooking Caravan, Stroede Center for the Arts

Performance is free and open to the public. Reservations must be made for the Chef Demo as seating is limited. Please email your reservations to dccc@defiancearts.org.

March 10, 7:30 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Jamie LavalMarch 22, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Jamie Laval, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

Nationally acclaimed fiddler, composer, and arranger, Jamie Laval is hailed as "one of North America's finest practitioners of Scottish music." His unique approach to traditional Celtic music resonates with devotees of ethnic jazz and classical music. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.

Cavatina DuoMarch 25, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Cavatina Duo, Stroede Center for the Arts

Cavatina Duo has captivated audiences with its electrifying performances across North America. The repertoire of flutist Eugenia Moliner and guitarist Denis Azabagic includes music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, while also featuring music of their native lands of Spain and the Balkans. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

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April 2018

April 2, 5:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

Mister GApril 6, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Mister G, Stroede Center for the Arts

Latin Grammy Winning Children's Musician ~ Event is free and open to the public

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May 2018

Opera On WheelsMay 18, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series, Opera On Wheels Presents "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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